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. Had I not pulled the plug on becoming a prominent literary figure, I would have missed out on making a very good living as a commercial writer. There is the strange voodoo of dreams.

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Facebook: Why I pulled the plug

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

She and I also added to the reasons for pulling the plug on Facebook: I am way too private for all that sharing and liking. The ethos of Facebook is The Happy Valley or PG-rated.  Positive rules.  That's been documented by research and experience.

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Book plugging news

Max Atkinson

It's 10 days since I posted some comments about the impact of BBC 'plug-a-book' shows on sales, following a mention of Speech-making and Presentation Made Easy (see above) on the BBC website. As expected, it soon slipped back from its all-time high of 1,841st in the Amazon bestsellers chart, but it's still been averaging about 220,000 places higher than it was before the plug on the BBC website. Tags: Book plugging Amazon waterstones booksellers

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Book plugging

Max Atkinson

So instead of posting stuff about the impact on sales of BBC 'plug-a-book' shows, I thought I should be doing a bit more in the way of plugging my own books on the blog. If you're wondering why my books have suddenly appeared in such a prominent place at the top of the page, there are two reasons.

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Journalism Academic Programs: Emory pulling the plug

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Everything changes.    Respected Emory is phasing out its academic program in journalism.    That sends a lot of messages. The most blatant is that journalism as a discipline isn't in demand, not as a source of influence, not as where the jobs are. 

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Vital Speeches plugs the Eloquent Woman

The Eloquent Woman

Thanks to reader and speechwriter Margot Friedman for alerting me that The Eloquent Woman was highlighted this week in McMurry's Executive Communication Report , a free email newsletter from the publishers of The Influential Executive and Vital Speeches of the Day. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.) The newsletter includes pointers to speechwriting jobs, tips, blogs, and speech-related resources and analyses.

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BBC plug-a-book show slot for aging new left author

Max Atkinson

Readers of my previous comments on BBC plug-a-book show s won’t be surprised to hear that I didn’t last longer than about three minutes before turning one off last night. As for how he came to get one of these prime plug-a-book slots, it’s anyone’s guess. Tags: Book plugging bbc

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Barnes & Noble - Should it also pull plug on laptop users, non-paying magazine readers?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I always had my profit doubts about the genteel practice of turning coffee shops and book stores into those Third Places - that is, where folks could just hang.    Now so do some of those Third Places in New York.    They are banning laptops.    After all, anyone can pop for one cup of something and monopolize the table forever, keying in, surfing the Internet, checking help-wanted.

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Presentation Crimes I Have Committed #1

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

Neat lines of plugs criss-cross his head, with painful looking red welts at the base of each. It must be really painful to get fully plugged. He tilted his head forward to reveal – oh, yes - hair plugs. Pic: Stgermh.

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Why doesn't Amazon have a Spanish site?

Max Atkinson

Tags: Book plugging Amazon booksellers

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Presentation tips for PowerPoint

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Long extension leads & multi plugs – so you can plug in wherever the plug points are. This is an extract of a training session that I present “Putting the POWER back into PowerPoint”. Nowadays, many of us use PowerPoint for our presentations. While there are many courses and books on the technical side of how to create slides, there is very little material available on how to create effective slides and presentations. This course helps to address that issue.

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YouTube Launches Limited HTML5 Support

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

Hopefully, this is the opening salvo in what will mean the end of plug-in driven sites using Flash and Silverlight. via techcrunch.com. Flash leaks memory like a colander and Silverlight is just another means for Microsoft to try to turn the web into its own proprietary playground. ENOUGH!!!

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Oprah 1, "60 Minutes" 0

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No surprise, Oprah pulled the plug on her relationship with "60 Minutes." How naïve. The producers of "60 Minutes" allegedly over-directed mega star Oprah. As many recall, she had been an on-air columnist for a while on that too-long-running series.

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The Gift that Keeps Giving in Aging: Not Giving a Damn

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After trying to negotiate with the owners for improvements, they have decided to pull the plug. Last October, they blew in from the Deep South to the Midwest.    The retired couple had decided to make their outdoorsy getaway in Pennsylvania their primary residence.

