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10 reasons to join the Presenting for Humans Success Circle

Speak Schmeak

Are you thinking about joining the Presenting for Humans Success Circle , but not sure if it's right for you? Perhaps I can help you decide with these ten reasons I think the program is worth joining!

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Make your next presentation your best yet

Manner of Speaking

The infographic in this post comes courtesy of the design agency Ghergich & Co. They developed it for Salesforce Canada and invited me to share it with you. The infographic captures some important principles from three experts in the field of … Continue reading → Delivery Design Slide Presentation Chris Anderson Guy Kawasaki Nancy Duarte PowerPoint Presentation public speaking TED

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6 Powerful Pitch Deck Tips to Get Seed Funding

Duarte Blog

Congratulations on having a great business idea. Extra congratulations if you’ve started the company and gotten some traction. Good job, you! Now all you need is some money to bring your startup vision to life. So…you start writing a pitch.

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Famous Speech Friday: Taylor Swift's harassment testimony

The Eloquent Woman

It was courtroom testimony by a harassed woman the likes of which is rarely seen, and that's really the pity here. But when singer-songwriter Taylor Swift took the stand in a Denver, Colorado, federal courtroom, her words resonated around the world.

Using A Visual Aid During Presentations | Presentation Training Institute

Presentation Guru

Using A Visual Aid During Presentations “You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.” ” – Lee Lacocca. Source: Using A Visual Aid During Presentations | Presentation Training Institute … Bitesize

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5 Ways to Listen Better

Presentation Guru

“We are losing our listening.” ” According to sound expert Julian Treasure, we remember only 25% of what we hear. Conscious listening creates understanding. But it is a skill we are losing.

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Vocal Variety Tips, Part 3 – Pitch and Resonance

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Having learned about the importance of speech projection and delivery speed in the first two articles in this series on vocal variety , it’s now time to turn our attention to pitch and resonance. What is pitch and why is it important?

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Drudge Report Becomes Public-Service Platform for Reality Check about Irma's Danger

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The influential Drudge Report is pitching in to do a public service. The subject is Irma. In its headline , the Drudge Report hammers that residents of certain areas in the possible path of Irma have been warned to evacuate. On the left hand side of the news site, links reinforce this message.

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Chelsea Handler on how DUI school got her over her fear of public speaking

The Eloquent Woman

Comedian Chelsea Handler, creator and host of the show Chelsea on Netflix, was interviewed recently by David Axelrod on The Axe Files podcast.

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How to Deliver Online Presentations During Remote Meetings

Presentation Guru

Remote meetings are arguably more frequent today than ever before. Back in the day you might have expected a remote meeting between board members, executive directors or people at the top of the organizational hierarchy.

3 Things That Might Be Blocking Your Next Flashpoint

Speaker Launcher

Have you heard of flashpoints before? We use this term in The Wealthy Speaker 2.0 to indicate when a speaker has hit a new level of success. As defined in this past blog post, a flashpoint is “that moment when things fall into place, and the hard work really starts to pay off.” What kind […]. The post 3 Things That Might Be Blocking Your Next Flashpoint appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

"I've Been Legoed" - Emerging Meme For Becoming Unmarketable in Digital Era

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Lego had long symbolized the fusion of fun and education for children. Now, as Mashable reports, it's laying off 1,400 or 8% of its workforce. Its leadership is not optimistic about the near future. The new mission is to become more relevant in a digital age.

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3-D Printing Tutorial at Mahoning County Public Library - Attendees Were All Baby Boomers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Is it that members of younger generations  already  knew a lot about 3-D Printing ? Or, are Baby Boomers determined to stay up-to-date with tech trends? That's what I wondered this evening at the tutorial on 3-D Printing at the Poland branch of the Mahoning County public libraries.

"What Happened" By Hillary Clinton - Books Keep Personalities in Limelight

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last night on "The Late Show" was Bernie Sanders. His new book is "Guide to a Political Revolution." " Next week on that same show will be Hillary Clinton. Her new book -"What Happened"- will be published September 15th. It's #1 on Amazon. 

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Content-Creation - Betting on the Wrong Horse

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was the Golden Age of litigation. Or at least one of them. The Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement had emboldened those in the U.S. to file lawsuits. On the state level, the one about lead paint against deep pockets such as Sherwin-Williams would run years and years. 

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Fake Lawyers Killing Off Competition on Amazon

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The competitive move works like this. A rival's product is selling well on Amazon. The competitor impersonates a law firm and notifies Amazon that the product is in violation of some law. That could be, for example, alleged theft of intellectual property.

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Lost Weekend - Binge Watching Irma

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Concern for those we care about in Florida. Awe about the power of climate change. Smugness about being safe in the boring Midwest.    Whatever the motivation, too many of us will make this coming weekend a "lost" one. We will be binge watching coverage of Irma.

