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Alum award: nonprofit speechwriting

Joan Detz Speaker Services

My congratulations to Cynthia Starks, who won an Honorable Mention (nonprofit category) in the Cicero Speechwriting Awards program. Cindy wrote the speech for the President of the United Nation’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to give in Hanoi last autumn. Title: “Giving Hope A Voice

Grant Writing 101: How to Secure Funding For Your Big Idea

Duarte Blog

Audience Education Presentations Strategy Tips artist artists audience education grant writing nonprofit nonprofits presentation presentations slidedoc slidedocs storytellingSo, you’re a creative person with a big idea. You’ve fleshed out your new program, dreamed up a performance, or crafted a community class. But you’re missing one crucial detail. You can’t make your idea come to life without financial support.

2019 52

Contently.org - New Nonprofit Takes on Mission of Investigative Journalism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The mission of the foundation is investigative journalism and it's structured as a nonprofit. Will traditional media outlets like The New York Times be around in five years? The undertow of worry associated with that question is preserving the role of investigative journalism in our society. It's an expensive endeavor but one which tends to deter the bad guys and frequently detox institutions from various forms of corruption.

Boy Scouts et al. - Operating nonprofits like businesses

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In THE WALL STREET JOURNAL , Dan Pallotta provides commonsense arguments that nonprofits should be run like businesses.    Nonprofits have to have the institutional self confidence to tell all its constituencies that it has to spend money. Had the Boy Scouts had highly paid public affairs employees and consultants it might not have made the policy decision to exclude gays.    But it obviously didn't because it made that blunder. 

White House, nonprofit groups battle over charitable deductions

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized charitable deductions obama tax white house

What Every Leader Should Know About Nonprofit Practices

More than PowerPoint...

"Google the word 'nonprofit' and you'll get over 40 million results," explained Krista Rye, Marketing Coordinator for the Nonprofit Leadership Institute at Grand Valley State University. For most nonprofit leaders, being overwhelmed with information is not helpful. Enter the online Nonprofit Good Practice Guide. You can find carefully researched and pointedly relevant nonprofit resources organized by topic area.

Aspiring Women

DeFinis Communications

No one ever said work was easy, but for women, the workplace can be an increasingly difficult place. First, the old cliché of the “glass ceiling” is still alive and well in many industries. Second, the fact is that women still earn less than men—77 cents to every man’s dollar, to be exact. Yes, women have to overcome a lot to be successful. Therefore, having the advanced skills to break through that ceiling and help shrink the pay gap is critical.

The Perfect Retreat

DeFinis Communications

This is another installment in my Wednesday for Women blog series, where I feature information to help women gain greater influence, power, and confidence in their professional and personal life. If you’re a man reading this, please enjoy it and then forward these weekly Wednesday blogs to the powerful women in your life. They’ll thank you for it! I’m a big proponent of vacations.

Toastmasters’ Most Buzzworthy Speeches of 2015

Manner of Speaking

Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. Headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, the organization’s membership exceeds 332,000 in more than 15,400 clubs in 135 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters … Continue reading → Toastmasters Beck Caitlyn Jenner David Letterman J.K. Simmons Mohammed Qahtani public speaking Tim Cook Viola Davis

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Don't Sacrifice the Eyes

Green Room Speakers

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 Dont Sacrifice the Eyes Yesterday I led a presentation skills training for a group of nonprofit fundraisers. Posted by Sarah Gershman at 9:35 PM Labels: eye contact , face to face , fundraising , nonprofit communication 4comments: Anonymoussaid. Louis Jewish Federation, and Maryland Nonprofits.

2009 40

Rise up out of the noise

Speak Schmeak

But if you're a public figure in any way (speaker, coach, entrepreneur, business or nonprofit leader), with a public platform, and you're not saying *anything,* you're doing your customers and clients a disservice.

