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Steve Jobs on marketing & identifying your core values

Presentation Zen

Steve Jobs had a talent for identifying what was important and what was not, and having the courage to toss what he felt was the nonessential.

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Rhetorical Devices: Paraprosdokian

Manner of Speaking

This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device : Paraprosdokian. Origin : From the Greek ???? para), meaning “beyond” and ????????? prosthokhia), meaning “expectation”; thus, “beyond expectation” In plain English: A sentence or phrase that has an unexpected ending. Effect: The unexpected ending is most often used for a humorous effect.

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Quick takeaways from Presentation Summit 2011–Day 2

PowerPoint Tips

After coming back from a conference, it’s so easy to get immersed in day-to-day work. I owe you more of my thoughts about the Presentation Summit 2011 and it has been hard to get to it. But I want you to get as much benefit as possible from my attendance. Here are my takeaways from Day 2.

Rhetorical Devices: Paraprosdokian

Manner of Speaking

This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device : Paraprosdokian. Origin : From the Greek ???? para), meaning “beyond” and ????????? prosthokhia), meaning “expectation”; thus, “beyond expectation” In plain English: A sentence or phrase that has an unexpected ending. Effect: The unexpected ending is most often used for a humorous effect.

Our purpose …

Pivotal Public Speaking

The purpose of our lives is to give birth to the best which is within us. Marianne Williamson. quotations Marianne Wiliamson

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"The Good Wife" - Everything falling apart

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Everything Alicia has put together seems ready to turn to dust in her hand.    To begin with, it appears that Peter has again thrown a wrench in the works of a case she is working on for the firm.    His office, the rumor is, is not prosecuting the defendant in the case for fraud.    That weakens her client's negotiating power.    If Peter has done this and if Diane finds out, Alicia could be fired. 

Jeffrey Immelt Aces "60 Minutes" Interview

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"60 Mintues" usually fills corporate executives with dread when they are to be interviewed.    If GE Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Immelt had any preliminary angst it didn't show.    Tonight on "60 Minutes" he took ownership of the interview.    He started out with using the word "pissed" to describe the mood of America The Unemployed.