Sat.Sep 21, 2019 - Fri.Sep 27, 2019

6 Powerful Speaking Lessons from Greta Thunberg’s UN Speech

Duarte Blog

Her back story is a doozy. She’s a 16-year old from Sweden who is dedicating her life—or at the very least her childhood—to raising global awareness for climate change. She’s blunt, she’s angry, and she’s getting airtime and awards worldwide.

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Scientific Presentations – It’s All About the Data… or Is It?

Presentation Guru

When I offered to a friend, who is still active in academic research and at the time was searching a new position, to help him with the presentations he’d invariably have to hold, he declined.

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Stories That Stick

Speak and Deliver

Every now and again, I get asked to review an advance copy of a speaking related book - something I enjoy doing immensely. Such is the case today.

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Tipping Point in Conversations: The Pause

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We talk our way to success. That includes how we propose marriage, land a job offer, or convince the board of directors to fund our department's initiatives. The high stakes can, of course, trigger insecurity. We try too hard. That is, we say too much. Too quickly. We don't listen.

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Dealing with Competition in the Speaking Industry

Speaker Launcher

How do you feel when you lose a piece of business that you know you were perfect for? Ugh!!! It hurts, right? But competition in the speaking industry is fierce, and I’m sorry to say, it’s only going to get tighter as more people enter the field. Understanding that is one thing.

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Pitch not Perfect? How Women’s Voices Have Gotten a Bad Rap

K8sVoice

It’s not your grandmother’s voice any more. Sure, women’s voices are still higher than men’s—typically ranging in pitch from 165 to 255 hertz, compared to 85 to 180 hertz for men—a difference that’s largely influenced by hormones and the size of the larynx.1

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Why Confidence is Important in Public Speaking

SketchBubble

More and more business owners are trying their hand at public speaking and for good reason: speaking at industry events is a great way to become known as an expert in your field and get your message in front of large crowds.

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How to Understand Your Mindset Blocks and Overcome Them with Lindsay Preston

Speaker Launcher

I used to think that mindset was a small part of getting to where you want to be in your speaking career and business, but I have since concluded that it’s one of the most important pieces of the puzzle.

Make the short list with this one change to your next proposal

SpeakerSue Says...

You just spoke with your prospect and he told you everything you need to know about what is important to him, his client, his org.

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Impeachment Narrative Overtakes Media - Will That Kill Off Residue of Early-Social Snark?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sure, the Stephen Colbert types have artistic license to humor-loop about the decision of the House of Representatives to begin an impeachment inquiry into the U.S. presidency of Donald Trump. And, as Daily Mail reports, that's what late night talk show hosts did.

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Be Your Own Ghostwriter - The 5 Musts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Ghostwriting, if done effectively, is an expensive service. The bad news on that end is that the digital era mandates more and more content.

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Class Action Lawsuit Targets Avon's Branding as "company for women"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The timing couldn't be worse for this kind of lawsuit, seeking class action status, to be filed. After all, this is the #MeToo era. There is a heightened consciousness of women's issues. That lawsuit is "Caroline Ruiz and Olivera Krstanoska v. New Avon and Avon Products."

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Troubled Enough to Kill Themselves: Veterinarians on the Brink

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We love our animals. So we love those who tend to their medical needs, right? Wrong. Dead wrong. The cyberbullying from the pet parents who are unhappy with the treatment is one factor in the epidemic of suicides among veterinarians.

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FIRE - After You Get There, The Identity Abyss

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The FIRE concept (Financial Independence, Retire Early) has caught fire in terms of a doable goal - and a fantasy. But those who do achieve that, reports MarketWatch , might discover they are staring into an identity abyss. On their way to retiring early their primary focus was on funding the FIRE.

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Apple VP of Communications Steve Dowling Leaving at End of October

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's time. Essentially that's howSteve Dowling, who has headed Apple's communications for five years, positioned and packaged his decision to leave. As ReCode reports, that will be at the end of October. He has no immediate plans to move on to another job. 

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Beyond the F. Scott Fitzgerald's Type of Resentments - Thomas Gilbert Jr.'s Sentence

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Some saw it a play-out of the Ancient Greek "Oedipus" myth, that is, the son fulfills the curse of killing the father. Others put it down to the extreme tantrum by an indulged offspring of privilege who had his allowance cut by a hundred bucks a month.

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"A Million Little Things" - The Friends Can't Shake Off the Darkness

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The second season of "A Million Little Things" kicks off with the joy of the birth of a baby. The mother Delilah consults Eddie, whom everyone now knows is the father, about a name. They agree Charlie, short of Charlotte, is fine. But that's about it for lightness.

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Decisions Fox News Has to Make

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It could go down in history as The Great Unraveling. And, records will document that it happened fast throughout myriad institutions. That's the collapse of Donald Trump. Some watchers predict it could happen within days. Meanwhile, among the institutions affected is Fox News.

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Branding: The Language in Help-Wanted Ad on Craigslist

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the Seattle, Washington section of Craigslist's help-wanted there is a job post by Liquid and Grit. Its business is supplying information and recommendations to mobile gaming companies. The opportunity is for a remote part-time researcher, at $30 an hour. 

