Breaking Comedy’s DNA: Review

Pro Humorist

And at some point I would love to purchase one of Jerry’s Skype comedy coaching sessions. If you’re in the market to purchase a book to learn comedy writing, or stand-up material, you would be wise to purchase this book. The post Breaking Comedy’s DNA: Review appeared first on Pro Humorist. Comedy Reviews Comedy Writer comedy writing humor Stand-up ComedyI’ve been on author Jerry Corley’s mailing list for a couple of years now.

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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. Just as buyer reviews on Amazon and other sites have changed the way you decide what you buy, BuyLater will change when you buy. 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.

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Book Review: Discover Your CEO Brand, by Suzanne Bates

PowerPoint Tips

I reviewed Suzanne Bates’ first book, Speak Like a CEO , because it was so related to presenting. I was impressed with the thoroughness with which she researched and covered a topic, so I’ve continued to review her books, even though they are less related to presenting. 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.

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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. Review Design Ramgopal Visual PresentationsI 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. The author owns a company, Metamorph Training, and has a website at He and his wife are experienced at helping people present more effectively and decided to write an e-book about their system.

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Books Reviewed: How to Stop Time, by Matt Haig and Forever, by Pete Hamill

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I heard Matt speak at a recent Marin County bookstore where I purchased his book. (Full disclosure: Matt is the nephew of my good friend James Haig. I’ve not read any of his other writing, but see from Twitter that he has a large and loyal fan base. It was Matt who told me that […]. Cultural Differences

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6 Customer Journey Maps You Can Swipe


According to the Harvard Business Review , it is “…the steps your customer(s) go through in engaging with your company, whether it be a product, an online experience, retail experience, or a service, or any combination.”. It means everything that happens from the time a customer become aware that you exist through any and all post-purchase experiences. There are key stages of a buyer’s journey – awareness, interest, consideration, purchase, post-purchase, and re-purchase.

Product Review: NXPowerLite

Beyond Bullet Points

Enter the code BBP20 in the ‘Discount Code’ box on the purchase page to receive the discount (the code is valid until the end of October

2008 52

"Real Life M.B.A." - Jack Welch's Book Has 15 Customer Reviews V. Peter Thiel's 838

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And/or, those on his myriad global networks could have actually purchased the book. On the other hand, only 15 customer reviews have been posted. In contrast, Peter Thiel's book "Zero To One" has 838 customer reviews. The numbers on provide insight into who's up and who's down. But you have to look at them as a composite.   On the one hand, Jack Welch's new book "Real Life M.B.A." " is ranked about 58.

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21 Ways to Make Money Speaking: A Review

Speak and Deliver

It's a short book, and at $5.97, an easy purchase decision. For beginning speakers, the million dollar question is "How do I make money speaking?" There are books and programs galore out there, and it's easy to get overwhelmed, wondering who has all the right answers in the best format that's guaranteed to work. Unfortunately, there is no easy formula, and not everything works for everybody.

CONSUMER REPORTS: Not sustainable in era when everyone is reviewer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

CONSUMER REPORTS, once the must-check before purchasing products or signing up for services, has become an anachronism.    This might turn out to be analogous to the death of the professional film critic and the book reviewer.    Thanks to low-cost digital tools and an evangelism about informing the public, many other media properties and individuals provide the same or similar kinds of evaluations. 

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What is the Direct to Consumer (DTC) Business Model?


The vast majority of consumers believe they will make at least some of their purchases from direct to consumer companies in the next five years. 40% believe they will make between 40 and 100% of their purchases this way. Lastly, they streamlined the eye exam process and offered users to have on digitally via an app and then sent results to Warby Parker-contracted doctors who reviewed those and gave a prescription.

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Speaker Leader Champion - Book 13 of 52 in 52 Weeks - A Review

Speak and Deliver

In fact, I purchased the book as part of the record-setting attempt. I reviewed Jeremey''s book ''How to Win the World Championship of Public Speaking'' last July, and Speaker Leader Champion read like an expanded 2nd edition, as they used World Championship Speeches to illustrate most of their 92 Speaking Tips, and interviews with the Champions themselves to add 44 Speaking Insights.

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Re-Learning for the Very First Time: A Review of 'resonate', by.

Speak and Deliver

That said, I was pleasantly surprised, and feeling just a little bit guilty, to be offered the opportunity to receive a review copy of her latest book, resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences.

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Ideas for the weekly team meeting

The Presenter's Blog

” by Broc Edwards can be purchased from Amazon by clicking this link. Book Reviews activities Broc Edwards business books discussion topics team meeting weekly meeting by Peter Watts. What to talk about at the weekly team meeting? It’s a seventh-day conundrum. Yet again it’s Monday morning. Yet again it’s that darned team meeting, and yet again, as the person chairing it, you’ve got no idea what to talk about.

