Sat.Dec 10, 2016 - Fri.Dec 16, 2016

Big speeches of 2016 reviewed

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Here’s a concise review of the major speeches of 2016 on both sides of the Atlantic by FT columnist Sam Leith. Public Speaking Sam Leith

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How to Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking in 6 Mostly Easy Steps

Presentation Guru

Presentation Guru is dedicated to helping professionals communicate with real impact in pursuit of whatever they do. We want designers to design, speakers to speak and teachers to teach to the absolute limit of their imagination.

2016 114

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4 Tips to Succeed Speaking in 2017

Succeed Speaking

Is it just me, or does it seem like there are more “professional speakers” than ever these days? I’m not sure if there are really more “professional” speakers, but there are definitely more people who call themselves speakers.

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Cover Letters - Holidays Best of Times to Send 'Em

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

'Tis the season to be merry. Except for many searching for work. You may be among those who assume that it's a waste of time to send cover letters during these weeks before Christmas and until the first week of January. WRONG.

2016 74

Are you passionate about your job?

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Financial Times columnist Lucy Kellaway gave the closing keynote at the International Capital Markets Association (ICMA) conference in Dublin this last May. Her presentation starts by asking the audience ‘how many feel really passionate about what you do?’

2016 169

Ten Top Tips for your Speech to the Office Party

Presentation Guru

The Presentation Guru team would like to wish all of our readers Happy Holidays, and we couldn’t think of a better way to kick start the festivities than with a holiday speech article from Gavin and his colleague Peter Watts Paskale.

2016 72

4 Tips to Succeed Speaking in 2017

Succeed Speaking

Is it just me, or does it seem like there are more “professional speakers” than ever these days? I’m not sure if there are really more “professional” speakers, but there are definitely more people who call themselves speakers.

2017 100

More Trending

All the news…

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Now in my 8th week of fasting from the daily news (for reasons I explained back in October) I’m nevertheless fascinated by the stories I hear people around me discussing (many of which seem to involve the surprise election of a New York property developer). It’s obvious that most of my family and friends are […]. Culture Shock

2016 124

Famous Speech Friday: Dilma Rousseff's post-impeachment speech

The Eloquent Woman

We have so many expectations for our speeches, so many results for which we are hoping in advance--publicity, investors, votes, next steps, a crowd persuaded to our point of view.

2016 75

The Fantastic New PowerPoint Icon Tool for Microsoft 365

Presentation Guru

The simple facts. The standard PowerPoint slide with a list of bullet points and loads and loads of text is Boring (with a capital B!);

2016 52

Magic Leap - Are Its Investors Caught in Another Theranos?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Breakthrough technology seduces investors. No surprise, the augmented-reality technology of Magic Leap pulled in substantial funding from Google and Kleiner Perkins. Its proprietary technology is called "Beast." " Started in 2011, Magic Leap is now valued at $4,5 billion.

2016 60

How to Completely Bomb During Your Next Presentation

SketchBubble

There is a rampant epidemic among public speakers, and that is that far too many are giving presentations that audiences love. To make matters worse, these same presenters are not only entertaining their listeners but also giving them actionable steps to improve their lives and businesses.

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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 67

Indie Publishing Pot of Gold for Some, Work in Progress for Many

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Marie Force is a New York Times best selling contemporary romance author. She is also a self-published author who is very active in the self-publishing community. She recently surveyed self-published authors and has post the extensive results of the survey on her blog. Here is an excerpt and a link to the full results.

2016 46

Fake News Very Bad News for Brands

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sure, fake news is a known weapon used in politics.    But many of us have written that off as politics at its most dirty. If the politicos and their staffs can't take the heat, then get out of the kitchen. And that's that.

2016 60

3 Career Killers to Avoid in 2017

Speaker Launcher

I am excited for 2017 because there are so many opportunities on the horizon. But how do you avoid falling into some of the traps of our industry? As an example, trap #1 is thinking about this as a “career” versus a “business.” ” This is a mental shift for many who think of what they […]. The post 3 Career Killers to Avoid in 2017 appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Group & 1:1 speaker training for TED talks and more: 4 case studies

The Eloquent Woman

If you have a group of executives and want them to do a better job as speakers, there are lots of ways to reach that goal.as my clients have proven in this quartet of case studies from coaching projects I've done over the past few years.

2016 63

Book helps aspiring writers keep their New Year’s resolution: to write daily

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

From my experience over the last decade, there is no real accounting for book sales. Or perhaps there is. My books How To Write A Non-Fiction Book in 60 Days , Everything You Wanted to Know About Freelance Writing and Say it Right: How to Write Speeches and Presentations tend to sell well year ’round.

2016 46

Mark Zuckerberg - Did He Eye Cabinet Position?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For a while now, the rumor has been floating round that Facebook founder and current head, Mark Zuckerberg, intends to enter politics. A recent lawsuit filed by Facebook shareholders against Facebook's board of directors provides clues on this.

