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Authenticity

Manner of Speaking

The temptation to be like others is strong. But if we always try to fit in, we will never stand out. We become just one more slice of bread in one more bland, homogenized loaf. And there are millions of … Continue reading → The post Authenticity appeared first on Manner of Speaking.

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5 Public Speaking Tips for Even the Most Introverted

Presentation Guru

Let’s face it, running a small business requires you to do things you wouldn’t normally do, like public speaking. From presenting in front of investors and lenders to speaking at conferences, public speaking is inevitable for business success. But, up to 75% of people are scared of public speaking.…

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Speaking Business Success Strategies Part III: The Seasoned Speaker

Speaker Launcher

For our third and final piece in the Speaking Business Success Strategies series, we are focusing on the seasoned speaker. These are speakers who have been around for a while and have a very solid speaking income.

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The Age of Social Media Calls for #NewPresentationTips

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Being a great public speaker has always been challenging. Let’s face it, getting up in front of a group of strangers takes courage and a commitment to ensuring the 3 E’s: engagement, education, and entertainment. But these days, even the 3 Es aren’t enough to come off as an awesome speaker.

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Association of Speakers Clubs Conference in Edinburgh

Manner of Speaking

As regular readers of this blog know, I co-created a public speaking board game with my good friend and fellow speaker, Florian Mueck: Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™. It is available as both a traditional tabletop board game and an app. … Continue reading → The post Association of Speakers Clubs Conference in Edinburgh appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Rhetoric - The Public Speaking Game Association of Speakers Clubs Edinburgh John Zimmer public speaking

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High school life: from “The Accidental Writer”…

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

This is an excerpt from a memoir that I am writing, The Accidental Writer. It focuses on life in high school, Bloor Collegiate Institute (BCI) in Toronto. Hope to have the book available this fall. I have some distinct high school memories. Not a lot, but some. Very few of them have anything to do with what was going on in the classroom. The classroom was boring and repetitive. Don’t get me wrong, I learned stuff in school. I’ve even retained some of that knowledge.

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Gourmet Coffee as Affordable Luxury - Maxwell House As Not Satisfying, Even at the First Drop

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's a fun ritual. We ordinary folks will go on a pilgrimage to find just the right coffee. That's even if we have to pony up a premium price. Gourmet coffee is a luxury item we make it our business to afford. Those in the business loop for Maxwell House never got that.

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3 Ways to “Overcome” a Difficult Situation

SpeakerSue Says...

How many sales people, revenue managers and general managers does it take to overcome a difficult objection? Only one. But…. #1. To be successful at “overcoming”a difficult situation (or person), stop thinking about it as “overcoming.”. Overcoming” means to defeat, beat, best, conquer, trounce, thrash, rout, vanquish, overwhelm, overpower, Instead: Change your back story. You’re simply answering their questions. Add a dash of compassion. Their meeting/asset means a lot to them.

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Babies - No Longer Symbol of Blessings

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The cultural, social, and economic shift is obvious: Few in industrialized nations pressure anyone to have children.    The baby is no longer a symbol of blessings. A secure well-paying job is. And holding onto that job means not being "distracted" by family obligations.

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Summering - Hamptons 0, Greenwich, CT 1

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The ultimate status symbol and platform for networking had been to summer in the Hamptons.    That could be over. According to BusinessInsider , sales of property in the Hamptons had been down to the lowest in 7 years.    One factor could be the price points.

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Cameron Platt, Sally Conroy Fullmann, Sally Spahn Mennen, et al. - More Than a Meeting of Minds

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Princeton and University of Oxford graduate Cameron Platt had more than a meeting a minds with Lee Clark Mitchell. As so often happens in higher education, this young person - 25 - has become romantically involved with that former professor. He is 71.

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The Power of Non-Public Relations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This is a polarized era. It's the business of members of the media to analyze the public relations tactics of attacks and counter attacks. No surprise, society has received the equivalent of Master Degree training in the art and science of traditional public relations. 

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Choosing Our Battles - iGens Don't Expect Social Security, By 2035, Oldest of Baby Boomers Will Be 90

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This is the era when members of the media scream about coming catastrophes.    What is supposed to be at the top of the list is the insolvency of the Social Security System. By 2035, reports The Hill , the $3 trillion in reserves will be depleted.

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Research Lag - Network TV Programming Still Featuring AA

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last night the rerun of "Criminal Minds" featured unit leader Strauss' sobriety in AA. The tragedy was that the bad guy forced her to drink.

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LinkedIn Updates - Yes, You Have to Be There, You Have to Self-Promote, But

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Experts haven't come to any definitive conclusions about the surging rate of narcissism. But, therapist and best-selling author Shahida Arabi has some hunches. She discusses them in her book "Power: Surviving & Thriving After Narcissistic Abuse."

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We're All Going to Die - Of Course

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The image of the U.S. is that of a death-denying nation.    In an article in Undark , anthropologist Anita Hannig documents that mindset.    But, most of those on my networks are fully aware that they won't be dancing forever on planet earth.

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Washed Up - It Happens All the Time, So How Do We Put Together Another Line of Work?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" … [Madonna'] 'Medellin' failed to catch on. It rose to number 9 on iTunes briefly, and now sits at number 32 … Beyoncé's 'Homecoming' album, released the same day, has sold or streamed a total of 43,000 copies in 48 hours." 

