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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 218) – Alan Rickman

Manner of Speaking

“It is an ancient need to be told stories. But the story needs a great storyteller.” — Alan RickmanFiled under: Quotes for Public Speakers. Quotes for Public Speakers Alan Rickman public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Stories storytelling

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Good things take time

Speak Schmeak

Okay, maybe not all good things take time. I mean, a quick summer salad of ripe tomatoes, fresh burrata cheese and a drizzle of olive oil takes about five minutes, but it's delicious.

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Book Review: Keynote Mastery, by Patrick Schwerdtfeger

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

My recent review on Amazon of the new book, Keynote Mastery: The Personal Journey of a Professional Speaker was incomplete. I need to explain in more detail the many positive elements of Patrick’s story as well as clarify why I referred to it on Amazon ‘flawed’ and show where other emerging speakers can learn from […]. Freelance Work Public Speaking

5 Perfect Valentine Gifts For Those Public Relations Players In Your Life

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sure, the court of public opinion often has the same power as the court of law. In fact, it sometimes delivers such a smackdown that once a meme is in play it's not even necessary to go to the court of law to get what you want.

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Toastmasters’ Most Buzzworthy Speeches of 2015

Manner of Speaking

Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. Headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, the organization’s membership exceeds 332,000 in more than 15,400 clubs in 135 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters … Continue reading → Toastmasters Beck Caitlyn Jenner David Letterman J.K. Simmons Mohammed Qahtani public speaking Tim Cook Viola Davis

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5 ways you can analyze your speech once it's done (and how I do it)

The Eloquent Woman

I know, I know. You hate watching video of your speeches and talks. You deny that they exist on the Internet, so others won't look at them (like that works).

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Toastmaster Magazine: Learning to Write for Others

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I’m pleased to have an article in the current January edition of Toastmaster Magazine. With the editors kind permission, here’s the text of Learning to Write for Others for you to download and read. I discuss the ways the Toastmaster Competent Communicator program helped me become a better speechwriter. Unfortunately the typo in the first […]. Speechwriting Toastmasters

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 219) – Tony Robbins

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“Give more to your audience than they have any right to expect.” — Tony Robbins Photo courtesy of Brian Solis / FlickrFiled under: Motivation, Quotes for Public Speakers. Motivation Quotes for Public Speakers Public Speaking Quotations quotes Tony Robbins

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9 famous TV and radio speeches by women

The Eloquent Woman

We've featured many famous speeches by women that were covered on television and radio, but this collection of seven speeches were planned precisely for TV or radio delivery. They run the gamut from politics to humor and popular issues like cooking and weight loss.

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Instant Stage Presence – Pause and Connect

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Have you ever seen a speaker who just seems to own the stage? They have a presence that demands attention and oozes charisma, confidence and credibility. Want to know how that could be you? The read on. A few years ago I had the opportunity to interview a very talented and diverse group of speakers all of who had plenty of stage presence. I was curious to discover what they did to create this magnetic effect that instantly grabbed their audience’s attention and kept it.

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Smackdown On Bill Ackman Brand In 2016

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Hedge fund titan Bill Ackman's Pershing Square Holdings, the fund's publicly traded vehicle, has fallen 14.5% in 2016, according to a performance update." " - Julia La Roche, BusinessInsider, January 20, 2016. Here is the article. This reversal of fortune may be temporary.

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Use Icons to Turn a Mind-Numbingly Boring PowerPoint Presentation into an Awesome One

SketchBubble

If you are reading this blog post, chances are you (and your audience) have been a victim of one or more mind-numbingly boring PowerPoint presentations. You know, those presentations where you have slide after slide of nothing but bullet points.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

If you want to keep up with my wide-ranging reading list about women and speaking in real time, follow The Eloquent Woman on Facebook where these links are posted all week long--or just head here on Mondays, where I summarize them all for you.

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4 Incredibly Simple Stage Presence Exercises

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Have you ever seen a speaker who just seems to command the stage? Their very being demands attention, and oozes charisma, confidence and credibility. Want to know how that could be you? The read on. A few years ago I interviewed a selection of very talented and diverse speakers chosen because of their ability to demonstrate stage presence.

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That Personal Essay For College - Thank You, But I Won't Apply

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Are Generations Y and Z simply disinterested in writing? Or do they lack the skill and confidence to put together several well-organized, connected paragraphs? In the best-selling book "Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be," Frank Bruni provides an interesting anecdote about writing.

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What's the cost of a poor presentation?

Executive Speech Coach

Presentation Tips on Twitter Presentation Skills Club on Facebook Executive Speech Coach , Business presentation tips from George Torok , the Speech Coach for Executives Executive Speech Coach & Business Presentation Skills Expert George Torok www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com.

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How to Ignite Flashpoints and Fame in Your Business in 2016

Speaker Launcher

Have you ever turned a corner in your business and felt like you had suddenly hit your stride? We call these Flashpoints. Many speakers’ careers follow a similar path. They work hard and grind it out for a few years and then suddenly they hit a flashpoint – that moment when things fall into place […]. The post How to Ignite Flashpoints and Fame in Your Business in 2016 appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Freddie Mercury & Mike Stura - A Love Story

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The meme William Shakespeare used in his comedies was that love wasn't easy. For the lovers to unite they had to overcome myriad obstacles. That theme played out in Queens, New York. A cow had escaped the slaughterhouse onto the mean streets of the urban center. The police caught him.

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Hey, You With The Stars In Your Eyes - You Still Need A Prenup

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

You won out against the odds. You are not only in love. You and your soulmate have agreed to make a commitment to each other in marriage. Congratulations. What must be next is not choosing dinner-plate patterns. It's seeing to it that you two have a prenup.

