December, 2019

6 posts for your public speaking in 2020

Manner of Speaking

As the clock winds down on 2019 and we enter a new year and a new decade, I wanted to share six posts from the past to inspire your speaking in 2020.

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Do you need massive action or fine-tuning?

Speak Schmeak

One of my clients just emailed out his speaking schedule, inviting colleagues to attend. I was mistakenly added to the group—wrong Lisa! Here's what I saw: 29 speaking engagements. over 3 months. across five midwestern states (they drive to the majority of their engagements).

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Will 2020 Be Your Best Speaking Year Ever?

Speaker Launcher

It’s a part of my DNA to always be striving for improvement. I just can’t help it! How about you? Are you always thinking about the next steps and how to improve? Are you wondering if 2020 will be your best speaking year ever?

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The Communication Blog - Untitled Article

The Communication Blog

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Zhooshing up your business language with made-up or unusual words

More than PowerPoint...

“Zhoosh” It’s a word that’s fun to say, but hard to spell. It has its roots in Polari, the slang language of low creative and underground subcultures. And yet, I used the word “zhoosh” in a client work email last month. Was I being professional?

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3 Types of Decisions Made from Data

Duarte Blog

Data drives decision-making across every industry. Should we hire another salesperson? You check the data. Should we change global freight carriers? You check the data. Should we acquire another software company? You sure as h*ll better check the data.

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What questions do you have for me?

Manner of Speaking

Questions from the audience. They are an important part of any presentation because they give members of the audience a chance to let the speaker know what is on their mind.

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Creating Your Long Term Profitable Speaking Business with Mark Sanborn

Speaker Launcher

How clear are you in regards to creating a great speaking business? Do you have a clear and well thought out design? Do you take time each day to ensure you’re maintaining your plan to build the career of your dreams?

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A Quick Read on Prospect Theory and Loss Aversion

SlideModel

For a consumer, economic decisions are based on certain types of behavior. Prospect Theory or the loss-aversion theory in behavioral economics and behavioral finance, aims to determine people’s decision making and their tendency for loss aversion. What is Prospect Theory and Loss Aversion?

Freelance writing world continues to change, not always for the better

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Never have so many words been written by so many people. Never have so many, not all, writers been paid so little. Yes folks, the freelance writing world continues to change. And not always for the better. The Internet is kicking … Continue reading →

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6 Tips on Using Color in Slide Design.

More than PowerPoint...

Color choices on your slides are important. People react to color on both a physical and emotional level. Often, we see color on PowerPoint slides that don’t seem to have a purpose. Or worse, the color undermines the emotional intent of the message.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 323) – Pelé

Manner of Speaking

“Everything is practice.” — Pelé Photo courtesy of John Mathew Smith & www.celebrity-photos.com. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 323) – Pelé appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers Pelé practice public speaking quotes

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I'm still in it - are you?

Speak Schmeak

It's two days after Christmas, and I'm working. Am I a workaholic? Am I under the thumb of a mean boss? Nope. (My My boss is pretty swell, actually.) Am I working by choice? Absolutely! Because my boss is ME, I get to decide when to work and when not to work.

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Systems for Getting to 7 Figures with Josh Linkner

Speaker Launcher

Climbing the ladder of the speaking world takes time, dedication and hard work. I have been looking forward to this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show since it was booked and today, I’m thrilled to welcome Josh Linkner.

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How to Encourage Audience Engagement and Follow-Up Questions

Presentation Guru

Have you ever had a realisation mid conversation that you’ve completely misread the people you are talking to and said the wrong thing? It’s a horrible feeling. Now, can you imagine this in front of a room filled with people?

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"60 Minutes" Interview with YouTube's Susan Wojcicki - Bring on the Regulators

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On "60 Minutes," YouTube chief executive officer Susan Wojcicki shocked the world. And, probably never again, will anyone put the knock on lawyers for being moral relativists. She won that title. Here is the coverage from Tech Crunch.

5 Common Crisis Response Mistakes

More than PowerPoint...

Let’s explore 5 common crisis communication response mistakes… and what to do instead. I’ve seen all five of these mistakes play out in the media recently. How about you? Don’t ignore warning signs: conduct routine threat assessments. Don’t cover up: take responsibility.

Overcoming Sunk Cost Fallacy: Get Better at Decision-Making

SlideModel

One of the first things you learn at an economics course is that you should never take irrecoverable (sunk) costs into account when you need to decide upon present or future investments.

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Don't Look Toward the Future!

Speak and Deliver

What are you looking at? The Past? The Future? or Right NOW? 2020 Dieting Inspiration Motivation Planning

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Money, Politics & Speaking: Recession Proof Your Biz with Andrew Busch

Speaker Launcher

With the internet, technology and smartphones constantly within reach, we are immersed in the news, politics and the economy more today than ever before. But what does it all mean? On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, we are delighted to welcome Andrew Busch.

