December, 2020

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 334) Tony Robbins

Manner of Speaking

“To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.”. Tony Robbins. Photo courtesy of Brian Solis / Flickr. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No.

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Ex Machina

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Robin Wigglesworth highlights the effect of Artificial Intelligence on executive communications in an article in the Weekend FT (subscription required). A new form of “robo-surveillance” by trading algorithms is spurring executives to place a deeper focus on the spoken word.

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Happy Holidays: A Time for Connection and Reflection

DeFinis Communications

As this most challenging and disruptive year comes to a close, all of us at DeFinis Communications wish you a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season. As I connect with our team, our customers, and our online readers and supporters, I notice several conversational themes emerging.

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Your Virtual Image Checkup with Anne Morrissey

Speaker Launcher

Looking to up your virtual style game? Hear Style Expert, Anne Morrissey share some great ideas to increase your online look and confidence. The post Your Virtual Image Checkup with Anne Morrissey appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

How to use Spacing Effect to Enhance Long-term Learning

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You might have prepared for an exam just the day before the test or perhaps resorted to skimming through literature, to soak up large volumes of information a few hours before the test.

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Year end Interview with writer and author, Paul Lima

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Trisha Harris interviews author Paul Lima. TH: To start, how long have you been writing?PL: PL: I’m 66 and wrote my first poem at the age of 14. But I’ve been a professional writer for 40 years, corporate writing and a … Continue reading →

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Top 10 Emerging Presentation Design Trends to Watch in 2021 and Beyond

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The abrupt outbreak of Covid-19 in the year 2020 has changed the world on the spur of the moment.

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5 Easy Ways to Build Business with Your Holiday Email

SpeakerSue Says...

“Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for a safe and healthy New Year! I am hopeful our paths will cross soon. Best-“ Wait? Why send a holiday greeting unless it’s to create warmth and friendship a warm, fuzzy feeling? You can do better! Here are 5 easy ideas: 1. Personalize your message. Begin with their name. An email blast is NOT a holiday message. Hi Poodle, Happy Holidays Poodle! Open with a hearty, authentic positive statement. Cheers to the New Year! The vaccine is here!

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How to Get More Strategic in Your Business with Kristen Westcott

Speaker Launcher

Tune in to hear Kristen Westcott share her strategies to help you map out a solid plan that will help you scale your business! The post How to Get More Strategic in Your Business with Kristen Westcott appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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New Hire Onboarding: A Guide for Managers

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Creating a welcoming experience for new employees is essential to make them more productive and engaged, but how do you create the right experience? What exactly should happen after contract signing?

Video link to launch of “Chronic: A Sick Novel”…

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Video link to launch of Chronic: A Sick Novel… Listen to the author mumble his way through passages from his book: Paul and Deena are friends with MS and Parkinson’s Disease respectively. They’ve found a wonderful flat renovated for people … Continue reading →

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9 Ways to Turn Text-Heavy Slides into Stunning Visual Presentation

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Let’s assume a scenario where you are asked to prepare and deliver a presentation on a crucial topic related to your business. And, you go the extra mile to leave no stone unturned in preparing an information-rich PPT.

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Team Management and How to Lead by Example

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Leadership is often deemed as a divine gift by many. Some people are thought to be cut out for it while others are considered to be deprived of capabilities needed to lead a team. This isn’t entirely true!

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3 Lessons from 2020 to Help Build A More Resilient and Sustainable Speaking Business

Speaker Launcher

People writing about the misery of 2020 isn’t new, that’s for sure. I’ve seen a lot of memes about what a horrible year this has been. I recall Queen Elizabeth calling 1992 ‘annus horribilis’, which means the year of disaster or misfortune.

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Intentional Happiness with Shereen Thor

Speaker Launcher

Listen to hear Shereen Thor share her recipe for greater happiness and learn some fantastic ideas on how to create a happier you. The post Intentional Happiness with Shereen Thor appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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How to Get Noticed in the Media with Eric Rittmeyer

Speaker Launcher

Looking for some great advice to help you get noticed in the media? Listen and hear Eric Rittmeyer share his best tips so you can land that interview. The post How to Get Noticed in the Media with Eric Rittmeyer appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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#SPEAKERSUCCESTIP: Understanding What You SHOULD Be Doing In Your Business

Speaker Launcher

As a speaker and a business owner, you hear a lot of ‘you should be doing this!’ and ‘you should be doing that!’ And for many of us when we hear this, we go into action mode without thinking about whether we REALLY should be doing it in our business. There will always be a […].

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Value Stream Mapping (VSM): Guide for Manufacturing Leaders

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It doesn’t matter if you manufacture electric batteries for vehicles or toy trucks. The manufacturing processes will have very similar steps, processes, and areas of waste. And if that’s the latter you are struggling with, value stream mapping may help you locate actionable ways for becoming leaner.

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Make New Product Launch on Social Media a Huge Success with This Expert Guide

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Finally, you have got a stellar product that has the potential to revolutionize the world. You have put immense effort and energy into creating this product, so you would certainly want to ace the launch. But the biggest challenge is – how to do it right?

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Free PDFs of up to 3 of my books

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Xmas is coming and I am feeling jolly… With that in mind, pick a book, any book (that I’ve written), and get a free PDF. Go to my book site, www.paullima.com/books and chose from fiction, personal stories, books on writing … Continue reading →

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Interview about Esperanza: A Latina Story by Sandra C Lopez

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Q: First, tell us how you came to be a published author and how you came up with the idea to provide services to authors. A: I wrote my first novel, Esperanza: A Latina Story, WHILE I was still in … Continue reading →

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Geri Zoom book launch

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

I will be doing a Zoom book launch for my new novel, Geri. The launch would be on a weekday at 7 p.m Eastern time. I’d introduce myself and the book, read several passages, and answer any questions about the … Continue reading →

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Email trends & one sweet opportunity to sell more

SpeakerSue Says...

At the risk of sounding way too enthusiastic because of something the pandemic wrought, WHAT A SWEET OPPORTUNITY WE’VE BEEN GIVEN TO STAND OUT AND SELL MORE. Research proliferated telling us exactly what we can do now to sell more, get ideas noticed and enjoy better results! Grammarly’s overall 2020 communication trends are exciting and easy to apply. They found we are: •writing more to inform than to provide persuade. significantly (91%!)

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Being ghosted? Update your email playbook today!

SpeakerSue Says...

The client could have blamed poor sales on so many things. It is 2020, after all. His sellers were averaging an almost 80% ghosting rate. Interest, then nothing. “It It has to be because our emails suck,” he said. After reviewing their templated prospecting, follow-up and break up emails they were sending, he was exactly on the mark. Email selling that is based on the old model of push-based communications won’t work anymore.

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Should You Use Text Messaging as a Prospecting Tool?

SpeakerSue Says...

You’ve likely read the research about how email open rates are about 20% while about 98% of texts are opened and 90% of texts are read within three minutes. But you have to read the fine print. What mass SMS companies (and their marketing stats) don’t make as clear: Texting is too personal a tool to use for prospecting. Don’t text strangers. Yes, once you’ve built a relationship and asked if it’s okay to text, texting is awesome. Done right, it WILL help you convert.