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R.I.P. Hans Rosling (1948 – 2017)

Manner of Speaking

I was saddened to learn of the death of Hans Rosling early this morning. Rosling was a Swedish doctor, statistician, public speaker and Professor of International Health at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. He was also one of the best known presenters at TED. … Continue reading → Hans Rosling presentations public speaking

2017 226

You Are Not Your Slide Deck

Kate's Voice

When I was first introduced to presentations in the business world I was appalled. I realized that people thought that their slide deck was their presentation.

2017 148

Hans Rosling: Doctor, Professor & Presenter Extraordinaire

Presentation Zen

The Zen Master of data visualization has died. I am sorry to have to report that Dr. Hans Rosling passed away today in Uppsala, Sweden. He was just 68. A profoundly mournful day for anyone who knew Professor Rosling, obviously.

2017 99

Transform Stage Fright into Authentic Speaking Weekend Workshop with Sandra Zimmer

Speaking Freely

Transform Stage Fright into Authentic Speaking Weekend Workshop teaches you to convert tension, fear and anxiety into free flowing energy and excitement to speak. Really!

Stage 141

16 Ways to Make Your Case at Meetings

Presentation Guru

What’s the best way to prepare for an argument or debate? Keeping an open mind and preparing for different points of view can help tremendously when you’re getting ready to present your case.

2017 87

Pod Save America

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I’m impressed by the new podcast from the Obama speechwriting team (who suddenly have time on their hands). Pod Save America is a lively, irreverent and highly partisan discussion hosted by hosted by Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor. In the latest episode they are joined by second-term chief speechwriter Cody Keenan […]. Podcasts Speechwriting Barack Obama

51 Tweetable Public Speaking Tips

SketchBubble

Like so many precious jewels, good advice can also come in small packages. A growing number of public speaking specialists are turning to the social media site Twitter to offer nuggets of knowledge that can help aspiring orators.

2017 94

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From Bullet Points to Visual Presentation – Making it Interactive

Presentation Guru

In this article, Robert explains in detail how to transform your presentation into one that can be connected through hyper-links, giving you the control to navigate your audience.

King, Hamer, Ginsburg, Obama: Speech collections & a memoir

The Eloquent Woman

Women speakers often are left out of collections of "major speeches." But of the four recent finds I've made in speech collection and a memoir, three are by important women speakers.

2017 77

Hans Rosling: Doctor, Professor, & Presenter Extraordinaire

Presentation Zen

The Zen Master of data visualization has died. I am sorry to have to report that Dr. Hans Rosling passed away today in Uppsala, Sweden. He was just 68. A profoundly mournful day for anyone who knew Professor Rosling, obviously.

2017 52

Vanity Fair's "Hive" - Too Much Trumpism, Let's Get Back to Prep-School Scandals

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Vanity Fair, including its just-in-time commentary section "Hive," is best at detailing scandals in tony settings like prep schools. As it dishes about various miscreants it will note that U.S. presidents X,Y and Z had graduated from those elite institutions.

2017 59

How To Use Rhetoric to Get What You Want

Presentation Guru

How do you get what you want, using just your words? Aristotle set out to answer exactly that question over two thousand years ago with a treatise on rhetoric. Camille A.

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Savvy speakers keep up with my wide-ranging reading list on women and public speaking by following The Eloquent Woman on Facebook , where these links and articles appear first. I always collect them here for you on Mondays as well.

2017 76

Building A Business: It Takes a Village

Speaker Launcher

I am sure that many of you have heard the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child.” I have been thinking about this recently, as it relates to my family and grandchildren, and even how it relates to my business and yours. What I have come to realize is that we need the […]. The post Building A Business: It Takes a Village appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

2017 51

Columbia University - Not Everything Can Be Fixed with Science and Math

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For the third time in less than a week, Ivy League Columbia University is in the news because of tragedy. This time the reason is the death in Panama of 2015 Columbia graduate Catherine Johannet. Shortly after she went missing from the hostel she was staying at her body was found. She was 23.

2017 56

Neiman Marcus Yanks Ivanka's High-End Jewelry From Online, Brick & Morter

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Ivanka Trump's business interests are colliding with her political activities. Neiman Marcus has joined Nordstrom in yanking her brands from its merchandise. That includes both online and brick and mortar high-end jewelry. Here is the media coverage.

2017 56

Famous Speech Friday: Elizabeth Warren's silencing in the U.S. Senate

The Eloquent Woman

Reading a letter from someone else is a common tactic in public speaking. Often, it's a powerful tool for the public speaker, offering a compact endorsement of the points you wish to make.

2017 75

A Pox on Both Their Law Practices

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Where there are lawyers there will be battles. That's how professionals in the legal sector are socialized: to ready themselves for all-out war. So, it was predictable that with 1 armrest and 2 lawyers aboard an airplane flight from the UK to Spain there would be fight. And more.

2017 52

Drudge Report Distancing Itself From Trumpism - Sign of Scary Times

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The influential Drudge Report had been a high-profile cheerleader for Trumpism. That was then - that is, before the White House decision-making and other antics started getting scary. Now, like more and more former supporters of Trumpism, the Drudge Report is distancing itself from The Donald.

