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Create presentation handouts using Notes pages

PowerPoint Tips

I recommend using the Tell ‘n’ Show SM method for your slides. That means putting a slide title on each slide that tells the point and adding an image, diagram, chart, etc. to show the point. You DON’T put everything you say on the slide.

Demosthenes and Public Speaking, Part 2

Matt Eventoff

What lengths would you go to in order to become a master orator, or to take your public speaking to the next level? Stand barefoot on blacktop while reciting your speech to test your patience and create proper cadence? Practice on a tightrope to master balance and control over motion?

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Speechwriters speak out in Cambridge

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The European Speechwriter Network held their 16th annual conference at King’s College, Cambridge on 12 & 13 April.

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Grammar: “Less” is more except when it’s “fewer”

Manner of Speaking

This post is part of a series on grammar and vocabulary. From time to time, I will post short articles highlighting some of the common mistakes that people say during their presentation or write on their slides, and how to … Continue reading → Grammar English English language fewer and less grammar public speaking Tesco

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The Secrets to a Successful Conference Presentation

Presentation Guru

…And it’s going to take a whole lot more than just a set of great PowerPoint slides.

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Hostility in the Presentation Design Industry

Presentation Guru

In a close knit industry such as presentation communications we don’t really have competitors. The average person doesn’t even know our service exists. For the past 12 years I have focused on growing the industry and encouraging those around me to do the same.…

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Brand Crypto - Will Steve Cohen's Rumored Investment Increase Its Credibility?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The money world still watches hedge-fund player Steve Cohen. That's even though his brand hasn't yet returned to where it had been before the insider-trading mess put some of his employees in prison and put him out of accepting investor funds for a couple of years.

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A Peek Behind the Curtain: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Speaking Industry with Jane Atkinson

Speaker Launcher

Today, The Wealthy Speaker Podcast is being brought to you by The Wealthy Speaker Book Bundle. Do you have the right tools to build the speaking business of your dreams? This bundle includes The Wealthy Speaker Daily Success Planner and Journal, plus The Wealthy Speaker 2.0 as well as a 3-part video series on […]. The post A Peek Behind the Curtain: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Speaking Industry with Jane Atkinson appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Be prepared to cut your ending short

Manner of Speaking

I have written in the past about managing your time when giving a speech or presentation. One of my tips in the link above related to being prepared to cut material if necessary: Have a plan to cut material. Logistics … Continue reading → Delivery Jon Stewart public speaking Speech Stephen Colbert

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Hate meetings? Try implementing this one simple rule to change the way you feel forever.

More than PowerPoint...

I love meetings. But I understand why you might not. A friend recently shared a workplace anecdote. One day, she and her colleagues gathered together for a meeting. For the first few minutes, they shuffled papers and fumbled with their phones. Then they stared at each other. Finally, someone said it. “Hey, what’s this meeting about?” ” And no one in the room knew! After 15-20 minutes of griping, they went back to their offices. I told my friend that was crazy.

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The New Aging: The New Superheroes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This generation of aging, it has been said over and over again, are pioneers. This is no precedent globally for the combination of long lifespans and the need to continue to earn income. The concept of retirement, invented in the 19th century, seems a goner. 

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 287) – Rosalynn Carter

Manner of Speaking

“A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” — Rosalynn Carter. Leadership Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Rosalynn Carter

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Sawubona: See your audience

Manner of Speaking

I recently wrote a post for Presentation Guru on the importance of “seeing” your audience. It was based on the Zulu word sawubona. Zulu, or isiZulu, is one of South Africa’s official languages and is spoken by approximately 10 million people. Sawubona means, “I see … Continue reading → Audience Presentation Guru audience Orland Bishop Presentation public speaking Sawubona

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Jerry Della Femina, Inspiration for "Mad Men," Doesn't Like Being Edited

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We lesser mortals have to put with the nights of the long editing TrackChanges. And the ghostwriters among us, well, you lose your ego very fast. But, it's a different situation with Jerry Della Femina, who inspired the kinds of characters in "Mad Men."

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New Aging - Urban Areas to Relocate From

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

With aging can come lower earnings from work or fixed incomes. But, that doesn't necessarily mean that older people have to become "poor." 

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The Rat Race - Ramps Leading Out Early

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to Smart Asset's analysis of U.S. Census data, that average retirement age in the U.S. is 63. Here are more details from MarketWatch. Even professionals who enjoy what they do for a living may be considering if they can exit the "rat race" early.

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The New Aging - 60 and Overextended

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The stress is palpable. It even comes through in the email they transmit to set up a complimentary introductory over-50 coaching appointment with me. When we actually talk on the phone, they provide the details which are generating the extreme pressure they are feeling.

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Over (maybe) - Blind Faith in Professional Advanced Degrees

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So much of the story of the Trump Administration, at least as it has played out in the media, had involved legalities. That development generated many reasons for college students to seriously consider a career in the legal sector. Maybe they wanted to be part of the action.

2018 52

Uber - Another Diversity Flashpoint

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Again, Uber is in the news for diversity issues. This time members of the media, including influential MarketWatch , report that head of Human Resources - Liane Hornsey - has resigned. There had been allegations that complaints about racial bias had been ignored and an investigation was conducted.

