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Book Review: The Compelling Communicator, by Tim Pollard

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The true value of Tim Pollard’s excellent new book is conveyed by the subtitle: Mastering the Art and Science of Exceptional Presentation Design. While much of the literature on what makes a ‘compelling communicator’ focuses on cultivating delivery skills and stage presence, Pollard rightly consigns these topics to a brief Epilogue. Rather, his focus on […]. Public Speaking Speechwriting presentation design

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Own your speech

Manner of Speaking

Recently, I was working with a group of people over a couple of days to help them improve their public speaking skills. For one exercise, I asked them to give a short (5-minute) speech on something that they cared about. The first … Continue reading → Motivation Presentation public speaking Speech

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How to Design a Presentation that will Convince Investors

Presentation Guru

Investors are a special type of audience. I have been creating investor presentations for my clients for the last decade, and would like to share with you some of the things I have learned along the way.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Savvy speakers keep up with my wide-ranging reading list on women and public speaking by following The Eloquent Woman on Facebook , where these links and articles appear first. I always collect them here for you on Mondays as well.

David Dao's Lawyer Thomas Demetrio Doesn't Find Coming New Yorker 5/22 Cover Hilarious

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The New Yorker's May 22nd cover will feature U.S. attorney general dragging James Comey, former F.B.I. director, off a plane. Of course, that re-plays the dragging incident involving United passenger David Dao. His lawyer doesn't think this will be hilarious.

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Lina Bolanos, Richard Field & Illusion of Safety

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In a luxury condo in South Boston, two respected medical doctors - Lina Bolanos and Richard Field - were bound and then had their throats slashed. Before that occurred, Field managed to text a friend. Unfortunately, law enforcement arrived too late to save the doctors' lives.

The Power of the National Speakers Association for Professional Speakers

Speaker Launcher

As we approach the National Speakers Association’s annual convention this July in Orlando, Florida – Influence 2017 – you may be wondering if joining the association is right for you. While I can only speak to my personal experience and the opinions that have been shared with me by others, ultimately it comes down to […]. The post The Power of the National Speakers Association for Professional Speakers appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

Who is the Hero of your Sales Presentation?

Presentation Guru

Heroes and villains don’t just exist in fairy tales for children. In our everyday life we are surrounded by them. A business presenter’s job is to identify these heroes and villains, and help his audience to overcome any obstacles in order to reach the brave new world.…

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Should women speakers include--or avoid--topics about women?

The Eloquent Woman

The radio producer had found this blog and wanted to use it as a muse for a program on women and public speaking. Great news! Could I suggest some famous speeches by women to feature on the program? Why, I have nearly 250 of them in The Eloquent Woman Index of Famous Speeches by Women.

Drudge Report Headlines Macron Victory, But Not Possible Trouble for Trump Ideology

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The conservative Drudge Report is playing it coy. It headlined the victory of centrist Emmanuel Macron as the new president of France. But the media clip the Drudge Report links to doesn't analyze how this could mean trouble for the Trump agenda.

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E-Mail Blasts - Your Clickbait Prevents Opens

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Too many newbie email marketers assume that the subject line has to be clickbait. Dead wrong, at least if that catchy phrase doesn't indicate what is being sold and its benefits to the prospect. That's why those clickbait-oriented campaigns are not having a high open rate.

30 Women Receive Unique Mother's Day Gift

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One of the saddest aspects of what seems to be unequal justice is the plight of women separated from their families. They may be in jail because they can't afford bail. Well, 30 of those women will have a Happy Mother's Day.

Alphabet's Lawsuit against Uber Headed for Court, Not Arbitration

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It all started when Uber acquired driverless truck startup Otto. With it came Otto's founder Anthony Levandowski. He had been an employee at Alphabet before leaving to start Otto. Alphabet contends Levandowski poached 14,000 files from Alphabet. Here are details from Recode.

James Comey - Hexed?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Perhaps James Comey has been victim of a spell cast on him. Not only did he lose his powerful position as F.B.I. director. Last January, report the Daily Mail , he took a $500k hit on the sale of his Westport, Connecticut house. That town is known as the arty Greenwich, CT.

Donald Trump & Extreme Power - He's the Man with the Jobs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Donald Trump is an archetype: The Man with The Jobs. Add The Woman to that in the 21st century.). From the get-go, human beings, at least those who have to earn a living, are socialized to defer to that entity. And the suck-up is forever.

Drudge Report - Playing It Very Smart on Impeachment Scenario

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report, like all media outlets, is making hay while the world absorbs the Trump Administration's firing of James Comey. So, Drudge headlines with the "I" word - Impeachment. However, as we know, that is almost cartoonish.

