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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 304) – Keanu Reeves

Manner of Speaking

“The simple act of paying attention can take you a long way.” ” — Keanu Reeves Photo courtesy of Marybel Le Pape. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 304) – Keanu Reeves appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers focus Keanu Reeves public speaking quotes quote

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Learning is not a one-way street

Speak Schmeak

I frequently hear colleagues and friends complain about all the money they’ve spent on coaching or training with disappointing results. Literally never have I heard someone complain about all the work and effort they put into coaching or training, with disappointing results.

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The Ins and Outs of Working with a Speakers Bureau to Build Your Speaking Business

Speaker Launcher

A common area I see many people working to build their speaking business explore is working with a speakers bureau to get more gigs. While for some, this can prove to be highly effective, it isn’t for every speaker.

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Red Cross - Very Donor Unfriendly

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

BigTime Trauma.    There was a notice in the Mahoning County/Youngstown, Ohio public library newsletter. It stated that the Red Cross would be at its Canfield branch on Thursday, February 28, 2019 to collect blood. There was no additional information.

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A Quick Guide to More Effective Animations

Presentation Guru

PowerPoint animation can be an unwieldy topic to cover, especially if you need to cover it quickly.

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Coincidence: Birthday of two very fine men, Stanley Atkinson & Paddy Ashdown

Max Atkinson

Paddy Ashdown Stanley Atkinson On 27th February every year, I always think of two special men, my father and Paddy Ashdown who shared the same birthday. Then on 24th June every year, I always think of two special women with the same birthday, my mother and Jane Ashdown.

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Confirmed by Fordham - It Did Receive Letter From Michael Cohen Not to Release Donald Trump's Grades

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Well, now we know that at least one statement Michael Cohen made to the U.S. House Oversight Committee was true. Fordham confirms that it received a letter from Cohen (as well as a call from a campaign worker) not to release Donald Trump's grades. That was May 2015.

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How Do You Prove Your Credibility to Your Audience?

Speak and Deliver

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Joan’s tech tips

Joan Detz Speaker Services

An occasional series of quirky tech tips for writers, speakers, teachers, entrepreneurs, execs … and pretty much anybody who has to communicate for a living (which is to say, almost all of us) This, from author Anne Lamott: “Almost anything will work better if you unplug it for a few moments … including you.” ” Consider […]. Career info Freelance Writing

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Birthday of two independent men, Stanley Atkinson & Paddy Ashdown

Max Atkinson

Stanley Atkinson Paddy Ashdown On 27th February every year, I always think of two special men, my father and Paddy Ashdown who shared the same birthday. Then on 24th June every year, I always think of two special women with the same birthday, my mother and Jane Ashdown.

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Oprah, Face It, Dieting Is Fad Business, Based on Wild Hope

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Oprah Winfrey, a big WW [previously known as Weight Watchers] shareholder and spokesperson, is in a crisis. Not only has the value of her stock in WW plunged - with help not on the way. WW chief executive officer admitted that the year has already become a failure.

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How to Handle Difficult Situations YOU Create for your Client

SpeakerSue Says...

My flight was oversold and the gate agent needed travelers to give up their seats. She started by offering $250. In the end, she upped the offer to $750. Those who got the $750 looked like they won the lottery; the $250 takers, not-so-much. And many who didn’t give up their seats were distraught….I I even heard a couple moaning about their loss of $750! A few satisfied people. Lots more unhappy. It wasn’t an easy day for the “seller” either.

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The quote of the week: from a news conference

Joan Detz Speaker Services

The quote of the week comes from Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson [speaking at the Chicago Police news conference on the arrest of Jussie Smollett]: “I just wish that the families of gun violence in this city got this much attention, because that’s who really deserves the amount of attention that we’re giving to […]. Media training Presentation skills

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WW Wellness Branding Goes Very Wrong - Branding Should Have Been Weight Loss

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

WW, previously known as Weight Watchers, can't stop its downward trajectory.    In the face of a more competitive market, its chief executive officer Mindy Grossman had changed its branding from sensible weight loss to wellness. 

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Home Ownership - American Dream Turns Nightmare, for 2nd Time in 21st Century

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Who can forget the residential real estate crash that brought those fire-sale prices around 2012? Even the most optimistic about the American Dream of home ownership were re-thinking if the financial straightjacket mortgages put you in was worth it.

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"The Good Doctor" - Shaun Murphy Learns Art of Self-Advocacy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Because he said the wrong thing in the wrong way to the parents of an infant with birth defects, Shaun Murphy got booted out of his surgical residency. The new head of surgery re-assigned him to pathology. Murphy is not happy about that. He perceives his mission as being a surgeon.

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Marketers - Headlining Your Content with a Question

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's well-known that interactive content can be very effective. Yes, involve the target market to participate in a poll, click for more information/insight, comment, like, and so on. But one tactic that isn't well know is to headline that content with a question.

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The Most Powerful Voice on the Internet - Your Own (but not a necessary one for your unique communications strategy)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Voice has been enjoying a roaring comeback. That probably kicked off with Alexa. Then, podcasting became so popular. And, yes, podcasting can be monetized.    Now you can use your voice, even on a laptop, to give commands to the Google search engine and you can get what you need.

