July, 2019

I dare you to be expressive

Speak Schmeak

One of my clients has been working her way through the upper levels of her organization with a culture-changing idea for her company. She flies jumbo jets, and her idea would impact all pilots in her airline, and ideally, pilots across all of aviation.

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Getting Close

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

Brakes are connected and working. Shifters are installed and the new bar tape has been installed as well. The front derailleur and the cable guides are installed. As you can see, I went with white for the cable housing, in keeping with the original look. I hope to give it a test ride within a week.

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Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 1

Manner of Speaking

On 6 June 2019, I had the pleasure of giving a workshop on public speaking and presentations skills in Hämeenlinna, Finland, at the Summer School of Rhetoric. It is an excellent event, held every summer, in the idyllic Finnish countryside. It was my … Continue reading → The post Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 1 appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Preparation Uncategorized Finland Linda Saukko-Rauta public speaking Summer School of Rhetoric

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3 shortcuts for quickly formatting multiple objects

PowerPoint Tips

I had a client who gave day-long training courses and his presentations were 200-300 slides long. He spent hours changing individual slides–mostly time he could have saved with these 3 shortcuts. You, too, can save a lot of time using these shortcuts to avoid endless fiddling.

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Guest Posting: 102 Common English Idioms

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Michelle Tran is an ESL English teacher. Her Basic English Speaking website lists common English phrases, expressions, basic grammar and more. This list of 102 common English idioms with meaning and examples is reprinted here with her express permission. 102 Common English Idioms with Meaning and Examples, by Michelle Tran Say you’re in a conversation […]. International Communication ESL

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The Executive’s Guide to Digital Transformation

SlideModel

Digital transformation is a popular industry buzzword, but a difficult concept to master as it covers so much ground. As a leader, it is your responsibility to understand exactly how emerging technologies are changing the standard business processes, modern workplace and managerial best practices.

Your voice: small pebble. big ripples

Speak Schmeak

A few years ago, I was taking my usual shortcut through Earl Warren Showgrounds on my daily walk, when I was stopped by a family in an SUV. They had a couple of questions about the Fiesta rodeo, a longstanding Santa Barbara tradition that's part of our annual Old Spanish Days festivities.

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Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 3

Manner of Speaking

This is the third post in a series based on the sketches that graphic recorder Linda Saukko-Rauta made during my public speaking workshop in Hämeenlinna, Finland. I was speaking at the 2019 edition of the Summer School of Rhetoric. Today’s sketch is about … Continue reading → The post Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 3 appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Structure Presentation public speaking Summer School of Rhetoric

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6 Questions You Need to Ask When Editing Presentation Content

Presentation Guru

Putting together a presentation is a challenge most of us will face at least once in our professional lives, and although it isn’t rocket science, many people still fail to deliver on the basic principles of an effective presentation.

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"Child's Play" - When AI Goes Very Wrong

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Horror movie "Child's Play" captures the dangers of artificial intelligence. Parents should wonder: Should we trust our children with apps?

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How Public Speaking Can Help Build Your Brand and Social Media Audience

SketchBubble

What separates a business from a brand? Some might argue that it boils down to yearly earnings, number of locations or quarterly ad spend. But is that really why Starbucks is a brand and your local coffee shop is a business? I don’t think it is.

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George Torok interviewed (again) on podcast - Small Talk #15

Executive Speech Coach

The conversation continues on the podcast Small Talk with host, Javed Khan and special guest George Torok. We hear more tips on how to convey your spoken message more effectively.

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Components Start Going On

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

A new 7-speed cassette is now (mostly) on. I need a cassette removal tool with the guide for quick-release to be sure I have it installed with enough torque. The rear derailleur and the front and rear brakes are now also installed.

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Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 2

Manner of Speaking

This is the second post in a series based on the sketches that graphic recorder Linda Saukko-Rauta made during my public speaking workshop in Hämeenlinna, Finland. I was speaking at the 2019 edition of the Summer School of Rhetoric. Today’s sketch captures the … Continue reading → The post Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 2 appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Persuasion Aristotle logos ethos pathos Presentation public speaking Summer School of Rhetori

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How to… Use Visual Aids

Presentation Guru

In this episode of my “How to…” series I’m going to talk about using visual aids in your presentation. Visual aids are helpful to give your audience another way of accessing the information you are trying to communicate.

In World of Content Glut, Graydon Carter Releases Weekly Digital Newsletter "Air Mail"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Media tends to be filled with the mean-spirited and arrogant. Graydon Carter never seemed like one of those. When he parted ways as long-time editor in chief at Vanity Fair, many were sad. We wished him well. Obviously, an era was over.

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How to Create a Statement of Retained Earnings for a Financial Presentation

SlideModel

Preparing financial statements may not sound like the most exciting task. Albeit, it’s a hugely important one, especially if your company is seeking investment or planning to expand its operations.

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Is Perfectionism Holding Back Your Business Growth?

Speaker Launcher

Maybe you’ve been there before… You are knee-deep in a project, and you keep tweaking and refining and adjusting, going round and round in circles until you just want to throw the whole thing away and start over! Does that sound familiar?

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Big Meeting Coming Up? Close the Slideshow; Pick Up the Slidedocs

Duarte Blog

Presentations have long been a staple in meetings. And, like everything popular, they’re also getting some backlash. Does a presentation actually make a meeting better, or can it make the meeting experience worse?

