Sat.Jan 23, 2016 - Fri.Jan 29, 2016

Stan Grant’s Speech on Racism in Australia

Manner of Speaking

Stan Grant, an indigenous Australian journalist, gave a speech in October 2015 at a debate on racism in Australia. The video of that speech has been released and it has gone viral. Several people are touting it as the Australian … Continue reading → Analysis of a Speech Australia Commoratio Epistrophe public speaking racism Stan Grant

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Getting the line spacing just right

PowerPoint Tips

I did a makeover of a slide that included a quotation from the man who discovered the circulatory system. I was SO pleased to get a public domain image of a portrait of him — considering the quote was from 1628!

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My theory about "winging it"

Speak Schmeak

Check this out: People who "wing it" are far more afraid of failure and rejection than those who prepare, although it might seem to be the opposite.

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Who Let the Frogs Out? Another 3 quick remedies for voice malfuntions

Kate's Voice

One of the most popular posts on this blog is Who Let the Frogs Out? 3 Quick Remedies for Voice Malfunctions. Maybe it’s just the catchy title, but I think the attraction has more to do with the horrible feeling you get if you open your mouth on stage and nothing comes out.

2016 139

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 220) – William Zinsser

Manner of Speaking

“Who can understand the clotted language of everyday American commerce: the memo, the corporate report, the business letter, the notice from the bank explaining its latest “simplified” statement? What member of an insurance plan can decipher the brochure explaining the … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking public speaking quotes quotes simplicity William Zinsser

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Major Law Firm Mandates Employees Not Waste Time Saying "Thank You" - New Game Your Mother Better Teach You

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The game your mother taught you might be all-wrong. At least to make it big in business today. The major law firm, Sidley Austin, has told its employees to stop wasting time sending thank-you notes via email. And if they do, make sure those thank-yous aren't routed to partners in the firm.

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Executive Speech Coach - Untitled Article

Executive Speech Coach

Presentation Tips on Twitter Presentation Skills Club on Facebook Executive Speech Coach , Business presentation tips from George Torok , the Speech Coach for Executives Executive Speech Coach & Business Presentation Skills Expert George Torok www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com.

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Famous Speech Friday: Ellen Terry's lectures on Shakespeare's women

The Eloquent Woman

One advantage of the actor is the learned ability to command a stage, something many speakers envy.

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"Preet" It Now Is - Going By One Name In Media Means You Have Made It, Big Time

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The New York Post headline refers to crime-stopper Preet Bharara as "Preet." " That does it: Now gawkers all know this prosecutor has crossed the line from being simply high profile to famous. No one can take that label away from him.

2016 56

Chevron's Q4 Loss Of 1/2 Billion - Memories When Oil Was Like Today's TechLand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Chevron is the first to come out with the bad news. As The Wall Street Journal reports, it lost half a billion dollars in Q4. Soon enough, there will be layoffs. Meanwhile, there is probably tremendous tension within this energy giant.

2016 56

12.5 Million Tuned In To Fox GOP Debate - Guess Roger Ailes' Job Safe For Now

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The universe smiled on Roger Ailes last night. The numbers for the Fox News GOP debate without Donald Trump totaled 12.5 million viewers. That probably means the aging media genius, Ailes, still has his job. And his hold on power and influence at the network he built. For now.

2016 56

Buddy Cianci Jr., Dead At Age 74 - Prototype For Donald Trump

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Mike Stanton titled his biography of Vincent "Buddy" Cianci Jr. "The Prince of Providence." " His presence dominated that small Rhode Island City where he had been mayor. And it will hover over it now that he is dead , at age 74.

2016 56

Murdoch & Sons Isolate Roger Ailes In Trump Crisis - Can PR Expert Bob Dilenschneider Save Roger?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" [Roger Ailes] has to wage a PR campaign to position the ratings, whatever they may be. The worst-case scenario is that Trump's town hall surpasses Fox in viewers and buzz." " - Gabriel Sherman, New York Magazine, January 28, 2016. Here is the article.

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Donald Trump 1, Roger Ailes 0

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Donald Trump has become way bigger than Roger Ailes. At one time, Ailes, as head of Fox News, was the Trump of the television business. Now, he's been reduced to a guy scared to death about ratings.

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Bloomberg News Not Covering Michael Bloomberg As Possible Candidate, Contends Former News Director, Kathy Kelly

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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"Iconic" - Let's Ditch That Term

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Some entities have a good run. Many then label them "iconic." " Rupert Murdoch is iconic as a media mogul. Madonna Badger, whose 3 daughters and parents died in the 2011 Stamford, Connecticut fire, is iconic for her resilience.

2016 56

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) - Magic Number Is 1,500 Words (different story in real life)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No wonder Twitter is developing a long form option. The search engine optimization (SEO) mandate has become 1,500 words. That's what help-wanted ads for digital content specify. That what editors now require, incidentally for the same fee-per-article that used to cover 1,000 words.