2020 173

Put this in your pocket for later

Speak Schmeak

If you're a business or nonprofit leader or entrepreneur, you will very likely be doing one of these things, or something similar, between now and April 1. And if you're a business or nonprofit leader or entrepreneur and you won't be having one of these conversations before April 1, may I ask why not? Will you have a speaking engagement between now and April? Will you be: ??Speaking Speaking to the board of your organization? ??Introducing

2019 109

Did you get your free gift?

Speak Schmeak

Are you a business or nonprofit leader or entrepreneur who wants to speak at more conferences and events—but submitting speaking proposals is a mind-numbing time and energy drain? Hey peeps! I created a new free offering last year and I want to make sure you got yours! In case this fell through the cracks, here's the info on my new-ish Easy Speaker Proposal Template and tracking sheet !

2020 109

Your stats are paralyzing your audience

Speak Schmeak

I''m working with a nonprofit project right now where 20 nonprofit leaders are getting training and coaching to develop three-minute "fast pitches." Many of these nonprofits have big numbers: they serve large numbers of people, or they provide large quantities of food to their clients, or they need large sums of money to do their work. When you''re using statistics in a presentation, it''s really easy to get caught up in the numbers.

2014 200

Virtual Special Event Industry - 20 Years of Boredom or Extreme Engagement (as in the Democratic Convention)?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Obviously, organizations - private sector and nonprofit - have concrete evidence that this is the way they should go. Even just one - yes, a single blooper - which lands it in the second category will position and package the business or the nonprofit as, well, a bore. Born: The Virtual Special Events Industry.    The Democratic Convention is taking place virtually, without a hitch. At least so far.

2020 43

I can't believe I've never taught this.

Speak Schmeak

A lot of entrepreneurs, business professionals and nonprofit leaders WANT to be out there speaking, but they just don't know WHAT to say or HOW to say it. ??????So this is weird. I just realized something yesterday when going through the surveys I've sent to my peeps about what kind of help they need with their public speaking. What do you think shows up higher on the list than building confidence, reducing anxiety and engaging the audience? answer coming.). ????This:

2019 109

A conversation with Bob Lehrman

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Bob has written for political figures, celebrities, heads of nonprofits, and corporate CEOs. On Thursday September 1, members of the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable hosted a conference call with with renowned author, speechwriter and professor Bob Lehrman. Robert A.

Don't forget the emotional appeal

Speak Schmeak

Dear Lisa: Spring returns to Nonprofit Organization! I would like to thank you for your past support of Nonprofit Organization. Nonprofit Organization has not been exempt from our harsh economic climate. Nonprofit Organization has made deep cuts that will affect programming in order that we might survive to see better days. This year more than ever, your contributions will play a significant role in keeping Nonprofit Organization our community's world-class treasure.

Giving back, doing what I love

Speak Schmeak

I completed WEV''s Self-Employment Training (SET) in 2004, for a jewelry business I had started after being laid off three times in four years from nonprofits that kept running out of money for my positions. It was one of my classmates who, after hearing me speak for the nonprofit I had co-founded, asked if I could help her present herself better to represent her business.

2013 130

Big fish or little fish. what's right for you?

Speak Schmeak

I especially love working with nonprofits, because that's the sector where I spent 16 years and even co-founded my own organization. I know that the work people do in the nonprofit sector comes straight from a place of wanting to improve their communities, straight from the heart. Sometimes those who work or volunteer for nonprofits have personal experience with the particular cause they support. It's a new year, and with a new year comes lots of marketing hyperbole.

2017 158

The Vantage Group's 30th Anniversary - Live interview with Greg Chester

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 How did you shift your mindset to nonprofit? CG: I am frustrated to be living through an era when it is tougher and tougher for funding for nonprofits.  This is at a time when regulations for nonprofits such as serving those with disabilities become more in number. JG:  Do you feel like an evangelist for encouraging other businesspeople to guide nonprofits?  I especially want to motivate small businesses to participate with nonprofits.

