Email Pitching - High ROI, Despite Small Percentage of Opens

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's nothing new.   Way back in the 1970s, "What Color Is Your Parachute?" " shocked us with the reality that the professional who was best at applying for whatever got the whatever.  That person was not necessarily the most qualified.

The Communication Blog: Taboo language: gender differences

The Communication Blog

In 1996 the percentage of public swearing by men and women was 67% for men and 33% for women. In 2006, however, the percentages were much more similar: 55% for men and 45% for women. 7.02.2010 Taboo language: gender differences Heres an interesting gender difference reported by Psychology Today (August 2010). Categories: gender differences , swearing 2comments: maestra said.

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$5 Off

The Communication Blog

11.29.2010 $5 Off $5 Off The $5 off coupon and the large percentage reductions provide good examples of media literacy and its relevance to everyday living. Increasingly we see coupons for saving money at the various stores. One such one is Bed Bath & Beyond. The coupon says “$5 off any purchase of $15 or more.&# Not a bad deal or so you’d think.

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What if Your PowerPoint Slides Make You a Liar?

Executive Speech Coach

I was captivated by the numbers and percentages until he reached the graph slide in his PowerPoint presentation. Executive Speech Coach - Business Presentations Business presentations tips for executives, sales presenters, managers, technical experts and professionals from the "Speech Coach for Executives" George Torok. Transform your business presentations into effective conversations. George Torok is a Toronto based presentation coach and presentation skills trainer.

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How Important is “Story” to Your Success?

Speaker Launcher

We also know that your percentage of storytelling vs. teaching is important to the success of your presentation. We know that telling a story in your business helps people know you and perhaps relate to you better, thus winning you more business. But, many people lean too heavily on teaching. Kelly Swanson, speech coach extraordinaire […]. The post How Important is “Story” to Your Success? appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Drudge Report Poll Has Donald Trump Winning First Debate

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The percentage of those who perceived it that way was 92.11. For Hillary Clinton the percentage who determined she was the winner was 7.89. No surprise, the Drudge Report conducted a poll after the first debate. Based on 16,367 votes,, Donald Trump was declared the winner. One must remember that the Drudge Report is a conservative website. Therefore, it could have been that mostly it was conservatives who went to the site post-debate and voted. I am a registered independent.

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When a bar chart can be misleading

Presentation Zen

The two major problems with the chart are that (1) showing only percentage increases over the last seven years says nothing about the actual dollar amount being allocated to each category nor its relative percentage to the entire NASA budget. (2)

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Need quotes for math/science speeches?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Topics run from Actuary and Analysis, to Outliers and Percentages, to Truth and Variability STATISTICALLY SPEAKING: A DICTIONARY OF QUOTATIONS. selected and arranged by CC Gaither and AE Cavazos-Gaither, published by the Institute of Physics).

Presentation Tip: Eliminate 75% of the numbers

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Our Excel spreadsheet usually has four columns for each item: the current measured results, the standard we are comparing to, the absolute difference between the results and the standard, and the relative difference expressed as a percentage.

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(Another) GW Bridge Suicide - Did Man, 21, Experience the Bridge as (Temporary) Escape

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There is a theory floating around that a percentage of those who leap from bridges to their deaths experience that edifice, at least emotionally, as an escape (temporary). In their jumbled thinking they, one might say, mistake the bridge for a path to relief, at least for the time being. What they are seeking relief from could range from intrusive thoughts to actual financial, relationship, or housing problems.    Today, after 1 P.M.

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U.S. Supreme Court - Taking a Look Beneath the Robes and at Power of State Attorneys General

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Among what's being put out there as recommendations are expansion of the number of justices and that a certain percentage of the justices be appointed through a non-political process. Now, the U.S. Supreme Court is under the microscope. 

2019 56

Review of a new e-book: Visual Presentations

PowerPoint Tips

Full disclosure: The above link is an affiliate link, so I get a percentage of each sale. I recently received a free copy of a new e-book, Visual Presentations: Boring Slides to Visual Presentations in 3 Easy Steps, by M.S. Ramgopal.

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"Digital First" Probably Won't Save Metro Newspapers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And the percentage of website readers was still lower than that of print readers. "A new research paper finds that over the past eight years the websites of 51 major metropolitan newspapers have not on average seen appreciable readership gains, even as print readership falls."

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Wersell's Bike Shop, Toledo, OH - Building a Biking Infrastructure(one fix-it course, at a time)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What percentage of residents commute by bike? Climate change. The high cost of maintaining a car. NerdWallet puts that at $706 a month. Wellness. Yes, there is an alterative to Peloton. Technologies such as the e-bike.

