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The Secret to Writing a Call to Action in A Persuasive Speech

Duarte Blog

A well constructed and delivered presentation changes minds and ignites action.

Media interviews: another phrase to avoid

Joan Detz Speaker Services

I heard this on a media interview a few days ago: “You don’t look seventy.” ” Some thoughts: What does seventy look like? Who knows?] Will the phrase create value for the audience? [No] No] Does this line rank as a key message?

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Your Dog, The Speech Coach

DeFinis Communications

Whether or not dogs are man’s (and woman’s’) best friend they have certainly risen on the popularity scale recently. You see dogs everywhere you go from city streets, to office cubicles to airplanes not to mention dog parks and front yards. They are good companions and playmates and in some cases excellent emotional and physical support animals. But did you know that dogs can also be a great audience for your presentation rehearsal?

David Blaine and the magic of a preposition

Manner of Speaking

David Blaine is my favourite magician. I first saw him on television years ago doing tricks for people on the street. Since then, Blaine’s career has morphed into performing such death-defying feats as shooting himself in the mouth or holding … Continue reading → Audience audience David Blaine magic public speaking Tim Ferriss

When the male moderator won't let the lone woman panelist speak

The Eloquent Woman

It's what women speakers dread about panels with just one woman on them: What happens if the guys overtalk you and the moderator ignores you? Or worse, starts mansplaining your answers so you can't get a word in edgewise.

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Famous Speech Friday: Olivia Gatwood's "Ode to My B h Face"

The Eloquent Woman

If you've read Let's take the 'b h' out of 'resting b h face:' About not smiling , you know that I see "resting face" as a normal quality of men and women. But that's the research side. Spoken-word performer and poet Olivia Gatwood tackled the shame side by writing an "Ode to My B h Face."

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How to Control your Computer Using an Android Device – And It’s Free!

Presentation Guru

There are a number of apps which enable smartphone users to control PowerPoint presentations. While making your Android device a presentation remote using such an app isn’t all that hard; these apps are often limited to controlling only PowerPoint slides.

Professional Services - Pricing Pressure and Pareto Rule

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The 2017 Aderant Survey of the business of law confirms that the number-one challenge is pricing pressure. What's going on in the legal sector also is what keeps the majority of us in other kinds of professional services up at night.

How to Have Better Conversations

Executive Speech Coach

In this 11 minute video from a TEDX talk, radio show host, Celeste Hendlee offers ten powerful points to help you become more productive in conversations. Imagine how this skill can make you shine in business and personal relationships.

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

I read a lot about women and public speaking, and post my finds first on The Eloquent Woman on Facebook. But I always collect them here for you on Mondays as well.

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How to Structure an Excellent Presentation

Presentation Guru

We came upon this great post on the teachers’ website It’s actually written by a teacher to teach other teachers how to teach their students how to present. It’s a simple masterclass in structuring a presentation and one that we should all take note of.…

Travis Kalanick Hires Teneo for Comeback

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

America is the land of second chances - or comebacks through rebranding. So, it is no surprise that ousted Uber head Travis Kalanick has hired Teneo to accomplish a reputation overhaul. Some contend Kalanick is attempting a Steve Jobs, that is, boomeranging back to again lead Uber.

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How to speak when you’re put on the spot

Kate's Voice

We’ve discussed the necessity to practice to be a better communicator, but many of you have told me that you love speaking extemporaneously; to your mind that means you would be better off not practicing. Practicing may take the joy out of something that you really like to do, to shape ideas as they come […]. Content Delivery Public Speaking acting technique improv practicing

3 acronyms to make email messages a little more effective

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Hey are three acronyms you can use to make your email communication a little more effective. NNTR / NRN**. If you put NNTR in the end of the subject line (No need to reply, or no response needed), it tells the recipient that you are not expecting a response. e.g.: > Minutes of last night’s meeting attached NNTR. Personally I prefer to assume that unless you explicitly tell the reader that a response is needed, a response is not expected. **EOM**. EOM**.

"Detroit" - The Way the World Still Works

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Kathryn Bigelow's film"Detroit" brings back the summer of 1967. It was hot. African-Americans were still treated as less-than - or worse. There were rumors of police brutality. And, no surprise, urban areas went up in flames.

Universal Basic Income (UBI) - Nothing New About It

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In essence, Universal Basic Income (UBI) provides individuals funds without requiring any work. Fortune reports UBI is being championed as a common-sense solution to support those whose jobs are wiped out by artificial intelligence (AI) or plain-vanilla automation.

Sam Shepard, Dead at 73 of Lou Gehrig's Disease - Taught Us to Channel Pain

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From the get-go, Sam Shepard's life had been difficult. Despite success and international recognition of his playwriting and acting talents, he suffered to the end. The cause of his death, at age 73, had been complications from Lou Gehrig's disease.

