Toastmasters International Convention – 2016

Manner of Speaking

The 85th Annual Toastmasters International Convention will be held in Washington, D.C. The International Convention is the highlight of the Toastmasters year and I am delighted to have been chosen as one of ten speakers who will present … Continue reading → Toastmasters improv Renegade Saints Toastmasters Internationalthis August.

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Toastmasters International Convention – 2016

Manner of Speaking

The 85th Annual Toastmasters International Convention will be held in Washington, D.C. The International Convention is the highlight of the Toastmasters year and I am delighted to have been chosen as one of ten speakers who will present … Continue reading → Toastmasters improv Renegade Saints Toastmasters Internationalthis August.

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Toastmasters International goes … international

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

For the first time in its 90-year history, Toastmasters is holding its International Convention outside of North America at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Malaysia, Aug. International Communication Public Speaking Toastmasters 20-23. The featured presenters include Robin Sieger the former Head of Development at BBC Television who will deliver the keynote presentation during the Opening Ceremonies on Wednesday, Aug. […].

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Going Global: Toastmasters International Reaches Growth Milestones

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Toastmasters International, the global organization devoted to communication and leadership skills development, has grown its membership by 57 percent over the past 10 years. The organization reports that it has posted an increase in membership every year since 1994 and now has more than 332,000 members, 15,400 clubs and a presence in 135 countries. “We’re We’re […]. Business Communication Public Speaking

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Philip Morris International - For He's a Jolly Good Fellow

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Maker of Marlboro - Philip Morris International - is doing right by its workforce. Since Philip Morris International is in the tobacco sector it's a target for all sorts of public-interest attacks and for controversies. MarketWatch reports that it's not only not laying off any worker. In addition, there will be no "haircuts" on salary.

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Tips for Presenting to an International Audience

SketchBubble

If you are a business owner or professional, you’ve probably been asked on one or more occasions to give a presentation.Often these speeches are for internal purposes and presented to others within your organization. The post Tips for Presenting to an International Audience appeared first on SketchBubble Official Blog

March is International Listening Awareness Month - DC Event

Speak to Lead

This is International Listening Awareness Month, a time to focus on using the power of listening to make our lives, our communities, and our nations better. Listening active listening International Listening Awareness Month Listening listening skills Lou Hampton power listeningAs part of the awareness campaign, I am presenting a free workshop in Washington.

Facebook - Internal Emails as Potential Smoking Guns

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Facebook Inc. FB -1.81% uncovered emails that appear to show Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg's connection to potentially problematic privacy practices at the company, according to people familiar with the matter." " - John D. McKinnon, et al., The Wall Street Journal, June 12, 2019. Here is the article. Those emails are popping up as the Federal Trade Commission investigates that social network. An example of a possible smoking gun among the email dates back to April 2012.

International Speech Contest Checklist - It Begins Now.

Speak and Deliver

Legend has it that 5-time World Championship of Public Speaking Finalist John Howard would start writing his next International Speech on the plane ride home. Below is a checklist you might want to keep handy as you make your way through the competition for the first, or fifteenth, time: International Speech Contestant Checklist The Basics: - Eligibility - Are you a paid member? Unless it started yesterday, or last month, or if you''re in Australia, several months ago!

Toastmasters Friday: Why Does International Become Inspirational?

Speak and Deliver

And yet, even though today's judging training at Toastmaster International's website reinforces the above, few people do much else than give an inspirational or motivational speech.

Raise Your Voice: The United Nations’ First International Day of the Girl

Kate's Voice

It was there that I learned about the First International Day of the Girl, which is today, 10/11/12. Speaking vocal delivery International Day of the Girl vocal image vocal impactThis week, I had the opportunity and the honor to work with speakers at TEDx Orange Coast. As you would expect, they were an inspiring group of thought leaders, innovators, creatives and passionate activists.

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That "Open Letter" - Communications Power Tool (both internally and externally)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Internally, the power structure agreed to review the matter.  At DLA Piper, junior partner Vanina Guerrero's open letter achieved its objective: She wanted the right attention for her request to be released from mandatory arbitration to deal with a complaint against one of the law firm's leaders.    Externally, the media coverage has been intense. Again, the issue of mandatory arbitration in law firms is front-page news.

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Toastmasters International Announces Founder of Freedom Writers Foundation as its 2017 Golden Gavel Recipient

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Toastmasters International announced today that world-renowned speaker and educator Erin Gruwell is the recipient of the organization’s 2017 Golden Gavel award. The award, presented annually to an individual who exemplifies excellence in the fields of communication and leadership, will be presented to Gruwell during the Toastmasters International Convention, Aug.

