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A giant leap forward in your public speaking

Manner of Speaking

There is a lot to learn about public speaking. The fact that I have been writing this blog for 10 years is testament to that. And no matter how much you learn, no matter how good you become, you will … Continue reading → The post A giant leap forward in your public speaking appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Audience Delivery audience gestures public speaking

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Speaking tips from "Serial"

Speak Schmeak

I finally got around to finishing the original season of the podcast "Serial," in which the case of convicted murder Adnan Syed is re-evaluated in detail by investigative journalist Sarah Koenig. I had listened to the first four episodes on a road trip last year, but never picked it up again.

2019 135

IBM Project Debater – will AI eliminate speechwriters?

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I caught a rebroadcast of an Intelligence Squared debate on NPR last night. Intelligence Squared is a weekly forum for balanced and intelligent debate. Their goal is to restore critical thinking, facts, reason, and civility to American public discourse. Hurray for them, although I can’t help thinking they’re p **g into the prevailing wind these days.) […]. Speechwriting Technology AI Artificial Intelligence Debating

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Communication in the Workplace

The Communication Blog

WELL-BEING WISDOM WONDER PURPOSE SLEEP SPECIAL SECTIONS COMMUNITY THRIVE TAKES // April 11, 2019 Try This Now: Stop Sending a “Gentle Reminder” A popular way to nudge a co-worker is to employ this phrase, but it misses the opportunity to be compassionately direct.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 307) – Tyrion Lannister

Manner of Speaking

“When you tear out a man’s tongue, you are not proving him a liar; you’re only telling the world that you fear what he might say.” — Tyrion Lannister, Game of Thrones. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 307) – Tyrion Lannister appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers Game of Thrones public speaking public speaking quotes quote Tyrion Lannister

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Get your free copy of Presenting for Humans before April 15

Speak Schmeak

Hey y'all! I'm giving away 100 digital copies of Presenting for Humans: Insights for Speakers on Ditching Perfection and Creating Connection ! I'm celebrating the second anniversary of publishing my first book on April 14 and I want you to have a copy! The giveaway started today and 51 copies are already gone, so if you're a Goodreads member, get over there ASAP to reserve your free digital download.

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Shame - Killed off by PR, Lawyers, Free Thinkers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Puritans imported it into America. That was shame. Back then and until fairly recently shame served as a powerful tool of social control. Men were shamed into being extreme successes. Women into maintaining great bodies. And neighbors into mowing their laws.

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How Voice of the Customer Concept Can Boost Sales and Revenue

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Many small businesses continue to grow as a result of customer satisfaction, whereas many large organizations can decline when they fail to account for the voice of their customers. The smartphone industry is quite a recent example of this.

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Speaking Business Success Strategies Part 1: The Emerging Speaker

Speaker Launcher

When you’ve been around an industry for over 30 years, like I have, it is easy to spot and empathize with people who are going through growing pains. As a professional speaker, it is a part of the journey from speaking for free to earning 6 or 7 figures.

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Les Moonves Didn't Go Wealthily into the Night

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Many recall the two exposes written by Ronan Farrow in The New Yorker. They focused on Les Moonves' alleged sexual misconduct at CBS. Eventually, Moonves was forced out of his big job heading the network. Now Variety reports that he did not wealthily into the night.

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Why offering promotions when you’re prospecting is stupid

SpeakerSue Says...

Marketing, your Director of Revenue, or maybe even your DOS came up with a “great idea.” They gave you a 25% off promotion that you can use when prospecting. Their thinking: We need business now. Yes (if you’re desperate). NO (in every other case!). When you prospect based on a discount, you devalue everything you offer. Your buyer is likely to think your prices were too high to begin, so you’re rightsizing with the “discount”.

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Woody Allen - The End

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Woody Allen, 83 years old, has had a long run. From his early slapstick films like "What's New Pussycat?" " to the sophisticated "Blue Jasmine," he managed to persuade generation after generation to pony up their money at the box office. 

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"Unintended Entrepreneur" - 40% of Us Are Already Scrambling on Our Own, Many More Will Follow

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Billionaires in tech who also changed the world made the concept of entrepreneurship heroic. Elite schools of business, which had focused on staffing up Corporate America, began offering programs for wannabe entrepreneurs.

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Forever Donating to Our Alma Maters - Flee Sally Conroy Fullman

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Even before we receive our BAs/BSs, MAs, JDs, and/or MBAs we get one message. It is: Contribute to our alma mater, forever. That directive is usually detailed. We learn, for example, how we can include the old alma mater in our estate planning. We usually do that, for years.

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Got Job Offer in San Francisco? It Better Be for More than $300k

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Currently, the market remains strong.    So, many, including the Class of 2019, have choices about what job to go after and then to accept. However, all might veer away from San Francisco. There, a family earning $300k annually lives paycheck to paycheck.

Artificial Intelligence Seems to Be Connecting the Dots

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We all know that if we search for a product or service on the internet, immediately ads for those will pop up on our Facebook page and wherever else we surf.    But, what I didn't know is that the artificial intelligence (AI) tracking us seems to have the capacity to connect the dots.

2019 56

"Good Girls" - FBI Jim Squeezes Ruby to Get Beth

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Part of the genius of "Breaking Bad" was portraying the evolution of mild-mannered high school chemistry teacher Walter White into a criminal bully. That same dynamic is going on in "Good Girls."

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If Power Becomes the Whole Game

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From his father Henry VII, Henry VIII learned that power had to be used brutally. After all, the empire was filled with the enemy within. 

