My theory about "winging it"

Speak Schmeak

Check this out: People who "wing it" are far more afraid of failure and rejection than those who prepare, although it might seem to be the opposite. You can even tell yourself "I'm good at winging it." Further than winging it and even further than just "preparing?"

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Why Progressives Should Love Right-Wing Media

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Uncategorized fox liberals Love Media Progressives Right wing talk radio

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Winging it - not okay

Speak Schmeak

I hear people say about their presentations, "I just wing it," or "I never practice." They say, "When I wing it, I do okay. Maybe they throw the presentation together the day before and go over it once, briefly. I don't need to practice it." Remember this? It's not about you.

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West Wing Writers’ dour Scottish client

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The left-of-center British newspaper The Guardian has broken the news that beleaguered British Prime Minister Gordon Brown paid Washington, DC based West Wing Writers fees totaling $40,000 for speechwriting services. Tags: Cultural Differences Public Speaking Speech Showcase Speechwriting Gordon Brown West Wing Writers

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West Wing Writers’ dour Scottish client

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The left-of-center British newspaper The Guardian has broken the news that beleaguered British Prime Minister Gordon Brown paid Washington, DC based West Wing Writers fees totaling $40,000 for speechwriting services. Tags: Cultural Differences Public Speaking Speech Showcase Speechwriting Gordon Brown West Wing Writers

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Karl Rove Ripped Off Right-Wing Billionaires of $300 Million

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Guest Posting: The West Wing Whirlwind, by Jan Sonneveld and Rune Kier

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Storytelling – The Whirlwind of The West Wing by Jan Sonneveld and Rune Kier. Jan Sonneveld and Rune Kier are government speechwriters in Holland and Denmark respectively. Rune Kier Nielsen is on Twitter and on LinkedIn. Jan Sonneveld is on Twitter and on LinkedIn.

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Anticipating Right-Wing Criticism, NBC News Offers ‘Unskewed’ Take On Its Poll

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Franklin Graham is a Right-Wing, Homophobic, Political Hack Who Hates America

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How does a right-wing hack Like Jennifer Rubin land at the Washington Post?

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MSNBC’s Scarborough Criticizes GOP Leaders For Kowtowing To Right-Wing Talk Radio

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Right Wing Media claims Obama Escalates ‘Romnesia’ Attack by Referencing Stage Three Cancer

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Bill Maher Warns: If You Elect Romney, ‘You’re Electing Every Right Wing Nut He’s Pandered To’

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Voters Elect romney ‘You’re Electing Every Right Wing Nut He’s Pandered To Uncategorized Bill Maher.

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Right Wing Message Goons Demagogue Obama’s “Lazy” comment

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From Krauthammer to Hannity to Romney, the whole Right Wing message echo chamber is having a field day over Obama’s description of our economic woes being due, in part, to Americans being “lazy” with respect to our competition with other countries like China over the last 2 decades. Government & Politics Politics hannity Krauthammer lazy obama Right wing

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Ghostwriters/Speechwriters - Guess You & In-House Clients Will Be Winging It Commercial

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A standard in corporate ghostwriting/speechwriting has been to ride the private corporate jet, along with the in-house executive client. There would be a flight attendant to dispense beverages and deluxe nuts. Usually the boarding was at a suburban location.

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Drudge Report Headlines with West Wing as Source of Leaks about Alleged Kushner Proposal for Secret Communications with Russians

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report nails this down: The West Wing is assumed to be the source of leaks about Jared Kushner's alleged proposal to Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak for a secret communications channel between the Trump Administration and Russia.

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Watch Out Right Wing: John Cook EIC at Gawker

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

   And his enemies included many among the right wing.  When John Cook was simply a reporter on Gawker , no one wanted him to be his enemy.  

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Gawker - Will Its Wings Be Clipped By Minority Investor, Columbus Nova

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, we can assume that Gawker's wings might be clipped since Columbus Nova has become a minority investor. Investors get into a game for the potential returns on their investment. Therefore, they do not tolerate recklessness. Gawker's signature has been built on taking extreme risks. One was showing a video of Hulk Hogan having sex with a buddy's spouse.

What Happens When You "Wing" A Speech? Ask Tony Hsieh

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

In his NY Times Bestseller, Delivering Happiness , Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh advises public speakers to “wing it.”    So, Tony concludes, when you’re going to give a speech, “just wing it.”   Tony’s not winging it.    Winging it is making it up as you go along.    That’s not winging it, that’s giving a modular speech, a speech constructed out of familiar chunks that you’ve done many times before. 

