Adjust your expectations of virtual presenting

Speak Schmeak

As speakers, we have to shift our expectations of what we can receive from the audience. We don't love it, but we understand it, and we expect it. So you need to get past that unrealistic expectation and continue to give value and provide opportunities for interaction.

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Expectations

Speak Schmeak

Part of the problem people have with public speaking is their expectation. They expect that, once they start doing it, they will never be nervous again. Let go of the expectation that you need to be anxiety-free.

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Six Ways To Manage Audience Expectations

Professionally Speaking...

As a speaker, you will always deal with audience expectations. Expectations typically are based either on past experiences."I've For example, the student who expects he will get an A on the final exam when he hasn't studied.

Expectations

Speak Schmeak

"I found that things became a lot easier when I no longer expected to win." ~ Leonard Cohen.

COVID-19: Global PR Industry Expects Hard Times

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  According to a global survey by PRovoke/ICCO , PR firms indicated: Almost 77% expect loss of earnings. The assumption might be that during a crisis such as COVID-19, around the world PR agencies would be scaling financially.

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Walt Disney Co. - Tragic Symbol of Great Expectations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Their great expectations about growth seemed to block intuitive common sense. They too had great expectations. Charles Dickens published novel "Great Expectations." Before COVID-19, those in the Walt Disney Co.

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Google Ad Business Expected to Be Down in 2020

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's a confluence of forces. And the fallout from the pandemic is just one of them. Based on how eMarketer works up the numbers, advertising revenue for Google is slated to decline in 2020, reports The Wall Street Journal.

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Stephen Wigginton - Behaved As Expected

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He expected deference from law enforcement. The legal and perhaps business worlds are tittering about how high-profile professional Stephen Wigginton got nailed for DUI and more. Before his current job as partner at Armstrong Teasdale, he had been a U.S.

Startup Pivots - Have No Expectations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Had I zero expectations, I could have simply enjoyed the blessings. My expectation was to penetrate the western market for my services. Probably that produced wonderful results because I had no expectations. On August 28th, as I head east, I am determined to have no expectations.

Game of "Legal Chicken" Ending - Loughlin, Giannulli Expected to Take Guilty Pleas (involving prison time)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  This latest development in CollegeAdmissionsGate is expected to be announced tomorrow by video. It is expected that will result in two months in prison, along with a $150K fine. It is expected he will be sentenced to five months in prison and pay a $250K fine.

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Silicon Valley Turns on Facebook - Totally Expected

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They are known as The Seven Sisters. But, given the fast pace of developments in technology, those seven giant tech companies are bound to have plenty of sibling rivalry. 

Millennials as Your Clients - What They Expect

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  No need to add that they expect us to be proficient in technology. Take a look Inside the Beltway. The impression you get is that the American economy is run by Baby Boomer white men, with some Generation Xers thrown in.    Well, that assumption will deep-six your business.

Dow on December 26, 2018 - Expect More Carnage

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Dow is expected to continue its downward trajectory when the U.S. Bad news isn't letting up for our portfolios. market opens the day after Christmas. Axios notes that the Japanese market took a "dive" today, as did other Asian markets.

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What does your audience really expect of you? Guest post by Barry Potyondi

Speak Schmeak

It is the most common sin among speechwriters, and almost all of us are guilty of committing it: in our zeal to sound authoritative, coherent and memorable, we forget that speeches begin and end with the listener, not us.

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"Megyn Kelly Today" - Poor Sweeps Numbers Expected

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As Megyn Kelly watchers know, her morning show got a ratings bump and some goodwill when she focused on sexual harassment. But, reports The Wrap , the sweeps numbers (calculated every November) are predicted to be the lowest for a Today franchise since 2000.

Off Rollercoaster for Weekend - Dow Expected to Head Higher Today

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Like the cliché "perfect storm," a stale buzzword has been applied to the global equities markets. The term is "rollercoaster." " But for the weekend, riders probably have received a pass to get off the ride and relax.

