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Your Talk is a Gift

Manner of Speaking

Seth Godin is the author of several books about “marketing, the spread of ideas and managing both customers and employees with respect” They are bestsellers. His blog is one of my favourites and I highly recommend it. This post is part of … Continue reading → Seth Godin TED audience Preparation Presentation public speaking

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Speaking to inspire

PowerPoint Tips

Last Monday, I spoke to the Boca Raton Junior League. The topic was “From Death by PowerPoint to Life by PowerPoint: Speaking to Inspire.”.

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Technology & humanity: The Luke Hand Organization

Presentation Zen

The work of Hugh Herr and his bionic legs is such a remarkable story that it got me thinking about the possibilities. I immediately thought of the bionic hand Luke Skywalker received at the end of The Empire Strikes back (called a Mechno-arm I believe).

"Pivot" - Must-use buzzword

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Buzzwords are tribal language. Those leveraging them show they belong. Those who rant that such words are roaring clichés show they aren't one of us. We laugh at them. Among the must-use buzzwords is "pivot."

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 231) – Susan Cain

Manner of Speaking

“Some introverts are perfectly comfortable with public speaking; I’m not one of them.” ” — Susan Cain Filed under: Quotes for Public Speakers. Quotes for Public Speakers introverts Public Speaking Quotations quotes Susan Cain

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Famous Speech Friday: Emma Watson's United Nations 'feminist' speech

The Eloquent Woman

Sometimes, when considering famous speeches by women to put here on Famous Speech Friday, I act quickly. Other times, I wait--more by instinct than any other factor. So it was with Emma Thompson's speech launching the He for She campaign at the United Nations.

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It’s Time to Tell Your Story: Using Storytelling to Spark Your Speaking Career

Speaker Launcher

The ability to tell your story is a skill that every speaker should develop. It involves examining your past to understand how it has led you to the present; picking through the minor details to find the truly transformative events that have led you to where you are today. There are many marketing benefits that […]. The post It’s Time to Tell Your Story: Using Storytelling to Spark Your Speaking Career appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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How to position your hands for greater influence.

Executive Speech Coach

All an Pease - TE D x talk on how to position your hands to encourage people to work with you. worth watching the whole video.

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Talk About the Talk: Ann Davison's remembrance of Rod Durham

The Eloquent Woman

(Editor's note: Ann Davison, who chairs Burson-Marsteller's U.S. public affairs and crisis practice, is a longtime colleague of mine--we served together as senior officials at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency during the Clinton Administration.

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Mashable Shifts to Entertainment/Video - Jim Roberts, 2 dozen staff out

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Like so many other media properties, Mashable has to change to survive. With $15 million funding from Turner Broadcasting, Mashable is dropping hard news and focusing on entertainment and video. Given that shift, its editor in chief Jim Roberts and more than 2 dozen editorial staffers are out.

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Facebook - We're sharing less personal information

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Facebook Inc. is working to combat a decline in people sharing original, personal content, the fuel that helps power the money machine at the heart of its social network, according to people familiar with the matter."  "  - Sarah Frier, Bloomberg, April 7, 2016.

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Haruka Weiser - Now, the burden is in the female student to be totally self-protective

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Haruka Weiser joins the growing list of students murdered on or nearby their college campus. Has it come to this: To get an education, they put their life at risk?

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Jeff Bezos - The road now more traveled

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Like Steve Jobs, Amazon leader, Jeff Bezos, has been endlessly profiled. The demand for such coverage keeps growing. After all, we want to learn how he got where he did. Here is an article in Fortune about this out of the box player.

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Staples - Can office-sharing save this brand?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At the end of the 1980s, Staples dominated the small-business office supply category. We middle-age middle managers who were downsized out of Corporate America hung out shingles. For everything from our commercial stationary to staplers, we depended on Staples. That was then.

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This Blog Is 11 Years Old - A Member of Generation Z

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In April 2005, I called Paul Chaney to set up this blog. He had been referred to me by Toby Bloomberg. Both became famous. Chaney published two books, including The Digital Handshake and had been editor in chief of Web Marketing Today.

