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Seven Tips to Crush Your Next Conference Call

Matt Eventoff

It occurs on a regular basis for almost every individual in the corporate world, and it is also the most fraught with peril. The scourge of the modern executive. The captor of thousands (or maybe millions) of hours each and every day. The dreaded… conference call!

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Creating Your “All Weather” Speaking Business with James Taylor

Speaker Launcher

We are doing our best to keep you informed and help create ideas to keep your business running throughout this global crisis.

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Recommended: Korean Romantic Dramas

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

These are unusual times. A challenge we all face as the minimize the spread of the coronavirus is how to stay healthy and sane in the growing regions of the world where we’ve been asked to stay indoors. An antidote to the ‘self-isolation blues’ is to lose yourself in a good TV series. Apologies to […]. Shallow End coivd-19 coronavirus k-drama Korean Romance

How to Crop, Resize, and Compress Photos in PowerPoint

Duarte Blog

After you’ve identified the photo you want to use, the first thing you’ll need to do is edit the basics of the photo. This likely includes cropping, resizing, and compressing photos in PowerPoint.

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Multitasking & Context Switching Ruin Your Productivity

SlideModel

Did you know that about 28 billion man-hours are wasted each year because of what we now call context switching or multitasking ? This was the conclusion of Johnathan Spira, CEO of the research firm Basex. Come to in his book. All those wasted hours translate to about $1 trillion in losses to the U.S. economy alone. Ouch, that’s a lot of money left on the table due to a preventable issue! But hey, we all know that staying productive can be tough.

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10 Steps to Recession-Proof Your Speaking Business

Speaker Launcher

Okay, let’s face it, there’s chaos all around us. Meetings have been canceled or postponed. The stock market is in free fall and we are heading into a recession. It sounds pretty bleak, doesn’t it? Let’s take a look at 10 steps you can take today to recession-proof your speaking business! Like the flower that grows in the middle of a desert, there is good all around us. We just have to look for it. […].

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Learning From Adversity – 4 Lessons for Public Speakers

Presentation Guru

As I write this, the coronavirus pandemic is in full swing, and life as we know it has been altered forever. It’s anyone’s guess if, and when, things will return to normal. Welcome to the Twilight Zone. But somehow, even now, my impulse to work and create, to bring meaning and support to my clients and colleagues continues.… … Build Your Skills credibility featured inspiration Must-Reads for every presentation professional Practice preparation

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The Year of COVID-19: March 28, 2020 (Generation C)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Babies born during the current pandemic will only know how life is post-COVID-19. In The Atlantic , Ed Yong says those babies should be called "Generation C." " If lessons had been learned from so much suffering, Generation C might be uniquely wise.

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A Coronavirus Update with “The Great Calmer Downer”

Speaker Launcher

On March 5th, at the beginning of the Coronavirus crisis, we aired a podcast with my good friend and Economist, Andrew Busch. Today Andy has recorded a special edition of The Wealthy Speaker Show to update us on current events.

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Breaking Up With the Coronavirus

Speak and Deliver

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Tips to Make the Most of Your Virtual Communication Experience

Duarte Blog

As the global workforce transforms amidst our new virtual reality, Duarte is working hard to help our clients prepare for the future of online work, learning, and communication. While many business professionals have been communicating virtually for years, our teachers, medical workers, and other professionals may find themselves in brand new territory. We’ve coached thousands [.] continue reading. The post Tips to Make the Most of Your Virtual Communication Experience appeared first on Duarte.

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The Year of COVID-19: March 27, 2020 (inevitability)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There are 12 coronavirus hotspots in the U.S. Ohio, where I have been based since I fled New York Metro's high cost of living, is not one of them. Not yet. Maybe not ever. But, overall, the mindset here is one of inevitability. Yes, many of us will probably become infected with COVID-19.

2020 56

How to Research for Your Presentation Like a Boss!

SketchBubble

Giving a presentation is no easy feat. Whether you’ve been tapped to speak at your organization’s annual sales convention or are presenting to a group of prospective clients, every good presentation starts at the same place – research. Research is what will help you to not only choose the right topic to present, but back […]. The post How to Research for Your Presentation Like a Boss! appeared first on SketchBubble Official Blog. Presentation Tips

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Can You WinAnyway in the Coronavirus Crisis

Speak and Deliver

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How to Crop Photos into Shapes in PowerPoint

Duarte Blog

In this video, we’ll show you how to crop photos in PowerPoint into shapes—like a circle! You can introduce more negative space to your slide by cropping photos into shapes.

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"A Million Little Things" - As Regina Anticipated, Eve Keeps the Baby Boy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The season finale of "A Million Little Things" was filled with heartbreak. Before Rome and Regina selected Eve as the birth mother of the baby they would adopt, Regina wanted to back out. What she feared happened: The baby would not be theirs.

2020 56

2 important tips to convey “no” in email – today

SpeakerSue Says...

Your client wants to cancel the event and has asked for their entire deposit back. Hahahahahhahaha. Actually, you would love to be able to do that for them except someone above you has eliminated that possibility. Of course, no one has told you how you’re supposed to say no and keep a loyal client. #1. It’s not the policy; it’s how you communicate the policy. Don’t quote it. Hyperlink if your client would be helped by reading it.) Don’t throw anyone under the bus. Don’t apologize for it.

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The Year of COVID-19: March 26, 2020 (exhausted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Everyone looks 10 years older. Even kids no longer seem like kids.    The set of the face, the body language, the lack of attention to grooming - all send a single message:  exhaustion.    There's an upper limit on worry, especially about dying.

