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I dare you to be expressive

Speak Schmeak

One of my clients has been working her way through the upper levels of her organization with a culture-changing idea for her company. She flies jumbo jets, and her idea would impact all pilots in her airline, and ideally, pilots across all of aviation.

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Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 3

Manner of Speaking

This is the third post in a series based on the sketches that graphic recorder Linda Saukko-Rauta made during my public speaking workshop in Hämeenlinna, Finland. I was speaking at the 2019 edition of the Summer School of Rhetoric. Today’s sketch is about … Continue reading → The post Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 3 appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Structure Presentation public speaking Summer School of Rhetoric

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Big Round Rolly Things

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

A couple weeks ago, I took the Fuji (I need to come up with a name) to Vélo Classique in Purcellville, VA. Felt most comfortable taking it there because they specialize in vintage bikes. The reason for the visit was that the distance between the forks was 96mm.

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Guest Posting: 102 Common English Idioms

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Michelle Tran is an ESL English teacher. Her Basic English Speaking website lists common English phrases, expressions, basic grammar and more. This list of 102 common English idioms with meaning and examples is reprinted here with her express permission. 102 Common English Idioms with Meaning and Examples, by Michelle Tran Say you’re in a conversation […]. International Communication ESL

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How to… Use Visual Aids

Presentation Guru

In this episode of my “How to…” series I’m going to talk about using visual aids in your presentation. Visual aids are helpful to give your audience another way of accessing the information you are trying to communicate.

Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 1

Manner of Speaking

On 6 June 2019, I had the pleasure of giving a workshop on public speaking and presentations skills in Hämeenlinna, Finland, at the Summer School of Rhetoric. It is an excellent event, held every summer, in the idyllic Finnish countryside. It was my … Continue reading → The post Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 1 appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Preparation Uncategorized Finland Linda Saukko-Rauta public speaking Summer School of Rhetoric

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From Down Low To Up High

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

Good progress today. Yesterday, the crank set and the shifters came in. As I mentioned at the start of this, I’m modernizing the drive train. It’s for good reason, though: safety.

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Hair as Code for Race - CA Crown Act Ends That

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

California usually leads the way in progressive legislation and court decisions.    Therefore, its new Crown Act may resonate through the nation. "Crown" stands for Creating a Respectful and Open Workplace Act.

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Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 2

Manner of Speaking

This is the second post in a series based on the sketches that graphic recorder Linda Saukko-Rauta made during my public speaking workshop in Hämeenlinna, Finland. I was speaking at the 2019 edition of the Summer School of Rhetoric. Today’s sketch captures the … Continue reading → The post Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 2 appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Persuasion Aristotle logos ethos pathos Presentation public speaking Summer School of Rhetori

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Components Start Going On

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

A new 7-speed cassette is now (mostly) on. I need a cassette removal tool with the guide for quick-release to be sure I have it installed with enough torque. The rear derailleur and the front and rear brakes are now also installed.

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Jehovah’s Witnesses: as ‘Christian’ as Fundamentalists

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

As a kid growing up in a Pentecostal (religious fundamentalist) home, I was told that the Jehovah’s Witness were false prophets and a cult (talk about your pot calling the kettle black) for their belief that only 144,000 people would … Continue reading →

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Lee Iacocca - The Communications Genius Who Disrupted CorporateSpeak

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today the world lost a business leader who will be remembered for myriad accomplishments. He gave youth the Mustang. He turned around almost-bankrupt Chrysler. That saved hundreds of thousands of jobs in North America. He knew how to put together a best-selling memoir.

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How Public Speaking Can Help Build Your Brand and Social Media Audience

SketchBubble

What separates a business from a brand? Some might argue that it boils down to yearly earnings, number of locations or quarterly ad spend. But is that really why Starbucks is a brand and your local coffee shop is a business? I don’t think it is.

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The 2 most important keys to delivering bad news in email

SpeakerSue Says...

Nine out of 10 leaders say “delivering bad news” is the hardest part of their job.*. We’re comfortable managing the other persons discomfort and using just the right words is a learned skill. So Imagine you booked a group and when they need additional rooms, you either have them but at a much higher rate or maybe inventory is sold out. Key #1: Communicate now. Bad news never goes away. It only gets more difficult to explain. Be prepared with a solution. There is always a solution.

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Fourth of July - Hold Your Dog Close

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Some volunteers make it their business to show up at animal shelters on the Fourth of July. That's to hold close the dogs who become terrified of the loud noises and flashes of light from the fireworks.    That's what all of us who are pet parents have to also do.

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June 2019 Jobs Report - Back to Extreme Indecisiveness about Taking Off Ramp from a Career

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Everything changes. And keeps changing.    Personal finance experts can't be believed. And an inner switch is poised to go "off duty," that is, leave that full-time career. So, when and how do you make that decision to retire? It's become a terrifying rite of passage.

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Drudge Report - 21st Century Method of "Excommunicado"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A sign that a prominent liberal has become irrelevant is this: The conservative digital native Drudge Report stops pouncing on her or him.    In a sense, that digital native has become the 21st century way of imposing "excommunicado."

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Among the Oddest Help-Wanted Ads

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One of the most stressful rites of passage is learning to drive a car. It's also rough on parents who are in high angst that the kid has the attention capacity to even see the stop sign. 

