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Collaborate with others in real time using PowerPoint on the Web

PowerPoint Tips

Did you know that you can collaborate with others on a PowerPoint file in real-time using PowerPoint on the Web? That’s the same thing as PowerPoint Online.) You can do the same in Microsoft Word and Excel, but I’ll focus on PowerPoint, of course. Moreover, because you do this with PowerPoint on the Web, your collaborators don’t even need to own PowerPoint. Because you invite others to participate, only people with the link can access the presentation.

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Webinar on Storytelling

Manner of Speaking

Jim Harvey and I are two of the three founders of Presentation Guru. Given the current state of affairs in the world, we have decided to experiment with webinars. We are creating a series of four webinars for anyone interested in delivering better speeches and presentations. The first webinar covered some of the secrets of storytelling. We designed it to help you connect with your audiences.

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Embrace imperfect action

Speak Schmeak

"It's always easier to just say no. It's always easier to say 'We can't do it.' Because when you say 'We will try to do it,' now you're changing things, and whenever you change, there's opposition. Every time. So it's always easier just to stay status quo. It's always easier not to risk, not to try to raise the bar. Because maybe you can't do it, maybe there will be problems. So it's easier just to say no, it's easier to say 'This is all we can do. It's impossible.'

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How To Deliver a Profitable Webinar with Rhonda Scharf

Speaker Launcher

Continuing with our efforts to bring you compelling and relevant information while we are still under quarantine, I’ve thought a lot about how we can offer our content virtually. Many of you have asked about doing webinars and when I think of webinars, the first person I think of is my very good friend Rhonda Scharf! Rhonda is an author, speaker, trainer, and grandmother! She has earned her Certified Speaking Professional, is a member of […].

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A Manager’s Guide to Interpersonal Communication

SlideModel

People are promoted to management positions for a variety of reasons. For many, they rise to the top because of their knowledge, technical skills, and decision-making capabilities. Unfortunately, not all managers arrive at their jobs with all of the competencies they need to be successful. Specifically, many lack interpersonal skills. Just What Are Interpersonal Skills? Interpersonal skills are the combination of behaviors and methods people use to interact with other people effectively.

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Top 10 Tips for Creating an Engaging Virtual Presentation

Presentation Guru

All conferences across the U.S. and indeed a lot of the world!) are currently on hold and the majority of offices are also being temporarily (and perhaps eventually permanently) moved online. In fact, prior to the virus, about 47 percent of companies were already offering remote options.… … Build Your Skills Technology featured presentation technology Remote Meetings Virtual Presentations Webinar

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Your audience needs you - now

Speak Schmeak

??What are you holding back on releasing to the world because you're still getting ready. to get ready. to get ready? ??Are Are you delaying the release of a new program, a new product, a new virtual training? ??What What could you accomplish - right now - if you could just get over your need to be a "perfect" presenter? Ditch??it! Dump???it! Kick???? it to the curb! Perfection, that is.

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Breaking Points: From Dr. Lorna Breen to Harry Chase

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today the world learned that the committed Emergency Room medical doctor Lorna Breen, 49, committed suicide. She herself, as the New York Post reports, had been infected with the coronavirus. When it was assumed she had recovered she returned to work. The hospital didn't agree with the assessment of recovery and sent her home. She had been no stranger to physical suffering. Her father is also a medical doctor.

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Make your words sing like Obama – 9 rhetorical tools that will help your message be remembered forever

Presentation Guru

A big big thank you! Thanks to all of you that attended our podcast on storytelling – ‘Make your words sing’ last week. It’s the second in a series of four podcasts by John Zimmer and Jim Harvey, founders of Presentation Guru, to help you do just that.… … Uncategorised

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6 Valuable Tips for Small Business Owners to Master the Art of Public Speaking

SketchBubble

Are you one among those whose hands quiver as they adjust the microphone and legs wobble as they approach the podium? Does the thought of addressing a large audience make your palm sweat and heart pound fast? If so, it’s the indication that you have a fear of public speaking. As a small business owner, […]. The post 6 Valuable Tips for Small Business Owners to Master the Art of Public Speaking appeared first on SketchBubble Official Blog. Presentation Tips

