Sat.Aug 22, 2015 - Fri.Aug 28, 2015

5 Reasons Every Speaker Should Write a Book (and How to Write Yours in 90 Days)

Succeed Speaking

[NOTE: This post contains affiliate links to free resources, which means I may be paid a commission if you choose to purchase any products for sale on the external sites. Thank you for reading.]. If you’re a speaker, or if you want to speak, you should write a book.

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Design an e-book or report cover in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

Last week, I talked about how to convert a presentation to a report or e-book. This week, I want to show you how to design a cover for that report or e-book in PowerPoint.

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Storytelling in 30 seconds - can you do it?

Speak Schmeak

It's been a while since I posted about a TV commercial (ah, the beauty of the DVR), but here's one I came across recently that perfectly demonstrates the concepts of concise, compelling and clear storytelling.

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Relationships and Divorce

The Communication Blog

Here's a great post on divorce. In addition, there's a wonderful summary of research on a variety of topics relating to divorce and relationship breakup. link]. divorce interpersonal relationships relationship breakups relationships

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5 Reasons Every Speaker Should Write a Book (and a FREE Guide to Write Yours in 90 Days)

Succeed Speaking

[NOTE: This post contains affiliate links to free resources, which means I may be paid a commission if you choose to purchase any products for sale on the external sites. Thank you for reading.]. If you’re a speaker, or if you want to speak, you should write a book.

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Breaking Comedy’s DNA: Review

Pro Humorist

I’ve been on author Jerry Corley’s mailing list for a couple of years now. I really enjoy what he has to say. And there’s a lot to be learned, for free, on his blog. He’s always entertaining and insightful. If you’re not sure who he is, Jerry is a comedy who worked the road for a number of years, and also worked the corporate comedy market. Not only that, but he wrote for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno for eight years. Now, before you think “urgh, Leno?

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Call Him "Joe" - VP Biden Becomes 1-Name Celebrity

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As the anyone-but-Hillary movement hardens into rage about imploding Clinton Inc., Vice President Job Biden has become a celebrity. A prerequisite for that is being known by 1 name. Now, everyone is calling him "Joe." " Among others, California Governor Jerry Brown wants Joe to run.

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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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Reading your speech is boring.

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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Q2 GDP Growth = 3.7% V. Expected 2.3%: America Is Great (will this derail Campaign Trump?)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There it is: Q2 GDP growth at 3.7%, reports the Commerce Department. That's a smackdown on the estimated 2.3% growth. Here is the deconstruction in The Wall Street Journal. America is great. Obviously. We have lots to feel good about ourselves.

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The Best Website Contest is Back!

Speaker Launcher

Well, it is time again for our best website contest for speaking experts. Boy, we’ve come a long way and seen many changes to web design since our contest last ran! We’ve seen carousels (slide decks) come and go from homepages and I am glad for that as it often led to a lack of […].

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Famous Speech Friday: Toni Morrison’s 2011 commencement address

The Eloquent Woman

(Editor's note: Many readers know that my sister Elaine died this summer. Not long after, fellow speaker coach Kate Peters got in touch to offer me a guest post for the blog, choosing this Toni Morrison speech to add to our collection.

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Secrets of Remarkable Presentations

SketchBubble

The late Steve Jobs was legendary for his speaking skills.

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Owen Labrie - Mixed Jury Verdict

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The jury of 12 of his peers delivered a mixed verdict for St. Paul's School alumnus Owen Labrie. That means he's not completely off the hook in this sexual assault legal saga. And his future career could still be damaged by what might have been a simple series of errors in judgment.

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Personalize Your Proposal … or Die!

SpeakerSue Says...

Okay… so the heading may be a bit extreme. Or, maybe not. Not if you’re in sales and you want to sell. Being relevant has always been key and thankfully, being authentic – articulating your brand story and presenting your best self – have become prime differentiating factors,too.

Use a script or transcript to manage your speaking speed

The Eloquent Woman

Whether you routinely use a script or just speak off the cuff, you can use text as a tool to manage your speaking speed and increase your understanding of it.

Drudge Report - Totally Co-Dependent On Hillary Clinton

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Even though Hillary Clinton is imploding, the Drudge Report continues to give negative articles about her top billing. That obsession has extended to her aide Human Abedin. The only backing off has been in the posting of unflattering photos of Clinton.

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Jonathan Chait, Give Me A List Of People Who Aren't Crazy (and will you be able to be on it?)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Puzzling. In New York Magazine , Jonathan Chait contends Donald Trump won't be able to be elected president because he's crazy. Mmmmm. Were Teddy Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, and Richard Nixon playing with a full deck? You wouldn't conclude that if you read their biographies.

