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Standing Ovations: How to Earn Them and Why Some Speakers Don’t Want Them!

Speaker Launcher

Elton John is a music legend. I went to his concert in my hometown last week, and it was apparent to everyone there that he deserved that title. Moreover, when he wrapped up, there was, of course, a 10-minute standing ovation.

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For #HispanicHeritageMonth, 6 famous speeches by Hispanic women

The Eloquent Woman

Over the airways or through a bullhorn, from the bench or the ballpark or the awards stage, these six Hispanic women made their marks with speeches that swayed audiences and set the bar high.

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Scientifically Proven Ways to Persuade & Influence Others

Presentation Zen

A good book I often recommend is: Yes!: 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive by Dr. Robert B. Cialdini et al. I first read the book when it came out in 2008. The book is designed for professionals who are interested in becoming better at understanding how to persuade or influence others.

2016 78

How To Get Your Audience Back On Time – 10 Simple Solutions

Presentation Guru

For presenters, keeping an audience engaged is of the utmost importance when presenting. However, when giving an all-day presentation, sometimes getting the audience back into full-swing after a break can be difficult.

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[Podcast] 6 Common Social Media Mistakes and How to Fix Them with Chris Tompkins

Speaker Launcher

Social media mistakes. We’ve all made them. It’s okay, though, because Chris Tompkins of the Go! Agency drops by to highlight how can you go from making common social media mistakes to a social media platform that on-boards people and converts them into enthusiastic evangelists.

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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Who Doesn’t Want Great Presentation Technology on the Cheap?

Presentation Guru

From broadcasting webinars for free to downloading free powerpoint templates, we’re always working on sharing cost-effective solutions with our audience. In this article, Karl reviews five cheap presentation programs that will ensure your next presentation doesn’t break the bank. .

No amount of technology will make a bad story good

Presentation Zen

When Toy Story opened in the US at the end of 1995, it was met with enthusiasm and great critical acclaim. The film would go on to be the highest-grossing film of the year. There was tremendous buzz (ahem) about the film before it arrived here in Japan a few months later.

2016 61

What if the speaker is bored? 5 solutions for your tired presentation

The Eloquent Woman

"The real problem," said the executive as we watched a video of his most recent presentation, "is that I'm bored here." I could almost tell that without his insight. He looked uninspired, even a little vacant. No smiles, no expression. Not much energy.

2016 69

Drudge Report Does Monster Mash - Knows Acts of God Sell Better than Sick-Hillary

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For the third day in a row, the Drudge Report has been doing the Monster Mash. Again, the headliner or what used to be the blinking blue light special is focused totally on Hurricane Matthew. Tonight's headline has three links. Here is just one of them.

2016 69

The Guru’s Big Five Questions – Jim Harvey

Presentation Guru

The Guru is our Community. We want to help our readers build their skills as presentation designers, speakers and coaches, learning from a wide range of our colleagues from across the world.

2016 63

Quick Tips to Kick-Out Boring Bullet Points

SlideModel

Using alternative bullet points delivers a powerful impact on your audience. Stamping out bullet points from the presentations is one of the most challenging task while preparing business presentations, as bullet points use high-value keyword phrases within bulleted content in a structured manner. Yet, at the same time using the basic, black font bullet points will leave a little room for creativity.

2016 61

How much can you earn as a freelance writer?

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Excerpt from Everything You Wanted to Know About Freelance Writing – Find, Price, Manage Corporate Writing Assignments & Develop Article Ideas and Sell Them to Newspapers and Magazines. Before we look at developing article ideas and pitching them to editors, we should talk money. I have been a freelance writer for almost two decades. People often ask me if one can make a living freelancing for newspapers and magazines.

2016 56

Kaine-Pence Debate - Policy Wonks Maybe Not Made for Infotainment

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Let's put it this way: Supermarketers aren't crowded with folks shopping for goodies to serve at their Kaine-Pence Debate party. And, no one I have run into noted that they couldn't do X or Y because they'd be live-tweeting that debate.

2016 68

How To Write & Give A Speech: coming soon in Chinese

Joan Detz Speaker Services

The Chinese rights for How To Write & Give A Speech have been placed with ThinKingdom Media. How To Write & Give A Speech was originally published in 1984 and has remained continuously in print (producing royalties) for more than three decades – a distinction in publishing and a testament to the commitment of publisher […]. English as a second language (ESL) News, events, and awards Speechwriting

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No amount of technology will make a bad story good

Presentation Zen

When Toy Story opened in the US at the end of 1995, it was met with enthusiasm and great critical acclaim. The film would go on to be the highest-grossing film of the year. There was tremendous buzz (ahem) about the film before it arrived here in Japan a few months later.

2016 52

Drudge Report et al. - Played by WikiLeaks' Julian Assange

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange seems to be the ultimate trickster. He enjoys playing with institutions, including members of the media. And usually, as with Machiavelli, it has an agenda.

2016 68

The Power Pose - Forget Science, Focus on Real-Life Success

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

First our mothers and the nuns in Catholic School, then our executive coaches told us : Stand up straight. That guidance is the platform on which The Power Pose meme has been constructed.