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2 Pieces of Better News, 3 Old Trouble Spots

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The end seemed near. A whopper of a world downturn was imminent. So, we assumed two months ago. Now, reports Bloomberg , three-fourths of economists have put off the coming of the next recession to the end of 2021.

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Socialism Is New Cool - But, How Many Will Show Up For Yet Another Revolution?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Socialism is the new cool. You may not like AOC or even figure her 15 minutes are over. But her signature socialism continues to resonate in all the right circles.    However, in Boston Magazine , Anna Sims raises  the question: How many are going to show up for this revolution?

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Brick & Mortar Squirrel Hill (Pittsburgh, PA) In Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Tree of Life massacre seems so far away. The Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania seems back to normal. Yesterday when I was driving through, families were leaving Sabbath services at the temples. Shopping, dining, and people-watching were brisk on the main drag - Forbes.

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Dianne Feinstein Needs Tutorial in Human Fallibility 101

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Any former English major probably smirked when U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein verbally smacked down a greenie with "I know what I am doing." " Here in MarketWatch is the coverage of that weird incident. The great literary artists, ranging from William Shakespeare to F.

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E-Nightmare and Edward Jones

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Edward Jones brand is:  Making sense of investing. Well, first it should make sense internally of its IT infrastructure. The other night I went through a major trauma. My Edward Jones financial planner set up the e-documents for me to sign in order to set up a second Roth IRA.

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"A Million Little Things" - Now We Know Jon's Secret

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Finally, Delilah meets Barbara Morgan. It turns out that Morgan was not romantically involved with Jon but his Harvard best friend David. In fact, Morgan was pregnant with David's child. That child is the young man had bumped into.

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Dick Wolf - On and Off

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's a brilliant tactic by iconic producer David Wolf. In programming, now and then he has the characters from two series combine to work on case of one. An example had been the murders and burnings of female nurses, first in New York, then in Chicago.

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Wisdom of Low Profile

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When the wealthy land in legal trouble, in parachute the celebrity lawyers. This time the one in a legal pickle is Patriots owner Robert Kraft. He has been slapped with two counts of soliciting for pay prostitutes. His legal counsel, reports Law.com , is Jack Goldberger of West Palm Beach, Florida.

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SCOTUS' John Roberts Continues to Surprise

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Vernon Madison, on death row, has dementia. Therefore, the legal issue is can the state of Alabama execute him. The answer the U.S. Supreme Court recently gave was: Not yet, the lower court in AL has to review that decision in alignment with previous SCOTUS rulings. Here is the coverage in Law.com.

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You Are a Child, Mom Is Mentally Ill - Few Options

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Allegedly Tierra Ortega murdered her daughter Ezlynn. Then, she allegedly threw her son Jericho from a building. After that, she jumped. Both son and mother survived. This is positioned and packaged in the media - e.g. the Daily Mail - as the unique tragedy.

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Thinking of Embezzling from Employer? - Seems Like Piece of Cake

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Do businesses need more methods to pick up on fraud via fake invoices? Seems so. Again, we are hearing of an allegation that an employee at a law firm pulled off that caper. This this around it's Rocco Romeo, the Chief Technology Officer at Budd Larner.

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Avenue Axes All Writers, Contributors - New Owner Charles Cohen Doing Reimagine

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

More editorial types on the street. Avenue, owned now by Charles Cohen, has axed all the current writers and editorial contributors. The only one left standing is editor in chief Michael Gross. As the media outlet gets reimagined it will go dark this summer and relaunch in September.

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When a Fall Is Shakespearean - Do You Attempt "Suicide By Ratting Out?"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There is that old adage among tough guys:  The snitch winds up in the ditch. Well, Michael Cohen's fate for outing Donald Trump's alleged misdeeds could be a lot worse. That's what Gambino family member Giovanni predicts. Before Cohen testified today at the U.S.

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Have Carrier, Can Travel - Dogs Beat Our Regs on NYC Subway

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On that massive underground maze - the New York City subway - there is a regulation. It is that dogs brought on the trains must be contained in a carrier.    Some speculate that particular regulation was intended to discourage riders from bringing along large dogs. Whatever.

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People-Speak - Michael Cohen's Opening Statement Showcases Big Shift in Rhetoric

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Language, as we students of linguistics know, is a living, breathing entity. It is always changing. That's showcased in Michael Cohen's opening statement to the U.S. House's Oversight Committee. Here , you can read it. The testimony, although delivered in a formal setting, contains slang.

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Disbarment - Michael Cohen Has a Lot of Company

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On May 6th, Michael Cohen will report to prison to serve a three-year term.    When he is released he will have to embark on career transition. He has been disbarred in the state of New York.

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A Ted Bundy, with Side Dish of Possible Longevity: Benjamin Rauf

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Would executed serial killer Ted Bundy have become such an object of media fascination had he not been a law student?    Probably not. After all, it was while waiting trial, as a former law student that he was allowed to research his case in the law library.

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Yes, It's Come to This: Wanting to Quit All Social Media But Can't, Not Professionally, Not Socially

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Just last night I was reflecting: Can I relocate to a small U.S. town near Mexico, semi-retire, and finally quit all social media? The communications assignments will have to come from responding to help wanted, referrals from those who already know me, and word of mouth in the new location.

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