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How to handle public speaking nerves

Manner of Speaking

On 3 June 2017, professional rock climber Alex Honnold accomplished something that few people thought could be done. He climbed the 3,000-foot granite wall of Yosemite Park’s famous El Capitan, the vertical wall in the photo above. Alone.

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Layer images and shapes for stunning slides

PowerPoint Tips

A simple way to create stunning slides is to layer an image, a shape, and text placeholders. Here are 2 examples: Here are the steps to create these slides: 1. Enter your text. Use the Title and Content layout. You can right-click any blank area and choose Layout>Title and Content.

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Power of the Pre-Read: Make Mighty Recommendations Through Story

Duarte Blog

Recently, a participant in one of our workshops asked me how to handle a situation where she sends a pre-read deck, then has to present it to people who have (presumably) already seen her deck. I was in a rush and gave an okay, but not fantastic answer. It has been haunting me ever since. [.]

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Crafting the Perfect Promise Statement for Marketing Your Speaking Business

Speaker Launcher

The Promise Statement. Those of you in my community know that I talk about the importance of a perfect promise statement often. It is, after all, essential for effectively marketing your speaking business and getting people to understand exactly who you are and what you’ll deliver.

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3 Habits That Will Take Your Presentation Skills to the Next Level

Presentation Guru

There are lots of articles on here that will help you build a strong foundation as a public speaker: articles to help you create a strong story , articles to help you build professional and engaging visual aids , and articles to help you connect with your audience as you speak.

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Class of 2019, et al. - The End (of the recovery) Could Be Near

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It is a bit after 1 PM New York Time. So, yes, the DOW has time to bounce back. But, right now it has dropped more than 350 points.

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How Your Speaking Style Can Enhance Your Personal Brand

SketchBubble

In today’s ever-changing and increasingly-competitive business landscape, it’s no longer enough to define your company’s brand, you’ve got to also develop your own personal brand.

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How to Build a Massive Social Following in 30 Days With Brendan Kane

Speaker Launcher

On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast we are discussing how to gain followers on social media. Joining us today is Brendan Kane, author of One Million Followers, How I Built a Massive Social Following in 30 Days. He’s here to share his framework for leveraging digital platforms to grow your brand quickly and […]. The post How to Build a Massive Social Following in 30 Days With Brendan Kane appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Sydney Aiello, Parkland Massacre Survivor, Commits Suicide

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the massacre on February 14, 2018, Sydney Aiello lost her best friend Meadow Pollack. Since then, she had had a difficult emotional time. Focusing on her college studies had not been easy. Recently she had been diagnosed with a post traumatic stress disorder.

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They want a proposal. Now what?

SpeakerSue Says...

“Send me a proposal,” they say. Why do they want you to send information? So they can see space, rates, dates? Sure that is part of it. But high achievers know it isn’t just about the stuff/product/features or even the price you have they may want. Because most of all – it’s about your true value proposition – the proposal is about providing comfort and confidence that you understand their needs.

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Even Pre-Lordstown Collapse, Youngstown Metro Area Among Cities With Population Decline

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If so many folks are heading out, maybe, you start thinking, you better join them. Hey, get estimates for hiring a moving company. USA Today reports that the Youngstown, Ohio Metro area is among the U.S. cities losing population. The exact number is more than a 4% drop.

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Disney + 21st Century Fox = (potentially) 4,000 Layoffs, High Risk of Failure

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Mergers create redundancies. That's why employees fear them. The new entity doesn't need two legal departments or two investor relations units.    According to Deadline Hollywood , the deal that brings together Disney and 21st Century Fox could result in 4,000 layoffs. 

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Disney Deal Closes Today, Lachlan Murdoch Era Kicks Off at Fox (and it could end with the sale of the network)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today Disney closes the deal. It is purchasing, for $71.3 billion, 21st Century Fox assets. And, according to Gabriel Sherman's analysis in Vanity Fair , that means the Lachlan Murdoch era hicks off at Fox News.

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Natalie Morales Reportedly Out at NBC "Access Hollywood" - But It Doesn't Seem to be Age Bias

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Access Hollywood" lost its way after Billy Bush had been forced out. And, according to sources, his replacement Natalie Morales didn't help it find a fresh direction. So, Daily Mail reports that it has solid information that she is out at the NBC production.

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English Majors - It's Come to This

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Both analysis and content creation are hard work. Yet, BookRags.com offers seeming peanuts ($400 to $450) for putting together study guides for literature. Here is its help-wanted on the Boston, MA section of Craigslist - Sites.    Think about it.

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Alan Krueger - Suicide Always Baffling, Bypasses Survival Instinct

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The world again mourns a high achiever who committed suicide. Members of the media as well as U.S. leaders such as former president Obama salute the accomplishments of Princeton University economist Alan Krueger. Here are just some of them. 

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College Admissions Scandal as Tipping Point - Very Rich/Merely Privileged Targeted

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now we know - that is, the full extent of how the very rich game so many systems, including catapulting their offspring into elite schools.    In Vanity Fair , William Cohan documents the ethos of the 1% and the few tiers under them. The mindset is entitlement.

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Stock Market Rally - All In For FIRE (financial independence, retire early)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Stocks and commodities are on the verge of rallying to highs that have eluded them during recent upswings, a breakthrough … likely [to] fuel further gains." 

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As American Dream of Home Ownership Fades, Landlord Nation Hardened

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It might have seemed a sign of financial smarts to opt out of the American Dream of home ownership. Those who had done their research opted into renting.    The ugly consequence was the creation of Landlord Nation. Those owning property knew they had the upper hand.

