Sat.Nov 09, 2019 - Fri.Nov 15, 2019

Pauses in a speech: Why, when and how

Manner of Speaking

A STORY FROM SPAIN Pauses aren’t easy. I teach public speaking and presentation skills at a few Executive MBA Programmes in Switzerland and Spain. A few years ago, I was teaching a class at IESE in Barcelona.

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A Good Presentation Needs Structure

Presentation Guru

When you deliver a presentation, you know what you want to say but your audience doesn’t. It’s like you are on one side of a body of water and your audience is on the other. Your goal is to get the audience across to your side; your presentation is the bridge that will help them do just that.…

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The Communication Blog - Untitled Article

The Communication Blog

Here is a sobering report on the five college majors students most regret. Unfortunately, communication is one of them with 27% of students regretting their selecting communication as a major--with the most common complaint that it was too general. link] [link]. communication as a major communication students studying communication

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Get a QR code that links to your LinkedIn profile – put it on the last slide of your presentation

More than PowerPoint...

How do you get a QR code of your LinkedIn profile? You can do it directly from within LinkedIn! I often put a QR code that leads to my LinkedIn profile on or near the last slide of my presentation. I sometimes will put one in a video.

Overcoming Obstacles and the Power of Attitude with Alvin Law

Speaker Launcher

Imagine for a minute if you can, a world where you are born different. How would you live your life? Would you focus on your disability, or would you strive to create your best possible life? On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, we are thrilled to have Alvin Law join us to share his story.

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"Cheap" Shakes Off Its Lousy Connotation (yes, I searched for a cheap apartment)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Language is a living institution. It continually changes. One change is that the term "cheap" has lost its negative connotation. "Cheap" is good. It signals those using it are high in financial literacy and learned lessons from the two economic downturns in the 21st century. 

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The State of Remote Work: Key Trends for 2019-2020

SlideModel

The face of the modern workplace is changing. It’s a matter of several things – companies are going global, or at least employing workers in places all over the globe.

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50+ PowerPoint Design Tips and Tricks Every Beginner and Expert Should Know

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What are some smart PowerPoint tips that can help me ace my next presentation? If a similar query has brought you here, then this would probably be the last guide that you will read. PowerPoint by Microsoft is the most popular tool to create all sorts of presentations.

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America Is Land of Financial Opportunity for Only 3 out of 10

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Opportunity." " There are plenty of definitions for that.    But, according to the American ethos, it frequently means being a step or many steps beyond financial survival.

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Kawhi Knows What You Should Know

Speak and Deliver

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To ask or not to ask: That is the email question!

SpeakerSue Says...

Are these good questions to ask in an email? Will they help you advance to the next step? Is Friday a good day to talk? Are you available Friday to talk further? Is this week or next more convenient for you to further discuss? Yes and no. Some sellers ask these questions, thinking they’re a “call to action.” They aren’t. They engage the buyer and motivate action only when the seller takes control of the next step.

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We Are Our Buzzwords aka Cliches - "Jitters" in, "Angst" Out

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Read investor media coverage or posts from those on our social networks. That 20th century term aka cliché "angst" is no where to be found. What dominates is the term "jitters."  "  Yes, some investors are having less of that now that a recession in the U.S.

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WeWork - Adam Neumann's Legacy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Q3 2019 constitutes the end of the leadership of Adam Neumann at WeWork. And, based on the numbers, he leaves quite the legacy. In a call with bond holders, WeWork reported a $1.23 billion loss during Neumann's last stand.

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Cover Letters - In the Box

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Put in subject head/first line of first paragraph of cover letter 'I want to be your next social media guru.'" '" Increasingly, those hunting for talent are posting that special instruction in their help-wanted ad. That's for two reasons.

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English Most Regretted College Major (Source: ZipRecruiter)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

ZipRecruiter surveyed 5,225 college graduates who were searching for jobs. Among them, the major they most regretted spending four years studying was English.

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"Over-Partied" - Term Could Become Buzzword, Result of Dylan Hernandez Tragedy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Dylan Hernandez might be yet another victim of the fraternity ethos of what we think of as "hard partying." " At Phi Gamma Delta, a frat based at San Diego State University, freshman Hernandez was in the process of pledging. At one activity he fell ill.

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Uptick in Ratings for "The Good Doctor" - Who Doesn't Feel Like a Freak?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last night on "The Good Doctor," Shaun Murphy gained a patient's trust by identifying himself as a "freak." " That's exactly how she has felt all her life. And that's pretty much how more of us are seeing ourselves in the era of social networks.

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Clairvoyance Column - Among the Most Popular Reads for New York Magazine

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In public, many do an eye roll when any paranormal phenomenon is mentioned. But, when unobserved (except by all those collecting data about us) on the internet, those same folks are likely exploring what the future might bring for them.

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Drudge Report - What Conservatism?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report launched as a gossipy digital site in 1995. Quickly it become a brandname in conservative media by breaking "the intern" story. For those who remember, it was Matt Drudge who let the world in on the alleged hanky-panky in the White House. That was then.

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Downsides of Retelling Family Stories

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Okay, storytelling and oral history are both hot. The Wall Street Journal even has a piece on the benefits of retelling family stories. But, there are downsides in all storytelling. They can become downright dangerous to careers and relationships if managed without street smarts.

