Tue.May 19, 2020

Moving from Frantic to Freedom in Your Speaking Business

Speaker Launcher

The COVID-19 pandemic has allowed us to put everything that we do in our speaking business under the microscope. Oddly, this crisis has presented an opportunity for us to examine all parts of our business and evaluate what’s working and what’s not. Doing this strategically can help you move from frantic to freedom in your speaking business. There’s this saying (I don’t know who said it) that when the tide goes out you see who’s […].

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Lights, Camera, Action! Presentation Skills for Virtual Delivery

DeFinis Communications

On the surface, acting in a blockbuster movie and delivering a virtual presentation may appear to having nothing in common, aside from the fact that they both use a “screen” as their modus operandi. But a closer look reveals striking similarities between the two. Think about it: They both share common goals, namely to entertain, to educate, to build awareness, to influence, and to persuade. They both are about performance. And they both require a lot of planning to be successful!

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Being an Expatriate in Time of COVID-19: Glad I Passed on Relocating to Ecuador in 2014

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last night PBS featured the pandemic in Ecuador. Bodies were tossed out on the street.    Some of us might have been reflecting: Good thing we didn't relocate for semiretirement or retirement to Ecuador. Back in 2014, I had bumped up against reality. I could no longer afford the New York Metro area. Since my business had already been configured to telecommuting I considered Ecuador.

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Frantic Isn't a Disease of Youth

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"I haven't gotten any business. No one I know is getting business either." " Over and over again, a lawyer with a B2C bankruptcy practice said that. Obviously, he was in disbelief. And, too bad for him he was unable to exit that vortex of frantic.    He would continue trauma-looping, I have a hunch. That frees him up from having to strategically problem-solve. 

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