Seattle - Disruptive Affluence Versus When A Car Is Home

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Seattle has become a microcosm of the 2 cultures that increasingly are sprouting in locations which got lucky with disruptive business models. Those laid off could find themselves stranded in Seattle.

Seattle - Disruptive Affluence Versus When A Car Is Home

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Seattle has become a microcosm of the 2 cultures that increasingly are sprouting in locations which got lucky with disruptive business models. Those laid off could find themselves stranded in Seattle. Seattle mirrors changing mores in so many municipalities: Compassion has turned into the ethos of "Not In My Backyard (NIMB)." However, given the resources of Seattle, it could afford to pilot that kind of multi-dimensional initiative.

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Hans Rosling: Upgrading our worldview via data visualization

Presentation Zen

One of the masters of displaying data in live talks is Swedish medical doctor and researcher, Hans Rosling , whom I've talked about often on this site and in my books (we were both keynoters at Tableau 2014 in Seattle as well; he's a wonderful man).

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A Judge & A President

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Seattle, Washington Judge James Robart lifted the Trump Administration's travel ban. Immediately, those in U.S. Customs and Border Patrol complied with that new legal directive. And, no surprise, the president declared that the Department of Justice will push back.

Hans Rosling: Doctor, Professor & Presenter Extraordinaire

Presentation Zen

I saw the professor in person at TED 2009 and was a fellow presenter with him at Tableau 2014 in Seattle where he, as usual, had the crowd of data geeks in the palm of his hand. The Zen Master of data visualization has died.

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How to book more business and own your niche

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Stephanie Chandler: Living the good life after corporate America Stephanie was inspired by the film Sleepless in Seattle to move to Sacramento, open a bookstore and write novels.

What America Reads…

Matt Eventoff

35 – The Seattle Times 20 3,175 376,515. I found this post from Brian Solis very interesting – a list of the top media outlets, by circulation, as well as the 25 most popular blogs in America, as compiled by BurrellesLuce. . Marshall McLuhan is famous for stating “the medium is the message&# and with the introduction of a newer medium (online, web) there is constant debate as to its effect on older mediums (print, broadcast).

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Ignite Win Anyway

Speak and Deliver

Ignite is also a worldwide speaking platform, organized by local groups, which grew out of the first event in Seattle - apparently to give the 12th Man something to do when they aren''t cheering on their Seahawks during the NFL season. Have you heard of TEDtalks? Yeah, I thought so.

5 Creative Ways to Spice up your Presentation: Guest Post by Alli Matson

Speak Schmeak

About Alli Matson: Alli grew up in Seattle, WA and attended the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor for undergrad. Occasionally, a guest post comes across my desk that is too entertaining to pass up. Enjoy this contribution by Alli Matson of Presentation Wit.

Presentation Zen: 10 non-PowerPoint books that can help you create better presentations

Presentation Zen

I saw Stephen present in Seattle this summer at the Tableau Conference and we had a chance to spend some time together before the event. I met Maureen Stone in Seattle this summer and saw one of her presentations.

When Passion, Power and Perseverance Combine – You Get Melinda Gates

DeFinis Communications

Completed in the spring of 2011, the campus is located in downtown Seattle across the street from the Space Needle. Tracking the philanthropic activities of Melinda Gates is like watching an army of ants build their colony.

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Socialization/Capitalism and Their Discontents - Living Off Grid on Northwest Coast of WA

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They can journey back to places such as Seattle to work or have a second home for more creature comforts. Our nation  looks  stressed out. So many of us have become downright overwhelmed by social pressures and the increased difficulty to survive financially. 

Brand Austin, Texas - Keeping a Serial Killer Under Wraps

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Austin, Texas is one of those cool cities, right up there with Seattle and Boston. So its chamber of commerce was probably not pleased when Skip Hollandsworth published "The Midnight Assassin" in 2015. That chronicles the serial murders that took place there in the late 19th century. 

What This Speaker is Thankful For.

Speak and Deliver

I don't.) - I am thankful for District 2 out of Seattle, who invited me to speak at their conference this year, and treated me like a Champion. -

Beware of personalization

Speak Schmeak

Or even worse, "Hello, Seattle!" Driving down State St. last week, hubby and I spotted a sign in the window of a soon-to-open Pinkberry: "Pardon our dust as Santa Barbara awaits Pinkberry's flagship store." Did Pinkberry really need to remind me that the store is opening in Santa Barbara?

