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Humour in a speech: 5 reasons you need it; 10 tips for using it

Manner of Speaking

Using humour is a great way for speakers to connect with their audiences. Victor Hugo said, “Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.” When you speak to an audience of dozens, hundreds or thousands, the effect is multiplied. THE BENEFITS OF HUMOUR. When used properly, humour is a powerful tool in any speaker’s arsenal because it has tremendous benefits: 1. Humour creates a bond with the audience. Speakers who use humour well come across as more sympathetic, more likeable.

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The CEO’s Guide to RPA: Robotic Process Automation Explained

SlideModel

Robotic process automation (RPA) is a top-of-mind agenda for companies across industries. Last year, Gartner identified robotic process automation as the fastest-growing tech segment of the enterprise software market: the software revenue grew by 63% and reached $848 in 2018. Despite the global market slowdown, RPA investments still remain a priority for most companies. So much so that by 2020, the global spending on RPA is expected to $2.4

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Make Them Laugh: How to Tell a Joke on Zoom

DeFinis Communications

From the old knock-knock jokes we used to tell as kids to stories that make light of the workplace, everyone loves a good joke. Using humor is one of the best ways to get people engaged. And when you add a friendly, “jokey” tone you let listeners know your presentation won’t be one huge bore. But even if you’re a natural joke teller and known as the office comedian, it can be a challenge to make a joke come alive on Zoom. First, your audience is often muted, especially if there is a large group.

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13 Pro Tips To Ace Your Keynote Presentations

Presentation Guru

If you are one of those 588 Apple users worldwide, own a Mac and use iPhone and iCloud; then you’re no stranger to the Apple ecosystem and its own exciting presentation software called Keynote. However, you still might not know how to use several tools that can make your presentation appealing.… … Software Visuals featured Keynote presentation Powerpoint Alternative Presentation Design Slide Design Visual Aids

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Strategic Copywriting for Email and Promotions with Sarah Anderson

Speaker Launcher

Quote: “Everything that you’re writing with your copy (even if it’s a bio) is really about your audience.” Sarah Marie Anderson How many emails do you receive in a day? How many of those do you open and actually read? On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, we welcome copywriting expert, Sarah Marie Anderson who will share some tips on how to create compelling copy that gets opened and gets results. Sarah is an […].

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5 Things You Can Do Today to Improve Your Public Speaking Skills

Duarte Blog

Every one of us wants to communicate better. Whether we’re presenting in a virtual environment, participating in a team meeting, or just talking with a friend, spouse, or stranger—we all want what we’re saying to be delivered well. Delivering well” means you’re saying what you want to say in a way that lands just right [.] continue reading. The post 5 Things You Can Do Today to Improve Your Public Speaking Skills appeared first on Duarte.

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Even The Economist Laying Off - Depression in Ad Industry Bleeds into Media Employment

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

With businesses reeling during COVID-19, they are cutting back or eliminating advertising. Consequently, the advertising industry is in freefall. That has even affected ad revenues for BigTech like Google. The depression in advertising is affecting employment in media. For example, Barron's reports that even the prestigious, in a class by itself The Economist has laid off. It has cut 90 employees.

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The Focused Hustle 5 | August 2020

Speaker Launcher

AUGUST 2020 MUST LISTEN PODCASTS Here are this month’s must-listen podcasts: PR Strategies to Book More Business With Courtney Love Gavin Taking Productive Action Now With Brian Fanzo Adding Comedy to Live and Virtual With Judy Carter Trusting Yourself and Taking Risks With Jason O. Harris LISTEN NOW THE WEALTHY SPEAKER SCHOOL There is a lot happening inside the Wealthy Speaker School this summer! In August we are focusing on copywriting secrets and more strategies […].

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How to Successfully Navigate Virtual Events

Duarte Blog

Snack carts filled with ice cream bars and doughy soft pretzels. Open-bar happy hours with signature cocktails. Mainstage keynotes, big name entertainment, live music, and—if you’re lucky—fireworks! Companies pull out all the stops to create event experiences that are energetic, engaging, and most of all memorable. But if this blog post was a soundtrack, then [.] continue reading. The post How to Successfully Navigate Virtual Events appeared first on Duarte.

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Language - Use of "Disappointment" Positions and Packages You as Sophisticated (understatement is in)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Although this is a visual era, words still function as public relations workhorses. One of those words is "disappointment." " It can damn whomever or whatever is discussed and, simultaneously, position and package the speaker as sophisticated. Yeah, wasn't it always a smart rhetorical move in upscale circles to understate. As Law.com reports, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence labeled U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts a "disappointment."

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Can’t buy me love, love: How to Win New Customers & Keep the Ones You Have

SpeakerSue Says...

Now that sales people can’t buy relationships anymore – no more expense account lunches, no more lavish (reciprocity building) simple to off-the-charts entertainment – what is the plan to gain and keep customers? Truth is some sellers always knew the business relationship was about offering the best business solution, and not-so-much about the invite to the exclusive party. But the parties were brag-worthy extravaganzas.

