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Speak Up! 3 Powerful Voice Tips to Become an Influential Virtual Speaker

DeFinis Communications

When you’re giving a virtual presentation, your voice plays a crucial role in your success. In fact, I’d say that of all the presentation skills vital for influencing others on Zoom (and other online meeting platforms), your voice plays the most essential role. Think about it … in the online environment, you’re always going to be a flat 2D image to your audience. And no matter how you try to improve the quality and impact of your visual image, you will still be flat.

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The Communications Boston Tea Party: @fckitwontcutit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Marketers are working 12 to 14 hours a day. After all, the C-suite can't go out there and wine and dine prospects or, as the saying goes, rent a booth at a beauty show. So, the organization is depending on you. And because they are, you have more status. 

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Pivots and Failure in Your Speaking Business with Sarah McVanel

Speaker Launcher

Quote: “How have I shape shifted my identity to fit the circumstance so I can still serve, even though I’m not doing it from the podium in front of hundreds of people?” Sarah McVanel In the COVID era that we’re currently living in, how are you working to pivot your business to deal with change and the unknown? On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, we welcome Recognition Expert, Sarah McVanel who will share her […].

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How to Make a Great Impression When Speaking to Senior Leadership

Duarte Blog

“What the hell am I looking at here?” We were only 5 minutes into our meeting with the CEO when things started to go sideways. I was the newly hired Sales Trainer at a software company, and my boss and I had prepared a comprehensive plan for training an incoming wave of new sales recruits. [.] continue reading. The post How to Make a Great Impression When Speaking to Senior Leadership appeared first on Duarte.

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Uptalk can be lovely

More than PowerPoint...

As we move from authoritarian leadership styles to more collaborative leadership styles, you might want to insert a little uptalk into your conversations. What’s uptalk? It’s when you raise your voice at the end of a sentence. You speak a sentence, but the upward lilt makes it sound like a question. It makes you sound uncertain, tentative, or even dubious. It’s OK to be uncertain. It’s OK to not speak with absolute authority and conviction at all times. It’s OK to be skeptical.

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Edelman's Job Just Got Lots More Challenging: Client Kodak Hit with Shareholder Lawsuit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren who noticed there might be something rotten in the state of Denmark - metaphorically speaking.

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Reality Check : Are you Ruining Your Message by Talking too Fast?

SketchBubble

No matter how much effort you have put into researching your presentation and organizing the well-thought-out message in a comprehensible manner, it all goes in vain if you don’t deliver it aptly in front of the audience. One of the most common mistakes most of the speakers commit is – speaking too fast. Talking too […]. The post Reality Check : Are you Ruining Your Message by Talking too Fast? appeared first on SketchBubble Official Blog. Presentation Tips

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It Came Down to Language (English Could Still Be Useful Major for Career in Law)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Even a first-year law student could assess that the odds were against businesses attempting to be compensated through their insurance policies for the financial losses during the COVID-19 interruption. 

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The Language of Marketing - BU Launches @fckitwontcutit COVID Campaign, Trademarks Meme

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The fundamental of marketing is to identify and figure out how to appeal to the mindset of the target market. The language is especially important.    In the serious matter of protecting university students from the coronavirus, the stakes are high in that.    As BusinessInsider documents, across the U.S., young adults are being affected the most by the pandemic.    So, what is being done?

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Post-Sheltering-in-Place: The Piano Chair in the Middle of the Parking Lot

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The ambiance was like that of a street fair. Folks drifted toward us.    And without the props of decorations, food, or carnival-type attractions, there was joy. For most of us, that was the first time we experienced a lifting of the spirit since March. Yes, since COVID-19 arrived. It started with Nextdoor's (the free mobile app focused in on neighborhoods) warning not to have buyers enter your home. On Nextdoor I had advertised for-sale (the posting is free) a piano chair.

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A Very Different Time - When Sumner Redstone Built His Empire

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The world pays homage to a mogul: Sumner Redstone. He has left this dimension of time and space, possibly for another. The latter remains a mystery. Also, it reminds chasers after wealth,  power and influence that, no, human beings aren't allowed to bring anything with them when taking the ultimate exit ramp. BusinessInsider notes that the platform on which Redstone operated had been: Content is king.

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Lifequake - Now, You Have to Put Together a New Story

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"I don't know who I am." " That's how people in transition usually sum up how they feel. But what would be more accurate and what would make moving forward less painful is if they noted  "I need a new story." " We are the stories we tell about ourselves. Both professionally and personally. Way back when in a less chaotic era we used to call that the "elevator speech." " In a sentence or two it summed up what we were about.

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Era of Celebrity Lawyer - Norm Pattis Featured in Emmy-Nominated "Dateline" Documentary on Jennifer Dulos Disappearance

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The disappearance of Connecticut Gold Coast wife, mother and writer Jennifer Dulos transfixed the world. It had all the usual suspects in news grabbers: wealth, pedigree, beauty, divorce, a custody battle, a suicide and even a celebrity lawyer. Jennifer was never found. The divorced husband, Fotis Dulos, was arrested and later committed suicide. Had Dominick Dunne still been alive he would have done a series on it for Vanity Fair. 

