3 Important Tips from Psychology to Write Better Emails

SpeakerSue Says...

Communication Skills Email Etiquette & Productivity Selling Skills email as a sales tool email etiquette hospitality and hotel sales how to say it to sell it Power Sales Writing SpeakerSue

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The One Most Important Key to Being a Great Speaker

SpeakerSue Says...

Presentation Mastery Communication Skills high impact presentations hospitality and hotel sales how to say it to sell it sales mastery sales training Selling Skills SpeakerSue When I was just starting out as a speaker and trainer, I joined a speakers’ association to learn from the best.

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Chelsea Hotel - Creatives & Domestic Discontent

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 I investigated the price of hotels. It was at the Chelsea , in Manhattan, that so many creatives bunked. Those included Patti Smith. They weren't distracted by domesticity. And likeminded souls were all around. They could focus exclusively on their work.

Manhattan for Suicide Tourism - Women Plunges from Midtown 1 Hotel

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today, a woman, reports the New York Pos t, has plunged from 1 Hotel in Midtown. Can engineers and psychiatrists join forces and prevent Manhattan from continuing to be the go-to location for Suicide Tourism?

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5 Ways to help your prospects buy from you

SpeakerSue Says...

Selling Skills Communication Skills hospitality and hotel sales Hospitality Sales how to say it to sell it sales training SpeakerSue The American jackal, better known as a coyote, has survived for 1.8 million years.

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Public Speaking: Non Hotel Events

Great Public Speaking

When you are speaking at an event that is NOT in a hotel setting, you must pay particular attention to making sure you have everything you need to make a smooth event. Here's a brief checklist of things that may not be available if you aren't in a hotel: Projection Screen Flip Chart Extension cords Power strips Ice Refreshments, coffee, juice, water, etc.

Brand New York: Hotel rooms up 24% in 5 years

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

NEW YORK Magazine reports that in the past 5 years, hotel rooms have increased 24%, to 90,000. Brand New York is growing its equity, at least right now.    And anyone who needs to make a buck should find something to do helping to bring in the New York in Times Square. 

101 Top Tweets from the 2013 Ragan Speechwriters Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The annual Ragan Speechwriters Conference was held March 20 – 22, 2013 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC. I was not able to attend this year, but, like anyone who has access to Twitter, I enjoyed following the conference virtually via the hashtag #raganspeech.

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Calling all speakers for IABC Heritage Region Conference

Joan Detz Speaker Services

IABC Heritage Region Seeking Speakers for the 2017 Region Conference being held at the Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA, November 5-7, 2017 The IABC Heritage Region is currently seeking speakers for the 2017 Regional Conference being held November 5-7 at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh. Calling all Speakers!

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Hotel Chelsea Isn't accepting Any More Long-term Guests: So, make your own writing hide-out

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Hotel Chelsea , where Dylan Thomas and Allen Ginsberg used to write, isn't accepting any more long-term residents.   There is a sofa from Hotel Liquidators for my feline companion Jason. 

Not Quite Golden: Never made it to Chelsea Hotel

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In music and writing, one of those had been being part of the ethos at the Chelsea Hotel.  Different professions have different markers for success.    Now, those of us in the arts who are not quite golden and never penetrated that atmosphere never will.    The place closed down to guests. Immediately on hearing that news, I took out my meditation book "Nothing Special: Living Zen" by Charlotte Joko Beck. 

Conference Best Practices: The Tech Policy Summit

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Too many conferences are painful to attend; lengthy keynote speeches in windowless hotel rooms, rubber chicken and endless PowerPoint conspire to dull the senses. The recent Tech Policy Summit at the Silverado Country Club in the Napa Valley was a well organized and engaging event. This event was an exception. Here’s a list of the [.]. Business Communication Technology #TPS2012 Tech Policy Summit

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138 Top Tweets from the 2012 Ragan Speechwriters Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The annual Ragan Speechwriters Conference was held March 14 – 16, 2012 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC. Over 200 professional speechwriters met for two days and attended a series of main stage keynotes and break out sessions. Unlike other Ragan Conferences I’ve attended, where I had to select a small number of “top [.]. Speechwriting Ragan Speechwriters Conference Twitter

