Conference Best Practices: The Tech Policy Summit

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The recent Tech Policy Summit at the Silverado Country Club in the Napa Valley was a well organized and engaging event. Business Communication Technology #TPS2012 Tech Policy SummitToo many conferences are painful to attend; lengthy keynote speeches in windowless hotel rooms, rubber chicken and endless PowerPoint conspire to dull the senses. This event was an exception. Here’s a list of the [.].

Interview: Kathy Stershic, Tech Policy Freelancer

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Kathy recently completed a Master of International Policy and Practice degree at the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs in Washington DC, focusing on Information Technology policy. Kathy’s musings on IT policy can be found on her blog.

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Kaine-Pence Debate - Policy Wonks Maybe Not Made for Infotainment

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It notes all the reasons why we should invest our 90 minutes with the two policy wonks tonight. That takes practice, especially for those over-35 who didn't grow up in a digital age when a click brought up a new screen.

2016 68

How To Use Hoshin Kanri For Business Planning

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It accomplishes this by identifying the best ways to executing strategy deployment and policy deployment on both the micro and macro levels. As with any other lean management technique, it takes practice to make catchball work.

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eLearn: Best Practices

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Date: 07/21/2009 04:06:26 Two webinar "addicts" took an irreverent and almost systematic look at webinar practice. ACM is widely recognized as the premier organization for computing professionals, delivering resources that advance the computing and IT disciplines, enable professional development, and promote policies and research that benefit society. Read the ACM Privacy Policy and Code of Ethics ACM - Association for Computing Machinery Questions or Comments about ACM?

"Go Home," NYT Tells Chris Christie - Maybe Home Should Be Practicing Law, Leaving Politics

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Going home" might mean returning to  practicing law again. He's well-connected and law intersects with public policy. During the 3rd GOP presidential debate, Chris Christie seemed to be Mr. Elsewhere. The New York Times noticed his absence.

2015 65

Practical to political: The all-in-one on women speakers & wardrobes

The Eloquent Woman

At the same time, there are practical issues prompted by wardrobes for women speakers, who begin with far more choice in what to wear. The good news: If you expect this attention, it won''t throw you off base.and if you persist, eventually they''ll pay more attention to your policies.

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10 Reasons to Practice Active Listening | Communication Steroids

Communication Steroids

Skip to content Follow: RSS Twitter Home About Contact Us Current Programs Inner Circle Newsletter Products 20 Presentation Skills That Kill: Audio CDSeminar Social Media and Public Relations: Audio Task Oriented Teams: Audio CDSeminar What We Do 10 Reasons to Practice Active Listening by Tim 'Gonzo' Gordon on February 28, 2010 If you listen to our podcasts now and then, Roger and I will bring up ‘active listening’ as one of the most important aspects of communication.

The ultimate presentation practice: the murder board

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If you want to become an effective and persuasive presenter, this realistic practice session is the most effective shortcut to speaking excellence. Not only is proficiency in speaking increased by such a meticulous practice, so too is self-confidence.

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 19, 2013: Ravitch and Rhee: Two Near-Opposite Views for Fixing Philadelphia Schools

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Ravitch said the public has been "sold a bill of goods," including the federal No Child Left Behind Act, the Obama administration''s Race to the Top initiative, and other policies that have attempted to improve schools through the "overuse" of test scores, she said. Released nationally on Tuesday, the book is already #1 in public policy and has moved up to #104 on the Amazon top-sellers list.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 20, 2013: If you are involved with policy regarding charter schools you need to read SRC member Joseph Dworetsky’s lucid analysis of their financial impact on school districts (and taxpayers).

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Keystone State Education Coalition: Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 20, 2013 : If you are involved with policy regarding charter schools you need to read SRC member Joseph Dworetsky’s lucid analysis of their financial impact on school districts (and taxpayers).

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 2, 2013: Trombetta & Assocs. $88K to make the world friendlier for cybercharters

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Keystone State Education Coalition: Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 2, 2013 : Trombetta & Assocs. PSBA members: Influence public education policy at the federal level; join NSBA''s Federal Relations Network The National School Boards Association is seeking school directors interested in filling vacancies for the remainder of the 2013-14 term of the Federal Relations Network.

2013 40

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 6, 2013: Pennsylvania is a national poster child for why charter schools need better oversight

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He writes extensively about public education policy at The Education Opportunity Network, where this appeared. Now we have years of practical experience showing what works and what needs to be fixed. Detractors claim Dr. Trombetta has misused the public''s money and engaged in a range of questionable business practices at his booming Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School and affiliated entities.

