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5 Books for Public Speakers

Manner of Speaking

I am one of the co-founders of Presentation Guru, a digital magazine for public speaking professionals. This post is part of a series designed to share the great content on Presentation Guru with the Manner of Speaking community. ——— Today, there are hundreds of books about … Continue reading → Book Review Presentation Guru books Presentation public speaking

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How to…. Tell Stories in Your Presentations

Presentation Guru

In the latest in my occasional “How to…” series, we’re going to discuss how to tell stories as part of your presentation.

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How to Think on Your Feet by Speaking from a Blank State of Mind

Speaking Freely

When asked to think on your feet, many people say there is nothing in their heads to talk about. They think they are frozen. They say they are “blank.” Worse, they judge themselves negatively, and think having a blank mind is wrong. It is not wrong to be blank. I believe it is the right place […]. The post How to Think on Your Feet by Speaking from a Blank State of Mind appeared first on Read The Self-Expression Blog to Improve Speaking Skills.

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Biases in Making Choices

The Communication Blog

This is a word copy of an article that was published in Etc: A Review of General Semantics 73, October 2018, pp. 314-320. T he purpose of the article was not to propose new theories but just to put some of these cognitive biases together and apply them to choice-making. And, as usual, the insights of General Semantics make a lot of confusing things a lot clearer. Making choices is not an easy task. It regularly creates stress and regret.

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Don’t make the same mistake as Donald Trump

Manner of Speaking

You’d be forgiven if, after reading the title of this post, you asked, “Which one?” ” Don’t worry, we’re going to leave politics and policies aside, so that narrows it down, at least somewhat. Instead, I want to discuss a mistake … Continue reading → Audience Delivery Structure Donald Trump Made to Stick presentations public speaking Sales pitch

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A Presentation Isn’t Always the Right Way to Communicate

Duarte Blog

We rarely think about whether presentations are the right way to communicate; we just blindly create and deliver them. By some estimates, 350 presentations, on average, are delivered every second of every day. Unfortunately, presentations can’t be the Swiss Army knife of communication.

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What to do When your Mind Goes Blank During a Presentation

SketchBubble

Has this ever happened to you? You have a speech to give. You spend hours creating what you think is an educational and engaging presentation and rehearse it until you have it down solid.

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How to Boost Productivity using the Pomodoro Technique®

SlideModel

Digital devices have helped us master one art in particular more than all others, procrastination! Many analysts are now arguing the strain on productivity that digital devices are causing. To boost productivity and to enhance the quality of work, it might be time to go Pomodoro®.

Don’t let cold hands stop you from writing: try Voice Typing

More than PowerPoint...

Sometimes, voice typing can come in handy for really unexpected reasons! It’s October 1, and it’s freezing. My poor fingers are now cramped from typing in a cold room all morning. Google Voice Typing to the rescue!

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Marketing is Not One Size Fits All

Speaker Launcher

One of the most interesting people I’ve ever met is Ken Salyer. He’s a doctor, a craniofacial surgeon and travels the world with his foundation WorldCF helping children and changing lives. He is also a wonderful speaker whose story includes being a young surgeon in Dallas when President John F. Kennedy was brought in after being […]. The post Marketing is Not One Size Fits All appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Walmart - Acquiring Plus-Size Maker Eloqui as Aggressive Move Against Amazon

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Walmart has seen the future. And it's digital. That ranges from its click and collect grocery business to its plan to acquire digital native enterprise Eloqui. Eventually, its brick and mortar facilities could primarily be pick-up locations for what is ordered online. 

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Did the Tories pay royalties for playing ABBA?

Max Atkinson

Video & text courtesy of the Guardian CLICK ON PICTURE TO WATCH Th eresa May took the opportunity at the start of her keynote Tory conference speech to make light of some of her previous gaffes. She walked on stage to Dancing Queen by Abba, a self-deprecating reference to her dancing antics during her Africa visit in August. She then made jokes about her speech from last year's Tory conference, when she was plagued by a cough and the backdrop behind her fell apart

"Criminal Minds" - Team Chemistry Back, Even W/O Aaron Hotchner

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The new season of "Criminal Minds" kicked off last night on CBS. I had feared that without the emotionally shut down Aaron Hotchner, the long-running series would be interactionally flat.

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Multiple Sources of Income: Often Necessary, Always Wise

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When professional life was predictable, it was verboten to have any source of income from work outside the official job box. 

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Flashpoints in PR Industry - The 5 Coolest Costumes for Attending/Hosting Client Halloween Parties

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One of the time/interactional burdens of being in professional services, such as public relations, is the requirement to attend or host so many client events.

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Matt Damon's Kavanaugh Brings "SNL" Back

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It went into a slow, then much faster decline from too much Trump.    Even loyalists to the satiric network tabloid stopped tuning in.

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The World Has Been Zucked

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

During the past four months there have been three major security breaches at Facebook. The latest involved at least 50 million accounts. If the lapse in security violated FTC regulations, Facebook could find itself potentially facing trillions of dollars in damages. Shareholders beware.

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Shimron Smith - Unprotected

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Shimron Smith died at four years of age. It was in the courtyard of a Brooklyn six-story apartment building. Police found the body about 3:30 this morning.    There will be no more falling asleep with his head next to a teddy bear. No more birthday parties for him.

