Powerful presentations, even with PowerPoint

Manner of Speaking

Since 2018 he has been the Senior Data Scientist … Continue reading → The post Powerful presentations, even with PowerPoint appeared first on Manner of Speaking. This is a guest post by David Lindelöf. David obtained his PhD in Physics at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland.

2019 147

The Death of a Salesman - Even of Supposedly Worthy Causes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  This really is the era of the Death of a Salesman who pitches in-person, even those representing supposedly worthwhile causes. As the panic escalates, anyone knocking on doors risks being shot. Yes, gun sales as well as purchases of ammo are up amid rising number of cases of COVID-19. 

2020 56

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Why even send the email?

SpeakerSue Says...

Very cool. You just received an RFP and it fits your hotel, service, product like a charm. You get ready to respond with the information the planner requested because you can do it all. And you don’t book the business. What happened? You missed the “why?”. You provided the important facts, features and details. But you ignored what your buyer needs most. BONUS Know your why. It almost always comes down to helping them feel safe and smart saying, “Yes, please!”.

2020 40

5 Ways Using Video Will Make Your Presentation Even Better

Presentation Guru

This, in fact, makes it even more challenging to deliver a sales presentation that leaves a lasting impression on your potential clients. Thanks to the accessibility of high-speed internet connectivity, staggering amounts of information are available at everyone’s fingertips.

2019 81

5 Public Speaking Tips for Even the Most Introverted

Presentation Guru

Let’s face it, running a small business requires you to do things you wouldn’t normally do, like public speaking. From presenting in front of investors and lenders to speaking at conferences, public speaking is inevitable for business success. But, up to 75% of people are scared of public speaking.…

2019 101

NDAs - Sometimes Even Required Before Job Interview

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's accepted: NDAs (non-disclosure agreements new employees are mandated to sign) have a legitimate purpose. They can prevent employees from revealing trade secrets. However, in many situations NDAs are used as a stealth cover-up tool for sexual harassment, discrimination, and/or retaliation.

2019 52

The Evening Soap - "A Million Little Things"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At first she doesn't even notify the office. People can and do change. But, on "A Million Little Things" lawyer Katherine's 180 doesn't align with reality. And that gets to the core problem of this series about Millennial friends in Boston.

2019 52

Even The Pope Gets It: Christianity Increasingly Irrelevant

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Organizations such as the Secular Humanists of Western Lake Erie , led by Douglas Berger, are gaining traction, even in the states whose signature is evangelical Christianity.

2019 52

Doing the Right Thing Even When No One is Looking

Speaker Launcher

The post Doing the Right Thing Even When No One is Looking appeared first on Jane Atkinson. It’s easy to do the right thing when everyone is watching. But it’s just as important to do the right thing when no one is watching. You have a decision to make. A lead comes in for a speaking engagement and it sounds like they found you organically via Google. But your spidey senses say that […].

2018 75

Be a Powerful Presenter … Even “On the Fly”

DeFinis Communications

And even though you have only minutes or sometimes seconds to prepare, make sure you hit your talking points. We all know that when it comes to public speaking, “practice makes perfect.”

2014 206

Even with Great Content You Can Destroy Your Message

Presentation Guru

Even with great content you can destroy your message simply by the way you present it as Mark Robinson shows us in his 2016 TEDx talk: How to Present to Keep Your Audience’s Attention.

2018 70

Everybody can get better. Even the most experienced presenters can.

Communication Steroids

Even the most experienced presenters can learn new techniques that improve their skills. Even the greatest speakers, the most powerful orators, the most skilled motivators need to maintain their edge and keep their focus sharp. In the world of presenting: even coaches need a coach.

Weather as THE Story - Even Drudge Report Backs Away from Politics

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, weather, even a moderate snowstorm, becomes THE story.  Climate change has pull force.

2019 56

How to Speak Up in a Meeting Even When You’re an Introvert

SketchBubble

The post How to Speak Up in a Meeting Even When You’re an Introvert appeared first on SketchBubble Official Blog. There are many things that can have an impact on a person’s career trajectory, not the least of which is how they handle themselves when speaking “off the cuff.”

