September, 2018

Use triggers to create interactive presentations

PowerPoint Tips

Audiences today want an interactive experience. As a presenter, you can: Ask them questions. Answer their questions. Organize small group exercises. But you can do more. You can also integrate your audience into the presentation itself.

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A lesson from the skyline of Chicago

Manner of Speaking

According to the Chicago Architecture Center, “Chicago has long been a laboratory for architectural innovation and experimentation.” ” I was recently in Chicago for a conference and got to experience that great city firsthand. While in Chicago, I was joined by … Continue reading → Structure architecture Architecture River Tour Art Deco Chicago Postmodernism public speaking speech structure

6 Reasons Why You Should Tell Stories in Presentations, Leadership Messages and Meetings

Speaking Freely

Story Telling is a powerful way to open up presentations, leadership messages and meetings of all kinds. Telling the right story produces astonishing results for you as a speaker and leader. If you’re not sure what a story is, it’s just what happened. That means it involves human beings doing or experiencing something. In case you don’t […].

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The Guru’s Big Five Questions – Tulia Lopes

Presentation Guru

The community is the Guru. We want to help our readers build their skills as presentation designers, speakers and coaches, learning from a wide range of our colleagues from across the world.

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How To Choose the Color Scheme for a PowerPoint Presentation

SlideModel

First impression is the last impression, and rightly so. In almost every facade of life, and especially in professional areas.

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Tip for Finding Stories to Make Talks and Presentations Engaging and Compelling

Speaking Freely

Here’s a valuable tip for finding stories from your life that you can use to make talks and presentations more engaging and compelling. Both professional and personal stories can be used to illustrate ideas, make points and sell your services. If you read my last post on 6 Reasons to Tell Stories in Presentations, Leadership […].

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Five (Plus One) Ways to Share a PowerPoint Presentation

Presentation Guru

When you think of a PowerPoint presentation, slides on a projector or a large screen display come to mind. But, the typical classroom has changed. So has the conference room, for that matter. If you’re giving a presentation, your audience may not even be in the same room as you.…

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How to Book Repeat Business with Sarah McVanel-Viney

Speaker Launcher

Today, The Wealthy Speaker Podcast is being brought to you by the Inner Circle Mastermind. Tired of hustling for low-paying speaking gigs that don’t really light your fire? Let me share some of what I learned after 12 years as a booking agent, 6 under the roof of a speakers bureau and recently, 12 […]. The post How to Book Repeat Business with Sarah McVanel-Viney appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Today, The Wealthy Speaker Podcast is being brought to you by the Inner Circle Mastermind.

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IBM - Top Employment Lawyer Represents Class Action Plaintiffs in Age-Discrimination Lawsuit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

During the past six years IBM has terminated more than 20,000 employees older than 40 years old, reports ProPublica. That got the attention of not only those canned but also the now-famous employment lawyer Shannon Liss-Riordon.

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Book Review: Influence and Persuasion (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series)

Duarte Blog

If you want to be a leader who can consistently convince a team to get behind your cause, you need to be a master of influence and persuasion. After all, only by getting people to share your viewpoints and champion your ideas can you make your goals a reality.

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My one (really obvious) tip that can make you amazing at reading body language…

More than PowerPoint...

You’re a bit psychic. You may not know this. But you can forecast the near future pretty well. For example, you can look at a stranger’s face as she walks toward you in a crowded airport. With one wordless glance, you know where she’s going next.

not just beards, but specs and baseball caps baffle me too

Max Atkinson

Why wear your specs on your head? I've been fortunate in never having to wear glasses for anything other than reading, drawing and painting. I do of course occasionally wear sun-glasses.

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6 Design Ideas for a Killer Presentation

Presentation Guru

(This article contains affiliate links). At some point in our lives, we all have to make a speech or present something to an audience. To present something comfortably and confidently requires plenty of preparation.

Sales Intel for Speakers with Sam Richter

Speaker Launcher

Today, The Wealthy Speaker Podcast is being brought to you by the Inner Circle Mastermind. Want to earn higher fees, book business at leading industry events and set your business up to scale? That’s The Inner Circle Mastermind program—a 12-month, time-tested program designed to help you lay down a foundation, accelerate and scale your […]. The post Sales Intel for Speakers with Sam Richter appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Beyond Political Theatre - Serious Issues Underlying Ford v. Kavanaugh

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Supreme Court (SCOTUS) justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh maintains his optimism. And he continues to deny Christine Blasey Ford's allegation of his sexual misconduct when they were both in high school.    But, it's getting to look like he could wind up "Borked."

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More D.C. Theatre - Brett Kavanaugh Lawyers Up

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's come to this. At Law.com , Ellis Kim reports that U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) nominee Brett Kavanaugh has lawyered up. His choice of Beth Wilkinson of Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz is smart. To begin with, the lawyer is female. That could be a distinct plus, on many levels.

