What Happens When the Win Anyway Guy Loses? Part I

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OVERTIME. And I knew it when I sat down, just like I knew it 10 years ago when I last went overtime, at the Semi-Finals in Oregon. International Speech Contest Losing Overtime Table Topics Toastmasters Win Anyway. Yesterday was a unique day for me, in terms of competing in Toastmasters at the District Conference Level. I had qualified to represent my Division in both Table Topics (Impromptu Speaking) and the International Speech Contest.

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It's Come to This: 15 Bucks an Hour for Full-Time Public Relations Job

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Eventually that evolved into a full-time job with benefits, including time and a half for overtime and more for holidays. The tasks required in this job description really involve public relations skills. 

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World Championship of Public Speaking, 2011

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In fact, the only thing wrong with Olivia’s speech … was that it ran 15 seconds overtime and she was disqualified! I know that I am biased, but I am certain that had she not gone overtime, Olivia would have been on the podium and may well have won the contest. The 2011 World Championship of Public Speaking , hosted by Toastmasters International in Las Vegas, Nevada is now history.

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World Championship of Public Speaking, 2011

Manner of Speaking

In fact, the only thing wrong with Olivia’s speech … was that it ran 15 seconds overtime and she was disqualified! I know that I am biased, but I am certain that had she not gone overtime, Olivia would have been on the podium and may well have won the contest. The 2011 World Championship of Public Speaking , hosted by Toastmasters International in Las Vegas, Nevada, is now history.

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Misplaced Compassion - The Puzzling Saga of Megan Barry

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Bob Fredericks in the New York Post reports: "Nashville Mayor Megan Barry quit Tuesday after pleading guilty to a felony theft charge for authorizing more than $10,000 in improper overtime for a top city cop [Rob Forrest] she was having an affair with." That was before it was uncovered that she approved overtime for her lover to drive her around to her personal life events and recreational activities.

Giants And Patriots Headed For Super Bowl Rematch In Indy: Mike Bako on America’s News Radio Network

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The New England Patriots and the New York Giants are headed to Super Bowl XLVI, after New England edged the Baltimore Ravens 23-20 for the AFC title, and the Giants beat San Francisco 20-17 in overtime, for the NFC trophy. This marks a rematch. Back in 2008, when the same two teams met in the [.]. Audio Media Training Press Room eli manning mike bako super bowl rematch tom brady

Setback for NRA Lobbyists - Where is Charles Heston when we need him

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The NRA's lobbyists will have to work overtime to counteract these events, particularly since there are a lot of alienated-from-the-system folks out there. Guns make irreversible decisions for those using them.    First Fort Hood.    Now Orlando.  So far, one dead, six injured. 

Bill to Avoid Fiscal Cliff: Lots of articles and talks for personal finance writers, ghostwriters, and speechwriters to knock out

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  We will be working overtime to knock out all the articles and talks needed to explain the provisions and their implications for all classes of taxpayers.  America's wealthy probably aren't too happy with the bill Congress passed to avoid the fiscal cliff.    But we personal finance writers/ghostwriters/speechwriters are elated. 

How to prepare a Pecha Kucha presentation

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As you can imagine, once you’ve gone overtime on one slide, the problem compounds itself and you tend to go over on the others. Photo by Olly Barrett. This week I went to my first Pecha Kucha night in Wellington, New Zealand. Pecha Kucha was developed as a presentation format to allow design and creative types to share their passions and show off their work. The format is very tight. You have to present with 20 slides and each slide is shown for 20 seconds.

My First Haircut In Covid-19 Time - May 15, 2020, Noonish (totally Twilight Zone)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Only one person jumped for the overtime.  In Ohio, hair salons opened today. For too many, that's all they knew. That is, that salons had reopened. So, when they headed to their usual salon they encountered a locked door and stern notice that they needed an appointment, along with a face mask. Not me. I had called ahead. I had gotten an appointment. But, nevertheless, much of the experience was out that series from the Golden Age of television - "The Twilight Zone." 

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Unusually Warm 2/16 in Tucson, AZ - I almost feel guilty not suffering New York Metro cold/snow/ice

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The winter had been atypically cold, so much so that all I could hear in this apartment complex was our heating units working overtime. At one point this afternoon, it got so warm in Tucson, Arizona, that my dog refused to walk. I had to carry him home and try again after it cooled down. That was unusual for this area in mid February. But not unwelcome. After two years away from New York Metro, I still feel guilty not being part of the collective suffering during the polar vortexes.

