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Public Speaking Training – The Essential Guide

Manner of Speaking

Why invest in public speaking training? The ability to speak well in public and share a message that is clear, compelling and that moves people to take action is a critical business skill. Companies like Microsoft, LinkedIn, Fast Company and other have conducted surveys in which they asked heads of companies and organizations the question: What are the skills you look for in potential future leaders of your company or organization?

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Inside Higher Ed: Connecting With Your Class

Matt Eventoff

For many thousands of students, the new semester, and academic year, is about to begin. Many professors will be speaking to a rapt classroom with eager students who are consumed with their subject matter. Unfortunately, some professors will be teaching classes where establishing a connection with the class is as difficult as finding the proverbial needle in a haystack. Please read the original article here. » » Read more.

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How to Recover When Your Virtual Presentation Goes Off Track

DeFinis Communications

It happens to even the best of us: You’re leading a virtual presentation and you see signs that things aren’t going well. People are visibly distracted. They’re looking at their cell phones; they’re muted and having a side conversation; some are even turning off their camera completely. Then you start seeing the “number of participants” icon show a lower and lower number as people quietly disconnect … literally.

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Employee Engagement: 6 Strategies That Work

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Happy and productive employees are good for business. It’s a fact. However, few workplaces managed to maintain high engagement levels. In 2020, 49% of workers stated that they are disengaged, according to Gallup’s latest data. In other words, they feel no psychological attachment to their job or the employer, and, as a result, have low-to-no motivation for doing the best work.

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10 Ways That Improving Your Public Speaking Will Help Your Career

Duarte Blog

You can find trends reports and predictions from LinkedIn, Google, and even Mark Cuban that will tell you that “hard skills” will only get you so far in your career. But it’s “soft skills” like critical thinking, empathy, collaboration, and communication that organizations want in their new hires and leaders — and you’ll need them [.] continue reading. The post 10 Ways That Improving Your Public Speaking Will Help Your Career appeared first on Duarte.

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How to Open a Speech or Presentation

Matt Eventoff

The audience is seated. The lights dim and the room quiets. All eyes are on the dais. All too often, this is what is heard to open the speech or presentation: “Hi, thank you for having me. It is an honor to be here with you today. My name is _ _, and I am going to be speaking to you today about _.” ” Looking around, here is what I tend to see: 1) People reviewing a physical copy of the program, » Read more.

Adding Comedy to Live and Virtual with Judy Carter

Speaker Launcher

Quote: “It’s not that people are not funny, it’s that they don’t have the courage to reveal themselves.” Judy Carter I think we’re all feeling a little humor-impaired right now. The uncertainty happening all around us is not conducive to getting laughs. My guest on The Wealthy Speaker Show today is here to talk to us about how even the humor-diminished can be funny and get laughs when they speak. I’m so happy to welcome […].

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Free “How To Write Anything” PDF for social media mention

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

I am looking to boost my book promotion so I am giving away s free PDF book (or epub) of How To Write Anything in return for a social media mention with a link to www.paullima.com/books. I am not looking … Continue reading →

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WSJ/Marketwatch: Why Jay-Z has 5 careers, and you don’t

Matt Eventoff

Few have the resources to be Renaissance men today, experts say. Jonnelle Marte. "…Jay-Z, "…Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, made the move into sports agency well after he established himself as an artist, not at the same time while he was trying to build up his brand, says Matt Eventoff, a communication strategist based in Princeton, N.J. That gave him the means, the resources and the platform to build a reputation in another market, he says. » » Read more.

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After Struggling to Not Lay Off, Havas Gives In

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was a confluence of forces. One was that clients in sectors affected the worst by COVID-19 backed off spending. The other was any recovery does not appear like it will be "V" shaped. Instead it could be slow in coming and in gaining traction. That's what Havas told employees this week when it laid off 150 to 200. Those layoffs, reports AdWeek , took place in Havas Media, Arnold, and offices in major metro areas. 

