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.

Personalize Your Proposal … or Die!

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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). What is wrong with this proposal? Okay… so the heading may be a bit extreme. Or, maybe not.

The difference between a persuasive and an informative presentation

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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 training

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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.

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.

Proposal Writer, Raleigh, NC (help wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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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.

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.

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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A Modest Proposal: Should Bill O’Reilly and Chris Matthews serve as Debate Moderators in 2016?

TJ Walker Interactive

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Law Firm, Downtown Los Angeles, CA - Proposal Specialist

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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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.

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.

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.

Should Republicans Nominate John McAfee for President? A Modest Proposal

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

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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. 

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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. It’s not only sales people who need to persuade.

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

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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. 

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

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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?


Congratulations to the winner of the “Highlight one part of an image in color” contest!

PowerPoint Tips

If you are genuinely interested in selling more, training & teaching more effectively, or getting your proposals approved, simply click here! Congratulations to Rae Drysdale for the winning entry in the contest.

Presenter roles: What role do you play?

PowerPoint Tips

Bring me a proposal.” Can I make an appointment to present you with a proposal?” Your goal is to persuade your audience to agree with your proposal or to buy your product/service. As presenters, we play various roles. It all depends on the situation.

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Why almost all presentations should be persuasive

PowerPoint Tips

Asking for approval for a proposal. Do you think of yourself as a persuasive presenter? If you are a trainer or educator, perhaps not. If you present project updates, maybe not. But you should. As a colleague of mine, T.J.

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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. 

2017 ASJA conference (I’ve already marked my calendar)

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Keynotes Announced for ASJA’s 46th Annual Writers Conference – Fri May 5 & Sat May 6, 2017, Roosevelt Hotel, NYC By Estelle Erasmus As Chair for the 2017 ASJA Conference in NYC, I’m delighted to share that we have been getting many of your proposals for sessions and I’m really impressed with the level of […].

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Put all benefits on one proposition slide

PowerPoint Tips

This technique will help your audience remember the benefits of your proposal. When you are trying to persuade your audience to buy or make a decision, you need to explain the benefits of your proposition.

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Intrigue your audience

PowerPoint Tips

She talks about how to structure a pitch, whether to get funding, sell a product, or pitch a proposal. If you can intrigue your audience, you will engage them and maintain their attention. How can you get there? Organize your content for intrigue.

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Cameron on the NHS: 3 priorities (2006) mutate into 5 big things (2011)

Max Atkinson

However, having watched his announcement of today's five big things about the government's proposed NHS changes to the government's proposed NHS changes quite a few times, I'm still hard put to list or summarise them all with any degree of precision: See if you can do any better: Related posts: Gordon Brown tries out a 4-part list at the TUC Gordon Brown's G20 address ignores an important tip from Winston Churchill Why lists of three: mystery, magic or reason

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Create a system for your message

PowerPoint Tips

When I do a proposal for on-site corporate training, I often offer a follow-up webinar 2-3 weeks later. A presentation doesn’t stand by itself. Your presentation started out with a reason, a goal, need, or a situation that led to the presentation itself.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

After proposed sessions about harassment were rejected, and complaints were not addressed, a woman speaker used part of her presentation on another topic to call out the conference for not protecting women attendees.

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Presenting = Communicating = Training

PowerPoint Tips

If you’re trying to get approval for a proposal, you need to convey its value. If you’re a trainer or teacher, the title of this blog post if an obvious statement for you. But if you do more persuasive presentations, it may not be obvious.

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Two Slides You Can Lose

Manner of Speaking

Note that this image could be used effectively in the middle of a presentation, say, as a bridge between the description of a problem and a proposed solution.

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You deserve to shine

Speak Schmeak

A book proposal you never submitted? I want you to think for a moment about all the things you haven't done or tried because of fear of failing, fear of embarrassment, or fear of looking foolish. Was there a job you should have applied for? A guy you wanted to date?

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Bruce Gabrielle presents on “Storytelling Secrets for Boardroom Presentations”

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If you are genuinely interested in selling more, training & teaching more effectively, or getting your proposals approved, simply click here! At the 3rd session of Outstanding Presentations Workshop , Bruce Gabrielle spoke on “Storytelling Secrets for Boardroom Presentations.”

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How to create your very own cool shapes with the Custom Shapes tools: Part IV-Combine

PowerPoint Tips

If you are genuinely interested in selling more, training & teaching more effectively, or getting your proposals approved, simply click here! This is the final installment of a 4-part series on the Custom Shapes tools. If you haven’t read those posts, I recommend reading them first.

Add power to your message with better slide titles

PowerPoint Tips

She needed to make several proposals about how to work with clients. Add action verbs to your slide titles. When I work with clients, I sometimes find that their slide titles are boring and even meaningless. We work together to make the slide titles more powerful.

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Presentation #FAIL: Habitudes for Communicators

Duarte Blog

For example, in “Windows and Mirrors” he proposes that there’s a gap between communicators and public speakers: At the end of each chapter is a quiz, but he’s also put those questions into an online assessment to rank yourself to see how you’re doing as a communicator.

The role of persuasion and emotion in training

PowerPoint Tips

I’ve always thought that persuasion and emotion were best left to sales and proposal presentations. After all, in an instructional setting, isn’t persuasion like propaganda? But in my course, High-Persuasion PowerPoint Presentation Program, I’m discovering that I was wrong.

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