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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. Business Communication Public Speaking television studio

Prime-time television news reading: double act or solo performance?

Max Atkinson

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Why does the BBC commemorate Richard Dimbleby with a televised lecture?

Max Atkinson

But what baffles me about this annual event is how and why the BBC ever decided that the most suitable memorial to a celebrated broadcaster would be something as ill-suited to television as a lecture.

Famous Speech Friday: Elisabeth Murdoch's lecture to the UK television industry

The Eloquent Woman

The MacTaggart is the headline performance at the MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival, the biggest event in the UK television industry. Her love of television is intense. “It

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Televising the Supreme Court: one small step towards a giant leap?

Max Atkinson

The case for banning television from courts fell apart years ago The prohibition of recording (whether on audio or video) court hearings originates from the much older ban on taking still photographs in courts - which was originally introduced because indoor photography used to require the use of flash powder. Nor were they updated when television and video technology no longer needed elaborate and potentially distracting lighting systems.

Public Speaking - Tips For Television and Video

Great Public Speaking

Lillian Brown has written the best resource I know of on the topic of appearing on television. MEN * Wear knee-length socks. Always keep double breasted jackets buttoned. Single breasted jackets can be opened, but not too wide. * I SAY AGAIN Wear Makeup.

96% of BBC television news of phone-hacking ignored the House of Commons debate

Max Atkinson

My optimism about the televising of the phone-hacking debate in the House of Commons yesterday was, as I feared, short-lived ( HERE ). I'd ended my post on it with an open question about Chris Bryant, M.P., whose speech had opened proceedings.

Baby talk on BBC daytime television?

Max Atkinson

As our dog likes watching television (day and night), she sometimes introduces me to the wonders of daytime TV. In one of these shows - BBC's Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is - the random intonation of the unseen presenter's voice struck me as being bizarre enough to be worth a quick trawl through YouTube for a specimen: My researches also led to a TV Guide , where the first comment on the show was headed ' Rubbish voice over'.

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"Television: A Biography" Could Have Been a Very Useful Book

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, David Thomson had almost a bulletproof subject when he wrote the 2016 book "Television: A Biography." The book, which is a memoir of television, too much resembles a memoir of himself.   Books Television Web/TechThis is an era in which media is the meme.

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Television - The End Of The Great Legal Dramas?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From "Perry Mason" to "The Good Wife," courtroom drama has been the platform for popular programming in television. While M&A work is very lucrative for lawyers, it doesn't make for great drama on television.

Influence: Television isn't going away, but

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Before social media, it was through television that the nation collectively experienced milestone events such as the days of grief after John F.   Anyone with a digital platform can participate in the conversation about Campaign 2012 without any access to television

Matt Lauer: Isn't medium of television brutal

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But working in the medium of television seems especially brutal.  TelevisionThose standing in enough checkout lines in retail are reading plenty of gossip in publications like THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER that "Today" anchor Matt Lauer is on his way out. 

Campaign 2012: This one is being televised

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This week the presidential campaign got reconfigured with Mitt Romney's superior performance during the first debate, which most people viewed via conventional television.    His later book was "The Revolution Won't be Televised." 

"Television" - A Generic Term, Meaning Just About Any Video Experience

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"A generational divide over the very meaning of 'television' has emerged. But that experience won't necessarily be via traditional television.   Generational Divide Media Online video Personal Musings Television Web/Tech

Worst Television Interview Ever! | Media Training

TJ Walker Interactive

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Kerrie Campbell - Will She Be Gretchen Carlson of Legal Sector?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The class action gender lawsuit against Chadbourne & Parke could become the analogue of Gretchen Carlson's sexual harassment litigation against former Fox head Roger Ailes.

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Tom Brokaw to Appear on Chinese Communist Television

TJ Walker Interactive

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"Downton Abbey" - Rare For Television, Lady Edith Is A Character Who Is Changing (sort of)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Name a character in a television series who is capable of change - and pulls it off?     Personal Musings Television Values From wholesome All-American girl Mary Richards ("Mary Tyler Moore") to sociopath Tony Soprano, characters tend to stay intact.

BBC Television News slideshow Quiz

Max Atkinson

Regular readers will know that I’m getting increasingly worried about the way BBC Television News shows us more and more PowerPoint style presentations. How much a year is raised from television license fee payers? Tags: slide shows BBC Television News slidomania PowerPoint

Budget speech boredom and television news tedium

Max Atkinson

But we now have to suffer something that’s no less tedious than the budget speech itself, namely the way television news programmes report it to us. Tags: slide shows television news budget

Televised debates about televised debates really would be worth watching!

Max Atkinson

It was, I suppose, only to be expected that debates about the format and rules for the televised pre-election leaders' debates would hot up as the election draws nigh - no matter how pointless and unenforceable such rules are almost certain to be. The Guardian is warning that the party leaders' election debates are in danger of 'being negotiated to death', and today's Times is reporting that Brown is calling in 'the Obama team for help with television debate'.

Televised interviews and political communication

Max Atkinson

If you’re a new reader of this blog and are interested in the problems associated with the growing importance of interviews as the major form of political communication in the UK, there are a number of posts, both serious and not so serious that you might like to catch up on.

