Environmental Law Nonprofit, D.C. - Campaign Director (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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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

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?

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.

White House, nonprofit groups battle over charitable deductions

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized charitable deductions obama tax white house

Ambition Re-thought: Maybe not going to work for nonprofit was big mistake

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Monday is yet another holiday in nonprofits.    The families of those who had gone to work in nonprofits, when we more ambitious types opted for careers in Corporate America, have been enjoying some quality vacation time. 

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.

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.

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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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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." When you''re using statistics in a presentation, it''s really easy to get caught up in the numbers.

2014 244

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.

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.

2017 204

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.

2009 130

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.

2013 169

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. You're not a nonprofit organization.

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.

NPR - Beneath the Gentility

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  That, reports Paul Farhi at The Washington Post , is only one side of the nonprofit. To its devoted listeners, NPR seems to be a symbol of gentility. Broadcasts are done with balance, enough research, and sophisticated verbal rendition.  The other is darker. That's the human resources policy of employing many more than the usual number of temporary workers in broadcast and, seemingly, treating them badly. 

2018 43

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. We've talked before about why crafting your message in an outline of three points works so well.

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". at least 80 percent of an executive's job is communication," Gene Grabowski, Crisis Guru, kglobal

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Both their own success and that of the corporation, government agency, or nonprofit. Words. Voices. Body language.    Those are what Gene Grabowski , crisis guru at kglobal public affairs, helps executives focus on. That's really not the tough nut to crack, though.

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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.

12 Speaking Challenges for 2012 launches January 2!

Speak Schmeak

Whether you speak for your job, your business or your favorite nonprofit organization, building confidence is a must. Wouldn't you love to radiate confidence as a speaker?

2012 173

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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Sweet Caroline Has Competition: Chelsea Clinton dominates media

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sweet Caroline has been a player in the nonprofit sector.    But that is still within the realm of nonprofit.  The Chelsea Clinton Brand, when it comes down to presidential daughters, might trump the Sweet Caroline Kennedy Aura.    After all, this is the era of Leaning In.    Our focus is on females with big career ambitions and accomplishments, no apology accepted.   Busy she has been giving awards to this achiever and that achiever. 

Interview: Laura Delizonna, PhD - Choosing Happiness

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

She coaches individual clients, conducts workshops at companies and nonprofits, and presents keynote speeches. She coaches individual clients, conducts workshops at companies and nonprofits, and presents keynote speeches. Recognized as an authority in happiness, Dr. Delizonna trains mental health professionals and serves as a board member of nonprofit organizations including The American Happiness Association and Project Happiness.

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Interview: Laura Delizonna, PhD - Choosing Happiness

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

She coaches individual clients, conducts workshops at companies and nonprofits, and presents keynote speeches. She coaches individual clients, conducts workshops at companies and nonprofits, and presents keynote speeches. Recognized as an authority in happiness, Dr. Delizonna trains mental health professionals and serves as a board member of nonprofit organizations including The American Happiness Association and Project Happiness.

2009 116

Four tips for a better networking event

Speak Schmeak

There were tables set up around the perimeter for service providers, nonprofits and other groups to promote their businesses. Here's a quick tip for making your networking event a success: Get rid of the tables.

2011 201

Interview: Madelyn Mackie – Career coach

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Having successfully navigated careers in biochemistry research, Tony Award winning theaters and major nonprofit agencies, she brings experience, motivation and step-by-step action plans that will Activate Your Career Dreams! Having successfully navigated careers in biochemistry research, Tony Award winning theaters and major nonprofit agencies, she brings experience, motivation and step-by-step action plans that will Activate Your Career Dreams!

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Alum news

Joan Detz Speaker Services

In his own words: “Over the past 25 years, I’ve personally helped law firms, restaurants, airports, telecom companies, professional employer organizations, nonprofits, trade associations, medical device manufacturers, newspapers, magazines, convention service providers, banks, authors, real estate developers, entrepreneurs, investment companies, and public utilities … &#. Congratulations to Brad Kuhn, who has started his own consulting business based in Orlando, FL. .

Quiz Marketing in Professional Services

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Way back when, nonprofit Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) attracted new members with its quiz about drinking habits. Quiz marketing is nothing new. The list of questions was widely distributed.

Do the same old clichés motivate your audience?

Speak Schmeak

I was using this coffee appeal 20 years ago when I worked in nonprofits writing fundraising letters. How does your audience respond to the same old clichés? Are you finding fresh ways to make your points and persuade them to act, or are you relying on decades-old (or older) concepts?

2011 194

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. 

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

Interview: Laura Delizonna, PhD - Choosing Happiness

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

She coaches individual clients, conducts workshops at companies and nonprofits, and presents keynote speeches. She coaches individual clients, conducts workshops at companies and nonprofits, and presents keynote speeches. Recognized as an authority in happiness, Dr. Delizonna trains mental health professionals and serves as a board member of nonprofit organizations including The American Happiness Association and Project Happiness.

2009 100

Succeeding despite your constraints

Speak Schmeak

I found that I was most creative and driven during the five years when I was running my nonprofit and working full time for someone else. During one three-month period, I was running my nonprofit, running my coaching business and running another business.

2008 130

Roseanne Cash: Instinct has to be developed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 I had come from years in nonprofit.  At age 58, Roseanne Cash is not the performer she was in her early 20s.  She's better, she told us at the final presentation at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas , in New Haven, Connecticut.

2013 56

Standardized Testing - We have been playing monopoly

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"A top-tier law school's [University of Arizona School of Law] decision to make the Law School Admission Test optional has put it on a collision course with the powerful national nonprofit group [Law School Admission Council Inc.]

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Is your presentation like a flea market?

Speak Schmeak

For example, if I'm talking to entrepreneurs rather than nonprofit employees, I will change slides that refer to building relationships with "donors and volunteers" to "customers and vendors." The first slide, below, is from a presentation to a nonprofit organization: The second slide, below, is from a presentation to an event planning association: I'm talking about the same thing in each presentation: using an effective quote or statistic to engage your audience.

2012 158

Are your shortcuts actually blocking communication?

Speak Schmeak

When I was running a nonprofit that promoted gender equity and girls in sports, I certainly didn't want to have to say or spell out "National Girls and Women in Sports Day" every time it was required in communication.

And the trifecta goes to … Marian Calabro!

Joan Detz Speaker Services

CorporateHistory.net creates history-themed books, DVDs, and speeches for businesses and nonprofits. Speechwriting workshop alumna Marian Calabro shared in a trifecta of honors for Dominion’s First Century : A Legacy of Service, which was published by her company, CorporateHistory.net.

Do the same old clichés motivate your audience?

Speak Schmeak

I was using this coffee appeal 20 years ago when I worked in nonprofits writing fundraising letters. How does your audience respond to the same old clichés? Are you finding fresh ways to make your points and persuade them to act, or are you relying on decades-old (or older) concepts?

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It's hard to describe.

Speak Schmeak

I used to run a nonprofit, a jewelry business and my public speaking coaching business all at the same time. Have you ever gotten stuck while describing something and just couldn't quite put it into words?

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