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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 293) – Hillary Clinton

Manner of Speaking

“If you’re not comfortable with public speaking—and nobody starts out comfortable—you have to learn how to be comfortable. Practice. I cannot overstate the importance of practicing. Get some close friends or family members to help evaluate you, or somebody at … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers Hillary Clinton practice public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes

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3 Tips to Boost Your Confidence

Presentation Guru

Be more confident! That’s what they all say but no doubt you’re thinking, ‘If only it was that simple…’ This delightful short TED-Ed video explains where confidence come from – and how you can get more of it, with 3 quick tips to boost your confidence.…

2018 66

How To Choose the Color Scheme for a PowerPoint Presentation

SlideModel

First impression is the last impression, and rightly so. In almost every facade of life, and especially in professional areas.

2018 63

Myrtle Beach, SC - When It's Home, Not Vacation Paradise

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

You can bet, when those vacationing at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, heard Florence was on the way, they got out of the way.    They could afford to. Some of those who call Myrtle Beach home didn't have that option. Or, at least, decided they didn't.

2018 56

How to Book Repeat Business with Sarah McVanel-Viney

Speaker Launcher

Today, The Wealthy Speaker Podcast is being brought to you by the Inner Circle Mastermind. Tired of hustling for low-paying speaking gigs that don’t really light your fire? Let me share some of what I learned after 12 years as a booking agent, 6 under the roof of a speakers bureau and recently, 12 […]. The post How to Book Repeat Business with Sarah McVanel-Viney appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Today, The Wealthy Speaker Podcast is being brought to you by the Inner Circle Mastermind.

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Five (Plus One) Ways to Share a PowerPoint Presentation

Presentation Guru

When you think of a PowerPoint presentation, slides on a projector or a large screen display come to mind. But, the typical classroom has changed. So has the conference room, for that matter. If you’re giving a presentation, your audience may not even be in the same room as you.…

2018 61

Don’t create a false sense of urgency

More than PowerPoint...

I got a special offer in the mail on Saturday. It was marked “Urgent” I felt puzzled. After all, the mail isn’t an urgent medium. The postal service takes its time. But I skimmed the letter, anyway. It offered me 20 bucks if I would do a thing. I don’t even want to know what the thing is. I read a few paragraphs and got bored. I shredded the letter.

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More Trending

Bob Woodward Makes Books Cool (and profitable) Again

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In one day, "Fear" sold 750,000 copies. Here is the coverage in The Guardian. Its author - Bob Woodward - singlehandedly restored the book industry to its former prominence. Profits. And cool (the last time it had been cool was J.D. Salinger's "Catcher in the Rye."). ").

2018 56

The "Dateline Effect" - Wondering If We Are Sleeping with the Person Who Will Murder Us

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Not only is the common meme for "Dateline" The Husband Did It. In addition, any member of a close-knit group could be the murderer. In last night's episode, the 17-year-old foster daughter confessed to stabbing her caretaker over a 100 times.

2018 56

Digital Media Tough Game - Verizon's Oath Appoints K. Guru Gowrappan CEO, Replacing Tim Armstrong

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Verizon's Oath has some powerful digital media brandnames. They include Tumblr, HuffPost, and TechCrunch.    But, in the era of Facebook and Alphabet's Google, it's difficult for even those heavyweights to generate what it takes for the business to succeed.

2018 56

1984ish - Jeff Fager Out at CBS, But Not Because of Sexual Misconduct

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

CBS, despite being guided in public relations by outside communications firm Edelman, still can't get it right. Shame on you both CBS and Edelman. 

2018 56

New Census Report Throws Shade on The College Degree (that's after Apple, Google, IBM dropped degree as hiring requirement)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yes, most will admit that a college degree is  almost  necessary to make it in the current economy. However, that most is being eroded by the recent development that Apple, Google, and IBM announced they are no longer requiring a college degree to apply for jobs. 

2018 56

Graydon Carter - Changing Deck Chairs on the Titanic

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One-time high-flying media player at Conde Nast - Graydon Carter - had done a piece for Hearst's Esquire. It is a satire focused on Donald Trump (as we needed one more of those). And it will be available September 18th. Here are more details from the New York Post.

2018 56

Another Rite of Passage Goes Poof: Buying That First Car (HURRAH!)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Uber chief executive officer Dara Khosrowshahi told MarketWatch that his company would make owning a car 20th century.    That means that another traditional rite of passage for youth is going poof.

2018 56

Aging Invisible Yet Again - This Time It's For Benzo Abuse

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One of the indignities of aging is that we become invisible in society. The most recent example of that is: One out of four of those over-65 abuse benzodiazepines (benzos) and until recently no one has noticed. All the attention has been on youth addicted to opioids.

2018 56

Work & Finding Your Passion - How 20th Century

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"I need to work at something I'm passionate about."  "  That's what a 51-year-old female coordinator told me in our initial complimentary coaching session.

2018 56

"FBI" - Does Network TV Need Another One of Those, Even If Produced by Dick Wolf?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This fall "FBI," produced by Dick Wolf, is coming to network television. Wolf had been iconic creator of the famous "Law & Order" series and its spinoffs such as "Law & Order SUV."  "  However, one wonders if Wolf has lost his magic touch.

2018 56

Post-Lehman Collapse - No, We Aren't Back (with a few exceptions)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A classic of magical thinking is that after something very bad happens we are insulated from future tragedy. 9/11 was positioned and packaged as that very bad thing.    So, the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008 was unthinkable.