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Tourism Struggles to Recover

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Is wanderlust wired into the human brain? Maybe not. Instead of traveling on a vacation, some families in the U.S. are just hopping over to a pool made available on an hourly paid basis. In the desperate financial times of COVID-19, that saves them the price of a hotel room had they made the standard vacation trip. The threat to global tourism is not just fear of infection. It's also the new frugality. Not-spending has become the new cool. 

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Disney Can't Mickey Mouse With America Any More

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Mickey Mouse had a good run. But now, the ethos of happiness through paying high prices visiting Disney theme parks is collapsing. Somehow the leadership at Disney decided to open Florida's Disney World, despite all the unknowns about COVID-19. New York Magazine documents that is a bust. Few are showing up. No surprise, polls show only about 19% of those surveyed feel safe going to a theme park during the pandemic. 

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Cancel Culture: Now Oprah Is Targeted for Targeting "Whiteness" (but, who wouldn't trade whiteness for 1/1000 of Oprah's money?)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Celebrities are becoming victims of cancel culture. There has been Ellen. Now there's Oprah. The world has turned to Twitter to turn on Oprah, who is now in her 60s and worth $2.6 billion. Oprah may or may not be able to bounce back. Even before this global attack, her two-decade-old print magazine "O" had been axed. No, folks, you won't be reading inspirational platitudes any more while waiting to get your hair styled.

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Tender Mercies - In Inventory-Challenged Times, Best Buy Stocks Urgently Needed Ink Cartridge

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It happens all the time. You are working on an urgent assignment during the night. The printer sends the signal "low cartridge." " Very soon, when you press "print," blank sheets come out. So, you check the internet for opening times for office supply stores as well as chain drug stores which carry e-supplies. Mission accomplished. Tired but relieved you return to the assignment. That was then.

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Big Storms - From Genesis 6:1 - 11:32 to Isaias, So?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The New York Post is among the many media outlets warning folks that tropical storm Isaias is heading their way. Even the revered ABC Evening News with David Muir had gotten in the act last week with stark statements about the danger. That was complete with video feeds capturing giant waves banging against piers.   Storms have been with us in recorded time since Genesis 6:1 - 11:32. That was the first big one. Aside from those on Noah's ark the mortality rate was 100 percent. 

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Madame Clairevoyant Predicts Multiple Emotional Shifts for Week of August 3rd

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The planets will be busy this week of August 3rd. As New York Magazine's Madame Clairevoyant describes all that activity , what's obvious is that you have to be ready to manage the mood shifts which go with it.    For example, on Monday you will feel a surge of rebelliousness. If that's not a good fit for your space on planet earth then you will have to be figure out when to hold and when to fold. 

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Concerns about Possible Insider Trading - Edelman Represents Kodak

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Giant public relations firm Edelman has developed a brandname representing controversial people, organizational developments, and corporations. Some may recall it represented GE employee Peter Lanza whose son Adam Lanza orchestrated the Sandy Hook, Connecticut massacre and his own suicide. Currently, Edelman is representing Kodak, reports Kevin McCauley in Odwyerpr.com.

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We're Not Getting Any Younger, Climate Change Is Getting Worse - Dashed Dreams about The Forever Next

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

COVID-19 will be over. And we'll quickly shift from raw survival wherever we are to creating a new quality of life somewhere else, at a significantly lower cost. For most of the aging, relocation is a must-do to maintain financial security.    What we'll have to factor in when researching that relocation, warns Bill Gates in MarketWatch , is climate change. That didn't go away with the coming of the pandemic.

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Those COVID-19 Disputes Over Commercial Leases: There's a Law Firm for Them

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Where there is adversity there is opportunity. Law firm Baker McKenzie has leaped into that space. Bloomberg Law reports that it has launched a cross-functional practice assisting tenants and landords in commercial lease litigation and disputes. Those arose because of space which stood vacant because of COVID-19. This practice involves lawyers specializing in real estate, insurance, employment, litigation, and tax. 

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The Very Peculiar Reward System in Law Firms v Corporations, Entrepreneurship, Wall Street Investing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The law firm Quinn Emanuel request for a $185 million fee in getting the $3.7 billion payment for insurers brought to the forefront the age-old question in billing: time v value.    In corporate that would be called "getting results" or "performance." " No executives in the Fortune 100 receive bonuses for the number of hours they have worked on an initiative.

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Higher Education: Folly of (heroically) Planning to "Bring Students Back to Campus"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The news that shouldn't have been. Law.com reported that some law schools which earlier had announced for the fall in-person instruction or some hybrid of that are walking that back. Like Harvard Law School, they will do it all online. And, of course, that brings with it lawsuits if there is no discounting on the traditional tuition.

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Big Debt? Get Out of It By Returning to How You Lived as a Student

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Maybe the takeaway from Erika Kullberg's story is this: Continue living like a student long after you are no longer a student. BusinessInsider reports on Kullberg's ability to pay off $225,526 in student loan debt in 23 months. Her goal after graduating Georgetown Law School was to launch her own company. An interim stop was to work in a corporate law job which paid well.

