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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 242) – Bruno Giussani

Manner of Speaking

“When people sit in a room to listen to a speaker, they are offering her something extremely precious, something that isn’t recoverable once given: a few minutes of their time and of their attention. Her task is to use that time … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers TED audience Bruno Giussani public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes

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A conversation with Bob Lehrman

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

On Thursday September 1, members of the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable hosted a conference call with with renowned author, speechwriter and professor Bob Lehrman. Robert A.

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The Best Marketing Move I Ever Made

Speaker Launcher

We have been talking a lot about lead generation and lists lately. Here’s the thing: your list is either working for you, or it’s not.

2016 124

Halloween 2016 - 5 Sure Bets for Public Relations Pros' Costumes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Halloween is the family-free holiday. Your stepfather doesn't fly in and repeat again that you should have taken the MCAT, become a sports doctor, and could have retired by now. There are no drunken reflections about parents and siblings who have passed over or no longer speak with you.

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How to write a funny speech – Part 1

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

WHY YOU SHOULD LEARN HOW TO WRITE A FUNNY SPEECH. Understanding how to deliver a speech well will make you feel good but being able to weave humour into any speech will get you noticed. Today we expect speakers to entertain as well as inform us, so understanding how to write a funny speech is an essential skill for aspiring presenters. This is the first in series of short articles designed to help you learn the secret of weaving humour into your speeches. ALWAYS START WITH THE STORY.

2016 62

Famous Speech Friday: Billie Jean King at FIFA Women's Conference

The Eloquent Woman

Even if you've never been a tennis fan, you've probably heard of Billie Jean King. The 39-time Grand Slam champion became a potent symbol of the women's rights movement in the 1970s when she defeated self-proclaimed "chauvinist pig" Bobby Riggs in the 1973 "Battle of the Sexes" match.

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How to introduce a guest speaker and cover all bases in two minutes or less

SketchBubble

There is a great responsibility that accompanies the honor of being asked to introduce a guest speaker.

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How to write a funny speech – Part 1

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

WHY YOU SHOULD LEARN HOW TO WRITE A FUNNY SPEECH. Understanding how to deliver a speech well will make you feel good but being able to weave humour into any speech will get you noticed. Today we expect speakers to entertain as well as inform us, so understanding how to write a funny speech is an essential skill for aspiring presenters. This is the first in series of short articles designed to help you learn the secret of weaving humour into your speeches. ALWAYS START WITH THE STORY.

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What does your more evolved, future speaker self look like?

The Eloquent Woman

Fight-or-flight syndrome (sometimes called fight-flight-freeze for the reactions it prompts) is normal and nearly universal in public speakers.and everyone else facing a stressful situation.

2016 72

What do bookstores have to say about author events? A guest blog from Waverly Place Literary Agency

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Guest post by Debbie Carter, Waverly Place Literary Agency [link] What do bookstores have to say about author events? “Because of the competition in New York City, we want to offer something experiential,” says Kaylen Higgins, Events Director at Strand Bookstore.

2016 63

Bridgegate Trial - Will Trump Distance Himself from Christie?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Opening statements in the case [Bridgegate trial against Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni] took place on Monday morning and prosecutors let out a little bombshell. They claimed that Gov. Chris Christie knew ,,, [from the get-go about the plan to tie up traffic]." 

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[Quick public speaking tip] Who cares?

Pivotal Public Speaking

Who cares? Do you? Does your audience? What about your speaking success? Do you care about that? If you care about being successful, you are going to have to consider your audience. Success is all about them. Consider your audience if you want to be successful. Show them you care. They have to feel that [.]. audience in public speaking public speaking engagement

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

If you want to keep up with my wide-ranging reading list about women and speaking in real time, follow The Eloquent Woman on Facebook where these links are posted all week long--or just head here on Mondays, where I summarize them all for you.

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What do bookstores have to say about author events? A guest blog from Waverly Place Literary Agency

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Guest post by Debbie Carter, Waverly Place Literary Agency What do bookstores have to say about author events? “Because of the competition in New York City, we want to offer something experiential,” says Kaylen Higgins, Events Director at Strand Bookstore. “We want programming that’s more dynamic than just an author’s talk or having a conversation.” ” (Facebook photo: crowd […]. Freelance Writing Presentation skills Speaker coaching

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Sept. 26th Debate - Can Donald Trump Be Coached in Rhetorical Impulse Control

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What catapulted Donald Trump to political fame was his rhetorical impulsiveness. Unlike many politicos, he was The Unscripted. That built trust in an era of cynicism. However, that also has gotten him in the kind of trouble which affected his polls negatively and gave ammo to Democrats.

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Observational Humor — Case Study #150

Humor Power

Here is another Observational Humor monologue presented at the end of a meeting. First, we will look at the set-up to give you. a sense of being there. Then I will share the joke and why it. was funny. Are you making Observational Humor a part of your club meeting? If so write me a note to tell me what the experience is like, and I’ll share your use of Observational Humor with our readers. THE SET – UP (What happened and what was said during the meeting.

Goodwill Retail - Best Value Brand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Austintown, Ohio, the Goodwill Store at 6000 Mahoning Avenue is packed with shoppers. That's when other discount retailers such as the dollar stores are empty.    One reason is that Goodwill Retail has established itself as the best value brand around.  Plus,

2016 69

Ian Kerr, Institution in Fairfield County, CT, Passes Away at Age 90

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Anyone who parachuted into the public relations business in Fairfield County, Connecticut, would seek out Ian Kerr. His signature was: He knew everyone. And through those contacts, newbies could establish their branding. Kerr made it his business to be a leader of public relations in western CT.

