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A simple, 4-step guide to beautifully visualize data in your presentations

PowerPoint Tips

This is a guest post by Yousef “Yoyo” Abu Ghaidah, a PowerPoint ninja who founded Slide Cow , a learning platform for all things PowerPoint, presentations and public speaking. When he’s not designing slides or giving presentations, he’s on another coffee run.

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10 Ways to Interact With Audience Members While You Present

Duarte Blog

Presentation expert Clif Atkinson tells a great story about a 2009 education conference where two speakers got very different reactions from their audiences. The first speaker started off with interactive exercises, he was entertaining, and overall, he was a hit.

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5 Amazing Music Performances That Will Make You a Better Public Speaker

Presentation Guru

What’s your favourite song and can you remember the first time you heard it? As both a professional singer and a speaking coach, Shola Kaye has found that pop singers and their songs are often far more memorable than famous speakers and their speeches.

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5 easy, everyday ways to gently promote yourself as a public speaker

The Eloquent Woman

You already know that I advocate making sure your speeches and presentations are published --not just for the record, although that's important, particularly for women speakers. But there's more you can do to gently promote yourself as a speaker and get your next speaking gig.

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[Podcast] 15 Marketing Initiatives to Book More Business

Speaker Launcher

I recently received an email from Betsy Allen that asked a question about marketing initiatives that I get all the time: “What income generating marketing activities should I be doing on a daily basis to get more speaking business?” ” In episode #61 of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast, I’m answering this question and sharing 15 Marketing […]. The post [Podcast] 15 Marketing Initiatives to Book More Business appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Back to the Drawing Board: Overcoming a Setback in Your Speaking Business

Speaker Launcher

Undoubtedly, everyone reading this blog has experienced a setback in their business when the great plan in their head didn’t exactly go as planned when executed. While at the moment it can be frustrating and disappointing, it isn’t a failure. It’s just a setback in your speaking business and a reminder that when things go […]. The post Back to the Drawing Board: Overcoming a Setback in Your Speaking Business appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

On getting tasks done

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Some tips on completing tasks. Avoid add a task to today’s todo list, rather add it to the future. Adding it to today’s list adds additional pressure to completing what you have already committed to do. Does a task need to be completed perfectly, or just good enough? Remember the 80/20 rule. Often good enough is good enough. Remember – you will always have things on your todo list. Delegate the fun stuff – then it will get done. Have one todo list only.

October Job Numbers All Good - Yet Serial Stays in Outplacement New Normal

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

261,000 jobs created. Unemployment down to 4.1%. Hourly wages up 2.4% to $26.53. Those October numbers from the Department of Labor are all good. Here are more details from Bloomberg. 

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

I read a lot about women and public speaking, and post my finds first on The Eloquent Woman on Facebook. But I always collect them here for you on Mondays as well.

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Passionate Speaker Beware the Dark Side

Executive Speech Coach

Be Passionate about your message - but don’t turn to the dark side It’s important to express your passion when delivering your presentation. Your passion can be a powerful force delivering your message. Naturally, your audience still expects you to tell the truth.

How to Pitch an Idea Like Mark Cuban and Reid Hoffman

Presentation Guru

Did you know that a dozen publishers turned down Harry Potter and movie studios rejected Star Wars initially? The world doesn’t suffer from a shortage of great ideas. It suffers from a shortage of knowledge about how to communicate them. Mark Cuban sold Broadcast.com to Yahoo!,

Brad Bufanda - Suicide Snuffs Out Young Actor from "Veronica Mars"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

By age 34, Brad Bufada had made it in the tough world of acting. For two seasons, he had been in the television series "Veronica Mars" as Felix Toombs. In addition, he had been part of "Malcolm in the Middle," "Days of Our Lives, and "A Cinderella Story."

Storytelling for Speakers – Beware The Dark Side

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Many people have written about the importance of storytelling for speakers from the perspective of the audience. They remind us that packaging information and ideas in the form of a story make it more memorable. But I have never seen an article warning presenters about how the stories they tell could be holding them back from the success and impact they want.

The World's Worst Presentation? What do you think?

Executive Speech Coach

This video will be painful to watch "the first time". But, it's worth watching all the way for the suprise and as a test of your observations skills. How many lessons and notes can you make about what not to do during a presentation?

The Shermar Moore Brand - Will CBS's "S.W.A.T" Destroy It

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Let's cut to the chase: "S.W.A.T." " premiered last night on CBS.    THE Shermar Moore, previously Derek Morgan on "Criminal Minds," is the star. But, unfortunately, his talent can't save this series. Not even with all the shirtless shots of him.

Higher Education - Trinity's VP of Enrollment Angel B. Perez Admits It's a Business

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The elephant in the room in academia has been the reality that there is a bottom line. Now, it's out there. In The New York Times article on college admissions, Eric Hoover quotes Trinity's Vice President of Enrollment and Student Success Angel B. Perez.