2016 60

ASJA opens registration for May 2017 writing conference in NYC

Joan Detz Speaker Services

From the American Society of Journalists and Authors: May 5-6 2017, New York City The publishing industry occupies very different terrain than it did even a decade ago. With the industry shift from print to digital, new media for authors, the influx of content marketing, and revolving editors, freelancers need to build their platforms while […]. Freelance Writing News, events, and awards Professional organizations

2017 40

"Edge of Seventeen" - The Self-Defeating Part in All of Us

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The film "Edge of Seventeen" shouldn't work. The plot drips with clichés. There is the unhappy high school junior who, from the get-go, stands in the shadow of her perfect brother. The only two friends she has float away.

2016 56

A Child's Murder - Everything Changes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In October 1973, 11-year-old Jonathan Kushner got on his bike to go the 7 Eleven to buy candy for himself and his brother David. Like a growing number of children he never returned.

2016 56

Displaced Professionals - An "Early Adopter" Reflects on the Past 13 Years

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Our career path gets sucked up in what has been The Perfect Storm of the 21st century. Here's the phenomenon: Our target market, industry, company and/or we ourselves have changed in ways that it is impossible to make a living as we had.

2016 56

Displaced Professionals - 4 Tips on Being Hired for "Junk Job"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"I can't even get a 'junk job.'" '" That's how an over-50 unemployed professional in Connecticut quipped about her misery. She perceives herself in transition. On the way to what? She wishes she knew. So do more and more professionals of all generations.

2016 56

'Tis Season to Showcase Work Ethic, Close on New Business

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Landing more work or better work is the best gift we can give to ourselves during this 2016 holiday season. "Will you be traveling this holiday?" " That's what the prospect for my marketing communications services asked me on the 8:30 P.M. phone interview yesterday.

Drudge Report - A Christmas Story from Your Friends at the TSA

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report finally is getting in the holiday spirit. Today it headlines with an engaging narrative about how the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is humanizing itself and educating the public. Via social media. In this instance, it's through Instagram.

2016 56

Donald J. Tobias - When Lawyers Think Like Lawyers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Donald J. Tobias received a negative online review by someone who took the moniker "Mia Arce." Since " Since he is a lawyer, he frames a fix in terms of legal action.

2016 56

The Resume - Oh, The Anxiety

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In this volatile work world, we all have to keep our resumes up-to-date. At any time, no matter how outstanding our performance review was or how much we assume our skills are needed, there can be that tap on the shoulder.

2016 56

Drudge Report - 5 Reasons We Go There Several Times Daily

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The conservative Drudge Report  is, in digital time, a mature medium. It dates back to 1996. Essentially it's an aggregation platform. Yet, it ranks number-three in page views for digital sites.

2016 56

Where to find a good proverb for your next presentation

Joan Detz Speaker Services

When I want to find a proverb for a speech, this is the source I turn to first: Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs, Oxford University Press, 2009 This reference book is well researched, well organized, and well documented. Professional speechwriters (and professional speakers) can depend on this material. Speechwriting

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Searching for Buddha in Trumpville

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Austintown, Ohio is rural. So many long-time residents have stories about how things used to be when the coal and steel industries were booming. That was then. On November 8th, many opted for a fresh economic start by voting for Donald Trump.

Drudge Report - Republicans May Be Ending Trump's Honeymoon Before He's Even President

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The conservative Drudge Report bursts the euphoria bubble surrounding Trumpism. The honeymoon may be over, more than a month before Donald Trump actually becomes president. The Drudge Report headline essentially is about this: GOP U.S.

2016 60

Huma - What Those in Trump Administration Must Learn from Her Fall

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Where is Huma? That's what Clintonworld watchers are asking, reports William D. Cohan in Vanity Fair. For almost two decades Huma Abedin was all too visible on the world stage. After the implosion of Clinton Inc., she's not to be seen.

2016 56

Drudge Report - Army Unexpected Win (21-17) Mirrors Donald Trump's Own Election Victory

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report headlines with the president-elect enjoying the Army-Navy game. This was his day off after an intense week of making cabinet appointments.

2016 56

Coca-Cola's New CEO, James Quincey, Will Need Online Influencers for Healthy Meme

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What sells - and passes muster with regulators - is healthy. And right now Coca-Cola is not that. Today, its numbers, including stock price, are down. If we offered the world a Coca-Cola, the leaders of those countries might tell the people to refuse it.

2016 56

Walter White Heads DEA - Trumpism Immune to Satire

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The signature of the conservative Drudge Report had been unflattering photos of Hillary. Now, the progressive TV show SNL has made its signature brilliant satire of The Donald. The latest was last night's skit.

2016 60

Trumpism - Blowing Up Stigma Attached to Vocational Training

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At his summit with Silicon Valley leadership, president-elect Donald Trump introduced the subject of vocational education. In many ways, that should have been encouraging news for U.S. tech companies. They face a skills shortage. If visas are blocked for importing those skills from beyond U.S.

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