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Lessons from Senegal – Part 1

Manner of Speaking

I recently had the privilege of traveling to Dakar, Senegal. There I worked with 30 officials from the United Nations (in French) to help them improve their public speaking and presentation skills. These men and women are doing important work … Continue reading → The post Lessons from Senegal – Part 1 appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Uncategorized Aristotle audience persuasion Presentation public speaking Senegal speech structure

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It's not fair

Speak Schmeak

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How to Save Your Presentation When Your Mind Goes Blank

Presentation Guru

Have you ever been in the middle of a great presentation and all of a sudden your mind went completely blank about the next part of your presentation?

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Delivering the Epic Keynote with Joel Weldon

Speaker Launcher

The most important part of being a speaker is your keynote! It will make or break you in this business, so you want to construct and deliver an epic speech every single time you hit the platform.

New Rules for Authentic Public Speaking

Speaking Freely

It’s time we made new rules for public speaking, specifically new rules for authentic public speaking. Today I’m rewriting the old rules for public speaking. You know, those old rules that don’t really help speakers be authentic or even be comfortable. Rules like don’t put your hands in your pockets, don’t tell them you are […]. The post New Rules for Authentic Public Speaking appeared first on Read The Self-Expression Blog to Improve Speaking Skills.

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Interpersonal Skills

The Communication Blog

Here's an interesting and relevant article on the importance of interpersonal skills, especially in the workplace. link] [link]. communication in the workplace interpersonal skills workplace skills

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Death of Saoirse Kennedy Hill - Only a Kennedy Understands Burden of Being a Kennedy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was in summer that John F. Kennedy Jr.'s 's plane went into a death spiral. And before that it was summer when Ted Kennedy's Chappaquiddick car accident resulted in the tragic death of a former aide and ended his presidential ambitions.

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9 Presentation Styles of the Enneagram Model

SlideModel

Enneagram is a model of the human psyche. It is used for explaining what is considered as the nine interconnected personality types.

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Decorators: Please Don’t Touch the Dust Jackets

The Communication Blog

This brief essay—which really should go in Architectural Digest, Dwell, Interior Design, Elle Décor, or House Beautiful— is about designing with books but also says something about communication and how our decorating says something about who we are. Recently, we had our loft decorated by a professional decorator who was excellent, except for one thing: He wanted to remove the dust jackets (book jackets, dust covers) from my rather extensive library. I resisted.

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Kroger Wants DDB Ad Agency To Knock It Out of Its Comfort Zone

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Can Kroger become  the  brand in the grocery sector? That's what it's aiming for. It hired DDB advertising firm to knock it out of its comfort zone. The objective is to become the omnichannel brand consumers want in the store, online, in the pick-up lane, and during shipment.

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How to Activate Purpose with Intention

K8sVoice

I discovered intention in a yoga class. I learned to “set my intention” in every session, kept it in mind throughout, and that focus helped me achieve results. People often ask us what the difference is between Purpose and Intention.

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Now: two Chinese editions of How To Write & Give A Speech

Joan Detz Speaker Services

About two years ago, St Martin’s Press did a contract for the Mainland China edition of How To Write & Give A Speech. That Chinese edition (with simplified characters) has just been published in Mainland China. I don’t have my author’s copy yet, but when I get the book, I’ll post and share the details. Now: A […]. English as a second language (ESL) International speakers Presentation skills Speechwriting

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5+ Must-Know Tips for Negotiating by Email

SpeakerSue Says...

“Can’t get no satisfaction…”. Jagger’s song could be the theme song of negotiating with, by, through email. But we do it every day. Here’s how to do it best: 1. Express positive emotion. Tone is so easily misunderstood and keeping a friendly, authentic tone is critical. Use emojis (yes, they are today’s body language!) to keep your message positive. Okay, don’t go nuts with the emojis but an occasional shows personality and can add clarity.).

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GenZ - They Rent (everything), Not Buy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Listen up, entrepreneurs. Develop more apps for assessing rentals - of everything. Not just apartments or cars. As LinkedIn Editors flag us, GenZ or, as the group is sometimes called, iGen has decided that value comes through renting what is needed when it is needed.

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The Boss' Son - Sam Springsteen - Joins Jersey City, NJ Fire Department

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Bruce Springsteen's signature is New Jersey. He grew up in Freehold, NJ and made Asbury Park iconic.    So, it seems mystical that his son Sam, age 25, would make a career serving NJ. And nothing screams NJ like Jersey City. There the Hague political machine flourished.

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Gawker 2.0 - This Dog Don't Hunt

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There's a classic saying in sales. It refers to an entity - product, service, cause, or idea - which can't be unloaded, not at any price. That saying is:  This dog don't hunt. And that seems the right way to capture the pickle Gawker 2.0 is in.

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Maybe Amazon Model "Excommunicado" - Uber Q1 $1B Loss as Public Company

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Business models come and go.    The model of taking on massive losses in order for a startup to grow globally rapidly may be going.

