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The Public Speaking Fear Grid

Manner of Speaking

It’s no secret that many people are afraid of public speaking. As Jerry Seinfeld has said, “According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two! This means, to the average person, if … Continue reading → Nerves Psychology of Public Speaking Jerry Seinfeld Mark Twain public speaking

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You don't need a stage to need stage presence

Speak Schmeak

I was recently contacted by a woman who manages a small team of young, inexperienced salespeople. She was primarily concerned with their lack of self-awareness; their behaviors in front of clients and prospects were less-than-stellar. One person bites their nails in meetings.

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A few words about introducing a speaker

Joan Detz Speaker Services

For starters, don’t read any introduction from your cell phone.

Anatomy of a Triple Threat in the Speaking Business

Speaker Launcher

In football, a triple threat is someone who is great at passing, kicking and running. In entertainment, a triple threat is someone who can act, sing and dance. Ryan Gosling for example. In the speaking business, a triple threat (in my terms) is someone who is great at stagecraft, marketing and selling. Which ones of these are […]. The post Anatomy of a Triple Threat in the Speaking Business appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

New Business Theme Added to Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™

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Florian Mueck and I are pleased to announce that the new Business theme has been added to the app version of Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™. Players can now choose to play one of three different themes (Classic, Family and … Continue reading → Rhetoric - The Public Speaking Game Florian Mueck presentations public speaking

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 266) – Spring Washam

Manner of Speaking

“When one thought ends, right before the next thought begins, there is a tiny gap called ‘now’ Over time we learn to expand that gap.” — Spring Washam Photo courtesy of Motivation Quotes for Public Speakers pause public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Spring Washam

Why most public speaking advice doesn’t seem to work for you

Speaking about Presenting

There’s a book called “What to Say When…You’re Dying on the Platform” by Lily Walters. It’s full of clever quips and responses for when things aren’t going your way during a presentation or speech. My partner Tony loves it. I could never use any of it.

21st Century Fox - Sale Would Mean James, Lachlan Murdoch Waited In Vain

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The empire that Rupert Murdoch built and nurtured - 21st Century Fox - was, most assumed, to be passed on to his two sons. They are James and Lachlan Murdoch. Weren't they being groomed to lead the House of Murdoch? After all, the father was approaching 90 years of age. Executives who worked at 21st Century Fox got it that they would never become the chief executive officer and, eventually, went elsewhere.

The Top Five Things to Never Say in a PowerPoint Presentation

Presentation Guru

Just a short article this time, but a useful reminder of what NOT to say when delivering your next presentation. I guarantee you will have heard every one of them, time and time again, and groan every time you do. So why do presenters persist?…

Observational Humor — Case Study #159

Humor Power

Here is another Observational Humor monologue presented at the end of a TM meeting. The Set-up (what happened and what was said during the meeting before the monologue was delivered.). George said that I had the style of Jack Benny. The name of the club is Pro Toastmasters. Tim mentioned that he used to live in North Las Vegas, and pointed North. Then he realized that he had pointed East and corrected himself by pointing North.

Open @ Recovery, Celebrate Anniversaries of Sobriety in Public - Not So Fast

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There is a movement afoot to bring one's former problem drinking and other substance abuse problems into the open - and joyfully celebrate anniversaries of sobriety in public. In The New York Times , Laura Hilgers explains that could have many positive results.

Gig Economy Workers - Getting Paid, Options When That Doesn't Happen

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Right now, we gig economy workers represent 34% of the U.S. workforce, calculates Intuit. By 2020, that will be 43% - or almost half. The phenomenon is becoming global. In India , for example, there is the growth of "independents."

Rebranding Uber - The Stakes Are High

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Job number-1 for new Uber chief executive officer Dara Khosrowshahi is rebranding the ride-hailing service. At stake is the growth of its business versus strengthening competition, both in the U.S. and overseas.

First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs - Current Metaphor for Days of Rage

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From today onward, those who attend Sunday religious and spiritual services will be peering over their shoulder. Massacres, even in supposed sacred settings, have become metaphors for these current days of rage. No one really understands the rage. Everyone now fears it.

"Daily Mail TV" - Strong Ratings for CBS Newbie News Magazine

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Hyper and high drama, "Daily Mail TV" is engaging audiences. It's a newbie magazine on CBS. Last night, there was an extended focus, from a number of angles, on the Louis C.K. apology. That was probably on the money since "TMZ" also devoted plenty of air space to it. 

Campus Rape - Victims on "Law & Order SVU" Don't Connect the Dots

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The provocative story line on last night's "Law & Order SVU" features a brandname comic who sees himself as a 21st century Lenny Bruce. That is, he pushes the boundaries of satire to highlight social hypocrisy.

