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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Savvy speakers keep up with my wide-ranging reading list on women and public speaking by following The Eloquent Woman on Facebook , where these links and articles appear first. I always collect them here for you on Mondays as well.

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10 Essential Steps to a Beautiful Eulogy for a Loved One

Presentation Guru

This is a magazine for professional speakers, and aspiring speakers, but let’s remember that for all of us, some of the most challenging moments will be speeches we make in our personal lives. Those are the ones where it really counts.

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Why almost all presentations should be persuasive

PowerPoint Tips

Do you think of yourself as a persuasive presenter? If you are a trainer or educator, perhaps not. If you present project updates, maybe not. But you should. As a colleague of mine, T.J.

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Common Presentation Skills Myths Debunked

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Are your beliefs about your presentation skills holding you back? “A belief is simply a thought that we have ceased to question. Someone once told me that a belief is simply a thought that we had ceased to question and that started me on a voyage of discovery to explore my own beliefs to find out which ones were holding me back so that I might question and change them.

2017 14

Why did you say yes to this speaking gig? Why the coach needs to know

The Eloquent Woman

I had just one hour by phone to coach this speaker, an academic professor, for a five-minute pitch to be delivered in a public competition for extra grant funding. We could have started anywhere: With my notes on her slides, questions about delivery and timing, the actual content.

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Why Will Ferrell’s USC Commencement Speech Was a Grand Slam

Duarte Blog

Commencement season is upon us and you know what that means. Celebrities, statesmen, and scholars across the world are delivering words of encouragement as graduates cross school stages to receive their diplomas. And we’re watching the videos.

Burning Bridges - Forget What Your Mentors Warned You, At Least in Some Lines of Work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Never burn bridges." " From the get-go in our work life, that's what our mentors told us.

The 2017 Best Speaker Website Contest Finalists Are Announced and It Is Time To Vote!

Speaker Launcher

A few weeks ago we announced our 2017 Best Speaker Website contest and asked you to share your nominees of speaker sites you think ROCK! A big thank you to everyone who took the time to submit a candidate. We received so many great submissions, and it was a real challenge to narrow them down […]. The post The 2017 Best Speaker Website Contest Finalists Are Announced and It Is Time To Vote! appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

Write a Proposal that is Remembered for the Right Reasons

Presentation Guru

Question: Who is your client/prospect more interested in – you and your company OR themselves and their business? I think we all know the answer to that one, and yet it is surprising (or is it?) how often business presenters get it wrong – badly wrong.…

Las Vegas–the Best City

Humor Power

Ten Reasons Why Las Vegas is the Best City in the Country. Everyone loves Las Vegas weather. You can relax in a sauna, or you can come inside and enjoy the air conditioning. You can spend an entire three-day weekend in Las Vegas and never know for sure if it’s day or night. Las Vegas is the best place in the country to pay $50 while waiting for a free beer. Rainstorms are brief, but local TV stations know exactly where to go to capture the flash flooding.

Getting an Education Online - Why Isn't the Tech Preventing Cheating?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Online education can make quality education available anywhere, usually at an affordable fee. One negative is the same as exists in traditional delivery of education. That is, gaming the system. Those who do are cheating themselves of an education.

Voice Search Optimization: I have one radically different thought

More than PowerPoint...

As I work on voice search optimization projects, I keep reading about the topic. The research fascinates me. In short – voice search is on the rise. It impacts how people find your business online. You need to think about voice search optimization. Makes sense.

St. Paul's, Concord, NH - Elite Prep School Brand Gets Hit 2nd Time

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

First it was the sensational, at least in the media, sexual assault trial against St. Paul's senior Owen Labrie. His caper had been called The Senior Salute.

Finding Sources Who Will Leak - Dig for Resentments

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Among the myriad drivers of leaks are resentments. Uncover those and you will have sources within organizations who will provide you information and insight - off the record.

Rolling Our Eyes - Last Way We Can Express Ourselves in Politically Correct Era

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No fools. most of us are doing verbal backflips to avoid being politically incorrect. But, for the safe posturing we trade off our sense of self. A number of my close friends are experiencing high stress through being doomed to silence. Most have gained weight.

Bill Cosby Trial, Norristown, PA, 6/5/17 - What Not to Expect

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In reality and perhaps through pr-ish positioning and packaging, Bill Cosby is an old man. When he is at the defense table in Norristown, Pennsylvania, June 5, 2017, he will exude none of the charisma and glam of O.J. Simpson back at his Los Angeles, California criminal trial in 1995.


Family Dollar - Way It's Trying to Turn Customers into Loss-Prevention Posse

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One out of 11 people will take the five-finger discount, documents the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention. And with each incident the retailer loses $2 to $200 of merchandise. The Family Dollar store in Small Town Americana (i.e.

