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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 258) – Sophocles

Manner of Speaking

“Much speech is one thing, well-timed speech is another.” — Sophocles Photo courtesy of shakko. Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Sophocles

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When "improve presentation skills" comes up in your performance review

The Eloquent Woman

If you like this blog, you may thank the client who called me about a bad performance review, in which she--a top performer on every objective criterion--was told by her all-male board, "Your presentations aren't sexy enough." That didn't surprise me.

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6 Common Pitch Deck Mistakes You Need to Avoid

Presentation Guru

So, you have a great idea for a business. Maybe it’s something that will revolutionise the industry you’re targeting, or something that will change the lives of consumers forever. Or maybe it’s something simpler.

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Teneo Representing Travis Kalanick in Reputation Restoration - Plot Thickens as Benchmark Capital Sues Kalanick

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Recently, Benchmark Capital had gone on record, indicating that the Uber search was seeking a new chief executive officer (CEO). That was code for: We are not letting former CEO Travis Kalanick pull off a Steve Jobs, that is parachute back in.

SEJ’s Fund for Environmental Journalism: Nov 15 deadline for story grant proposals

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Mark Your Calendar: Request for Proposals SEJ’s Fund for Environmental Journalism (FEJ) invests in public service reporting on environment and the journalists who produce it. November 15, 2017 (midnight local time) is the next deadline for story grant proposals to SEJ’s Fund for Environmental Journalism. FEJ grants will provide up to $5,000 to underwrite stipend […]. Career info Freelance Writing News, events, and awards Professional organizations

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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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"Criminal Minds" Without Aaron Hotchner (Thomas Gibson) - 13th Season Could Be Its Last

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those of us who stuck with "Criminal Minds" without Aaron Hotchner (Thomas Gibson) probably won't be back for next season. That will be its 13th and probably its last. No surprise, the ratings for "Criminal Minds" have been down.

iGen - Doomed, Like Baby Boomers by Medium of Television?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Psychologist Jean M. Twenge has developed a brandname and influence on mental health issues. She has done that by researching the unique psychological challenges generations are encountering.

James Damore - The Language of Business

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From the get-go, employees in a public company are socialized how to communicate. Essentially, the language of business in public companies is indirect. There is the same strain for caution as in the legal sector.

Drudge Report Links to Content Behind Paywall - For Shame

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report has evolved from a conservative cheerleader to the news site for Everyman/Everywoman. Therefore, Drudge shouldn't be linking to content behind a paywall. In this situation, that paywall has been established by pricey The Wall Street Journal. Here is the link.

Travis Kalanick - The Unforgiven

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

End of that story. The media had buzzed with the possibility that former Uber head Travis Kalanick was trying a Steve Jobs. He wanted his old job back and had hired high-profile reputation-restoration firm Teneo. The question was: Could Kalanick moves prove effective?

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Post Steel/Coal - A Tale of Two Cities (Pittsburgh, Youngstown)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Football season will be starting. Around Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, yesterday, things were jumping. Folks were bellying up to the gate hours early to view the Steelers' practice game. For that they ponied up 10 bucks. Of course, there were spill-over economic impacts.

TV Cop Shows Exploit Real Life for Plot Lines - Often Double Dipping

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If it's happening in real life and becomes a big story in the media, you will encounter it on those growing number of television cop shows. A classic example is a recent re-run of "Law & Order SVU." " The plot line exploited both the Owen Labrie St.

"The Big Sick" - Can Tomatometer Create Global Understanding

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Rotten Tomatoes' Tomatometer assessed "The Big Sick" at 98%. That's why I ponied up the money for the ticket. Rotten Tomatoes, not film makers' marketing, sells tickets.    "The Big Sick" is yet another version of Romeo and Juliette.

Life - Story Simplified into Language of Addiction

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Unasked, an acquaintance summed up for me my past four years: "You took the leap out of New York careerist addiction into a five-day detox traveling across the country. Southwestern Arizona was your halfway house. For three years. Now, Eastern Ohio is your three-quarter house." " Then she gave me that knowing smug smile radiated by those in 12-step programs. She added: "Soon enough you will be in a 'whole' house, if you want that." 

Cold War - Working vs Retired Baby Boomers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I look old enough to be retired. That's what confuses my fellow Baby Boomers who are retired. They assume I am not working and therefore welcome participating in their relaxed lifestyles. But working I am. Those of us from all generations who struggle to earn income have to be all in.

Success Still Demands Female Professionals to "Smile More"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This is no surprise - at least to myriad females who struggled or are struggling to climb the ladder in their professional services firm.

Lee Edward Knowlton - Let's Stick with the Questions

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What we know is this: Allegedly Arizona-based executive Lee Edward Knowlton attacked his parents and then stopped breathing after being handcuffed by the police. The parents are in stable condition. Knowlton is dead. Here is the coverage in USA Today.

