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Happy New Year for 2016!

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Avoiding Misquotations

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Nothing spices up a speech better than an apt quotation. Someone else’s words help to reinforce your ideas, boost your credibility and demonstrate your learning. However, delivering a misquotation quickly undermines your credibility and can make you appear foolish.

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Texas' Open Carry Law - I Don't Want To Dine Near Someone Packing Heat

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Come Jan. 1, licensed firearms owners in Texas will be able to openly carry a handgun in most places. A law signed by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott earlier this year will make Texas the most populous state in the U.S. to allow the practice, known as 'open carry.'"

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Confidence Building Exercises To Overcome A Fear of Public Speaking

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

“There is nothing good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” ” So said Hamlet in the play of the same name, written by William Shakespeare. Today, more than 400 years later, that simple assertion still holds true.

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Freelance Writer’s resolutions for the New Year

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

If you want to boost your freelance writing business in 2016 here are some resolutions you can make to help you boost your business: Create a business vision that defines who you want to be, who you want to work for and what you want to do (can do). Determine the types of documents or articles you can write based on your experience. Determine the sectors (or types of publications) you can write for based on your knowledge — education, experience, volunteer work.

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Is 2016 your public speaking "year of yes?" Advice from Shonda Rhimes

The Eloquent Woman

In this interview on NPR's Fresh Air, TV writer, producer, and show runner Shonda Rhimes explores two words and decisions that can trip up women public speakers: "yes" and "no." For many women speakers, it's a tough choice.

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Cliff Huxtable - His Legacy Is Over, As Much as Bill Cosby's

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Editorial Board of The Washington Post declares that the legacy of Bill Cosby is over. No matter how the legal matters play out, there's no more wholesome Cosby brand Americans can hold onto.

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How to Make a Good Sales Pitch

SketchBubble

Making a pitch isn’t the same as it used to be – you aren’t supposed just to throw some general information at your customer. Today, it is more of a presentation that includes a conversation with your customers. It is all about the first impression and the impact of your speech.

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Tip bonanza: Top 10 posts & guest posts on The Eloquent Woman 2015

The Eloquent Woman

In addition to publishing famous speeches by women and articles to read on women and public speaking, the core of this blog lies in the posts that share public speaking advice and insight.

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Mia & Son Farrow - They're Baaaaaaack

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Should we call it "Fading Star Syndrome?" " Not too long ago, Mia Farrow, with some help from her son and daughter, huffed and puffed and tried to blow the Woody Allen brand down. For what seemed the trillion time.

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Trying Too Hard

Humor Power

We recently reveived a good comment from Adam Floyd (wingedjoker.com). about one of the jokes in the Observational Humor — Case Study # 142. His Comment: “Correct me if I’m wrong, but ‘I’ve written eight books. No…I ate my first book. I was hungry,’ felt a little try hard. If I heard it, I would think it was random and forced.” ” Good point Adam. You’re right. As a stand-alone joke it isn’t especially clever.

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"Downton Abbey" - Back Sunday, Mary Wears Trousers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We love the Crawleys for their flaws - some tragic. In this video clip from the first episode of the final season, we meet up again with the yesterday Earl. He chastises Lady Mary, his daughter, for wearing trousers when riding a horse.

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Perilous Platitude: Get Out Of Debt

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When I was 11 years old, I borrowed $24 from my uncle who ran a series of newsstands by the subways in Jersey City, New Jersey. It was to buy into a franchise to sell Wallace Brown greeting cards and religious icons. The business did well.

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Your Own Blogs - Edge In Getting Assignments

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The debate drones on: Is blogging worth your time? After all, it's a mature medium. It's long form aka labor-intensive. And it goes head-to-head with so many other digital platforms, ranging from Twitter to LinkedIn Pulse.

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Rob Kardashian - His Diabetes Diagnosis Can Catapult U.S. Into Wellness

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  After he was rushed to the hospital in LA, Rob Kardashian received a grim diagnosis: diabetes. Now, reports Lindsey Kupfer in the New York Post , he's done a 180 in his lifestyle. That ranges from eating healthy to working. This could be the boost the wellness movement needs.

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"Micro" Square Footage In 2016 Becomes New Symbol For Cool - Over, Four- And Five-Digit Square Footage

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Apartments 265 to 350 square feet are the hot item in New York. About 60,000 have applied for those residential units at Carmel Place in Kips Bay. Here are the details from the New York Post. The buzzword for that trend is "micro." " And it's the new cool.

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Subway's Nostalgia Meme - Yet, How We Struggle In The Now

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Nostalgia has an increasingly limited appeal. Life in the now has become too challenging. That's why Everyman is at the Buddhist temple practicing mindfulness. Even the most proud parents know that those baby pictures of now highly successful Jonathan won't get too many Facebook likes.

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Olay To Return To Its Antiaging Branding

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Slow-growth P&G is returning to the roots of brand identity. Those include that the brand send a clear, simple message about what it is. One function of branding is to make it easier for consumers to select exactly what they want to buy.

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Poppy Harlow - Platform For Rest Of Us To Forgive Ourselves For Media Mishaps

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Father, help me forgive myself for my media screw-up. In an article I spelled 'Hipaa' wrong. A reader noticed it and left a comment. " Those of us who live or die by media suffer when something goes wrong.

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Those 53 Million On-Demand-Economy Workers - 86% Of Us Will Vote In 2016

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Freelancer" used to mean marginal. When I joined the on-demand-economy at the end of the 1980s, some corporate clients asked me why in the world I did that. After all, I was talented, had a great work ethic, and was still young enough to land traditional full-time work. That was then.

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The Press Release: New Kind Of Communications Workhorse In Digital Era

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Some communications professionals feel that news releases are old-fashioned and irrelevant because people are getting their news from social media, not newspapers or news broadcasts. But] Press releases are certainly not outdated or irrelevant when used to carry out PR strategies."

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North Pole Disruption - Santa Announces Hybrid Delivery Model For 2016

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The North Pole brand took a hit this holiday season: Too many late deliveries. As a result, Santa announced this morning that the firm will be implementing a hybrid distribution system. It will bundle both the traditional reindeers and drones. Reindeers will be offered buy-outs.

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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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