2018 56

Booked Flight, Cruise, Tour, Now in Travel Angst - Don't Expect to Get Your $ Back

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Law.com warns that expectations of what's covered probably don't align with reality. It's here. COVID - 19.    Investors know that. Look at two days of Dow carnage.

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Gayle King - Being an "Employee" and What Should Have Been Its Expected Consequences

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In America's celebrity culture, those whose names (and brands) are known by all can generate envy. After all, more and more young people are fixated on becoming famous. But, many celebrities operate in the context of being what turns out to be a "mere employee."

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Beyond Goldilocks Myth of "Just Right" - Lower Expectations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" Unfortunately, that sets up the expectation for perfection. " From the get-go, they have to lower their expectations. When they re-located from the coasts they expected perfection.

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Curbing Great Expectations - Don't Bet On It (not if you are an investor or employee)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Back in the Industrial Age, the captains of industry, as they were called, had what novelist Charles Dickens labeled "Great Expectations." Of course, when those expectations didn't pan out, it had been the little people who suffered.

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Present interactively: Your audience expects it!

PowerPoint Tips

My training webinar, “ Present interactively—Your audience expects it!&# was well received and you can now purchase the recording. In fact, the Training Manager of a state teacher’s union hired me to give this webinar, slightly customized, for employees. That too was well received. Learn more about what I covered during the webinar and what participants said

Totally Expected: Media Coverage Hammers Frederick Hopkins' Lawyer Identity

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Frederick Hopkins, suspect in the South Carolina police massacre, has not practiced law since 1984. However, as too frequently happens when a lawyer or former one is involved in a crime, it's that professional identity which is highlighted in the media.

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A Long Way from "Dukes v. Walmart" - Expect Wave of Class Action Employee Lawsuits in Time of COVID-19

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  As Law.com reports, there is expected a wave of class-action lawsuits filed by employees as plaintiffs. Those predicting the class action lawsuit was dead have egg on their face. Those forecasts were made in the time of "Dukes v. Walmart." " Now it's COVID-19 time. 

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Glut of Editorial Types - Expect It to Surge Mid-2020 (and not just in New York City)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  So, those still in the editorial box or who are graduating from college with majors in those aspects of communications should expect more darkness to fall in mid-2020. Every time there's a change in ownership or power at media companies, the editorial market gets more glutted.

Truth Is Not Expected - And, Often, Not Welcome

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Currently, truth is not expected. The term for it used to be "spin." " That was the ability to position and package reality into acceptable illusions. The phenomenon began with politicos.

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Expect More TV Programs About Young (Rich) Lawyers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And, so soon after the Cravath Bump …  Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy is increasing - significantly - associate salaries.    The starting salary for first-year associates will be a whopping $10k above where the Cravath Bump realigned compensation.

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My training webinar: Present interactively-your audience expects it!

PowerPoint Tips

Today I conducted a training webinar on presenting interactively. I loved the topic and enjoyed myself quite a bit! Here’s what I covered: Why interactivity is necessary in today’s world: people are no longer willing to sit passively and take in information.

Whistleblower Fatigue - Susan Fowler's Book Isn't Doing As Well As Expected

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The nation is exhausted. Actually, most of the world is. There is the COVID-19, which can and does kill. Along with it has come economic devastation. That includes actual hunger. There also are neighbors in my residential complex who needed help to pay April's rent. So, it's not a surprise that Susan Fowler's memoir "Whistleblower" should be sinking on Amazon. Published on February 18, 2020, it was at about the 40,000 ranking on Amazon a few weeks ago.

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Draft Andrew Cuomo Movement - Expect to See Drudge Report's Flashing Blue Light

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And expect, as had been the situation with former U.S. "Some Democrats are openly talking up New York governor Andrew Cuomo whose profile has soared during the crisis [COVID-19], as a Biden stand-in."  "  - John Fund, NR, March 25, 2020.    How can we gauge how much traction the draft-Cuomo initiative will have? 