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Puritan Brand of Capitalism Never Anticipated the Anthony Levandowski Type

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

During the sentencing of former Silicon Valley engineer Anthony Levandowski, U.S. District Judge William Alsup praised his brilliance, reports Bloomberg Law. Echoes of the Ted Bundy sentencing. That high intelligence, as with serial killer Bundy, had been misdirected. Levandowski had pilfered trade secrets from Google's Waymo and brought them along to his next employer Uber. But his plea had been to one count of downloading confidential files from Google. The criminal case was "U.S.A.

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Real Hope for the Actively Suicidal: Food and Drug Adminstration Approves Nasal Spray Spravato

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Johnson & Johnson's nasal spray Spravato for the actively suicidal. Medical Press reports that it is the first breakthrough in the treatment of clinical depression since 1987. That had been when the FDA Administration approved Eli Lilly's antidepressant Prozac.    The breakthrough is that this antidepressant acts quickly. Those from families in which there seems to be a suicide gene understand that darkness can fall fast. 

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Create Comid Video Scripts for Ads - REMOTE (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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L'Oreal USA - Did It Just Make a Big PR (and maybe legal) Mistake?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Employment-law issues keep getting more interesting in COVID-19 times. The latest, reports BusinessInsider , is if L'Oreal USA is opening itself to legal trouble down the line by currently requesting access to medical information from employees wanting to continue working from home. Organizations such as L'Oreal are in the process of bringing workers back to the physical office. Some of those employed by L'Oreal are claiming a disability to be excused from doing that.

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The Protestant Ethic Is Dangerous to Your Career: Stop Working Hard, Start Figuring Out How to Get Results

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Quinn Emanuel figures it has "earned" a $185 million fee in its legal work for health insurers who hadn't been paid by the Obama Administration. That number has been calculated on the basis of results. The law firm's work resulted in the insurers receiving $3.7 billion.    The issue involved, reports Bloomberg Law , is that in terms of hours the fee would come to Quinn Emanuel's earning $18,500 an hour. There are those who object, including litigation funders. 

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Writer for Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit - REMOTE (but based in Canada)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Details. careers

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Career Catch-22: To Land Good Job Requires Brandname, But Business No Longer Develops So Good Luck Building a Brandname

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At Paul, Weiss, Bard Karp and his team have put on their poaching hats and made the hunt their business. Most recently, four gets have come from the reputationally-challenged Boies Schiller. One of the lateral hires - Karen Dunn - is on the front lines of building Paul, Weiss' presence in Silicon Valley. There, some other law firms had been humiliated so watchers in the legal sector are following that closely.

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RVing Remains Symbol of Freedom: But Parking Overnight Got Harder

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was common knowledge: The place those in RVs could bunk overnight for free was just about any Walmart parking lot. Actually, the situation was ideal. There was plenty of space. Also security was dependable. Sweet dreams.    That was then. Now, RVers, especially the retired/semiretired who recently embraced that lifestyle, better be aware that only 58% of Walmart stores still have the welcome mat out, documents OvernightRVParking.com. That's down from 78% not so long ago.

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America No Longer Orbiting Around That Bright Sunny Day in Dallas

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

John F. Kennedy who? From the unlikely win of a young Catholic man as U.S. President to the current U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts, the Kennedy family has dominated American politics. The members of that clan have had a good run. The issue is: Is it the end of the line? Very young Joe Kennedy III has taken on aging incumbent Ed Markey. Boston Magazine, of course, has been closely following the race. In the latest coverage there is a calculation of power and influence in the endorsements.

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Beyond The White Collar: Technical Jobs in Manufacturing for Forced-Out Aging Workers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sure, you can go to court to battle age bias in the U.S. labor market. But, meanwhile, you starve. MarketWatch describes another route to take after being forced out of your job (probably because as a seasoned worker you were highly paid). It's to become employed in manufacturing. The jobs are there. Many of high-tech or just technical. They include programmer, quality control, inspector, assembler, and set up technician.    The age bias doesn't seem to be there.

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5 Must-Know Tips for Delivering High Stakes Presentation – over Zoom

SpeakerSue Says...

Let’s start with your deck. I’m starting there because if it’s filled with graphs and information highly important to you – but not your prospect – you’re dead. Is the information you’re presenting relevant to them? Again for the back row. Is the information you’re presenting relevant to them? Have you created information overload – even with relevant content? Think grab and go. What are the most important points they must grasp at a glance to move forward with your solution?

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Hero of COVID Times, OH Gov Mike DeWine Tests Positive for the Disease

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Proactive. That was Ohio Governor Mike DeWine's mindset when COVID-19 started doing its thing. As yet, it hadn't arrived as an epidemic in the Buckeye state. But in an abundance of caution, DeWine shut down the state. That wasn't popular. But it probably saved thousands of lives. Now, DeWine, reports NBC4 , released the information that he has tested positive for the virus. The test was part of protocol for meeting U.S. President Donald Trump at the Cleveland airport.

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