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Lessons in Simplicity from Apple’s Former Ad Agency Creative Director

Manner of Speaking

Recently I have been catching up on some reading material that sits in a stack on a side desk. The stack grows and shrinks, but I suspect that the stack will always be there.) One of the articles that caught … Continue reading → Design Preparation Apple audience Ken Segall Presentation public speaking simplicity Steve Jobs

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What speakers can learn from comedians about language and rhythm

Speak Schmeak

Comedians are some of the best teachers of language and rhythm. I've written more than 20 posts about comedians and what speakers can learn from them, and I'm constantly inspired by how creative they are with their words and delivery.

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Changing the order of items in a chart

PowerPoint Tips

Have you ever seen this when you created a chart in PowerPoint? Look at the order of the items in the datasheet and in the bar chart itself. They’re the opposite of each other! If you care about the order of the data in your chart, this can be very frustrating!

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Please describe women's speeches as something other than 'emotional'

The Eloquent Woman

Maybe it's because we're coming off of a U.S. election season with a female candidate, and heading right into Hollywood awards shows, with their dozens of acceptance speeches.

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10 Essential Items For The Presenter On the Go

Presentation Guru

If you are a professional presenter, motivational speaker or someone who has to give presentations frequently, you might want to use your own presentation kit.

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The Workplace & Bullying - It's Legal Matter

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Not only school districts are being held accountable for suicides of students who have been bullied. Now, law enforcement has also targeted employers. Missouri teen Kenneth Suttner apparently committed suicide with a.22. He was overweight and had a speech impediment.

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Running the Numbers In Your Business

Speaker Launcher

When someone gets into the speaking business, it is usually because they enjoy delivering a message and connecting with an audience. However, ‘speaking’ is just a small part of a speaking business. The reality is there is so much more to running a small business and finding success and it all starts with running the numbers. […]. The post Running the Numbers In Your Business appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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The Best Way to Explain Complex Concepts – Part 2

Presentation Guru

In the first post in this series we looked at how Albert Einstein believed that complex subjects – and it doesn’t get much more complex that nuclear physics – might best be explained to a lay audience.

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Jared & Ivanka - Will They Be Moving Back to New York City

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The anti-Trump Vanity Fair gleefully reports that The Donald is tuning out the voices of son-in-law Jared and daughter Ivanka. As family they were supposed to be the next-loudest voices in the West Wing, The loudest, of course, it was expected would be the new president's.

[Podcast] Punch Up Your Speech with Humor with Ron Culberson

Speaker Launcher

It is possible to add humor to your speech, even if you don’t consider yourself to be all that funny. Ron Culberson is an author, humorist, and speaker, as well as former NSA president. Ron offers some tips for adding humor to speeches. From delivery to finding humor in everyday situations, this episode is all […]. The post [Podcast] Punch Up Your Speech with Humor with Ron Culberson appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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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.

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The Presentation Guild Benchmark Salary Survey Report

Presentation Guru

The Presentation Guild was set up for those who create, design and support presentations.

Drudge Report - Barack Is Back (looks like we'll have two presidents, again)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That wasn't long. The conservative Drudge Report headlines with former president Barack Obama as the "Backseat Driver." " Barack is Back. That's after only a few weeks of no longer being the top dog inside the beltway.

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[Quick public speaking tip] Watch the clock

Pivotal Public Speaking

One of the secrets of great speakers is their use of time. They know that if they have been given a time limit for their speech or presentation, that they will stick to that. There are four very good reasons for us all to do the same, if we want to be successful. Sticking [.]. public speaking

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Famous Speech Friday: Virginia Woolf's 1931 "Professions for Women" speech

The Eloquent Woman

Have a strong point of view: Get your audience to see something in their mind's eye: And now, this powerful speech also has inspired an illustration that excerpts parts of it.

Valentine's Day - 5 Best Gifts for Public Relations Players

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Women's March called for love. Well, on Valentine's Day, that's required. Here are the 5 best gifts to give to the public relations players in your life. Branding iron.

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BigVet - Bloomberg BusinessWeek Outing of Corporate Practices Which May Be Hazardous to Our Dogs and Cats

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Collectively, we pet parents in the U.S. are responsible for the health and well-being of about 179 million cats and dogs. That's up from 98 million in 1980s.    For that, we spend about $35 billion annually in vet care. Some or a lot of that might be wasted.

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Melania Trump - Wins One, Loses One

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So far in her litigation associated with allegations that she might have worked as an escort, Melania Trump has won one and lost one. The win was that her lawsuit against blog Tarpley.net has been allowed to move forward.

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The Last of the Trumpettes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

First it was Harvard Law. Then it was Columbia Law School. Today, reports Joe Patrice at Abovethelaw, it's NYU Law School. That's the third which Trump family outlier Tiffany has visited.

