Sat.Jan 17, 2015 - Fri.Jan 23, 2015

Discover PowerPoint Mix for interactive online lessons

PowerPoint Tips

PowerPoint Mix is a new PowerPoint add-on by Microsoft, now in beta (not finalized). What is PowerPoint Mix? PowerPoint Mix is a PowerPoint-based tool for creating interactive online lessons. The basic process is simple: You create slides and can record audio and video. You can add quizzes.

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Screenwriting and Storytelling Secrets for Speechwriters

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Members of the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable joined speechwriter, screenwriter and author Mike Long on a conference call earlier this week. This is the second of two edited highlights of the call. In part one Mike talked about becoming a freelance speechwriter.

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How to do Chiasmus

The Presenter's Blog

by Peter Paskale. “ It’s not the men in your life that matters, it’s the life in your men “ One of Mae West’s celebrated phrases. Along with “ Come up and see me some time “, to read these words is to hear the sinuous drawl in which they were delivered.

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Public Speaking Expert: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Matt Eventoff

The next legend in a series on public speaking experts is one of the greatest orators ever, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He is a legendary orator. We are lucky enough to have video clips of Dr. King to view, study and learn from. Dr. King inspired, and continues to inspire people with the power of his speech and the power of his actions. His speeches should be staples on playlists and iPods as his speeches are inspirational even on dark days. He is unquestionably a public speaking expert.

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Famous Speech Friday: Viola Davis: "Everything should be spoken"

The Eloquent Woman

Viola Davis is among my favorite speakers here at The Eloquent Woman and she''s in the very small club of women with three speeches in our Index of famous speeches by women.

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Becoming a Freelance Speechwriter

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Members of the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable joined speechwriter, screenwriter and author Mike Long on a conference call earlier this week. This is the first of two edited highlights of the call.

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Preparation: The Key to a Successful Presentation

SketchBubble

How can you make your next presentation as successful as possible? The following steps certainly can help. Consider: 1. Why are you giving this presentation? There’s a reason it’s you and no one else who is giving this speech. Did you volunteer? Were you asked? Are you an expert on the subject?

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Do you have clinician's distance when telling stories? How to recover

The Eloquent Woman

"Tell me more about that student," I said to the physician I was coaching. We were working on a story she could tell as part of a talk she''d be giving to donors. What does she look like?" "You You mean her physical data?" "Yes, Yes, but let''s call it hair color, height, weight, freckles, whatever."

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Secrets to Building a Successful Speaking Business

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

“The job is not doing the speech. It is getting the speech” – Shep Hyken The National President of the NSA, Shep Hyken, CSP, CPAE spoke to members of the NSA Northern California Chapter on Saturday. Shep is a customer service expert, professional speaker and author who works with companies who want to build loyal […] “The job is not doing the speech.

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Mark Zuckerberg - Wrong Brand To Launch Book Club

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From the get-go, branding experts warn about maintaining a simple, clear identity. That's how the brand becomes sticky. Steve Jobs had that down cold. Apple created breakthrough tech products for real human beings. That's how it was positioned and packaged.

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Self-publishing takes work – a self-publishing primer

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Self-publishing takes work, and even money, but it can be rewarding — personally, professionally and even financially. Let’s take a look at the potential rewards and then at the work and potential costs involved in self-publishing a book. Personally rewarding. If you want to publish a book for friends and family, then self-publishing is the way to go.

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Fans of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook see links to good reads, resources and ideas from other sources there, in addition to posts from the blog. But you won''t miss a thing, since I''m summarizing that extra content and putting it here on the blog for all readers to see.

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Observational Humor — Case Study #131

Humor Power

Here is another Observational Humor monologue presented at the end of a meeting. We’ll look at the set-up. Then we’ll examine the joke and what made the joke work. THE SET-UP (What happened and what was said during the meeting before the monologue was delivered.). I joked about how it was difficult to get me to smile. It became a running gag as others started to joke about it too. I ran about two minutes over my 20-minute time limit.

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The New York Times: Will This Institution Be Saved/Transformed By Michael Bloomberg

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"In October [2014], the company [New York Times Inc.] reported a loss of $9 million compared to a profit of $12.9

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Free Query Letter webinar on YouTube

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Free Query Letter (selling article ideas to editors) webinar on YouTube: [link]. Contains sample query letters and other information you should know before you pitch your article idea to newspaper or magazine editors. Based on the books Everything You Wanted to Know About Freelance Writing and Business of Freelance Writing – www.paullima.com/books

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Hillary Clinton - Will The Lolita Express Crash Her Political Plans

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We are the company we keep. That's why psychiatrists tell us that if we really want to know what people are about, observe whom they associate with - including professionally. On "The Sopranos," Dr. Melfi was influenced by patient Tony Soprano.

