You have a platform, but are you making it count?

Speak Schmeak

So let me ask you this: If you had a platform where you could reach hundreds or thousands or millions of people all at once—and you had something really important to say, would you use it? Yeah, you're using your platform. Your platform may be bigger than mine or smaller than mine.

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[Podcast] From Podcast to Platform with Joel Boggess

Speaker Launcher

The post [Podcast] From Podcast to Platform with Joel Boggess appeared first on Jane Atkinson. The Wealthy Speaker Podcast Jane Atkinson Joel Boggess podcasting podcasting to platform speakingJoel Boggess has parlayed his popular Relaunch podcast (over 1 million downloads!) into speaking and author opportunities. His Never Give Up mantra was instilled at an early age after a frightening brush with death.

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Lawsuits = Platforms for Publicity

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It pays to sue. That's the message Everyman/Everywoman may get from Melania Trump's win with the Daily Mail. She had sued it for publishing the rumor that she had been employed as a high-end escort. She argued that had hurt her ability to be a successful businesswoman. The saga ends with a settlement. It consists of an apology and unspecified damages. Here is the coverage from USA Today. Earlier she had also sued a Maryland blogger who had also posted on the rumor.

TuneIn Radio: A great platform for podcasts

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

TuneIn is a popular app available for iOS and Android devices. It allows anyone to listen to radio stations from around the world. With over 50 million monthly active users, TuneIn lets people listen to the world’s sports, news, talk, and music from wherever they are.

How Executives Can Keep Their Organization Informed via an Online Platform

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

In two weeks time I’ll be hosting an free webinar on How Executives Can Keep Their Organization Informed via an Online Platform on the INXPO Social Business TV network. I’ll be sharing tips on how executives can effectively inform and engage with their extended teams. Based on my experience with Silicon Valley technology companies, I’ll [.]. Business Communication Social Media Technology INXPO Webinar

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Is Twitter a Good Platform for Pitching Investors? « TJWALKER.

TJ Walker Interactive

Garrison Keillor to Retire in 2013 » Is Twitter a Good Platform for Pitching Investors? News analyzed from a communication perspective.

Inauguration Protests - Ideal Platform for Networking, Romance

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The cameras will pan on the anti- Trump protestors today. Some journalists will move in close and interview those with a cause.    In this media-savvy era, the earnest will know exactly the provocative meme to dominate coverage.

Cover Lettters - Platform for Career Start-Overs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

How can I start over?" " That's what an over-50 colleague asked his network last week. He had lasted longer than most of us in traditional jobs. Then he had hit a wall. For 13 months he has been hunting for yet another old-time job. No, he didn't land work going that route.

Round. Nick Clegg’s Conference Speech Problem

The Presenter's Blog

Get the timing or direction wrong and you fall off your platform. Presenting Stagecraft business conference speech 2012 Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg platform podium politics presentation presentation skills presenters' blog presenting public speaking rhetoric stage layout

When the Trump Platform Collapsed - Roger Ailes, Chris Christie

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Donald Trump must have looked good as a platform for each to launch a comeback.   Too bad for the two that platform wasn’t sturdy. Former Fox News head Roger Ailes and Chris Christie were fading power brokers.

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Murder - Always Entertainment, Platform for Half-Baked Theories

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As Kate Summerscale tells that true story in the 2016 book "The Wicked Boy," what screams out is this: It's nothing new that murder is a source of great entertainment as well as a platform for half-baked theories. In 1895, a 13-year-old boy in England, Robert Coombes. murdered

Procrastination = Platform for (Extreme) Angst

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But right behind that reason is the realization that procrastination = the platform for extreme angst. We in communications know from failure that it takes time for a creative angle to emerge and then to position and package it as content.  Diving in prematurely can produce stale copy.

Podcast: Creating Your Platform

Communication Steroids

Speakers and authors will benefit greatly from creating and building a platform from which to launch their careers. What exactly is a platform and how can you build it? We mention Suzanne Falter-Barns in the podcast as an expert on platform-building. Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious Speakers and authors will benefit greatly from creating and building a platform from which to launch their careers. What exactly is a platform and how can you build it?

Podcast: Creating Your Platform

Communication Steroids

Speakers and authors will benefit greatly from creating and building a platform from which to launch their careers. What exactly is a platform and how can you build it? We mention Suzanne Falter-Barns in the podcast as an expert on platform-building. Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious Speakers and authors will benefit greatly from creating and building a platform from which to launch their careers. What exactly is a platform and how can you build it?

Blog platform updated

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Hi all. I have just upgraded this site to the latest version of wordpress – version 2.8. Everything appears to be fine, please let me know if you find any funnies. thanks. Craig.

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Medium.com = LinkedIn Pulse-Like Open Platform For Influence Publishing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The latest platform for influence publishing is Medium.com. It joins LinkedIn Pulse as an open platform to post on. The influence game is tilting toward DIY. You can attract the right kind of attention without needing The Gatekeepers.

The Trump Brand - Built On Platform Of Social Media

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The platform for bundling together private and public has been social media. Trump had the genius and fearlessness to leverage the platform already existing to put together populist branding.

Facebook = Platform for Baby Boomer Mourning

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Baby Boomer Tom Cordaro, a lawyer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is dead.   His family, friends of the family and the gang from college days have been busy during the past 24 hours mourning him on Facebook.

