Sat.Aug 11, 2018 - Fri.Aug 17, 2018

Announcing: A Conversation with Jeff Davenport

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

On Thursday, August 30th the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable will host Jeff Davenport in a free conference call.

The first time is never the best

Speaking about Presenting

At the beginning of term, a ceramics teacher divided his students into two groups, Group A and Group B. To Group A he said: “I want you to make as many pots as possible. At the end of the term I’ll grade you on the weight of your pots.”. To Group B he said: “I want you to make the best pot possible. At the end of the term I’ll grade you on the quality of your pot.”.

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7 Ways to Make Your Best PowerPoint Presentations

Duarte Blog

Illustrated by Ash Oat Microsoft estimates that there are about 30 million PowerPoint presentations created every single day—which is why if you’ve spent time in an office, you’ve probably spent time looking at something that was built in PowerPoint.

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Turning Your Data into Eye-opening Stories

SlideModel

Data – a term used to classify the facts and statistics collected together for reference or analysis. As short and crisp the word may sound, today it has a full-fledged study that revolves around it.

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Your Voice: The Most Powerful Tool You Have

Presentation Guru

Rightly or wrongly people make lasting assumptions based on first impressions and, I think its fair to say that if you speak with no vocal inflection at all most people will think you sound a bit weird – or if we’re being kind, a lot like a robot.…

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Ontario Premier Supports Sale of Handguns

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he is against a Toronto city council-request to ban the sale of handguns and handgun ammunition within Toronto’s boundaries. “I I wouldn’t support a ban on handguns,” Ford said. There are a lot of legal, responsible handgun owners. We have to refocus all our resources going after the bad guys, not the good guys.”. The big question is this: How does Ford, an ex-drug dealer and overall idiotic schmuck, define “good” and “bad”?

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CBS - Major Power Shift Will Affect Even Minor League Players

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Law firms Covington & Burling and Debevoise & Plimpton began their investigation of the CBS culture this week. Abernathy MacGregor is managing the communications. But, essentially, observes Joe Pompeo in Vanity Fair, outsiders figure CEO Les Moonves is a goner. Insiders aren't so sure. 

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More Trending

Do You Want to Be a Professional Speaker or Just Someone Who Gives Speeches?

Presentation Guru

When someone says they are a singer what do they mean? Do they sing in the shower? Perform on stage six nights a week? Or, do they just get lots of applause on Karaoke night at their favorite hangout? What if they said they were a trapeze artist?…

Thoughts on Buck-a-Beer and Changes to Ontario’s sex ed curriculum

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

So Doug Ford and his Ontario Conservatives are bringing us buck-a-beer. To that I say how about buck-a-liter of milk? Or buck-a-dozen oranges. Or maybe even buck-a-box of condom, which buck-a-beer drinkers are going to need after drinking all that beer at a buck a bottle, especially if they are graduates of the Conservative new sex-education curriculum, which predates the Internet, and intimate acts of love making itself.

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Proven Success Formula - Be a Rat (folks in the old neighborhood were naive)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The message society is getting is: Yes, be a rat. Forget the old-neighborhood ethos that the snitch winds up in the ditch.    The emerging success formula is to position oneself in a setting to pick up information that can later be ratted out.

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Turning One Article into a 7 Figure Business with Amy Morin

Speaker Launcher

Today’s podcast is being brought to you by our 12-week Business Acceleration Course. If you are an emerging speaker, you are going to want to check out this program which really helps you do a deep dive into all things Wealthy Speaker, following our Ready, Aim, Fire process. On this episode of The Wealthy […]. The post Turning One Article into a 7 Figure Business with Amy Morin appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Fashions change. Fundamentals don’t.

More than PowerPoint...

In the 1990’s, I worked for a company that changed its dress code. We went from business formal to business casual. Employees accepted this change readily. I felt like I got a raise, because my dry cleaning expenses almost disappeared. And the comfort of ditching a suit for the dark jeans, tee-shirt, and blazer combo? Last year, I read about a relaxed dress code at Goldman Sachs. In the same year, I heard the controversy over bare arms. The buzz about “well, what do I wear now?”

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Drug Dealers Killing Repeat Business

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Drug dealers, what are you doing? Selling your customers such bad s**t that it’s killing them? Don’t you know, dead customers can’t buy more drugs from you! And that kills your repeat business. I used to work in advertising for Radio Shack (now The Source). If you ever shopped at Radio Shack, you might remember being asked for your name and address. And then a month later you received an adverting flyer in the mail trying to entice you back into the store to buy something else.

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Get This Creep

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Read it here. The help wanted on Craigslist specifically indicates wanting a "young" social media manager. Is this poster from the era of Charles Dickens when protections for the labor force didn't exist? Such blatant and illegal age discrimination. Bring on the social justice lawyers.

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Brexit's all Greek to me

Max Atkinson

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"U.S. v. Manafort" - The Guy Could Get Off

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today, the jury in "U.S. Manafort" presented U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III with several questions. The one which grabbed media attention was a request to define "reasonable doubt."

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Lawyers - Should They Fear Copycat Phenomenon

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Lawyers must be wondering: Have the torrid days of August become The Killing Times. And, will there be a copycat phenomenon. First, Stephen Shapiro of Mayer Brown was fatally gunned down. His brother-in-law John Gately III has been charged. Now, reports Kathryn Rubino at Abovethelaw.com , T.

