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Sales Rebound Optimism Short Lived; July Restaurant Sales Tumble

PR Web - 17 hours 21 min ago

Restaurant same-store sales were down -2.8 percent, a sharp 1.8 percentage point decline from June. These insights come from TDn2K™ data through The Restaurant Industry Snapshot™, based on weekly...

(PRWeb August 11, 2017)

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House Doctors of Colorado Springs Celebrates First Anniversary

PR Web - 17 hours 21 min ago

House Doctors offers professional handyman services to Colorado Springs, Monument, Palmer Lake, Black Forest, Manitou Springs, Security and Widefield.

(PRWeb August 11, 2017)

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Every Seller Asks Which Home Flaws to Fix When Listing, and RE/MAX...

PR Web - 17 hours 21 min ago

Assessing the flaws of a home and then deciding which to fix is a vital step in a successful sale. RE/MAX brokers offer advice on what sellers should prioritize on their fix-up list.

(PRWeb August 11, 2017)

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MyWay Mobile Storage of Pittsburgh was pleased to assist the...

PR Web - 17 hours 21 min ago

MyWay Mobile Storage of Pittsburgh was pleased to be able to assist the Bridgeville Athletic Association with their clean-up effort to repair the damage caused to Chartiers Park when Chartiers Creek...

(PRWeb August 10, 2017)

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Neil Shah Appointed President of Cambridge Franchise Holdings

PR Web - 17 hours 21 min ago

Neil Shah has been appointed President of Cambridge Franchise Holdings (“CFH”). As President of CFH, Neil will oversee one of the largest and fastest growing franchisees in the restaurant industry.

(PRWeb August 10, 2017)

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An Apple a Day Is the MaidPro Way

PR Web - 17 hours 21 min ago

MaidPro, a residential cleaning franchise, has been named one of Boston’s Healthiest employers by Boston Business Journal.

(PRWeb August 10, 2017)

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House Doctors of Somerset Commits to Another 10 Years

PR Web - 17 hours 21 min ago

After nearly 10 years as a successful House Doctors franchisee, Bart Williams has signed a franchise agreement to stay with House Doctors for another decade.

(PRWeb August 10, 2017)

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DCV Franchise Group and Benetrends Strategically Align as a Single,...

PR Web - 17 hours 21 min ago

DCV Franchise Group and Benetrends Strategically Align as a Single, Full-Service Franchise Funding Solution to Serve the Needs of Growing Franchise Entrepreneurs.

(PRWeb August 09, 2017)

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New Food Insights Study Reveals the Attitudes That Shape How and What...

PR Web - 17 hours 21 min ago

BSG study uncovers factors creating a divide between consumers and QSR industry.

(PRWeb August 09, 2017)

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Why More People Under 40 are Becoming Travel Agents

PR Web - 17 hours 21 min ago

One Young Travel Agent Shares how She Gained Financial Independence and Travels the World as a Cruise Planners Franchise Owner

(PRWeb August 09, 2017)

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Cupid-Covered Sneakers - These Cupid-Print Sneakers Feature Hungry...

Topix - Sat, 2017-08-19 11:12

After Reebok released a pair of black Instapumps that feature artful illustrations of goldfish all over the uppers, the sportswear giant launched a pair of cupid-print sneakers. Unlike the goldfish sneakers, these Reeboks are mostly white, giving the tanned skin of the tubby winged babies who decorate them some contrast.

Categories: Today's Food News

Burger King Cheesy Tots are back and not just for lunch anymore

Topix - Sat, 2017-08-19 06:49

Fast food fans begged for Burger King to bring back Cheesy Tots and now, as of August 17, they've returned to the menu. The snack-size bites are described as a combination of warm potatoes and melty cheese inside with a crispy outside.

Categories: Today's Food News

The Nitrous Effect Names Meredith Goette VP, Client Solutions

PR Web - Sat, 2017-08-19 03:30

Goette will lead key client initiatives across all seven agencies within the Nitrous Effect collective.

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The Joint Chiropractic® Launches Crusade to Fight Opioid Crisis

PR Web - Sat, 2017-08-19 03:30

National Chiropractic Chain Urges Back Pain Sufferers to Try Spinal Manipulation Before Pills!

