Sat.Jul 18, 2015 - Fri.Jul 24, 2015

The why of presentations–getting results

PowerPoint Tips

To get the best results from a presentation, you need to think about the “why.” ” Why are you doing the presentation? If someone else assigned it to you, why? What is the goal of the presentation? There are lots of possible goals.

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Guest Posting: How to demolish your fear of public speaking in 4 unconventional steps, by Philip Pape

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Philip Pape is an author, software engineer, public speaker, and life-hacker who helps smart people obliterate obstacles to success. He shares specific strategies for helping you succeed through the unconventional art of confidence at HowToAttainSuccess.com.

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Did I just get #publicspeaking advice? Shade? Or a virtual "shut up"?

The Eloquent Woman

I've written here about how women speakers' hair, wardrobe, and overall appearance can be used against them as " virtual mute buttons " that keep us from hearing their words.

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Survey Results: Are you Happy with your Fees?

Speaker Launcher

Well, the survey’s are in and here’s the overall result: People are not happy with their fees! Only 18% of those surveyed reported getting their full fee most of the time.

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"Mr. Holmes" - Learning Wisdom Of Not Telling Truth

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

An aging Sherlock Holmes acquires wisdom once he retires from the world of logical analysis. The film "Mr. Holmes" captures this man who is losing his memory and is filling with increasing pain.

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Zen and the Art of Bicycle Riding

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

As the Tour de France peleton rolls through the Alps towards the final stage on the Champs Elysee this Sunday, it’s worth remembering there are other ways in which a bicycle can be ridden.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Fans of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook see links to good reads, resources and ideas from other sources there, in addition to posts from the blog. But you won't miss a thing, since I'm summarizing that extra content and putting it here on the blog for all readers to see.

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More Trending

Donald Trump - Bill Huey Suggests He Should Want To Rehab His Image

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sometimes we forget that it isn't only celebrities and the glam crowd who can be arrogant. It happens that ordinary professionals can be just as annoying in their hubris. Take public relations player Bill Huey, president of Strategic Communications.

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Top Ten List

Humor Power

I miss David Letterman and his Top Ten Lists. If he were still making his nightly appearances, we would probably see something funnier than this: Ten Things We’re Waiting for Trump to Say. “I didn’t say anything about John McCain. The creature on my head is a ventriloquist.” ” “What I said was that McCain liked to serve greek sandwiches and that doesn’t make him a Gyro.” ” “I called John McCain to tell him I was joking.

Famous Speech Friday: Stav Shaffir and "What is a Zionist?"

The Eloquent Woman

In February, The Eloquent Woman participated in a webinar about public speaking fears , including the fear that some women have about putting themselves out there with a speech containing strong opinions.

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Power Of Not Caring - Zen In Politics

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The phenomenon is well-known. The girl get tired of chasing the guy. She ignores him. Actually she doesn't care at all, any more. He chases her. Some call that the zen of detachment. Others frame it as the insulation wealth brings. The very very rich don't have to care about much.

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Public Speaking - You Blew It Because You Tried Too Hard

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now we have proof, at least indirectly. People tend to choke or blow it because they are trying too hard, that is being hyperfocused. Not because they don't understand the rules of the game.

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Donald Trump - Feuds Fuel Media Attention

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Donald Trump recently made himself an industrial-size enemy: John McCain. And, according to the Trump School Of Public Relations, that might be a good thing. Feuds fuel media attention. And attention is the currency of the 21st century. With it, you could buy the U.S. presidency.

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Uber & Donald Trump - Both Fearless, Both Get Their Way

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  When the universe gives out gifts to newborns, the parents should push for fearlessness. That, more than anything else, seems to propel the shocking success of two very different entities: Uber and Donald Trump. Uber is a relatively new startup in transportation.

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Financial Times Sold, Respect Not Enough - Scary Message To Employees At Other Brandname Newspapers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sure, the Financial Times is respected. For some it's a must-check for information and insight about markets, business trends and international developments. But that didn't save it from being put up for sale by its owner Pearson PLC, who has created a niche in education.

