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Three ways to rethink your title slide

Manner of Speaking

Your title slide occupies prime real estate in your slide deck. It is the gateway to your presentation. You can either spend time thinking how to use it to maximum advantage or miss an opportunity to grab you audience’s attention from … Continue reading → The post Three ways to rethink your title slide appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Slide Presentation James Bond Keynote PowerPoint Presentation public speaking title slides

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Understanding Speaking Fees and How Much You Should Get Paid to Speak

Speaker Launcher

Time and time again in my webinars and mastermind groups, a common question arises: “How much should I get paid to speak,” or “How do I know how to set my speaking fees?” Most often, my answer is “it depends.”

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The Only PowerPoint Templates You’ll Ever Need

Presentation Guru

There are three fundamental skills for the modern-day presenter.

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Why I get to know what I write about

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Every once in a while someone will ask me, “Why do you write about MS? If you had cancer or liver disease or were recovering from a heart attack would you write about that?” ” The answer is simple: Absolutely I would. The people who ask me are not writers. If you are not a writer it can be difficult to understand a writer’s drive and mentality. There is a saying that many, most, writers live by. Simply put, it is this: Write what you know. And I know MS.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 305) – Christopher Vogler

Manner of Speaking

“As the polarized nature of magnetic fields can be used to generate electrical energy, polarity in a story seems to be an engine that generates tension and movement in the characters and a stirring of emotions in the audience.” ” — … Continue reading → The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 305) – Christopher Vogler appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers Christopher Vogler public speaking public speaking quotes quotes

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Using Video to Rock Your Speaking Business with Dan Thurmon

Speaker Launcher

On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast, we are talking about how to use video to help grow your speaking business. Today we are so fortunate to be joined by my good friend Dan Thurmon, who is here to share his expertise on what makes great video and how to use it in your […].

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The Resourceful Elizabeth Holmes Back in Lux Lifestyle (via 27-yr-old finance Billy Evans, hotel heir)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Elizabeth Holmes' signature trait is the ability to bounce back from whatever. She had lost her billions, her company, and her brand as tech genius. She is awaiting trial for fraud and more.    But she, at age 35,  has managed to snag herself a wealthy young finance.

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Step-By-Step Guide to Creating a Viable Go to Market Strategy

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The ultimate goal of any business is to grow and scale over time. Conquering a single market or customer segment is never enough – there’s always room for expanding further. To scale, businesses need to innovate and often innovations involve operational risks.

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Something starts with nothing

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Something starts with nothing… I was bored this morning. All tableted out and didn’t feel like turning on my computer. So I turned on the TV. A woman was being interviewed about the positive side of boredom. Said it could be the beginning of creativity, but most people were too scared to be bored and thought of boredom in negative terms. But she said there were positive sides to boredom. For instance, it begets meditation and opens doors to creativity.

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Financial Services Industry - Watch Your Language

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The sales pitches of the financial services industry are stuck back in the 20th century. It was then that language about "financial security" could be used. Now, when a financial planner leverages that phrase, the smart among us in The New Aging smirk.

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Your Customer’s Experience in a Digital World

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It was such a small thing. It was early morning and I asked at the bell desk for a NYTimes. I was in luck. How long will you be staying with us?” the bellman asked as he handed me my paper. Until tomorrow,” I said. “Great, I’m happy to deliver a copy of the paper to your room before you leave. Would that work for you?”. I wanted to throw him my key!

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Commencement Speeches to Class of 2019 - Bring on The Darkness

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Perhaps it was the subliminal advertising by institutions of higher education. Maybe it was simply magical thinking by those who have invested so much time, money, test-taking, and hope in degree-getting.

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Drudge Has 10-Subject Headline Positioning and Packaging Mueller Report as Donald Trump Win

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If you click on the influential Drudge Report right now, you will read an amazing 10-subject headline. It kicks off with this: TRUMP WINS!     Once an alt-right forum, the Drudge Report had moderated its tone since liberals took on Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign.

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Megyn Kelly Seems to Kick Off Comeback Attempt through Mueller Report

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Megyn Kelly's strength is sharp-elbowed political rhetoric combat. Not moderating soft-ball talk shows. So, it was predictable that she could leverage the findings of the Mueller Report as a platform for attempting a comeback. 

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Alleged Sins of the Parents - Olivia Jade Giannulli Blames Loughlin-Giannulli for Messing Up Her BigTime Life

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Already Olivia Jade Giannulli has lost the accounts of Sephora, TRESemme, and Estee Lauder.    That was through the alleged fraud her parents - Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli - committed in getting her admitted to college.

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Facts - Smirk

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Facts. In her book "Merchants of Truth," former big wig at The New York Times Jill Abramson decries the death of facts. In their place in what is supposed to be journalism is commentary.    Yet, facts are a mutable entity. 

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We Love Flawed Characters - "Law & Order SVU" Back for 21st Season

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's a record for television dramas. "Law & Order SVU" has been renewed for a 21st season. Here are all the details from the Daily Mail. What has kept it going along has been, of course, the caring character of Olivia Benson.

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Rachel Maddow - Dark Lesson about Being Russia Collusion One-Trick Pony

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That was expected. Rachel Maddow had made her signature detailing the latest in the Russia investigation. That held up for two years.    Then the Mueller Report blew up most of the speculations about collusion between that nation and Donald Trump.