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Aging & Work - Changing the Language (e.g. drop "career" for "earning a buck")

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Older workers in the U.K. are, just as in the U.S., targeted for unemployment during the pandemic.    Forbes reports that the U.K. Office of National Statistics documented that, along with predicting a surge in the overall unemployment numbers in October. This week the U.K. will probably officially declare that it is in a recession. There are all the usual suspects for this kind of bias. At the top of the list are: Relatively high compensation for the years of experience.

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Car Was Going Too Fast, Rabbit Not Fast Enough - For Whom the Bell Tolls

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Maybe the rabbit connected the dots and made the decision it was the lady with the bicycle whom he had to flee. I was wheeling my bike home. It was too loaded down with groceries for me to be able to balance on it. So I walked it home. In front of me was a rabbit. I stopped and stared. Maybe that was a fatal mistake - for him. The rabbit darted into the road. The car was moving way too fast for a side street. Why did I take that so hard?

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Of Course, Everyman/Everywoman Will Go for AI-Enabled Justice

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A few years ago, Joshua Browder created the Artificial-Intelligence enabled app DoNotPay. The objective was to assist friends who had parking tickets. Since then DoNotPay has saved its users $30 million - and created Consumer Revolution 2.0. Call it the robotic version of Ralph Nader.    Nader used the courts and publishing books like "Unsafe at Any Speed" to let consumers know they had rights. Directly and indirectly he educated them on how to push for them.

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Minimalism No Longer Simply Symbol of Lifestyle Cool - 41% Find It Necessity

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Opting out of the consumer economy might be bad for GDP growth. After all, the U.S. economy is about 70% consumer-driven. But it has been the ultimate cool lifestyle, at least in some circles. It has been actually fun to learn how to get by with a lot less materialism. Not-spending evolves into a passion. The typical gush is: I live the way I used to when a student. Thanks to that, lawyer Erika Kullberg had been able to pay back more than $200k in student loans in two years. 

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Rosie's 1901, Mobile, Alabama - Ministering to the Soul of Motorcycling (step-thru scooters, too)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Anyone who has mastered the science and art of riding a motorcycle knows this: You have to be in the now. Otherwise, you won't survive.    That could account for the spirituality of the motorcycle experience. You are transported into another dimension, one that feels like the soft edges of an angelic presence.    Through research, I encountered an actual shop which ministers to the soul of motorcycling (scooters, too).

Week of August 10th - Planets Indicate It's Time to Process Radical Change, Observes Madame Clairevoyant

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Could this week bring calm - at least the inner kind? That's what New York Magazine's Madame Clairevoyant says is possible. Here are her observations about the right timing to process all the disruption human beings on planet earth have been going through. Madame Clairevoyant's insights are a free read. However, as the New York Post reports, myriad other psychics in New York can and do charge big bucks for peeking into the future for us.

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COVID-19: The Great Pent-Up Demand For Relocation (no moving vans stopping here)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Across generations, so many want to relocate to another state. Or, so they say. But they are stuck-in-place because of COVID-19. They are well aware, for example, that some states such as New York even mandate those with out-of-town plates to quarantine. Also, if they have been lucky so far not becoming infected with the virus they know that they are pushing their luck by putting themselves in another location.

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Uber - Public Relations Strategy + Delaying Tactics in the Courtroom

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In California, Uber has not been doing so hot. The latest ruling reclassifies Uber's gig workers as employees. But that's on hold as Uber appeals. Bloomberg Law examines the Uber playbook. It is betting its business model - depending on gig workers - on how it is playing its game in CA. There, AB-5, which became law in January 2020, requires that gig workers, with some exceptions, are reclassified as employees. 

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Uber, Lyft Could Shut Down Service in California

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As was major news, in California, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Ethan Schulman ruled Uber and Lyft had to reclassify their gig drivers as employees. The defendants have 10 days to appeal. Until then, the ruling will be put on hold. Meanwhile, though, both Uber and Lyft threaten to shut off their ride-hailing services throughout California, reports MarketWatch. For some drivers, that gig represents income which is comparable to a full-time job.

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Labeling Online Political Messaging - What UK Is Proposing, Implications for US Partisan Broadcasting

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From websites to podcasts, the UK is seeking for transparency in online political messaging. Today, reports TechCrunch , the Cabinet Office issued a proposal for the public to review. If enacted it would mandate labeling of all online political campaign communications. What would be disclosed are both who or what is behind the promotion and who or what is ponying up the funding. The public has until November 4, 2020 to respond to the proposal, which you can read here.

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Gig Economy in Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tomorrow, the stock market is likely to record this significant legal setback for the gig-economy business model. MarketWatch reports that San Francisco Superior Court Judge Ethan Schulman ordered Uber and Lyft to comply with California AB-5. That law, which went into effect January 1, 2020, mandates that gig workers, with some exceptions, are reclassified as employees. That gives them the rights and protections of employees.

