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Seth Godin on tech support

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Here is a old but still great post on Seth Godin's website about how to get effective tech support. I love one of his comments : If you own a computer, back it up. If you don’t, all bad things are your fault. Technology support technology

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The World’s Worst Research Presentation

Presentation Guru

Is this the world’s worst ever research presentation? We are indebted to Marc Jadoul for discovering this little gem. The renowned researcher, Dr Fisher-Katz, addresses an audience of undergraduates on her specialist subject, Nano Electronics.

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How to Display Data the Right Way in Presentations

Duarte Blog

It can be tricky to display data in presentations because different rules apply in different contexts. A sales director presenting financial projections to a group of field reps wouldn’t visualize her data the same way that a design consultant would in a written proposal to a potential client.

2017 91

Let it go: How to tell when your public speaking script should be frozen

The Eloquent Woman

When I'm coaching speakers who are preparing and then memorizing a script for a talk--often a talk in the style of TED--we invest a lot of time on the script early in the process. We discuss concepts, go through drafts, reorganize, restate, revise.

2017 84

How Benson Interrogates Weinstein-Type Character Will Make TV History - "Law & Order SVU"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The producers, directors, and writers on "Law & Order SVU" probably are already busy putting together an episode featuring a Harvey Weinstein type predator. Ripped from the Headlines Formula. That's the show's signature: programming "ripped from the headlines."

2017 56

The Presentation Industry Salary Survey Needs You!

Presentation Guru

The Presentation Guild’s annual Industry Salary Survey is now open and are welcoming responses from all over the globe. The Presentation Guild is working hard to advance the role of presentation professionals and promote the industry.

3 Strategies for Getting Speakers’ Bureaus to Notice You

Speaker Launcher

Ah… the elusive Speakers’ Bureau. Why aren’t they calling? Why aren’t they sitting up and taking notice of the fabulous work you are doing in your field? Well, let me explain why and give you a little insight into their world by sharing a few facts that you may not be aware of: Most bureaus […]. The post 3 Strategies for Getting Speakers’ Bureaus to Notice You appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Most Recent Post Speakers Bureaus, Vendors, etc.,

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"So Exciting" - Red Flag You'll Be Bored, Disappointed, Annoyed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Mom and later our mentors always warned us: If someone professors to be honest, run. The truly honest demonstrate that character trait through their behavior. Not verbiage. Buzzphrases Lacking a Soul. The same applies to anyone stating in any medium that X or Z will be "so exciting."

2017 56

Rethinking Final Slides

Presentation Guru

All good things must come to an end, but how? As your presentation draws to a close, how should you wrap it all up so that you end with a bang, and not a fizzle? In John’s earlier post, Rethinking Title Slides, he considered the options available when opening your presentation.

2017 62

[Podcast] Marketing Strategies to Book More Business with Carolyn Crummey

Speaker Launcher

I think one thing anyone reading this article can agree on is that developing effective marketing strategies for your speaking business is essential for finding and securing new prospects and clients. So, let me ask you this: Do you have effective marketing strategies in place and are they doing what you want them to do? […]. The post [Podcast] Marketing Strategies to Book More Business with Carolyn Crummey appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

2017 41

10 lessons,10 years into blogging The Eloquent Woman

The Eloquent Woman

You weren't looking, and apparently neither was I, but Monday last week was the 10th anniversary of this blog, The Eloquent Woman. I often miss my blogs' anniversaries, but managed to catch this one before it was quite past.

2017 60

Dianne Feinstein, 84 - The Test of Age (is it associated with gender?)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Once hailed as a solid progressive voice in the U.S. Senate, Dianne Feinstein is finding her political brand challenged. A major reason is her age, reports the LA Times. She's 84. And, if she wins re-election, her term in office will last until she is 91.

2017 56

What will you do this week to get involved in a professional organization?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

I rejoined the International Association of Business Communicators – Philadelphia Chapter. I started my career as a member in the New York City chapter – seldom missing a meeting. Keep in mind: You don’t have to join a professional organization to start getting involved. You can follow an organization on Twitter (IABC has great #commchats), get […]. Career info International speakers Professional organizations

Higher Education - Niche in Turmoil

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The business of advanced professional degrees keeps changing. It took a while for prospective law school students post-Crash in the legal sector to realize the golden age of BigLaw was over. But once they did, law school deans have had to struggle to fill 1L seats. That battle continues. 

2017 52

Drudge Report et al. - Attempting to Throw Shade on Robert Mueller's Integirty

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On the left hand side of its influential conservative news site, the Drudge Report links to a column by Harvey Silverglate. Actually, it's an expose that depicts special prosecutor Robert Mueller as a "modern-day Tomas de Torquemada" rather than "the choirboy."

2017 52

Mental Illness - More and More Reasons to Be Circumspect

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Reality: There always had been a stigma about mental health issues. You bet, I kept my clinical depression under wraps when I had been employed full-time in the Fortune 100.    That stigma has increased exponentially with the sustained violence throughout America.

2017 52

Famous Speech Friday: Anita Sarkeesian tackles trolls at VidCon

The Eloquent Woman

You've read--here and elsewhere--about women getting harassed on panels at conferences, particularly in the tech space. But if you haven't experienced what that looks and feels like at a real conference panel, it can be hard to imagine.

2017 52

Intimacy - Yes, It's Possible on Social Networks (and, Jean Twenge, on smartphones)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those who haven't yet gotten the hang of social networks and i-phones rant. They contend the technologies prevent authentic communication. Facebookers just posture, right. Members on LinkedIn just want to sell, right. Therefore, they declare intimacy is impossible.

