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When is your next public speaking engagement?

Manner of Speaking

It doesn’t have to be a TED Talk or a formal presentation at a conference. It could be a five-minute status report on your project at the next team meeting; it could be saying a few words about a colleague … Continue reading → Motivation Leonardo da Vinci Nike public speaking

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4 tips and 1 Tool That Will Help You Perfect Your Slide Design

Duarte Blog

A good presentation depends, at least partly, on good slide design. Surprisingly, if you want to make great presentation slides, it helps to understand a little bit about the human attention span. Let’s start with you. Picture yourself arriving at the last presentation you attended.

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Data Needs Context

Presentation Guru

Is your presentation data meaningful? It’s all about context. Numbers are meaningless on their own. Jude Barak shows us how to share our data in the most effective way. Every entrepreneur and manager knows how important it is to make the right business decisions.…

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Marissa Mayer & Elizabeth Holmes - Both Damaged Goods

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When the Verizon deal goes through, Yahoo will be Altaba , headed by Thomas McInerney. Whether Marissa Mayer will have a role in Altaba has not yet been made public. But, she could receive a $23 million severance package. Like now-distressed Theranos' founder Elizabeth Holmes, Mayer had been a darling of the media.    She was not only attractive, had fashion down cold and was a player. She had a STEM background.

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Silencers: In appearance v. content for women speakers, guess which wins?

The Eloquent Woman

There are all sorts of things that can silence a woman speaker, from audience or online trolls and hecklers to the conference organizers who keep her off the program. But for truly deafening silence around a woman's speech, there's nothing like her outfit or her hairstyle to do the trick.

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Famous Speech Friday: Mary Beard on "Women in Power"

The Eloquent Woman

If you've ever seen a production of the ancient Greek plays with strong and powerful women--Medea, Antigone, and the like--you may have thought, "Wow, how enlightened the Greeks were to feature such strong women in their plays."

How to Kick-start your Inner Creative

Presentation Guru

Being creative in your presentation isn’t beyond your reach. People wrongly assume that ‘being creative’ takes profound artistic ability, when all you need is a little imagination.

[Podcast] Accelerating Your Speaking Business with Kindra Hall

Speaker Launcher

Kindra Hall has built her brand on storytelling. As a speaker and consultant (and soon-to-be author), Kindra has helped an impressive roster of corporate clients harness the power of storytelling to connect with their audiences.

Public Relations - AI Can Wipe Out Humans

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the prestigious, lucrative fields of law and finance , humans are already being wiped out by artificial intelligence (AI). Those responsible for the bottom line can achieve cost efficiency and improved quality by creating models to replace human manpower.

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.

18 books for the writer in you

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Looking for a book for the writer in you or a writer you know? Here is where you can find 18 books on business and promotional writing, article, book, web and social media writing, self-publishing and the business of freelance writing. Most are available in print, Kindle and epub (Kobo) versions: How To Write A Non-Fiction Book in 60 Days. Ideal for those who want to write a non-fiction book. Produce, Price and Promote Your Self-Published Fiction or Non-fiction Book and eBook.

How to Spot Data Lies

Presentation Guru

Many charts don’t tell the truth (or, at least, are quite misleading). Here’s a simple guide to spotting them, but it comes with a warning: you will never look at any statistic without a little smidgen of cynicism again. However we shouldn’t be too cynical.…

HEALED! How Does It Look, Walk, Talk?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Healing" has become the dominant meme in America. That's no surprise. On a national and personal level too many of us have been through so much. That ordeal manifests itself in the growing demand for ghostwriters like myself to help shape memoirs.

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Joan Detz Speaker Services

UPDATE March 16, 2017: Our fears have come to pass. You may have seen the news this morning that President Trump’s proposed budget, released earlier today, calls for the elimination of the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities. The budget—which must be passed by Congress—will be the subject of vigorous debate on Capitol Hill […]. Freelance Writing News, events, and awards Professional organizations

4 Tips and 1 Tool That Will Help You Perfect Your Slide Design

Duarte Blog

A good presentation depends, at least partly, on good slide design. Surprisingly, if you want to make great presentation slides, it helps to understand a little bit about the human attention span. Let’s start with you. Picture yourself arriving at the last presentation you attended. You were probably one of many people there and could melt into the crowd; you were interested, but preoccupied. You had a phone in your pocket, a to-do list in your head, and your next meal on your mind.

High Noon in Trumpville - The Donald v. The Preet

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Through U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, The Donald has requested the resignations of 46 U.S. Attorneys. Those include the iconic Preet Baharara from the Southern District of New York. Well, as many know, a bit of time ago the Donald had met with The Preet and asked him to stay on.