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Four-Star Public Relations For Four-Star Hotels

TJ Walker Interactive

Mike Bako sits down with Sarah Evans of J Public Relations to discuss being a specialized firm in today’s marketing world on Inside Communications. For more information on media and presentation training please visit [link] [link] and continue reading [link] for news and analysis to help you communicate more effectively. Analysis Video j public relations mike bako sarah evans

Green Travel: Three Ways To Make Hotel Stays Greener, Not Less Comfortable

Executive Speech Coach

Green Travel: Three Ways To Make Hotel Stays Greener, Not Less Comfortable. Green News green travel green vacation how to go green eco-friendly travel Green living

Writers Can Semi-retire to the Good Life: Crafting our version of "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Obviously, they haven't researched the options for the aging or have missed the film "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel."

200 Top Tweets from #NSA12

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The annual National Speakers Association Convention was held July 14 – 17, 2012 at the JW Marriott Hotel, Indianapolis. I was not able to attend this year’s event, but took the opportunity to follow along on Twitter. Over 1,000 professional speakers met for the four days and attended a series of main stage keynotes, break [.]. Public Speaking Social Media Conference National Speakers Association

Sexual Harassment in the Meetings Industry

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Time ’s collection of women (and a few men) who have spoken out about being sexually harassed and assaulted on the job ranged from high-profile actors and TV reporters to hotel front-desk personnel, housekeepers, and dishwashers. Photo Credit Mike Reddy/Rusty Elliott/SYLV1ROB1/Adobe Stock.

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2017 ASJA conference (I’ve already marked my calendar)

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Keynotes Announced for ASJA’s 46th Annual Writers Conference – Fri May 5 & Sat May 6, 2017, Roosevelt Hotel, NYC By Estelle Erasmus As Chair for the 2017 ASJA Conference in NYC, I’m delighted to share that we have been getting many of your proposals for sessions and I’m really impressed with the level of […].

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My favorite fixes for public speaking: Take care of the speaker's body

The Eloquent Woman

Keep in mind that theatres and hotels are notoriously dry environments and double up on your usual water intake. As a speaker coach, it's my job to keep a lot of tools in my toolbox to help my clients improve their public speaking.

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Presidential Speechwriters call for more discipline by candidates

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The first day of the 2012 Ragan Speechwriters Conference at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC concluded with a blue-ribbon panel of former Presidential speechwriters (from both parties) calling for more discipline on the part of contenders for the USA’s highest office.

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3 Ways Your Emails May Damage Your Sales Results

SpeakerSue Says...

A sales manager thought she was totally focused on her prospect when she wrote, Thank you for your patience, I reached out not only to the hotel leadership but all the way to our Corporate Headquarters in order to verify I provided you with the right answer.

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Playing with audience perceptions of size

The Presenter's Blog

Here’s an example of a recent conversation I had with the receptionist of a hotel that I was checking into: “Good evening Mr Watts. Welcome to our hotel. by Peter Watts. Size is relative to the words you use.

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Being There, Before You’re There

Manner of Speaking

Whenever I have a speaking engagement in a new location, I can usually find a pictures of the room in which I will be speaking online, particularly if the event is being held in a hotel.

Duarte Workshops Are Coming to London

Duarte Blog

We’ll be conducting two consecutive sessions of our 1Day VisualStory workshop: Wednesday, May 15 and Thursday, May 16 – at the beautiful Hoxton Shoreditch Hotel in East London. Location: Hoxton Shoreditch Hotel.

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Optimism: Finding the upside of the inevitable

Speak Schmeak

It's a good thing my hotel roommate in Austin didn't book our room for Thursday, because there's no way I could fly out on Thursday. If I fly to Austin on Friday, I can check into my hotel and rest all day.

