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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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Presenting for Humans: Insights for Speakers on Ditching Perfection and Creating Connection

Speak Schmeak

It's coming, it's coming! I'm expecting my book, Presenting For Humans: Insights for Speakers on Ditching Perfection and Creating Connection , to be available on Amazon by the end of March, and hopefully to have some hard copies in hand to sign for my VIP supporters!

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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.

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.

2017 75

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.

2017 63

Famous Speech Friday: California State Senator Janet Nguyen's silencing

The Eloquent Woman

Maybe we should change this to Famous Silencing Friday? Yet another woman legislator--this time, a Republican state senator in California--was silenced mid-speech on the floor of her legislature in late February. Senator Janet Nguyen, a Vietnamese immigrant to the U.S.

Are you Using the Best Tools for your Sales Situation?

Presentation Guru

Formal or informal? Passive or interactive? Who decides what kind of sales presentation to deliver? Simon Morton reminds us that we should, at all times, be led by our audience. One size doesn’t fit all.

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[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.

2017 56

How Fear of Public Speaking Can Hold Back Your Career

SketchBubble

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 […].

2017 74

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.

2017 52

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.

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.

2017 74

Speechwriting & Soundbiting

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Speechwriting is the top paying specialty for writers. Speechwriters who know how to produce good soundbites get the best jobs – whether on staff or freelance. Learn how to make speechwriting and soundbiting work for you at my PRSAdallas bootcamp on Friday March 24. Bring your questions … get professional answers … boost your career. […]. Career info Professional organizations Speechwriting

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.

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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.

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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.

2017 52

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.

2017 52

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.

2017 52

"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

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.

2017 52

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.

2017 52

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.

2017 52

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.

2017 52

Shake-up Could Be Coming for LSAT "Industry"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Harvard will be the second law school in the country to allow applicants to take the GRE instead of the LSAT. The other is the University of Arizona. Here is the media coverage of this decision made yesterday.

2017 52

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.

2017 52

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.

2017 52

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."

2017 52

Uber Could Die - World Back to Focusing on Leadership in Business

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Uber's Travis Kalanick has become the symbol of lousy leadership. Even he  recognizes that. And Kalanick is trying to bring in a #2 to help him both lead and manage the now-distressed company. That brings back the focus on that age-old question: What is a good leader? 

2017 52

Ropes & Gray Makes a Move - 4 Implications

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"About 100 lawyers and staffers are poised to leave Ropes & Gray within the next few months as the Boston-based Am Law 100 firm prepares to spin-off is patent prosecution practice into an independent firm." " - Brian Baxter, The Am Law Daily, March 7, 2017.

2017 52

No Shocker - Federal Reserve of SF Finds Bias in Hiring Aging & It's Hurting the Economy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco has made it its business to investigate age bias in hiring for jobs. The study was conducted by   David Neumark , an economist and university professor.    Here   is the Federal Reserve's research report.

2017 52

International Women's Day - The Horror Isn't Over

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today is International Women's Day. On Abovethelaw , it is female lawyer-journalist, Kathryn Rubino, who provides the history of such a seminal holiday. That begin in 1857 with the female women garment industry workers pushing for a better deal.

Uber - Would You Take #2 Job

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yes, previously bombastic Travis Kalanick knows Uber is in big trouble. He's even hired a search firm to bring in a #2 to assist him with operations. Recode  reports that the search has been narrowed down to 2 candidates.

2017 52

Law School Deans - How Many Jobs Are In Play?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Again, Spivey Consulting has leaked the U.S. News & World Report law school rankings. Here you can read all about it in Kathryn Rubino's coverage on Abovethelaw.com. There have been two major upsets. One is that Georgetown fell out of the T-14.

2017 52

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.

Uber - Deepening Crisis Pushing Employees to Exit Ramp

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The unthinkable is thinkable: Uber could implode. It might not remain in existence long enough to fight to dominate the driverless market. The latest in its deepening crisis, reports BusinessInsider , is that its employees are talking with headhunters about jobs elsewhere.

2017 52

Booze - Homo Sapiens Needed Plenty of It for Survival.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In The Washington Post , Steven Petrow recounts how his not drinking alcohol made him a kind of public nuisance socially. Those who were drinking, for example, assumed he was judging them. Also they feared he would cast a cloud over their merriment.

2017 52

"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.

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