Do you have my permission?

Speak Schmeak

Don't add me to your mailing list without my permission. Besides making yourself look like a spammer, it's just not considerate or professional to add people to your mailing list without permission.

Your Dreams - Permission To Pull The Plug

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

She gives us the permission we need in America to pull the plug on all that. There is the strange voodoo of dreams. At least in America. Once we attach to one, such as becoming a famous investment expert or a professional dancer, we are doomed to stick with it.

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Best Practices in Permission Marketing: How to Follow the Law & Respect Your Clients

Speaker Launcher

The post Best Practices in Permission Marketing: How to Follow the Law & Respect Your Clients appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Most Recent Post Speaker Marketing email email marketing email permission email subscribers facebook facebook groups facebook marketing marketing online marketing opt in permission marketingSocial media and email broadcasting have changed over the past few years, giving business owners who maintain an online presence so much to think about.

Don't wait to be asked: Take a permission audit of your speaking

The Eloquent Woman

Time to do a sorry audit, reader Miriam Gordon tweeted that I should turn next to a "permission audit" for women speakers. The other is waiting to be asked, as if you needed someone to grant permission. Asking permission when you don't need to do so can take many forms.

"American Hustle" - Permission to love our inner Machiavelli

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"American Hustle" exposes the manipulator in all of us.  That's why it is resonating with audiences. It frees us from the Boy Scoutish/Girl Scoutish notion that we are expected to play the game straight.  Now we can fully embrace and come to love our inner Machiavelli.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: Buddha gives us permission to feel compassion

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those who haven't screwed up - and badly - are a shrinking minority. With so much economic, social, and political turbulence, most of us have wound up on the wrong side of whatever. 

PowerPoint Tip: You need permission to use YouTube videos

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

I want to discuss the right way to get permission to do so. Permission, you ask? Why do I need permission? Just like every other broadcast medium, like television or a movie theatre, videos are copyrighted by the creator, and you need permission to use the video in your work. So how do you get permission? If you can’t get permission, consider a video from a different source or even a photograph to make your point.

Business Leaders: Now You Have Permission To Say, "We Don't Know"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" most new business ideas (inside or outside the corporation) are characterized by a completely different set of conditions: uncertainty. research shows that that under conditions of uncertainty, planning simply does not work."

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Baby Boomers: Still needing permission to "make it up"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  I now get it that to do that I needed permission. Last night I received that permission from an expert in organizational development.  There was a time - call it the Baby Boomer's version of "Camelot" - when professional success meant following the rules. 

"Quiet" by Susan Cain: Americans need permission to be introverts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  A book by Susan Cain could give us permission to not have to be "on" so much of the time.  Be outgoing.    Well rounded.    Make others listen to what you say.    That was the formula for success we Baby Boomers grew up with. 

Less-Is-More and Permission

Humor Power

We sometimes forget that most humor requires “permission&# from the audience to use it. Without permission, your humor can work against the less-is-more principle. If you persist in using humor without permission, the audience may be thinking: “There he/she goes again. Without being the winner, I felt I wouldn’t have had “permission&# to take the microphone during the awards ceremony and do two humor lines.

Andy Rooney, Dead at 92: The man who gave us permission to not be cool

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Andy Rooney was the Patron Saint of those who didn't intend to pull out all stops in being cool - or pretending to be young.    For instance, he reflected on "60 Minutes" one evening that he really wasn't into Lady Gaga. 

Come on, did we really need permission to eat, buy bigger pants

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The women on it don't need permission from Julia Roberts [playing Elizabeth Gilbert] to eat and buy bigger pants.  Every day I take public transportation.    The film is targeted at the X-rays, as Tom Wolfe called those upper-middle-class trophy wives in BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES.   And it's sad, not a sign of personal liberation, that they would require a signal from somewhere to stuff their face now and then.

How to Write a Lot

The Communication Blog

11.01.2010 How to Write a Lot Here is a Word file of a brief article I wrote and which appears in the current issue of ETC: A Review of General Semantics and here with permission. How to Write a Lot Four Rules Joseph A. DeVito A lot has been written about effective writing.

Do You Have Shut-Up Syndrome?

Speak and Deliver

As the King's Speech progresses, Mr. Logue slowly works to convince Prince Albert to give himself permission - permission to think his thoughts, permission to speak, and even permission to be King. Only you can turn on the permission switch.

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The Communication Blog: A Speech of Dedication

The Communication Blog

I reprint it here, with Bernard’s permission, not only to illustrate an excellent speech of dedication but more important to celebrate Bernard’s dedication and generosity to education, to students, and to Northeastern Illinois University. 2.02.2011 A Speech of Dedication Here is a wonderful speech of dedication. It was written and delivered by Professor Bernard J. Brommel of Northeastern Illinois University at the naming of Brommel Hall.

