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3 tips to deal with the room where you speak

Manner of Speaking

When we give a speech or presentation, we usually don’t have any control over the room where we speak.

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Why can't every talk be a TED talk?

Speak Schmeak

TEDxUCLA TED talks are the "it-girl" of speaking. Everyone wants their presentation to be as cool as a TED talk, as profound as a TED talk, and as viral as a TED talk. I'm a huge fan of TED talks (and their locally-produced TEDx brethren).

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Plagiarism

The Communication Blog

Here's an interesting little article on plagiarism which, I think, would make for an interesting case study and class discussion. link] [link]. Ashton Kutcher Plagiarism speech

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The Highs and Lows of Reinvention with Jason Hewlett

Speaker Launcher

I always stress the importance of picking a lane…but, what happens if you want to change lanes or merge onto a different road all-together? On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast, we are talking to Jason Hewlett about the path to reinvention.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 311) – Simone Weil

Manner of Speaking

“Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.” — Simone Weil. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 311) – Simone Weil appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking public speaking quotes quotations quotes Simone Weil

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More Lessons from Stand-up Comedy

Presentation Guru

Kudos to my friend and co-founder of Presentation Guru, Jim Harvey. Jim recently took the plunge and jumped into the world of stand-up comedy. He shares some of the things that he has learned in this post, Taking it to the Next Level: Stand Up Comedy – How Hard Can it Be?

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3 Speaking Skills That Will Help You Communicate Data

Duarte Blog

Have you ever had lunch with a genius? And I don’t mean just someone really smart, but someone who lives and breathes their profession and can explain its mysteries with both passion and skill to anyone, regardless of education.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 310) – Epictetus

Manner of Speaking

“If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.” — Epictetus. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 310) – Epictetus appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers Epictetus Motivation public speaking public speaking quotes quotes

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Fortune Setting Up Paywall - Risky Business

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Media outlets, both those with a print legacy and digital natives, are struggling. New York University marketing professor Scott Galloway sees that global industry as zero growth. So far this year, 2,700 media jobs have been cut.

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Philadelphia’s “Cellicon Valley”

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Monday, June 3 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Philadelphia has become an epicenter of novel medical research, and it is now known as “Cellicon Valley” based on its historic and innovative R&D activities and milestones. The Monday June 3 tour will visit some of the leading R&D-focused organizations in Philadelphia’s University City neighborhood, located just 15 minutes […]. Freelance Writing News, events, and awards

3 more ways to not to be that annoying emailer: Part Two

SpeakerSue Says...

Clearly email etiquette is important to you because so many of you engaged with last week’s post, The 3 Most Annoying Email Habits. Here is Part Two: How NOT to be THAT person! The Sneak. You send an email to your colleague and BCC another colleague, or your boss. It really doesn’t matter. What does matter is that you’ve been deceptive; fancy language for a liar.

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Burning Some Bridges in Professional Life - Actually, That Could Be a +

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The conventional wisdom: Don't burn bridges. Play it safe. You don't know whom they know or the reach of that organization. The new reality: Professional life is too fragmented and the pace of change too rapid for making an enemy or enemies here and there to matter much.

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Civilization and Its Discontents - Those Who Can't Hold on and Do a FIRE

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When he was 20 years old, Christopher Knight got it that he didn't want to or couldn't continue with life as most people live it.    He entered the Maine woods. He remained there for 27 years. He pulled that off without human contact or earning a living.

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Displaced Editorial Types - Don't Turn Your Nose Up at Executive Ghostwriting as Your Next

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So far this year, 2,700 people have lost their jobs in media. The cuts range from 250 at Vice Media to 100 at CNN. Here BusinessInsider details the carnage. There will be many more positions eliminated.

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"Good Girls" - Beth Takes Over the Territory

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A convoluted plot it was, with many twists and turns. But tonight's finale of "Good Girls' ends with Beth Boland owning the territory. At one point she is cutting a deal with the FBI. Among what she was taking responsibility for had been Boomer's murder.

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GM Lordstown, OH Plant, June 2010 - Last of Chevy Colbalts Rolled Off the Assembly Line

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was a different time at the GM Lordstown Plant in northeast Ohio. There was extreme trust that the production line would keep operating during three shifts and, if you kept your nose clean, you would continue to earn a very good living. 

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U.S. Auto Executives, Rank & File Workers - Pay Attention in Outplacement

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As the beginning of the end of the U.S. auto industry picks up steam, there will be lots of assignments for outplacement firms. Displaced American car executives and rank and file workers who are given outplacement as a benefit, should treasure that opportunity to reskill.

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When Jennifer Dulos Went Missing.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Law enforcement, report members of the media , is now treating the May 24th disappearance of Jennifer Dulos as a homicide. Blood has been found where Jennifer had lived. Yes, our mindset is now in the past tense. Jennifer is dead.    No newsflash to so many of us.

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Rats 1, Aging Dreamer 0

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Across America, many 60-somethings are commuting to work or sitting at their desks staring out the window.    They expected this: The Dow is down 300 points when the market opened this morning. It's the uncertainty about trade. It's slowing economic growth worldwide.

