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.”

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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.”

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Even famous speakers are made, not born: 4 examples

The Eloquent Woman

They started out as reluctant or over-enthusiastic speakers, had trouble getting a word out or even more difficulty reining themselves in--or remembering what they really wanted to say. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. President Bill Clinton.

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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.

3 Keys to a Powerful Opening — Even If You “Put Audiences to Sleep”

Succeed Speaking

“I’m a pediatrician and an anesthesiologist, so I put children to sleep for a living. And I’m an academic, so I put audiences to sleep for free.&# – Dr. Elliot Krane, TED, March 2011.

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Presentation Insight: 3 Tips for making column graphs even clearer

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

See how the bold text draws your eye even more to the column you want to emphasize.

The cost of PowerPoint presentations wastes the UK economy even more than I thought

Max Atkinson

In an attempt to work out out how much boring presentations were costing the UK economy, I came up with the figure of £7.8 billion a year ( HERE ).

LittleBlogging - Multi-purpose tool, even as BigBlogging owns the territory

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Here are some of its current functions: Gets you into the conversation, or even sparks it.  BigBlogging owns the territory on just about every category.    That ranges from breaking news [Huffington Post] to legal gossip [].    So, some in LittleBlogging are tempted to throw in the towel.    Their daily page views might number 100 or less. Well,  Well, not so fast. Sergieiev - Dreamtimes.

Speechwriting: Some clients don't want to be cool, funny even in this social era

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"No wit.    No humor.    This guy is very very serious." " That's the mandate I received from an organization which contracted me to put together continuity for a special event. 

The Comeback: Can Publishing a Book (like Ellen Pao) Jump-Start the Process, Even in Digital Times

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Ellen Pao had lost the high-profile gender discrimination lawsuit against her former employer venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins.   The trial-"Pao v.Kleiner"-was high profile. The stage setting was Silicon Valley. Lousy place to crash. 

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But even then the weather was not the story. 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.

4 Types of Audience Tension or A Review from an Evening with Ed Tate

Speak and Deliver

Other tension in this vein can come when the presenter is a superior in your company, an outsider coming into your environment, or even just someone you don't like. You mind can be on a million other things, even if you really WANT to hear the speaker.

How to Deal with Problems « Elizabethkuhnke's Blog

Kuhnke Communication

Developing Resilience Demonstrating strength and composure in the face of adversity enriches your life and enhances the lives of others you engage with… Disappointments, challenges and even rejection are unavoidable in life.

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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.

6 Ways to Spot a Liar

Kuhnke Communication

Even white lies – those little untruths or omissions that are meant to protect your feelings – can leave you feeling hurt, suspicious, and offended. Even an expert liar can get caught out.

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.

Best Public Speaking Gestures

The Speaker Point

These folks are using the best gestures without even knowing it. April 12, 2011 Posts Comments The Speaker Point Helping you master public speaking and communication skills Home Delivery Speech Analysis Making Money Preparation Reviews About Best Public Speaking Gestures March 18, 2011 By Alex Cequea View Comments (Guest post by Eric Carter ) Chances are, if you are on this site you are familiar with public speaking gurus like Dr. Wayne Dyer or someone like Mark Victor Hansen.

"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.

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Even to an Audience of One: Speaking Lesson from the Muppets

Green Room Speakers

From the Green Room: Aim to be at your best every time you get up to speak - even if only one person shows up. It happens to the best of us. You prepare a super presentation - and no one shows up. Wait it gets worse. If absolutely nobody showed, you could at least call it a day and go home.

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.

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 , lawyer-journalist Kathryn Rubino focuses on the specific situation of a a young lawyer at a law firm. She is also a mom.

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."

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

TJ Walker Interactive

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

Artificial Intelligence - Even Steve Cohen Is Figuring Out If Robots Can Replace Money Managers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It really is happening. Bloomberg headlines a major feature with "Robots Are Coming for These Wall Street Jobs." " And it's in the present tense.

David Muir, 21st Century Version of Walter Chronkite, #1 in Evening News

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Muir's "World News" is now in first place for evening television news.  David Muir runs a tight ship. His presentation of the nightly news on ABC is flawless theatre.

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.

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I-Day - No One Even Invited Us to Gawk

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One of the 3 Obama MuscleTeers, Valerie Jarrett, tweeted that she had just shut off the lights. That's probably the saddest of the inauguration tweets which lawyer-journalist Kathryn Rubino presents on Here you can read them all. For most of us this is just a normal work day.

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.

That Mid-Life Crisis - Even Scott Turow Can't Make It Cool Again

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On Abovethelaw , lawyer-journalist Kathryn Rubino reminds us of the existence of the International Criminal Court. It's based in the Hague, in the Netherlands, and 124 nations belong. One-Burundi-has dropped out.    The ICC is most well-known for the investigation of Nazi war crimes.

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.

Sandy: Even 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 had been the sweet spot in our day, at least since GDP starting growing again at 2%.  

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. 

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.

Writers & Rejection: Even Pippa Middleton Gets Bounced

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Well, it might help heal us to know that even an outsized personality like Pippa Middleton gets rejected by the powers that be. Rejection comes in many forms for us writers.

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CEO of American Apparel Sued for Using Teen Employee as Sex Slave.

TJ Walker Interactive

did you even practice this before putting it on the internet? News analyzed from a communication perspective.


Careers - Location Still Matters a Lot, Even in Digital Times

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There are no exceptions, even for extreme talent. Unfortunately, even with the $20K bump, Cravath associates in Manhattan still may struggle to pony up the monthly rent for digs near the office. Cravath was the early adopter on increasing entry-level associate pay to $180,000. That was one of the big legal sector stories of 2016.

SEO - Even just the term in subject head attracts backlinks

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

SEO, that is search engine optimization, has become a must-know tool in digital communications. That's exactly why the term itself, when in the subject head of the post, attracts those all-important backlinks.

Election Called "Unpredictable Race" - Even Drudge Report Seems Less Smug

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There's not even an unflattering photo of Hillary. He said it. The he is Mack Niquette of Bloomberg. He headlines his article on tonight's debate with the assessment that the campaign has become an "unpredictable race." "   Here   you can read his article.    That's why the stakes for the face-off in the first debate are so high. And, media outlets which have been smug - such as the Drudge Report - seem less so.

Even Zen Masters Take Snow Days

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tomorrow evening, the zen master based in New York City is scheduled to travel to New Haven, Connecticut to provide individual conferences with members of the center. 

All the President's Men - Even Son-in-Law Jared Kushner in the Soup

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What did "they" expect? The "they" are all the President's Men (and the few women associated with the Trump Administration.) After all, the president they serve has been know to approach crisis by blaming others.