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How to transform your relationship with nervousness

Speaking about Presenting

I still get nervous about public speaking. But I’ve transformed my relationship with nervousness. It is now a friendly companion, not an evil stalker. There are many aspects to this transformation, and there’s just one that I want to talk about in this post.

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Never do this on the day of a presentation!

Manner of Speaking

Yesterday afternoon I had a four-hour speaking engagement. Most of the session was interactive, but it began with a 45-minute presentation for which I used some slides. Everything had been prepared well in advance, the slides were simple, I knew … Continue reading → Preparation computer upgrade macOS High Sierra Presentation public speaking

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A Case Story: Teradata | The Edge of Next

Duarte Blog

Does the future live only in the greatest minds? That is the question posed at the opening of the Teradata PARTNERS Conference 2017, followed by cinematic and awe-inspiring images of technological advancements over times like Stonehenge, the Egyptian pyramids, and the Great Wall of China.

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Why You Should Never Underestimate the Power of the Spoken Word

Presentation Guru

What words do you use to demonstrate conviction, to connect with your audience or to inspire and communicate confidence in your subject matter?

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How to Use Your Body and Gestures Effectively When Presenting


You may spend hours writing and practicing your presentations and creating clever visual aids to support your speaking appearances and win over your audiences. But the most powerful aide you have is something far less contrived.

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91 Places to Look for the Perfect Image

Presentation Guru

Adding attention grabbing images to your presentation is one of the best ways to give your presentation visual appeal. In a previous article, we looked at the 10 Best Websites for Downloading Free Stock Photos.

Seth Godin: Speakerphone voice

Manner of Speaking

Seth Godin is the author of several books about “marketing, the spread of ideas and managing both customers and employees with respect” They are bestsellers. His blog is one of my favourites and I highly recommend it. In this blog post from … Continue reading → Seth Godin Microphone public speaking speakerphone

Equity Shareholders Negative on Dividends - GE Halves Its

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This is a hypercompetitive era, driven by technology. Corporations which don't keep improving their core businesses could go out of business. That why equity shareholders have turned negative on dividends, as well as shares repurchases. They demand that funds be reinvested back into the business.

If Mugabe goes, will Dr Sentamu get a new dog-collar?

Max Atkinson

Back in September 2008, Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York, took off his dog collar during an interview with Andrew Marr, and then proceeded to cut it into small pieces to illustrate what Mugabe was doing to the identity of the Zimbabwean people, ending by promising not to wear it again until Mugabe was gone.

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 267) – Arthur Ashe

Manner of Speaking

“One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” — Arthur Ashe Photo courtesy of Rob Bogaerts / Anefo. Motivation Quotes for Public Speakers Arthur Ashe pause Preparation public speaking public speaking quotes quotes

"BladeRunner 2049" - Metaphor for Our Confusing Times

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The very long film "BladeRunner 2049" grips us and holds us tight.    That could be because it plays out the confusion so many of us are experiencing. We wonder: What is real? What does it mean to act even part-human? Whom can we trust?

David Boies' Law Firm Boies Schiller & Flexner Takes 2nd Hit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He was SuperLawyer. He struck fear in the hearts of lawyers who represented clients going up against his clients.    The power of his brand extended to his entrepreneurial business sense.

Ex Cons & Entrepreneurship - The American Way

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

America is known for its high incarceration rate. Annually, about 700,000 are released from prison. Across America, the number of former convicts is about 70 million, calculates the National Employment Law Project.

Al Franken Brand In Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The world changes. The mores of a society change. Human beings change.    So, should alleged sexual misconduct which doesn't constitute rape per se be subjected to a kind of public opinion statute of limitations?

Legal Media Growth and Creative Destruction - LawNewz Rebrands to Law&Crime Network

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As media experts know, law programming, made-for-TV and live, is thriving. Eyeballs are fixed on courtroom action and whatever goes on behind the scenes with defense lawyers and prosecutors. 

The Charles Masons - They Size Us Up, Then Take Over

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The power Charles Mason had over his stable of needy women fascinated many.    But, actually his ability to control others was and is a familiar story. His only become infamous because of the horrific crimes he required of his followers.

John Luttrell - Decoding the New Type of Civility

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

LawNewz reports a familiar play-out of events. A person in authority behaves in a manner that is considered "insensitive." " There is a public outcry. The person resigns. Or is fired.

