November, 2018

6 tips for handling a remote when presenting

Manner of Speaking

If you use slides in your presentations, whether PowerPoint, Keynote or some other software, you must become comfortable using a remote to advance those slides. The alternatives are not great: 1. Standing by the computer the entire presentation and advancing … Continue reading →

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How to Use an Empathy Map to Understand Your Audience

SlideModel

As a presenter, one can tend to focus too much on the final presentation, missing one essential ingredient in the mix, empathy!

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What Makes a Good Innovation Story?

Presentation Guru

The ability to frame ideas in a compelling manner is critical for companies working on innovation. Developing new products involves enormous levels of uncertainty. Entrepreneurs, therefore, need to get their story straight if they want to get attention – and funding.…

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What if food prep becomes the top tech skill we can’t live without? Sound crazy? Bear with me…

More than PowerPoint...

What if we started learning food prep and cooking in elementary school? And I’m not thinking about food prep as an elective course or two. No, my vision is much bolder: Learning to cook needs to be mandatory. Food prep needs to be integrated into every class you take in school.

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Avery - Hell Is Relative

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was the ice. No, some contend, it was the snow. And, everyone groused about the bone-chilling cold. Avery made life a lot harder, very quickly on Thursday. The ice was plentiful. Several times my car veered into the sidewalk. You bet, those cars behind me slowed down.

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What Are Your “Pinch Me” Moments?

Speaker Launcher

You’re standing in front of your ideal audience, you had them at “hello” and you rocked them all the way through until you close. As you exit the stage to thunderous applause, the leader of the organization pumps your hand and says “Thank you so much, that was exactly what my people needed to hear.” […]. The post What Are Your “Pinch Me” Moments? appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 296) – Gloria Steinem

Manner of Speaking

“I think the most obvious real fear I had was of public speaking. That really paralyzed me. I’d have to cancel appearances at the last minute because if I tried to do them, I’d lose all my saliva and each … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers fear of public speaking Gloria Steinem public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes

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How to Foster a Culture of Creativity in Your Team

Presentation Guru

Many of us (especially if we’re working in any kind of corporate role) wrongly assume that to be creative, means to be artistic. In fact, creativity involves using our imagination or original ideas to create something. It’s about being inventive.

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Two important components of writing explained

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

This blog post is about something that many writers realize consciously and some realize subconsciously. It is something that all writers should realize consciously so that is at the forefront of their minds as they write. Here it is : there are two components to writing. There is the technical component and there is the content component. The technical component includes spelling and grammar. But it is more than that.

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For the New Year - Ditch Goal-Setting, Resolve to Totally Engage

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Success usually comes in through some back door. Not from careful planning of goals and then methodically tracking them. The same goes for happiness. That's why it would be a useful experiment not to set goals this New Year. Instead, just commit to be totally engaged in your little life.

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What if you didn’t own a car anymore?

More than PowerPoint...

I own a car. When it dies, I may not buy another. In fact, I may never own another car again in my lifetime. I don’t want to be careless. I’d rather be carless. This is a shocking statement for a middle-aged Michigan suburbanite to make. For a time, I worked in the auto industry.

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It’s Back! Our Best Speaker Website Contest!

Speaker Launcher

I’m so excited because I am currently building my own website, and as a result, I have seen my ideas about what makes a website shift and evolve. I’ll bet your ideas about great websites have changed over the years as well? Think about how many websites you’ve developed during the course of your business […]. The post It’s Back! Our Best Speaker Website Contest! appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

How to Give A Compelling Interview Presentation: Tips, Examples and Topic Ideas

SlideModel

Backup your statements with facts. Interview presentations have now become the new norm for most industries. They are popular for sales, marketing, technology and academic positions.

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Fear and Nerves Are Normal – but Here’s How to Deal with Them

Presentation Guru

On 3 June 2017, professional rock climber Alex Honnold accomplished something that few people thought could be done. He climbed the 3,000-foot granite wall of Yosemite Park’s famous El Capitan. Yes – it’s that vertical wall in the photo above!) Alone.…

Speaking To Time – Learn How to Avoid Overrunning

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Speaking to time - Hands up if you get frustrated by speakers who overrun! Presenters who have not mastered the art of speaking to time are one of my pet hates, and it seems that I am not alone. Overrunning is one of the most common complaints in both the business and community sectors. Few people appreciate speakers who fail to respect their audience's time. The consequences of poor presentation timekeeping. Audiences get bored by overlong presentations, and some members may even walk out.

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FIRE - Bear Market, Steve Cohen Sees Possible, Could Delay Financial Independence, Retire Early

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Several key players at his law firm have left. My client, a partner, has been mulling over doing a FIRE - that is, Financial Independence, Retire Early. Then he can do what he wants in terms of work, without the long days and extreme pressure.

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Facebook - Internal Survey Shows Employee Confidence in Social Network's Future Plunges 32%

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Facebook employees are giving their employer coal in its stocking this year. As The Wall Street Journal reports, an internal survey found that employees' confidence in the future of that social network has dropped to 52%. That's down 32% from last year's 84%.

"Today" Ratings Up 10% Post Megyn Kelly Exit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was a situation of a talk show host who couldn't connect. That was Megyn Kelly's tragic flaw. And once she was gone from "Today," its ratings went up 10% in the demographic important to advertisers. Here are more details.    Kelly was no newbie to broadcast.

