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Five Public Speaking Resolutions for 2019

Manner of Speaking

I am one of the co-founders of Presentation Guru, a digital magazine for public speaking professionals. This post is part of a series designed to share the great content on Presentation Guru with the Manner of Speaking community. ——— As 2018 draws to a close, many … Continue reading → Motivation Presentation Guru TED Presentation public speaking Resolutions storytelling

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Are you confident or complacent?

Speak Schmeak

We all strive to be confident speakers; it's a standard by which we judge our own levels of experience and practice. However, it's possible to be too confident, to become complacent over time about our own skills and abilities.

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Public speaking for women

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

It’s good to see Susan Cain getting well-deserved press in the Financial Times. Her 2013 book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking and guest posting on this blog are a a great resource for anyone intimidated by the challenge of speaking in public. Opening an article in the Dec […]. Public Speaking Kate Peters lisa braithwait Patricia Fripp susan carter women speakers

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Why (And How) to Care About the First 30 Seconds of Your Talk

Duarte Blog

In 2010, researchers at The Catholic University in Washington D.C. conducted a study about the attention span of lecture attendees. They found that most people stopped paying attention to a speaker only 30 seconds into the speech.

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"The Last Days of John F. Kennedy Jr." - More 1950s PRish Than Documentary

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There are those of a certain age who remain suckers for photos and videos of the Kennedy clan. I belong to that category. So that's why I continued with the two-hour ABC presentation of "The Final Days of John F. Kennedy Jr." " From the father's days as a U.S.

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Could Public Speaking Make You Feel More Alive in 2019?

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

I was prompted to write this post after one of my friends shared an experience whilst on a Skiing Holiday over the New Year Period. My friend, whom I happened to know is an aspiring speaker, posted the following comment on FaceBook “ “Managed to ski today.

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My freelance writing resolutions for 2019

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

I’ve been a freelance writer and writing trainer most of my life. I’ve loved the work that I’ve done, and managed to make a fairly decent living doing it… I’m 64 now, and have MS –a chronic and, for me, somewhat debilitating disease (the degree to which it is debilitating is different for everybody who has it). So age and illness, mostly illness, have kind of crimped my style over the last few years. I’m still working, but not like I used to.

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More Trending

Lorena and John Bobbitt - Crushed by The American Dream

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last night "20/20" revisited the sensational 1990s saga of Lorena and John Bobbitt. She cut off his penis. He was accused of domestic violence. Both were acquitted. Neither seemed to recover from the emotional, legal, and media ordeal. 

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6 Customer Journey Maps You Can Swipe

SlideModel

When retail was all brick and mortar, things were simple. Business displayed their inventory; customers came in and physically assessed it and bought what they liked. Payments, returns and exchanges were handled in the store. Was there a buying journey then?

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Spontaneity, Stories & Humor with Kelly Swanson

Speaker Launcher

On this episode of the Wealthy Speaker Podcast we are talking with Kelly Swanson about telling your story, how to be spontaneous, and add a little humor. Today, Kelly is joining us to discuss how to be more authentic on stage. Kelly is an award-winning storyteller, comedian, motivational speaker, Huffington Post Contributor, and cast member of The Fashion […]. The post Spontaneity, Stories & Humor with Kelly Swanson appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Do you have a Message without a Speech?

Speak and Deliver

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Valentine's Day - Rebrand as Awareness of Domestic Violence Day

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Valentine's Day candy is already on the shelf. Here and there promos pop up about flowers and intimate dinners for that special day for lovers. But the reality undertow is that the fierce emotions involved in romance also trigger domestic violence.

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American Donald video; ‘guess who’ is singing!

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

I’ve tried, for me, a different kind of writing: a satiric song: American Donald. You can hear the song, view the video and read the lyrics here: [link]. If you like American Woman, and if Trump is not your cuppa, and if you enjoy a rockin’ female singer, you will enjoy the video!

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Are you playing to your selling strength?

SpeakerSue Says...

Here’s a pop quiz to start the new year: Are you a: A. better writer than talker? better talker than writer? Most likely, if you’re in sales, you’re charismatic, fun, smart and a great story teller and talker, especially when it comes to your product or service.

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Creating the Speech for your Message - Q&A

Speak and Deliver

Follow up Facebook Live Q&A. Get your 30 minute consult by emailing me at rich.hopkins@gmail.com. Don't let 2019 go by without you finally getting your message on stage

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Success According to Lego

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

December job figures crushed it. The Dow is up over 500 points.    And, older professionals I speak with all sort of shrug. They and I have come to ignore markets. Instead we have developed a trust in our instincts to figure out what we have to do to make a good buck. 

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Yes, SmallBiz, BigLaw Firms Get Stiffed, Too - Here's How We Can Level the Playing Field

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

BigLaw firm Boies Schiller Flexner represented Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui several times. When Guo didn't pay the legal bill, it was turned over to arbitration. JAMS' Frank Maas oversaw the process and mandated that Guo pay up $627,000 in fees and interest. 

2019 56

Pedophile Nuns and The Fat Girl from Jersey City

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those of us who has attended Catholic school are not surprised by media reports of what is being labeled "pedophile nuns." " Those "brides of Christ" had enormous power over students back in the 20th century. 

