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In the footsteps of Aristotle

Manner of Speaking

In May 2018, I visited Athen, Greece to speak at a conference. While there, I had the opportunity to visit the Acropolis and see the Parthenon. With the Parthenon as an amazing backdrop, I made a short video on Aristotle’s … Continue reading → Uncategorized Acropolis Aristotle Lyceum Parthenon public speaking rhetoric

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Big-Picture Thinking for Speakers: Don’t Get Lost in the Weeds

Presentation Guru

There’s a significant difference between how less-experienced and more-experienced speakers approach a presentation. The less-experienced speaker tends to focus on minute details at the expense of the big picture, while experienced speakers work backward from the big picture into the details.…

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How to Deliver a Great Video Presentation

SketchBubble

Unless you’ve been living in a secluded Tibetan monastery high atop a Himalayan ridge, you probably know that video is a hot new online trend. From vlogging to online video workshops, skype to Youtube, Periscope to videoconferencing, there is no escaping the power of video.

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The Most Powerful Techniques for Speaking I Learned from Movie Speeches

Duarte Blog

If I asked you to quote a line from one of the most inspirational speeches you know off the top of your head, there’s a chance you’d recite something by a political or Civil Rights leader, like John F. Kennedy Jr. or Martin Luther King Jr. But, it’s more likely you’d give me lines from [.]

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 289) – Oprah Winfrey

Manner of Speaking

“Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.” — Oprah Winfrey Photo courtesy of oprah.com. Motivation Quotes for Public Speakers Oprah Winfrey public speaking public speaking quotes quotes

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Insider Secrets of Best Selling Authors with Kate White

Speaker Launcher

Today’s podcast is being brought to you by Accelerate Live 2018 – we have a live event Sept. 7-8 in Toronto that I think you are going to want to check out. We’re doing deep dives on both sales and storytelling. I think you’re really going to love this program. On this episode of […]. The post Insider Secrets of Best Selling Authors with Kate White appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Today’s podcast is being brought to you by Accelerate Live 2018 – we have a live event Sept.

Doing The Non-Hustle - Selling By Not Selling

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This is an era of over-selling. And that's one reason social networks, platform for sales pitches, are in the soup.

2018 52

What We Learned in Grade School/Old Neighbord Was Wrong: In Praise of Rats

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"The snitch winds up in ditch." " That used to be Old Thinking about rats. Back in grade school and those ethnic neighborhoods of the 1950s, the ethos was: No tattle-tales. No, you don't go up to the teacher or the cop and disclose the alleged misdeeds of others.

2018 52

Ronan Farrow on CBS CEO Leslie Moonves - We'll All Be Ripping Over The New Yorker Later Today

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Soon, too soon for CBS CEO Leslie Moonves, The New Yorker will release the feature by Ronan Farrow. It contends sexual misconduct by that powerful executive, dating back 20 years. Here's the content, so far, on that developing story.

2018 52

Social Networks - Too Much of a Good Thing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Social network Twitter has joined Facebook in developing troubles with its user numbers. And that, as with Facebook, triggered a plunge in stock price. As Bloomberg reports, during Q2, Twitter's monthly usage number were down 1 million - from 336 million to 335 million.

Barbie, 59, Like More and More of Us, Shuns Retirement - Bright Spot at Distressed Mattel

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Mattel, after a lousy quarter, is cutting its global workforce by more than 2,000. But, Bloomberg reports, there is growth area in its product line. That's the 59-year-old Barbie.    During Q2, sales were up 12%.

2018 52

Aging Receive Yet Another Scolding About Not Saving Enough (and more and more don't give a damn)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The platitude of our times is that the aging who hope to retire won't be able to afford it. That cliché comes wrapped in many different forms.

2018 52

Drudge Report's Cover Story is Facebook Crash, Not "Rat" Michael Cohen

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Joy fills the land, including on Drudge Report. Its cover story is the beginning of the end of Facebook (at least as we have known it) - and likely the end of the reign of Boy CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Here is just one of the stories Drudge Report links to.

2018 52

Shareholder Class Action Lawsuits Surging in Number, Value - For Corporations, Those Are Expensive, Can Generate Lousy PR

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Shareholders are taking collective legal action to push back against corporations in a growing number of lawsuits and the potential value of those complaints is also growing larger. The major reasons include a drop in stock price or a Merger & Acquisition.

2018 52

Andrew Altenburg - Getting Him Back to Work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The documentary - "Aging Out" - by Huffington Post presents the soul-wrenching plight of Andrew Altenburg. Beyond young adulthood but, at 53, too young for government entitlements such as Social Security and Medicare, he is mired in financial difficulties.

2018 52

Facebook - Why Isn't Its Reputation Restoration Going Better?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No smart corporations go into legal-generated controversies without top of the line public affairs representation. The defendants in the Rhode Island lead paint litigation, including Sherwin-Williams, had Prism Public Affairs, based in Washington D.C. 