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The New Aging - Medicare Doesn't Get Us Off the Hook

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When we became eligible for Medicare, and then signed up for insurance to supplement it, we assumed we were set. No longer did we fear that an illness would result in bankruptcy. We were wrong, reports Chris Farrell in MarketWatch.

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Portugal, Ecuador, Costa Rica for Retirement - Look Beyond Sticker Price

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Again, there is an article in the media - this time USA Today - about how cheaply a couple or single person can retire abroad, as opposed to the United States. The nations mentioned range from Ecuador to Costa Rica.    That has been a hot topic for at least six years.

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Retirement Communities - SAGECare Certification and More

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Members of the LGBT community worry about feeling "safe" if and when they relocate to a retirement development. After all, they remember vividly the era in which an alternate sexual orientation was best kept under wraps. 

Fast Turnaround (w/o compromising quality) = Top Competitive Weapon

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

How do you know a client is pleased? There is an immediate payment of the invoice via PayPal. And, of course, no questioning of the amount billed. How to please the client? Provide a fast turnaround while still maintaining quality. 

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Category 6 (and 7) Hurricanes - Second Thoughts about Where to Relocate for Semi-Retirement/Retirement

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 "Two years ago I bought a beach house, on the coast of." " That's what a client for my coaching services recently told me. Together we were mapping out a strategy and tactics how he could continue to work about three-fourths time until he was around 75.

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Brand Whistleblower Takes Hard Hits in Theranos Saga

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was The Wall Street Journal reporter John Carreyrou who broke the story in 2015 that Theranos' actual technology did not align with what its marketing machine and fundraising outreach were claiming.

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Alan Dershowitz Rebrands for Second Phase of Amazing Career

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Retiring from being a professor at Harvard Law School has freed Alan Dershowitz to expand his teaching role to a wider classroom: the world.

2018 52

The New Workplace - Observe, Connect Dots, Make Cautious Moves

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the expose of startup Theranos - Bad Blood - The Wall Street Journal reporter John Carreyrou portrays a workplace operating in chaos. The two in power, Elizabeth Holmes and Sunny Balwani, essentially unleash a reign of terror. Employees are fired arbitrarily.

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Black Voodoo - Peril of Magical Thinking

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Let's cut to the chase. In Law.com, Scott Flaherty reports the results of Citi's Law Firm Leaders Confidence Index for the 2nd half of 2018. Here is that article.    On the one hand, the brass in the law firm surveyed have concerns about the overall U.S. and global economy. That's no surprise. Popular business media outlets such as BusinessInsider are publishing articles about negatives such as a coming bear market in equities and another recession.

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No News: Rents in NYC "Unaffordable"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Members  of the Class of 2018 who are starting jobs in New York City might not have been able to afford the rent.    According the RentHop, "affordability" is defined as rent constituting 40% or less of your income. "Unafforability" is anything above that. And RentHop found plenty of above-that's in New York City. Surprisingly, Tribeca is among the affordables.    Here are more details from the New York Post. 

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Beyond the Power of Position

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The joint survey by the Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts and the Rikleen Institute for Strategic Leadership found that unequal power in all sizes of law firms generates inappropriate behavior. That ranges from sexual harassment to bullying. The victims are those with no or little power. The consequences include reduced employee engagement, higher attrition, tarnished brands, and the threat of litigation. Here are more details from Laureen Stiller Rikleen in Law.com.

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Portugal, Ecuador, Costa Rica for Retirement - Look Beyond Sticker Price

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Again, there is an article in the media - this time USA Today - about how cheaply a couple or single person can retire abroad, as opposed to the United States. The nations mentioned range from Ecuador to Costa Rica.    That has been a hot topic for at least six years. However, relocation, even within the United States, is a complex issue for those retiring or semi-retiring.

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Beyond the Power of Position

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The joint survey by the Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts and the Rikleen Institute for Strategic Leadership found that unequal power in all sizes of law firms generates inappropriate behavior. That ranges from sexual harassment to bullying. The victims are those with no or little power. The consequences include reduced employee engagement, higher attrition, tarnished brands, and the threat of litigation. Here are more details from Laureen Stiller Rikleen in Law.com.

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Category 6 (and 7) Hurricanes - Second Thoughts about Where to Relocate for Semi-Retirement/Retirement

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 "Two years ago I bought a beach house, on the coast of." " That's what a client for my coaching services recently told me. Together we were mapping out a strategy and tactics how he could continue to work about three-fourths time until he was around 75. So far, so good on that part of how he was managing The New Aging. It was the purchase of the beach house which causing him to lose sleep. Given climate change, it could be in the path of more severe hurricanes.

2018 40

Networking - So Many Victims of Bad Career Advice

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In good career times and in bad career times, the supposed experts tell professionals to network. That simplistic advice is not only often useless. It can be counterproductive - positioning and packaging the eager networkers as pests or worse. Networking essentially is a form of barter. To get into the loop professionals have to have something to trade. No, they can't come empty-handed, such as William Loman in "Death of Salesman," with just a shoeshine and a smile. 

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