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China eclipses U.S. in Honda's world view

AutoNews - Sat, 2017-08-19 01:01
Honda's rapidly expanding footprint in China spotlights how the world's biggest auto market is pulling focus and resources away from the United States. The Japanese automaker is setting priorities in everything from production to product development.
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Working Lunch: Trump’s controversies topple business priorities

Nation's Restaurant News - Fri, 2017-08-18 20:18
The policy priorities of employers continue to fall apart as President Trump's escalating controversies drag the business agenda far off course. The Align crew also explains how things went for a billionaire restaurant owner who stuck a three percent

Zoës Kitchen to slow unit growth in 2018

Nation's Restaurant News - Fri, 2017-08-18 20:01
Moderate expansion forecast as 2Q same-store sales fall 3.8%

Opinion: Employers pay the price for chaos, inaction in Washington

Nation's Restaurant News - Fri, 2017-08-18 19:01
Companies need predictability, clarity around looming CEO pay disclosure rule

Would you like some stock with that?

Nation's Restaurant News - Fri, 2017-08-18 17:48
Blog: Small chains are trying mini-IPOs, but getting investors — and keeping them — will be a challenge

How Being Out Front Can Help Women Be Great Public Speakers

Small Business Trends - Fri, 2017-08-18 17:30

For women, there are unwritten rules about how to communicate at work. If a woman is aggressively confident (or even mildly so), she can be ostracized. If a woman doesn’t speak with enough confidence, however, she can be ignored or undervalued. Neither situation is good for women or the businesses that hire women. Out Front: How Women Can Become Engaging, Memorable, and Fearless Speakers, written by a former TV and movie director turned communications consultant, helps readers (particularly women) learn why they need to speak boldly and authentically to get where they want to go.

What is Out Front About?

Out Front tackles the “psychology” of the double bind in women’s communication. One of the biggest problems women face is anxiety while speaking. This anxiety comes from a variety of sources: workplace policies that allow men to dominate the conversation, the social stigma of women who speak their mind unapologetically on under-representation of women in positions of power, and a workplace environment that judges women by appearance instead of their competence. This is in addition to the normal fear that most people have about public speaking in the first place.

The other issue concerns the way that women (and men) are trained to speak in public. They are taught to give formal presentations with specific guidelines. (Bring notes. Look directly into your audience’s eyes, etc.) The key missing ingredient, Out Front would argue, is personal style. One of the chief measures of a public speaker is his (or her) ability to engage an audience. That engagement begins when a person presents an authentic version of themselves to the audience. That “authentic version of ourselves” is something that usually doesn’t make it to a public speaking class on your local college campus.

Deborah Shames, author of Out Front recalls the performance of talented actors from her days as a film and TV director. Talented actors not only need to deliver the lines. They need to deliver those lines convincingly. Shames argues public speakers need to “perform” their messages as well. To do that, they need to break from the overly formal and stilted presentation style of the past and break out of their speaking “comfort zone’. By doing so, aspiring public speakers can find a personal style, the very thing that will help them connect and engage with their audiences.

Shames is a former TV and movie director turned communications consultant and the co-founder and CEO of Eloqui, a Los Angeles firm that specializes in communication. Shames is also a keynote speaker, trainer and group leader for Provisors, a community that connects business professionals with advisors.

What Was Best About Out Front?

Out Front diverts from traditional books on public speaking where the focus is on delivering a message the right way. In this book, the focus is on something much larger and closer to the actual goals of public speaking: engagement. You don’t speak in public to win points for the best PowerPoint slide ever. You speak in public to connect and engage with others. This key insight, along with Shames’ insightful discussions on workplace communication issues for women, creates a book that is uniquely empowering in the growing tide of books on public speaking.

What Could Have Been Done Differently?

Most education on public speaking focuses on making students fit into a specific mold at the loss of their distinctive style (and personal comfort!) Out Front celebrates that personal style and urges readers, especially women, to leverage it for engagement. One area this theme could be more developed is where it applies to the social context of communicating as a woman at work. Specifically, readers might be interested in more of the author’s recommendations on facilitating a more gender-inclusive work environment from the ground up.

Why Read Out Front?

Out Front urges readers, both men and women alike, to break out of the perceived “mold” of what it means to be a good public speaker and instead embrace the comfort of being yourself. The book helps readers transform their anxiety about speaking in public (“butterflies in the stomach”) into energy that can be used to “work the room” like a professional actor or entertainer.

Out Front places special emphasis on getting women to speak with boldness and authenticity. Many women have been culturally conditioned to believe that speaking boldly is reserved for men. As a result, women are simultaneously underrepresented in leadership and stereotyped when they attempt to break the glass ceiling.

This article, "How Being Out Front Can Help Women Be Great Public Speakers" was first published on Small Business Trends