Optimism: Finding the upside of the inevitable

Speak Schmeak

But you can LEARN optimism. And why should a speaker learn optimism? And by the way, before I ever heard of Martin Seligman's concept of "Learned Optimism," I knew this was true. Of course, optimism, like other psychological states and characteristics, exists on a continuum.

TGIF, Negativity, and Optimism

The Communication Blog

Among her advice to managers and others in positions of workplace influence is to protect your company’s optimism. I didn’t care how much money they brought in because negativity kills optimism and belief in the future.”. optimism TGIF negativity social media posts The other day I got a call from a person who wanted to sell me marketing services. In our “hello, how are you” phase, he responded with “very good, after all it’s Friday.”

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How to develop horizontal and vertical search engine optimization key words

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

When it comes to search engine optimization (SEO) -- optimizing your website for the best possible rank in search engines -- knowing your keywords and key phrases, and optimizing for them, are important. Search Engine Optimization key words keywords optimize your website Search engine optimization SEO

Search engine optimization can boost your online presence: here’s more proof

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Marketing Your Services Search Engine Optimization Search engine optimization SEO"Changing my website copy around has landed me first page finishes in all the horizontals I use on my website! That's a pretty amazing feat -- to go from only being able to find my company with my company name to typing "copywriter Moncton" and popping up in the top 5." - Kathy Mercure, Writenow! Communications.

Website ranks #1 for ‘business writer toronto’

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

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Optimism -- pass it on

Speak Schmeak

Tagline: Optimism -- pass it on. Who couldn't use a little more optimism? Commercial: A young boy walks onto the baseball diamond with his bat, balls and glove. He proclaims, "I'm the greatest hitter in the world!" He tosses the ball three times, swings, and misses each one.

Outplacement for Over-60 - Don't Be Blinded by Optimism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Blinded by Optimism. His optimism prevented him from seeking customized help on aging when in outplacement. Age bias might be one of the last forms of discrimination society gets away with. As we get older, that usually only hurts our ego.

Business & Optimism - Dangerous State of Being

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Instead of optimism, law firms might have confidence that they can increase demand for their services if they try X, Y and Z. The second half of 2016 was not a good one for law firms.

Jon Stewart Tears Into Fox News For ‘Not Optimal-Gate,’ Offers Diagnosis: ‘Baracktose Intolerance’

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President Obama To Jon Stewart: Americans Getting Killed In Libya Is ‘Not Optimal’ Mediaite

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Why blog I: Boost your search engine optimization

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

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White Moving Truck Outside White House - Optimism Doesn't Live Here Any More

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It would be nice to hope that the next Administration will be able to return optimism. The conservative Drudge Report headlines with the first concrete sign of the end of the Obama Administration.

"Energy" and Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Of course, a factor to consider immediately in any situation of low visibility on the web is faulty search engine optimization (SEO). 

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Rhetoric of Optimism: Use it or lose it

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Public speakers who are excessively cautious in their presentations will miss out on this one: The New Optimism that the recovery is here and gaining momentum.

New Meme: Optimism bundled with solid plan

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's why [moderate] optimism bundled with a solid plan is evolving as the prevailing meme.  Braced for new layoffs, ordinary Americans are shaking in their boots, reports Catherine Rampell in THE NEW YORK TIMES. 

Optimism, Drive: Barack Obama Hammers New Tone of Leadership

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The tone of the President's State of the Union Address represented a shift from smugness and aloofness to optimism and drive. Unlike those in the Dick Cheney camp, politicos in the Barack Obama Administration are willing to change.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) - Magic Number Is 1,500 Words (different story in real life)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The search engine optimization (SEO) mandate has become 1,500 words. No wonder Twitter is developing a long form option. That's what help-wanted ads for digital content specify. That what editors now require, incidentally for the same fee-per-article that used to cover 1,000 words.

Optimism Survives--Are We Saying This?

Speaking Of...

It was a wonderful reminder that, away from the headlines, optimism and dreams, still flourish. optimismOut of the blue, a student I once worked with contacted me for career advice last week. It turns out I'm the only person she knows in our small town who has taken the career path she is on now. As we know, the past few weeks have brought distressing news on the economic front, and it's easy to succumb to the gloomy predictions, and hunker down.

Podcast: SEO – Search Engine Optimization in 2010

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Great Public Speakers Exude Optimism | Public Speaking Training

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Public Speakers - Optimize Your Videos on Youtube

Great Public Speaking

Titling Your Videos The title of your video is the main place that search engines look for keywords. Using the training you learned in course 101 about keywords, you can find many relevant keywords and phrase about your business with a keyword suggestion tool. Doing your keyword research early gives you the titles you can use for search positioning and the content ideas about what to say in your vidoes.

Communicating New Optimism - Fresh Challenge for PR

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The challenge is to help our clients communicate this optimism.  This will be tough.    Everything is pointing to a better 2010.    For instance, in the current edition of BUSINESS WEEK, Rich Miller reports that 3Q corporate earnings are up 11% from 2Q.    And according to a Manpower survey, 7 out of 10 employers interviewed plan to hire on next year.    There is usually a lag following a stock market recovery.