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SCOTUS - Why Patrick Murphy Received Stay of Execution, Domineque Ray Didn't

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Member of the notorious Texas 7, Patrick Murphy gained a stay of execution via SCOTUS. When the group had escaped prison they had killed a TX police officer back in 2000. So, the case has been high profile, with political implications.

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We Demand Justice - "For the People" Didn't Give that to Us Tonight

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The relatively new network television legal drama "For the People" did something interesting this evening. An emotionally broken young people was a sitting duck to give a false confession for a murder.

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Extreme Success Is Unofficial Religion of America - More and More of Us Are Willing to Die for the Cause

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was a year ago.    That's when Quinn Emanuel's Joseph Milowic III went on a mission. It was to break through the severe stigma in the legal profession associated with anything that potentially impaired cognition. Practicing law is a game of mental combat. 

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Raw Deal - We Could All Be Living in Paradise

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In terms of what we currently consider "justice," Adam and Eve might have gotten a raw deal. Thought leaders, including legal scholars such as Alan Dershowitz, have analyzed how arbitrary rules for conduct and the punishment for violating them had been portrayed in "Genesis."

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10 Days, 2 Towns, 3 Apparent Suicides - Those Left Behind After Trauma

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The New York Times reflects on the three very recent apparent suicides among survivors of the school shootings in Parkland, Florida and Newtown, Connecticut. In 10 days, in 2 towns there had been 3 who seemed to have taken their own lives. 

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Bayer, Purdue Pharma, et al. - The Wisdom of Settling

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So far, Bayer has lost two trials in California, one is state court and one in federal, associated with Roundup. Another trial is underway in Oakland. It will probably appeal the approximately $80 million verdict in the federal one - the case of Edwin Hardeman. 

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Content-Creation - Nervous Professionals Are Considering That as Side Hustle

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Wages are stagnant. Yet the cost of living keeps going up. The coming recession could knock out a lot of well-paying jobs. And, the over-50 live in continual fear of being forced into early retirement. 

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Economic Paradise Regained: The Meth Factory

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The plot line for last night's "NCIS New Orleans" kicks off with the search for a missing female member of the military.    The forensics team winds up unmasking a version of "Breaking Bad" in a small Southern town which had been down on its luck.

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Purdue Pharma Sends a Message

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Purdue Pharma opted to settle for $270 million with Oklahoma about alleged illegal marketing of opioids. It could have chosen to go to trial in two months - or to file for bankruptcy. Here are details from Bloomberg.

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Public Relations Firms - Study Trojan Model for Public Interest Messaging

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Trojan, the brandname for the more than 70% of condoms purchased in the U.S., provides a template for public interest messaging. Its approach is totally cool. In addition, the positioning and packaging is smart product marketing. 

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The Marketing of Everything: America's Dirty Little Secret That Must Be Kept Under Wraps

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For many holidays, The Dilenschneider Group (DGI) creates a commentary. It is relentlessly upbeat. Usually it contains a laundry list of what the readers should be grateful for. That message is published on the bible of public of public relations Odwyerpr.com. 

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The Man Who Considered Run for U.S. President - Michael Avenatti Arrested

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That was fast. The attorney who represented adult film star Stormy Daniels - Michael Avenatti - had been positioned and packaged as advocate for the powerless against the 1%. His name was everywhere in the media. It still is. But, as of today, as nothing but a shakedown artist - and more bad things. 

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Jeremy Richman, Father of Sandy Hook Victim, Apparent Suicide, Age 49

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Jeremy Richman's child - Avielle Richman - was fatally gunned down in the Sandy Hook School massacre. In response Richman launched the Avielle Foundation. The mission was to prevent violence.

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"Good Girls" - Beth Gets It On With GangBanger, But That Doesn't Change Business

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Girls had been settling in, back to their normal routines before their life of crime had begun. Leslie, who had been accidently run over by Mary Pat, had been deposited in the trash. That meant he couldn't testify against them. Exhale.

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Second Suicide Among Parkland Massacre Survivors - "Cluster" Phenomenon

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Is suicide contagious? Some experts contend that. So, the parents and other loved ones of the Parkland Massacre have much to fear. The second survivor of that murderous day has committed suicide. The most recent suicide is a male sophomore of Douglas High School. That occurred yesterday.

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Organizational Culture Again "On Trial" - This Time It's at Southern Poverty Law Center

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Another brandname organization is in crisis because of an alleged broken culture. This time it's the activist Southern Poverty Law Center. Last Friday its president Richard Cohen resigned. He announced that it had been on his watch that the alleged problems began.

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Laid Off Disney Employees Who Receive Outplacement as a Benefit - Take Advantage of It

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That was fast. The $70+ billion deal for Disney to acquire 21st Century Fox closed on Wednesday. Of course, mergers and acquisitions generate redundancies which results in layoffs. Those, says Hollywood Reporter , have already begun.

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Hold the Shock: Substance Abuse = The American Way

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Maybe it's leveraged as a form of self-medication. Often, it's simply a source of fun.    And, there are theories about addiction. For whatever reasons, what's labeled "substance abuse" has become standard in American culture.

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"Merchants of Truth" By Jill Abramson - Not Doing Too Hot

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Again, the publishing industry showcased its myopia. It gave a large platform to Jill Abramson to provide unique insight about how journalism has changed. In return it got "Merchants of Truth." " Parts of it have been proven to be plagiarized. Most of it we who follow the media already know. And we didn't need to learn the lots more Abramson presented about the origins of Buzzfeed et al.    No surprise, the 39 customer reviewers gave the book a "2.6"

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