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Ghostwriters & Meme of Being In the Now - Exceptions include deep south/law

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We ghostwriters keep searching for fresh ways to position and package the need to be totally in the now. Recently I put together a whole book on that for a client whose field is healing.    But, there are exceptions to that.

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Repurposing - What's going so wrong

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The experts in social networking hammer the importance of repurposing. They say, "Don't just post that data from your survey or brilliant insights about cybersecurity once. Repurpose it. That will provide almost an infinite amount of incremental exposure."  "  Nothing wrong with that strategy. The payoff could be not only added exposure.

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Gawker Wants to Get Off Hook in Hogan v Gawker for $1.875 Million - Labels Hogan's suffering as "garden variety"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Gawker should have to pay Hulk Hogan no more than $1.875 million for posting his sex tape online, the New York-based news and gossip website said in a motion asking a Florida judge to slash a jury's whopping $140 million award in the invasion of privacy lawsuit."  "  - Julia Marsh, New York Post, April 5, 2016. Here is the article. 

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How did The Harvard Professor Abuse the Audience PT 2

Executive Speech Coach

How did he fail? What three things did the guest speaker persistently do to sabotage his presentation? We Can’t See You The first sign of a keynote-gone-wrong was his position on the floor instead of on the stage. He never stepped upon the stage.

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How did the Harvard Professor Abuse His Audience Prt 3

Executive Speech Coach

The Harvard Professor appeard to be an ignorant and arrogant speaker. In the previous two posts you can read about the systemic mistakes he commited. This is part 3 of 3 in this presentation review. In addition to those three major errors, here are two more significant flaws.

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Males - How Ghostwriters/Speechwriters can help them become authentic in communications

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Males are losing out to females in many categories of conventional achievement - including  being able to save their lives. Sure, there is still a wage gap, but we females have the coping skills to navigate that to a professional setting where we can be paid what we are worth.

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Humor - That's what makes your communications sticky

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"'The brain doesn't pay attention to boring things,' notes biologist John Medina in his best-selling book Brain Rules. 'emotionally 'emotionally charged events like laughter trigger a dopamine release, which greatly aids memory and information processing.'"

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Jones Day - We all started wondering, "Who is this masked man?"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

An unintended consequence of law firm Jones Day's taking on Donald Trump's presidential campaign as client is that it could no longer remain a secretive presence in BigLaw. Myriad constituencies, including of course the media, began asking, "Who is this masked man?"

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Florida State Attorney David Aaronberg and Donald Trump Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The political is always the third rail in justice. Everyone in the loop tries to avoid it. Or, more accurately, position and package their decision-making and actual behavior as apolitical.

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Off to Mexico for Dental Care - No, I'm not helping make America great again, Mr. Trump

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"All those crowns. You'll have to go with us to Mexico to replace any of them." " That's what a woman at a dinner party told me during my first month living in Tucson, Arizona. Her husband flashed his implants. That was how I found out that medical tourism includes dental work.

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Ugly Sells - Overly Polished Bores

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A successful financial planner has been making all the right moves in communications. Only, because he is s doer, not an analyzer like too many of us, he didn't know why. This morning, when I took him on as a client, I had told him, "Ugly sells.

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M&M - Rebranding Chris Christie

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Gleefully, the enemies of Chris Christie might be rejoicing. The politico he has been supporting - Donald Trump - is stumbling. The loss in Wisconsin could be the beginning of a downward trajectory.    Ha-ha-ha, that would be the end of Christie on the national scene, goes the assumption.

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Donald Trump - Can this Brand Be Saved?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Washington Post made it official: Donald Trump had the worst week among politicos. The perfect storm, to use that cliche, was the combination of two developments.    One was the flame-out of his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

If you want to keep up with my wide-ranging reading list about women and speaking in real time, follow The Eloquent Woman on Facebook where these links are posted all week long--or just head here on Mondays, where I summarize them all for you.

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