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Why can't every talk be a TED talk?

Speak Schmeak

TEDxUCLA TED talks are the "it-girl" of speaking. Everyone wants their presentation to be as cool as a TED talk, as profound as a TED talk, and as viral as a TED talk. I'm a huge fan of TED talks (and their locally-produced TEDx brethren).

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 310) – Epictetus

Manner of Speaking

“If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.” — Epictetus. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 310) – Epictetus appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers Epictetus Motivation public speaking public speaking quotes quotes

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GM Lordstown, OH Plant, June 2010 - Last of Chevy Colbalts Rolled Off the Assembly Line

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was a different time at the GM Lordstown Plant in northeast Ohio. There was extreme trust that the production line would keep operating during three shifts and, if you kept your nose clean, you would continue to earn a very good living. 

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Add to List of Fake: (most of) Retirement Advice

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Retirement advice is big business.    Everywhere some enterprise, including media outlets, is pontificating certainties. Do these 5 things and you won't run out of money. Commit these 7 sins of financial planning and you will wind up homeless. Most of that is The Fake.

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Writers, Before You Play in the Legal Sandbox.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the period between third-wave feminism and before the emergence of #MeToo, author Naomi Wolf was hot. And not only for examining issues related to female socialization. 

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Gone is Woody Allen's Dominance in Film and, Like, New York Is So Over

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Still a cool read, at least when it comes to entertainment, Vanity Fair takes a look at Woody Allen and his new release "A Rainy Day in New York." " The author of the piece Nicole Sperling asks if both have any future in the U.S. There has been some acceptance of scandal-heavy Allen in Europe, which is less Puritanical than America. And Allen put a trailer about the film on his Facebook page.

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