Sat.Jan 09, 2016 - Fri.Jan 15, 2016

Meeting Report: Success Secrets for Small Businesses

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Past NSA Northern California Chapter President Rick Gilbert presented ‘Mind-Blowing Success Secrets for Small Businesses’ at the Saturday Chapter meeting.

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Powerful “Stories of Unlimited”

Manner of Speaking

This morning, I was rereading the chapter on storytelling in one of my favourite books, Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Health. (To To see the seven-part series that I wrote on the book, you can find all the posts here.) Our … Continue reading → Making it Stick Stories and Storytelling All Marketers Are Liars: The Power of Telling Authentic Stories in a Low-Trust World Made to Stick public speaking Stories of Unlimited storytelling Western Sydney University

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Illuminating the Public Speaking Skills of Susan B Anthony

Speaking Freely

Rashid Kapadia, a former student and now my great friend, is an evangelist for public speaking. Rashid is an avid reader who is masterful at drawing out public speaking and presentation lessons from all kinds of books. His latest blog post brilliantly recalls how Susan B.

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Famous Speech Friday: Chai Jing's "Under the Dome" Documentary

The Eloquent Woman

The video debuted on Chinese websites on February 28, 2015. A week later, more than 200 million Chinese--about a third of the country's online population--had watched it. On March 6, 2015, official censors ordered the video removed from all Chinese sites.

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Meeting Report: Systems for Professional Speakers

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Colorado-based customer satisfaction expert Ruby Newell-Legner, CSP — the current President of the National Speakers Association — was the featured presenter at Saturday’s NSA Northern California Chapter meeting.

A Lesson from David Bowie’s Final Album

Manner of Speaking

Participation is a fundamental aspect of my workshops with corporations and organizations. If you are going to attend my workshops, you are going to speak. Often. There is no escape. I also get people to participate in the lectures that … Continue reading → Motivation Blackstar courage David Bowie Lazarus public speaking Steve Jobs

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How will you conciously improve your presentations this year?

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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Wal-Mart Has To Blow Itself Up

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Wal-Mart could eventually go the way of Staples. At one time they were both category leaders. Now they are shuttering stores. For Wal-Mart, that will number 154. It's not that retail is dead. Sure, we know online retail is doing quite well. But even brick and mortar retail can thrive.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 217) – Walt Disney

Manner of Speaking

“Why worry? If you’ve done the very best you can, worrying won’t make it better.” — Walt DisneyFiled under: Quotes for Public Speakers. Quotes for Public Speakers Confidence public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Walt Disney

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Query letter: sell your article ideas

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

In this 10-minute video, Paul Lima discusses how to sell your article ideas to newspaper and magazine editors using the query letter. He looks at how to structure and write query letters to pitch your article ideas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCt1I20Bdyc v=uCt1I20Bdyc

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Talk About the Talk: Connie Trimble, MD, on kicking cancer's butt

The Eloquent Woman

(Editor's note: In this series, Talk About the Talk , I'm asking speakers I've worked with to share their perspectives about giving big or important talks.

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Glassdoor - Becoming Metric For Measuring Organizational Leadership

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

To assess Yahoo leader, Marissa Mayer, BusinessInsider's Eugene Kim went to Glassdoor. He did a keyword analysis of  2,200 employee reviews. Then Kim connected the dots. Verdict: Employees like Yahoo and their smart colleagues. But essentially they are fed up with the leadership.

5 Presentation Skills Every Entrepreneur Needs

SketchBubble

Being an entrepreneur is not just about being your own boss; it’s about believing in your product or service to the extent that you are able to convince buyers you have the right solution for them.

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3 Sure-Fire Ways to Solve Pain Points in Your Business

Speaker Launcher

Many of us often think about our client and audience pain points, but don’t set aside much time to work on and solve our own business problems. We get busy handling inquiries, developing speeches, writing, talking to clients – it is hard to make time for this. Guess what? Without setting time aside to work […]. The post 3 Sure-Fire Ways to Solve Pain Points in Your Business appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Risk and Reward in Performance

Humor Power

Memorable moments are often a result of preparation, confidence, and taking a risk. In this video clip, Johnny Carson takes a chance by bringing audience member David Tolley on stage to play the piano. Having had a cancellation of a scheduled pianist, The Tonight Show decided to bring up an audience volunteer who said he played the piano. And play he did.

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The Wonderful Trump Marketing Machine - Free Viewing Of "13 Hours"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If Donald Trump doesn't become next U.S. President, he can get a position teaching marketing at Harvard Business School. His latest tactic in the War on Hillary is renting a theatre in Iowa. There he is offering a free viewing of the film critical of Hillary.

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Those Drug Experiments - May Not Be Way To Pay The Bills

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

College students and sundry down and out have been able to get by for decades by participating in drug experiments. Live near a prestigious research university complex like Yale, fit the criteria, and there can be hundreds of dollars to earn for each stint.

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Uber Gets Spanked By CPUC - No Big Deal

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One way to define a powerhouse enterprise is how easily it can pay fines and then just go about its business. Because it had dragged its heels on providing the California Public Utilities Commission data on accessible cars, Uber is being fined $7.6 million.