2013 40

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 4, 2013: PA One of Only Three States Without an Education Funding Formula – Join us in Harrisburg Sept. 23rd

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Keystone State Education Coalition: Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 4, 2013 : PA One of Only Three States Without an Education Funding Formula – Join us in Harrisburg Sept. The report shows that Pennsylvania is in the minority when it comes to basic budgeting practices used by most states.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 5, 2013: School Funding shouldn't depend upon how powerful your legislator is – Join us in Harrisburg Sept. 23rd

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Keystone State Education Coalition: Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 5, 2013 : School Funding shouldn''t depend upon how powerful your legislator is – Join us in Harrisburg Sept. PSBA members: Influence public education policy at the federal level; join NSBA''s Federal Relations Network The National School Boards Association is seeking school directors interested in filling vacancies for the remainder of the 2013-14 term of the Federal Relations Network.

2013 40

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 12, 2013: State Board of Education set to vote on revised set of Common Core standards

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Charter school champions, parent activists, a public school student, a teacher and other residents who testified before the House Democratic policy committee all agreed on at least one point: They want the state to come up with a more equitable way of allocating money to schools. "We''re We know that much work remains, which is why we are increasing the use of restorative practices and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support.

2013 40

10 Ways to Prepare for a TED-format Talk

Duarte Blog

Even though I practiced like mad and timed it to a perfect 14 and a half minutes, I was medicated for a severe chest cold and my time somehow spread and I got the dreaded “hook” because I ran one minute over, but would have run two minutes over if I hadn’t had tip #10 in place.

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 16, 2013: Since 1991-92 there has been no set formula for providing funds for PA schools. 65% of all funds now distributed in this school year are based on statistics from the 1989-90 school year.

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Keystone State Education Coalition: Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 16, 2013 : Since 1991-92 there has been no set formula for providing funds for PA schools. Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 14, 2013: It’s not just the Basic Education Subsidy. Finding new uses for these buildings also can be daunting, according to a report released this year by The Pew Charitable Trusts, a nonprofit that focuses on public policy and community service issues.

2013 40

Business Models - From Henry Ford to Boston SmallLaw, Competition Tends to Blow Everything Up

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It restricts its practice areas to five. And its hiring policy is: Come and stay here forever. In Boston, one-office and local-only Choate Hall & Stewart has 168 lawyers. That's very unlike BigLaw which operates on the up-or-out model. Branding Content-provider Current Affairs Games Personal Musings Rebranding Selling Values Writing

2018 40

How to prepare for your Q&A session

Speaking about Presenting

These were the questions that wouldn’t occur to me because I was already so familiar with Green Party policies. Many people weren’t familiar with their policies and what little knowledge they had from the media often scared them. For example, at that time the Green Party’s policy of legalizing marijuana was seen as extreme and dangerous. Practice Out Loud. I practiced answering each question over and over again.

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Toastmasters Monday: Should We Vote For Best Anything?

Speak and Deliver

Toastmasters Int'l doesn't have a policy against awards (though they do have something in writing against awards such as the 'Bone Award'), and they sell them on their website, so one might suggest that's tacit approval for the practice. Best" Award Best Practices: A.

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The 7 things senior management need to know about effective presenting

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

How good are you at translating these abstract intangible policies into specific concrete examples that they can identify with? Presentation Skills best practice CEO corporate speeches Gavin Meikle inter-activ management Presentations senior speaking tipsWhenever a CEO or Senior Manager stands up to speak they have the opportunity to positively engage and influence.

The Third Presidential Debate 2012. Analysis and Commentary. And Who Won?

The Presenter's Blog

The subject of foreign policy is high ground for Obama, and he had it all night. To which Obama could frequently respond, with variations like, “I am pleased that you are now endorsing our policy.”. Obama practiced debate ju-jitsu all night — which he did very well.

2012 181

Suing? - A Killer Lawyer Is No Longer Enough, You Must Have Genius Public Relations Representative

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Savignac contends Jones Day fired him as retaliation when he complained about the current parental leave policy for males. Before filing the complaint the wife already had left Jones Day for another job practicing law. This is the media era.

2019 52

Ending Mandatory Arbitration - Progress Is Partial

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Inside tech, employee discontent increasingly has resulted in the end of those policies in situations of sexual harassment/assault. Beyond employee complaints there are those by consumers, such as against the practices of financial services corporations.

2018 52

John Boehner - The Road More Traveled

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There he will have the role of strategic adviser for the firm's public policy practice. The reward for public service, which pays poorly, is frequently a lucrative position in a law firm. 

