Sat.Jul 05, 2014 - Fri.Jul 11, 2014

Rotate objects precisely

PowerPoint Tips

PowerPoint makes simple object rotations very easy. If you don’t need to be precise. You can use an object’s rotation handle to drag an object around its middle. When you like what you see, release the mouse button and you’re done. If you need a common angle.

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Nonverbal Mistakes

The Communication Blog

Here’s an article on body language that you should avoid; body gestures that can create a negative impression in another person. It''s best to look at these gestures as creating negative impressions under certain circumstances but, certainly, not in all situations: 1.

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Speechwriting — Success Behind the Podium with Barbie Tootle

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Barbie Tootle is President of Left Field Consulting, which provides freelance writing services, consultation in communication strategies, and training in creativity and personal development. She researches and writes speeches for CEOs and senior officers in the corporate world, non-profits, and higher education. Barbie also writes scripts for large events and videos. She is story editor […]. Speechwriting Ohio State University

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7 things good communicators must not do

Presentation Zen

In this simple but informative TED Talk , Julian Treasure offers up seven things that effective communicators must exclude from speech. This list of seven is a kind of "bad habits to avoid" list.

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Accent Reduction: Freedom of Speech for Non-Native Speakers of English

Speaking Freely

Sandra Zimmer’s Google+ People from all over the world come to the US because of the freedoms and opportunities we enjoy in our country. Freedom of speech is among our most cherished and valuable rights which draw ambitious and educated people to our nation. Houston, Texas is truly a melting pot for professionals especially in [.]. Accent Modification Accent Reduction Communication Accent reduction Confidence Fear of Public Speaking Freedom of Speech

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Nonverbal Cues to Lying

The Communication Blog

Here’s an interesting article on lying and the nonverbal cues that often (but, not always) reveal that a person is, in fact, lying. The author correctly points out that the first thing one needs to know is how the person behaves normally—what we call establishing a baseline of behavior.

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Famous Speech Friday: Dominique Christina's "The Period Poem"

The Eloquent Woman

Don''t mess with poets on Twitter. Activist and performance artist Dominique Christina is the 2012 and 2014 champion of the Women of the World Poetry Slam, and she used a spoken-word poem to slam a tweet full of shaming about menstruation.

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More Trending

How to Not Get Nervous During a Presentation?

SketchBubble

Whether it’s a hall full of audience or just a few colleagues in the offices’ conference room, giving a presentation makes you nervous.

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5 Ways to help your prospects buy from you

SpeakerSue Says...

The American jackal, better known as a coyote, has survived for 1.8 million years. The name “ coyote ” is borrowed from Mexican Spanish, meaning “trickster.” ” This explains why some sales people exist even though they bring no value to the prospect.

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My Toastmasters article on social media and public speaking

The Eloquent Woman

My latest article for Toastmaster, the magazine of Toastmasters International , is available to members.

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The Writing Life & Financial Comfort: Can they co-exist?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Many of us seasoned writers (with the exception of the Philip Roth kind) live like we did when we were in graduate school. That Writing Life of the bare necessities may even be embedded with superstition. With good reason. When I was in the money, my creativity was stalled.

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Topical cartoon???

Max Atkinson

Yet again, this week''s Private Eye contains some brilliant cartoons, of which this is one of many very different topical themes - keep up the good work, chaps

Free Query Letter Writing Webinar

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

I am going to run a free test webinar on July 23, from 10 am to noon. If interested, or if you want to read about it or register, click on the link below: https://www.bigmarker.com/PauLima/how-to-write-query-letters-for-newspapers-and-magazines.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit, double edition

The Eloquent Woman

Fans of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook see links to good reads, resources and ideas from other sources there, in addition to posts from the blog. But you won''t miss a thing, since I''m summarizing that extra content and putting it here on the blog for all readers to see.

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Likes, Shares, Tweets, Google+ - Do the work & they will come

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Absolutely wrong approach: Starting out a writing project focusing on maxing the number of Likes, Shares, Tweets, and Google+s.    Right approach: Be confident about choosing the story angle, headline and first paragraph to grab attention.

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Attendance allowance: a Blair/Brown-Lab-Lib-Con victory?

Max Atkinson

Whether you voted Labour (and I didn''t), Conservative (and I didn''t) or Liberal Democrat, Labour''s Attendance Allowance was a brilliant move that the Con/Lib Dem coalition has, in their own interests, preserved.

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Are you Rough Around the Edges?

SpeakerSue Says...

A coaching client of mine is brilliant but no one wants to hear what she has to say because she has no social graces with which to say it. During her last review, she was refused a coveted position though she thinks it was because she wasn’t ready. She wasn’t and she isn’t.

