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Review of “Start strong – 3 gripping ways to open your talk” by Craig Hadden

PowerPoint Tips

This is a review of a blog post by Craig Hadden , who blogs about presenting at Remote Possibilities. Craig is an instructional designer living in Sydney, Australia. Currently, the main tool he uses at work is Articulate Storyline. He loves “the way presenting is both a science and an art.”

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 245) – Aristotle

Manner of Speaking

“An emotional speaker always makes his audience feel with him, even when there is nothing in his arguments; which is why many speakers try to overwhelm their audience by mere noise.” ” — Aristotle. Quotes for Public Speakers Aristotle Emotion public speaking public speaking quotes rhetoric

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She said / He said …

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

As the dust settles on the recent US election it’s fascinating to read the draft acceptance speeches that were penned by Democratic pundit Bob Lehrman and Republican Aram Bakshian. Bob was Al Gore’s speechwriter and Aram used to write for President Reagan. Note that these speeches were written 36 hours before the results were known […]. Speechwriting Donald Trump Hillary Clinton

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Drudge Report - Stern Warning to Assassination-Threat Tweeters

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report links to the New York Post coverage of the assassination tweeting about President-Elect Donald Trump. That article warns that those making the threats will be hunted down by law enforcement. In a sense, the Drudge Report is delivering a message to the busy bands of protestors.

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How To Prepare For The Unexpected Questions

Presentation Guru

As presenters, many of us have been caught off guard during the Q&A section after a presentation. In this article, Jim gives a detailed list of the importance of rehearsal and preparation, and the necessity for speakers to anticipate what their audience may ask.

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The Holy Grail of Good Design

Manner of Speaking

When it comes to slide presentations, I am a believer in good design, even though I am not a design specialist. Oh, I know a few things that you can do with software like PowerPoint and Keynote, but most of it … Continue reading → Design Dieter Rams Julie Zhuo Pablo Picasso Presentation Presentation Zen public speaking Slide:ology slides Steve Jobs

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Duarte Launches New Strategy Practice to Help Leaders Spark and Sustain Movements

Duarte Blog

For the past 30 years, Duarte has played a role in many movements that matter , including its work with Silicon Valley’s leading brands such as Cisco and Salesforce, former Vice President Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth,” and the transportation revolution led by Hyperloop One.

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How To Speak – And Get Paid For It!

Presentation Guru

Many of our readers and contributors are consultants and small business owners who learned their skill or trade through previous careers and then began to share them using the presentation industry. But how does one transition from corporate life into consultancy?

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My FLOTUS #publicspeaking wish list for Melania Trump (or any new leader)

The Eloquent Woman

Many in America and around the world have expressed their dismay about the recent results of the U.S. presidential election by sharing memes like the one at left, making fun of our next First Lady, Melania Trump. I admit, I've laughed at my share.

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7 Actionable Tips for Mind-Blowing Presentations

SketchBubble

Social media star Kim Garst, co-founder and CEO of Boom! Social, tells her followers that she doesn’t want to be everybody’s cup of tea. She’d rather be someone’s tequila shot. In a nutshell, that defines the difference between a great presentation and one that is absolutely mind-blowing.

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Bad News for Divorce Lawyers - Divorce Rates at 35-Year Low

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For the third year in a row, the rate of divorce has declined. Currently, according to the National Center for Family and Marriage Research, it is at a 35-year low. The reasons for the decrease, reports Bloomberg , could be: The aging of the population. Changing gender roles.

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3 Steps to Keep Momentum In Your Business

Speaker Launcher

I always ask my clients to complete a 2-minute check-in form before we have our phone calls. Doing so helps them establish what has gone well since our last conversation, focuses our time together and determines what we will talk about during our coaching call. Last week, one of my clients (let’s call him Bill) […]. The post 3 Steps to Keep Momentum In Your Business appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Famous Speech Friday: Australian MP Linda Burney's maiden speech

The Eloquent Woman

Linda Burney is the first indigenous woman to be elected to Australia's House of Representatives, and, as in many parliamentary governments, gave her first or "maiden" speech before the house.

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Duarte Launches New Strategy Practice to Help Leaders Spark and Sustain Movements

Duarte Blog

For the past 30 years, Duarte has played a role in many movements that matter , including its work with Silicon Valley’s leading brands such as Cisco and Salesforce, former Vice President Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth,” and the transportation revolution led by Hyperloop One. Today, we’re thrilled to announced the launch of a new strategy practice at Duarte that’s focused on building support for bold ideas and sustaining change over time.

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Brand Boston - Professional Class Unburdened by Children

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Boston has evolved into the model of cool. After all, that's where GE is relocating. Tech, higher education, and healthcare are big business. The work day tends to be demanding and long. And, like other Professional Class urban metro areas, Boston has a high cost of living.

[Podcast] Tapping the Education Market with Josh Shipp

Speaker Launcher

The education market is different from other speaking markets. Few people have a better handle on what it takes to make in the youth market than Josh Shipp. Josh is a youth speaker, TV host, best-selling author, and frequent media guest. Josh has some great, strategy-rich advice for making it not just in the education […]. The post [Podcast] Tapping the Education Market with Josh Shipp appeared first on Jane Atkinson. The education market is different from other speaking markets.

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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.

