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. But only if the entire group comes across as a cohesive, integrated whole.

2010 183

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

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. Start with a group agreement Together as a group, create some guidelines on a flipchart that spell out the behavior you would like to see in the group.

2015 225

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

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.

2019 56

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.

2019 56

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.

2019 56

Blockchain Trade Association Hires Lobbying Group

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Therefore, it's no surprise that the trade association promoting blockchain - the Chamber of Digital Commerce - has hired a lobbying group. As Odwyperpr.com reports, that group is the North South Government Strategies for Capitol Hill.

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.

2017 56

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. 

2019 56

Same material, different group

Speak Schmeak

I got a question in my workshop yesterday from a student who has been invited to speak at two different banquets for two different groups of people, and he wondered if he could use the same material for both.

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.

2017 52

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

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.

2014 208

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.

2018 52

Targeted - Now The Immigrant Group Is Muslims

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Washington Post coverage of Muslim fear of being targeted is really no news. Given Americans' low setpoint for extreme fear, it was predictable post massacres at Paris and California. Back in the days of World War II, Japanese-Americas were not only targets. They were placed in camps.

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.

2019 56

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.

2013 65

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.

2015 68

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?

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. 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 75

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?

2016 64

"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.

2017 52

Abovethelaw.com - The One Group of (Former) Lawyers America Loves

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was 11 years ago that odd phenomenon Abovethelaw.com (ATL) happened online. It followed in the tradition of Anonymous Lawyer (which made fun of those august law firm partners). Harvard Law School JD, who had also graduated from Harvard undergraduate, Elie Mystal was and is its brand voice.

2017 52

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

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.

2014 56

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%.

2018 52

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.

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. If you enjoy the support and camaraderie of a small group environment, this program is for you!

2010 141

Business concept diagrams: Group 1–Working together, parts of a whole, integrating the parts

PowerPoint Tips

Download this first group of 2 diagrams in 4 styles, including sample slides. I’ve started creating some business concept diagrams. Diagrams like this are so useful! Sometimes, you need to illustrate a concept, but don’t want a photograph.

2011 155

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.

2013 52

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

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. If you enjoy the support and camaraderie of a small group environment, this program is for you!

2010 130

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

Tony Podesta Steps Down at Podesta Group, Which Represented Paul Manafort

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Global public affairs firm Podesta Group had represented Paul Manafort. Specifically, Podesta Group had managed the public relations push for the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine which had been organized by Manafort.

2017 52

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.

2010 130

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.

2010 130

Words and Phrases you use when Speaking to Groups

Executive Speech Coach

The words and phrases you use when speaking to groups can build rapport or trigger disconnects. That could be based on different cultural, age, or sex perspectives. Sometimes the gaff can seem cute. Other times the misspoken phrase might send your audience off on a tangent.

2013 63

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.

2013 52

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

Mary McCarthy's "The Group" - How Those 8 Graduates of a Woman's College Might Have Aged

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In 1963, pre-Second Wave Feminism, Mary McCarthy published the novel "The Group." What has been needed was a supplement to "The Group." " It chronicled how 8 graduates of an all-woman's college navigated life post graduation.

2018 52

Peer Support Groups - Do we need a whopper of lawsuit to disrupt this trend

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That became the platform for myriad peer-led groups around the world. Currently, in terms of support groups without leaders,  there is everything from Emotions Anonymous to the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. 

2016 60