Sat.Apr 30, 2016 - Fri.May 06, 2016

Improving Communication is Key to Closing Millennials’ Workplace Skills Gap

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

It’s universally acknowledged that employers seek applicants with strong speaking and writing abilities. Despite being highly educated and armed with technical skills, many millennials lack the soft skills to compete in the workplace.

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What I talk about when I talk about running

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Haruki Murakami is best known as the author of “Norwegian Wood”, and the “The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle” – and many other books. If you haven’t read his books I highly recommend you check them out.

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Master the Art of Presenting 2016

Manner of Speaking

I am excited to announce that the third annual Master the Art of Presenting will take place on 20-21 October 2016 in Helsinki, Finland. A few years ago, my good friend and presentation design expert, Timo Sorri, was staying over at our home … Continue reading → Public Speaking Business Public Speaking Resources Delivery Havain Master the Art of Presenting presentations public speaking Timo Sorri

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Bill Evans on the Creative Process & Self-Teaching

Presentation Zen

Many years ago I spoke of Bill Evans and his great appreciation of simplicity, and his capacity for tremendous amplification through honest simplification.

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A Conversation with Sanjay Nambiar

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

On Thursday May 5, members of the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable hosted a conference call with freelance speechwriter, author and publisher Sanjay Nambiar. Sanjay is a veteran speechwriter and award-winning children’s book author.

Famous Speech Friday: Dorothy Fuldheim on Kent State shooting

The Eloquent Woman

Forty-six years ago this week, there were a few things that were unusual about Dorothy Fuldheim's evening commentary on WEWS-TV on May 4, 1970. For one thing, "Cleveland's First Lady of the Airwaves" finished the piece weeping in front of the camera.

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Master the Art of Presenting 2016

Manner of Speaking

I am excited to announce that the third annual Master the Art of Presenting will take place on 20-21 October 2016 in Helsinki, Finland. A few years ago, my good friend and presentation design expert, Timo Sorri, was staying over at our home … Continue reading → Public Speaking Business Public Speaking Resources Delivery Havain Master the Art of Presenting presentations public speaking Timo Sorri

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Jersey Journal Isn't Even in Jersey City, NJ, Any More - Those worst of times before gentrification

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Like all community newspapers back in the best of times for print, the Jersey Journal was the word paste which held together our little lives in Jersey City, New Jersey. For so many of us, those lives indeed seemed  quite less-than. We  We stood in the shadow of Manhattan.

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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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Become a Better Speaker by Watching Videos

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

It's never been easier to find examples of great speakers that you can watch, analyse and learn from in order to become a better speaker. But making the most of these recordings isn't as easy as you might think.

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Is it time for you to attend Speechwriting School?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

I’ve heard the following comments from speechwriters in all fields: It takes me forever to find the just-right quotation Rewrites are killing me I can’t get enough face-to-face time with my client Transitions take me forever My General rewrote the entire opening of my speech.

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Women Who Sue Their Employer (Past/Present) - Majorie Walker Has Nothing To Lose

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In The Guardian , Majorie Walker explains why she is suing The New York Times Inc. for discrimination. She had worked eight years in the advertising department and is an African-American in her 60s. Because of her age and that she is battling cancer, she really has nothing to lose.

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Why memorizing your high-stakes speech frees you: Sen. Amy Klobuchar

The Eloquent Woman

How important is it, really, to memorize your speech.especially if you will have access to a teleprompter? Just ask U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar.

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Hiring That Elusive Speaker’s Agent

Speaker Launcher

The irony of the speaking world is that although speakers want gigs, most don’t feel comfortable selling themselves. They would rather hand that particular part of the business to someone else by hiring a speaker’s agent. My first exposure to this aspect of the speaking business came at the age of 25 when I got […]. The post Hiring That Elusive Speaker’s Agent appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

Yes Checklist: what to discuss when and editor says yes to your article idea

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Excerpt from Everything You Wanted to Know About Freelance Writing . What you do once an editor says “yes” to your article idea can be as important as how you pitch your ideas (the query letter). Upon having your proposal accepted by an editor, you have to discuss a number of details with your editor before you write. After all, once the editor says, “Yes, I’d love to buy that article from you…” you move from the domain of salesperson to that of a supplier of words. Article idea.

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Everyday Talk - More important to success than being invited to deliver TED Presentation (5 tips)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

TED talks have raised the bar on public speaking. Its rules of success are four: Have something to say, make the audience care about the subject, use common language, and leverage stories.

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7 Ways to Create Better Typography for Your PowerPoint Presentation

SketchBubble

PowerPoint is an excellent tool for communication used by presenters across numerous industries. And, though images are a great way to make your PowerPoint presentations memorable, at the end of the day it’s the written text that is the glue holding your message together.

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How to decide if you need PowerPoint

Joan Detz Speaker Services

You’ve been asked to give a presentation. Should you use PowerPoint – or not? I’ve seen more presentations ruined by PowerPoint than enhanced by it. I’ll bet you have, too. Ask yourself these 3 questions before you decide to use PPT in any presentation: Would PPT help the audience understand my message? Would the visuals convey important […]. Audio Visual, PowerPoint & Podcasts Presentation skills

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The Economist (and, so far, the 927 who left comments) take great interest in Mr. Trump

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Economist's cover story is Mr. Trump. Of course, the influential publication has a golden gut about what will be clickbait. Already, 927 readers have left comments. But, really this week's analysis has nothing new to add in the way of insight about the Trump phenomenon.