BP Crisis Communication, Pt II – 9 Steps

Matt Eventoff

Put A LOT of money into local nonprofits now. Non Profit Support – When you input the term “BP charity&# or “BP nonprofit&# into Google News, very little comes up. – Give EVERY major animal rights and environmental organization you can nonprofit funding, fly them down, and get them on the ground on your dime to help.

Become a “Consumer” of Virtual Presenting

DeFinis Communications

TED talks: TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) is a nonprofit organization whose motto is “ideas worth spreading.” If you want to become great at something, you have to immerse yourself in the topic and study it thoroughly. This is true for everything from art and technology to music and even virtual presenting. In fact, for years we at DeFinis Communications have advocated that our clients become “Consumers of Speaking.”

2020 100

Raising Your Uncertainty Tolerance with Sara Ross

Speaker Launcher

Her clients have ranged from surgeons, bankers, lawyers, air traffic controllers and engineers to government agencies, nurses, nonprofits, start-ups and entrepreneurs. “No In an effort to keep supplying relevant and practical content, I keep thinking about what we all need in this time of constant news intake and the uncertainty of what’s coming next.

2020 64

Is busyness a competition?

Speak Schmeak

Back in the late 90s, after having started and run my nonprofit organization for several years while also working a full-time job, I started noticing a tendency to brag about my busyness. People are busy. People are overwhelmed. People have too much on their plates. And yet, the complaint is often laced with pride. We can't wait to tell everyone how busy we are. How are you?" "SO SO busy!" Perhaps busyness triggers our competitive nature. At least, I think it triggered mine.

2020 109

How To Tame the Gremlins Holding You Back with Rick Carson

Speaker Launcher

For nearly five decades, Rick has been a practicing psychotherapist, personal/executive coach, seminar leader, and consultant to businesses, nonprofit organizations, several United States government agencies, and more. We all have that inner voice that tells us we’re not good enough, smart enough, or worthy of what we desire in this life.

2019 70

Payment vs. exposure

Speak Schmeak

I have a soft spot for nonprofit organizations, having worked in the field for sixteen years. I've chosen a couple of nonprofit organizations that I have had connections with for a long time, and for them, I will speak pro bono. Other nonprofit organizations may take advantage of my non-advertised nonprofit discount if they can't pay my full fee. You're not a nonprofit organization. Some of you get paid to speak; others hope to get paid one day.

No, Your Old Job Isn't Coming Back and Yes, Your Age Is Against You

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Nonprofit. The dismal plight of the aging worker has been documented by ProPublica. There is more than a 50% chance you will be forced out of your job and a 10% chance you will ever earn comparable compensation, if you land another position. Now, COVID-19 has deepened your employment misery. Like so many other unemployed you could be losing confidence that your former way of making a living will return.

2020 40

Market Research: Everything You Need to Know as a Business Leader

SlideModel

Local and international nonprofits. Today the markets are moving at a fast pace and in an unpredictable direction. Amidst such uncertainty, it’s extremely hard to determine the right course of action, especially when you are about to bring a new product or service to the market.

2020 61

Putting things in threes: 2 great video examples from women speakers

The Eloquent Woman

Melinda Gates, speaking at TEDxChange on What nonprofits can learn from Coca-Cola , shares three unexpected lessons she observed while doing her foundation's charitable work in sub-Saharan Africa. In effect, her three points suggest the possibilities nonprofits can reach for when they emulate a successful company working in the same region. We've talked before about why crafting your message in an outline of three points works so well.

"World of Dance" - Gentle Version of "Shark Tank" for the Performing Arts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A clever public relations agency could represent a corporation or nonprofit associated with wellness and partner with "World of Dance." Last night on NBC's "World of Dance," the all-female group Radiance wowed.    Unlike the sharp-edged "Shark Tank," this competitive reality show tends to be gentle. Members of Radiance were mentored to re-think if they should have a lift in their show.

