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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Rhetoric, oratory and Barack Obama's 'The Speech' (2004)

Max Atkinson

They were, he said, preparing a major article on the keynote speech given at the 2004 Democratic Convention by Barack Obama. Published in June 2007, the summary at the top of David Bernstein's article says: When Barack Obama launched into his keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, he was still an obscure state senator from Illinois. About eighteen months ago, David Bernstein of the Chicago Magazine phoned me.

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A conversation with Bob Lehrman

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Lehrman served as Chief Speechwriter to Vice President Al Gore and, in 2004, as Chief Speechwriter for the Democratic National Committee during his more than three decades of experience writing speeches.

Detective Olivia Benson on "Law & Order SVU" and Marisksa Hargitay for "Joyful Heart Foundation"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In life, Hargitay essentially does the same thing through the foundation - Joyful Heart - she founded way back in 2004. Sure actress Mariska Hargitay is talented.

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"Law & Order SVU" Renewed for 20th Season - Olivia Benson Is America's Sweetheart

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In 2004, she founded the Joyful Heart Foundation.  No surprise, "Law & Order SVU" has been renewed for a 20th season. What keeps it going and going is the engaging, soulful personality of Detective Olivia Benson.

2018 52

National Punctuation Day

Speak Schmeak

Jeff Rubin founded National Punctuation Day in 2004 to draw attention to the importance of proper punctuation, and it was originally intended to influence the poor punctuation habits of business professionals.

2007 130

Nemo: The American Dream doesn't seem so hot

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  I have been renting since 2004.  Nemo will dump plenty of responsibility on home owners to clear their sidewalks.    With more than a foot forecasted, many of those can't do that themselves and few own snowblowers. There  There is already angst. 

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Linda McMahon: In brilliant move, tells CT voters to split ticket

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In 2004, Obama crushed John McCain.  In the race for the U.S. Senate, GOP candidate Linda McMahon is telling voters to split their ticket and vote for both the president and herself, reports POLITICO. That's a smart move. 

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Drudge Report - Trumpism Triggers Confidence Surge among Small Businesses

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In 2004, I had sold the property I had purchased three years earlier for double its value. The conservative Drudge Report links the boom in optimism among small businesses to Trumpism. The Drudge Report may be on he money. After all, Trumpism advocates blowing up unnecessary regulation.

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Powerpoint Twitter Magic – now you can tweet from PowerPoint

Speaking about Presenting

has now created an add-in for PowerPoint 2004 and 2007 which does just that. In my post 10 tools for presenting with Twitter , I lamented that there was no easy-to-use way of posting tweets from within PowerPoint. Timo Elliott of SAPWeb2.0

Happy National Startup Day - We can all share in the entrepreneurial mindset

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After a very good run since 2004 in the New York Metro area, my communications boutique had gone flat again around 2013. Today, August 4th, is National Startup Day. Most of us will never launch what would be comparable in success and job creation to Facebook and Google.

2016 56

Drudge Report - Trump as Economy Superhero, Consumer Confidence Crushes at 101.1

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Where it is right now is the highest since January 2004. The Drudge Report remains a platform for conservative policies. So, the indirect message its readers can pick up today is that Donald Trump is the economy's superhero.

2017 52

BigBusiness - Back to Pre-Tort Reform

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He had been state attorney general in Mississippi from 1988 until 2004. Tort reformers position and package the iconic $246 billion Tobacco Master Settlement as pure evil.

2017 52

Interview: Austin Hill Shaw – Creativity Instigator

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

In 2004, stemming from a life-changing insight gained during a three-month meditation retreat, he began exploring the subject of creativity in earnest, wanting to understand the opportunities and challenges behind creativity’s seemingly [.] For as long as he can remember, San Francisco Bay Area-based Austin Hill Shaw has been enraptured by creativity and the creative process.

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You're not done yet

Speak Schmeak

That post was about Michael Phelps , a phenomenal swimmer who, after breaking several US and world records and winning seven medals at the 2004 Olympics, went on to win all of his events in the Olympic trials and break additional world records.

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You're not done yet

Speak Schmeak

That post was about Michael Phelps , a phenomenal swimmer who, after breaking several US and world records and winning seven medals at the 2004 Olympics, went on to win all of his events in the Olympic trials and break additional world records.

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"Rough Edges" By James Rogan - Rough Time Buying His Sad Story

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was back in 2004 that James Rogan first published his memoir "Rough Edges." It's no surprise that in 2004, readers mindlessly bought into Rogan's positioning and packaging of his early years. They

2015 56

Interview: Julie Mergen – Financially Savvy Speaker

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Julie started a women’s investment club in 2004. Julie Mergen is fascinated with business systems. She admires those who create products from concepts. Along with her innate entrepreneurial spirit, she simply finds money interesting — even more intriguing is the multiple, seemingly endless perceptions we as humans have about money. Julie says: “Money stops us, blocks us, money molds us, holds us, money [.] Julie Mergen is fascinated with business systems.

