Sat.Oct 19, 2013 - Fri.Oct 25, 2013

Your questions about the Elite Speakers Mastery & Mentoring Program answered!

Speak Schmeak

Here''s a quick reminder that the deadline to submit your application for the Elite Speakers Mastery & Mentoring Program is TODAY, so if you''re still on the fence, you don''t have much time to make a decision.

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New book, Master Presenter, collects lessons from the world’s top presentation experts

PowerPoint Tips

I’m very pleased to announce a new book, Master Presenter, published by Wiley, which is a compilation of articles from presentation experts who have contributed to the Presentationxpert newsletter over the years. And yes, I’m one of them! I’m honored to be included!

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Famous Speech Friday: Christine Lagarde on "dynamic resilience"

The Eloquent Woman

I''ll just say it: There may be no better woman speaker in the world today than Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund. And when she speaks as she does in this speech, she''s speaking in her first second language, English, rather than her native French.

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LBJ, Speechwriting and the Quest for Brevity

OnSpeechwriting

In my last post I lamented about writing coaches who encourage all writers to pare their work. Not all writing is created for the same purpose, I argued, and speeches need to be more expansive because audiences need time to hear – and interpret – the words spoken. Now for a different view.

Halloween Costumes for Public Relations Professionals (Safe Bets)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Public relations professionals are supposed to demonstrate creativity, restrained by good judgment.  That should be reflected in their Halloween costumes. So, here are some safe bets, costumes which can be worn to a client's party as well as for a club crawl. A Tylenol capsule.

How to establish credibility at the beginning of your video | Media Training

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized Media Training

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Churchill's backchannel: Looking at his speeches through an audience lens

The Eloquent Woman

Ever since audience members first started tweeting their reactions during speeches, I''ve been hearing from alarmed speakers--and reminding them that, long before Twitter, every speech has had a backchannel of commentary from its audience. You just didn''t know what they were saying.

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Aging in America: Don't ask for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for all of us

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The odds are increasing that we will not just die, ending a good or disappointing life. Instead we will wind up in a nursing home.   Since I moved into a senior residential complex in central Connecticut, three of my neighbors on my floor have been, well, taken off to a nursing home.

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Are You Making These 5 Critical E-Commerce Mistakes?

Great Public Speaking

Keywords With all the fancy technical capabilities available to small businesspeople when it comes to their websites the same problem still exists that has existed for years. Most owners do not know the keywords used by prospects to find their products and services. Get a no cost tool and learn how to use it at [link] Difficult Navigation One of my $50.00 sites won INC Magazine’s Best-of-the-Web Awards and beat out three other million dollar sites.

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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 Dress for Presentations | Public Speaking Training

TJ Walker Interactive

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Jenny Brown, Working Stiff at IRS, talks to THE NEW YORKER's George Packer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

How are things at work at the IRS in Ogden, Utah for Jenny Brown?  In the current issue of THE NEW YORKER, she talks to George Packer about how things have turned very stressful on the job.  Her doctor asked her if she needed a prescription for Xanax.   Here is that article. 

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Superior Presentations 72: Build your presentation argument on.

Executive Speech Coach

Build on what they already know When you are introducing a new idea or concept to an audience you will have better success if you build on what they already know. Teachers often review the key points from the last class to start on familiar ground and build upon it.

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How does Jeremy Hunt (or anyone else) know how many old people in the UK are 'chronically lonely' ?

Max Atkinson

It can hardly have passed anyone''s notice that one of the big media stories over the past few days has been Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt''s claims about the number of our aged population who are ''chronically lonely'' (see above clip).

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What are the four jobs of a speaker? | Public Speaking Training

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Uncategorized public speaking training

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Vantage Group's 30th Anniversary - A Mother Speaks

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Live-blogging from Amarante, New Haven Connecticut.   Exclusive interview with Deb Selder, mother of Kirk Selder who suffers from the disability of Down's Syndrome.  Vantage provides group homes and other serivce to the disabled. Kirk was a speaker at the celebration.