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"Law & Order SVU" - Like Last Days of "Desperate Housewives," Plots Too Convoluted

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Most television series jump the shark. The producers don't pull the plug in time. That is, they don't do a Johnny Carson and exit on top of their game. That happened with "Desperate Housewives." " In its final days the plot lines become cartoonishly convoluted.

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The Wedding Invitations Have Gone Out: Billy Evans Can't Be Persuaded to Ditch Elizabeth Holmes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Elizabeth Holmes' next court date is April 22nd. If convicted of wire fraud or even if she takes a plea, she could be sentenced to hard time. Yet, she and her finance Billy Evans are moving forward with their wedding. He is the heir of the Evans hotel fortune and, at age 27, younger than Holmes. 

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"Merchants of Truth" - 55% of Amazon Reviewers for Jill Abramson's Book Give It "1" Out of "5"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A rant versus insight. In pre-publication promotions "Merchants of Truth" by Jill Abramson was positioned and packaged as breakthrough analysis of media trends.    Then came publication date in early February. 

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Skadden Arps - Recalling Fatty Arbuckle

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The charges are that Greg Craig made false statements about his work for the Ukraine. Those were to the Justice Department. He will be arraigned tomorrow. Here are more details from Law.com. Those are newsworthy for several reason. One, Craig is a Democrat.

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Crisis Communications: Should Jones Day Have Stayed in Its Black Box Re "Tolton et al. v. Jones Day?"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It could be a sign that Jones Day is worried about "Tolton, et al. Jones Day." " As Vivia Chen points out on Law.com , it's unusual that this black-box culture would come out and publish an extensive response on its website to the lawsuit. And that it did. Here it is.

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So This Could Have Been Our U.S. President?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here is the copy of the 36-count Grand Jury indictment against Michael Avenatti, via The Recorder. Need affordable help strategically planning and putting together content? That ranges from blog posts and e-books to planning/scripting podcasts and creating traditional speeches.

2019 52

Was This a Love Story Which Could Only Have Tragic Ending in America? Irwin & Alexandria Jacobs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Is this Shakespearean? Irwin Jacobs, law enforcement believes, murdered his wife Alexandria. She had been wheelchair bound for about a year and her mind was slipping into dementia. Then he murdered himself. A self-made entrepreneur, Irwin had been part owner of the Vikings.

2019 52

Julian Assange - A Lot of Folks Didn't Like John Adams Either

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's the classic on how the world (including inside the beltway) really works: "The Power Game" by Hedrick Smith.    In it, Smith explains that one source of power is likability.    Well, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is perceived to lack that.

2019 52

Like Father, Like Daughter - Kim Kardashian Follows Dad Robert into Legal Career

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Lawyers who went the traditional route - and piled up enormous student loan debt - eat your hearts out. Kim Kardashian skipped all that. She is preparing to take the bar exam and then practice law by "reading the law." 

2019 52

BigLaw Firm Morrison & Foerster - Risky Public Relations Move

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Mommy Track class action "Jane Doe, et al. Morrison & Forester" has evolved into  the must-watch legal battle. It will also bleed into the major social issues of our times. 

2019 52

I Am Not My Brother's Keeper - Leave Me Alone (I mean it)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From the get-go in "Genesis," we struggling human beings are hammered with social responsibility. The phrase "I am not my brother's keeper," for example, has a lousy connotation. The actual context comes from the story of how Cain kills his brother Abel. Abel is missing.

2019 52

Burning Bridges? Extreme Integrity? Or, Machiavellian Move? - In Exit Email Partner Steven Baik Flames the Law Firm

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As he was departing his partner position at Sidley, Steven Baik burned all bridges. He was on the way to his new position with a former client PUBG, a video game company. Baik sent an email to Sidley clients.

2019 52

Class Action Gender Discrimination Lawsuit - Jones Day Responds (finally)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Initially there was silence. On April 3rd, Sanford Heisler filed the class action gender discrimination lawsuit "Nilab Tolton v. Jones Day." " It alleges bias in compensation and promotion as well as a kind of "Animal House" culture. Here is a copy of that 107-page complaint.

2019 52

Haven't We Been Here Before? - Married Prince William Rumored to Have Had Rolls in the Hay with Rose Hanbury

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Usually what has been dished about The Royals since the third generation got into the act has been tame. Actually, we yawn when we read Vanity Fair's updates about The Bump and if it's make-believe.

2019 52

Biggest Threat to Higher Ed: Apple, Airbnb, Facebook, Oracle, et al. Not Requiring Degrees for Well-Paying Jobs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From brand director to manufacturing technician - you can apply for those well-paying jobs without a four-year degree. In fact, some hired by Apple, Airbnb, Facebook, Oracle, et al. for those kinds of positions do not even have high school diplomas.

2019 52

The University and Student Suicide

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On March 7th, cycling Olympic hopeful Kelly Catlin committed suicide. The method was noxious gas. At the time, she was a graduate student at Stanford. She was also training for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.    Not long before that she had made an unsuccessful attempt, also with noxious gas.

2019 52

Drawback of Fame

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss sued their former business partner Todd Steinberg for defamation. The underlying beef was that Steinberg contended the two backed out of investing $500k in app Eaze which delivers pot. 

2019 52

Gordon Caplan's Plea Agreement - But, Legally It's Not a Done Deal

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yesterday, pleas were all the news. The subject was AdmissionsGate. And, former Willkie Farr co-chairman Gordon Caplan was among those locking in an agreement. Here is a copy of "United States v. Gordon Caplan.

2019 52

Remembering Lynette Scavo from "Desperate Housewives" (and how similar her situation was to Beth's in "Good Girls"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Lock her up. That might be the feeling of many toward once-loved actress Felicity Huffman who played the role of Lynette Scavo in "Desperate Housewives." 

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