2018 52

Yes, Business Is a System - Things Go Very Wrong in Mattel's System (and what could set 'em right)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was a pile-on of things gone very wrong in Mattel's business system. The two major ones were the liquidation of Toys R Us and no recent movie tie-in of a toy it produces. The result is that it missed Wall Street expectations. Sales for Q2 were down 13.7%. 

2018 52

Nice Subject for Investigative Journalists: Reason/Timing of Facebook General Counsel Colin Stretch's Departure

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The name Colin Stretch became familiar during  investigations of what might have been Facebook's role in the alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign.

2018 52

When We Can't "Shake It Off" - Flashbacks to Lee Chandler in "Manchester By the Sea"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The phrase "Can't Shake It Off" resonated with audiences who experienced Lee Chandler's suffering in the 2016 film "Manchester By the Sea." " Played by Casey Affleck, Chandler couldn't let go of the tragedy he accidentally put in motion.

2018 52

Dentons - A Good Time Will Be Had By All (except the law firm, Krunali Parekh, Alton Delane)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In general, any sexual harassment lawsuit against a big brandname generates plenty of attention. However, its impact multiples exponentially in this #MeToo era. Powerful law firm Dentons is up for a pile-on of media coverage. That has started with Law.com and Abovethelaw promises more soon.

2018 52

Higher Education - Art Schools Thriving, Traditional Colleges/Universities Not So

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Higher education in America has long been described as a "bubble." " Given the fierce competition among high schoolers to be admitted to the college or university of their choice, many blew off predictions that the higher education niche could implode.

2018 52

The Judge Who Loved to Blog and Now Enjoys Tweeting Just as Much - Richard Kopf

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

District Judge (Nebraska) Richard Kopf is no stranger to controversy about his use of social media. Because of push-back several years ago he shut down his popular blog "Hercules and the umpire." " Those not directly connected to the legal sector felt it provided an insider look.

2018 52

NY Daily News Cuts Newsroom in Half - This Should Be the Ah-Ha Moment for Editorial Types

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to AM NewYork , before the New York Daily News announced it was laying off half its newsroom, the number of journalists numbered about 85.

2018 52

Elizabeth Holmes' Criminal Trial - Don't Wait for Teachable Moments

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In MedCity , Dr. Amar Setty reminds us that, unless Theranos' founder Elizabeth Holmes takes a plea, there will be a criminal trial. Here is a copy of the 15-page federal indictment for 11 counts of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

2018 52

The New Aging & The Great Divide

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"It would be great to visit New Orleans for a week. I even know a low-cost hotel we can stay at." " That was the third time a retired acquaintance alluded to that travel proposal.

2018 52

Female, Childless - Career Edge, Saved from Family Tragedy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Females in professional services have experienced the advantage of being childless. Although a real no-no in this #MeToo era, the reality has been that motherhood could and would be held against us.

2018 52

UK Students Have Hands-On Experience with Capitalism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Millions of students, including those entering law school this fall, are signing away their future choices (as well as peace of mind) by taking on student loans. The odds are against their being able to buy a house or dare "ghost" their employers. 

2018 52

Drudge Report Back to Having Fun with Hillary aka "Old Crooked"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The conservative and very popular Drudge Report is not finished milking liberal female politico Hillary Clinton for fun. In the coverage today it links to the commentary by Cristina Laila at the Gateway Pundit.  Hillary is referred to as "Old Crooked."

2018 52

Climate Change and Retirement/Semi-Retirement/Plain Cost Control

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The discomfort of extreme temperatures and the cost of the electricity for the air-conditioning to manage the heat should discourage retirees, those in semi-retirement, and the ones focused on cost control from relocating to Tucson, Arizona in Pima County.

2018 52

"Childless Future" Warns United Nations - But, Aren't Robots Geared Up For That

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The lack of replacement human beings for the ones dying off or no longer able to work is something we should be concerned about, warns the United Nations. Here is one bit of media coverage about what is being called the "Childless Future."

2018 52

Uber Could Lose Its Competitive Advantage

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Could this be the beginning of the end for Uber's competitive advantage of having its drivers legally classified as "contract workers," not "employees?" " If so, Uber would have to chuck its current business model of being primarily a gig-economy player.

2018 52

Someone Else's Nostalgia - No Reason You Have to Be Dragged In

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When disruption was becoming standard, former marketing guru at GE - Beth Comstock - observed:  Nuke nostalgia. 

2018 52

Marc's - So, What's Going On With The Scheduling.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Marc's grocery store at 4755 Mahoning Avenue, Austintown, Ohio seems like a model of a business being pro-active in hiring the aging. For example, one part-time check-out clerk is 72. Another is 64. 

2018 52

The New Aging - Slide, Sometimes Slowly, Sometimes Quickly, into Homelessness

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Do the harsh conditions of being on the street make so many of the homeless look old? Or are more among the aging in the United States becoming homeless?    That's what I wondered when I was living in Tucson, Arizona.

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