Group Presentations

Professionally Speaking...

In a group presentation, several presenters need to collaborate and coordinate so they offer a seamless end result to the audience. Here are some tips to help make group presentations effective. PRACTICE TOGETHER Without several group practice sessions, it will be very difficult for the presentation to appear seamless. Group presentations, like panel discussions , can be an audience-pleasing alternative to the standard, one person presentation.

2010 140

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. Here are a few steps to set up a quick, effective focus group before your next big speech: 1.

2011 131

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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. Here are a few steps to set up a quick, effective focus group before your next big speech: 1.

2011 139

Create a safe space for group interaction

Speak Schmeak

She had encountered a group who was resistant to some of her ideas and essentially put up a roadblock to any further discussion. Now for some of you who do trainings like this on a regular basis, where your topic might be controversial or uncomfortable to the group, you probably have some practices in place to prepare for and deal with dissent. Ask a question of the group like, "What would make this workshop a safe and respectful place for everyone?"

2015 173

Gannett Co. Merges with New Media Investment Group

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

and the New Media Investment Group. Everyone expected this one: The two biggest newspapers in terms of circulation have merged. They are Gannett Co. Here are more details from MarketWatch. Mergers, of course, create redundancies. And that can bring significant layoffs to one or both newspapers. The number of editorial types who are unemployed, underemployed or employed but treated badly because they represent glut will increase.

2019 43

Facebook Mission - Reduce Polarization through Groups

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And one way that will get done is through new features for Facebook's groups. About a billion folks belong to those groups but not all of them are interacting with each other. All that should encourage more group members to be active - and come together in the group. Facebook groups could wind up simulating the kind of conversations which happened way back when in the dorms. The people of the world probably have never been more divided.

2017 43

If Gatehouse Media and New Media Investments Group Acquire Gannett.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The New York Post reports that Gatehouse Media And New Media Investment Group are interested in buying Gannett. Mergers and acquisitions create redundancies. And redundancies result in layoffs. So, editorial types should be very nervous - yet again. The latter is best known for creating what had been a game-changer in the 1980s: USA Today.    USA Today had a long reach in communications. For example, its model of short, tightly focused articles influenced corporations.

2019 43

Verizon Media Group Reported to Be Selling Tumblr

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Verizon Media Group (VMG), previously known as Oath, got hit hard with that reality. The glam and cool of digital media and network platforms eventually blew up. The expected revenues just weren't coming in. It still struggles to right the revenue ship. Among its acquisitions had been the disappointing Yahoo and AOL. Also, the glory of its other properties - Tech Crunch and HuffPost - has faded. Meanwhile, the conservative version of HuffPost - Drudge Report - continues to scale. 

2019 43

Verizon Media Group - About 800 to Lose Jobs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Verizon's ambitious plans for its Media Group didn't pan out.   So, it's no surprise that Verizon is cutting 7% of the 11,385 employees in that Media Group. For example, its dream of deriving big-time revenues from digital advertising was just that - a dream.  That will total about 800 lost jobs around the world. That plan came from the studies made by Verizon's hire from Yahoo and Alibaba - K. Guru Gowrappan. 

2019 43

Group Interviews - Insight from Game Theory

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Increasingly,  those hiring are conducting group interviews. Group interviews are not new. She was placed in a group of four. For example, a client participated in a group interview for the communications account of an assisted living facility. During the performance art of the group interview he would respond to what the competition said respectfully. Not only is that efficient for them.

2017 40

All Eyes on How Edelman Represents Neiman Marcus Group's Chapter 11

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The interesting thing about Neiman Marcus Group's filing for Chapter is this: The head Geoffroy van Raemdonck attributes the financial distress to COVID-19. Convenient or valid? On O'Dwyer PR , Kevin McCauley presents this explanation from the leadership. Also, NMG, reports McCauley, is being represented by top public relations firm Edelman.

2020 40

COVID-19 Puts PR Agencies into Their Own Crisis - Through the Glassdoor at the Dilenschneider Group

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  For example, take the Dilenschneider Group , with offices in both Manhattan and Chicago. "One prominent recruiter, who described the agency world as 'shot,' said at this point 'people aren't even looking, just saying they were laid off, salary cut, wait to see unemployment packages.'"  '"  That was an excerpt from an article by Thomas Moore in PRWeek. The date? Way back in early-COVID-19 time: March 27, 2020.

