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How to write a speech outline

Manner of Speaking

What is a speech outline? Think of it as a blueprint for a successful speech or presentation. You wouldn’t start construction on a house or building without a blueprint and you shouldn’t build a speech or presentation without proper preparation. That means having a basic outline.

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Don't let the words distract you from the work

Speak Schmeak

Equating racism with hate is a red herring for white people. (Or Or maybe just liberal "enlightened" white people.) Making hatred the defining characteristic of a racist person allows white people to disengage from the exploration of white privilege and implicit bias.

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The Power of Inquiry: How to Ask Engaging Questions

DeFinis Communications

When presenting to a virtual audience, it’s easy to lose people’s attention and feel the energy plummet. In fact, “the distraction factor” is one of the most important differences between speaking to a live audience versus a virtual audience.

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Job Interview Strategy to Win Managerial and Executive Positions

Speaking Freely

Use This Job Interview Strategy to Win Managerial and Executive Positions Massive numbers of layoffs during the COVID19 pandemic mean having a job interview strategy to win managerial and executive positions a wise skill to polish.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 329) – James Baldwin

Manner of Speaking

James Baldwin (1924 – 1987) American Novelist, Poet and Activist. You have to decide who you are and force the world to deal with you, not with its idea of you.”. James Baldwin. Photo courtesy of Allan Warren. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No.

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How to Book More Business with Speakers Bureaus with Diane Goodman and Kris Young

Speaker Launcher

Navigating toward the “new normal” in the speaking world is proving to be a large learning curve for all of us. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, I have invited 2 of my long-term friends and veterans of booking speakers for large scale meetings to join me.

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El Susto: The Role of Storytelling in Solving Type 2 Diabetes in Mexico

Duarte Blog

Recently I attended a discussion series event hosted by The diaTribe Foundation that posed a fascinating question: What is the role of storytelling in solving the Type 2 Diabetes public health crisis?

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5 Ways Public Speaking Can Be Instrumental in Your Career Growth

SketchBubble

What do you want to become – a sales manager, a talent acquisition expert, a computer analyst, or a doctor? Whatever your career aspirations are, good public speaking skills make you stand out in the extremely competitive job market and give you an edge over other job seekers.

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How to Set Up a Winning Customer Success Program

SlideModel

The customer success movement is getting stronger year over year. In 2019, 83% of Customer Success teams increased in size. This year, even more organizations plan to invest in new customer success management programs to ramp up their service levels. But what does customer success mean?

Working on book: How To Figure Out What You Want To Do, and Get It Done

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

I am working on my 23rd book: Clustering & Chunking: How To Figure Out What You Want To Do. And How To Get It Done. It’s for people who want to get stuff done, be it for pleasure, for work, … Continue reading →

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Conde Nast: Ugly Symbol of Culture of Exclusion

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Once golden, publishing empire Conde Nast has become a symbol of what are now labeled Un-American values - or of values which should be Un-American. In this case, it's the ethos of exclusion. To consider oneself a member of the Conde Nast "tribe" you had to enjoy elite tastes.

Sales Professionals as Industry Leaders

SpeakerSue Says...

If anyone is going to lead the hospitality industry forward, it’s going to be sales people. Hear me out. Too many “leaders” are pretty leaderless today. This isn’t a political statement (though it could be); it’s a business truth.

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June 10, 1935 to June 10, 2020 - Alcoholics Anonymous Saves Lives, Goes Global, Becomes Controversial

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In some locations around the world, members of 12-step fellowship Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) are meeting again in-person. At those meetings today they may have celebrated the 85th anniversary of the founding of that self-help organization by a stockbroker and a medical doctor.

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Real Estate Is a Business - History Could Feature Evictions as Symbol of COVID-19 Devastation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"So, far, 24 states are now processing evictions again, and that number is expected to climb to at 30 states by the end of June."  "  - Michael Braga, USA Today , June 10, 2020. In capitalism, housing, though an essential service, is not provided free.

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Beyond Media - The Ability to Think Critically (w/o having to pay annual law school tuition of $65,875)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What we all known is that media is glam. Media is influential. Media outlets have also been the sector with ongoing layoffs. As New York University professor Scott Galloway observed, globally media is not a growth business.

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MA Senate Race - Could Kennedy Branding Force Out Incumbent?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Media focus is back on the high-profile Massachusetts U.S. Senate race. That had gone off the radar during the initial shock of the pandemic. Now, The Wall Street Journal looks at how challenger U.S. House member Joe Kennedy III, 39, is doing against incumbent Ed Markey, 73. 

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COVID-19: Like Everything Else, AA Meetings Have Changed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Slowly, meetings of 12-step program Alcoholics Anonymous are happening again in-person. Like so much of the rest of American life, they have changed.    Here in Toledo, Ohio, attendance at any particular meeting is limited to as many seats that can be arranged six feet apart.

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That Moment of Clarity: Are You No Longer the Professional You Used to Be?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" … full-scale professional … decline can feel, to some, as threatening as death itself."  "  - Arthur C. Brooks, The Atlantic , June 4, 2020. Obviously, careers are lasting longer. One reason why is that human beings are living longer and maintaining good health.

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The City and The Professional Class - The Great Diaspora

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No surprise, influential The Wall Street Journal publishes an article speculating if The City has a future.    Because of COVID-19, some of the major cities such as New York City have been emptying out.

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Value Systems - Counterculture and The Molotov Cocktail 3

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They could go down in history as "The Molotov Cocktail 3." " They are Colinford Mattis, Urooj Rhaman, and Samantha Shader. Mattis is the most high-profile because his academic background is Ivy and he is an associate (on suspension, w/o pay) from law firm Pryor Cashman.