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Branding of Those Caught in AdmissionsGate Loop

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In terms of serving jail time, things aren't looking good for former Willkie co-chair Gordon Caplan. Already, those caught in the loop such as Felicity Huffman (14 days) and Devin Sloane (4 months) have received sentences which included actual incarceration. Their brands have been tarnished.

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Salvation: America's First Hit Product

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Salvation is the American Way. Unlike England, which the oddball Puritans fled for a new start, from the get-go this nation has been the platform for redemption. All kinds. Spiritual, emotional, financial, and professional. 

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Tarnished Brands, Because They Got Caught: Felicity Huffman, Devin Sloane, et al.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was U.S. District Judge in Boston - Indira Talwani - who sentenced Felicity Huffman to actual jail time. That was 14 days. There also had been community service, a fine, and supervised release. In addition, Huffman received a tongue-lashing from the bench.

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Thankless Mission of Being Grammar Nazi - But Why Someone Has to Do It

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Posted on Law.com is the article whose headline begins "Hear Ye, Hear Ye!"  "  Fine. But, as you will see here (if a correction has not already taken place) is a grammatical error in the subhead. The subject is plural, so the verb should also be plural.

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Crisis Communications: Linda and Kevin O'Leary Should Lay Low

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On Lake Joseph in Canada, two boats crashed and two people died.    Now, the legal fallout. As the media reports , Linda O'Leary, who was driving the smaller boat, has been charged with careless operation of a vehicle. She is married to Kevin O'Leary, star of "Shark Tank." 

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Media, Partisan Coverage, The Courts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals revived Sarah Palin's lawsuit against The New York Times. That concerned what it had published about her and the 2011 shooting in Arizona of former U.S. Representative Gabby Giffords.

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"The Good Doctor" - Shaun Murphy Wonders If Relationships Are Worth It

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The new season of "The Good Doctor" kicks off with a focus on relationships. The centerpiece of that is Shaun Murphy's attempt at dating. Overall, he finds the experience a "disaster." " That is primarily because the process is something he feels he has no control over.

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Navy, Just Like NYPD, Suffers Multiple Suicides

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Recently three sailors assigned to the USS George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier committed suicide. Those took place in separate incidents and not on the ship, which is docked in Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Virginia. Captain Sean Bailey announced the deaths on the ship's Facebook page.

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Good Intentions - They Will Be Monetized

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What those who lived during the idealistic Counterculture learned is this: Any well-intentioned movement eventually will be monetized. On the streets of Counterculture enclaves such as university towns sprung up commercial enterprises.

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Miracle Under Southbound #4 Train, Kingsbrige Road

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Good Samaritan, followed by others who pitched in, plus the encouraging voices of the onlookers helped a five-year old girl navigate her way from under the Southbound #4 subway train at the Kingsbridge Road Station in the Bronx. It was The Good Samaritan who selflessly jumped onto the tracks.

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The M.B.A. Brand - The Ambitious, Along with Employers, No Longer Willing to Pay the Premium Price

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's like the chanting of a Greek Chorus. The message is: Think long and hard before investing in an M.B.A. The reality is that many are doing just that. As Andy Kessler points out in The Wall Street Journal , applications to even top programs such as at Harvard and Standard are down.

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In World of Charles Dickens, Michelle Carter Would Be Among the Very Very Bad

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No surprise, Michelle Carter's attempt for early release from her 15-month sentence for involuntary manslaughter failed. Here are more details from Law and Crime. 

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Premium Branding in Residential Complexes: Child-Regulated Zones

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Maybe it is a new kind of war: Those over-50 w/o grandchildren and those with them. Maybe the law just hasn't caught up to the realities of apartment living. Or, it could be that America is no country for children. Whatever.

Getting Hands-on Hang of Design Fundamentals w Lego Blocks - Toledo Museum of Art

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There's a frame. That's the first lesson on creating art: There's a deliberate organization of material. And, anyone who wanders into the lower level of the Toledo Museum of Art can learn that. There is no charge for admission.

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Hey, We're Having Another Good-Bye Party for Retirees Leaving U.S.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to the Social Security Administration, the number of retirees receiving their monthly checks outside the U.S. zoomed up 40% between 2007 and 2017. And the media such as CBS calls those on the receiving end around the world "economic refugees."

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Extreme Talent No Longer Enough

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Legal problems haven't siphoned off power from Patriots' owner Robert Kraft. Antonio Brown got the boot, reports Daily Mail , because Kraft, conferring with Bill Belichick, made that decision.

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Impeachment News & Memes Dominate Drudge Report (too bad if you are trying to get a story out today)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's back to the news intensity of The Flashing Blue Light on the Drudge Report. Even though the digital native tabloid is conservative, the crowded left side and the quadruple headline all focus on the very real threat of impeachment. The curated items range from that the articles of impeachment could be drafted by the end of October to that two Republican governors support such radical action. 

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"Law & Order SVU" - Maybe Writing/Acting Will Bounce Back

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The longest running of Dick Wolf's creations, "Law & Order SVU" might have jumped the shark. For the  second  time the plot line focused on the Harvey Weinstein meme: A powerful man with control over women's careers engages in sexual misconduct. The first time the miscreant had been an airline pilot. This time it was, yesyesyes, a film producer.    The writing was full of cliches. All the power folks were in the loop protecting Sir Toby.

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