InFocus: Great people, great projectors

Presentation Zen

Since I was going to be in Seattle and the North Oregon Coast in August, I was happy to drive to Portland, the company headquarters, to meet with the InFocus marketing team. "Do you need an in-focus for your meeting?"

Law - Already Being Run by Artificial Intelligence

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The locations are New York, Seattle and London. The ability of technology to replace lawyers is no longer futuristic. Of course, B2C LegalZoom has been around for a while. You might have set up your LLC through that or another online legal service. But all that is old stuff.

Annoying PowerPoint Survey Now Open

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

It only takes two minutes tofill out and the results will be first announced at the ThinkOutside The Slide workshop in Seattle. Every two years I repeat my survey on what audience members findanoying about bad PowerPoint presentations. This month the 2007version of the survey is taking place. The benefit of participatingis that you will help all of us avoid making key mistakes in thefuture. Please take a couple of minutes to complete the shortsurvey at: [link

Location Location Location - You Bet, It Remains Success Factor, Even in Telecommuting Era

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

LA, San Francisco, Seattle, and Chicago. "You telecommute." " That's what "they" kept hammering with.  I was struggling whether to uproot from the New York Metro Area for a location with a lower cost of living and less intensity about careers.

Strange speaking venues part 2

Speaker Confessions

The event was held at the normally very cool Seattle Sculpture Park. Redfin recently hosted a free event called The Naked Truth , for tech entrepreneurs. The problem is the amphitheater on the grounds creates some odd problems for public speaking.

Ingrid Lyne's Body Parts Found, Including a Fresh Foot - Why are we females now so vulnerable?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Body parts that were packaged in plastic bags and thrown into a recycling bin in Seattle this weekend belong to the mother of three [Ingrid Lyne] who disappeared after she went on a date with a man [John Robert Chariton] she met online." 

Who Created The Windows Start-Up Sound?

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

refinement' a four-second snippet was chosen as the final Windows Vista start-up sound: melody by Fripp, harmony by longtime Fripp collaborator and Seattle guitarist Steve Ball, and a 'Win-dows Vis-ta' rhythm by Tucker Martine, a Grammy-nominated.

Presentation Zen in Sweden, New Zealand, & USA

Presentation Zen

Tableau's annual Customer Conference in Seattle July 20-23 The Tableau Conference is a great opportunity to join colleagues and top analytics experts for three days of information, interaction, insight and inspiration ( the schedule ).

Occupy Wall Street = 21st century Alcoholics Anonymous

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Featured is Ray Kachel from Seattle.  Occupy Wall Street, which started in 2011, is symbolized by tents pitched in public spaces.    Alcoholics Anonymous, which started in 1935, has for its signature an inside meeting room and coffee pot.    Both drew in those at some kind of bottom. As George Packer describes OWS in his THE NEW YORKER article "All the Angry People," human beings facing despair find fellowship. 

"The Killing" - What souls can be saved

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There are too many ghosts in Seattle, including Rosie's. What could reinforce the gains he has made is being fully embraced in the Seattle police department.  "The Killing" will end as a series on AMC this Sunday. 

20 tips for better conference speaking ~ Authentic Boredom

Web Design World Seattle, July 20–22. 20 tips for better conference speaking ~ 16 February 2009 ~ View from on stage as I’m preparing to speak at An Event Apart New Orleans 2008. I’ll be straight up with you: I don’t profess to be an expert speaker. I’ve had my share of presentations that have been total flops, along with some very successful ones.

PowerPoint Tip: Ideas from 5,000 years ago

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

One of the ideas I'll be sharing at the Think Outside The Slideworkshop later this month in Seattle is what we can learn from thismethod of communicating. If you haven't registered for the workshop on Friday, September 28thin Seattle, WA, I suggest you do it right now. We can learn valuable lessons from how humans communicated 5,000years ago. At that time, formal written language was not wellestablished, so how did people communicate? They used pictures andstories.

Unemployment: Mourning Becomes Electra

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  On a Seattle blog, Kim Thomson describes the 10 bad habits of ineffective job-searchers.  If we continue to be without work, we're usually the reason why.    Work is available.    It might not be satisfying, what we used to do, what we want to do, or what we assume we should be paid.    But work is work and the cliche is true: work leads to more work.    Eventually we get to where we can be. 

