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Inserting icons in PowerPoint 365

PowerPoint Tips

If you have PowerPoint 365, by now you should have a major new feature, icons. Icons are vector files, just like PowerPoint drawing objects are, so you can resize them and they never get pixelated — unlike bitmap images such as JPGs and PNGs.

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39 lies, myths, and mistaken notions speakers tell themselves

The Eloquent Woman

As a professional speaker coach, I hear a lot of lies, myths, and mistaken notions from speakers--mostly things they tell themselves about their speaking and presenting. Really, the 39 items on this list are assumptions, but often, they're not backed up by data or evidence.

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Look Effortlessly Expert as you Present with PowerPoint

Presentation Guru

Most speakers want to look effortlessly in control when they speak: in control of their subject, their nerves and their technology. In most cases, controlling the technology is the bit that even the most experienced presenters get wrong.

Do you use fidget toys?

More than PowerPoint...

I heard the term “fidget toys” for the first time this week. Listen, I’m old school. I’m accustomed to calling these things “toys”. But as it turns out, I use what we now call “fidget toys” all the time. And I use them without realizing they are a popular trend right now.

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Barnes & Noble - Meet You at Starbucks, I Just Ordered the Best-Seller Used from Amazon.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Distressed Barnes & Noble has appointed Demos Parneros as chief executive officers. That's the 5th one of those in 4 years, notes The Wall Street Journal. It's not that brick and mortar bookstores can't survive in the second decade of the 21st century.

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Uber Culture = Defendant in Lawsuit (watch out Fox News)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Organizational culture is being assessed as a key variable in financial performance, including stock price. The classic example has been Costco's "healthy' culture. Some contend there is a correlation between that and its return to investors.

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Savvy speakers keep up with my wide-ranging reading list on women and public speaking by following The Eloquent Woman on Facebook , where these links and articles appear first. I always collect them here for you on Mondays as well.

Lessons from Gary Bailey

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Gary Bailey plated goalkeeper for Manchester United for almost 300 games, and being South African he is considered something of a local hear. Here are some lessons from him: On Manchester United: Is a $1 billion business. Delivers weekly. Has 300 million customers. Lessons. Be tough and learn to takes knocks. Build on gratitude. Appreciate staff and all those around you. Things go wrong for everybody at some time. It’s how you deal with life, not what happens to you that makes a difference.

How to Create Metaphors that Make an Impact

Presentation Guru

Figurative speech and language have the power to bring your talk to life. We’ve written before on how improving your verbal skills will improve your ability to persuade and influence.

Drudge Report - China Plans Disruptive Moon Real Estate Settlement (Can Trump Inc. Invest?)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report is focusing on yet another aspect of global tensions. Now, China is in talks with the European Space Agency about a real estate project on the moon. Yes, humans will be relocating there. And the elephant in the room on this one is: Will Trump Inc.

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TJ Walker Interactive

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PNC - Players No George Bailey from "It's a Wonderful Life"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In this era of sustained fall-out from the Wells Fargo fake accounts and downsizing of retail banking, financial institutions might re-think customer service. Here is the PWC research on that. My recent trauma with PNC indicates, at least to me, that isn't happening.

Drudge Report: Stage-crafting the First 100 Days of Trumpism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report has returned to domestic politics. Today's focus in on how the Trump Administration is stage-crafting its First 100 Days. Over the weekend the Drudge Report had been preoccupied with the political dynamics in France.

"13 Reasons Why" - Generation Z Binge-Watching Netflix Long-Form Series on Teen Suicide

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The series on Netflix "13 Reasons Why" probes the underlying reasons of Hannah Baker's suicide. She was a teen. And many of us, of all generations, will see our own past or present suffering in hers. Released in March, it has been a ratings and critical success.

Subway Rat Fight over Bagel - Great Material for New Reality Show Titled "2 Rats, 1 Bagel"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The behavior of rats provides fun and sometimes useful insight into how we humans go after what we want or need. The latest installment is this: The push and pull of 2 rats at the 59th street subway station in Manhattan. At stake is breakfast. The best player will get the whole bagel.

The Genius of Resilience - 21st Century Fox, Sheryl Sandberg, Those in Outplacement

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Attention has quickly shifted from the second major alleged sexual harassment scandal at 21st Century Fox to its resilience.