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Packing Heat - Maybe Donald Trump Is Right

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If everyone knew that everyone else was packing heat, there probably would be less violence. Also, we might start treating each other with more respect. Donald Trump may be on to something big in advocating universal arming. The men I know who have guns do receive a certain deference.

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Millennials & Gen Zers - 71% Of You Don't Have A Will

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This may be a shock, Millennials and Gen Zers, but you are going to die. Just like us Baby Boomers.

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"Young Journalist" Sought In Craigslist Help-Wanted - Hey, EEOC, Track This Poster Down

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

An investor pro posts on Craigslist a help-wanted for a "young journalist." " That is blatant age discrimination. This financial expert could have not run into trouble if the post read "Recent graduate." " Someone could have enrolled in journalism school at age 80.

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Boston Gets General Electric And 800 Jobs - Cities Are Cool, Suburbs Are Yesterday

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One driver for General Electric to search for an alternative to its suburban Connecticut headquarters has been the cool of cities. Employees like hanging out in them. Also, cities symbolize things happen. In summer it will begin relocating to Boston. The city offered it $145 million in incentives.

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Fox News - Owner Rupert Murdoch More Visible, Employee Roger Ailes Less Visible (sources report)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This could be the beginning of the end of the Roger Ailes era at Fox News. In New York Magazine , Gabriel Sherman reports that owner, Rupert Murdoch, has become more visible at Fox and his subordinate, Roger Ailes, less so.

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Pre-Valentine Fun - Rupert Murdoch/Jerry Hall Engagement

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At age 84, media tycoon, Rupert Murdoch ,  is getting hitched again. His future wife will be former galpal of Mick Jagger, Jerry Hall, age 59. This is a nice kickoff to the Valentine season of love.

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Drudge Report - It Will Be A Lot Less Fun If Hillary Clinton Fades Away

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Liberal Hillary Clinton has been a major entertainment prop on the conservative Drudge Report. The digital tabloid has especially made good use of unflattering photos of her. They captured aspects of her as everything from very old to very mean-looking. That could end.

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Repurposing - That Isn't Working Out So Hot

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The smart crowd in digital hammered that we ordinary players should be repurposing everything. If The New York Times mentioned us or we published an opinion-editorials on Abovethelaw.com, then we should leverage the heck out of those.

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Hillary, Jeb, Jack - Not Death Of Dynasties In America, Only A Pause

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Hillary Clinton is losing her lead in the polls to Bernie Sanders. Actually, in New Hampshire, she's taking a shellacking. Bill is an gaunt old man. Chelsea doesn't seem to have the old-line drive of her parents. So, that could be the end in America of Clinton Inc. or the Clinton Dynasty.

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Change - Is Barack Obama Behind The Curve On That One?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's all the same meme: Nothing stays the same. That was what Barack Obama hammered tonight in his State of the Union address and what we Buddhists hammered at the temple, after we meditated. Only he called it "change," We called it "impermanence."

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Feeling Sorry For Hillary - Donald Trump Leverages Tactic From Era Of Civility

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The genius of Donald Trump is how he can mix new and old attention-getting tactics. Among the new ones has been the ease with which this one-percenter can position and package himself as a populist. It mirrors the tireless persona shaped by Jimmy Stewart in "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington."

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Phone-Free = The New Cool

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Silicon Valley player, Steve Hilton, is part of the new cool. It's being phone-free. That includes any kind of phone. He explains this state of being in The Guardian. The phone-free meme could dominate 2016. Even a Baby Boomer like myself has felt the pull force.

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New Republic To Be Sold, Once Again - Chris Hughes Discussed Matter On Medium

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The New Republic, which Chris Hughes purchased in 2012, is up for sales again. That's no surprise. It has been a turmoil-ridden publication for a long time. And an odd fit in the world of quick-takes like BusinessInsider and Gawker.

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Arbitration Clauses - How To Push Back

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For a while, the public relations industry had been doing a superior job positioning and packaging arbitration as a cost-effective, fair alternative to litigation.

2016 56

Student Loans CAN Be Discharged In Bankruptcy - Again, Conventional Wisdom Is Wrong

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The dirty little secret lenders don't want you to know is that student loans can be discharged in a bankruptcy. No, it's not easy but it's possible. About 40% of those who try get all or part of student loan debt tossed.

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David Bowie - He Brought Music From Zero To One

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

David Bowie had been in the front lines of the golden age of music. Like the Beatles, Bob Dylan, and Cat Stevens, he brought sound and lyrics from zero to one, as venture capitalist, Peter Thiel, would put it. We Baby Boomers lived in that world.

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Michael Bloomberg - Hillary, Donald Could Be In For The Run Of Their Political Lives

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Campaign 2016 might get a lot more interesting. Former mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, has commissioned a poll. It will tell him where he stands in terms of Hillary and Donald. If Bloomberg enters the race, the current dynamics would be blown into a trillion pieces.

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Arrogance - Over Like Kodak, BigLaw

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Institutions whose ethos is arrogance are having the worst time of it in this era of disruption. That's because their haughty attitude insulates them from input. They drift from reality. One of those sectors is BigLaw.

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Playboy Mansion For Sale - Could Be Tourist Attraction For Pre-Pill Era

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Finally, the symbol of how it used to be pre-Pill is on the way to over. The Playboy Mansion in California is up for sale. The asking price is $200 million. The Mansion could be rebranded as a tourist attraction.

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