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Pope Francis Will Never Eat Lunch In Cleveland Again (at least not during the GOP National Convention)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Pope Francis is not as popular a pontiff as he used to be in the United States - especially among conservatives - according to a new Gallup survey. among conservatives. this year, just 45 percent have a positive opinion of him." " - Nick Gass, Politico, July 22, 2015.

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Hillary Clinton - Does She Really Want The Job?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Obviously, once hard-charging Hillary Clinton is running a lackluster campaign. And it shows in the polls. The most recent Quinnipiac one found that she has fallen behind three GOP candidates in three states.

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Donald Trump - The Crazy Uncle Who Comes To Thanksgiving Dinner & Talks Truth

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Businessman Donald Trump surged into the lead for the 2016 Republican nomination, with almost twice the support of his closest rival, just as he ignited a new controversy after disparaging remarks about Sen.

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IBM Has To Rebrand As Disruptor, Including Name Change

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"International Business Machines Corp. said its second-quarter earnings fell 17% as the technology giant posted its 13th straight quarter of year-over-year revenue declines. Shares fell 4.4%." " - Tess Stynes, The Wall Street Journal, July 20, 2015. Here is the article.

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LinkedIn Pulse - It's Not A Numbers Game

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

LinkedIn opened its Influencers' forum to all members. That used to be restricted to those invited because they had already developed a major presence in their fields. Called "Pulse" that is a free platform for any LinkedIn member. No, it doesn't require a premium membership.

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Bill Cosby Deposition - That Very Odd Deposition

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There is that infamous deposition. The New York Times managed to get hold of it. In it, Bill Cosby boasted about his cleverness in seducing young women. Those who know anything about legal proceedings, including being deposed, are probably scratching their heads.

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Donald Trump - So What's His Public Speaking Strategy?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If you listen to the actual video interview with Donald Trump in Iowa, he hammers that he is anti-John McCain because of his failure to give enough support to veterans. He backs off from negating the man's record of heroism.

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Gawker Rebranded, Maybe Renamed Debuts Monday - But Will New Identity Sell?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Without its nastiness will a rebranded and perhaps even renamed Gawker sell? Why should readers and advertisers bother with a digital tabloid that doesn't create unique digital content? Gawker head Nick Denton probably is aware of the risk he is taking in crossing the line from amazing cruel to more conventional. In the highly competitive digital media world, look-alikes don't attract traffic, shares, likes and comments.

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Gawker - In Its More Cruel Days I Was Flamed As "Old Lady"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Gawker head Nick Denton promises to defang the digital tabloid of its cruelty.    Unfortunately that will happen too late for me.  I still haven't bounced back from the savage sustained attack  by both its editorial staff and thousands of commentors on me. It went on for about 30 months. I was vilified as everything from "an old lady" to a "crazy b h." " On the Gawker site there was a Jane Genova impersonator.

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Mean-Spirited Tabloid Journalism, Over - Will Shift Be To The Happy Valley?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A man with his eye on the money, Gawker founder Nick Denton is toning down the mean. One of the most cruel digital tabloids out there, Gawker is, reports Gabriel Sherman in New York Magazine , falling behind its competitors. So, it was a no-brainer for him to pull down the article about the Conde Nast married executive who was soliciting a gay escort who then tried to blackmail him. Since Gawker's DNA is total p**s and vinegar, Sherman wonders if it can survive this change. Time will tell.

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Gawker - Smack Down For Good Taste (even on naughty tabloid)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The value of good taste won at Gawker. This seemed more a business decision than an editorial one. At stake was advertising revenue.  That meant the survival of the media property in a Darwinian marketplace. In this show-down, two editors at Gawker lost. The board of directors over-ruled them in the matter of publishing a piece about a Conde Nast executive who had solicited gay sex when in Chicago. In response to public push-back, that was taken down.

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Gawker 0, Mankind 1

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Now it's Gawker that is being gawked at. The world, at least beyond its own editorial room , is looking long and hard at this always naughty and often cruel digital tabloid. We have gone on the record as indicating we don't like what we see. Many of us have decided Gawker crossed some kind of line in posting a story about a Conde Nast executive's soliciting a gay escort in Chicago. The latter then tried to shake him down. In the end, no transactions took place.

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Political Humor

Humor Power

Trump in the spotlight. His statement about McCain: “He was a hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.” ” Trump’s problems were.

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