ABC's David Muir Does Segment on Stormy Daniels' Pursuit of the Truth

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The two don't seem to fit together: Sophisticated network anchor David Muir and attention-seeking porn star Stormy Daniels. But there they were on the 6:30 P.M. ABC news. Muir gave part of that valuable media time to Daniels' ultimatum for U.S. president Donald Trump.

Mature Market = 3 distinct segments

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The over-50 market is massive.    However, it's proving not so easy to sell to.    One obstacle is that marketers assume we "matures" are a monolith.

Good Riddance, "Sunday Night" - No Breakthrough Segments, No Theatrical Quality in Megyn Kelly's Presentation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Why it became a segment on "Sunday Night" is puzzling. This is the last episode of "Sunday Night," hosted by Megyn Kelly. And the collective feeling seems to be a sigh of good riddance. The programming, as usual, is stale.

Forever-Frugal Segment: BigBrands in trouble

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Not ringing up much from the Forever-Frugal segment. The Dollar Store in the North Haven, Connecticut shopping center on Universal Drive sells a three-liter bottle of Diet Cola for, yes, a dollar. 

Bob Costas Gun Control Speech: Jovan Belcher Murder-Suicide Inspires Halftime Segment

TJ Walker Interactive

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What Made the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster Speech So Effective?

Duarte Blog

Audience Delivery Event Message Strategy address analysis audience segmentation Challenger communication disaster great speeches history Michel E. Photo Credit: The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation Former President Ronald Reagan passed away 14 years ago this month.

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Adorable Grooming Cat Steals CNN Rep. Weiner Segment From Mary Matalin

TJ Walker Interactive

by Mike Bako I often tell my clients to not wear any jewelry that might distract viewers from what they are saying. Anything that could possibly take away from someone understanding your message should be avoided at all costs. After watching Mary Matalin on CNN I guess I now have to add that you should not have [.]. Analysis Video anthiny weiner mary matalin

Remembering the Challenger, and One of History’s Greatest Speeches

Duarte Blog

The speech succeeded in meeting the emotional requirements of five audiences by carefully addressing each segment. Delivery Diary Event Message Strategy Video address analysis audience segmentation Challenger communication disaster great speeches history Michel E.

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Why President Reagan Deserves the title “The Great Communicator”

Duarte Blog

The speech succeeded in meeting the emotional requirements of five audiences by carefully addressing each segment. Delivery Tips analysis audience Challenger Eidenmuller nancy Nancy Duarte president Regan segmentation speechThis Sunday Ronald Reagan would have turned 100.

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Speech coaching

Joan Detz Speaker Services

In case you missed the Marketplace segment on speech coaching: [link

How to Effectively use the 20/60/20 Rule for Your Audience


The 20/60/20 rule can be applied in presentations to influence your audience by dividing them into three segments. These three segments would include: 20% people who will receive your message positively. You can influence this segment by effectively gauging the mood of this segment.

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Unleash your imagination: watch creative videos

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

They range from simple Flip videos which tell winning stories to full-blown studio productions with panel discussions, remote participation via TelePresence and pre-recorded transition or interstitial segments. Executive communications professionals increasingly work with video. The challenge is to not only to research, script, edit and produce the content, but to do so in as creative a [.]. Business Communication Culture Shock! Shallow End

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My triple Axel moment

Speak Schmeak

And this was not a segment I had ever messed up in practice, so I hadn't developed mental tricks to find my way back. I remembered what it was that I had skipped, and as I continued telling the story, I now determined where to slip the segment back in.

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On goal setting and running

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

And I often find that when I am not really focusing on pace, heart rate etc and just enjoying the run (this happens mostly when I am having a slow cool-down run) I get a personal best (PB) on a segment of a route. Here is a thought about running and goal setting.

