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Analysis of a speech by Oprah Winfrey

Manner of Speaking

The 2018 Golden Globe Awards were handed out last night (7 January 2018). There were several highlights and many winners, but the overwhelming consensus is that Oprah Winfrey stole the show. Winfrey, a talk show host, actress and philanthropist was … Continue reading → Analysis of a Speech Anaphora Epizeuxis Golden Globes Oprah Winfrey Polysyndeton public speaking Recy Taylor Rosa Parks speech analysis tricolon

Use Storytelling to Present with Power

Presentation Guru

Think of the last good movie you watched. It likely had bright images, a compelling script, music, rhythm and heroic characters. All these elements came together and made you feel something – excited, sad, angry, maybe even apathy.

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Famous Speech Friday: Oprah Winfrey at the Golden Globes

The Eloquent Woman

Oprah Winfrey--talk show host, skilled interviewer, actress, producer, director, publisher and cultural phenomenon--accepted the Cecile B. DeMille award this week at the Golden Globes award ceremony. And, in a not unexpected move, she stole the show.

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What Would You Do To Live Your Dream?

Speaker Launcher

Jen McDonough is sitting in her car. It’s -25 degrees in Minnesota but she doesn’t want to turn on the engine and heater or she might miss an important point that I’m making during our group coaching class. She sits, teeth chattering, taking it in, knowing this is an important step to take to live […]. The post What Would You Do To Live Your Dream? appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Stretch your Speaking – Introduction

Manner of Speaking

Happy New Year! We are one week into 2018 as I write this post. Are you off to a good start? How about those resolutions? Get more exercise; eat better; learn a new language; find a new job. Have you made … Continue reading → Motivation cross-training Presentation public speaking

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16 Time-saving Google Slides Tips & Tricks (Even Experts Don’t Know)

SketchBubble

Google Slides is a freely available presentation tool that is already used by millions of people the world over. It provides a fast and effortless way to create compelling presentations right from our browser (or app). Without the hassle of installing third-party applications, you can easily work on Google Slides to draft your next presentation. […]. The post 16 Time-saving Google Slides Tips & Tricks (Even Experts Don’t Know) appeared first on SketchBubble Official Blog.

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Oprah Winfrey and How to Give the Best Acceptance Speech Ever

Presentation Guru

No-one can have escaped the ballyhoo surrounding Oprah Winfrey’s acceptance speech at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony earlier this week.

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9 ideas to mix up your speaking in 2018

The Eloquent Woman

(Editor' s note: Reader and client Cate Huston -- an engineer, frequent speaker, and enthusiastic booster of getting more women in tech to speak-- offered this guest post sharing ways to switch it up when preparing talks as inspiration for you early in the new year. Thanks, Cate!)

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Eastman Kodak Launches Cryptocurrency - KodakCoin - for Photographers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When Don Draper from "Mad Men" was working on the Kodak account, he probably never envisioned the company would be involved in cryptocurrency. And, that such an oddball tactic for the once stodgy corporation could be the jump-start for its comeback.

7 Questions to Ask About Your Audience Before You Present

Duarte Blog

There’s a saying, “people don’t care what you know until they know how much you care.” That’s excellent life-advice, and it can also help you when you’re trying to write an audience-centric presentation. If you put the effort into considering your audience (a.k.a.

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Podcast: How to Write a Killer Bio with Caroline Mays

Speaker Launcher

The question of the day today is: How do we write a killer bio that makes our clients pick up the phone or start that email asking us about whether or not their date is free on our calendars? To answer this, we went to someone whose killer bio, and killer video, got me picking […]. The post Podcast: How to Write a Killer Bio with Caroline Mays appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Peter Thiel Makes Offer for Gawker - No One Knows Why

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The world watches what venture capitalist Peter Thiel does. He was an early investor in Facebook. That has earned him plenty of money, plus a board seat. More recently his Founders Fund invested in bitcoin. Now, he's made an offer for Gawker. The question is:  Why?

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How My Wife Created A Powerful Professional Poster

Duarte Blog

In 2017 I took 131 flights to lead 58 workshops. I spent close to 100 nights in hotels. Yes, it was exhausting, but also worth it because of the success stories I heard from clients. People don’t get smarter as the result of our workshops. They simply become better communicators.

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Post-Protestant Ethic of Work - Universal Basic Income

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Finland is the first nation to actually experiment with Universal Basic Income (UBI). In the U.S., Hawaii and Y Combinator Research will conduct formal studies. Mark Zuckerberg champions it.

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What Sloppy Steve Could Have Learned Watching Jack McCoy on "Law & Order"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Next week fallen-out-of-favor Steve Bannon aka Sloppy Steve is scheduled for an interview with the House Intelligence Committee.    Well, Sloppy Steve might have been sloppy in the lawyer he chose to represent him.

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Public Nuisance Lawsuits, The People, and Politics

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Unlike myriad other public nuisance lawsuits, the 200 state-level ones against pharma companies manufacturing, marketing and/or selling opioids may settle relatively quickly.