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April 11 - Facebook Investors Shouldn't Expect Uptick in Stock Price

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The question on the minds of those who have a stake in Facebook is: Can Mark Zuckerberg have a conversation with the members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on April 11? That is, can he engage versus enrage them? The very existence of Facebook is at stake.

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Catastrophe as Expected - Eric Lertzman, Leslie Van Houten, King Lear, et al.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" Consequently, tragedy should be expected. Do human beings really "snap?" " Or, is that a media creation to position and package the unthinkable such as the growing number of murder/suicides as understandable. 

2019 52

Facebook: Peril of high expectations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Had the leadership at Facebook conducted itself with decorum and humility, investors might have had tempered expectations.  Facebook's sin, and it has been regarded as a mortal one, has been that it disappointed investors. 

Streaming - Expected Now, Pretty Soon Standard In Online News

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Gawker's head Nick Denton recognizes that readers expect that. Today, many of the stories in influential Gawker are headlined with streaming video. Here is an example. That means that it won't be long before attaching video is standard.

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Bill Cosby Trial, Norristown, PA, 6/5/17 - What Not to Expect

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The most we can expect is a little more shuffling in a walk and that aging person's staring blankly into space. In reality and perhaps through pr-ish positioning and packaging, Bill Cosby is an old man.

2017 52

C-Level Presentation Tip #3: Expect and Be Happy About Interruptions

Professionally Speaking...

TIP #3: EXPECT AND BE HAPPY ABOUT INTERRUPTIONS. Question: What's the relationship between sky diving and making executive presentations?

Bloodbath Expected in Stock Markets - Businesses Have to Re-Think Pricing Strategy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Back then, every buyer expected a bargain.  It is 6:29 A.M. New York Time. And I am re-doing a client's promotional material. The new message is all about affordability. That client has re-thought her pricing strategy.

2019 56

Retirement - Not What Most Expected (and that wasn't necessarily bad)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Also, Medicare supplements may cost more than they expected. Most of us, both still working and retired, have experienced aging as a transition. For some, it was unexpected. We didn't feel like we were aging. Yet, the world began treating us as "older."

2017 52

Lobbying: What Schumpeterians didn't expect

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The zen of professional life or the Schumpeterian approach is to anticipate that everything changes.    However, we in public affairs might have assumed that lobbying was a line of work where the players might shift but the industry would remain large and lucrative. We were wrong.

Can mental patients ever expect justice from psychiatrists?

Max Atkinson

__ Blogging on 20th August , I raised some questions about psychiatry and psychiatrists without saying much about my reasons for doing so - apart from noting that, in the face of growing problems of mental health, it's a 'science' that's regarded with much less scepticism these days than in the 1960s.

2018 52

Full-Time MBA Programs - Expect Them To Be Rebranded

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Professional degree programs are in play. And the academic institutions which "sell" them will likely have to rebrand many of the programs. Not only is the value of law school being questioned. So is that of the full-time MBA program, both here in the U.S. and abroad. The current issue of The Economist focuses on why the full-time MBA degree has lost its pull power.

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Choosing Our Battles - iGens Don't Expect Social Security, By 2035, Oldest of Baby Boomers Will Be 90

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This is the era when members of the media scream about coming catastrophes.    What is supposed to be at the top of the list is the insolvency of the Social Security System. By 2035, reports The Hill , the $3 trillion in reserves will be depleted.

2019 56

"Truth" - No Expectation of That, Maybe Never But Certainly Not Anymore

Unicorn HRO

So many of us have no expectation of truth. In Fortune , Alan Murray and Tom Huddleston Jr. have an article about how truth is being eroded.    That kind of rant is puzzling. Maybe we never had it. Maybe, not since the rhetorical gyrations of Campaign 2016.

2018 52

"Megyn Kelly Today" - Not the Morning Show Fluff Jane Fonda Was Expecting

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  That was likely not the usual morning show fluff Fonda was expecting. What was she thinking? That's what we wonder yet again as we follow the puzzling saga of Megyn Kelly's morning show.    For two days too much of the programming was ME ME ME.

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