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When at Sanity Tipping Point, Seek Clarity with Madame Clairevoyant

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For me, at least, New York Magazine's Madame Clairevoyant nailed it. Here , for the rest of you, is her projection of how this week of March 23rd, 2020 will play out for each sign of the Zodiac. Yes, I am lacking patience, as Madame Clairevoyant observes.

2020 56

"Come Together" Is Meme - They Don't Live, Do Business Where I Do

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The meme, including from Surgeon General Jerome Adams , is  come together.    Those championing that sentiment don't reside where I do. They don't do busienss where I do. People are scared. Scared people are not their best selves. They can't be.

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The Year of COVID-19: March 22, 2020 (Is Disney in Trouble?)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"This" is the new usual. The "this" ranges from simple self-isolation to wondering if all one's wealth will be lost (at least for several years). The somber faces transmit the nation's mood. Disney could be in trouble.    Even Mickey Mouse is hurting.

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The Student Loan Debt Nut, Including Parents with Federal Plus - Some Good News

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Wall Street Journal provides many of the key details regarding suspension of some student loan payments for two months and interest on those loans until further notice.    There are two must-knows: The terms and conditions are a bit complex.

2020 56

#PresidentCuomo - Fundamentals of Crisis Management in Time of COVID-19

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Every day he is out there, giving a press conference. He is plain-speaking, without being crude (as former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie had been). He cares. 

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The Year of COVID-19: March 21, 2020

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

America is in surrender.    This - COVID-19 - isn't something that can be spun into unreality. The reality is killing people. The macro economy and financial affairs of individuals are in such as mess that the meme is: It is what it is. 

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Life Is a Highway - But What Has the Right to Be on It, As Well as the Sidewalks?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Ok, Boomer remembers the Americana of Seeing the USA in Your Chevrolet. It was all that simple. The "it" was how to get from Point A to all the other locations out there. The answer: a car. No longer is it that simple.

2020 52

Media - David Lat's Condition Remains Uncertain, But Some Improvement in Oxygen Level/Breathing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Founder of iconic Abovethelaw David Lat continues to fight for his life at NYU Langone Hospital. He is being treated for COVID-19.    But, his husband Zachary Baron Shemtob told Law.com that Lat's oxygen level and breathing have improved somewhat.

2020 52

More "Chicago Med," Less "Court TV," "Shark Tank"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The front lines of heroism during these Coronavirus Times are the selfless and exhausted medical doctors, nurses, physician assistants, and EMTs.    Not only do we salute them. We know how much we need them.

2020 52

Media - Jodi Arias Is Gift That Keeps Giving

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Convicted Fatal Attraction murderer Jodi Arias is back in the news. Yet again. For the media she's the gift that keeps giving. It's five years after her 2015 high profile trial for rage-stabbing and putting a bullet in her former lover Travis Alexander. 

2020 52

Help Has Arrived (and it's free) - Law Firm Paul Weiss Chairman Brad Karp Created Unique Coronavirus Relief Center

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Chairman of law firm Paul Weiss - Brad Karp - has been an early adopter in rallying lawyers, as well as businesses not in the law loop, to help Everyman/Everywoman during COVID-19. His very visible presence established a kind of template for why to help - and how. 

2020 52

Proposing Graduated Pay Cuts - BuzzFeed Wants to Prevent Layoffs in Time of COVID-19

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Like so many media outlets, BuzzFeed is experiencing financial challenges. The usual play-out in this Time of COVID-19 is that readership is up but not necessarily revenues.    The leadership at BuzzFeed, including Chief Executive Officer Jonah Peretti, doesn't want to have layoffs.

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The Year of COVID-19: March 23, 2020 (hope, magical thinking, reflection of end of life issues)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"The Fed on Monday morning said it would buy assets 'in the amount needed' to support smooth market functioning and effective transmission of monetary policy."  "  - MarketWatch , March 23, 2020.    Stock market futures are up. 

2020 52

Allen 1, Farrow 0 - Woody Allen Did Get His Book Out There

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The drama is over, for now. The book is out there. The Farrows will have to go into retreat and create new strategies to air ancient grudges against Woody Allen. Arcade has published Allen's memoir "Apropos of Nothing," reports New York Magazine. 

2020 52

"Good Girls" - Stunner that Rio et al. Really Offed Lucy, Same Could Happen to Beth

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yes, Rio and his thugs really did off Lucy. After she created a new template for the counterfeit money, they no longer needed her and feared she'd snitch on them.    Unless Beth prints as much funny money as Rio needs to rebuild his criminal empire she too will be offed.

2020 52

Ph.D. English Literature Students Will Love This One: The Saga of a Man Called Harvey Weinstein

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's right out of medieval morality tale.    A rich powerful man loses his business. Then the law sends him in prison. Before he gets to prison he loses his health. In prison he, reportedly, catches the plague. The 202o version of that is called "COVID-19."

2020 52

Media - Condition of David Lat, Founder of Abovethelaw, Critical from COVID-19

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On social networks, Abovethelaw announces that the condition of its founder - David Lat - has turned critical.    As a public service, for a while, Lat had been communicating about the need for testing via his smartphone. That was linked to legal media. 

2020 52

Manhattan - Tribeca Park Apartments Suicide May Be COVID-19's Indirect Victim

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The underlying causes and even the tipping points for suicide remain enigmas.    But, still, people speculate when someone in the loop takes his or her own life.

2020 52

The Kind of Justice Which Modifies Behavior

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Seared in most memories is that scene from "The Sopranos" when Tony smashes into a million pieces a car windshield. Shocking? But not to every viewer. Those who grew up in neighborhoods operated on citizen justice didn't experience that as a visual shock. Such an ethos is returning.

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