October, 2020

Every Breath You Take

Manner of Speaking

Every breath you take, Every move you make, Every bond you break, Every step you take, I’ll be watching you. The Police. Breathing. We do it constantly and, usually, unconsciously. We breathe when we are awake and when we sleep, when we work and exercise and rest.

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Creating Meaningful Connections Through Snail Mail

Duarte Blog

Last Tuesday, the metallic clink of my front porch mailbox closing snapped me out of an hours-long trance of staring at my computer answering emails, completing design tasks, and participating in video calls. I took that as my cue to get up and stretch (It’s already 2:30 pm?!)

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I am not the brightest tack, but… 8 issues we should seriously be thinking about

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

I am not the brightest tack in the bag of nails. I mean look at that, I just mixed the elements in my metaphor. It took me ten years to get my B.A., a three-year degree. I’ve never been a … Continue reading →

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Vocal Awareness Makes for Powerful Presentations with Arthur Joseph

Speaker Launcher

Listen to hear vocal master Arthur Joseph share vocal awareness techniques that help your voice to convey your message more authentically. The post Vocal Awareness Makes for Powerful Presentations with Arthur Joseph appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Market Research: Everything You Need to Know as a Business Leader

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Today the markets are moving at a fast pace and in an unpredictable direction. Amidst such uncertainty, it’s extremely hard to determine the right course of action, especially when you are about to bring a new product or service to the market.

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Decktopus – Brilliant if speed is what you need

Presentation Guru

We get lots of products pitched to us here at PG. Most of them sound good but disappoint, Prezi being probably the biggest disappointment of the last decade. I was contacted by a person to see if I wanted to try ‘Decktopus’, and I thought, OK, I’ll give it a go.…

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 333) – Barack Obama

Manner of Speaking

Barack Obama – 44th President of the United States. “It’s It’s important to make sure that we’re talking with each other in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds.”. Barack Obama. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 333) – Barack Obama appeared first on Manner of speaking.

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Excerpt from “Geri”: Confronting the Preacher

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Below is an excerpt from my new novel, Geri: An LGBTQ+ Novel About Something. Yes, there is a bit of a Seinfeld spoof going on.) You can read more about the book here. Before this excerpt begins, here’s what you need to know: The … Continue reading →

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Shift Your Mind with Brian Levenson

Speaker Launcher

Listen to hear coaching and mental performance expert, Brian Levenson talk about his approach to mindset, learning, training and performing. The post Shift Your Mind with Brian Levenson appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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The Introductory Guide to Psychographic Segmentation

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How do you know that your marketing campaign will appeal to the target audience? In most cases, us, marketers, act on a hunch and assumptions, since we constantly operate with incomplete information.

5 Tips to Present Like a Pro at Your Next Virtual Presentation

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What would be your reaction if you come to know that your audience was busy checking social media, reading emails, and doing text messages while you were delivering a virtual presentation?

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Life's a Slot Machine

Speak and Deliver

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The Dangers of Combining PowerPoint Presentation Slides

Duarte Blog

We call them “Frankenslides.” ” You know, the kinds of slide decks made up of bits and pieces of presentations. The kind where you borrow a slide from here, a chart from there, then throw everything into one big PowerPoint® file and present it to your staff. Those are Frankenslides.

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Ch 1: Geri: A Post-Pandemic LGBTQ+ Novel About Something

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Geri: A Post-Pandemic LGBTQ+ Novel About Something Find out how to get a free PDF or epub of book at end of Chapter 1. Dedication: This book is dedicated to the Rainbow, including all my LGBTQ+ family members and friends. … Continue reading →

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The Success-Energy Equation with Michelle Cederberg

Speaker Launcher

Michelle Cederberg joins us to share how mindset can make all the difference in helping you take your business to new heights. The post The Success-Energy Equation with Michelle Cederberg appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Enhancing Organizational Effectiveness with the Denison Organizational Culture Survey

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Any organization that prospers is not limited to short-term gains. In order to reach out to customers on a large scale and beat the competition, an organization needs to synchronize its workforce with its vision, mission, short and long-term goals and changing market conditions.

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8 Sure-fire Ways to Write a Compelling Executive Summary

SketchBubble

According to a report, 55% of people spend less than 15 seconds actively reading the content. These statistics are relevant to the biz world where the people at the management levels, C-level executives, lenders, and investors don’t have much time to read the lengthy documents thoroughly.

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If you’re struggling to connect, these 11 email tips will help you end the year strong!

SpeakerSue Says...

Having a great product should make it easy to rep. I mean who wouldn’t want to talk to a sales rep who gets to sell an amazing resort destination, with maybe a fam trip thrown in, or one selling an FDA approved drug that dramatically improves a patient’s life? Yet… the data is clear. Even pre-pandemic, only 44% of physicians were likely to agree to a 2 minute F2F with a sales rep (down from 80% in 2008). And travel to that resort isn’t likely until Q3 21 so the urgency isn’t there.

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It's OK Not to be Liked!

Speak and Deliver

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Are All Cops Bad Cops?

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Below is an excerpt from my new novel, Geri: An LGBTQ+ Novel About Something. Yes, there is a bit of a Seinfeld spoof going on.) You can read more about the book here. Before this excerpt begins, here’s what you … Continue reading →

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Speaking is NOT Rocket Science with Ozan Varol

Speaker Launcher

Quote: “That’s the great thing about “Moonshot” thinking…even if you fail, you’re going to fail above your previous success.” Ozan Varol How big is your dream and how hard are you prepared to work to make that dream a reality?

