Sat.Aug 18, 2018 - Fri.Aug 24, 2018

Create a mood or duotone look in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

Color can have a powerful effect on your audience. While you need to be cognizant that colors mean different things in different cultures, you can use color to influence your audience’s mood and feeling about your message.

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Why striving to be authentic can be a trap

Speaking about Presenting

I suggested to Michaela that when she was delivering the most important parts of her presentation, she stand square to the audience. She pushed back on my suggestion, claiming that it wouldn’t be authentic. What she really meant is that it didn’t feel natural to her because she had never done it before. I agree with the concept of being authentic when you’re public speaking. The trap is that “authenticity” is often used as an excuse for staying in your Comfort Zone.

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Cannon fodder

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I’m continually amazed by the hidden gems buried in the pink pages of the Financial Times. Today’s edition has a fascinating article on the manner in which auto companies protect their fleets of new vehicles parked in the open at distribution centers in places at risk of hailstones.

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The Essential Guide to Making Timelines

SlideModel

Timelines are used for a variety of purposes by people across different professions.

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Designer Q&A: Pushing the Limits of PowerPoint Animation

Duarte Blog

When it comes to animating in PowerPoint, there’s a spirit of one-upmanship here at Duarte. Every so often, one of our designers will share an amazing animated piece that they made entirely in PowerPoint. This kind of experimentation leads to innovation and discovery of new techniques that we employ in our work for clients. It’s [.] continue reading. The post Designer Q&A: Pushing the Limits of PowerPoint Animation appeared first on Duarte.

This Is Getting Serious: Les Moonves Lawyers Up

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Is it a sign of the stress he's under that CBC CEO Les Moonves has lawyered up during the internal probe of his alleged sexual misconduct? Here are more details from Odwyerpr.com. The big-name lawyer he selected is Daniel Petrocelli. He recently defended the ATT-Time Warner merger.

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Why It’s Important to Do Your Homework Before You Present Overseas

Presentation Guru

I once presented a video of Sir Ken Robinson who was sharing a personal story of his son’s school play, in which the kids were dressed up as shepherds with tea towels on their heads.

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More Trending

Doing the Right Thing Even When No One is Looking

Speaker Launcher

It’s easy to do the right thing when everyone is watching. But it’s just as important to do the right thing when no one is watching. You have a decision to make. A lead comes in for a speaking engagement and it sounds like they found you organically via Google. But your spidey senses say that […]. The post Doing the Right Thing Even When No One is Looking appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Thomas Frieden - Let's Hear What His Legal Team Says

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For about 15 years this man headed complex bureaucratic organizations such as the New York City's health commission (2002-2009) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (2009 to 2017).

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Has the WHO given psychiatry scientific respectability

Max Atkinson

19 August 2018 Jack Nicholson being treated with electro-convulsive therapy (ECT) in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) Every day, we hear of yet another reason to get worried about our mental health and about whether or not we are suffering from a mental illness without realising it.

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Timothy Maher - Why Didn't This Man Receive Treatment?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The human heart can have more flashpoints than the global economy driven by technology. The late administrative judge at Miami Social Security Administration - Timothy Maher - had recently been distraught. Here are the complete details from Joe Patrice at Abovethelaw.com. 

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Make Your Money in Your 70s - Yes, Your 70s

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

An interesting item is buried in Sara Zeff Geber's article on aging in MarketWatch. That's the reality that significant physical and cognitive declines don't necessarily set in until your 80s and beyond. Of course, they may never set in.

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Endings as New Beginnings - Donald Trump Post-Impeachment (there could be Noble Prize in future)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The American Way of Careers has become The Start Over. X doesn't work out, try Y. In prison, like Watergate lawyer Chuck Colson, find something inside there to be a platform for a fresh career path. Shame. That doesn't live in America any more. 

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Government's Role in Deterring All Alcohol Consumption - Coming Regulatory, Business, Cultural Earthquake

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The study just published in the influential Lancet Medical Journal is calling upon governments around the world to deter all consumption of a brisk seller in many economies. Yes,  all. Directly, the product is big business.

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Uber - Re-thinking Traditional Branding

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" … [Uber] announced Wednesday that it will pay $1.9 million, or about $34,000 per person, to 59 former and current employees who say they were harassed or discriminated against while working at the ride-hailing company."  "  - Mike Snider, USA Today , August 22, 2018.

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Not Our First Rodeo - The Collapse of an Administration

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Long analytical articles, tweets, and video interviews.    All that will continue until it's all over in real life. Feigning suspense about if the House of Trump will collapse creates clickbait, generates likes/retweets/comments, and makes for viral content on YouTube. 

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Survival Jobs - Respected Career Pivot, At Any Age

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Fortune , Anne Fisher describes how too many unfocused college graduates wind up long-term in survival jobs. The takeaway, I assume, is supposed to be that early in college students have to get serious about putting together a marketable career plan. Simply majoring in business isn't enough. 