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"Marriage Story" - Yeah, Transition Is a B h & It's the New Normal

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Brilliantly, Nicole and Charles play out the dynamics of transition. That's in "Marriage Story," which is really a film about divorce.    The meme is that, yes, everything is working nicely until it stops working.

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Bustle Media Group Has Another Round of Layoffs Now, Plans Relaunch in 2020

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Many know of Bustle Media Group as the parent of Gawker 2.0. After Gawker 1.0 went bankrupt, Bustle Media purchased it for $1.35 million. However, more are coming to know Bustle Media as the business conducting multiple rounds of layoffs.

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BA/BS Class of 2020 - Maybe Coming to Work in New York City Isn't Good Idea

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Gleefully, BusinessInsider presents studies documenting how New York City, home to 100 billionaires, has become an entity from the Gilded Age. It could be downright impossible to the BA/BS Class of 2020 to start a career there, even with annual compensation of $75,000.

"Law & Order SVU" - The Troubled Guru

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Producer of the "Law & Order" series Dick Wolf established the signature of having plots ripped from the headlines. That used to be provocative. Viewers enjoyed the parallels to real life. Now, it seems a force fit, at least on the aging series "Law & Order SVU."

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Ronan Farrow's "Catch And Kill" - Abuse of Power Reaches All the Way Back to Garden of Eden

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On Amazon, Ronan Farrow's "Catch And Kill" ranks #105. The author is an awesome investigative reporter and an equally talented writer.    But the story he tells is a familiar one: the abuse of power.

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Reductions in Force (RIFs) - Long Shelf Life for Resentments

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's everything. And the tone of WeWork's legalese letters to laid off employees is perceived by some as "heavy handed."

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Facebook Pay - Will This Be Slow to Launch?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Targeted directly at Venmo, whose parent is PayPal, Facebook Pay will launch this week in the U.S. Initially that will be restricted to Facebook and Messenger. Essentially, Facebook Pay is a platform for the transmission of funds.

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SCOTUS Allows Sandy Hook Lawsuit Against Remington Arms to Move Forward

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Remington Arms specifically and more generally the gun industry (including lobbyists) were banking on PLCAA - the Protection of Lawful Commerce in the Arms Acts.

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Movin' on Up - Playing Out the American Dream in Retirement

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Downsizing is not the only trend among retirees who relocate. MarketWatch reports on the uptick in those who use the retirement-relocation transition to trade up in housing. That might take the form of purchasing more square footage for a primary residence where they move.

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Will We Love Katherine Kim ("A Million Little Things") the Way We Loved Denny Crane ("Boston Legal")

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Alicia Florrick's evolution from dutiful wife to player kept us tuned in. But she was hard to relate to. We never got to know who she really was. So, no, she wasn't among the fictional lawyers on television we loved. And, way back when, Perry Mason was too buttoned-down, goody two shoe.

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"Bitcoin Billionaires" - UX Introduction to Cryptocurrency

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Cryptocurrency isn't new. But, there still remain many in professional services and even tech-savvy college students who don't understand the fundamentals of crypto and its implications for all institutions, including government.

Yes, Those Silicon Valley Folk Still Use Snail Mail

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The three lawsuits have all the bizarre twists and dramatic turns of a James Patterson mystery. The most recent is "McKellar v. Mithril Capital."

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Antisemitism, from Suspected Fires in Boston to Hostile Interrogation in SW Arizona

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From the balcony of the law firm in "Boston Legal," the city seems just the right setting for that bunch of flawed but likable geniuses.    It's easy to feel right at the Bruins game with Jon's friends on "A Million Little Things."

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"Gravier et al. v. Amazon Content Services" - Settled, Yes, But the Woody Allen Brand Remains Damaged Goods

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The lawsuit "Gravier Productions et al. Amazon Content Services" was really about a dispute between former lovers. Woody Allen, who had left Mia Farrow for a love affair and later marriage with her adopted daughter, had again been targeted in the media for alleged child molestation.

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Car Ownership - No Longer Symbol of Affordable Pleasure (at least for the aging)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's been documented that more than half of the over-50 will be forced out of jobs. Those who land on their feet and do get another job will likely earn less. Only one in 10 of those will receive comparable income. Here is the recent research from ProPublica. 

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Brand McKinsey Taking Beating in Media, But, For Now, Employees Still Give Firm High Rating on Glassdoor

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

During the past year, media outlets have been throwing shade on management consulting firm McKinsey and Company. Most recently, they covered the government investigation of its bankruptcy unit.    However, internally morale remains high. On Glassdoor , the rating by employee anonymous input is 4.5 out of 5. More than 90% would recommend the firm to a friend.    What they praise include:  Stimulating assignments.  Working with smart people.

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Bonds Blowing Up into a Million Little Things on "A Million Little Things"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On "A Million Little Things," part of Katherine's amazing 180 takes this path. It was her tightly wound lawyer self which pushed her husband Eddie into D's arms. In those arms the two created baby Charlie. Then Katherine turned down partnership to be the mother Theo deserved. That softening brought Eddie back. That softening also has opened her to understand Eddie's father pull toward Charlie. D could be sweeping Charlie away to France - and never coming back.

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