September, 2019

A lesson from a farmer’s field

Manner of Speaking

Public speakers can learn a lesson from a farmers. Behind our home is a large farmer’s field. Over the years, I have seen that field grow wheat, corn, barley, sunflowers – which look amazing when they are in bloom – … Continue reading → The post A lesson from a farmer’s field appeared first on Manner of Speaking

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How To Tame the Gremlins Holding You Back with Rick Carson

Speaker Launcher

We all have that inner voice that tells us we’re not good enough, smart enough, or worthy of what we desire in this life.

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The Slides You Deliver Versus the Slidedoc You Leave Behind

Duarte Blog

When someone comes to Duarte for support with a sales deck, investor deck, pitch deck, or really any deck, one of the first questions we ask is “do you need to project these slides or do you need them as a leave behind?” That’s when we brace ourselves for the response “we need it for [.]

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5 Ways Using Video Will Make Your Presentation Even Better

Presentation Guru

Thanks to the accessibility of high-speed internet connectivity, staggering amounts of information are available at everyone’s fingertips. This, in fact, makes it even more challenging to deliver a sales presentation that leaves a lasting impression on your potential clients.

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Growth v. Profit Not Cutting It with Uber Investors - End of Gig Business Model Could Come with California AB-5

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As with WeWork, Uber investors are rising up.    For years, investors had bought into startups' pursuit of growth, at the expense of profit. After all, Jeff Bezos pulled that off at Amazon. That was then. Twice WeWork has dropped the valuation for its IPO.

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Matrix Organizational Structure – Is it the right structure for your company?

SlideModel

An organizational structure determines the chain of command and the flow of information, instructions and activities in order to acquire organizational goals. There are various structures used by organizations according to their specific needs.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 319) – Nancy Duarte

Manner of Speaking

“Research shows that people learn more effectively from multimedia messages when they’re stripped of extraneous words, graphics, animation and sounds.“ “ — Nancy Duarte. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 319) – Nancy Duarte appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers Nancy Duarte public speaking public speaking quotes quote simplicity

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What Athletes Can Teach Public Speakers About Performance Success

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If you’ve ever watched professional sports, let alone the Olympic games, you’ve probably wondered what it takes to get to that kind of performance level. I mean, how do mere mortals keep their calm under such intense stress and get their bodies to do what they want on command? It’s not magic.

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It’s Time to Maximise the Power of Storytelling

Presentation Guru

Take some time to remember one of the most famous of Aesop’s Fables. A slow, yet persistent reptile defeats a famously quick and cocky rabbit. Despite various setbacks, the underdog tortoise keeps at it and is rewarded with a victory.… … Message Storytelling featured Story Structure

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State Farm - UX Accident Claims Process

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In designing systems, software developers for businesses currently are focused on what is known as "UX." " Essentially, the UX mission is the create a user experience that is, of course, easy to navigate. Also, though, it must unlock fresh value for customers and clients.

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Manage your time

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Writing a speech? Rehearsing a presentation? Set a clear timeline, and hold yourself accountable. Hold everyone else accountable, too. For a long term speechwriting assignment, a weekly check-in might work. For a short term speechwriting assignment, check daily to reassess goals and monitor progress.

Which living UK PMs weren't at yesterday's memorial service for Paddy Ashdown?

Max Atkinson

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Are You Prepared to Over Deliver?

Speaker Launcher

I used to caution my clients to not give until it hurts. And I stand by the idea of not creating a win-lose situation (for you) in negotiations. But once you reach a win-win, I believe your job is to then over deliver. Let me explain. A Sudden Realization This past year, I’ve been studying wealth.

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Stealing from yourself? Stop! Thief!

SpeakerSue Says...

The bank robber walked into the bank, demanding $2,000 or he’d blow up the bank. The bank manager was at the teller’s window, taken aback by the ask. Exactly $2,000? Why?”. “I I promised to get my friend $2,000 today so he won’t be evicted,”. “Oh! You don’t need to rob a bank for that. You just need a loan. Let’s get the paperwork started.”. Now THAT is being customer-centric. This is not: Thanks for your interest in the XYZ Hotel.

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Back to Seeing the USA in My Chevrolet - Thanks to Bob Pietkowski at Northland Collision, Toledo, OH

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yes, we human beings can love our cars. And with good reason.

2019 56

When "the centre cannot hold" - Society's Institutions Seem So Clueless (e.g. tragedy in Edgewood, PA)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to records, reports the Daily Mail , law enforcement had been called several times to 318 Garland Street, Edgewood, Pennsylvania. The reason had been domestic disputes associated with mental illness. However, that intervention didn't prevent the play-out of tragedy.

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"Reputation Laundering" - Not Only Open to the 1% Like Jeffrey Epstein (actually it's a moving part of The American Dream)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Despite the Sixth Amendment - the right to a defense - superlawyers such as David Boies have been criticized for pulling out all stops assisting their clients. Forever will resonate Jason Farrow's outing of this in The New Yorker.

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Newspaper Employees, Readers Continue Downward - But Digital No Safe Harbor

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The state of employment in newspapers remains grim.    The Pew Fact Tank throws shade on any hope that the business of newspapers can turn itself around. It found, for example, only 16% of people get the news from newspapers.

