Tue.Apr 10, 2012

How to Be the Highlight of Any Meal: Tips for Making the After Dinner Speech

DeFinis Communications

Most presenters shy away from being the one to give an after dinner speech. If you’re not careful, talking when people are full and tired can be a recipe for disaster.

Santorum out. But can Romney learn to like himself?

The Presenter's Blog

The personal characteristics that enable others to believe in us the most, are often the ones coached out of us as being most likely to frighten the horses. The Republican nomination process for the candidate to face President Obama this November, has demonstrated this supremely. Candidate Rick Santorum spoke from the tightly constructed belief system of a 17th century religious fundamentalist. He knew what he stood for, and had that stand consistent.

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Podcast: PR Troubles with Ozzie Guillen

Communication Steroids

Ozzie Guillen, manager of the Miami Marlins, stuck his foot in his mouth this week by saying he ‘loved Fidel Castro’ and caused a rumble in the Cuban Community in Florida. Tim and Roger take a look and see how the Marlins and Ozzie in particular, handled this PR situation. Share this!

Guest Posting: The 5 Best Alternatives to Powerpoint by Joanne Westley

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Joanne Westley is a senior manager in the supply chain of the UK’s Jansen Display. In her spare time Joanne likes to go mountain biking as well as hiking in the Lake District. Presentations are stressful, and PowerPoint can make them even more so. Will the computer read your USB stick? Will the version of [.]. Business Communication Public Speaking Technology Jansen Display Joanne Westley

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Podcast: PR Troubles with Ozzie Guillen

Communication Steroids

Ozzie Guillen, manager of the Miami Marlins, stuck his foot in his mouth this week by saying he ‘loved Fidel Castro’ and caused a rumble in the Cuban Community in Florida. Tim and Roger take a look and see how the Marlins and Ozzie in particular, handled this PR situation. Ozzie Guillen, manager of the Miami Marlins, stuck his foot in his mouth this week by saying he ‘loved Fidel Castro’ and caused a rumble in the Cuban Community in Florida.

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Rick Santorum Suspends his Campaign

TJ Walker Interactive

So Rick Santorum is “suspending” his campaign. That’s politician speak for “I can’t win, so I’m quitting.” On the one hand, Rick Santorum deserves massive credit for getting more victories and more delegates for less money than any other candidate in modern history. On the other hand, Conservative voters decided that Santorum was their very [.]. Uncategorized 2012 GOP race quits rick santorum suspends campaign

What top achievers say when asked: “Tell me about your …”

SpeakerSue Says...

What do you say when you’re at a networking event and you meet a likely prospect and he asks you, “What do you do?” ” What do you say when you’re asked, at a trade show or sales blitz, “Tell me what makes you different from ABC and XYZ”? How do you respond to your DOSM when she asks you, “So what is that you’re selling to this customer?”

Perceptual Organization

The Communication Blog

Here is a brief discussion of that stage of perception concerned with organizing what we sense. In the next editions of Essentials of Human Communication (8e) and Interpersonal Messages (3e)— , this material will be collapsed (as always, to make room for new material). But, I thought that some instructors and students may prefer this somewhat more complete discussion. Organization by Rules. In the organization of perceptions by rules , one frequently used rule is that of proximity.

My Vow of Poverty: Eight years later Saint Jane rejoices in the life of extreme frugality

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In 21st-century careers, we are either going up or we are going down.    If we're stuck, we will be fired or, if we have our own business, we will lose it.    That latter happened to me eight years ago. 

Speaking Lesson from Introverts

Green Room Speakers

I showed the following TED talk, "Susan Cain: The Power of Introverts" to my Advanced Oral Presentations class at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University: One student commented that Cain's words held particular gravitas precisely because she is an introvert. So true.

IPOs: Not getting Facebooked

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Everyone is talking about the coming Facebook IPO.    But not always in positive terms.    Investors fear that going public could be too much of a constraint on Mark Zuckerberg's style. 

Alum success

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Congratulations to Cheryl V. Chambers, an alum of “How to Break into Freelance Writing: Using Bylines to Build Your Career.” ” Her article on “ Civility and Business Etiquette” appeared in the March issue of CensusPoints. Each byline contributes to Cheryl’s growing reputation as an authority in the field of business etiquette. Would bylines help you attract the attention of employers and recruiters? Do you want to pursue freelancing for the extra income?

Madonna: The art & science of comebacks

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Lewis observed that experience is a brutal teacher but we learn, god, how we learn. With the current volatility in the economy and how the media can upend careers, comebacks are more common.    Or at least the attempt at them. 

Bryant Gumbel: I Was Embarrassed By Sarah Palin Hosting The Today Show

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"Made For You And Me" - How a dog, cat, baby, young mother, young father survived terrible times

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Caitlin Shetterly seems to write directly from her gut, even though that took plenty of hits during terrible economic times.    So, I would never imagine that she writes based on formulas.    However her book "Made For You And Me" has everything that grabs just about any reader by the throat.    There are so many of those universal themes which resonate.    Here is just a small sampling: Young Love Tested.

The Ratings War: CBS This Morning Vs. Fox & Friends

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Elizabeth Warren raises $6.9M

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‘Low-Effort Thought’ Promotes Political Conservatism, New Study Says

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People Who Hate Homosexuals are Actually Homosexuals

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Mitt Romney Campaign Continues To Attack Obama as “Out of Touch”

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NYT’s Nocera Calls Out Conservative Media For Vilifying The Volt

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George Zimmerman Launches Website

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Politico: Was Don Manzullo, Eric Cantor rift about salvation?

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Obama to Make Case for ‘Buffett Rule’

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