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Post-BuzzFeed Allegations about Tony Robbins - Simon & Schuster Reportedly Drops Book He Co-Authored

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What a stunning reversal of fortune. At BuzzFeed , investigative reporter Katie Baker states that publisher Simon & Schuster isn't going ahead with "The Path: Accelerating Your Journey to Financial Freedom." " That was based on input from a source at S&S.

Down Memory Lane

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Before Alan Dershowitz went on to O.J. Simpson fame, he was a major celebrity for getting Claus Von Bulow acquitted. Von Bulow was charged with putting his very rich wife Martha, who was known globally as "Sunny," in a coma. The method was allegedly through an overdose of insulin. 

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Church From "Pet Sematary" - Leo the Cat Playing Him Dies Suddenly

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Did those in the loop producing the Stephen King horror "Pet Sematary" upset paranormal forces? Could be. No one can explain the sudden death of Leo the Cat which played feline Church in the film. Church dies after a mauling by another animal.

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Ruth Madoff - Has She Suffered Enough?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Has Ruth Madoff gotten off too easy? That depends on how people view her life.    She claimed she was unaware of Bernie's fraud and was never charged with anything. So, unlike Bernie she isn't in prison.

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New Business Development - The Strategy of Just Being There

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yes, check your old email addresses. For me, that has been a source of unexpected new business. Actually, it's repeat business, only delayed by several years. Most recently, I clicked on my AOL email. There was a message from a marketing firm.

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The Saga of the Kushner Family - Brilliant PR Trumps (pun intended) Legalities

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was New Jersey prosecutor Chris Christie who sent dynasty builder and real estate tycoon Charlie Kushner to the slammer.    But the setback wouldn't be for long. After he was released from prison, Charlie, father of Jared who is married to Ivanka Trump, set in play his rebranding.

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Politicos Replace Lawyers as Media Celebrities - Will Applications to Law School Plummet, Again?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In his televised talk from the Department of Justice , Robert Mueller made much clear. As the legal and political analysts quickly reported on his statement, there was no ambiguity.

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The Whopper of an Economic Downturn - Loneliness Cleanse

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The focus is on money. That's the reality of the current Gilded Age.    It permeates most career paths. That single-minded pursuit of money, of course, leads to the extreme professional loneliness of the second decade of the 21st century.

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Members of Media Love Lawyers-in-the-Soup Stories

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Anyone who leaves windows open knows that domestic violence happens all the time.    Yet, when it allegedly involves a lawyer, it becomes a news story with legs.

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Transition to Different Type of Work - New Definition of "Retirement"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

More than 70% of 50+ pre-retirees indicate they will keep working during retirement. And, among those already retired, almost 50% say they have worked or are working during retirement. Those are the findings of a new Merrill Lynch study. Here is a copy of that report.

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Ad Executive Madonna Badger Cuts Last Tie with Stamford, Connecticut - Lost 5 Family Members in Christmas Fire

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On early Christmas morning in 2011, advertising executive Madonna Badger lost her three young daughters, mother and father. It was in a fire that swept through her large house at 2267 Shippan Avenue in Stamford, Connecticut.

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The Media - Older, Unemployed/Underemployed Not Sexy Topic to Cover

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Members of the media knew they had a story with legs during The Great Recession. It had been the new college graduates who were labeled "Generation Jobless." " They came of professional age at the worst of global economic times.

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State Attorneys General Contending Public Nuisance on Side of the Angels

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Beginning tomorrow, Johnson & Johnson will face off in court with the Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter. Among what will be on trial is the legal concept of public nuisance as applied to the opioid epidemic.

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Going Bye-Bye - Hardly an Adventure (for adults, as opposed to babies)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The meme of the 21st century is:  Moving On. But it's mostly a mere platitude. That's because saying bye-bye to what is and what was is soul-wrenching.

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Class Action Gender Bias Litigation, Not #MeToo, Could End Systemic Dominance of Male Power in Employment

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Gender bias litigation in law firms has become David Sanford's signature. He is a partner at Sanford Heisler Sharp. Though that might seem a narrow niche in rights lawsuits it could be a game-changer in gender matters throughout the workplace in America.

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Add to List of Fake: (most of) Retirement Advice

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Retirement advice is big business.    Everywhere some enterprise, including media outlets, is pontificating certainties. Do these 5 things and you won't run out of money. Commit these 7 sins of financial planning and you will wind up homeless. Most of that is The Fake.

2019 52

Writers, Before You Play in the Legal Sandbox.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the period between third-wave feminism and before the emergence of #MeToo, author Naomi Wolf was hot. And not only for examining issues related to female socialization. 

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Troubles of Glam World of Media Deepen in 2019 - Salon Selling Itself

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The year 2019 will go down in history as when the troubles of media, digital natives and establishment, deepened.    A sign of that is this: The cool Salon Media Group is selling itself. Dana E. Neuts of Subscription Insider reports: " Salon Media Group is for sale, including intellectual property rights and the Salon.com website, according to a May 8 filing with the U.S.    Securities and Exchange Commission. The sale price is $5 million."

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