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The Focused Hustle 5 | July 2020

Speaker Launcher

JULY 2020 MUST LISTEN PODCASTS Here are this month’s must-listen podcasts: Reinventing Your Wealthy Speaker Business with Michelle Villalobos How to Book More Business with Speakers Bureaus with Diane Goodman and Kris Young Racial Injustice, Inspiring Change & the Speaking Business with Orlando Bowen Inspiring Hope in the Speaking Business with Libby Gill LISTEN NOW THE WEALTHY SPEAKER SCHOOL Now is the right time to be designing the speaking business of your […].

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Introduction to “How To Write Anything”

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Here is the introduction to How To Write Anything: The Format Of What You Write May Change But The Process Of Writing Anything Remains The Same Introduction to How To Write Anything This book is called How To Write Anything, … Continue reading →

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George Orwell – Public Speaking Expert

Matt Eventoff

“It’s a beautiful thing, the Destruction of words. Of course the great wastage is in the verbs and adjectives, but there are hundreds of nouns that can be got rid of as well.”. George Orwell, 1984. George Orwell, public speaking expert? There is little doubt that George Orwell is one of the greatest literary minds of the 20th Century, and that his legacy continues into the 21st Century, » Read more.

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When COVID-19 Recedes, the Mental Carnage It Triggered Might Not

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

SARS hit Hong Kong hard. But it was over in several months. However, researchers found, explains Jacob Stern in The Atlantic , not the residue of mental illness SARS kicked off. That hung on long term. And that could occur when COVID-19 is no longer a life and death threat. Overall, the mental state of the nation during COVID-19 isn't too great. A key driver is the ambiguity of the dynamics of the virus. One day New York is a hotspot. A few days later the hotspots are in the West and South.

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The Tale of Two Trips

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9 virtual and digital must-know tips to create trust and intimacy

SpeakerSue Says...

The absolute biggest challenge for sellers today is building trust and intimacy via virtual platforms and/or digital media. For good reason. It is hard to pull off likeabilty – which research shows to be more important than competence – in writing, or through a screen. When we’re in the same meeting as the speaker, (unless there is bad blood between us) their points, rather than their personality, carry the most weight. Watching them talk virtually – and that changes.

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ToFu, MoFu and BoFu: 3 Sales Funnel Stages Explained

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When a customer makes a purchase, it can be looked at as a journey. Be it a planned or an apparent random purchase, the customer goes through various hoops before it chooses to buy a product or opts for a service. In marketing, this journey and its relationship with the marketing efforts is modeled as a funnel, also known as the marketing funnel. There are also many other names given to this process such as purchase funnel , sales funnel or even conversion funnel.

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Lasso Didn't Take on TikTok - Facebook Killing It Off

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Facebook announced to Lasso users that the app would be pulled on July 10th, reports the New York Post. Lasso was created to take on the wildly popular, getting more popular all the time, video mobile app TikTok. Meanwhile on another Facebook app - Instagram - there is a retrofit to facilitate what TikTok does so well. Only time will tell if that can make it competitive with TikTok. More and more social influencers are catching fire on TikTok. Place your paid sponsored content on this blog.

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Week of July 6th - Madame Clairevoyant Sees Things Calming Down

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Out of the chaos. At least that's what New York Magazine's Madame Clairevoyant predicts for this week. That means the timing is right to move forward on whatever. As for Taurus, my Zodiac sign, Madame Clairevoyant chats up the opportunities for me in surprises. Both surprising others and surprising myself.      Maybe. But, I feel plum exhausted from the chaos since COVID-19 kicked in last March.

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Disney - StuckStuckStuck

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That a proven strategist like Disney's Bob Iger would bet the empire on the model of large numbers of people getting together in one location. That's what the returned-to-leadership Disney head has recently been quoted as saying in The Washington Post. Anyone who has read his book for insight into leadership - " The Ride of a Lifetime" - knows Iger is both a big-picture genius and understands the importance of each moving part.