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Old-Fashioned Solution for Multi-Dimensional Problems: Bringing Back Boarding Houses

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

iGen members of the Class of 2019 may be going to a job in high-priced cities like LA, Boston, New York, D.C., Seattle, or San Francisco. They may be simply relocating to major metro areas to hunt for that first job out of college.    Millennials need to get out their parents' homes.

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Robots, Matters of the Heart, The Law

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Of course, we are bonding with robots.    The fact that they are "inanimate" is downright irrelevant. The little girl I was bonded intensely with my dolls. I talked with them. Took them everywhere. And to today I have warm and fuzzy flashbacks of our special times together.

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It's Never What Happens, It's How It's Managed - Fisher-Price's Rock 'n Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Government regulators in Australia and Canada had expressed public concern over Fisher-Price's Rock 'n Play sleepers. So had Consumer Reports, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and others. The product has been allegedly linked to infant deaths, injuries, and the development of flat heads.

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When a TV Series Goes on Too Long: "Law & Order SVU"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Expect surprises when watching the long-running series "Law & Order SVU." " The last of the original "Law & Order" franchise invented by Dick Wolf, "Law & Order SVU" is struggling to keep interest going through strange plot twists.

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Anna Sorkokin - Jay Gatsby W/O Solid Funding Base

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was an international media sensation. A poor girl born in Russia in 1991, with a stop-over in Germany, had figured out the American Way to wealth. It was built through presenting the right appearance and funding whatever with money you didn't have - at least not then.

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Stefanie Sherks' Death on April 20th - If It Had Been Suicide, Could That Have Been Prevented?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On April 20th, a husband returns from the grocery store to his home in California. He finds his wife's body weighted down in the pool. There's a rescue. Then a call to 911.    A rush to the hospital. The wife is declared dead.    The husband is actor Demian Bichir.

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Parole for Leslie Van Houten - Once Unthinkable, Maybe Still Unthinkable

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Ever since 2016, a parole board has recommended that Manson family member and murderer - Leslie Van Houten - be released on parole.    And, she, of course, is still in prison. Here are more details from the media. Twice, then-governor of California Jerry Brown said "no."

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The Victim/Bias Memes - Re-thinking That Branding

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At age 51 and in a field tough for female, Maria Bartiromo still dominates.    LA Times recently published major coverage how she has three types of programming on Fox. Bartiromo's formula for sustained success may be this: Stay out of the bias boxes.

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The New Aging - McDonald's Pilot Program

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

McDonald's, as a massive consumer company, has to be ahead on the curve in serving the public interest. So, it's no surprise that it has joined with the AARP Foundation to pilot a program providing jobs to the low-income who are 50 years of age or older.

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Elizabeth Warren - That Gal Knows How to Make a Buck

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Elizabeth Warren is an advocate for the economically disadvantaged. But while she was employed at Harvard from 2010 to 2011 she was not in that category. Boston Magazine reports that her salary had been $429,981.

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The Price for Loyalty: Bridget Anne Kelly

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Former chief of staff to Chris Christie, Bridget Anne Kelly had her day in court. After a six week trial in "BridgeGate," she was convicted on all seven counts for which she had been accused.

2019 52

Kleiner Perkins - Let Us Not Praise Famous Men (and Women)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Kleiner Perkins has been the media recently most because of the high-profile lawsuit "Ellen Pao v. Kleiner Perkins" and the departure of star Mary Meeker.    But those negative developments were not what derailed the once iconic venture capital firm into irrelevance.

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Work - Socializing People to Let Go of All That

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court tossed "Dukes v. WalMart" shade has been thrown on the class action. That was 2011.

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The Angels Sigh - AJ (Andrew) Freund's Little Body Found in Rural IL

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What did AJ (Andrew) Freund go through during his short five years on planet earth?    It's unlikely his mother JoAnn Cunningham will ever disclose the horror. And we can imagine the angels in heaven sighing when he passed over from this life into another dimension.

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Andowah Newton - Her Lawsuit Raises Many Complex Questions

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yesterday Andowah Newton filed a lawsuit in Manhattan Supreme Court in the state of New York. Lots of folks do that every day.    What makes this newsworthy are three things. Newton is the vice president of legal affairs and litigation counsel at LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton.

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Pharma - Public Relations Won't Get It Off Hook on This One

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Back in 2008 through 2009, salmonella-contaminated peanut butter produced by the Peanut Corporation of America resulted in deaths and serious injuries. That, of course, was nothing new.

2019 52

The Business of Global Law: The Barbarians Seem to Be Heading to the Gates

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It is redundant. An AmLaw 50 puts a help-wanted on a job board. It identifies itself as an international law firm.    Of course, it is. To survive, there had to be a globalization of large law firms. 

2019 52

The Nation Gets Ready for a Trial (and maybe a wedding, too) - "U.S. v. Elizabeth Holmes"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Celebrity entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes was spotted at a court hearing in California. No, she was not wearing her signature black turtleneck. Yes, she the once superwoman who had founded Theranos. Here are more details from the media. 

2019 52

Power - From "Genesis" to #MeToo

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Gretchen Carlson blew the whistle on Roger Ailes' alleged sexual misconduct. She settled for $2o million. Also plum professional opportunities opened up for her. On her blog Susan Fowler outed alleged sexual harassment and retaliation at Uber. Her professional life has thrived.

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In the Public Interest - Lawsuits as Platform to Big Time for the State Attorney General

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Both the pelvic mesh litigation against J&J in Washington and the opioid lawsuit in Ohio regarding opioids had similarities. Both were filed by the state attorney general. In WA that was Bob Ferguson. In OH it was Mike DeWine who later successfully ran for state governor.

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