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What about PowerPoint 2016 (Windows)?

PowerPoint Tips

It’s time for me to talk about PowerPoint 2016, since it’s been out for a few weeks now. Here’s a screenshot of it. So, what’s new? Actually, nothing major, in my opinion. but here’s a rundown. You might find something that’s just what you need.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 211) – Demosthenes

Manner of Speaking

“All speech is vain and empty unless it be accompanied by action.” — Demosthenes Photo courtesy of Sting / Wikimedia CommonsFiled under: Motivation, Quotes for Public Speakers. Motivation Quotes for Public Speakers Demosthenes Public Speaking Quotations quotes

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An interview with your voice

Kate's Voice

How well do you know your voice? Seems like a funny question, right? Just today, I told someone what I do for a living and they said, “There’s nothing you can do about your voice. It is what it is.” And I responded, “Not true. There’s a lot you can do to create a voice […].

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Small, Liberal Arts Colleges - Yet Another Threat To Their Survival

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We English majors from another era remember the quaint times at the professors' homes. The colleges we attended were small. Liberal arts. And in rural areas. Mine was Seton Hill in central Pennsylvania. We recited our poetry.

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Famous Speech Friday: Jessica Mendoza calls major league baseball playoff

The Eloquent Woman

It's 2015, and a first has just occurred: Olympic softball medalist and sports announcer Jessica Mendoza called a nationally televised Major League Baseball (MLB) playoff game between the New York Yankees and the Houston Astros.

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Eight Tips to Touch the Hearts of your Audience

SketchBubble

Over the last 20 years, a growing body of scientific research suggests that people remember more if their emotions are engaged.

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The Benefits of Collaborative Presentation Development

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Discover the benefits of collaborative presentation development. Writing a presentation or speech on your own can be difficult and challenging – and it doesn’t need to be. You may never have thought to do so, but involving other people can make the task easier and less daunting – and can bring a host of extra benefits. Why use collaborative presentation development? Collaborators bring a fresh perspective. Collaborators challenge assumptions.

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Storytelling tips from frequent speakers and speechwriters

The Eloquent Woman

All of the frequent speakers and speechwriters interviewed in my Inside Voice series are storytellers--and some of them help others to tell stories, too.

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Audience Management 101 for Emcees

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

Any stage act or performance will involve an audience. That’s the whole point of the act. Performers know this, and a lot of them react to the audience when they are on stage. For example, in a dance routine, the dancers cannot move out of their formation to interact with the audience. However, the choreographer usually plans … Continue reading Audience Management 101 for Emcees → Articles Effective Emceeing (Tips!) Public Speaking Success on Stage

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Saturn Five Rocket described in simple words.

Executive Speech Coach

Presentation Tips on Twitter Presentation Skills Club on Facebook Executive Speech Coach , Business presentation tips from George Torok , the Speech Coach for Executives Executive Speech Coach & Business Presentation Skills Expert George Torok www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com.

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The Attention Hustle - Yes, Live-Tweet Democratic Debate Tuesday

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After a sleepy Columbus Day Weekend, the world needs an event. Some don't anticipate that the first Democratic presidential debate will provide that kind of force field. But that's irrelevant to those seeking to get the attention edge.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

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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How to Get Yourself Quoted by the Media and Magazine Interviews

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

I just learned that an interview I gave in South Africa, has been published in a the South African government magazine – Presidency Update. The interview was done outside of the Union Building – essentially SA’s government HQ. An official was in the vicinity interviewing foreign visitors about their thoughts of South Africa, I’m glad … Continue reading How to Get Yourself Quoted by the Media and Magazine Interviews → Professional Excellence

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The Results of the 2015 Best Website Contest Are In

Speaker Launcher

The 2015 Best Website Contest this year brought in dozens of nominated sites, hundreds of votes and loads of learning. Thank you, everybody, for participating! Not only do we appreciate you looking at the sites and voting, but those that threw their hat in the ring put themselves out there for “judgment”, and that is […]. The post The Results of the 2015 Best Website Contest Are In appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Creatives, Choose Your Intimates Wisely And Well

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The phenomenon is now known as the dynamics of "mirror neurons." " Researchers in Italy found that humans and some animals influence each other cell-by-cell. There is no escaping that force, except to flee that person or animal. Not that the concept was new.

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Observational Humor — Case Study # 141

Humor Power

This article will be a good learning tool on the subject of creating original humor. We begin with an Observational Humor monologue created at the end of a Toastmasters meeting by Bala ( Balakumar Shanmugam ), Author of the Indian Humor Blog, which is published in the Netherlands. Don’t confuse it with the Dutch Humor Blog which is published in India. We will begin with the original monologue delivered on September 16.

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Farewell to Howe and Healey: Tory & Labour Chancellors die in the same week

Max Atkinson

When I was doing the research that led to my first book on public speaking ( Our Masters' Voices, 1984) Margaret Thatcher was the leading British politician of the day and provided me with much of the data analysed in the book - for which I was and still am extremely grateful. Later on, when I was writing speeches for former LibDem leader Paddy Ashdown, she provided much raw material for lines that were more or less guaranteed to get rapturous applause. But those were only two of my debts to her.

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[WEBINAR] How 5 Successful Speakers Made It Happen

Speaker Launcher

Do you every wonder how some of the most successful speakers got to where they are today? How did they set themselves apart and catapult past the competition? It’s no secret that building a successful professional speaking business can be tough. But, just as with any other business, if you have the right tools and […]. The post [WEBINAR] How 5 Successful Speakers Made It Happen appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Events Speaker Marketing speaking webinar webinar

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Meditation, Yoga, 12-Step Programs - A Few Hours Out, On The Cheap

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Times are still hard. We are all still in debt. And, with Q3 2015 corporate earnings predicted to be lousy, we are jittery about yet another recession. So, we seek a few hours out of the house, and away from Netflix, on the cheap.