2017 52

Ivanka Brand - Righteous Indignation Or All-Business

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Of course, Kellyanne shouldn't be pitching for the Ivanka brand. Anti-Trumpism forces are already stirring up legal action. Eventually, this could be the tipping point for Kellyanne's being directed to an exit ramp.

2017 52

Matthew Badger, 51, Joines 3 Young Daughters Killed In Stamford, CT Christmas Fire

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Matthew Badger's name was in the media mostly because of the lawsuits he had filed. Those were after his three young daughters had died in a Christmas morning fire in Stamford, Connecticut. The lawsuit against the contractors, for $7 million, Badger had won.

2017 52

LinkedIn News - Hot Hangout for Networking, Having Profiles Viewed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Is Twitter yesterday? Maybe. At least for professional networking and having employers and prospective clients learn more about us. The hot hangout seems to be LinkedIn News. In the three weeks I have been posting on it and liking/commenting on others' posts new assignments have come in.

2017 52

Landlord Nation Takes Hit in Brooklyn, Manhattan

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Good news for the Class of 2017. Maybe you can afford to dream the dream and come to Brooklyn or New York. Landlord Nation has taken a hit. The sticker price on a lease is down about 5%. And those doing the renting are agreeing to concessions such as new appliances.

2017 52

Old-Fashioned Blizzard Breaks through Trumpism Trance - We Struggle to Survive

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, it took a blizzard. That broke through the Trumpism trance. For those of us who still have to do business (I have an 11 A.M. meeting with a prospect) we can't focus any attention on the Trumpettes. Not those in D.C. Not those still hanging out in New York. Life goes back to survival.

2017 52

Drudge Report Turns to Twitter to Turn on White House - Beefs about No Tax Cuts, No Repeal of Obamacare Penalty Tax

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report is no longer the echo chamber for Trumpism rhetoric. Today, the Drudge Report's founder Matt Drudge took on the White House on Twitter.

2017 52

Jeffrey Wertkin - Another Alleged Legal Comedy of Errors

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yet another successful lawyer allegedly shoots himself in the foot. This time, as Kathryn Rubino reports on   Abovethelaw , it's Jeffery Wertkin aka Dan. About a year ago he joined law firm Akin Gump as a partner. Previously he had worked for the Department of Justice.

2017 52

Gossip - Financial Stakes Just Got Really High

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Bloggers determined to increase page views and the entire gossip industry often post provocative rumors. Also, sitting around and ripping those not present apart is as old as civilization. Now they will make sure that they fact check them before publishing or flapping their jaws.

Airbnb & Experience of Being Insider - Old-Line Marketing Tactic

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Airbnb's platform allows you visitors to feel like insiders. You get to live like a native, whether that's in not-yet-gentrified Bronx, New York or some exotic land. Instead of gawking you are a part of. You bet, the Airbnb branding is all about belonging.

2017 52

Drudge Report Headlines with Death of Hashtag (ponders if business abandoning social)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report has shifted its attention from Tom Brady as The Greatest. The current headline focuses on business - specifically the promotions part. The news is: During the 66 Superbowl commercials the hashtag seems to have died. There's more.

2017 52

Columbia University - Not Everything Can Be Fixed with Science and Math

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For the third time in less than a week, Ivy League Columbia University is in the news because of tragedy. This time the reason is the death in Panama of 2015 Columbia graduate Catherine Johannet. Shortly after she went missing from the hostel she was staying at her body was found. She was 23.

2017 52

The Search for Work & Extreme Vetting

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Inside the beltway, extreme vetting of those nominated for positions such as SCOTUS justice is standard. However, since the economy crashed and remains soft, that kind of screening for applicants for just about any kind of job has also hardened in the norm.

Digital - Has It Put Us in a Trance

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In his ethics course, Neil Gorsuch banned the use of laptops. Here is the analysis of that by lawyer-journalist, Kathryn Rubino, on Abovethelaw.com. In that initiative, Gorsuch demonstrates he is in-touch with the research about the impacts of digital.

2017 52

Drudge Report Headlines with "The Greatest" - And, It Isn't The Donald

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report can read the hearts and minds of human beings. It knows that on Sunday, February 5, 2017, the world embraced Number 12, Tom Brady, as the universal symbol for hope. Shrewdly, Drudge headlines with "The Greatest." " And the news platform means Patriots quarterback.

2017 52

Ghostwriters - What We Have to Learn from Large Law Firms

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's called for short "The Georgetown Report." " Essentially, it documents that BigLaw will no longer dominate purchases of B2B legal services, both transactional and litigation. Unless it changes. And, anyone who understands business would add: By that time it could be too late.

2017 52

"We all brought each other back," Tom Brady on 34-28 Superbowl Win

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Patriots fierce comeback during the Superbowl will be providing many lessons for experts on team work and turnarounds. We ghostwriters and speechwriters will be creating those case studies. Probably we will include video from the big game.

2017 52

Drudge Report - The Quarterback & The Coach (global youth takes break from video games for real one in real time)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report reaches beyond the political games in Trumpville. Those include the showdown at high noon between the Judge (James Robart) and the President (Donald Trump). The headline is on that amazing combination of The Quarterback & The Coach.

2017 52

Cover Letters & Career Change

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For decades we were lawyers. Or in so many other lines of work which are no longer growth fields. Then we were pushed out of our law firm. Or the job we held for 15 years. We have a hunch we could market ourselves in retail loss prevention.

2017 52