Sat.Sep 10, 2016 - Fri.Sep 16, 2016

8 insights from Malcolm Gladwell that made him a better speaker

Manner of Speaking

Malcolm Gladwell is a Canadian journalist author and speaker. He has written five books: The Tipping Point; Blink; Outliers; What the Dog Saw; and David and Goliath. All five made it to the New York Times Bestseller List. I have … Continue reading → Interviews Malcolm Gladwell Niall Ferguson public speaking Tim Ferriss

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The Aging Voice: Thicker middle, thinner voice

Kate's Voice

If you are over 50, you may have noticed your voice growing weaker, or phlegmier, or sounding more tired than it used to. Sorry to say, but the process that makes your knees sag also makes your vocal folds get thinner and lose strength and tone.

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Beyond storytelling: Create an experience

PowerPoint Tips

This is a guest blog post by Robert Kawalsky, CEO and Cofounder of Zeetings , a software company changing the way people present their ideas to the world. Kawalsky is also an active investor and advisor to technology and internet related businesses.

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My favorite fixes for public speaking: Don't wear all black

The Eloquent Woman

As a speaker coach, it's my job to keep a lot of tools in my toolbox to help my clients improve their public speaking. But just like any craftsman, I have a few go-to tools, well-worn from frequent use. This is the fourth in a series of five favorite fixes I turn to all the time.

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Storytelling advice from Akira Kurosawa

Presentation Zen

Akira Kurosawa was one of the masters of cinema. Below is a six-minute interview where Kurosawa offers advice to aspiring filmmakers, but the advice can be applied more widely to other creative disciplines as well. If you want to make a film today, you don't need expensive equipment necessarily.

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Guilt By Association - When Your Employer's Brand Takes a Hit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We professionals have always suspected: Working for an organization with a damaged brand can impact our own negatively.   Here   is that analysis by Suzanne Woolley. 

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Don't use the word "very". Instead, here are 128 alternatives.

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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Creating and using great rapport – how enthusiastic should you be?

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Enthusiasm is infectious and so it is vital that aspiring public speakers and presenters learn how to use it to create great rapport. But I sometimes get asked, “How enthusiastic should I be?”

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PC Doctor, Austintown, OH - Fast Service, Straight-Talking, Discount Pricing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No one can be without their laptop. That's even though we might also own several other e-gadgets. Matt and his staff at PC Doctor in Austintown, Ohio, know that. They jump when we have a problems.

What Did Meg Whitman Really Mean?

Executive Speech Coach

As CEO of your company, your words are important. The messages that you deliver in public are evaluated by your investors, staff, suppliers, customers, competitors, marketplace and media. People will judge you and your company by your words. They might misjudge your message.

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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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Public speaking education

Pivotal Public Speaking

How can we learn to become public speakers? How do we learn public speaking? Formal education. I have post graduate qualifications. Most of the time that I was studying I had no idea what good it would do me, and at times I had no idea what I would do with it. And those two [.].

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Jonathan, Software Wizard at Boxaid - The Hero of Small Business

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For the seventh time in three years, I dialed up Jonathan at Boxaid. That's 800-999-6872, extension 807. Boxaid is the remote computer fix-it, praised by The Wall Street Journal. Service is instant. Fees are reasonable.    As usual, I was in a total meltdown when I reached Jonathan.

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Creating and using great rapport – how enthusiastic should you be?

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Enthusiasm is infectious and so it is vital that aspiring public speakers and presenters learn how to use it to create great rapport. But I sometimes get asked, “How enthusiastic should I be?”

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Sick-Hillary Saga - Shadow of Nixon Administration Hovers Over

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Father, forgive me. I may have allowed blind ambition to conceal my health problems from those who trusted me. Invested in me. Publicly endorsed me. Just one question: Am I just like those miscreants from the Nixon Administration?" " Ambition is praised in America.

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High Profile = High Risk

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Among Arianna Huffington's success strategies had been creating, maintaining, and increasing a high profile. That seemed to serve her well. She came into a financial windfall when AOL purchased her liberal media website Huffington Post.

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21st Century Fox, Corporate Governance. Shareholder Lawsuits

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Businesspeople following the allegations of sexual harassment by former Fox head, Roger Ailes, immediately thought: This will blow up as a governance issue. Since Enron, governance reform has been on the front burner of issues corporations have to be concerned about.

Email - Why Weren't Leaders Socialized To Be Circumspect?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Lawyers worth their salt warn clients to be totally circumspect in the content of their email. The advice is essentially: Don't put anything in which you don't want to see tomorrow as the leading story in the New York Post.

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CT RR Commuters - Bar Car Coming Back

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After a hiatus of two years, the bar car will be returning to Metro North commuter line from Connecticut to Grand Central.   Here   is the coverage on that.    The bar car has functioned more for socializing after a long, brutal day than for just ingesting booze.

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Nicole Eramo - Hard Road on Way to Healing From "Jackie" Mess

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Who doesn't know the story of Jackie in Rolling Stone and the fallout when it was found not to be true.  Those in the loop at Rolling Stone fell for Jackie's sordid tale of being gang raped by frat boys.

2016 61

Roger Ailes - Sick-Hillary Development Gift trom the Universe

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Sick-Hillary crisis has deflected attention from Roger Ailes. What a gift from the universe. In addition, it is helping Donald Trump regain momentum in Campaign 2016.

