February, 2020

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 21) – Miguel de Cervantes

Manner of Speaking

“A speech that is good, if brief, is good twice over.” — Miguel de Cervantes. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 21) – Miguel de Cervantes appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Motivation Quotes for Public Speakers Demosthenes Public Speaking Quotations quotes

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Garbage Language

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Obfuscation is alive and well in the corporate world. Molly Young writes in New York Magazine about the ways the Millenial generation of white-collar workers replicate the communication patterns of the organization man and woman.

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Empowering women means paying them

Speak Schmeak

After yet another request from a women's organization asking me to speak for free, I wrote this post on Facebook. I then posted it on Instagram and Twitter, and as an article on LinkedIn. My speaking colleagues are sharing it and getting lots of comments!

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It’s Time to Improve Speaking Skills for the Classroom and Beyond

Presentation Guru

Most adults fear public speaking and, let’s me honest, lots of us aren’t actually very good at it. If adults who have had years to hone the skills are not very good, what do you think the average school kid is like?

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The Best Speaker Website Contest 2020: And the Winner Is…

Speaker Launcher

This year’s Best Speaker Website contest brought us some fantastic examples of speaker websites. The process of narrowing down all the fabulous submissions was tough! And now all of your final votes are in… and it was the closest contest we’ve ever had!

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Tips for Kids on How To Nail Presentations in the Classroom

Duarte Blog

As an adult, public speaking can be a scary thing, and for kids—without the benefit of years of built-up social coping mechanisms—it can be even scarier! Luckily, the same techniques that help adults improve their presentation skills can be a big help to kids in the classroom, too.

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Jobs Report, Dow Jones - It's a Dog Fight in Election 2020

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's palpable. The growls and extreme aggressiveness of a dog fight will dominate Election 2020. That is, if the Democrats want to hold on to what they have now. Can they increase their power? That is not looking good. What is is this: 4 more years. Influential Drudge Report is back to politics.

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More Trending

Did you get your free gift?

Speak Schmeak

Hey peeps! I created a new free offering last year and I want to make sure you got yours! In case this fell through the cracks, here's the info on my new-ish Easy Speaker Proposal Template and tracking sheet !

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8 Ways to Protect Your Presentation

Presentation Guru

Intellectual property can be some of the most valuable assets your business has – and yes, your presentation does come into that. You wouldn’t think twice about protecting any other property you own, so why not it?

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The Keys to Closing More Business with Ron Karr

Speaker Launcher

Are you a good closer? It’s not everyone’s superpower, some are fantastic, and others struggle with it. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, we welcome speaker, author and marketing consultant, Ron Karr who will share some of his insight on how to create the deal that the client must have.

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Why might speakers cross their legs on stage?

More than PowerPoint...

A woman stands on stage. She’s got her head down as she reads from her index cards. She’s tugging at her scarf and hair with her left hand. Her voice trembles and shakes. Then, she crosses her legs as she stands.

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Barnard Brand Back in Play - Malika Jones Arrested for First-Degree Murder

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Earlier it was the killing of Tessa Majors in Central Park.    Now, it's the alleged murder of Inell Jones by daughter Malika Jones, 22.    Both murders throw shade on Ivy Barnard.

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Quick Guide on a 30 60 90 Day Plan for a Job Interview

SlideModel

Some job interviews entail making or presenting a plan to show what can the new recruit offer the organization once he/she is hired. Depending upon the job title, there are various types of plans that one might require making such as perhaps a communications plan or project plan.

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Communicating on Purpose

K8sVoice

Purpose is a trendy word in business today, but it’s not just another marketing ploy. Humans are hardwired to perform better when they are focused on purpose. It also seems that having a sense that one’s life has purpose significantly supports the health of the central nervous system.

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Who Needs a Presentation Designer? You and Here’s Why

Presentation Guru

We recently featured an article with great ideas for designing your own presentations – all made so easy nowadays with the vast range of software available. But sometimes, even with all the user-friendly tips and tricks out there, you need more.

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How Our Thinking Impacts the Bottom Line with Kris Plachy

Speaker Launcher

What does it take to create a positive mindset?

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Body Language Tip: when networking, look at feet

More than PowerPoint...

Some people find networking awkward, but it doesn’t have to be. Not if you get in the habit of looking at feet. Feet??? Yes, feet! Feet point toward interest. If you’re talking to someone and your feet are pointing toward each other, cool. You’re both interested and engaged.

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Video - Marketing Power Tool, But Only If Used Right

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's all-good with video for marketing and sales. For example, more than 50% of those in the loop have found the use of video to be generating the highest ROI. And, about 80% documented that having a video on a landing page can boost conversion rates by 80%. 

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What is an Innovation Strategy and Why Your Company Needs One?

SlideModel

Competition today is tough: a company that sits on its laurels with a great and popular product or service, will not sit on that pedestal very long. Others will come along with improvements and replacements and push that company off of its pedestal, sometimes sinking it to irrelevancy.

