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The 4 principles every successful speaker must master

Speak Schmeak

Just a quick video for you today to share these four principles (and give you a sneak peak at my upcoming retreat)! Authenticity Confidence Engaging the Audience Preparation Programs The Business of Speaking Training

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Squeezing the last minute out of a session

Manner of Speaking

Seth Godin is the author of several books about “marketing, the spread of ideas and managing both customers and employees with respect” They are bestsellers. His blog is one of my favourites and I highly recommend it. In this blog post from … Continue reading → Seth Godin closings Presentation public speaking

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Pixar Studios Offers Free Storytelling Lessons Online

Presentation Zen

In cooperation with the Khan Academy , Pixar and Disney have been offering Pixar in a Box , an on-going series of behind-the-scenes lessons taught by Pixar's professionals (storytellers, animators, directors, artists, etc.).

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What made this one of TED's most popular talks in 2016?

The Eloquent Woman

I was pleased, but not at all surprised, to see Judson Brewer's TEDMED talk from 2015 about "an easy way to break a bad habit" on TED's list of the 10 most popular TED talks in 2016 , with more than 6 million views and counting.

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The Purpose of the Pitch

Presentation Guru

At the end of a pitch, your audience shouldn’t be the only ones asking questions. Asking your audience questions can help keep them engaged and can help provide an ample opportunity to continue to persuade them to see things from your point of view.

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Anti-Semitism Lite - I Was Taken for Jewish in Tucson, Arizona

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Anti-Semitism seems to have returned to the supposed melting pot: the U.S. Yesterday, there were 11 bomb threats targeted at Jewish Community Centers (JCC) reported. The U.S.

Storytelling and Empathy take Center Stage at the Watermark Conference for Women

Duarte Blog

A couple of weeks ago, I attended the Watermark Conference for Women in San Jose. About 6,500 attendees, 95% of them women by my estimate, gathered for talks on diversity, inclusion, women’s issues, careers, and trailblazing/innovating/disrupting/leading change.

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How to Close a Sale

Presentation Guru

What are the communications secrets of a sale? How can you size up a potential customer, develop a fast and durable relationship, and close the sale? Nick has written the following steps that will ensure a win for you (almost) every time.

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5 Biggest Public Speaking Mistakes Most Beginners Make

SketchBubble

New presenters have one thing in common: they don’t want to come across as new. They want to stand in front of that audience and look like an authority figure. If you are new to public speaking but want to come across as a seasoned pro, there are some common mistakes you’ll want to avoid. […].

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[Podcast] Recession Proof Your Speaking with Joe Calloway

Speaker Launcher

Hall of Fame Speaker, and author Joe Calloway is back! Joe’s speaking career has survived good times and bad over the years, mainly because he’s put so much effort into making his business recession proof.

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Drudge Report Back to Scary Headlines - Iran Tells US to Expect "Strong Slap in the Face" If.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report's signature way back when was its flashing blue light for breaking news. Over the years it has gotten more sophisticated but not by much. Today, Drudge is back to its digital tabloid roots.    This time it's a scary headline about Iran.

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If They Don’t Feel Anything, They Won’t Remember Anything

Presentation Guru

Engaging audiences is no easy task, but one of the best ways to ensure they take away your message is to make them feel something. Emotion is one of the best ways to bring an audience together, and keep them collectively on the edge of their seats.…

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

To All The Little Girls 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. It's a great way to expand your public speaking knowledge: I can't hear me: Why do our recorded voices sound so weird to us? captures the (mostly physiological) reasons most speakers don't listen to their recorded speeches.

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Pixar Studios Offers Free Storytelling Lessons Online

Presentation Zen

In cooperation with the Khan Academy , Pixar and Disney have been offering Pixar in a Box , an on-going series of behind-the-scenes lessons taught by Pixar's professionals (storytellers, animators, directors, artists, etc.).

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Greenwood Chevrolet, Austintown, Ohio - No, I Will Never Do Business There

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I am no newbie to the rough-and-tumble world of selling vehicles. In Detroit, Michigan, I worked full time at GM, which makes the Chevrolet brand, and at Chrysler. As a communications consultant I had done work for Toyota and Nissan.

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Storytelling and Empathy take Center Stage at the Watermark Conference for Women

Duarte Blog

A couple of weeks ago, I attended the Watermark Conference for Women in San Jose. About 6,500 attendees, 95% of them women by my estimate, gathered for talks on diversity, inclusion, women’s issues, careers, and trailblazing/innovating/disrupting/leading change. I left the conference energized and inspired.

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Calling all speakers for IABC Heritage Region Conference

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Calling all Speakers! IABC Heritage Region Seeking Speakers for the 2017 Region Conference being held at the Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA, November 5-7, 2017 The IABC Heritage Region is currently seeking speakers for the 2017 Regional Conference being held November 5-7 at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh. The conference will consist […]. Career info News, events, and awards Professional organizations

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Syrian Opposition Represented by Law/lobbying Firm Squire Patton Boggs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"International law firm Squire Patton Boggs is providing legal and strategic policy advice to Syrian opposition bloc the High Negotiations Committee of the Syrian Opposition." " - Jon Gingerich, Odwyerpr.com, February 24, 2017. Here is the coverage.

