Sat.Apr 08, 2017 - Fri.Apr 14, 2017

How to inspire others

Kate's Voice

What makes a talk or conversation inspiring? Is it magic? Is it power? Is it beauty that inspires? Is it joy, pain, or sorrow? Leaders often feel a need to be inspiring because they want to get people to embrace their ideas and follow their lead.

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Improve Your Storytelling Presentation Skills and Get Your Ideas Adopted

Duarte Blog

Do you remember when you first became aware of climate change? For me, it was 2006. My friends started driving Toyota Priuses, my parents began to buy LED lightbulbs, and I started composting my uneaten food.

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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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Body Language from your hands?

Executive Speech Coach

Body language is the combination of messages conveyed by all parts of your body. Your hands are certainly a noticeable and powerful channel for your body messages. Study this video of Allan Pease speaking at the TEDx Macquarie University. What might your hands say about you?

The 10 Best Websites for Downloading Free Stock Photos

Presentation Guru

One of the best ways of making attention grabbing presentations is to use eye-catching visuals. The most convenient way to do that is to make use of readymade presentation templates and high-resolution images. However, many websites offering stock photos can cost a fortune.

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Improve Your Storytelling Presentation Skills and Get Your Ideas Adopted

Duarte Blog

Do you remember when you first became aware of climate change? For me, it was 2006. My friends started driving Toyota Priuses, my parents began to buy LED lightbulbs, and I started composting my uneaten food.

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Useful Career Advice for Would-be Presentation Designers

Presentation Guru

Amy Singh has previously written for us outlining 5 Easy Visualization Tips for More Effective Presentations. She works as a Visualization Consultant for BrightCarbon now, but is a graduate from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Famous Speech Friday: Amal Clooney at the UN on Nadia Murad

The Eloquent Woman

(Editor's note: Leonoor Russell, speechwriter in the Senate of the Dutch Parliament, recommended this Amal Clooney speech, saying, "this speech might be a good addition to The Eloquent Woman.

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Uber - Not Enough to Stop Drunk-Driving

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The mag ical thinking out there is that the technology underlying ride-sharing Uber will significantly reduce drunk driving. Various studies, reports The New York Times , have shown those kinds of results. But, that approach to research doesn't understand the mind of an intoxicated person.

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Want to be a better presenter? – Then don’t copy your colleagues

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

DON’T BE A MONKEY! I write lots of posts about how to be a better presenter or speaker but am continually frustrated that I still see so many poor presentations. Why is it that, despite being well into the 21st Century, many people still bore the pants of their audiences? The number one reason for poor presentations is, as far as I can see, that human beings are hard-wired to learn by modelling other people. Or to put it another way “Monkey see, Monkey do.”

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Introducing the 2017 Presentation Guru Conference

Presentation Guru

Bring an idea and leave with a world-class Pitch. We set up Presentation Guru (the “Guru”) to help people share their expertise, skills and knowledge with the world. The Guru is all of the people who make up our amazing community.… … Presentation Guru Conference Conference featured

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Public Speaking Tip: Re-frame “Fear” as “Excitement”

More than PowerPoint...

I’m going to lay a head trip on you. Check this out. If you’re feeling nervous or scared before your next presentation, think about this: “…why not re-frame that term ‘I’m nervous and scared of public speaking’ into ‘I am excited about presenting to my audience’?”

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Mother Mary - Should She Have Discouraged Jesus' Social Activism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The tragedy of Jesus' death on the cross didn't have to happen. This weekend could have been an ordinary spring one full of joy. Not a sadsack one focusing on the inhumanity of men against what they didn't want to hear.

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Why You Need to Pick A Lane to Win as a Professional Speaker

Speaker Launcher

This blog post will not be the first time I have talked to you about picking a lane. We talked about it back in 2014 when I told you that Becoming a Wealthy Speaker Requires Picking a Lane. We also talked about it again last June in our 4 Marketing Essentials to Ensure Your Positioning […]. The post Why You Need to Pick A Lane to Win as a Professional Speaker appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Most Recent Post Speaker Marketing pick a lane speaker expertise

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Why Webinars are Great and How to Design Them Effectively

Presentation Guru

More and more presentations these days are given via webinar instead of with a live audience in the same room as the presenter. If you haven’t given a webinar yet, we see one in your future.

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Guest Speakers – Respect Your Audience Or Else…

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

A lesson on how not to respect your audience. I attend a lot of presentations and am always on the lookout for what speakers do that turns me on or turns me off. Last week I attended a digital marketing show and was dismayed to witness one of the invited guest presenters committing one of the cardinal sins of public speaking. He failed to demonstrate respect for his audience. How did he do this? He started his presentation by talking about himself and his company not his audience.