Worst Television Interview Ever! -Media Training Contest

TJ Walker Interactive

This video and interview were not staged. Financier Marty Fienberg visited The Pitching Well with host TJ Walker when all heck broke loose. Win $1300 worth of speaker training prizes if you can spot the five blunders this awful guest makes–A contest from Media Training Worldwide. Please submit your list of the top five blunders this guest [.]. Analysis Video Media Training

Elizabeth Edwards: Televised Funeral Victory for All Women of America

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Elizabeth Edwards's funeral was televised early today on C-Span and that will be aired again this evening.    The last time I "attended" a televised funeral was for Ted Kennedy, a man.  Personal Musings Politics Television  What a victory for all women in America that the funeral for a female was determined to be worthy of broadcast time. Elizabeth, you brought us all to another level.

Five Lessons from the 2015 Miss Universe Mix-up

Manner of Speaking

If you were looking for an awkward television moment to close out 2015, Steve Harvey has handed it to you on a silver plate. At the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant, it came down to the final three contestants: Miss Colombia, … Continue reading → Uncategorized Mark Critch Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach public speaking Steve Harvey

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Bill O'Reilly - Odds Against Him for Comeback

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Even The Wall Street Journal, owned by the Murdochs, has reported that Bill O'Reilly is likely on the way out. Fox News expert Gabriel Sherman gave us the details why the situation is darkening for O'Reilly. Here is the latest from New York Magazine.

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How often do politicians watch television?

Max Atkinson

This reminded me of something I remember being surprised by when I was more actively involved in day-to-day politics: however keen politicians might be to appear on the box, they didn't actually watch television very often themselves - not least because the timing of House of Commons proceedings meant that they wouldn't be able to see prime-time shows even if they'd wanted to.

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"Parker Spitzer" - Make it reality show on getting television ratings

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Well, the pressure is so much worse on television.  Current Affairs TelevisionBloggers get a little taste of it: the ratings game.    Soon enough, we understand what brings in more traffic.    Then, as Shakespeare noted, the crowd is fickle.    We have to pick up on what will build traffic now.   Most of us are interested in how much worse to tune into a reality show which not only explains the process but also lives it. 

Is a lecture by Bill Gates (or anyone else) good television?

Max Atkinson

I don't often repeat blogs verbatim, but watching Bill Gates giving this year's Richard Dimbleby Lecture ( HERE ) reminded me of a question I asked two years ago that still baffles me and is still awaiting an answer, namely: Why does the BBC commemorate Richard Dimbleby with a televised lecture?

Fall Schedule: Sunday's a dog fight for television

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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The Cowardly Lion: James Comisar could fundraise for Museum of Television by mass producing this meme

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  He is attempting to raise money for the Museum of Television in Phoenix.  In this era of economic turbulence and sustained uncertainty, who isn't afraid? 

Don’t forget the TV Camera during Televised meetings | Media Training

TJ Walker Interactive

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BBC Television News informs, educates and entertains without slides!

Max Atkinson

I n case you missed the last edition of Have I Got News for You , here’s the sequence showing how much more interesting the BBC’s political editor Nick Robinson can be when he forsakes the awful slides he usually inflicts on us: You might also like to compare this with some of the following: BBC Television News: produced for or by morons? Tags: slide shows Robinson BBC Television News slidomania

Young Turks Debuts on Current TV — Liberal Television

TJ Walker Interactive

TJ Walker congratulates Cenk Uygur on his show premiere on Current TV. But is there room for more programming with a liberal focus? Do democrats even watch TV? Good luck and congrats to Cenk Uygur and The Young Turks on their debut tonight on Current TV. Cenk really paid his dues during a lot of [.]. Communications Politics cenk uygur current tv liberals young turks

5 Teleprompter Tips

Matt Eventoff

Uncategorized bite day faux pas five matt eventoff media trainer media training presentation skills princeton public speaking Public Speaking quick tips rewardsobama's teleprompter trouble 7 teleprompter teleprompter software teleprompters television technology tips witnessingThe teleprompter has gotten quite a bit of recent attention.

Name your price: the curious language of television advertising

Max Atkinson

More and more British television advertisements are referring to prices in a way that bears little or no relationship to the way we talk about prices in everyday life.

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Megyn Kelly's "Sunday Night" - Ratings in Downward Spiral

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One-time star of partisan cable Fox News - Megyn Kelly - seems to be having a problem adjusting to old-line network television.   Current Affairs Media Personal Musings Television

Drudge Report Headlines "United States of Distrust" - No One's Watching Our Back (except courts/intelligence agencies)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Content-provider Current Affairs DigitalInfluencer Games Generational Divide legal Media Personal Musings Politics Television Values Web/TechThe influential Drudge Report hammers the lack of trust in the United States. That

Drudge Report Headlines with Death of Hashtag (ponders if business abandoning social)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Current Affairs DigitalInfluencer Games Personal Musings Politics Selling Sports Television Web/TechThe Drudge Report has shifted its attention from Tom Brady as The Greatest. The current headline focuses on business - specifically the promotions part.

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Rotten Tomatoes, et al. - Shutting Off Power of Traditional Marketing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When my car needed a repair, I ignored the heavy local television advertising. Because of the television commercials, I put a packet of it into my shopping cart this weekend.   Current Affairs Film Games Personal Musings Selling Television Web/Tech