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Gamification can help overcome public speaking nerves

Manner of Speaking

I have written before about Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™, the board game and app that Florian Mueck and I co-created. You can read recent posts here and here. Recently, I was interviewed about the game on Dukascopy Swiss Financial … Continue reading → Nerves Dukascopy Florian Mueck gamification public speaking Rhetoric - The Public Speaking Game

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Performance Anxiety No More: How to Stop Stuttering When You Present

Duarte Blog

Recently we received a tweet from a follower of @Duarte requesting advice to help a stuttering presenter. The presenter is competent with the material,” the message said, “but gets nervous and begins to stutter on stage.”

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10 Tips for… Creating Great Visual Aids

Presentation Guru

We’ve boiled down all of our advice about visual aids into ten golden rules – follow these and you’ll always have your audience’s attention for the right reason. 1) Do the slides last.

Leveraging your Uniqueness to Book More Business with Jessica Pettitt

Speaker Launcher

As we all know, it takes a lot of hard work, patience, and perseverance if you want to make it in the speaking business. Beyond that, you also need to have a strong understanding of what sets you apart from the competition. This is why we’re talking today about how to book more business by […]. The post Leveraging your Uniqueness to Book More Business with Jessica Pettitt appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Troy Schueller - He Had Had Enough

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Troy Schueller committed suicide.    He had been principal at Coeur d'Alene high school in Idaho.    Some time before he fatally shot himself he made a public statement about the difficultly of going on living after experiencing so much trauma. Here is the media coverage.

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Master the Slide Master

Presentation Guru

You don’t need to be a professional to be able to take advantage of some of the time-saving tricks PowerPoint has to offer. I might be a self-proclaimed PowerPoint wizard, but anyone can master the really easy ways to speed up your presentation-creation time.…

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The Past Is Never the Past

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

You can read William Faulkner's "Requiem for a Nun." " And contemplate that existential reality. Or, you can take an action step and leverage yours. Read Chapter 3 of this free book  Download Over50ebookpioneersinwildwildwest.

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Steve Bannon (and Everywoman/Everyman) Needs Communications Platform

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When he was associated with Breibart, Steve Bannon was a mover and shaker. Without it, he's just another former player struggling for a comeback. The efficient way to re-enter the big time is to take over leadership of another media outlet.

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Over-50 - Your First Job Interview Over the Phone

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Your cover letter and resume did the trick. You have an interview. But it's by phone. That's your first experience with being checked out on the phone instead of in-person.    You need to know two things. One, how to present yourself well in general in a phone interview.

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In Technology We No Longer Trust (including crypto) - The Herzberg Effect

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Until the end of the human race, the name "Elaine Herzberg" will appear in discussions of technology, state regulations, and liability in personal injury.

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The Apology - The World Has Moved Beyond that Interim Measure

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" My child, it's not enough that you apologize for your sins. You must tell me how you will change.' ' The world of business had once been a closed system. The lawyers and the public relations professionals created walls of non-response.

Sundays - Ethnic Men Washing and Waxing their Cars

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Mark Misercola is 12 years younger than I. He grew up in Buffalo, New York. I grew up in the New York Metro area. Yet, we have identical memories of Sundays of what was for each of us "the old neighborhood."

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This CA Supreme Court Ruling Could Shut Down Your College

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

All institutions of higher education in America likely will be conducting meetings with their lawyers, mental health counselors, and chief financial officers. Those will be about the implications of the California Supreme Court ruling that colleges in that state are responsible for student safety. 

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"Criminal Minds" - Can Joe Mantegna (David Rossi) Keep It Going?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Thomas Gibson (Aaron Hotchner) and Shemar Moore (Derek Morgan) are gone. However "Criminal Minds" still made it to a 13th season. The issue is: Can it keep on going and going, just like "Law & Order SVU?" " The latter is in its 19th season.

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Facebook Fails Crisis Communications - Competitor Which Is Responsive Can Crush that Social Network

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

During the volatile 21st century, crisis communications is a mature industry.    Everyone  knows the drill. Interview school children post-shooting and they are totally media savvy. Facebook did not follow the drill.

Meredith - Laying Off 1,000 More in Next 10 Months, After Cutting 200 This Week

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The world of media has always been volatile. A new editor or a new owner comes in. So many will be forced out. Digital has upped that churn significantly. This week the big news had been that Meredith was laying off about 200. Those were mostly corporate employees based in Manhattan.

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Mark Zuckerberg - The End of that Era

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On Tech Crunch, Devin Coldewey says what a lot of us have been thinking: Facebook needs new leadership. And the first on the list to exit should be Mark Zuckerberg. Our trust in him is broken. That was reinforced when he broke the first rule of corporate crisis communications: Being there. In Person.

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"Law & Order SVU" - Beware of Mentors

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those in the know, such as organizational psychologists, have always been aware of the perils in mentoring relationships. Sure, they can be useful in opening doors and understanding how the world really works. But, in the process so many things can go wrong. In this article , Isabella Lanza, Ph.D.,

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U of Wisconsin at Stevens Point - It Can Ditch English Major, But Can It Guarantee Employability?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point is part of the state's 11-campus system. So, no, it's not a small liberal arts college in some rural area struggling to survive. Therefore, what it decides to do about what majors it will offer could have significant reach in higher education.

