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Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™ featured in Toastmaster Magazine

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My fellow public speaker, business partner and good friend Florian Mueck and I are proud to announce that Toastmasters International has published an article about Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™ in the October 2017 edition of its monthly magazine. Readers … Continue reading → Rhetoric Toastmasters Florian Mueck Rhetoric - The Public Speaking Game Toastmasters International

Why You’ve Gotta Have a Team If You Want to Scale Your Speaking Business

Speaker Launcher

Where would I be without my team? I would be frustrated, overworked and ready to pack it in to try something else. In fact, that is exactly where I was eight years ago, at the height of the most exhausting and trying time in my business. I was a successful coach, gave lots of speeches […]. The post Why You’ve Gotta Have a Team If You Want to Scale Your Speaking Business appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Famous Speech Friday: Theresa May's interrupted speech

The Eloquent Woman

We've had a cascade of prominent women speakers being interrupted this year--and that's not a mistake--but UK Prime Minister Theresa May's speech at the Conservative Party conference seems to have been a big, juicy target for a grand interruption.

NAGC webinar: What internal communicators can learn from the contact center world

Joan Detz Speaker Services

E-mailing Customers and Colleagues: What Internal Communicators Can Learn from the Contact Center World Wed Oct 18 Webinar (1-2pm, ET) from the National Association of Government Communicators With Leslie O’Flahaven of e-Write So much e-mail, so little time. You need to get critical agency information into the hands of your colleagues, but their inboxes are inundated. […]. News, events, and awards

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 264) – Oprah Winfrey

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“Turn your wounds into wisdom.” — Oprah Winfrey Photo courtesy of oprah.com. Motivation Quotes for Public Speakers Oprah Winfrey public speaking public speaking quotes quotes vulnerability

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 265) – Neale Donald Walsch

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“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” — Neale Donald Walsch Photo courtesy of Sarah Rozenthuler and Gil Dekel. Motivation Quotes for Public Speakers comfort zone Neale Donald Walsch public speaking public speaking quotes quotes

Conduct Web Conferences & Deliver Presentations Remotely

Presentation Guru

Remote meetings are a common feature for not only organizations with officials in regional offices but also between freelancers interacting with clients remotely.

Getting your audience physically involved in a speech or presentation

The Eloquent Woman

Back when the U.S. launched its war with Iraq, I was working for a nonprofit whose conference was coming up.

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High IQ - Donald Trump Focuses on Fake Issue (we've known from 1990s, that doesn't matter much)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

High IQ is a brand in decline-actually for a long time, or at least back to the 1990s. That's when psychologist Dan Goleman documented that it's social or emotional intelligence which primarily determines professional success.

Real Estate Industry - Millennials Represent 30% of Buyers & Their Purchases Are in Midwest

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Athens, Ohio. That location is the number-one place where older Millennials (24-34) are purchasing houses, reports Ellie Mae. The other top 9 are also based in the midwest. Along with OH, the Dakotas have become popular. The real estate industry better pay attention.

Why Public Speaking is Good for Your Career

Presentation Guru

People listen when Warren Buffett speaks.

Georgina Chapman, Harvey Weinstein's Estranged Spouse, Seeks Crisis Public Relations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those on Georgina Chapman's network had warned her that being The Good Wife could hurt her Manchesa fashion brand. That's what US Weekly reports.    Members of the media have noted that, yes, she had decided to exit the marriage with Harvey Winstein.

Law School, As an Institution, In Play - Yet, American Bar Association Does a "Hamlet"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The LSAT/GRE option is a critical issue for law schools. Six already provide that choice. Those range from first-adopter University of Arizona to Harvard, which is the one others watch.    By not requiring the ordeal of the LSAT, law schools not only can attract more applicants.

Drudge Report - Trump as Economy Superhero, Consumer Confidence Crushes at 101.1

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report remains a platform for conservative policies. So, the indirect message its readers can pick up today is that Donald Trump is the economy's superhero. The actual news is this: The University of Michigan survey found that recently consumer sentiment killed it at 101.1.

Bad Timing for Alleged Sexual Harassment at Amazon

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The "verdict" is in: Sexual harassment of females has been standard in the U.S. entertainment industry. The latest development in that is that head of Amazon Studios-Roy Price-has been put on immediate leave. The allegation, you got it, is sexual harassment. Here are the details. 

Weinstein Co. Knew - So Says Superlawyer David Boies

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It usually comes down to: What did X know and when? That's the issue hovering over Weinstein Co.    Superlawyer David Boies has represented both Weinstein Co. and Harvey Weinstein. In a previous statement he had indicated he will continue to represent both unless litigation occurs.

