Sat.May 16, 2015 - Fri.May 22, 2015

Speech Coaching to Simplify Your Job & Electrify Your Executives with Patricia Fripp

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable hosted Patricia Fripp for a webinar on ‘Speech Coaching to Simplify Your Job & Electrify Your Executives’ A full video recording of the event is available. Please ignore the terrible delay on my video which makes it seem as if I’m heavily medicated – there is no delay on Ms. […]. Public Speaking Speechwriting FrippVT Patricia Fripp

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Vocal Impact Tip: How to make them choose you over email

Kate's Voice

It’s tough to be heard on conference calls especially when so many people are doing other things besides paying attention to your brilliant ideas. Check this out: 82% of people are likely to do something unrelated while on a conference call such as email or even chasing their dog down the street.

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Testing

The Communication Blog

Here is a little piece that I wrote for a local newspaper--the Blue Stone Press (May 15, 2015)--in response to an article on parents opting out of testing for their children. It was published as a Guest Analyst Opinion. It’s sad that so many parents are opting out of the current testing, as Jillian Nadiak noted in BSP (May 1, 2015). It’s also a big mistake.

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What Happens When the Win Anyway Guy Loses? Part I

Speak and Deliver

Yesterday was a unique day for me, in terms of competing in Toastmasters at the District Conference Level. I had qualified to represent my Division in both Table Topics (Impromptu Speaking) and the International Speech Contest.

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The Key to story structure in two words: Therefore & But

Presentation Zen

There are a ton of storytelling-related books and websites in the cosmos. And there is no shortage of people giving story advice and tips. Much of the advice is helpful, but the enormous volume of information related to writing or telling better stories can be overwhelming.

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Chelsea Clinton, et al. - Why First Daughter Take It On The Chin

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Chelsea Clinton is so unpleasant to colleagues, she's causing high turnover at the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, sources says." " - Richard Johnson, "Chelsea sends Clinton Foundation staff running," in the New York Post, May 18, 2015. Here is the article.

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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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Norm Macdonald: A profile of authenticity on stage

Presentation Zen

Last Friday, viewers of David Letterman's Late Show witnessed one of the finest, heartfelt monologues ever on American late-night TV, by an emotional Norm Macdonald. A few years ago, I wrote a piece called We don't seek your perfection, only your authenticity , featuring a TED talk by Brene Brown.

2015 98

"Mad Men" Characters - I Will Miss Lane Pryce The Most

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tonight is it for "Mad Men." " But I started my mourning when Lane Pryce committed suicide. I had such high hopes that he could overcome his rigid background and tyrannical father and find a self he could love and live with.

2015 68

Famous Speech Friday: Melissa Rivers's Tribute to Joan Rivers

The Eloquent Woman

It was three months after comedian Joan Rivers' death before her daughter Melissa Rivers made her first public speech about her mother.

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Tips for Preparing a Short Presentation

SketchBubble

Former U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt once said: “Be sincere; be brief; be seated.” This is excellent advice for a speaker, especially one who is giving a short presentation.

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Creativity Exercise

Humor Power

Loren Ekroth, Dr Conversation (Better Conversations EZine ), shared a play- on-words joke which he created from the word Hinterland. While talking to a friend who was performing a one-woman show at a local church, he realized that although she was was not playing on Broadway. ”She was performing Hintertainment.” ” I started me thinking about the play-on-words creative process. We start by defining the key word.

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Underemployed Writers: Do A Ted Levitt, Asking "What Business Are We Really In?"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The economy was becoming global and driven by computers. Both corporations and those employed by them were becoming unhinged. With just the right timing, Harvard Business School professor, Ted Levitt, came out with his breakthrough essay.

2015 68

Talk About the Talk: Lisa Lamkins at the Align health quality summit

The Eloquent Woman

(Editor's note: In this new series, Talk About the Talk, I'm asking speakers I've worked with to share their perspectives about giving big or important talks. Lisa K.

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The New Bohemians (Part 4) - Why We Mourn Vanishing World of Alt-Weeklies

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Earlier this year, another alt-weekly died: the San Francisco Bay Guardian. The New Bohemians are still mourning. We had already lost our anchors in too many metro areas such as New Haven, Connecticut.

2015 68

Roman Catholicism - Brand Charisma Can't Save In America

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" the Catholic Church is in a demographic free-fall." " - Patricia Miller, Salon.com, May 21, 2015. Here is the article. Sure, Pope Francis is an influential thought leader.

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"The View" - Put It Out Of Its Misery

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Eighteen years after Barbara Walters pioneered a new talk show format, The View has fallen victim to backstage bickering and executive drama at ABC. Can it bounce back?" " - Suzanna Andrews, " The View's Epic Fight for Survival," in Vanity Fair, May 2015.

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Social Media - Stop Being Scared Of The Big Bad Wolf

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Thought leader X has 100,000 followers on Twitter. You have 12,000. A lot more comments come into that thought leader's blog than yours and there are many more likes on X's Facebook page.    Twice weekly, X posts articles on LinkedIn's Influencers section.

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Internet Marketing Company Student Experts Offering $20 for 1000 Words - It's Come To This

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Okay, internet marketing company Student Experts is based in Tucson, Arizona, not the Big Apple. But still, for copywriting, not straight editorial, $20 for 1000 words still seems quite insulting to content providers. The help-wanted in Craigslist reads: "Student Experts.

2015 65

Dave Letterman, Et Al. - Post-Fame, How Not To Be A Pest

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No one expects David Letterman to disappear out of the spotlight. That's just too damn hard. Maybe it's downright impossible to become invisible after a big-time career. After leaving the U.S. Supreme Court, Sandra Day O'Connor found myriad ways to stay on the radar.

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"The Real Life M.B.A." - Do The Math

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Jack Welch's "The Real Life M.B.A." " is at 1,329 on Amazon.com. It was published several weeks ago. The movement of the ranking has been downward. Peter Thiel's "Zero to One" is at 229. It was published in September 2014.

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Staples - Lost Brand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

During Q1, Staples continued its decline. As  The Wall Street Journal  reports: "Staples Inc.

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Happy Rockefeller - She Dared To Be Ahead Of Her Time

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The year was 1963. I entered all-women's college, Seton Hill , Greensburg, Pennsylvania. The many many rules included wearing a hat when going into town. One upper classmate wore a navy man's cap downtown.

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"Mad Men" - Maybe There Isn't More To Life Than Work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We have a hunch that Don Draper finds that he is his work. And that's okay with him. He might have produced the most brilliant part of it. That will be what will become the iconic commercial about wishing to be able to give the world a Coke.

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Verizon - Likely It Doesn't Want To Morph Into A Media Company

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" there is a fair deal of skepticism that the phone company [Verizon] really wants to run a network of online publications. James McQuivey, an analyst at Forrester Research, was among those speculating that Verizon plans to sell the Huffington Post."

2015 65

Those Gourmet Cupcakes - Fads Versus Sustainable Niches

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Gourmet cupcakes were a fad. Obviously. They were cool to serve at your friend's birthday party instead of the usual sheet cake. Lots of photos could be taken, particularly if there was an assortment among the cupcakes.

2015 65

Jake Sullivan Opined NYT Reporter, Eric Schmitt, Was Pain In The A__S

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton personal email account. contain several interesting glimpses of her team's interactions with the media."

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George Stephanopoulos - More Trouble For Hillary Clinton Brand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Whether George Stephanopoulos' career will survive is not the issue in the controversy over his undisclosed $75,000 donation to the Clinton Foundation. What is the issue is that this has generated more controversy for the Hillary Clinton brand.

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