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10 Principles of Successful Upselling

SpeakerSue Says...

It was a good thing I was in an airplane as I listened to the audio recordings of a client’s “mystery” shop calls yesterday. Had I been anyplace else, and I would have been screaming like a wild woman but didn’t want to frighten my fellow travelers.

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Majorspeak revisited?

Max Atkinson

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Worst Sound Bite “women love presents like dogs love treats” | Media Training

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized Media Training sound bites

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Pet Grief: Where it gets deep respect

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Grief shown respect is grief on the way to healing.  At the Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park, that intense feeling of loss after animal companions die is recognized for the wrenching experience it is.   Here is the article on that by Frank Shyong in the LA TIMES.

10 Principles of Successful Upselling

SpeakerSue Says...

It was a good thing I was in an airplane as I listened to the audio recordings of a client’s “mystery” shop calls yesterday. Had I been anyplace else, and I would have been screaming like a wild woman but didn’t want to frighten my fellow travelers. How can you upsell when you don’t even ask if they would like something else to enhance their event?

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Charlie Crist Will Miss Out on Funeral aka Great Networking Opportunity

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Can a nobody become a leader by attending enough of the right funerals?  Could be.  According to best-selling book "This Town" funerals are among the great networking opportunities.   Well, POLITICO reports that the widow of the late GOP U.S.

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Communications: Totally designer-driven

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

You bet, whether it's print, digital, or video, that communications will be designer-driven.  It's the designer, not the chief executive officer or the content-provider like myself calling the shots.  Steve Jobs' biggest achievement might not have been the iPhone.

X Things I must Know Today: How Industrial Age

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The media or at least those in charge seem to be very Industrial Age.  Ranging from USA TODAY ( here is an example) to BUSINESS INSIDER, they box the X things I must know today or, more specifically, before the Opening Bell (at New York Stock Exchange).

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That JFK Kind of Eloquence: Will it ever return to America?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There was a time when public speaking was an art form.  For centuries people flocked to hear the eloquent.  In America, we experienced that with John F. Kennedy.  Given that this November is the 50th anniversary of his murder, lots of tapes will be played of his speeches.

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Disruptive: Not everyone's product/service choice (American Express learns)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Credit cards are so old economy.  But that's the platform on which American Express is enhancing its rewards program.  Rewards represent the front lines in the war among financial service providers.

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Procrastination = Platform for (Extreme) Angst

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We in communications know from failure that it takes time for a creative angle to emerge and then to position and package it as content.  Diving in prematurely can produce stale copy.   Recently, I allowed a new client to hurry me. The first draft was garbage. He knew it. I knew it.

The Media We Consume: People judge us by that

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A college friend posts on Facebook her analysis of the article in SCIENTIFIC AMERICA on comprehension rate for paper v digial learning. Another college friend comments how impressed she is that the other friend reads SA.   Executives leave THE ECONOMIST on their office coffee tables.

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How to best convert YouTube video viewers into buyers | Media Training

TJ Walker Interactive

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How to get viewers to subscribe to your channel | Media Training

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized Media Training youtube

10 Reasons Why Every Professional Should Have a Youtube Channel | Media Training

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized Media Training youtube

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How to close clients with your YouTube videos | Media Training

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized Media Training youtube

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Sometimes it’s OK to be Nasty | Media Training

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized Media Training nasty

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Pet Industry: Forget Halloween costume parties for Fido, Muffy (Tips for PR Industry)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The pet industry, ranging from retailers to vets, is falling over itself hosting Halloween costume parties for Fido and Muffy.  Pet Smart in North Haven, Connecticut has racks of costumes.

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Why Media Training Skills are More Important Than Ever | Media Training

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized Media Training

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Can you recover from a bad first impression? | Public Speaking Training

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized public speaking training

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You can’t bully the media | Media Training

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized Media Training

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