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The Matter of Easterbrook - McDonald's Introduced New MO in Crisis Management

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Brit Steve Easterbrook was perceived as a corporate magician. After a long career at global McDonald's he was catapulted up to the role of chief executive officer. That was to get the fast food empire out from being stuck in lackluster performance. Along the way the new usual happened: Easterbrook became romantically involved with an employee. It was consensual. Later, reports  The New York Times,  the number was calculated to three more.

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British TV in Class by Itself - But UK Unemployment Pain Mirrors That of America

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Who hasn't hunkered down with British television during shelter-in-place? And, since so few things have reopened, we are still clicking it on.    Such premium entertainment.    A past favorite had been "World on Fire," which focused in on a British and a Polish family during World World II.    Of course, part of the plot had been several poignant love stories. One did pan out. 

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The Occult - Booming Industry in Uncertain Times

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When will COVID-19 get under control? Will I sell any houses this year? When will I find another job? Are they forcing me into early retirement? To get the answers to those questions, New Yorkers are willing to pay psychics and other representatives of the occult up to $997 an hour. And, reports the New York Post , business is booming. Some psychics have doubled their weekly business - and revenues - in 2020. Meanwhile, New York Magazine's column Madame Clairevoyant is very popular.

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Brands: Both Edelman's and Its Client Kodak's Put in Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Darkness can fall fast. And it did for the Kodak $765 million loan for the old-line corporation to pivot to being a pharma player. As MarketWatch reports, that deal has been put on hold until allegations are cleared up about insider trading or the unauthorized disclosure of material which is nonpublic information. Senator Elizabeth Warren had brought to the attention of SEC head Jay Clayton the stock activity before the deal was announced in public.

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E-scooters, E-Bikes, Trikes, Mopeds, Motorcycles and More - You're on Your Own about Safety

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those e-scooters, e-bikes, traditional bikes (including the designer ones costing $5K), trikes (adult tricycles), mopeds, and motorcycles are more and more visible on the roads. Deloitte labels that phenomenon "Micromobility." " And here is its white paper on that trend. Meanwhile, the driverless car is stalled right now.    Micromobility is cool. It's quite green. It's affordable, both in the initial purchase and for insurance.

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Brand Saint David's - Another Elite School Gets Hit with Allegation of Sexual Exploitation of Student

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Parents might be thinking: Thank havens, we couldn't afford those elite private elementary and high schools. The New York Post reports on yet another alleged school-for-scandal saga of sex abuse of a student by those whom were trusted. The most recent expose allegedly went down at Saint David's , a K-8 based in New York City. Current annual tuition is $50,000. Among the alumni had been John F. Kennedy, Jr. yes, of the famous Kennedy clan).

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Academic-Industrial Complex: Power Outage

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

COVID-19, not the Invisible Hand, is undoing centuries of the market dynamics in higher education. Ever since the Puritans established Harvard on September 8, 1636, higher education has been a growth industry. That is despite its rising cost and questionable ROI in terms of career mobility and lifetime job security. Also, anyone who has been a heavy consumer of academia has experienced the power administrators and professors have.

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Sign of Very Strange Political Times: Record Number Renouncing U.S. Citizenship

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The political climate in the U.S.    Plus, the tax situation. Those are what had been driving a record number of Americans to renounce their citizenship. According to Enrolled Agents and Bambridge Accountants , during the first half of 2020, the percentage surged 1,210%. At the same time last year, 444 had renounced their citizenship. More recently, the number had been 5,816.    Of course, as in most of transactions in the U.S.,

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Language - Year of "Pivot"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The term "pivot" will peak. And then another word will replace it. Those still putting out there "pivots" will sound like yesterday. But, currently, everything, such as careers , must be positioned and packaged as "pivots."

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Catastrophe: Bring It On

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sure, U.S. President Donald Trump is threatening the funding of Social Security and Medicare. And research documents that more than half of us will be forced out of our jobs (more and more during COVID-19) and only 1 in 10 of us will ever make comparable money, at least not from working for income. Soft landings are so 20th century.    But, there is good news, for now, about our investment portfolios - and more.

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Credibility of U.S. Legal System in Global Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Even before U.S. President Donald Trump issued his executive order last Thursday, reports  Tech Crunch , TikTok had its objections prepared. The executive order relating to TikTok mandates a forced sale of the mobile video app or the ban of its services in the U.S. Essentially it contends TikTok, whose parent is Chinese company Bytedance, is a threat to national security. Meanwhile  both Microsoft and Twitter  have indicated interest in purchasing TikTok.

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False Positive - Ohio Gov Mike DeWine Isn't Infected with COVID-19

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Great news for the DeWine family in Ohio. In Northwest Ohio, 13abc reports that the state's governor Mike DeWine does not have COVID1-19. The results of the test he had before being scheduled to meet U.S. President Donald Trump at an OH airport were in error. Those turned out to be a false positive. We in OH rejoice. DeWine's proactive actions during the pandemic likely prevented thousands of deaths in the Buckeye state. In marketing timing is everything.

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