Rotten Tomatoes - Its Power Being Questioned

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The numbers made public by Rotten Tomatoes were supposedly feared by the bigs in the film industry. Low scores could mean no-shows at the box office. However, the power of Rotten Tomatoes may have been over-estimated.

2017 52

Weinstein Co. Board Members - The Governance Issue

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Corporate governance again has emerged as a key business issue. A primary reason why, explains The Conference Board , is because of all the uncertainty. Among the sources for that uncertainty are: The election of Donald Trump. Changes at the SEC. and  Cyberterrorism. 

LuLu Forced Out of CIA K-9 Training - What We Can Learn from Career Derailment's Happy Ending

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

LuLu was in an elite and important CIA training program. That was the K-9 unit for detecting explosives. The graduates have become a fixture in the growing number of television crime shows.    But, LuLu seemed ambivalent in her calling.

2017 52

"Chicago PD" - But, We Could Be the Ones Pursued/Arrested

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One thing all "Chicago PD" viewers will agree on is this: How raw the content is. The tone, plot action, and scenes mirror what made "Reservoir Dogs" so memorable.

Economically Confident Senior Citizens, But Not Spending

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to the way The Conference Board measures things, we senior citizens are more optimistic about the economy. Here are the details from The Wall Street Journal.    The problem is this: We're still not spending. 

Abovethelaw.com - The One Group of (Former) Lawyers America Loves

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was 11 years ago that odd phenomenon Abovethelaw.com (ATL) happened online. It followed in the tradition of Anonymous Lawyer (which made fun of those august law firm partners). Harvard Law School JD, who had also graduated from Harvard undergraduate, Elie Mystal was and is its brand voice.

2017 52

Dog Fight in Meal-Delivery Niche - Blue Apron Lays Off about 6%

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Pizza was about the only edible which could arrive at your doorstep, hot and reasonably priced. Within 30 minutes. That was then. Currently, that niche has widened to include complete meals. And the activity within it has become a dogfight. Losing a lot of fur recently has been Blue Apron.

2017 52

Ghostwriters/Speechwriters - Guess You & In-House Clients Will Be Winging It Commercial

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A standard in corporate ghostwriting/speechwriting has been to ride the private corporate jet, along with the in-house executive client. There would be a flight attendant to dispense beverages and deluxe nuts. Usually the boarding was at a suburban location.

2017 52

Trump Administration - New Roles for Charles Harder, Gabriel Sherman

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Everything changes. And glossy Vanity Fair doesn't miss a beat. Circling the Wagons Post Reince Priebus Testimony. Superlawyer (since the "Hogan v. Gawker" verdict) Charles Harder had exited the Harvey Weinstein Legal Dream Team.

2017 52

Crisis Reaching Tipping Point, Literally - Will NBC Flip "Megyn Kelly" to Later Time Slot

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Soon enough it could be that the proven "Kathy Lee and Hoda" will be the lead-in to "Megyn Kelly Today." " Or, NBC could provide the inability-to-connect Megyn Kelly with a co-host. Or, in the worse-case scenario, Kelly could be yanked off morning network television.

2017 52

35 New Saints for Roman Catholic Church - Development Will Further Reduce Global Market Share

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Pope Francis was supposed to be the new kind of marketing mindset. And that was what was needed to halt the church's global loss of market share.    Instead, he followed the tradition of dogmatism. His focus has been on what members of the church should believe.

2017 52

Bob Weinstein - No Longer The Good Brother

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Unlike the Caine & Able narrative in "Genesis," both Weinstein brothers are murdered-at least in the media. Like Harvey, Bob is now being exposed as a kind of moral lowlife.    Bully. The Wall Street Journal unleashes the story of Bob as an volatile, abusive boss. 

2017 52

David Kent's Countersuit Raises Serious Questions about DHI Governance

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

David W. Kent had joined that special niche of entrepreneurial tech geniuses. Like them, he assumed he could fly above the law. After all, Kent had invented a version of LinkedIn for energy professionals in 2000. That was Rigzone. And it was before LinkedIn itself existed.

America's Unbanked - Technology Can End Exploitation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They are called "the unbanked." " That's because they have no official association with a financial institution. Maybe they don't want to pay ongoing bank fees for checking accounts. Maybe they don't trust banks.

Monicagate - Harvey Weinstein a Donor to Bill Clinton's Legal Defense Fund

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In terms of sex scandals, the Monica Lewinsky one seems so 20th century. Which it was.    In 1998, Bill Clinton's pal from Arkansas started a Legal Defense Fund for him. It was to help with the expenses of defending himself for lying about having a sexual relationship with his intern.

2017 52

"The Good Doctor" - For Audiences, It's a Keep, For Critics, It's a Thumbs-Down

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Surprisingly, "The Good Doctor" is getting good ratings. At least from viewers who give it a 90% rating. Here are the details. Real people are engaging with the sentimental series about a young man who is different and had had a horrific childhood.

2017 52

#MeToo - That Includes Males

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Hopefully, some of those participating in the #MeToo messaging are males. That's the elephant in the room. According to RAINN , 1 in every 10 victims of sexual assault are males. That might be a low estimate. The odds are that many young boys who are sexually abused might remain silent. 

2017 52

Peter Thiel Marries Long-Time Partner Matt Danzeism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Many speculate that tech venture capitalist Peter Thief became the litigation investor in "Hulk Hogan v. Gawker" because the defendant had outed him as gay. That may or may not have been the primary factor in his financially backing a lawsuit which seemed so iffy.

2017 52

Marc Kasowitz, David Boies Leave Us Puzzled - Are Their Brands Tarnished?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In urban machines, the bagman had been some lowlife. Yes, a male. Literally, in a paper bag, he would carry twenties or a jar of sauce made by the iconic chef at the local Italian restaurant.

2017 52