Sat.Jan 27, 2018 - Fri.Feb 02, 2018

Something Just Like This

Manner of Speaking

I recently had the privilege of moderating the 9th WAVE (Women’s Added Value in the Economy) Conference in Geneva, Switzerland. It’s an annual event organized and run by the dynamic women of the Career Women’s Forum.

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For #BlackHistoryMonth, 50 famous speeches by black women

The Eloquent Woman

Black women speakers from all over the world are often featured in The Eloquent Woman Index of Famous Speeches by Women. Whether African, American or from elsewhere in the world, they make up close to 20 percent of the speeches we've collected and featured so far.

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If You Don’t Understand What the Audience Wants…

Presentation Guru

If you don’t understand what the audience wants, you can’t be relevant. If you can’t be relevant, you won’t be interesting. If you aren’t interesting, you won’t be heard. If you’re not heard, you’ll be forgotten. If you’re forgotten, you’re done.

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First Law of Digital Media - Focus on Revenue (attention doesn't keep the electricty on)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Digital media is now a mature industry. Sure, some early adopters have not only survived the volatility of the internet. They have scaled and keep on scaling. The iconic example is the Drudge Report.

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What happens when a speaker pauses for a few seconds?

Manner of Speaking

First, let’s talk about what doesn’t happen. The audience does not think that you’ve forgotten something. The audience does not hear your heart beating. The audience does not think that you are stupid. The audience does not think that you … Continue reading → Delivery Uncategorized pause pausing presentations public speaking

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 273) – Jim Harvey

Manner of Speaking

“If you don’t understand what the audience wants, you can’t be relevant. If you can’t be relevant, you won’t be interesting. If you aren’t interesting, you won’t be heard. If you’re not heard, you’ll be forgotten. If you’re forgotten, you’re … Continue reading → Humour Quotes for Public Speakers audience Jim Harvey Presentation Guru public speaking public speaking quotes quotes

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You Majored in What!

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 There is high angst about choosing a major field of study in college. After all, students and their parents are making a significant investment of money. Therefore, come graduation day, the current expectation is that the investment should generate a good job and long-term employability.

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CELEBRATE WHAT’S RIGHT WITH THE WORLD! | Dewitt Jones | TEDxSouthLakeTahoe

Executive Speech Coach

Wonderful presentation by Dewitt Jones at TEDx Watch it the first time to enjoy the delivery, the visuals and his inspiring message.

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Let a doctor (and frequent speaker) explain why you need a coach

The Eloquent Woman

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Manifesting Your Perfect Speaking Business by Saying “Yes” Rather Than “How”

Speaker Launcher

If you started to tune out at the use of the word manifesting, please don’t today. I’m not peddling any particular brand of religion or spirituality here. I’m just encouraging the notion to remain open to possibilities. And one way you can do that is by manifesting your perfect speaking business by saying ‘Yes’ rather […]. The post Manifesting Your Perfect Speaking Business by Saying “Yes” Rather Than “How” appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Point72 - Not the Way to Position and Package Hedgefund Brand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Thanks in large part to superlawyer David Boies, former super hedgefund tycoon - Steve Cohen - is back in business. Boies helped negotiate Cohen's agreement with the SEC that allowed him, after a two-year ban, to again accept funds from outside investors.

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small talk (show #14) – George Torok (Superior Presentations)

Executive Speech Coach

Enjoy this 5 minute video interview about how to avoid the most common and annoying mistakes that business presenters commit. Host Javed S. Khan of small talk features presentation specialist, George Torok.

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Observational Humor — Case Study 160

Humor Power

Here is another Humor Monologue delivered at the end of a Toastmasters meeting. THE SET-UP : What happened and what was said during the meeting before the monologue was delivered. The Toastmasters Club was having a Speech-A-Thon featuring eight speakers. Lorrie is a member of six clubs. Kevin received an award at the start of the meeting. A speaker told a story about someone who was wanting to retire but couldn’t afford a cup of coffee.

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Extending Shelf Life of "Blue Bloods" - Time for Henry Reagan to Marry, Shake Up Family Dynamics

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

All those family members determined to do the right thing can become tedious on "Blue Bloods." " After all, this is 2018, not the 1950s of Apple Pie wholesome. Back then, series like "Father Knows Best" and "Lassie" dominated.

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The Brand v. The Business - Some Most-Hated Companies (e.g. Facebook) Doing Just Great

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In its latest earnings report, Facebook Inc. exceeded expectations. Everyone I know is still using Uber. And recently SoftBank made a major investment in the ride-hailing service. So, there seems to be a disconnect between branding and business.

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Offing Someone - Not Always As Easy As Mobster Joseph Merlino Claims

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The New York Post positions and packages the content of a 2014 conversation by Philadelphia mobster Joseph Merlino as "chilling." " In it, Merlino, on trial for racketeering, explains how easy it is to kill someone.

