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Huge mistake at the Oscars and the lessons to learn

Manner of Speaking

Good grief! I didn’t think that I would be writing another post of this nature so soon after the huge mistake that was made at the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant, but here we are. Again. In case you missed it, … Continue reading → Uncategorized Faye Dunaway La La Land Moonlight Oscars public speaking Warren Beatty

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5 Really Simple and Cheap Ways To Improve Your Presentation Skills

Presentation Guru

Presenting better than the norm gives you a clear competitive advantage in your field. If you present slightly better than the norm in your industry, firm or profession, you’ll tend to stand out. If you stand out, you’ll get a reputation for being capable in so many more areas than that.…

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Verbal communication is the MOST important candidate skill

PowerPoint Tips

I want to shout this from the rooftops! The National Association of Colleges and Employers does a survey of employers each year, asking the most important skills they want from new candidates. They make this information available to colleges so colleges can teach those skills.

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What is the Real Cost of Fear?

Speaker Launcher

Have you ever gone around and around trying to get something knocked off your goals list and you just cannot get it done? You try and try, but something holds you back. These are the moments you have to look very deep and determine what it is that is stopping you from moving forward. Is […].

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Famous Speech Friday: Viola Davis accepts an historic 2017 Oscar

The Eloquent Woman

It's no secret that I consider actor Viola Davis to be among the best speakers around, featured as she has been five times so far in The Eloquent Woman Index of Famous Speeches by Women.

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Gabby Giffords, women speakers, & the courage to face public audiences

The Eloquent Woman

There are all sorts of reasons why women speakers need courage, and unlike most observers, I don't think the reason lies within them inherently. But I do know that society has been helping women internalize the idea that they shouldn't speak in public for centuries.

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[Podcast] Taking Your Book from Idea to Print: A Process for Getting it Done with Sam Horn

Speaker Launcher

A huge part of writing a book is getting your ideas down on paper. As a speaker, communications strategist and author of 6 books, Sam Horn knows a thing or two about the authoring process.

How to Create Interest and Connect with Anyone

Executive Speech Coach

TEDx video of Sam Horn as she demonstrates how to use Intrigue to create interest and connect. You might need to watch this at least twice. The first time, enjoy the presentation. The next time, note the points and notice the techniques she uses to deliver her presentation.

Uber's Travis Kalanick Has That Moment of Clarity

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The man featured in the 2017 book "The Upstarts" - Travis Kalanick - has decided to become, well, more normal. And, isn't that exactly what we bore witness to last night as the president - Donald Trump - addressed Congress.

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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Learn to Speak Up in Public and Life Will Bring Opportunities to Share Your Gift

Speaking Freely

If you are feeling dissatisfied with your life, it could be because you have not learned to speak up in public in order to fulfill your soul’s desire to make a difference. I believe we each have a gift to give the world. We each have some contribution to make that adds value to humanity […].

Why Public Speaking Should be Taught in Schools

Presentation Guru

Being able to speak persuasively is a vital skill, and not just for politicians, business leaders and teachers. It is important for everyone because almost everyone will, at some point in their lives, have to persuade others.

"Over the Moon" - Way Back in 2008, Already Over-Used BuzzPhrase

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Over the moon" had once been a cool phrase to describe a naturally induced state of euphoria. For example, a woman who had difficulty conceiving gives birth to a healthy child. The teenager who wants to train to be a vet gets a part-time job in an actual vet's office.

Neilson Rizzuto Likely Didn't Know He Shouldn't Be Behind the Wheel of His Truck

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Unless they are homicidal or suicidal, drunks don't make the decision to get into their vehicle and cause harm. The way the powerful chemical alcohol operates is to numb the senses. Drunks don't get it that they are impaired.

The Arnold v The Donald

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Call it "Big Name Feud." " Arnold Schwarzenegger blames Donald Trump for the poor rating of "Celebrity Apprentice." " And Trump blames Schwarzenegger for the downward trajectory of that once hit show. The feud may never end. We know from the plays of William Shakespeare how those can hang on for centuries. However, Schwarzenegger's patience with the show has ended. He threw in the towel today. 

Chelesa Clinton Finds Her Voice - Confident, Edgy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Papa Bear's voice was high-voltage empathy. Mama Bear's voice was wonkish, as in the smartest girl in the class. For a long time, Baby Bear's voice had been plain-vanilla liberal. That was then for Chelsea Clinton.

Elton John Belts Out Ageism Blues

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Can iconic British rock  & roller Elton John, 69, become a victim of ageism? Just like so many others over-65 in the U.S. That's what he claims in the biography "Captain Fantastic" by Tom Doyle.

