The Power of Inquiry: How to Ask Engaging Questions

DeFinis Communications

The secret to doing this successfully involves the power of inquiry. Or you can stimulate your audience by using your voice in a clear, distinct, and powerful manner. What would help us move this project forward?” That’s the power of inquiry!

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U.S. Supreme Court - Taking a Look Beneath the Robes and at Power of State Attorneys General

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now, the U.S.   Recently, several Democrats in the U.S. The first name on the brief is that of U.S. Branding careers Current Affairs Ethics Games Intuitive legal Media Personal Musings Politics Power ValuesSupreme Court is under the microscope. 

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U.S. President Joe Biden - FDR 2.0

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  careers Hope Leadership Personal Musings Politics Power Values

2020 56

The Power of Words

Matt Eventoff

. Challenge Day - The Power of Words. Challenge Day - The Power of Words. It is one of the most powerful clips I have seen, and illustrates the power of words and messages in a way that very few speeches or presentations can. There is also a communications lesson here - Challenge Day effectively illustrates how to a) craft a very powerful message and b) make it very easy for everyone who comes in contact with the message to personalize and internalize it.

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Obama v. Romney: Blogging the 2012 US Presidential Debates

The Presenter's Blog

The ancient Romans and Greeks gave us the skills we today call Public Speaking. They also brought us the arena. This week, we will see those traditions of the ancient world resonate in the gladiatorial collision of the US Presidential Debates.

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Powerful Presentation Formats You Didn’t Know About (But Should!)

Presentation Guru

There’s something about their style and delivery that just gets us to listen. … Inspiration Performance Create Powerful Messaging Design Principles featured inspiration PechaKucha Pitching PowerPoint Presentation Design Presentation format Using Images Visual Aids

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Powerful Women in Hedge Funds

DeFinis Communications

Welcome to my Wednesday for Women blog series, where I feature stories, resources and valuable information to help women gain greater influence, power, and confidence in their professional and personal life. As these successful women tell us, there’s power in numbers.

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The Power of Storytelling

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The opening paragraph captures the power of story to sway us: From the villagers tuning in to the troubadour of yore, to the […]. I’ve written many blog posts about the relevance of storytelling for speechwriters and public speakers. Jo Ellision pays homage to Philip Roth, one of America’s great storytellers, in the Weekend Financial Times.

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The Power-Cut Presenter

The Presenter's Blog

When the power cut hits and the lights all fail, everybody freezes. Even when we intimately know a presentation, if the unexpected happens it can throw us off our game. A paper reminder of our presentation is all we need to put us back on track.

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6 steps to harness energy for vocal power

Kate's Voice

For us, energy efficiency is the ability to focus nerves, adrenaline, thought, talent, hopes, dreams, worries, feelings, […]. Delivery Executive Presence Vocal Production energy focus posture vocal power How Green is Your Voice? We all want to be green.

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Seven points for powerful debating

The Presenter's Blog

Governor Romney showed us a masterclass in key messaging during Debate One, when somehow, almost all lines of discussion seemed to lead directly to “small business”. The Romans called them the “hidden darts”; fabulously powerful, but only effective when kept, as the name suggests, hidden.

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What babies can teach us about better speaking

Kate's Voice

I think most of us can agree on that. Speaking vocal health vocal power breathing Lung Cancer Awareness public speaking tips voice problems Breathing is a good idea. And most people figure there’s only one way to go about it. Breathe in, breathe out. Simple.

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The Current Radical Savings - Can It Become U.S. Norm?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"As of April 2020, the U.S. in March, according to the U.S. When she shopped at the Salvation Army for winter clothes for us grandchildren she would take out her dentures.   Current Affairs Games Intuitive Personal Musings Power Simplification Valuespersonal savings rate hit an all-time high of 33%, up from 12.7% Bureau of Economic Analysis." " -  Julia Carpenter, The Wall Street Journal , June 4, 2020.

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Analogy: emotionally powering your sales logic

The Presenter's Blog

Fry gives us the “C is to D” part in his first paragraph, and then doesn’t hit us with the “A is to B” until half way through his second. by Peter Watts. Analogy is to a sales presentation what 3D surround sound is to a movie.

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Overcoming Obstacles and the Power of Attitude with Alvin Law

Speaker Launcher

On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, we are thrilled to have Alvin Law join us to share his story. The post Overcoming Obstacles and the Power of Attitude with Alvin Law appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Imagine for a minute if you can, a world where you are born different.