Drudge Report - Will Last Fox Left Standing Be Out-Foxed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report features the last "fox" left standing - Sean Hannity. Hannity is the only player who remains from the cable channel's  primetime stars. Megyn  Megyn Kelly left on her own. Bill O'Reilly got pushed.

Law School Firsts - Past, Present and, Hopefully, to Come

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The whole umbrella industry of law, including law schools, tends to be rigid. But now and then there are those big leaps forward. Among those was a female dean for an accredited school of law. She had been Miriam T. Rooney. She served at Seton Hall Law School beginning in 1951.

IBM's Decision to Yank Remote Workers Back to Brick & Mortar - Not Very LEED-Certified

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The movement is toward more and more remote work. The LEED credits for certification have a category which rewards developers and property owners for community planning which facilitates less traffic. Yet, IBM has made its move to yank its telecommuters back to brick & mortar.

Law School Dropouts - 1 More Reason to Feel Content about Decision

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The usual PR-ish way law firms manage small reductions in force (RIFs) is to, as Joe Patrice puts it on , drag them out over time. That can prevent attention from the media.

Fox News - In Key 25-54 Demographic, It Falls to 3rd Place for Prime Time

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Fox News needs more than white old men for its viewership. Yes, they are helping keep that cable channel top dog for the month for both prime time and all-day ratings. But in the prized-by-advertisers 25-54 years old demographic, Fox News fell to 3rd place.

Samuel P. Lowrey, Son of Slave, Ist African-American to Present Case Before U.S. Supreme Court

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In too many ways, it feels like we're back in the 1950s when it comes to the rights and opportunities of African-Americans. Often I speak with African-American mothers. They are tutoring their sons how to comport themselves "out there."

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NBC's Megyn Kelly - Can She Do Smackdown on CBS, Fox News?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last Sunday's "60 Minutes" featured balanced but sympathetic coverage of religious organizations providing sanctuary to illegal immigrants and how Cook Country Jail is providing real rehab for those incarcerated.

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Children Who Murder Their Allegedly Abusive Parent

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Warren, Ohio has been much in the news. It was the hometown of the late media tycoon Roger Ailes. And Warren is also where all those legal issues have been percolating about children's human rights during alleged parental abuse. Ailes has been eulogized at his memorial in Florida and buried.

Drudge Report, Fox News - Monica Lewinsky Blames Both for Her Suicidal Ideation & More

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Conservative Drudge Report and Fox News have both been fingered by Monica Lewinsky for her long-term suffering. That includes her suicidal ideation. Lewinsky delivers that whine in The New York Times opinion-editorial.

Happy Healing Talk - Is It More Like Not Being Able to Shake "It," Like Lee Chandler from "Manchester By the Sea"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One of the current memes is healing. When an idea like that dominates, we usually buy into the party line. I did. Now I am questioning if we humans really do heal? Or are we like Lee Chandler in "Manchester By the Sea," unable to shake early trauma?

Sally Yates - What We Didn't Know

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In high school and then college we create our signature by letting everyone know what we don't want to wind up, at least professionally. For Sally Yates, reports lawyer-journalist Kathryn Rubino at , it was a lawyer.

Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Men - Smirk, Smirk

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Both Matt Drudge and Donald Trump are media geniuses. So, both are taking full advantage of the latest reality show: peace in the Mideast as the ultimate deal. A key player in that is Jared Kushner. As Trump's son-in-law and an Orthodox Jew, he is forever on stage.

Ford Stuck in Park - CEO Mark Fields Out, Jim Hackett In

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Ford investors have their eye on the future. And what they envision necessary for growth they don't see happening fast enough. One example is that they perceive lack of progress on the driverless car. Many

Job Opening at Uber: General Counsel

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Chief executive officer at Uber Travis Kalanick announced that he is conducting an external search for the company's next general counsel. Here are the details from Recode. Its former general counsel Salle Yoo has transitioned to another role within Uber.

FUN! When It Pulls Revelers toward Death

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On February 20, 2003, about 11 P.M., the Great White concert pyrotechnics ignited flammable foam used to soundproofing. The setting was the crowded Station nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island. The place was overtaken with smoke and flames within 5.5 minutes.

Extreme Power of Negative Bonding - The Roger Ailes/Gabriel Sherman War of Words/Actions

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Media tycoon Roger Ailes and biographer/journalist Gabriel Sherman had a powerful bond. It was based on plenty of negatives. That antipathy kept both of them fixated on the other. And what helped make Sherman a brandname was his 2014 expose on Ailes "The Loudest Voice in the Room."

Drudge Report Buzzes By Reality Politicos Go on Trips During Scandals

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report positions and packages the Donald Trump et al. trip to Saudi Arabia as a success. Here is the Daily Mail coverage the digital news site links to. What the Drudge Report doesn't allude to is the reality that myriad politicos get out of town during scandals.