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Noelle Hancock - The New Bohemians (Part 3)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Many of us The New Bohemians also plugged the plug on what seemed to be promising careers. At age 31, Noelle Hancock, a Yale graduate, gave up the $95,000 journalism job in New York. The cool apartment. And nice things.

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Sydney Aiello, Parkland Massacre Survivor, Commits Suicide

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We don't understand why one distressed person toughs it out and another pulls the plug on life. In the massacre on February 14, 2018, Sydney Aiello lost her best friend Meadow Pollack. Since then, she had had a difficult emotional time. Focusing on her college studies had not been easy.

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New Magazine Titles Like "Happy Paws" Can Bring Profits to "a declining industry at its darkest hour"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The leadership at major magazine publisher Meredith has been making ruthless decisions about pulling the plug on dying titles like Time. Once glam, most of the old-line print magazine industry is on life support.

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Presenting with an iPad

The Presenter's Blog

Unable to plug-into the power while connected to a projector. With the iPad’s out-port connected to the VGA, there is nowhere to plug-in the power. You no longer take your laptop to a picnic if you want to play music; you take your MP3 player instead.

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Anderson Cooper Over in Afternoon: Tough nut to crack

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  No surprise, the powers that be are pulling the plug on the show after two seasons.   The electricity was just never there for Anderson Cooper and his afternoon audience.    Unlike Ellen his persona was too analytical and unlike Oprah too introverted. 

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Ted Cruz Ends It - Beginning of Trump v Clinton

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No surprise, Ted Cruz pulled the plug on his presidential campaign. Things started going all wrong for him. The least was the vice president on his ticket, Carly Fiorina, falling off the stage. The worst was the ugly loss in Indiana.

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When a TV Series Goes on Too Long: "Law & Order SVU"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We remember how "Desperate Housewives" tried all convoluted plot tricks before it finally pulled the plug on what once had been a successful series.  Expect surprises when watching the long-running series "Law & Order SVU."

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Jack McCoy Is Back - Still Believes Law Is About Law, Not Justice (or compassion)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's before Barba takes it upon himself to pull the plug on Baby Drew. Although he hated his father, for example, he refused to approve pulling the plug.

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PowerPoint Karaoke slides

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

This little device plugs into your USB port on one end, and the projector on the other, and voila, you have a wireless projector! On Monday evening, I ran a PowerPoint Karaoke contest at the Cape Communicators Toastmaster Club.

Did you bring batteries?

Speak Schmeak

I tried plugging the drive into different ports, but that wasn't the problem. Here's a quick example of what I'm talking about when I harp on preparation over and over again. Yesterday, as I set up my equipment for a presentation, I noticed that my remote wasn't working.

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"Law & Order SVU" - Like Last Days of "Desperate Housewives," Plots Too Convoluted

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The producers don't pull the plug in time. Most television series jump the shark. That is, they don't do a Johnny Carson and exit on top of their game. That happened with "Desperate Housewives." " In its final days the plot lines become cartoonishly convoluted.

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Jorge Dominguez - Sure, He Deserves Due Process, But.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But this time he's pulling the plug on his teaching career at that university. This wasn't the first time that Harvard Government professor Jorge Dominguez had been in trouble for accusations about sexual misconduct.

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Greta van Susteren Lands Back in Media

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At the Voice of America, where she had been contributing since fall 2017, she heads "Plugged in with Greta van Susteren." "Greta van Susteren.

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Review of the Targus wireless remote/laser pointer

PowerPoint Tips

You just plug the USB adapter into your laptop and it works. Targus wireless remote. I use this inexpensive remote because it’s very simple. It’s small so your audience will hardly notice it and it fits easily in the palm of your hand.

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James Dolan, Aaron Swartz - Suicide Is an Equal-Opportunity Disease

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  However, any connection between the two suicides could be explained more simply: Pulling the plug prematurely on a life is an equal-opportunity disease. Digital activist aka hacker James Dolan took his own life last December.

