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A lesson from a farmer’s field

Manner of Speaking

Public speakers can learn a lesson from a farmers. Behind our home is a large farmer’s field. Over the years, I have seen that field grow wheat, corn, barley, sunflowers – which look amazing when they are in bloom – … Continue reading → The post A lesson from a farmer’s field appeared first on Manner of Speaking

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The Slides You Deliver Versus the Slidedoc You Leave Behind

Duarte Blog

When someone comes to Duarte for support with a sales deck, investor deck, pitch deck, or really any deck, one of the first questions we ask is “do you need to project these slides or do you need them as a leave behind?” That’s when we brace ourselves for the response “we need it for [.]

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Are You Prepared to Over Deliver?

Speaker Launcher

I used to caution my clients to not give until it hurts. And I stand by the idea of not creating a win-lose situation (for you) in negotiations. But once you reach a win-win, I believe your job is to then over deliver. Let me explain. A Sudden Realization This past year, I’ve been studying wealth.

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5 Ways Using Video Will Make Your Presentation Even Better

Presentation Guru

Thanks to the accessibility of high-speed internet connectivity, staggering amounts of information are available at everyone’s fingertips. This, in fact, makes it even more challenging to deliver a sales presentation that leaves a lasting impression on your potential clients.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 319) – Nancy Duarte

Manner of Speaking

“Research shows that people learn more effectively from multimedia messages when they’re stripped of extraneous words, graphics, animation and sounds.“ “ — Nancy Duarte. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 319) – Nancy Duarte appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers Nancy Duarte public speaking public speaking quotes quote simplicity

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Building Your Nest On The Cheap - Glass City Furniture, Toledo, OH

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Nesting. That's the ultimate source of physical, emotional, and spiritual comfort.    The good news in Toledo, Ohio, is that those in the area can build their nest on the cheap. There's the unique used furniture store Glass City. 

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What Athletes Can Teach Public Speakers About Performance Success

SketchBubble

If you’ve ever watched professional sports, let alone the Olympic games, you’ve probably wondered what it takes to get to that kind of performance level. I mean, how do mere mortals keep their calm under such intense stress and get their bodies to do what they want on command? It’s not magic.

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Public speaking: Bridge the English-as-second-language gap

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Presenting in English to an audience that uses English as a second language? Three tips: Pause more often. Speak a bit slower. Using interpreters? Pause even more often so both interpreters and audiences can catch up with your message. And speak even slower.

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Likes, Instagram/Facebook, and Influencers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The optics of likes on social networks - powerful stuff. Both for positive and negative reasons. On the positive side, the number of likes clue in, for example, consumers if that new face cream is worth trying. The influencer endorsing the face cream is likely earning a king's ransom.

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It doesn’t take a therapist to recognize this email problem…

SpeakerSue Says...

Ya’ gotta love analytics! A new client, using email analytics, discovered the customer-facing team is drowning in email! Every team is drowning in email! It doesn’t take analytics! Email breeds like rabbits! Write one and get two-three back. CC-ing is often the culprit. CC: Carbon Copy, or for anyone who has never seen a piece of carbon paper and why should you! Courtesy Copy.). Yes, of course, use CC if someone asks you to.

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Dollar Store Branding - Excommunicado

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The message is out: The dollar store in your neighborhood is not your friend. Soon enough, through word of mouth as well as media coverage, there could be an unofficial excommunicado against all dollar stores, as there had been in film "John Wick 3."

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College Majors - The Two Cultures

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The two cultures in professional life are these: Those who chase the money and those who make it their business to follow their passion.    Given the high cost of college, it's an investment necessity to know which of these categories you fall into.

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Nicole aka "Mother Mary" at Verizon's Lewis Avenue Store, Toledo, Ohio

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Members of all generations, from Silent to iGen, come to "Mother Mary" for their wireless phone challenges. She's the loving and  tech savvy presence at Verizon Retail, 5129 Lewis Avenue, Toledo, Ohio.

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Bob Dilenschneider's "Decisions" - Book Game Interrupted

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The advice book "Decisions" will be published by Citadel Press January 1, 2020. The meme is that the decisions made now shape the future. The format for delivering that guidance is practical advice by 23 leaders. So far, pre-publication sales aren't brisk.

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Texas System of Justice - Could Randy Halprin "Matter for Decision" Trigger Major Scandal?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Texas, Randy Halprin is scheduled for execution on October 10, 2019.    But, that won't happen if human rights advocates are able to obtain a new trial for Halprin.

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Total Uncertainty the New Economic Meme - CEOs, et al. Clueless

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Experts who pontificate about what's going to happen in the global, national, state, and local economy trigger eye-rolls.

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Puritanism Disrupted - Lawyer Katherine Spears Is Activist for Making Sex Work a Right (while employed in NV brothel 3 weeks a month)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

America's Puritan roots go deep. Prostitution, despite being legal in Nevada, continues to be a taboo subject - and not a respected way to earn a living. However, when all the moving parts are operating smoothly and on the right side of the law box, the profession can be lucrative. 