Public Relations Representatives - Can They Have the Legal Right Analogous to Attorney-Client Privilege

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"A California appellate court opened the door this week to extending attorney-client privilege to an unlikely source, experts say - a litigant's public relations team." " - Andrew Strickler, Law360, March 16, 2017. Here is the article. The particulars of the case are not the issue.

"Logan" - Superhero Fantasy for Time of No Control

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The film "Logan" is not the most well-crafted of movies. For example, the bad guys, such as the evil doctor from Transigen, are cardboard characters. But "Logan" is doing brisk business at the box office.

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Economy Not Catching Fire - According to Janet Yellen, Atlanta Fed's GDPNow Indicator

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The euphoria over the February jobs report faded today. Or should have. Here are the details from BusinessInsider. Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen said in a press conference, "The data (meaning economic) have not notably strengthened."

Of Course, Everyone Will Read "Raising Trump" By Ivana Trump

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In early S eptember, Ivana Trump will publish her third book. This one is titled "Raising Trump." " And from the description of it by Vanity Fair , it seems like it will be, well, a self-serving bore. For example, Ivana contends that she was the hands-on caretaker for Donald Jr.,

How Models Will Blow Up Manpower Demand in Finance, Maybe Law Too

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The trading industry can be reduced to a handful of experienced geniuses such as Steve Cohen and savvy programmers. That's the future which Cohen is experimenting with at Point72 Asset Management in Stamford, Connecticut. 

STEM Is Everything - But Marketing Know-How Is What Positions & Packages the Everything

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Shark Tank. Y Combinator. Selling to Amazon. Finding a job after being laid off by Zenefits. Success happens through marketing. Not necessarily the brilliance of innovation. That begins with emotional intelligence (EI).

Drduge Report - Must Be Slow Day in TrumpWorld, Grouses about Fizzled Stella

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Conservative Drudge Report is too clickbait savvy to default to weather headlines. Those warnings about monster storms don't work as well as they once had. Enough folks have gone to college to figure out the weather-prediction industry is essentially science fiction.

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The Way Around Paywalls - At Least If You Have the Time

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Companies may have organizational subscriptions to media with paywalls. So, the professionals working there have, in a sense, free access. If they spot a headline in The Wall Street Journal helpful to them in their work, they can just click it on.

TX House Rep. Jessica Farrar Proposing Fine for Male Masturbation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In conservative Texas, State House Representative Jessica Farrar might laugh her way out of a job. But she has positioned and packaged her advocacy for women's health in a memorable way.    Already it has received plenty of media attention.

Poignant Photos from Fatal Christmas Morning Fire, Stamford, CT (2011)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The early morning Christmas fire in 2011 which snuffed out five lives was the second major tragedy in Connecticut. The first was the invasion of the home of Dr. Petit which took three lives.

The Trumpettes - Beyond Comedy, Witty Analysis

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We are now simply stating: So, that's how the powerful can get away with whatever. The comedy of SNL and the witty analysis on Vanity Fair have gotten old. We have moved beyond all that in our amazement at the behavior of the Trumpettes.

Drudge Report Takes Break from Politics - Headlines with Amateur-Hour Snow Event (don't even call it a storm)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Drudge Report might be becoming as weary of Trumpism as many of us are. The tipping point might have been the Saturday Afternoon Massacre. That was when U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara, was fired by the Trump Administration.

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"Lion" - Film Captures Plight of Street Urchins in India, Agony of the Adopted

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A true story, "Lion" depicts the vulnerability of street urchins in India. And, as the film captures, there are plenty of them. Five-year-old Saroo gets separated from his brother. Consequently, he winds up thousands of miles from his loving but poverty-ridden family.

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We "Freak Out" Now - No More "Meltdowns"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Texting, social media and the dominance of Millennials and Generation Z all are shortening the shelf life of buzzwords. The challenge for Generation X, Baby Boomers and the Greatest Generation is to be in the loop on when the expiration date happens. For  For instance, never do you want to describe a tough emotional time as having a "meltdown." " How yesterday. Currently, we can only freak out.

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Uber - Is It Heading to Over

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Distressed company Uber suffered yet another setback. Recode made public leaked data that Uber's driverless car was very much a work in process. Not the real deal.

Matthew Muller - Artists Will Always Have New Material for Depicting Tragedy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From ancient Greek times to the present, artists have struggled to sort out why human beings put tragedy in play. They seem to have it all. Then their actions bring it all down. For some reason, those tragic figures dominate the legal profession.

Drudge Report - The Angela & The Donald

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Drudge Report headlines with the coming meeting of two of the most powerful people in the world. They're head of Germany Angela Merkel and head of the U.S. Donald Trump. What members of the media will focus on will be flashpoints.

Economic Reality Become Binary

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In this glut marketplace of talent in professional services, it's almost irrelevant if you lose a prestigious position or get knocked out of the box as an assistant account executive or a second-year associate. The economic reality is this: You do not have a job.