Another Shoe Drops at Conde Nast - GQ Cuts 7 in Editorial

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"He looks right out of GQ." " That was the signature phrase about an assistant manager at a Home Depot where I was a consultant. At the time, and it was print time, GQ was the go-to media for men's style.

Global On-Demand Economy - In UK, Workforce 1, Uber 0 (at least for now)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the UK, as in the US, Uber drivers have gone to court to be classified as "employees," not independent contractors. Being designated that way legally would bring them the benefits, rights, and protections of employees.

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Evolving Employer-Labor Relationship - Gig Economy on Trial

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Will the evolving employer-labor relationship be decided in courts of law? Could be. Here is Maya Kosoff's article on that in Vanity Fair. Going to court for legal identity.

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Deutsche Bank, Smart Contracts - The Beginning of the End of "Work," As Civilization Has Known It

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sooner than many employees at Deutsche Bank anticipate, their new colleagues could be a robot. And, once those robots settle into a routine, the human finance people could lose their lucrative jobs.

Five Marketing Tips from John Jantsch

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Take your marketing strategy to the next level with expert insight

"Chicago PD" - Morally Ambiguous Show with Tough Moral Lessons

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last night's "Chicago PD" began with the murders of an upscale family. Actually it had fallen on hard times but kept up their lifestyle through dealing drugs. Their killer will also be held responsible for the murder of a cop. The cop's death actually was a suicide.

"The Good Doctor" Crushes It in Ratings

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The oddball new television show about a overly idealistic surgical resident who happens to be also be autistic should have failed. In addition, it is in the tricky 10:00 P.M. time slot. That show is  "The Good Doctor." " And, it is crushing it in ratings. The average is at 17.4

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"Ripped from the headlines" Is Opioid Crisis for "Law & Order SVU"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The story lines for "Law & Order SVU" are, as the saying goes, "ripped from the headlines." " So, no surprise, last night's plot focused on two interrelated national problems. They are the opioid crisis and the extreme over-billing by rehabs and sober houses.

David Boies 0, Lawyering as Profession 0, The New York Times 1

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

David Boies not only had the brandname of "superlawyer." " He was also the thought leader associated with seminal social issues such as marriage equality. 

280 Characters - That Doesn't Feel Right

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Both the fun and discipline of Twitter had come from the challenge of communicating in 140 characters. Operating within that parameter made us "feel like" a Don Draper from "Mad Men." " We could actually have mastery over words.

Uber Culture - Can Dara Khosrowshahi Implement the 8 New Norms?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Uber's rogue culture had served it well. The ride-hailing start-up managed to disrupt a whole industry and grow globally, despite the push-back from the traditional players. That was then.

Superlawyer David Boies - Brand Equity In Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Both the business and the legal media are following what role superlawyer David Boies might have played in enabling Harvey Weinstein. The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Abovethelaw are among those analyzing how and when Boies represented Weinstein and the Weinstein Company.

Park Avenue, NYC No Safe Harbor from Alleged Sexual Misconduct - The Case of Dr. Eric Braverman

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Where can females find safety from alleged sexual misconduct? According to the New York City authorities, it isn't in a neurosurgeon's office on Park Avenue. 

Channeling Jack McCoy - Points of Law & StrastasCorp's Romeo Spino, BMG's Rodney Burrell

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I am channeling Jack McCoy from "Law & Order" in taking on two business entities. They are are government contractor  StrastasCorp. The chief executive officer is Romeo Spino. The corporation is based in Virginia Beach, Virginia. 

Landlords-Tenants - Operation of the Invisible Hand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The gallows humor was: We kept up our credit rating not to get the best rate on mortgages but even to be able to rent an apartment. That ordeal could be worse than applying to get into a T-14 law school. It was the time of Landlord Nation.

Ronan Farrow & Harvey Weinstein Franchise - Can He Keep It Growing, As Gabriel Sherman Did with Roger Aliles

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Ronan Farrow is at it again. He has published his third major feature in The New Yorker on Harvey Weinstein. The focus is on the spies Weinstein allegedly hired to track actresses and journalists. Here you can read it.

Standardized Testing - Big Changes Could Be Coming

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Developing, administering, assessing, and coaching for standardized tests had been a major economic niche in the U.S. That source of revenue could be coming to an end. And it represents big money. To register to take the LSAT costs $180.

"Megyn Kelly Today" Shifts Focus to Sexual Harassment - As Expected, Ratings Improve

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The outing of sexual harassment by big names keeps going and going. And, that is a miracle development for floundering morning program "Megyn Kelly Today."