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Manner of Speaking has been chosen as one of the winning blogs by Credit Donkey for the Best Public Speaking Blogs in 2017. Credit Donkey is a credit card comparison site that publishes credit card research, deals, and tips to help … Continue reading → Personal Feedspot Manner of Speaking public speaking

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The 3 Step Process for Handling your Darkest Fears

Speaking about Presenting

It was 9am – the beginning of an inhouse company training course like hundreds that I had run before. The corporate training room was standard, the number of participants was not more than usual, and it was a pretty normal gender mix. There was nothing exceptional about the course that anyone looking in from the outside would have noticed. There was one difference – the CEO of the company was one of the participants. And that was making me nervous, very nervous.

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The Impact of Your First Public Speech

Speaker Launcher

Imagine you are a 10-year-old boy and your teacher asks you to emcee a Remembrance Day (Canada) ceremony in honor of veterans. The entire school will be there along with parents and you have never spoken in front of a large audience before. This was the exact situation that my grandson, Jayden, found himself in just […]. The post The Impact of Your First Public Speech appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Global Public Relations Industry - Gender Gap in Leadership Positions, Pay

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Women represent two-thirds of those working in the global public relations industry. Public relations is the business which creates its clients' stories. However, its own gender story mirrors that of so many other industries.

2017 56

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 268) – John Maxwell

Manner of Speaking

“The first time you say something, it’s heard; the second time, it’s recognized; the third time, it’s learned.” ” — John Maxwell. Quotes for Public Speakers Communication John Maxwell public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes

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The Best Digital Whiteboards for Presenters

Presentation Guru

Digital whiteboards are perhaps one of the tools least used by presenters. Digital whiteboards can not only make it easy for a presenter to elaborate a complex topic but also enable the audience or multiple presenters to pitch in and collaborate real-time.…

2017 56

Two depressing sights/sites in Harare

Max Atkinson

About twenty years ago, I went to Zimbabwe to run a presentation skills course for an American company with branches in almost every country in Africa. One of their managers met me at Harare airport. When he asked "Is this your first time in Africa?", I said "Yes."

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Product Review: Logitech Spotlight Remote

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Slides are a staple of most presentations. And if you use slides, you should use a good remote to go through them. My latest remote is the Logitech Spotlight. I have been using it for the past couple of months and am … Continue reading → Slide Presentation Logitech presentations Spotlight

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GoodWill - Black Friday, Austintown, OH

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No surprise, the GoodWill's version of Black Friday also filled up just about every inch of its brick & mortar retail space in Austintown, Ohio. WalMart wasn't the only store that was so crowded that it was difficult to navigate the aisles.

2017 52

2030 - Will Social Media Go Down in History as Fad, Like the Hula Hoop

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

During the high-profile "Pao v. Kleiner," defense lawyer Lynn Hermle read the journalists' tweets and often even responded. That was then. If we travel to 2030, that influence of social media in the legal sector might be reason to smirk.

2017 52

Sex Harassment Allegations = Big Business for Public Relations Firms

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The allegations about sexual harassment have generated new business - and a lot of it - for public relations firms. Those such as Tellem Grody PR and Red Banyan are providing crisis strategy, management, and communications. Here are the details from Ruth Brown at the New York Post.

2017 52

"Megyn Kelly Today" - Poor Sweeps Numbers Expected

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As Megyn Kelly watchers know, her morning show got a ratings bump and some goodwill when she focused on sexual harassment. But, reports The Wrap , the sweeps numbers (calculated every November) are predicted to be the lowest for a Today franchise since 2000.

A Book - Can It Be Platform for Greta Van Susteren's Comeback?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Ever since the scandal broke about the former Fox News head Roger Ailes, legal commentator Greta Van Susteren has been having a tough time.    She had supported Ailes. Then, abruptly was out at Fox News. Then, almost as abruptly, she was out at her next job at MSNBC.

2017 52

WalMart, Austintown, OH - Thanksgiving 6 PM

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At least for tonight, the WalMart in Austintown, Ohio, succeeded in bringing back brick & mortar.    Way before the 6 P.M. opening this Thanksgiving evening, the parking lot was full. And shoppers were lined up for the specials. 

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Weinstein Meme - "Law & Order SVU" Will Feature It This Season

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Confirmed.    Yes, the popular "Law & Order SVU" will have an episode depicting the rape culture in an industry. Only, reports the New York Post , it won't be the entertainment industry of the Harvey Weinstein types. 

2017 52

"Criminal Minds" Holds Up W/O Aaron Hotchner

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Fans of "Criminal Minds" weren't optimistic that the series could hold up without the character of unit leader Aaron Hotchner. But, surprisingly it is. Last night's episode "Neon Terror" worked well. It featured two kinds of attention-seekers who fed on each other.

2017 52

Alleged Sexual Harassment - Not So Simple to Sue the B ards

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The mindset of America is:  Sue The B ds.    So, many are waiting for the alleged victims of sexual harassment in their professional life to file lawsuits against the miscreants as well as the deep-pocketed entities they were associated with.

2017 52

Planning on Movin' On Up in 2018? Better Have Book of Business

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

All the world welcomes strivers who have a book of business. Without it, career mobility is limited. On Abovethelaw.com , lawyer-journalist Kathryn Rubino brings up that reality in terms of a junior partner in a midsized firm who wants to catapult to BigLaw. But, the hustler did not hustle enough.

