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Changing the order of items in a chart

PowerPoint Tips

Look at the order of the items in the datasheet and in the bar chart itself. If you care about the order of the data in your chart, this can be very frustrating! Fortunately, there are 2 for changing the order of items in a chart. Reverse the order in the Format Axis pane.

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Toastmasters Friday: Order! Order!

Speak and Deliver

Shaking hands, not leaving the lectern, clapping after almost anybody utters an intelligent sentence.and that doesn't even touch the Roger's Rules of Order that we work to adhere to throughout each and every meeting. Ah, formalities. Our organization is full of them.

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Reorder objects in the Selection pane in PowerPoint 2013

PowerPoint Tips

It can be time-consuming and confusing to get the order right. You can even change the order of objects within groups! Shapes & text boxes objects re-order reorder Selection pane shapes As you build a slide’s design, you may add a lot of objects to it.

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Take charge of that meeting: 8 ways to make sense of Robert's Rules of Order

The Eloquent Woman

If you''re going to chair meetings or rise to a high post in your professional society, you''re likely to run up against Robert''s Rules of Order. In the U.S., it''s the most widely used authority on parliamentary procedure--and many a meeting chair has struggled to follow those rules.

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"Law & Order Special Victims Unit" - 5 Lessons for How to Succeed in Business, Despite the Odds Against You

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The "Law & Order Special Victims Unit" shouldn't have made it beyond the first few episodes. After all, it deals with the unpleasant and scary subject of sexual crimes.

Pacing to Lead « Elizabethkuhnke's Blog

Kuhnke Communication

In order to build rewarding relationships and communicate successfully with other people you must ‘pace’ them. In order to lead another person – to influence, persuade or convince them – to accept your point of view, you will have to pace them first.

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Greenberg Traurig - Hey, We Had Nothing To Do With Immigration Legal Order

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

However, some of those supposedly in the know associated his legal efforts on preparing the White House immigration order with Greenberg Traurig. The order itself has been assessed as not exactly top-notch legal work. Yes, Rudy Giuliani is a shareholder at law firm Greenberg Traurig. 

Drudge Report Frames Trump's Immigration Order Through Liberal The New York Times Coverage

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yet, for the big immigration order story its headline links to the coverage in liberal anti-Trump The New York Times. How the Times positions and packages the implementation of the order is as global "chaos." The conservative Drudge Report has many options for its links.

Drudge Report - Ideal Platform For Explaining Trumpism Gag Order on Several Government Agencies

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The conservative Drudge Report should be the go-to news site for explaining the rationale underlying the new president's "gag order" on several government agencies. There must be a leadership and management reason. And even Trumpism loyalists are curious about this latest initiative.

The New World Order - 55% Think It Should Be Without Hillary Clinton

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The new world order is brutal in determining who should have a role and who is no longer relevant. On November 8th, the world changed. And, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll , 55% think Hillary Clinton should not be a public player in it.

Mixed Messages « Elizabethkuhnke's Blog

Kuhnke Communication

This means communicating with total focus, clarity and commitment in order that your messages are received as you intended.

"Downton Abbey" - The old order slipping away

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Earl, as well as Mary, wants to hold on to the old order.    His only hope is Matthew who has money but, ironically, because he is a creature of the old order and honour doesn't want to accept it.    But it is slipping away from it. 

"Downton Abbey" - The old order comes undone

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When World War I ended, the Earl predicted it was the dawn of a new era.    He had no idea how quickly the old one was going to come undone. He finally accepted that his daughter Sybil was going to marry a servant.    Soon enough Granny cooked up the spin for that. 

The Communication Blog: College Rankings

The Communication Blog

2.19.2011 College Rankings If you’re concerned with college rankings (or Car and Drivers comparisons), take a look at Malcolm Gladwell’s “The Order of Things&# ( New Yorker , February 14 & 21, 2011, pp. 68-75). I think he successfully demonstrates, as he concludes: “Who comes out on top, in any ranking system, is really about who is doing the ranking.&# Categories: college rankings , Malcolm Gladwell 1 comments: goodsha said. this is a great post.

