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The 8th annual Outstanding Presentations Workshop is free this year

PowerPoint Tips

The 8th annual Outstanding Presentations Workshop is free this year. We have an expert group of 6 speakers. This online workshop has been a major event in the presentation world for a long time, with past speakers like Nancy Duarte, Cliff Atkinson, and many more.

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Evaluating an Enterprise-Grade Direct Sourcing Solution

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Five benefits your organization can gain from implementing an enterprise-grade direct sourcing solution

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Can Exercise Make You a Better Public Speaker?

DeFinis Communications

Most people know that exercise is good for you, both physically and mentally. Physical activity can be a great stress reliever too. However, when it comes to bulking up the brain, not all exercise is created equal.

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Rethinking Title Slides

Manner of Speaking

I am one of the co-founders of Presentation Guru, a digital magazine for public speaking professionals. This post is part of a series designed to share the great content on Presentation Guru with the Manner of Speaking community. ——— Have you ever sat in the audience, … Continue reading → Presentation Guru Slide Presentation PowerPoint Presentation public speaking title slides

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Rethinking Title Slides

Presentation Guru

The title slide is prime presentation real estate. You can either choose to invest in it or miss a great opportunity to grab you audience’s attention from the start.

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Will the Power of PowerPoint Lie in its New 3D Tool?

Presentation Guru

The boundaries of what and how you can present with PowerPoint are being pushed ever further. In an earlier post we discussed five things you didn’t know PowerPoint could do, including 3D models. In this post, Emma Bannister test drives the feature and gives us her verdict.

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BigPR in U.S. - Will Mueller Investigation Throw Shade, What PR Firms Must Do

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It isn't just the Mad Men industry-advertising-which is under attack. As many know, WPP's financials are down. Clients and prospects complain about everything from disappointing outcomes to an overly complex user experience. 

Famous Speech Friday: Joan Baez's Rock Hall induction speech

The Eloquent Woman

She called her induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame "prestigious, and very cool." But Joan Baez, the lyrical folk singer and fighter for social causes, might have been describing herself.

Growing Pains: How Hard is Letting Go?

Speaker Launcher

In a few weeks our next 12-week business accelerator online course will be starting. It is a program where we deliver learning modules and meet bi-weekly with the students in the course. For this course, I will be practicing the art of letting go as I am handing a lot of the duties over to […]. The post Growing Pains: How Hard is Letting Go? appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Most Recent Post Speaking Business Strategy growing your speaker business by letting go letting go outsourcing

Kombucha makes it to Middle England

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I was amazed to hear mention of kombucha on the August 31st edition of the long-running English radio soap The Archers. Two of the village women are in a competitive keifer (pronounced “kaa-fir” in an Ambridge burr apparently, not ‘kee-fer” as in the USA) making competition and a neighbor who’d been visiting farm stores in […]. Culture Shock! The Archers

$5+ Gas - Everything Changes (maybe back to hard economic times)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The impacts of Harvey on the oil industry likely will be worse than anticipated. That means: the return of high gas prices. And that changes EVERYTHING.    The effects will be obvious this weekend.

Why my favorite conference won't let speakers sit down

The Eloquent Woman

The UK Speechwriters' Guild and European Speechwriter Network conference is my favorite for many reasons, but particularly this one: They don't let the speakers sit when delivering their remarks. Here's how organizer Brian Jenner explains the policy : We don’t let speakers sit down.

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Schrodenger’s Restaurant

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Isn’t it interesting that as soon as you find a quiet, out of the way restaurant, everybody starts going there. You know what I mean, the sort of place that is reasonably priced, serves really fine food, and has a fine ambience. Then everybody hears about this place, and before you know it you have to book weeks in advance. And then when you finally manage to visit the restaurant, its full, noisy and impersonal. Everything that you liked about it has gone.

Uber - More Craziness, But There May Be a New CEO, Finally

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The crazy part, reports Recode , is that as of about 8:30 P.M. this evening, the Uber board choice to be the chief executive officer (CEO) hasn't been informed yet. He is Expedia leader Dara Khosrowshahi.

During Harvey, All Heart for Man's Best Friend - But Many Still Need New Homes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Loyalty and unconditional love are rewarded. Even in the life-and-death situations created by Harvey. Members of the media keep posting about how residents in the flooded areas are risking their lives and taking on extra burdens to rescue pets.

Harvey & Other Tragedies - Not What Happens, What Lingers in Memory

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Somehow human beings make it through what is. That will include the horrors of Harvey. What will haunt and maybe even destroy them is the memory.    That's the insight served up in the last sentence of the first paragraph of the first chapter of the 2016 novel "Another Brooklyn."

