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Four Lessons from the Mountain for Public Speakers

Manner of Speaking

I am one of the co-founders of Presentation Guru, a digital magazine for public speaking professionals. This post is part of a series designed to share the great content on Presentation Guru with the Manner of Speaking community. ——— A few weeks ago, my friend Timo … Continue reading → Presentation Guru Presentation public speaking Stories Timo Sorri

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What do you need to do?

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

What do you need to do today? What do you need to do this month? What do you need to do this year? What do you need to do next year or further in the future? Productivity time management

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Four Lessons from the Mountain for Every Public Speaker

Presentation Guru

A few weeks ago, my friend Timo Sorri came to Geneva for a visit. Timo is an expert in presentation design. You can learn more about what he does on his website. And, you can read his answers to the Guru’s Big Five Questions here.…

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How (and Why) to Tell Killer Sales Stories

Duarte Blog

There’s a scene in the British comedy Cemetery Junction that I love because I think it’s a perfect representation of the power of sales stories and storytelling in sales.

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Hillary Clinton - Seems Not Planning Hero's Farewell

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Drudge Report had developed a popular niche deriding Hillary Clinton. A major piece of that were the unflattering Hillary photos. Those ranged from wicked witch Hillary to manic Hillary. A good time was had by all, even progressives who personally disliked her.

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[Podcast] Boost Your Speaker Bookings with Social Media with Erin Gargan

Speaker Launcher

As a professional speaker, you likely have a presence on social media, whether it is Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or something else. I mean, for years the experts have been telling us that we HAVE to be on social so by now, we’ve all jumped on that bandwagon. But is your presence effective? Does it help […]. The post [Podcast] Boost Your Speaker Bookings with Social Media with Erin Gargan appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

Should You Use Storytelling in Scientific Presentations?

Presentation Guru

“Stories are anecdotes and we expect medical technologies to be based on a bit more solid evidence than that.”

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Eye Contact is the Key to an Effective Presentation

Presentation Guru

How do you build rapport during any conversation, let alone presentation? Eye contact. But have you ever tried concentrating on establishing and holding eye contact? Before long you just feel weird.

Talking for a Living - Struggle to Find the Right "Stage" Persona

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Corporate Executive. Motivational speaker. Salesperson. Politico. And, yes, Comic. All those roles involve talking for a living.    To succeed mandates finding the right "stage" persona.

2017 52

Big Bad Wolf of Crisis May Huff & Puff Outside Your Door - But Not Necessarily Destroy Your Business

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Crisis. Old-line public relations players preach that companies have to create elaborate plans to prevent it. After all, it can destroy the business.   If that plan isn't effective, then companies have to call in those PR folks' agencies.

2017 52

Comeback Hack - Ignore Career Platitudes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Had Roger Ailes been in better health, he could have staged a comeback. He was only in his late 70s. Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch is in his late 80s. Investor guru Warren Buffett also in his late 80s. Ailes had lots of career runway ahead.

2017 52

Amazoning of Brick & Mortar - Now It's Whole Foods

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Human beings are still out there on the street. Yes, they leave their screens. Amazon is getting that. Its latest move is to buy brick & mortar Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. Here are details from New York Magazine. Earlier Amazon established a brick & mortar book store in New York City.

2017 52

"Law & Order SVU" - This Time the Roger Ailes' Character Gets 18 Months in Prison

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The television network is called HNT and the bullying sexual power broker is Harold Coyle. But the details in the plot line and scripting of tonight's "Law & Order SVU" mirrors what so many know about the alleged antics of Fox News' Roger Ailes et al. 

2017 52

Kroger Lowers 2017 EPS Estimate - Is Traditional Supermarket Sector Finished?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For a while, Kroger was succeeding when other traditional players in the traditional supermarket sector were floundering. Now, Kroger itself is not faring all that well. Although it had a good Q1, it lowered its estimate for Earnings Per Share (EPS) for the full year. Its stock plummeted.

2017 52

Manhattan Destination for Suicide Tourism Easier to Change Plans Than in Japan's Aokigahara

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Both psychiatric experts such as Johns Hopkins' Kay Jamison and laypeople such as Dylan Klebold's mother Sue Klebold have theories on why human beings commit suicide. Yes, they are just theories. If suicide were not such a mystery there would be fewer of them. In the U.S.

2017 52

Alex Jones' Interview Blown Up - Is Megyn Kelly on Short Time?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No one got what they wanted. Under intense pressure from constituencies including Sandy Hook parents, NBC decided it had to blow up the original Megyn Kelly interview with Alex Jones. He contends that the Sandy Hook massacre of little children was a government hoax.

2017 52

Squire Patton Boggs Working on Sudan Assignment

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Lobbying powerhouse Squire Patton Boggs has the assignment to help lift U.S. sanctions imposed in the Sudan. The goal is to promote economic development in that northern African nation. Here is the coverage by Kevin McCauley at Odwyerpr.com. In 2016, reports McCauley, the U.S.

2017 52

Baby Boomers - Longing for Days of Having At Least One Person to Listen

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Clearly, there are silos among generations. Gen zers hang with their own kind. The same thing prevails with Gens Y, X and Baby Boomers. What that means is that we who were born after World War II to create the normalcy of happy family life are left with only "our own" to talk with.

