Sat.Sep 14, 2019 - Fri.Sep 20, 2019

It’s about the audience

PowerPoint Tips

You’re always presenting for your audience. Your presentation shouldn’t be about you. What type of presentation will give your audience the most value? Ask yourself… What do they need and want? Your content needs to be relevant to the needs and wants of your audience.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 320) – Kurt Vonnegut

Manner of Speaking

“You are whatever you pretend to be.“ “ — Kurt Vonnegut (For some great insights from Vonnegut that can help you become a better speaker, click here and here.). The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 320) – Kurt Vonnegut appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers Confidence Kurt Vonnegut Motivation public speaking

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Fear isn't the reason you avoid speaking.

Speak Schmeak

Not Alex Honnold. Raise your hand if you watched "Free Solo," the documentary about Alex Honnold's untethered climb of El Capitan's 900-meter vertical rock face at Yosemite National Park. Now raise your hand if you watched with one eye closed, hands in front of your face, hiding in a closet!

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When Does Saying No to a Speaking Engagement Make Sense?

Speaker Launcher

When I talked to Joe Calloway on the podcast a few weeks ago, I asked him, “If you could go back and talk to yourself 30 years ago when you were first starting out, what advice would you give Young Joe? He said, “I wish I would have said “no” to more things sooner.”

How to Create an Effective Brainstorming Process in Your Company

SlideModel

Maintaining a competitive edge is critical for businesses that want to survive and flourish in today’s age of skittish consumer interests. One day you are in vogue. In a week you are out when a competitor storms the market with that unique idea.

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Transforming Numbers into Narrative will Build your Career

Duarte Blog

Organizations are drowning in data. We have access to more information than at any other time in history. Just think about all of the ways that we create and collect data today. Every time we use the Internet, scroll through social media, wear smartwatches, or have a blood test—we create data.

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I can't believe I've never taught this.

Speak Schmeak

this is weird. I just realized something yesterday when going through the surveys I've sent to my peeps about what kind of help they need with their public speaking. What do you think shows up higher on the list than building confidence, reducing anxiety and engaging the audience?

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Why I am Voting Green this Election

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

I have been pretty much all over the map when it comes to politics. I have marched with member of the Communist Party of Canada. I have voted for members of the New Democratic Party (NDP). I have voted Liberal. … Continue reading →

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The Power of American TV - The Prince, The Minor, The Go-Between

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In courtly rhetoric Prince Andrew denies allegations about sexual relations with Virginia Roberts Giuffre when she was a minor. The contention is that she was a victim in Jeffrey Epstein's human trafficking loop. Among the wealthy males she served had allegedly been The Prince. 

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Boris Johnson: 'The boy who wanted to be king.

Max Atkinson

At next week's European Speechwriters conference in Paris, Brian Jenner has asked me to run a breakout session on the afternoon of Friday 27th September - where the probable topic is the rhetorical skill (or otherwise) of new UK prime minister Johnson.

A battle of the apples, and your last email

SpeakerSue Says...

How many types of apples are available in the market where you live? I haven’t actually counted (because that would be too weird) but I’m guessing my grocery sells at least 10 different kinds. At different price points. I can tell the difference between red and green. But then what? Why pay USD$3.99+ for Honeycrisp (your brand) when I can get Galas, Romes, Granny Smiths and Red Delicious for half of that? Then, how do I choose between all the apples at the same lower price point?

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Back to school means … book reports, book presentations, book talks

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Remember: Literacy is more than reading. Does your local school teach the students how to become literate in every way? Reading and writing, yes, but also speaking? Public speaking gets left out of many classroom agendas. Too often, it’s “handled” by English classes. But students deserve learning opportunities to speak in all subject areas: math, […]. Presentation skills Speaker coaching

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"UX" - New Buzzword

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No matter your focus, you are likely running across "UX" more and more frequently. Yes, it probably has obtained the status of a buzzword. 

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End of Influencers, Return of Brands - How Generation Z Makes Purchasing Decisions

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Trends Interrupted. Again, that is happening. The big bang is that members of Generation Z (those born between 1997 and 2015) ignore influencers in their purchasing decisions. Instead they pay attention to brands. 

If Court Grants Facebook's Motion to Be Identified as Publisher, Could It Collapse Like Gawker?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Facebook has been in the news for lots of reasons recently. Much of it has to do with Congressional scrutiny. The focus of that ranges from the need for Facebook to ensure privacy of users to its seeming monopoly. Regarding the latter, there is a call for it to divest parts such as Instagram.

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Facebook Tragedy - Software Engineer Commits Suicide at Menlo Park, CA Headquarters

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Both scientists and laypeople know so little about suicide - that is, the choice of death over life.    That process, which manages to bypass the survival instinct, essentially remains a mystery. 

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The BigBusiness of States Rights - Was Trump Administration Move in CA Misguided?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Protecting states rights had been a fundamental conservative cause. After all, many conservatives are businesspeople and in business the concept of states rights provides the opportunity to try to shop around for the ideal venue for litigation.

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Olivia Jade Giannulli et al. - Observation from "The Great Gatsby" Rich Are Careless People

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The push for attention as a paid influencer seemed more important to Olivia Jade Giannnulli than the legal problems of her parents. They are Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli. They are facing trials connected with CollegeAdmissionGate. 

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Socializing W/O Alcohol - Unthinkable Evolving into Movement

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Wellness really is catching on. And it is that mainstream preoccupation which could eliminate consuming alcohol from lifestyles, deep-six the beer/wine/spirits industry, and, yes, eliminate the DUI defense niche for SmallLaw and Solos.