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Amber Siyavus, et al. - Seeming "Cluster Suicides" in Perry Township, OH

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Five teens have recently taken their own lives in Perry Township, Ohio. The location is essentially a small Midwestern town. Why this has become a global news story is that the suicide victims now include Amber Siyavus. She's the daughter of a former Big Brother contestant.

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Getting Older W/O Aging - Thomas Moore Tells Us How to Pull That Off

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Unfortunately for so many of us Baby Boomers, psychotherapist Thomas Moore didn't publish "Ageless Soul" until October 2017. That left us on our own to experience what Moore calls the "first taste of aging." 

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Public Relations Campaigns Can Be More Effective than Litigation in Seeking "Justice"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Ira Rennert, a billionaire, and his company Renco Group lost big in a case in which BigLaw firm Arnold & Porter represented them. Long story short, the $117 million verdict against them became $213 million. That was when the judge ordered that, on that award, 14 years of interest be paid.

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Blockchain - Rather than Eliminating Legal Sector Jobs, It's Creating New Ones

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The hype in some media was that blockchain would destroy many niches in the legal sector. What was often cited was that venture capitalist Michael Arrington, a former lawyer, transacted his purchase of property in the Ukraine using blockchain. That included a "smart contract."

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Unfriend on Facebook/Click "Block" on Email and Smartphone

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Do that and you're running away from yourself, again." " That was the comment made on Facebook by an acquaintance from another life (Connecticut 2003 to 2014). I was quite annoyed that anyone would dare play Freud (how mid 20th century). On a public platform.

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Oprah Winfrey's Cabinet - Let the Speculation Begin

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The meme of Oprah Winfrey as being voted in as U.S. President in 2020 rapidly caught fire. Oprah2020 captures the momentum.    Currently, at the Daily Mail , Mary Kekatos covers the speculation about who would be part of her cabinet. Naming those early could help her campaign.

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Allegations of Inappropriate Behavior - Dechert Management Responds to Those Directly on Glassdoor

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

BigLaw may be waking up to the threats to their brand and business of employee public allegations about internal misconduct. Also, such behavior, if there is evidence, could result in lawsuits.

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Inside the Beltway Power Game - That's the Media Story in Coverage of Pruitt v. Sessions

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Inside the Beltway, the game is about power. Members of the media, both legal and business, know that's the story in every story developing, current, or fading in Washington D.C.

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Media Protection - More Important than Thinking/Talking Like a Lawyer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Both real-life payouts in litigation ("Hogan v. Gawker") and pop-culture ("Law & Order SVU") teach the need to think/talk like a lawyer. In this Internet era, here's the good news: Many of those fundamentals can be acquired without attending law school.

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Fantasy Market - Cautionary Tale for Cryptocurrency Investors

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Some investors fear cryptocurrencies, with their wild upward trajectories, could be a bubble. Others, such as 4 investors ins Fantasy Market (FM), are terrified that they have been scammed in what remains a largely unregulated marketplace. They have requested refunds.

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(Conservative) Drudge Report Headlines with Oprah as Must Next U.S. President

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report is first a news platform. Secondly, a conservative one. That's how this digital-only media outlet has not only lasted from the early-adopter phase to current solid business. It's also among the most influential players in all media. 

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M. Lynn Rickert's Kitchen Table - Taking the Long Way Home

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On September 1, 2016, I returned to the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Metro Area. Back in mid August 1981, I had left to take a temporary assignment in Washington D.C.    I guess that's called "taking the long way home."

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Why We So Automatically Size Up Other People

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Back in ancient times, mankind had the most to fear from fellow humans. Not lions, infections, or eating poisonous mushrooms. The murder rate was at about 33%. One out three died as a result of being murdered. That's why embedded in our unconscious is the ability to quickly size up other people.

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LinkedIn - Odd It Celebrates Birthdays

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Work anniversaries, sure. Since LinkedIn is  the  network for professionals, it's appropriate that it flags someone's connections of X years at ABC company. But, what's odd is having the same kind of notification system about birthdays.

Connecticut - Taxes Driving Out Rich (and middle-class)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Connecticut, there is annual property tax on every auto you own. It's assessed according to the value of the car. So, if you buy a new one, for several years your tax will be high. Late in paying in? Your car is towed away. The property tax on your residence is even more brutal.

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U.S. Presidents, Former Classmates, Ourselves - All Blessed in Different Ways

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Just about all would-be lawyers probably wish they could be what U.S. president Donald Trump claims he is : A Genius. Stable.    With those two attributes, they could sail through law school and have no trouble being admitted to the state bar. 

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Self-Confidence - Too Often, Career-Killer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the mid-1970s, I first spotted the syndrome: Those with the most self-confidence often were those who peaked in their professional life prematurely. The market for college humanities professors had collapsed. Out of about 50 doctoral students in our program, only about 7 landed jobs.

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Gender Gap - Don't Assume I Am Warm, Compassionate (and it's time you paid me what you pay males doing similar tasks)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Simple transparency could end the gender pay gap. Once data is made public about odd differences in what females and males are paid for similar work, organizations have plenty of explaining to do. Among those on the receiving end of those explanations could be their own employees, regulators, media, vendors, clients, and customers. On Abovethelaw , lawyer-journalist Kathryn Rubino provides how that dynamic is already operating.    In the U.K.,

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