Sat.May 19, 2018 - Fri.May 25, 2018

Analysis of a speech by Bishop Michael Curry

Manner of Speaking

I hadn’t planned on watching the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, but during a break from work, I decided to skim the news. And there it was: a link to the live stream of the event. “I’ll just … Continue reading → Analysis of a Speech Anaphora Epistrophe Harry and Meghan Meghan Markle Michael Curry Prince Harry public speaking

Slow image animation for a cinematic look

PowerPoint Tips

A common type of animation in videos is a very slow zoom in or out — or a pan — of an image. In this post, I’ll show you how to do this in PowerPoint. First, watch the video. Insert your image. Insert an image that covers your entire slide.

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A Conversation with Barbara Seymour Giordano on Storytelling

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

On May 24, 2018 the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable Held a conference call with Barbara Seymour Giordano. Barbara is a Story Doctor, Speechwriter and Presentation Coach who specializes in helping speakers tell memorable stories that audiences yearn to hear and share. Her specialty is guiding speakers — from the page to the stage — through […] On May 24, 2018 the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable Held a conference call with Barbara Seymour Giordano.

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How to Stay Calm Under Pressure

Presentation Guru

Here’s another great short video from the guys over at TEDEd – How to Stay Calm Under Pressure. Who hasn’t ‘choked’ – or at least feared failure when it matters most?

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 283) – Gary Vaynerchuck

Manner of Speaking

“The single biggest reason people are concerned about public speaking is because they worry what other people think of them. The quicker you start learning how to fix that issue and be comfortable with yourself, you’ll become a much better … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers Gary Vaynerchuck Presentation public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes

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The Audience in Online Speaking

The Communication Blog

The following post was sent to the basic course list (Basiccc@lists.udayton.edu) in response to a number of instructors explaining how they incorporated the live audience in an online public speaking course. But, I thought others might be interested in the issue. It's an important one and one that is sure to increase as online courses become more numerous. I’ve read with much interest how various basic course instructors deal with online public speaking assignments.

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4 Ways Abby Wambach Used Personal Stories for a Remarkable Address

Duarte Blog

Photo Credit: Barnard College, Abby Wambach: Barnard Commencement 2018 When U.S. Women’s Soccer legend Abby Wambach does something remarkable, she usually does it with her feet or her head.

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Important News About Data Protection

Manner of Speaking

If you’re wondering why you have recently received a raft of emails from different companies, organizations and sites about data protection, there is a reason: a new European law on data protection. What is the GDPR? On 25 May 2018, … Continue reading → Uncategorized data protection GDPR Manner of Speaking

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Out of Things To Sort Out with Your Career Coach? - Start on What-Ifs of a Recession

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Success can leave one speechless. So many who have gained from career coaching simply run out of things to sort out.    If you are one of those, you can start on the infinite what-ifs associated with a global economic downturn. Some experts opine that one could be putting itself together.

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Keeping the Content Machine Running with Scott Ginsberg

Speaker Launcher

Do you ever struggle to create new content? In this video edition of the Wealthy Speaker Podcast, we are joined by Scott Ginsburg who will talk about how he continues to create a constant stream of new subject matter for his many roles in business as well as for himself.

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This ONE technique is essential for performing under pressure:

More than PowerPoint...

A colleague told me about a women’s self defense class she was taking. She shared some surprising information she learned. For me, the information was surprising on two levels. The first level was the actual new information about women’s self defense I learned. My colleague said, “If you’re being attacked, my instructor said you’re supposed to yell as loud as you can to attract attention.

USC, Like Michigan State, Penn State - President Nikias' Lack of Leadership

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Leadership" is defined as knowing the right things to do. That's in contrast to "management," which is defined as doing those right things right. Given the reports by members of the media , University of Southern California president C.L. Max Nikias failed at leadership.

San-Antonio Express News Cuts 14 from Newsroom

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The latest series of layoffs in the newspaper industry had happened yesterday and the day before at the San Antonio Express-News. In the newsroom, 14 were cut. They ranged from writers to photographers. Here are more details. Many of us in communications mourn these reductions-in-force.

Cocky and Combative - Chris Christie Owned that Space Before Donald Trump

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There is the old adage: On the psychiatric ward there can only be one Jesus Christ. Once that space is claimed, other patients will have to come up with an alternate delusion. However, there's a second less-known part to that cliche.

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Harvey Weinstein - Artistic Genius Will Not Exempt Him from Justice

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We were the pre-tech gen. To us artistic genius was sacred. For that we gave F. Scott Fitzgerald a free pass for being a drunk and Andy Warhol for being manipulative.    But our values aren't carrying over into the 21st century.

In Tech We Don't Trust - Uber's Self-Driving Car Not Programmed to Stop in Emergency

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No wonder Uber Technologies announced it was halting its testing program in Arizona for its driverless car.

