February, 2019

Patrick Stewart: A lesson from Shakespeare and Star Trek

Manner of Speaking

I do not consider myself to be a Trekkie, but I was a big fan of Star Trek: The Next Generation. It was the second Star Trek series and the only one that I watched from beginning to end.

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Transcribe or translate your live talk in PowerPoint with a Star Trek twist

PowerPoint Tips

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Interview: Resolving Public Speaking Anxiety with Jonathan Berent, L.C.S.W., A.C.S.W

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Jonathan Berent, L.C.S.W. has pioneered treatment for performance and social anxiety since 1978. A certified psychotherapist, he has worked with thousands of individuals of all ages in individual, group, and family psychotherapy. He has appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, “Sally Jessy Raphael”, “Joan Rivers”, “CNN Medical News” and many other TV and radio shows. […] Jonathan Berent, L.C.S.W.

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The Ins and Outs of Working with a Speakers Bureau to Build Your Speaking Business

Speaker Launcher

A common area I see many people working to build their speaking business explore is working with a speakers bureau to get more gigs. While for some, this can prove to be highly effective, it isn’t for every speaker.

Learning is not a one-way street

Speak Schmeak

I frequently hear colleagues and friends complain about all the money they’ve spent on coaching or training with disappointing results. Literally never have I heard someone complain about all the work and effort they put into coaching or training, with disappointing results.

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3 Easy Steps to Smash an Impromptu Speech Out of the Park

Presentation Guru

There was nothing Andrew Brindle hated more than surprises. So, when his boss pointed at him during the weekly meeting and said, “Your turn”, Andrew’s heart began beating a million miles an hour.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 304) – Keanu Reeves

Manner of Speaking

“The simple act of paying attention can take you a long way.” ” — Keanu Reeves Photo courtesy of Marybel Le Pape. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 304) – Keanu Reeves appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers focus Keanu Reeves public speaking quotes quote

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Interview: Dr. Gail Ferreira – Agile Leader

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Gail is an executive level expert and thought leader driving the vision and tactical decisions for large-scale transformation programs, from the C-Suite to the team level. Gail excels at leading complex, multidimensional transformations, managing client and vendor relationships.

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How to Be Your Best Self on Stage and In Your Speaking Business

Speaker Launcher

What is your Wealthy Speaker persona? Are you being your best self on the stage and in our speaking business? Not sure what I mean? Let me explain… and then let’s have some FUN! I caught life coach and author of Be Your Best Self, Mike Bayer on a talk show the other day. If […].

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Nasty Habits - The Mary Dispenzas and Cait Finnegans Who Were Emotionally Abused by Roman Catholic Nuns

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The next wave of exposes of "nasty habits" by Roman Catholic nuns likely will be the alleged emotional abuse. Currently, the shock is localized within the force field of alleged sexual abuse.

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A Quick Guide to More Effective Animations

Presentation Guru

PowerPoint animation can be an unwieldy topic to cover, especially if you need to cover it quickly.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 303) – John Maynard Keynes

Manner of Speaking

“Words ought to be a little wild for they are the assaults of thought on the unthinking.” ” — John Maynard Keynes. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 303) – John Maynard Keynes appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers John Maynard Keynes public speaking public speaking quotes quotes

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3 Steps to Bust Through Shyness and Start a Conversation


I used to be shy. I was nervous about going out to meet-ups, parties or networking events because I would have to talk to people. That may seem odd for someone passionate about public speaking, but that was my situation.

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How to Design Better Sales Funnels


Buyers “purchase journeys” are rarely linear. In the current omnichannel landscape they connect with a brand through multiple touch points on their way to conversion – a purchase, an inquiry, a booking or another meaningful action.

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Understanding What Decision Makers Want from Professional Keynote Speakers

Speaker Launcher

As a professional speaker, you will spend a lot of time thinking about your speech, your business and how to perfect your craft. Here’s why that matters.

Oprah, Face It, Dieting Is Fad Business, Based on Wild Hope

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Oprah Winfrey, a big WW [previously known as Weight Watchers] shareholder and spokesperson, is in a crisis. Not only has the value of her stock in WW plunged - with help not on the way. WW chief executive officer admitted that the year has already become a failure.

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Stop making these two common HUGE proposal mistakes

SpeakerSue Says...

What is a proposal? Is it a communication tool to: A. provide specific rates, inclusions, availability. persuade buyers you’re the best choice and why.

How To Use Your Presentation Skills To Be A Great Leader


“If you can’t communicate and talk to other people and get across your ideas, you’re giving up your potential.” – Warren Buffet The world of business is guilty of perpetuating a very old myth, which is that leaders are born and not made.

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How Do You Prove Your Credibility to Your Audience?

Speak and Deliver

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How to Enhance Productivity Using the Getting Things Done Concept


Sometimes when things get difficult and you feel like procrastinating your tasks, you need to put in the extra effort and get things done. The GTD or Getting Things Done method is all about making sure you get things done on time by planning your tasks systematically.