Five ways writers can land clients

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Freelance writers can land new clients five ways: through referrals, from previous clients, through a well optimized website, by email, by mail or in person. Freelance Writing - Corporate Freelance Writing - General Marketing Your Services freelance writing marketing marketing writing services sales and marketing selling writing services

Fear of Public Speaking, Pt. II – Breathing Techniques

Matt Eventoff

Slowly inhale through the nose for a count of 5-15 (15 is optimal). Hold for 5-10 seconds, and then exhale through your mouth slowly, again for a count of 5-15 seconds (15 is optimal). To begin, simply cover your left nostril with your left thumb, and slowly and deeply inhale for 5 seconds to start (10 is optimal). Again, hold for 5 seconds (10 is optimal). In Pt. I of this series I went over a number of tips and tactics to deal with the fear of public speaking.

How to Market Yourself Online

Succeed Speaking

Email marketing… Social media marketing… Content marketing… Pay-per-click… Search engine optimization… Oh my! Marketing Email Marketing Search Engine Optimization Social Media Marketing

7 Steps for Optimizing Copy, Content and Careers in the Era of Social Search | Media Training

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Tom Antion: Search Engine Optimization Checklist

Great Public Speaking

It's the search engine optimizers and web designers that don't like the fact I expose their overpriced services. Hi folks: Part of your success in being a well-known public speaker has to do with your websites showing up high in the search engine rankings. I'm telling you these "secrets" and if you see anything bad about me in the search engines, you'll know why.

Can Speakers Use Twitter? 10 Tips to Make It Work for You… Today!

Succeed Speaking

This is far from the optimal way to benefit from Twitter, but if you really want to give it a try, you can. Use Twitter Search to find speaking opportunities. Tip: Use the advanced search to filter out unwanted results — for example, if you were searching for tweets that include “keynote speaker,&# you might. Business Strategy Marketing Social Media Tech Tools

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog - Untitled Article

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

I have been optimizing my web site based on Paul Lima's search engine optimization book and my site now appears on page one for a Google search on "copywriter Oakville." My Books Search Engine Optimization Search engine optimization SEOI’m pumped! Steve Doran.

Compress your PowerPoint (and other) files for easy emailing and handling

PowerPoint Tips

Also, because we remove bloat from files rather than compressing, they remain in their original format, so you don’t need NXPowerLite to view or edit optimized files. Original document 6.2mb, when zipped 5.9mb, but when it’s optimized with NXPowerLite it reduces to 665kb.

The Fear of Public Speaking: 25 Tips to Calm Your Nerves

Matt Eventoff

The most effective way to utilize this approach prior to speaking is to “crunch” and release the abdominal muscles while standing (lying down and doing sit ups is probably not optimal!). Slowly inhale through the nose for a count of 5-15 (15 is optimal). Hold for 5-10 seconds, and then exhale through your mouth slowly, again for a count of 5-15 seconds (15 is optimal). Again, hold for 5 seconds (10 is optimal).

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The Charm of Three

The Communication Blog

127-139--that argues that 3 claims is the optimal number for a persuasive presentation. Here’s an interesting research study by Suzanne Shu and Kurt Carlson— Journal of Marketing , January 2014, 78, pp. They call it the “charm of three.” When a speaker uses more than three, listeners may become skeptical. link]. charm of three persuasive speaking Public Speaking

Public Speaking: 25 Tips to Calm Your Nerves

Matt Eventoff

The most effective way to utilize this approach prior to speaking is to “crunch” and release the abdominal muscles while standing ( lying down and doing sit ups is probably not optimal!). Slowly inhale through the nose for a count of 5-15 (15 is optimal). Hold for 5-10 seconds, and then exhale through your mouth slowly, again for a count of 5-15 seconds (15 is optimal). Again, hold for 5 seconds (10 is optimal).

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Holly Jolly holiday speaking tips!

Speak Schmeak

And finally, some new year optimism. Photo by Zsuzsanna Kilian Happy Almost-New-Year! To celebrate this final week of the year, I''ve decided to share some of my favorite holiday-themed posts from my fellow speaking experts and coaches.

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Thought for the Day

Pivotal Public Speaking

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Tags: quotations optimism positive thinking Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”. HelenKeller.

Reduce, reuse, recycle your writing – rejuvenate your income

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

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Dealing with a distressed audience

Speak Schmeak

Sometimes we have to give a presentation under less than optimal circumstances. I'm not talking about those times when you're having a bad day or haven't gotten enough sleep, although those are also less than optimal and we've all experienced it!

How To Prepare For A Job Interview: The Art of the First Interview

Matt Eventoff

This is where your research beforehand puts you in an optimal position. First and foremost – Be Yourself! – In this day and age, when it seems every candidate has straight A’s, perfect test scores and has saved millions of lives in remote lands (all exaggerations!)

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Recap of 2017 Predictions & Trends for User Experience Design & Research

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We saw it all: Live websites that are responsive, prototypes that are optimized for mobile phones, SDK integrations to capture voice of the customer from live apps. At the start of 2017 I made several predictions about UX design and research. Let’s see how I did. Happy December! Hopefully you had a great 2017 and (soon) a very happy 2018! It’s been an exciting and productive year for us and I hope it has been for you as well.

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[Podcast] Marketing Strategies to Book More Business with Carolyn Crummey

Speaker Launcher

to ensure they are working together to boost your business and optimize your efforts. I think one thing anyone reading this article can agree on is that developing effective marketing strategies for your speaking business is essential for finding and securing new prospects and clients. So, let me ask you this: Do you have effective marketing strategies in place and are they doing what you want them to do? […].