2019 56

"Criminal Minds" - Will There Be 15th Season?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That wonderfully creepy show about serial killers - "Criminal Minds" - had made it to a 14th season. The question fans have is: Will there be a 15th season? The odds are against its being renewed, explains Daniel Redford.

2019 56

40% of Americans Intend to Retire Before Age 60 - SmirkSmirk

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the 21st century, a life of work gets played out in dog years.    So, it's no surprise that MassMutual's 2018 State of the American Family survey found that 40% of those interviewed intend to retire before age 60.

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Dr. Lara Kollab & Hate Speech

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Okay, medical doctor Lara Kollab is no longer doing a residency at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic.    But, is that the only "punishment" society can legally impose on her for her documented anti-Semitic social media postings. 

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Bloodbath Expected in Stock Markets - Businesses Have to Re-Think Pricing Strategy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It is 6:29 A.M. New York Time. And I am re-doing a client's promotional material. The new message is all about affordability. That client has re-thought her pricing strategy. She will probably have plenty of company after the stock markets do their thing today.

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Financial Services Industry - Shift from Retirement to "Next"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Retirement.    That was invented in the late 19th century. Before that there was no need for it since life spans were so short.    Now, with life spans reaching triple digits, the concept is being phased out. What's replacing it is  Next. 

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2019 - Big Media Story Will Be Media

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

More powerful than governments, business enterprises, and nutty leaders is the media. So, it's predictable that its own activities will be the big story of 2019. After all, it's heading into so much change. The story of media could even upstage the saga of the coming global economic slowdown.

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"Dateline" - Likely Will Be Back for Season 28th

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So far, "Dateline" has made it to its 27th season on television. And, if ratings are what count in renewals, the odds are that it will have a 28th season. For the 12/28/2018 episode, viewership was at 3.730 million. That was up 21.03% from the week before. 

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Holden Caulfield from "The Catcher in the Rye" - 67 Years Later

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Like Owen Labrie and Brett Kavanaugh, Holden Caulfield had attended prep school. That's where the likeness ends. The first two were and probably still are achievers eager for traditional success in a white man's world of privilege. Caulfield considered that tribe a bunch of phonies.

2018 56

Gas $1.89 a Gallon in Austintown, OH - But, With Downturn Coming, I Won't Be Seeing the USA in My Chevrolet

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Along the main drag in Norman-Rockwell-like Austintown, Ohio, gasoline is at $1.89 a gallon. With reward points I got it down even further. But, no, I am not going to be traveling a lot more. Bad news for the hospitality industry, et al., I won't be seeing the USA in my Chevrolet.

2018 56

Cover Letters - Generics Get Tossed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The cover letter is the way you introduce yourself to those who can hire you for jobs, contract assignments, or new business for your enterprise. You have just a few seconds before the recipient or robot will toss that cover letter into the don't-read-further box.

2018 56

Brooklyn Detention Complex Needs Sophisticated Crisis Communications

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Seemingly with great glee, the New York Post features coverage of a move made by the Brooklyn Detention Complex. With no explanation why, the correctional facility posted a sign in the visitors' quarters that the New York Post is banned. Here are the details from the tabloid.

2018 56

Aging in America - December Plunge in All 3 Stock Indexes Brings High Angst

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Back during the 2008 global financial crash, the aging in America got it: They many never fully recover from the downturn in equities, market value of housing, and job market. Some were lucky, though, and made out big in the bull market.

2018 56

Remembering Jack O'Dwyer, Yet Again - Book on The New Aging Dedicated to Him Last August

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Global media outlets, establishment and digital native, have been publishing memorials for public relations giant Jack O'Dwyer. Here is the send-off from the influential The Washington Post. 

2018 56

So Lonely - But, Fortunately, We Have Make-Believe Buddies, Ranging from Oliva Benson to David Rossi

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to Cigna's study, 56% assess that the people around us aren't really with us. Also, 54% of the folks in our little lives, we are convinced, really don't know us. Here are more details from Fortune.

2018 56

Lightness of Humor - How Pema Chodron Floats Possibility of Fresh Mindsets

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Stuck.    That's where so many in the investment community, media, and near retirement/semi-retirement have been this December. The Dow kept on plummeting. Economic indicators such as housing sales showed a slowdown.

2018 56

After the iPhone - The Abyss

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In The New York Times opinion piece Kara Swisher nails it: The iPhone era of heady innovation, along with escalating revenues and stock price, is over. The challenge for visionaries and businesspeople is to come up with the next growth area.

2019 52

Investing in Advanced Degrees - So Many Lost Generations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the overall economy job creation crushed it at 312,000. At 1:19 P.M. Eastern Time, the Dow is up over 700 points. But legal services remains a troubled sector in terms of manpower demand. As Scott Flaherty details in Law.com , in December 2018, the industry lost 600 jobs.

2019 52

Cluster or CopyCat Suicides - Chicago's Dane Anthony Smith 5th Police Officer in 6 Months to Take His Life

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Why are police officers in Chicago killing themselves? Most recently, Dane Anthony Smith, age 36, took his own life. It was through a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was the 5th officer to commit suicide in the past 6th months.

2019 52

Rumors Your Organization Is Merging? Beware

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

To survive or to scale, law firms are embracing the M&A strategy. In Law.com , Dan Packel provides the data from Fairfax Associates. During 2018, 72 M&As were completed. That's up from 65 in 2017.    Those transactions provided lucrative business for law firms.

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