Product Review: Logitech Spotlight Remote

Manner of Speaking

Slides are a staple of most presentations. And if you use slides, you should use a good remote to go through them. My latest remote is the Logitech Spotlight. I have been using it for the past couple of months and am … Continue reading → Slide Presentation Logitech presentations Spotlight

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Multitasking & Context Switching Ruin Your Productivity


But hey, we all know that staying productive can be tough. You’ll learn exactly what context switching and multitasking are and get some tips on how to overcome both of these productivity-breakers! 4 Productivity Tips That Work. 4 Productivity Tips That Work.

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Product Management: 6 Solid Best Practices For Newbie PMs


A product manager ensures that the product a company releases aligns with customers’ needs and expectations. So no wonder that the product management process can seem overwhelming if you’re new to the field or the company! What is Product Management?

2020 81

Taking Productive Action Now with Brian Fanzo

Speaker Launcher

The post Taking Productive Action Now with Brian Fanzo appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Quote: “I’m a big believer that you don’t build a following on a social network, you build a community that will follow you wherever you go.”

2020 85

Product Placement Exercise

The Communication Blog

The recent release of Skyfall and the news that Heineken spent $45 million dollars to have James Bond drink its beer makes a perfect introduction to the issue of product placement. The following is a brief discussion of product placement and an exercise I developed for the artifactual communication chapter in my nonverbal communication book—still in manuscript. The actor and the movie give the product an image that the advertiser assumes will help sell the product.

2012 125

Noisli: A Simple, Effective Productivity Hack

Manner of Speaking

Preparing a good speech or presentation takes time and focus, both of which are often in short supply these days. In this post, I’d like to offer you a suggestion that might help you with the latter. For the past … Continue reading → Preparation focus Noisli white noise

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What is a Storyboard And How to Use it in Product Design


Ideally, when a new SaaS product makes its way from conception to reality, the end product works as intended and fully meets the target market needs. So how do you refine your product vision and align it better with your target market(s)? New product requirement definitions.

2020 77

9-Step “Create Anything” Outline for Information Products

Succeed Speaking

So do you currently have products or resources that allow your attendees to “take you home&# with them? Business Strategy Product Creation Writing Books Information Products Product Creation for SpeakersDo you have a message and/or expertise that can help people? Of course you do. Are you able to “download&# everything you have to offer in a 45-90 minute keynote? Of course not.

2011 143

Revealed! The Productivity Secrets of Laura Stack

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Laura Stack is a personal productivity expert, author, and professional speaker. Her mission is to build high-performance productivity cultures in organizations by creating Maximum Results in Minimum Time®. She is the president of The Productivity Pro®, Inc., a time management training firm, specializing in productivity improvement in high-stress organizations as well as the current president [.].

2012 153

Productive Photo Walk Today

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

That doesn't mean I haven't been productive. Yeah, it's been quiet on this blog. In fact, as I'm writing this, I'm posting more of my most recent work from this morning's stroll through Martinsburg, WV. To see everything I'm putting out there, just hop over to my flickr page. To see what I consider to be my best work, follow the link below to my little home on 500px. mikepulsifer on 500px. Grab Bag

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How to Boost Productivity using the Pomodoro Technique®


Many analysts are now arguing the strain on productivity that digital devices are causing. To boost productivity and to enhance the quality of work, it might be time to go Pomodoro®. In what is to follow, we will tell all that you need to know about increasing productivity by using the Pomodoro technique for better time management. Pomodoro during this time has been discovered and rediscovered by many to enhance productivity. However, productivity isn’t everything.

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Make New Product Launch on Social Media a Huge Success with This Expert Guide


Finally, you have got a stellar product that has the potential to revolutionize the world. You have put immense effort and energy into creating this product, so you would certainly want to ace the launch. Although product launch is a one-time event, it takes […].

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The Power of Using Crowdsourcing for Product Development

Speaker Launcher

The post The Power of Using Crowdsourcing for Product Development appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Most Recent Post Speaker Product Development crowdsourcing customer feedback product development product inspirationCrowdsourcing is one of those buzzwords we all hear tossed around these days.

2016 59

Product-Led Growth (PLG): The Ultimate SaaS Business Growth Strategy To Pursue


The competition today, both in the product and services space, is tougher than ever. As we highlighted in our previous post on customer-centricity , most buyers are no longer interested in the product itself. What is Product-Led Growth? Improve Targeting and Product Positioning.

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Make the product unique, not the packaging

Speak Schmeak

My hubby, a marketing manager and buyer for a specialty foods store, was visited by a vendor with a new product, a product that is similar to other products in its category, except for one thing: the size of the packaging, which is a good 1-2 inches taller than the other packaging in the category. Hubby : "There are already products on that shelf that we've put there for a reason." Vendor : "Can't you just adjust the shelf so my products fit?"

Blog Carnival Today! Sales Coaching: Top Tips for Increased Productivity

DeFinis Communications

The Secret to Sales Productivity: Customer Data. The most productive sales people are those with the most current, accurate customer data. The One Tip that Could Significantly Impact Your Productivity. Three Tips to Boost Sales Productivity. Sometimes the shortest path to improved productivity is to eliminate what no longer serves you well. Sales Coaching: Top Tips for Increased Productivity. Productivity Tips from the Field.

