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4 layouts that always look good-video training

PowerPoint Tips

In my bestselling e-book, Slide Design for Non-Designers, I cover 4 layouts that always look good. These are for slides that have a title and an image. The layouts make it easy to quickly create a professional-looking slide.

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A fashion tip for women speakers

Manner of Speaking

When it comes to giving fashion advice, I am on thin ice. When it comes to giving fashion advice to women, I have fallen through the ice and am flailing about waiting to be rescued. But on one point, I … Continue reading → Logistics Christine Bleakley Christine Lagarde lavalier lectern Marissa Mayer Microphone presentations public speaking Sheryl Sandberg

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Jay Pharoah of SNL Shares his Best Advice for Speakers and Performers

Speaking Freely

“Be grounded and real…and don’t be afraid to be yourself,” says Jay Pharoah of Saturday Night Live. Jay gives us his best advice for both speakers and comedic performance in a video at INC.Video The Playbook. [link] Being grounded in your body and being real with your […]. The post Jay Pharoah of SNL Shares his Best Advice for Speakers and Performers appeared first on Read The Self-Expression Blog to Improve Speaking Skills. Authenticity grounding Uncategorized

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Presentation Designers – Do You Really Need a Specialist?

Presentation Guru

There is no denying that the visual element of a presentation goes a long way to connecting with your audience. However, it should never be forgotten that a great presentation is derived first and foremost from creating the right content that speaks to the people who will be seeing it.…

AT&T - I Felt Back in the Era of Ernestine The Operator

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

AT&T is in competitive space. Understatement. Before I decided to swing by its Austintown, Ohio retail branch I had considered Verizon and T-Mobile. But, since I had been contracting with AT&T for wireless service for several years, I defaulted to habit. 

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 298) – Charles de Gaulle

Manner of Speaking

“Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.” ” — Charles de Gaulle. Quotes for Public Speakers Charles de Gaulle pauses public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes silence

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How stories light up your listeners

K8sVoice

Sharing common experience is one of the most powerful ways to engage with an audience.

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Sleuthing Needed: Was Mystery Writer Linda Fairstein Involved in Central Park Five Injustice?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Former Manhattan sex crimes prosecutor Linda Fairstein denies she had been involved in the wrongful incarceration of the Central Park Five. Many recall that high-profile rush to judgment after the female jogger employed on Wall Street was almost beaten to death.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 297) – Seneca

Manner of Speaking

“I judge you unfortunate because you have never lived through misfortune. You have passed through life without an opponent. No one can ever know what you are capable of, not even you.” ” — Seneca Photo courtesy of Jean-Pol Grandmont / … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes Seneca

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The Modern Seller in the Speaking Business with Amy Franko

Speaker Launcher

We welcome Amy Franko, on this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast, to talk about sales and how to accelerate new business wins and expand growth in existing clients. Amy is the founder and president of Impact Instruction Group. As a ?sales sales ?leader, leader, ?Amy Amy Franko ?built built a successful and lucrative B2B sales career with global […]. The post The Modern Seller in the Speaking Business with Amy Franko appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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How to give a presentation in English … when English is your second language

Joan Detz Speaker Services

I’m pleased to give public speaking tips to English-as-second-language speakers in this Business Venezuela magazine. The article appears in both English and Spanish.) Te invitamos a leer Nuestra Edición Digital N# 360 2018 “TOP 100 COMPANIES” 20 Años presentando el mejor ranking de negocios en Venezuela. To read my featured piece click here.

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FIRE - Of Course, It Can Go Horribly Wrong

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Many traditionalists are against FIRE - Financial Independence, Retire Early. They assume that those embracing this lifestyle will run out of money. Their hero is Suze Orman who advocates that $5 million is needed before FIRE is possible.    MarketWatch tends to tilt toward the tradition.

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Gift Certificates for Listening - We Have Become the George Baileys Who Don't Find Hope

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Current society in the U.S. seems to be determined to off ourselves. That's either in an active manner such as suicide by hanging or a gun shot to the head. Or passively through opioids. We can also shorten the time we are on planet earth through ignoring a medical problem. 

Harvard Business School Brand In Play - As Are Brands of McKinsey, Sheryl Sandberg, and Roman Catholic Church

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We in executive communications - that is, ghostwriters/script writers for corporations - have profited greatly from the leadership meme.

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Snow - The Great Divide

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here in the Ohio Valley, during the morning, began the first significant snow of the season. From the early days of the automobile right out until current times what becomes obvious is The Great Divide. Some people have garages. Some don't. The latter have to dig out their cars.

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The Old Gulf Oil Public Affairs Department, Career Camelot, and How Nostaglia Makes You Look Silly

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There was once a Gulf Oil Corporation in the U.S.    Its public affairs department, numbering about 160 souls, was as respected as that of Mobil. Over at Mobil Oil, Herb Schmertz had invented native advertising.

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Conde Nast Continues to Scramble, But Frantic Moves Will Be W/O Bob Sauerberg

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Conde Nast: Can the once glossy print empire survive digital everything? All we see is scrambling. The latest frantic move, following the axing of print Glamour, is the combining of the U.S. and International operations. As part of that transition, the current U.S.

