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Don't wait for someone else to speak up

Speak Schmeak

Once upon a time, I was getting on the freeway at an onramp near my home, and for the nth time, was nearly sideswiped by a car entering in the lane next to me. This onramp has two left turn lanes to enter the freeway, but once you begin the turn, the lane markings disappear.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 314) – J. K. Rowling

Manner of Speaking

“There’s always room for a story that can transport people to another place.” ” — J. Rowling Photo courtesy of S.macken6. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 314) – J. Rowling appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers J.K.

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Book Review: Speechwriting In Theory and Practice

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Speechwriting In Theory and Practice, by Jens E. Kjeldsen, Amos Kiewe, Marie Lund and Jette Barnholdt Hansen Reviewed by Neil Hrab, Rhetoric Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day A Book We’ve Long Awaited Speechwriters have hoped for a long time to see a book like this appear in print. Speechwriting in Theory and Practice’s 13 […]. Speechwriting Book Review

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Four Steps to Add Coaching to Your Speaking Business

Speaker Launcher

So, you want to be a coach? Let’s look at four steps you can follow to add coaching to your speaking business. Many of my clients are adding coaching to their mix of offerings. Personally, I think it’s a great idea.

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5 Presentation Tasks You Really Should Outsource to the Experts

Presentation Guru

Done right, a presentation can make or break a deal, your career or even your entire business. Creating something incredible in PowerPoint takes a lot of time and skill – time you might not have, and skill your team might lack.…

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Powerful presentations, event with PowerPoint

Manner of Speaking

This is a guest post by David Lindelöf. David obtained his PhD in Physics at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland. From 2010 to 2018, he was the Chief Technology Officer at Neurobat.

2019 204

The #1 Public Speaking Rule that has to Change

Speaking Freely

It is time we update one public speaking rule to align with the collective wish for more authenticity in communicating. Public Speaking coaches everywhere advise their clients, “Don’t ever tell them you are nervous. They won’t know.” This old-style public speaking rule causes us to sacrifice being real for looking perfect. Public speaking will always […]. The post The #1 Public Speaking Rule that has to Change appeared first on Read The Self-Expression Blog to Improve Speaking Skills.

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Being a Go-Giver in Your Business with Bob Burg

Speaker Launcher

In this day and age, what makes a great influencer? On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast, I am thrilled to welcome my friend Bob Burg to discuss what it takes to inspire and motivate others.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 313) – Voltaire

Manner of Speaking

“The secret of being boring is to say everything.” ” — Voltaire. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 313) – Voltaire appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Voltaire

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Using 360 Degree Feedback in Your Organization

SlideModel

Many organizations use 360 degree feedback to provide assessment for employees via multiple sources to analyze the knowledge, skill and behavior of employees.

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You're Hooked on Alexa - memvio Explains Why

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sweet Dreams. That’s what Alexa’s voice, programmed to be female, softly says to Judith Shulevitz at night. That’s after singing her a lullaby. Just like Mom used to. Stressed-out professionals set their Alexa to nudge them with, Hey, it’s only a job.

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Two Components of Writing

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Here is something that most of you realize consciously and that some of you realize subconsciously. I want to ensure that all of you realize it consciously so that is at the forefront of your mind as you write. Here … Continue reading →

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Powerful presentations, even with PowerPoint

Manner of Speaking

This is a guest post by David Lindelöf. David obtained his PhD in Physics at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland. From 2010 to 2018, he was the Chief Technology Officer at Neurobat.

2019 130

Publishing Winter, Conde Nast, Inequality, and More

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It continues to be Publishing Winter. And with the "Trump Slump" or growing audience disinterest in the U.S. president's antics the situation is bound to worsen. BigMedia is scrambling to veer out of that lane and into subject matter like tech and the global economy.

2019 56

"Tolton, et al. v. Jones Day" - Follow the Money

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Cravath level compensation. That's  That's what Jones Day contends goes on within its black box culture. However, the plaintiffs in "Tolton, et al. Jones Day" contend otherwise in the lawsuit.    Here is a copy of the amended complaint, filed yesterday.

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Beauty Business Is Big - Amazon Is Now In It (Revlon, Ultra Beauty Stocks Take Hit)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was a press release which shook the beauty industry. Amazon announced that it was entering that business. It was doing so through what it calls the "Amazon Professional Beauty Store." " That online platform would supply hair styling products to licensed professionals in that niche.

2019 56

Extinction Rebellion Zeroes in on Language of Environmentalism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The phrase "climate change" does not communicate the gravity of the current state of environmental peril. At least that's what the members of the Extinction Rebellion hammer. In a protest today, they insisted the media change the language to "climate emergency."

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Gawker 2.0 - Jinxed?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Did those Gawker 1.0 played with put a jinx on Gawker 2.0? Seems that way. Again there has been a setback. And Gawker 2.0 still hasn't been able to start gawking again. The latest is the exit of number-two editor Ben Barna.

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The New Public Speaking - Prepare One-Liner, Forget Rules

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sure, it's important to connect. But, in public speaking that won't be possible unless first you get their attention. The new ways to do that, observes The Wall Street Journal , are to prepare a one-liner which will go viral and to forget the rules.