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Independent Content-Providers - Having Your Own Social Media Sites Gives You Edge

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The smart money is now asking us, when we apply for assignments with them, for the URLs of our social media sites. Increasingly, there is an expectation that the job entails increasing the exposure of what we write for their sites by repurposing them on our own.

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Blizzard Of 2016 - Missing The Magic

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One day we New Yorkers throw in the towel on coping with that impossible, over-the-top expensive lifestyle. We relocate to some easy-living, low-cost paradise. Existence becomes easier. The wolf is no longer at the door. We lose weight. Blood pressure goes down. Then "it" happens.

2016 56

The Rat Race - Your Inner Rat Has To Be Up For It

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He left the rat race Inside the Beltway. I left the rat race in the New York Metro area. We compared notes. Sure, we had done well enough. But we never had made it to the 1% or anywhere near that. And attempting to navigate those complex mazes had cost us emotionally, physically, and spiritually.

2016 56

- 400+ - In Paradise, No One Is In High Angst

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The beauty of living in Paradise (that is outside the New York Metro area and the temporary networks at the World Economic Forum in Davos) is that no one even noticed the -400+ development on the Dow.

2016 56

Do Divorce Like Carrie Fisher aka Princess Leia

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Carrie Fisher, just like her stepmother, Elizabeth Taylor, put divorce to good use. This article , which I just published in MyBankTracker, explains how you can not trauma loop in your divorce. And keep costs down. I also point out that the odds are that you will remarry.

2016 56

Go Wrapify: Earn Income Covering Your Car With Ads

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Wrapify has a two-sided marketplace that lets drivers signup, decide the extent that their car will be wrapped (partial, full, etc.), and even choose which marketer they want to work with to wrap their car. drivers. then get paid an average of $450 a month."

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Linda Tripp, Et Al. - Interest In Bill Clinton's Alleged Womanizing Has Expired Its Shelf Life

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Not only has Monica Lewinsky returned during Campaign 2016. So has her nemesis, Linda Tripp. They seemed to be positioned and packaged to be a kind of Greek Chorus. Their message is: Bill Clinton is a womanizer and Hillary Clinton ignored it. But, that whole meme has expired its shelf life.

2016 56

Colin Kingston Double Murder/Suicide - Never Underestimate Affairs Of The Heart

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The way police in Genesco, New York are putting it together, Colin Kingston, 24, stabbed to death his former girlfriend and her new lover, then turned the knife fatally on himself. Here are the details from the New York Post.

2016 56

"Downton Abbey" - Edith Lucky In Love, Prodigal Son-In-Law Returns

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After two lackluster episodes for the final season, things started picking up again in "Downton Abbey." " Finally, Edith has a gentleman caller who's not a cad. Bertie Pelham is a man on her side.

2016 56

Bernie Sanders - Conservatives Join Hillary Clinton In Getting Nervous

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

America is taking Bernie Sanders seriously. Polls show that. So does the funding coming into his campaign. Conservatives join Hillary Clinton in getting nervous about this development. The latest sign of that is Paul Sperry's article in the New York Post. Sanders is labeled a "Communist."

2016 56

Those What-To-Look-For Can Make You Stupid - And Not Very Successful

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Media sites now have What-to-look-for sections. They cover everything from the presidential debates to the monthly jobs report. Those "perceptions recipes" could  be making you stupid. And unsuccessful.

2016 56

Stock Market Wave Of Selling - Watch Loved Ones For Signs Of Suicide

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"The start of this year has been the worst for financial markets since the onset of the Great Depression, with stock prices slumping around the world amid mounting concern over the situation in China." " - Marcus Leroux, The Times, January 16, 2016. Here is the article.

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The Establishment - Et Tu, Sandy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The term "establishment" has always had foul connotations in some circles. During the counterculture, activists declared they will purge America of that force field. Every election, even for dog catcher, non-incumbents run on a platform of the clean sweep. Gone will be those rascals causing all the problems in what could otherwise be the Happy Valley. In this election, Hillary Clinton, horrors, has put the Establishment label on Bernie Sanders.  However,

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Linkedin Pulse Gadflies - Less Is More

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Even in search engine marketing (SEM), less is usually more. Put too much out there too often and automatically prospects begin ignoring your messaging. In addition, you could be positioning yourself as a joke. That's much like those poorly made commercials for late-night television. The same applies to those sites which allow you to post without a gatekeeper. One of the most used is LinkedIn Pulse. Unlike Medium which is issue-oriented, LinkedIn Pulse is a platform for business.

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Donald Trump/Bernie Sanders - Davos Man/Woman Concerned

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The center has fallen out of U.S. politics. And, no surprise, the establishment types from around the globe who network for four days at the World Economic Forum in Davos are concerned. After all, the U.S. economy is the number-one on planet earth. With either Trump or Sanders as U.S.

2016 56

Clinton/Trump Current Strategy: Throw Major Opponent Off His Game

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tonight in the Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton seemed to leverage the same strategy which Donald Trump had in the GOP debate. That's to throw their major opponents off their game.

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Sarah Palin Is Back - Will It Be All The Way To VP Position?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sarah Palin's folksy kind of rhetoric fits perfectly with Donald Trump's populist campaign. So, her speech endorsing him in Iowa has been getting a lot of attention. Also getting attention, though, has been the arrest of her son Track, charged with domestic assault.

2016 56

Media Coverage: Jonas Trumping Trump, World Economic Forum in Davos

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Mother Nature is stealing the show from Donald Trump and the movers and shakers at the World Economic Forum in Davos.    The spectacle is a massive snow storm which will take place under a full moon. Its name is Jonas.

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