Sat.Oct 31, 2015 - Fri.Nov 06, 2015

Create a safe space for group interaction

Speak Schmeak

The other day, I was talking to a client about some problems she had experienced during a presentation. She had encountered a group who was resistant to some of her ideas and essentially put up a roadblock to any further discussion.

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Lose the jargon

Manner of Speaking

One of the podcasts that I listen to regularly is The Good Life Project hosted by Jonathan Fields. The Good Life Project is “a global movement that inspires, educates, connects and supports mission-driven individuals in the quest to live better, more engaged, connected … Continue reading → Grammar Language Carmine Gallo Chris Anderson Ernest Hemingway George Orwell Good Life Project jargon Jonathan Fields Martin Shovel Mission Impossible simplicity

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The Dirty Rhetoric Guide to Horrifying Writing

The Presenter's Blog

As times of the year go, Halloween is terrible. Wonderfully terrible. Ghoulishly terribly. Fantabulously terrible. I like Halloween! So – while I head off to prepare my pumpkins, allow me to leave you with this little offering inspired by the literary heights of horror.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Fans of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook see links to good reads, resources and ideas from other sources there, in addition to posts from the blog. But you won't miss a thing, since I'm summarizing that extra content and putting it here on the blog for all readers to see.

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Middle-Aged, White, Going Not Gently Into The Night - A Nation In Extreme Pain

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"White middle-aged Americans are dying at an increasing rate, a new analysis of government data shows, a startling turnaround suggesting a rising toll of addiction and mental health issues. they included] suicides, alcohol and drug-overdoses, and death from chronic liver diseases."

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 212) – William Butler Yeats

Manner of Speaking

“Think like a wise man, but communicate in the language of the people.” — William Butler YeatsFiled under: Quotes for Public Speakers. Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking public speaking quotes quotes simplicity William Butler Yeats

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How to Make a Comeback When You Mess up Your Presentation

SketchBubble

It was a sign of worse things to come when nobody laughed at your opening joke. The large room that could comfortably hold 100 people and their pet elephants now has only 13 bored-looking stragglers who apparently wandered into your workshop by mistake.

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Yale Frat Sigma Alpha Epsilon - Does It Want Members To Recreate With White Girls Only?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"A Yale fraternity [Sigma Alpha Epsilon] instituted a 'white girls only' policy at a weekend rager, a student at the Ivy League university is charging on social media." " - Danika Fears, New York Post, November 2, 2015. Here is the article.

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Picking the High Hanging, High Value Fruit

Speaker Launcher

We always hear about picking the low hanging fruit. That is the business that is right in front of us. It might be a stack of business cards that you have not followed up on or leveraging your inner circle. Some of us can do a better job of picking that fruit and nurturing our […]. The post Picking the High Hanging, High Value Fruit appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Most Recent Post Speaker Marketing Speaker Product Development product development speaker packages

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Bonfire night, halloween and goodbye to "penny for the Guy"???

Max Atkinson

For former pupils of St Peter's School, York like me, 5th November is an annual reminder of our deprived childhood.

2015 56

Famous Speech Friday: Jeannette Rankin's "I cannot vote for war"

The Eloquent Woman

A member of Congress and lifelong activist, Jeannette Rankin gave many speeches, on legislative issues, the rights of women to vote, and many more topics.

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Smartphone - Is It On Way To Over

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The gadget that took over the world - the smartphone - may be just an interim whatever in how we human beings experience our worlds. Within a decade, it could be replaced by the more direct functionality of the technology extension of an Apple TV.

2015 68

6 Ways to Quit Bullet Points with Style

Executive Speech Coach

Practical tips from this slideshow and well illustrated. 6 Ways to Quit Bullet Points with Style from Podium Wisdom Presentation Tips on Twitter Presentation Skills Club on Facebook Executive Speech Coach , Business presentation tips from George Torok , the Speech Coach for Executives Executive Speech Coach & Business Presentation Skills Expert George Torok www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com. business presentations PowerPoint Slide design visuals

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POPPIES and the British Legion

Max Atkinson

It is now more than 5 years since I first notified the British Legion about how they could collect even more cash than usual - and yet more in this centenary year of the outbreak of WW1 - but they have still failed to take any notice of my sound advice. See here.

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New Joke Contest — Just One Letter

Humor Power

The Difference Just One Letter can Make. Can you name a menu or food item, and by adding, substituting, or deleting just one letter, turn it into something very different? New contests are announced on the first of the month. Here are three examples of what it could look like. Put on your creative cap and see what you can come up with. If a chef served French food at an Auto Repair Shop it would be known as Wrench Food…or maybe even Mr Good Wrench Food.

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Kroger - It's Like Facebook In That It Wants You Never To Leave

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Kroger is much more than a grocery chain - it's a company with the ability to steal business from Walmart, Target, Whole Foods, and even McDonald's." " - Kate Taylor, Business Insider, October 31, 2015. Here is the article. Kroger is the Everyman/Everywoman store.

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Likes - Critical Feedback In Internet Marketing, Including Of Your Personal Brand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those "likes" on Facebook and LinkedIn are not simply nice to receive. For those of us determined to market on the Internet (and that includes our personal brand) the likes provide critical feedback. Incidentally,

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CC Sabathia - Addiction As Meme Of Our Times

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There's no letting go. That's the addiction loop. For CC Sabathia it is alcohol which has the hold on him.    For us in an eating disorder group, it's food. A neighbor is compulsive about working out. 

