Sat.May 27, 2017 - Fri.Jun 02, 2017

Stop being interrupted

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Put your phone on silent and turn it over (so you can’t see the screen). Switch off your email. You can check your email when the task is complete. Turn off your messaging clients (FB messages, Lync, Skype etc). Even better turn off your network connection if your task doesn’t need you to be online. Hide – one of my biggest distractions is people coming to my desk to ask a question.

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How to Solve Public Speaking Fear

Speaking Freely

Solve Public Speaking Fear In order to solve public speaking fear, you must first understand what public speaking fear is really about. What public speaking fear is really about may surprise you. What it is not about may also surprise you. What we call fear of public speaking is not really about speaking. Most people who […]. The post How to Solve Public Speaking Fear appeared first on Read The Self-Expression Blog to Improve Speaking Skills.

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How to Find the Right Speaking Coach For You

Presentation Guru

How on earth do you find the presentation coach you really need; the presentation coach who is going to really understand you and will help you be the presenter you always wanted to be?

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Public speaking: Working with a professional speaker

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Many organizations go to a great deal of work/expense to hire a professional speaker for their conference – but then let the ball drop by overlooking the final travel logistics. You want your speaker to arrive fresh/rested at the podium. Leave nothing to chance.

Jon Hamm, Like Lee Chandler ("Manchester By the Sea"), Can't Seem to Heal

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Is healing - emotionally and spiritually - an illusion foisted on human beings? Could be. And perhaps those who claim to be healed are deluding themselves. In his interview with In Style , Jon Hamm came across as still emotionally and spiritually unhinged.

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Q&A Tips for Speakers – How to Turn Terror into Triumph

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

I have noticed that many speakers dread the traditional Presentation Question Time slot at the end of their presentation. When I ask them why this is, the most common reasons given are: Fear of losing control. Fear of being asked difficult questions. Fear of not knowing the right answers.

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Pitching for Investment: 5 Ways to be More Persuasive

Presentation Guru

When you are pitching for investment, you take on a role that’s completely different from your day-to-day job. Like Clark Kent becoming Superman, you need a completely different set of skills, yet often you’re thrown in the deep end with no specialist training.

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More Trending

Movie Box Office for Memorial Day Weekend Worst in 2 Decades

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It never dawned on me or my friends to even check what was playing at the full-price and discount movie houses in the Youngstown, Ohio Metro area. Our long weekend plans were going to be binge watching re-runs of cop shows, eating carbs and sitting outside to watch the world go by.

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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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Stage fright – and how to overcome it

Presentation Guru

If anything ever illustrated perfectly the profound fear that many have of speaking in public, then it is this short video by educator Mikael Cho and directed by animator Robertino Zambrano of KAPWA Studioworks.

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How to Gain More Business By Planting Seeds in Your Presentation

Speaker Launcher

There is one thing I have been saying for years, and I firmly believe it will always be true: “There is no better form of marketing than a great speech!” ” With all of the noise in social media and marketing, having prospects see you live, or hear from others how great you are, has always […]. The post How to Gain More Business By Planting Seeds in Your Presentation appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Drudge Report: Stocks Close at All-Time High (Is Trump Administration Guiding Invisible Hand)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The supposedly conservative Drudge Report blows with the wind. Today, it headlines that stocks closed at an all-time high. That was despite the lousy May job report(only 138,000 created.) And that's very good news for the Trump Administration.

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Presentation Question Time – How to Make The Most of This Opportunity

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

I have noticed that many speakers dread the traditional Presentation Question Time slot at the end of their presentation. When I ask them why this is, the most common reasons given are: Fear of losing control. Fear of being asked difficult questions. Fear of not knowing the right answers. Fear of making a fool of themselves. Fear of nobody asking any questions. The importance of presentation question time.

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Taking a blog and social media hiatus for June 2017

The Eloquent Woman

I'm waist-deep when it comes to the river of blogging and social media, with three blogs, the two oldest blogs turning 12 and 10 years old this year. That's a lot of blogging, and that's not all.

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The business of speechwriting: Get recommendations

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Whether you work on-staff as a speechwriter or work independently as a freelancer, you need testimonials for your speechwriting. These recommendations can be as brief as one phrase (“The best freelance speechwriter we’ve ever hired”) or run as long as a paragraph.

Mental Illness - Not So Fast, Steven Harper

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What has been documented is that those in the legal sector have a higher than average level of mental illness than those in the general population. That has, of course, been associated with plenty of self-medication, ranging from substance abuse to suicide. That is what we know.

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TV Cop Shows - Topical Hacks

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The world of network television is very competitive. Most of the cop shows leverage topical controversial issues to capture and keep eyeballs. Last night, "Law & Order SVU" featured as a sub-theme the problem of the alcoholism gene.

Drudge Report Captures World Frenzy Generated by "Pittsburgh, Not Paris"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

With its sidebars on the left side of the news site, Drudge Report captures how unhinged the world is. The media clip for the Drudge headline itself covers the reason why earth has been thrown off its axis.

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Anthony Pastor - A Special Place in Hell (and prison) for Those Who Torture, Murder Animals

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Child molesters get roughed up and even murdered in prison (remember how Catholic priest John Geoghan was offed). Let's hope the same ethos applies to dog murderers. Lawyer Anthony Pastor had been convicted of the brutal torture of his lover's dog Snoopy.