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Rotten Tomatoes - Tomatometer Is Play-Out of Adam Smith's Invisible Hand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When is the last time you ponied up double-digit bucks for a ticket to a film at a movie house?   Likely that didn't occur during the all-important timeframe of May through Labor Day. Ticket sales were down 15%. And, as The New York Times reports, much of Hollywood blames Rotten Tomatoes. 

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"Perfect Storm" - Irma Extends Life of (tired) Buzzword

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We in communications assumed the phrase "perfect storm" had died and been washed out to sea. What a tired platitude. Irma made us wrong.

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David Muir - ABC's Greek Chorus on Irma

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From the get-go of ABC's 6:30 P.M. news, anchor David Muir takes on the role of the Greek Chorus. With high drama, and all the right variations in tone, Muir warns of the severity of Irma. 

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Language of Retirement Planning - Factor in Phrase "Extreme Weather"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Southwestern Arizona. That was a favorite of those considering retirement/semi-retirement. Then there were the summers of 2016 and 2017. The Tucson-Phoenix regions had sustained 122-degree temperatures. The media articles on the most affordable coastal towns listed those in Texas.

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Blockchain - More Than Just About Bitcoin, Growing Work Opportunities for Communications Pros

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There are illnesses and deaths triggered by e-coli. That can reach epidemic numbers, until the source of the e-coli bacteria is found. Meanwhile, many more human beings will become sick. Some of them might die. Others could suffer injuries which require lifelong medical care.

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Steve Cohen - Can He Restore Branding as Hedge Fund Magician?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

America loves smart. And, former hedge fund manager-Steve Cohen-is that. He eluded the legal hunt by former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District New York-Preet Bharara. And, his super lawyer David Boies essentially got him off the hook with the SEC.

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Drudge Report Shifts From Acts of Politicos to Acts of God - Theatre of Stripped Store Shelves

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Influential Drudge Report has selected acts of god as the sweet spot. And shifted focus from the acts of politicos around the world, ranging from the U.S. to North Korea.    Today, the conservative news digital-only outlet focuses on Irma.

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Bitcoin, et al. - Power of Celebrity Influencers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If a new technology threatens an established industry or industries, then, you bet, it will be targeted by regulators globally. That happened and is happening to Uber, a threat to the taxi business in myriad nations. 

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The Favor Bank - Those (like Roger Ailes) Who Withdraw Too Much Have to Be Punished

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The operations of The Favor Bank (spelled "Favour" in some English-speaking cultures beyond American borders) keep the commercial life of a society running smoothly.    That's exactly why employers bank on (pun intended) referrals from current employees to fill vacancies.

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End of World Baby Boomer Memories - This Time Tipping Point Is Supposedly North Korea

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From age five, we Baby Boomers had near encounters with the end of the world.    How vividly we recall the Cold War. Those in the know told us to hunker down under our desks. That would protect us from the Russian bombs. 

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The Language of Career Change - Make It Pragmatic

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The neighbor is nearly 40. He is on his second career. Statistics show he has plenty more to go. Currently the expectation is for 5 to 7 career changes during a life of work. Unlike too many of those in the midst of career transition, he speaks about the process in pragmatic terms.

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A Short Short Story - "The Fat Guy on Gold Coast of CT"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Short Short Story - By Jane Genova. "A mean bully. Vindictive. But, not a killer." " That's how Horst Merkel's former administrative assistant sized up the man she had worked for 27 months. She was Maria Carlucci. Who was questioning her was FBI agent Harry Houdini.

2017 52

Like "Seinfeld" Characters, Donald Trump Could Have Been Treasured Anti-Hero

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Jerry, Kramer, George and Elaine on "Seinfeld" were television's first brandname anti-heroes. That's what the book  Seinfeldia   contends. 

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(Tradtional) Journalism Industry - The New York Times Reaches Out to Philanthropy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Many watchers of traditional journalism have been predicting this development: Brandname news corporations, such as New York Times Inc., would have to shift from being a business to being a good cause supported by philanthropy. 

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Fattest Girl in Downtown Jersey City, NJ - When That Was Crime of the Century

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The official statistics document that overweight is an epidemic in America, including among children. But, those numbers aren't necessary to get it that we are growing (no pun intended) into a nation of fatties. We bear witness to that every day, at work, school, around the neighborhood, and in our own circle of loved ones.    In response, all generations are being socialized not to "fat shame." " That's ironic.

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Startup Law Firm, Midvale, UT - Marketing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

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Twitter - Perhaps Preet Bharara Might Ease Up

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

My old office keeps doing great and important work. link]. Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) September 7, 2017. When former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District New York-Preet Bharara-was abruptly fired by the Trump Administration, many felt sympathy. There was a large opening for Bharara to have his say. One medium he has chosen is Twitter. Above is today's post. The problem is that there have been so many posts. Perhaps too many? Some of us are suffering Bharara Tweet fatigue.

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