The Best Websites for Google Slides, Prezi and PowerPoint Templates

Presentation Guru

We have compiled a list of template providers for Google Slides, Prezi and PowerPoint, including some which offer templates that are compatible with more than one platform.

Thought Leaders - You Can Create Web Platforms W/O Coding

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Code-free web design platforms are an increasingly popular tool among web designers. Companies [e.g.

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"Lessons Learned" = Popular Meme, Poor Platform For Change

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Books, articles, speeches, and film documentaries are framed: Lessons Learned. But, if all these lessons were learned, we humans would be living our little lives in The Happy Valley.

7 Suicides at Columbia University - Coillege Had Never Been Great Platform for Nostalgia

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On an episode for "Mad Men," Don Draper does his nostalgia presentation. It's on behalf of the Kodak Carousel (slide-show product.) That segment has become a classic.

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.

Trump's Presidential Campaign - Is it really a platform for launching cable network alternate to Fox News?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

His actual agenda might have been and is to leverage that high profile as a platform for launching a cable network alternate to Fox News. Donald Trump might have gamed us again. Sure, he looks like a loser in the campaign for U.S. President.

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Bernie Kerik: Prison great platform for next career move

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Bernie Kerik, former New York City police chief, is yet another example of how serving time in prison is a useful platform for pursuing a fresh career path.

Amazon.com's Book Rankings - Platform For King-Size Schadenfreude

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was that astute cynic the late writer Gore Vidal who observed that it is not enough for a professional to succeed. In addition, all the others in the loop must fail.

Likeability & Hillary Clinton's Lack Of It - That Power Platform Could Be Crumbling

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Likeability has been a traditional platform for power. If this platform is crumbling in politics, the implications could be huge for other fields.

Using Humor From the Platform

Humor Power

He shared many excellent, practical tips for using humor from the platform. I enjoyed a tele-seminar by Brad Montgomery today. Brad is a successful professional speaker, a funny guy, and a great teacher. Here are a few of his suggestions: 1. The main goal when using humor is not getting laughs; the goal is making a connection with the audience. If you wonder if you’re crossing the line of good taste, you’re too close to the line.

Mobile: Content for this platform

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Dmyla - Dreamstime.com.   IdeaLaunch conducted a webinar on content for mobile.    Not only did more than 300 people tune in.    The presentation and Q&A ran way over the hour.    And we stayed glued to our screens.    Mobile users are orbiting around at high speed.    Getting and keeping their attention is very different than even on the web.

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Medium = Cool Open Platform: Hillary Clinton Posts On It (about Donald Trump, of course)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's official: Open social network platform - Medium - is cool. Hillary Clinton has recently posted on it. Here you can read what she has to say about Donald Trump. So far there are 1,174 likes and 71 responses. My hunch: There will be plenty more likes and comments.

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Should You Use Humor in VC Pitch? « TJWALKER INTERACTIVE

TJ Walker Interactive

Public speaking, media training, presentation training, crisis communications Home Live Video About TJ Products & Services FAQs « Jon Bon Jovi Makes Grumpy Attack on Steve Jobs Is Twitter a Good Platform for Pitching Investors? News analyzed from a communication perspective.

"Send Us Your Book" - Publishing Still Platform for Consultants to Make Big Money

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The calls are coming in again: Requests to research, conduct interviews for, and ghostwrite books for publication. For those in professional services focused on making the big money, the book still remains the price of entry.

Present in Four Places at the Same Time

Presentation Guru

Here, Shane’s written a detailed article on four virtual speaking platforms that you should investigate if you have a message to share. Technology has completely changed the way presenters can get their message out to an audience.

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Blogging In Era Of LinkedIn Pulse, Medium, Twitter & Other Open Platforms

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Instead, the focus has shifted to how to manage the blog in this era of so many prestigious open platforms you could also be posting on. Big players know: Yes, you need a blog. It's expected.

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Bunny Mellon Funeral: Platform for John Edwards' Comeback

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Right now, former top-tier politico John Edwards is back practicing law as a plaintiff attorney.  But that could just be a parking spot in his career.   Like many planning The Next, Edwards could be leveraging a funeral as a testing ground for what he can attempt to put together.

What to Say When.You’re Dying on the Platform

Pivotal Public Speaking

What to Say When.You’re Dying on the Platform: A Complete Resource for Speakers, Trainers, and Executives. by Lily Walters.

What to Say When.You’re Dying on the Platform

Pivotal Public Speaking

What to Say When.You’re Dying on the Platform: A Complete Resource for Speakers, Trainers, and Executives. by Lily Walters.

AnonymousLawyer.com - Platform for legal parody

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Before Jeremy Blachman, then a 3L at Harvard Law School, started his blog AnonymousLawyer.com in 2005, legal was a dry media category.    Unless you were a lawyer, considering attending law school, or your company was in trouble, you never bothered with it.    Then Blachman introduced parody to talking about the law.    He was a fictional lawyer at one of those large law firms which, at that time, was a black box to the the rest of us. 

God: Can Democrats sell party platform without religious element?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Yet, in this crucial presidential election year, reports David Brody at CBN News , the Democratic party has removed the phrase "God-given" from its platform

Medium - Can This Digital Platform With No GateKeepers Kill Establishment Media?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Medium is being taken seriously by politicos. One of its "regulars" is Hillary Clinton. And a year ago, President Obama first posted his State of the Union speech on Medium. Meanwhile, because Medium has no gatekeepers, anyone can post an opinion-editorial (op-ed) on it.