The Silent Killer…(aka “Death by Meeting”)

Matt Eventoff

Communication Tips & Strategy Corporate Communication Uncategorized business meetings effective meetings how to run a meeting meeting agenda meeting agenda sample meeting beast meeting communication meeting format successful meeting usa today Portions originally in USA Today. “If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings.” ” – Dave Barry.

Ch 35: Sample Pitch Letters (Everything You Wanted To Know About Freelance Writing)

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Chapter 35: Sample Pitch Letters - After all that work—determining sectors you want to target, finding companies within sectors, sourcing contacts within companies, and scheduling when to send out pitches—you want your pitches to be excellent. What do you say in your pitch letters? Following the format in the previous chapter should help you organize your thoughts, but don’t feel you have to slavishly follow my format. Develop your own style.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Freelance Writing – Chapter 12: Sample Query Letters

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Blog post includes several sample query letters. When it comes to writing query letters, your goal is to: capture the editor’s attention and demonstrate your ability to write. introduce the editor to a central idea, person, place, concept, or situation. demonstrate that the topic is of interest to the publication’s readers. demonstrate that you are the writer for the job.

Chapter 13: More Sample Query Letters (from Everything You Wanted To Know About Freelance Writing)

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

From Everything You Wanted to Know About Freelance Writing: Chapter 13: More Sample Query Letters. Read all excerpts from the book here * Chapter 13: More Sample Query Letters Query that worked The query letter below was written by prolific freelance writer and writing instructor Paul McLaughlin ( and was submitted to Saturday Night magazine.

Obama’s Name Misspelled On Sample Ballots In Oneida County, New York – Huffpo

TJ Walker Interactive

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Here is a sampling of my online media and presentation training courses on Udemy

TJ Walker Interactive

Here is a sampling of my online media and presentation training courses on Udemy. Please let me know which ones you find most intriguing–TJ. 1 – 20 of 20 COURSES. .

Sample Agreement Documents

MY PROFILE EVENTS INSIDE NSA TOOLS MEMBER SERVICES CHAPTERS/GROUPS PUBLICATIONS BLOGS Related Topics CSP Application NSA Logos Request Form Sample Agreement Documents Sample Business Documents Sample Speaker Agreement Documents Writing an effective speaking agreement that fits the needs of both parties is a tricky process, but MyNSA has attempted to make this process as painless as possible.


The 8th annual Outstanding Presentations Workshop is free this year

PowerPoint Tips

eSlide’s “In-&-Outbox”: Professional Presentation Design Before and After Samples. The 8th annual Outstanding Presentations Workshop is free this year. We have an expert group of 6 speakers.

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Ghostwriter on S&M Sex: Applying for this assignment requires 2 samples demonstrating expertise

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Add to your portfolio more than just samples about business.    Without samples of past work, I am unable to apply for the ghostwriting opportunity with Callisto Media to create a beginner's guide to S&M sex.  Get out of the box. 

Content-Providers: Your blog has lost value as a clip, keep bucket of samples full and fresh

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 Those requesting my writing services didn't ask for other kinds of samples of my writing.  In addition, prospects want to see samples of client assignments.  Therefore, my bucket of samples is full and fresh.

Sample of GoView Demonstration of SnagIT

PPT - Powerful Presentation Techniques

The Password is thewebchef.

Help I Have to Give a Speech! DVD sample from THE Executive Speech Coach

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

How do you like this sample?   Secret Weapon Bob Chesney of Chesney Communications has been working on amazing new video clips to promote some of my best selling Presentation Skills Training DVDs. Bob helped me create these as well. Bob has also helped me prepare new video clips for my virtual office. Stay tuned for more online training programs from Patricia Fripp.   Tags: On Marketing Public Speaking & Presentations

Presentation Lessons from a Cooking Demonstration

Professionally Speaking...

Give Samples :: Of course the cooking demo lends itself to handing out samples of the food that's being prepared. You may think that, as business presenters, we don't usually have cool samples to give out.

2011 52

Cryptocurrency Assignments - Search Beyond U.S.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

However, they generate samples for your portfolio. That's how I built a portfolio of samples for clients based in China. The way "in" for a field or a niche is usually to do assignments or even full-time jobs for a low fee.

Nonverbal Communication

The Communication Blog

The website has links to the Preface, the TOC, and a sample chapter--I chose the chapter on temporal communication--Time Messages. This sample chapter is open access and so students as well as instructors can use it. Kendall-Hunt has put up a website for my The Nonverbal Communication Book. ). It''s a really very different nonverbal communication textbook and that''s why I wanted the chapter made available online.

2 ways to save time and effort by setting default shape formats in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

Remember that themes don’t have any objects in them, unlike templates, which can have sample slides, logos, images, etc. I rarely use shapes with outlines. So every time I insert a shape, I click the Format tab, choose Shape Outline, then No Outline. Wait, why am I doing that?

2018 52

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

A sample from Lakoff: ".women I read a lot about women and public speaking, and post my finds first on The Eloquent Woman on Facebook. But I always collect them here for you on Mondays as well.

5 public speaking lessons from a Vitamix demo

Speak Schmeak

And, on top of that, he used vegetable broth in the soup and soy milk in the smoothie, so even vegans and vegetarians (like me and my husband, who are clearly a target market), could taste all the samples. And all of this while having a casual conversation and making smoothie and soup samples.

