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6 Debate Moments Alec Baldwin will Parody on SNL Tonight

By Jerry Weissman / October 22, 2016

This blog was originally published on Forbes as 6 Debate Moments Alec Baldwin Will Parody On ‘SNL’ Tonight on Saturday, October 22, 2016. In the first moments following the end of the third presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Wednesday, NBC’s Brian Williams said, “some people will find this to be the Alec Baldwin Full […]

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An Anniversary For The Gipper

By Jerry Weissman / May 18, 2015

Jerry commemorates the anniversary of the end of World War II and one of Ronald Reagan’s greatest speeches.

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One Plus And Two Minuses For Hillary Clinton's Logo

By Jerry Weissman / May 1, 2015

In the recent launch of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, she debuted a new logo that drew as much highly-opinionated…

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How To Remember What To Say And Four Ways To Make It Stick

By Jerry Weissman / April 21, 2015

“Public speakers who use the technique often lapse into a “first-this-then-that-and-then-this-and-last-but-not-least” laundry list…”

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Four Presentation Skills from Five Corporate Leaders

By Jerry Weissman / April 15, 2015

Please see Jerry’s latest blog post on Slideshop.

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Hillary Clinton Does It Her Way

By Jerry Weissman / April 13, 2015

In sharp contrast to the recent elaborately produced mega-events staged by Senators Ted Cruz and Rand Paul to announce their candidacies…

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The Year’s Most Tasteless Attempt at Humor

By Jerry Weissman / March 11, 2015

The hot topic of Hillary Clinton’s presidential aspirations has drawn acres of commentary, among them a piece in last week’s Huffington Post by Robert Kuttner…

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Two Big Lessons from the Oscar Presenters and Winners

By Jerry Weissman / February 23, 2015

Last night’s Oscar award ceremony had the usual imperfections audiences have learned to endure over the years…

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How Tinder Can Help Your Love Life and Presentations

By Jerry Weissman / February 19, 2015

The reason those right swipes are so addictive is because they tap into an almost primal force: in western culture, we read from left to right…

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Obama’s Rhetorical Gaffe: “Don’t Do Stupid Stuff”

By Jerry Weissman / August 14, 2014

Even Barack Obama’s sternest critics admit that he possesses considerable talent as a speaker, but when, in an off-the-record session at the end of his trip to Asia in May, he reportedly described his foreign policy as “Don’t do stupid stuff”…

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“Me Thinks the Lady Doth Screech Too Much”

By Jerry Weissman / May 5, 2014

Among Meryl Streep’s many successful roles was her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher, the former Prime Minister of the UK, in the film The Iron lady

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Double Oscars for Matthew McConaughey

By Jerry Weissman / March 3, 2014

Last night, Matthew McConaughey deservedly won the Oscar for Best Actor for his role in “Dallas Buyers Club.” 

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Anticipating the State of the Union

By Jerry Weissman / January 28, 2014

Tonight, President Obama will deliver his sixth State of the Union Address in dutiful fulfillment of his obligation…

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Obama Does the Right Thing

By Jerry Weissman / October 22, 2013

Obama sets a great example of being accountable for your mistakes.  His leadership with the AHA problems is one that all should employ in life and business.  Obama’s statement provides a double lesson for presenters, read the full blog on Forbes.

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The Sound of Your Voice

By Jerry Weissman / September 18, 2013

“In a World…” currently playing in movie theaters, earned a well-deserved 91% positive rating from the Rotten Tomatoes website. As Rotten Tomatoes describes it, the film is primarily “a romantic comedy about a struggling vocal coach who strikes it big in the cutthroat world of movie-trailer voice-overs.” With main emphasis on the competition for voice-over […]

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Senator Marco Rubio on Syria

By Jerry Weissman / September 11, 2013

Last week, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FLA) appeared CNN’s “The Lead” to discuss the highly controversial issue of Syria. At the start of the interview, anchorman Jake Tapper asked the senator, “If you were president right now, what would you advocate?” Senator Rubio’s answer was, “We have no good options because of two years of inaction.”

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Grammar and Communication

By Jerry Weissman / September 4, 2013

Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal published an article about grammar that is quite relevant to presenters. The author, Mark Goldblatt, who teaches at Fashion Institute of Technology of the State University of New York, considers good grammar vital to success in life. He wrote, “Nothing prolongs the socioeconomic struggles … more than an inability to communicate […]

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Is This Really How You Really Talk?

By Jerry Weissman / April 29, 2013

Sue Shellenbarger, the creator and writer of the Wall Street Journal‘s “Work & Family” column, wrote a comprehensive article here on how the quality of a person’s voice can impact his or her career. Our solution is a skill called “Resonance,” which helps anyone improve the quality of his or her voice by simply widening the […]

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Two Presentation Lessons from Leah Garchik

By Jerry Weissman / April 12, 2013

Today on Forbes: make it all about them.  Them being your audience.  San Francisco Chronicle columnist, Leah Garchik, writes a piece on presentation observations and she makes several relevant points about the pitfalls of tedious presentation delivery.  Learn two important lessons today.

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Winning Strategies for Power Presentations: Conversation with Jerry Weissman

By Indezine / April 11, 2013

Check out Jerry Weissman’s conversation with Indezine about his new book Winning Strategies for Power Presentations.  

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Seth MacFarlane Bombs at the Oscars

By Jerry Weissman / February 28, 2013

There’s an old Show Business story about an aging vaudeville comic who is about to meet his Maker. His friends and family come to his deathbed to say their goodbyes. One of his former partners, dismayed at seeing his friend’s frail state, leans in to whisper, “Dying is hard.”

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