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Guest Posting: How to write a really good three-minute speech in 10 minutes, by David Murray

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

This appears with David’s express permission. David Murray is the editor of Vital Speeches of the Day. This posting recently appeared there and I was impressed by the practical advice it contains. It captures the essence of the speechwriting process. The title says it all.

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Guest Posting: How to demolish your fear of public speaking in 4 unconventional steps, by Philip Pape

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

This post originally appeared on Philip’s blog and is posted here with his express permission. Philip Pape is an author, software engineer, public speaker, and life-hacker who helps smart people obliterate obstacles to success.

2015 217

Guest Posting: Flying Lessons, First Hand by Rod Thorn

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Reprinted here with his express permission. This is the keynote address by Rod Thorn, Communication Executive, PepsiCo that was delivered at the Ragan Speechwriters and Executive Communicators Conference, George Washington University, Washington, D.C. on March 10, 2015.

2015 215

Guest Posting: The West Wing Whirlwind, by Jan Sonneveld and Rune Kier

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

This article is reprinted with their express permission. Jan Sonneveld and Rune Kier are government speechwriters in Holland and Denmark respectively. Rune Kier Nielsen is on Twitter and on LinkedIn. Jan Sonneveld is on Twitter and on LinkedIn.

2014 215

Infographic: The Do’s and Don’ts of Presenting

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

This content appears with their express permission. The good people at Walkerstone in the UK (a team of professional trainers who are also business writers and marketers) have produced a great infographic, with an informative preamble, on the Do’s and Don’ts of Presenting. The Do’s And Don’ts of Presenting There are two elements to making […]. Business Communication Public Speaking Infographic

2017 140

Jet Fuel For Writing

Communication Steroids

Photo used with permission [link] Creative Commons Licensing From → Communication Skills , Speech Writing , Written Communication Comments are closed.

Toastmaster Magazine: Learning to Write for Others

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

With the editors kind permission, here’s the text of Learning to Write for Others for you to download and read. I’m pleased to have an article in the current January edition of Toastmaster Magazine. I discuss the ways the Toastmaster Competent Communicator program helped me become a better speechwriter. Unfortunately the typo in the first […]. Speechwriting Toastmasters

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Guest Posting: Communicating at Virgin Atlantic, by Adam Schair

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

This post appears with his express permission. Adam Schair is Vice President, Human Resources Communications at Thomson Reuters in New York and a member of the Thomson Reuters Internal Communication & Engagement Council. He manages a team of human resources communications specialists. Fortune Favors the Bold: Communicating at Virgin Atlantic, by Adam Schair I recently […]. Business Communication Marketing Richard branson Thomson Reuters Virgin Atlantic

2014 139

Guest Posting: Worst Brand Name Award of 2011, by Alexandra Watkins

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The following post originally appeared in her blog and is reposted here with her express permission. Alexandra Watkins is the Founder & Chief Innovation Officer at Eat My Words, a San Francisco based creative naming agency known for creating unforgettable brand names. Announcing the most frightful brand name of 2011… the Head Scratcher of the [.]. Business Communication Cultural Differences Culture Shock! Eat My Words

2011 125

LB interviewed in Santa Barbara News-Press

Speak Schmeak

And I don't yet have permission to reprint on my site. Yes, that's right. I was one of several Santa Barbarians interviewed on how we use Twitter for business and pleasure. Great article, which unfortunately is behind a pay wall, so I won't be posting a link here.

2009 130

Steve Jobs Commencement Address

The Communication Blog

I think this is a wonderful speech and I tried to reprint it in the last edition of my public speaking book but, unfortunately, permission was denied. With the recent death of Steve Jobs--one of the real geniuses of our time--I thought that public speaking students (and actually just about anyone) would enjoy reading a commencement speech he delivered some years ago.

2011 109

Nancy Drew, et al. - When We Were Shaped by Characters in Books

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" They are giving us permission to not get stuck in traditional norms. It might have been Nancy Drew's independence that set our generation off on second-wave feminism, embracing The Pill, and willingness to see how far we could go in Corporate America. 

2019 56

For every risk, some praise

The Presenter's Blog

At whatever stage within a public speaking career we might be, we need to give ourselves permission to learn, and to experiment, and through that process to grow as presenters. Give yourself permission to learn. “a boy’s capacity may be dulled by too great strictness in correcting him.

2013 146

Speakers, You’ve GOTTA Get On Periscope!! (Says Who?)