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And Here are Tonight’s Contestants

Humor Power

Last night on Jeopardy, Matt Jackson who looked like he would be another Ken Jennings, got knocked off off after 13 games and $411,612 in winnings. I didn’t want to see him go. The guy who beat him, Michael Baker, also impressive, lost tonight. Go figure. As important as quick reflexes, knowledge and focus are, you can’t beat luck. Just having the right questions can make all the difference. With the right questions, even I might win one game. But two games, highly unlikely.

Max Atkinson - Untitled Article

Max Atkinson

Thanks to Margaret Thatcher, 20 years on from her resignation. When I was doing the research that led to my first book on public speaking ( Our Masters' Voices, 1984) Margaret Thatcher was the leading British politician of the day and provided me with much of the data analysed in the book - for which I was and still am extremely grateful.

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Philip Richardson, Et Al. - In Days Of Organization Man/Woman, We Just Said Nothing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Philip Richardson is the third employee of The New York Times to be reprimanded by that employer for inappropriate commenting on Twitter. Richardson's was, reports the New York Post : "F_ you Jeb Bush for telling poor people they need stronger families to not be poor.

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Cornelia Guest 1, Homeless Animals (including birds) 1

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Homeless birds, dogs, horses, and more will have a warm, safe place to bunk and chow, thanks to Cornelia Guest. That one-time "It" Girl has sold her Long Island estate to purchase a 375-acre animal sanctuary in Ancram, New York. Here is the coverage in the New York Post.

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VW Sales In Europe Not Dinged By Scandal - Scary Moment For PR Folks

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If the game is about selling and you're still selling, maybe you don't need all that much public relations help. Influence is a different game. So far, sales of VW brand vehicles in Europe haven't been dinged.

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"Excellent Sheep" By William Deresiewicz - Back In Eisenhower Era, We Poor Kids Were Shaped That Same Way

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The book about Millennial elite students by William Deresiewicz resonates. In May 2015, he published "Excellent Sheep." " It remains at a high ranking on Amazon - currently, 5,249.

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Those Student, Customer, Client Evaluations - High Angst Among Workforce

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Remember when our jobs and professional mobility primarily depended on what our superiors were thinking and the word of mouth of the powers that be? Sure, there were those annual performance evaluations. But they were essentially a legal tool to justify raises, promotions, and terminations.

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Lamar Odom - Contagious Fun Ideal Of "But I Won't Go That Far"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Lamar Odom overdose - which could prove lethal - could make folks think twice about a fun time on the town. He was enjoying sex, booze, and drugs. Then, played out the old recovery adage: You use, you lose.

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Live-Tweeting CNN Dem Debate - Were We Dealing With Misleading Samples?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last night many of us live-tweeting the CNN Dem presidential-candidates' debate might have felt mighty smug. After all, so many others posting on Twitter seemed to pick up on the same points and opine in the same manner.

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Wal-Mart - Will It Go Way Of A&P

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Wal-Mart, like A&P, introduced a new concept. Now, both are in trouble. Wal-Mart cut its sales forecast for next year and this year its stock has been down 30%, reports The Wall Street Journal.    A&P filed for bankruptcy.

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Generation Debt Wants To Rebrand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Every generation has its own notion of the sound of the wolf scratching at the door. For my Great Depression grandparents it was an increasing tab at the butcher, baker and candlesick maker. Those were the days before the concept of the supermarket such as A&P developed).

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Twitter's Layoffs - Company Has To Do More To Survive

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As expected, distressed social network Twitter has announced a layoff. More than 300 employees or 8% of employees have been cut. But, those sophisticated in business know that a Reduction-in-Force (RIF) might only be a ploy to appease investors. And the effect of that will be temporary.

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Double Lives - Not Always Double Fun

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There was the apparent cocaine overdose for married-with-family medical doctor Kiersten Cerveny. Before that, married lawyer David Messerschmitt was stabbed to death in an attempted paid gay encounter gone very wrong.

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Ailing Computers, Printers - "Doc" Jonathan, At Boxaid.com, Tech Genius, With Wonderful Bedside Manner

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Computers develop ailments. So do printers. We independent contractors who depend on them to earn a living have learned to be very smart about finding the best, fastest, most cost-efficient "doc" to diagnose and treat the problems.

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Tim Derian Celebrates Vivid Greetings/Graphics 30th Anniversary On LinkedIn Pulse - 4 Lessons Learned

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Content posted on LinkedIn Pulse can move the attention dial. Attention, of course, is the currency of the 21st Century. Flash it and your products, services, message, or cause are welcome everywhere. That's the right kind of attention. The wrong kind of attention, though, can dinge your products, services, message or cause. On October 15th, on LinkedIn Pulse, Tim Derian posted a video celebrating the 30th anniversary of Vivid Greetings Ltd. and Vivid Graphics. Here it is.

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Bernie Sanders' Supporters - Opportunity To Publish Advocacy Articles

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This is a volunteer initiative. No payment. Here are details and how to apply. careers Current Affairs Media Personal Musings Politics

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The Economist - Opening For Journalist, Based In London, With Expertise In Banking

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What journalist, with a track record covering banking, wouldn't want to be hired by The Economist? And be based in London? Here are the details and how to apply.   Branding careers Games Media Personal Musings Writing

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Max Atkinson - Untitled Article

Max Atkinson

22 November 2010 Thanks to Margaret Thatcher, 20 years on from her resignation. When I was doing the research that led to my first book on public speaking ( Our Masters' Voices, 1984) Margaret Thatcher was the leading British politician of the day and provided me with much of the data analysed in the book - for which I was and still am extremely grateful.

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