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Working with Speakers Bureaus, Speaker Do’s and Don’ts with Holli Catchpole

Speaker Launcher

On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast we are talking about when it’s time to find an agent and how to work with speakers’ bureaus. Today we welcome one of my long-time friends and someone I have had great respect for in the business for more than 30 years now, Holli Catchpole.

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WW Wellness Branding Goes Very Wrong - Branding Should Have Been Weight Loss

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

WW, previously known as Weight Watchers, can't stop its downward trajectory.    In the face of a more competitive market, its chief executive officer Mindy Grossman had changed its branding from sensible weight loss to wellness. 

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Coincidence: Birthday of two very fine men, Stanley Atkinson & Paddy Ashdown

Max Atkinson

Paddy Ashdown Stanley Atkinson On 27th February every year, I always think of two special men, my father and Paddy Ashdown who shared the same birthday. Then on 24th June every year, I always think of two special women with the same birthday, my mother and Jane Ashdown.

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How to set corporate writing rates

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Excerpt from Everything You Wanted to Know About Freelance Writing – Find, Price, Manage Corporate Writing Assignments & Develop Article Ideas and Sell Them to Newspapers and Magazines and from Six-Figure Freelancer: How to Find, Price and Manage Corporate Writing Assignments. You are working non-billable hours if you are in marketing mode, or when you are filing, cleaning your office, doing your books, and so on.

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The results of writing an email naked….

SpeakerSue Says...

I hate bait and switch subject lines so right away you need to know: I don’t know the guy in the photo <sigh> I’m fully dressed (thank the lord). You won’t be naked (unless you want to be and no need to tell me about it). A naked email is an email written without the decency of dressing; personalization and care.

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Joan’s tech tips

Joan Detz Speaker Services

An occasional series of quirky tech tips for writers, speakers, teachers, entrepreneurs, execs … and pretty much anybody who has to communicate for a living (which is to say, almost all of us) This, from author Anne Lamott: “Almost anything will work better if you unplug it for a few moments … including you.” ” Consider […]. Career info Freelance Writing

Insider Secrets to Attracting the Media with Katrina Cravy

Speaker Launcher

On this episode of the Wealthy Speaker Podcast, we are talking about how to get noticed by the media. Today we welcome Emmy Award-Winning TV media veteran, speaker and author, Katrina Cravy. With more than 20 years of media experience, Katrina is now a member of the National Speakers Association.

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Home Ownership - American Dream Turns Nightmare, for 2nd Time in 21st Century

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Who can forget the residential real estate crash that brought those fire-sale prices around 2012? Even the most optimistic about the American Dream of home ownership were re-thinking if the financial straightjacket mortgages put you in was worth it.

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What Anna Soubry said about Theresa May on Newsnight

Max Atkinson

I used to be a BBC TV Newsnightoholic, but hardly ever watch it these days - except when there's something really interesting happening in the news - like the defection of some rather sensible MPs from the Labour and Conservative parties.

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Get your free writing book PDF

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

I am giving away free PDFs of my books on writing–business writing, promotional writing, writing articles, writing for the web, business of freelance writing. All I am asking in return is that you post a mini review or overview of the book(s) you chose on several social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and so on) and include a link to my book promo page: www.paullima.com/books. That is where you go to pick out the book(s) you want.).

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Your Sales Cycle Has Changed. Have You?

SpeakerSue Says...

“57% of the purchase decision is complete before a customer even calls a supplier.” (CEB). CEB). “67% 67% of the buyer’s journey is now done digitally.” SiriusDecisions). “74% 74% of business buyers say they conduct more than half of their research online before making an offline purchase.”

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The quote of the week: from a news conference

Joan Detz Speaker Services

The quote of the week comes from Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson [speaking at the Chicago Police news conference on the arrest of Jussie Smollett]: “I just wish that the families of gun violence in this city got this much attention, because that’s who really deserves the amount of attention that we’re giving to […]. Media training Presentation skills

Building a Profitable and Lasting Brand with Dr. Willie Jolley

Speaker Launcher

On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast we are discussing how to build a brand that will sustain the test of time and be consistently profitable. Our guest today is world-class, speaker and singer, best-selling author and media personality, Dr. Willie Jolley.

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"The Good Doctor" - Shaun Murphy Learns Art of Self-Advocacy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Because he said the wrong thing in the wrong way to the parents of an infant with birth defects, Shaun Murphy got booted out of his surgical residency. The new head of surgery re-assigned him to pathology. Murphy is not happy about that. He perceives his mission as being a surgeon.

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More essential viewing from Channel 4 News; Brexit explained: what happens when the UK leaves the EU?

Max Atkinson

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How to Develop an Effective Lead Generation Strategy


Getting plenty of traffic does not automatically equals sales and profits. Most people need time to shop around and make up their mind, especially in the B2B niche.

Increase Sales with this One Easy Tip

SpeakerSue Says...

Do your buyers like you? I’m not asking if they’re your best friends but do they respond to your emails in a friendly, helpful, warm way? That is an easy way to tell where you stand with them.). If they don’t like you, you’re losing sales because really they don’t need you.

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