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PowerPoint has photos again! And a lot more…

PowerPoint Tips

If you have Office 365 — now called Microsoft 365, confusingly — you might have noticed that after several years without photos, they’ve come back! Actually, they aren’t the same photos, but better quality ones.

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Less is More! How Working Mothers Can Reduce the Stress of Online Meetings

DeFinis Communications

Leading a virtual presentation from the quiet of your kitchen table is challenging enough.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 331) – Peter Drucker

Manner of Speaking

Peter Drucker (1909 – 2005) Austrian-born American Management Consultant and Author. The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said.”. Peter Drucker. Photo courtesy of The Drucker Institute, Claremont Graduate University. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No.

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The 6 Key Principles of Effective Stakeholder Management

SlideModel

What is a Stakeholder? The Key Types of Stakeholders. How to Create a Stakeholder Management Strategy. Identify the Main Stakeholders and Analyze Their Needs and Goals. Identify the Power, Support, and Influence of Stakeholders. Gauge How Much Support and Influence You Will Need. Plan Your Tactics.

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7 Systems to Grow Your Speaking Business

Speaker Launcher

If you have found yourself with some extra room in your schedule over the past several months, now is the perfect time to focus on improving your business processes and systems.

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Less is More! How Working Mothers Can Reduce the Stress of Online Meetings

DeFinis Communications

Leading a virtual presentation from the quiet of your kitchen table is challenging enough.

2020 130

What Are the Simple Rules that Help Us Design Better Visual Aids? – Part Two

Presentation Guru

You don’t need to be a PowerPoint expert to create great slides. They are a simple set of rules for you to follow in every presentation that you make, and the rules are: Remove clutter. Replace bullet points wherever you can. Present only one idea per slide and one idea at a time.

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PR Strategies to Book More Business with Courtney Love Gavin

Speaker Launcher

Quote: “I just want to make PR a lot more approachable and people to know that it’s not a luxury.” Courtney Love Gavin Public relations and publicity differ in that PR is controlled internally, whereas publicity is not controlled and is contributed by external parties.

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"Grey's Anatomy" - Of Course, Writers Are Focused on Weaving in Pandemic Reality

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Few institutions have not been impacted by the pandemic. Among those which got hit is the iconic medical drama "Grey's Anatomy." " Because of COVID-19, it had to cut off production of new episodes in April. It was scheduled to keep running into May. 

2020 56

Project Planning: An Ultimate Guide

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Globalization has changed the entire facet of project management, bringing in both new possibilities and challenges.

2020 60

One easy way to amp up your Value Prop

SpeakerSue Says...

Could this be your best time? At the risk of sounding insensitive about the pandemic (please know my 94 year old mother spent 22 days in the hospital with covid-19, so I’m not diminishing the situation), too many sellers are being way too sensitive, too fearful and too tentative. Research gathered last week, from almost 500 sellers, showed 72% of sales people do not feel confident about selling now. This likely isn’t a huge shock. There is a 72% chance you also feel that way.

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Downward Mobility (possibly permanent) - 4 Ways of Coping

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to some ways of counting, about 20 million U.S. workers are working more hours for less compensation, reports Politico. A variation of that is having hours cut which reduces the paycheck.    This earning-less is a major news story primarily for four reasons.

2020 56

The Disruption Goes Beyond the Newsroom - The Very Essence of Linear Narrative May Be in Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's  that  bad. Possibly it's the end of work in journalism for too many of those driven to get the story. Yes,  Yes, Axios indicates that the layoffs in the newsroom during the first six months of 2020 (with more to come) have become so over the top.

2020 56

Week of July 20th - Madame Clairevoyant Predicts Reflection, Change

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There's a new moon in the intuitive Cancer, reports New York Magazine's Madame Clairevoyant. That means this week will be a time for reflection and change.    Sounds about right. Hysteria can't be sustained. Overdue is settling down and sorting stuff out.

2020 56

A Bike! A Bike! My Kingdom for a Bike

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Public transportation? No way, not in COVID-19 time. That's even though the bus system is free in Toledo, Ohio during this emergency. A car. That's almost as confining as sheltering-in-place at home - which could be imposed again.

2020 56

The Crowd Is Fickle - Meghan/Harry So Pre-COVID

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was the Bard of Avon (in England, of course) - William Shakespeare - who hammered the reality that fame, influence, and power are ephemeral.    The crude way of putting that meme is:  The crowd is fickle. 

2020 56

Dick Wolf - Will He Wind Up Too Boxed In?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those brilliant fictional characters in law enforcement producer Dick Wolf created don't fit well with the BLM ethos. Wolf became a brandname and wealthy through catchy police crime shows, ranging from "Law and Order SVU" to "Chicago PD."

2020 52

I Wish I Could Could Give the World More Business

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's the hit to their professional life - not the fear they could die from the novel virus - which is undoing those I know around the world. To paraphrase that iconic Coca-Cola commercial: I wish I could give them more business or employment security.

2020 52

Pain - A Message from CBD Bath Labs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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2020 52

Stimulus Optimism - Stocks Are Doing Fine, Labor Market Isn't

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The U.S. economy is about 70% consumer-driven. So, the stock market rejoices at any sign of financial aid from government to the people. The latter will be able to spend, despite the carnage COVID-19 has done to employment.    Wednesday was therefore a good day for Dow Jones.