2016 56

Krispy Kreme's Nutella Doughnut - People fainting, dribbling, screaming

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Not since old-time crooners like Frank Sinatra were rolled out has there been this kind of marketing fun. Krispy Kreme is warning store managers in the United Kingdom: Hey, be prepared for fainting, dribbling and screaming when the Nutella Doughnut arrives on May 27th. 

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Wages Up 0.3% - That's what we in gig economy focus on

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No surprise, the growth in new job creation has fallen off in April. It was 160,000. Not the 205,000 economists anticipated. The global economy seems to have hit a wall. And some new initiatives may be delayed until a new U.S. president is elected. Then the direction of policies will be clearer.

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Donald Trump - Should he yank the account from Jones Day (and hire Saul Goodman)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Smirks. That's the universal response to the outing of Jones Day as in the front lines of legally representing the interests of illegal immigrants. Simultaneously, two of its partners are serving Donald Trump's Make America Great Again campaign.

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Convicted Murderers, Like Jodi Arias, Don't Need Online Dating Services - Lovers chase after them

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Where she is imprisoned in an Arizona prison, Jodi Arias is now planning her wedding, reports ABC15. Whatever insecurity might have led her to murder her one-time lover, Travis Alexander, is probably gone.

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Elie Mystal's "Daddy Blog" on Facebook - Off-duty social networking usually big plus for the employer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tonight, lawyer-journalist, Elie Mystal, observes on Facebook that he has just completed his work for his employer, Abovethelaw. Now he has to turn into the slave parents become to their children. He has two young sons. Mystal's Facebook posts essentially are a Daddy Blog.

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Ted Cruz Ends It - Beginning of Trump v Clinton

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No surprise, Ted Cruz pulled the plug on his presidential campaign. Things started going all wrong for him. The least was the vice president on his ticket, Carly Fiorina, falling off the stage. The worst was the ugly loss in Indiana.

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Media Blamed for Everything, Ranging from Trump Phenomenon to Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes as New Steve Jobs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It may be the blame game. Or it may be an accurate analysis of the current power of the media. In Politico , the media's non-stop coverage is fingered as core reason for the Donald Trump Presidential Candidate Phenomenon. And, his pull force was giving it total access. He didn't play coy.

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San Francisco: Paradise Lost

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

San Francisco has been the symbol of everything from counterculture values ("wear a flower in your hair") to tech. No surprise, youth considered it Paradise. That was until recently. CNBC reports that a recent survey by the Bay Area Council found that 34 percent want to leave.

Facebook Is New People Magazine - Elie Mystal's Non-Vacation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We fans can't get enough information about the celebrities we love. After following for years Elie Mystal's columns on Abovethelaw.com , I requested he befriend me on Facebook. That he did.    Most recently I kept up with Mystal's non-vacation.

2016 56

New Pet Parents Need "Paw-ternity" Leave

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When I adopted LOV from a shelter in Connecticut, he had seen the dark night of the soul. After his pet parent had died in Florida, he and his sister were shipped up from that tropical climate to the polar vortex roaring through New England in late 2013. At age 5, he was neutered at the shelter.

2016 56

Compliance - That's where the jobs are, including for ghostwriters

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

New York University School of Law has started a blog focused solely on the field of compliance. It's called "Compliance & Enforcement." " It's being overseen in the School's Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement. Here are details from The Wall Street Journal. 

2016 56

Standardized Testing - We have been playing monopoly

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"A top-tier law school's [University of Arizona School of Law] decision to make the Law School Admission Test optional has put it on a collision course with the powerful national nonprofit group [Law School Admission Council Inc.]

2016 56

Funding Retirement - Fear Doesn't Sell

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The meme associated with retirement funding has been  fear.    Articles in both establishment and social media hammer the probability of running out of money before we run out years dancing on planet earth.    But fear doesn't sell. Instead it paralyzes.

Short Form - Writing for readers, not Google (we are a nation of eye-hops)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As every digital writer knows, the demand from content marketers is for 1,500+ words. That's what Google gives high rank to. That's Google. There's also the matter of the reader - that is, the user. On Gillmor Gang , the consensus was that short form is what readers prefer.

2016 56

Marjorie Walker First Goes to Court of Law, Now Court of Public Opinion In Allegations about NYT's Discrimination

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In The Guardian , Marjorie Walker explains why she is suing The New York Times Inc. for discrimination. So, in addition to the court of law, Walker has turned to the court of public opinion. She had worked eight years in the advertising department and is an African-American in her 60s.

2016 56

Being a Storyteller - It's an art, demanding lots of editing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I just finished editing the first draft of a book on marketing. This is the author's first attempt at writing a book. She did the standard thing. That is, she read all the how-tos on writing a book. At the top of the list was the directive: Be a storyteller.

2016 56

Tone - Right up there with timing, but harder to figure out

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The financial planner's target market was the blue collar employee who is now allowed to have professional assistance managing the Defined Contribution Plan. The lending institution wanted to rebrand itself as accessible to college students. 

2016 52

Trump v Clinton - Bookies Favor Clinton

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Hillary Clinton is the favorite to win in November at odds of 4-11, according to the online bookmaker Ladbrokes - meaning you'd have to wager $11 to win $4."  "  - New York Post, May 4, 2016. Here is the article.

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