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"Life is a Highway" Exhibit - Toledo Museum of Art

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The GM commercial "See the USA in Your Chevrolet" became embedded in American pop culture.    One factor in that has been the unique role the car has played in just about every aspect of American life.

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Brand Jones Day - Another Blow

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The confidentiality of grand jury testimony is protected. So, that should have been redacted in the motion by Jones Day to dismiss "US v. Indivior." " Here is that motion. The lawsuit alleged fraud in the marketing of an opioid. 

2019 52

"Rich v. Fox News" - Credibility of Conservative Cable Network Could Be Hurt During 2020 Election

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If Joel and Mary Rich know how to gain publicity their lawsuit against Fox News could tarnish that brand. Here are the details of that saga from BusinessInsider.    Their son Seth Rich, a DNC player, had been murdered in July 2016.

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Student Loan Folly - An Equal Opportunty for All Generations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The generational wars continue. This time the hostility between those under 45 and those 45 or older focuses on student loan debt.

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Brand Felicity Huffman - Getting Restarted by Requesting Stiff Sentence

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For seasoned players in the branding game, a prison stay can kick off reputation restoration. Examples of that range from jailbirds Watergate lawyer Chuck Colson to private school head Jean Harris.

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Likes, Instagram/Facebook, and Influencers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The optics of likes on social networks - powerful stuff. Both for positive and negative reasons. On the positive side, the number of likes clue in, for example, consumers if that new face cream is worth trying. The influencer endorsing the face cream is likely earning a king's ransom.

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Dollar Store Branding - Excommunicado

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The message is out: The dollar store in your neighborhood is not your friend. Soon enough, through word of mouth as well as media coverage, there could be an unofficial excommunicado against all dollar stores, as there had been in film "John Wick 3."

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College Majors - The Two Cultures

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The two cultures in professional life are these: Those who chase the money and those who make it their business to follow their passion.    Given the high cost of college, it's an investment necessity to know which of these categories you fall into.

2019 56

Andrew McCabe - Still on a Roller Coaster

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Things are changing rapidly in the Andrew McCabe saga.    Recently, media headlines blared that the Department of Justice was planning to file criminal charges and that an indictment was likely coming. That was then.

2019 52

Felicity Huffman Sentencing - Message Sent to Glam Crowd?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today, Judge Indria Talwani imposed a multi-faceted sentence on actress Felicity Huffman. The latter has been fading from her glam self since her arrest in the college admission cheating scandal. The actual jail time was lite: 14 days. Huffman has to report to do that time in six weeks.

2019 52

Elite Academic Brands - Harvard Unlikely to Suffer Permanent Damage from EpsteinDonorStink

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yesterday, Harvard University joined MIT in admitting that it had received sizable donations from Jeffrey Epstein. For Harvard, that was up until 2007. The amount totaled $9 million.

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From 1636 until 2019, Voodoo of Higher Education in America - MIT, et al. Will Continue to Cast Spells

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As in big time politics, among prestigious academic brands, there must be a continual influx of what is usually referred to as "real money." " That manna comes from both heaven (respected foundations and philanthropists) and hell (donors such as Jeffrey Epstein).

2019 52

Nicole aka "Mother Mary" at Verizon's Lewis Avenue Store, Toledo, Ohio

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Members of all generations, from Silent to iGen, come to "Mother Mary" for their wireless phone challenges. She's the loving and  tech savvy presence at Verizon Retail, 5129 Lewis Avenue, Toledo, Ohio.

2019 56

Bob Dilenschneider's "Decisions" - Book Game Interrupted

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The advice book "Decisions" will be published by Citadel Press January 1, 2020. The meme is that the decisions made now shape the future. The format for delivering that guidance is practical advice by 23 leaders. So far, pre-publication sales aren't brisk.

2019 56

Boston Globe Broke Story of Catholic Clergy Sexual Abuse, Now 20th Diocese (Rochester, NY) Files for Bankruptcy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On August 14th, the Child's Victim Act (CVA) went into effect. That provides a one-year look-back window for alleged victims of abuse to file lawsuits. Since then, reports Law and Crime , 580 lawsuits have been filed in the Catholic Diocese of Rochester (New York).

2019 52

Banished: Perella Weinberg Folks Can No Longer Eat in Weil Gotshal's Cafeteria Overlooking Central Park

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was a strange arrangement: That a law firm would allow a client's personnel to dine in its cafeteria on an open-ended basis. After all, the lawyers could be chewing the fat about confidential matters. But that's how it was between Weil Gotschal and Perella Weinberg, for years.

2019 52

Catastrophe as Expected - Eric Lertzman, Leslie Van Houten, King Lear, et al.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Do human beings really "snap?" " Or, is that a media creation to position and package the unthinkable such as the growing number of murder/suicides as understandable. 

2019 52

Failing Grades in Retirement - 4 Tips to Turn That Around

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The toughest rite of passage among successful professionals is moving on to retirement.    In her book "Retirement reinvention," Robin Ryan discusses how many are failing at that. That is, they can't put together a meaningful lifestyle after their career ends.

2019 52

Designing Your Dream Business with Peter van Stralen

Speaker Launcher

A large part of The Wealthy Speaker philosophy is to build the business and lifestyle of your dreams. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast, we are talking to a speaker who has taken that mantra to the next level and beyond!

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