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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 281) – Scott Berkun

Manner of Speaking

“In hundreds of lectures around the world, I’ve done most of the scary, tragic, embarrassing things that terrify people. I’ve been heckled by drunken crowds in a Boston bar. I’ve lectured to empty seats, and a bored janitor, in New York … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes Scott Berkun

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Guest Posting: The 3 Myths of Presentations That Will Destroy Your Credibility, by David McGimpsey

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

David McGimpsey is a communication skills trainer. He specializes in coaching business people to deliver compelling presentations which sell, persuade, and entertain. His popular blog can be found at presentationblogger.com. To read more about how to improve your presentation skills, check out David’s book: PowerPoint Doesn’t Suck, You Do: The counter-intuitive approach to compelling presentations. […]. Business Communication Public Speaking

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How to… Start with WHY

Presentation Guru

In the second of my “How to…” series, you are going to learn how to how to start with WHY. This will give you a compelling edge to your presentation and leave people feeling inspired to action as a result of listening to you.…

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Three More Courses That Teach The Duarte Method™

Duarte Blog

In an earlier post this year I asked you all what still sucks about presenting. You were all very generous with your feedback and I wasn’t surprised to find out—there are more than a few of you that think things that still suck!

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Waymo Crash - Another Setback for Driverless Vehicles

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As TechCrunch reports, this was no fender-bender. And it represents another setback for driverless vehicles, at least in public relations. Waymo is owned by Alphabet (which used to be called "Google"). One of its driverless vans was hit hard by a sedan in Chandler, Arizona.

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A Conversation with Felicity Barber

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

On April 26, 2018 the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable Held a conference call with Felicity Barber. Felicity is the Executive Speechwriter at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. She is a communications expert specializing in thought leadership, storytelling and speechwriting.

10 Tips for…the Final Polish

Presentation Guru

There’s always a little hint or tip that you pick up along the way that can help you stand out from the majority of presenters, who just turn up, turn on the projector and leave when they’re done. This article is part the series ‘10 Tips for…‘. … Build Your Skills 10 Tips for.

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"Chappaquiddick" - Generates Hunger for Integrity

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The film "Chappaquiddick" positions and packages Ted Kennedy as a less intelligent, less self-controlled version of mob boss Michael Corleone from "The Godfather."

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Announcing: A Conversation with Barbara Seymour Giordano on Storytelling

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

On Thursday May 24th the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable will host Barbara Seymour Giordano in a free conference call. Barbara is a speechwriter with an edge. In fact, she has three distinct edges that set her apart from the run-of-the-mill wordsmiths who clients hire to craft their speech. She is a writer who is also […]. Speechwriting

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How to Get a Grip on That Portable Mic During Your Presentation

SketchBubble

You’ve spent hours preparing for your presentation, so it would be a shame if the audience didn’t hear it the way you intended because of poor microphone skills. Mics may seem easy enough to manage, but if you don’t know how to use the equipment properly, you’re apt to have issues.

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The 30 Day Sales Sprint with Jane Atkinson

Speaker Launcher

On this episode of the Wealthy Speaker, we are going to embark on a 30 Day Sales Sprint. Sometimes in our career we are running a marathon, slow and steady…other times we need to step up our game and turn it into a sprint. In this podcast, I will inspire you to action with […]. The post The 30 Day Sales Sprint with Jane Atkinson appeared first on Jane Atkinson. On this episode of the Wealthy Speaker, we are going to embark on a 30 Day Sales Sprint. .

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Death of American Car Killing off Japanese Ones, Too

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's old news in the U.S. that Ford and GM are cutting back production of cars. The sedan is on the way to the morgue, at least according to the strategic planners at those two companies. Their production schedules are filled with demand for SUVs, pickups, and crossovers.

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Kathleen Huebner, Et Al. - No, I Do Not Wish You Well

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Across America, the meme in communications is  authenticity.    That has displaced old-fashioned politeness and even civility in how we human beings interact with each other. In theory. The reality is that old-line platitudes continue to dominate.

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Media Frenzy Coming to CT - Michael Skakel Granted New Trial

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The search for justice for murdered teenager Martha Moxley has everything members of the media chase: A beautiful life cut short, extreme wealth, old-line WASP values, and the Kennedy connection.    So, soon enough there will be a media frenzy happening in Connecticut.

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Paige Moody Bisher - Suicide Seemed Like the Answer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For embezzling more than a million dollars Paige Moody Bisher faced a long prison sentence. It could have been life. She didn't know. Instead of waiting to find out she fatally shot herself in a shopping plaza in Texas. Here are the details of that suicide in the media. 

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Courhouse News Service - Yes, Check Out Its Reporting Opportunities

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those associated with the legal sector or hoping to parachute into it are answering the growing number of help-wanted ads posted by Courthouse News Service. That is a media and more operation based in Pasadena, California. Its focus is civil litigation.

164K Jobs Created - Irrelevant to Aging Unemployed/Underemployed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For the unemployed looking for a job, new graduates hunting for an entry-level one, and the lucky with jobs determined to land a better one, the game is not a numbers one. Sure, 164K jobs were created in April 2018.

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Since Alleged Sex Was Consensual Stormy Daniels' Saga Probably Become Episode on "Law & Order SVU"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today's bombshell in the Stormy Daniels Theatre of Accusations is that the feds wiretapped Michael Cohen's phones. Members of the media report that the electronic net picked up a conversation between Cohen and the U.S. president. 

