Sat.Nov 19, 2016 - Fri.Nov 25, 2016

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 246) – Garr Reynolds

Manner of Speaking

“Humans are completely incapable of reading and comprehending text on a screen and listening to a speaker at the same time. Therefore, lots of text (almost any text!), and long, complete sentences are bad, Bad, BAD.” ” — Garr Reynolds. Quotes for Public Speakers Garr Reynolds PowerPoint Presentation Presentation Zen public speaking quotes

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Acts 2:19

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke.

2016 163

RHETORIC – The Game That Will Make Public Speaking Fun

Presentation Guru

RHETORIC–The Public Speaking Game™. Public speaking. The mere thought of it can set hearts pounding! And yet, being able to communicate one’s ideas in public is an important and sought-after skill.

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Tips from “The Positive Guy”

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

I hard Andre du Toit speak “ The Positive Guy ” this evening, and he left us with a few valuable tips about public speaking. Here they are. I hope they are useful! Some tips. It’s all about personal brand – you and not your company are the brand. Small audience – content; large audience – a show. You have to want to be a better teacher. PowerPoint is used for training – not for speaking. Companies hire you to: Make more money. Save money.

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RHETORIC Game App: Thanksgiving / Black Friday Sale!

Manner of Speaking

In a previous post, I announced that Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™ is now available as an app. You can read that post here. RHETORIC can be played in English, Spanish, French, German and Catalan. More languages will be added in 2017. … Continue reading → Rhetoric Dan Pink Florian Mueck gamification public speaking Rhetoric - The Public Speaking Game Springwise

Public Speaking for Fun and Profit

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

While there are many Toastmasters and National Speakers Association members who speak for fun and profit, none can touch the stellar earnings that retired (but not retiring) politicians can rake in at the podium.

2016 163

New Book for Researchers, Scholars, & Technical Presenters

Presentation Zen

There's a new book just out that focuses on improving the kind of presentations that scholars, researchers, and other technical specialists need to give. The book is Better Presentations: A Guide for Scholars, Researchers, and Wonks by data-visualization pro Jonathan Schwabish.

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"The Whistler" by John Grisham - Don't Start Reading Unless You Have All-Day to Finish Book

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Florida Bureau of Judicial Conduct is used to investigating drunk lawyers. That's the earnest but laid-back group readers encounter in John Grisham's   "The Whistler." " Then, a complaint is filed about an alleged corrupt judge.

2016 67

Famous Speech Friday: Helen Gahagan Douglas & the "Pink Lady" speech

The Eloquent Woman

Some speakers do what we speaker coach is referred to as "throat-clearing," taking the long way to their topic with lots of preamble, greetings, and other filler. But in 1946, Helen Gahagan Douglas, a Democratic member of Congress from California, cut right to the chase in a floor speech. "Mr.

2016 94

The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Speaker Launcher

This holiday season, why not treat yourself or a friend to something that can be utilized over and over again? My books, The Wealthy Speaker 2.0 and its follow-up book, The Epic Keynote, are gifts that keep giving. Every week clients who are trying to effectively manage and grow their speaking businesses come to me […]. The post The Gift that Keeps on Giving appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

2016 60

Create The Best Video Presentations With These Innovative Tools

Presentation Guru

We’ve detailed the importance of good streaming services for presentations before, and we’ve also shown how products like GoReact can help you improve your presenting ability by watching yourself after you present.

2016 57

Drudge Report - How Jared Kushner Ran Trump Campaign as Startup

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report has to move on, just like the rest of us post-election. No, the Drudge Report can't stay stuck in unattractive photos of The Enemy, e.g. Hillary Clinton (what a blast from the past) or sensationalistic headlines (LibertyWritersNews stole its thunder).

2016 65

The speaker coach's last-minute backstage toolkit for TED talks or your talk

The Eloquent Woman

I'll be backstage coaching speakers next week at TEDMED , the medical and science TED conference, for my sixth year. Some of our speakers are first timers on a big stage; others, seasoned pros. But good old fight-or-flight syndrome can affect all of them--along with many other last-minute issues.

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New Book for Researchers, Scholars, & Technical Presenters

Presentation Zen

There's a new book just out that focuses on improving the kind of presentations that scholars, researchers, and other technical specialists need to give. The book is Better Presentations: A Guide for Scholars, Researchers, and Wonks by data-visualization pro Jonathan Schwabish.

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How much should I charge per word?

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

How much should I charge per word? I don’t mean to smile amusedly when freelance writers, editors and translators ask me that question. There is no right answer to that question. But let me start with a story. I was conducting a freelance business workshop when someone asked that question. I asked the group if any of them has a fixed per work rate. I was surprised by the number of hands that went up. One translator said, quite adamantly, that she charge fifteen cents per word.

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Content Marketing - Be Interactive (8 Musts)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The problem with much of content marketing is this: The focus is on providing polished content, not a sales pitch. What you are struggling to sell could be an idea, a cause, a book, gourmet jelly beans, software as a service, asset protection or counseling for a job search.

2016 65

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

If you want to keep up with my wide-ranging reading list about women and speaking in real time, follow The Eloquent Woman on Facebook where these links are posted all week long--or just head here on Mondays, where I summarize them all for you.