Product Review: Papershow

Beyond Bullet Points

In plugging the dongle, nothing happens on the computer. If you don’t have a Tablet PC to write directly on your slides during a BBP presentation, you can always use a whiteboard as a companion to your screen.

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Public Speaking : LapTop Volume

Great Public Speaking

Purchase a tiny headphone volume control (Radio Shack) and plug it into the output of your laptop. Then plug your output wire going to the sound system into thevolume control. More and more people are playing multimedia clips through their laptops. Here's a quick way to handle the volume when you do not have a sound person in the room.

Tara Condell, 27 - Manhattan Snuffs Out Life of Another Successful Professional

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Several times I asked psychiatric experts how come I haven't pulled the plug, too. Again, Manhattan has been a kind of suicide headquarters for a successful professional. In the West Village, Tara Condell, age 29, took her life by hanging.

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Oh no, when we thought it couldn't get worse: More dirt on John Edwards

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  After that happened, Elizabeth pulled the plug. Here's the latest from the NATIONAL ENQUIRER, which has been proving itself to be mighty credible.    It reports that Elizabeth Edwards told a friend that what ended the marriage was that her husband John Edwards beat her.    According to the NE, the friend passed a lie detector test. 

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Interview with Shai Schwartz of VisualBee, automatic PowerPoint design software

PowerPoint Tips

Answer: VisualBee is a Free PowerPoint 2007/10 plug-in that automatically designs presentations. VisualBee was a Gold Sponsor of my Outstanding Presentations Workshop last fall.

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a speechwriter's blog takes our tips

The Eloquent Woman

A hat tip to speechwriter Jeff Porro, who gave a plug to this blog on his "Tough Talk for Hard Times," about speeches CEOs are giving in this difficult economy.

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News Corp: Why Rupert Murdoch should get the hell out of the newspaper business

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  But most analysts watching this play out are doubtful that Murdoch can pull the plug on what he loves so much.  A Greek Chorus, in the form of News Corp investors, are telling Rupert Murdoch he should get the hell out of the newspaper business. 

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Entertainment Celebrities - Megawattage Darkened in Trumpville

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, Donald Trump knows exactly what he is doing in trying to pull the plug on that megawattage. The president-elect had a successful career as an entertainment celebrity. His medium had been television. So, he understands the attention game. Or megawattage.

Did you bring batteries?

Speak Schmeak

I tried plugging the drive into different ports, but that wasn't the problem. Here's a quick example of what I'm talking about when I harp on preparation over and over again. Yesterday, as I set up my equipment for a presentation, I noticed that my remote wasn't working.

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Drug Dealers Killing Repeat Business

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Imagine if you got your stereo system home, plugged it in, and it blew up and killed you… Bye-bye repeat customer because a dead customer is an ex-customer, not a repeat customer. Drug dealers, what are you doing? Selling your customers such bad s**t that it’s killing them? Don’t you know, dead customers can’t buy more drugs from you! And that kills your repeat business. I used to work in advertising for Radio Shack (now The Source).

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Jeb Bush Can Become Most Famous Ex-Presidential Candidate

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There is a huge market for lessons on bellying up to the risk bar, taking the leap, navigating through rough waters, pulling the plug, and making that experience a +.

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What are your speaking skills worth to Warren Buffet?

Speak Schmeak

Okay, so not a very articulate plug for public speaking training, but you get the gist. ( On November 12, Warren Buffet and Bill Gates were interviewed at a town hall meeting by CNBC's Becky Quick and students from Columbia Business School.

The Man Is Sticking It to Those Over-35 - Tender Mercies (for some) During Gov Shutdown

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's a lot of us because more of us have opted to plug into that system at age 62. This week The Wall Street Journa l chronicled how the work world is sticking it to us aging. About 8 million of older professionals are unemployed or in low-quality jobs.

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Winning Emmy speeches

Speak Schmeak

He started with humor, he ended with a plug for his show (nothing wrong with that at the Emmys!), Click the infographics for more Emmys fun Last night's Emmys speeches had a lot in common. Most of them were unprepared, thanked too many people, and were forgettable.

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