How to propose a toast

Speaking about Presenting

Propose a toast: Image by Waldo Jaquith. Here are some tips for proposing a toast: 1. It might be tempting (particularly if you’ve had a a few drinks) to spontaneously stand up and propose a toast. I propose a toast – to perseverance, love and hard work.

Write a Proposal that is Remembered for the Right Reasons

Presentation Guru

… Bitesize Message Pitching Writing ProposalsQuestion: Who is your client/prospect more interested in – you and your company OR themselves and their business? I think we all know the answer to that one, and yet it is surprising (or is it?) how often business presenters get it wrong – badly wrong.…

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Labeling Online Political Messaging - What UK Is Proposing, Implications for US Partisan Broadcasting

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today, reports TechCrunch , the Cabinet Office issued a proposal for the public to review. The public has until November 4, 2020 to respond to the proposal, which you can read here. From websites to podcasts, the UK is seeking for transparency in online political messaging. If enacted it would mandate labeling of all online political campaign communications. What would be disclosed are both who or what is behind the promotion and who or what is ponying up the funding.

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Stop making these two common HUGE proposal mistakes

SpeakerSue Says...

What is a proposal? Yes, of course, answer C, both, is best, but all high performing sellers understand the true core of a sales proposal is to create distinction and desire. Of course, you’ll include the details, but think of your proposal as a SALES tool rather than an informational tool to ensure you’re short listed. Another big mistake proposal writers make is they ignore the principle of recency; people remember the last thing they heard or read.

They want a proposal. Now what?

SpeakerSue Says...

“Send me a proposal,” they say. Because most of all – it’s about your true value proposition – the proposal is about providing comfort and confidence that you understand their needs. It’s about taking the time to create a proposal that is real, specific and impressive because it fully resonates for the buyer. When they ask you to send a proposal, impress them with the real answers they need to create the highest level of success.

Proposal Manager, D.C. - Legal Experience (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Compensation up to $140k. Here are details and how to apply. careers

3 strategies to create a proposal that wins the business

SpeakerSue Says...

According to Hubspot, 80-90% of business is lost at the proposal stage. But here are three more compelling reasons proposals (and the sellers who submit them) lose the business. Proposals (and buyers) that win: 1. Are personalized with more than just changing the name of the client, but submitting the same proposal. Take time with your team today to update your proposals and narratives in CVent.

Personalize Your Proposal … or Die!

SpeakerSue Says...

Personalize every email and every proposal. It’s not enough to simply slap the name of the client on the first page of the proposal (yes, they really know you do that). It’s caring enough about their success to take the time to consider which parts of that proposal are important to that buyer, which words matter to them and how you can help them envision their success. What is wrong with this proposal? Okay… so the heading may be a bit extreme.

Proposal Writer, Raleigh, NC (help wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here  are details and how to apply. careers

Proposing Graduated Pay Cuts - BuzzFeed Wants to Prevent Layoffs in Time of COVID-19

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Like so many media outlets, BuzzFeed is experiencing financial challenges. The usual play-out in this Time of COVID-19 is that readership is up but not necessarily revenues.    The leadership at BuzzFeed, including Chief Executive Officer Jonah Peretti, doesn't want to have layoffs. The plan, which needs union approval, reports the Daily Beast , is to implement a graduated system of pay cuts. That would begin in April. For example, those earning less than $65K would have a 5% cut.

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Law & Order SVU" - Amanda Turns Down Marriage Proposal Before Going into Labor

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On his knee he proposes. The magic which happens week after week, year after year in the "Law & Order SVU" series comes from the relationships among the detectives as well as the prosecutors. It truly is a family setting. And, with all families there are saints, troubled members, and conflicts. All that began with the too intense bond between Olivia Benson and her then partner Elliot Stabler. Both carried baggage which they brought into the partnership.

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Stop Worrying about Financing Retirement - A Modest Proposal

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Lawyers know well those anecdotes about the drug addict who robs the store, then sits on the curb waiting for the police to arrive. He or she wants to be arrested. That's one way to start on the road to recovery. A neighbor's son served five years in prison, then went on to operate a successful furniture-restoration business. Yes, we all find what we need in different ways.

Law Firm, Los Angeles, CA - Proposal Specialist (help wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here  are details and how to apply. careers

Air France - French Executives Attacked Over Proposed Job Cuts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

America isn't the only violent nation. When Air France management discussed in France cutting 2,900 jobs, some workers attacked the brass. The scene was ugly. To save themselves executives scaled a fence. They wound up with torn clothes. Here is the account from Bloomberg. Meanwhile, in the U.S. Delta Airlines discussed reducing office and salaried workers. In both cases the objective is to increase productivity. careers Current Affairs

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TX House Rep. Jessica Farrar Proposing Fine for Male Masturbation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In conservative Texas, State House Representative Jessica Farrar might laugh her way out of a job. But she has positioned and packaged her advocacy for women's health in a memorable way.    Already it has received plenty of media attention. According to her HB4260, males could be fined for self-pleasuring. That act is classified as preventing the life of another human being. TX makes it difficult for females to get abortions.

