November, 2019

Pauses in a speech: Why, when and how

Manner of Speaking

A STORY FROM SPAIN Pauses aren’t easy. I teach public speaking and presentation skills at a few Executive MBA Programmes in Switzerland and Spain. A few years ago, I was teaching a class at IESE in Barcelona.

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Think BIG to create high-impact presentations

PowerPoint Tips

You want your presentations to have an impact on your audience — change them, move them to action, inspire them. One way to do this is to think BIG, both in terms of your concepts and your visuals. Big ideas help to inspire people.

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The Communication Blog - Untitled Article

The Communication Blog

Here is a sobering report on the five college majors students most regret. Unfortunately, communication is one of them with 27% of students regretting their selecting communication as a major--with the most common complaint that it was too general. link] [link]. communication as a major communication students studying communication

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WeWork - Adam Neumann's Legacy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Q3 2019 constitutes the end of the leadership of Adam Neumann at WeWork. And, based on the numbers, he leaves quite the legacy. In a call with bond holders, WeWork reported a $1.23 billion loss during Neumann's last stand.

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A Good Presentation Needs Structure

Presentation Guru

When you deliver a presentation, you know what you want to say but your audience doesn’t. It’s like you are on one side of a body of water and your audience is on the other. Your goal is to get the audience across to your side; your presentation is the bridge that will help them do just that.…

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Get a QR code that links to your LinkedIn profile – put it on the last slide of your presentation

More than PowerPoint...

How do you get a QR code of your LinkedIn profile? You can do it directly from within LinkedIn! I often put a QR code that leads to my LinkedIn profile on or near the last slide of my presentation. I sometimes will put one in a video.

Where to Find the Money in Speaking with Jane Atkinson

Speaker Launcher

Recently, one of my private coaching clients shared that somebody told him “there is no money in speaking”. And I thought about that for a minute. And I’m like, what, what do you mean there’s no money in speaking?

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Kawhi Knows What You Should Know

Speak and Deliver

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Cover Letters - In the Box

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Put in subject head/first line of first paragraph of cover letter 'I want to be your next social media guru.'" '" Increasingly, those hunting for talent are posting that special instruction in their help-wanted ad. That's for two reasons.

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The Best Way to Use Visual Elements in Your Slides

Presentation Guru

As I work with many professional graphic designers, I’ve witnessed firsthand how important it is to synergize great messaging with strong visuals. I’ve also witnessed this pairing go very, very wrong.

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How to transform presentation content into video social media posts

More than PowerPoint...

Here’s a question about presentations and videos I started to get a lot last month. I’ll paraphrase it: Hey Laura. How do you do those square, short, silent little videos that you share on LinkedIn and Twitter? The answer is: really easily! I use a tool called Canva.

Why do Christians consider all Gods but their God to be fiction?

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Ask any Christian if they believe that the Greek and Roman gods were real and they would laugh. “Of course not,” they’d say. “Those gods were myths.” ” Ask them if they believed in the ancient Celtic or Aztec gods and … Continue reading →

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50+ PowerPoint Design Tips and Tricks Every Beginner and Expert Should Know

SketchBubble

What are some smart PowerPoint tips that can help me ace my next presentation? If a similar query has brought you here, then this would probably be the last guide that you will read. PowerPoint by Microsoft is the most popular tool to create all sorts of presentations.

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You Should Be Doing This Every Day.

Speak and Deliver

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Facebook Pay - Will This Be Slow to Launch?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Targeted directly at Venmo, whose parent is PayPal, Facebook Pay will launch this week in the U.S. Initially that will be restricted to Facebook and Messenger. Essentially, Facebook Pay is a platform for the transmission of funds.

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3 strategies to create a proposal that wins the business

SpeakerSue Says...

According to Hubspot, 80-90% of business is lost at the proposal stage. I couldn’t find actual research to support this and it’s reasonable it’s just the odds. If a planner sends an RFP to five (or more) companies with the intent of saying yes to only one, the math is simple. But here are three more compelling reasons proposals (and the sellers who submit them) lose the business. It’s all transaction. No vision. No excitement. No personalization. It’s thoughtless.

English Most Regretted College Major (Source: ZipRecruiter)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

ZipRecruiter surveyed 5,225 college graduates who were searching for jobs. Among them, the major they most regretted spending four years studying was English.

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SCOTUS Allows Sandy Hook Lawsuit Against Remington Arms to Move Forward

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Remington Arms specifically and more generally the gun industry (including lobbyists) were banking on PLCAA - the Protection of Lawful Commerce in the Arms Acts.

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Movin' on Up - Playing Out the American Dream in Retirement

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Downsizing is not the only trend among retirees who relocate. MarketWatch reports on the uptick in those who use the retirement-relocation transition to trade up in housing. That might take the form of purchasing more square footage for a primary residence where they move.

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"Over-Partied" - Term Could Become Buzzword, Result of Dylan Hernandez Tragedy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Dylan Hernandez might be yet another victim of the fraternity ethos of what we think of as "hard partying." " At Phi Gamma Delta, a frat based at San Diego State University, freshman Hernandez was in the process of pledging. At one activity he fell ill.