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Fidel Castro's Son "Fidelito" Commits Suicide - So Little Is Known about Treating Clinical Depression

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For months Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, son of Fidel Castro, had been treated for what has been classified as "profound depression." " That even included hospitalization. Now, reports the New York Post , he is dead. At age 68, he had had enough and took his own life.

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Winter Is Winter - So Why Did It Make Its Way into David Muir's Newscast?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Winter doesn't lend itself to ambiguity. Or controversy. It is cold. Depending on where it is occurring there could be snow. Sometimes a lot of it. So, it's puzzling why winter made it this evening into David Muir's newscast on ABC. He focused on two storms heading toward the Northeast.

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Connecticut - Souring of The American Dream

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Residing in the state of Connecticut used to be  the symbol of having made it. That was hammered in pop culture. Ad executive from fictional programming "Mad Men" Peter Campbell got on the Metro North in Cos Cob, CT to play the big game in Manhattan.

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The Train & The Garbage Truck - David Muir Does Not Speculate

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On this evening's ABC News, David Muir positioned and packaged the Amtrak story with his usual sophistication and restraint. There was no judgment - like, questioning the wisdom of many GOP members of Congress traveling together in this time of political polarization and terrorism.

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Facebook - Usage Down 50 Million Hours a Day

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Monthly, 2 billion people use Facebook. And, the corporation's financial results exceeded Wall Street's expectations.    But, as a cultural and social phenomenon, Facebook might have peaked. It reported during the earnings report that usage is down 50 million hours daily.

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Public Relations Employment Continues to Grow, Surges in D.C.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Public relations is among the niches in professional services which continues to grow. Meanwhile the field of law is stagnant. In addition, both in Europe and the U.S., accounting firms, such as PwC, have entered the legal sector as a direct competitor.

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Peace of Mind - The Search by Even Successful Players

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Hmmmmm. I would look up from my cushion three times a week at the Buddhist meditation center in New Haven, Connecticut. What the hell are they doing here?    That's what I wondered. 

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"Fake" Muscles Out "Hypocrisy" in Buzz - Faking Gusto When Dog-Walking

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That looks strange: The New York Magazine headline about Steve Wynn uses the term "hypocrisy." " It's been forever since that word has been a buzz player. Instead, the influential commentators roll out the term "fake." 

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Valaree Schwab - Symbol of No-Safe-Place for iGen (not even Westchester County, NY)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Members of iGen are not only victims of digital. As so many know, psychologist Jean Twenge researched how the smartphone is sucking the inner peace, social skills, and optimism from those born between 1995 and 2012. But, that's only one kind of suffering for the iGen.

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Joe Kennedy III Establishes Meme of Midterm Elections with "This Is Not Right"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Joe Kennedy III, grandson of Robert Kennedy, stole Donald Trump's thunder (which endured 70 minutes) with a short talk in Fall River, Massachusetts. He characterized the town as having been built by immigrants. 

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Mark Salling, Suicide at Age 35 - No, Prison Wouldn't Have Been Nice Place

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Law & Order SVU" has been the series to continue on the air. The rest of the original programs in Law & Order franchise have been discontinued. Among the reasons SVU has endured is that sex crimes, any and all versions, are considered heinous.

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Those With a Mission - We Ghostwriters and Lawyers Are Businesspeople

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sure, there are global public relations firms and large law firms which do take on causes - pro bono. Those receive plenty of positive publicity. And that's all good.

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Niche Marketing - How One Lawyer Pulled That Off in Rigid Legal Sector

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

With traditional demand for legal services stagnant and technology eating away at what exists, lawyers have to think out of the box to develop new business. That's exactly what Peter Borenstein has done. He created a niche enterprise. 

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Need Comfort, Information, Insight? - Have Conversations with Those Who Don't Need to Sound Cool

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Cool gets in the way of conversations with payoffs. Those payoffs range from receiving comfort when in distress to gaining insight into a marketplace or job niche.    That's because those whose signature is sounding cool are preoccupied with showcasing that persona.

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Soul in the Uber Machine

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Head of legal at distressed Uber, Tony West described his first eight weeks to Corporate Counsel (later reprinted in Law.com ). Since he came from giant consumer corporation Pepsico, he is skillful in how to position and package his comments. The interview is without surprises.

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No Breaking News: It Snows in Winter

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Daily Mail , which usually has bigger fish to fry, has focused on snow. Actually, the coverage is about two snow storms about to occur in the northeast U.S. However, since the amount of the flakes is about six inches, this shouldn't be a story. After all, it does tend to snow in winter. 

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The Purple Campaign - Why You Should Pay Attention to This Initiative Against Workplace Harassment

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There are plenty of initiatives out there which have the mission to end harassment at work. But, The Purple Campaign could be the one which actually pulls that off. The reason why is that the co-founder is Ally Coll Steele.

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Nun's Nice Handwriting - If You Got It, Here's REMOTE Contract Assignment (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was back in the days when the Roman Catholic Church dominated the lives of urban-area immigrants, blue-collars, and upward-mobiles. There was a phenomenon known as "nun's handwriting." " The penmanship was perfect.

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