2017 52

Erotic Fantasies - Not For Sharing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last night on a "Criminal Minds" re-run was the tragedy of young and middle-aged women who shared their sexual fantasies in social media. Much of those had to do with the supposed eroticism of being captured and assaulted. The forums they were on were public.

2017 52

Flashpoints - Yet Another One, as 2 Shot Dead at San Francisco Postal Service

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The first flashpoint happened early this morning, East Coast time. The location was the D.C. Metro area. House majority whip Steve Scalise was gunned down, as were several others. The second has occurred at about 9:00 A.M., West Coast time. The location was San Francisco. Someone

Culture = Serious Business

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The story history might tell about Uber could focus on what has become known as its "toxic" culture. The latest victim of that is the founder himself - Travis Kalanick. After Eric Holder et al.

2017 52

Drudge Report Headlines with Positive Audience Response to "Julius Caesar"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The conservative Drudge Report's headline is this: The controversial interpretation of "Julius Caesar" by New York's Public Theater received a standing ovation. It took place as part of the Theater's annual free Shakespeare in the Park.

Megyn Kelly's "Sunday Night" in Play - Will Alex Jones Interview Help or Hurt It

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Megyn Kelly's NBC show "Sunday Night" started off with a strong get. That was through the interview with Vladimir Putin. Some assessed that Putin outfoxed Kelly. But still, he did sit for the interview in Moscow. We enjoyed observing him.

2017 52

LinkedIn Profile - Lots of Views, Then Nothing.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Like every other entity in this volatile era, your profile on LinkedIn should be continually reviewed. It might need a fine-tuning or even the overhaul. One red flag that your LinkedIn Profile is a liability, not an asset, is this: It's receiving lots of views.

"Criminal Minds" - Oh, No, Another Change Viewers Have to Accept

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From the get-go, we viewers bonded deeply with the members of the FBI elite team on "Criminal Minds." " We loved their dedication to their work, extreme courage in saving lives and brilliant analysis. Whenever a character left the show we mourned.

2017 52

"Julius Caesar" - Yet, Another Conservative Controversy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The conservative Drudge Report headlines with the latest and perhaps most trivial controversy associated with the Trump Administration. It might become known as "Et tu, The New York Times."

2017 52

Fox News Formula of Long-Legged Glam Blondes - Will It Work on NBC

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At Fox News, media genius Roger Ailes invented the formula of putting on air the long-legged glam blonde. One of them who played out that formula had been Megyn Kelly. Yes, her pedigree included a law degree and an associate job at BigLaw firm Jones Day.

2017 52

Professions with High Suicide Rates - Ervin Gonzalez

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Respected member of the Miami, Florida legal community, Ervin Gonzalez , 57, is dead. That death is being investigated as a suicide. At law firm Colson Hicks Eidson he won 33 verdicts which each totaled at least a $1 million. This is a tragedy for those who loved Gonzalez.

2017 52

Megyn Kelly's "Sunday Night" - Slow Metabolism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tonight on Megyn Kelly's "Sunday Night," media star Erin Andrews tearfully recounted her legal and emotional ordeal caused by her stalker. The jury sided with her, which she hadn't counted on It also awarded her millions. Later that was settled in a confidential agreement.

2017 52

No-Tech Survey Monkey - Unitarian Minister Matt Alspaugh Measures Happiness

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The surprise was this: The Happiness Index at the First Unitarian Universalist Church , based in Youngstown, Ohio was 7+ on a scale of 10 (the latter was the highest.). Given the engagement of the congregation in creating/passing on joy, I expected a higher rating.

Robert Mercer, Twitter Bots & Politics

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report headlines with a mastermind and funding source behind Donald Trump's obsession with Twitter - or, more specifically, Twitter bots. That behind-the-scenes player is billionaire Robert Mercer.

Alleged Obstruction of Justice - 2 Conflicting Legal Opinions

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As many recall, former Harvard Law criminal law professor Alan Dershowitz was known for his support of rights. In some circles that is labeled a "liberal world view." " That was then.

2017 52

Late Night Comics & Trumpism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The James Comey testimony has been the topic. So, of course, it's expected that the late night comics would land on Trumpism. Loyalty was one of the memes. For example, the humor went: Those loyal to Trumpism receive a Trump loyalty card.

2017 52

Late Night Comics - Trumpism Reaches Point of Diminshing Returns

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The James Comey testimony has been the topic. So, of course, it's expected that the late night comics would land on Trumpism. Loyalty was one of the memes. For example, the humor went: Those loyal to Trumpism receive a Trump loyalty card.

2017 52

Bubble Bubble Tech In Trouble - Will Liberal Arts Re-Gain Status

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tech could have been a bubble. And, the signals from the stock market indicate that bubble could be bursting. Not that big tech shareholders such as Mark Zuckerberg will end up homeless. And both business and humans will always remain focused on what technology can do for them.

2017 52

Content Marketing in Professional Services - Stop Giving Away the Store

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Every successful player in content marketing knows this: There is a clear line between providing enough information and insight to indicate you know your stuff and too much. The latter situation is known as "giving away the store."

2017 52

To Get More Speaking Gigs Do You Fix the Speech or Marketing?

Speaker Launcher

A week or so ago I asked this question on Facebook about getting new speaking gigs: If you weren’t getting the bookings that you wanted, would you a) work on the speech or b) work on the marketing? I was interested to see all of the different answers and here’s my answer. It depends. I’m […]. The post To Get More Speaking Gigs Do You Fix the Speech or Marketing? appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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