Law Firm, Downtown Los Angeles, CA - Proposal Specialist

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here  are details and how to apply. careers

Make the short list with this one change to your next proposal

SpeakerSue Says...

Want help revising, refreshing, updating, energizing those proposals? You just spoke with your prospect and he told you everything you need to know about what is important to him, his client, his org.

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The difference between a persuasive and an informative presentation

PowerPoint Tips

For example, maybe you want approval for a proposal. For a proposal, success is determined by whether or not you get the approval you need. Content educational presentation persuasitve presentation proposal sales presentation trainingI think that most presentations can be classified as persuasive or informative.These two presentation types can cover quite a range — more entertaining or less, informal or keynote,for example. What is a persuasive presentation?

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No, Social Networks Aren't Effective at Self-Regulating - But, Beware What's Proposed to Take Over that Function

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There was really a time - it seems light years ago - when idealism was high about social networks. The assumption was that those digital platforms for self-expression and connecting could and would regulate themselves.

SEJ’s Fund for Environmental Journalism: Nov 15 deadline for story grant proposals

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Mark Your Calendar: Request for Proposals SEJ’s Fund for Environmental Journalism (FEJ) invests in public service reporting on environment and the journalists who produce it. November 15, 2017 (midnight local time) is the next deadline for story grant proposals to SEJ’s Fund for Environmental Journalism.

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Biden Calls Romney’s Proposals ‘Etch A Sketchy’ NYTimes

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized Biden Joseph R Jr Presidential Election of 2012 ‘Etch A Sketchy’ NYTimes Romney Mitt

Apply John Bohannon’s proposal to your organization

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Recently, John Bohannon presented a TED talk in Brussels that proposed replacing PowerPoint with dancers. The video has had over 330,000 views in less than two months and the idea has once again started people talking about how to improve presentations. In his presentation, John quotes a calculation from an article I published a few years ago to illustrate how much poor PowerPoint presentations are costing organizations.

Uber's Proposed Culture Fixes - Will "Cult of Individual" Fade from Capitalism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Much of capitalism's ideology is built around individualism. You are responsible for your economic fate. Do well you win big. Do not do well and you will be held responsible. That's part of the reason why losing a job, even in a layoff, hurts your personal brand. This could change. Distressed Uber has pointed to its "cult of the individual" as a negative in its organizational culture.

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Should Republicans Nominate John McAfee for President? A Modest Proposal

TJ Walker Interactive

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Hell Broke Loose: Proposed Muslim Prayer at Hartford City Council

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yesterday the Hartford City Council proposed that local imams open meetings in September with Islamic invocations.      Given that the anniversary of 9/11 is this Saturday. all hell broke loose.    Since I am the designated Connecticut political reporter for PAJAMAS MEDIA, the publication contacted me to cover the controversy. 

Proposal - Copyright - Listing - Speaking Pro Central Hot List - May 2009

Speaking Pro Central Posts

Proposal (76). Speaking Pro Central. Hot List - May 2009. Top Posts. The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. June 2009 Resource of the Month - PowerPoint:What Is Appropriate When and Why? PowerPoint Tips , May 26, 2009. How to persuade other people to ditch the bullets - Speaking about Presenting , May 13, 2009. Startups and Venture Capitalists Beware - Matt Eventoff , May 12, 2009. Should you display the live twitter stream on a large screen?

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Jon Stewart Compares GOP’s Fiscal Cliff Proposal To ‘Stalin F*cking A Bald Eagle’

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized Fiscal Cliff jon stewart

No Joy in InvestorVille - Bayer Roundup Settlement Proposal Leaves Too Much Uncertain

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There are big headlines in the legal media such as Law.com about the proposed Bayer settlement in the Roundup litigation. The proposal has to be approved by U.S. Another matters is this: In the investor media there is no joy about this proposed settlement. Also, what is obvious is that the proposal has disappointed investors.  It would offer between $8.8 billion and $9.6 billion for 95,000 of the 125,000 lawsuits. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco.

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Modest Proposal: Chris Christie becomes Weight Watchers spokesperson, donates earnings to rebuild NJ

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Weight Watchers, which has only a 3% share of the diet industry, and Chris Christie, who has a state devastated by Sandy, can use each other. The trusted Weight Watchers brand could get a nice boost if Christie becomes its next spokesperson.    The money he earns can be donated to rehab New Jersey.    From northern locations of Jersey City and Hoboken to central areas like Belmar and Seaside Heights, the state has lost even the basics like a roof over people's heads. 

How to write, sell, and market a business book – III: The Proposal

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

So I’ve talked you out of writing the book (yet) and you’re thinking about a proposal.    This blog has gone long, so I’ll talk about what to do with this magnificent proposal once you’ve written it in the next blog.    Let’s take the essential sections of one in turn and expand on each a bit. Introduction Begin with the most important section – the introduction. 