Nick Wiltgen At Weather Channel, Student At University Of Arizona - Suicide's Six Degrees Of Separation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At the Weather Channel in Atlanta, Georgia, Nick Wiltgen's death has been ruled a suicide. And at the University of Arizona, in Tucson, AZ, the death of a male student has also been declared a suicide. The six degrees of separation for suicide has become all too familiar.

2016 56

Donald Trump 1, Fox News 0

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Come on, who's going to invest time watching the Fox News GOP debate Thursday if Donald Trump isn't present. The ratings will be lackluster, at best. And, of course, this has very little to do with Megyn Kelly.

2016 56

Ethan Couch - Prodigal Son Returns Home

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Affluenza miscreant, Ethan Couch, has decided to return to Texas to face the music. That means he has dropped his legal defense in Mexico about constitutional rights and so on. Those legal contentions had included the fact that he had been separated from his dog when arrested in Mexico.

2016 56

The Strange Case Of Curtis Lovelace

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Former football star and current assistant state prosecutor in Adams County, Illinois, Curtis Lovelace is being tried for his wife's murder. Cory Lovelace died on Valentine's Day in 2006. In itself this delayed trial is amazing.

2016 56

The #Hashtag = Mature Tactic Requiring Compelling/Clever Reason To Use

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Recently Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) leveraged a #hashtag campaign. It put out there a petition to have the Affluenza miscreant treated as an adult by the law. The organization expected it would take them a while to collect enough signatures. That was done in a day.

2016 56

Crowdsourcing A Book - Not When There's Supposed To Be One Author (that is, one voice)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 Crowdsourcing is the new cool. So, it's predictable that those planning to publish a book will consider having it ghostwritten by several people. Some have even done that. For example, the author for a guide on social media had about 10 experts each research and ghostwrite a chapter.

2016 56

Wal-Mart - From Villain To Savior To Gone

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At the end of this month, Wal-Mart will begin shutting down 102 of its Express grocery stores. They are primarily in small towns. And in Bloomberg , Shannon Pettypiece reports the loss of that resource to those communities. For some, it's the only grocery store around.

2016 56

"Downton Abbey" - Sybil's Ghost Hovers Over

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was the late Lady Sybil who motivated Gwen to exit being a servant. Gwen has returned to Downton Abbey as a role model of upward mobility. Along with Tom Branson, she escaped what she had been born into. Tonight they both shine in this episode.

2016 56

Obits Go Political - Have Input Ahead Of Time

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Human life is a constant play out of the political process. That is, we humans are always pushing and pulling to get what we want or what we think is right. So, it should be no surprise that obits have gone political.

2016 56

Stories With Expired Shelf Lives: Abortions, Sobering Up, Learning To Lean In

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In The Washington Post, Karen Hartman tells her story of her decision to have an abortion at age 42. The experience doesn't resonate with me. Even when the U.S. Supreme Court had made abortion legal, that issue was not one I or my networks of women and men was going to struggle with.

2016 56

Jonas Was Fun, Now It's Done - Back Beyond Survival

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

During Jonas, we all reflected on the basics of survival. Even in 2016, you could get stuck in your car on a turnpike and have to wonder if you would freeze to death or go insane from the hunger and thirst. That was good for the spirit. You need that now and then.

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The Washington Post Suspends Paywall During Jonas

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Unlike The New York Times, The Washington Post has a no-hack-around paywall. As a public service during Jonas, it is suspending that paywall. Now we won't miss a detail about how Mother Nature can even have the upper hand with the movers and shakers Inside the Beltway.

Two Guys From New York: Can Michael Bloomberg Be Trump Killer?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We have heard this before: Michael Bloomberg is considering a run for the White House. But, this morning, as Jonas preoccupies New York, there are more details.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

If you want to keep up with my wide-ranging reading list about women and speaking in real time, follow The Eloquent Woman on Facebook where these links are posted all week long--or just head here on Mondays, where I summarize them all for you.

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Making room for fear: Inspiration for speakers from Elizabeth Gilbert

The Eloquent Woman

Author Elizabeth Gilbert's latest book, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear , is about bringing your creativity forward, and at first glance, it may not seem like a book for public speakers. But that would require overlooking the words "beyond fear" in the title.

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Madonna Badger Honors Her Three Daughters Lost In Fire With We Are #WomenNotObjects

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What a difference four years and one month makes. On Christmas morning of 2011, in Stamford, Connecticut, Madonna Badger lost her three young daughters and parents in a fire. After a suicide attempt, she went out west to try to heal. And that she did. Now Badger is back to work. Her ad agency is Badgers & Winters. She married long-time friend, Bill Duke. And she launched a campaign to honor her three daughters, Lily, Grace, and Sarah.

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Gawker - Will Its Wings Be Clipped By Minority Investor, Columbus Nova

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Investors get into a game for the potential returns on their investment. Therefore, they do not tolerate recklessness. Gawker's signature has been built on taking extreme risks. One was showing a video of Hulk Hogan having sex with a buddy's spouse. Soon Gawker, as defendant, will be involved in a jury trial in Florida in which Hogan, as plaintiff, requests $100 million for that invasion of privacy.