Job Interviews - Don't Go Beyond Scope of the Question

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Face it, in this labor market of glut of talent, employers approach hiring as a process of ruling out a whole lot of applicants. That's why it is a big risk for you to volunteer information on the interview. Anything you say may be held against you.

President Trump Blows It with Over-Used Buzzphrase "Witch Hunt"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At a time when the new U.S. attorney general Jeff Sessions needs top-level support, the president Donald Trump blows it. The air cover Trump is trying to provide explodes before it can protect the distressed Sessions.

Class of 2017 - You May Be Able to Afford Your La La Land

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Members of the Class of 2017, you can dream big. Yes, you can head from your little lives in college to your version of La La Land. That might be in New York, LA, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Seattle or Miami.

Job Interview Game - The 5 Tells

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the new economy, continually turbulent, many of us are forever searching for work. That might be full-time, part-time, contract or clients for our enterprise. What goes along with that is THE INTERVIEW.   Each one involves plenty of planning and performance art.

Barnes & Noble Should Run Contest at MBA Programs For Transformational Strategy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No surprise, Barnes & Noble had a dismal Q4 2016. Its same store sales numbers were down 8.3%. And for 2016, it expects equally disappointing results. Here are more details from Bloomberg.

Oh, No, Not Again - Jeff Sessions' Crisis Deepens

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Address to Congress had been a pivot for the distressed Trump Administration. A very positive one. But that was then. Today, as lawyer-journalist Kathryn Rubino reports on Abovethelaw , a new crisis has overtaken Donald Trump. It concerns U.S. attorney general Jeff Sessions.

President Winfrey - It's Out There

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yes, it made Oprah Winfrey speechless. At least momentarily. On the "David Rubenstein Show," it was proposed to her that she could be president of the U.S. Here you can see the video, posted by Bloomberg. After Oprah re-found her words, she expressed her epiphany.

Outplacement - New Rite of Passage for Professional Class

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There was the day we got our driver's permit. Then our license. We made it through college and received that degree. Landing the first "real" job might have taken time but we also accomplished that. To those traditional rites of passage, there has been added a new one.

That 94 Million Jobless Number - Sounds on the Money (or lack of it)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Fortune  rushed in to label as "misleading" the 94 million figure of those out of work which Donald Trump cited in his address to Congress. Yes, the Department of Labor put it out there. But, as Fortune notes, it includes groups such as retirees, students and the disabled.

Equal Access for All Members of the Press

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The decision is not related to any bit of Trumpism. At least not directly. But it could be some day. In "Nicholas v. City of New York," Judge J. Paul Oetken stated: "Equal press access is critical because '[e]xclusion of an individual reporter.

Tesla Joins Uber, Sterling Jewelers in Being Accused of a Toxic Culture Targeted Against Females

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's now out there that Tesla too allegedly has a culture toxic for females. As many know, there has been a class action lawsuit against Sterling Jewelers for allegedly that. And, law firm Covington & Burling is investigating if that kind of work environment pervades Uber.

Elite v Street - Harvard Law School Administrators Accused of Having Hands in Cookie Jar

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If the allegations are proven to be true, then Harvard Law School has had some troubles with its accounting checks and balances.

"Jock et al. v Sterling Jewelers" - Women Could Stop Shopping at Kay, Jared

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In class action arbitration case "Jock et al. Sterling Jewelers" the stakes are high. If the defendant loses, it could have to pay significant punitive charges and back pay. Also, its target market - women - could stop buying jewelry at Jared and Kay.

Drudge Report - Business of Private Space Travel Positioned as "Mission"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report doesn't miss a trick. The news tabloid picked up on how Elon Musk's space tourism business has positioned itself like a "mission." " Musk's company Space X has taken on the branding of American government's early ventures into space.

Blogs - Old-Line But Effective Business Development Tool

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Blogs have been around a long time. And in digital there is a rush to the new. So, those who need to market wonder: Are we wasting our time blogging? After all, we can get extensive exposure on LinkedIn Updates, Twitter and Facebooks ads and Live. The answer is: That depends.

White Collar/Blue Collar - Let's Stop Thinking That Way & Get Work, Anything Paying Well

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In America, the masses went to college after World War II. That started wit the GI bill. Since then, the world of work has been binary: white collar and blue collar. From the get-go, the message the educational system sends is: White collar is better and to do that you must go to college.

Uber - Oh, No, Now Ever More Trouble

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Some of those who knew Susan Fowler way back in high school have caught up with her again. And it's not for social reasons. They are concerned because they have been contacted about personal information about her. They are not the only ones.