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Using BIG circles on slides to make a bold, modern statement

PowerPoint Tips

One way to create a modern look is to use BIG shapes. Recent design trends often use large shapes with lots of white space. You can see this on some websites. In this post, I show you 2 ways to use circles to create a bold, modern statement. Use a circle for a numbered list.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 262) – Seth Godin

Manner of Speaking

“Remember, the presentation is to make an emotional sale. The document is the proof that helps the intellectuals in your audience accept the idea that you’ve sold them on emotionally.” ” — Seth Godin. Quotes for Public Speakers Emotion Pathos public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes Seth Godin

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

I read a lot about women and public speaking, and post my finds first on The Eloquent Woman on Facebook. But I always collect them here for you on Mondays as well. Here's what I've been reading lately: Speaking fees capped: A woman got a record speaking fee in New


Deloitte's Major Cyber Attack Involves Client Confidential Data - Branding in Crisis

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One of Deloitte's core competencies is providing clients with cyber security. That's why the major cyber attack of its own data and that of about six clients has thrown the Deloitte branding in crisis. The extent of the data breach is extraordinary, reports Jeff John Roberts, at Fortune.

Communication requires presence: Why I won't have a meeting with you while driving

Speak Schmeak

For those of you who are of the opinion that talking on the phone while driving (sometimes with yelling or fighting kids in the back seat) makes more effective or productive use of your time, I doubt you'll change your habits after this one post.

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"Megyn Kelly Today" - Rah-Rahing Won't Save This Disaster

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When the host-Megyn Kelly-and seemingly everyone keep pounding the rah-rah, we start thinking: Hey, this is off to a very weak start. That's about it for the debut of "Megyn Kelly Today" as the 10:00 A.M. segment of the "Today" franchise. 

Youngstown, OH & Jersey City, NJ - The Tale of Two Cities

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last week, with great fanfare, the media in the Youngstown, Ohio Metro area focused on the day the first major steel mill made the big layoff. In watering holes, that's still the topic of conversation: the glorious past.

LinkedIn Updates Adds "Share" Button

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now, all of us networking on LinkedIn Updates can also "share" observations, curations, and memes. That "share button" has been added to "like" and "comment" ones. For professionals, LinkedIn Updates has become one of the most productive hangouts.

Big Lots, Boardman, OH - Sending Very Wrong Message

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This afternoon, it had been 92 degrees in Eastern Ohio.    Those of us who still do brick & mortar were in for a nasty surprise. Not only are retailers already over-stocking Halloween merchandise. The Big Lots in Boardman, OH actually has the front of the left hand side of the massive store jam packed with Christmas decorations.    That sent me the message: We don't give a damn about your experience in our shop. No, we just fill each square inch with whatever.

"The Good Doctor" - Raw Depiction of Being Different & Society's Response

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The new ABC Monday night series "The Good Doctor" can help society understand people who are different. And, hopefully, accommodate working alongside them. In this narrative, the human being who doesn't conform to "normal" is Dr. Sean Murphy. He is not only autistic.

Protest - The Game Our Mothers Told Us Never to Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Taking a Knee is dominating the media. And, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder defends that gesture of protest as not only protected by the First Amendment but also bringing positive change. Like the guy he's throwing shade on, Holder uses a tweet. 

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Anthony Weiner Sentenced to 21 Months: The Probable Next for Huma Abedin & Son

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We remain scratching our heads: Why did ambitious political player Huma Abedin marry Anthony Weiner. To be in politico circles you better be a solid judge of what others are all about. Shouldn't she have picked up on Weiner's inner pull to the dark side of existence?

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Phoenix - On the Way to Gone by 2050

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Edgy Vice says what many are only thinking: Phoenix, along with other cities in southwestern Arizona, could be ghost towns by 2050. That's because of climate change. The current extreme heat will become even hotter and hang over the cities longer. Let's put numbers to that.

We Were Special - A Very Different Time

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was still the era when the ethos was: The more education the better. That was the second half of the 1960s. The best and brightest college seniors headed for two doors: law school or graduate school. Throughout that year, the buzz was all about where we were admitted.

Alfred Hitchcock's Creepy Mindset - He Owed (most of it) to Roman Catholicism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Like so many geniuses, Alfred Hitchcock spent his children isolated, observing the world, and staying in his own head.    Years of education in Roman Catholic schools embedded in him, just as with novelist James Joyce, preoccupation with the meme of guilt and punishment.

Clients Say They Want "Edgy" - Odds Are They Really Want It, Finally

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In communications, we've all had that brutal experience. Clients say they want "edgy" tone and content. We struggle to deliver. Then they inform the account executive that wasn't what they wanted at all.    That still happens, of course.