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How to Develop a Growth Mindset and Accelerate Your Career

Duarte Blog

If you had to name one thing that would keep you employed, get you hired, or advance your career—what would it be? According to research by LinkedIn, the most sought after soft skills in 2020 are: Creativity, persuasion, collaboration, adaptability, and emotional intelligence.

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Why You Should Pay Someone to Coach You in the Toastmasters Int'l Speech Contest

Speak and Deliver

My First Thought? You probably shouldn't. I mean, c'mon, it's just some trophies in a contest determined in a completely subjective manner, and there are a ton of people around in your club and district who will give you totally free advice. But Let's Go Deeper.Not So Good, Good, Great!

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How to Land Speaking Sponsorships with Julie Austin

Speaker Launcher

How many times have you been told “I’m so sorry, we don’t pay our speakers”? Too many times, I’m sure.

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8 Tips to Give a Memorable Academic Presentation

SketchBubble

If you’ve ever been in the audience of an academic presentation, you know that many, if not most, are a bit… well, dull. And when an audience is bored, they tend to forget everything the presenter has said.

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The Extreme Cruelty of the News Cycle - Meghan/Harry As Irrelevant

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This is the Year of Coronavirus. That's  the news story. Subheads in that are stock market crashes and a world economic slowdown. Already Cisco has laid off.    Meghan/Harry? Essentially they have been disappeared, at least from the news cycle.

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What kind of education do freelance writers need?

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

What kind of education do freelance writers need? An aspiring freelance writer asked me that question recently… I had to pause for a moment to think about it. I’m an English major from York University, but you don’t have to … Continue reading →

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Use smart email messaging to sell past crisis

SpeakerSue Says...

Because we all pray this awful coronavirus will soon be contained, people will get well, and life and travel will resume, it is very smart to proactively prepare for Q3 and Q4. Prospecting for new business may take a back seat, while communicating with loyal customers takes precedence. But what to say? How to show authentic care? First, it depends on your existing relationship. Did you build one or was their business simply a transaction from their viewpoint?

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Do Your Goals Support Your Message?

Speak and Deliver

Do you even HAVE a message? Consciously? That you live to embody? Alignment Goals Inspiration Message Motivation

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How to Use Business Systems to Find More Buyers

Speaker Launcher

This month at The Wealthy Speaker School, we are focusing on the topic of finding more buyers. This is an area that many speakers struggle with, regardless of how long they’ve been in business.

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Get your Speaking Business off the Ground as a Side Gig with Alex Swire-Clark

Speaker Launcher

Have you been struggling to get your speaking business started while still working your “regular job”?

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THE FOCUSED HUSTLE 5 | FEBRUARY 2020

Speaker Launcher

FEBRUARY 2020 MUST LISTEN PODCASTS Here are this month’s must-listen podcasts: Sweet Spot Pricing with Laurie Guest Bio Like Beyonce with Caroline Mays Growing Your Speaking Business with Mark LeBlanc Scaling Your Speaking Business Beyond a Million with Greg Schinkel LISTEN NOW SEE YOU IN PHOENIX! Registration is now open for our next Accelerate LIVE event taking place on March 6 – 7, 2020 in Phoenix, AZ. If you want to learn the secrets to […]. The post THE FOCUSED HUSTLE 5 | FEBRUARY 2020 appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Emerging Speaker Focused Hustle 5 Rising Superstar Speaker Seasoned Speaker finding the buyers focus hustle 5 live event storytelling

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The Layoffs Start (Cisco) - Leverage Outplacement as Platform for Reimagining Career

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That was expected: A corporation buffeted by the current economic uncertainty makes the decision to conduct a reduction in force (RIF). The company laying off is Cisco. The Wall Street Journal provides more details. A major variable in the uncertainty is, of course, the coronavirus.

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COVID-19: Barbarians at the Gate

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

William Shakespeare nailed it: Human beings are fickle. On your side one day. Enemies the next. The sense of community is equally subject to shift from a positive value to being perceived as naive.

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"A Million Little Things" - Conversations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The current meme in communications is:  Conversations.   If they are authentic, they are supposed to cement the bonds between human beings. And, connection is considered the only thing we can hang our hats on in these confusing times.

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Dow Jones Down 800+ - Edelman Trust Barometer On the Money

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last evening U.S. President Donald Trump went o n national television. Essentially he reassured those in America things were all-good when it came to managing COVID-19. He made some announcements such as appointing a coronavirus czar. Well, at about 10:40 A.M.

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Home Alone - Perils of Telecommuting in Era of COVID -19

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's inevitable. These are COVID - 19 Times.  Employers in major metro areas will likely mandate their employees to work from home.    Popping up in media are supposed expert articles on how to be productive at home.

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COVID - 19: Will We Die?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Federal health authorities said they now expect a wider spread of the new coronavirus in the U.S. and are preparing for a potential pandemic." " -  Brianna Abbott, The Wall Street Journal , February 25, 2020.

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"Good Girls" - Riding the Rollercoaster

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Beth was once a nice suburban wife and mother. So bland was she that her husband Dean cheated on her. Now, as she becomes more and more embedded in a life of crime she keeps upping her new game. The latest play is to contract ex-cons to pass along the counterfeit money.

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