2018 56

Post-Religion: We May Be Bunking in Former Parish Church

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Even mindfulness is going secular. Instead of heading to a Buddhist temple to meditate, more of us are simply finding a setting separate from all religions and spiritual ideologies. Stressed out, we are fleeing the oughts that bleed from even supposed tame denominations such as the Unitarians.

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Ana Marie Cox - Comforter-in-Chief

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Carrie Fisher, our loved Princess Leia, died December 27, 2016. Political journalist Ana Marie Cox was the one who made us feel better. Really, the only one. She outed that, like Fisher, she was bipolar. That was a risk.

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Preventing a Financial Flashpoint - Bring Back the Old-Fashioned Boarding House

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Landlord Nation is triggering a financial flashpoint.    Because of surging rents and stuck wages, 51% of those in the U.S. are paying more than 30% of their income for rent and utilities (Source: Federal Reserve's Community Advisory Council). Here are more details from Forbes.

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"FBI" - Will This New Dick Wolf Series Be Renew or Cancel?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Dick Wolf, creator of the "Law & Order" franchise, is a known talent. But has that talent run its course? His new series - "FBI" - started out strong in September with 10.083 million viewers. This week that was down to 8.913.

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Reversal of Fortune - We're Used to It, Now

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Again the media outlets and the financial experts are at it. They are hammering how bad things are going to get on the money front. Among their platforms for fright are the stock market which could come tumbling down, slowing global economic growth, and a stuck housing market.

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Owen Labrie - Is He a Character from Novels/Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For the second time, Owen Labrie has requested the New Hampshire Supreme Court grant him a new trial. The major argument is inadequate defense the first time around. Here are more details from the media. His elite future, including a free ride at Harvard, got stuck when he was convicted of a felony.

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"A Million Little Things" - The Shut-Downs Start to Reach Out to Each Other (to save themselves from themselves)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Jon's unexpected suicide is serving to prevent his circle of supposed friends from self-destructing. When we first meet them in the ABC series "A Million Little Things" they are obviously stuck in emotional concrete.

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The Enterprising Nichol Kessinger

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Before wives become pregnant in shaky marriages they should reflect that having a child on the way might have been the tipping point in the murders by Scott Peterson and Chris Watts. Both did in their pregnant spouses. Watts also included in that package their two young daughters.

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Casting Spells - "The Inventor," Debuting at Sundance, Features the Amazing Elizabeth Holmes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

How so many were duped by Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes still remains a mystery. They range from Henry Kissinger to Rupert Murdoch. Yes, the dynamics and details of the elaborate con were provided by The Wall Street Journal reporter John Carreyrou. He broke the story in that newspaper.

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Protecting the Brand - Leadership Changes at Boies Schiller

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Legal media outlets keep hammering: 2018 was not a good brand year for David Boies. His name and legal work had been associated with both the complex sexual scandal associated with Harvey Weinstein and the alleged scam startup Theranos and it founder Elizabeth Holmes had been.

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Salary - Never Really The Big Issue for Organization Man/Woman (unlike legal sector)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Supposedly, it's news - and good news - that IP boutique Knobbe Martens is boosting associate salary. A third-year, for example, will earn $200,ooo, reports Staci Zaretsky at Abovethelaw.com.    For that, of course, they will probably be putting in 18-hour days.

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Lawsuits - They Can Level Some Mystical Playing Field

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Obviously, it's not about the money per se. Yes, Sandra and frank Rzucek, parents of the late Shanann Watts, are requesting more than $100,000. That's what they indicated in their wrongful death lawsuit filed against convicted-of-murder son-in-law Chris Watts.

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Professional Services Firms - The Soul-Withering Experience of Being Stiffed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A professional services firm does the work. The invoice is sent. The invoice isn't paid.    Then it dawns: We are "being stiffed." " Of all the soul-withering experiences in earning a living that probably heads the list.

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A Prayer for the Ohio Valley - GM to Shut Down Lordstown Plant By End of 2019

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was not unexpected. Over the past few years the three shifts at the GM Lordstown, Ohio assembly plant had been reduced to one. There was hope that the powers that be in Detroit would retool the plant for one of the models which was in demand, that is, an SUV or pick-up truck.

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The New Aging - Yes, Youth Should Envy Us (especially our fierce self-acceptance)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Media outlets, public policy planners, career experts, and even our own families position and package us aging baby boomers as a "problem" society has to solve and then manage.    Yet, it's likely that younger generations will come to envy us.

2018 52

Michael Cohen's Plea Deal - This Calls for Flashing Blue Light on Drudge Report

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

onservative Drudge Report is more a news business than a mouthpiece for the alt-right. So, it's no surprise it curates the most explosive analyses of the implications of the Michael Cohen plea. Here is the one from Grabien on how media outlets are giddy about this tipping point in TrumpWorld. The issue is not that the ratting badly damaged Donald Trump's legal defenses in the Mueller investigation. Instead the speculation is about if he will finish his term in office. 

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