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Lessons from Senegal – Part 2

Manner of Speaking

Teranga. It is the word that best represents the values at the heart of society in Senegal. During my trip to Dakar, I experienced it on a daily basis. There is no direct translation of teranga in English. “Hospitality” comes close … Continue reading → The post Lessons from Senegal – Part 2 appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Audience Anthony Bourdain audience Pierre Tham Presentation public speaking Senegal teranga

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Claim the Stage podcast interview with Angela Lussier

Speak Schmeak

Listen in on my conversation with Angela Lussier about ditching perfection and creating connection as a speaker! Authenticity Interviews Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Quick Fixes

2019 141

4 Surefire Ways to Build Your Marketing List (and a Few Do’s and Don’ts)

Speaker Launcher

Having direct conversations with both your existing and potential customers is still one of the best ways to grow your business. That’s why one of the most important marketing aspects of any business, including a speaking business, is to build your marketing list.

2019 89

The Top 5 Presentation Mistakes Everyone Makes

Duarte Blog

We all know what it’s like to sit through a bad presentation. We can easily spot the flaws — too long, too boring, indecipherable, what have you — when we watch others speak. The thing is, when we take the stage ourselves, many of us fall into the same presentation mistakes. Here are five of [.]

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 316) – Seth Godin

Manner of Speaking

“The idea of marketing is this: Do you have a story that’s worth telling? Are there people who need to hear it and who want to hear it? And is it true? That’s marketing.“ “ — Seth Godin. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 316) – Seth Godin appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers marketing public speaking quotes Seth Godin

2019 122

The Best Way to Use Eye Contact When Speaking in Public

Presentation Guru

One challenge that many public speakers face is making eye contact. You might think something so natural as eye contact should come easily… and you probably don’t give it a second thought most of the time.

The Mental Aspects of Pushing Past Seven Figures with Ryan Estis

Speaker Launcher

If you’ve listened to The Wealthy Speaker Podcast in the past, chances are pretty good that you’ve heard me mention Ryan Estis. Ryan is a long-time client of mine and has built a 7-figure speaking business from the ground up.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 317) – Richard Powers

Manner of Speaking

“The best arguments in the world won’t change a person’s mind. The only thing that can do that is a good story.“ “ — Richard Powers Photo courtesy of www.richardpowers.net. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 317) – Richard Powers appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Richard Powers Story storytelling

2019 114

Contest to Grab a Drink with Elizabeth Warren - Genius Campaign PR/Fundraising Tactic

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren hears so many times from supporters: I'd love to grab a beer with you. Well, she has heard them. She had established a contest, sort of like a sweepstakes drawing, for a person and a companion to, yes, have a drink with her.

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Woman has baby and another Oxford graduate becomes PM

Max Atkinson

PRIVATE EYE Regular readers of Private Eye have been awaiting the outcome of a r eferendum announced in the 1500th edition a few weeks ago. The latest edition (no. 1502) reports on which one was voted by the magazine's readers as the best cover ever.

The One Absolute Must-Know When Selling by Email

SpeakerSue Says...

You won’t have to even read this entire post (or have to click to learn more!). Here is “The One Absolute Must-Know When Selling by Email”: Your customer is the center of the universe. Don’t stop reading yet though!). If your emails, conversations and processes revolve around you, instead of them, you’ll always be looking for new customers. And it’s exhausting trying to sustain that. But what matters most to the customer? (Ah, Ah, now here comes the need to click here; just kidding!).

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Joan’s tech tips: Communicate their way

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Good communication is not about what you want to say. Good communication is about what the other person wants/needs to hear. More important, it’s how the other person wants/needs to hear it. You’ll be more successful when your communication styles match. Examples: If someone emails you to request information, email the information. Don’t waste their […]. Career info

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Less and Less Common Space in America - So So Lonely

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The lack of common ground isn't just in politics in America. In more and more aspects of life there also is less and less common space. That's what Matthew Walther observes in his article on loneliness in The Week.

2019 56

What Sounded Like Gun Fire in Times Square - What Too Many of Us Grew Up With

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Pop Pop Pop. It turned out to be a motorcycle backfiring. But those unused to hearing that sound assumed it was gunfire. Panic went through the crowd in New York City's Times Square. There were injuries. 

2019 56

High Intelligence - Dumb That It Continues to Be Way Overrated

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From the get-go when we graduated college one reality was obvious: Those C students were getting those good jobs and moving up. Meanwhile the A students tended to struggle in the workforce. 

2019 56

Gannett Co. Merges with New Media Investment Group

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Everyone expected this one: The two biggest newspapers in terms of circulation have merged. They are Gannett Co. and the New Media Investment Group. Here are more details from MarketWatch. Mergers, of course, create redundancies. And that can bring significant layoffs to one or both newspapers.

2019 56

American Political Dynasties - A Funeral & A Birth

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For a brief moment in the media, two political dynasties dominated again. There were the many members of the Kennedy clan attending the funeral of John F. Kennedy's great niece Saoirse, age 22.    There were also the remaining members of the George H.

2019 56

ABC's David Muir - America's Comforter-in-Chief

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Over and over again, ABC's David Muir has stepped into the soul of the two massacres. In person, he comforted the survivors. On television, he reached us in our trauma and seemed to reassure us that there would be a tomorrow. 