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Thanksgiving Meme: Be (very) Grateful for Career Adversity

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

An equity partner at a prestigious firm pulls down in the neighborhood of $3 million annually. For that, the striver endured the LSAT, law school, the bar exam, serial all-nighters for years, and keeping up billable hours and developing new business. 

2017 52

"The Good Doctor" - Shaun Murphy Learns He Has Much to Learn

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last night on "The Good Doctor," surgeon Shaun Murphy had a paradigm shift. He learned that he has much to learn. However, one wonders if he will make enough progress fast enough. He can get under the skin of lots of people, both socially and professionally.

2017 52

The UnPilling of America

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This is Ohio.    Opioid abuse has been an epidemic, with daily deaths from overdoses. Those deaths are the usual, along with weather, on the evening news. The OH Attorney General filed the second public nuisance lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies such as Purdue.

Brand Uber - Can It Pull Off "An Amazon"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

During Q2 of 2017, Uber had a $645 million loss, reports Reuters (re-printed in Fortune). Of course Uber is trying to pull off "An Amazon."

2017 52

PR Firm Wanted - Legal Marketing Association Launches Search

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A sign of our promotional times, the Legal Marketing Association is searching for a public relations firm.    As Kevin McCauley reports in Odwyerpr.com , the Association has 4,200 members. Many of them belong to the AmLaw 200.

Charlie Rose - Iconic Television Personality Caught in Sex Harassment Vortex

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yet another shocker.    Men we have admired keep becoming caught in the sexual harassment vortex. Their careers seem near-destruction. At the top of the list is comic-turned U.S. Senator Al Franken. The latest, as the world knows, is iconic television personality Charlie Rose.

Legal Sector Sends Negative Signals - Husch Blackwell Lays Off and More

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Midwest law firm Husch Blackwell announced that by the end of the year 40 lawyers will leave through layoffs and retirements.    All are partners or counsels. The reason given is to align manpower with what specializations are in demand. 

2017 52

Charles Manson - Brought Mainstream Understanding about Power of Cults

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Charles Manson is dead. That means that researchers will no longer be able to study him directly. Not that they were naive enough to believe everything or anything he said. But, they did have access to observe his his facial expressions, body language, use of language, and overall affect. 

2017 52

Blockchain - Big Takeaways from Goldman Sachs/JPMorgan Equity Swaps Test

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It didn't involve real money. But the 6-month test of recording-keeping of equity swaps via blockchain has been determined to be 100% successful. It was jointly conducted by Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan Chase.

2017 52

Media Blackout - Likely, No Access to What Could Be Charles Mason's Role of a Lifetime

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One-time cult leader Charles Manson hungered for attention. Usually he got it. Even in prison he managed to be noticed. That has been through his 100 violations of the rules. Those ranged from assault to attempting to start a flood.

Doing College in 3 Years - Bloomberg Editors Recommend That

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The 21st century is on fast time. And the faster college is done, the sooner the full-time building of a career can start. Also, as the Editors at Bloomberg hammer, the less student debt piles up. That's among the reasons they recommend college last 3, not 4, years.

"It" - Old Message of How Fear Destroys, Embedded in Fun Horror Movie

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The little town of Derry, Maine is gripped in fear. Faces are downcast. Law enforcement is useless. Meanwhile the children keep disappearing. That starts with Georgie in his yellow ruber raincoat and the boat his brother Bill made for him.

2017 52

Nelson Peltz - Can He Blow Up the House P&G Built for Baby Boomers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Governance has emerged again as a major business issue. One reason why is that activist investors are pushing for board seats. At P&G, Nelson Peltz finally won the right to be among the directors at that old-line company.

2017 52

Y Combinator and Peter Thiel - Ending of Relationship

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One-time practicing lawyer turned venture capitalist Peter Thiel had served as a part-time advisor at Y Combinator. That's the high-profile startup incubator. Thiel  took on the role in 2015. The year before he published a book on startups "Zero to One."

2017 52

Thought Leadership for Professional Services Firms - Focus on Target Markets

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Professional services players, ranging from lawyers to management consultants, have always recognized the marketing power of thought leadership.

Google and Facebook - Re-Shaping Digital Media Game (big opportunities for outplacement firms)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Members of the media whose revenue source is primarily digital advertising find they are competing directly or indirectly with Google and Facebook. During 2017, about 90% of the growth in digital advertising happened at Google and Facebook.    That in itself is re-shaping much of media. 

2017 52

Gretchen Carlson Was on Right Side of History - Her Book "Be Fierce" Is Buttoned-Down Backgrounder on Sexual Harassment

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The journalist she is, Gretchen Carlson knows how to put together a book that provides documented background information and seminal insights about sexual harassment. That book is "Be Fierce: Stop Harassment And Take Your Power Back."

2017 52

American Business Grows Up - End of Blind Faith in Advanced Degrees

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"The once-venerated MBA is going the way of the diminished law degree, pushed aside by tech education."  "  - Shane Savistsky, "The death of the MBA," Axios, November 22, 2017. As with law schools, MBA programs conducted at the top tier such as Harvard and Columbia are still thriving. There are more well-qualified applicants than seats available. But the rest are fighting for their lives.

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Autopsy on Hillary Clinton's Lackluster Speeches During Campaign 2016

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump leveraged their public speaking as an asset during Campaign 2016. Not so for Hillary Clinton.    In their autopsy of Clinton's second failed attempt to become the U.S. president, Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes explain why those speeches were uninspiring. Their book - Shattered - ranks 5,795 on Amazon, with 1,601 reviews. Their analysis has myriad lessons in it for all public speakers.

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