The Amazing Mr. Manafort

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This was an offer that Ronn Torossian, chief executive of 5W Public Relations firm, turned down. That was 2012. And, now, with the indictment of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, Torossian likely senses he made the right professional decision on that one. 

Standardized Testing & The Invisible Hand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This is the era of smart career planning. That starts, of course, in nursery school. From the get-go in this ultra competitive economy driven by technology everyone has to figure out their edge. 

Amazon Purchases 3 Cryptocurrency Domains - Major Vote of Confidence in Blockchain

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

amzonethereum.com. amazoncryptocurrency. amazoncryptocurrencies.com.   Those are the 3 cryptocurrency domain addresses Amazon's legal department  recently purchased.    Back in 2013, Amazon had purchased amazonbitecoin.com.

White Papers & Thought Leadership - 6 Must-Dos

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Thought leadership has returned. More and more brandname businesses and consultants are positioning and packaging themselves as thought leaders. A growing platform for how they are doing that is through the  white paper. 

The New York Times Figured Out the New Game

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Finally, there is hope that The New York Times will continue to exist. There are clear signs that it has figured out how to play the new game to win. In Odwyerpr.com , Kevin McCauley notes: "The New York Times Co. today reported $33M in Q3 operating profit compared to $8.9M

Tell Mom, Maybe It Was Good You Didn't Become Lawyer or Doctor.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Being a general practitioner in medicine isn't easy these days. The era of extreme respect for the medical profession is long over. Patients challenge. Also the bean counters clock doctor/patient sessions. And, there's the threat of malpractice.

ABC's David Muir as America's Comforter-in-Chief

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

America's president referred to the alleged Manhattan Halloween terrorist Sayfullo Saipov as an "animal." " Not much grace and dignity in that. 

Not Sleeping? Neither Is Your Neighbor

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's 2 A.M. Lots of lights in this 400-unit residential complex are still on. Like 63% of the rest of Americans we can't sleep. According to a survey by the American Psychological Association, we are totally stressed out, reports Bloomberg. The top cause for angst is healthcare.

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"Law & Order True Crime" - Why Lyle and Erik Menendez Aren't Engaging Us

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Fans of Edie Falco sigh watching her struggle to portray Leslie Abramson in the Menendez murder defense. Given the weak script and inept production of "Law & Order: True Crime," she has little to work with. The side story of being a new mother only distracts.

Alleged Miscreants - Never Assume Law Is on Your Side

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As in the long days of hearings on Watergate, these are unusual times. So, it shouldn't really spook the legal community that the legal powers that be are re-interpreting what was considered sacred: the attorney-client and work product privileges.

21st Century "Crime and Punishment" - Exploring Mind of Alleged Sexual Abusers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky was fascinated by the criminal mind. In "Crime and Punishment" he explored the mental processes which drove Raskolnikov to commit a senseless murder.    Obviously, the protagonist of that novel did not share the moral norms of his society.

Casey Affleck - Genius Isn't Getting Him (or anyone else) Off the Hook

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Casey Affeck's portrayal of broken Lee Chandler in "Manchester By the Sea" was pure genius. But, in the new world order, that isn't going to get him off the hook for alleged sexual harassment.

Uber Brand - Association with Sayfullo Saipov

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Uber confirmed that Halloween Massacre suspect Sayfullo Saipov had been one of its drivers. He had passed the company's background check. There was no criminal record, though he did have four traffic tickets. Here are more details from MarketWatch.

Megyn Kelly - Americans Don't Like That Woman

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The new buzzword - "cringe-worthy" - is now being applied regularly to describe Megyn Kelly's performance on her morning show. But, now the Rasmussen Reports poll indicates that the woman herself is disliked. 

Halloween Manhattan Massacre - Should Daily Mail Have Labeled It "Possible Terror Attack"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Language is powerful. Using the words "possible terror attack" can unhinge fear among so many.    So, we loyal readers of the Daily Mail are wondering why that news site put those words in its headline about the Halloween Massacre in downtown Manhattan.

It Was a Different Time - When Professors Could "Hit" on Young Females

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Years ago, a perk of being a college professor was having unlimited access to young women. In some cases those relationships ended happily in marriage. In others, it went down in students' lives as just another experience - or a trauma. But all that took place under cover, no pun intended.

Medical Robots - These Might Be Fired

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Robots should be as insecure about holding onto their jobs as humans. Particularly vulnerable are robots used in certain types of surgery.

Kevin Spacey - Netflix Responded Quickly

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The world found out the iconic Kevin Spacey is gay and allegedly tried to put the moves on a 14-year old boy. Probably after consulting with a lawyer, Spacey pulled out the standard defense : I was drunk. I don't remember.