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When Passion, Power and Perseverance Combine – You Get Melinda Gates

DeFinis Communications

As a powerful female role model and spokesperson for the projects and people who have benefited from her good works, she continues to inspire and uplift us. I talked about her personal power and communication style at length last year in this blog.

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What Kurt Vonnegut Can Teach Us About Business Stories

Manner of Speaking

Storytelling is powerful. Stories resonate with people on a deep, psychological level. Stories are memorable and help support our messages. Hence the speaker’s maxim: Tell a story, make a point. The best stories contain many elements related to plot, character, dialogue, etc. For … Continue reading → Stories and Storytelling Business Kurt Vonnegut Maya Eilam Stories storytelling the shapes of stories

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Wangari Maathai: Honoring a Powerful Female Leader and Speaker

DeFinis Communications

She stood on the stage dressed in full African dress and spoke with the deepest, melodic, and most powerful voice I’ve ever heard from a woman. We all left her presentation wanting to do more—to be a part of her power, her strength and her vision.

2011 198

Women in the U.S. Senate. 17 Strong…and Hopefully Growing

DeFinis Communications

And while those figures are low, have you ever noticed how few women represent us in the United States senate? Here are few shocking facts: Since the establishment of the US Senate in 1789, there have been only 39 female Senators. Currently, only 17 of the 100 US Senators are women.

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The Power of Podcasts with Doug Sandler

Speaker Launcher

On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast, we are so fortunate to have Doug Sandler join us to help improve your podcast and share some great systems on how to build your audience. The post The Power of Podcasts with Doug Sandler appeared first on Jane Atkinson. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast, we are so fortunate to have Doug Sandler join us to help improve your podcast and share some great systems on how to build your audience.

10 Minutes of Poise, Power and Passion

DeFinis Communications

One of my passions in life is helping my clients and those in my online community improve and strengthen their speaking and presentation skills so that their message will have a powerful impact on all those who hear it. Because of this commitment to performance mastery, our clients develop greater poise, power and passion whenever they speak —whether in the boardroom or the dinner table.

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Jay-Z: The Power of Our Voice

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized "The Power of Our Voice" ad 2012 "Barack Obama (US President)" campaign commercial jay-Z Politics spot tv

2012 56

Likability Is Power - And Mike Bloomberg Is Clueless How to Nuzzle Up to Everyman/Everywoman

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In that seminal book "The Power Game" by D.C. insider Hedrick Smith, what was hammered was this: Likability is a form of power. The first line in Bloomberg's obituary will recount this failed attempt at running for U.S.

2020 56

Power - From "Genesis" to #MeToo

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"  Students of power do not find this shocking. Gretchen Carlson blew the whistle on Roger Ailes' alleged sexual misconduct. She settled for $2o million. Also plum professional opportunities opened up for her.

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Lindsey Vonn and the Power of Emotion

Green Room Speakers

Friday, February 19, 2010 Lindsey Vonn and the Power of Emotion The Olympics is a great reminder of the power of emotion. While it is the athletics that impresses us, it is the stories and emotions that move us - and that ultimately stay with us.

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Stuck Speechwriters - Let Us Pray

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But even before the founding of America and the cultivation of politics as big business, preachers such as Jesus Christ and Buddha have been powerful influencers. They will lift us out of our angst and get us back into the creative trance.

2016 70

Retaliation - U.S. Supreme Court Might Take a Look at That

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Now, a lawsuit contending retaliation could be reviewed by the U.S. Branding careers Current Affairs Games Hope legal Media Personal Musings Politics Power ValuesFear of retaliation is a major issue in the decision whether or not to file a lawsuit.

2019 52

The Power of Visual Information

The Speaker Point

April 12, 2011 Posts Comments The Speaker Point Helping you master public speaking and communication skills Home Delivery Speech Analysis Making Money Preparation Reviews About The Power of Visual Information February 2, 2011 By Alex Cequea View Comments We live in information overload. Show interesting information Anything that makes us look at ourselves in a different or more insightful way is usually interesting.

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Raffle: Win a FREE SEAT in our Encore! Elegant Skills for Powerful Presentations Program!

DeFinis Communications

Elegant Skills for Powerful Presentations Program next week on September 29 and 30, in Palo Alto, CA. It’s unfortunate that she cannot attend and we will miss working with her, but this creates a great opportunity for us to give away her FREE SEAT to another lucky winner! . Tags: Uncategorized contact us contest Encore free powerful presentations raffle I just got an email from our contest winner and because of a work emergency she is unable to attend our Encore!