Dynasty/The Old Order in America - Nonono, no more of that

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Because of our rage at the established order of things, the Trump phenomenon became a pull force. The Kennedy dynasty more or less has imploded. In "A Common Struggle," 3rd-gen Patrick Kennedy chronicles the pain of privilege. 

Order-Taking: No more of that

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The lesson here may be: Forget the order-taking approach.  Always "I really cooked my goose." " That's what I figured after I left a note on the prospect's website. On it I made suggestions about how they could use public relations. 

How does order affect Audience retention? | Public Speaking Training

TJ Walker Interactive

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"Downton Abbey" - Did such an orderly world ever exist

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In its second season it portrays a world order in which the rules of society, including class relations, were unambiguous - and accepted. But did the human beings really experience their lives in that orderly manner? 

Winklevoss Twins Lose: Passing of the Old Order

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  He was not a man of the old order.  Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss told Harvard then-president Larry Summers that they were distressed with Mark Zuckerberg because he allegedly violated a code of ethics. 

Short-order Cooks, Wait Staff - Robots Can Now Do Those Jobs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Newbie writers willing to sling hash and wait tables as they learn their craft and await being discovered might be out of luck. In China, those two kinds of jobs which can pay the rent have begun to being taken over by robots. The shift has been driven by rising labor costs in that nation.

It's hard to be human

Speak Schmeak

So even though some of my core coaching is around being real, around not worrying what people think of us, and around ditching perfection in order to create connection , I still fall into this trap, too.

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Barack Obama’s Speech on Gun Control

Manner of Speaking

In it, he discussed a number of measures that he proposes to take by Executive Order to reduce gun violence in the United States. President Barack Obama began the final year of his presidency with a speech on gun control. It … Continue reading → Analysis of a Speech Anaphora Aporia Barack Obama Diacope gun control public speaking

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Communication Secret to Getting Your Way

Speaking Freely

In order to get her food, I have to place an order each week. Marian Bell of demonstrated the most powerful communication skill I know – she asked me gently for what she wanted me to do. I buy delicious food from her each week which she delivers to my house every Monday. She really wants customer’s [.]. Authenticity Communication Speaking from the Heart Transparency Connection Persuasion self-expression

Wisconsin Judge Orders Deadbeat Dad Of Nine (With Six Women) To Stop Procreating

TJ Walker Interactive

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Do you need to be truthful in order to persuade?

Pivotal Public Speaking

Edward R. Murrow, and American Journalist early in the twentieth century said, “To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; credible we must be truthful.”. Do you agree? public speaking quotations about public speaking persuade truth

The Holy Order of Journalists at Dow Jones

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Though a player, Brauchli still viewed himself as part of the holy order of journalists.  This Naive, Catholic, working-class, I grew up thinking everything sacred.    My body was the temple of the Holy Ghost.    The Eucharist was the body of Christ.    My parents were God's representatives on earth. 

Davos: Like everything else, it has its pecking order

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Is it better to have a rundown house on the best block or a decent house on an okay block?    That's what some attendees at the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland must be asking themselves as they fly home.    The BigFoot event is over.    BLOOMBERG BUSINESS WEEK provides a slide show of the Movers and Shakers. There are those who were there who are not movers and shakers.    Perhaps they were in the past but aren't now. 

How to get what you want this December

Kate's Voice

Yesterday, I called customer service to correct an order. The representative was not very helpful. In fact, she challenged my integrity, which, I admit, ticked me off! It’s easy to snap back with someone like that, and sometimes that is exactly what’s needed.

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Compare BBC interviews with Labour Leadership candidates in ascending order of height

Max Atkinson

To ensure 'neutrality', they're presented in order of ascending height - for reasons explained in the previous post. A few days ago, I congratulated the BBC website for making it possible for some of their video clips to be embedded in other websites and blogs ( HERE ). So today, I'm taking advantage of the facility by giving readers the chance to compare the communication skills of candidates for the Labour leadership in one place.