2011 169

Business Bullet Journal Guide: A Great Strategy to Max Your Productivity


And then there are those long-term goals – development of new products/services, expanding into new markets, or moving forward with digital transformations. With all of the daily demands, though, it is easy to finish a day and feel that nothing productive was accomplished. So consider a bullet journal a productivity app, but one in analog style. Why Bullet Journaling is Better Than Other Productivity Systems. Everyone has personal and professional goals.

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How to Enhance Productivity Using the Getting Things Done Concept


GTD and Other Productivity Methods. There are a number of productivity methods that you can use with the GTD method or opt for as alternatives to GTD. Pomodoro is a productivity method, which can be used to set a time for completing tasks in a distraction-free environment to increase productivity. You can also mix other productivity techniques such as Pomodoro and Parkinson’s Law to further improve productivity.

2019 40

Gillette's "We Believe" Commercial = Product Suicide

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Some rant that they will never again buy products from Gillette or its parent company P&G. It's product suicide.  Gillette wants us to believe it comes to praise the values of the #MeToo Movement. Instead, its commercial "We Believe" comes across as exploiting it in a ham-handed manner.    The tone is high gravitas. Way too much for a razor-blade brand. The content shows males behaving badly.

2019 43

Use your customers to improve your product

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

I am sure that they are using the community-gathered information to add new words to the dictionary to make for an ultimately better product. This is a simple and elegant way to make a better product, and to have happier customers. What are you doing to make your products better? I have been using Microsoft Office 2010 for a few months now. When I closed Word the other day, the following dialogue appeared on the screen.

6 Add-Ins That Will Boost Your Productivity

Presentation Guru

Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel and Word are some of the most used software applications in the entire world, with over a billion users. If you are reading this, there is a good chance you are yourself a frequent users of them. Yet few people realise that Microsoft Office is an “open” environment that allows anyone to install add-ins (also known as plugins) that will supercharge it with awesome new features and tools.… … Apps & Add-ins Apps & Add-Ins featured PowerPoint Software

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Create a product catalog with custom layouts

PowerPoint Tips

Sales reps can use PowerPoint to create a product catalog that they bring to potential customers. From the point of view of the Sales Manager, PowerPoint product catalogs ensure that the catalog always looks professionally laid out and the content is always up to date. For example, you can change “Picture&# to “Insert a photo of a product here.&#. A custom layout for a product catalog.

Two products updated for PowerPoint 2010

PowerPoint Tips

I’ve just updated two of my products for PowerPoint 2010: 7 Steps to Great Images , my short e-book on quick image edits you can do to make a big difference right away. Create an Outstanding Presentation Self-Study Course , my full-length presentation skills course. If you bought one of these from me in the last two years and have upgraded to PowerPoint 2010, e-mail me (go to and click the Contact link). I’ll send you the updated version for free.

2010 112

Five Reasons YOU Need Products – and “More Money” Is Not One of Them

Succeed Speaking

Rarely do I talk to a speaker who is indifferent about having products in his or her business. Most speakers are either enthusiastic about the benefits products bring to their businesses, or they hate products and say, “I don’t want to sell anything!&# It’s unfortunate that products have come to have this negative connotation to. Branding Business Strategy Product Creation Product Creation for Speakers Total Product Blueprint

2011 116

What We Can Learn from the Products that Made History

Presentation Guru

What can we learn from great speakers who have had to pitch to the entire world? While we’ve detailed the importance of sales pitches and how to spread your message through digital mediums before, we’ve never really looked into some of the more successful combinations of the two. … Build Real Impact Great Speeches Message Audience Connection Corporate Speaking Create Powerful Messaging Events featured Making it Memorable Role Models

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Make the product unique, not the packaging

Speak Schmeak

My hubby, a marketing manager and buyer for a specialty foods store, was visited by a vendor with a new product, a product that is similar to other products in its category, except for one thing: the size of the packaging, which is a good 1-2 inches taller than the other packaging in the category. Hubby : "There are already products on that shelf that we've put there for a reason." Vendor : "Can't you just adjust the shelf so my products fit?" & partner to offer 3 products in 1

PowerPoint Tips and I have partnered to offer a great joint product that contains: Green PowerPoint template package. Click here to see 2 of the variations in each package, plus read more about this joint product. But you can get this joint product for only $50! Summer PowerPoint template package. 101 Advanced Techniques Every PowerPoint User Should Know ebook. About the template packages.

2011 106

World’s best productivity strategy

Pivotal Public Speaking

You will be a lot more productive once you recognize that: 1. success goals productivityWe are all staring down the barrel of the same reality– the clock is ticking and no matter how you look at it, we are approaching the home stretch of 2011. You must consider the remaining 100 days of this year as a now or never opportunity to finish the year strong, to exceed expectations, and for some use it as a final chance at redemption.