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Ryan Adams Reaches Out to "Make Amends"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Standard in recovery programs is what is known as The Amends Step. That consists of first examining the wrongs one has done when drinking. Then, there is reaching out to those harmed with an apology. That is intended to be a stand-alone action. That is, there is no expectation of forgiveness or resuming the relationship. Well, there's no knowing if Ryan Adams is officially in a formal recovery program.

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Maybe We Don't Want A Revolution

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" … the United States, all of a sudden, is in a revolutionary moment."  "  Daniel Henniger, The Wall Street Journal , July 1, 2020. Normal is a distant memory. And, for many of us, a good one. Our little investment portfolios were growing. Those of us who operated enterprises were doing fine. And, after the brutal financial, emotional, and social hits of 2008 -2009 and aging, we felt centered again.    Then, this: The Great Unraveling. Nothing is as it was.

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The College Town - Business Interrupted (also, no time travel for aging alumni)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The business of Ann Arbor, Michigan isn't really the university based there. Rather it's embedded in all the industries supplying services and products to the 45,000 in that academic community. Those range from real estate which leases rooms and apartments to cheap wine and salty chips for partying.    Because of COVID-19, which has resurged, that business is on life support.

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Exactly the Kind of Lawsuit Media Outlets Love: "Dade v. Ivie McNeill Purcell & Diggs and Rodney Diggs"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Ironically, Ivie McNeill Purcell & Diggs is an employment and civil rights law firm. Also the defendant Rodney Diggs is a name partner. Bloomberg Law reports that former associate Chaena Dade has sued that law firm and its name partner Rodney Diggs for alleged sexual harassment and 10 other causes of action. The lawsuit is "Dade v. Ivie McNeill Purcell and Diggs." " Here is a copy of the complaint. The plaintiff left the firm. She is represented by Winer, Burrett & Scott.

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The COVID Economy - Not All Are Equal Victims (starting out already behind)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

MarketWatch presents what is supposed to be an uplifting story. In her senior year, Maia Haas assumed she was headed for a plum job in the leisure and hospitality industry. By observing what kinds of jobs recent graduates from her school were landing she had a hunch being hired by Disney was possible. Then the COVID economy came. She didn't have a proper graduation. And, at least so far, she hasn't been hired for a proper job.

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Pivot: From Career to Just-Work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There is a confluences of forces. One is that the aging, always targeted for the ax, are finding themselves shown the door more often during COVID-19. That's just the way it is. The route could be accepting a package, being on the list for a reduction in force, harassed into resigning, or a stealth layoff, that is being terminated for supposedly performance reasons.    The other is the fear of returning to a communal work situation in which the risk of COVID-19 is high. 

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New Playbook for Success - Brooks Brothers Files For Bankruptcy (pitching goes direct, less embedded in symbolism)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Wall Street Journal coverage of the Brooks Brothers bankruptcy mentions several lawyers who no longer suit up for success. Instead they wear casual attire. Yes, even lawyers. And although Brooks Brothers added that category to its traditional suit niche the competition in casual was better at it than they.    Brooks Brothers also parachuted into ecommerce. About a fourth of its sales came from that. 

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Justice System and Amy Cooper - The Quality of Mercy Is Not Strained

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Major issues in criminal justice have emerged after Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. filed criminal charges against Amy Cooper - the Central Park "Karen." " Essentially, she is accused of a false police report. Her lawyer is Robert Barnes. Through him, she had indicated she is not guilty. One obstacle for the prosecution is this: The victim - Christian Cooper - refuses to cooperate, reports The New York Times. He has made no assessment of the legalities involved.

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Mary Kay Letourneau Dies at Age 58: What Should We Make of That Love Affair?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After her sexual relationship with her sixth grade student was unmasked, Seattle teacher Mary Kay Letourneau lost everything. That included her freedom. She was convicted of rape and spent time in prison. That scandal was the gift that kept giving to the media. Later she married that former student Vill Fualaau. Now and then this or that media outfit would circle back to the whole saga and update it. 