2019 56

How the World Loves Stories about Rich Dysfunctional Families - Thomas Gilbert Jr. Convicted of 2nd Degree Murder

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From the upscale Vanity Fair to the tabloid New York Post, the death of hedge fund manager Thomas Gilbert Sr. was and will continue to be  the  story. That saga kicked off when it was suspected that he didn't commit suicide.

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Democrats - Joe Biden, as in "John Wick" Film, Has Been Declared Excommunicado

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Old white men" had been the classic rhetorical attack on Republicans. Now, it's being used against Democrats - and by members of their own party. In fact, the members are the ones running against old white men for the U.S. presidency.

2019 52

Let Us Not Praise Famous Women

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The amazing Elizabeth Holmes, alleged tech con artist, continues to fascinate. She launched alleged edifice of tech make-believe Theranos. It could have been originally conceived as a story from a James Patterson novel, along with the surprise ending.

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We're Back to Not Sleeping Because of Worries about Money

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sure, there will always be late-nighters in offices. The next day those in that loop look wilted. But, recently, there had been more and more, well, dragging around. Some might even be catching some zzzzzzs at their desk. 

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Police, Guns, Suicide

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the New York Post coverage of the 4th NYPD suicide this month, there is an interesting observation. An off-duty policeman living in Long Island and working in the Bronx took his own life. Little else has been released in terms of details. 

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The Guardian Publishes Major Feature on Lead Poisoning

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"In May, a federal jury awarded three Milwaukee men $2m each for lead paint poisoning they suffered as toddlers, to be paid by the paint companies Sherwin-Williams, Armstrong Container Corp and DuPont.

2019 52

Global Tourism 0, There Is No Place Like Home

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Global tourism is BigBusiness. Statistica puts that at $2.3 trillion , in U.S. dollars. Of course, there has always been grousing about the dangers of some locations such as parts of Mexico. But, now, high-profile deaths put that industry in play.

2019 52

BigMedia - Trump Anything Isn't Selling

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Trump Everything is no longer the gift which keeps giving to media. BigMedia, which had gone gangbusters spotlighting the U.S. president's antics and alleged illegalities, is especially vulnerable to a decline in traffic from what's being called the "Trump Slump."

2019 52

Ernestine The Operator Replaced by AT&T Superhero Frank

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's funny to think about it. Back when Ernestine the Operator symbolized the power of The Phone Company,  phones weren't the extension of our being.    Now, of course, phones as well as all the other digital whatevers are such a daily necessity that we carry them around. 

2019 52

Owen Labrie: Is His Real Crime Not Being Likeable?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Thanks to good behavior, Owen Labrie has been released early from the Merrimack County Jail. Here is coverage from Boston.com.    But he's still out of luck. At age 23, he is registered as a sex offender.

2019 52

Youth Smirks, Former Colleagues Duck You - But, There Is Way Back from Irrelevance

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On "Boston Legal," name partner Denny Crane managed to sustain the illusion that he was still at the top of his game - most of the time. That was despite the onset of dementia or what he called "mad cow." 

2019 52

Betrayed by Work - Can Outplacement Fix That?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Professionally, financially, emotionally, and spirituality, many workers will never recover from The Great Recession. In a sense, they are as scarred as those who endured The Great Depression.    Some of the survivors of the downturn of 2008 even put in play new movements.

2019 52

Thank You, But Hold the Inspiration

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For some it will be a four-day weekend.    So, the Fourth of July could be quite special this year. And, those of us in the communications box anticipate an inspirational greeting from The Dilenschneider Group.

2019 52

Vanity Fair - Why No "Trump Slump" (and will we be kept up-to-date on royals)?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Vanity Fair, whose parent is the distressed Conde Nast, used to create the curve. Its print edition, with columnists like Dominick Dunne, selected and then positioned and packaged topics which influenced how the world viewed events. Among the bigs had been Dunne's coverage of courtroom drama. That began in March 1984. He published on his daughter's murder. Trials took on the gravitas of a medieval morality play and simultaneously served up juicy gossip.    That was then.

2019 43

Financial Media Will Be Focusing More on Litigation Financing as Investment Vehicle

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This recession will be different from the one in 2008. The latter entailed a liquidity crisis. In the next downturn, which could arrive next month or within two years, there will still be capital floating around. And some of that capital will likely be accepted by law firms and their clients (if the clients' chief financial officers don't balk) in the form of litigation financing. 

2019 40

Perils of Green - Bicycle Accident Takes Life of Law Firm CEO

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The legal community mourns the death of Timothy Thornton. During a 35-year career at Greensfelder, Hemker, Gale, he became chief executive officer in 2016. Among his signature accomplishments were establishing a Chicago office and implementing diversity initiatives. While bicycling on Missouri Route 100, he was hit by a pickup truck. He died at the hospital.    Deaths from bicycle accidents such as Thornton's have been increasing since 2015.

2019 40

Legal Media - Will There Be Shakeout, Post 2020 Election?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Will there be a shakeout in legal media? Or can all the current players co-exist, continue to make a profit, and scale? What is obvious is that the playing field for reporting on legal matters and analyzing the implications (and associated issues such as the business of law) has been getting crowded. The competitive dynamics could eventually harden into a zero-sum game. An uptick in traffic for one could come out of the numbers of another. 

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