Succeed Speaking

You have permission to pass on Periscope. Maybe you’ve heard about this new social media/video streaming app called Periscope. Maybe it seems like you’re hearing about it everywhere.). Periscope launched in March and by early August they had surpassed 10 million user accounts.

2015 231

What high sales performers do before and in email…

SpeakerSue Says...

While you’re on the phone, always, always, always, get permission for the step after the next immediate action. And in email, give yourself permission to make the next step easy, friction-less and simple for them. “Email isn’t just a response to a request but a strategic tool that can set you apart from others” SpeakerSue. Email, when used strategically, is an amazing tool to initiate, nurture, grow and close business.

2019 40

Winning entry in the Shadows contest

PowerPoint Tips

I got permission to show you the entry of the 1st place winner, John Sanders, so here it is. In my blog post, “ Add drama with PowerPoint 2007’s shadows ,&# I had a contest for the best 3 entries.

2010 130

Humor techniques of 22 prominent U.S. politicians

Speak to Lead

Here, with his permission, are his findings: With the caucus and primary events coming soon, let’s reflect on. As the 2012 U.S. presidential primaries begin, humorist John Kinde has analyzed the key humor techniques of 22 current and former candidates. Humor 2012 Republican primaries John Kinde Lou Hampton political humor presidential humor

Textbook Changes

The Communication Blog

The reason: permission problems. Again, the reason is permission problems, especially the difficulty/impossibility of getting digital rights. Cartoons will probably be cut back or eliminated entirely, largely because of cost (they’re much more expensive than photos) and digital permission problems. You may have noticed (or will soon notice) a number of changes in your textbooks and I thought I’d note some of these here.

2013 100

Communication Strategies: Other-Orientation

The Communication Blog

< Grant permission. A simple statement such as “I know how difficult it is to talk about feelings” opens up the topic of feelings and gives the other person permission either to pursue such a discussion or to say nothing. Other-Orientation. Other-orientation is a quality of interpersonal effectiveness that includes the ability to adapt your messages to the other person.

Convert iTunes M4P (and other) sounds to MP3

PowerPoint Tips

In most cases, you need permission to use copyrighted music in a presentation to someone else. A subscriber recently asked me how to insert songs that he bought from iTunes into a PowerPoint presentation. He wanted to use them for a presentation to a Rotary Club conference. Before I start, let me say that I'm not a lawyer. If you have questions, get legal advice. That said, here's my understanding. Correct me if I'm wrong.)

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Make your communication personal with photos

PowerPoint Tips

Be sure to get their permission. I see lots of presentation files and have started to notice that when people start designing slides, they go into a formal mode that makes the presentation less personal — and less effective.

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LB interviewed in Santa Barbara News-Press

Speak Schmeak

And I don't yet have permission to reprint on my site. Yes, that's right. I was one of several Santa Barbarians interviewed on how we use Twitter for business and pleasure. Great article, which unfortunately is behind a pay wall, so I won't be posting a link here.

2009 130

Cover Letters - Generics Get Tossed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Request permission to submit a mini marketing proposal. Why you need to ask permission is to indicate you understand the power game. The cover letter is the way you introduce yourself to those who can hire you for jobs, contract assignments, or new business for your enterprise.

2018 56

Famous Speech Friday: Virginia Woolf's 1931 "Professions for Women" speech

The Eloquent Woman

Signature first published this illustration in Nathan Gelgud's It's Time to Re-read Virginia Woolf's 1931 'Professions for Women' Speech , and kindly provided permission for me to reproduce it here for you.

Enjoying the Journey

The Presenter's Blog

The secret is to give ourselves permission to enjoy the journey, and that way, those who accompany us, be they family, friends, or audience, get to enjoy it too! This Christmas, give yourself permission to “be in the moment”. There is a parallel between enjoying presenting and enjoying the Holidays. Every Christmas I have a melt-down. I enter the festive season resolving “This time I will not be a stress-demon by Christmas Eve.”

2011 112


Sandra Schrift - Executive Speech Coach

My clients, who fear public speaking, learn to accept this fear and then work at conquering it, make fear their friend by facing it, and give themselves permission to make mistakes. Do you ever think things like. What if I forget my speech?” What if I fail at the lectern?” What if I lose my good health?’ Don’t you want to just strangle the “what ifs?’

2009 100

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Men have to go way beyond what’s permissible before they get criticized (they are just being “strong” and “assertive”), and in any case neither men nor women are apt to publicly criticize a man’s behavior (or dress, or looks), when it’s OK to berate a woman on any of these."

2017 69