What can Business Presenters Learn from the Best Street Entertainers in the World?

Presentation Guru

… Performance Understand your Audience Audience Connection featured inspiration Interaction Making it Memorable Practice Role Models street entertainersThere’s a 36 year old guy, married with a mortgage and 3 kids. He stands on a cobbled street in London, asking tourists for money.

Entertainment Celebrities - Megawattage Darkened in Trumpville

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The president-elect had a successful career as an entertainment celebrity. The question, of course, is: Will Trump's war on entertainment celebrities be successful? Meanwhile, we have to recall that 20th century kinds of censorship of entertainment celebrities did kill careers.

Murder - Always Entertainment, Platform for Half-Baked Theories

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As Kate Summerscale tells that true story in the 2016 book "The Wicked Boy," what screams out is this: It's nothing new that murder is a source of great entertainment as well as a platform for half-baked theories. In 1895, a 13-year-old boy in England, Robert Coombes. murdered

Drudge Report - Will Trumpism Reduce Hollywoord to Mere Entertainment?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The issue is: Will Trumpism reduce Hollywood to mere entertainment.   In essence it depends on how much the world needs the kind of entertainment Hollywood conjures up. The conservative Drudge Report might be considered the text version of Fox News.

Ricky Harris, Dead at 54 - Entertainment Business Hard on Heart

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The entertainment business is obviously hard on the heart. Ricky Harris follows George Michael in death. Both apparently died of a heart attack. Both were in their 50s. Like Michael, Harris was a giant in his niches. Those were acting and stand-up comedy.

David Frum: Republicans Have Been Lied To And Exploited By A Conservative Entertainment Complex

TJ Walker Interactive

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During the Break - WGN news anchors entertain

Speak to Lead

I've taken a long break from posting - 11 months. But, to quote Hillary Clinton in Iowa, "Im Baa-aack!" So, before I get to insights from my hiatus, here is a chance to see two WGN anchors during their two. Television Hillary Clinton Lou Hampton Speak to Lead tv anchors WGN

During the Break - WGN news anchors entertain

Speak to Lead

I''ve taken a long break from posting - 11 months. But, to quote Hillary Clinton in Iowa, "Im Baa-aack!" So, before I get to insights from my hiatus, here is a chance to see two WGN anchors during their two. Television Hillary Clinton Lou Hampton Speak to Lead tv anchors WGN

Drudge Report - More Page Views in June Than Google, Yahoo, Fox Entertainment, NYT

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

SimilarWeb  reports that in June, that media outlet had more page views from desktop and mobile than did Google, Yahoo, Fox Entertainment, or The New York Times. Drudge Report remains where we go for our news, including the latest in politics.

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Tell your boring message in an entertaining way

Executive Speech Coach

You can tell a boring message in a creative and exciting way.

Entertainment Loses Another Legend - Babara Hale aka Della Street Dies, 94

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Another entertainment legend has passed over. Barbara Hale, who played Della Street on "Perry Mason," has died. She was 94 years old. Here is the coverage from Daily Mail. It was "Perry Mason" which got America hooked on legal drama.

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

With $15 million funding from Turner Broadcasting, Mashable is dropping hard news and focusing on entertainment and video. Like so many other media properties, Mashable has to change to survive.

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Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

DrudgeReport.com stays news, without entertainment

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Reporting has become a form of entertainment. From its graphics to its headlines, the DrudgeReport.com  remains with its initial formula: News, hold the entrainment.    Unlike the Huffingtonpost.com and Gawker.com, the web site is graphically bare.    The most it ever had was a blue siren to signal breaking news.    And its headlines are austere, communicating just the facts. 

Power Presentations Tip 49: Entertain Your Audience

Executive Speech Coach

Entertain Your Audience After you create the content for your presentation, the next step is to sprinkle entertainment throughout. Because the entertainment grabs the attention of your audience and makes it easier for them to listen to and digest the morsels of content. The more dry and boring the content might seem to your audience – the more important it is for you to include the entertainment. Don’t entertain for the sake of entertainment only.

Sen. Rockefeller: News as Entertainment Nothing New

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Senator Jay Rockefeller is reprimanding the news business for positioning and packaging itself as entertainment.   Then and now I take "delight" to mean entertain.  Naughty naughty.  Unfortunately, this head of the Commerce Committee seems to have no sense of history.    We English majors in college read a lot of poet John Dryden [1631-1700.]    According to Dryden, the purpose of the arts was to inform and delight.

No Safe Harbour: Yahoo eliminates 4 entertainment sites

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  On GAWKER , Lauri Apple reports that Yahoo has ended 4 entertainment sites.  Being in digital and covering entrainment are supposed to ensure employment for writers. Right?  Right? Not any longer. 

Lindsay Lohan Gets BANNED From CBS Affiliate’s Entertainment Coverage!

TJ Walker Interactive

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Media as Entertainment: Verbal slams replace body slams, e.g. Peggy Noonan

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Instead of the body slams from wrestling as entertainment, there are now verbal slams and BigMedia such as POLITICO are dutifully recording them.    Could it come to the game changer that we simply bypass BigMedia and recognize that we will get our entertainment elsewhere.

Don't You Want to Be Entertained?

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

Posted: August 5, 2007 by Gary in Dealing with People , Humour & Laughter , Image and Impressions , Networking & Small Talk , Public Speaking , The Shy Speakers Guide , Videos & Podcast 0 Everybody wants to be entertained. And when I mean entertained, I do not mean entertainment in the Russel Peters or Jerry Seinfield sense! Entertainment is not necessarily confined to the field of humour. Then there are other forms of entertainment media too.

