Sat.Jul 22, 2017 - Fri.Jul 28, 2017

How to insert 3D into PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

3D is here! Yes, you can now insert certain types of 3D models into PowerPoint, rotate them and even animate them. At the end, I’ll show you a video of an animated 3D model in PowerPoint. To be clear, to get this new feature, you have to have Office 365, which is the subscription version.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 257) – Dorothy Parker

Manner of Speaking

“Of course I talk to myself. I like a good speaker, and I appreciate an intelligent audience.” — Dorothy Parker. Quotes for Public Speakers Dorothy Parker public speaking public speaking quotes quotes

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The Relationship Between Incontinence, Credibility, Trust and Value

Presentation Guru

You read it right. Here’s the back story. Whenever I’m a guest lecturer or conducting training, I’ll frequently start out with a story. And just for the record, I’ve been telling stories long before it became a recognized sales tool!)

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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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How to Explain Complicated Concepts in Your Speech


The average human being’s ability to process information is astonishing. In this digital age, a social media user is apt to absorb 285 pieces of content every day, and be exposed to as many as 1,000 digital links. If we are puzzled about something, we “Google” it and find a simple explanation.

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[Podcast] How to Build Your Speaking Business Following and Revenue Using Paid Communities with Katie Krimitsos

Speaker Launcher

Every professional speaker should be looking for ways to build their following and revenue and there are a number of ways to do that. In Episode 55 of the Wealthy Speaker Podcast, we are joined by Katie Krimitsos, founder of Biz Women Rock – a community and education resource for action-driven women who are looking […]. The post [Podcast] How to Build Your Speaking Business Following and Revenue Using Paid Communities with Katie Krimitsos appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

Why you need to take every speaking opportunity

Speak Schmeak

I forgot my stuff. I had a workshop Friday morning, and I thought I was ready, but I wasn't. I had finished my slides, I had finished my notes, I had printed my handouts.

Talking Like a Has-Been - 5 Red Flags You're Doing That

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Talk tells it all about us. That was the meme of "My Fair Lady." " In that situation, the accent, word choice and tone were the markers of the lower class. Back then, such an aggregate blocked social and economic mobility. Things haven't changed much since then.

Famous Speech Friday: Japan First Lady Akie Abe's keynote in English

The Eloquent Woman

Perhaps you do not expect a keynote address from a high-level international symposium on coastal resilience, a climate change issue, to make the cut for Famous Speech Friday, even if it is given by the wife of the Prime Ministerr of Japan, Akie Abe.

Drudge Repot Headlines with Gonzo Journalism about Paranoid Schizophrenic Priebus and Much Much More

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For this one, the Drudge Report has gone upscale. It links to The New Yorker account by Ryan Lizza of Anthony Scaramucci's character assassination of Reince Priebus, Steve Bannon and much much more. It's totally gonza journalism.

Side Hustles - 4 Hacks

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A job is no longer enough. Not to make ends meet. That is particularly the situation for Millennials with student loan debt. A new survey by Jobvite found that a fourth of us now have side hustles. The typical ones include: Freelance work. Babysitting. Dog sitting. Driving for ride sharing services.

The Financial Comeback - New Hot Brand for Celebrities (but risky for ordinary folk)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter's "There and Back Again" is one of the growing number of platforms telling the story of financial comebacks. Actually, the new hot brand is almost losing it all or actually filing for bankruptcy and then returning to financial security or even wealth.

One-Time Conservative Drudge Report Crows MSNBC Beats Out Fox News in Prime Time Cable Ratings

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Obviously, the Drudge Report is no longer the mouthpiece of conservatism. It headlines with the big news that MSNBC beats out Fox News in weekday cable prime time. Yes, this is  the  MSNBC which gave former Fox News Roger Ailes ally Greta Van Susteren the boot.

Megyn Kelly's "Sunday Night" Plummets to 2.71 Million Viewers 7/23/2017

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The NASCAR factor probably was one reason for the "Sunday Night" plunge in ratings last night. For 7/23/2017, the programming hit a new low: 2.71 million viewers. Here are the details.    The television newsmagazine, hosted by Megyn Kelly, was bumped from its usual 7:00 P.M.

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Rotten Tomatoes, et al. - Shutting Off Power of Traditional Marketing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Are we coming to the end of marketing, at least as we have known it? The could be happening in a growing number of categories of products and services. Reviewer Rotten Tomatoes, reports the LA Times , can kill off a film, no matter how much the makers have spent in marketing.

Clown Alley - Communications Firm Producing Human Resources Content

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The communications firm hires content providers such as myself to produce human resources articles. Only it didn't hire me for any assignments.

Mental Mapping - Path to Homelessness

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Jersey City, New Jersey and Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania.    According to the mental map I have been carrying around with me for decades, both were filled with streets of contentment and belonging.