2016 68

District 60 Humorous Speech Contest

Humor Power

Kenneth Cheung, DTM, posted an insightful article about the creativity of the nine contestants of the District 60 Humorous Speech Contest. The finalists reflect on how they turned ordinary experiences unto extraordinarily funny speeches. https://www.facebook.com/notes/humorously-speaking-toastmasters-club/how-9-district-contestants-would-turn-personal-experiences-into-laughter/1591342894507411. Humor In Speaking

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Drudge Report - Shift From Political Hurricanes to Real One Otto

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The conservative Drudge Report has amazing news sense. So, there must be a solid media-traffic reason why it has shifted from the political hurricanes taking place in New York City and Inside the Beltway to the real one gathering force in Central America.

2016 61

Rajat Gupta - Advanced Legal Tactics V. Trusted Old Public Relations Rebranding Moves

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As of several years ago, former McKinsey leader, Rajat Gupta, spent about $30 million on his legal defense. That's documented in the book "The Billionaire's Apprentice - The Rise of the Indian-American Elite and Fall of the Galleon Hedge Fund."

2016 61

Getting Work - 2 Edges

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The new realities of earning a living include continually hustling for work. We have to do that even while we are working. That tap on the shoulder can come at any time. Usually to explore what's out there we have to have down cold the cover letter. The cover-letter game has its own rules.

2016 61

Law Firm Dentons "Gets" Intersections ot Courts of Law, Public Opinion

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As is well known: The court of law intersects with the court of public opinion. The latter is formed through public relations, lobbying, advertising, and other influence disciplines. In "Pao v.

2016 61

Walmart's Litigation Loss - Employers Beware

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Walmart landed on its feet in gender discrimination class action lawsuit "Dukes v. Walmart." " The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that there wasn't enough commonality. SCOTUS assessed decision-making at the store level decentralized.

2016 56

The New World Order - 55% Think It Should Be Without Hillary Clinton

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On November 8th, the world changed. And, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll , 55% think Hillary Clinton should not be a public player in it. It's time she retire from being, well, The Hillary Clinton we have known since she campaigned for her husband to be U.S. president.

2016 56

Drudge Report - Hope Surges in America (no one quite knows why, though)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report headlines with something that hasn't been plentiful in the 21st century. And that's hope. According to how the University of Michigan measures it, it has surged 8.4 points.

2016 56

Cover Letters & Emotions

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We now know: Ev en the supposed stable folks have mood fluctuations. Research has provided evidence that there is a regular cycling of how we humans feel and, therefore, see our little worlds.

2016 56

"Leave Me" By Gayle Forman - The Great Fantasy of Running Away from It All (and finding what you need)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This is the long weekend we need after The Election. And, for many, it's starting early. A good read is Gayle Forman's novel "Leave Me." " That's because it is a combo platter of the great escape fantasy of running away from it all and finding what you need.

2016 56

Carrie Fisher - Will The Force Be Against Her?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Carrie Fisher's genius probably wasn't in the acting profession. She never really measured up to the performance quality of her stepmother Elizabeth Taylor. Where her genius lies is in making a buck. From the good and bad in her life she has made a fortune.

2016 56

Influencers - How Not To Pitch to Us

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Of course, I am an influencer.    After all, I have been blogging since 2005. All of my three sites are syndicated. Also, Google rewards longevity with high rankings. The other two blogs are [link] and [link]. Some businesses and individuals know exactly how to pitch to me.

2016 56

Cover Letters - All About Recent Smackdowns

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those doing the hiring are focused on one thing: Can you do the job, contract assignment, or client project better, faster, and more affordably than those others applying for the opportunity? And, also fit in? To make a decision about that, they assess what you have accomplished recently.

2016 56

Publishing Book About Client, Jodi Arias, Wasn't Smart for Lawyer L. Kirk Nurmi

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Like many females who commit murder, Jodi Arias was a hit with the public. Bits and pieces from her televised trial about guilt entered mainstream conversation. Perhaps her defense lawyer, Laurence "Kirk" Nurmi, assumed he could ride that wave of fame for his own self-interest.

2016 56

Peter Thiel & Jack Welch - The Influence Game Played Out on Amazon

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The influence game gets played out in public on Amazon.com. That's with book rankings. If your book maintains a high one, you're in. If it doesn't you could be considered out. In 2014, venture capitalist, Peter Thiel, published business book "Zero to One."

2016 56

Drudge Report & Obama's Legacy - No Country for Intellectuals

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Hovering over the last 60 days of the Obama Administration is the presence of a bombastic populist president-elect. That was palpable, headlines the Drudge Report, during the current president's talk at the Asia-Pacific leadership summit Here is the coverage the Drudge Report links to.

2016 56

Free Press in America - Already In Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In 1964, the U.S. Supreme Court made a seminal ruling in "The New York Times v. Sullivan." " Essentially, that was: Plaintiffs who were public figures had to prove malice by the media in order to win a defamation lawsuit.

2016 56

Trump Administration's Law & Order - A Flaky Theory

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The war on drugs is usually close to home in Arizona. So close to the border of Mexico and with such a wide-open desert, the state is a prime location for the drug industry. And ordinary people suffer the consequences.

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Talk - Listen for Emotional Content

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From the get-go, we speechwriters know that talk is about communicating with the audience's emotions. During pre-speech research, we ask the sponsoring organization what's in the hearts of the members of audience. What keeps them up at night? 

2016 56

Drudge Report - Trump Administration Building on Meme Of Law & Order

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This Saturday morning is where snow has come to flyover country which voted for Donald Trump. The residents can look up from their shoveling and feel safe that their new leader is, like Richard Nixon, hammering the meme of law & order.

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