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Getting Around Has Gone Solo, Personal & Cheap - More of the COVID-19 New World Order

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Public transportation such as subways is perceived as risky in the time of COVID-19. New cars are expensive. The 2021 Chevy Trailblazer runs about $19,000. According to Nerd Wallet , the payments and all the rest could set you back more than $700 a month. Maintaining an aging vehicle is also expensive. In addition, there is the constant dread of what could go wrong.    Meanwhile, employment uncertainty has not be worse since The Great Depression.

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Ronnie and Donnie Gaylon - They Put Together Good Lives, Despite Being So Different

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What applies in spades is the old-line wisdom: Play well the cards you are dealt. That's what conjoined twines Ronnie and Donnie did since age three, reports Daily Mail. They assessed the lives they lived as "good." " Along the way they had a lucrative career as circus performers. They found like-minded friends among others who were different. For example, in their circle had been one of the Little People from "The Wizard of Oz."

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Karens Don't Know They're Karens

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Karens throughout the U.S., take notice. But, likely, they won't think this applies to them.). Cy Vance has parachuted in with criminal charges for the Central Park Karen, that is, Amy Cooper. The Hill reports that she now has to contend with being accused of falsely reporting an incident in the third degree. That means. unless she does a pro se defense or is low income enough to be eligible for a court-appointed attorney, she will have to pony up the bucks to hire a lawyer. 

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Toledo, Ohio - Celebrating the Selflessness of Officer Anthony Dia

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Officer Anthony Dia died in the line of duty during this holiday weekend. Of the Muslim faith, his murder is bringing all of the Toledo, Ohio Metro area together - in a way that COVID-19 hadn't. His last words as he was dying had been "Tell my family I love them." " He is survived by a wife and two young children. In the Home Depot parking lot on West Alexis and Lewis in West Toledo , Officer Dia was responding to call about a man who was acting erratically.

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Nature 1, Human Race 0 - Bubonic Plague May Be Spreading in China (and, so, what will U.S. Gov. do about that?)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Should in-person contact with parts of China be barred? That's what U.S. policy-makers better make the right decision about, at the right time.    After apparently bungling COVID-19, American government now faces the possibility of cases of the Black Plague in Mongolia, China. The New York Post flags on what could be a catastrophic development.    Meanwhile, in too many states in thee United States, cases of COVID-19 surges.

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Bad News from the Guttmacher Institute for Industries Associated with Babies - Long-Term Implications for Systems, Ranging from Education to Social Security

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A nation with few babies, that is, human ones. According to the 2020 survey by the Guttmacher Institute , 45% of females 18 through 34 have concerns about conceiving during COVID-19. The angst includes both becoming infected with the virus when pregnant and the current financial uncertainty.    The recent surge of the virus probably will escalate that angst. And, a second wave, which had been more severe than the first during the Spanish Flu, could trigger a baby bust. 

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How Does "Woke" Look in Law?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On June 28th, reports The Wall Street Journal , the lawyer with multi-dimensional interests - Edward Kleinbard - died of cancer in California.    He was noteworthy enough to be chronicled in that influential media outfit because of that broad range of intellectual commitments. As a boy his passion had been medieval times. He loved the details of that part of history. When visiting Europe, he was the family tour guide when it came to abbeys and so on.

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Ok, Boomer Donald Trump & Television - It Was, Is, Always Will Be Our Medium

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If it's accurate, it's no surprise. BusinessInsider reports that John Bolton indicates that Donald Trump spends lots of time sitting in the Oval Office watching television.    Born June 14, 1946 , Trump is an Ok, Boomer. Just like me. He came of age when the new medium of television was being added onto Americana's entertainment menu. Producers were smart and made it their business to include public service programming such as news.

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