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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 327) – Kobe Bryant

Manner of Speaking

“Everything negative—pressure, challenges—is all an opportunity for me to rise.” ” — Kobe Bryant Photo courtesy of Keith Allison. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 327) – Kobe Bryant appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers challenges Kobe Bryant public speaking quote self-development

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Problem Solving with Digital Signage

Presentation Guru

Everywhere you look, digital signage screens are popping up. Banks, restaurants, waiting rooms, government facilities, and factory floors are all using this new technology to keep their employees and customers informed.

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Sweet Spot Pricing with Laurie Guest

Speaker Launcher

Do you have your pricing down to a science? Do you offer different pricing packages or is it one price for everyone? On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, we’re going to explore Sweet Spot Pricing.

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Language - Term "Shame" Goes Way of Low-IQ Phone

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Language is important. For example, use an out-of-date term and that could position and package the speaker or writer as yesterday.    Yesterday no longer exists. Neither does the credibility of that person. 

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Weird is where the growth happens

More than PowerPoint...

A client was rehearsing her presentation. She stood on stage with her arms crossed in front of her. I stopped her. Try standing with your palms out,” I told her. She did, then stopped. That feels weird,” she said. Good,” I said. Try it again.”. She did. Still feels weird,” she said. Again.”.

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How To Do What You Want To Do

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Video Webinar: How To Do What You Want To Do (and figure out what it is you want to do) Do you know what you want to do, but don’t seem to get around to doing it? Are you not sure … Continue reading →

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Becoming a Master of the Speaking Industry

Speaker Launcher

I recently interviewed Josh Linker who’s out killing the speaking business. He’s speaking over a hundred times per year (highest number of engagements in a year – 165!, CRAZY!) at $35,000 per engagement. Josh successfully sold his tech companies but had started to speak while he was the CEO.

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The Complications of Guilt

Speak and Deliver

This was a tough one to record - and I'm looking forward to your reactions. Achievement Greatness Guilt Inspiration Kobe Bryant Regret

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What if their meeting fails? How to sell higher rate

SpeakerSue Says...

Two clients on the same day called with the same question, “ We’ve increased our rates significantly and my sales team is uncomfortable asking for the higher rate. Of course, our ’loyal’ customers are balking (which makes the sellers crazy, scared and frustrated!). Can you help?”. When I lived paycheck to paycheck, I bought the cheapest stuff I could. When that is the choice, food is more fattening and less nutritious. Clothing and cars fall apart more quickly.

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2020 - Content Remains King in Marketing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to World Media Group, content will be a top priority among marketers in 2020. As Steve Barnes reports in Odwyerpr.com , 79% of marketers surveyed indicated that content remains king.    But the tough nut to crack is getting, holding, and scaling attention.

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News Corp's KNEWZ Takes on Google

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Could Rupert Murdoch be The Google Slayer? Maybe, in time. Yesterday his "baby" News Corp rolled out KNEWZ. The New York Post , which is owned by News Corp, describes what that launch was all about. Many recall that Murdoch's first love had been the news business.

2020 56

"Criminal Minds" - It Doesn't Have Much Time Left

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last night some of us watched "Criminal Minds" with a heavy heart. Soon there will be no more new episodes. This is its last season. That means, in a number of weeks, there will be no more Wheels-Up to solve new cases. The episode had a convoluted plot.

2020 56

Likeability - Mark Zuckerberg Doesn't Care, Maybe You Shouldn't Either

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"My goal for the next decade isn't to be liked but to be understood." " -  Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg at quarterly earning call, as quoted by Jessica Guynn, USA Today , January 29, 2020. Is likeability losing its importance in professional life?

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The Industry Warren Buffett Labeld "Toast"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's come to this. Like Rupert Murdoch who loved loved loved newspapers, long-term investor in that industry Warren Buffett has given up on that industry. As Axios reports, his Berkshire Hathaway is selling its newspaper niche for $140 million to Lee Enterprises.

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The Alleged Sins of the Father - The Five Dulos Children

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The downfall of one-time lux builder on the Gold Coast of Connecticut Fotis Dulos has reached this point: His lawyer Norm Pattis has become his spokesperson. Pattis is featured in the photo. Dulos' circle of connection has shrunk to that. Here the Daily Mail quotes Pattis.

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Language - Purge Public Discourse of Term "Shocked"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Too much has gone down in the 21st century and the media hasn't missed any of it.    So, civilization has reached the point of not being able to be shocked. That's why this Abovethelaw article has become popular. Yeah, belly-laugh stuff.

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Robert Iger's 10 Principles of True Leadership (and the most important one for coronavirus-times)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Walt Disney Company Bob Iger has overseen plenty. That ranges from stagnation to the acquisition of 21st Century Fox.    In his best-seller  "The Ride of a Lifetime," he hammers his 10 principles of true leadership.

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Fotis Dulos Commits Suicide - Were Bail Issues the Tipping Point?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There could have been a setback in Fotis Dulos' bail status. He is on the left in the photo. According to the New York Post , he was due for a court hearing on the $6 million bond he had been released on.

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Coronavirus - First Shoe to Fall

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What impeachment? The influential conservative aggregator site Drudge Report is posting that information on the left hand side. The headline space goes to developments in the coronavirus epidemic and the impacts. Today, part of the double coronavirus headlining is the first economic shoe to fall.

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Coronavirus & Dow Down 400+ - It's the Uncertainty

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The stock market hates uncertainty.    As expected, the Dow is down 400+. And stabilizing or an up may not be in the near term.    What's in play is that few if any movers and shakers believe what the government and media are contending about the coronavirus.