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That College Bubble - I Heard the Hiss in Greensburg, Pennsylvania (Seton Hill, U of PItt at Greensburg)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Greensburg, Pennsylvania has a population of 14,892, according to the 2010 census. Yet, it houses two universities. They are Seton Hill and the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. A bit up the road is St. Vincent's College.

George Clooney - Taming the Paparazzi

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The George Clooney family, including the infant twins, were at their Lombardy, Italy estate. Italy has a law barring paparazzi from intruding on private residences. Yet, that's exactly what happened. 

Beyond Client Confidentiality, Lawyers Can Be Wicked Gossips

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In his best-seller "The Whistler," John Grisham observes that lawyers, yes, are bound to confidentiality on client business. Here is my review of that amazing book. 

Kerrie Campbell and the Woman Who Is Telling Her Story - Pioneers in Gender Equity

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The amazingly brave saga of former Chadbourne & Parke (now Norton Rose Fulbright) partner - Kerrie Campbell - has a new development. On, lawyer-journalist Kathryn Rubino has been covering each chapter. 

"Moral Compass" - Linda Tripp-Rousch Uses That Old-White-Man Righty Term

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Monica Lewinsky lacked a "moral compass." " That's how Linda Tripp-Rousch describes the former BFF she ratted out.    The term is a throwback to the days when the right assumed they dominated cultural values.

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Daily Mail Navigates Dog Days of August with President's 17-Day Vacation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Despite the Reductions-in-Force (RIFs) in the White House, the dog days of August have started inside the beltway. But resourceful tabloid Daily Mail has found a way to navigate all that tedium. Today, it focuses on the U.S. President's planned 17-day vacation.

"Law & Order SVU" - Is Rape Ever Okay

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tonight's "Law & Order SVU" re-reun featured the complex issues associated with religion. Essentially, the defendant, who was accused of rape, argues that it was not a crime since the sexual intercourse was done for religious reasons. The church group he belongs to is anti-gay.

Manhattan Apartment Glut - Vacancy Rate Could Soar to 11+%

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Will rents return to a "normal high" in Manhattan? That might be in the cards, reports Reddi t. Ten-X Commercial predicts that, in 2018, the Manhattan apartment vacancy rate could reach more than 11%. Rents would have to drop. The reason? Glut of supply.

Drudge Report Highlights Mark Zuckerberg's Moves Toward Entering Politics - Economic Man Becomes Overshadowed by Man The Political Animal

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report has devoted its prized left hand column over to detailing Mark Zuckerberg's activities which look, talk, walk and smell like he is considering entering politics.

Emotional Intelligence & Professional Success - Correlation in Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was 1995. Dan Goleman created the meme of the importance of a high Emotional IQ. After that, business, including professional services firms, hired executive coaches to boost the leaders' and managers' EI.

Suicide - Maybe Not Inevitable (Could Glenn Scarpellli's Have Been Prevented?)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"It was inevitable." " That has long been the meme surrounding suicide. Supposedly, it provided comfort to those left behind - often plagued with guilt. Some of us applied that when we reflected on the recent suicide of Manhattan chiropractor Glenn Scarpelli.

Anthony Scaramucci's Job Hunt - Can Preet Bharara Help Out

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In TrumpWorld time, it seems ages ago that Preet Bharara quipped on Twitter that others fired by that Administration might join him teaching law at NYU. Some might still recall Preet. He had been U.S. Attorney Southern District of New York before the U.S. President Donald Trump gave him the boot. 

The Future of Work - Be Part of It or Be Irrelevant

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At high-profile forums such as the World Economic Forum at Davos, there are initiatives to tame capitalism. That's unlikely. In fact, being part of capitalism - that is, work - is increasingly important.

Not Much of Squeeze Put on Airline Industry by Court

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Consumers, critics and now a D.C. Circuit judge all refer to the amount of room passengers have as "the incredible shrinking airline seat."

"Sunday Night" Has Ratings Bounce - But Megyn Kelly Could Still Be Part of Lost Generation, Post Ailes Era

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Well, "Sunday Night," hosted by Megyn Kelly, came back from the dead last night. It frontloaded a feature on the incredible shrinking airline seat. I thought that was old news. But viewers were interested enough to stick with the rest of the show. 

Alcoholics Anonymous - Troubled Brand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) has become a troubled brand. The most appropriate intervention could come from those practicing law.    The legal sector has a major investment in having constituencies, ranging from judges to the healthcare system, investigate AA/.

India - No, I Won't See You in Court There

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It has been said that one factor in America's development as a global economic power has been its legal system. Among the strengths is its contract law. Especially important is its protection of private property.