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Megyn Kelly v. "60 Minutes"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last night, surprisingly, "60 Minutes" presented three lackluster segments. One segment was patriotic. Next Sunday, NBC's Megyn Kelly takes on CBS's "60 Minutes." " So many of us will tune into Kelly's news show.

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How To: Import images into PowerPoint

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

In this third and final ‘how to’ segment I’ll cover the final step of importing images into PowerPoint 2007 and some of the options you can use to manipulate them. Step 1 – Import: It’s really very simple. Choose [Insert] [Picture] from the main menu and choose the image file you want. It will be [.].

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The 5 Bad Habits of Experienced Speakers

Speaking about Presenting

I broke the habit by identifying the segments of my presentation when I shouldn’t smile, and then rehearsing those segments consciously keeping my face relaxed. Just before starting my presentation, I would remind myself again of the segments when I didn’t want to smile.

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Speechwriters Conference Debrief 1 of 4: Jon Favreau keynote

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The call lasted an hour, and I’ve divided the audio recording into four segments. The Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable conference call took place Feb 20 at the end of the first day of the 2014 Ragan Speechwriters Conference. There were 16 callers online from around the country.

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How to keep to time during your presentation

Speaking about Presenting

When you do a final rehearsal , note down the time that each segment takes and then take that information to prepare a timed schedule. Work out ahead of time what segment you will drop if this should happen. Make a note of the first slide number after the dropped segment.

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Go behind-the-scenes with award-winning TV reporter

Speak to Lead

See how good you are at counting the number of segments needed for this 2-minute story. Then go behind-the-scenes with the reporter to see how many takes were required to get the final piece. Michelle Michael is an award-winning "one-man-band". Journalism journalism Lou Hampton one-man-band TV news behind-the-scenes video journalist

Ten ways to transition to your next idea

Speak Schmeak

We talk a lot about organizing our content, main points, opening and closing, but we rarely talk about how to get from one segment to the next. Show a slide or give a handout that gets the audience thinking about your next segment.

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Evening News as Theatre - ABC Puts on Best Show

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Usually, the theatrics, pulled together by Muir's dramatic presentation of news segments, are addictive. The first segment was the California fires, north and south, burning out of control. Tonight, the staging of ABC News with David Muir outdid itself.

NY Speechwriters Conference Debrief 1 of 3: David Murray

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The call lasted 45 minutes, and I’ve divided the audio recording into three segments.

2014 179

How to create blog post topics and schedule posts

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Before you write each blog post, you should clearly decide on your topic, which segment of your target market the post will appeal to and what problem or opportunity you will address. And your post should stay focused on the topic, segment and issue. That might mean some prospects will not be interested in particular posts; however, if you try to be everything to everybody in each post, you will end up being nothing to nobody.

How Your Brain Really Communicates

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  The segment lasts about 5 minutes.  Second in a series of podcasts on communication subjects.    This one is all about the latest brain research and what it tells us about how people communicate.    Enjoy! Nick Morgan Interview -2-Oct 2010.

Late Night Shows - Political Humor Falling Flat

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last night, there could have been a segment on Alexa's dark side. The flight of manpower out of the White House. The Texas primary. And, how the U.S. President enunciates.    None of that produced any belly laughs last night on the late shows. 

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TJ Walker filming at the Learning Annex

TJ Walker Interactive

TJ Walker recently filmed two live segments for the Learning Annex. To see more pictures click here. Analysis Authors Corner Best Speaker of the Day blogging Body Language learning annex TJ Walker

Manassa News & Messenger: End of the road, declares Warren Buffett

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The reason was that it was not competitive in its market segment. Yesterday the final copy of the Manassa News & Messenger in Virginia had been published. 

Single-source publishing with PowerPoint–use PowerPoint for all versions of your training!

PowerPoint Tips

As an Online Synchronous Presentation: Segment with custom slide shows. Custom shows can be applied, to segment a Single Source Learning Solution in small learning nuggets. This is a guest blog post by Dimitri Roman.