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Nancy Pelosi - Targeted on Age Issue by Drudge Report

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Conservative Drudge Report is especially hard on women in the Democratic party. Now that there isn't much clickbait payoff in attacking Hillary Clinton (especially with unflattering photo coverage), Drudge is going after Nancy Pelosi. 

No Response - That Shouldn't Be Ambiguous, Not in Over-Communicated 2018

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Everyone knows: A no response means "no." " That's what I assumed. Given the burden of email, texts, social media notifications, and even old-fashioned voice communications, the no response has become the standard way to say "no," without having to say anything.

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Philip Roth - Got Down Cold Ethos of All Ethnics in Northern New Jersey

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Alexander Portnoy's family was the family of all us ethnics in northern New Jersey back in the 1960s. That was the genius of Philip Roth who captured the well-meaning but oppressive values of ethnics struggling to make their place in WASP America.

Deutsche Bank - If You Are Among the 10,000 Laid Off

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It could be this Thursday that Deutsche Bank will announce 10,000 job cuts. As Bloomberg reports, some of them will happen in the U.S. where Deutsche is shrinking its presence.    If you are among those cuts, don't underestimate the sense of loss.

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Michael Rotondo Saga Makes ABC News with David Muir

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's a story of our times: The case of a failure to launch. Only in this situation the parents did not welcome a 30-year-old non-employed son to keep living under their roof. After repeated letters to him to leave, which he ignored, they went to court.

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Vanity Fair Lays Off Six, Following Cutting 15 Last February

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Will the paywall it erected trigger many more layoffs at Vanity Fair? Only time will tell. Meanwhile, today it cut six more employees, mostly from the print side. Last February it laid off 15. The party line on this is that the media outlet is aligning manpower needs to its changes in branding.

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In Transition - Preventing Attack

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 The history of life and death on planet earth is filled with sagas of entities destroyed during transitions. The classic illustration of that is the crab. Nature dictates it must shed its shell. That's called "molting."

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English Not Spoken Here - A Career Edge

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A major public relations incident had been triggered by two U.S. citizens being overheard for a Border Patrol agent speaking Spanish. He assumed the worst. That is, that they were in the U.S. illegally. They, of course, were traumatized. And members of the media had another story with legs.

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Media with Print Legacy - Even Andy Warhol's Interview Couldn't Make It

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Interview was the hot media property. Creatives associated with it had it made. That's because it had been started and overseen by genius Andy Warhol. Now, Interview has become another media outlet with a print legacy which can't survive. After 50 years it is shutting down.

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Living Arrangements - Millennials, Silent Generation, and Baby Boomers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Members of the media portray adult children still living with parents as the new normal. Both parties seem to derive what they need from the arrangement. However, there are exceptions.

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Broken Networks - Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Gone

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Way back in the 80s - before the work world spun into a new dimension - Judith Viorst published what was then a breakthrough book: "Necessary Losses." " It advocates pruning our lives of what was no longer a fit. That included people. 

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Setback for Employees, Especially Those Over-50

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The decision is based on the provisions of the Federal Arbitration Act. In a 5-4 ruling today, the U.S. Supreme Court said employers have the right to include in employment contracts mandatory arbitration.

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The Language of Business - "Experience" Developing Negative Connotation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In business, as well as other professions such as law, the term "experience" had been sacred. Now, it carries negative connotations. That's exactly why on job applications it has become a kind of trick question.

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Outsmarting Your Comfort Zone - Free Book

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here it is, hot off the press  Download Over50OutsmartingYourComfortZone. Coaching, auditing, lecturing, and writing/ghostwriting thought leadership content on ageism.     For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. Complimentary initial consultation.

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Civility - Could It Have Saved Shana Fisher's Life?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Daily Mail reports that Texas shooter Dimitrios Pagourtzis was one of those "public nuisances." " He kept pestering classmate Shana Fisher for romance. Fed up, she humiliated him in public. Now she is dead. Fisher might still be alive had she practiced old-fashioned civility.

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Alcoholism No Longer Sexy Topic - But Growing Problem Among Aging Professionals

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At a 12-step recovery meeting, a newcomer apologized for simply being an alcoholic. "I am a dino, I know," he said. Most of the others in the room were there primarily for opioids and crack. Alcohol had been a side dish. Drugs steal the show because they can be fatal - instantly.

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Dimitros Pagourtzis - Confirms Extreme Bias Against Loners

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Reuters headline screams that Dimitros Pagourtzis is a "loner." " Why was that trait singled out for this alleged mass murderer?    Of course, the answer is obvious. In America - the nation of the gregarious - those who aren't social are suspect. That's not new.

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Brennen Center for Justice, NYC - Media (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

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Lexisnexis, LA - Reporter (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

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Thomson Reuters, D.C. - White House Correspondent (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

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Dow Jones, Multiple Job Openings on Mediabistro.com Jobs 5/23/18 (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here is just one of the opportunities. careers

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