Sat.Mar 10, 2012

Podium vs. Lectern

Manner of Speaking

No, today’s post is not about a new sci-fi movie. Rather, it’s about the distinction between two mainstays of public speaking: the podium and the lectern. A podium (pl. podiums or podia) is the raised platform on which the speaker stands to deliver his or her speech. “Podium” is derived from the Greek word ???? pothi) which means “foot” The word “podiatrist” (foot doctor) comes from the same source.

LinkedIn: Real time data collection, analysis

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

LinkedIn, the social network for careerists, could become the Facebook for professionals.    And, like Facebook, huge revenue, influence, and power can come from the data it collects and analyzes in real time.    THE ECONOMIST zeroes in on the capability.