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Facebook - Will It Have To Change Its Business Model?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Ad blockers are a growing risk to Facebook's advertising empire - and it's only cash source, a new regulatory filing shows." " - Biz Carson, "Facebook is more concerned than ever about ad blockers," Business Insider, November 5, 2015. Here is the article.

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Bill Ackman - Can He Rebrand?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Pershing Square's head, Bill Ackman, is having a public relations crisis. His could endure longer than the crisis of Valeant Pharmaceuticals. Pershing is a major investor in Valeant. Let's cut to the chase. Ackman's assessment of the Valeant situation is being ignored by the market.

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Websites - Yes, Post Gushing Tweets (along with testimonials, case studies)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Most of the world meets you for the first time through your website. From the get-go, you want folks to remain on that website. Otherwise, all the funds you have invested to develop that inbound marketing platform are going to waste.

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New American Dream - Replicating The Old Neighborhood, As Renters

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We have become a nation of renters. And depending on which personal-finance expert is doing the math, that's smart.

2015 65

Inbound Marketing - Have Your Mindset Beyond Digital

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The experts usually put "inbound marketing" in the digital box.    But, in essence, inbound marketing is all about having customers and clients come to you. Versus your reaching out to them. And, of course, that's nothing new.

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White People, Middle Age & Addiction - We Were Taught To Be Successful, Not How To Cope

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We white people came of age consuming Disney world views. Crisis and conflict had happy endings. No one prepared us for aging, limited economic opportunity, and emotional betrayal by friends and family.

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National Geographic Society Axing 180 Employees - Another Iconic Brand Suffers From Changing Times

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Perhaps the purchase by Rupert Murdoch Inc. will allow the National Geographic Society of Washington to survive. But right now, to make it to the day the deal closes later this month, it is cutting 180 employees. Here are the details provided by Paul Farhi in The Washington Post.

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Even Elite Liberal Arts Institutions Leave Graduates Behind In Earning Power

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"For the first time, government data back up what some parents have long suspected: Students who choose elite liberal arts colleges don't earn as much money early in their careers as those who attend highly selective research universities."

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Hedge Funds - Theatre Of The High Returns

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The world is following Bill Ackman's hedge fund Pershing Square as if it were a prime-time drama. According to Forbes , it's down 19% in 2015. Watching the theatre of high returns or downward trajectories is as riveting as making the money itself.

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Homelessness Is Business Issue, Including Branding In Tourism, Real Estate

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The homeless cast a spell. And the dynamics of that voodoo can taint the tourist business. Cape Cod is no exception. In Hawaii, the powers that be had to get tough. The presence of the homeless who keep adding to the nest on the sidewalk can also taint a real-estate deal.

2015 65

Elsie Clougherty Lawsuit, Joe Londsdale Countersuit - Over

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This was a lawsuit that the New York Times Magazine covered in great detail. Yeah, we all wondered why. But now it's over. And so is the countersuit which followed.

2015 65

Snail Mail - Still Should Be Part Of Marketing Mix, Especially When Targeting Over-55

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"According to a new report from marketing research firm MarketingSherpa, 54% of consumers surveyed said they want to receive [snail] mail from brands they're interested in. However, only 19% of marketers in the study said they send updates as coupons and discounts in the [snail] mail."

Thanksgiving Day - How Anorexics, Bingers, Purgers & Plain-Vanilla Compulsive Over-Eaters Will Make It Through

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Thanksgiving Day presents unique challenges to the exploding number of us with food disorders. For example, the feast on Thanksgiving goes on and on. That sentences anorexics to possibly 2.5 hours pushing around yams and stuffing on the plate to create the impression of eating-having-been done.

2015 65

The Great Unbundling: Can Have Influence, W/O Great Wealth

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Poor F. Scott Fitzgerald. He assumed he needed great wealth to be a contender, that is, an influential. That could have been among the emotional irritants which drove him to drink and ate away at his talent. The reality has always been that monetary riches aren't a prerequisite for influence.

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Rebranding St. Paul's School - Owen Labrie's "Crime" Might Have Been Damaging Elite Brand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Elite St. Paul's Prep School has a tough job of rebranding itself.    What shot an arrow into the heart of the original brand was the high-profile sex assault trial of its graduate, Owen Labrie.

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"Downton Abbey" - Final Season Has "B" Word

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Times they will be a-changing in the final season of "Downton Abbey." " Innocence gives way to recognition of what is. That includes Edith's perception of her bullying sister Mary. Stop reading if you don't want the narrative spoiled for you. A maturing Edith confronts Mary.

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"The Professor Is In" By Karen Kelsky - Maybe Our Lost Gen Of Humanities Scholars Could Have Landed Tenure-Track Jobs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In her 2015 guide to being hired for a tenure-track job, Karen Kelsky hammers how naïve graduate students are. The book is "The Professor Is In." " And everything in it is on the money. I know.

2015 61

Upwork - Realities Of Global Contracting

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Upwork is the global digital platform where those needing services of freelancers place help-wanted notices and freelancers bid on the project. In the process, freelancers create a formal pitch letter. Sometimes they also have to respond to other questions from the prospect. One attachment is allowed. So, it's best to have links to insert in the cover letter to showcase what you have accomplished in the past for other clients. Freelancers who land the assignment have to pay a 10% service fee.

2017 - Sure, The Data Guys Will Muscle Out Don Draper's Gut Instinct, But.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Power in marketing is shifting to the data guys. And, by 2017, predicts Hubspot it will trump the kind of gut instinct that made Don Draper of "Mad Men" a legend in the ad industry.

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