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Ghosting - Thank You, For Not Getting Back to Me

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Ghosting," as it's being called, is the new model of communication in an over-communicated world.    One definition of "ghosting" which works is from LifeScience.

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GenerationX - Generation Stuck

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Born between 1960 and 1980, GenerationX caught all the bad breaks. They were the divorce gen. Also their mothers were the first group to opt for careers rather than nurturing. So they came home from school to an empty house. Baby Boomers overshadowed them in everything.

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Shamed for Only Grossing $100K - Bridgeport/Stamford/Norwalk Among Most "Income Inequality" Locations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was palpable. The shame. That's what those not in the 1% come to experience when they bunk in areas where the very wealthy dominate. The result usually is soul-withering self-doubt. My communications boutique was grossing about $100K.

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NYC Children Were Sitting in 900+ Classrooms with Lead Paint

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Will lead paint be a health hazard and "public nuisance" forever in the US?    Maybe. The latest horror story about lead paint comes from New York City. The Department of Education investigated 5400 classrooms in 597 classrooms built before 1985.

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Woody Allen Belongs on "The View," Not in Court

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Like too many professionals who have suffered a career setback, Woody Allen went to court.    He filed the lawsuit "Gravier Productions v. Amazon." " In it he alleged that Amazon illegally cancelled their agreement on four movies. He requests $68 million.

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Another Suicide-By-Jumping - Unique Manhattan Theatre

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yes, there probably is great inner pain associated with a suicide. In addition the survivors will suffer. But, there can also be the unique satisfaction, at least amid the tall buildings of Manhattan, of theatre. The context is dramatic.

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Consulting - Can This Profession Be Saved?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Forever, diverse experts have been predicting that the end is near for consultants.    The reasons business supposedly should be rid of them are many. It's contended they trot around superimposing cookie-cutting solutions.

On Google Doc Assignment Application Form, LeadsPanda Asks My Date of Birth - So Disappointing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's legal.    Yes, organizations posting help-wanted ads can request the applicants' date of birth.    What is illegal is to use it against the applicants in the hiring process.

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"Tolton, et al. v Jones Day" - Bookmakers Should Give Odds on This Never Going to Trial

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From the get-go, gender discrimination class action lawsuit - "Tolton, et al. Jones Day" - has been high-profile. Here is the amended complaint. Still, it was a surprise that low-key Jones Day posted its response on its website. Here is that response in April of this year.

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Showtime's "The Loudest Voice in the Room" Episode 5 - Beginning of the End

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The end doesn't just happen.    In most situations, there is plenty leading up to a career crash, the arrest, loss of brand equity, and/or a suicide.

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GenRenter - Squeezed on Price, Many Other Terms and Conditions

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's palpable. Owners and managers of residential complexes across the U.S. have acquired tremendous power. In many municipalities there is no cap on how much they can charge for rent or by what percentage they can up it at lease-renewal time.

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Setback for Trump Administration: "Nicholas Sandmann v. WaPo" Tossed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Nicholas Sandmann v. WP Company" has been tossed. Here is a copy of that complaint filed last February. In it Sandmann contended The Washington Post targeted and bullied him, falsely labeling him a racist. He requested $250 million. Well, federal judge William Bertelsman didn't agree.

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Death From 3,600 Feet - Alana Cutland, 19 Years Old, Becomes Another Statistic

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Alana Cutland, age 19, once had a life bursting with promise. The young woman was beautiful. She was a student at Cambridge University with a passion for biological research. Her parents were supportive. Yet inside her a switch flipped on a six-week project to investigate crabs. The initiative was not proceeding according to her plan. She experienced panic attacks.    She ended the project and jumped to her death from a small plane 3,600 miles over jungle land in Madagascar.

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NYPD Mourns 5th Suicide - Sergeant Takes His Life in Staten Island

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For several months now, members of the New York City Police Department have had to pause - and respect the memory of a colleague who apparently took his own life. This time - and it's the 5th time - the officer who committed suicide had been a sergeant stationed in Brooklyn working transit. He committed suicide in Staten Island. As yet his name has not been released. The way he ended it was with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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LeClairRyan Legal Brand - More Shade Thrown on It

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Recently, LeClairRyan experienced partner flight. That's a red flag of serious troubles - usually the financial kind. Among those no longer at the law firm is its name partner Gary LeClair. However, things have gotten worse. Bloomberg reports that a former marketing employee Marci Keatts filed a gender bias compensation lawsuit. The co-defendants are LeClairRyan and its joint venture partner UnitedLex (ULX). Keatts contends she was paid less than males doing comparable work.

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Hate Messaging - Harvard Law School

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This dispute within Harvard Law School kicked off when 4 students, 2 of them black, received hate email. The messages ranged from statements such as you don't belong here to you are only here because of affirmative action. Members of the Harvard Black Law Students Association brought this development to the attention of the powers that be. The investigation which followed consisted of participation by university police, a technology expert, and an outside law firm. 

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