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Choosing Our Battles - iGens Don't Expect Social Security, By 2035, Oldest of Baby Boomers Will Be 90

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Then there is no cap on by how much of a percentage the rent can be raised. Every time it was renewed the percentage of increase was a neck-snapper. This is the era when members of the media scream about coming catastrophes. 

2019 56

Did Obama’s Speech Keep Dr. King’s Dream Alive?

DeFinis Communications

According to Census reports, the percentage of blacks who graduated from high school jumped to 85 percent in 2012, from 25.7 Martin Luther King, Jr. photographed by Marion S. Trikosko, 1964. LC-DIG-ppmsc-01269. I was an elementary student at Calvert School in Washington DC in 1963.

2013 194

Pew Research Center, Thank You for Not Calling

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And in 2018, it went down another percentage point to 6. The Pew Research Center, the gold standard in polling, has gotten the message: Don't call us for your research. As Pew itself reports, it is switching to taking surveys via email. In 1997, 36% of those contacted by phone agreed to participate in the survey. In 2017, that declined to 7%. If only other organizations would get that message and stop telemarketing to us. 

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"The Good Doctor" - New Head of Surgery Pushes Shaun Murphy Out, Into Pathology

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  He replied in a clinical way that in X percentage of cases, that particular drug is associated with certain birth defects. The mother of severely malformed infant asks Shaun Murphy a question he gives exactly the wrong answer to.

2019 56

Did Obama’s Speech Keep Dr. King’s Dream Alive?

DeFinis Communications

According to Census reports, the percentage of blacks who graduated from high school jumped to 85 percent in 2012, from 25.7 I was an elementary student at Calvert School in Washington DC in 1963. Our school was connected to St.

2013 186

Inserting icons in PowerPoint 365

PowerPoint Tips

That percentage will grow significantly, I believe. If you have PowerPoint 365, by now you should have a major new feature, icons.

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A Conversation with Felicity Barber

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The rise and fall of women in tech (as a percentage of programmers). On April 26, 2018 the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable Held a conference call with Felicity Barber. Felicity is the Executive Speechwriter at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

6 Customer Journey Maps You Can Swipe


What percentage of your sales have come from inbound processes? What percentage of sales are coming from these sources? When retail was all brick and mortar, things were simple. Business displayed their inventory; customers came in and physically assessed it and bought what they liked.

Post-Crisis Communication – Going Away Works

Matt Eventoff

Twenty-five percent — “ only three percentage points above the lowest presidential approval rating in Gallup Poll history.&#. There is no way to “come back&# if you don’t “go away.&# . When a public figure emerges from a crisis or scandal, it is imperative to disappear from the public spotlight for a while. . For more proof, look no further than former President George W. Bush.

The New Aging - Almost 20% of 65+ Working

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In only a 5-year period the percentage of those 65+ in the workforce jumped from 18.4 Back in the mid-80s, the percentage was at 10.4. to 19.5, according to the Labor Department. Here are more details from Jordan Yadoo at Bloomberg.    The shift from embracing retirement to pushing back on standard leisure by working is creating two cultures among the aging. One is the traditional expectation of leaving hustling for income in the past.

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How I did a makeover of my signature story at the Story Theater Retreat

Speaking about Presenting

You can see my struggle with this technique in this extended clip which includes Doug’s coaching: Or you can just watch my final attempt: I’ve only covered a small percentage of what I learned at Doug Stevenson’s Story Theater Retreat.

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Litigation Financing - The Investment Piece

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"  The way litigation financing operates at that level is to provide cash-strapped personal injury plaintiffs with an advance in exchange for a percentage of their settlements or verdicts. Victim advocates contend plaintiffs are being exploited since the percentage of the verdict or settlement they agree to sign over for the use of the funds amounts to usury.  Ever since it was outed that venture capitalist and entrepreneur Peter Thiel helped finance "Hogan v.

2018 40

Renting - What Personal Finance Experts Skip Over

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At the top of the list is that in most locations there is no cap on the percentage of increase in the rent from year to year. The American Dream is dead. More and more personal finance experts are pushing the advantages of renting.

2019 56

89% of employers want colleges to place more emphasis on communication

PowerPoint Tips

That was a higher percentage than any other skill, knowledge, or ability. In a survey of over 300 businesses, 89% of employers stated that they want colleges to place more emphasis on oral and written communication. This comes from the Association of American Colleges & Universities ‘ LEAP initiative. You can find the PDF of the results here. Why are oral and written communication so important?

