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Don’t blow it with your audience

Manner of Speaking

Last week I attended the graduation ceremony for the class of a business school where I teach. The graduates had taken their seats, the audience was settled in, the three-piece orchestra had just finished the last of its pieces. Everything … Continue reading → Delivery audience Microphone presentations public speaking

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Increase understanding and retention with the Tell ‘n’ ShowSM method

PowerPoint Tips

The purpose of your presentation is to create change. Maybe you want your audience to take some action or at least think differently about your topic. A prerequisite is that they understand and remember what you say.

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Comfort Zone

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The good folks at men’s outfitters Tommy John (“A man’s under layers shouldn’t be stuck in the past. Or anywhere else.”)

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Three strategies for managing anxiety in the workplace

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

People. Three strategies for managing anxiety at work

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 269) – Robert Kennedy

Manner of Speaking

“‘Give me a place to stand,’ said Archimedes, ‘and I will move the world.’ ’ These men moved the world, and so can we all. Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to … Continue reading → Humour Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Robert Kennedy

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How to Be an Effective Presenter Through Better Listening

Presentation Guru

Presenting is one of those life skills that’ll benefit you no matter where you go, from the classroom to the boardroom. Although it can often be nerve-wracking, presenting is a skill that should be honed to be part of your arsenal – you’ll never know where it will be useful!…

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How Communication Training Leads to Superstar Teams

Duarte Blog

I’ve spent much of my life working in sales. That’s meant lots of time flying or driving on the way to meet a client. Typically, we’d meet in conference rooms; if things went well, we’d do dinner. No matter what, we spent time face-to-face.

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The Hustle Required to Build a Million Dollar Speaking Business

Speaker Launcher

I am writing this while flying high from our Accelerate Live 2017 conference in Minneapolis. You, my valued blog readers, will be benefiting from some of what I learned from the experts who participated. Specifically, the hustle required to build a million dollar speaking business. The theme of our event was moving your business towards a […]. The post The Hustle Required to Build a Million Dollar Speaking Business appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

"Today" Family Mourns, Megyn Kelly Turns Opportunistic

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Today" was a family. Of course, like all families, it had its feuds, large and small. But, they got it that by sticking together they would sustain and maybe even scale the success of the franchise. No surprise, the family is grieving. Part of that deep sadness is fear of the future.

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Is the Logitech Spotlight Remote All It’s Cracked up to Be?

Presentation Guru

When Logitech introduced the Spotlight earlier this year, it boasted of setting a whole new standard in presentation control.

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"Bombshell" - The New Usual in David Muir's Introduction to ABC Evening News

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We anticipated it. And, sure enough, it happened. On the ABC Evening News tonight, David Muir opened with the term "bombshell." " That's become the new usual. The bombshell for that particular newscast was, of course, the flipping of Michael Flynn.

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Frigid Blast of Reality Likely Sweeping through D.C.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This is not fake news. In Abovethelaw.com, lawyer-journalist Kathryn Rubino provides the documents associated with the charges against Michael Flynn made by the Mueller investigation. Here you can read them, along with the tweets responding to this development.

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NBC - Focus Shifts to Culture

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The firing of Matt Lauer may be just the tipping point in concerns about the culture of NBC. A major issue is the alleged lack of transparency.

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Power & Over-Exposure - What's Next

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Allegedly, former "Today" czar Matt Lauer dropped his pants and showcased his private parts. That play-out of power and over-exposure will go down in the history of network television. But abuse of power evolves and more women could be getting into the game.

Private Parts - Suppose There Had Been Unambitious Females at NBC.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Embedded in the global collective consciousness is the visual of Matt Lauer's allegedly dropping his pants and showcasing his male organ. Let's bypass the shock. How about if an unambitious female smirked and asked, "Is that all?" " It could happen.

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Jeffrey Wertkin - His Next Could Be in Creative Arts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Anyone who has labored in the vineyard of legal writing knows how tedious it is. Sure, there could be the creativity of putting together an interesting strategy and then arguing for it in a lawsuit or motion.

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"S.W.A.T." Coming Together - Home Invasion Episode Resonates Post-Petit Carnage

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It takes time for a new show to find its center. And, tonight "S.W.A.T." " made it there. Both the scripting and the acting could convince us that Shemar Moore made the right choice leaving "Criminal Minds." " The main plot line focused on home invasions in WealthyVille.

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Sponsored Content - Unique Hybrid of Journalism and Marketing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sponsored content has become the sweet spot in what used to be known as "advertising." " CMO reports, for example, that sponsored content: Generates 82% brand lift. 70% of individuals want to learn about products through content, not traditional advertising.

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"Today" Brand in Play - Matt Lauer Fired After Employee Report of Sexual Harassment

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The "Today" brand had been among the strongest on the NBC television network. Now, it's put in play by the firing of the man who has been its face for decades  That man is Matt Lauer.

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The Language of Transition - Keywords in Job Search (that's why outplacement coaches use it)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The language of transition is what McKinsey uses to describes the future of work around the world. Here is its December 1, 2017 report on jobs lost and jobs gained.