University Teaching/Subject Coaching Can Be Dangerous to Your Career/Health

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In essence, visiting professor at Appalachian Law School - Hillary Lynne Burgess - contends she was harassed by a student referred to as John Doe. That took the form of rude remarks, interruptions and veiled threats while Burgess was teaching.

Wells Fargo, Public Relations & The Invisible Hand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Brand equity. Corporate social responsibility. Trust.    All those have been negatively impacted by the regulatory and legal problems Wells Fargo has been dealing with.

Coca-Cola, #1 Global Brand in 2007, Falls to Current #27 - New CEO Has Tough Rebranding Job

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yes, Coca-Cola's new chief executive officer Jam es Quincey wants to boost revenue and profit growth. His ballpark number is between 4% and 6%. One tactic is cutting 1200 from headquarters staff of 5500.    Here is the analysis in the Atlantic-Constitution.

"Nimble" and Other Buzzwords Which Make Us Seem 20th Century

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Back in pre-digital times, corporate folk would use the buzzword "nimble." " It was intended as shorthand to indicate needed flexibility. Post-Chrysler turnaround by the Lee Iacocca team, the company was warned to remain "nimble."

News Corp Quarlerly Earnings Increase - Trump's Attack on Fake News Increases Readership

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Media genius Rupert Murdoch might not have made a mistake after all in purchasing Dow Jones. That includes The Wall Street Journal. As rival financial news outfit Reuters reports, News Corp produced quarterly revenue which surpassed analysts' expectations.

Oreo - Forever Branding (4 lessons)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Oreo has become the forever brand. Its latest brand moves, reports USA Today , have been: Introduce, in a big way, a new flavor. That's Firework Oreo. Inside are PopRocks in Crème. Launch a contest, worth $500,000 in prize money, for us to come up with the next Oreo flavor.

Maple, Delivery-Only Restaurant, Folds - Niche Isn't as Easy as Delivering Pizza

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sure, we will pop for the price (and tip to driver) of having dinner delivered in the form of a pizza. But, the price can be a deal-breaker when it comes to those traditional meals. After all, we can swing by Wendy's on the way home from work to bring home a meal. Lots less expensive.

"Gillmor Gang," Iconic Tech Web Show, Focuses on Politics

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's come to this: Famous for its analysis of tech trends, the "Gillmor Gang" sorted out politics last Friday. One conclusion it came to was that the power of Trumpism could be neutralized by competition.

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Mother's Day 2017 - Austintown, OH Public Library Closed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's what I thought when I saw the signs on the Austintown, Ohio public library. They read: Closed Sunday, May 14th, 2017. That's Mother's Day. And in my experience in the world, it's not an official holiday. So, I interviewed the check-out clerk, off the record.

Drudge Report - Is It Pulling Machiavellian Move to Make Trump Look Like Clown?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Drudge Report headlines that in the NBC interview, Lester Holt interrupts U.S. president Donald Trump 9 times in 3 minutes. The media clip Drudge links to also notes that Holt spoke over the president. Matt Drudge has been hot, cold and cool toward Trump.

Dog Bakery, Richmond, VA - Marketing Guru (help wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Part- time. Here are details and how to apply. careers

Ben Ferencz - Hero at Nuremberg, Hero of Our Pessimistic Times

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The latest media outlet to champion Ben Ferencz is Abovethelaw.com (ATL ). Lawyer-journalist at ATL, Kathryn Rubino salutes what fellow lawyer Ferencz accomplished before he was age 30. That was overseeing the conviction of 22 SS officers at the Nuremberg trials.

Bonanza for Pop Culture - Exploring Legalities & Trump Administration

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The legality of the Trump Administration's moves is on everyone's minds. Especially those preparing to practice law. Yeshiva University's Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law developed a 10-week course exploring the issues involved.

America's Founding Fathers - Way Too Human

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The originalists are convinced that the U.S. Constitution should be interpreted according to the mindsets of the Founding Fathers. Those originalists range from the late U.S. Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia to Clarence Thomas.

Comey's Replacement - Silicon Valley Should Be in High Angst

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When he was F.B.I. director, James Comey and leaders in Silicon Valley had their run-ins about surveillance power. Here Recode presents the details. So, it makes common sense to assume that the tech community is thinking "good riddance" now that Comey has been fired by Donald Trump.

Drudge Report Links to NYT Coverage of Trump Firing of F.B.I. Director James Comey

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

By linking to liberal The New York Times coverage of the James Comey firing, the conservative Drudge Report tips its hand. That is, it probably is as unhinged by this stunner as we the public have been. This was the third firing by the new president in a short time.

Pushing Back - You Gotta Be in Position of Strength, Like Business Schools

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Business schools, at least those with influential brandnames, are back in a position of strength. The MBA degrees is valued again. So, the deans and research faculty at those institutions of learning can take the risk of pushing back on those media outlets which rank them.