Scene Change: Very Good News

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

Scene Change Hobart, birthplace of the 2007 AV Revolucion, is thrilled to announce that we’ve been appointed in-house AV supplier to Tasmania’s premier conference venue, the Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart.

The Mo State Backs Up For Movember

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

A big thank you to the Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart, who have given us permission to look like pool cleaners around the hotel for the month. David Boon: Mo Hero. There’s no doubt which state leads Australia in moustache production. That would be Tasmania.

Guitar Heroes On The Move

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

We’re moving into a very attractive new office in the Hobart CBD, at the rear of the Hotel Grand Chancellor. Tags: Technology guitar hero Hotel Grand Chancellor Revolucion Scene Change Hobart Last week was the annual Scene Change Christmas party tour, which was excellent.

Planning a Presentation? Make Sure Your Back-Up Plan Really Covers Your Back

DeFinis Communications

She decided to go to the hotel and offer to “purchase” a hotel uniform worn by one of the women at the front desk— if she was lucky enough to find a 6 ft. She arrived at the hotel, walked up to the front desk manager and explained the bind she was in.

Held up? Time to resource a presentation web library

The Presenter's Blog

At this precise moment I’m in Johannesburg, sitting in a hotel lobby, and waiting for my hotel room to become available. The hotel has WiFi. Technology used well can bring extra impact to your presentation.

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Sales arguments that build presentations

The Presenter's Blog

Whenever I hear that commercial, I want to vault across my hotel room to change the channel. by Peter Watts. At the core of a sales presentation are logical arguments that lay out why your product benefits the customer. Those sales arguments need the force of mathematical logic. 1 + 2 = 3.

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Conferences and Conventions – 7 “Don’ts”

Matt Eventoff

Pick a day of the week, any city, any major hotel, and more often than not there is convention or conference occurring. . In this day and age, there are conventions for just about every industry imaginable. In Monday’s New York Post, Brian Moore has outlined a number of ways to maximize time spent at these events (full disclosure – I appear in the article).

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Presentation on Resilience: Friday, Oct 4, 6:00pm (Hyatt Regency Osaka)

Presentation Zen

360 degree visuals Yesterday I checked out the venue down by the bay at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Osaka Hotel. The hotel is fantastic and the presentation room is quite special.The room will have a view of the gardens during dinner which are illuminated at night.

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Marco Rubio Is Repeating Himself… and So Should You (Public Speaking Tips)

Succeed Speaking

Think about it this way: If you’re an Eagles fan who loves “Hotel California” and their other hits, what songs do you want to hear them play when you go see them in concert? Embed from Getty Images.

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Planning a Presentation? Make Sure Your Back-Up Plan Really Covers Your Back

DeFinis Communications

She decided to go to the hotel and offer to “purchase” a hotel uniform worn by one of the women at the front desk— if she was lucky enough to find a 6 ft. She arrived at the hotel, walked up to the front desk manager and explained the bind she was in. Before she could finish her plea and ask the woman for the shirt off her back, the hotel manager said, “Oh, this must be for you,” and handed her two shopping bags: one from Nordstrom and one from The GAP.

One thing you Must do to Improve Sales

SpeakerSue Says...

Here is how a luxury hotel “operator” answered my call today: (Think blah.) “He…llo… This is Name of Hotel. No attempt to up serve me, learn my reason for being in the area, try to help me to feel comfortable, smart, safe or confident deciding to book with the hotel.

Visited by Captain Chaos? Resistance is futile

The Presenter's Blog

Hotel staff scurried in every direction, but a replacement bulb was nowhere to hand. S**t happens. Two little words that while vaguely profane, sum up most of the misfortunes that befall and befuddle presenters.

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Your Audience Doesn’t Care About Your Problems

Executive Speech Coach

He went to the wrong hotel because he didn’t clarify that information before he travelled. Yet, too many speakers start their presentation with their personal tale of woe. The speaker started his presentation by telling us that he travelled from the west coast across three time zones and arrived around midnight. Was he looking for sympathy because of his stupidity? Was he hoping to gain rapport because he travelled?

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