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Brand Gordon & Rees - Another Public Relations Setback

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the legal and business media the Mercedes Colwin story caught fire. On Sean Hannity's program she made unsubstantiated statements that: Many of the females contending sexual harassment are doing it in hopes of a monetary payoff. Cases of authentic sexual harassment are rare.

Donald Trump - Maybe He's Just Not a D.C. Kind of Guy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Anti-Trump factions may not have to wait for impeachment threats to be rid of the current U.S. president. He may have to opt out of power to save his business empire, at least the New York City niche.

First CSI Effect, Now "Criminal Minds" Profiling of "Unsub"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the heyday of the CSI television programming, jurors had erroneous notions of how much law enforcement could learn from the crime scene. Both the prosecutors and the defense lawyers had to tutor them on the limits of crime scene investigations.

Roy Moore - Retiring That Stock Character from Southern Politics

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Roy Moore is a type. Historically, that might have advanced his career.    The type is right from central casting of Southern politicos. Stocky in build (no lean New England WASPY). Southern accent, but not too deep. Cowboy hat. Bombastic in stating opinions. Not a good listener. 

Cool Becomes Less Cool - Focus on Making Money in Stronger Economy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Cool will always be cool in consumer products companies, the entertainment business, and among youth. But, in so many other parts of business and life, cool is becoming lots less cool. The stronger economy facilitates making money, perhaps lots of it.

The Authentic Relating Movement - It's Come to This

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Influential The Atlantic features the Authentic Relating Movement. The objective is to establish a way to achieve emotional intimacy. 

Future of Standardized Testing in Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Standardized testing is a large and lucrative revenue-producer. Several years ago I got in on the action. That was by grading ACT essays by high school students. The compensation was better than average. A perk was working next to other highly educated folks. 

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Seth Sutherland - Suicide as Theatre

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Florida, high school student Seth Sutherland showcased his suicide. It was during a planned fire drill that he publicly ended his life with a gun.    That drama could be what finally gave his life the meaning he needed.

S. 1989 "Honest Ads Act" Bill - Threatening Revenues of Social Networks

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Social network platforms such as Twitter earn the lion's share of their revenue from advertising.    A growing piece of that, of course, are political ads. And, of course, those placing the ads usually would prefer to remain anonymous. So much of politics is a stealth game.

Mercedes Colwin Went Rogue - Her Employer Gordon & Rees Was Not Pleased

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Just about every organization which has a brandname (as well as profits) to protect ensures that its players receive media training. Although I was not part of the C-suite at Chevron, even I, a ghostwriter/speechwriter, received two days of that kind of tutoring - two times. 

Cryptocurrency - Wild West, Way Internet Had Been

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's a $200 billion market. And essentially unregulated, just as early internet activities had been. That's where cryptocurrency stands.    So, no surprise, members of the business media are reporting the wild fluctuations in the investment value of various cryptocurrencies. 

Gilded Age Kind of Murder of Lois Colley - Arrest Made But No Information about Alleged Motivation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Rural North Salem, New York is horse country. The Colley family had 33 of them. One images that lifestyle something out of the gilded age. Were there gala ballroom dances during the holiday season? But, the family had also become infamous.

Generational Silos Collapse When Baby Boomers Learn to Listen

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Millennials and members of Generation Z are in the process of discovering how the world really works. That's both difficult and fascinating to absorb. So, no surprise, they want to sort all that out by talking. 

Looks Always Marketable Asset - Provides Platform for Those Transactions

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The digital platform bringing Sugar Daddies (and Momas) and Sugar Babies together is The arrangement is open-ended. That ranges from the Sugar Babies providing companionship with no strings attached to allowing a physical relationship. Some Sugar Daddies function as mentors.

Uber's Litigation, Funding, Governance - How SoftBank Deals Could Impact

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Quickly, Uber's new chief executive officer Dara Khosrowshahi filled the top legal spot in his ride-hail company. His choice - Tony West - was known at Pepsi for his successful ethics and diversity initiatives. That appointment received positive media coverage.

Marketing - It's All A/B Testing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A seemingly sensible colleague contacted me. Proudly, he explained how he had invested several thousand dollars in a snail-mail marketing campaign. That included custom-making logo baseball caps to enclose. As yet, he had not earned any revenue from that expenditure.

Print - Shrinking World but Special

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Vanity Fair, in both tone and special events, represents a world which is shrinking but special. Its outgoing editor in chief Graydon Carter was known for the glossy print edition of the magazine and the gala Oscar Party (which some perceived as excessive gilded age).