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Observational Humor — Case Study #153

Humor Power

Here is another Observational Humor monologue presented at the end of a meeting. We will provide you with the set-up, the joke, and a comment on what made the joke work. THE SET-UP (To help you understand the context of the jokes, we will share with you what happened and what was said during the meeting, before the monologue was delivered.). Our NSA Chapter President gave a speech introducing himself to the chapter while also sharing an inspirational message.

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Hacksaw Ridge - Comeback for Mel Gibson

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the 2016 film Hacksaw Ridge , Mel Gibson presents how ordinary human beings can pull off the extraordinary. The war film not only features the selflessness of medic Desmond Doss. It captures how that military unit grows to accept and value a person as different as Doss.

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From the Authors Guild … Understand the algorithm-driven economy

Joan Detz Speaker Services

If you live near NYC, Harper’s Magazine and the Authors Guild invite you to join us for a special discussion, Q&A, and signing with Maurice E. Stucke and Ariel Ezrachi, authors of the new book Virtual Competition: The Promise and Perils of the Algorithm-Driven Economy. Mary Rasenberger, Executive Director of the Authors Guild, will moderate. […]. Freelance Writing

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Christopher Hitchens - Self-Destructive or Lived Life As He Wanted

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Most of us have someone like Christopher Hitchens in our lives, someone we love who is so hell-bent on self-destruction that we feel powerless to help them."

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Drudge Report - President-Elect Learning Art of Compromise, Chatting Up Cabinet Job with Mitt Romney

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report is tracking how the president-elect is evolving from a business tycoon to a politico. At its core, politics is the art of compromise. And Donald Trump is showing that he is getting his head around that.

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Drudge Report - All Roads to Power Lead to Trump Tower

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report provides a snapshot of the new seat of power in the free world. It's the Trump Tower in Manhattan. It is there that old-line and freshly established influentials get on the elevator to, as the cliché goes, kiss the king's ring. That ruler is Donald Trump, president-elect.

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Hillary Clinton, et al. - Losers Must Lay Low

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Public relations 101 hammers the importance of a pause after a scandal, setback, or just plain getting stale. In time, constituencies, ranging from the media to one's enemies, forget most of all that.

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Public Affairs & Trump Administration - Love Affair with Data Over, Campaigns Bottom-Up

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The world has changed. Post-election of Donald Trump, public affairs players are among those who have to re-think how they get results for their clients. In PR Week , Chris Daniels reports that most are braced for uncertainty. Trump is a leader full of surprises. And that is the core of his power.

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JWT's Erin Johnson - Will She Be Ellen Pao 2.0?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Since returning to work November 2.

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Drudge Report Headlines with Old-Left Pow-Wow at Mandarin Oriental in D.C.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report zeroes in on how the old left is navigating the reality that it will be Donald Trump in the White House for the next four years. There is a link to the coverage by Politico. Here you can read it.

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Pragmatism Replaces Psychobabble - Game Players Don't Care about Trump's Deep Psychological Conflicts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was the pragmatism of the Puritan founders which laid the foundation for the most amazing economy on planet earth. Sure, they were misfits who had been forced out of their homeland. But, what does that matter.

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Celebrities - Liberal, Rich & Out of Power in Trump Era

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In America, it's not enough to be wealthy and have achieved a brandname.    Your voice has to have impact. That is, you have to have power. Power  Power is the unofficial currency of the U.S. economy. Obviously, in the election for U.S.

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Hubstaff Application for Content Creator/Editor Requires Date of Birth

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Puzzling. Hubstaff posts its help wanted for a full-time Content-Creator/Editor on the reputable ProBlogger site. Here is that ad. After you go through the first few steps, you finally get to the formal application. On it, you are required to provide your date of birth.

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Drudge Report - China Threatens Push-Back If Trump Imposes Large Import Tariffs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Drudge Report headlines that things are happening fast around the world in response to the election of Donald Trump. China, for example, has indicated in state media that it will push back on large import tariffs. Here's the coverage by CNBC which the Drudge Report links to.

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President-Elect Trump Puts Economy In Play - Communications Entrepreneurs Doing A/B Testng

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Obviously, business is micro examining every word President-elect Donald Trump is saying. Then, filtering that through the variables determining demand for our products and services.

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Drudge Report - Down Memory Lane of Those Who Laughed About a Trump Presidency

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report is taking a break from the high drama of anti-Trump protests and the serious work of the Trump Administration transition team. Instead, the Drudge Report is providing a bit of comic relief.

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Jersey City, NJ Natives Get Donald Trump

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Intuitively, natives from pre-gentrification Jersey City, New Jersey understand Donald Trump. The ethnic blue-collar Catholic city we grew up mirrored his mindset - and behavior. Essentially, Jersey City was operated as a well-oiled political machine.

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Brand Austin, Texas - Keeping a Serial Killer Under Wraps

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Austin, Texas is one of those cool cities, right up there with Seattle and Boston. So its chamber of commerce was probably not pleased when Skip Hollandsworth published "The Midnight Assassin" in 2015. That chronicles the serial murders that took place there in the late 19th century. 

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Drudge Report - "Circus" Continues into 4th Day

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report positions and packages the anti-Trump protests as the "circus." " It is now in its fourth day. Here is the media coverage the Drudge Report links to. And on this fourth day, Saturday, the main attraction is the performance art outside Trump Tower.

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Small Town USA Now Laughs at Elites

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Elites are so out of touch that they didn't get it that those not elite - i.e. Small Town America - consider them irrelevant. That's a big reason why celebrity endorsements from Hollywood elites didn't help Hillary Clinton. In fact, they might have hurt her.

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