2016 69

Manhattan, Intentional Explosion, Campaign 2016 - No nominee can guarantee safety

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The intention bomb explosion around W. 23rd, Manhattan, on September 17, 2015 represents a worst-case scenario in domestic terrorism. As yet, not much is known. And even if those responsible aren't "brandname" violent enemies of the U.S., they have put a major city on edge.

2016 68

Blogging = Branding/Networking/New Business Development Tool

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The blog remains a powerful tool for branding, networking and new business development. Since 2005, I have leveraged blogging as my primary marketing tactic. But some businesses still haven't set up one or don't invest the thinking and time required to make content unique aka clickbait.

2016 65

Thaddeus Farrow Dies in Connecticut Car Accident

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Disabled Thaddeus Farrow had once been a "throw-away" human being in India. Then celebrity Mia Farrow adopted him. He made a life for himself as part of the large Farrow family and learned a trade as a mechanic. As USA Today reports, he died in a Connecticut hospital after a car accident.

9/26/16 - Appearance Is Everything

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Only the naïve about how games are played don't recognize that appearance is everything. From the get-go, that has been the situation in the presidential debates. And it will also determine the winner in the 9/26/16 one.

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Angelina & Brad - Will They Re-Marry, Like Liz & Richard

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That great love affair is ending, for now. But what we know of outsized romances such as that of Liz and Richard tells us that the fire could be rekindled. In time, Angelina and Brad could re-marry each other. Not that the second time around will last forever.

2016 65

Bridgegate, Foxgate, Emailgate - Re-Thinking Power

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In The Atlantic analysis of Bridgegate, Chris Christie's alleged approach to power is described as ugly. And maybe power will never again be hailed as what professionals should go for in a career.

2016 65

Drudge Headlines with "How Many Are There?" - Will Halloween Be Downsized

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On the Drudge Report, what could be multiple instances of domestic terrorism have become the main focus. The headline is: How Many Are There? There have been explosions in New York and New Jersey.

2016 65

Drudge Report Links New York, New Jersey, Minnesota Attacks

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The influential, conservative Drudge Report is linking the attacks in New York, New Jersey, and Minnesota. Our response should be fear, right. That could be the platform for Donald Trump to ride in to the rescue. He could announce a really-get-tough-with-terrorism agenda.

Kathleen Huebner - Seton Hill U, 1967

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's a trick I learned from blogging about the high-traffic Drudge Report: That's to search the archives for an unflattering photo of the nemesis. And that's what I have done. Here's a photo of Kathleen Huebner which probably is not the worst. But not the best.

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"Les Deplorables" - Donald Trump Upgrades Insult to Meme

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Conservatives were once positioned and packaged as boring aging white men preaching platitudes. Donald Trump has been changing all that. As we recall, Hillary Clinton referred to his followers as "deplorable." " Trump upgrades that label to a meme.

2016 65

The Kardashians - Insight into Their Wildly Successful Business Model

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In too many businesses, there is frequently a gap between changing market realities and what enterprises  (of all sizes) are doing to develop and close new business.

2016 61

Superlawyer Charles Harder Smackdowns Defamation Laws Too Stringent

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Charles Harder has become the superlawyer since he represented the plaintiff in "Hogan v. Gawker." " The jury awarded $140 million in damages. He has also represented Melania Trump in her battle with media for alleged defamation.

2016 61

Glenn Reynolds - He, of all people, should have known better

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Protest is a sacred right in America. Sure, sometimes those push-backs can get out of hand. Among the early ones to turn violent was the Boston Tea Party by the American colonists. More recently, the protest against the alleged police abuse in Charlotte, North Carolina also became ugly.

2016 61

Microsoft, Its Law Firm Orrick - Both Take Brand Hit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Much of law is ambiguous. That is what makes the work stimulating and the court verdicts subject to appeal. But there was nothing ambiguous about U.S. District Judge James Robart's discovery instructions to Orrick, which is representing Microsoft in a gender bias case.

2016 61

Salem, MA Witch Triials - Had Sigmund Freud Testified

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If the little colonial  town of Salem, MA hadn't been caught up in hysteria about supposed devil possession, 20 supposed "witches" might not have been murdered at the hands of the state. Today, 324 years ago, 8 of them were hung.

2016 61

You're Invited to Debate Party - 4 Must-Dos

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The debate on September 26th at 9 P.M. New York Time) will be bigger than the SuperBowl. And maybe even Halloween in America. Yes, you want to be invited to a Debate Party to share the excitement such as the verbal touchdowns by Donald Trump. Employers

2016 61

John Boehner - The Road More Traveled

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The reward for public service, which pays poorly, is frequently a lucrative position in a law firm.    In Abovethelaw.com , lawyer-journalist, Kathryn Rubino, reports that former Speaker of the U.S. House, John Boehner has taken that road more traveled.

2016 61

Over-50: What We Gotta Learn from The Sun God, Rupert Murdoch

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The head of 21st Century Fox, Rupert Murdoch, is in his 80s. But his age is irrelevant. One reason is because he has presence. Employees refer to him as "The Sun God." " When he enters the room, all entities turn to him. You bet, he owns that room.

2016 61

Ambition - Not Every Player Has Same Margin for Error

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"She [Bridget Kelly] was deputy chief of staff to Gov. Chris Christie and enjoyed considerable power. He [Bill Baroni] was a state senator turned Port Authority executive.Now [she]. is struggling to make ends meet, [he]. divides his time between the gym and helping his lawyers." 

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