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The Real Problem with all Conservative Media

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Winging it for your speech is always a bad idea | Public speaking training

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Joe Scarborough Says Right-Wing Is Politicizing Trayvon Martin

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It turns out, Todd Akin Really is a drooling, right -wing abortion-clinic stalking lunatic

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New Jeffrey Toobin book ‘The Oath,’ Portrays Justice Antonin Scalia as a “right-wing crank”

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speaker on ice: when you need to wing it

The Eloquent Woman

If you hang around long enough, someday, someone will come up to you and say, "The speaker just let us know she's sick and won't be coming. Can you fill in?" These aren't words you dread so much as simply fail to expect.

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Right-Wing Media Opponents Of Affirmative Action Silent On Romney’s Binders Full Of Women

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As Romney edges toward moderation, Ryan takes a lower profile

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ALLRED: Obama Says I’m One of theBEST Lawyers In America…Drudge

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Drudge Continues Right-Wing Distortion Of Obama’s Record On Israel

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From the vault: When the last-minute speaker needs to wing it

The Eloquent Woman

(Editor's note: This post from 2009 recounts a speech that still has audience members coming up to me, years later, to say how much they enjoyed it. I haven't changed much, but fortunately, the procedure described here is no longer so widely recommended.)

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Doesn't an angel need to earn his/her wings

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Unlike with Bailey, though, no angel seemed to need his/her wings.  The carefully stirred stew of self-pity and despair was perfect for this cold June in the the North East, home of the elite unemployed and underemployed.    I huddled next to it and ruminated the dark thoughts  George Bailey  did in Bedford Falls.    A bad day during Depression 2009 makes the worst of days in any other downturn seem trivial.

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Video: Scene Cut From ‘Seal Team Six’ Doc Shows Mitt Romney ‘Appearing To Oppose’ Bin Laden

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Write Like You Speak - Listen to Yourself!

Speak and Deliver

Write it, then wing it. Transcription Write Your Speech Practice Speech Writing Write Like You Speak Winging It Wing Your SpeechSo glad we're in the computer age. Source: Library of Congress Last week, I encouraged all of you to Write Your Speech.

Hey! Hey! LBJ! How many speechwriters did you kill today?

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Thanks to David Murray for pointing to a piece from DelanceyPlace.com about President Lyndon Johnson’s relentless work schedule that exhausted most of those who worked for him in the West Wing.

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Yes! I Want You to Write Your Speech!

Speak and Deliver

To suggest better stories, better phrasings, allowing us to effectively write two or three versions of our speech as we go along, as opposed to ending up with just ONE version of the speech when we choose to wing it. Wing the speech, record it, and transcribe it.

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How to water your voice

Kate's Voice

I was standing in the wings, about to make my entrance when I noticed that it was raining on stage. I mean it wasn’t supposed to be, but it sure looked like rain to me. Then I realized that what I was seeing was saliva raining forth from the mouths of the chorus! Get […].

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Power Presentations Tip 35: Do Not Think on Your Feet

Executive Speech Coach

Thursday, April 22, 2010 Power Presentations Tip 35: Do Not Think on Your Feet Do not think on your feet Thinking on your feet is the same as winging it. They mightve believed that they could wing it. If your presentation is important why would you wing it? Don’t wing it or you might mess up the purpose of the speaker.

Public Speaker: Do Not Think on Your Feet

Executive Speech Coach

Presenters who try to wing it often fail, and fail miserably. Trying to deliver your presentation by thinking on your feet is an attempt to wing it. Winging anything is like spinning the roulette wheel and hoping for the best. Imagine how you might feel if you took your loved one to an expensive restaurant and this time the chef decided not to follow his usual methods but decided to try something new and wing it. When you try to wing it you leave too much to chance.

This is how the pros do it: Kelly Clarkson

Speak Schmeak

Do you think Kelly Clarkson ever wings a performance? Look back at my recent post on " winging it." By now you've seen last week's performance by Kelly Clarkson on American Idol. It was an extremely moving performance, as we would all agree.

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AP Stylebook 2009 - Put Together Before Era Of Clickbait

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here is one entry: " left wing (n.) left-wing (adj.), On social networks and in social media, we've all been digitally socialized to create clickbait.

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