FTC Leadership In Play - Maureen Ohlhausen Could Be Out, Joseph Simons In

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yes, the meme of the Trump Administration is America First. And the policies which eventually are created could harden into protectionism. But, what is more likely is that global trade will continue to be a critical priority in the U.S. economy. 

Drudge Report Curates WaPo's Censure of NYT (the conservative streak still in Matt Drudge)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report is  very influential. So, when it curates news, that item is bound to go viral. Therefore, all the world knows what a screw-up The New York Times made.

Throught Leadership Content - Less Third-Party Research, No Links (except CTA)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They're still hanging on: Those content factories which require lots of research from third parties and tons of links to brandname media. Yet, the return of thought leadership has made that approach to ecommerce so counterproductive.

Stephen Wigginton - Behaved As Expected

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The legal and perhaps business worlds are tittering about how high-profile professional Stephen Wigginton got nailed for DUI and more. Before his current job as partner at Armstrong Teasdale, he had been a U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of Illinois. 

Yes, You Can Become a Celebrity (DIY)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Hollywood's publicity machine used to operate in overdrive to create celebrities. There were the dates arranged between stars. The appearance on the "Ed Sullivan" show. And the dirt plowed under. That's how the box office revenue was generated. And that was then.

Thought Leadership Back - 6 Tips to Change Culture Over

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The economy has improved. That's is one of the major reasons that thought leadership is back. The markets for that kind of critical thinking are relaxed enough to welcome complex analysis of what is.

Sudden Fiction by Jane Genova - "Jane Austin's Class of 1967"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

SHORT SHORT STORY BY JANE GENOVA  JANE AUSTIN'S CLASS OF 1967.   They were eager to please. From the get-go they had been socialized to appear pleasant to both women and men. After all, the former could fix them up with their future husband.

Smug World of Standardized Testing - Barbarians at the Gate

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There were the cookie wars. Then the rating wars for AM network television. Now there is the war in standardized testing. A major action is taking place in the tests allowed applicants to law schools to submit. At one time only the LSAT was permitted.

Litigation Financing - Not Free Money

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Litigation financing for individual plaintiffs is being positioned and packaged as a gift to the cash-strapped seeking justice. However, that supposed gift could turn out to be a type of Trojan Horse to plaintiffs who will receive a hefty settlement or award in court.

Sins of the Father - Offspring of Anthony Weiner/Huma Abedin

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The New York Post presents as a news item that Anthony Weiner is shunned. No one in his apartment complex will get on the elevator with him. And at the gym he wears ear buds, expecting no small talk from others. Once part of the inner circles in D.C.,

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Charlie Manson - He Conjured Up Voodoo of Influence from "How to Win Friends & Influence People"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the San Pedro, California prison, loser Charlie Manson took a course in the principles set down by Dale Carnegie in "How to Win Friends & Influence People." " He was there for auto theft.

The Silient Generation's & The Baby Boomers' Jersey City, New Jersey (including before coal converted to oil)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On Judith Speer's Facebook space, members of the Silent and the Baby Boomer generations shared their Jersey City, New Jersey memories.    That was a time the Hague political machine ruled. No one dared dream about becoming a Mad Man like Don Draper, making a living through creativity.

Trump Narrative Lawyer-Heavy: But, Jobs Report Lousy for Legal Sector

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Lawyers lawyers everywhere in TrumpWorld. And that might be what drove the uptick in those taking the most recent LSAT for admission to law school. However, those who do wind up getting law degrees may still have a difficult time finding positions practicing law.

Meme: Adversity Makes Us Better - Reality: Adversity Can Make Us Mean

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Fast Company , Libby Maurer reinforces the meme that adversity made her better. That head of UX research at HubSpot describes her piece of the adversity universe as clinical depression.    In some situations that might be how bad genetic luck, a professional reversal or even personal catastrophe plays out. During  religious and spiritual services, members testify to how darkness changed their lives for the better.

Megyn Kelly - Can "Diva" Connect with NBC's Morning Audience

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's more than a month before "Megyn Kelly Today" airs at 9 AM on NBC. The launch date is September 25th.    But already Page Six on the New York Post has targeted it and its host Kelly. And the way it's doing so should scare executives at NBC. The piece reports that Kelly's co-workers at NBC are "outraged" by her "Diva" ways. As we know from the success of Katie Couric on "Today," audiences connect with EveryDay hosts.

Al Franken - Common-Sense Advice for Fundraisers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The memoir "Al Franken Giant of the Senate" is #20 on Amazon. It will retain its high ranking because, like Peter Thiel's "Zero to One," it has some shrewd insight for diverse constituencies. After all, in his first life, current U.S. Senator Al Franken had been a comic - a successful one. The essence of comedy is to uncover the truth about how the world really works. Then, position and package it so that reality is experienced as entertainment.