Sat.Dec 31, 2016 - Fri.Jan 06, 2017

5 ways to improve your voice in 2017

Kate's Voice

Many of us start the New Year with goals and promises to improve our lives. Of course, old habits die hard, and new ones may not stick.

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Toastmaster transformations

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

A recent This American Life podcast broadcast a piece I’d missed when it first went out a year ago. It’s the remarkable story of how Ricard Pierce, a prison inmate, transformed his terminal shyness by enrolling in Toastmasters (yes, they have chapters that meet behind bars).

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Wishing you & the world all the best in 2017!

PowerPoint Tips

Did you find this post useful? Get my free video training, "13 techniques that will make designing your slides EASY." Need training? Click here to find out about training to bring your presentations to the next level! The post Wishing you & the world all the best in 2017! appeared first on PowerPoint Tips Blog. Animation & transitions Events Happy New Year 2017

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10 questions to make you a more resilient speaker in 2017

The Eloquent Woman

I do an annual evaluation of my year--both personally and for my business--and I've found very useful this list of 10 questions by Paula Davis-Laack. She writes about resilience and other workplace topics.

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The 10 Things Steve Jobs can Teach Every Public Speaker

Presentation Guru

Steve Jobs was one of the greatest and most influential businessmen of his generation. He took an idea from a humble garage and turned it into Apple, one of the most recognizable and iconic brands in the world. He was a pioneer in the modern corporate world.…

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John Berger: uncompromising visionary

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I was saddened to hear of the death (at 90) of Marxist art historian John Berger. I vividly recall reading Ways of Seeing as an undergraduate and, later, his sociological writings A Fortunate Man and A Seventh Man about migrant workers in Europe, years before the current crisis hit.

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Happy New Year of Journaling in Scrivener

More than PowerPoint...

I keep a daily journal in Scrivener. I’ve been writing in a personal journal every morning for decades now. Yet I only started using Scrivener for my journal since October 2015. At that time, I looked for an online template to use, but I couldn’t find one.

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Slide:ology by Nancy Duarte: Create Moving and Amazing Presentations

Presentation Guru

This is Nancy Duarte’s magnum opus. It’s the best book she’s written and the one that every presenter, coach and slide design should read from cover to cover every couple of years. It’s Garr Reynolds‘ favourite book on presentations too.

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Megyn Kelly aka Megawattage Pivots to NBC - Fox News Brand In Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Fox on-air star Megyn Kelly has beauty. That's obvious. She's brainy. That includes a law degree and a former job as an associate at major law firm Jones Day. In addition, she sure knows how to get and grow attention. That's the currency of the 21st century.

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Presentation Skills Book – The Presenters Edge (2nd Edition)

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Make 2017 the year you transform your presentation skills. I'm excited to announce that the updated version of my book on presentation skills, the Presenters Edge is very close to launching.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Savvy speakers keep up with my wide-ranging reading list on women and public speaking by following The Eloquent Woman on Facebook , where these links and articles appear first. I always collect them here for you on Mondays as well. It's a great way to expand your public speaking knowledge: Salut!

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Free PDF book giveaway: Books on writing and business of freelance writing

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

To kick off the New Year, I am giving away PDFS of my books–any of my books that might be of interest to you. In short, if you are interested in books on business, promotional, article or non-fiction book writing , or the business of freelance writing , or even my book of short stories, go to [link] , pick the book that is of interest to you and email paullima.com@gmail.com and request a free PDF of the book of your choice. That is all you have to do.

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Daily Mail Rings Out 2016 With Myriad Donald Trump Stories

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The year 2016 might have been a good or bad one, depending on who is doing the assessing. But what isn't ambiguous is that it has been The Year of Trump Everything. And, that's how the influential Daily Mail is ringing out 2016.

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Presentation Skills Book – The Presenters Edge (2nd Edition)

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Make 2017 the year you transform your presentation skills. I'm excited to announce that the updated version of my book on presentation skills, the Presenters Edge is very close to launching. It's been specifically written for people like you who have started to realise the value to be gained from mastering the art of public speaking.

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Build a Stronger Speaking Business by Labeling Your Ideas and Processes

Speaker Launcher

In the speaking business, we develop ideas and tools that can help our clients achieve results, build our credibility and scale our business. While we know that any book or any product needs a title, what we often overlook is labeling the ideas and tools that are part of our processes, or even still just […]. The post Build a Stronger Speaking Business by Labeling Your Ideas and Processes appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

The Obama Family - Do Good Fences Make Good Neighbors?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The conservative Drudge Report is taking a fun break this morning. Enough about the future direction of Fox News. The headline is that Barack Obama is channeling president-elect Donald Trump. That is, he is building a wall. That wall is a barrier between his rental house in D.C.

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Drudge Report - 5 Dead & Hold Platitudes about Prevention

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report, of course, headlines with the latest shooting tragedy. After all, it's a news service. Not just a platform for conservative political points of view. This time carnage occurred at a baggage claim area in a Florida airport. 5 are dead. In custody is Estenban Santiago.

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Daily Mail: Hillary's Next Could Be Run for NYC Mayor

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Daily Mail  throws out there a possibility we readers should have thought about on our own. And that is for politically sidelined Hillary Clinton to get back in the game by running for mayor of New York City. After all, she is a New York kind of gal.