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Alison Parker, Adam Ward, Verster Lee Flanagan aka Bryce Williams - Theatre Of Rage And Resentments

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At Roanoke affiliate WDBJ, employees Alison Parker, Adam Ward and Vester Lee Flanagan aka Bryce Williams are dead. Parker's and Ward's murders happened live on-air. Williams, the suspect, later has committed suicide. Here is coverage from USA Today.

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Slow Ratings Day At Fox News, Roger?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"The head of Fox News [Roger Ailes] called on Donald Trump to apologize Tuesday over the billionaire presidential candidate's latest social-media fusillade against network star Megyn Kelly." " - Bruce Golding, New York Post, August 25, 2015. Here is the article.

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The Stock Market - Folks In Tucson, Arizona Didn't Notice

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

All through the weekend, when the stock market plunged more than a 1,000 points and as talking heads speculate how bad or not so bad it will get, my social and professional circles in Tucson, Arizona never mentioned what is transfixing metro centers around the world.

"Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and the Dark Side of the Dream" - Who Cares?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

With his rugged good looks (no Bugs Bunny overbite) and family name, Robert Kennedy Jr. remains a player in public affairs. So, what he does or doesn't do will receive some media attention. When his second wife committed suicide, he was a headliner.

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Migrating For Opportunity - It Never Was Pretty (Despite Meme Of Melting Pot)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The suffering and deaths of 21st century migrants searching for opportunity are not a new story. In the early 20th century, one set of grandparents came from Poland, the other from Italy to America. Neither knew the language. Neither ever mastered it.

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Katrina - Social Media Proved Itself Out As Game-Changer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Katrina was more than a  media event. It provided the platform for early adopters in social media to leverage our new power. Toby Bloomberg, Paul Chaney, and I were among those who joined links to bring to the world's attention what needed to be done.

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Bruce Davis, Part Of Manson Family, Eligible For Parole - Likely, Though, He'll Die In Prison

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For the fourth time, Bruce Davis, a member of the infamous Charles Manson "family, has been ruled eligible for parole. That's been done by the Board of Parole Hearings. However, only the politically naïve would ever believe that Davis will actually be released.

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Emotional Affairs - Spouses Should Worry About These More Than AshleyMadison.com

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Emotional affairs get their power from the sex not being consummated. Once it is, they are now longer emotional affairs but infidelity.

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Josh Duggar, et al. - Rehab As Rebranding

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One of Amy Winehouse's songs talks about rehab as "no no no." " Well, rehab has become "yes yes yes" for celebrities needing to rebrand. The latest to do rehab is Josh Duggar.

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Marcy Borders As Everywoman

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Marcy Borders' trauma was very public. Global television captured her covered with dust after she escaped the World Trade Tower. There she had been working as a legal assistant for Bank of America. Now the media, such as USA Today , capture the story of her inability to heal from that trauma.

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Outsourcing, The Philippines & The Generation Who Watched "Sesame Street"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Millennial and Generation Z web developers, Internet Marketers, and copywriters we outsource to in the Philippines grew up watching "Sesame Street." " Big Bird has become embedded in the cultural DNA of Filipino workers.

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With Regrets - Turning Down Dinner With Hillary Clinton

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Hillary Clinton invited me to dinner, via email. LOL, given emailgate. Since I sent my regrets, here is the invite, in case you're interested. Essentially, here's the game. You  You click on the invite. Then you will be registered to be part of a whatever.

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Those Opinion-Editorials, Ranging From The Wall Street Journal To LinkedIn Pulse - Assume No One Cares

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The content of so many opinion-editorials (op-eds) never get read. They are the words of the sermons written by Father McKenzie that no one will hear. That clergyman's tone-deafness is featured in the Beatles' song "Eleanor Rigby."

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Tech - Startups & Mature As Vulnerable As Old-Line Mickey D.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Millennials and members of Generation Z have been told: Go into tech. Start your own enterprise or be hired by someone else's and have your lawyer review your contract for equity and more.

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Financial Turmoil - Presidential Candidates Have To Rip Up Playbook

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Wild-eyed, both seasoned investors and the average joe and jane wonder: How bad will it get? The terror is that the curre nt global market turmoil is the platform for, at best, another 2008 severe downturn. Or, at worst, the real deal of another The Great Depression.

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Jared Fogle - Sorry, I Can't Be Christian On This One

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to Christianity, we should hate the sin but love the sinner. Therefore, we should feel compassion that confessed child molester, Jared Fogle , faces rape in prison, even murder by fellow inmates.

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Rentboy.com, If Hacked, Could Have Been Another AshleyMadison.com-Like Outing Scandal

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"After paying a fee to join the site [Rentboy.com], users can access the profile of an escort, many who advertise in their profile the types of sexual acts they are willing to perform and the price for them, the complaint said."

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