2020 43

New LinkedIn group: Great Communicators! Effective presenting & PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

Thanks to those of you who responded to my request for help in naming the group, a new LinkedIn group is up and running! If you’re on LinkedIn, go to [link] to join the group and the fun! And it’s running fast, with active comments and a great discussion going. Current discussions are: What is your biggest challenge when you create or deliver a presentation?

How to Have a Good Voice for Public Speaking and Group Communication

Speaking Freely

Most people don’t know they can have a really good speaking voice. Many are surprised when they hear themselves on a voice recorder. People often tell me they don’t like the sound of their voices. And they think they are stuck with the voice they have been used to using. Having a beautiful voice quality [.].

2013 182

Bustle Media Group Has Another Round of Layoffs Now, Plans Relaunch in 2020

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Many know of Bustle Media Group as the parent of Gawker 2.0. After Gawker 1.0 went bankrupt, Bustle Media purchased it for $1.35 million. However, more are coming to know Bustle Media as the business conducting multiple rounds of layoffs. And they feel the pain of their colleagues in communications lines of work, ranging from journalism to books to entertainment. Other titles Bustle owns include Nylon, Mic, Inverse, and Input.

2019 43

Guest Posting: Non-Verbal Techniques in a Large Group Forum, by Theresa Zagnoli

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Theresa Zagnoli has 28 years of experience providing practical trial expertise and communication solutions as a jury consultant, communication expert and founding CEO of Zagnoli McEvoy Foley LLC in Chicago. She counsels attorneys, witnesses, and CEOs on how to be effectively public speakers in and out of the courtroom. ?? Non-Verbal Techniques in a Large […]. Business Communication Theresa Zagnoli

2014 158

Brand SoftBank Group in Play - Beyond the Fundamentals of Crisis Communications

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Head of the Softbank Group Massayoshi Son indicates that its investors are still experiencing gains. However, given its quarterly loss of $6.4 billion, the collapse of its "darling" WeWork, and troubles with its investment fund Vision, the once powerful brand is in play So is Son's own branding as a global force in investing. Here are more details from MarketWatch.    Overall, Son is following the playbook for crisis communications.

2019 40

Glassdoor Reviews of The Dilenschneider Group & New Business Development

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  If that were the reality - and I have a hunch it isn't - The Dilenschneider Group - with headquarters in Manhattan likely would no longer be in business.   Founded by Bob Dilenschneider, with operations overseen by long-term employee Joan Avagliano , The Dilenschneider Group has five reviews on Glassdoor. Surfing through the anonymous employee reviews on Glassdoor has become free entertainment - and a source of immense satisfaction.

2018 40

Vantage Group's 30th Anniversary - A Mother Speaks

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 Vantage provides group homes and other serivce to the disabled.   Live-blogging from Amarante, New Haven Connecticut.   Exclusive interview with Deb Selder, mother of Kirk Selder who suffers from the disability of Down's Syndrome. Kirk was a speaker at the celebration. JG: How did you feel when you found out that Kirk was disabled? DS: I was initially crushed. My husband was too.  We had a good cry.

2013 50

Public speaking group coaching in Santa Barbara.

Speak Schmeak

I'm offering a six-week group coaching program in the Santa Barbara area for six people, focusing on building public speaking skills and confidence. If you enjoy a safe and encouraging small group environment, this program is for you! Try group coaching! The group will max out at six people; currently only two slots remain.

Coach 100

Public speaking group coaching in Santa Barbara.

Speak Schmeak

I'm offering a six-week group coaching program in the Santa Barbara area for six people, focusing on building public speaking skills and confidence. If you enjoy a safe and encouraging small group environment, this program is for you! Try group coaching! The group will max out at six people; currently only two slots remain.

Coach 100

The Dilenschneider Group - 2 Negative Reviews On Glassdoor

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A few years ago, an intern from The Dilenschneider Group in Manhattan called me. Had I read the negative reviews of working at the firm, posted on Glassdoor , I might have advised her to re-think if she wanted a longer-term stay with The Dilenschneider Group. She wanted my recommendations on landing a full-time position. My name came up because in the 1990s, the founder of the firm, Bob Dilenschneider, and I had collaborated on a career guide which did well.