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Emerging Global Meme of Work Less, Boost Productivity - The Absolute Genius of Work/Life Balance Policies

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After Microsoft Japan established the three-day weekend, productivity shot up 39.9%.  Work/Life balance is good for business.    That's what Daily Mail reports.   That model of working less instead of working more is catching on.

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Product Review: Anoto penPresenter

Beyond Bullet Points

I can see the potential of this product for those who have the right printer. Though the cost is higher than other similar products, this one lets you print your own slides instead of having to buy paper refills. If you don’t have a Tablet PC, it can be tough to make full use of BBP to sketch your slides or write directly on your screen during a presentation.

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Product Review: Papershow

Beyond Bullet Points

Canson, the company behind the product, might want to consider adding features to the software that allow users to use the mouse and keyboard to interact with the Papershow document. 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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Steve Jobs - Was He Psychic & Did That Help with Product Development?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The stretch from that is that such an ability to intuit the future helped with his product development. Over and over again, Steve Jobs told his illegitimate daughter Lisa two things. One, that he would someday be famous. And, two, that he would die young. Both happened. That's what Lisa recounts in her memoir "Small Fry." " So, what's up for grabs is the assumption that Jobs had been psychic.

2019 50

Romney Camp Refuses Questions About Its False Claims About Jeep Moving Production To China

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized china Jeep Mitt Romney Moving Production

2012 50

Sunday's Have Become Giant Nothing Burgers

Speak and Deliver

Accountability Biggest Loser Doing Nothing Inspiration Motivation Naps productivity


Developing Product: Risks and Rewards

Speaker Launcher

Imagine being on vacation and coming home to several thousand in on-line product sales? So what are some of the things we need to think of when developing product and how can we reduce our risk? If you are a sales expert then creating products for sales people makes perfect sense. Unless you are a writer by trade, all of your product efforts should support your one expertise. Test your product for saleability.

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Now This: "Graham Chase Robinson v. Robert De Niro and Canal Productions"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today, announces law firm Sanford Heisler Sharp, Graham Chase Robinson filed a lawsuit against Robert De Niro and his business entity Canal Productions. There she had worked her way up to Vice President of Production and Finance.  Her legal counsel informed De Niro/Canal Productions that she was considering filing a lawsuit.    In May, in what some perceive as a pre-emptive move, De Niro/Canal Productions filed a lawsuit against her.

2019 40

Make Many Products from Every Presentation

Pivotal Public Speaking

Do you have products you sell along with your seminar?”. “No.”. She’s figured out how to produce products from every presentation, with little effort, that have brought her a lot of additional income.”. Tags: public speaking and business public speaking business products with Debbie Bermont. “I’m I’m frustrated.”. How come?”. “I’m I’m out there giving my seminar, but I’m not making the kind of money I’d like.”. “Do Why not?”. “No No time.

Enraged? Planning to Post Negative Online Review about Product/Service? Not So Fast

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As CBS reports, leaving comments about products, services, terms and conditions, and more has become as embedded a habit as surfing the internet. Essentially they are intended to deter any further badmouthing of their service or product. Pew found that 82% of internet users post online reviews. But that could halt - abruptly. Word is getting out, including by CBS, that those responsible for negative reviews are being sued. 

2019 40

Hot Tip To Increase Productivity

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

The office, with bandwidth on tap, is now the enemy of productivity. I am Captain Productivity! Tags: Trends Bluetooth Earpiece Man Collis Ta'eed facebook internet-free cafes productivity swine flu twitter wireless Pic: Ted Percival. Here’s a lucrative new business opportunity: internet-free cafes. I’m in the middle of writing some ads and a web site, and I need to concentrate. But before I do that I’ll just check the email. Whoah, international swine flu plague!

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WinAnyway LIVE - Stop Thinking About Tomorrow

Speak and Deliver

Goals Procrastination productivity Success


Product Launches Should be a Big Deal

Duarte Blog

He made it sound like they’re all building a camel instead of a visionary or revolutionary product. Things that they called technical feedback, emotional feedback, to try to really bring alive in the physical world all of that information that we were getting back in the virtual world to help us tune the product. They’ve given us a lot of feedback that has allowed us to build a product that I think takes things really to a very, very new level.

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Ultimate Revenge: Soakin' All The Cheater's Apple Products

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After all, Apple products are pricey. Probably even a twisted mind like Edgar Allen Poe's couldn't have thought this one up for revenge. As Jeff Leeson reports in Mashable : " Twitter user @fooolishnessfly2. took revenge on her cheating boyfriend by rounding up all of his Apple gadgets and dumping them in a bathtub." " Her next step was to post of photo of that push-back on Twitter.

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Gorgeous and Cheap Video Production Technique

Great Public Speaking

Complimentary video to teach you how to make gorgeous backgrounds on your video productions for literally pennies. Would you like to have a powerpacked day of training? link] Exclusive Video Training Day at the Great Internet Marketing Retreat Center Video is exploding and it costs a fortune to have someone else do it for you. In this powerpacked day for only 4 people at a time I show you all the equipment and lighting needed to do gorgeous and profitable video.