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 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!

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

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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Law Firm, Downtown Los Angeles, CA - Proposal Specialist

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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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.

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.

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

TJ Walker Interactive

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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 training

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Should Republicans Nominate John McAfee for President? A Modest Proposal

TJ Walker Interactive

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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.

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. 

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

TJ Walker Interactive

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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

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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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. 

10 Tips to Master Questions with Authority During Your Presentation

Executive Speech Coach

This can be the tipping point in your presentation that moves them to think or do what you are proposing. Executive Speech Coach - Business Presentations Business presentations tips for executives, sales presenters, managers, technical experts and professionals from the "Speech Coach for Executives" George Torok. Transform your business presentations into effective conversations. George Torok is a Toronto based presentation coach and presentation skills trainer.

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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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.

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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.…

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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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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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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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Standardized Testing Industry - Major Threat to Brand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For some this represents a surprise proposal. However, overall, the ABA proposal could shake the blind faith in standardized testing. Standardized testing has permeated all aspects of U.S. That ritual goes beyond the educational institution.

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I received this from the Authors Guild

Joan Detz Speaker Services

You may have seen the news this morning that President Trump’s proposed budget, released earlier today, calls for the elimination of the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities. UPDATE March 16, 2017: Our fears have come to pass. The budget—which must be passed by Congress—will be the subject of vigorous debate on Capitol Hill […]. Freelance Writing News, events, and awards Professional organizations

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.

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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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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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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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"Downton Abbey" - Can Edith accept good treatment?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Her attentive beau, Bertie, proposes. And Mary saved Henry from a life of misery by turning down his proposal. Finally, Lady Edith catches a break. But, she still hasn't gotten the hang of the self-esteem game. She tells her suitor she will have to consider the offer.

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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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Post-Florida School Massacre - President Trump Takes on (wrong) Role of Comforter-in-Chief

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For example, in a press conference with Florida officials, there was talk of proposals to detain anyone making violent threats in any medium. In this time of national tragedy, of course, President Donald Trump would adopt statesmanlike rhetoric.

2018 52

Brand Arizona - Smart Move to Accept Bitcoin for Tax Payment

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  To begin with, just playing around with this proposal brings media attention. The Senate in Arizona has approved a bill to accept bitcoin and other specified cryptocurrencies as payment for taxes. The bill moves to the Arizona House. Here are more details.

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NY AG Sues Weinstein Co., Brothers - Alleged Sexual Harassment Becomes Legal/Business Issue

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The timing of the lawsuit when the proposed sale was to take place was not a coincidence. As MarketWatch reports, there had been a deal to purchase the company for about $500 million and the assumption of debt. The buyer was a group headed by Maria Contreras-Sweet. 

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Book Biz 2014 - Gov. Cuomo, You Need A Top Publicist

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When I do a book proposal, even for a book that will be self-published, I outline the publicity plan. Yes, I interview them as part of the proposal process. That includes a detailed description of at least three top publicists.

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Brigidine School Pupils Fight Off Tough Competition in Public Speaker Awards

Great Public Speaking

In the competition, held at Brigidine School, in Kings Road, each group contained a speaker, chairperson and proposer. The proposer then closed the presentation and invited thanks for the speaker.