Book Review: Using Resonate by Nancy Duarte to improve everyday presentations

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

When I agreed to review Nancy Duarte’s latest book, Resonate , I did so with the desire to find nuggets that everyday presenters could use. Those who have to present regularly in small group settings such as sales presentations, team meetings, project updates, and budget reviews, don’t have the time or desire to use some of the techniques that main stage conference presenters have the luxury to use.

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What is the new Microsoft Office? 2013? 365?

PowerPoint Tips

You will still be able to purchase Office 2013 as you always have. Events Resources ReviewMost of you have a version of Office that you installed on your computer. You know it as Office 2003, 2007, 2010 or (if you have a Mac) 2004, 2008, or 2011. Now, there’s a new number, 365. What is Office 365? Previously, Office 365 was an offering for businesses that supported online tools like. Sharepoint (online storage). Exchange (online email).

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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. And, now that I’m back, I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be uploading my long-delayed post on the Don’t of Gestures on Stage within the next week, as well as my series of book reviews too! Home About Gary Testimonials FREE MATERIALS!

2008 40

Online University Reviews : 101 YouTube Videos to Teach You the Art of Public Speaking

Online University Reviews Search top online university reviews, ratings and rankings of accredited top online universities to find the best online university for you. Professional and recognizable speakers share their secrets, and you can also get a link if you are interested in purchasing the set.

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Free PowerPoint templates

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

If you really like the templates you can purchase and download the business pack , which is just over 100 slides, specifically focusing on business diagrams. ps: I will given a free copy of the business pack for this review. Here is a pretty cool website that I have been looking at: Slide Hunter , an online collection of free PowerPoint templates.

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Why Customer Centricity Will Win You More Business (in 2020)


That’s why we were rather surprised to find a 1-star rating on our TrustPilot page with SlideModel reviews the other day, and took immediate action to approach the customer, understand what the problem was, and clarify the situation. A significant 70% of consumers will browse for UGC reviews or ratings before making a purchasing decision. At least 41% of them will check out 4 to 7 UGC reviews as they make up their mind.

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The Executive?s Guide to Marketing Automation


Review, revise and update your target buyer personas . Customer retention workflows — personalized upsells/cross-sells, triggered by recent customer purchases; customer review requests, triggered by recent purchases; cart abandonment emails, triggered by on-site actions.

ToFu, MoFu and BoFu: 3 Sales Funnel Stages Explained


When a customer makes a purchase, it can be looked at as a journey. Be it a planned or an apparent random purchase, the customer goes through various hoops before it chooses to buy a product or opts for a service.

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A Quick Guide to Buyer Personas


Now let’s pull in some extra padding for your persona – their interests and purchase behaviors. Thus, do not assume that every customer will act most rationally or pursue the straightest path to purchase. Review notes, chat/phone transcripts from your customer support department.

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


The purpose of a customer journey map is to de-tangle all the steps an average customer takes on their journey to purchasing a product or service and identify the factors that can sway their decision-making. Step 6: Review and Iterate.

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How to Design Better Sales Funnels


Buyers “purchase journeys” are rarely linear. In the current omnichannel landscape they connect with a brand through multiple touch points on their way to conversion – a purchase, an inquiry, a booking or another meaningful action. What’s more important though is that 79% of marketing leads never convert to purchases. And 96% of website visitors are not ready to make a purchase right here and right now.

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A great resource for presenters–

PowerPoint Tips

It also offers a huge number of backgrounds, both for free and for purchase. We also have so many reviews of PowerPoint add-ins, a huge learning section that shows PowerPoint techniques with plenty of screenshots. I want to share with you a great resource for presenters–

2011 214

World Market, Tucson Mall - ID Demanded For Credit-Card Use In Vintage Americana

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last Christmas I purchased all my gift cards there.  One store my dog, Lily of the Valley, and myself won't be purchasing at is World Market. Well, Richard, I invite you to review your store policies and the knowledge employees have about prices. The Tucson Mall in Arizona is one of those vestiges of Norman Rockwell times. Everyone is friendly. Prices are affordable. And most of the stores there welcome our four-footed children.

2015 52

The City and The Professional Class - The Great Diaspora

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those who relocated to their getaway or purchased a house in the suburbs might not be coming back. One global employer complained about that and insisted it wouldn't review an application without it. No surprise, influential The Wall Street Journal publishes an article speculating if The City has a future.    Because of COVID-19, some of the major cities such as New York City have been emptying out.

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Rotten Tomatoes, et al. - Shutting Off Power of Traditional Marketing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Reviewer Rotten Tomatoes, reports the LA Times , can kill off a film, no matter how much the makers have spent in marketing. She is dying at the hands of reviewers with long knives. For so many other lines of business, the reviews on Yelp are shaping customer/client buying decisions. Panels such as on "Gillmor Gang" provide another kind of reviews. Because we didn't know it existed, we weren't hunting for reviews and asking peers about it.

