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“Duck and Cover” won’t help

Manner of Speaking

In the years following World War 2, the threat of nuclear war hung over the world. As the United States and its allies faced the Soviet Union and its allies, a Third World War was a distinct possibility. Given the … Continue reading → The post “Duck and Cover” won’t help appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Motivation audience Bert the Turtle duck and cover lectern Nerves PowerPoint public speaking speak with conviction

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The Communication Blog - Untitled Article

The Communication Blog

Here's an interesting article on an important but rarely discussed (at least in our interpersonal texts) issue/problem: [link] WELL-BEING // October 17, 2019 How to Decline an Invitation Without Hurting Your Relationship Expert-backed strategies to RSVP “no” to anything and protect your well-being. By Alexandra Hayes , Multimedia Reporter [link]. declining an invitation Interpersonal Communication responding to an invitation saying No

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How to Handle Difficult Business Situations Before They Become a Problem

Speaker Launcher

In your speaking business, you will undoubtedly run into difficult business situations from time to time. Difficult clients, events that don’t go as expected… there is no limit to the number of things that can go ‘wrong’ as you are building and running your business.

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iGen less i

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Members of iGen (born in 1998 and beyond) grew up only-digital.    So, the findings of a global survey by DfK, as reported by BusinessInsider , should alarm the tech industry. In addition, they have game-changer implications for marketers and employers.

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7 Public Speaking Secrets You Wished You Knew Earlier

Presentation Guru

How do you feel when your college or university professor asks you to come on stage and deliver a presentation? Does stage fright get the better of you? Does fear of public speaking prevent your words from coming out naturally? If yes, then you are not alone.…

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Circular Economy to Save the Planet

SlideModel

What is the Circular Economy? The circular economy is an economic model based on eliminating waste and making the economy more sustainable. The model is a diversion from the linear economy, which focuses merely on the take, make, consume and dispose of method.

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Judgement, Pivots & Do Overs with Jason Hewlett

Speaker Launcher

What happens when you feel you did an amazing performance and then everyone in your audience responded differently than you’d hoped? Do you stew over it and let it bring you down or did you take the criticism, refocus and use it to improve?

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Successful Change Movements All Have 3 Acts

Duarte Blog

Leaders of world-changing movements, from social leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr. to business leaders such as Steve Jobs, persuade people to follow them into the unknown, the unpredictable, the untested.

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Never end your presentation with Q&A.

More than PowerPoint...

Never end your presentation with a Q&A. Got that? Don’t end your next presentation by saying, “Any questions?” ” There’s no need to announce that it’s time for questions and answers. You can do better. Always plan a strong closing.

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Feedback on Family Tree, chapter 1 requested

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

I am looking for feedback on Family Tree, chapter 1, before sending it a literary agent for consideration. Family Tree is historical fiction. Feel free to leave any comments in the comment section of this blog or email them to … Continue reading →

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Authenticity & Public Speaking - Tradition of the Baptist Church

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In public speaking, the holy grail right now is authenticity, that is, speaking from the soul. Yet, much of public speaking formal training and coaching focuses on tactics, not the inner programming which shapes the channel of transmission from one human being to another human being.

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Speak and Deliver - Untitled Article

Speak and Deliver

Took a few days, but the 100th Win Anyway Podcast is officially available - also on Spreaker, Stitcher, & iTunes

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You think it’s rate? Actually it may be YOU!

SpeakerSue Says...

“I hope you are doing well! I wanted to touch base with on the Pups Room block for this month and next. We would love to host this and can offer a rate of $XXX for the group. This includes a full breakfast every day as well. Please let me know if you have any questions. Hope you have a great day!”. But your competition across the street offers $108. And the competitor down the road offers Happy Hour, hot breakfast and $103. Why should they select you?

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Global Tensions - Corporate Leaders Finding They Have to Put the Kibosh on Posting Personal/Organization Values on Social Networks

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On the one hand, the Business Roundtable put out there that the purpose of the corporation was not simply creating value for investors. Business leaders had to also factor in the interests of other kinds of shareholders, ranging from communities to the future of planet earth.

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Fox, Shep Smith & Ghost of Roger Ailes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In this Halloween season of ghosts, the one of Roger Ailes is hovering over Fox. There is speculation, reports Deadline , that had he still been at Fox, Shep Smith would also still be there. Ailes would have protected all his employees from a force field of extreme conservatism.

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Graydon Carter's Airmail - Yet One More Rehash of You Know Who

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

With his usual urbane rhetoric Graydon Carter publishes in his Saturday 6 A.M. newsletter Airmail an essay about you-know-who. Given that Carter is a liberal, of course, it's about Donald Trump. As if we need or even want another piece about the embattled president.

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Verizon Reported to Be Selling HuffPost

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

HuffPost was positioned and packaged as the liberals' version of the conservative Drudge Report. Well, the latter continues to scale. And its founder Matt Drudge, a smart businessperson, had moderated the conservatism.

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BigBusiness - With Jurors, It's Back to the '60 Counterculture Mindset

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In "Hulk Hogan v. Gawker" the jury came back with a $141 million dollar verdict against the digital news tabloid. 

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FORCED OUT! - More than 50% Chance That Will Happen to You Post-50

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's a reality to prepare for. According to a study by Pro Publica and the Urban Institute, more than 50% of those over-50 are forced out of their employment. No, it's not an illusion that you are spotting lots of aging professionals stuck in unemployment or underemployment.