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The World Knows.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Scorn frequently comes in the form a titter. The earnest high school history teacher in the inner city explains the checks and balances of American government. Without exception, the class titters.

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School for Scandal - Choate Rosemary Hall

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

These are the kinds of allegations which upscale publication Vanity Fair frequently turns into a cover story: At an elite New England prep school, 12 former faculty members and staff have been accused of sexual crimes against students. The years were 1963 through 2010.

Mexican Version of Italian-American Mafia's Sleep with the Fishes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Have a Nice Flight may be the way to refer to the Mexican way for the mob to deal with enemies. Already three instances have reported of human beings being tossed from planes. It is not known if they were alive or dead at the time.

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Uber Whistleblogger Susan Fowler Becomes Ana Marie Cox of Coders

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Susan Fowler is best known for outing on her blog alleged sexual harassment at Uber. And, although she is a prominent blogger in the tech space, few connected the dots on her communications talent. Now they will.

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Vanity Fair - Graydon Carton Announces Paywall for Digital Version

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last time Vanity Fair counted, its digital version had about 14 million unique visitors. So, no surprise, its editor in chief Graydon Carter plans to cash in on that. Within the next several months Vanity Fair digital will have a paywall. Here are the details from Odwyerpr.com.

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Oscar Munoz - Likely Coal in His Bonus Stocking

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Money talks. And it's shouting ugly things at United Airlines chief executive officer Oscar Munoz. About $500,000 of his annual bonus is tied to customer satisfaction. Everywhere customers are giving the airlines lousy ratings on their iOS app and YELP.

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NY State Appeals Judge Shelia Abdus-Salaam - Probably Took Her Own Life

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What some suspected has been informally confirmed by law enforcement: New York State Appeals Judge Shelia Abdus-Salaam likely committed suicide. Read the UPDATE on Abovethelaw by lawyer-journalist Kathryn Rubino. Her fully clothed body had been found in the Hudson River.

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Donald Trump's Learning Curve

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report prepares America for this Easter holiday weekend with the news that Donald Trump has a 48% approval rating. That's according to the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll. And that means that 52% don't approve of the new president.

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TV Reruns - Salvation for Professional Class

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Just about everyone in my residential complex is back to work. That might be at a job. Or, like me, in operating my own business. That means the emotional pressure is back on.

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Jared Kushner - Lesson He Needs to Learn from Ghostwriters

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From the get-go, ghostwriters like myself know to maintain a low profile. Sure, some of our clients allow us to be recognized for assisting with their book. But, even then, we steer away from interviews with media.

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NYS Judge Shelia Abdus-Salaam, 65, Found Dead in Hudson River

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yesterday, Shelia Abdus-Salaam, 65, was found dead in the Hudson River. Law enforcement stated there were no sign of criminality. She was fully clothed.

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Warren Buffett's Timing in Selling Shares of Wells Fargo

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

All moves by superinvestor Warren Buffett are closely followed. Therefore, it's big news that he sold a small amount of his shares of distressed Wells Fargo. The number was 7 million shares of the 506.3 million shares he owns.    Here is the media coverage.

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Joshua Smith - Suspect Arrested in Murder of Chicago Judge Raymond Myles

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was a private security camera that helped law enforcement zero on a possible suspect for the murder of Chicago judge Raymond Myles. That private camera captured the movement of what could have been the getaway car. As a result, Joshua Smith was arrested.

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SCOTUS - Once You Get Job There.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, SCOUTUS chief justice John Roberts discussed how it is working there. Essentially, his take mirrored what I heard in civics class in high school during the 1960s.

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Rolling Stone "Jackie" Story - A Settlement

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was supposed to be the lawsuit which turned Rolling Stone into the next Gawker to go out of business. That was the litigation filed by then-associate dean at the University of Virginia Nicole Eramo.

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Drudge Report, et al. - Let Us Not Praise Famous Men/Women

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Newbie in the media space, digital-only Drudge Report established itself with Monicagate. It broke the story of The Intern. 

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Uber's Communications Head, Rachel Whetstone, Leaving

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Another high-profile exit from Uber is Rachel Whetstone. She had been head of communications and policy for about two years. Here are the details from Recode. Reflection: Is Uber head Travis Kalanick himself on short time? Place your sponsored content and links on Jane Genova's syndicated sites. 

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Unitedgate - Good News Is that "Re-Accommodate" Isn't Destined to Become Buzzword

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Unitedgate remains a top news story. First it was denying service to teenagers in leggings. Then it was the reality that an overbooking situation escalated into violence. Of course, there are many lessons here about crisis management.

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