Joke Writing Contest — Blended Cities

Humor Power

Orlando and Seattle — Land and Sea: An easily accessible community. The theme of this month’s contest, Blended Cities , is inspired by Sol Morrison of Santa Barbara. New Joke Contests are announced mid-month. New Cartoon Caption Contests are announced on the first of the month. Your challenge is to combine two city names to create the name of a new community.

Who deserves a standing ovation?

Speaker Confessions

When I moved to Seattle, I found the number of standing ovations very high, particularly at dance or theater performances. They want to be polite, as is often the case in Seattle, and take being polite too far. Standing ovation at Cannes (from wikipedia).

What should earn a standing ovation?

Speaker Confessions

When I moved to Seattle, I found the number of standing ovations very high, particularly at dance or theater performances. They want to be polite, as is often the case in Seattle, and take being polite too far. Standing ovation at Cannes (from wikipedia).

"The Killing" - Falling Apart

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  He was told he had to leave his life in Seattle and move to California. The person who is getting more together is newcomer to the Seattle police force Stephen Holder.  The dots can't be connected.    As a result, key characters in "The Killing" are falling apart. At the top of the list is the murder victim's mother Mitch Larsen.    She accidentally leaves the car running in closed garage.    The two sons are in it. 

Observational Humor — Case Study #109

Humor Power

Bobby told me that when he goes to Seattle it never rains. He said when he goes to Seattle, it never rains. Here is another Observational Humor Monologue delivered at the end of a meeting. I’ll give you the set up, followed by the punch line. And then we’ll briefly look at why the joke was funny. . THE SET-UP (What happened and what was said during the meeting, before the monologue was delivered.).

"John V. Doe v. Holy See" - No publicity stunt, rules U.S. Supreme Court

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  It ruled for the suit, originally filed in 2002 by a Seattle man who claimed that Rev. In clergy sex abuse lawsuit "John V. Doe v. Holy See," the Vatican contended it was a publicity stunt and without merit since U.S. priests were not "employees" of the Vatican.    The U.S. Supreme Court did not agree with that argument.  Andrew Ronan molested him, to move forward.    That means that it will go to trial in an Oregon district court.

Can all day lectures work? (Tufte considered)

Speaker Confessions

I caught his seminar here in Seattle. I didn’t count but by my guess he had nearly 800 people attend that day in Seattle. For years I’d heard about Edward Tufte’s famous all day lecture. I’d owned his books, but somehow never made it to the show. That changed last year. As it turns out the full day seminar, like many seminars, is almost entirely lecture based.

April 7: Speaking at Apple Store Ginza in Tokyo

Presentation Zen

July 20-23, Seattle (USA) This is a great conference not too far from my US hometown that's billed as ".three Next week I'll be up in Tokyo meeting with friends to talk about TEDx Tokyo. In the evening of April 7 I'll be giving a presentation in the Apple Store theatre in Ginza. The presentation will be in yasashi English with key concepts appearing in Japanese on the visuals. If you are in Tokyo next week I'd love to see you there. The presentation starts at 7:00pm.

learn storytelling online: 3 ways

The Eloquent Woman

says its Baltimore site, and in Seattle , where Ignite began, the motto is "Enlighten us, but make it quick." Can you tell a great personal story? It's one of the most effective ways to get--and hold--your audience's attention.

Why speakers fail

Executive Speech Coach

Then in Seattle stay for Fripp and Fripp!- Fripp Seattle (Redmond) Speaking School November 6-7, 2008 [link] - Patricia and Robert Fripp Speaks: Beginner to Mastery Redmond, LA and Phoenix, November 8-9-11 [link] = Patricia Fripp learning materials [link] Powerful advice. Why speakers fail In any discussion about the best executive speach coaches of the world one name that is sure to come up is Patricia Fripp. Here are the top three reasons that I can think of: 1.

PowerPoint Tip: Throw out some slides

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Come to the one day Think Outside The Slide workshop in Seattle next week on Friday the 28th. Like most professionals, you are an expert in your field and you are asked to speak on the same or similar topics frequently. To save the time of recreating all your slides from scratch, you have a file that you usually use and it works pretty well. Let me encourage you today to throw some of those slides out.

Joke Contest Results — It’s In The Name

Humor Power

February’s joke contest “It’s in the name.” ” Readers are giving advice to famous people on what NOT to name their children. New Joke Contests are announced on the first of the month. The next contest will be announced March 1, 2013. Here are the top lines, from February’s contest, selected by our panel of seven judges (speakers and improv players). ** FIRST PLACE **.