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Drudge Report Curates New Game of Watching Megyn Kelly, Fox News Scramble - The Best Summer Entertainment Ever

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report knows exactly what news internet surfers want. So, of course, it has curated Variety's coverage of the low ratings for both Megyn Kelly's "Sunday Night" and for her old home Fox. Glam Girl Kelly and the House Roger Ailes built are the ones many love to hate right now. They had been hot, influential and rich. Now they seem to be racing to has-been status. The game is to watch them scramble. It's in a downward trajectory that dumb mistakes are made.

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Knockout, U.S.A.: As random and entertaining for powerless use as raping in India

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As I watch USA TODAY video footage of a female receiving a knockout from behind, it seems like we will have to wear rear-view mirrors in cities.  That could prevent the new teenage street game, boasted about on social media.  No, there's no need for even a gun. 

Chris Christie: Telling that entertainment media property TMZ covers his most recent performance art

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  A red flag is that his latest altercation, this time on a boardwalk at the Jersey Shore, was videoed and recorded by entertainment media property TMZ.   The media look to him for entertainment on an off-news day.  

Gore Vidal, Dead at 86 - End of era of writer as entertainer, public figure, financially secure

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The public welcomed the literary crowd to be entertainers and outsized public figures.  Gore Vidal, like Norman Mailer and Truman Capote, came of professional age when typewriters were still an option. 

Comcast Entertainment Group: Will this be another AOL-Time Warner?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  A new entity is created: Comcast Entertainment Group.  GE got lucky.    It unloaded  51% piece of its old-economy/old-technology holdings on Comcast.    That bundle is NBCU.    But this could turn out to be as jinxed at AOL-Time Warner.    The payoff, if there is any for Comcast, depends on its ability to create content that can be recycled on the web, e.g. YouTube. 

Monica Lewinsky: Will tell-all simply entertain or could it maybe just maybe bring down The Big Creep?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  It could provide a great deal of entertainment and if the recovery continues many will pop for the purchase price.  NEW YORK Magazine provides details on the coming book by Monica Lewinsky. 

"Gossip can be wildly entertaining," Joseph Epstein, about the most common social activity that's primarily anti-social

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  And, as Epstein notes, "Gossip can be wildly entertaining." No matter how serious or how animal-house the setting, all ears will perk at the first mention of gossip. 

Sawyer/Couric: Entertaining dinner guests on the Titanic

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

An American sport is watching the ship go down.    That version of the Titanic could be Tiger Woods's career or 2 girls delivering the news everyone already knows through a medium no one cares about.    The watching, as in today's coverage of Diane Sawyer's first night on ABC, is all about hoping to be there to catch signs of the slow-motion breaking of the ship apart, then into pieces. As with all sports, the athletes are well paid. 

BBC Television News informs, educates and entertains without slides!

Max Atkinson

I n case you missed the last edition of Have I Got News for You , here’s the sequence showing how much more interesting the BBC’s political editor Nick Robinson can be when he forsakes the awful slides he usually inflicts on us: You might also like to compare this with some of the following: BBC Television News: produced for or by morons?

Obama Attacked for Entertaining Super PAC Contributors in the White House

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Question Time as entertainment: the 'Not the Nine O'Clock News' version

Max Atkinson

Having raised the question of whether BBC's Question Time has lost its way through its selection of post-Robin Day chairmen and addition of a fifth guest ( previous post ) should enjoy this version from the Not the Nine O'clock News team.

Julia Child's advice to speakers

Speak Schmeak

Entertainers Quick Fixes The Business of Speaking

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You have a platform, but are you making it count?

Speak Schmeak

Whenever a celebrity—whether actor, singer, athlete or other entertainer—takes the opportunity at an awards ceremony or other public event to speak out about a political issue, certain segments of the public immediately begin scolding and lashing out. We pay you to act and entertain us!"

Two-time Academy Award winner needs an acting coach?

Speak Schmeak

Entertainers Programs The Business of Speaking TV inspiredBillboard Daily Blog Are you a fan of "Grace and Frankie," the hot Netflix series starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin?

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Why isn't Question Time as entertaining as it used to be & what should be done about it

Max Atkinson

I've nothing against Sissons or Dimbleby, other than that they are too straight and predictable to make the programme anything like as entertaining as it was when Day was in charge. Different from Day, yes, but both with a degree of eccentricity and unpredictability of the kind that used to make Question Time so very entertaining.

What speakers can learn from comedians about language and rhythm

Speak Schmeak

Comedians Engaging the Audience Entertainers Humor Public Speaking Techniques and StrategiesComedians are some of the best teachers of language and rhythm.

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This is how the pros do it: Kelly Clarkson

Speak Schmeak

American Idol Entertainers PreparationBy now you've seen last week's performance by Kelly Clarkson on American Idol. It was an extremely moving performance, as we would all agree. What I want to talk about today, however, is her professionalism.

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Monday motivation with Heshy!

Speak Schmeak

TV inspired Fun Stuff Entertainers Humor If you missed this Saturday Night Live Sketch with Nasim Pedrad playing Heshy Farahat, you are missing out on some pretty darn motivational speaking. I''m ready to sign up!

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"Soulless perfection" is the wrong goal

Speak Schmeak

American Idol Authenticity Engaging the Audience Entertainers Taking RisksAnyone who watched the final season of Americal Idol will recall Dalton Rapattoni , the blue-eyed, blond-haired, baby-faced, guy-liner-wearing rocker who took third place in the show's final competition.

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Practice makes. improvement

Speak Schmeak

Fun Stuff Taking Risks EntertainersI love the positive message of this video. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Happy Friday!