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Diner Scene: Likely Tony Soprano's Last Supper

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

An alternative to the diner scene as the finale to "The Sopranos" could have been a trip Tony Soprano makes to Manhattan. It's via a Lincoln Tunnel and it's for a meeting with Johnny Sack.

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Trent Lott, The Unforgiven

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The world order changed with death of George Floyd. The new one has no place for Trent Lott - the man from Mississippi who had made good. So it's expected that Squire Patton Boggs would cut its ties with him.

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Could Put Both Venessa/Kobe's brands in Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today in Los Angeles, California Superior Court, widow of Kobe Bryant - Venessa Bryant - filed a 77-page wrongful death lawsuit, reports ET. Essentially she contends negligence. And, based on lost future earnings by Kobe, she is asking for hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Traditional Concept of "Police Department" in Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Minneapolis City Council has already taken  the step to abolish the official police department. Meanwhile, in New York City, mayor Bill de Blasio announced he is cutting $6 billion from the NYPD budget. That will be redistributed in social services and youth programming. 

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The Game Your Mother Warned You Against.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"April marked the biggest year-over-year pullback for [credit card] no-interest balance-transfer offers since 2018, according to Mintel Comperemedia." " - The Wall Street Journal , June 6, 2020.

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Hey, There Might Be a 2020 - 2021 Television Season

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

How will Katherine's solo legal practice - and marriage - play out on "A Million Little Things." " We might just find that out. There could be a 2020 - 2021 network televisions season.    Yes, television production will be starting up again in California on June 12th.

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"Law & Order SVU" Will Take on George Floyd Tragedy, Police Brutality: Executive Producer Promises Fresh Voice

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The "Law & Order" franchise launched by producer Dick Wolf has been known for its "ripped from the headlines" plot lines. Those ranged from the Harvey Weinstein sexual antics to the misguided practice of recovered memories.

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Lewis Animal Hospital, Toledo, OH - Delivering Old-Fashioned Neighborhood Caring to Animals and Their Pet Parents

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's like a "store" in the old neighborhood. That's the ethos of Lewis Animal Hospital , Toledo, Ohio (5104 Lewis Avenue, Toledo, Ohio, 419-476-9106). There is that end-to-end caring which was part of doing business in downtown Jersey City, New Jersey, in the 1950s. We kids got a slice of cheese from the butcher. The owner of the mechanic shop helped dig out our fathers' cars in the snow - no charge.    Yesterday in Toledo, the temperature was 90+ degrees.

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Yet Another Flashpoint - Refinery29's EIC/Founder Christene Barerich Steps Down

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In media circles, both establishment and digital-first, Refinery29 represented total cool in female voices. It had been founded by among others, Christine Barberich, and is owned by Vice Media. Now, like so many other media outlets in these times of extreme turmoil, Refinery29 has also become the setting for a flashpoint. In response to a Twitter firestorm by former employees, that founder who also had been editor in chief has stepped down.

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Among IBM Layoffs: Jobs at Weather Company, Including Category 6 Blog

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

IBM has been chopping away at jobs. How many it hasn't disclosed. But now we know those layoffs have extended to its subsidiary - the Weather Company. MediaConfidential reports the cuts are happening in Weather.com and Weather Underground. At the latter what's being eliminated is the popular blog Category 6. Over the years that site had covered and analyzed extreme weather events such as Hurricane Katrina.    The last day for employees will be June 22nd. 

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W/O Access to Bank of Mom and Dad, Socialized to Obey The Man

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to the CDC, about 80% of those dying of COVID-19 are 65 years old or over. Yet, as The Wall Street Journal reports, they tend to be among those who are showing up for work, without adequately assessing the risk of becoming infected with the virus. They range from employees in meat packing plants to family doctors.    Essentially there are two reasons for this tragedy. One is the strong work ethic among the aging.

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We Love Our Toledo (Lucas County) OH Librarians

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The COVID-19 financial fallout has hit one of the most important community institutions: the public library for Toledo (Lucas County) Ohio.    Today, after being closed since March, it opens with phone and curbside service. Eventually, there will be a phase-in for entering the actual buildings. Soon groups such as the Humanists will be hosting presentations in the meeting rooms.    But not everything will be normal. The library system suffered a $4.5

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Will Your Week of June 8th Be Better than the Horrors of Last Week? - Consult Madame Clairevoyant

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Lately, all weeks are playing out lousy.    So, you probably want to check in with New York's Madame Clairevoyant about how this one could go. Here are her predictions for your Zodiac sign. Take note of the term "could." " All that psychics can discern is possibility, not destiny. If you are aware of what bad could happen, you also have the option to derail those scenarios.

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In Jail: How Did Colinford Mattis, Urooj Rahman Get There?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The reasoning goes this way: As lawyers Colinford Mattis and Urooj Rahman understood the severity of their alleged crime. They are accused of being in the loop of tossing a Molotov Cocktail at a police vehicle in Brooklyn during a George Floyd protest. That had been factored in, reports Law.com , in the decision by the panel of judges of the Second Circuit to put a stay on the order of U.S.

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Crisis Communications - Could Sincere Mea Culpa Have Saved NYT Editor James Bennett?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There is that age-old adage: It's not what happens to you. It's how you handle it. According to reports about the publication of the Senator Tom Cotton (R-AK) opinion-editorial in The New York Times, editorial page editor James Bennett did not actually read it.

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Drudge Report Headlines with Bush, Romney Not Supporting Trump's Reelection

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Conservative Drudge Report has been appearing lefty in recent months. The latest veering from being a GOP cheerleader is today's headline. It screams that George Bush and Mitt Romney aren't supporting Donald Trump for reelection. Here is the article that links to. Why this matters is because Drudge Report is both influential and profitable. The influential part is obvious.

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