2015 52

Start a speaker study group

The Eloquent Woman

I like to create public speaking workshops where small groups work together to learn tasks and get them done. Often, the large group includes smaller groups of co-workers from a particular team, unit or department--and by the end of the training, those teams are the envy of the other participants. Why not start a speaker study group to help yourself improve, with support? Your group might be just you and one other trusted colleague or friend, or several people.

2011 58

Presenting to a Large Group? Follow These 8 Tips

SketchBubble

Presenting to any sized group can be a difficult undertaking. But presenting to large groups comes with its own unique challenges. Check the Equipment Large groups require large […]. The post Presenting to a Large Group? In this article we’ll look at some simple but effective tips you can use to ensure your presentation goes smoothly and the audience receives your core message. Follow These 8 Tips appeared first on SketchBubble Official Blog. Presentation Tips

2016 51

Hating Hate Groups - Maybe Not So Noble (or productive), After All

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In many circles, being actively against alleged hate groups puts you on the side of the angels.   In The Washington Post , David Montgomery reports that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLA), which lists 953 active hate groups, raised $132 million last year.   However, it also has made it its "business" to identify, disclose, and monitor hate groups. Those kinds of groups should be outed and investigated. 

2018 40

"Hidden Figures" - Victory of High Group Emotional Intelligence

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

How the three STEM professionals, who also were women of color, made it was through their high group emotional intelligence. In Alcoholics Anonymous the group is always there for you. In Dale Carnegie seminars you stand up before the group every week and try out new things. There are many brilliant professionals who don't succeed. Some of them are minorities and others are not.

2017 40

Chrysler Bldg Sold for Relative Peanuts - But, Will The Dilenschneider Group's Rent Go Up?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, some of us in public relations wonder how much The Dilenschneider Group's rent could go up.   Meanwhile, the rank and file in public relations such as myself wonder how secure the jobs are of junior level employees at The Dilenschneider Group.   On Glassdoor, the employee rating for The Dilenschneider Group is "1" out of "5." Manhattan real estate is a wild game. When property is sold, renters fill with terror.

2019 43

Borders Group Stays Stuck

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Borders had and probably has a deep knowledge of books.    But it seems to lack the business strategy and digital skills to make it in an era of Amazon.com and Apple's e-bookstore. On Mediabistro.com, Jason Boog reports that company laid off 164 workers, 124 in corporate and 40 in the warehouse.    That followed a holiday season in which sales were down 13.7% from the year before.    The Chief Executive Officer Ron Marshall had recently resigned. 

2010 43

How Does Group of 3 or More Make Decision about Pizza Toppings? - Survey Bob Dilenschneider Might Conduct

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sure, with great earnestness sponsor a global survey how a group of 3 or more makes the decision what toppings to put on that one pizza. After a fairly decent start off the launching pad, Bob Dilenschneider's "Decisions" has gotten stuck during its first month out there. It had been published December 31, 2019. It has received only four reviews. All are quite positive. But the low number transmits the message that the book hasn't gotten traction. 

2020 43

The Eloquent Woman book group

The Eloquent Woman

Reader Emily Culbertson suggested a book group -- online -- to discuss Scott Berkun's new book, Confessions of a Public Speaker , and I've started such a group on Google Wave. Tags: Google Wave book group books we like Wave is still in the experimental stages and you need an invitation to join; I have a few invitations to extend to followers and fans of the blog.

Post-Catastrophe: How Humans Re-group

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What we learned at today's discusson of how humans process catastrophe at St. Philip's in the Hills , Tucson, Arizona was that it essentially plays out either of two ways. One is that people never get through it to the other side. For whatever reason they can't summon the psychological coping mechanisms. Those range from relying on a social network to faith. Some form of what is known as "mental illness" takes hold.

2014 43

Oy Vey: The Land of LinkedIn Groups

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The land of LinkedIn began to be filled with friendly helpful groups.  They couldn't keep up with all the activities of the groups.  He declared that July 4, 2013 had to be a moratorium from group activity. Members had much to share.  And there was great joy throughout.  "We are learning so much." "  "We are making such wonderful contacts." "  "There are many fresh ideas."

Fall group coaching program starts 9/14 in Santa Barbara

Speak Schmeak

Try group coaching ! Santa Barbara's only public speaking group coaching program starts a new six-week series on September 14 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Public speaking group coaching emphasizes building skills and confidence in a safe and encouraging environment, and includes exercises, discussion, opportunities for practice, and videotaping of practice presentations. If you enjoy the support and camaraderie of a small group environment, this program is for you!

