Sat.Nov 26, 2016 - Fri.Dec 02, 2016

Trevor Noah on the language of Donald Trump

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

In a wide-ranging interview on Fresh Air, late night TV host Trevor Noah comments on the appeal of Donald Trump, specifically the language he uses.

2016 172

Military Culture (as we saw in "Hacksaw Ridge"): Can Business Leaders Learn Trust from It

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the film "Hacksaw Ridge," the military culture of trust was palpable. Members of unit trusted each other and their leadership.

2016 89

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

If you want to keep up with my wide-ranging reading list about women and speaking in real time, follow The Eloquent Woman on Facebook where these links are posted all week long--or just head here on Mondays, where I summarize them all for you.

2016 85

Better Presentations – A Guide For Scholars, Researchers and Wonks

Presentation Guru

Jon Schwabish is a Government Economist turned presentation guru. He works for the Urban Institute – a non-profit organization, where he specialises in data visualisation. He’s a straight-talking, smart, presentation expert with a book to sell.

2016 85

Will Your Q&A Session Make or Break Your Next Presentation?

DeFinis Communications

Most presentations benefit from a question-and-answer session (Q&A). Audience members appreciate this time to get clarification, share comments or ideas, and get deeper information on key concepts. However, because the Q&A feels less formal than the main presentation, many speakers neglect to prepare for this time. In reality, the Q&A requires just as much preparation as any other section of your talk. Following are seven tips for a successful Q&A. Encourage questions.

2016 100

Drudge Report & The Recount - A Pox on Both Your Houses

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The conservative Drudge Report headlines with the meme of the recount. The focus is bipartisan. The link is to The New Yorker article on this by Amy Davidson. And the message is: A pox on both your houses. That is, both the Democrats and the Republicans.

2016 72

8 famous speeches by women before the U.S. Congress

The Eloquent Woman

Some would say there's no more high-stakes talk you can give than testimony or an address before the U.S. Congress.and that's true whether you're a senator or representative, a witness, an executive branch official, an expert witness, a citizen, or a foreign head of state.

2016 73

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Will The Presentation Start and Finish on Time?

Executive Speech Coach

How important is that? The answer probably depends on whether you are the presenter or a member of the audience. What are the consequences of being late? How do you feel when the presenter fails to start on time? You planned or rushed to arrive on time. Perhaps you even arrived a few minutes early.

2016 64

World Economic Forum, Davos, January 17-20, 2017 - Connecting the Dots on Trumpism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Annually the global elite have their think-tank-like pow-wow at the World Economic Forum in Davos. But the event is really a platform for deal-making, including developing new business, and branding. Regarding

2016 69

Our 9 most popular posts on using slides (or not)

The Eloquent Woman

I write about all aspects of public speaking on this blog, but it's the posts about slides that get the most traffic.which suggests to me that many of you are struggling.

2016 71

2 Great Visual Storytelling Books for Children

Presentation Zen

There is loads of evidence that reading to children at bedtime is not only good for their emotional well being, it also has long-term benefits for their cognitive development. We have a 6-year-old girl and a 4-year-old boy. Since they were babies they have been exposed to books.

2016 84

Want Beautiful PowerPoint Presentations? It’s Easy When You Follow These 7 Rules

SketchBubble

It’s almost a miracle if a person can get through life without having to sit through one, let alone many, boring and ugly PowerPoint presentations. For most of us, these less-than-thrilling presentations are a part of our everyday lives.

2016 78

"Journalism that matters, More important than ever" - Inward-Looking Promo by The New York Times

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Q3 was not a joyous time for The New York Times in terms of earnings. Operating profit dropped to $39 million, compared to $48 million for Q3 in 2015. Some speculate the newspaper of record won't be around as a business in about 5 years.

2016 68

Endorsement for online speechwriting tutorial

Joan Detz Speaker Services

“By far, this was the best writing course I’ve ever taken. I was extremely impressed with Joan’s approach to speechwriting training. She customized the material to fit my needs, provided constructive feedback along the way, and made me feel like I was her only client.

[Quotation about public speaking] Speaking with style

Pivotal Public Speaking

“People think I can teach them style. What stuff it all is! Have something to say, and say it as clearly as you can. That is the only secret of style.” — Matthew Arnold. public speaking quotations about public speaking quotaions about public speaking speak clearly too much information

2016 46

In time for Christmas: Books on business, promotional, article writing and business of freelance writing

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Just in time for Christmas for the writer on your gift list: popular print and e-books (for Kindle and Kobo) on business, promotional, book, article, social media and website writing, self-publishing and the business of freelance writing. Book have been written by Paul Lima , a professional writer for over 30 years and a freelance writer for over 20 years. A number of the books are used at the University of Toronto (and other colleges) by adult education writing students.

2016 42

The Role of Influencer - Leveraging It to Attract Work in Other Fields

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sure, 178,000 jobs were created. But, with the talent glut in most professional services, it's still a dog fight to land work. At least the kind which pays well.

2016 65

Good advice for advertising & good advice for speechwriting

Joan Detz Speaker Services

I’ve long admired advertising genius David Ogilvy. When I was in the account executive training program at Wells Rich Greene Advertising in NYC, I tried to learn as much as possible about communication. And one thing I learned? Heed David Ogilvy. Here’s an Ogilvy quote I’ve used as a mantra for my speechwriting business: “Some […]. Speechwriting

2 Great Visual Storytelling Books for Children

Presentation Zen

There is loads of evidence that reading to children at bedtime is not only good for their emotional well being, it also has long-term benefits for their cognitive development. We have a 6-year-old girl and a 4-year-old boy. Since they were babies they have been exposed to books.