The Talented Sarah Palin: Will it be Palin/Beck in '12 & in what order?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The order on that ticket could well be determined by the profile height of each.    No question, Palin/Beck, in whatever order, is hot.  Sarah Palin has a genius for a high profile.    In a few days she sold almost a million books, at a time when books aren't exactly flying off shelves.    As most schools of public relations hold, the height matters, not the positive or negatives of the profile. 


Those clergy sex-abuse documents - Unsealed by 12/1/09, CT Superior Court orders Diocese of Bridgeport

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The Diocese was turned down on its request to have a lower court order providing the media the right to the documents postponed until the U.S.   In this situation, I am convinced that the media want the discovery documents in order to connect the dots about alleged neglience and an alleged cover-up by those in charge when the abuse took place. 

Harness the Business Writing Process, 2nd edition, available for pre-order from

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Thie second edition of Harness the Business Writing Process features new examples, workshop exercises, and has been completely revised and updated. It is, quite simply, packed with information vital to anyone involved in the business writing process.

‘From Stalin to Mr Bean’: putting two parts of a contrast in the most effective order

Max Atkinson

But on that occasion, he got the order of the two parts of the contrast the right way round, and not only had a tremendous impact there and then, but also did his own longer term reputation no harm at all.

WIRED, THE NEW YORKER, VANITY FAIR, VOGUE - They'll probably die in that order

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

PORTFOLIO was supposed to be given five years to prove itself in the marketplace.    S.I. Newhouse had to pull it after two.    That's what Steve Fishman reports - ironically - in high-profile glossy NEW YORK Magazine in his cover story on the end of the golden age of magazines. The buzz, Fishman goes on to tell readers, is that WIRED could be the next to die.    During 1Q 2009, WIRED's ad pages were down 60% v 1Q 2008. 

Impact of Visual Aids in Presentations


This way you’ll know what to work on in order to achieve your objectives. There are three main characteristics of a successful presentation: Speaking skills – in order to have a successful […].

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2 reasons and 5 easy steps to convert a PowerPoint presentation to EXE

PowerPoint Tips

In order to use a watermark, choose the Add watermark checkbox and then upload an appropriate image. EXE format is often chosen thanks to its independence: executable files don’t require any application or even PowerPoint in order to be launched.

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You had me at “hello”

Kate's Voice

” Boyd has interviews with many pros on the topic of presenting and persuading in order to prosper, and I highly recommend the series. Recently, I was interviewed by Boyd Blackwood as part of his very informative podcast series on iTunes called “Life’s a Pitch.” The interviews are lively, entertaining and always informative and actionable, and […]. Practical application vocal power voice lessons Boyd Blackwood breathing intention Life''s a pitch podcast vocal health

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Demosthenes and Public Speaking, Pt II

Matt Eventoff

What lengths would you go to in order to become a master orator, or to take your public speaking to the next level? I wrote about Demosthenes and the lengths he is rumored to have gone to in order to become one of the legendary Orators of the Greek Empire, but I left out one. Stand barefoot on blacktop while reciting your speech to test your patience and create proper cadence? Practice on a tightrope to master balance and control over motion?

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Hollywood Secrets Help Professional Speakers

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Over 100 attendees at Saturday’s meeting of Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association heard the benefits of taking a Hollywood approach to writing and delivering presentations in order to elicit emotion in an audience.

Public Speaking for Entrepreneurs – 3 Tips for a Successful Pitch

Matt Eventoff

It is understandable that you are nervous, have a lot of information to convey, and have written it down in order to ensure that you are able to introduce every concept you feel is necessary. Public speaking for entrepreneurs? Absolutely! The reality is that a presentation, a pitch or “casual” conversations about your company all qualify as examples of public speaking. When I ask entrepreneurs about public speaking, I often hear “I don’t have to give speeches.”.

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