2010 109

One Group Is Getting 2.2% Raise in 2018

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This year, Social Security beneficiaries didn't receive much of an increase in monthly benefits. And there was no increase for 2016. The official explanation for that was low inflation. Next year things are projected to be a lot better. As USA Today reports, the boost for 2018 could be a 2.2%.   That's the good news. The bad news is that the Social Security system could become insolvent by 2034.    Place your sponsored content and links on this syndicated site.

2018 40

The Vantage Group's 30th Anniversary - Live-Blogging

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For 30 years  Vantage Group Inc.    Vantage Group's Executive Director Rick Pittman, MS, CSS will recognize those who helped create what some call "Philip's Home" and the front lines who nurture the  current 70 men and women.  To continue to be there for those with developmental disabilities, Pittman will explain, the Vantage Group will be rebranding. His stepson Shawn, 27, has autism and lives in a group home.

2013 40

Refining Your Presentation Skills in a Group Format Works…Especially for Women

DeFinis Communications

Knowing this, it makes sense that so many women enjoy group learning environments. Additionally, learning theory researchers have long said that all adults need to participate in group activities during the learning process to move them beyond understanding to application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. Group learning provides an opportunity for people to share, reflect, and generalize their learning experiences. Women are, by nature, very social beings.

2011 147

Fall group coaching program starts 9/14 in Santa Barbara

Speak Schmeak

Try group coaching ! Santa Barbara's only public speaking group coaching program starts a new six-week series on September 14 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Public speaking group coaching emphasizes building skills and confidence in a safe and encouraging environment, and includes exercises, discussion, opportunities for practice, and videotaping of practice presentations. If you enjoy the support and camaraderie of a small group environment, this program is for you!

2010 100

PowerPoint Design in 2009 -- group blogging project

Speak Schmeak

Olivia Mitchell has gathered blog posts and e-mails from 40 contributors on our wishes and fantasies for PowerPoint design in 2009. But that's not all: she has gone on to analyze and synthesize the posts around some central themes: whether design matters, simplicity vs. detail, design and presentation issues agreed upon by most contributors, and predictions for 2009. Olivia has pulled together a wealth of information to be delved into, and I can't wait to start reading everyone's opinions.

2009 100

Public speaking group coaching starts in Santa Barbara Jan. 26

Speak Schmeak

Try group coaching ! My groups are speaking/presentation focused, with an emphasis on building skills and confidence. The group should be flexible enough to go where we need to go, but structured enough that our focus areas don't fall by the wayside. If you enjoy a safe and encouraging small group environment, this program is for you. Group coaching by phone will follow soon, but for now it's all in person in SB.

Coach 100

Public speaking group coaching starts in Santa Barbara Jan. 26

Speak Schmeak

Try group coaching ! My groups are speaking/presentation focused, with an emphasis on building skills and confidence. The group should be flexible enough to go where we need to go, but structured enough that our focus areas don't fall by the wayside. If you enjoy a safe and encouraging small group environment, this program is for you. Group coaching by phone will follow soon, but for now it's all in person in SB

2009 100

Save the dates: Group coaching call-in program starts soon!

Speak Schmeak

I've had a lot of people express disappointment that my current group coaching program is only available in person in Santa Barbara, so I've decided to start a simple Q&A-based subscription call-in program that will run once a month for anyone to join. I'm on the verge of starting a coaching call-in program, and I wanted to put you on alert!

2010 100

Save the dates: Group coaching call-in program starts soon!

Speak Schmeak

I've had a lot of people express disappointment that my current group coaching program is only available in person in Santa Barbara, so I've decided to start a simple Q&A-based subscription call-in program that will run once a month for anyone to join. I'm on the verge of starting a coaching call-in program, and I wanted to put you on alert!

2010 100

Publicis Groupe + Omnicon Group: Consolidation, but with more push-back than on "Mad Men"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Now, Paris-based Publicis Groupe and New York-located Omnicon Group announced their intention to merge. Everything changes.  And that includes the ad business.  In pursuit of efficiences or access to better and more clients, firms seek out partners.  On "Mad Men," we watched one of the consolidations go down.  What would result would be a huge ad company which could, at least in theory, have the power on how the industry will operate.

2013 40