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Uptick in Ratings for "The Good Doctor" - Who Doesn't Feel Like a Freak?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last night on "The Good Doctor," Shaun Murphy gained a patient's trust by identifying himself as a "freak." " That's exactly how she has felt all her life. And that's pretty much how more of us are seeing ourselves in the era of social networks.

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Will We Love Katherine Kim ("A Million Little Things") the Way We Loved Denny Crane ("Boston Legal")

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Alicia Florrick's evolution from dutiful wife to player kept us tuned in. But she was hard to relate to. We never got to know who she really was. So, no, she wasn't among the fictional lawyers on television we loved. And, way back when, Perry Mason was too buttoned-down, goody two shoe.

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Clairvoyance Column - Among the Most Popular Reads for New York Magazine

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In public, many do an eye roll when any paranormal phenomenon is mentioned. But, when unobserved (except by all those collecting data about us) on the internet, those same folks are likely exploring what the future might bring for them.

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"Bitcoin Billionaires" - UX Introduction to Cryptocurrency

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Cryptocurrency isn't new. But, there still remain many in professional services and even tech-savvy college students who don't understand the fundamentals of crypto and its implications for all institutions, including government.

Drudge Report - What Conservatism?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report launched as a gossipy digital site in 1995. Quickly it become a brandname in conservative media by breaking "the intern" story. For those who remember, it was Matt Drudge who let the world in on the alleged hanky-panky in the White House. That was then.

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Downsides of Retelling Family Stories

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Okay, storytelling and oral history are both hot. The Wall Street Journal even has a piece on the benefits of retelling family stories. But, there are downsides in all storytelling. They can become downright dangerous to careers and relationships if managed without street smarts.

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Yes, Those Silicon Valley Folk Still Use Snail Mail

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The three lawsuits have all the bizarre twists and dramatic turns of a James Patterson mystery. The most recent is "McKellar v. Mithril Capital."

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Antisemitism, from Suspected Fires in Boston to Hostile Interrogation in SW Arizona

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From the balcony of the law firm in "Boston Legal," the city seems just the right setting for that bunch of flawed but likable geniuses.    It's easy to feel right at the Bruins game with Jon's friends on "A Million Little Things."

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"Gravier et al. v. Amazon Content Services" - Settled, Yes, But the Woody Allen Brand Remains Damaged Goods

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The lawsuit "Gravier Productions et al. Amazon Content Services" was really about a dispute between former lovers. Woody Allen, who had left Mia Farrow for a love affair and later marriage with her adopted daughter, had again been targeted in the media for alleged child molestation.

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"Marriage Story" - Yeah, Transition Is a B h & It's the New Normal

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Brilliantly, Nicole and Charles play out the dynamics of transition. That's in "Marriage Story," which is really a film about divorce.    The meme is that, yes, everything is working nicely until it stops working.

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Bustle Media Group Has Another Round of Layoffs Now, Plans Relaunch in 2020

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Many know of Bustle Media Group as the parent of Gawker 2.0. After Gawker 1.0 went bankrupt, Bustle Media purchased it for $1.35 million. However, more are coming to know Bustle Media as the business conducting multiple rounds of layoffs.

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Car Ownership - No Longer Symbol of Affordable Pleasure (at least for the aging)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's been documented that more than half of the over-50 will be forced out of jobs. Those who land on their feet and do get another job will likely earn less. Only one in 10 of those will receive comparable income. Here is the recent research from ProPublica. 

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Rajat Gupta's "Mind Without Fear" - Perils of the Premature Memoir

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Like one-time on-air cable star Megyn Kelly, former head of McKinsey Rajat Gupta is attempting to accomplish a comeback. That's  the game in America where success usually is fleeting. 

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"A Million Little Things" - Ratings Up More Than 21% in 18 - 49 Demographic

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last night's episode of Millennial drama "A Million Little Things" was a homerun in ratings. According to TVSeriesFinale , in the key demographic - 18 to 49 - viewership was up more than 21%. And, overall viewership rose almost 8%.

The Battle of the Superlawyer Brands - David Boies Sues Alan Dershowitz

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today, in Manhattan Supreme Court, one superlawyer sued another superlawyer. The plaintiff is  the  David Boies. The defendant is the  Alan Dershowitz. 

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Not Leaving Las Vegas - Recalling the Saga of Stuart Shorter

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Las Vegas, like so many metro areas, is undergoing the perfect storm.    There is growing homeless created by: Landlord Nation, that is, high rents with no caps for the percentage of increase at lease-renewal time. Substance abuse, and not only opioids.

Hell No, You Don't Want a Higher IQ for Yourself, for Your Future Offspring

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A five-judge panel on a New York appeals court ruled to suspend Gordon Caplan's license to practice law. That will be in effect until a later hearing. They determined he was guilty of serious crime. Here are more details from the New York Post.

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