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5 principles for easier and faster slide creation

PowerPoint Tips

I recently made over some webinar slides for a client and I can honestly say that the slides were the most messed up of any I’d ever seen. It wasn’t the content; it was the way the slides were created. Now, my client was a PowerPoint newbie, so it wasn’t really her fault.

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How to open your talk with a question

Speaking about Presenting

Do you sometime struggle to decide how to open your presentations?

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How to, like, stop using “like” kind of all the time

Kate's Voice

People use speech patterns of popular culture because they are, like, popular. Part of the fun of life is to copy what we hear said in films and TV because it is a way to share common experience. Common experience is a great way to engage others. However, as my mom used to say, “Everything […].

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The Communication Blog - Untitled Article

The Communication Blog

Here's a good example of the importance of using appropriate and inappropriate cultural identifiers. link] [link]. cultural identifiers. Bill Maher. cultural sensitivity

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June is Effective Communications Month!

DeFinis Communications

The month of June is dedicated to highlighting the importance of using successful communication skills to enhance your personal, team and workplace development. For public speakers, communicating in a clear, powerful and engaging manner is essential to effectively connecting with an audience and achieving your intended result.

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The 2017 Best Speaker Website Contest Winner is Announced!

Speaker Launcher

This year’s Best Speaker Website contest was one of the closest contests in our history. Thank you to everyone who voted! We run this contest for two main reasons.

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Public Speaking Confidence and The Inverse Tardis Effect

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

I’ve wanted to write a new post about public speaking confidence for a while now, but I was struggling to find the right angle to take. Then, I happened to be talking to a friend about the TV series Dr Who when the idea for this post hit me.

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"Lordy" - Will Folksy Term Make It into Speeches, Even Videos?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Lordy," that folksy term, has gained traction. It was used by former FBI director James Comey in his testimony before the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee. The specific reference was to the speculation that U.S. president Donald Trump taped conversations in the White House.

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[Quick Public Speaking tip] WAIT! Don’t start talking until you are ready

Pivotal Public Speaking

You probably know that the first seconds of your presentation are vital. In those seconds you have an opportunity to make an impression that will stay with your audience long after the speech is finished and you have all left the room. Yes … that important! So the next piece of advice from most writers […]. public speaking public speaking confidence speeches confidence movement on stage speech opening

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Book Marketing Made Simple – A Review

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Having published by first book The Presenters Edge, back in December 2016 and, having made loads of book marketing mistakes along the way, I was keen to read Karen Williams Book Marketing Made Simple. My first reaction after reading this useful publication was – “I wish I had read this before I published my first book!”

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Improve your Conversation Skills to be a Better Presenter

Presentation Guru

In her enormously popular Ted talk, Celeste Headlee gives us 10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation.

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Big Cuts Expected As Yahoo Merges with AOL- Are Media Players Doomed to be Serial "Guests" in Outplacement?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The media game is lots of glam. But, always volatile. So, those in it expect or should expect their jobs or contract assignments to be on short time. When Huffington Post merged with AOL, both we contract bloggers and lots of the full-time staff who oversaw the editorial operation got the boot.

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How to Manage Your Time Effectively During Your Next Presentation

SketchBubble

You may not have realized it, but when you agree to speak at a conference or other industry event, you have essentially signed a contract with your audience.

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Book Marketing Made Simple – A Review

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Having published by first book The Presenters Edge, back in December 2016 and, having made loads of book marketing mistakes along the way, I was keen to read Karen Williams Book Marketing Made Simple. My first reaction after reading this useful publication was – “I wish I had read this before I published my first book!”

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The Guru’s Big Five Questions – Timo Sorri

Presentation Guru

This community is the Guru. We want to help our readers build their skills as presentation designers, speakers and coaches, learning from a wide range of our colleagues from across the world.

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(Unofficial) National Holiday - James Comey Testimony Before U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Any work that needs to be done will have to be completed before the 10:00 A.M. start of the beginning of Thursday's U.S. Senate Intelligence hearing. As the world knows, former F.B.I. director James Comey is testifying about alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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Listening tips for speechwriters

Joan Detz Speaker Services

When interviewing your client for a major speech, talk less and listen more. You’ll get better information – and the executive will get a better speech. Sit quietly. Watch body language. Listen to tone. Don’t interrupt. Really: Don’t interrupt.

Professionals Over-50 & Digital Devices

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was the Bill Cosby trial for alleged sexual assault. One of the alleged victims Andrea Constand was giving testimony. Then the unforgiveable crime against justice occurred. Lawyer Gloria Allred found that her cellphone starting ringing. She is representing some of the accusers.

Sins of Sons, Well-Being of Parents - Cameron McDermott, Andrew Bachman

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The New York Post refers to Carmeron McDermott, 31, as a preppy trust-fund kid in the headline. So, of course, we are all going to be all-eyeballs. The read isn't disappointing.