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5 Things CanceledCon Taught Me About Virtual Events and Life

Duarte Blog

At the end of February, I found out that an event I was looking forward to—Creative South—was getting postponed, along with countless others. Not even a day later, Andrew Hochradel, the emcee of the event, came up with an idea for a free, online creative conference. Let’s just say it was well received, and CanceledCon [.] continue reading. The post 5 Things CanceledCon Taught Me About Virtual Events and Life appeared first on Duarte.

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Perfect Storm = COVID-19 + Very Active Hurricane Season

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Get used to it: COVID-19 could hang around for two years. Now, pile on that the prediction of a highly active hurricane season. That would entail residents of the affected areas being placed in shelters. Tough to social distance in those, right. So, you get the Perfect Storm. Located in the heart of the hurricanes location, Boston Magazine reports that experts such as PA State University Earth System Science Center are forecasting about 20 named hurricanes in the Atlantic for the 2020 season.

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A Masterclass in Rhetoric – A Presentation Guru Podcast

Presentation Guru

John Zimmer and Jim Harvey met up again last week to look at the great rhetorical tricks that have stood the test of time. They explored – with great examples – 9 devices that, used appropriately, will transform your speech, adding power, impact and the memorability of your words manyfold (that’s a tricolon, by the way!).… … Write Great Speeches Create Powerful Messaging featured Making it Memorable Podcast Rhetoric Webinar

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The NEXT Normal: 4 must-apply tactics to move forward now

SpeakerSue Says...

If you’ve been reading my posts, you know I’m no fan of “new normal.” Or, of any of the other depressing and dramatic words being used to describe the pandemic. It’s time, as McKinsey says to: “Navigate the now, plan for recovery, and lead in the next normal.”. How to do that successfully? Create emotional certainty. Realize how you contribute to the positivity (good) – or negativity (bad) – surrounding the industry. Instead, be stubbornly optimistic.

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Drudge Report Features New Hotspots: My County - Lucas in OH - Is One of Them

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No reason to exhale. Ohio, like other states, is partially reopening today. But that could mean death to its residents.    Drudge Report headlines with the new COVID-19 hotspots. My county - Lucas in OH - is among them. Last week cases spiked 313, compared to 247 the week before that. No, not thousands of cases. But the number is going up, not down.    Common sense indicates that lockdowns should stay that way if the infestation is increasing. 

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COVID-19 Fallout Hits New York Post Hard

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The falloff in advertising demand because of COVID-19 has sent tabloid New York Post reeling. Daily Beast reports that sources note there have been layoffs of about a dozen staffers. "Runners" - that is the part-timers who roam the city picking up news and transmitting it into the newsroom - have been put on unpaid furlough. Alexa staff has also been furloughed.    The New York Post publisher Sean Giancola was grim in his internal messaging.

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"Good Girls" - Has This Dark Comedy Become Too Dark?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In this season of "Good Girls" two characters have been murdered. One was the innocent Lucy. The other was the non-innocent Boomer. But both deaths were jarring. After all, "Good Girls" was supposed to be a dark comedy, with a lot of fun goofiness. Three suburban housewives, out of financial necessity, turn to a life of petty crime. It started out with a cartoonish robbery of a grocery store.

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Getting Out of the Uber Habit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Depending on who is doing the counting, Uber's core business - ride-hailing - is down 80% to 94%. With shelter-in-place standard in so many locations, folks aren't using Uber much. The company, reports BusinessInsider , is considering a variety of options for weathering the COVID-19 realities and uncertainties. One is laying off 5,400 workers or 20% of its workforce. Does this mean that Uber will not achieve profitability in the near future?