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International Women's Day - The Horror Isn't Over

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today is International Women's Day. Let's remember both the women and children today on International Women's Day. On Abovethelaw , it is female lawyer-journalist, Kathryn Rubino, who provides the history of such a seminal holiday. That begin in 1857 with the female women garment industry workers pushing for a better deal. That might not have included enough lobbyng for better safety in the factories.

International speeches?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

If you write speeches for audiences in other countries, consider this reference source: www.historyorb.com. It provides fast access to “on this date in history” references from countries throughout the world

Those Unpaid Interns: Risky business

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Craigslist help wanteds still carry myriad ads for unpaid interns. A number of disgruntled former unpaid interns had filed lawsuits - and won.   So risky this situation has appeared to Conde Nast that, after being sued, it had established the policy of not hiring unpaid interns.   Those which advertise opportunities on Craigslist for unpaid interns might be smarter in the long term to pay at least minimum wage. 

My First Year – From Intern to Duartian

Duarte Blog

Presentation design? What does that even mean? These were my initial thoughts as I walked into the shop that would soon become my first job out of college and the start of my professional design career. During finals week of my last quarter, I drove from UC Davis to Sunnyvale with some friends so we could visit Duarte’s beautiful office for their Studio Tour as part of SF Design Week 2015.

Facebook - Internal Survey Shows Employee Confidence in Social Network's Future Plunges 32%

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As The Wall Street Journal reports, an internal survey found that employees' confidence in the future of that social network has dropped to 52%. Facebook employees are giving their employer coal in its stocking this year.

Playing The Intern Game

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Think about it: Why is it that The Intern gets the guy, the big career break, and even sometimes fame?    We read about this in Mark Seal's article in April's VANITY FAIR on life as an intern working for Dave Letterman.    All we have to do is figure out what edge The Intern has, then apply it, as much as we can, to our own professional life. To begin with, The Intern is an outsider. 

Managing the Battle of Your Internal vs External Whys

Speak and Deliver

Daylight Saving Time DST Inspiration Motivation Self-Esteem Success What's Your Why Why

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March is International Listening Awareness Month - DC Event

Speak to Lead

This is International Listening Awareness Month, a time to focus on using the power of listening to make our lives, our communities, and our nations better. Listening active listening International Listening Awareness Month Listening listening skills Lou Hampton power listeningAs part of the awareness campaign, I am presenting a free workshop in Washington.

March is International Listening Awareness Month - DC Event

Speak to Lead

This is International Listening Awareness Month, a time to focus on using the power of listening to make our lives, our communities, and our nations better. Listening active listening International Listening Awareness Month Listening listening skills Lou Hampton power listeningAs part of the awareness campaign, I am presenting a free workshop in Washington.

Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™ featured in Toastmaster Magazine

Manner of Speaking

My fellow public speaker, business partner and good friend Florian Mueck and I are proud to announce that Toastmasters International has published an article about Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™ in the October 2017 edition of its monthly magazine. Readers … Continue reading → Rhetoric Toastmasters Florian Mueck Rhetoric - The Public Speaking Game Toastmasters International

David Muir: No ordinary intern

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  That wasn't the kind of intern ABC News anchor David Muir was.    By age 13, there he was The Intern.  We think of "interns" as college kids testing out what they think they might like to work in, someday.    T V NEWSER reports that when he was just a boy, Muir wrote to the television station telling of his desire to enter the medium.    The rest is history. 

Your internal writing critic, and one way to overcome it

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Paul tackles the topics of your internal critic and creativity and writing in a number of his books. But before we look at creativity and writing , let’s look at something that can interfere with creativity, or what I call your internal critic or censor. My internal critic/censor , Mr. Conron, would not give me a pen in grade five, the year students graduated from pencil to pen. Abandon your internal censor, and… On your mark … Get set … Write !

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Muhammad Yunus To Receive Toastmasters International's 2015 Golden Gavel Award

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Toastmasters International announced today that world-renowned economics professor, founder of Grameen Bank and humanitarian, Muhammad Yunus, is the recipient of the organization’s 2015 Golden Gavel award. It will be presented to Yunus for his leadership and ability to drive change during the Toastmasters International Convention Aug. It’s a tremendous honor to be recognized by Toastmasters International as the 2015 Golden Gavel award recipient,” says Yunus.

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Overcome your internal critic!

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

If you want to write, you have to overcome your internal critic… My internal critic is Mr. C, my grade five teacher. Mr. C took his task of teaching me perfect spelling and grammar seriously by wielding his red marker like the sword of Zorro, forcefully cutting huge red gashes across my mistakes. He never once [.].