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Why Omarosa Is Getting Under The President's Skin - A (naive) Theory by Gabriel Sherman in Vanity Fair

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Personal betrayal.    That's how The President perceives the taping and book publishing by his former staffer Omarosa M. Newman. So, explains Gabriel Sherman in Vanity Fair.

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Walmart Gets Digital

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here's an analogy: Few of the publication outlets with a print legacy have been able to scale. From the New York Daily News to Conde Nast there have been losses and layoffs. So, many of us didn't expect much from old-line retailer Walmart.

Over-40 - Why You're Not Seeing Those Help-Wanted Ads on Facebook, et al.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One way Facebook pitches itself to potential advertisers is its ability to micro-target ads. Anyone with a Facebook page is quite aware of that way of creating value, at least for those doing the advertising.

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From the Get-Go We Suspected Christopher Watts - The Dateline Effect

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Anyone who has done enough time with television series Dateline smirked when Christopher Watts made his plea on television for the safe return of his missing pregnant wife and two very young daughters. And we anticipated that the police were using their best interrogation tactics to grill him. 

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Brand Crypto - Could Be on Life Support

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"On Tuesday, the 20 largest cryptocurrencies by market cap all fell by 4% to 10%, with ether, token of smart contracts platform Ethereum, taking the biggest hit, down to about $250." " -Daniel Roberts, Yahoo Finance, August 16, 2018. Here is the coverage.

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Aretha Franklin's Death at 76 - Baby Boomers Reflect on Our Own Mortality

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In The New Aging, 76 is youngish. After all, media tycoon Rupert Murdoch is heading toward 90 and still a major deal-maker. And, in public relations, Jack O'Dwyer celebrated his mid-80s birthday this week and happily proclaims putting in more than 40 hours a week. 

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White House - No, There Shouldn't Be The Omarosa Effect

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Great headlines are being made. In Politico , for example, a headline screams that those in the White House are terrified what will come out on the tapes former staffer Omarosa will release. That, of course, could go down in political history as The Omarosa Effect. 

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Dying for the Photo - Brian Lewinstein, 23, Law Student

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This month Brian Lewinstein was to begin his second year at the University of California School of Law. His career plan was public interest law. Instead, his law school and across the nation his classmates are mourning his presumed death.

2018 52

GE - Lots of Pain to Go Around

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After GE CEO John Flannery delivered his image of the future, essentially the market smirked. The stock went before its low point in 2009 - that is, less than 12 bucks a share. Here are more details from MarketWatch. Of course, that is hurting Brand Flannery.

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Women Over-50 Who Work - Figuring Out The Gray Issue

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A trend could be just a trend - out there. A macro matter. And nothing we integrate into our own lives - especially the professional parts. Take the Gray Is Cool meme. The name associated with it is Lorraine Massey, who published "Silver Hair."

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Cincinnati, OH - Homelessness Against the Law

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Cincinnati, Ohio, the local judge ruled the homeless encampments illegal - three times. Essentially that makeshift housing is being defined legally as a public nuisance. After all, the area becomes dominated with tents, shopping carts, and personal belongings. Those constitute an eyesore.

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Roman Catholic Church - Has It Caused a Public Nuisance in (too many) States

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yet another disclosure of Roman Catholic clergy sexual abuse of children. Today, the setting had been six counties in Pennsylvania. Over decades, there had been the abuse of 1,000 children by 300 priests, along with coverups. Here is a bit of the media coverage.

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The Show Got Too Wild - "U.S. v. Manafort"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What started out as a point of great interest - and entertainment - has become a serious point of law. That's U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III's commentary during "U.S. Manafort." 

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Superlawyer Charles Harder in Loop on Omarosa Conflict

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Made a superstar through the amazing jury verdict in "Hogan v. Gawker," Charles Harder continues to receive high-profile assignments. Not long ago he represented Melania Trump in defamation litigation against a blogger and media outlet Daily Mail. They caved. 

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Post-PA Clergy Sex Abuse Scandal. - Branding of All Roman Catholic Institutions In-Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The odds are that shade has been thrown on all Roman Catholic institutions around the world. That probably includes Seton Hill University , based in one of the six dioceses - Greensburg - cited in the massive Pennsylvania clergy sex abuse scandal.

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The New Aging - Enrolling in Degree Programs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The combination of longevity and the need to fund living all those years is creating a new phenomenon: returning to school to pick up an academic degree, at age 50 and beyond.    The question MarketWatch raises is if that is a wise investment of money and time.

2018 52

It's Come to Even This: New York Magazine Looking for Buyer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those of a certain age remember when New York Magazine was red hot. It was  the read to find out about trends such as the Me Generation. That was one of its iconic cover stories by Tom Wolfe.

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Inflation's Back - Retiring Concept of Retirement/Retirees Unretire

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to the Labor Department, consumer prices rose 2.9% during the past year, reports The Wall Street Journal. Obviously, inflation's back. And that has dire implications for anyone considering traditional retirement - that is, stopping working completely. 

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E. John Teichert & His Website - Of Course, He Should Have Known Better

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

How does someone rise to the leadership rank of Air Force Brig. General and not understand the separation of church and state? That's the puzzling question. The issue is that such a man at Edwards Air Force Base - E. John Teichert - set up a very strange website.

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STUNNER! - The Woman Gets to Stay

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A new wrinkle in gender discrimination litigation against law firms is that the plaintiff gets to stay on. As we recall with Kerrie Campbell, she got the boot at her law firm Chadbourne after she filed a gender discrimination lawsuit. Here is the coverage by Abovethelaw.com.

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