2019 68

"Criminal Minds" - Team Chemistry Back, Even W/O Aaron Hotchner

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The new season of "Criminal Minds" kicked off last night on CBS. I had feared that without the emotionally shut down Aaron Hotchner, the long-running series would be interactionally flat.

2018 56

“It’s Even Worse than It Looks” Book Review

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized "it's even worse than it looks" norm ornstein thomas mann

The wonderful Selection pane lets you easily hide objects, select them and even rename them

PowerPoint Tips

A subscriber reminded me about the Selection pane and I realized that I don’t have a tip on it. The Selection pane is so useful, especially for complex and animated slides, that I decided to immediately write a tip on it. The selection pane was introduced in PowerPoint 2007.

2012 207

CBS - Major Power Shift Will Affect Even Minor League Players

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When those sorts of things occur, even minor league players can be affected.   But even before this crisis, job security had been iffy at the television networks. Law firms Covington & Burling and Debevoise & Plimpton began their investigation of the CBS culture this week.

2018 52

"Retirement"- Term Won't Even Exist Soon

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

AARP did the survey. It interviewed those of us who are no longer young. And 64% of us said we intended to work after we retired. Here is that study. Obviously, the concept of "retirement" has shifted. It used to mean ending working.

2017 52

David Muir Owns Evening News - Norah O'Donnell Never Had a Chance

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's why ABC's David Muir owns the evening news.  It's talent, backed up by an efficient production team.   CBS' Norah O'Donnell never had a chance. The New York Post reports that last week in the critical 25 - 54 demographic, viewership plunged 25%.

2019 52

When Even Writers Tried Law School

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

His despair came from the shock and disappointment that, given the current glut of lawyers, no one even took him seriously. Even if the job market were better, they are freaked about debt in which the interest continues to accure.

2014 65

National Enquirer Up For Sale - Everything Changes, Even Gossip Industry

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Crime novelist, courtroom reporter for Vanity Fair, and lover of gossip - Dominick Donne - used to swear by the National Enquirer. Every Thursday he showed up at the supermarket to pick up his copy.    Many also recall that it was the National Enquirer which broke the story on presidential hopeful John Edwards' affair and child out of wedlock.    That was then. Now, that iconic gossip tabloid is up for sale by its parent American Media. Here are details from Bloomberg.

2019 43

FIRE - Even If It Fails, Remains Powerful Symbol of Pursuing New Version of American Dream

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's even if Daniel adds on a couple of hundred thousand in the next three years. Overall, even those who went for a FIRE and had to circle back usually don't regret the experiment. He eats rice and beans.

2019 52

M&A Means Layoffs - But News Staff Cut at Gatehouse Media Even Before Acquiring Gannett

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, it should be no surprise to hear the Gatehouse Media, which acquired Gannett, has been laying off news staff even before the partnership becomes official.  To survive or in hopes of scaling, businesses seek out partners.

2019 52

Love Forgives - Why We Stuck with "Criminal Minds" for 14 Seasons (even as it turned formulaic)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

CBS series "Criminal Minds" will enter its 15th - and final season. There will only be 10 episodes. No, "Criminal Minds" is not going out with a whimper. It still remains in the top 30. But that's a long way from being in the top 11 back during the 2008 - 2009 season. 

2019 56

BA English Majors Down 20% Since 2012 - Even Virginia Woolf's "To The Lighthouse" Irrelevant

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

However, you bet, those writing majors should steer clear of even trying to make a living as journalists. Women, even as extraordinary as Mrs. Ramsay, defer to their presence. There is a niche in thought leadership called the "history of ideas."

2019 56

Ismaaiyl Brinsley - There Is No "Getting Even"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Clearly the ethos of "getting even" has tragic consequences. Under the battlecry of avenging Eric Garner's death, Ismaaiyl Brinsley gunned down two New York Police officers, who later died. Then he committed suicide. Here is the coverage. 

2014 61

Pitching - Yes, Cold Still Is Effective, Warm Even More So

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Of course, if they give us even a minute, send a follow-up thank you note. Way back in the mid 1970s, the breakthrough job-search guide came out. It was "What Color Is Your Parachute?" " Its advice was shocking - and effective.