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Alphabet's David Drummond - What Every English Major Knows

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There are two usuals in the comedies of William Shakespeare. One is the meme that things aren't what they seem. Incidentally, "Dateline" plays that theme out every night on television.). And, two, at the end there tends to be a marriage, which is a joyous occasion.

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Aging & Money - It's Not Pretty

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In youth and middle age, the meme was about the "wolf at the door." " The game was to keep that beast from getting in.    Those of you who made it to 65 and older obviously were successful at blocking that wolf. You might even have decided to relax a bit about money.

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65+ - The New Nomads

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The BigUncertainty for the aging in relocating for a lower cost of living is this: That might not last.    For example, cities in southern Arizona had represented Paradise for retirees and the semi-retired. Then the middle class throughout California could no longer afford the state.

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"Without a Trace" - Shut-Down Jack Malone Is Very Self-Aware

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those shut-down law enforcement characters grab and hold onto audiences. At the top of the list is Jack Malone, who heads an FBI unit on "Without a Trace." " His mirror image is Aaron Hotchner in charge of the BAU on "Criminal Minds."

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Joe Kennedy III Continues Doing a Hamlet

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Should he run or should he not run for a U.S. Senate seat? That's what Joe Kennedy III has been pondering, perhaps for too long. That Hamlet posturing can become annoying. Supporters could sour. Yes, Kennedy actually has filed for a U.S. Senate run.

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From "The Great Gatsby" to AdmissionsGate - Grim Questions about Privilege

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In plea deals in white collar crimes, punishment (e.g. time sentenced to prison) usually is calculated based on the financial losses to victims and the gains to the miscreants.

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The Robert Kraft Branding Phenomenon

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Robert Kraft brand really never took a hit. That was despite the high-profile pounding by law enforcement for alleged solicitation of prostitution in Juniper, Florida. The Wall Street Journal reports two things. One, Kraft remains the NFL's power broker.

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Harvard Class of 2023 Includes Ismail Ajjawi

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The freshman class at Harvard undergraduate will have one student it almost lost to national security policies. As the world knows, the Palestinian minor (whose name has been released despite his age) Ismail Ajjawi was detained at Boston's Logan Airport.

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Gig-Economy Business Model Could Go Way of Dumb Phone: California AB5

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The gig-economy business model has given the unique competitive edge to companies using it. Those range from Uber to the nail salon which primarily hires contract employees.    That edge could go poof if California Bill AB5 passes the full state senate.

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Phone Interviews for Jobs - Managing Them When Over-50

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Your cover letter and resume did the trick. You have an interview. But it's by phone. That's your first experience with being checked out on the phone instead of in-person.    You need to know two things. One, how to present yourself well in general in a phone interview.

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Facebook Considering Hiding Like Count on News Feed Posts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's emotional reality: All those likes others' posts receive can make the less-liked feel, well, less-than. Also, being continually not-excessively liked can make folks self-conscious about posting. So, they post less or not at all.

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"Shark Tank" Kevin O'Leary - Will His Television Career Be in Play?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The fatal boat accident occurred on Lake Joseph, Ontario, Canada. Currently, members of law enforcement there have questions about the statement "Shark Tank" Kevin O'Leary initially had given about that tragedy. Two people had lost their lives.

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New York City's Suicide Branding

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Human beings in West Palm Beach, Florida are struggling to prepare right to survive Dorian. The message coming from the news media is that the residents want to live out what could be a catastrophic act of nature. Many people migrate there from other parts of the U.S. to enjoy life. 

How Leaders Used to Refer to Thinking/Thinkers They Disagreed With

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Aside for getting covered by news site Law and Crime , Harvard Law School professor Laurence Tribe's name-calling is a yawner. What Law and Crime, Dan Abrams' invention, reported was that Tribe referred to U.S. Donald Trump as a possible Russian asset and an idiot.

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Dorian as Category 6 - Not Impossible

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The evolution of Dorian from tropical storm to a Category 5 hurricane has been the dominant news story. Is it possible it could cross that line over to a Category 6? Maybe. Katrina will no longer remain the symbol of the worst of what hurricanes can inflict on coastal areas. 

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Climate Change: Cold Becomes The New Smart

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those near retirement who had been considering relocating to Florida might now have second thoughts. Yes, Dorian. More severe hurricanes could become the new usual, due to climate change. That could evolve into what's standard. Just consider how much insurance for property could shoot up. 

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WeWork - No Amazon

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Is WeWork the last st artup to try to "sell" to investors the model of growth-w/o profit? Could be. Today, The Wall Street Journal reports that WeWork has cut its IPO valuation by about a half. That would downsize the number to about $20 billion. If, and that's a big if, its big investor SoftBank plows in more funding, then WeWork might delay the IPO to sometime in 2020. 

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Speechwriter for YouTube, et al. - REMOTE (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Details. careers

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