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The Guru’s Big Five Questions – Stephen Welch

Presentation Guru

Stephen Welch is an independent communications and leadership consultant. He works with individuals and organisations to improve how they communicate their messages and drive change.

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Weather as THE Story - Even Drudge Report Backs Away from Politics

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Climate change has pull force. So, weather, even a moderate snowstorm, becomes THE story. 

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Creating a culture of storytelling: 4 areas to begin your story hunt

More than PowerPoint...

Are you creating or nurturing a culture of storytelling at your organization? In my storyfinding workshop, we talk about 4 areas to begin a story hunt: 1️⃣ Online reviews. Start mining online reviews. People will sometimes describe an experience they had with your company.

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(almost) Everything You Need to Know About MS – video blog

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Instead of writing an article or blog post, I’ve recorded (almost) Everything You Need to Know About MS as a vlog (video blog). If so inclined, you can hear me talk on (and on!) about MS, an illness that I … Continue reading →

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10 easy-peasy way to make more sales (45 second read)

SpeakerSue Says...

Don’t make me think. Make the next step easy. Reattach if you’re asking questions about something you previously attached. Provide phone numbers that I can tap. Hyperlink helpful information and resources. Limit/Eliminate attachments. Create a frictionless experience. Make the experience pleasant. Show you care. Do all the work for me so I can just say, “Yes, please!”. BONUS Right now, pull up the last three selling messages you sent.

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The Secret Tool for Booking More Speaking Gigs

Speaker Launcher

One of the most important aspects of building a successful speaking business is remembering that our success is built on the relationships we build. How we approach new prospects and nurture the relationship will determine if we will ever get a ‘Yes’ from them.

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New York Magazine's Madame Clairevoyant Compares Favorably with My Pricey Psychic

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This week's predictions by Madame Clairevoyant already have been posted in New York Magazine. Her observations are among the publication's most popular columns. 

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Repositioning and Repackaging a Former U.S. President - Not Unthinkable Barack Obama Could Become SCOTUS Justice

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The scenario goes like this. A seat opens on the U.S. Supreme Court. Sure, maybe Ruth Bader Ginsburg decides to retire. Joe Biden is U.S. president at the time. He asks former U.S. president Barack Obama if he is interested in being nominated for that opening. Obama gives it the nod.

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Beyond Just a Lousy Online Review - Lawyers Like Justin Braulick Getting Roughed Up By Clients

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A classic in television broadcasting history was the courtroom scene on "The Good Wife" in which lawyer Will Gardner was fatally shot by his client.    Versions of violence against lawyers by clients have become not uncommon.

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January 31, 2019 - Last Day to Put Together Your Failure Resume

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For those who intend to do 2020 differently than 2019, a must-do is what is known as a Failure Resume. January 31st is the last day to put that together. Why it's necessary is that it identifies patterns that have been obstacles in the past. That awareness can help prevent them in the future.

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Packing Heat - Jack Wilson May Have Triggered (pun intended) Paradigm Shift

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

During the massacre at West Freeway Church of Christ in Texas, Jack Wilson probably reduced - significantly - the number of deaths and injuries. Wilson was packing heat. As CNN reports, he not only knew how to use a gun. And, he did use it, killing the suspect.

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Those Job "Auditions" - 4 Tips

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sure, the numbers have it that the job market in the U.S. is strong.    However, what the statistics don't disclose is the lack of those really good jobs.    There are fewer of them. And, as "What Color Is Your Parachute?"

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Goodbye, Martinez-News Gazette, After 161 Years

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There is now one less spot for a new journalist to learn the trade. After 161 years, reports AP , the Martinez-News Gazette published its last print edition today.    It was based east of San Francisco, in the city of Martinez.

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Your Week of December 30th, According to New York Magazine's Madame Clairevoyant

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's in-between time. 2019 hasn't ended. 2020 hasn't begun. So, with one foot on the dock and the other reaching onto the boat, many of us want something to grab onto. Madame Clairevoyant, among New York Magazine's most popular columnists, provides it.

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E-Bikes - What the Hell Is Wrong with Governor Andrew Cuomo?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's a matter of safety. That's what New York governor Andrew Cuomo indicated was the reason he vetoed the bill making e-bikes and e-scooters legal in the state. For example, the bill had no provision for helmets being required. Here are more details from Fast Company.

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Non-Disclosure Agreements - The Elephant in the Room

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's NDA time. Even contract workers like myself are being hit with pages and pages of Non-Disclosure Agreements - that is, NDAs. Increasingly, they contain provisions which have little or actually nothing to do with the scope of the tasks. Or with protecting the client interests.

Robert Kraft's Still Getting Legally Roughed Up - Blame Those Misfit Puritans

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The earnest contention is that lesser crimes can and often do blow up into bigger ones. So, the state attorney general in Florida could do something unusual in the Robert Kraft (yes, that Robert Kraft, owner of the Patriots) legal saga.

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