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The Evening Soap - "A Million Little Things"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

People can and do change. But, on "A Million Little Things" lawyer Katherine's 180 doesn't align with reality. And that gets to the core problem of this series about Millennial friends in Boston.

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No Nuance - "Law & Order SVU," Wednesday Chicago Shows

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Law & Order SVU" is Dick Wolf's longest running series. But, that might not be for long. The new season started out, according to TVSeriesFinale , down 24.61% from the previous season. And it's been on a downward trajectory since. For the 10/10/19 episode viewership was at 3.41

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It Won't Be Clash of the Legal SuperPowers - Boies Schiller Flexner Made to Withdraw from Defamation Lawsuit Against Alan Dershowitz

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Former Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz had a big win with U.S. Judge Loretta Preska. But there was also a major setback. Here are more details from the media.

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Jones Day Brand - Will This Story Make It to a Network TV Special?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Again, there are headlines in the legal media about alleged misconduct toward female lawyers at Jones Day. Those allegations grabbing the major coverage primarily have been focused on gender bias in compensation and promotability. In "Tolton et al.

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Megyn Kelly - Fox Tucker Carlson Interview Brings 4.06 Million Viewers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Let's cut to the chase. With 4.06 million tuning into her first interview since parting way with NBC, Megyn Kelly is well on her way to a comeback. Here are more details from Mediaite.    That interview happened on Fox with Tucker Carlson.

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The 3-Hour Special: Dick Wolf Off His Game

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A charming technique producer Dick Wolf uses is mixing and matching characters from his long list of shows. For his Wednesday evening three shows he has been doing that on a regular basis. The three are:  "Chicago Med" "Chicago Fire"  "Chicago PD."

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Megyn Kelly - Can She Pull Off a Roaring Comeback?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Hollywood Reporter noted that sources said Shari Redstone has talked with Megyn Kelly. It was about a possible role in a conservative channel, if and when Viacom and CBS merge, to compete with Fox. Its edge would be that it facilitated streaming.

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Many Assumed Johnson & Johnson Was Embracing Cockroach Theory of Litigation - Those Many Were Wrong (sources say)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The old thinking on public nuisance litigation was fight, don't settle. Otherwise, goes the cockroach theory of plaintiff behavior, myriad others will be motivated to file similar suits, hoping for a settlement.

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What the Hell Is Going on with DLA Piper and Vanina Guerrero?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The theatrics generated by Vanina Guerrero's mission to have allegations about Louis Lehot settled in court, not arbitration, and her employer DLA Piper's responses are escalating - exponentially. The latest bit of drama is that DLA Piper has put her on paid leave.

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Darkness Falls Again on NYPD: 10th Police Officer Suicide in 2019

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In 2019, the awful words "tragedy" and "suicide" have become linked in the New York City Police Department. As the New York Post reports, yesterday, the 10th police officer committed suicide. It was through a gunshot wound to the head. He was off-duty at home at the time.

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The New Nomads: Cheap Becomes the Holy Grail

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A 73-year-old - J.R. contacts MarketWatch about a retirement destination.    The specifications include: Gun-friendly. Affordable (at least more so than California where J.R. is currently located). Moderate weather.    What MarketWatch comes up with are: Bella Vista, Arkansas.

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Toast - That's What Shari Redstone Could Turn Fox News into

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Right now, the merger of Viacom, run by Shari Redstone, and CBS still has to be approved by regulators. But, even before that happens and there is officially the ViacomCBS, Hollywood Reporter sources indicate Redstone is contemplating a game-changing move.

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The M.B.A. Brand - The Unthinkable Is Happening

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The once prestigious M.B.A. brand has lost value.    For instance, as The Wall Street Journal reports, applications at Harvard Business School, capitalism's boot camp, currently are down 6.7%. At Dartmouth's Tuck's School of Business, the drop is double-digit.

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It's the Question: What Was Aaron Dean Thinking (or not thinking) When Firing into Atatiana Jefferson's Home?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Lawyer S. Lee Merritt had represented the family of Botham Jean. Now, he's taking on the same role for the family of Atatiana Jefferson. In sizing up the legal situation, Merritt eventually wound up declaring Jefferson's death "murder."

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Distressed Uber - More Layoffs, Fight Against CA AB 5

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Q2 2019 Uber had its largest quarterly loss - $5 billion. Among its impatient investors is big player the SoftBank Group. So, it's no surprise, as TechCrunch reports, that Uber conducted its third round of layoffs. Reductions in force send the right message to shareholders. The stock rose 3%.

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Election 2020 Interrupted, Again - Michael Bloomberg Could Enter Primaries

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is a moderate (which is already a major plus) with the name recognition and funding to run in the primaries for U.S. president. According to the CNBC sources, he might just do that. That would be how he could directly get into the loop for Election 2020.

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Suing? - A Killer Lawyer Is No Longer Enough, You Must Have Genius Public Relations Representative

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This is the media era. Some contend media is the most powerful entity in the world - creating more a force field than government or even individual and organizational wealth. Lawyers know this. 

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The Good Life, Or Is It? - 29 Months After Being Sacked, James Comey Reflects (or, does he really?)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Not all firings turn out so well.    Former FBI head James Comey got axed by U.S. president Donald Trump on May 9, 2017 - abruptly. The legal, political, business, and general media dropped everything and ran with the story. Among the law-abiding public, eyes bugged. 

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