Crisis Communications Firm Finsbury Hired to Represent Kushner Cos.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Finsbury is a crisis communications firm owned by media giant WPP. Recently Kushner Cos., in which Jared Kushner is a leader, hired Finsbury as the feds turned up the heat about the financing of some of the Kushner Cos. properties., Elmont, NY - Is It Clowing Around in Craigslist Help-Wanted?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On today's Craigslist,, Elmont, New York, starts out with the standard verbiage for a help-wanted for creating content. Here is the ad. Then, I have to wonder if it's clowning around.

Harvey - Dog Abandoned, Chained in Victoria, TX Rescued by Photographer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

During Katrina, part of the tragedy was that many struggling to survive had to leave their animals. At the time, the shelters didn't allow pets. But, we lobbied and the FEMA policies changed.). Also, those being transported by bus from New Orleans to Houston couldn't bring their animals.

What Counterculture Learned, "Trump Bump" Might (sadly) Discover

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Regimes come and go. The latter actually does occur. Even the powerful Nixon one went kaput.    So, the cynics among us smirk when we find out that there really is a "Trump Bump."

Pet Grief - Since We Americans Are Not Good At Expressing Sympathy.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This has been repurposed from my column on Medium. More than a third of U.S. households are pet parents. Given the relatively short lifespans of dogs and cats, pet grief will visit too many homes. The good news is that the intense suffering of pet grief has come out of the closet.

Linguist/Activist Noam Chomsky Goes to U of AZ, Leaves MIT

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The University of Arizona knows how to get its name in the news.    That institution of higher education, based in Tucson, Arizona, was the first to allow applicants to its law school to take GRE, instead of the LSAT.

Travis Kalanick Brand Catches Lucky Break, At Least Temporarily

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The issue has been: Will Benchmark Capital's lawsuit filed personally against former Uber head Travis Kalanick bring him down the way Fox News' former on-air personality Gretchen Carlson's finished off Roger Ailes?    The odds are against that, at least for the time being.

Former Levick Senior VP Jason Maloni Receives Subpoena from Robert Mueller

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Special counsel Robert Mueller issued a subpoena. to Jason Maloni, spokesperson for former Trump campaign manager Manafort."  "  -  Kevin McCauley, , August 30, 2017.

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Megyn Kelly in A.M. - Media Watchers Fear "That Dog Don't Hunt"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In less than a month, former Fox News star-Megyn Kelly-will take over the third hour of the "Today" franchise. Some seasoned in the way of network media have a hunch:  This dog don't hunt.

After Extensive Vetting, They Offer Peanuts - Let the Belly Laugh Rip

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

With great legalese, an email landed in my smartphone in-box. It stated the terms and conditions for researching and ghostwriting 600-word articles for that midsized California personal injury law firm's website. Long story short, my fee would be $50. Per article. 

Heroic Leadership - Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On Friday, Texas Law SB4 is scheduled to go into effect. Essentially it's all about  Show Me Your Papers.    Of course, the undocumented in the Houston Metro area are frightened.

Startup Bunch Creates Software to Quantify Aspects of Company Culture, Then Assess If Job Candidates Will Fit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Depending on who's doing the counting, almost 50% to more than 80% of new hires will fail within 18 months. One reason for that is a bad fit with the company culture. That obstacle for hiring the the right people can now be eliminated from the recruitment process.

Lindsay Jacoby - Is There New York Metro Suicide Ethos?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Recently, chiropractor Glenn Scarpelli, along with his wife, and real estate player Steven Dym committed suicide. Those deaths happened in the New York Metro area. Both were reported to have financial woes.

Short Short Fiction By Jane Genova - "Increasingly Irrelevant"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

SUDDEN FICTION - By Jane Genova. Creepy. That's what Peter Cohen thought to himself. There were cameras focused on him. And he was being relatively well paid to be the human camera in that home improvement store.

Glenn Scarpelli, Now Steven Dym - What F. Scott Fitzgerald Observed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The tormented novelist-F. Scott Fitzgerald-observed that the rich are different than we are. He never made peace with the reality that he wasn't in their league. Yes, the rich are very different. Not long ago New York chiropractor Glenn Scarpelli jumped to his death, with his wife.

Break-through in Animal Rights: CT Allows Dogs, Cats to Have Advocates in Court

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Many of us have been weeping about what will be the plight of abandoned animals as s result of Harvey. The one bit of good news is that that dog chained to a tree amid rising waters in Victoria, Texas, has been rescued. The hero had been the Daily Mail photographer in the loop.

Scott Turow: Is He Going Way of Tom Wolfe?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A much shorter version of "Testimony" might have been a welcome treat for fans of legal novelist Scott Turow. It runs 477 pages (with five more for the "Author's Note). About 300 pages of those could have been left on the editing floor at Grand Central Publishing.

Competition for Ideas - That's What Politics Is About, Says John Kasich on "Meet the Press"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Thought leadership is back. That includes in the art of politics, not just in business and science. Increasingly, we in ghostwriting/scriptwriting are being contacted to research and produce thought-leadership. No, the game isn't stuck in selling in its rawest form.