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What can Business Presenters Learn from the Best Street Entertainers in the World?

Presentation Guru

There’s a 36 year old guy, married with a mortgage and 3 kids. He stands on a cobbled street in London, asking tourists for money.

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Sandra Zimmer Method Workshop Overcomes Life-Long Discomfort of being Center of Attention

Speaking Freely

The Sandra Zimmer Method Workshop teaches you to convert public speaking fear, tension and anxiety into free flowing energy and excitement to speak. You really can overcome life-long discomfort about being the center of attention! When you do, speaking becomes fluid and easy. A participant in a recent Sandra Zimmer Method weekend workshop said, “Had I known […].

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For #BlackHistoryMonth, 46 famous speeches by black women

The Eloquent Woman

Black women speakers from all over the world are often featured in The Eloquent Woman Index of Famous Speeches by Women. Whether African, American or from elsewhere in the world, they make up close to 20 percent of the speeches we've collected and featured so far.

2017 29

Want to sound smarter when speaking?

Speak Schmeak

I received the following email the other day, and I thought it would be worth sharing my response with you, because it goes to the heart of my philosophy of public speaking. "I I am writing an article on ways to sound smarter when speaking.

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It’s Got to Be Perfect – or Does It?

Presentation Guru

The use of the word ‘perfect’ in regards to public speaking is a quick way to halt improvement. Most of our readers have had that one speech that went off without a hitch, but to deem it completely flawless can lead to complacency.

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The Skill You Need Now: Presentation Literacy

Presentation Guru

Chris Anderson is the curator of TED. If anyone has watched and listened to a few presentations in his time, it’s him. He’s witnessed many of the best speakers from around the world and so when he talks about the transformative power of speaking to an audience from the heart, we listen.…

Pop Culture Meets Jurisprudence

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Of course, it was Melissa McCarthy's simulation of Sean Spicer which stole the show last Saturday on SNL. One wonders if the real Spicer will ever be able to cut back to one slice of gum per day.

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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Being Present: A Two Minute Video Exercise

Speaker Launcher

My guess is that everyone reading this blog post right now owns a cell phone. I am also guessing that many of you spend a significant amount of time on that device – checking email, participating on social media platforms, watching videos, etc.

5 Creative Ways to Spice up your Presentation: Guest Post by Alli Matson

Speak Schmeak

Occasionally, a guest post comes across my desk that is too entertaining to pass up. Enjoy this contribution by Alli Matson of Presentation Wit.

Influencers - The Tipping Point in Attracting Income

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It isn't new that answering help-wanted is an inefficient way to find work. Way back in the 1970s, Dick Bolles hammered that in his then-breakthrough job-hunting guide What Color Is Your Parachute? Bolles hammered the good results which come instead by putting yourself out there in other ways.

Sandra Zimmer Method Workshop Overcomes Life-Long Discomfort of being Center of Attention

Speaking Freely

The Sandra Zimmer Method Workshop teaches you to convert public speaking fear, tension and anxiety into free flowing energy and excitement to speak. You really can overcome life-long discomfort about being the center of attention! When you do, speaking becomes fluid and easy. A participant in a recent Sandra Zimmer Method weekend workshop said, “Had I known […].

Thought Leadership & Trump Effect - 5 Must-Dos

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The iconoclastic rhetoric of Donald Trump has changed leadership communications. At least for the present time. That man knows how to put on a show. Consequently that has created the expectation that other speakers also deliver on performance art. Sure, substance is important.

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Facebook Never Wants You to Leave the Site, Including When Job-Hunting

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

LinkedIn watch out. Facebook has moved onto its turf. And with the added advantage that its new feature is free. As of yesterday, employers in the U.S. and Canada can post on their Facebook page help-wanted ads. Unlike LinkedIn, Facebook imposes no charge on that. You can apply directly there.

Generation Z Females & Sex - Should We Bring Back All-Women Educational Institutions

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Girls & Sex"  by Peggy Orenstein provides facts and (masked) interviews about how Generation Z females are navigating the changed world of sex. Overall, it's one in which women are, well, "putting out" a lot but not getting much satisfaction in return.

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"Getting Under Trump's Skin" - Buzzphrase Captures Current Form of Political Protest

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The current politics of protest mimics the moves made in the schoolyard by bullies. It's all about knowing exactly what to say or do to, as the buzzphrase goes, "get under the skin" of the victim. And plenty are "getting under Trump's skin."

Cover Letters: The Catch-22

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Experience bears this out: If we put thought and time in our cover letters, the odds are excellent that we will get to the next step. That's the interview. And that's The Catch-22. Once we reach stage-two we can be overwhelmed how stiff the competition really is.