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After You Burn All the Bridges Like Chris Watts, Of Course, You Get Depressed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At age 33, Chris Watts has no future. In itself that would be enough to make him very depressed.    Yet, the Daily Mail has made that news. In the Weld County Jail, Watts is on suicide watch. That is not at all unusual for a man whose life has derailed.

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The 5% Who Opt for Retirement Communities

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If you look around who's living in those planned retirement communities it's not the 1% or the top 10% in wealth.    And, that's one of the advantages of opting for that housing choice when aging: Affordability.

Suing Your Employer - Still Risky Business

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The stunner was that the female partner - Connie Bertram - who had sued employer Proskauer for alleged gender discrimination  STAYED  post-settlement. The usual rite of passage in these sorts of things is to leave or get kicked out. As many recall Kerrie Campbell got the boot.

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New Success Game: Now That I Decided to Retire (I can work forever w/o major pressure, lots more influence, power, money)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A funny emotional, physical, and spiritual game is going on.    It might be called Now That I Decided To Retire. Those who opt to play that game find that they can "start over" again with a mindset that reduces stress significantly. Yeah, one for university folks to research).

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Media Media Everywhere - But Where Are the Profits, Including at Time Magazine

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Media remains a glam business. But in an era when advertising buys are dominated by Facebook and Google, it has become a business in which generating a good profit is difficult. That's both in digital native media and publications with a print legacy.

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(Paid) Work Can No Longer Be Religion of U.S. - Tech Could Eliminate 38% of Jobs By Early 2030s

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A bunch of misfits who couldn't make it in the old country migrated to the new world. They were the Puritans. Among the values they brought with them was the deification of work. Yes, work was a sacred act. 

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Career Interrupted: The "Borking" of Brett Kavanaugh

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The conservative Drudge Report took a surprising stand.    Late Sunday night it headlined with The Hill coverage of Christine Blasey Ford's allegation that U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her. That was in the early 1980s.

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Over-50 - "They" Seem to Want You Out & What You Must Do

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Your boss might have been fired. It seems like a typical case of guilt-by-association. The new regime is cool or even abusive toward you.    You notice less and less gray hair around the office. New hires all look the same: mid-20s. Plum assignments aren't coming your way.

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Your LinkedIn Profile - How's It Doing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

LinkedIn is  the  platform for professionals. At least currently. That means your profile represents how you are presenting yourself to potential employers, those you want to network with, clients, and customers. In essence, that constitutes a "sales pitch." 

Cover Letters - Seasoned Professionals Can Prevent Getting Knocked Out of Box as "Overqualified"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The cover letter is how job hunters introduce themselves to potential employers. Essentially, that means it's a sales pitch. And, if the sales pitch is done effectively, the cover letter can prevent seasoned professionals from getting knocked out of the box as "overqualified."

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Was Motivation Don Draper-Like Rage? - U.S. Border Patrol Agent Juan David Ortiz Alleged Serial Killer of TX Prostitutes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In bible-belt Texas, four prostitutes are murdered. Another who was kidnapped managed to escape and alerted police. The alleged serial killer turns out to be none other than a U.S. Border Patrol Agent.

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Category 6 Hurricane - Not Only Possible, Also Probable

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's a deadly combination: 5% to 8% more water vapor in the atmosphere and warmer temperatures. The result makes not only possible but probable the Category 6 Hurricane. The winds are over 200 miles an hour. The storm surge double-digit. 

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Ted Bundy Wouldn't Get Too Far Today

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The long success of fictional crime programming of shows such as "Criminal Minds" is due to the public fascination with serial killers. And the more twisted their MO the higher the rating for an episode.

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Post-Lehman Collapse - No, We Aren't Back (with a few exceptions)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A classic of magical thinking is that after something very bad happens we are insulated from future tragedy. 9/11 was positioned and packaged as that very bad thing.    So, the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008 was unthinkable.

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Myrtle Beach, SC - When It's Home, Not Vacation Paradise

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

You can bet, when those vacationing at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, heard Florence was on the way, they got out of the way.    They could afford to. Some of those who call Myrtle Beach home didn't have that option. Or, at least, decided they didn't.

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Kleiner Perkins Brand Rattled - Mary Meeker Leaves Firm

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Legal gawkers mostly know venture capital (VC) firm Kleiner Perkins from the gender discrimination lawsuit by its former employee Ellen Pao. Because VC is sexy and gender-anything litigation is always controversial, the trial riveted the legal media.

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Remember, This Is Still Puritan America - Enjoy Yourself Too Much, "They" Will Get You

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Of course, a Cincinnati recruitment policy for police and fire fighters is controversial. Part of the application process requires answers about sexual behavior.    Odd? Not really. After all, it had been the misfit Puritans who founded the U.S.

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Uneasy Lie the Heads at Conde Nast from Glory Days of Print - GQ's Jim Nelson Out

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Like all media outlets with a print legacy, Conde Nast has been having a hard time making that leap into the digital era. Along the way, it has been shedding the expensive high-profile brandnames like Graydon Carter who had overseen Vanity Fair.

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