2016 65

Gourmet Coffee as Affordable Luxury - Maxwell House As Not Satisfying, Even at the First Drop

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's even if we have to pony up a premium price. Both the branding and the taste make the old-line beverage not satisfying, not even at the first drop.  It's a fun ritual. We ordinary folks will go on a pilgrimage to find just the right coffee.

2019 56

ABC Evening News - David Muir Leads in with "Busy Monday"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Anchor for ABC Evening News David Muir knows to vary the lead-in. There had been "bombshell" and "breaking news." " Tonight it was a "busy Monday."  "  No, there were no bombshells. And, no, breaking news. By 6:30 P.M.,

2017 52

"Bombshell" - David Muir Doesn't Use Term for Evening News 12/4/17

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Maybe there were no bombshells in last evening's ABC news, narrated by David Muir. Or it could be that this savvy anchor got it that the term "bombshell" is on the way to becoming as much a cliché as the phrase "perfect storm."

2017 52

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. 

2018 52

All Those Designer Babies - LIfe Has Gotten Even More Unfair

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

However, Cianci had a point: Good genes can make the game of life, which already seems unfair, even more unfair. In the U.S., the fertility industry has a growing footprint. According to the CDC, 12% of women have used it.

2017 52

Even Pre-Lordstown Collapse, Youngstown Metro Area Among Cities With Population Decline

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The ethos is family values, so the pull force is to stay with family, not relocate where there is more opportunity - or even better weather. If so many folks are heading out, maybe, you start thinking, you better join them. Hey, get estimates for hiring a moving company.

2019 56

"Lordy" - Will Folksy Term Make It into Speeches, Even Videos?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Lordy," that folksy term, has gained traction. It was used by former FBI director James Comey in his testimony before the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee. The specific reference was to the speculation that U.S. president Donald Trump taped conversations in the White House.

2017 56

Sandy: Even Mediabistro.com takes hit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When business returns to usual hiring and making assignments will not even be on the radar screen, not for a while. For hungry communicators, going to the jobs section of Mediabistro.com had been the sweet spot in our day, at least since GDP starting growing again at 2%.  

Evening News as Theatre - ABC Puts on Best Show

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tonight, the staging of ABC News with David Muir outdid itself. Usually, the theatrics, pulled together by Muir's dramatic presentation of news segments, are addictive. No surprise ABC News is #1 in that category.

2017 52

Economic Pall - Even Fast Food Sales Are Down

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But, even before that stunning event, those with small businesses such as mine could feel the economy changing. The uncertainty of Brexit makes it worse. And not on an upward tick. Now  Now what we had been sensing has been confirmed.

2016 60

Gawker - Who Even Thinks About It Any More

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In a sense, what was once a must-read for those who enjoyed being shocked hasn't even left a hole on the Internet. Yesterday, Gawker came up in conversation. A prospect for my blogging services asked me how I had parachuted into that niche.

2016 56

Master the relationship even when your only tool is email

SpeakerSue Says...

I was on the phone with a client and we were laughing and bonding. It was especially cool because mainly we talk by email. And though we so laugh by emoji, it’s just not the same.

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Even the pros get nervous

Speak Schmeak

It's always surprising to realize that even veteran performers get nervous. Even performers who love working a crowd and who love the spotlight still have their anxieties. In an interview on Conan O'Brien, where Chris Farley has taken the stage in the character of Matt Foley, the "motivational speaker" from Saturday Night Live, the following exchange takes place. Conan: "The falling down helps, right? Always gets a laugh." Chris: "Yeah, it breaks the ice a little bit."

2008 109

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Even in consulting, though, face time still counts. 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.

2017 52

CNN v. HanA holeSolo - Not an Even Match

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report got in early on the CNN v. HanA__HoleSolo controversy. And, the cunning Matt Drudge isn't letting it go. Here is the latest coverage the Drudge Report curates from the conservative Daily Caller. That's the media house Tucker Carlson built.

2017 52