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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 250) – Seth Godin

Manner of Speaking

“You are not being judged, the value of what you are bringing to the audience is being judged. The topic of the talk isn’t you, the topic of the talk is the audience, and specifically, how they can use your … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers audience public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes Seth Godin

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Spice Up Your Speeches with these 3 Rhetorical Devices

Presentation Guru

Many of the greatest speeches in history have influenced their audience on an almost subliminal level.

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3 Steps to Building Confidence as a Speaker and Business Owner

Speaker Launcher

Confidence. It can be a professional speaker’s best friend or nemesis. As speakers and business owners, we all experience moments where doubt and fear seep in, and our confidence dwindles. How you move past this to build confidence back up is what sets those who succeed apart from those who fail.

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Be the only presenter who stands out with a truly TED-quality talk

The Eloquent Woman

In the past few years, I've coached scores of speakers who want to make a big change in their public speaking and presenting style by giving talks in the style of TED.

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How To Be A Better Speaker – Recognise Progress On Your Journey

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

If you want to be a better speaker, learn from my mistake. Nobody becomes a better speaker overnight. Mastering the art of public speaking takes time and practice, but this means that, if your goal is to be a better speaker, every mistake or slip feels like a failure. Two years ago I decided to learn to play the Ukulele, after never having played a musical instrument in my life.

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Public Relations Firms - Don't Invite Millennial Prospects to Play Golf

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The usual courting rituals to attract new clients are changing. When it comes to Millennials, many of them making big bucks in tech, forget inviting them to a game of golf. The Sports & Fitness Industry Association reports that Millennials have little interest in the game.

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How Fear of Public Speaking Can Hold Back Your Career


If you suffer from a fear of public speaking, you are definitely not alone. In fact, fear of public speaking often lands in the top five of the biggest fears that humans have. In some surveys, it even lands in the number one slot, with death coming in at a close second! While some people […].

[Podcast] Growing Your Brand from the Ground Up with Doug Sandler

Speaker Launcher

Whoever said nice guys finish last obviously never met Doug Sandler. Doug is a speaker, author of the best-selling Nice Guys Finish First, and the creator of the Nice Guys podcast.

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.

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Social Network - When Work Intervenes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Most of the ambitious begin participating in social networks to attract useful professionals into our circle of contacts. We make it our business to establish the right presence on Facebook, LinkedIn, blogs and Twitter.

How to Create a Speech that Works

Presentation Guru

Jim Anderson has over 25 years experience transforming shy public speakers into effective ones. We found this recent article from him detailing the three parts to crafting a good speech.

Drudge Report Headlines with What Puts Obama Back in Spotlight (which is exactly what he wants)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The conservative Drudge Report may not realize it. But by headlining with Donald Trump's accusation that Barack Obama bugged him during Campaign 2016 Matt Drudge puts the spotlight back on the former president. How sweet it.

Class of 2017 - Manhattan Becomes More Affordable (sort of)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Media outlets are getting giddy describing how the Manhattan rental market has become a downright steal. The latest to relay this good news to the Class of 2017 is   Fortune.    According to a report yesterday by Douglas Elliman and Miller Samuel, the median rental price plunged to $3,369. That's a 1% drop.    If you have a family and need two bedroom, you are in the catbird seat. Rents for those dropped 5.2%.

New Attention to Language - Trumpism Resurrects Old Art of Rhetoric

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Communications clients and prospects eyes widen when I introduce the term "language." " They are hard-nosed businesspeople. Previously all they wanted to hear about were the probable outcomes of an email blast or book which would rank high on Amazon.

Dogville - Where "The Old Neighborhood" Comes Back to Life

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Did the "old neighborhood" really exist? Here, I'm talking about the deep sense of caring that we remember - or think that we remember. The value system, at least as we think we recall, wasn't quid pro quo. Anyone needing an adult to watch the brood of kids would find one.

The Hillary Bob - Implications for Drudge Report et al.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report is full of surprises. Just like Hillary Clinton. The conservative digital tabloid shocked readers when it went short on Trumpism. Many assumed it would be as consistently loyal as Kellyanne. Now Hillary also again surprises us.

Vanity Fair's T.A. Frank - It's a Bubble, Stupid

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Vanity Fair had gotten lucky when Trumpism bubbled up from the wealth of Manhattan and took over the world. That includes the mansion on Pennsylvania Avenue in D.C. The timing was perfect. Its parent - Conde Nast - is on the short end competing with Facebook and Google for digital advertising.

