2018

Analysis of a speech by Oprah Winfrey

Manner of Speaking

The 2018 Golden Globe Awards were handed out last night (7 January 2018). There were several highlights and many winners, but the overwhelming consensus is that Oprah Winfrey stole the show. Winfrey, a talk show host, actress and philanthropist was … Continue reading → Analysis of a Speech Anaphora Epizeuxis Golden Globes Oprah Winfrey Polysyndeton public speaking Recy Taylor Rosa Parks speech analysis tricolon

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How to Really Craft Audience-Centric Presentations

Duarte Blog

There’s a saying, “people don’t care what you know until they know how much you care.”. That’s excellent life-advice, and it can also help you when you’re trying to write an audience-centric presentation. If you put the effort into considering your audience (a.k.a.

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Sexual Harassment in the Meetings Industry

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Photo Credit Mike Reddy/Rusty Elliott/SYLV1ROB1/Adobe Stock. The media firestorm over sexual harassment officially became something like an eternal flame last month when Time magazine published its “Person of the Year” issue.

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9 ideas to mix up your speaking in 2018

The Eloquent Woman

(Editor' s note: Reader and client Cate Huston -- an engineer, frequent speaker, and enthusiastic booster of getting more women in tech to speak-- offered this guest post sharing ways to switch it up when preparing talks as inspiration for you early in the new year. Thanks, Cate!)

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What Would You Do To Live Your Dream?

Speaker Launcher

Jen McDonough is sitting in her car. It’s -25 degrees in Minnesota but she doesn’t want to turn on the engine and heater or she might miss an important point that I’m making during our group coaching class. She sits, teeth chattering, taking it in, knowing this is an important step to take to live […]. The post What Would You Do To Live Your Dream? appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Stretch your Speaking – Introduction

Manner of Speaking

Happy New Year! We are one week into 2018 as I write this post. Are you off to a good start? How about those resolutions? Get more exercise; eat better; learn a new language; find a new job. Have you made … Continue reading → Motivation cross-training Presentation public speaking

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The benefits of humour and 10 tips for using it in a speech

Manner of Speaking

I am one of the co-founders of Presentation Guru, a digital magazine for public speaking professionals. This post is part of a series designed to share the great content on Presentation Guru with the Manner of Speaking community. ——— French author Victor Hugo said, “Laughter … Continue reading → Humour Presentation Guru humor Presentation public speaking

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University of Northampton launches app-based prospectus

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

University is using software to create an app-based prospectus and improve internal communications

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LinkedIn Updates - Stupid Networking Tricks

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For professionals, LinkedIn Updates is the platform for networking. But, let's face it, most professionals don't know how to do that in ways that create relationships and bring in business. The result is that their efforts appear cartoonish.

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Media Protection - More Important than Thinking/Talking Like a Lawyer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Both real-life payouts in litigation ("Hogan v. Gawker") and pop-culture ("Law & Order SVU") teach the need to think/talk like a lawyer. In this Internet era, here's the good news: Many of those fundamentals can be acquired without attending law school.

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 h ere for you on Mondays as well.

open thread – January 5-6, 2018

Duarte Blog

It’s the Friday open thread! The comment section on this post is open for discussion with other readers on anything work-related that you want to talk about. If you want an answer from me, emailing me is still your best bet*, but this is a chance to talk to other readers. * If you submitted a question to me recently, please don’t repost it here, as it may be in the to-be-answered queue.

Creative Video for Communicators

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

This Saturday I attended the annual Presidents Day meeting of the National Speakers Association Northern California Chapter.

Guest Blog: The 3 Best Recruiting Automation Tools For 2018

Manner of Speaking

It’s unavoidable these days: stories about how artificial intelligence and automation are poised to transform the economy dominate the news. While AI and automation have been slowly penetrating the recruitment industry during the past decade, they’re set to break through in 2018.

Use Storytelling to Present with Power

Presentation Guru

Think of the last good movie you watched. It likely had bright images, a compelling script, music, rhythm and heroic characters. All these elements came together and made you feel something – excited, sad, angry, maybe even apathy.

Workplace: The Crying Game

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Glassdoor , one anonymous employee review of law firm Quinn Emanuel reports seeing "people crying in their offices." " The only unusual thing about that is this: Usually the crying is done in the rest room.