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Uber - What Any Kid in the Bronx Could Have Predicted

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Every urban kid knows: Once you get cockroaches,  your habitant becomes a breeding ground. That's the pickle Uber is in. The  The bad public relations started long ago.

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AI - Goodbye to Manpower Demand in Legal Sector

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The rapid integration of artificial intelligence (AI) in the legal sector is not only a threat to the jobs of document reviewers and junior members of the law firm. The businesses of consultants are also in play.

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John McCain - Will It Be a Long Goodbye?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The number-one shocker during the U.S. Senate Intelligence hearing today was James Comey's perception of Donald Trump as a liar. The other was the seeming cognitive confusion U.S. Senator John demonstrated.

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"Loyalty" - Term Has to Be Retired from Language of Business

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The term "loyalty" is used frequently in James Comey's testimony. The context, of course, is negative. So negative that we in business have to ditch the term when referring to our association with clients/customers.

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Investigation of Russian Ties - Brand-Building Business for Crisis Counselors

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The investigation of Russian ties represents high-profile business for crisis counselors. According to Harlan Loeb, reports Politico , this is the opportunity of a lifetime. He heads Edelman's Crisis and Risk practice. Not only is this niche lucrative.

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Pop Culture, Not What We Learn in College, Shape Our Lives

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Father, forgive me. I lashed out at a neighbor. There is really no excuse. BUT, the stressor in my life was that my business was slow." " "My child, I know all about the power of stressors. I love 'Criminal Minds.'

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Drunkworld - Refuge for Overwhelmed College Students

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On the Online College Social Life Survey, one in four women report being sexually assaulted. Much of that happens at the weekend ritual called "Drunkworld." " There, college females are expected to be hot, beautiful and fun.

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Careers - Job Number-One Is Staying Alive

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Another tragedy has occurred in the legal sector. The bell tolls for all of us. A native of India and a partner at Davis Polk, Kirtee Kapoor was killed by a train in San Mateo, California. His special expertise was in mergers and acquisitions and legal affairs in India.

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Uber Fires 20 Employees for Sexual Harassment, Bullying and/or Discrimination

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Distressed on so many fronts, Uber has taken one small step to cleaning up some of the mess. It has terminated the employment of 20 employees , both management and rank and file, found by law firm Perkins Cole to have engaged in sexual harassment, bullying and/or discrimination.

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"Plum" Job - Not to Everyone

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Essentially, the deal-breaker was the perception: This guy doesn't take legal advice and he is slow to pay. That's why 4 lawyers turned down what some might consider the plum job of being Donald Trump's outside counsel.

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Nice Eats Up Too Much Time in Business - Clients Want In & Out

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In brick & mortar retail, one of the most unsuccessful industries, clerks wish us a nice day. We could blow up at that. Instead, we ignore. We figure: Neither that particular clerk nor that store is going places. After all, nice is for losers.

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"Earning a Living" - Remains Taboo Subject

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Among the reasons digital-only legal news site Abovethelaw.com has thrived is this: From the get-go it avoided the platitudes/expert advice/shaming mistakes game. That meant it veered away from 20th century approaches to careers.

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Sobbing During Legal Procedures - A "Public Nuisance?"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the Bill Cosby trial, members of the media have reported plaintiff Kelly Johnson's copious tears when testifying. There was also a lot of sobbing by the plaintiff in the Owen Labrie sexual misconduct trial. He was convicted and his future derailed.

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Somali Muslim Lawsuit Against UPS - Will This Make It to Court?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A group of former Somali Muslim workers have sued UPS and staffing agency Doherty who placed them. They contend they were fired at the UPS Mail Innovation facility when a new manage came onboard.

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Career Interrupted - The 10 Who Were Admitted to Harvard Who Were Un-Admitted

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Their Facebook Messaging Group was called: Harvard memes for horny bourgeois teens. Their content included mocking commentary and images on the deaths of children, the Holocaust, sexual assault and hanging of a Mexican.

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Drudge Report - It's The Comey Show Thursday, ABC/CBS Interrupting Usual Programming

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report headlines with The James Comey Show this Thursday. That's when the former FBI director will testify before the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee. ABC and CBS are interrupting their normal programming to feature it. That is an unusual move.

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Embezzlement Is Easy Consider - But Usually Isn't Worth It

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Embezzlement is an easy crime to understand. At least, in theory. The miscreants not only know how to gain access to the funds. They also know how to cover their tracks. On a bad day at work, probably many of us have fantasies about pulling off such a caper.

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Uber's Travis Kalanick Remembers His Mother - Is That News?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Fortune  features Travis Kalanick's words about his mother Bonnie. She died in a boating accident and his father had been badly injured. Kalanick is head of Uber. It is tragic when anyone loses a parent unexpectedly. Because of Kalanick's position in business, that made news.

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