The War Zone in Personal Finance

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

FIRE (financial independence, retire early) has become the war zone in personal finance.    There are those such as Suze Orman who declare it's mostly impossible. And then there are those like Mr. Money Mustache who did a FIRE at age 30 and had long been enjoying that lifestyle.

2019 56

Showtime's "Loudest Voice in the Room" Episode 6 - Roger Starts Making Mistakes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's a cliché: Power players believe their own public relations. And, of course, that sets in motion the collapse of their career.    In Episode 6 of Showtime's "The Loudest Voice in the Room," the camera pans on Roger Ailes making mistakes.

2019 56

Could Someone Have Saved Roger Ailes from Himself? - Showtime's 7th Episode of "The Loudest Voice in the Room"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's a wrap this Sunday, with the 7th and last episode of Showtime's "The Loudest Voice in the Room." " Gretchen Carlson's lawsuit becomes public. Roger Ailes begins to disintegrate. The brass debates if it will be necessary to push Roger out in order to save Fox News.

2019 52

Maybe Ethics Isn't So 20th Century

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The new story in Silicon Valley is an old-fashioned one. The focus is on ethics.    It's because of ethics, reports April Glaser in  Slate,  that students at Stanford are pushing back on tech companies ranging from Palantir to Facebook. 

2019 52

Saga Only Lacked a Jay Gatsby - Michael Barisone, Lauren Kanarek & Hawthorne Farm

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Like the rest of the human race, the 1% have conflicts. But unlike that rest they have the resources to hire the best legal minds in America. That's not what happened, though, on Hawthorne Farm in rural Morris County, New Jersey.

2019 52

Adrian Hill, et al. - The Enigma of Suicide

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The coroner in England ruled Adrian Hill's death a suicide. The method was downing in the pool. As the New York Post reports, the Financial Conduct Authority had been investigating his financial activities. According to sources he perceived he was being targeted and bullied by the FCA.

2019 52

For Shame

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Read this and be shocked at how much work is required - without compensation. Yes, let's lobby for legislation making this illegal. Meanwhile, let's shame organizations who try to pull this. Meme: The dignity of work. careers Writing

2019 52

Early August 2019 - The World's Extreme Need for a Scapegoat

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last weekend much changed in the dynamics of Election 2020. As the world knows and is being continually reminded by the international media, there were 2 massacres. One was in El Paso, Texas and the other in Dayton, Ohio. 

2019 52

My Hunch: Rupert Murdoch's Father Didn't Tell Him to "Settle-In"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The role models for aging are the ones who don't settle-in. Somehow they have been able to shake off the 1950s mandate: Find a place for ourselves and that would be that. Remember how the Beatles' song took that on. Their song lyrics parody the advice of those-in-the-supposed-know.

2019 52

Your Employer Goes Bankrupt, You Lose Your Job - Common Saga in 2019 (just like during The Great Recession)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Bankruptcies provide plenty of work for transactional lawyers. But, for employees of those businesses which file for bankruptcy, the process means the end of their jobs. So far this year, reports Challenger, Gray & Christmas, there have been 42,937 jobs cuts.

2019 52

Arctic Chill Goes through Legal Sector

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

LeClairRyan finally made the official statement: It has begun the dissolution process.    For weeks there had been rumors in the media that the law firm just couldn't make it. Partners were fleeing. Revenue had plunged. The landlord hadn't been paid.

2019 52

Now America Has "Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House v. Donald McGahn"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Currently a private citizen and again a partner at law firm Jones Day Donald McGahn is being sued.    That is because he did not comply with a subpoena to testify before the U.S. House of Representatives.

2019 52

Settled - High-Profile Title IX Lawsuit "Kristina Rapuano et al. v. Trustees of Dartmouth College"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today a  joint press release  by the plaintiffs and defendants announced the settlement of Title IX class action "Kristina Rapuano, et al. Trustees of Dartmouth College."  "  Here is a copy of the complaint.

2019 52

Dying for a Drink: Simone Burns, Human Rights Lawyer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No one, including Simone Burns, would deny she behaved very badly on an Air India flight. After the crew cut her off from additional alcohol, she berated them in ugly terms. Among her taunts was that she was an international lawyer - which she was. She had fought for human rights.

2019 52

Dark Skin - That Never Played Well in America

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One definition of "white supremacy" is the sense of superiority those have who are "lighter-skinned." " That is nothing new in melting pot America. My family of Italian immigrants never felt we were "white." " We couldn't.

2019 52

The $300 Print Textbook - The End Is Near

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Pearson's chief executive officer John Fallon had that ah-ha moment, reports ReCode.    Since 2013, Pearson's revenues had declined from $2 billion to $1.3 million. The corporation is the largest global player in the education niche.

2019 52

Mental Illness: Time Travel Back to The Bad Old Days

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

president Donald Trump fingered mental illness as the causes for the massacres in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. Some will accept that statement at face value. They might conclude: Those with mental illness are dangerous. 

First Weekend in August 2019 - Second Amendment Put in Play?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This weekend's deaths and injuries via guns in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio are being broadcast over and over again. That media attention includes international coverage.

2019 52

Dayton, Ohio - Midwest No Longer Norman Rockwell Territory

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

24 hours haven't even passed since the gun massacre in El Paso, Texas. Now, we in the Midwest, who assumed we were safe from that sort of thing, are also experiencing a shootout. It's in Dayton, Ohio, only 237 miles from Norman Rockwell towns like Austintown, OH.