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Abortion & Election 2020 - Meanwhile, OH Fetal-Heartbeat Law Not Going into Effect July 11th

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Travel Ohio highways and you can't miss the billboards promoting the end to legal abortion.    Essentially the meme is: One heart hardens and makes decision to terminate pregnancy and that means another heart stops.

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Alfred E. Neuman Couldn't Find His Niche in 21st Century - MAD, Sources Report, Ceasing Publication

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was the conformist I Like Ike 1950s. After the carnage of World War II and the beginning of what looked like an economic boom, people in the know knew not to rock the boat. Then MAD magazine broke through the status quo. That was 1952. Incidentally, U.S.

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For All Academia-Haters - "The Shakespeare Requirement"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yesyesyes, the world of academia is arrogant, power-hungry, and petty. The only ones who don't seem to know that are those employed full-time (increasingly in well-paid administrative positions) in America's corridors of intellectual excellence.

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We May Never Know the Why: Matthew Benedict, 26, Takes His Own Life

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The legal sector has to struggle with yet another suicide.    Matthew Benedict, 26, took his own life. He had been a student at the University of Buffalo Law School. He was a summer associate at a Buffalo metro area midsize law firm Rupp Baase. When there he jumped from the building.

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Creative Talent & Defense Lawyers - But Will Fotis Dulos' Angst Play in Court?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In some criminal cases, imaginative defense lawyers put together an alternate theory of the crime. That is intended to create reasonable doubt in the minds of the jury.

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Megawatt Branding Dimmed - The Jersey City Miracle

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Old-line Jersey City, New Jersey became The New Brooklyn. It went from a decaying joke to gentrified. The brand aura has been megawatt. A studio apartment downtown lists at $2,325 a month. For much of that, the businesses in Jersey City have to thank The Mayor From Wall Street Steve Fulop.

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"Stefano Tonchi v. Advance Publications" - Latest Chapter in Paradise Lost

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In a digital era, Conde Nast, whose parent is Advance Publications, can't get it right, as The New York Times finally did (at least for now.). As part of its turnaround plan, that former publishing paradise, which treated creative talent like royalty, has been selling off titles.

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Democrat Presidential Candidates Provide Business for Law Firms

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The first time many non-lawyers learned law firms got into the presidential campaign action was when the folks at Make America Great Again hired Jones Day. The front man was Jones Day partner Don McGahn. Later, McGahn became head White House lawyer.

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Hunter Biden - Leaders Have Perfect Right to Have Imperfect Families

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Are happy families a myth created by marketers as a platform to feature products and services? Could be. Tolstoy claimed there was such a phenomenon - happy families.

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The Catastrophe - Kicked Off in 1636, Nowhere Near a Solution

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's now a way overdone story that investing in obtaining a JD from a law school too frequently yields a lousy return on investment (ROI). The only thing added on has been the increasing amount of student loan debt. Currently, it's at almost $113,000.

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Magical Thinking: The Present/Future of the Five Dulos Children

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The five children of Jennifer and Fotis Dulos are the emotional center of the crime story that has transfixed the world. That saga is the disappearance of Jennifer and the arrest of Fotis (now out on bond).

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Bridget Kelly Will Be Back in Court - This Time Having Her Petition on Conviction/Sentence Reviewd by U.S. Supreme Court

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those of us who sensed Chris Christie aide Bridget Kelly got a raw deal in court regarding "Bridgegate" have our faith restored in the U.S. legal system. As Marcia Coyle reports in Law.com , Kelly's conviction is one of the 13 petitions the U.S.

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Losers and Winners - Showtime's "The Loudest Voice in the Room"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tonight at 10 PM New York time, Showtime will broadcast the television interpretation of Gabriel Sherman's "The Loudest Voice in the Room." " That's the biography of now-dead outsized media tycoon Roger Ailes.

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Olivia Benson + Hank Voigt = Dick Wolf Ratings Formula (and extreme treat for audiences)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Part of the genius of television producer Dick Wolf is his ability to create complex characters. All are flawed. Olivia Benson on "Law & Order SVU" can't shake off her childhood. Hank Voight is corrupt on "Chicago P.D."

2019 52

From AnonymousLawyer to JoeBiden.info - The Genius (and devastating impact) of Fake Fun

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Back in early days of blogging (if anyone can even remember those) a Harvard Law 3L - Jeremy Blackman - created AnonymousLawyer. A parody of daily life in BigLaw, it had a large readership and might have influenced the snark tone of Abovethelaw.com.

2019 52

Elizabeth Holmes Is a "Type"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The phenomenon of Elizabeth Holmes is a platitude. She's a type. Over and over those who preach a miracle get heard, get supported including financially, and then get accused of being an alleged fraud. The other example of that which comes to mind, of course, is Bernie Madoff.

2019 52

Higher Education, Lost Generations, and Death of Common Sense

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Average compensation for solo and small-firm attorneys decreased slightly in 2018 [going from $198k to $194k] and female attorneys reported earning 36% less than their male counterparts, according to a study released by Martindale-Avvo." 

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Youngstown, Ohio Loses Another Piece of Its Soul: Vindicator Shutting Down

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When a community loses its local newspaper, it loses a piece of itself. Here in the Youngstown, Ohio metro area, yesterday the editor in chief Todd Franko announced that the 150-year-old Vindicator will end publication at the end of August. Like most newspapers, it had been struggling.

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Women of Color - Blogging of Articles (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Details. careers

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