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Media with Print Legacy Continue to Struggle

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It is a sad time for employees at ALM. The parent company of legal-oriented publications such as American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel announced 20 layoffs. The  cuts are happening across functions, not only in the newsroom.

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Greta Goes to MSNBC - No Guarantees She, Megyn Will Succeed in Their New "Homes"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When Roger Ailes imploded, some careers looked like they were heading on an upward trajectory. Among those has been that of Megyn Kelly who was critical of Ailes. And some became unhinged. One was that of Ailes supporter Greta Van Susteren. She quit abruptly.

Guerrilla Communications - Power Brokers, Media Will Have to Get Hang of Interpreting/Managing TweetStorms

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Right now, observes influential Politico , the inside the beltway power brokers and the media are unhinged by Donald Trump's Tweetstorms.    And that's exactly why the president-elect leverages this form of guerrilla communications.

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Beware Chasing Clickbait & Other Takeaways from Esquire Interview with AJ Daulerio

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The AJ Daulerio we met during "Hulk Hogan v. Gawker" seemed like the total smart-aleck. Iconic has been his remark when deposed that the only subject off-bounds for display online would be a child - four or under.

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Matt Lauer - Should We Have Tag Sale for Him?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Judge Judy, who graduated from American University Washington College of Law, earns $47 million. Matt Lauer makes between $22 million and $26 million. That's what Kathryn Rubino reports on Abovethealw.com. Here you can read the details. So, do the math.

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Megyn Kelly, et al. - Trumpism Raises All Ships

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Megyn Kelly discusses her debate experience with Donald Trump very early in her book "Settle For More." " On Amazon , the book ranks #96. That encounter with Trump transformed Kelly The Star into Kelly The Hot Media Personality broadcasters bid top dollar for. NBC won. Fox News lost.

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Drudge Report - Tucker Carlson Replaces Megyn Kelly on Fox News

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The conservative Drudge Report is letting the world know that Fox News hasn't blinked. Sure, megawatt Megyn Kelly is exiting for NBC. But in her 9 P.M. time slot will be Tucker Carlson. Carlson's own 7 P.M. show on Fox News has received top ratings. 

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Menendez Brothers, et al. - Gawking at Privilege Gone Very Wrong

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This morning the Daily Mail returned us to three decades ago. That was when two brothers, Lyle and Erik Menendez, showcased that rich families have problems too. Their stage was Court TV.

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Unlikely Import to U.S. - France's Employee Right to Disconnect Law

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Finally, the "right to disconnect" law had passed in France. Beginning this month, workplaces with more than 50 employees have to figure out how not to technologically tether their employees after they put in their 35-hour weeks.

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White Moving Truck Outside White House - Optimism Doesn't Live Here Any More

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The conservative Drudge Report headlines with the first concrete sign of the end of the Obama Administration. And that's the white moving truck parked inside the White House gates on West Executive Avenue. The name of the company is Moving Masters.

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Stop Worrying about Financing Retirement - A Modest Proposal

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Lawyers know well those anecdotes about the drug addict who robs the store, then sits on the curb waiting for the police to arrive. He or she wants to be arrested. That's one way to start on the road to recovery.

Trumpism Making Law School Look Good Again

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The transition team for the incoming Trump Administration keeps poaching partners from BigLaw. The latest, reports Kathryn Rubino at Abovethelaw, is Robert Lighthizer from Skadden. The post is U.S. Trade Representative. Here is Rubino's coverage. Ambitious youth is watching all this.

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Drudge Report - Obama Not Done, Goes After Big Bad Wolf Vladimir Putin

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The conservative Drudge Report had essentially waved good-bye to the Obama Administration. It had covered the coming farewell celebrity bash at the White House this Friday.

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Cover Letters & Trumpism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Cover Letters represent your first introduction to a prospective employer or client. They better be, as the saying goes, on the money. The problem is that what's on the money changes with the times.

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BigLaw, Big Brands & Trumpism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On Abovethelaw, lawyer-journalist, Kathryn Rubino,  raises the question: Does association with Trumpism carry a stigma in the legal sector? Here you can read the details. Essentially, the issue is that law firm K&L Gates is the "venue" for a pre-inauguration party on January 19th.

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Your Therapist & You - Are You "on the same page?"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Psychotherapy is a process with no guarantees of success. The insurance industry struggles to identify what factors improve the odds of positive outcomes. Meanwhile, those in therapy could be wasting their time - and hope - with the wrong therapy provider.

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The Crying Baby - Not in My First-Class Cabin (or when I am dining in a restaurant)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Daily Mail poses a question about a common issue: Babies who cry and cry in confined public areas. And it invites reader feedback.    Meanwhile, legal types might be wondering if crying babies will be classified as a "public nuisance," at least in some settings.

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Drudge Report - White House Celebrity Bash Friday, Even Though Star Power Couldn't Win Campaign 2016

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The conservative Drudge Report headlines with the Obama Administration's goodbye to the White House.    Knowing politics, it will also be the transition platform to The Next. Politicos always are in search of what will be the source of both income and power when one job ends.

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Drudge Report - Trumpism & Made In Mexico

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The conservative Drudge Report might be thought of as Trumpism's "Other Social Network." " The influential Drudge Report extends the reach of what the incoming Trump Administration pontificates on Twitter. Especially during the night.

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