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Meryl Streep Speaks Truth to power at 2017 Golden Globes

Speaking Freely

Watch her use her acceptance speech for a life time achievement award to speak truth to power. What a beautiful way to lead her community and us as a nation to unity. Meryl Streep just modeled how to use a speech platform as a bully pulpit.

2017 130

John Boehner - Power Game Lost

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Power is a prerequisite to holding onto jobs. John Boehner has lost his power. One of the best primers on power inside the beltway is Hedrick Smith's "The Power Game: How Washington Works." For example, likability is one form of power.

2015 65


Professionally Speaking...

A bar chart would be good to show, for example, the number of cases of influenza reported in the U.S. 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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Knowledge is power when presenting

The Presenter's Blog

To be a successful presenter therefore requires each of us to take control of knowledge-gathering to maintain our information libraries. Knowledge is power. It’s also depth, color, interest, and background, all of which we need to be able to call upon if we are to help those hearing us to. When we make a presentation we occupy the space defined by Peter Drucker as that of a “Knowledge Worker”, someone who “works primarily with information”. Our goal is to inform and persuade.

2011 116

Use the Pareto Principle for More Powerful Presentations

DeFinis Communications

The 80/20 Rule, also known as the Pareto Principle, helps explain the power of simplicity. Body Language – We all have dozens of gestures and body language tools available to us, but most people use only about 20% of what they have in their toolbox.

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Escalating U.S. - China Tensions. Facebook Fires Chinese Software Engineer Yi Yin (and he doesn't understand why)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Of course, this development in the U.S.   Branding careers Current Affairs DigitalInfluencer Games Media Personal Musings Politics Power Values Web/TechThe global extreme emotions related to the suicide of the Chinese software engineer at Facebook have escalated.

2019 52

Alcoholics Anonymous: Its Unfortunate Staying Power

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That is puzzling since our fast-paced business culture - and business is the religion of the U.S. On a rerun of Dick Wolf's "FBI," the ninth step of Alcoholics Anonymous was a dominant meme. That's the amends step.

2019 52

Lady Gaga Gave Us a Valentine’s Day Gift at the Grammy’s

DeFinis Communications

In essence, Lady Gaga gave us all a special gift—the gift of inspiration. As Lady Gaga tells us, “Don’t be a drag; be a queen.”. I admit that I had never seen Lady Gaga speak until last night when I tuned in to 60 Minutes. And I must say that I was pleasantly surprised.

2011 151

MA U.S. Senate Race - Microcosm of How Nothing Is Predictable, Not Any More

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Massachusetts, U.S. The meme of high uncertainty in today's world washes across the consciousness of the watchers of the MA U.S. Another supposed threat to Markey has been U.S. You bet, residents of the U.S. The residue could be: Another Kennedy manipulating us.

2019 52

Brené Brown on the Power of Empathy

Presentation Zen

In this 21-minute RSA talk Brown says that it''s a myth that vulnerability is what makes us weak. The Power of Vulnerability (full RSA Talk) Interesting ideas regarding blame in this talk. Currently I''m compiling a list of my "Top-10 books for 2014."

2014 113

What Japan Can Teach the World About Communication / ?????????????????????????

Matt Eventoff

I recently returned from conducting workshops throughout Japan on behalf of the State Department, U.S. Japanese students are taught very differently than are U.S. Powerful openings, calls to action and use of story are not the norm.

2012 263

"Odd" - Powerful Put-Down Buzzword

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It packs such a powerful punch because in the current volatile world economy we hunger for the safe. Many of us are practicing mindfulness to acquire that kind of internal safe harbor. So, that creates more work for us to find that out.

2017 52

What Jack McCoy Didn't Teach Us about Law - Saga of Central Park 5

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That miscarriage of justice for a crime committed in 1989 will continue to horrify us. Power plays into that. Branding careers Current Affairs Film Games legal Media Online video Personal Musings Power Rebranding Television Values Writing

2019 52

Liberal Dog Fight - Joe Kennedy III Reported to Announce Saturday Run Against Ed Markey for U.S. Senate

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A Kennedy who is a U.S. Representative versus a proven U.S. Joe Kennedy III is expected to announce this Saturday that he is taking on incumbent U.S.   Although Kennedy had filed to run for the U.S. In the U.S.   The power of endorsements.

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