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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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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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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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).

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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Presenters: Have you ever had any presentation skills training?

PowerPoint Tips

Effective Presenting and PowerPoint&# about what percentage of presenters have had presentation skills training. A great discussion is going on in the LinkedIn group, “Great Communicators! We’ve had guestimates from 1% to 75%! True, if you read this blog, you probably are more committed to improving your presentations skills than the average presenter, but let’s get some hard data! Here are two steps: Go to [link] and complete the short survey.

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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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FIRE - When It's About Exiting the Rat Race

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No, I didn't have to be turning over such a large percentage of my revenue to keep a roof over my head.  Right alongside the many other high-profile movements in America is one that is getting increasing attention. That's FIRE: Financial Independence, Retire Early.

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

I'm my own worst audience member

Speak Schmeak

I wondered what percentage of pitch to content there would be, and I wondered if the content would be worth my drive, or if it was going to be a lot of fluff to fill the time in between pitches. But this is a small percentage of the audience and we can't only speak to this person.

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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.

Winds, Water, Heat - Climate Change Setback for The New Aging

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I have a hunch the percentage is higher. The news the 76 million Baby Boomers and the oldest of Gen X are paying attention to is: weather. Climate change seems to be causing extreme phenomenon like Hurricane Hector, already a Category 5.

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Why Women Almost Never Win the World Championship of Public Speaking

Speak and Deliver

We've had a small percentage of women in the Finals in the first place, but we've had more than a few place in the top three. But still, a small percentage overall. See - other than a tiny percentage of speakers every year, NONE of us are good enough.

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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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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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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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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 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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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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A Bear Market - One More Reason to Put Off Retirement or to Need to "Reverse Retire"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That could turn out to be a low percentage. The bull market, Howard Gold reminds us in MarketWatch , is 10 years old. If and when it turns into a bear one, the portfolios of those contemplating retiring or who are already retired could take a major hit. 

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Equity Shareholders Negative on Dividends - GE Halves Its

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

by 21 percentage points."  This is a hypercompetitive era, driven by technology. Corporations which don't keep improving their core businesses could go out of business. That why equity shareholders have turned negative on dividends, as well as shares repurchases.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

It gets worse: A male blogger's take on the lack of women speakers in the tech world: It's worse than it seems, as women are a higher percentage of workers in cerrtain categories.

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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

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.

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi - How Tone-Deaf

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That accounts for a small percentage of independent drivers of taxi cabs and black cars. Influential media outlets such as New York Magazine and The New York Times have been covering the suicides of New York City drivers of taxi cabs and black cars.

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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).

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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.

Quick Tips to Kick-Out Boring Bullet Points


We can make additional improvements to the previous design in order to visually reflect the percentage values. In the sample below, we have used small pie charts on each component to denote the percentage value associated to each item. Using alternative bullet points delivers a powerful impact on your audience.

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It's not about you

Speak Schmeak

If it's a large percentage of the audience, you might be doing something to encourage their behavior. Andrew Zhan sent me this video the other day, and I loved it. It's got a profound message. It's not geared to speakers, but the message is applicable: It's not about you.

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Address your audience's fears up front

Speak Schmeak

We were able to have a brief discussion acknowledging one truth about abusive relationships at the same time another truth was revealed: that only a small percentage of men are abusive in relationships.

2011 200

The Angst Epidemic on College Campuses - Did Parents Screw Up, Yet Again?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" There has been a significant increase in the percentage of college students seeking formal modes of individual and group therapy and less-expensive treatments such as peer counseling. On Abovethelaw , lawyer-journalist Kathryn Rubino re-introduces us to Amy Chua.

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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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Virtual Law Firms - Business Model for Lawyers Who Don't Need Status, Financial Security of BigLaw

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They go on to pay a percentage of the revenue from each assignment which had been listed on Upwork and for which Upwork handles the billing and collection of payment.  The concept of the virtual law firm has caught on.

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