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Ridgewood Mobile Park - 97 Lots Had Been Affordable Home for Retirees

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The West is different from the East. One of the first of those differences a transplanted East Coaster picks up on is this: There is no stigma in thinking about buying a mobile home.

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Lugging a Mortgage into Retirement/Semi-Retirement

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The dream is to be sitting sipping a cold beverage, watching the ocean, and having the deep satisfaction of being-debt-free. However, for 35 percent of those 65 to 74 and 23 percent of those over 75 that's not how it plays out, documents the Federal Reserve.

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Chris Watts - Bring on the Labels

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In "Dateline" fashion, the world speculated about the motivation involved in Chris Watts' murder of his pregnant wife and two small daughters? Was it something oddball, like a male lover? Did the looming birth of a third child put too much pressure on him?

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Conde Nast - Joseph Libonati Takes on Role of Chief Communications Officer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Conde Nast is struggling to shift from a print publications empire to a full-fletched media company. Now, Joseph Libonati will tell that story. He has been moved up to chief communications officer. Here are more details. 

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FIRE Haters - Are They Jealous Or, Maybe, Just Addicted to Work?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) haters are nothing new. They simply have secured a place on the media radar because more of us have embraced FIRE. Incidentally, FIRE doesn't necessarily mean not working.

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Yes, I Named Lassie's Puppies, But.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tone-deaf. That's the best way to describe the recruitment policies of an established organization dealing with economic development. I had applied for a contract position rewriting content. Quickly I received a response. I had been selected to create sample content. That would be paid. 

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Cruel Irony: Could Laws to Prevent Suicides Be Increasing Them?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

New York City taxi driver Roy Kim hung himself on November 5th. That was the 8th recent suicide among the city's cabbies. And, collectively they are part of the dramatic rise in suicides among American workers of all kinds.

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The Mind of a Serial Killer - What Was Samuel Little Thinking When He Snuffed Out Up to 90 Lives?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The signature of "Criminal Minds" is this: Creepy plot lines for depicting various kinds of serial killings. One of the most riveting was the psychiatrist's daughter who transformed her victims into the dolls her father had taken away from her when a child. Then she offed them.

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In Ivy League Education We Trust

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Recently, ivy league academic institutions, such as Yale , have been sued by students, current and past, alleging sexual misconduct.    However, the $70 million lawsuit filed today against the trustees at Dartmouth College is, well, in a unique category.

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Roy Kim - Where Was Government?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Another standard way of making a good living, if you work very hard, is being blown up by technology. That's driving a taxi in New York City.

Career Paths - Remembering Peter Thiel's Big Disappointment

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sure, Jones Day paid bonuses up to $400k to the 11 former U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) clerks. And, sure, that has become a story in itself, and, according to Tony Mauro at Law.com , not an entirely positive one. But, likely Jones Day doesn't give a damn.

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Story-Telling - Christmas Narrative Not Credible in 2018

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

An iconic part of the Christmas story is the altruism of Joseph.    According to the standard saga, Virgin Mary told him that she was pregnant. Since they had not had sexual relations, he knew he was not the father. He also accepted that Mary had not had sex with anyone else. 

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Real Crime - Such an Inconvenience

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On all those well-done television shows like "FBI," crime is riveting. There's the fun of struggling to connect the dots about the identity of the bad guy or girl.    But, in real life, crime is totally an inconvenience. Yesterday, I was heading out to run must-do errands.

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Vice Media, et al. - Hipster Tone/Outrageous Content Got, Well, Old

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was palpable.    Not only we over-50 but also Millennials and iGens were becoming weary of the hipster tone and outrageous content of much of digital media. What had been cool just seemed yesterday. Downright old. The tone came across as arrested development.

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Alec Baldwin - Will He Be ABC's Megyn Kelly?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Like Megyn Kelly's NBC Sunday evening talk show, Alec Baldwin's ABC one has poor ratings. Both can't connect with the audience in a talk-show format. And the selection of their guests seems all wrong. And, also like Kelly, Baldwin's behavior embarrassed the television.

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Dorothy Bruns - Crime and Apparent Self-Administered Punishment

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Dorothy Bruns, 44, suffered from MS and seizures. Given those conditions, she had been warned not to drive. But last March, drive she did. In the process she killed two Park Slope toddlers and the fetus one of their mothers had been carrying. Mothers of both children had been injured. 

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Sales Pitches - Does the Bob Dilenschneider Approach Work?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There is a school of thought which champions sustained reinforcement of a stock marketing message. The classic example of that had been Ford's slogan that quality was job #1.    Then there is another line of marketing strategy which pushes continuous disruption.

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SoCal Real Estate - Those Planning to Retire Should Have Sold At Top of Market

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A crash? Probably not. The real estate experts, reports LA Times , are not anticipating a meltdown in the housing market in Southern California.    But there has been a slowdown in sales. Inventory of unsold houses is piling up. And sellers have had to downsize the asking price.

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Shifting Memes - What Could Become the "Next Tobacco"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When I was blogging the iconic Rhode Island lead paint public nuisance class action trial, the formal public relations focused on advocacy. That was November 1, 2005 until February 22, 2006. 

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