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Google Q1 Profits Hit By Lousy Ad Market - Q2 Could Be Worse

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In this advertising environment Don Draper from "Mad Men" probably would be furloughed. Yes, it's that bad in Q1. And, according to MarketWatch , Q2 could be worse, at least for big player Google. MarketWatch reports: "Google's profits were damaged even more than expected as the Covid-19 pandemic caused 'a significant slowdown in ad revenue.'" '" The travel, entertainment, and transportation industries were among those cutting back their advertising. 

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Madame Clairevoyant - She's a Free Read on New York Magazine, But Think Hard Before You Pony Up Money for Psychics

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are Madame Clairevoyant's predictions for this week. No surprise, her column has been popular on New York Magazine. And it's even more popular now in this era of uncertainty.    Also, it's a free read. So, enjoy it. But, back off paying real money for a psychic reading. After all, cash is king. You have to hold onto every penny. Yes, economically, things could get worse. The Great Depression, in comparison, can seem times of plenty. You can be your own psychic.

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PBS "Call the Midwife" - Best and Worst Values from Another Time

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On PBS, on Sunday nights, at 8 P.M. ET, is a charming reach-back into a more simple time. That's "Call the Midwife." " The setting is post-WWII, in Poplar, a village on London's East End. People are poor. But they receive high quality medical care. Part of that is because of a dedicated medical doctor who researches baffling cases at home, off-duty. Another part is due to the commitment of the nurses, nuns, and midwives of Nonnatus House.

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"Good Girls" - FBI Identifies Ruby as Nail-Polish Funny-Money Maker

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This episode of "Good Girls" offers s0mething for every off-beat viewer. Annie's therapist continues to give her romantic, caring vipes, then backs off. He had just proposed to his long-term girlfriend but takes her to a bar and holds her hand. Annie can't help but be a magnet for men who aren't good for her. Plus, she failed the GED exam. Her score would have been high for a sixth grader. 

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Higher Education Unravels - Can Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA Survive The Catastrophe?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Seton Hill University's overall average net price combined with a lower quality education, results in a poor value for the money …"  - CollegeFactual. On Glassdoor , on an anonymous basis, employees at Seton Hill University give it a 3 out of a possible 5. Its location is rural. It's classified as liberal arts. And its branding is Roman Catholic. All that works against it.

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In The Year of COVID-19 and Beyond: Ok, Boomers and Minimalism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yes, my investment portfolio got hit hard in 1987. And, a few times after that. But back then I was young. I could wait for equities to bounce back, which they did. Of course, we Ok, Boomers no longer have that luxury of time. This has become especially significant since so many of you are being forced into early retirement.    Fortunately, I got wise. Probably no one I went to college with would have predicted that.

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Time Travel: Zooming Back to Era of Shelves Jam-Packed with Hardcover Books

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The media outlets Zoom into people homes. And in a surprising number of those habitats are those old-fashioned built-in book shelves. On them are rows and rows of hardcover books. What an experience in time travel. This, after all, is the post-book era.   Even most law firms have ditched the law books and subscribe to an online service for research.    And the C-suite isn't lined with books. 

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Alfonso Salazar - Miscarriage of Justice

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

You don't have be a Nobel Prize winning scientist to anticipate that inmates in America's prison system are sitting ducks for COVID-19. Now, it's come to this: 12 News reports that inmate in the Florence, Arizona facility for those on death row has died of the virus. He is Alfonso Salazar, in his 50s. He had been hospitalized for COVID-19 since April 21st. Four other inmates housed on Florence's death row have also tested positive for COVID-19. There is a fifth possibility.

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May Rent - This Isn't Socialism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"May is shaping up as a clash between renters and landlords, as soaring unemployment could leave millions of tenants unable to pay."  "  The Wall Street Journal , May 1, 2020.    On PBS, there were inspiring snippets in which the newly jobless shared that they had negotiated a stay of execution with their landlords. That is, they will be able to hold onto their apartments without paying the full amount of the rent for May. 

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If Locked Down until August - Will D.C. Have "Power Outage?"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Stay-at-Home order for D.C. is scheduled to be lifted May 15th. But players in PowerTown better not count on that. NBCWashington reports that Director of the D.C. Department of Health Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt laid out scenarios for opening up D.C. Even the best one maintains the lockdown for two months, with a phased reopening. The worst one keeps the location a ghost town for three months.    Of course, she indicated that the May 15th date is under review.