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227,000 Jobs Created - But, They May Not Be in Your (Downsizing) Industry

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The job situation brightened in January 2017. According to the official government statistics, 227,000 were created. Here is the Bloomberg coverage. But the light wasn't equally bright across the labor market. Some industries are shrinking in both the number of jobs and how much they pay.

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Drudge Report: Amazon Focus Not All Business

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The DNA of the Drudge Report is politics. when it headlines today with Amazon's disappointing Q4 earnings report, we know this isn't all-business. Here is the financial coverage Drudge links to.

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The Business of Being Ivanka Trump - Damage from Politics

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Ivanka Trump was positioned and packaged as a successful businesswoman. Her brands were surrounded by megawatt glamour. That was then. Now, as First Daughter her business success is in play. Upscale Nordstrom announced that it is discontinuing her brand from its stores.

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"Dark" - Buzzword So Overleveraged

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Thanks to the Anti-Trumpists, the word "dark" has been in heavy use. That's unfortunate. Already its power might have been diminished by being out there too much. Not too long ago, the term "dark" had been applied rarely.

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"Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius" - Will That Be Tipping Point in Neil Gorsuch's Confirmation Hearing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those were liberal times. And the media and public seized the aura of those times to create a major controversy over the issue if corporations were required to provide health insurance coverage for contraceptives. The flashpoint was the case "Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius."

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7 Suicides at Columbia University - Coillege Had Never Been Great Platform for Nostalgia

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On an episode for "Mad Men," Don Draper does his nostalgia presentation. It's on behalf of the Kodak Carousel (slide-show product.) That segment has become a classic.

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Cover Letters - Certifications Catch Employers' Eye

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The current economy is hands-on. That's the way employers and clients know we can get results for them. So, there is a new development in what they are looking for in our cover letters, as well as our resumes. And, that's documentation of what knowledge base and skills we have.

Drudge Report Headlines with Leaks/Contents of Leaks - But Is All That Fake or Real News about Trump

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We always must keep in mind two realities when reading the Drudge Report. One is that the site is conservative. And, two, it has aggressively championed Trumpism. we have to be suspicious about the Drudge Report headlines this evening. They are twofold.

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No Need to Worry about Oculus VR Rift Headset

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Okay, Facebook announced earnings today. So, $500 million is, well, peanuts. In addition, the plaintiff was initially seeking $6 billion in this lawsuit. Anyway Facebook is appealing that jury judgment against its acquisition Oculus in the lawsuit brought by ZeniMax.

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Love Dolls - Should They Have Legal Rights?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Currently, as The Washington Post reports, the relationship between Seni Nakajima and his love doll Sarori is excellent.    But, that could in itself signal danger for Sarori.

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Power According to Trumpism - Worth Analyzing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The code world for "power" is "leadership." " But whatever you label that pull/push force it is increasingly necessary to get anything done.

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Neil Gorsuch, Rex Tillerson, et al. - It Helps in Trumpism To Look, Walk, Talk Like Republican from Central Casting

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Neil Gorsuch has been nominated in Trumpism to be the next U.S. Supreme Court justice. Rex Tillerson for U.S. Secretary of State. What's obvious about both is that they look, walk and talk like Republicans from central casting.

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Neil Gorsuch - Will He Prove Unpredictable, Like John Roberts?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At first glance, federal appeals judge Neil Gorsuch seems to be a Scalia clone. The president nominated him for the U.S. Supreme Court. Here is the analysis in Politico. Like the legal thinkers on the far right he believes in an originalist interpretation of the U.S. Constitution.

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This Law School Missed Briefing in Branding Fundamentals

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The number-one fundamental in branding is that everything is factored in.    Say you are a premium brand in retail cosmetics such as Sephora. No, you don't have a little section in the back with the kinds of $1.99 mascara Wal-Mart stccks.

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Oh, Little Town of Westport, CT - We Speechwriters Probably Could No Longer Afford It

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was in the upscale town of Westport, Connecticut that the  1955 book   "The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit"   was set. Later, it became a film. The meme was The Organization Man trapped in conformity in order to support that version of the American Dream.

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Scary Cover Letters

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Those bloggers scare me." " The employer at X Company sent me, instead of her administrative assistant, that email by accident. I had applied for a part-time editing assignment. That was 2006. Blogging was still a relatively new medium.

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Ride, Sally, Ride - Tipping Point for Conservative Media

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The conservative Drudge Report has gleefully supported the new president's firing of acting attorney general Sally Yates. It does that by linking to analysis of the Monday Night Massacre by the even more conservative National Review.

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Trumpism Can Tarnish Legal Brands

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Recently, major law firm Greenberg Traurig distanced itself from Trumpism. Rudy Giuliani is one of its shareholders. He went on leave from the law firm to pitch in with the Trump Administration transition.

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