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The On-Call Economy - People Work Real Jobs But with No Guaranteed Hours, No Set Schedule

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The New York Times looks at the growing source of economic angst in what is supposed to be a recovery. That's the lack of guarantee, even on a supposed traditional job, of how many hours employees will get or when those hours will be.

Digital Marketers - Ditch All Those Links, Except for CTA

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Some digital marketers tend to want everything documented. So you include plenty of links in your blogs, web content and email blasts. Big mistake. Those links provide a pathway for prospects to escape your content - and not return.

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Gautam Gupta - Uber Loses Finance Head

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This is a delicate time for Uber. On the one hand, it is saddled with legal troubles such as the Alphabet lawsuit against it regarding the driverless vehicle. On the other hand, its financial performance has actually been improving.

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Opioids As "Public Nuisance" - Ohio AG Lawsuit against 5 Manufacturers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Again, the attorney general of a state has leveraged the legal concept of public nuisance to create a major lawsuit against companies. Many of us remember how Rhode Island et al.

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Another Trump Win in 2020 - Could Be, Predicted Michael Bloomberg

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The conservative Drudge Report is back in its comfort zone. Its headline predicts that Donald Trump could be re-elected in 2020. That forecast is based on input by former New York City mayor and financial player Michael Bloomberg. Here is the analysis by The Hill.

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Fictional Lawyers - Because We Love Them, We Forgive Them

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today on Abovethelaw , lawyer-journalist Kathryn Rubino reminds us of how attached we become to pop culture lawyers. That is, the make-believe ones. This one is Dan Fielding of "Night Court." " For nine seasons he was played by John Larrouquette.

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Rodrigo Duterte - Language of Leadership Goes Rogue (trend unleashed by Donald Trump)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Leader of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte didn't remain in the civility box. Not in tone. Not in context. In a speech to soldiers he made the remark that they are allowed to rape three woman. Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton tweeted her disapproval of that statement.

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Beyond the Carrot & Stick - Improving Employee Performance

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the UK, top law firms have re-thought the traditional annual performance assessment. Historically, that has served myriad management purposes. But actually improving performance often wasn't a likely outcome.

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Megyn Kelly Launches NBC's Competition to "60 Minutes" Sunday with Valdimir Putin Interview

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"60 Minutes" should be afraid. Very afraid. Its last Sunday's programming provided no offense to the competition this Sunday from Megyn Kelly's news program in the 7 P.M. There had been three lackluster segments. They focused on patriotism, forest fires and space exploration.

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Huma/Anthony Reality Show - New Episode

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Just when Huma Abedin/Anthony Weiner watchers assumed the reality show was over, a new episode has begun. The New York Post reports as an exclusive that the two renewed the lease on their $11,900 a month Manhattan apartment. And who's bunking there along with Abedin is Weiner.

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Bang-Bang Chicago - Progress over Memorial Weekend or Just a Pause Before Long Hot Summer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The conservative Drudge Report goes along with the party line.  In its headline, it positions and packages the only 49 Chicago shootings over Memorial Weekend as "progress." " Four were murdered. And 44 were wounded.

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Mike Dubke, White House Communications Director, Out - What's the Next Shoe to Drop

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Before the president Donald Trump went on his overseas goodwill tour, there were rumors that a shakeup was coming in White House staff. It was reported that Trump was frustrated with everything. That ranged from leaks to the slow pace of implementing his agenda.

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I Have Great Idea for Lawsuit - Want to Invest in It?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Litigation financing - that is investing in lawsuits - has been getting traction in the U.S. A funding source is Pravati Capital. And one law firm using litigation financing is Pierce Sergenian. Here is the coverage in Bloomberg. This can be good news for law firms in general.

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12 Step Programs & Excessive Focus on Character Defects - Locked in Self-Hate, Locked Out of Joy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Father, I really have no bad things to confess. Three times a week I confess my many many character defects at my 12-step program." " "My child, I am well aware of that. And maybe that extreme focus on your flaws is locking you in self-hate."

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Tiger Woods - Cruel World of Celebrity Sports

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Everyone has seen the mugshot of Tiger Woods. It had been taken as part of an arrest in Florida. A DUI had been suspected. Now both his fans and his enemies wonder: Can Woods come back from that photo of a man who looks much older than his 41 years and has those alcohol-induced droopy eyes?

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Megyn Kelly v. "60 Minutes"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Next Sunday, NBC's Megyn Kelly takes on CBS's "60 Minutes." " So many of us will tune into Kelly's news show. We wonder how this glam figure from cable Fox News will fare on an old-line network. And will the programming dazzle?

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Mary McCarthy's "The Group" - When Graduates of Women's Colleges Get Old

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In 1963, Mary McCarthy shocked the literary world with her novel "The Group." " It chronicled eight graduates of an elite all-women's college. They seemed unable to get a handle on life.   Here Vanity Fair recounts that publishing milestone.

Drudge Report Headlines with West Wing as Source of Leaks about Alleged Kushner Proposal for Secret Communications with Russians

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report posts a juicy headline during this sleepy long holiday weekend. It's about a leak. Yes,  Yes, leaks in themselves are titillating. But even more exciting is speculating why the leaks are supposedly happening.

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