Professional Despair - It's Gone Global

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In a poignant opinion-editorial in The New York Times , medical doctor Lisa Pryor tells readers this: In the last 7 months, 3 young MDs in Australia have committed suicide. The rate of suicide MDs in that nation is highest for young females. Pryor also notes that in the U.S.,

Fox News - Crisis Deepens (will there be clawbacks)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Search for where the payouts were allegedly hidden. That's part of the widening investigation by the Justice Department of the goings-on at Fox News. As many recall, millions of dollars were paid out to alleged victims of Roger Ailes' alleged sexual antics.

Face Time - Still Gives the Edge, Even in Digital Era

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Face time always mattered a lot. In a digital era, that hasn't changed, at least not very much. On Abovethelaw.com , lawyer-journalist Kathryn Rubino focuses on the specific situation of a a young lawyer at a law firm. She is also a mom.

GDP Growth Slows - Clouds Already Hovering over Legal Sector

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Should we start worrying again - a lot? GDP growth  has been the slowest in 3 years. For Q1, it was 0.7%. No surprise, then, clouds seem to be hovering over the legal sector. Into it will be heading the more than 40,000 graduates of law schools this spring.

Bill Shine - Will He Be Banished from FoxVille

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There are more shoes to drop in Foxville - that is the Fox News part of 21st Century Fox. One of them could be banishing co-president Bill Shine, once the situation at the profitable but unhinged media empire stabilizes.

Fun - How Much Longer Will Be Able to Do This in Public

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Among the many entities that have been faked is fun. That's the problem of this era, not as The Atlantic article by Megan Garber suggests, too much fun. Ever since those misfit Puritans settled in New England, there has been a fear of the lightness of being.

FIRED! Yes, the Experience Is Horrific (so, when you get to outplacement.)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Bloomberg reports that a review of 4,000 research papers documents that being fired from a job has long-term negative impacts on everything from the ability to bounce back to a sense of well-being. Yes, getting the boot is more destructive that a broken heart.

Men Who Talk Too Much

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Mansplaining. That's the buzzword for the shift from the strong silent type to the man who talks too much. The phenomenon is described in the 2017 book "The Unmade Bed" by Stephen Marche. Supposedly, it represents the confusion over changing gender roles.

Ross Ulbricht, Rogue Lawyers & Silicon Valley Players

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The major surprise about supercriminal Ross Ulbricht is this: His background was programming, not practicing law. Yet, his genius invention - online marketplace Silk Road - reflected the kind of thinking and daring typical of badly behaved lawyers.

Virtual Eating Professional Services Firms Tethered to Offices

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Culhane Meadows is what should keep BigLaw partners up at night. It and other high-quality virtual law firms serving large businesses can whack myriad BigLaw brandnames just as LegalZoom and other online providers of legal services killed much of SmallLaw and solos.

Alleged Police Brutality - TV Cop Shows Should Be Scripting More Objective Content on Issue

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Even straight-arrow cop television shows such as "Blue Bloods" deal with alleged cases of police brutality. Unfortunately, the U.S. Supreme Court did not.

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Liberal Arts Colleges - Can They Survive?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Liberal arts colleges, reports The Wall Street Journal , are fighting for survival. With good reason. Most of my Millennial clients have never taken in a live performance or even a film rendition of William Shakespeare. They smirked when I asked them about that.

Airlines Become Target for Legal Action (in addition to lousy PR)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Chicago lawyer Thomas Demetrio has been a busy guy. Not only is he representing booted-off United Airlines passenger David Dao. Fortune reports that the mother involved in the stroller incident on American Airlines has also contacted him.

The Death of Judge Shelia Abdus-Salaam - Being Investigated

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The world knows that Chicago judge Raymond Myles had been murdered. But the world had been informed that New York judge Shelia Abdus-Salaam had committed suicide. Both were black. Now, reports lawyer-journalist Kathryn Rubino in Abovethelaw.com , how Abdus-Salaam died is being investigated.

Donald Trump: Shrinks Seem to Be Feeling Mighty Important

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Way back when, those in psychiatry and psychology had the power in public opinion to get attention about national issues. Those included the mental stability of politico Barry Goldwater. As a result the guardians of that profession felt the need to issue the Goldwater Rule.

New York Post Puts It Out There: Why Can't Clintons Go Away

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There's no more elephant in the room regarding the Clinton dynasty. The New York Post brought the issue to the surface. It posed the question: Why Can't Clintons Go Away. Here is the article. The answer is that they won't go away.

Courthouse News Service, Detroit, MI - Part-Time Reporter (help wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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Law Firm, Oakland East, CA - Writer/Policy Analyst

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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