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The Best “San Francisco” Speakers at SXSW

DeFinis Communications

The official presentation platform for SXSW Interactive comes from the San Francisco-based company SlideRocket.

Famous Speech Friday: Sarah Winnemucca's San Francisco lectures

The Eloquent Woman

Sarah's lecture was unlike anything ever before heard in the civilized world," the San Francisco Chronicle raved in its coverage. Hayes.

Guest Posting – Fog City vs. The Big Smoke: what a year in San Francisco has taught me, by Felicity H. Barber

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Before moving to San Francisco from London she was an in-house speechwriter at Lloyd’s of London, the global insurer. Felicity H. Barber is a speechwriter, executive communications specialist and coach. She write speeches, advises business leaders on messaging and coaches people to deliver stellar presentations and pitches.

San Francisco Writers Conference 2014

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I spent part of the weekend at the San Francisco Writers Conference which is organized by the irrepressible Mike Larsen and Elizabeth Pomona.

San Francisco: Paradise Lost

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

San Francisco has been the symbol of everything from counterculture values ("wear a flower in your hair") to tech.

Seeya Next Summer, Spirit Week

Duarte Blog

Diary Video fun Giants good times san francisco spirit week tournament Wiffle Ball yaySaturday marked the beginning of Fall. Wanh wanh.

San Francisco’s Bay to Breakers Offers Valuable Public Speaking Lessons

DeFinis Communications

Yesterday was the centennial running of the Bay to Breakers foot race. Preparation is King – Preparing for your Bay to Breakers experience is vital.

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE Workers Face Double-Whammy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE employees are looking at the numbers and they're ripped. Their beefs are two-fold. monthly.

San Francisco Earthquake - How the Big One Was Game Changer for Elsa Maxwell

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Then came The Big One, the San Francisco earthquake.  She wasn't conventionally beautiful. And not traditionally feminine.

PRSA Conference, San Francisco: O'Dwyer reporters not let in

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  This year it was held in San Francisco.    O'Dwyer et al.   No dice. " All this is odd. 

Asiana Airlines Crash in San Francisco: Suppose humanities scholars were aboard headed to MLA conference?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Influential TECH CRUNCH has covered the crash landing of Asiana Airlines plane in San Francisco. What they are thinking.

Hosting Toastmaster Time Television

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Toastmaster Time is a long-running San Francisco Bay Area monthly television program, produced by members of Toastmasters International clubs in District 57. Shows are broadcast on local television community access channels and a complete archive of the past eight years are available for viewing on the Toastmaster Time website.

San Francisco: Downsizing the American Dream to a 220 square foot rental

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The Board of Supervisors in San Francisco has approved the 220 square foot rental unit, reports CBS.  Values

Guest Posting: The Seven Deadly Sins of Writing, By Roberta Guise, MBA

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

A marketing consultant and speaker, she is the founder of San Francisco-based Guise Marketing & PR. Roberta Guise works with experts, small business owners and professionals who want to be extraordinarily visible and sharpen their marketing edge. She also enables successful women to become thought leaders. Business Communication

San Francisco could end sales of small animals: Step toward preventing current tragic glut

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

San Francisco is considering banning the sale of all small animals, including cats and dogs.  There doesn't have to be so many small animals around.  Those animals which don't get adopted either have a lonely existence in shelters or are put to sleep.    In this time in history, that should not be.

Interview: Kathy Stershic, Tech Policy Freelancer

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Kathy Stershic is Principal Consultant of Dialog Research & Communications. Kathy’s musings on IT policy can be found on her blog.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

In contrast, two-thirds of women feel that way. And if that doesn't get in the way of your speaking. Did you miss? weekly speaker toolkit

A Day In the Life of a Mighty Killer

Duarte Blog

If you have an Instagram account , chances are you’ve seen a photo or two from these guys. Marvin King, Nikk La, Sam Graves, Salt Nuon and Moe Tang.

Interview: Alicia Berberich – parent / child coach

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Besides speaking to parents groups around the Bay Area, she teaches water aerobics at the San Francisco Presidio YMCA. Besides speaking to parents groups around the Bay Area, she teaches water aerobics at the San Francisco Presidio YMCA. How many professional speakers do you know that go to work in their bathing suits?

Interview: Ann Rea – Artist, Speaker, Businesswoman

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

San Francisco-based artist Ann Rea creates an Experience of Art™ for select patrons that is an innovative blend of new and old world mediums. San Francisco-based artist Ann Rea creates an Experience of Art™ for select patrons that is an innovative blend of new and old world mediums. The artist returns to paint [.]