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New survey: How people are using Twitter at conferences

Speaking about Presenting

I’ve reproduced below the actual chart of the results as it appears in the paper: I assume the vertical axis is the percentage of respondents who ticked a specific purpose, and I assume they could tick more than one (this is not clear from the paper).

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When Good Girls Didn't Leave Home Until Married, Then Moved Downstairs From Mom

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When I was growing up in the 1950s, the percentage was 100. Right now, 36.4% of women 18 through 34 still live at home. That's straight from Pew Research, reports Bloomberg. And it's Deja Vu for us Baby Boomers.

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The State of Remote Work: Key Trends for 2019-2020


Census Bureau, noting that by 2018 just the percentage of the workforce working from their homes is reaching 5.4%. The face of the modern workplace is changing. It’s a matter of several things – companies are going global, or at least employing workers in places all over the globe.

Six Secrets from a Professional Speaker on Audience Participation

Speaking about Presenting

Keep in mind there will always be a small percentage of the population that does not want to play with you. Last week I wrote about the challenge of the third era of presenting: the era of the audience.

The Difference Between Good and Great

Speaker Launcher

Our industry pie will always contain a large percentage of people who are making a living vs. a small percentage of people who are getting wealthy. Every year American Idol shows us the differences between singers who are good, and singers who can really go the distance. Greatness.

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Trauma of Being Fat Girl Has Long Half Life, But I Did Prevent Diabetes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That percentage will probably increase.  Diabetes is a nasty disease. According to the American Diabetes Association , 9.4% of the U.S. population has it.   In 2014, I was heading that way. Quickly. Actually, the medical doctor's eyes popped when he glanced at the lab results.

2019 52

If Rep Peter King Runs for GOP Presidential Nomination, So Should I (And so should you)

TJ Walker Interactive

King and I both have a zero percentage shot of gaining the GOP nomination. In case you missed the big block buster news of the last week, Rep. Peter King is thinking of running for the GOP nomination for President. And that got me keeping, if King runs, then so should I (and so should you).

2013 75

PresentationEssentials-New E-book by Oliver Adria

PowerPoint Tips

As a result, he’s offering me a percentage of each sale. Oliver Adria, who blogs about presenting at ReThink Presentations , has just come out with an e-book called PresentationEssentials: 39 Ideas on Content, Design and Delivery. (I I like his categories — I use the same ones to describe the components of a presentation.). Oliver has a great sense of design; the book is beautifully designed.

2010 119

Marketers - Headlining Your Content with a Question

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The lawyer does the research and finds out that X percentage of those in a car accident do have a liability claim against such entities as the manufacturer or government entity.  It's well-known that interactive content can be very effective.

2019 56

Donald Trump - Making all the right rhetorical moves (at time when speeches are important again)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, there is only a 3 percentage point gap. Speechwriters and public speaking coaches should may hay while the sun shines. Donald Trump is closing in on Hillary Clinton.

2016 56

Not Leaving Las Vegas - Recalling the Saga of Stuart Shorter

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  There is growing homeless created by: Landlord Nation, that is, high rents with no caps for the percentage of increase at lease-renewal time. Las Vegas, like so many metro areas, is undergoing the perfect storm. 

Your Professional Options: Housebound

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those extra percentage points can tip the whole package beyond what's affordable. Owning a house is shifting from the American Dream to an extreme limit on professional options. The number-one reason for that is that it's become increasingly difficult to sell residential property, at least at or near the price wanted. That means that professionals can't easily relocate for work, unless the company buys the house.

2018 43

BA/BS Class of 2018 - One Rite of Passage Got Less Expensive

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  This change seems to also be happening in the percentage of increase in lease renewals. The traditional rite of passage for college graduates landing jobs in Manhattan has been finding an apartment that doesn't eat up too much of their first-year compensation. Well, if Q4 2017 trends continue, that won't be their number-one challenge in adjusting to  post-college life in New York City. Here are the details from Bloomberg.

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Professionally Speaking...

Pie charts are typically used when showing proportions, for example the percentages of stock, bonds and cash in a financial portfolio or the sources of energy use. It's no secret that I think visuals should dominate words in a presentation where any type of slideware is used.

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Living Without the Internet

The Communication Blog

32-33), on the percentage of people in various countries who would be willing to give up an important lifestyle habit to keep the Internet: · 89% of those in Indonesia and 65% of those in the United Kingdom would give up alcohol instead of the Internet. · One way to introduce computer-mediated communication and its role in our everyday lives would be to identify important lifestyle habits that we’d be willing to give up as long as we could keep our Internet connection.