TJ Walker Channel is looking for Community Engagement Officers and Interns

TJ Walker Interactive

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Toastmasters International Speech Contest

Humor Power

The Toastmasters International Speech Contest, August 20, 2011, was a true international event. The Speech Contest Chair was John Lau, DTM, International President-Elect, from Kuching, Malaysia. The 2011 World Champion of Public Speaking was awarded to Jock Elliot from Bongaree, Queensland, Australia. Second-place winner was Kwong Yue Yang of Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. And third-place was Scott Pritchard of Henderson, Nevada, United States.

Writers: Stop battling your internal critic

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

All writers have internal critics harping at us to get our writing right. My internal critic is Mr. C, my grade five teacher. [.]. Tags: Business Writing My Books creative writing business writing internal critic writing process Excerpt from Harness the Business Writing Process, available Fall 2009. At the same time, it is just so darn difficult for most of us to remember all the picayune and inconsistent rules of English.

Choice of Law Firm for Internal Investigation of Alleged Sex Abuse Throws Shade on University of Michigan

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Essentially that was this: The University of Michigan had selected law firm Steptoe & Johnson to conduct the internal investigation of allegations of sex abuse. The lawyer who represented some victims of Larry Nassar at Michigan State - John Manly - called attention in a tweet to a puzzling reality. Those were by the late University medical doctor Robert Anderson.

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The Interns: JFK v Clinton

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If the story that Alford tells in "Once Upon a Secret" is true, then this graduate of Miss Porter's School had the adventure of a lifetime being the intern-mistress of the most powerful man in the free world.  When it comes to intern Lewinsky there still is intense criticism of both her and of him.  The difference between Mimi Alford and Monica Lewinsky was class.  Oh,

International Business Times Lays Off at least 15

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Re/code reports that at the International Business Times (IBT), 15 or more employees have been laid off. The media industry continues to be volatile. There had been no "early warning" there would be job losses. Also, sources indicate that at another IBT brand - Latin Times - half the staff have been laid off. Those cuts total 4.    At the beginning of January 2015, I made the strategic business decision to steer clear of doing assignments for media per se.

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Increase internal sales easily!

SpeakerSue Says...

Sales people are brave and when you’re selling internally, you need to be courageous too! You’ve come up with a great idea that you know will help your organization increase productivity and profits. The challenge is that it’s going to cost money and that is exactly what your executive team doesn’t want; they’ve been on a cost savings bender for a while.

Now This: CBS Wants to Keep Covington/Debevoise Report of Internal Investigation Confidential

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

More strange goings-on at CBS. 

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matching the internals and externals

Green Room Speakers

Thursday, April 23, 2009 Matching the Internals and Externals I recently published a short piece in the Wexner Foundation community newsletter. The physical manifestation of tsaarat reveals a much deeper internal problem. Just like tsaarat, the external reflects the internal.

Your internal writing critic, and one way to overcome it

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

But before we look at creativity and writing , let’s look at something that can interfere with creativity, or what I call your internal critic or censor. My internal critic/censor , Mr. Conron, would not give me a pen in grade five, the year students graduated from pencil to pen. However, before we look at the writing process in detail (in antoher blog past), answer me this: You, too, have an internal censor.

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Law Firm, Mandeville, LA - Marketing Intern (help wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here  are details and how to apply. careers

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Increase internal sales easily!

SpeakerSue Says...

Sales people are brave and when you’re selling internally, you need to be courageous too! You’ve come up with a great idea that you know will help your organization increase productivity and profits. The challenge is that it’s going to cost money and that is exactly what your executive team doesn’t want; they’ve been on a cost savings bender for a while.

Higher Education, Feminism, Internal Investigations, Power Could Go on Trial - "Reitman v. Ronell/N.Y.U."

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Should allegations about sexual harassment be investigated internally  The nature of power, especially between advisors and those they advise, as it actually operates. New York University has become the setting for a high-profile examination of hot button issues.    As Masha Gessen explains in The New Yorker , they include: The special institution higher education is in the U.S. What constitutes sexual harassment.

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International speechwriting assignments

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Several of the participants in this speechwriting seminar asked me how to attract international assignments. On Saturday, in Philadelphia, I taught “The Business of Six-Figure Speechwriting: How to Succeed … On Staff, or Freelance.&#. My starting advice? Make sure your resume notes any foreign language skills you might have. . Have you forgotten your college French/German/etc? Consider taking one or two semesters to brush-up your old skills. . You don’t need fluency!

International speechwriting assignments

Joan Detz Speaker Services

I’ve gotten some questions about freelance assignments for international work, and I’ll share tips over the coming months. . Keep in mind though: Many international speechwriting assignments can be completed from your own home office. One thing to know: If you get an assignment to meet with a speaker in, say, London, you will be expected to make the travel arrangements on your own.