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The number of words per minute

Joan Detz Speaker Services

If you “test it” at 15 minutes using your usual fast pace of 185 words per minute, your client will run overtime if he speaks at a slower rate. How many words do you speak per minute? How many words does your client speak per minute? . You need to know these numbers. Speechwriting success depends on this math. Suppose you have to write a speech that should run 15 minutes.

Speaking To Time – Learn How to Avoid Overrunning

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Furthermore, going overtime prevents meaningful Q&A after your presentation. Speaking to time - Hands up if you get frustrated by speakers who overrun! Presenters who have not mastered the art of speaking to time are one of my pet hates, and it seems that I am not alone. Overrunning is one of the most common complaints in both the business and community sectors. Few people appreciate speakers who fail to respect their audience's time. The consequences of poor presentation timekeeping.

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Does your speech need Spanx? 5 ways to rein it in.

Speak Schmeak

For the chronically overtime talker, written remarks are the time-honored way to focus and contain your speaking. While I'm moving this week, I've invited some of my favorite public speaking and communications bloggers to guest post here on Speak Schmeak. Please enjoy this post by Denise Graveline from her blog, The Eloquent Woman. Follow her on Twitter: @dontgetcaught. You've tried and tried, but it just won't fit.

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BigLaw Firm Sued for Alleged Racial Discrimination

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Maimon Kirschenbaum who also represented document reviewers suing for overtime pay. Among the alleged miscreants in this racial discrimination lawsuit is the Trial Logistics Director at Quinn Emanuel: Yllen Cruz. The time frame was when that big law firm was handling the Apple v. Samsung trials. According to plaintiff Spencer Marin, who was a secretary, Cruz referred to him as a "n er." " She also, according to him, questioned his sexual orientation.

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The Housekeeper, The Law School Professor, and The Federal Lawsuit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The allegations range from low payment of wages ($500) for long hours (80) to failure to pay overtime when the level of compensation improved. With his patrician good looks, teaching position at Columbia Law School, anti-poverty activism, and guidance provided to U.S. presidents, Philip Bobbitt doesn't seem like the type to wind up in this kind of legal pickle. But that he did. Actually, his type is targeted. In "Samuels v. Bobbitt et al.,"

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Rolling Our Eyes - Last Way We Can Express Ourselves in Politically Correct Era

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The clock was already on overtime. No fools. most of us are doing verbal backflips to avoid being politically incorrect. But, for the safe posturing we trade off our sense of self. A number of my close friends are experiencing high stress through being doomed to silence. Most have gained weight. There is one way we can still get away with expressing a point of view which may bump up against someone's or something's party line. That is this: Rolling our eyes.

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Voodoo - How Well-Oiled Political Machines Cast Spells

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The snow plow appeared just before sunset, the workers jubilant that they were earning overtime. Many current progressives came of age after the era of the Big Urban Political Machines. Therefore, they may be bug-eyed by contemporary national, state, and local politics. Much of that has taken on the attributes of the old machines.    Let's cut to the chase: Reform is difficult. It could be years before there is a lessening of the hold of those machines on human beings. 

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Attention Oscar Winners!

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These highly trained actors always seem to fall short on awards nights--no prepared remarks, they run overtime, lots of filler words, and lack of style. Before another night of long and bad Oscar acceptance speeches--here is Christoph Waltz' gem of a speech when he won--1 minute, 15 seconds of brilliance, includes cuts to the faces to those he thanked. I posted this last year, and it was so good I'm posting it again.

Powerful Presentation Lesson from Stanley Cup Final

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Commentators are saying the Pens Game 5 performance (winning in the third round of overtime) is one of the most inspiring performances in the finals’ history. . A winning goal in a third round of overtime means the Pens battled through nearly two full games back-to-back, finally winning in the wee hours of the morning.

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America, Don't Cry for Jim Tinney

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Lots of action, overtime and interesting co-workers between careers. Every lawyer and every well-trained security guard knows: Beware how to approach anyone suspected of attempting a five-finger discount. Bungle that and the organization could be hammered with a major lawsuit, horrific publicity and a boycott by those who perceive any type of profiling. 

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Does your speech need Spanx? 5 ways to rein it in.