Power - Everyman's and Everywoman's Struggle to Matter

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There are those movers and shakers at the top. And there are the rest. The rest, it seems, have figured out they can get access to power by killing. That might have been part of the motivation of the suspected Austin bombe r.

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A Pox on Both Their Houses: Weinstein's and Boies'

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Is it karma? We know from the Ronan Farrow The New Yorker feature that Boies Schiller founder David Boies was a busy bee. In addition to doing lawyerly duties on behalf of Harvey Weinstein, he oversaw spying on the accuser of alleged sexual misconduct and on journalists covering the story.

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The Breitbart Brand - No Clear Differentiation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Players in conservative media are among the most brilliant strategically - and successful. Currently they include Drudge Report and Fox News. Breibart is no longer in that category. In October, found comScore, it had 15 million unique visitors. In February that plunged to 7.8 uniques.

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"Over-50: Pioneers in the New Wild Wild West"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

    Guiding your choices and protecting yourself during the next 10, 20, 30, 40, or 50+ years.    Download Over50PioneersinNewWildWildWest. Coaching on all aspects of aging, from careers to retirement. Complimentary consultation. Sliding scale fees.

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William Voge - It's a Different Time

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Former Chairman of BigLaw firm Latham & Watkins - William Voge - resigned. Abruptly. The reason was inappropriate sexual communications with someone not associated with the firm. Here is coverage by Joe Patrice at Abovethelaw.com.

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Brand "Harvard Dropout" Loses Much of Its Value - Mark Zuckerberg Gets Hosed by Government, Investors, Users, and Media

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The signature of tech wundkerkinds, dating way back to Bill Gates, has been:  Harvard Dropout.    The most recent to be anointed with that scared branding has been Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg. Well, like many brands, that one has been losing value. Lot of it. And fast.

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"Good Girls" - Like All Comedies, Many/Quick Reversals

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The plotting of "Good Girls" is pure genius.    Like the comedies of William Shakespeare, there are many and fast shifts in the action. As soon as it seems the three housewives turned rogue are finished, a way-out is presented. A bit of calm and celebration.

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Manhattan AG Cyrus Vance - His Brand in Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Big names in Hollywood are turning up the heat on how law enforcement dealt with allegations about Harvey Weinstein's sexual behavior in the past. Those range from Reese Witherspoon to Julianne Moore. They sent a letter to New York governor Andrew Cuomo.

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Calling in Psychic "Cleanser" - Should That Be Next for Steve Cohen's Point72?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those believing in the paranormal might have a hunch that a jinx has been placed on Steve Cohen's Point72. As yet, it hasn't attracted the five-figure billions from investors it predicted it would. Its new ethos, including a nap room, undercuts Cohen's hard-charging brand.

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All Autonomous Vehicle Brands Take Major Hit - Elaine Herzberg Fatally Struck Down by Uber Self-Driving Car

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today, Elaine Herzberg started out her day as an Everywoman pedestrian. She was heading across a street outside the formal crosswalk. That was in Tempe, Arizona, located not far from major city Phoenix. One of Uber's driverless cars struck her. In the vehicle was a human driver.

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Manhattan & Media - Meredith Cutting About 300 Time Corporate Jobs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The glam is in the old Hollywood movies. Students at elite universities longed to work there. All have the image of Manhattan as the media capital of the world.    It was. And still is.

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Facebook - No Longer Symbol of Cool Leadership

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Could Facebook go the way of Blackberry?    That slow erosion of profits, influence and finally the ability to stay alive is no longer unthinkable. On CNBC , Matt Rosoff presents exactly that scenario for the one-time model of cool leadership.

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Suicide - iGen Didn't Invent It

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Focusing on teen suicide has become the preoccupation of psychologists (e.g. Jean Twenge) and the media (more recently, the Orange County Register ). But iGen did not invent suicide among youth. It was pervasive long before smartphones, Facebook, and glut of talent in so many lines of work.

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Barbara Streisand - Saved from Sexual Harassment by a Nose

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

She didn't have one of the tiny cute noses the pretty girls had. That could have spared her sexual harassment, speculates Barbara Streisand. Here are more details. Maybe that explains why I, too, wasn't targeted.

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Drudge Poll - 77.09% of 182,207 Voters Say "Fire Mueller"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Just like the conservative Drudge Report itself, the polling on that media outlet has reach. Last night, the Drudge Report began conducting a poll if special counsel Robert Mueller should be fired.    So far, 182,207 votes have come in. Of those, 77.09% indicate: Yes, fire.

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Baby Sabrina - Hollywood Happy Ending Impossible

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Two decades ago a five-month old child - Sabrina Aisenberg - vanished from her crib in Florida. It was during the night. A neighbor told police that when he let his dog out, he heard a baby cry.

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Newspapers, Magazines, Publishing - Was There Ever Really a "Golden Age"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We are only three months into 2018. But, already, members of the liberal media have announced large layoffs. At conservative Breitbart , John Nolte gleefully lists the carnage. The media outlets already scheduling the cuts or indicating they will in the near future include: Denver Post.

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Toys 'R' Us Closing - Brutal Lesson about Need for Diverse Sales Channels

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The collapse of Toys 'R' Us is triggering havoc in the business of traditional players in the toy industry. They range from Mattel to Lego. In Fortune , Kristen Korosec describes the carnage.

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