Staples - Yet Another Retail Brand Which Lost Its Way

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Branding is about emotional attachment. In the late 1980s, the Staples brand meant caring and affordability to us new Accidental Entrepreneurs. Corporate leaders ranging from Lee Iacocca to Jack Welch had eliminated forever layers and layers of middle management.

Crying Our Way Up the Ladder

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Getting ahead is about spotting the advantage in whatever. So, many of you successful professionals  have probably already figured out how to transform crying in the workplace into a professional plus for yourself. You know that is possible and you might already have done that a few times.

James Comey Said at Cybersecurity Conference He Didn't Want to Freak Us Out - But, He Sure Did

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As you see in this video , at the Boston College conference on cybersecurity, FBI director James Comey said he didn't want to freak us out. But he did exactly that. He hammered that there is no such entity as "absolute privacy."

Drudge Report Headlines "Jobs Go Boom" - Economic Man Belts Out" For He's a Jolly Good Fellow"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Conservative Drudge Report has gone long on Donald Trump. Recently, it had taken some short positions on Trumpism. But today's headline is "Jobs Go Boom." " The link is to the coverage in the Daily Mail of ADP's report of 298,000 jobs created in February 2017.

Drudge Report Headlines with Dems' Return to Position of Strength - Trump Blew It with Wiretap Claim

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report has shifted from pure conservative to a digital tabloid determined to remain on top in page views. No surprise, it headlines with the Democrats' return to a position of strength.

Professional Services & Developing New Business

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The professional services marketplace keeps mutating. That's why those of us who have to develop new business must keep experimenting with strategies and then the tactics within those big plans. That's what I had learned in September 2016. The results have been amazing.

Public Informaton - There Have Always Been Barbarians at the Gate

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In PR Week , Edward Reilly discusses how self-publishing on social media has eliminated many of the traditional guardians monitoring the tone and content of public information. He makes myriad good points which can assist corporations in how they communicate.

"Moonlight" - Power of Forgiveness

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The only real meme in "Moonlight" is that making sense of a life can come through forgiving betrayals. The other parts of the film are too raw to be processed as learning lessons. The action takes place in the black section of Miami, Florida.

Beyond Bad PR - Uber's Business Problems

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What company has been having the worst week? No question, it's Uber. Members of the media gleefully reported on its PR woes. They range from former employee Susan Fowler's allegation of sexual harassment to being sued for alleged poaching of IP from Google.

Trump Shocks Us Again - Preet Bharara Asked to Resign

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Just when we assumed we could no longer be surprised by a Trumpism, this one happens. Today, Donald Trump requested that the 46 U.S. Attorneys who date back to the Obama Administration resign. They include Preet Bharara. Here is the media coverage.

February Jobs Report - Those Left Behind.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Some of us didn't need the February jobs report to know the economy is on an upswing. At least some parts of it. Of the 235, 000 new jobs created, 58,000 were in construction and 28,000 in manufacturing.

Francesco Parisi - Was It a Rush to Judgment

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Imagine that you hold the coveted job of law professor at the University of Minnesota. Then, out of nowhere, you find yourself arrested for alleged stalking and rape. The one filing the charges is a former girlfriend.

High-Level Government Jobs - Pay Relative Peanuts, But Gives Access to Revolving Door

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Even in a high-level government post, you make peanuts. Relatively speaking. But that gives you access to The Revolving Door. And, is your expertise is legal, some law firm will benefit greatly.

The Home Office - What We All Learned from Robert Kelly's BBC Interview

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

To save money, so many of us on-demand economy workers set up home offices. Why pony up the nut every mouth for a real office in some professional plaza. Also, more companies are allowing telecommuting by full-time employees.

Jesse Bright, Lawyer AND Uber Driver

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In North Carolina, Jesse Bright was stopped by the police. That happens all the time, you think. The five police officers noticed that this Uber driver had picked up a fare from a known drug house. When they began to interrogate him he flipped on his recording device. The police objected.

"Presence" in Professional Services

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The 2015 book "Presence" is holding on to a high ranking on Amazon. Right now, it's 2,674. Researched and written by Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy , it has set off the same sort of revolution which  "Emotional Intelligence" had in the 1990s. That was

Richard Simmons - Re-thinking Aging in Place

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The movement to have the aging remain in their own homes is well-intentioned. However, "aging in place" can create situations of elder abuse such as Brooke Astor's. Her troubled son Anthony Marshall became her Machiavellian care-giver.