Wed.May 20, 2020

How to speak with authentic charisma

Manner of Speaking

How can we speak with charisma—authentic charisma—when we are on stage? That is the subject that Jim Harvey and I discussed in the fourth and final edition of our webinar series. The first webinar covered some of the secrets of storytelling. The second webinar covered rhetorical devices. The third webinar covered visual aids that support your presentations. In the fourth webinar of the series, we looked at charisma.

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Cut Through the Noise: How to Design Slides for Virtual Presentations

Duarte Blog

Before you start pushing pixels on your next slide, take a moment to put on your design thinking cap. Design thinking isn’t just knowing how a design program works, or what colors look nice next to each other. You’re actively design thinking?—even even in your non-design jobs?—when when you’re thinking about how a user might be using [.] continue reading. The post Cut Through the Noise: How to Design Slides for Virtual Presentations appeared first on Duarte.

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Next Door Email ListServ - Getting Back to The Old Neighborhood

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Next Door provides everything that ordinary folks used to get in The Old Neighborhood. That everything ranges from genuine caring to a referral to an affordable lawyer. Essentially Next Door is an email listserv. There is one for each geographical area, such as here in the North Commons part of Toledo, Ohio.    It was through snail mail that the North Commons Next Door folks introduced themselves to me. I had just moved here. Obviously, Next Door is well organized.

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Wait! Is it just me or are meetings as bad as before?


The five components of a good meeting are just as important as the technology we use. The post Wait! Is it just me or are meetings as bad as before? appeared first on Vocal Impact, Inc. Presence coronavirus intention virtual meetings

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Product-Led Growth (PLG): The Ultimate SaaS Business Growth Strategy To Pursue


The competition today, both in the product and services space, is tougher than ever. Superior UX (user experience) and CX (customer experience) are the two key battlefields with the most at stake. As we highlighted in our previous post on customer-centricity , most buyers are no longer interested in the product itself. Or in the words of late Steve Jobs: People don’t buy from you for you. They buy from you for a better version of themselves.

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Playing in the Digital Media Sandbox - Jobs on Short Time

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What is shocking those employed in digital media, ranging from Vice to BuzzFeed, is that they are being laid off so soon after being hired. In that glam industry, volatility is standard. But, with COVID-19 and how it killed off advertising, more jobs are on short time. MySA chronicles the very recent across the board reductions in force.      Playing in the digital media sandbox therefore may be losing its cool.

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Johnson & Johnson Brand - We Wonder, Don't We

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Johnson & Johnson, besieged by lawsuits, will stop selling baby powder made with talc in the U.S. and Canada, citing a decline in customer demand amid safety concerns …"  -Peter Loftus, The Wall Street Journal , May 20, 2020.    No surprise, though, to those who understand the ways the positioning and packaging an entity in the court of the law, Johnson & Johnson goes on record as stating the product is safe.

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