The End of Human-to-Human Communications

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Research by LinkAKC found that more than 80% of us humans depend on our dogs for our mental health needs.    And, in this era of extreme narcissism when we need someone, anyone to listen, more than 80% turn to our dogs. Here is the coverage of that survey.

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.

Pedophiles on Television and They Live Next Door

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the "Law & Order" franchise, producer Dick Wolf presents plot lines "ripped from the headlines." " In the process, many controversial issues are explored. On a re-run of "Law & Order SVU," a teenager turns himself into the police station.

Socialization/Capitalism and Their Discontents - Living Off Grid on Northwest Coast of WA

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Our nation  looks  stressed out. So many of us have become downright overwhelmed by social pressures and the increased difficulty to survive financially. 

Trust - So 20th Century

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Should the inability to trust continue to be treated as a kind of psychiatric disorder? Maybe not. This 21st century version of the dark ages demands enlightened mistrust.

Home Depot, 2003 - 2004 - My Haitian Co-Workers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

2003 had been a difficult year. Both for me personally and my communications boutique. The health insurance I could still afford covered psychotherapy, with a $40 co-pay. That was the best $40 a week investment I have made in my life. At least, so far.

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Pre-2nd Wave Feminism Independence Gesture: Mad Money (becomes Tip Money in 3rd Wave Feminism)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Back then, before 2nd-wave feminism, even our un-liberated mothers recognized the importance of female independence. That's how the ritual of Mad Money began.

Hawaii - Now We Know

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The only good news in Hawaii is that the warning of a ballistic missile threat had been an error. Here is the media coverage of that 37 minutes of hell between the issuance of the warning and the notice that the threat had never existed.    Meanwhile, there is plenty of bad news.

WalMart - The Death of The Store

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

WalMart, the media reports , will be distancing itself from the concept of "store." " Store is so pre-digital. Among WalMart's new strategies is to to take on king of digital consumer purchasing - Amazon.

Famous Speech Friday: Oprah Winfrey at the Golden Globes

The Eloquent Woman

Oprah Winfrey--talk show host, skilled interviewer, actress, producer, director, publisher and cultural phenomenon--accepted the Cecile B. DeMille award this week at the Golden Globes award ceremony. And, in a not unexpected move, she stole the show.

Post-Protestant Ethic of Work - Universal Basic Income

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Finland is the first nation to actually experiment with Universal Basic Income (UBI). In the U.S., Hawaii and Y Combinator Research will conduct formal studies. Mark Zuckerberg champions it.

What Sloppy Steve Could Have Learned Watching Jack McCoy on "Law & Order"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Next week fallen-out-of-favor Steve Bannon aka Sloppy Steve is scheduled for an interview with the House Intelligence Committee.    Well, Sloppy Steve might have been sloppy in the lawyer he chose to represent him.

Public Nuisance Lawsuits, The People, and Politics

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Unlike myriad other public nuisance lawsuits, the 200 state-level ones against pharma companies manufacturing, marketing and/or selling opioids may settle relatively quickly.

Nancy Pelosi's "Five White Guys" Quip - Humor Always High-Risk

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As the world knows, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi inserted a bit of humor into her weekly press meeting. What she wound up doing, though, was teaching a powerful lesson on how much risk is involved going for a laugh in public speaking. That's because humor is subjective.

Peter Thiel Makes Offer for Gawker - No One Knows Why

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The world watches what venture capitalist Peter Thiel does. He was an early investor in Facebook. That has earned him plenty of money, plus a board seat. More recently his Founders Fund invested in bitcoin. Now, he's made an offer for Gawker. The question is:  Why?

Oprah Winfrey and How to Give the Best Acceptance Speech Ever

Presentation Guru

No-one can have escaped the ballyhoo surrounding Oprah Winfrey’s acceptance speech at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony earlier this week.

Amber Siyavus, et al. - Seeming "Cluster Suicides" in Perry Township, OH

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Five teens have recently taken their own lives in Perry Township, Ohio. The location is essentially a small Midwestern town. Why this has become a global news story is that the suicide victims now include Amber Siyavus. She's the daughter of a former Big Brother contestant.

Getting Older W/O Aging - Thomas Moore Tells Us How to Pull That Off

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Unfortunately for so many of us Baby Boomers, psychotherapist Thomas Moore didn't publish "Ageless Soul" until October 2017. That left us on our own to experience what Moore calls the "first taste of aging."