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The Day TED Might Have Died

Manner of Speaking

I recently wrote a post in which I shared an article written by Seth Godin. That article mentioned the (then) upcoming book on TED Talks by TED Curator, Chris Anderson. The book, TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking, … Continue reading → TED Chris Anderson

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Watch my PechaKucha presentation!

PowerPoint Tips

Do you know what PechaKucha is? I describe it in an earlier blog post, “ Stay focused with Pecha Kucha.” ” And I wrote about my experience giving my first PechaKucha here. Briefly, a PechaKucha is a short, structured presentation, only 6 minutes, 40 seconds long.

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California Dreaming

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

There’s a shockingly misinformed review of the new San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in the Weekend FT. The article, Westward, look, the land is bright (the title taken from a line in an an obscure 19th century poem) is written by the cosmopolitan architect Thomas Sevcik. While I can’t comment on his claims about […]. Culture Shock! hollywood polygamy

PowerPoint Presentation Do’s and Don’ts

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Practical Tips for Creating Persuasive PowerPoint Presentations On 22nd May 2016 it will be PowerPoint's 26th birthday! Sadly many people still ruin their presentations because they don't know how to use powerful presentation tool properly.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 234) – Chris Anderson

Manner of Speaking

“When I think about compelling presentations, I think about taking an audience on a journey. A successful talk is a little miracle—people see the world differently afterward.” — Chris Anderson Photo courtesy of TED Conference / FlickrFiled under: Quotes for Public … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers audience Chris Anderson public speaking quotes quotes TED

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Epidemic of Sexual Abuse in Elite New England Secondary Education - Schools for Scandal & Brand Equity

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"More than 200 victims. At least 90 legal claims. At least 67 private schools in New England. This is the story of hundreds of students sexually abused by staffers and emerging from decades of silence."  "  - Spotlight Staff, Boston Globe, May 15, 2016. Here is the article.

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Famous Speech Friday: Michelle Obama at Tuskegee University

The Eloquent Woman

"Was I too loud, or too angry, or too emasculating?" You might find it difficult to imagine yourself saying those words in front of a crowd of thousands. But that's just what U.S.

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7 Ways You Can Emphasize an Important Point During Your Presentation

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It’s easy to emphasize important points in the written word. For example, if I want you to pay particular attention to something I’m writing I can underline it. I can also bold it, I can italicize it, and I CAN ALL CAP IT. If I want to be audacious, I CAN MAKE MY POINT USING […].

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Age as Liability - 6 Tips to Not Come Across as "Old"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In The Washington Post , Ruth Marcus confirms this reality: Aging is a liability. You bet it is. And Baby Boomers as well as the oldest members of Generation X have to learn ways to reduce its negative impact. That is, if we want to continue to function professionally and socially.

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The quantified speaker: 6 kinds of speaker data to know about yourself

The Eloquent Woman

A practical way to advance your speaker skills also is often overlooked: Quantifying your performances as a speaker over time. Put another way, if you keep track of certain measures after each talk, you can compare your data over time and make changes as needed.

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The Power of “The Ask”

Speaker Launcher

We’ve all heard it and inherently know it: The first rule of sales is to… (drum roll please)… ask for the business! For many speakers, the “Ask” comes into play when we are on the phone with a prospective client in the form of “Would my topic “XYZ” be a good fit for your audience?” ” […]. The post The Power of “The Ask” appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Interested in freelance writing? Still time to register for #ASJA2016 Sat May 21 NYC

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Still time 4 #writers 2 attend #asja2016 may 21 & hone #writing skills @AngelaAckerman @onestop4writers pic.twitter.com/Fu5LblZPvV — Bruce Miller (@writerinfo) May 6, 2016. Freelance Writing

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Harvard Law School Graduation - Mumps Protocol

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Nature still has the upper hand. Even elite Harvard Law School has to cave to the whims of natural forces. In Abovethelaw.com , lawyer-journalist Joe Patrice reports that the outbreak of mumps on the Harvard campus has impacted the prestigious graduation rites and rituals of Harvard Law School.

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Maya Angelou: "Be a Rainbow in Someone Else's Cloud" - Oprah's Master Class - OWN If you want to keep up with my wide-ranging reading list about women and speaking in real time, follow The Eloquent Woman on Facebook where these links are posted all week long--or just head here on Mondays, where I summarize them all for you. Either way, you'll be expanding your understanding of women and speaking: Speak up, smart girls!

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The Only Network Most Professionals Have - That's Why They Won't Retire

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For too many professionals, their only network is that one associated with their career. So, no fools, they know not to retire. That would plunge them into social isolation.

2016 60

Meme of Going Local - Ghostwriters/Speechwriters, Jeff Immelt Ended Globalization Focus

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The era of globalization probably ended officially today. That's when GE's chief executive office, Jeff Immelt told the New York Stern Business School graduates that the focus has shifted to local. And for all nations, in this time of protectionism it's: Watch your back.

2016 56

"Bums" - Term in New York Post Headline to Describe Homeless

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Bums" was a term mothers and nuns in Catholic grade school terrified us with. If we did X or didn't do Y we would wind up, you got it, bums. During the counterculture, "bums" became "street people." " And then they became "homeless."

