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Focus Groups For Public Speaking – 5 Steps

Matt Eventoff

Focus groups have long been the domain of political campaigns – focus groups to test messages , focus groups to test appearances, focus groups to test images, sound bites, opposition research, research on a campaign’s own candidate – just about anything that one can test, political campaigns utilize focus groups to test.

Focus Groups For Presentations – 5 Steps

Matt Eventoff

Focus groups have long been the domain of political campaigns – focus groups to test messages , focus groups to test appearances, focus groups to test images, sound bites, opposition research, research on a campaign’s own candidate – just about anything that one can test, political campaigns utilize focus groups to test.

Coca-Cola's SuperBowl Commercial: Did it run it by diverse focus groups?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Americana - does it exist any more?  In it the song was sung in six different languages. Others as a deterrent to upward mobility.

How to Successfully Conduct Great Market Research Online

Content Marketing Today

When we think of marketers and market research, we tend to think of two-way mirrors and focus groups. We think about extensive planning.

How to Successfully Conduct Great Market Research Online

Content Marketing Today

When we think of marketers and market research, we tend to think of two-way mirrors and focus groups. We think about extensive planning.

Jobs Creation Narrative - Positioning/Packaging It for Trumpism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Better set up focus groups for that one. That is what Donald Trump et al. want to hear. Obviously, the narrative results in a double win.

Careers Get Made During War - Trump V. Fox News

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In BusinessInsider , Hunter Walker reports: "In the wee hours of Friday morning, Trump went off on a Twitter tirade against moderator Megyn Kelly and pollster Frank Luntz, who conducted an on-air focus group that unfavorably reviewed Trump after the debate." The Trump Phenomenon keeps taking on new bells and whistles.

Tone - Right up there with timing, but harder to figure out

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No, you don't have to conduct a formal focus group. As a factor in generating outcomes, tone is right up there with timing.

"Mad Men" - Before Women Were All Business

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In the focus group the women also discuss their emotions.  Professional men were brittle back in the days "Mad Men" is set.  They are brittle now. No change.    What is striking is how different women are now.    We're all business.    Then they suffer. 

The Perfect Jury…Doesn’t Exist

Matt Eventoff

Focusing voir dire on picking perfect jurors is about as successful a strategy as picking perfect parents or determining how tall you want to be. Is there such thing as a perfect juror, or jury? Can you, with any regularity, pick “gems” from the jury pool, resulting in a jury with all favorable jurors? I also disagree with them. Why?

Employee Communications: Lorene Schaefer looks at those 86% planning to jump ship in 2013

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This is not good news for employers. ManpowerGroup found that 86% of employees plan on looking for a new job in 2013.    *.

President Obama's victory speech & the return of rhetoric

Max Atkinson

It is still by far the most frequently read post of the 961 that have appeared on this blog since it first started. There’s an answer to that question.

Cartoon Caption Contest Results — Blinders

Humor Power

It’s time for the top captions in our July Cartoon Caption Contest featuring the artwork of Dan Rosandich.

take charge of your introduction

The Eloquent Woman

If you're anxious about the session to boot, you'll feel even more under the microscope. You'll pique interest even further with that lead-in.

the origins of eloquence in a gesture

The Eloquent Woman

In our "Eloquent Woman" focus groups earlier this month, participants alternately bemoaned and praised similar behavior in women speakers -- particularly at the start of a presentation, when many apologize (for being late, for the room conditions, for replacing another speaker), or spend much of their time thanking and acknowledging others.

swinging a double-edged sword: image

The Eloquent Woman

The public still has no idea of what part of her is stage-managed and focus-grouped, and what part is legit. The other edge?

Being Productive During Summer

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

Conduct focus groups. Visit a new networking group. How do you handle the unproductive attitude that summer brings? And when?

Online University Reviews : 101 YouTube Videos to Teach You the Art of Public Speaking

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

It focuses on speaking effectively to obtain the job you want. The Most Important Skills : This video from “Speaking for Results” focuses on the most vital key to public speaking. This short video focuses on notes for speeches. Focusing on a business setting Scott asks and answers the four questions on giving speeches.