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Collecting on AccountsReceivable - Three Lessons Learned

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The assumption might be: Don't mess with a law firm - including not paying your bill, in full, on time. After all, they have all the know-how and the resources to go after you. Well, in an article in Law.com , Brian Baxter reports on the many law firms which have been stiffed, at least so far.

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Aging Doesn't Get Us Off the Hook From Age Pressures

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The media site Buzzfeed is running a special series. It asks readers to share what age-related pressures they had to endure.    For current youth, those milestones could range from finally moving out of the childhood bedroom to landing a real job with benefits.

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Rudy Giuliani - Will Donald Trump Have to Fire Him?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The world knows that Donald Trump repaid to his lawyer Michael Cohen the $130K that the latter paid to Stormy Daniels. That's because Trump's new lawyer Rudy Giuliani told Fox News anchor Sean Hannity that. Here are more details from The Hill.

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Dr. Harold Bornstein's Ghostwriter: Donald Trump

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Of course, medical doctors have ghostwriters. Sometimes they have to present a thought leadership speech as they accept an award or fundraise. That's when we ghostwriters parachute in. Usually we are fairly ordinary people.

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The Settlement - Again, the Woman Leaves the Firm (Ernst & Young)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In this era of #MeToo, it's still the woman who leaves the firm. In 2014, Jessica Casucci made partner at Big3 Accounting firm Ernst & Young. The following year, she claimed, she had been sexually harassed by powerful partner John Martinkat.

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May 13 - Give Mom Gift of Entrepreneurial Dream

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Moms are ideally suited for entrepreneurship. That's because from the get-go of their child's birth, they are figuring things out. That's the essence of starting up a business: continually guessing what will be effective, including the idea itself, and quickly ruling out what isn't.

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Manhattan Ethos of Extreme Success - Andrea Liu, 26, Takes Her Own Life

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today, Andrea Liu, 26, joins the long list of names of accomplished professionals who took their own lives. Her suicide was again along Manhattan's corridor of power and pressure. Liu, as the New York Post reports, had been a fourth-year radiology student. She seemed to have been centered.

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Reputational Reversal of Fortune - Tom Brokaw & Spin Masters

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

English majors 1. Spin masters 0. Two semesters of William Shakespeare were required of English majors, at least back then (when youth still majored in English). Throughout his dramas is the meme: The crowd is fickle.

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I Want the Name of Michael Caputo's Lawyer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Former Donald Trump campaign aide Michael Caputo is a sophisticated guy.    Yet, he is ranting about his $125K legal bills. They piled up in conjunction with his being interrogated by the Senate Intelligence Committee. The focus was alleged Russian involvement in that 2016 campaign.

2018 52

Gentrification and Its Discontents - No One Left On-Site to Tell Stories of the "Old Neighborhood"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Gentrification has made the real estate players wealthy. Along with plenty of transactional lawyers. Also, it saves old housing stock, recycling it into cool residences. But, as The Wall Street Journal points out, The Gentrification Effect could be negative.

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"Good Girls" - Back in the Money, But Paying a Heavy Price

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The season finale of "Good Girls" didn't disappoint. It ended with a roller-coaster plot line that left two of the financially desperate housewives in the worst kind of nightmare. Only Annie winds up in the catbird seat, at least for now.

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Assisted Suicide - Will Elderly Who Run Out of Money Demand That?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This month, scientist David Goodall and his caretaker will journey from his home nation of Australia to Switzerland. He is age 104 and perceives that his quality of life is no longer adequate for him to continue to live.

Cover Letters Are Sales Pitches - A Winning Tactic Salespeople Leverage

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Cover letters are sales pitches. In this labor market glutted with talent, they have especially high stakes. You want that job. And to get it you have to pass on to the next stage in job-search process: the interview.

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SUVS - Disaster

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Both Ford and GM are cutting back car production. In the place of the traditional sedan like the Cruze, manufactured in Lordstown, Ohio, the Big2 have shifted focus to SUVs, pickups, and crossovers. That's what people want. 

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The New Aging - Bringing Back the Boarding House

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

More than 40% of those over-50 fear running out of money. That's what Transamerica found.    That scenario haunts even those who made all the supposedly right moves. They sold the family house in order to reduce the financial uncertainty of home ownership.

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Job Interview Is Going Badly - 5 Ways to Try to Turn It Around

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Seasoned job hunters  know a job interview is derailing. The interviewer phases out, for example. Or, becomes hostile.    Fortunately, there are smooth ways to attempt to turn it around. The one way not to do to that is being direct.

2018 52

"Instinct" - Dylan Reinhart Is No Jack Malone or Don Draper

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"60 Minutes" is the lead-in to the new CBC crime show "Instinct." " That could keep it from being pulled after the first season.

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Subscription Economy - Bundling

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Everywhere paywalls are going up for online media. Typically, they operate like this: There is complimentary access to X number of articles monthly. When that limit is reached, it's pay or go away.

2018 52

"Paul, Apostle of Christ" - The Sunday School Explanation of Faith, Forgiveness, and Ethos of Martyrdom

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Is "Paul, Apostle of Christ" the last of faith-based cinema, at least for a while? Although it has attracted some box office, it adds nothing to understanding the complexities of faith, forgiveness, and willingness to be a martyr. Instead there is the dance of Sunday School platitudes. 

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