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Zanny Minton Beddoes: The Economist Gets First Female Editor

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For many influentials around the world The Economist is a must-read. So, this represents another solid victory for women.    On February 2, Zanny Minton Beddoes will be its first female editor. An economist, she started with the publication back in 1994. 

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Regulated Kidney Sales - What I Found Out When In A Real Financial Pickle

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Selling a kidney in a regulated market, once unthinkable, has become part of the national conversation. And once something is thinkable, it can morph into the doable. In The Atlantic , Souree Lam details the pros and cons of such an initiative.

Hillary That Fun Gal

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Hillary Clinton does have her fun side. And since entertainment is a must in communications in the 21st century, her ability to do off-center imitations of world leaders will be useful if she does Campaign 2016.

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Brownouts - How Thought Leades Lose Influence (Along With Power And Wealth)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There are thought leaders who never lose their ability to influence. Until he was nearly 90 years old management consultant Peter Drucker was still publishing provocative books and opinion-editorials in brandname media such as The Wall Street Journal.

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One Typo - So?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There was a time when even one typo was serious stuff. Yes, a crisis. The organization or person who purputated that crime against literacy was censured. For weeks they were made to wear a kind of Scarlet T.

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Post-SOTU - Conservatives Need To Soften Tone

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Through the State of the Union speech last night, President Obama set the tone and agenda for the Democratic 2016 campaigns, at all levels. The meme is "middle class economics."

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Davos: Why Isn't There Already Stigma About Attending?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The headline in the New York Magazine article by Annie Lowrey reads, "15 Tweets That Make You Hate Davos." " Then when you go on to read the tweets, you agree: You hate those who attend Davos.

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State of The Union Speech - "Middle-Class Economics" Good Catch Phrase For Campaign '16

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The State of the Union speech was well-crafted. For example, it leveraged the rhetorical device of triplicates: " when everyone gets their fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same set of rules." " Also, the delivery was confident.

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Suicide - Concept Needs To Be Re-Branded For National Conversation To Gain Traction

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"I tried suicide three times."  "  After we, even though we frame ourselves as progressive thinkers, heard a middle-aged man state that at our church social, I have noticed something. The majority of members of the church seem to be distancing themselves from him.

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"The New Global Context" - Hey, Davos Man/Woman, You Can Do Better Than That

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Will the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum at Davos soon become a mere high-priced networking event for those caught in a closed loop? Could be. Those in that loop seem to lack the ability to create anything sticky. And influence is all about generating and growing attention for whatever.

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Free Agent, Home Office, Laptop In Distress - Boxaid Treated Me Like Big Corporate Client

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There was something wrong. I would have preferred to be in denial that my laptop was in distress. But from experience I knew that I better find a remote service to diagnose the problem (and maybe even fix it) before the whole thing went kaput.

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Ah, Slogan Time Again - For Campaign '16, The Catchy Phrase Is Everything

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Perhaps President Barack Obama will throw out a catchy phrase in his State of the Union tomorrow evening. That could become the platform for Democrats in general in the '16 election year.

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"Downton Abbey" - Women's Sexual Issues Dominate, Except For Police Investigating Mr. Bates

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Maybe because sexual issues, especially the mores of 1924, can boost ratings, those are what dominated tonight's episode of "Downton Abbey." " The exception was the beginning of the police investigation of Mr. Bates' activities in York the night Green died. 

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"Ida" - Communications Lesson That Less Is More

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the film "Ida," Anna is a young woman in 1950s Poland. The memory of World War II hovers. Anna is scheduled to take her vows in the Roman Catholic Church. Then she finds out that she is Ida, a Jew. Her aunt, who will soon commit suicide, leads her through her family's past.

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Paywalls - Irrelevant

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From the get-go, we got into the habit of scanning headlines. By time we had our first cell phone (dumb), we rarely went beyond that to read the actual article in the media. And, by the time paywalls were erected, we had figured out that if we wanted to actually know more we could do a search.

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Trust - Key Form of Value To Provide All Constituencies

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What do constituencies, ranging from customers/clients to voters, want? To be able to trust you. Right now they aren't able to do much of that. Therefore, those organizations and leaders creating trust have the new edge.

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How-To Articles - Not Sexy, But Growing Demand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The simple how-to article is not only click-bait. It can be a magnet for attracting new business.    Yes, that kind of "4 Tips for Job Interviews" may seem unsexy. After all it seems cool to be a thought leader on Salon about the state of the culture. However, information and insight on how to get things done positions and packages you as a type of expert. Experts will get assignments for work (although you might not be invited as a keynote speaker at TED Talks.) 

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