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We All (have to) Go to College - Blame the GI Bill

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Did the GI bill of 1944 kick off the current obsession with "getting into college?" " That well-intentioned federal initiative made it possible for ordinary people in America to obtain degrees in higher education.

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The Sins of the Parents - Chelsea Clinton as Scapegoat

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

First, Bill Clinton rubbed a lot of people the wrong way. The return of Monica Lewinsky to the media resurrected memories of The Intern, The Starr Report, and The Impeachment. Hillary Clinton has never been a masterful politico.

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Labeling Behavior as "Addictions" and Putting in So Much Hope in Recovery - Are We Barking Up the Wrong Tree?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This evening, for a second time in a short time I attended a wake. It was for a human being who was supposedly making great strides in the recovery from what was diagnosed and treated as "drug addiction." " But, obviously she wasn't crushing recovery. She had died of an overdose.

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Is It Ross of Smart Franchise Solutions Or It Is the Market for Content Providers?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Let's cut to the chase. Ross of Smart Franchise Solutions posted a help-wanted on the Boston section of Craigslist. He is offering $500 for a 50 page e-book on how current or former corporate types can make the transition to operating a franchise.

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The "Right" Summer Camp - Helicopter Parents Also Cheating to Have Offspring Admitted

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Getting into the "right" summer camp has become as competitive as landing a seat in an elite college. No surprise, helicopter parents are also offering bribes for that, reports MarketWatch.

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Fox News - Jeanine Pirro May Not Be a Fit in Lachlan Murdoch Era

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Lachlan Murdoch era has begun at Fox News.    So, the career of Jeanine Pirro may be over. Unlike what was encouraged in the Roger Ailes era, rabid alt-right rhetoric isn't tolerated in the Lachlan one.

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The Amazing Anna Delvey

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Anna Sorokin aka Anna Delvey may be the baby-faced version of Elizabeth Holmes, founder of Theranos.    The focus of Delvey's trial in New York is the $275,000 she allegedly managed to steal from credit card companies, banks, hotels, and travel firms.

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April 3 - Gordon Caplan, Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli Back in Court (side-by-side)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

April 3rd the national media will be in Boston. On that date, three of those swept up in the college admission sting will appear in federal court before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mary Page Kelley. They are Gordon Caplan, Lori Loughlin, and her husband Mossimo Giannulli. All three are Brandnames.

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Extreme Power of Rogue Lawyer - "Law & Order SVU"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For anyone who understands the power a Big-Time lawyer can have, tonight's episode of "Law & Order SVU" was emotionally terrifying. Defense attorney Miller has the goods on a lot of people, including at least one judge. That's his brand of Machiavellianism.

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"Station 19" - Scripting for Renewal for 3rd Season

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A contagious disease (bird flu) imported by an airplane passenger from the Middle East. That's what the EMTs and a subway car full of passengers encounter. Such dramatic scripting created the plot line for "Station 19" Thursday night.

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Mourning in America

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

America is still a nation which cannot embrace the reality that all human beings die. In fact, our beloved dogs do, too.    So, when there is a death, the normal rules of the heart get suspended. At the top of the list is that we must mourn that passing.

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Joe Biden's Old White Man Branding - Stacey Abrams Can Help Him Shake It Off

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Face it, just like those men who were on the Theranos board of directors, Joe Biden is an old white man. But that cruel branding could be crushed with Georgia politico Stacey Abrams as Biden's vice president. She's 45 years old. And she's an African American. 

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Kai Schachter, Grandson of Denise, Late Marc Rich - Wealth, Pedigree Do Not Prevent Suicide

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Kai Schachter's calling as an artist in London was being heard both there and in the U.S. His art work was being exhibited. That's progress for a 19 year old. What else he had going for him was this: He was the grandson of the wealthy, influential Denise Rich and her late husband Marc Rich.

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"Edwin Hardeman v. Monsanto" Could Be Bayer Investor Nightmare

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Edwin Hardeman v. Monsanto" is the first lawsuit to have been tried in the multidistrict litigation. The plaintiffs contend that herbicide Roundup causes non-Hodgkin lymphoma in human beings.    The parent company of Monsanto is Bayer. Here is a summary of the complaint.

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The Influencer Era - How Corporations Can Protect the Brand from Scandal

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Influencers are playing an increasingly important role in marketing. Yet, that legal territory still remains the wild west. The field is so relatively new. However, corporations recognize they better make progress fast on the learning curve.

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The "Marys" Are Finished

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Emily, Madison, Emma, Hannah, and Olivia. Right now, those are the top names for baby girls.    Likely, with the growing global clergy sexual abuse scandal in the Roman Catholic Church the name "Mary" is finished. For good. 

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The American Dream - Class Action Lawsuit Positions and Packages It as Vast Conspiracy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sure, homeowners have the option to sell their homes themselves, without any middleman - that is, the licensed real estate broker who charges a commission of about 6%. Or, they can contract with non-traditional brokers for a lower fee. But, most homeowners will go with the status quo.

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Yes, Business Players, Loyola Law School's LLX Program Can Help Keep You Out of Prison

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A breakthrough in legal education, Loyola Law School in LA has created the LLX executive program. Targeted at businesspeople, in 6 weeks, both in online and on-campus formats, it trains in everything from contracts to what to expect if threatened with a lawsuit. The cost is $1,000. 

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