Speak Schmeak

For the chronically overtime talker, written remarks are the time-honored way to focus and contain your speaking. While I'm moving this week, I've invited some of my favorite public speaking and communications bloggers to guest post here on Speak Schmeak. Please enjoy this post by Denise Graveline from her blog, The Eloquent Woman. Follow her on Twitter: @dontgetcaught. You've tried and tried, but it just won't fit.

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A New Study Finds Bad Managers Aren't the Main Reason Employees Quit

Cornerstone On Demand

Subsidizing daycare , allowing more flexible schedules and part-time work, and ensuring that overtime never comes as a surprise will make it easier to retain working parents. Good management is important. We all know this. In fact, multiple studies have shown that not getting along with a manager is often the strongest influence on employee engagement—and eventual departure. Or, at least, that's what we thought.

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You're always selling something

Speak Schmeak

Do you sit in long meetings with your colleagues, discussing policy changes, event planning, equipment failure, financial spreadsheets or overtime? I read this comment, submitted by a teacher, on a public speaking article today: "I understand the importance of not being boring, but I am not selling anything, and most of the tips in this article on public speaking seem aimed at holding an audience captive so you can sell them something." Guess what: We're all selling something.

A Note to the Losers in the 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking

Speak and Deliver

Lost at District this year, for the first time - because I went OVERTIME. Yeah, congratulations and all to 2015 World Champion Mohammed Qahtani. I was watching here in my office in Colorado as you literally smoked the competition. But this post is for the rest of you. The losers. That's all 95 of the rest of you - because everyone knows taking 2nd just means you're the first loser, right? In case you don't know, I know how it feels.

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Presenting a Force Field Analysis to an Executive Audience

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For example, increased mechanization might lead to loss of overtime pay but it might be possible to reward the workforce with fewer stressful hours and a pay raise due to increased output and lower unit cost, ensuring that the workforce remains motivated and the new process can be successfully implemented. A Force Field Analysis is a principle, which was developed by an American psychologist, Kurt Lewin.

You're always selling something

Speak Schmeak

Do you sit in long meetings with your colleagues, discussing policy changes, event planning, equipment failure, financial spreadsheets or overtime? I read this comment, submitted by a teacher, on a public speaking article today: "I understand the importance of not being boring, but I am not selling anything, and most of the tips in this article on public speaking seem aimed at holding an audience captive so you can sell them something." Guess what: We're all selling something.

5 secret advantages of the panel moderator

The Eloquent Woman

You can be the audience's best friend: Moderators, if wise and deft, can keep the talkative panelist from going overtime, and can help make sure the questions have plenty of time. If you've been feeling kinda sorry for panel moderators, with such a small role to play, you're not alone--but you are mistaken. Panel moderators have some great, if secret, advantages up their sleeves.

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Quick & Dirty Views on the Obama/Romney Debate in Denver

Speak and Deliver

He let both speakers go overtime repeatedly, allowed both of them to run over him throughout. Well, that was fun. I'm not going to pick the debate apart for politics or policy, or about the fact that Romney's flag pin was slightly larger, but on speaking points alone: - Romney is clearly the better debater , the better speaker of the two.

Schoolmarm Wal-Mart

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Those claims range from gender to overtime issues.  If it looks, walks, smells like a brilliant public relations move, maybe it is.    Wal-Mart, as many know, has had and is still having a heap of trouble with the EEOC and private-sector lawyers suing on behalf of employees who contend they have been treated unfairly.    Well, as Matt Townsend reports  in BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK, Wal-Mart has turned schoolmarm. 

Dubai - Will it deep-six Black Friday momentum?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Currently, they are primarily meeting the uptick in demand through increased overtime. The Dow Jones closed after many of Black Friday optimists had checked out their purchases.    That closing was down 155 points.    And it isn't just the numbers which can halt today's shopping momentum.    It's the reason for the plunge: Debt problems, to the tune of $60 billion, in the city of Dubai. 

4 ways to plan a panel to delight the audience

The Eloquent Woman

go overtime. A great panel shouldn't so surprising. But because so many speakers and organizers fail to prepare for delighting the audience, the truly delightful panels are few and far between. Far more common are panels that use up the listeners' goodwill and then some. Fortunately, planning a great panel and pulling it off is well within reach--just four basic factors will get you there, with the bonus that its rarity means yours will be a real standout.

