Millennials Can't Shake Memory of Hard Times - That's Blowing Up Traditional Purchasing Patterns

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Millennials are much like Lee Chandler in  Manchester By the Sea.    They experienced a catastrophe and just can't shake the memory of it.    For Millennials, reports BusinessInsider , that was the sustained economic downturn.

Get the best price on technology purchases, clothing — and anything else!

PowerPoint Tips

BuyLater is especially useful when you’re waiting to make a large purchase. Do you buy electronics and more on Amazon, Newegg, or other sites? If so, I’d like to introduce you to a new, free service that will help you get the lowest price. Many people don’t realize that prices fluctuate constantly, particularly on websites like Amazon, which allow third party vendors to continually undercut one another.

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Things Can Make Us Happy - Especially If Not Purchased

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Also, by accident, I purchased cat not dog food. Can they conjure up purchasing as more magical than the renters' version of dumpster diving. Sure, the process of shopping for something, bringing it home, and then enjoying it - the ritual can generate great happiness.

Purchased Fonts Not Displaying in PowerPoint?

Duarte Blog

We had the same problem! It wreaked a bit of havoc before The PowerPoint® Blog released a fix. Turns out, a recent security update caused Open Type fonts not to display in PowerPoint. The fine folks at the PowerPoint® Blog identified the problem (Microsoft Security Update KB2753842) and a offered a solution (remove it.). All the info you need is here. Good luck! Design Diary Event News Technology Tips error fix issue microsoft patch ppt security The PowerPoint Blog update

PowerPoint Tip: Saving money on technology purchases

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

The back-to-school purchases for those heading to high school or college/university often include technology such as computers, software, tablets, and smartphones. Since we are all looking for ways to save money when making these large purchases, this article is about legitimate ways to reduce how much you spend when making technology purchases. For any of these technology purchases, look for non-cash ways to pay.

Using a slide layout template for infinite variations

PowerPoint Tips

You can purchase slide library software, such as slideboxx and others, but you can also keep your best slides in an easily accessible folder on your computer. Once you create a great slide layout for a presentation, you can use that slide over and over by changing the text and the image.

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How (and Why) to Tell Killer Sales Stories

Duarte Blog

When the husband acknowledges that he did, Mike begins to tell a sad story about the widows of veterans who died without purchasing insurance. “I’ve They purchase an insurance policy. Wrap the story with how that customer “found” their solution by purchasing your product.

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Language of Retirement Planning - Factor in Phrase "Extreme Weather"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Both purchasing property and rentals are low-cost. Southwestern Arizona. That was a favorite of those considering retirement/semi-retirement. Then there were the summers of 2016 and 2017. The Tucson-Phoenix regions had sustained 122-degree temperatures.

Present interactively: Your audience expects it!

PowerPoint Tips

was well received and you can now purchase the recording. My training webinar, “ Present interactively—Your audience expects it!&# In fact, the Training Manager of a state teacher’s union hired me to give this webinar, slightly customized, for employees. That too was well received. Learn more about what I covered during the webinar and what participants said

4 for 3 special is back in time for summer!

Speak Schmeak

In order to take advantage of this great deal, you don't have to USE all four sessions by the end of the month, but you do have to purchase my package by June 30th! In December, I offered a limited-time holiday special that gave clients four sessions for the price of three, and it was so popular, I decided to offer it again as a windup to summer. Do any of these sound familiar? You're tired of giving mediocre presentations that just don't make an impact on your audiences.

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Guess Who's Back?

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

He purchased a sharp axe, and set off into the woods. Home About Gary Testimonials FREE MATERIALS! NTU PPT TRAINING FILES The Shy Speaker's Guide to Success on Stage Tips & Strategies to Help You Speak Effectively to Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime Stay updated via RSS Get Gary Now!: Facebook: Shy Speakers Guide on FB Mobile: (+65) 91380556 Email: Subscribe Click below !

11 Public Speaking Lessons from an Eleven Year Old

Matt Eventoff

2 Great Visual Storytelling Books for Children

Presentation Zen

There are many editions of this classic tale, but based on the amazing and numerous reviews on Amazon, I purchased Robert Sabuda's The Night Before Christmas Pop-up last year in time for Christmas.The pop-up art is amazing and imaginative.

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Duarte Launches New Strategy Practice to Help Leaders Spark and Sustain Movements

Duarte Blog

Illuminate: Ignite Change Through Speeches, Stories, Ceremonies and Symbols is available for purchase on Amazon , Barnes & Noble , iTunes and 800CEORead.

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Review of a new e-book: Visual Presentations

PowerPoint Tips

You can r ead more about the book and purchase it here. I recently received a free copy of a new e-book, Visual Presentations: Boring Slides to Visual Presentations in 3 Easy Steps, by M.S. Ramgopal.

Create a tile menu with hyperlinks to slides

PowerPoint Tips

If you can purchase images, I recommend for over 35,000,000 legal, low-cost, high-quality images. It’s often useful to create a menu for your first or second slide. Here are some scenarios: To facilitate easy navigation to anywhere in your presentation.

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How Do Props Help a Presentation?

Manner of Speaking

In Switch , Chip and Dan tell the story of Jon Stegner, an employee at a large manufacturing company who wanted to impress upon executives the enormous amount of money that was wasted annually because of its poor purchasing habits. ve years if the company would change its purchasing process. Stegner needed a compelling example of the company’s poor purchasing habits. The intern found that the company’s factories were purchasing 424 different kinds of gloves (!)

The Academy Awards and the Art of Public Speaking

Matt Eventoff

No one spent significant time thanking the fans who voted with ticket purchases and their time. Last year Megan Mylan set the bar with her Oscar acceptance speech. This year, unfortunately, no winner quite met the bar that Megan had set, although some certainly took it in a much different direction. The lack of great acceptance speeches at the Academy Awards is nothing new — Joseph Lindsay has posted an excellent article on that here.