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Megyn Kelly's "Sunday Night" - What Went Very Wrong, What Seemed to Work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Well, I went into the segment with negative expectations. The segment was crying out for heavy heavy heavy editing. On the other hand, the segment on alcoholism resonated.

2017 52

8 Points for Presentation Structure

The Presenter's Blog

How should we segment the content into logical bite-sized pieces? Preparation is everything. While we focus on our content, and sometimes fuss about our slides, it’s essential we never forget about the framework holding everything together. How will we introduce and conclude? How do we pull together our fundamental arguments? How can we handle the questions at the end?

2012 137

6 Ways To Counteract Your Audience's Short Attention Span

Professionally Speaking...

These smaller segments will make it easier for your audience to follow and increase the likelihood they’ll stay engaged. I recently read an updated statistic about people’s attention span.

2016 130

Why is authenticity so important?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  The segment lasts just under 7 minutes and includes some introductory material.  I'm going to post a series of short podcasts from a longer interview I did recently.    This first is all about authenticity and why it is both essential today and in short supply.    Enjoy! Nick Morgan Interview - 1 - Oct 2010.

Presenting = Communicating = Training

PowerPoint Tips

I once asked why, since I don”t think that trainers make up the largest segment of presenters as a whole. If you’re a trainer or teacher, the title of this blog post if an obvious statement for you. But if you do more persuasive presentations, it may not be obvious.

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Let's Watch First a Former Porn Star, Then Powerful Men Play Verbal Paintball

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last night, the ABC News started out with two cartoonish segments. Only, they were positioned and packaged as, well, important news. One featured the former porn star Stormy Daniels. The cameras panned her entering court.

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Things that make you go “hmmmmm”

Successful Speeches Blog

Aresnio Hall was best known for his segments on “Things that make you go hmmmmmm&#. Arsenio Hall. When I surf the web and read blogs and articles on giving speeches and presentations, I often feel as if I’m having an Arsenio Hall moment.

2009 151

Artificial Intelligence - Push for Computer Scientists to Flag Its Dark Potential

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The creators of tech are less able to cast spells on many segments of society. Like just about every other human entity, artificial intelligence has its dark side.

2018 52

Group Presentations

Professionally Speaking...

HAVE CLEAR TRANSITIONS Create transition statements that hand off the presentation to the next person and show the audience how the segments hang together. In a group presentation, several presenters need to collaborate and coordinate so they offer a seamless end result to the audience.

2010 183

Nor'easter Not News Except to Programmers at ABC

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Since there have been aberrant weather patterns for decades now, it seems odd that the storm system continues to take up a segment on the ABC evening news. Again, David Muir devoted precious newscast time to the Nor'easter.

2018 52

New Tools for Your Presentation Toolbox

Professionally Speaking...

The diagrams are arranged in five categories, based on the type of relationship(s) you want to show: Flow/Movement; Join/Interconnection; Network; Segment; and Stack.

2012 175

The Camera is Never Off – Media Training/Presentation Skills Training

Matt Eventoff

The segment has been cut, the stress has ended, and everyone is in a jovial mood. This video illustrates a core principle of media training and presentation skills training – the camera is never off. . The clip was captured less than a week ago, and to date has been viewed 850,000+ times. The camera should have been off, but it wasn’t. . The camera is never off.

2010 138

"Megyn Kelly Today" - Rah-Rahing Won't Save This Disaster

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

segment of the "Today" franchise.  " The introductory segment is having the cast of "Will & Grace" on the couch. When the host-Megyn Kelly-and seemingly everyone keep pounding the rah-rah, we start thinking: Hey, this is off to a very weak start.

2017 52

Pope Francis & Thought Leadership - Stretching Credibility Across Too Many Issues

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

SNL could have a segment on what issue he will pontificate on in the coming week. "Climate change sceptics [British spelling] accused Pope Francis of being deeply ill-informed about global warming as the Vatican forged an alliance with the UN to tackle the issue."

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