2020 52

Ohio - No Longer Model of COVID-19 Wise Government Management

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Ohio had been a role model for how to proactively manage the novel virus. The governor - Mike DeWine - made his rulings from the platform of an abundance of caution. Even when there were relatively few cases and few deaths in the Buckeye State, DeWine shut it down.

2020 52

Kennedy Brand Wobbles - Ed Markey's Busy-Bee Band of Twitters/DMers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The genius of young politico Barack Obama was to recognize the power of mobile technology. He got it: It could connect directly with voters - and raise money. For instance, his posse of mobilites used texting to alert individuals about rallies and fundraisers. Well, U.S.

2020 52

Recruitment Industry Hit Hard by COVID-19 - That Includes LinkedIn

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A powerhouse of a professional network such as LinkedIn seems invulnerable during COVID-19.    Not so. The Wall Street Journal reports that there has been a falloff in demand for its recruitment services. As a result, this Microsoft company is laying off 960 or 6% of its manpower.

2020 52

Law Firm Boies Schiller: So, How's It Doing in Crisis Communications?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Law.com notes two statements from Boies Schiller leadership.    One is that Nick Gravante and Natasha Harrison indicate the restructuring is going fine. Maybe. After all, the law firm is developing new practices and it recently hired two heavyweights in bankruptcy. But maybe not.

2020 52

Career-Ender for Big Names at Fox? - Lawsuit "Jennifer Eckhart and Cathy Areu v. Fox, et al."

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Bombshell" is an understatement for the possible fallout from a sexual harassment/assault lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court Southern New York. Its allegations, reports Bloomberg Law , have already ended the employment of Ed Henry at Fox News.

2020 52

Judge Salas Home Invasion - Legal Matters Turn Theatrical (tragically so)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The sensationalistic shooting at the home of U.S. District Judge Esther Salas last evening has become even more eye-popping. As Daily Mail reports, the target was not Judge Salas, who is handling an investor civil suit against Deutsche Bank.That involves the affairs of Jeffrey Epstein.

2020 52

The AAA Brand - Not What My Father Described to Me

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to Nerd Wallet , maintaining a car puts us back, on average, more than $700 a month. Late last September, I decided to eliminate that fixed cost. Yes, I plowed the funds into my retirement account. The car I donated to Kars4Kids. And that was that. Since 2014, my two boutiques had operated totally on a telecommuting basis. Who needed four wheels?    Eventually I got around the city of Toledo, Ohio with: A designer three-wheel bike (trike).

2020 46

Did Career Women's Growing Confidence Kill the Ann Taylor Brand?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Ann Taylor brand is attached to Career Women's Power Suit in the 1980s. Wearing its apparel in the workplace - and later as casual attire on the boss' yacht - was mistake-proof. Mistakes for The Professional Women were not easily forgiven. That was then. Since then women gained confidence. Confidence, Hedrick Smith hammers in his book "The Power Game," is a fundamental source of power.    Maybe Ann Taylor missed that development. Maybe it didn't care.

2020 43

David Muir Positions and Packages ABC's Karen Incident with Gravitas and Class

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Leave it to David Muir, the news anchor on whose shoulders has been placed the mantle of Walter Cronkite. Tonight on the ABC News, it was Muir's mission to position and package in a professional manner the exit of its version of Karen. That is, ABC News Senior Vice President Barbara Fedida.    After an investigation by a third party, it was confirmed that Fedida had made racially insensitive comments and would no longer be part of the ABC family, reports the New York Post. 

2020 43

COVID-19: The Great Divide

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The pandemic of 2020 (and beyond) could go down in history as turning up the ugly underbelly of economic inequality in America. USA Today reports on what might be called The Great Divide. On the one hand, there are those financially undone by the shutdowns. If they had savings those funds are long gone. If Congress doesn't come up with more systemic and individual aid packages, those human beings could actually lose the roof over their heads. Already, they struggle with food insecurity.

2020 43

The Big Apple - We All Know What Happens to Irrelevant Brands.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Even before COVID-19 shut down the commercial sector and halted night life and tourism, the Big Apple was losing brand equity. Its value had started to be diminished by digital everything. A  A kid in the midwest with a good eye for fashion and social network know-how could have as much influence as those who sat on their thrones in Manhattan.    The gig economy already was making telecommuting standard.

2020 43

Right Out of the Gate, Law School Graduates Learn How Unfair Life Can Be

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In four states, those graduating from ABA-accredited law firms got very lucky because of COVID-19. Those states are Louisiana, Washington, Utah, and Oregon. The Supreme Courts in those four approved the Diploma Privilege. That means that the law school graduates do not have to take the bar exam - ever. Instead, if they fulfill all the other requirements of their state bar association, they can be licensed without passing the bar exam. And that's that.

2020 40

In an Era Not Trusting Science: Hill + Knowlton Provides PR Guidance to the World Health Organization

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Populism has shaken the faith societies once had in science. The standard course in higher education globally had been the introduction to the scientific method. Evolution was assumed to be a fact. 

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