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New: Presentation Zen (2nd Edition)

Presentation Zen

You can use a special code to get 20% off a purchase from their massive collection or you can just get the 10 images you like for free from the selection of 50 high-res images. Thanks very much to everyone who has purchased the 2nd Edition already (or any of my books for that matter).

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Book Review: Discover Your CEO Brand, by Suzanne Bates

PowerPoint Tips

If you purchase the book this week (from October 10-14, 2011), you’ll gain free access to an exclusive webinar series with the author. To check out the book and purchase, click here.

What’s Driving Your Success?

Speaker Launcher

I reasoned with myself that if I was going to live in this relatively quiet town (compared to Sydney or Vancouver where I’d lived before), I’d purchase a place up near Lake Huron. Two years later, “the shack” was purchased.

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How is a speaker like a cinnamon roll cake?

Speak Schmeak

It seems that customers are more likely to purchase a piece from an already-cut cake rather than a whole one. Kathy Shields' cinnamon roll cake at Savoy Cafe Yesterday I met a friend for an afternoon treat at one of my favorite Santa Barbara eateries: Savoy Cafe and Deli.

Dying in Debt = The American Way

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That raises the interest rate when we make those major purchases like a house. About 73% of us will die in debt, found research by Usually, it will be our creditors who get stuck. Not our families.

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If it matters to you, it can matter to your audience

Speak Schmeak

If you want to persuade your audience to do something, whether it's hire you, purchase your product, give to your cause or just tell others about your company, you have to dig down and find that thing.

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Deposit your tuppence in the Fidelity Fiduciary Bank!

Speak Schmeak

Here''s a fun example of what happens when you suffer from the Curse of Knowledge. Watch these bankers try to explain to little Michael why he should invest his tuppence in the bank. Lyrics are below, but the song is more fun.)

The Ripple Effect

Manner of Speaking

Because of that contribution, extra vials of vaccine can be purchased and additional personnel can be hired to distribute them. The vaccine reached her village because there was enough money to purchase the vaccine and hire the personnel to deliver it.

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Presenting Business Diagrams: How to Deliver a Strong, Positive Impact


These tools illustrate the process that lead to a desired outcome, such as customer conversion, service subscription, or product purchase. The most popular funnel diagram is the sales funnel template , traditionally used to define the steps of the sales process and record how prospects move from the entrance of the funnel until they purchase. Depending on purpose, funnel analysis can be packaged as a purchase funnel, customer funnel, marketing funnel, or conversion panel.

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What does a Trillion Dollars look like?

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

We read, for instance, that the Federal Reserve will purchase securities up to $1.25 Imagine you had to give a presentation on the current economic crisis. trillion this year. How would you convey the scale of this to an audience? One option might be to say that the if these were $100 bills a stack [.].

Perfectly imperfect & the art of making a connection

Presentation Zen

And people naturally assume that the products they purchase will perform to at least the standard advertised. To be human is to be imperfect.

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BATS Global Markets: Its problems shake trust in technology

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Unfortunately, those who had already purchased shares won't be able to sell them right now.  Is the universe sending mankind a message about technology? 

The difference between a persuasive and an informative presentation

PowerPoint Tips

The success of a persuasive presentation is determined by how many people make a purchase or how many people contribute to the cause.

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The Best “San Francisco” Speakers at SXSW

DeFinis Communications

As a panel member of “Go Here, Do This: Location + Collective,” Jill will discuss how tools like group-purchasing sites created around local communities and mobile check-in apps are being focused towards completing a specific action.

Do you use the Kindle for speaking? Do it now with a gift-card bonus

The Eloquent Woman

Now, in a Mother's Day special that runs until May 8, 2011, you can get a $25 Amazon gift card if you buy a Kindle DX or Kindle 3G (no, the card can't be used toward the Kindle purchase).

10 Books for the 21st-Century Presenter, Storyteller

Presentation Zen

With the advent of digital books, I certainly purchase many more books today then I can actually read. "The greatest part of a writer''s time is spent in reading in order to write," Samuel Johnson once said. "A A man will turn over half a library to make a book."

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Presentation Skills - Clothing

Great Public Speaking

Consider where your microphone and transmitter could be attached when purchasing presentation clothing. Fun presenters can wear fun clothing but within the limits of your industry.

5 Reasons Every Speaker Should Write a Book (and How to Write Yours in 90 Days)

Succeed Speaking

[NOTE: This post contains affiliate links to free resources, which means I may be paid a commission if you choose to purchase any products for sale on the external sites.

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The Key to story structure in two words: Therefore & But

Presentation Zen

After reading this I went out and purchased the South Park season 15 DVD just so I could get the documentaries which are included as extras. There are a ton of storytelling-related books and websites in the cosmos. And there is no shortage of people giving story advice and tips.

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Famous Speech Friday: Eleanor Roosevelt's Pearl Harbor radio address

The Eloquent Woman

You can find a complete transcript of this radio address in The First Lady of Radio: Eleanor Roosevelt's Historic Broadcasts , and if you purchase the Kindle edition, you can hear it in the audio extras.a

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150+ Free PowerPoint Slides to Make Great Visually Appealing Presentations


The visual funnel representation can include several steps from the customer acquisition to the conversion or final purchase. As our content catalog has grown, we have started to publish free PowerPoint slides every new week.

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Speaking to inspire

PowerPoint Tips

For a persuasive talk, the desired action might be a purchase or approval. Last Monday, I spoke to the Boca Raton Junior League. The topic was “From Death by PowerPoint to Life by PowerPoint: Speaking to Inspire.”.

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