2011 62

Eye gaze and the power of faces

Presentation Zen

I'll first look at samples from posters and billboards near my home in Nara, Japan, then I'll show some samples slides. Samples from the world around us I have said it a millions times, but if you take note of the graphic design around you, you'll find there are many lessons.

2011 60

Link to a specific PowerPoint 2003, 2007 or 2010 slide from Microsoft Word or Excel

PowerPoint Tips

An example: sample%20makeovers.ppsx#2. My link now looks like this: sample%20makeovers.ppsx#2.

2003 52

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

PowerPoint Tips

Send me a sample and I’ll add it to the post if I feel it would be valuable to other readers. 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.

Serve without being asked

Speak Schmeak

she asked, and before we knew it, she had taken the bread into the back room, sliced it, and returned with samples. It was her idea to sample the bread. She was flexible enough to stop the task she was working on and sample bread for us instead.

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Presentation Zen Design (2nd Edition) now available

Presentation Zen

There are some new samples throughout and a general design refresh. The "samples" chapter was cut down a bit and a few new slide decks added. This spread shows samples slides and some context from a cool little success story from a local Japanese entrepreneur, Akino Ogata.

Quick Tips to Kick-Out Boring Bullet Points


The following sample shows another way to represent the original bullet list. In the sample below you can see how we have converted a traditional bullet list into a new slide with three components. If needed, additional lines to divide the cells can be added to the slide, however in cases like the sample below the lines and way shapes are organized is implicit as the padding and space between cells help to achieve a visual separation of the text.

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Global Ignite Week!

Dahle Communication

However, here is just a sample of one of them from a friend of mine Corey Heidelberger who writes what seems to be a master's thesis each week at his blog,  Madville Times. This week is Global Ignite Week around the globe., Elmont, NY - Is It Clowing Around in Craigslist Help-Wanted?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It then specifies that, as part of the application, at least two  sample articles must be submitted. On today's Craigslist,, Elmont, New York, starts out with the standard verbiage for a help-wanted for creating content. Here is the ad.

Integrating Live Power BI Dashboards into PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

For the sakes of this example, we will use one of the by defaults Power BI Example Dashboard ; the selected example is the Retail Analysis Sample. Introduction.

2016 102

Your audience has simple requests: Can you fulfill them?

Speak Schmeak

The buyer responds, "Have you sent me samples?" The buyer hands you her card and says, "When you're ready, call me to make an appointment so we can sit down with samples and pricing information." The salesperson failed to let the buyer sample the product. You have a new business.

Use abstract images to create backgrounds for slides and shapes

PowerPoint Tips

Choose File> New> Sample Templates> 5 Rules.). You can use abstract images to create interesting, textured backgrounds for slides or shapes. For example, Nancy Duarte’s signature slide uses a textured image background. You can see an example here. (If

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

If you want to keep up with my wide-ranging reading list about women and speaking in real time, follow The Eloquent Woman on Facebook where these links are posted all week long--or just head here on Mondays, where I summarize them all for you.

5 public speaking lessons from a Vitamix demo

Speak Schmeak

And, on top of that, he used vegetable broth in the soup and soy milk in the smoothie, so even vegans and vegetarians (like me and my husband, who are clearly a target market), could taste all the samples. And all of this while having a casual conversation and making smoothie and soup samples.

2011 28

5 famous speeches by women candidates for U.S. president or vice president

The Eloquent Woman

But we do have a representative sample of the women who wanted to represent us through the ages, from the first to the most recent.

2014 28

Recap of 2017 Predictions & Trends for User Experience Design & Research

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The most common was combining qualitative videos with large sample size quantitative studies to liberate insights. At the start of 2017 I made several predictions about UX design and research. Let’s see how I did. Happy December! Hopefully you had a great 2017 and (soon) a very happy 2018! It’s been an exciting and productive year for us and I hope it has been for you as well.

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Free Query Letter webinar on YouTube

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Contains sample query letters and other information you should know before you pitch your article idea to newspaper or magazine editors. Free Query Letter (selling article ideas to editors) webinar on YouTube: [link]. Based on the books Everything You Wanted to Know About Freelance Writing and Business of Freelance Writing –

New ebook! 101 Advanced Techniques Every PowerPoint User Should Know

PowerPoint Tips

Here’s a sample of the new techniques: Save a presentation to a DVD. 101 Advanced Techniques Every PowerPoint User Should Know.

MP3 18

Storyboarding & the art of finding your story

Presentation Zen

Below is a sample of just eight slides from a much larger set.

2014 62

2 Keynote Home Study Courses: Books 37 & 38 of 52 in 52

Speak and Deliver

The two keynotes provided on CD were very valuable to me, even though I''d heard most of it before, simply because I''ve seen him in person several times, and followed his free samples and Champion''s Edge content.

2014 35

What do you most dislike about slide presentations? Readers spout

The Eloquent Woman

Here's a sampling of the response, in which reading slides and too many bells and whistles took the fore: Ann Simeoli When the presenter reads all the slides to me, I can read.

How to Edit PowerPoint Templates in Google Slides


See below a live sample ( here is the link to open the presentation in Google Slides).

2015 28

Why speakers should use the invisible visual

The Eloquent Woman

Tell us what the orphans you help are wearing when their adoptive parents pick them up, or share what the candy you manufacture tasted like when you first sampled it. You've heard that visuals are critical to getting your spoken point across, and that a picture's worth a thousand words.