2016 56

Education Labs & Its Frequently-Run Help-Wanted Ad

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Most of us in communications are curious. After all, this line of work demands a nose for emerging news. So, I am among those who are puzzled why Education Labs can't seem to find and settle down with the right communications talent. Frequently it runs this help-wanted for a remote vendor.

2016 56

They Have Come to Your Site - How to Make Them Stay Longer (that affects your Google ranking)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

You need eyeballs to spend more time on your site. Right. Well, there are proven ways to do that. Those who have used them are stunned at the results. Hold On to Those Eyeballs. Like many marketers, you have down cold the search engine optimization (SEO) strategies and tactics to bring traffic.

2016 56

Dr. William Petit Running for Public Office - CT's ongoing saga of resilience

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

William Petit attended all the trials of the two men who murdered his wife and daughters in a home invasion. They were in the New Haven, Connecticut courthouse. He looked weary. He had put on weight. The lowlifes were Joshua Komisarjevsky and Steven Hayes.

2016 56

How To Not Get the Social Part Wrong, at Work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's a dog fight for work. That's the same if you are looking for a full-time position or another assignment in the gig economy. So much of our focus has to be on outfoxing the competition.

2016 56

Aging Professionals - 5 Tips on Not Becoming (totally) Invisible

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Professional brand equity is propped up by attention. After all, this is the attention economy. Have enough of that attention currency to flash around and you are welcome everywhere. Lose any attention currency and, well. Aging puts in peril the ability to attract attention.

2016 56

Trump trumps Clinton in poll - Those inspirational books for children will have to tell this story

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"And there was this man in business. He was able to make a lot of money for himself and his family. But no one really thought about him much. "Then one day, this businessman decided that he wanted to make American great again. So, he ran for president. Lots of people laughed.

2016 56

The "R" Meme - Will Trump's embrace of it against the Clintons be effective?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Intuitively, Donald Trump has a sixth sense about memes. He identified and rode the populist one. Now, as the stakes grow higher, he has embraced the rape one. Our nation is against rape in any form.

2016 56

That "Camelot" Cliche - Why we use platitudes, why they are useful

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Probably when Jackie Kennedy leveraged the image of Camelot to her late husband's administration she recognized it was a cliché. After all, the image had been around for centuries. So, why did she use it?

2016 56

"Thank You" - The 1 phrase that keeps businesspeople out of jail

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It happens all the time in business. We come near to winding up in jail. The reason for the arrest could be disorderly conduct when the prospective client or employer makes a lowball compensation offer at lunch. A few glasses of wine were consumed. We explode. And we can't stop.

2016 56

The Cold Shoulder - Reconfiguring Street for Elite Communications

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The communications strategies and tactics I needed to navigate the world I learned on the densely populated mean streets of Jersey City, New Jersey. There was no margin for error. If you sent the wrong signal to the bullies, you would be targeted for life.

2016 56

Sinead O'Connor - Does fame kill?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Fame may be the barrier standing between a human being in pain and someone who can reach in. Currently, iconic singer Sinead O'Connor is missing. Given her history of emotional turmoil, some suspect a suicide.

2016 56

74 Lashes in Iran - That sounds about right for brutally killing dog

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A man in the Ardebil section of Iran has been sentenced to 74 lashes. On video tape which went viral on social media, he was caught throwing his dog against a car. Then he beat it to death with a shovel. In addition, he has to take training in caring for animals.

2016 56

Glassdoor - Will Layfield & Barrett Subpoena Scare Off Employees from Ranting?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Essentially, the story Kathryn Rubino tells on Abovethelaw.com today is this: California trial attorney, Philip Layfield, did not respond well to anonymous comments about his firm Layfield & Barrett on Glassdoor.

2016 56

Content Marketing - It's all about selling

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's puzzling: More and more marketing communications firms are positioning and packaging themselves as "supporting brands." " That phrase is appearing increasingly in help-wanted ads searching for talent.

2016 56

Twitter - Source says it will stop including links, photos in 140-character-count

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" [Twitter] will soon stop counting photos and links as part of its 140-character limit for messages, according to a person familiar with the matter. The change could happen in the next two weeks."  "  - Sarah Frier, Bloomberg, May 16, 2016. Here  is the article.

2016 56

The Language of Business - Shift from Indirect to Direct

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Corporatespeak used to be indirect. And since the Fortune 1000 dominated the commercial scene, that's how we were trained to communicate. That was then. Now, the language of business has shifted to direct. Often to the point of bluntness. Millennials already know this.

The Hillary Clinton Persona - So far, no luck in humanizing this professional politico

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's their flaws which make Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump human. We watchers of Campaign 2016 love them for those warts and all. After all, most of us are messes ourselves. But Hillary Clinton's shortcomings only irritate us.

2016 56

Need a Security Clearance? - Be cautious on social networks

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Often good jobs and well-paying contract assignments require a security clearance. Those not cautious in what they're putting out there on social networks might not get one.

Chelsea Hotel - Creatives & Domestic Discontent

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was at the Chelsea , in Manhattan, that so many creatives bunked. Those included Patti Smith. They weren't distracted by domesticity. And likeminded souls were all around. They could focus exclusively on their work.

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The Economist & Donald Trump - They share cocky tone

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No slouch when it comes to providing an opinion bundled in certitude and wit, The Economist has been hammering Donald Trump. The funny thing is that media property resembles him in one big way: Both have a cocky tone.