Book plugging news

Max Atkinson

It's 10 days since I posted some comments about the impact of BBC 'plug-a-book' shows on sales, following a mention of Speech-making and Presentation Made Easy (see above) on the BBC website. As expected, it soon slipped back from its all-time high of 1,841st in the Amazon bestsellers chart, but it's still been averaging about 220,000 places higher than it was before the plug on the BBC website. Tags: Book plugging Amazon waterstones booksellers

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BBC plug-a-book show slot for aging new left author

Max Atkinson

Readers of my previous comments on BBC plug-a-book show s won’t be surprised to hear that I didn’t last longer than about three minutes before turning one off last night. But why should he when he was and is a very articulate and plausible speaker, as you’d expect from someone who’d been president of the Oxford Union debating society? As for how he came to get one of these prime plug-a-book slots, it’s anyone’s guess. Tags: Book plugging bbc

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BBC plug-a-book shows: how and why is so much offered to so few?

Max Atkinson

There are quite a number of plug-a-book shows on BBC Radio 4 (e.g. which is, I suppose, what you’d expect from the country's leading talk radio channel. When I mentioned Lend Me Your Ear s, she told me I wasn’t supposed to be plugging my book, to which I replied that I thought this was the whole point of Radio 4. It would be nice to think that they operate with the kind of studied neutrality you might expect from a public service broadcaster.

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The Medium of Television - JFK Not First Politico to "Get It"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Political correctness is expected. Leaders who don't plug themselves smoothly into the myth will be branded as "not authentic."

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The Poor Professor

The Communication Blog

I simply plugged in a school—some colleges and some universities, some public institutions and some private or religious--and selected names, some male and some female—at random. These also suggest—to my mind at least--that students’ expectations for professors are realistic, reasonable, and achievable. Unrealistic or unexplained expectations. This disliked professor is one who sets unattainable or only vaguely articulated expectations.

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When a TV Series Goes on Too Long: "Law & Order SVU"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Expect surprises when watching the long-running series "Law & Order SVU." We remember how "Desperate Housewives" tried all convoluted plot tricks before it finally pulled the plug on what once had been a successful series.  " The last of the original "Law & Order" franchise invented by Dick Wolf, "Law & Order SVU" is struggling to keep interest going through strange plot twists.

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Hillary Clinton: Can She Evolve into Idea Entrepreneur

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We  expect leaders to be Idea Entrepreneurs.   If Clinton continues to play it safe we could simply pull the plug in our interest in her. It's a cautious Hillary Clinton who is on a book tour.  This is a continuation of the diplomatic, code for cautious, Clinton who we experienced when she was Secretary of State.    But that image won't cut it if she decides to run for the White House.

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Public Relations Networks: How Short Are the Shelf Lives?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Not a gregarious soul, I pulled the plug, informing the unofficial president to take me off the mailing list.   Of course, the head of that expects goodies from me after I leave. The "Chevron Alumni" (informal) Club of public affairs pros had struck me as odd.   After all, it had been decades since we had worked together at a full time job at that energy company.  The members actually had reunions in Pittsburgh.

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How to Start Digitizing Your Supply Chain Management

SlideModel

According to a PwC industry study , 72% of surveyed businesses have already begun the digital transformation of supply chain and expect to finish the digitization process by 2021. Migrating the IT infrastructure supporting all the supply chain processes to the cloud also gives companies additional benefits such as reduced TCOs, dynamic resource provisioning and the ability to “plug” any new entrant or tool in a matter of days, not months.

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Breakfast with Clayton

Speaking Of...

I spotted a young man working on his laptop with an iPhone plugged into it. His name is Clayton, and in less than a half hour, I learned more about him than I ever expected to. On a rare snowy day in Dallas I found myself having breakfast at the Dallas Fort Worth airport, in a distant corner of the terminal next to a small Starbucks. That started our conversation. Because I am curious about new devices and people, what happened next was the highlight of my day.

Happiness: Preoccupation [fairly] unique to America

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

which plug into happiness are the ones thriving.    Expectation of happiness is a lot to inflict on a culture.  Happiness, points out the HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [January-February edition], is a preoccupation fairly unique to America.    One article starts out with the Russian adage: "A person who smiles a lot is either a fool or an American."

Barnes & Noble: Hero of Connecticut Small Business

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

   A newbie to wireless at B&N, I brought my adapter cord, expecting to be able to plug in.  Hurricane Irene has been the enemy of small business.    Much of our low-cost communications systems were knocked out.    After all, we don't have all the redundant back-ups of a large corporation.  Without the Internet, we would soon be out of business. 

PowerPoint Tip: Corrupted PowerPoint file

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Plug in the remote, connect to the projector, and plug in the speakers. Go to m.thinkoutsidetheslide.com to access the free site (it works with regular computer browsers as well, just don’t expect fancy formatting). I got a panicked call recently from a past workshop participant. She supports presenters who were out on the road doing a major presentation in venues across the country.

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Your Thought Leadership Isn't Resonating - How To Crush Again

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now not one media outlet has contacted you for your input about what the world can expect from the Paris climate conference - COP21. Or it could be that your commentary isn't a plug-in with emerging controversies. Once you were the thought leader about environmental issues. Your tweets received no retweets, loves, or comments. And lobbying firms aren't requesting consultations. Obviously, your thought leadership isn't resonating.

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Lessons from a lifestyle entrepreneur

Speak Schmeak

The quality of the finished product was below the standards that both Gigi and I expected. Ultimately, after we both spent hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars on the project, Gigi decided to pull the plug. I'm enjoying Jane Pollak's book " Soul Proprietor: 101 Lessons From a Lifestyle Entrepreneur. Jane is a business coach who specializes in working with creative women entrepreneurs.