Being Back in The Office - Provides Career Edge and More

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Employers, reports The Wall Street Journal , are pulling remote employees and contractors back in the office. They range from IBM to Bank of America. The reasons include the need for more collaboration, being closer to the customer and gaining greater control in how the work day is spent.    Of course, that could represent a messy transition for those affected. For instance, they might have to supplement the hours needed for caretakers of the young and the elderly.

Friday = Cruellest Day of All in White House

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This Friday, White House chief of staff Reince Priebus was axed. His replacement is General John Kelly. Last Friday, head of White house communications Sean Spicer left.    Friday is turning out to be the cruelest day of all in the Trump Administration White House.

Jack Welch - His Legacy Might Be Taking Yet Another Hit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Bloomberg , Thomas Black raises this issue: In 2000, did outgoing GE head Jack Welch bet on wrong horse? If that was the situation, then Welch's legacy has taken yet another hit.    Some have long contended that Welch hadn't really done much for GE.

Career Success Comes Down to Connecting the Dots

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The genius of Steve Jobs' Stanford commencement speech was that he showed how just about everything in one's background can be leveraged for eventual success. His particular bit of that was his knowledge of calligraphy. 

Manhattan Couple Jump to Their Deaths, Claim They Can't Afford Healthcare

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This was expected: Those who have health problems and assess that they can no longer afford healthcare commit suicide. Already in America are a growing number of men and women who have filed for bankruptcy because of medical bills.

Hunter S. Thompson's Son Tries to Sort Through His Father's Suicide

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On February 20, 2005, inventor of gonzo journalism, Hunter S. Thompson committed suicide. He was 67 years old. During his life he had produced works of genius such as "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas." " He had the rare gift of self-awareness.

Staff RIFs - Legal Sector Following Corporate America Model

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

With automation and outsourcing, staff members are sitting ducks for layoffs in law firms. Cost efficiency is the name of the new game, as the billable hour is being increasingly challenged by clients. In Corporate America that has been happening since the mid 1980s.

Cover Letters - Disappearing in Future of Work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The non-generic cover letter has been considered  the power tool in a search for work. Those applying for jobs and assignments usually agonize over the tone, the organization and length.

Kristy Manzanares - Tragedy Another Blow to Cruise Industry Branding

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The murder happened on a cruise ship. The setting was the Alaskan Panhandle. The victim was Kristy Manzanares, 39.    She had been a mother of three and Sotheby realtor. Here are the details from the Daily Mail. This is yet another branding blow to the cruise ship industry.

Twitter - Investors Should Hope It Will Be Acquired

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Wildly popular Twitter hasn't got the hang of being a company on a growth trajectory. In fact, as Bloomberg reports, it has told investors 2017 will be a lost year. For Q2, total revenue was down almost 5%. Advertisers prefer doing business with Facebook and Google.

Class of 2021 - Where Will First Good Job Be?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The dream among so many graduating college used to be doing whatever it takes to try to "make it" in the New York Metro area. That is spread over New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.    But, that could change by the time the Class of 2021 suits up for their first good job.

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The New York Times - Yes, If It Folds, Rhetorical Tears Will Be Shed (end of story)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Vanity Fair specializes in profiling brandname institutions which are in trouble. One hot one, many recall, was Stanford Graduate School of Business. There, the dean Garth Saloner stepped down after being outed in a lawsuit for an inappropriate relationship. 

Law Firm Fires Client, Then Represents Opposition

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It is unusual but not an aberration that a law firm will withdraw from representing a client. However, the issues involved in Quinn Emanuel's cutting ties with client Uber make that decision of interest to the legal and business communities because of 2 issues.

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GOP-Controlled Senate - Will Civil War Break Out?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The once-conservative Drudge Report has loosened its ideological straightjacket to exploit the crazy developments in these unusual times. Today the headline is:  "Republicans on Brink of Civil War."  "  The dynamics of that war could be two-fold.

Filing Lawsuits - Not So Sexy, Any More

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Wall Street Journal headline screams:  The era of Tort Lawsuits Is Waning.    The three major reasons Joe Palazzolo cites are: State restrictions. Increasing cost.

Learn To Make Trouble Effectively & Become "Rich" (at least as John Waters defines it)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Like Steve Jobs at Stanford , filmmaker John Waters delivered an iconic commencement speech at the Rhode Island School of Design. Essentially, it was about how to make trouble  effectively.    Those who do will wind up "rich," at least as Waters defines that concept.

The President & All His Men/Women - Do They Constitute Alleged Public Nuisance?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The traditional legal concept of public nuisance has become protean. In litigation, it has been applied to product liability, environmental matters, pain killers and even the behavior of an annoying kid in a California neighborhood.