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Golden Gate Bridge - Why Some Are Protesting Suicide-Prevention Barrier

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Bridges are awesome - in engineering, utility, and aesthetics. But, they are also magnets for suicides.    Since the Golden Gate Bridge was constructed in 1937, there have been 1,700 suicides, including 14 so far this year. 

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McClatchy Newspapers Laying Off 140 Staff

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's a tough world for legacy print newspapers. The latest bloodbath is happening at McClatchy Newspapers. That's the parent company for brandname newspapers ranging from The Miami Herald to The Fresno Bee. 

Shake, Rattle & Roll - Trump Administration Could Buy Time if Big One Hits CA

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Activity in the deadly Ring of Fire has been plentiful recently. Now, the Sun reports, there has been a 6.3 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Oregon. That could be The Before for what has been referred to as The Big One for California.

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The Pope Gotta Go

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The global hope that Pope Francis would restore the brand and market share of the Roman Catholic Church had been short-lived. From the get-go he made the fatal political mistake of not choosing his shots. A policy gadfly, he got into just about every cause out there. 

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Gig Economy Workers/Families Between Jobs - Bypassing High Cost of Traditional Health Insurance

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Any change made in employment status brings up the literal life-and-death issue: What about health insurance? Being without health insurance which isn't partially financed by employer contribution is one reason more don't opt for gig work or open their own businesses.

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Media Madness about Manafort/Cohen - Heat off Roman Catholic Church

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It had been all about the clergy sexual abuse scandal in Pennsylvania - and the fallout. Even media outlets like MarketWatch got into the act, reporting how member donations to the Roman Catholic Church were down.    Then, the Catholic Church caught a real break.

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GreatClips - Can Department Store Hair Salons Survive?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The New Frugality, embraced during The Great Recession, hangs on.    Today, at discount GreatClips in Austintown, Ohio, there weren't enough seats for those waiting for hair styling.    Customers included men, women, and children ranging in age from toddlers to pre-teen. 

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What Presidential Historians Will Write about August 21, 2018

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Presidential historians might finger Tuesday, August 21, 2018 as the beginning of the end of the Trump Administration.    It's an understatement to describe that as a "bad day." 

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Jones Day - Broken Networks

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In better times for the Trump Administration, Joe Patrice at Abovethelaw.com covered how Jones Day was touting its connection to the White House, et al.    Former Jones Day partner Don McGhan had become White House top lawyer.

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All The Paul Manaforts - Peculiar Voodoo

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The jury has decided. Here are details from the media. Paul Manafort has been convicted on eight counts of tax fraud. For just those, he could face up to 80 years in prison. He is now near 70. That means he will die in prison. However, a sentencing date has not been set yet. 

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Madonna Not Getting Hang of Aging: Still Self-Absorbed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Twitter is bashing Madonna. She broke the #1 rule of aging: Stop focusing on yourself. As we age, we are expected to shift to focusing on helping launch the next generations. That's what Thomas Moore discusses so eloquently in "Ageless Soul."

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Do You Want Don McGhan as Your Lawyer?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The negative labels keep piling on. Head of legal at the White House, Don McGhan has been called: Worst White House Counsel Ever. Alleged helper in obstruction of justice. 

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Unthinkable Or Will DNA Confirm Chris Watts' Defense?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Another stunner in this triple homicide: Christopher Watts, who has charged with nine felonies today, contends that his now-deceased wife Shanann Watts murdered their two young children.

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Apple, Google, IBM Will Hire You W/O College Degree - Staggering Implications

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Once unthinkable: Three large corporations have dropped the college-degree requirement in their hiring policies.    As Axios explains, Apple, Google, and IBM no longer require applicants to have earned a college degree.

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New 4-Legged Addition to Family - No Longer Home Alone

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At the Nina Hale company, based in the Midwest, there is an new benefit in parental leave policy. As Fortune reports, pet parents can opt to work from home (paid, of course) as the new addition to the family adjusts.

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The Global First Communion Dress Industry - Could Collapse If Roman Catholicism Goes Poof

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Amazon knows a good business. One of its sales categories is First Communion Dresses. Here you can order the Lace Tulle version for about $59. The niche is global.

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Everyone Deserves a Defense - Jones Day Representing Cardinal Donald Wuerl

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This has all the makings of an episode from "Law & Order SVU." " The plots for that long-running series are, as the saying goes, "ripped from the headlines."

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None of That Tiny House Stuff Here

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Residential real estate has had its ups and downs in how it's perceived as an investment. But, the reality is that many are still in the game.

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Mister Rogers - The Power of Slow

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In movie theatres is the documentary "Won't You Be My Neighbor." " It recounts how Fred Rogers, a minister in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, created and sustained a very new kind of television show for children.

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Key, Annapolis, MD - This Time the School for Scandal Isn't in New England

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Private school Key, based in Annapolis, Maryland, has joined the growing list of upscale educational institutions where there have been allegations of sexual abuse of students by faculty.    For the upper classes, tuition costs $28,000 per year. Justin Wm.

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