2016 61

Zenefits' David Sacks - Is He Heading to Trumpville?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

More recently, the state of Washington halted its practice of giving companies free human resources software. The startup makes its money through commissions on the insurance policies those companies buy.

2016 65

3 Ways to “Overcome” a Difficult Situation

SpeakerSue Says...

Your numbers and policies are what they are. It’s the way you present the numbers, policies, situation; the way you respond to questions asked that will either advance the sale and gain buy-in, or not. You can count on fresh, practical content to convert more leads and drive revenue and profitability. How many sales people, revenue managers and general managers does it take to overcome a difficult objection? Only one. But…. #1.

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Way Beyond David Drummond - Affairs of the Heart Between Humans and Robots

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  But the focus of the law and HR practices should not be only on the human party in the loop. Therefore,  software developers also have to subject to clear laws and HR policies about the robots' capabilities.

2019 52

Seven tips and one quibble from Joey Asher's book "How to Win a Pitch" : Speaking about Presenting

Speaking about Presenting

There are many worked examples so that you can see how to put the advice into practice for your own business. Here’s an example that Joey gives of the beginning of an insurance pitch: There are three core messages I’d like to focus on: Risk management policies and procedures to minimize your total cost of risk. Implementation of your policies and procedures. Monitoring your policies and procedures and adjusting our approach.

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An Executive Guide to Management Consulting

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It is the organized practice of helping organizations improve their performance, usually in specific areas of operations. Human resources is a broad field – recruitment, hiring, onboarding, employee professional development, performance evaluations, policies, benefits, and more.

"Savignac, Sheketoff v. Jones Day, et al." - More Shade Thrown on Jones Day Brand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A third issue is that after the two sent emails about the leave policy to the brass at Jones Day, Savignac was fired. The third defendant Beth Heifetz heads Jones Day's Supreme Court and Appellate Practice Group.

2019 52

Uber's Surge Pricing: Shame on it

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 The company had calculated that based on its Surge Pricing practice. The Surge Pricing practice is not a best practice among us businesspeople who have been around a while.  We would never inflict that policy on our clients.

2014 65

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

This article looks at Web Summit conference's "pay to play" policy for speakers. You'll learn how to plan, write, time, practice, and deliver it in a group limited to 5 people per workshop.

2015 95

Gene Grabowski - Pioneer at kglobal in re-thinking "crisis communications"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was by positioning and packaging a policy as providing employees with a choice. If the potential for crisis is embedded in just about every organization's actions and policies, then we ghostwriters/speechwriters have to factor that in as we plan the tone and content.

2016 56

Telecommuting: are you ready for your close up?

More than PowerPoint...

In a pinch, remote meetings and classes can work very well — especially when you have practice using them in non-crisis situations! How can we more smoothly integrate telecommuting policies into our day-to-day business life?

2014 90

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

This week, the blog looked at practical tips about the mic and the woman speaker and Famous Speech Friday shared a speech by Gwen Ifill on policy, politics, and leadership.

2017 83

The Law & Mr. Trump

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

is] creating a new 'practice group' after the election of Donald Trump (called Stick It To The Man or SITTM) in order to harnass the power of lawyers in opposing the potential policies of the president-elect." "Neel Chatterjee, an Orrick IP partner. [is]

2016 56

That Dog Fight in White House - Of Course, Non-Family-Member Steve Bannon Is Losing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That makes most of the players look inward, rather than outward on matters of policy and public relations. No one will be surprised if there is a White House announcement that Bannon has exited to return to journalism, or the version of it he had practiced.

2017 52

"Odd" - Powerful Put-Down Buzzword

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For instance, the buzzword "odd" is the ultimate put-down of a professional, policy or even whole enterprise. Many of us are practicing mindfulness to acquire that kind of internal safe harbor. In the business of buzzwords, it should take only one to accomplish a mission.

2017 52

Rising Tide Doesn't Lift All Boats

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Or, it's possible they might not land another job practicing law.   Although some contend that practicing law was once a profession, it probably always was a brutal business - at least in the law firm setting.  For two consecutive months legal services has lost jobs.

2018 52

Public Nuisance Law - Can It Fix America?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Just about any product, service, or policy could be targeted as a public nuisance. The next major lawsuit contending age bias might be configured as an argument that such practices are a public nuisance.   Ghostwriting about legal topics, public policy, and the business of law.

2018 52

College - Never a Safe Harbor for Youth

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No one had tutored us to use expressions like "That was unnecessary" when authority figures were inappropriately critical or just going about happily doing random target practice.  iGens have been socialized how to manage a threat of or an actual gun attack in college.

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