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Liberal Dog Fight - Joe Kennedy III Reported to Announce Saturday Run Against Ed Markey for U.S. Senate

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A Kennedy who is a U.S. Representative versus a proven U.S. Senator. Both liberal. Both brandnames.    That's the dog fight which many have been anticipating. Now, reports The Wall Street Journal , it's going to happen.

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Snowden's "Permanent Record" #1 on Amazon - Govt Civil Lawsuit Will Probably Keep It Brisk Seller

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Edward Snowden and his publisher Macmillan might have gotten very lucky today.    As The Wall Street Journal reports, the U.S. government filed a civil lawsuit to seize the financial proceeds from the sale of Snowden's book "Permanent Record."

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Dreaming about Teaching Shakespeare in UK? - Think Again, U.S. Scholar

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

During the Trump Administration, the global media has focused on the issue of foreigners struggling to be permitted to work legally in the U.S.    That could be creating the illusion that in other nations obtaining a work Visa is a piece of cake.

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That Business Did You Wrong - Not So Fast with Negative Online Review

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Filed on August 19, 2019, in County Court of Hidalgo County, Texas, lawsuit "Law Office of Chris Sanchez v. Kocagoglan" can establish fear about posting negative reviews on social networks. Here is a copy of that complaint.

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The Extreme Peril of Email - Another Resignation at MIT Associated with Jeffrey Epstein

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Brilliant professionals can be very dumb about how the world really works. And that cluelessness can derail a successful career. At least temporarily. MIT professor in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory - Richard Stallman - has resigned.

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Harvard's Apologizes, But Was It Necessary?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Intense media coverage of Jeffrey Epstein's association with elite universities has put Harvard on the hot seat. Predictably, Harvard's president Lawrence Bacow has put out there an elaborate mea culpa. Eloquent, of course. Here is a copy of Bocow's letter to the Harvard community. 

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MA U.S. Senate Race - Microcosm of How Nothing Is Predictable, Not Any More

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Massachusetts, U.S. Senate incumbent Ed Markey could be in for the fight of his life. Or, maybe not. Markey, in his 70s, is already opposed by labor-lawyer hero Shannon Liss-Riordan. Her signature is representing contract drivers against Uber to obtain the legal classification as "employee."

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Aging - Flying Solo, Initially Flying Blind

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In November 2003, my younger sister Anne Murga-Ring and I became estranged. I was 58, at the time: young old.    But even then I got it: I was w/o family, at least the nuclear kind. Parents and older sister had died.

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It's Come to This: Purdue Pharma Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Purdue Pharma LP filed for bankruptcy protection Sunday night with a partial deal aimed at resolving thousands of lawsuits filed by states and municipalities accusing it of fueling the opioid crisis."  "  Sara Randazzo and Jared S.

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Aging, Professional Realities, and Extreme Payoff from Embracing New Truths

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Professionals over-50 come to me for career coaching or ghostwriting a book for them primarily for this cluster of reasons. They sense they're no longer at the top of their game. They fear others also perceive them that way.

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When "the centre cannot hold" - Society's Institutions Seem So Clueless (e.g. tragedy in Edgewood, PA)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to records, reports the Daily Mail , law enforcement had been called several times to 318 Garland Street, Edgewood, Pennsylvania. The reason had been domestic disputes associated with mental illness. However, that intervention didn't prevent the play-out of tragedy.

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"Reputation Laundering" - Not Only Open to the 1% Like Jeffrey Epstein (actually it's a moving part of The American Dream)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Despite the Sixth Amendment - the right to a defense - superlawyers such as David Boies have been criticized for pulling out all stops assisting their clients. Forever will resonate Jason Farrow's outing of this in The New Yorker.

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Brand Jones Day - Another Blow

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The confidentiality of grand jury testimony is protected. So, that should have been redacted in the motion by Jones Day to dismiss "US v. Indivior." " Here is that motion. The lawsuit alleged fraud in the marketing of an opioid. 

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"Rich v. Fox News" - Credibility of Conservative Cable Network Could Be Hurt During 2020 Election

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If Joel and Mary Rich know how to gain publicity their lawsuit against Fox News could tarnish that brand. Here are the details of that saga from BusinessInsider.    Their son Seth Rich, a DNC player, had been murdered in July 2016.

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Student Loan Folly - An Equal Opportunty for All Generations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The generational wars continue. This time the hostility between those under 45 and those 45 or older focuses on student loan debt.

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Antonio Brown - 1 Game, 2 Sets of Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Patriots Career Ended

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

First, there was Bill Belichick's agitated public statement. He indicated he would only play in the NFL box, not outside it with speculation about the future of Antonio Brown. Then, not soon after, the media reports that Brown is no longer with the Patriots. He had played only 1 game. But there had been 2 sets of allegations about sexual misconduct. Earlier, Nike had dumped him as an endorser.    So far, Brown has not caved. Will another team pick him up?

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Phil Hartman As Unknowable - And, So Is Every Human Being

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The two-hour ABC special on multi-dimensional talent Phil Hartman hammered his unknowability. The meme was that he didn't let others, especially his three wives, in. There was a part of himself that was deeply hidden. But, over and over, supposed shocking articles in the media about those living double lives, true-life crimes portrayed on "Dateline," and one's own heartbreak in a personal or professional betrayal point out this: Human being are enigmas.

2019 43

Bill de Blasio Drops Out of Presidential Race - But the Payoffs from Running Can Be Big

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Hold the smirks, enemies of Bill de Blasio.    Yes, the New York City mayor has announced today that he is ending his run for the U.S. presidency. Here are the details from BusinessInsider.    Some may utter: Good riddance. But, that's a small part of the dynamic of launching a run for U.S. president or any high-level elective office. 

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