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Divorce Lawyers for Celebrities - PR Is Big Part of Job

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Laura Wasser is one of the divorce lawyers for celebrities featured in the V anity Fair article   by Julie Miller.

2016 61

Those in Software Loop, Beware - You Are Litigation Targets

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"From the moment it was announced that  the Georgia Bar had mis-graded bar exams from 2015 and 2016. people suspected there might be litigation over the incident. Well, now there is a lawsuit." " -   Kathryn Rubino, Abovethelaw.com, September 14, 2016.

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Troubles Talk - No Way to Start a Relationship in 2016

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Linguist Deborah Tannen made a name for herself identifying   "troubles talk"   as the way women bonded at work. You confide in me that your husband got laid off. I will confide in you how Prince Charming just dumped me. That establishes a deep emotional connection.

2016 61

Post-9/11 - Searching for Safety

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What was most vivid to us in the New York Metro area after-9/11, were the cars still parked in the lots of commuter railroad stations throughout the counties ranging from Fairfield to Westchester. The gestalt was: You could set out from for work or X, Y, Z and never make it back.

The Clinton Inc. Brand - What If Hillary Drops Out.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It is no longer wild speculation that Hillary Clinton could choose to or be forced to drop out of the campaign. Yes, her medical doctor, Lisa Bardack, gave a tame diagnosis for Clinton's recent medical "episodes."

2016 56

WaPo Puts It Out There: Clinton's Health IS an Issue

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Within six days, Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, had a coughing and a fainting episode. The latter, her aides explained, was the result of her being overheated. Yet the temperature in New York City this morning was in the low 80s.

2016 56

Taming Capitalism - Bill Ford's Approach at the Family Business

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Just as William Clay Ford Jr. was taking over leadership of the family business, the    Rouge River facility exploded.     That was February 1999. Of course, the lawyers told him to do X and Y and not Z.

2016 56

Drudge Report Highlights Hillary's Mea Culpa on "Deplorables"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Father,  forgive me. I regret calling half of Donald Trump's followers 'deplorable.'" '" On Saturday, conservative site the Drudge Report headlined with Hillary's mea culpa.

2016 56

The Facebook Effect - 6 Ways To Be Personally Authentic

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  For businesspeople over-50, it may be a shock: Those in  our professional networks mandate we disclose our personal side. And what we reveal should be authentic. That has happened because of what I call "The Facebook Effect."

2016 56

Drudge Report - Hillary Angst Photo, David Brock Paying for Trump Dirt

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The conservative Drudge Report has brought infotainment to a whole new level. During Campaign 2016, a record number of readers click on the site daily or sometimes several times a day. The objective is to catch the bundling of an unflattering photo of Hillary and a headline about her scandals and stumbles. Never does that packaging disappoint. This evening the photo is of Hillary's eyes transmitting angst, along with a close-up of the wrinkles in the forehead.

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Leaving New York, By Way of Arizona

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In 2014, 126,000 left New York City. That's what newgeography.com found. Probably  Probably for many of those, it was a soul-wrenching decision. After all, you can make the big money in the Big Apple. And, it has a mystique, just like Harvard, Elvis, and Vogue Magazine. My reasons for fleeing the New York Metro area in 2014 ranged from the high cost of housing, which was getting higher all the time. to getting fed up with the non-stop careerism.

Drudge Report - Et Tu, Colin Powell

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report headlines with a bombshell: Former Secretary of State Colin Powell had concerns about Hillary's health. That was way back in 2015. That came out through a hacked email. Clinton loyalists might label this expose as "Et tu, Colin." " Here is the coverage. What this indicates is that Democratic insiders, not only GOP opponents and conservative media, have been aware of Hillary's possible health problems.

2016 50

Drudge Report Moves Right Along with Dems' Possible "Contingency Plan"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Drudge Report is enjoying the fruits of success. Not only did it have another month of record page views. America is also coming to get what the website was contending for a long time. And that's that Hillary's health is an issue.    The latest Drudge Report headline is that Dem leaders are considering a "contingency plan." " Not that Hillary is going to drop out. But if she chooses or is forced to, there will be a replacement ready to move the campaign forward.

2016 50

Drudge Report Headline: Hillary's 911 (meaning her medical episode)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Conservative Drudge Report seemed like conspiracy monger. For months it was hammering the Sick-Hillary meme. Then after Hillary's two medical episodes in six days, it was vindicated (as the Daily Caller put it.). So, of course, the Drudge Report is getting bolder in positioning and packaging the Sick-Hillary meme. Today, the headline reads: "Hillary's 911." " The reference, of course, is to her health "problem." " Drudge Report is on the money.

2016 50

Drudge Report Lets Us Know 1) Hillary Is Alive, and 2) She's Losing Lead in Polls

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

With great glee, the conservative Drudge Report headlines "Poll Collapse." " That links to Hillary's imploding leads in the polls and Donald Trump's creep upward. There is a special focus on Michigan.   Here   you can read the article.    To keep us reading, the Drudge Report is changing its headlines more often. Earlier today, the headline announced that Hillary was indeed alive. Then there has been the shift to the critical matter of polling. 

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Drudge Report Hammers Bill Clintn as Second-Tier Player

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report took a short break today from the drama of the Very-Sick-Hillary meme. That was to headline the reality that the public holds the media in very low esteem. Such a time-out might have reflected its confidence in the pace of Donald Trump's comeback.    But soon enough the Drudge Report returned to its mission of preventing Hillary from being elected. The angle was: Bill Clinton as yesterday's man.

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