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2 reasons and 5 easy steps to convert a PowerPoint presentation to EXE

PowerPoint Tips

This is a guest post by Brian Tarr of iSpring. Before finding an outlet for his talents – both tech-savvy and creative – Brian Tarr worked as an iSpring tech support pro for two years.

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Five Characteristics You need to Succeed as a Public Speaker

Manner of Speaking

This is a guest post by Arman Sadeghi. Arman is an entrepreneur, professional speaker and founder of Titanium Success. He has a degree in molecular and cell biology from the University of California at Berkeley. Arman has a passion for healthy mind, body, and spirit. He … Continue reading → Motivation Arman Sadeghi audience authenticity Confidence passion public speaking

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19 famous humorous speeches by women

The Eloquent Woman

They say women can't be funny, and like so many other myths, that one is designed to keep women silent and separate them from this wonderful speaking gift.

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Fortune 500 - Use of Blogs, Social Media Declines

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No reason is given by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Marketing Research for the decline in the use of blogs and social media by the Fortune 500. But decline it had during the past two years, reports that organization. Here is the coverage by Voce Communications. **.

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How to Use PowerPoint to Spruce Up Your Content Marketing Campaigns

SlideModel

PowerPoint not only rules the presentation industry, it also helps make content marketing much easier. For one thing, a lot more people — hundreds of millions at least — know how to use PowerPoint better than other visualization tools like Photoshop, After Effects or JavaScript. In fact, you may be among the large number of people who discovered their modest digital design skills while playing around with this venerable software, the industry standard since launching in 1990.

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11 Steps to a Killer Presentation

Manner of Speaking

Filed under: Preparation, Uncategorized. Preparation Uncategorized audience Guy Kawasaki Presentation public speaking simplicity

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

If you want to keep up with my wide-ranging reading list about women and speaking in real time, follow The Eloquent Woman on Facebook where these links are posted all week long--or just head here on Mondays, where I summarize them all for you.

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A most inspiring TED Talk: Dr. Hugh Herr

Presentation Zen

Recently, while researching the issue of generative design , I came across a short presentation on bionics by Bionics designer and MIT Professor Dr. Hugh Herr.

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Noisli: A Simple, Effective Productivity Hack

Manner of Speaking

Preparing a good speech or presentation takes time and focus, both of which are often in short supply these days. In this post, I’d like to offer you a suggestion that might help you with the latter. For the past … Continue reading → Preparation focus Noisli white noise

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4 effective ways to read a letter as part of your speech

The Eloquent Woman

President Obama is among the speakers who share letters as part of their speeches , but you don't have to be a world leader to read a letter from the stage. It happens in all sorts of speaking engagements.

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Terrorism as New Normal - Brussels Not News

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Like the Boston Bombing and massacre in San Bernardino, California, the terrorist attack in Brussels is a tragedy. Lives were lost. Trauma will be part of the survivors' memory bank. And the city will be hyperalert for a while. But, this is hardly news. Belgium has been a target for a while.

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Unblock Writer’s Block – Introduction

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Excerpt from Unblock Writer’s Block. There is no such thing as writer’s block. How do I know? I know that there is no such thing as writer’s block because I have a dog. If you are feeling a tad quizzical right now, please stick with me. As a writer, I live a rather sedentary life. I don’t jog, lift weights or go to a fitness club. Basically, I don’t exercise. But I do try to walk thirty minutes every day to counter my sedentary life. Notice the word try.

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 228) – Plato

Manner of Speaking

“A wise man speaks because he has something to say; a fool speaks because he has to say something.” — Plato Photo courtesy of Marie-Lan Nguyen / Wikimedia CommonsFiled under: Quotes for Public Speakers. Quotes for Public Speakers Plato public speaking public speaking quotes quotes

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Memorizing a Speech

Humor Power

I’m memorizing the flow of my current contest speech. I’m giving it tonight, and may use notes because of the major rewrite I just completed. I mainly want to test the new material. I spent about five hours working on the speech last night and today. My technique is to set the whole speech in visual memory. That’s visually story-boarding the whole speech with a picture or image, opening each segment of the speech.

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"Krisha" - Brilliant Film Portrayal of Alcoholic Who Can't Heal

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Amazingly, "Krisha" is a debut film. By Trey Edward Shults, it depicts the inner turmoil of an aging alcoholic woman and the external chaos she manages to unleash on her family. Krisha decides after a period of sobriety and spiritual development to visit her family for Thanksgiving.

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5 Strategies for Overcoming Setbacks in Your Business

Speaker Launcher

Have you ever had a moment in your career that you thought was going to sink the ship? Last week I was talking to a speaker friend named John who confided in me a recent setback. He started the conversation with, “Jane, I had a bomb!” ” He had been asked to do a multi-gig webinar […]. The post 5 Strategies for Overcoming Setbacks in Your Business appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Be an Original, not a Fake: Lessons from the World of Art

Manner of Speaking

Phillip Mould is an eminent English art dealer and historian. His specialty is early British art and portraiture. He writes and broadcasts about art, is internationally recognized in his field and owns a respected gallery in London. I recently came … Continue reading → Authenticity Art Ethos Phillip Mould public speaking

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 229) – Lou Holtz

Manner of Speaking

“All you need is something to say and a burning desire to say it. It doesn’t matter where your hands are.” — Lou HoltzFiled under: Quotes for Public Speakers. Quotes for Public Speakers hands Lou Holtz public speaking quotes quotes

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International Business Times Lays Off at least 15

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The media industry continues to be volatile. Re/code reports that at the International Business Times (IBT), 15 or more employees have been laid off. There had been no "early warning" there would be job losses.