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‘The Lost Art of Oratory’ by a BBC executive who helped to lose it in the first place

Max Atkinson

Having just heard him plugging the programme on BBC Radio 4’s Start the Week , I’m not expecting much in the way of news or insight into the subject.

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Lessons from a lifestyle entrepreneur

Speak Schmeak

The quality of the finished product was below the standards that both Gigi and I expected. Ultimately, after we both spent hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars on the project, Gigi decided to pull the plug. I'm enjoying Jane Pollak's book " Soul Proprietor: 101 Lessons From a Lifestyle Entrepreneur. Jane is a business coach who specializes in working with creative women entrepreneurs.

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Observational Humor — Case Study #119

Humor Power

The Club awards for Toastmaster of the Year and Spark Plug of the. The line got a bigger laugh than I expected.). Bigger than I was expecting. More Observational Humor from an excellent meeting. We’ll look at the humor, starting with the set-ups, the jokes, and a brief examination of what made the jokes funny. THE SET-UP (What was said and what happened during the meeting before the monologue was delivered.).

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Hocus-Pocus: When Psychologists Controlled the Market on Hope

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" A sucker for mysticism, I plugged into all that at the University of Michigan's Psychology Clinic, where they trained the Psychology Department's clinical graduate students, and the Neurospsychiatric Institute, where they housed the best and brightest psychologists, psychiatrists,  and psychiatric social workers.    If I had my expectations significantly lower.  Hope, as we have learned during The Great Recession, can be a dangerous drug. 

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Observational Humor — Case Study #117

Humor Power

The awards for Toastmaster of the Year and Spark Plug of the Year for the club were presented. The line got a bigger laugh than I expected.). We had another excellent meeting. Two guests. Four speakers preparing for their Area Contests. We’ll look at Observational Humor, starting with the set-ups, the jokes, and a brief examination of what made the jokes funny. THE SET - UP (What was said and what happened during the meeting before the monologue was delivered.).

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Humor Spotlight: Learning from Brad Montgomery

Speak and Deliver

The speed made his humor all the more humorous, because he wasn't sitting on any lines 'expecting' laughter, and he was able to quickly string together quip after quip. April is Humor Month here in Speak & Deliver , so when I found out I'd have the opportunity to see Brad Montgomery "Funny Motivational Speaker and Meeting Energizer" speak for free, I jumped at it!

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Gordon Brown's interview technique: the tip of a tedious iceberg

Max Atkinson

Yesterday, Iain Dale posted a plug for a new book about handling media interviews and included the following observation (by Dale) about Gordon Brown (or 'Boredom Frown', as my granddaughters prefer to call him): “Gordon Brown has catchphrases he uses over and over again. His answer was rather more outspoken than I’d expected: "Brown answers his own questions, never the interviewer's, and is utterly shameless.

Public speaking from the Staines snowball to confidence-boosting in a cafe!

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

In the end it ran for longer than expected and I adjusted the duration of My Life as a Freelance Comedy Writer to allow for this. Of course, it also acted as a naturally-introduced plug for another of my presentations!). The Civil Service Pensioners Alliance, Bournemouth and District Group.

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Speaking Season - 37 of 37?

Speak and Deliver

I had given notice with full expectation of any of three scenarios - immediate dismissal, two weeks, or the month I offered for them to find a replacement. In terms of Speak & Deliver, expect posts to go back to speaking advice vs. the travelogue it has been recently. skip to main | skip to sidebar Speaking Season - 37 of 37?

BLOG INDEX: Sept 2008-August 2009

Max Atkinson

BBC plug-a-book sho slot for aging new left author JULY 2009 ? Clarke has more to say about Brown than a few weeks ago • Book plugging news • Why doesn’t Amazon have a Spanish site? Book plugging • How to stay awake during a repetitive ceremony • BBC plug-a-book shows: how and why is so much offered to so few? How Caroline Flint gave the game away about expecting a post in the cabinet ?•

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BLOG INDEX: Sept 2008-July 2009

Max Atkinson

Clarke has more to say about Brown than a few weeks ago • Book plugging news • Why doesn’t Amazon have a Spanish site? Book plugging • How to stay awake during a repetitive ceremony • BBC plug-a-book shows: how and why is so much offered to so few? How Caroline Flint gave the game away about expecting a post in the cabinet ?• This is a list of everything posted since the blog started in September 2008.

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20 tips for better conference speaking ~ Authentic Boredom

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

If this is your first time speaking, expect to not do well. Chances are, things will go better than you expect them to. I’ve also had good luck with the Kensington 33374 because it only uses the batteries when the USB receiver is plugged into the computer, and when you’re not using it, there’s a secret compartment that pops right back into the presenter so you don’t lose it.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 25, 2013: Ed Policy Roundup Hiatus

Speaking Of...

Corbett’s budget secretary, said he wasn’t really expecting to make news when he told a reporter earlier this week there was talk of giving taxing authority to the unelected members of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission.

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Epstein Loop - No Royal Immunity

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Also, as lawyers know, they are expected in most courts of law. Those in the UK who pony up the funding for much of that may decide to pull the plug. The fallout from Prince Andrew's BBC interview doesn't only negatively impact the brand - and future - of the British royals.    In addition, as the Daily Mail reports, the situation has rapidly transformed into a legal one. Public relations expert Jason Stein had warned Andrew not to do the interview.

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