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It's hard to be human

Speak Schmeak

Pretending to be a giant at the Christmas tree lot Most of my clients aren't afraid of speaking. They're well past the point where they avoid speaking engagements or rush to get them over with.

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Four Public Speaking Lessons – and a Drone!

Manner of Speaking

I recently had the pleasure of spending 10 days in Barcelona for work and pleasure. The first week was spent at IESE Business School where, once or twice a year, I join four others to teach public speaking and communication … Continue reading → Delivery Conor Neill Feedback Florian Mueck gestures IESE pause public speaking Tobias Rodrigues Tony Anagor

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Kerrie Campbell - Will She Be Gretchen Carlson of Legal Sector?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The class action gender lawsuit against Chadbourne & Parke could become the analogue of Gretchen Carlson's sexual harassment litigation against former Fox head Roger Ailes.

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For #marchforscience, 13 famous speeches by women scientists and engineers

The Eloquent Woman

Scientists will be speaking up tomorrow in Washington, DC, and in cities around the world for the March for Science , so it's a great time to inspire with this baker's dozen of speeches by women scientists and engineers.

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Has PowerPoint sucked you into this trap?

Speaking about Presenting

One of the many clever things that PowerPoint can do is allow you to dump lots of information into it. Unlike your human audience, you can just keep on adding information into a slide and the font size will adjust to allow as much information as you like.

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[Podcast] From Podcast to Platform with Joel Boggess

Speaker Launcher

Joel Boggess has parlayed his popular Relaunch podcast (over 1 million downloads!) into speaking and author opportunities. His Never Give Up mantra was instilled at an early age after a frightening brush with death. Joel talks about his experience as a podcaster, some of his favorite guests, and how podcasting can lead to new opportunities. […]. The post [Podcast] From Podcast to Platform with Joel Boggess appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

The Power of Storytelling to Persuade

Presentation Guru

“As a method of persuasion, I am not a big fan of PowerPoint presentations,” says the legendary screenwriting guru Robert McKee. So begins Garr Reynolds excellent post on the power of storytelling to persuade.

Jobs & Brands - Preet, Jack, Hillary Who Who?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A tragic side effect of capitalism is this: Our job is the platform for our brand. When superhero Jack Welch was no longer head of GE, the shelf life on his brand quickly expired.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Savvy speakers keep up with my wide-ranging reading list on women and public speaking by following The Eloquent Woman on Facebook , where these links and articles appear first. I always collect them here for you on Mondays as well.

Grow Your Business… Grow Yourself

Speaker Launcher

I heard a line on a podcast yesterday that I just had to share. It was on the EO Fire podcast, and the guest was Hal Elrod, author of The Miracle Morning. Here’s what Hal said: “You cannot improve your business without first improving yourself.” ” At first, I thought that sounded kind of trite. Then I […]. The post Grow Your Business… Grow Yourself appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

Do You Read from a Script? Should You?

Presentation Guru

Is your presentation a document to be read or an experience to be shared? The answer should be clear, but for the nervous presenter that leaves an uncomfortable quandary. What is the best way to deliver it so that your audience can fully connect with you and your message?

Stewart Dolin's Suicide - The Road More Traveled Then for Clinical Depression

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was way back in 2010 that Reed Smith partner Stewart Dolin committed suicide. That occurred six days after he began taking the antidepressant paroxetine. That was the generic version of GlaxoSmithKline's paxil.

The Paul Lynde Show

Humor Power

The Paul Lynde Show is playing afternoons at Bally’s Las Vegas. It’s a fun show and I recommend it. Impersonator Michael Arington plays Lynde in a show which is mostly biographical. Arington has the voice and the gestures mastered. He brings Lynde back to life, sharing perspectives on how society has changed during the last 35 years. And we get a performer’s perspective on the challenges of being a success in show business.

Mastodon Social: your first look

More than PowerPoint...

Mastodon? Mastodon? Do we really need another social network? And do we really need to name it Mastodon? That’s hard for people to spell off the top of their heads.

The Guru’s Big Five Questions – Simon Morton

Presentation Guru

This community is the Guru. We want to help our readers build their skills as presentation designers, speakers and coaches, learning from a wide range of our colleagues from across the world.

High-Profile Suicides - Beyond Copy-Cat Effect

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Boston Magazine is trying to do a public service. Its article warns how high-profile suicides such as that of Aaron Hernandez can trigger the well-known copy-cat effect. Suicide expert Kay Jamison covered that in her book "Night Falls Fast."

"Fake" - Just Part of Survival & Not Totally Bad

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those of us who grew up Catholic got hammered with the belief that there was such an entity as "truth." " And that Holy Mother the Church had a monopoly on it.

The Alpha Girls in High School - Did They Peak Too Early?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The research, reports New York Magazine , shows that the star of the high school Alpha Girls usually dims in adulthood. Essentially, the Alpha Girls were those who derived high status from their popularity. Unlike in grade school, this group of populars was not necessarily well-liked.