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How Week of January 26th Could Go for You

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are the predictions for each zodiac sign for this week from New York Magazine's Madame Clairevoyant. Not that the future is locked in. Knowing what is "destined" to happen can help you prevent it. That's one of the major benefits of consulting a psychic reader. 

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Week of January 26, in The Year of the Plague - What Edelman Trust Barometer Could Report in 2021

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" … financial markets remain sensitive to headlines surrounding the [coronavirus] outbreak." " - William Watts, MarketWatch , January 25, 2020. What can happen to portfolios is just the tip of the iceberg in what could go down in history as The Year of the Plague.

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"Nudge" - Not Only Cool to Use, Also Is Okay in Formal Communications

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Language, even in this visual era, is everything.    Be they the words used at dinner during a new-business-development pitch or for search engine optimization, the terminology remains a work horse.

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The Pampering-Yourself Niche - Forget the Latte, Go for the Bath Bombs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The latte has lots of calories. It's been around for so long that the consumption experience doesn't provide the old uplift. Also, it doesn't quite fit into the pampering-yourself niche. It's a throw-back to the affordable-lux one. 

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Impeachment Trial - Not The Greatest Show on Earth

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The ABC Evening News with David Muir dominates the category. That's because those behind and in front the camera know how to conjure up drama.    Yes, all the world's a stage.    Those in the U.S. Senate lack that theatrical know-how.

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More Fotis Dulos

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tabloid Daily Mail claims it has had access to the late Fotis Dulos' suicide note. Here , you can read it.    It starts out melodramatically. In essence it says that by time anyone will be reading the note he "will be no more." 

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SuperBowl Monday - Keep Your Eyes on the Ground

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

An unexpected consequence of the indulgences of SuperBowl Sunday is losing track of money. Lots of someones walk out of a bar or an overcrowded living room and drop their 10 and 20 dollar bills.    That's why it's worth the effort to keep your eyes on the ground SuperBowl Monday.

2020 52

IBM - The Barbarians Were Blocked at the Gate

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The elephant in the room for the announcement that IBM CEO Ginni Rometty is retiring from that position in April is: How did she last  that  long?    As  Siliconangle.com  points out, since her appointment in January 2012, the stock went down 25%.

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Court of Public Opinion - Did It "Execute" Fotis Dulos?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yesterday, Fotis Dulos died two days after a suicide attempt. In response, his celebrity lawyer Norm Pattis is taking two unusual steps, reports the Daily Mail. One is to position that suicide as an "execution."

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Lawyer Norm Pattis Confirms Death of Fotis Dulos (1967 - 2020)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After struggling for two days following his suicide attempt, Fotis Dulos died. Here is the announcement in the media. On the left in the photo is Dulos, on the right is his lawyer and spokesperson Norm Pattis. Pattis confirmed that Dulos died at 5:32 P.M. ET at Jacobi Medical Center, NYC. 

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Thursday, 10 P.M. ET - "A Million Little Things" and "Law & Order SVU" Go Head-to-Head

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those who didn't bother learning how to record television shows will have to make a choice tonight at 10 P.M. ET: Will they turn on newbie "A Million Little Things" or long-running "Law & Order SVU?" " For some it won't really be a big deal.

2020 52

Black Boxes, Branding, Goldman Sachs, and Jones Day

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The black box is out. At least at Wall Street player Goldman Sachs. That's what its chief executive officer David Solomon said today in the first-ever investor meeting. This, as reports The New York Times , represents a pivot to being transparent.

2020 52

Kobe Bryant - Focus Shifting to Legal Liability

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As the world mourns the death of sports icon Kobe Bryant, there are those who, from the get-go, thought like a lawyer. Their issues were with possible liability and what or whom to sue. As Law.com reports, The Recorder interviewed Motley Rice partner Mary Schiavo.

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The Business of Transparency - Ranging from Law Firms to Psychotherapy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Gender discrimination lawsuit "Tolton, et al. Jones Day" has seemed to get un der the skin of that elite law firm. Yes, Jones Day is the defendant and it has been reacting. Here is the latest in the myriad media articles about how this usually secretive firm has come out swinging.

2020 52

GamePlan - Getting in, From Harvard Law School to The Wall Street Journal (with a "no" from Hallmark along the way)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

BusinessInsider's Prime Content (that is, behind a paywall) has information and insight from the Horse's Mouth how to get admitted to Harvard Law School. The sources include those in the Admissions Loop.

2020 52

Drudge Report Continues to Opt for Coronavirus Over Impeachment

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

With Matt Drudge, a story with strong long legs wins out over politics. The conservative digital news aggregator Drudge Report continues to headline the coronavirus, putting impeachment links on the left hand side. Today, the coronavirus gets a quadruple headline. The four are: Xi: Spread Accelerating. Grave Situation. 56 Million Quarantined  Nobody Can Leave. Meanwhile, impeachment has become a bore. And Drudge knows that. The Senate Spectator Gallery is half empty.

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Elizabeth Kendall - No, Her Instinct Couldn't Have Prevented Many of the Ted Bundy Murders

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the ABC "20/20" two-hour special on Ted Bundy, viewers will come to question how much they can count on their instinct to save them from peril. The focus of the programming was Ted Bundy's long-term girlfriend Elizabeth Kendall and her daughter Molly Kendall. Yes, there were red flags in their relationship. For example, when they were rafting on the water, he threw her into the water. His eyes were blank, devoid of human whatever. She made it back on the raft.

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