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"The Founder" - Business Builder As Anti-Hero

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The 2016 film "The Founder" exposes the iconic Ray Kroc as a ruthless business mogul. His total focus was on his own success. In terms of his character and entrepreneurial tactics he was as much the anti-hero as Steve Jobs and Roger Ailes.

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Drudge Report - Martin Scorsese Warns World Scary Place with Plenty of Travis Bickles Who Have Nothing to Lose

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The  Drudge Report heads into the weekend with a warning from iconic director Martin Scorsese. Essentially, Scorsese says that the world has become a scary place. It's filled with a growing number of Travis Bickles who see themselves as having nothing to lose.

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Curation: The Art & Politics

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Content curation is right up there with search engine optimization (SEO) in terms of the success of a digital venture.    Yes, the stakes are that high.    That's why the weight of expert opinion is against the robots taking over curation. At

2017 52

Billionaires Can't Sing the Blues - No One Will Listen

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Extreme wealth, along with influence and power. That's how many perceive billionaires. Of course, they present role models of what newbie professionals aim to be and also reason to envy them. Not so fast with the latter.

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BigStore Too Big in In-and-Out Era

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No surprise , J.C. Penney announced today it will be closing 140 stores. Like so many other department stores its concept - The Big Store - is out of date. The model which is catnip to shoppers is the in-and-out brick and mortar space. A good example of that is Giant Eagle's getGo.

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Era of Slower Growth: Implications for Communications Vendors

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Mary Meeker, partner in Kleiner Perkins, began her annual Internet Trend slide show with the reality of slowing growth in myriad categories. Those range from the growth of the internet itself to the growth of the GDP of many nations. Meeker summed it up with: "Easy growth behind us."

Drudge Report Headlines with One of Trump's Favorites: Chicago As Murderville

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report is back in Donald Trump's cheering section. It headlined tonight with one of the president's favorite subjects. That is the high murder rate in Chicago. On Wednesday that rate surpassed what it had been last year.

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WaPo - Is It Being Hustled with Fake News

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Playing around with the media - establishment and social - is great fun.    And it's not new. On October 30, 1938, Orson Wells terrified America with the fake news that Martians had landed. Many assumed it was the end of the world.

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Making a Buck from Real Estate Not Always Easy - Even If You Are a Trump

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For a while landlords seemed to have the upper hand. More folks were renting versus buying. Now, for lots of reasons, the power is shifting more to tenants. Case in point: Ivanka and Jared had to cut the monthly nut on their Trump Park Avenue Building condo from $15,000 to $13,000. Here are details.

2017 52

America Won't Let Trumpism Scapegoat Media

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The new Quinnipiac University poll found that 52% trust the media more than they do Donald Trump. The trust level of The Donald is at 37%. So, what seems to be the tactic of Trumpism to scapegoat the media isn't going to work, at least right now.

2017 52

"Most Powerful Marketing Strategy" - Forget All That, Sell Me Results & Quantify Them

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The subject line of the email blast reads: "Most powerful marketing strategy." " Of course, I didn't click it open. At the very least, the term "powerful" is on the way to the graveyard of over-used buzzwords.

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Presidential Legacies & Voodoo

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Jimmy Carter, when U.S. president, did not appoint a justice to the U.S. Supreme Court. That's what lawyer-journalist, Kathryn Rubino, informs us on Abovethelaw. Here you can read all about it.

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Courtroom v. Street

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Pop culture couldn't keep putting out there content about the U.S. official legal system unless the subject was marketable. And that it is. We have enjoyed everything from "To Kill the Mocking Bird" to " The People v. Simpson" TV series.

2017 52

Being Invited for Job Interview - Doesn't Mean Much, Not Anymore

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Back before there was an extreme glut of communications talent, being invited for an interview was a reason to get excited. Sure, they were probably going to review several candidates but you sensed you had a real shot at being offered the job. That was then.

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Trump-Bashing Fatigue - Moving Back To Worrying about Weight & Wrinkles

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those of us who are paid influencers get it right away. That is, when a trend has peaked or when one is on an upward trajectory. By the page views, it was obvious that content related to Trump-bashing wasn't pulling in as many eyeballs.

2017 52

LinkedIn Updates - Ultimate Professional Hangout

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Given the frequency of postings by just about everyone on LinkedIn Updates, it appears that it's the hangout for professionals. Not only is there a sharing of information, insight and whatever. Employers also are using that particular platform to recruit for talent.

Owen Labrie - Are You Rooting that He Gets a New Trial

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Owen Labrie has come to symbolize myriad things. Some conflicting. He is, on the one hand, the arrogant prep school kid who assumed he could break the rules. On the other hand, he is perceived as the scholarship striver whose real crime was simple immaturity and lack of guidance.

2017 52

Uber Doing a 21st Century Fox: Hiring Law Firm to Investigate Alleged Sexual Harassment

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Experts in crisis communications hammer: Move fast to gather the facts. And that's what Uber is doing in the scandal which has gripped it. That involves allegations of sexual harassment. The crisis has been kicked off by former employee Susan J. Fowler.

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Francesco Parisi - U of MN Law Professor Finds Himself in Legal Mess

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In this time of high angst about our physical safety, being accused of stalking can bring a lifetime of stigma. The supposed miscreant might be better off being suspected of embezzlement.

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