2016 68

The Kardashians - The Publicity Machine Can't Be Shut Down

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Vanity Fair , Joanna Robinson reports how the Kardashians are re-thinking the operation of their well-oiled publicity machine. Post-robbery, they might want to pivot off-camera. But, as that Vanity Fair coverage shows, that's impossible.

2016 65

Et Tu, Drudge Report - The Loss of Self-Confidence in Conservative Media

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yesterday, even the wildly influential conservative Drudge Report turned desperate. Maybe it senses that its Man, Donald Trump, is going to let it down. Big time. The Drudge Report positioned and packaged Monster Matthew as a liberal conspiracy.

2016 65

Aging in America - Clash of Two Cultures (Over-65 Working/Retired)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Atlantic features how aging is an invisible force changing America. By 2050, about 20% of the population here will be over-65. "Invisible" is an apt description. So much of how the tectonic plates are shifting remains beneath the surface. But not all.

2016 65

Drudge Report Questions If Bad-Matthew Narrative Is Liberal Conspiracy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Acts of God happen all the time. Those with an agenda frequently position and package them to their own narrative purposes. Look what Old Testament writers did with the flood back in Noah's time.

2016 65

Matthew & E-Commerce: Q4 Could Take Big Hit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's access to the Internet, stupid. That could be the biggest victim of Matthew. It's predicted that 7 million could be without power - for a long while. Here's the coverage.

2016 65

The Church of Tech Innovation - Few Will Risk Excommunication

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Essentially, we are all in the technology business. That's what Nick Bilton observes in his Vanity Fair analysis of Silicon Valley. His take is that technology founders and executives totally embrace an ethos of Ayn Rand relentless dare-stop-me greed and self-interest.

2016 65

Bridgegate - Now, Andrew Cuomo's Implicated

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" The New York governor [Andrew Cuomo] allegedly agreed to issue a false report to curtail accusations that [Chris] Christie's aides orchestrated the George Washington Bridge lane shutdowns, at least until after the New Jersey governor's re-election."

2016 65

The Final Days & Beyond - Brand Roger Ailes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The ouster of former media empire-builder, Roger Ailes, from Fox News seems eons ago. Since then the media, legal world, and Everyman have turned to Bridgegate and Taxgate. However, interest in how Ailes spent the final days and is doing currently is still there.

2016 65

Kim Kardashian et al. - Beware Copy-Cat Syndrome

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The famous and wealthy (often the two come in the same package) are targets. By killing any one of them, such as John Lennon , one can become a name in history. By kidnapping them or, especially their children, one could become financially comfortable.

2016 65

Drudge Report Hits Back Hard on NYT Trump Tax Expose

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The New York Times disclosure of Donald Trump's tax game since 1995 has been, of course, the political story of the day. Here is my own coverage on my syndicated legal blog [link].

2016 65

Location Location Location - You Bet, It Remains Success Factor, Even in Telecommuting Era

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"You telecommute." " That's what "they" kept hammering with.  I was struggling whether to uproot from the New York Metro Area for a location with a lower cost of living and less intensity about careers.

2016 65

The Shamed Obese Child & "Well-Meaning" Parents

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What obese child doesn't get the hang of self-hate? And, then spend a lifetime, even after becoming a normal weight, being a bully toward those carrying extra pounds? The victims of that harsh treatment are bound to include herself or himself.

2016 65

Digital Media - Establishing Unique Presence, Like LawNewz, Abovethelaw

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Legal matters have always been a form of theatre in America. In the old days before television, those planning to sit in on trials spread out on courthouse lawns. They brought their picnic baskets and determination to enjoy the legal performance art.

2016 65

Ripp Media Pitching in on Bill Cosby's Defense - Had Represented Gretchen Carlson

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Ripp Media is handling PR for Bill Cosby's demand that charges against him by Andrea Constand be dismissed on the ground that the Montgomery County D.A.'s 's office regened on a promise not to prosecute Cosby. [It]

2016 61

Rudy Giuliani Brand - Is It Dead-Man-Walking?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

High-profile political, legal, and pop culture player - Rudy Giuliani - has had his professional ups and down. Many recall how his leadership in New York City during 9/11 might have saved his legacy.

2016 61

NYT & Tax Return Issue - Precedent Is On Its Side

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"After the New York Times recently published three pages from Donald Trump's tax returns, the potential liability for the paper of record has been hotly debated. But from the Pentagon Papers case through 'Bartnicki [v.

2016 61

Uber's Communications Director Leaving

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Uber has as many public relations challenges as it does legal ones. So, it's news that its director of corporate communications, Nairi Hourdajian, is leaving. She had been the first one to ever hold that post at Uber. She joined Uber in 2013.

2016 61

Pence - Straight From GOP Central Casting

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Kaine comes across in the debate as wholesome, folksy, accessible. In contrast, Pence looks and talks like a Republican from GOP central casting. That persona can alienate Democrats who are undecided about whom to vote for.

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