Like Facebook, LinkedIn Doesn't Want You to Leave Site

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We all knew that Facebook wanted us never to leave. It provided everything to keep us on its site. Those goodies ranged from updates from followers to news to amazing streaming videos. Now, we are getting it that the same phenomenon seems to be happening with LinkedIn.

No-Tech Startup - Nathan's Nickel Hot Dogs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From the get-go in Eastern Europe, Nathan Handwerker was connecting the dots on food industry profits.    An example? He got it how shipping potatoes into a village without them could yield revenues exponentially higher than what he had purchased them for.

Drudge Report Takes Time Off from Trump-Bashing to Enjoy the Greatest Show on Earth

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The conservative Drudge Report had a choice. It could continue its recent Trump-bashing and be critical of the president's disjointed press conference. Or it could enjoy the show, which was more circus than substance.

Betty White Hammers Age Isn't for Sissies - That's Raw Reality in Looking for, Keeping & Landing Better Work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The world of work is fragmented. Some employers such as Home Depot make it their mission to hire and develop older workers. Others such as many players in Silicon Valley make it their business to only recruit those under-40. That's the reality.

Company Branding & Unusual Benefits - Pawternity Leave Coming to Columbus, Ohio's BrewDog

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Scottish craft beer company, BrewDog, is opening its first U.S.-based based office in Columbus, Ohio. That will be next Monday. At that location it will provide employees with one-week Pawternity Leave. That ensures new parents of dogs have the time to bond with their four-footer.

The Donald & The "P" Word - Youth Smirked

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The world knows that The Donald referred to the female private parts as "p y." " And, the youth among them probably just smirked. By using that term, Donald Trump sounded old.

Cloud Over Chris Christie Brand Returns

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Bridgegate has again reared its head. New Jersey governor Chris Christie will be back in court on March 10th. Bergen County Superior Court judge Roy McGeady ruled that the criminal complaint against Christie about Bridgegate can move forward. Here is the coverage in BusinessInsider.

Protest Wasn't Just for Your Grandparents

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Protest is no longer treated as a tired tactic left over from the Counterculture. As lawyer-journalist, Kathryn Rubino, explains on Abovethelaw, the megawatt visibility of the Women's March has brought back protest. As cool. Like, you need to be in all of it.

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Drudge Report Headlines with Trump's Melbourne, FL Rally (As To Russia With Love Crisis Deepens)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report, which debuted with its flashing blue light, has become subtle. We all know that the Trump Administration Russian crisis is deepening. Influential media such as Vanity Fair and BusinessInsider now are explicitly comparing it to Watergate.

Ivanka - Reversal of Fortune

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

USA Today  headlines with Ivanka's retail woes. Burlington Coat Factory has been the latest to cut her off online. And it's online where the retail action happens. Nordstrom has dropped Ivanka's products both online and in its brick and mortar locations.

American Labor - Does Anyone Have Our Backs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yes, no more Andrew Puzder. As lawyer-journalist, Kathryn Rubino, reports on Abovethelaw , he couldn't get the GOP to support his confirmation as U.S. Secretary of Labor.

Drudge Report Headlines with Flynn Mess as Political Assassination by U.S. Intelligence Analysts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report is back to high intrigue. And its founder, Matt Drudge, may be right, as he was with the Monica Lewinsky story way back when. The Drudge Report broke that story. Or Drudge may be just creating melodrama to stir up conservatives. Time will tell, won't it.

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Jeffrey Wertkin Decides He Wants a Life, After All

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When arrested, then- Akin Gump partner, Jeffrey Wertkin, is reported to have said that his life was over. Well, since then, he's decided to try to make that life free of a conviction for allegedly attempting to sell a Department of Justice confidential file on a whistleblower complaint.

Retirement - Not What Most Expected (and that wasn't necessarily bad)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Most of us, both still working and retired, have experienced aging as a transition. For some, it was unexpected. We didn't feel like we were aging. Yet, the world began treating us as "older." " For others, it was embraced as simply another phase of human life. No story line there.

Drudge Report Headlines Oroville Country Back from Brink, At Least Until Wednesday

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report does have a humane side. Today it captures the relief in Orovillle Country that the dam didn't collapse. That could have unleashed a 30-foot tsunami. About 200,000 human beings in Butte, Sutter and Yuba counties in Northern California would have been homeless.

Legal Sector - Is It Following Corporate America Business Model of 1980s?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

With the legal sector remaining flat, it's no surprise that staff are being cut. After all, unlike lawyers who are revenue-producers, they are cost-centers. At Abovethelaw , David Lat reports that about 200 staff members have been laid off at K&L Gates.

The Dog Steals the Show - Pittbull with No Name in "John Wick Chapter Two"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Richard Nixon, now Donald Trump (via Jeff Sessions), tried to impose law and order on unruly America. However, from the get-go, with the misfit Puritans, the ethos was outlaw. Sure, the Puritans were super controllers. But it was their version of the law they were imposing.