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Famous Speech Friday: Janet Yellen on holding women back

The Eloquent Woman

Finish the thought: It's been said many times that once women decide to have children, their advancement is limited, particularly in high-powered professions that require long hours and overtime, or excessive travel. In America, the chair of our central banking Federal Reserve System (known familiarly as "The Fed") speaks frequently, but with care.

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7 secret advantages of the speaker who practices

The Eloquent Woman

The unprepared speaker is more likely to run overtime, stumble, forget and otherwise look forced. As a speaker coach and trainer, I can tell you that the one thing I always recommend is the same thing my trainees rarely do: Practice, and lots of it. I don't just recommend practice for your speech or presentation because it sounds good. I know there are seven secret advantages--some of the best advantages in public speaking--reserved for speakers who practice.

Timing Yourself

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Those who work in radio or television know that time is a finite resource and going overtime is the enemy. Do you consider time in every speech or presentation you give? If you are media savvy , the answer has to be yes. To consider: in your next presentation of any kind, rehearse your talk, timing it as you go. This will let you know right away what stays and what you throw overboard. Think about 'nice to know' versus 'need to know,' especially in educational type talks.

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Mastering Your Speech - Lance Miller - Book 31 of 52 in 52

Speak and Deliver

Heck, I might''ve competed against Lance had I not gone overtime by 3 seconds at my Regional that year. OK - I admit, this isn''t a book. But, part of my original list DID include some audio/DVD programs on Public Speaking, and ''Mastering Your Speech'' - a 4 DVD set by 2005 World Champion of Public Speaking Lance Miller was #51 on that list.

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Inside Voice: Brian Jenner, European Speechwriters Network

The Eloquent Woman

I share his views on speakers who go overtime, among many topics!) ( Editor''s note: Inside Voice is a new interview series on The Eloquent Woman, in which we''ll ask speakers, speechwriters, and storytellers to share their insights. This week, I''m pleased to let you hear from Brian Jenner, a British speechwriter who has created two thriving networks in that profession: The UK Speechwriters Guild and the European Speechwriters Network.

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Famous Speech Friday: Julia Child's "The French Chef" cooking demos

The Eloquent Woman

Because it was a public television show on a tight budget, she was encouraged to start talking and not to stop, if at all possible, to avoid racking up overtime charges. Her lectern was a kitchen island, and, as you can see in the photo at right, she had a television crew at her feet while she spoke.

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Pubic Speaking - Watch Your Clock So They Don't Watch Theirs

Great Public Speaking

One of the quickest ways to bomb is to go overtime or try to stuff too much information in too little time. If the audience is really great , it sometimes makes you want to go overtime because things are going so well. I don't know which one of these schools is right, so I simply make a statement to the audience sometime during the talk (usually the beginning or end) that I will not go overtime.

The Work Is Not Glamorous

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  They would likely make more than minimum wage and be paid for overtime.  Somehow a mythology has evolved among Millennials that ghostwriting and speechwriting are glamorous lines of work.    Sure, presidential writers are receiving plenty of coverage.    But, aside from that perk, which is rare, being in the front lines of executive communications is not the creative hotbed populated with brandnames which Generation Y expects. 

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Speaking pace off to the races? How to plan your speaking speed

The Eloquent Woman

No roadmap: I can''t count high enough to tell you the number of speakers I''ve met who write out everything they wish to say and then are shocked to be told they''re overtime. I''ve been coaching more than 50 speakers 1:1 this autumn. Some have been getting ready for big conferences, like TEDMED or TEDx conferences.

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Does your speech need Spanx? 5 ways to rein it in

The Eloquent Woman

For the chronically overtime talker, written remarks are the time-honored way to focus and contain your speaking. You've tried and tried, but it just won't fit. You can envision it in a smaller size, one that would make you look good, but it keeps spilling over the edges, bulging at the seams. It feels awkward and uncomfortable, but you don't know what to do. I'm talking about your speech, not your jeans--but the solution may be essentially the same.

Those 8000 new Huffington unpaid Patch bloggers: Develop niche expertise

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Our mirror neurons or that part of our wiring which is the platform for human empathy are not working overtime on this one.    According to Jeff Bercovici in FORBES , 8000 unpaid bloggers are being recruited by Huffington's hyper-local Patch.    That's despite the lawsuit already filed for the 9000 unpaid bloggers who were toiling in the vineyard before Arianna Huffington cashed out to AOL.