The Best “San Francisco” Speakers at SXSW

DeFinis Communications

The official presentation platform for SXSW Interactive comes from the San Francisco-based company SlideRocket. Using SlideRocket will be a bevy of intriguing San Francisco speakers.

Famous Speech Friday: Sarah Winnemucca's San Francisco lectures

The Eloquent Woman

But after Yakima, she decided to return to San Francisco, a place where she and her father and sisters had performed as "Indian princesses" on the stage. Sarah's lecture was unlike anything ever before heard in the civilized world," the San Francisco Chronicle raved in its coverage.

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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. She wrote speeches and prepared business executives for […]. Cultural Differences Speechwriting

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. Freelance Work Robb Lightfoot San Francisco Writers Conference

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. In short, San Francisco is being perceived as a Paradise Lost.

Seeya Next Summer, Spirit Week

Duarte Blog

This year’s event included a Family Feud, a giraffe-painting party, a Wiffle Ball Tournament, and a field trip to see our beloved San Francisco Giants – who just clinched the NL West Championship title. Saturday marked the beginning of Fall. Which means it’s the end of summer, bummer.

Licensing Consultant, San Francisco, CA (help wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

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

DeFinis Communications

For those of you who have never heard of it, allow me to paint the picture: Over fifty thousand people, a majority of which were dressed in outrageous costumes, took to the streets of San Francisco and marched from the San Francisco Bay all the way to the Pacific Ocean.

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE Workers Face Double-Whammy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE employees are looking at the numbers and they're ripped. So angry are they that they have taken their complaints external to social media like Twitter and Facebook, reports FISHBOWL LA. Their beefs are two-fold.

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  This year it was held in San Francisco.  What does the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) have to fear from reporters from O'Dwyer's news shop? 

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.    The rubble in San Francisco was no platform for her to put together a career. She wasn't conventionally beautiful. And not traditionally feminine. Those traits were important way back then.

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. They were on their way to a Modern Language Association (MLA) conference in San Francisco.

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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. The show presents talks by Toastmasters, [.]. Business Communication Public Speaking television studio

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.  It's a crazy idea but it might just bring more rental units available at a price more can afford. 

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. The Seven Deadly Sins of Writing By Roberta Guise, MBA There’s an [.]. 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.    If breeders stopped breeding them and owners - who animal rights advocates want to rename "guardians" - spayed and neutered theirs pronto, there would be the beginning of the end of the current tragic glut.

Interview: Kathy Stershic, Tech Policy Freelancer

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Kathy Stershic is Principal Consultant of Dialog Research & Communications. She provides senior-level business and communications consulting expertise to executives at leading-edge organizations, and is especially known for bringing focus and alignment to complex environments.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

This week, the blog looked at women who've turned the tables on harrassment with public speaking , and Famous Speech Friday shared Sarah Winnemucca's lectures in San Francisco in the late 1800s.

A Day In the Life of a Mighty Killer

Duarte Blog

Our crews started off in different parts of the Bay Area, coordinating over text and Instagram to gather photography gear, scout locations, and invite other aspiring photographers to join us — after paying our dues in San Francisco traffic, of course.

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? Well, that is exactly what Alicia Berberich does!

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. Pro-Track Profile I talked with Ann recently and asked her about her background as a San Francisco-based artist and the inspiration for the unique experience of art she shares with clients.

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. At the end of the second day of the Ragan Social Media Conference I met Susan Gluss who is the Media Relations Director and spokeswoman for the UC Berkeley School of Law.

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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. Using the “single most powerful question anyone could ever ask”, Terry Barton helps individuals and businesses connect to what is preventing them from moving in the direction they want to go.

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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. Fans of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook see links to good reads, resources and ideas from other sources there, in addition to posts from the blog.

Alphabet's Lawsuit against Uber Headed for Court, Not Arbitration

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No dice, ruled San Francisco judge William Alsup. It all started when Uber acquired driverless truck startup Otto. With it came Otto's founder Anthony Levandowski. He had been an employee at Alphabet before leaving to start Otto.

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. While I can’t comment on his claims about […]. Culture Shock! hollywood polygamy

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. She is an adjunct professor, and has taught and presented at Lao American College, Laos, and the National Hispanic University, San Jose. in Organization and Leadership from the University of San Francisco, a M.S.

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. Yes, you can head from your little lives in college to your version of La La Land. Seattle or Miami.

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&#. In plain English: Repetition of the same words or phrases in reverse order.

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. Having been raised by a single mother, Melanie knew the challenges single motherhood presented.

Find a Presentation Designer Here

Speaking about Presenting

I am currently based in San Francisco, California, where I launched AnaFxFz Communication Design, a studio focused on Presentations, Branding, and Information Design. Are you looking for a presentation designer?

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.

Interview: René Siegel, High Tech Connect

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

René has grown High Tech Connect to a leading provider of expert marketing and communications, and one of the largest women-owned businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area. This article marks the start of a new series in Professionally Speaking.

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. We've made a lot of progress from the days when women were forbidden to attend, or to speak at, conferences.

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

The Eloquent Woman

But then, they always blame America first When the Soviet Union walked out of arms control negotiations, and refused even to discuss the issues, the San Francisco Democrats didn''t blame Soviet intransigence. T hese are questions the San Francisco Democrats have not answered.

Should women speakers include--or avoid--topics about women?

The Eloquent Woman

So, when I was first elected District Attorney in San Francisco or Attorney General of California or United States Senator from the state of California, in each of those positions, I was elected as the first woman or the first woman of color.

The Making of Paris Jackson - 6 DIY Lessons about Becoming Famous

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There is a reason why the ambitious pay about 80% of their compensation for rent in metro areas like Manhattan and San Francisco. Paris Jackson, now a brandname celebrity, has been lucky.

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

The Eloquent Woman

Part of the speech is captured in the San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive film clip here and below, and you can read another long excerpt from it here.

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. I met today with a group of marketing professionals who shared the many reasons young people should consider a career in this field.

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

Speak Schmeak

After graduating with a Master’s Degree in International Business in 2003, he moved to San Francisco where he worked for the Irish government, helping startup companies expand rapidly; he has been involved with startup companies ever since. There is a movement beginning.