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Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 4

Manner of Speaking

This is the fourth post in a series based on the sketches that graphic recorder Linda Saukko-Rauta made during my public speaking workshop in Hämeenlinna, Finland. I was speaking at the 2019 edition of the Summer School of Rhetoric. Today’s sketch is about … Continue reading → The post Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 4 appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Stories and Storytelling public speaking Stories storytelling Summer School of Rhetoric

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The Powerful Speakers Who Show You How to Wow a Crowd

Presentation Guru

It has been a great decade for speeches, as more individuals have taken the stage to deliver some of the most compelling, humorous, and memorable ones in recent history. Take it from the experts below, who sure know how to wow a crowd or move an entire stadium to tears.…

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Instagram Testing Out Concealing Likes - Will That Trend with Other Social Networks

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Australia, Instagram is testing out an app which conceals the number of likes. That tally will only be visible to the person doing the posting, not those viewing the material. 

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Book Review: Produce, Price and Promote Your Self-Published Book

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Book Review: Produce, Price and Promote Your Self-Published Book by Paul Lima – [link] Self-publishing is no guarantee that you will sell millions of copies. Paul Lima then goes on to tell you all you need to know to … Continue reading →

What Are You Devoted To?

Speaker Launcher

Devotion can come in different forms. When it comes to business, where do you devote your time and energy? And is that devotion paying off? These past few months, I’ve been devoted to putting together a program for speakers like nothing else available in the speaking world.

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Sense-making selling

SpeakerSue Says...

Words! Words to explain what I’ve been teaching for years. It’s a good day! Friction-less. Stanford’s “friction-less” replaced years of saying, easy, effortless, simple. Create a friction-less customer experience. If it causes buyer friction, don’t do it. Perfection. And now a new one. Sense making. Sellers – you! – are the virtual bridge between the information buyers have when they approach you, and their skepticism. I’ve said that for years. But wait! Sense making says it all.

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Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 5

Manner of Speaking

This is the fifth and final post in a series based on the sketches that graphic recorder Linda Saukko-Rauta made during my public speaking workshop in Hämeenlinna, Finland. I was speaking at the 2019 edition of the Summer School of Rhetoric. Today’s sketch … Continue reading → The post Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 5 appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Uncategorized Made to Stick Presentation public speaking Summer School of Rhetoric

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CBS - Crazy for Norah O'Donnell to Try to Take on ABC's David Muir

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Mostly, the evening television news is dead. Like, they say in sales:  That dog don't hunt. But some of us still tune in. And the majority are opting for ABC.

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Media - No Safe Harbor

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Both establishment and upstart media have been shedding jobs. Whether through buyouts or actual layoffs, those is editorial keep getting the boot. The result is an extreme glut of talent out there. The usual advice to them is: reskill. 

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"Ma" - Some Folks Just Can't Shake Off High School Pain

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Back in an Ohio high school, Sue Ann - who goes by nickname Ma - had been withdrawn and naive. She was also one of the few blacks. Of course, she craved to belong. The mean kids set her up to give oral sex to popular Ben. Then, as a group almost like a Greek Chorus, they laughed about it.

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Backlash Against Publications Making a Buck from Amazon Prime Day Deals

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Around the world, Amazon workers have become a symbol of the exploitative labor conditions associated with online shopping. Some compare what's going down now to what was standard in the Industrial Age.

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The Boaters - Many Were Gazing into Their Phones

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The lake. The sky. The seagulls. The bridge ahead. Each other.    Those were what the boaters on Lake Milton in northeast Ohio could have been watching. Instead, yesterday as on so many days this summer, many were gazing at their phones. Yes, they took their $1K phones on the water.

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Mixing and Matching Characters from "Chicago P.D.," "Chicago Med," and "Chicago Fire"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Producer Dick Wolf creates troubled and flawed characters we love.    So, it's brilliant of him to cross-pollinate them on his three Chicago series: "Chicago P.D.," " "Chicago Med," and "Chicago Fire."

Media's Trump Slump Boosting His Approval Rating - The Magic of "The Quiet Campaign"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Not long ago, Axios confirmed the audience fatigue with All Things Trump. In response members of the media had downsized the amount of space focused on covering Donald Trump. The phenomenon has been labeled "The Trump Slump." " The trend continues.

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The Coming of the Post-Gender Era

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In some circles, the law firm Sanford Heisler Sharp's signature is the class action gender lawsuit against BigLaw. A recent high-profile one has been "Tolton, et al. Jones Day." " Here is a copy of the complaint.

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The Slow, Then Faster Collapse of Brand Dershowitz

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Is is  that bad? Has the once formidable (lawyers didn't want to be on the opposing side) brand - Alan Dershowitz - become clownish? Maybe. Since he retired as a professor at Harvard Law School, the Dershowitz brand has been deflating. Think about those interviews on Fox.

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Beyond Mickey - Tourism and Public Relations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No, Disneyland in California isn't a ghostown. But the media has noticed signs that the Mickey phenomenon might be showing signs of aging. For example, there are fewer visitors. Wait lines for attractions are under 30 minutes.

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The Dying Newsroom, et al. - So?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In this fast-paced digital global economy industries die. That's just the way it is.    At the top of the list is the newspaper business. Yesterday the Pew Research Center reported a 25% decline in employment in newsrooms between 2008 and 2018.

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