2018 52

Kleiner Perkins Brand Rattled - Mary Meeker Leaves Firm

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Legal gawkers mostly know venture capital (VC) firm Kleiner Perkins from the gender discrimination lawsuit by its former employee Ellen Pao. Because VC is sexy and gender-anything litigation is always controversial, the trial riveted the legal media.

2018 52

Remember, This Is Still Puritan America - Enjoy Yourself Too Much, "They" Will Get You

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Of course, a Cincinnati recruitment policy for police and fire fighters is controversial. Part of the application process requires answers about sexual behavior.    Odd? Not really. After all, it had been the misfit Puritans who founded the U.S.

2018 52

3rd Rail in All Professions - Brett Kavanaugh's Nomination Brushes Up Against It

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein sent a letter to the feds that reportedly included allegations of sexual misconduct between Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and a woman when they were both in high school."  "  - Bob Fredericks, the New York Post, September 13, 2018.

2018 52

It Gotta Be Kiddin' - New Recovery Publication Wants Articles, Offers No Payment

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What's not paid for has no value. That's the gospel of capitalism. That's why in my coaching service for the over-50 I had a sliding scale fee schedule. Even for those chronically unemployed, it's not for free.    One might decry capitalism's brutal ethos.

2018 52

Substance Abuse - The Awesome Operation of Adam Smith's Invisible Hand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Call it The Recovery Show. It's played to rave reviews for some such as lawyer Brian Cuban. But the reality is that clients, especially those with bet the ranch cases, don't want any part of past, present or future substance abuse problems.

2018 52

The Unique Freedom of Aging Professionals

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The ferocious drive, which often can be an obstacle to success, tends to die down as we professionals age. In itself that could be one factor creating late bloomers. We're more detached. That might be thought of as "freedom." 

2018 52

Now This: CBS Wants to Keep Covington/Debevoise Report of Internal Investigation Confidential

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

More strange goings-on at CBS. 

2018 52

Content Providers - Brutal Lesson from Crypto

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Could Michael Arrington, the venture capitalist for had founded TechCrunch, have been wrong? Not only did he set up a hedge fund based on crypto. He travels the world preaching the gospel of that virtual currency. Also, we now wonder about the business sense of the Winklevoss Twins.

2018 52

2019 - Back Gawking Again

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Gawker launched the careers of so many media stars - ranging from founder Nick Denton to former Wonkette blogger Ana Marie Cox. And, the good news for those who loved the rouge digital native tabloid, it's coming back online in 2019. Its new owner is Bryan Goldberg of Bustle Media Group.

2019 52

"Googleness" Subject of Age-Discrimination Lawsuit "Robert Heath, Cheryl Fillekes v. Google Inc."

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There are myriad stealth ways to discriminate against the aging in recruiting, hiring, promoting, and termination. The tactics range from primarily scouting on college campuses to putting a cap on experience. In what could be a landmark class action lawsuit against Google Inc.,

2018 52

Extreme Success - How Easily It Can Be Derailed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A super achiever dies at age 27. Those whose lives, from the get-go, focused on success have reason to pause and contemplate how little is really within human control. 

2018 52

Disgrace Isn't Forever - Les Moonves Can Come Back, Just as Roger Ailes Planned to

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Shame isn't what it used to. Not even in the ugly category of alleged sexual harassment. Les Moonves can put together a come back. That's even after leaving CBS in disgrace, without the expected $200 million severance package.

2018 52

It's a Wrap: Les Moonves Is Out

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The power of the pen. According to media reports, such as this one , Ronan Farrow's article today in The New Yorker has been the tipping point in Les Moonves' ouster from CBC. Here is Farrow's article.

2018 52

Florence - Could It Become First Category 6 Hurricane?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

With good reason, media outlets are giving storm Florence lots of coverage. Here is how Axios tells the story. Computer models indicate it could intensify into a Category 4 or Category 5 hurricane by time it arrives on the East Coast (if that's the path it takes).

2018 52

Another Ronan Farrow CBS Expose - Les Moonves Won't Be Allowed to Go Gently into the Night

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It isn't a bombshell. That's because the first expose by Ronan Farrow in The New Yorker about CBS head Les Moonves' alleged sexual misconduct already had been The Big Bang. This latest expose, which you can read here , is pretty damning, though.

2018 52

One-Fifith of College Students Considered Suicide - How We Can Help Them

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What kills us - literally - is that we assume we are the only ones who are so unhappy, had made so many mistakes, and/or are failing at what we're trying to do.

2018 52

Listen Up, Insurance Companies/Taxpayers - The Recovery Mafia Is Wasting Your Money

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The three are made men. They earned that status in the recovery movement by racking up the worst histories of abusing substances. On the Tuesday night meeting in Eastern Ohio they habitually take the three seats at the leader's table. 

2018 52

Serena Williams May Need New Coach - One for Aging Process

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The world knows two things: One, Serena Williams lost to Naomi Osaka. That meant Williams was unable to match the record of Margaret Court's 24 Grand Slams. So far, Williams has 23 Grand Slams.

2018 52

What Used to Be Known as "Early Retirement" - Strategy for Taking on Ageism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There is a movement which is getting a lot of attention in financial circles, the media, and, of course, the aging themselves.    That's FIRE - Financial Independence, Retire Early. Those doing a FIRE aren't necessarily leaving work and living the good life.

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