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Cryptocurrency Credibility Enhanced - Michael Arrington Launches Crypto-Heavy Hedge Fund

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Cryptocurrencies keep gaining value - and mainstream credibility.    For example, this morning, one bitcoin is worth $10,697. Here is the coverage by Bloomberg.

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Memories of Princess Grace of Monaco - Will Meghan Markle Regret Giving Up Career

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Along with the announcement of the engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, there was the "rider"some Americans didn't want to hear. That was that Markle was retiring from her career in acting. She had performed roles is "Suits" and "Fringe."

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Language of Apology Remains Tricky Business in Healthcare - "The Good Doctor"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Iconic was the apology of Kent Hospital to actor James Woods for his brother's death in the emergency room. It was the hospital head Sandra Colella's saying she was sorry and admitting a system's failure that generated a settlement to the lawsuit. The case was "James Woods, et al.

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Social Media & Companies - Not So Fast in Declaring Angry Postings a "Crisis"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Too many businesses are accepting an organized outburst of anger on social media as a "crisis." " They fear damage to sales and to their brand.    Likely, though, they have been gamed.

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Fewer Employers Giving Employees Holiday Gifts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For the 2017 holiday season, only 40% of employers are giving their workers gifts, found the Advertising Specialty Institute. That's down from last year's 44%. Here are more details from Newsday. But no gift might communicate more goodwill than a ham-handed attempt at the once sacred ritual.

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Sex Talk in Workplace - When Brass Was Old, We Were Young & Zero Sensitivity about Issues

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was a different time. Going into the office meant fun conversations among us rank and file employees. The brass was old, or so it felt to us. We were young. And there was no sensitivity about certain issues such as body parts, gender, or lust. At one trade association in D.C.,

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Food Marketers Beware - Research by Food Behavior Expert Brian Wansick Challenged

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Research on, say, the shopping habits of retired military, could give food marketers the edge - at least in that niche.

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Christopher McCowen - Public Relations Push for New Trial

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

She was a brandname fashion writer for glam publications such as Elle. Her father was a Harvard-educated lawyer. She had dated one of Gloria Vanderbuilt's sons - Christopher Stokowski.

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"Let There Be Light" - Inspiring, Even with Heavy-Handed Faith-Based Meme

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A mantra for zen meditation is:  Clear Thinking, Don't Know. If that mindset is applied to film "Let There Be Light," it can provide an uplifting few hours - and a warm afterglow. Produced by conservative talk show host Sean Hannity, the story line is full of platitudes.

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A 20th Season for "Law & Order SVU" - 4 Reasons That's Possible

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last season, the ratings for "Law & Order SVU" were in decline. This, its 19th season, they are also petering downward. Here are the numbers. The question for fans of this long-running series is: Will there be a 20th season? 

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"Dateline" - Programming Unhappy Husbands Must Watch

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No, I haven't been able to watch every case presented on "Dateline." " But of those I viewed, the murderer of a married or divorced woman was always the current or former husband. The one exception was a husband acquitted after spending years in prison and three trials.

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2018 Resolution: Take More Risks, Like Aaron Charney

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was the Golden Age of BigLaw. That was before the crash in the legal sector - 2009. That year, about 6,000 lawyers lost their jobs.    While the gold still glowed, an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell- Aaron Charney - shocked the world.

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[Podcast] Behavior Tools and How to Use Them with Jill Davis

Speaker Launcher

Odds are that at some point in your life you’ve taken some type of personality profile test – like DISC. These tools are often used in businesses to help avoid bad hires, manage more effectively and retain top talent by identifying the natural traits a person possess and then capitalizing on those for best performance. […]. The post [Podcast] Behavior Tools and How to Use Them with Jill Davis appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Comeback - Of Course, Matt Lauer Can Put Together New Career Path

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Today" was a solid, lucrative platform for Matt Lauer to operate a career. But it's not the only one. And, those with more tarnished brands have also been able to put together a comeback. Most well known is Watergate "Dirty Tricks" lawyer Chuck Colson. In prison, he discovered spirituality. Upon release he put together a new brand as a prominent minister.    The reality is that America is about making money. With all his background in media.

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Tufts University Branding, Post Camilo A. Caballero, David W. Harder (bring on Mooch)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tufts University, based in Medford, MA, might have caught a lucky break. The actions of its student Camilo A. Caballero and its psychology professor David W. Harder could reposition and repackage its branding. No longer will Tufts be allegedly overshadowed by Harvard. The latter is based in Cambridge, MA. The driving distance between the two is about 5.2 miles. In branding, it's probably significantly larger.

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Career Comeback - November 2003 to November 2017

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The major issue hovering over the allegations about sexual misconduct is: Can big-time players such as Harvey Weinstein have a comeback? The question isn't absurd. After all, Nixon Administration "dirty tricks" lawyer Chuck Colson had a roaring one. In prison, he discovered spirituality. He went on to became a prominent religious leader, who was revered when he died at age 80.

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