2016 52

Gettin’ R Done in 2017: A Handy 3-Step Goal Setting Worksheet

Speaker Launcher

It is that time again! The time when we review our goals for the year, see how well we did and move forward with initiatives for the next year. When I reviewed my goals for 2016, I was so happy to see how many of my ideas had come to life. To help you move […]. The post Gettin’ R Done in 2017: A Handy 3-Step Goal Setting Worksheet appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Most Recent Post Speaking Business Strategy business planning goal setting goal setting worksheet

2016 51

Drudge Report - Paul Ryan Repents, WIll Confess Sins on "60 Minutes"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The conservative Drudge Report headlines with the sudden conversion of U.S. House Speaker, Paul Ryan. Ryan has surrendered his mind and heart to being a follower of Trumpism. And will confess his political sins of the past on "60 Minutes" this Sunday.

2016 65

How will you boost your writing career this week?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Start every Monday by asking “What will I do to boost my writing career this week?” ” You have many options: * Sign up for a webinar * Polish your LinkedIn profile * Join a professional organization (I’ll encourage you to join the American Society of Journalists and Authors. ASJA is the nation’s oldest and largest […]. Career info Freelance Writing Speechwriting

2016 43

The Content Marketing Industry Has to Ask: What Business Are We Really In

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The tragedy of Willy Loman in Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" is that he is selling the wrong thing. He didn't get it that the world had changed. No longer could he close deals through the cult of personality.

2016 65

The Amazing Steve Cohen

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" Steve Cohen. has agreed to pay $135 million to resolve a lawsuit by shareholders of Elan Corp. who claimed they lost money because it engaged in insider trading in the drugmaker's stock." " - Reuters, reprinted in BusinessInsider, November 30, 2016. Here is the article.

2016 65

Drudge Report - The Trumpettes Already Busy, With 50 Days Still to Go Before First 100 Days

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Conservative Drudge Report headlines that there are only 50 days until the official start of the Trump Administration. Then there is a link to The Washington Post article on what The Trumpettes are doing right now and will continue to do once the clock starts ticking on the critical first 100 days.

2016 65

Social Media Trumps Establishment Media (pun intended)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Who needs a paid subscription to The New York Times? Or, to even take a peek at the headlines, which is for free? Not those of us who want to keep up with developments in Trumpville. We get the raw essence of what we want to know from Donald Trump's tweets.

Alternate Reality - Chasing Truth Is a Fool's Errand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was Steve Jobs who brought the term "alternate reality" mainstream. And, the members of the liberal media following president-elect Donald Trump are making it almost a stale cliché.

2016 65

Sex & Power - How That Could Play Out in CA

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Wasn't it a sweet perk for divorce lawyers to have direct access to myriad newly-available women?    Maybe that will become as much an anachronism  as sex between professors and students. Already  17 states ban lawyer-client sex.

2016 65

Drudge Report Breaks Pledge to Never Again Post Photos of Hillary

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That didn't take long. Earlier this month, the conservative Drudge Report pledged this: Never to post again a photo of Hillary Clinton. The Drudge Report's signature had become headlining with unflattering photos of Hillary.

2016 65

Rosie O'Donnell Should Have Known: The Kid Is Off Limits

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Controversial Rosie O'Donnell might have set in play the beginning of her end as a public figure. Everyone knows that the minor children of U.S. Presidents are off-limits. The media certainly left Chelsea Clinton alone in her teenage years.

2016 65

Alone - Donald Hall Still At It, Playing with Concepts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Nearly 90. brandname writer, Donald Hall, is still at it. In an article in The New Yorker , he plays with the concept of being alone. Essentially he divides it in two. There is solitude, which for him is good.

2016 65

"Happy Family" by Tracy Barone - A Novel for Career Interrupted

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Like more and more of us, Cheri Matzner gets derailed from her career path. It wasn't her fault. A student from a powerful family is unhappy with his grade. He files a complaint with the university alleging religious bias.

2016 65

Drudge Report - Castro's Old-Line Model of Guerrilla Everything Over (Trumpism Takes Over)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report headlines with the end of the old-line type of guerilla leadership. Fidel Castro is dead at age 90. Despite the reality that his empire was small - 11 million souls - Castro's national and global power was big.

2016 65

Cover Letters & Cover Stories

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Great news that 178,000 jobs had been created in November 2016. That doesn't eliminate, though, the reality that there is a glut of well-educated, talented and experienced professionals out there competing for the plum positions, assignments and clients.

2016 61

Bad Guys, Beware - Preet Bharara Is Staying On

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara will hold onto this job. He and Donald Trump had a 40-minute interview at the New York seat of power: Trump Tower. Here are the details in the New York Post. Fans of Bharara might be disappointed that he will not be part of the Trump Administration cabinet.

2016 61

The Power to Hate - From Jersey City, NJ to Tucson, AZ, to Trumpville

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On Abovethelaw , lawyer-journalist Kathryn Rubino updates us on hate crimes since Donald Trump was elected U.S. president. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, there have been 867 incidents in real life. Here is that report (link provided by Rubino).

2016 61

Boston - Why Are People Moving Out?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Boston brand was cool+. In addition to what New York City provided, it had the aura of civilized society, excellence in higher education, and deep historical roots going back to the first tea party. That was then.