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Observational Humor — Case Study #122

Humor Power

Here is another Observational Humor monologue presented at the end of a meeting. An Observational Humor joke doeesn’t need to be the funniest joke in the world to get a good laugh. The factor of “being there” is what magnifies the power of the joke.

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"Explosive," "Shocking," "Not Coloring Within Lines" - Even Conservative Clients Demand OTB (out of the box)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It has become binary.  There are the clients who recognize that they must change their mode of presentation in order to get and keep attention. Those include even conservative organizations and leaders.

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Chelsea Clinton & Other Former First Daughters: Perfectly Right To Hate 'Em

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Alice Roosevelt, daughther of President Teddy Roosevelt, probably was America's first celebrity. She loved blue, for example, and the smash fashion became the Alice Blue Gown. Likely a lot of people hated her and had a right to.

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Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter - Untitled Article

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yes, there's the voodoo of the image. But the image has to be transmitted in ways to max the ability to attract initial attention and make the content memorable. Tired old Power Point doesn't do it.   What does, research shows, is stick figures on whiteboard.

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Work: Millennials v. Baby Boomers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

LinkedIn studied how Millennials relate to each other at work.   What it found, reports Catherine Fisher who's employed at LinkedIn, is the members of the Millennial generation are more social with one another in the workplace than we Baby Boomers are.

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Uber Price Cap = Good Public Relations, For Uber & NY AG Eric Sneiderman

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In New York State, Uber will cap its taxi fare during emergencies and natural disasters.   It made that agreement with state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

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Crumbs Is Gone: What We Writers Already Know About Trends

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The business media, such as Forbes (read here ), are busy deconstructing the death of Crumbs. But most of what is being hammered as Lessons Learned is stuff we writers already know about trends. To survive, we had to anticipate what trends were on their way out.

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Uber - Doing an Amazon.com

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Amazon.com's signature strategy for dominating a category has been to price below the competition. Mobile sharing-economy Uber is doing the same thing in the New York market, at least on a temporary basis. Here is the coverage from the New York Post.

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Hillary Clinton: Can She Evolve into Idea Entrepreneur

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's a cautious Hillary Clinton who is on a book tour.  This is a continuation of the diplomatic, code for cautious, Clinton who we experienced when she was Secretary of State.    But that image won't cut it if she decides to run for the White House.

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Success: No Longer Planned

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Somewhere along the line we take a mental snapshot of what success should look like. Then that becomes embedded in our wiring. It guides the choices we make, for instance, where to put our energy, how to build our network and what assignments or jobs to seek. 

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Those The New York Times Wedding Announcements/Photos

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

By 1,600 miles away from the Northeast Corridor, my rescue dog Lee K. (he he had pedigree) and I had abandoned our preoccupation with status.  That was wise. After all, we were going to settle, probably for the rest of our lives, in the desert. There pretense was impossible.

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Glam Fields: Making It Big Takes More Than Talent

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"While the company [Conde Nast] lifestyle is lavish, the company culture is fearful."  "  Dominique Browning, Chapter 1 in 2010 book "Slow Love: How I Lost My Job Put On My Pajamas & Found Happiness." " Here you can order it from Amazon.com.

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"Downton Abbey" - Porker Watch

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

ITV knows we could never accept a Lady Mary or even plain Edith with some tonnage. And the Earl has just about reached the limit we will tolerate. So, ITV has warned the cast to watch their eating habits between seasons. Here is the coverage on this weighty issue in the New York Post.

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Rosie O'Donnell: Now that she's back on "The View," we will be back viewing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

How long will it be before Rosie O'Donnell has a tantrum on "The View?" " We hope that it's soon and that's why we will be back watching that ever-so-stale long-running program.  Her genius is stirring the pot, which she can do effortlessly.

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Legal Marijuana: New Niche for Writers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

State-legal medicinal and recreational marijuana (cannabis) is where the action is for writers. And it's age-blind.  I am an aging Baby Boomer and today I published a piece in PaymentWeek.com on the money-making opportunities associated with this new engine of economic growth for states.

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Binge Watching - No, not "Breaking Bad," But HBO's "Carnivale"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The biggest binge watch this weekend is AMC's "Breaking Bad." "  But a friend with proven psychic powers invited me to hunker down and view some of the 24 episodes of HBO's "Carnivale."

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Observational Humor — Case Study #121

Humor Power

This is a blend of Observational Humor and also jokes written for a 90th Birthday celebration. After a few opening lines, I presented most of the monologue in the format of a Question Man routine, where you first give the answer and then read the question. THE SET-UP (What happened and what was said during the event, before the monologue was delivered.). Darren LaCroix recommended opening a speech with a video because it establishes credibility and builds a relationship with the audience.

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