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The Pretzel Generation - Remembering the Cute Little Bow Ties We Baby Boomer Women Wore to Work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The women of law are speaking - through the courts. And the question is: Will they be heard? Or, will the recent filing of gender bias lawsuits by law firm partners be primarily a media event and no fundamental change be made in compensation, power, and influence? 

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A Mob Hit - Non-Ambiguous Approach to Crime and Punishment

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When did "crime" begin to have so many versions and nuances?    I recall a time, growing up in the 1950s, in socially rigid Jersey City, New Jersey, when "everyone" knew what crime was and those guilty of crimes were punished, then shunned.

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Totally Expected: Media Coverage Hammers Frederick Hopkins' Lawyer Identity

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Frederick Hopkins, suspect in the South Carolina police massacre, has not practiced law since 1984. However, as too frequently happens when a lawyer or former one is involved in a crime, it's that professional identity which is highlighted in the media.

Don McGahn, Point Man for Kavanaugh Confirmation - His Future Also in Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The cameras frequently panned on Don McGahn during Brett Kavanaugh's statement before the U.S. Senate Judiciary hearing. According to the media such as The Washington Post , McGahn, who is also head White House lawyer, has been the point man for getting Kavanaugh confirmed.

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Branding - Disruptor Role in Legal Services

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Some, such as Scott Galloway, contend search engines and Alexa are killing branding. Galloway argues that in his seminal book "The Four." " However, in legal services, an old-line branch of professional services, it may be branding which is the disruptor.

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Early Retirement, W/O Loss of Identity

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A career in professional services, be it public relations, law, or management consulting, is lived in dog years. By age 50, there might come that moment of clarity: Hey, I can afford to retire (if I downsize lifestyle) and so, why not.

2018 52

Hail, Hail, the Gang from College May All Be Here - But, Hey, Maybe They Never Liked Us

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Higher education has become almost the official religion of America. It's the safe setting, just like church, where we are told to find out future spouse, develop solid values, and have something to hang our emotional hat on forever.

2018 52

Exactly What Struggling Avon Doesn't Need: "Caroline Ruiz v. The New Avon, Raj Nath"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Distressed Avon just got hit with the worst kind of trouble for its female-empowering brand.    In federal court, former head of procurement at Avon Caroline Ruiz filed a lawsuit alleging discrimination. She is represented by Wigdor law firm.

2018 52

New York City's Silent Killer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Is there a correlation between the (over) coaching four-year-olds (and sometimes even younger) receive as test preparation or learning Mandarin and the increase in suicides?

Dick Wolf's "FBI" - Will It Be Yet Another Setback for CBS?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The standard formula for successful fictional crime television programming has been: Among the good guys are oddballs who form complex relationships with each other while catching the bad guys. On "Without a Trace," there was shut-down Jack Malone.

2018 52

LegalShield Looking for PR Agency

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

LegalShield has decided to search for a public relations agency to assist with its communications. That's what Jon Gingerich reports on Odwyer.com.    Known at one time as Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc.,

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Another Suicide at New York University - We Have Robbed That Generation of Hope, Stepped Up Career Pressures

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was about 12:05 P.M. in the East Village of New York City. Lunch time. Usually a welcome break for students at the local universities.    That's when an 18-year-old student enrolled at New York University took his life.

2018 52

The Past - PR, Lawyers, et al. Can't Shake Off Its Stink

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The misguided meme being foisted on 21st century humans is that the past can be eliminated. Yet great art, ranging from Shakespeare to William Faulkner, has always played out the theme that the past is never the past. Its stink hangs on.    Take Brett Kavanaugh.

2018 52

Amazon's Brilliant PR Initiative: But Could It Back Fire?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's a new day for Amazon branding. Like Donald Trump's presidential campaign focused on The Working Man (TWM), Amazon is positioning and packaging itself as champion of that distressed group in America. Among the woes of TWM have been stagnant wages.

2018 52

The House That Jack Built - Do You Want GE on Your Resume, Or Listed as Client?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The legal, business, and even general media outlets are obsessed with startups. That makes us forget that old-line corporations often need what is known as a "turnaround." " And, that so much depends on that.    An example is GE.

2018 52

The New Socialization: Be Authentic

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Across America, the meme in communications is  authenticity.    That has displaced old-fashioned politeness and even civility in how we human beings interact with each other. In theory. The reality is that old-line platitudes continue to dominate.

2018 52

Declining Enrollments in M.B.A. Programs, Including Elite Ones - What Might We Read into Those?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Happy days are back for the deans of many law schools. At least for now. After years of declining enrollments following the 2008 Crash, classrooms are packed. At Arizona State , enrollment for the IL fall class is up 35%.

2018 52

James Comey Gives Us Hope: Kavanaugh Madness Can End

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Ranging from "Without a Trace" to "Criminal Minds," we have watched enough (fictional) FBI agents interrogating suspects to know that they know what they are doing. 

2018 52

No One Should Be Amused: Frank Aquila's Tweet

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

ou are the organization. From the get-go, from that first part-time job in high school, you get it that you can no longer speak freely - at least not if you want to keep your employment. What you say (and do) must align with the organization's stated and informal policies.

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