2019 43

BP – 11 More Steps

Matt Eventoff

Put A LOT of money into local nonprofits now. No good deed… Non Profit Support –When you input the term “BP charity” or “BP nonprofit” into Google News, very little comes up. Give EVERY major animal rights and environmental organization you can nonprofit funding, fly them down, and get them on the ground on your dime to help. The disaster has taken a turn for the worse today, just as BP put Gulf Coast native and BP executive Bob Dudley in charge of the cleanup effort.

2010 122

Cover Letters - In the Box

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The majority of those hiring, both in the private sector and in nonprofit, are nervous about a worldwide economic slowdown. "Put in subject head/first line of first paragraph of cover letter 'I want to be your next social media guru.'" '" Increasingly, those hunting for talent are posting that special instruction in their help-wanted ad. That's for two reasons. One is to test if the applicant has really read through the specifications carefully.

2019 43

Case Studies of Career Changes (1987 - present) - Dale Carnegie Systems Nudges Us Out of Our Comfort Zones

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

My first client came via the then head of nonprofit Boundless Playgrounds - Amy Jaffe Barzach. 9/11 put the nail in the coffin of my dying industry.    My field might have come back in several years. But, before then there were bills to pay.

2020 56

Tender Mercies - In Inventory-Challenged Times, Best Buy Stocks Urgently Needed Ink Cartridge

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I finally found a woman's 24-inch bicycle to buy at the nonprofit Toledo Bike , in downtown Toledo. It happens all the time. You are working on an urgent assignment during the night. The printer sends the signal "low cartridge."

2020 56

Writers’ League of Texas

Joan Detz Speaker Services

. Sheila Allee, who attended one of my speechwriting seminars this year, is now the interim executive director of the Writers’ League of Texas, a nonprofit that seeks to elevate the art and enterprise of writing. Sheila’s main responsibilities are fundraising and gearing up for the organization’s big event of the year — the annual Agents and Editors Conference June 22-24 in Austin.

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New York City and More - Commercial Real Estate in Play (will trophy buildings send wrong message?)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Given the need for cost-efficiency in these hard economic times, reducing the fixed real estate expense is an easy option for businesses and well as nonprofits. "Vornado, one of the city's biggest landlords, told investors … 80 percent of its retail tenants did not pay rent in April and May. Forty percent of its office tenants also skipped payments."  "  - Jennifer Smith, Daily Mail , May 22, 2020.

Maybe Ethics Isn't So 20th Century

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And Stanford's C+Social Group encourages students to do internships at nonprofits versus the tech giants.  The new story in Silicon Valley is an old-fashioned one. The focus is on ethics.    It's because of ethics, reports April Glaser in  Slate,  that students at Stanford are pushing back on tech companies ranging from Palantir to Facebook. 

2019 40

When Not Pursuing Career Goals - The Extreme Pain of Professional Limbo

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There are those who continue to focus on progress toward a goal such as being promoted in a nonprofit or be made partner at a law firm. "Since March … a generation of professionals has seen careers enter a state of suspended animation." " -  David Gelles, The New York Times, May 27, 2020. The fallout from COVID-19 has affected just about every aspect of professional life. 

2020 40

June Rent Will Soon Be Due: The Sheriff Doesn't Ring Twice

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Leasing residential property is a business - not the mission of a nonprofit to provide shelter for human beings. This is capitalism. If the rent isn't paid, evictions happen. And, they are predicted to kick in this June. As Tounesna News reports, for this month, 90% of those leasing managed to pay the rent. That's no surprise, given that there had been stimulus checks. But that pay-out was a one-time event. America is Landlord Nation.

2020 40

What Bubble? They huffed and puffed and couldn't blow higher ed away

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  However, both the for-profit and nonprofit education sectors are still there, only shifting. Like taxes (which there will be more of with Obamacare) and death, higher education will never go away.    The more education the better is embedded in the post-World War II DNA when the GI Bill opened college to the masses. A lot of influencers have gotten plenty of attention with bubble talk.