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Like Riding a Bike

Manner of Speaking

Seth Godin is the author of several books about “marketing, the spread of ideas and managing both customers and employees with respect” They are bestsellers. His blog is one of my favourites and I highly recommend it. I love cycling. And living … Continue reading → Seth Godin practice Presentation public speaking

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6 Presentation Mistakes Every Professional Should Avoid

Duarte Blog

“There’s this one guy at my company who…”. So began my in-flight conversation about presentations and presentation mistakes. This happens a lot. The surprising thing about this conversation was the rest of the sentence. “…is is way too exuberant when he presents.”. Wait, what? Nobody says that.

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Samantha Bee on presenting in a comfortable outfit

The Eloquent Woman

If you've ever found yourself on stage for a speaking gig, teetering in your uncomfortable high heels and an outfit you wouldn't normally wear, you'll find refreshing the advice of America's female late-night comedy host Samantha Bee.

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IBM - Buffett Sells 1/3rd of Shares, Watson Isn't Enough

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

IBM needs a leadership hack. Warren Buffett's stock picks and dumps are market-movers. And his decision to sell one-third of Berkshire's IBM stock sends a negative signal about that tech player. Here are details from Fortune. In tech, the mindset is to move fast and break things.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 253) – Dale Carnegie

Manner of Speaking

“Practise, practise, PRACTISE in speaking before an audience will tend to remove all fear of audiences, just as practise in swimming will lead to confidence and facility in the water. You must learn to speak by speaking.” — Dale Carnegie. Quotes for Public Speakers Dale Carnegie practice public speaking public speaking quotes quotes

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Guest Posting: How to be a Presentation Hero, by Adam Noar

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Adam Noar is the founder of Presentation Panda. He’s an expert marketer, entrepreneur, and presentation design expert. After building a successful website in the sportswear industry, he’s refocused on what he loves most: Building and designing exciting presentations for clients. Presentation Panda uses a simple, clear, and vibrant approach to presentation design. This material is […]. Business Communication PowerPoint

World/Business Leaders - Did Prince Philip Set New Retirement Age at 95

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Queen Elizabeth, age 91, doesn't seem to have any immediate plans to retire. It's Prince Philip, age 95, who will throw in the career towel. Does that put in play a trend: 95 is the new retirement age for world/business leaders? At 21st Century Fox, Rupert Murdoch is 86.

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Famous Speech Friday: Hawaii Rep. Fukumoto at the Women's March

The Eloquent Woman

We've seen some prominent silencing of women speakers lately, and women legislators in particular.

How to Boost Your Confidence Before a Big Presentation


When it comes to things people fear in life, death and public speaking are high on that list. Some people might say that standing up in front of a bunch of strangers is even worse than death.

How to Turn Your PowerPoint into a Video

Presentation Guru

PowerPoint versions released over the past decade come equipped with the option to turn your PowerPoint slides into a video. However, you might need to make some major changes to the video using a video editing tool.

National Association of Government Communicators: June 13-15, St. Louis

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Here’s some information on NAGC’s Communications School in St. Louis: Chris O’Neil, Chief of Media Relations for the National Transportation Safety Board, will teach you how to define communication goals, separate strategy from tactics, and effectively use research and evaluation in a half-day advance training workshop at the 2017 NAGC Communications School in St. Louis. […]. News, events, and awards Professional organizations

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.

20th Anniversary of Princess Diana's Death - Has Paris Jackson Inherited Her Space

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last night "Dateline" featured the highlights of Princess Diana's life and death. Key was her transformation from a shy school girl to a global fashion pop star. She might have been the most amazing rebrand in history. August of this year marks the 20th anniversary of her death.

[Podcast] Mountain Moving Mindset with Frederique Murphy

Speaker Launcher

Frederique Murphy is in the business of moving mountains. Well, she’s actually in the business of having the mindset that you CAN move mountains. Frederique is a speaker, strategist, podcaster, creator of the Mountain Moving Mindset platform. Frederique offers some thought-provoking ideas on how our brains work, how we deal with beliefs, and how we […]. The post [Podcast] Mountain Moving Mindset with Frederique Murphy appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

On running and pacesetting

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

year ago I started paceseting for races in Cape Town. My first race was the UCT 10k. I drove a (somewhat empty) 60 minute bus, and arrived at 59:10. Over the past year I have been a pacesetter for 20 races with a total distance of 704km (ok so I love numbers; I freely admit it). Even though it has only been a year, pacesetting has taught me about running in a bus, and about running in general, and my busses are a lot more full. Here are a few tips. I hope they help. When running in a bus.