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Education, All Levels, In Play - Edelman, Finn, APCO, Lambert Tell Their Changing Story

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From pre-K to major universities, education is being disrupted. The tipping point, of course, is COVID-19. But way before that, there had been no shortage of critics attacking the education status quo. Those included dissatisfied consumers such as my Lost Generation of Humanity Scholars. After years of doctoral studies, we entered a market for college professors in which demand had tanked. That was the 1970s. 

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The Tragedy of Andrea Circle Bear

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This death raises so many issues. They range from should drugs be decriminalized to why aren't more prison inmates being released for home monitoring during COVID-19. Andrea Circle Bear died while in custody of the Bureau of Prisons, reports USA Today. In federal court she had taken a guilty plea for providing a setting for the distribution of meth. Her sentence was for 26 months. Soon after processing at the FMC Carswell facility she showed signs of COVID-19. At the time she was pregnant.

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Ohio - Trending

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It went just fine. That is, the primary election in Ohio, conducted by snail mail. Joe Biden won, with more than 72% of the vote.    The Daily Mail reports a little confusion but not enough to ditch the possibility of conducting the November election also by snail mail.    OH is developing a brand as an early adopter. Before the coronavirus "arrived" in the state its governor Mike DeWine imposed Stay-at-Home.

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Large Law Firms, Cookie Lovers, and Mom - Hold the High Tech

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Maybe the worst business to be in is as a tech vendor to the law firms - and even to in-house legal departments. Law.com reports on how tech is a tough sell. The major reason why is that time is money. Automating tasks ranging from brief writing to responding to client questions cuts the number of billable hours. Efficiency is not welcome. The billable hour not only potentially sucks in more revenue.

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Diversity & Branding: Too Much White & Male in White Shoe Law Firms

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Throughout the legal sector, diversity is a major issue. Both in branding and in the filing of lawsuits. Law.com reports that the U.S. Solicitor General's office made progress on that front with hiring Masha Hansford from Paul, Weis. She begins Monday. That, along with the hiring of Nicole Reaves, brings the number of females at the Solicitor General's office to six. That's out of 16. At Paul, Weiss, Hansford had been Counsel in the Supreme Court and Appellate Practice.

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Bill Gates' "Manifesto" on the Pandemic

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Essentially, Bill Gates' message is: Don't expect a return to normal until an effective vaccine has been developed. Here is that "manifesto." " In marketing timing is everything. Complimentary consultation on your marketing communications in COVID-19 time. janegenova374@gmail.com. Current Affairs Science

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Let Us Not Praise Whistleblowers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Whistleblowers usually put a chokehold on those they finger for various sorts of disclosures. There's no option to question, at least not in public, the whistleblowers' motivation. Instead, what's become standard is to hire a prominent law firm to conduct an investigation and a brandname public relations agency to launch a rebranding.    That's the way it is. For now. But that might be changing.

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Conservative Drudge Report Links to Devastating Article about Donald Trump's Positioning for Reelection

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Nervous Republicans See President Sinking, and Taking Senate with Him …"  That's the headline Matt Drudge features on his influential Drudge Report. Here's the article.    One might call the coverage Post-Clorox Chewables.    Highlighted are these realities: The president's behavior has been increasingly erratic. 26 million have filed for unemployment.    Many are not satisfied how coronavirus is being managed.

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Ladies, Here's a Real Catch.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today, Governor of New York state and superhero of the COVID-19 crisis Andrew Cuomo announced on 1010WINS that he is ready to connect. Romantically, that is. He noted that, unlike his brother Chris, he is single, and available, reports the New York Post. Among what would go into his profile are: Age: 62. Education: Albany Law School. Marital History: Divorced. Children: 3. Previous Long-term relationships post divorce: Sandra Lee. Employment: Chief Executive Officer of the state of New York.

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