Interview: Susan Gluss, UC Berkeley School of Law

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

She is investigating the use of social media, specifically blogging, as as way of promoting both the activities of the Law School and her own OpEd's in the San Francisco Chronicle. She is investigating the use of social media, specifically blogging, as as way of promoting both the activities of the Law School and her [.]

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Class of 2017 - You May Be Able to Afford Your La La Land

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That might be in New York, LA, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Members of the Class of 2017, you can dream big. Seattle or Miami.

Interview: Terry Barton – Savvy Leader

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Terry holds a Master of Science in Management and Organizational Development from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications from the University of Maine. Whether it is an operational issue, a performance issue or a problem with a team, Terry helps people and organizations get [.]

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Watch TEDWomen: TEDWomen took place in San Francisco last week--but you can still buy access to the archived talks here. Imagine that!

California Dreaming

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

There’s a shockingly misinformed review of the new San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in the Weekend FT. The article, Westward, look, the land is bright (the title taken from a line in an an obscure 19th century poem) is written by the cosmopolitan architect Thomas Sevcik. Culture Shock! hollywood polygamy

AC Transit Delivers Meaningful Marketing to Help Current and Future Riders

Content Marketing Today

The San Francisco Bay area boasts excellent public transit systems in the city itself and in surrounding counties.

Interview: Kathy Hart, Corporate ClarityTM Consultant

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

She is a former Board Member of the Bay Area Organization Development Network (BAodn), Admissions Chair for American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), and Chair for the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Crime Prevention and Safety Committee. in Organization and Leadership from the University of San Francisco, a M.S.

Rhetorical Devices: Antimetabole

Manner of Speaking

Jesse Jackson, Democratic National Convention, San Francisco, 18 July 1984. This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device : Antimetabole. Origin : From the Greek meaning “to turn about in the opposite direction&#. Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr.

Interview: Melanie Watkins, MD – motivational speaker

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

She received her medical training at the Stanford University School of Medicine and completed an internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California, San Francisco. Melanie Watkins always dreamt of becoming a doctor but when she found herself sixteen and pregnant, that dream seemed out of reach.

Find a Presentation Designer Here

Speaking about Presenting

Are you looking for a presentation designer? Rick Altman, Better Presenting. There are plenty of PowerPoint trainers in the world. Better. Easier.

Unplugged

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Denziens of the San Francisco tech scene are greeting the sun at a series of Daybreaker Digital Dextox dance parties in Mission District lofts.

The prostitute factor: Why we're not serious about women at conferences

The Eloquent Woman

In addition, a recent third conference for gamers in San Francisco featured a Microsoft-sponsored party with sexualized female entertainers.

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Interview: René Siegel, High Tech Connect

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

This article marks the start of a new series in Professionally Speaking. This article marks the start of a new series in Professionally Speaking.

Why consider a career in Marketing

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Oh, and if you know of any entry-level marketing jobs in the San Francisco Bay Area let me know! My son recently graduated with a degree in International Business and Marketing and is looking for an entry-level position in this area. To hear what they told me, click on the podcast icon below.

Famous Speech Friday: Jeane Kirkpatrick's "Blame America First" speech

The Eloquent Woman

T hese are questions the San Francisco Democrats have not answered. And her topic? They blamed the United States. she ended the list. "T

Famous Speech Friday: Dolores Huerta at the Delano Grape strike march

The Eloquent Woman

Early in the UFW's talks with growers, Chávez had left the bulk of the negotiating up to Huerta, saying that her style was more persistent than his.

Want your presentation to knock 'em dead? Use tips from comedy! Guest post by David Nihill

Speak Schmeak

There is a movement beginning. The dividing lines of business and comedy are beginning to blur. Attention spans are shorter than ever.

Conference co-chair asks "Would I attend my own conference?"

The Eloquent Woman

The Web 2.0 Why conferences need more diversity. If every speaker is a man, or if everyone is white, or both, I know this isn’t an event for me.

Guest Posting: Worst Brand Name Award of 2011, by Alexandra Watkins

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Alexandra Watkins is the Founder & Chief Innovation Officer at Eat My Words, a San Francisco based creative naming agency known for creating unforgettable brand names. The following post originally appeared in her blog and is reposted here with her express permission. Business Communication Cultural Differences Culture Shock!

The Secret to a Woman’s Success – Take Care of Yourself First

DeFinis Communications

I was traveling via air from San Francisco to Maine recently. As the plane was nearing take off, the flight attendants started their usual safety demonstrations. I politely sat through the “how to buckle your seatbelt” and “how to use your seat cushion as a floatation device” spiels. I see these over-burdened women every day.