How to Decide When You Should Talk Fast or Slow

Presentation Guru

You may be a naturally fast talker or a naturally slow talker, but is one better than the other? Do some situations merit fast talking over slow, or vice versa? Do you want to look smart, get people excited, communicate effectively, persuade or even make a soul-to-soul connection?…

Jobs Report - Hi Ho, Hi Ho, Off to Work We Go

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No one here in Ohioville is grousing about the good old days when the steel mills were going full blast. The focus is in the now. Everyone in my social and professional circles who wants to work is working.


TJ Walker Interactive

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry’s standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged.

Voice Typing: 4 Tips to Get Good at It

More than PowerPoint...

I’ve been voice typing every day since the middle of February. With daily practice, I’m getting good at it. When I first started voice typing, I Googled, “How to Get Good at Voice Typing” I wanted tips on how to increase my word quantity and quality.

OBSESSION! Grant G. Sarbinoff Was Allegedly a Busy Guy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Obsession is the theme of so much great literature. The classic example is the novel "Moby Dick." " In real life it seemed to play out with former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara's pursuit of hedge fund guru Steve Cohen.

Public Speaking - Trump Talks Like We All Did in the Old Neighborhood

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

During his speech at the National Rifle Association event, Donald Trump referred to U.S. senator Elizabeth Warren as "Pocahontas." " That was Trump's way to discredit her claim of being part Native American.

Crayola's New Blue Color - Asks Consumers to Name It (that dates back to "Lassie")

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Like the DOW, the Crayola 24-box has keeps and throw-backs. Its newest addition for that popular 24-crayon box is a blue that was discovered in 2009. In a brilliant marketing move, the company's chief executive office and president, Smith Holland , is asking consumers to name the color.

Harvard Cheating Scandal - STEM Isn't for Everyone, Even Elite Students

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

STEM subject matter doesn't come easily to everyone. That seems to include the elite brains who make it into Harvard College. As the Harvard Crimson reports, 60 of the 636 students enrolled in the popular Computer Science 50 course have been suspected of cheating.

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Our Demons - Don't Let Experts Attempt to Exorcise Them

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Don't those driven by their demons often accomplish greatness in their fields. Shouldn't the goal be to keep those demons under control versus attempting to exorcise them? The latest evidence of how demons give the edge is the 2017 biography by John J.

Amazon Book-Review Folly - Author Paying 20 Bucks for Each Review

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The book business has come to this. About 3 hours ago on the Los Angeles, California section of Craigslist for "writing/editing," a new author has placed a help-wanted. Here you can read it. The book, about 200 pages, focuses on digital marketing and keyword research.

Shelia Abdus-Salaam - Questions Still Hover Over Her Death

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Did New York state appeals judge Shelia Abdus-Salaam commit suicide or was she murdered? That question still hadn't been answered. Although the New York Police Department have concluded their investigation into the death, the medical examiner has yet to rule on the cause of death.

Hula Hoop & Pop-It Beads - Let's Not Get Weird about Wellness Best Practices

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sure, it makes sound scientific common sense to get enough sleep and meditate regularly. No surprise, Fortune is among the myriad media outlets presenting evidence of the positive outcomes.

Smile Less, Get More Business in Professional Services

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Globally, Americans are known for excessive smiling. Here is The Atlantic article on that by Olga Khazan. Among the reasons for that is that we are a nation of immigrants. Faced with verbal challenges, we relied on nonverbal tactics such as smiling.

Bill Shine Out - Can Fox News Get Clean?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's all about culture. Experts are associating the health of a company's organizational culture with its financial performance. The example they cite is Costco. So, it's no surprise that old-line Fox News player Bill Shine is now out. Here is the coverage from USA Today.

Gossip in Era of Broken Trust

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Gossip is important to the smooth functioning of any group. As Joseph Epstein hammers in his book "Gossip: The Untrivial Pursuit," it's through that informal grapevine that the community learns the rules.

Annual Performance Review - Adding Category on Being "Pain in the Ass"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Back in 2015, GE eliminated the traditional annual performance review. But, come on, there will always exist some human resources tool for officially evaluating job performance. There has to be. The U.S. is a country embedded in legalities.

"Blue Bloods" = "The Waltons" of 21st Century (so what if Gramps Henry Reagan dies)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Blue Bloods," going into its 8th season, is "The Waltons" of the 21 century. Like that farm family during The Great Depression and early World War II, "Blue Bloods" depicts close bonds among several generations of one family. 

Barnes & Noble - Bad Branding Move

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A book lover and ghostwriter of books, I used to feel "at home" at Barnes & Noble brick & mortar stores. Not any more. Yesterday, when I was on the line to buy a B&N gift card for a client, I was referred to as a "guest."

Nicholas Paggi - The Hacking Mindset

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What generations before him called a "prank," Millennial IT expert and MIT alumnus - Nicholas Paggi - thought of as "hacking." " That was his mindset. Both pranks and hacking break the normal rules of order.