Old White Men & Power - Harvey Weinstein Is Symbol of Widespread Oppression

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Harvey Weinstein has captured headlines as a symbol of the power of old white men. But, there are plenty more where he sowed his destruction. Even at the level of a small town, those old white men make life miserable for many, especially women.

DIY Justice - "Chicago PD"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last night on NBC, "Chicago PD" presented a sympathetic episode on Hispanic illegals. There's good reason Donald Trump, as U.S. President, has positioned the packaged that network as his personal enemy.

Generation Z & Incapacitating Anxiety - They Don't Have Illusions We Baby Boomers Did

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If only America can gift members of Generation Z with the illusions we Baby Boomers were given. At the top of the list was: Education was salvation. Do that right and get plenty of it and life would be sweet, careers would be successful.

Thomas Gilbert Jr. - Mama May Have, Papa May Have.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Given his track record for bizarre behavior (never mind that he allegedly murdered his father), Thomas Gilbert Jr. should be having an easy time of it. But, that's not how his defense is playing out for this Princeton graduate with an upper middle class pedigree.

The Curse of Great Beauty - Targeted for Sexual Harassment

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When the universe was giving out gifts at my birth, the face that would launch a 1000 ships wasn't one of them. Neither were long legs. Nor a bony body type.    Instead I received emotional strength and resilience-traits I would need because my family was truly off the grid crazy. 

Drudge Report - Bagging The Liberal Lion

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The conservative Drudge Report today has gone nuclear covering every aspect of the Harvey Weinstein broadening scandal. It's as if Matt Drudge is a great game hunter who has bagged himself The Liberal Lion.

"Megyn Kelly Today" - Weak Ratings Spill Over to "Kathie Lee & Hoda"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

NBC should be very scared. Not only are the ratings for "Megyn Kelly Today" 32% lower than that time slot had last year. In addition, the ratings for "Kathie Lee & Hoda" are down 26% since that show became the lead-in. Here are details from Carol Greer at the New York Post. 

Crisis Communications - Sitrick and Co. Represents Harvey Weinstein

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Of course, in this era of 24/7 media, hiring a lawyer is no longer enough for an embattled celebrity. As many know, film world brandname Harvey Weinstein obtained the services of superlawyer Charles Harder. He had won the lucrative jury award for the plaintiff in "Hulk Hogan."

Not The Good Wife - Georgina Chapman Announces She's Leaving Harvey Weinstein

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Finally, there is no The Good Wife. During the escalating sex scandal, Elizabeth Ailes stuck by her husband Roger Ailes. After he was forced out of his big job at Fox News, she continued to be loyal, at least in public.

Steve Cohen - Is His Luck Running Out?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Steve Cohen is the investment genius with seemingly a 1,000 lives. For example, he had been able to duck having criminal whatever personally slapped on him by former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District New York Preet Bharara. Some of his employees went to the slammer.

Branding - Whole Concept In Play (but, congrats to Baker McKenzie, any way)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Baker McKenzie delivers to clients what they want. And, according to Lisa Hart Shepherd, that's creative and effective solutions to their legal complex problems. Shepherd is the chief executive officer of Acritas which measures global brands. 

Old-Line Establishment Media - They Broke Weinstein, Theranos Stories

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Digital-only Buzzfeed and Vice may be hot. But, it's the members of the old-line establishment media which broke game-changing stories, ranging from film player Harvey Weinstein (NYT) to tech-challenged Theranos (WSJ). 

Robot Walks into Bar, Calls Human "Stupid" - The Legal Issues

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The nation of Estonia is  the pioneer in regulating that wild west technology niche: artificial intelligence (AI). In terms of the law, AI is where the internet was back at the turn of the century. On the books, there is little regulation, legislation, or litigation. 

Pop Culture - Simplistic Depiction of "Mental Illness"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The murderous behavior of Stephen Paddock has made identifying, treating, and preventing "mental illness" obsessive preoccupations. Many in America have been thinking about the people on their networks in terms of "mentally ill." " That's the code for "dangerous."

Conduct Web Conferences & Deliver Presentations Remotely With join.me

Presentation Guru

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Evening News as Theatre - ABC Puts on Best Show

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tonight, the staging of ABC News with David Muir outdid itself. Usually, the theatrics, pulled together by Muir's dramatic presentation of news segments, are addictive. No surprise ABC News is #1 in that category.

Era of Activist Investor - Trian Gets GE Board Seat

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It is the era of the activist investor. And governance issues have become high profile. At growth-challenged GE, Ed Garden of Trian Fund Management has been allowed to join the board of directors, reports Fox Business.  

Public Opinion - No Longer Cutting Slack for Genius (Weinstein/Ailes)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The raw reverence for genius might have become totally 20th century. That could be a consequence f digital times.    No, not many are putting the knock on the unique accomplishments of film producer Harvey Weinstein or media builder Roger Ailes.