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PM wants to "build a new Jerusalem"

Max Atkinson

Listening to Boris Johnson's leader's speech at the Tory party conference today meant that you had to put up with an elementary guide to rhetoric for beginners and a mass of corny old clichés Behind him was the 3 parted alliterative multi-coloured slogan: BUILD BACK BETTER.

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How to Craft a Winning Go-to-Market Strategy to Unlock Product Launch Success?

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Congratulations! Your new product is up for launch. So, how are you going to introduce it to the real world? If you have not planned the launch yet, you have committed the biggest blunder.

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Create Your Future One Email at a Time

SpeakerSue Says...

I see so much bad selling behavior. It makes me sad because salespeople – most salespeople – truly want to help their prospects, and themselves too. But they learn “technique” like: Pretend you’re dumping them. Act like you know them. Use a catchy subject line but ignore what you promised. Make them feel guilty. Answer their questions but ignore their feelings. The only future for us is to be human. To sell human to human. To create caring business relationships.

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Know Your Enemy.

Speak and Deliver

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65-year-old me writes 14-year-old me

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Here’s a challenge for anybody who wants to have some writing fun. Write a letter from yourself at your current age to a younger (pick an age) you. Maybe even post it in your blog or on your Facebook page. … Continue reading →

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#SpeakerSuccesTip: Keep It Simple – Especially When It Comes to Virtual Presentations!

Speaker Launcher

With so many of us moving to virtual – with our presentations, communications, etc. – my success tip for this month is Keep It Simple. I’ve seen a lot of people invest in every bell and whistle technology wise for their virtual communications.

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Bad news about poppies

Max Atkinson

As usual, TV newscasters have started wearing poppies because we’re getting closer to 11 November. But however many times I’ve told the British Legion that they’d collect far more money by using cans with slits big enough to make it easier for us to donate notes, rather than coins, they have never taken any notice. But this year it may not matter so much, thanks to Covid 19.

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A Message From Denise Graveline's Family

The Eloquent Woman

Hello, Please don’t be alarmed. This is a message from Denise Graveline's family. Before Denise sadly passed away in 2018, you opted to receive updates from her storytelling and speaker coaching blogs. As her family, we commissioned a memorial website to be made as a full collection of her blog posts and works, allowing friends, fans and followers to read, remember and share their memories of Denise.

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How to write emails that actually get results

SpeakerSue Says...

Email is more important than ever. Your words not only need to create rapport and emotional certainty, they need to motivate your recipient to do what you want them to do, when you want them to do it. So how is that working for you? Are you developing new business, engaging past clients, advancing the sale and converting business to closed, profitable, delighted customers?

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How Highlighting Your Process on Your Website Can Lead to More Sales

Speaker Launcher

With so much change in our daily lives and travel, many of you have had some extra time to review your marketing materials. Today I wanted to focus on an aspect of your website that can help you increase sales: your process.

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Free PDF of “Geri…”, my first novel

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Get a free PDF of “Geri: A Post-Pandemic LGBTQ+ Novel About Something”–my fist novel. Okay, technically my second as the first was written under a pseudonym, and that’s if we don’t count the two unpublished ones. But you get what … Continue reading →

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High Park Allotment Gardeners Banned from Parking Near Gardens

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

For Immediate Release High Park Allotment Gardeners Banned from Parking Near GardensElderly and disabled gardeners forced to carry in supplies and carry out produce up long steep hill Toronto, ON – September 30, 2020 — Allotment gardeners who rent 109 … Continue reading →

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Staying Positive in Tough Times with Christopher Wirth

Speaker Launcher

Listen to hear Christopher Wirth share some great ideas to help you keep a positive attitude and look beyond the negativity. The post Staying Positive in Tough Times with Christopher Wirth appeared first on Jane Atkinson. The Wealthy Speaker Podcast Christopher Wirth Get Paid to Speak growing your speaking business Jane Atkinson mindset positive mindset professional speaker speaking strategies The Wealthy Speaker School wealthy speaker mindset

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Even if it’s brain surgery, your email has to do this….

SpeakerSue Says...

As I move further into the world of bio-tech, life sciences and big Pharma, I’m realizing what a good job hospitality has done training their sales associates. Life sciences (financial services, insurance, software and security, too) seem a lot less hospitable. Maybe because it really is brain surgery or at least the drugs and support that help you recover from same.

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4 Smart Tips to Rev Up Your Email Results

SpeakerSue Says...

Brian Tracey once received a powerful lesson from a caring teacher, “Just because you can talk doesn’t mean you can communicate.”. So forgive me for stealing/paraphrasing those wise words: “Just because you can email doesn’t mean you’re communicating.” (See See what I did!). Email may be the least sexy topic in the universe. But what did you spend yesterday doing? And today? Email is your bridge to success. You Zoom. And you follow-up with email. You phone. And you follow-up with email.

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Obama for Biden: brilliant even when wearing a mask

Max Atkinson

Since before Barack Obama became president, I've blogged many times about his brilliance as a speaker and we now have evidence that he's no less brilliant when the audience can't see his face.