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TED Talk Analysis: Tony Porter “A Call to Men”

The Speaker Point

April 12, 2011 Posts Comments The Speaker Point Helping you master public speaking and communication skills Home Delivery Speech Analysis Making Money Preparation Reviews About TED Talk Analysis: Tony Porter “A Call to Men” March 9, 2011 By Alex Cequea View Comments Tony Porter gave a short but fantastic talk at TEDWomen (you can watch the video below).

In Grade School, We Put Gum in Their Hair

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Everywhere on LinkedIn Updates are blurbs from X and Y how "excited" they are to be presenting a talk at conference so or so, participating in a panel at such and such a think tank, or having Harvard Business Review publish their article. Let's not purchase search engine optimization services from that Everywhere Poster who is making a lot of noise but not creating any fresh value in business or any other institution in America. 

2019 40

How Voice of the Customer Concept Can Boost Sales and Revenue


Any customer that is satisfied with your product or service is likely to not only repeat purchase but also to recommend other potential buyers to opt for your brand. Online Reviews. Many users before deciding between competing brands and services now check user reviews online. Other specific platforms are focused in customer reviews for businesses, providing tools to collect feedback and testimonials from real customers.

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Be my fan on Facebook

Speak Schmeak

If you've used my coaching services or purchased my e-course , I would love for you to leave a review. Heck, you can even review Speak Schmeak if you like! I've added a business page to Facebook; it's my Public Speaking Coaching page!

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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. The facts that Freddie recited, as convincing they were, just weren’t enough to move the couple to make a purchase (or even listen to a pitch). Referrals from a trustworthy source mean that a buyer doesn’t have to worry about whether a purchase is a risk or a scam.).

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Nancy Duarte Resonate iBook

The Presenter's Blog

This work on The Hero’s Journey not only applies to presenters, but also represents the stages a customer passes through on the way to a major purchase. Review: “HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations” by Nancy Duarte ( by Peter Watts. Great presenters transform audiences”, and Resonate on the Apple iPad transforms business books. Resonate shows what’s possible when strong ideas combine with eye-catching delivery. Think of it as a TARDIS.

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Yelp etc: Is the end near?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" From the beginning of the Internet, this kind of consumer review was entertainment in itself.    Others didn't have to go through a similar purchasing disaster. No surprise, review sites like Yelp became hot.    On Yelp his customer Jane Perez gave his work a horrific review.    After all, a business can be destroyed by a negative review.    In fact, the whole consumer review trend could implode.

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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. There is loads of evidence that reading to children at bedtime is not only good for their emotional well being, it also has long-term benefits for their cognitive development. We have a 6-year-old girl and a 4-year-old boy.

2016 64

Fox, Shep Smith & Ghost of Roger Ailes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" In response, Ailes' personal public relations representative Bob Dilenschneider placed an ad in The New York Times Review of Books for a vanity biography. That went very wrong when the media sniffed out that it was Dilenschneider and not a publisher who purchased the promotional outreach. In this Halloween season of ghosts, the one of Roger Ailes is hovering over Fox.

2019 43

Overcoming Sunk Cost Fallacy: Get Better at Decision-Making


Some examples of sunk cost may include equipment purchases, website development or office lease payments. Or you already purchased a $10 ticket, but as you head to enter the theater, you realize that you’ve just lost it somewhere.

2019 52

Tech - Startups & Mature As Vulnerable As Old-Line Mickey D.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Start your own enterprise or be hired by someone else's and have your lawyer review your contract for equity and more. My generation of Baby Boomers was hammered to purchase a franchise for Mickey D or at least work in a branch for 8 months to learn the systems in fast foods. Millennials and members of Generation Z have been told: Go into tech.

2015 50

Fox News - Owner Rupert Murdoch More Visible, Employee Roger Ailes Less Visible (sources report)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For example, public affairs player, Bob Dilenschneider, purchased the ad in the New York Times Book Review section to blunt the influence of Sherman's book. This could be the beginning of the end of the Roger Ailes era at Fox News. In New York Magazine , Gabriel Sherman reports that owner, Rupert Murdoch, has become more visible at Fox and his subordinate, Roger Ailes, less so. Sherman had published an unflattering biography of Ailes - "The Loudest Voice in the Room."

2016 43

Personal Services Industries - Brace Yourselves for Revenge Tip Copy Cats

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Everywhere, personal-services front lines will have to review unusually large tips on small credit-card purchases. Given the media coverage Serina Wolfe's $5,000 "revenge tip" has received, this new form of domestic violence is bound to have plenty of copy cats. Who hasn't become enraged with a soulmate at some time? And this whacks that man or woman right in the wallet. 

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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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