How to write, sell, and market a business book – IV: You’ve written that proposal; now what?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

So you’ve written that proposal, and it’s killer.    Look for an agent – this is really important – that covers the kind of book you are proposing.    Some are broader-based than others, but don’t ever send a proposal to an agent that doesn’t have at least several authors and books published in the area you care about.    Go with confidence; if you’ve written a great proposal, you’re exactly the kind of author they’re looking for. 

Did you get your free gift?

Speak Schmeak

In case this fell through the cracks, here's the info on my new-ish Easy Speaker Proposal Template and tracking sheet ! My Easy Speaker Proposal Template will: ??Tell Tell you exactly what you need to put into your speaker proposal and ??Allow Hey peeps!

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Donald Trump Jr.'s Proposed Daddy Defense - Beyond Old-Line Book Publishing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

an advance for his proposed Daddy-Defense book. The threat of legal trouble would generate lots of attention for a book. That would, in turn, boost sales. Right? That's not how the book publishing industry seems to be thinking. In that sense, it's a conservative player. Here's the latest example of that. Book publishers are not racing to provide Donald Trump Jr.

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Drudge Report Headlines with West Wing as Source of Leaks about Alleged Kushner Proposal for Secret Communications with Russians

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report nails this down: The West Wing is assumed to be the source of leaks about Jared Kushner's alleged proposal to Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak for a secret communications channel between the Trump Administration and Russia. The Drudge Report posts a juicy headline during this sleepy long holiday weekend. It's about a leak. Yes,  Yes, leaks in themselves are titillating.

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Barack Obama’s Speech on Gun Control

Manner of Speaking

In it, he discussed a number of measures that he proposes to take by Executive Order to reduce gun violence in the United States. President Barack Obama began the final year of his presidency with a speech on gun control. It … Continue reading → Analysis of a Speech Anaphora Aporia Barack Obama Diacope gun control public speaking

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How to Display Data the Right Way in Presentations

Duarte Blog

A sales director presenting financial projections to a group of field reps wouldn’t visualize her data the same way that a design consultant would in a written proposal to a potential client.

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Become an effective and efficient business writer, and get a free book

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

The book is ideal for anyone who has to write email, letters, proposals, reports and web content. Do you want to become a more effective and efficient business writer? If so, Harness the Business Writing Process is for you. If you find … Continue reading →

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4 quick use-now ideas to get action from your follow-up emails

SpeakerSue Says...

The proposal you sent sucks. It wasn’t aligned with their vision, it didn’t create distinction, It’s a losing proposal. Stop writing inane stuff like: Just checking in to see if you’ve reviewed the proposal yet? Circling back to see if you had a chance to talk to your stake holders about the proposal I sent last week? Touching base with you to answer questions and concerns you have about the proposal! It’s the proposal.

Lost Art of Persuasion - new e-book

PowerPoint Tips

If you're a sales rep, or a business manager recommending proposals, you'll find this e-book an invaluable tool. This e-book is about persuasive presentations, and how to succeed. If you need to sell or persuade others, this book will give you a blueprint for creating your presentations. Discover the 3 mistakes most presenters make in their persuasive presentations. Find out more today

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13 P’s of creating a speech – lessons from Ken Annandale

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Proposal Recommendation (What is being offered as a solution?). Ken Annandale gives us a very effective speech outline – the 13 P’s of creating a speech. I think that it is pretty self-explanatory – enjoy! Preparation. Point description (ask yourself). Purpose Objective (Why am I doing this presentation?). People -Audience (Who is going to listen to me?). Introduction. Promise Attention grabber (How do I get their attention?).

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3 tips to make your slides more persuasive

PowerPoint Tips

Perhaps you need to get approval for a proposal. Recently, a subscriber used principles I taught to get approval from an State Legislature committee for an important proposal that will help children in that state. For example, if you are making a proposal to try to get management to provide employees with tablets, show happy people using tablets rather than just the tablets themselves. It’s not only sales people who need to persuade.

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6 Common Pitch Deck Mistakes You Need to Avoid

Presentation Guru

Regardless of the scale of your proposed business, it’s likely that you’re going to need funding to get your company off the ground.… So, you have a great idea for a business. Maybe it’s something that will revolutionise the industry you’re targeting, or something that will change the lives of consumers forever. Or maybe it’s something simpler. … Message Corporate Speaking credibility featured Investors Pitching

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Improve your Conversation Skills to be a Better Presenter

Presentation Guru

It’s a hugely entertaining and easy-to-listen-to talk, that proposes simple ideas with far-reaching potential; ideas that the presenter must take note of if he is to truly understand his audience and design a presentation that is a perfect fit.… In her enormously popular Ted talk, Celeste Headlee gives us 10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation.

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