Drudge Report: Can Democrats Re-Learn How to Win

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The conservative Drudge Report gives equal time to the Democratic Party. After all, right now it's the underdog. And it could remain in the political wilderness for way longer than Trumpism prevails. Its problem is that it has lost the hang of winning.

Aaron Hernandez - Like Steve Stephens, Took Road More Traveled in 21st Century

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Suicide, both planned and passive (as through an "accidental" drug overdose), has become a common media headline. Yesterday, the breaking news was the suicide of Facebook Live murderer Steve Stephens. This morning it's the hanging death of Aaron Hernandez.

Suicide - That's How Steve Stephens Ends

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No surprise, the troubled suspected murderer Steve Stephens took his own life. That's usually how it goes for those whom darkness overtakes. As USA Today reports, Stephens was spotted outside Erie, Pennsylvania at a Mickey D. The cops chased him. And when stopped he shot himself to death.

Ethan Couch - A Life Jinxed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Ethan Couch may be too self-absorbed to realize it but his life is jinxed. It is unlikely that he will catch those lucky breaks most other humans do. He is one of those Poor Little Rich Boys whom the world will be compelled to treat badly.

Drudge Report Headlines with Kim Jong-un's Missile Failure - World Exhales, Trump Looks Good

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report headlines with good news this high holy day of Easter. North Korea's leader Kim Jong -un launched a ballistic missile which immediately blew up. The staging made that all the worse because the event was the main attraction in an elaborate military parade.

Uber - Big Setback to Its Business Model in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Distressed sharing-economy company Uber just got slammed with another setback. This one threatens its business model: having its drivers classified as on-demand-economy workers, not employees.

The Stayin' Put Society - Not Gambling on Opportunity

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The main drags in Tucson, Arizona, are lined with pawn shops and other symbols of low incomes. But, members of Generation Y and Z have no dreams of fleeing - the way we post-World War II kids did. For 27 months I lived in Tucson.

Sucking Up - Game Goes Totally Pragmatic

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I don't know of any situation in which the 20th-century tactics for sucking up have paid off.    Times are too hard. And opportunity is too fleeting. Those old-line tactics include: Flattery (One is called "genius").

Straight from "Criminal Minds" Profile - Steven Stephens

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those seemingly random acts of murder aren't so random. Weekly and in reruns, members of the fictional elite FBI team on "Criminal Minds" present profiles of serial killers. Often, way back in the childhood of those monsters there were traits signaling their propensity to later murder. Among those traits is abusing animals. As the New York Post reports, Steve Stephens was known by his acquaintances to torment animals. Those included his parakeet.

Elizabeth Holmes - Iron Lady of Tech

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One thing about Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes is that she is determined to stay in business. Despite all the near-death experiences for that startup, Holmes continues to take even the small steps necessary to save the company - and herself. But the odds are against that. The latest move, reports MarketWatch, is agreeing to accept the feds' two-year ban on being part of the blood-testing industry. In exchange, the company will receive a lesser penalty.

Chelsea Clinton - Proves Out Power of Branding

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Trending on the internet is the Vanity Fair column by T.A. Frank decrying the homage being paid to Chelsea Clinton. Establishment media covers her. On Twitter she has a huge following. And soon enough there will be yet another book out there by her. Of course, the Chelsea Phenomenon is vapid.

Kerrie Campbell - Chadbourne & Parke Knocks Her Out of Partnership Box

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No surprise, all the partners except for partner Kerrie Campbell herself have voted to expel her from being a partner at Chadbourne & Parke.    Here are the details from Kathryn Rubino at Abovethelaw.com. Campbell is the original plaintiff in a gender lawsuit against the firm.

Owen Labrie - You Don't Have to Like Him

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On his record for life, St. Paul's prep school alumnus Owen Labrie will be "sex offender." " Obviously he wants that removed. And that can happen if he is granted a new trial and is acquitted. In  In his first one, he argues, he had inadequate legal representation.

Gabriel Sherman - Faces Journalistic Future w/o Ailes, O'Reilly

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Fox News had been the gift that kept on giving to journalist Gabriel Sherman. But now two big parts of that are gonzo. Those oversized players - Roger Ailes and Bill O'Reilly - are no longer there. Also soon to be gone likely will be their enablers inside and outside Fox News.

Emma Willard - Elite Feeder Pools for Great Careers v. How Public Education Toughens Us Up

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The exclusive all-girls Emma Willard, where Jane Fonda matriculated, has followed Choate Rosemary Hall in the headlines for reports of sexual exploitation of students. Emma Willard is based in Troy, New York. Here are the details from the media.

Bill O'Reilly, et al. - Reversal of Fortune?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Like former head of Fox News, current Fox News star commentator Bill O'Reilly might be forced out. That's what New York Magazine's Gabriel Sherman reports. Sherman is the expert on Fox News. Sherman's biography of Ailes "The Loudest Voice in the Room" remains a best-seller.