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Sherwin-Williams, Jones Day & Donald Trump - Can these 3 brands live together (profitably)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sherwin-Williams is in the process of expanding its market share by merging with Valspar. Both are respected brandnames in paint and coatings. But, one wonders if that branding can withstand being associated with 2 other brands. Those 2 brands are its law firm Jones Day.

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Playboy For Sale - That era should have ended with The Pill

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In 1975, Playboy still had 5.6 million subscribers, reports Vanity Fair. That's odd, given that The Pill had been out there for more than a decade. Women in America no longer had to fear getting pregnant. Also, the Counterculture had blown up traditional mores about sex.

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#NationalPuppyDay - What rescue brought into my life

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Rescue LOV taught me the power of love.    At age 5, his life took a brutal turn. His pet parent had died in Florida. He and his sister were shipped to an animal shelter in Connecticut. It was the year of the first Polar Vortex. Also, the Animal Haven made the decision to neuter him. 

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Gawker's A.J. Daulerio - Time will tell if this persona can prevail

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Former Gawker editor in chief, A.J. Daulerio, didn't seem to understand what is expected in a jury trial. In courts of law, whether the jurors are focused on the Boston Bomber or media players, remorse is required. That's just the way it is.

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"Thank You" - Universal Term to Bypass Rage Response

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

An editor in chief proposed to me the "opportunity" to do a complex article involving legal services. For peanuts in compensation. Also, that low amount would become lower because the media property used Upwork's payment system.

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Donald Trump As Master Marketer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tonight Donald Trump bagged yet another victory. This one in Arizona. As his momentum increases, some are beginning to see the strategy in the Jones Day law firm taking on the Make America Great campaign as a client. It is dawning on us that Trump could make it to the White House.

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Network - Most do it badly

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the Silicon Valley Business Journal , Ken Cook puts the spotlight on how stupidly most go about what is supposed to be a long-term activity: networking. He provides the example of the conference. There, as soon as attendees make it known the they own a business, they're stalked.

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Andrew Grove, Ahead of His Time, Runs Out of Time

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the 1960s, Andrew Grove gave the world the concept of the tech startup. Also, after a crisis at the startup which grew to be Intel, he published a book whose business values mirror current ones. That book was "Only the Paranoid Survive."

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Your College Reunion This Summer - Live-Tweet It

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The world changes. The college changes. Our classmates change. We change. All that needs to be captured by live-tweeting your class reunion this summer. That's how you can sort out where you are now and where you were then. Hopefully, they are not the same.

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Donald Trump: LIke Cosmetic Industry, Selling Hope

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The emerging meme in media is the meme: What is Donald Trump selling?    The answer is: Many things. That accounts for his wide appeal. Among them is hope. Like the cosmetics industry, those who are considering "buying" him have the expectation of a better something.

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Trumped - The Economist Not Optimistic That GOP Candidates Won't Be Crushed in November

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Again, the media inform us that the GOP has conjured up a stop-Trump strategy. By now that's gone from our being amused at its naïve arrogance to becoming totally bored. With all their wealth and control of institutions such as the U.S.

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Repairing JWT Brand - Hard, when something seems to be rotten in the culture

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From the analysis in the media, the scandal at J. Walter Thompson doesn't seem to be the result of one rotten apple and one employee who might have over-reacted. The organizational culture, at least as it is presented by Campaign , seems to be the root problem.

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Nick Denton Takes Gawker Appeal of $140 Million Verdict to Court of Public Opinion

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Like Donald Trump, Gawker founder and head, Nick Denton, knows media. After all, he understood how to build a fun gossip digital tabloid. On it, though, he went too far. He made the decision to post the sex tape of Hulk Hogan. Hogan pushed back. No surprise, then, after the $140 million verdict against Gawker in the Hogan invasion of privacy litigation, Denton is out there talking with brandname newspapers.

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David Letterman - Sending the message what happens to you when you retire.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The New York Post features a very disturbing photo of the retired David Letterman. He is wearing an uncool long beard (a la homeless), balding pate, and old-man facial expression and body language. Letterman was caught on his AM jog on a Caribbean Island. Maybe he should call his agent and get back to work, in the states. Retirement is bad for some people, isn't it.   Current Affairs Personal Musings Rebranding

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"Grown Up" - Sure, I will try to be that, but what's the definition?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the New York Post , Kyle Smith runs a diatribe against Millennials. It reeks of the platitudes about that generation not being "grown up." " They're depicted as cry babies. The same was said about us Baby Boomers. Instead of protesting war and racial injustice, we were told to "grow up." " But, what is the definition of "grown up?"

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Hogan v Gawker Jurors Deliver Second Smackdown on Defendants

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"A jury took a move from Hulk Hogan's wrestling playbook Monday and delivered a big boot to Gawker's face in the form of a $25.1 million punitive-damages award - on top of the $115 million the six jurors already gave the WWE champ last week for economic and emotional compensation in his invasion-of-privacy lawsuit."  "  - Julie Marsh, New York Post, March 21, 2016. Here is the article.

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Lesson from Hulk Hogan v Gawker Verdict: Jurors Don't Seem to Like Smartasses

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From 11 years of covering legal matters, including on my syndicated blog , I know one thing: Jurors take their civic duty very seriously. Often, when they are self-employed, they sacrifice earning power to serve the legal system. So, it is no surprise that the four women and two men on the Hulk Hogan v Gawker jury came down hard on the plaintiffs. In addition to the media firm, Gawker, they held the two - Nick Denton and A.J.

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