The Apartment Leasing Office - It Treats Renters Like We're in Elementary School

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That was 2004, in West Hartford, Connecticut. Like many over-50, I sold my single-family home. It wasn't only the advice of financial experts which motivated me to stop being a property owner. I had been smart enough to buy in a good school district.

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Giving back, doing what I love

Speak Schmeak

I completed WEV''s Self-Employment Training (SET) in 2004, for a jewelry business I had started after being laid off three times in four years from nonprofits that kept running out of money for my positions.

2013 130

Henry Bello - For Him, Was Being Fired Ultimate Stressor (and what should employers do)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In 2004 and 2009 there had been arrests. Today, medical doctor in family practice Henry Bello injured six and murdered one at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital. When cornered by the police, he killed himself. Two years ago that medical facility had fired him.

2017 52

Trailer for my new book coming out in 2014 and featuring extracts from this blog

Max Atkinson

TURN A DEAF EAR: CONVERSING, COMMENTING AND COMMUNICATING MAX ATKINSON By the same author Discovering Suicide: Studies in the Social Organization of Sudden Death (1978) London, The Macmillan Press Order in Court: The Organisation of Verbal Interaction in Judicial Settings (with Paul Drew) (1979) London, The Macmillan Press.

2014 40

If Mugabe goes, will Dr Sentamu get a new dog-collar?

Max Atkinson

You can see both these examples by clicking below - and more on objects as visual aids in my books Lend Me Your Ears: All You Need to Know about Making Speeches and Presentations , London: Vermilion, 2004 & New York: Oxford University Press, 2005, and S peech-making and Presentation Made Easy: Seven Essential Steps to Success , London: Vemilion, 2008.

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Saving for "Rainy Day" Used to Be Moral Issue

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Part of me is grateful that I sold my home in West Hartford, Connecticut, at near the top of the market in 2004. About a quarter of folks in America don't have a financial reserve, found Bankrate. That means that they can't make it through a financial emergency.

2017 52

Making Choices

The Communication Blog

This strategy is a popular one in choice making and can help depersonalize the choice just enough to give you another point of view (Schwartz, 2004; Heath & Heath, 2013). 2004). Here is a Word file of an article published in Etc: A Review of General Semantics , vol. 73, no 2, April 2016, pp. 173-179. The journal is a bit behind its normal publication schedule so this was just published. Making Choices* Living is a process of making choices.

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Luke Gatti, Aka Mac & Cheese Bro, No Longer At UConn - In Praise Of Civility

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

During 2003 and 2004, I labored as a contract security guard in Home Depot, New Haven, Connecticut. Because of federal privacy laws, the University of Connecticut will not disclose the details about why student Luke Gatti was spotted leaving campus.

2015 56

Slideware Shoot-Out: Keynote ‘09, PowerPoint 2008, & OpenOffice 3 Impress

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

It was with great joy that last month, I uninstalled Office 2004. The software, PowerPoint 2004 included, were getting on my nerves and there was nothing that suite could do to repair the broken relationship we had. PowerPoint 2004 had quantity all wrapped up.

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Tragic Flaws - So?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The big story,  first in the general media, now in the legal media, is Katherine Ku's description of her discomfort clerking for Alex Kozinkski 2003 - 2004.

2018 52

Well-organized, Buttoned-down Content Gets the Business and the Bucks

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Remember around 2004, Robert Scoble was blogging at Microsoft.    He prided himself on all his disjointed content that had plenty of typos and grammatical errors. Soon enough a lot of folks were following his example on social media. That was then.

2013 52

Charity Gig Invite - Craig and Lois (1 night only)

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

John died tragically in a construction accident in 2004. Hi Friends. You have been asking us when we are going to play next, so now you have an answer, next month! I hope that you will be able to join us (more details below the advert). Craig.

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Cryptocurrency Credibility Enhanced - Michael Arrington Launches Crypto-Heavy Hedge Fund

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  They include: It has had the time since its start in 2004 to get it right. Cryptocurrencies keep gaining value - and mainstream credibility.    For example, this morning, one bitcoin is worth $10,697. Here is the coverage by Bloomberg.

2017 52

Post-Catastrophe - Etiquette For Any And All Conversations With Survivor

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Instead, in recounting the loss of her husband, two young sons, and parents in the 2004 tsunami she described how se felt when other human beings spoke to her - even seven years later.

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My Blog = My Global In-Real-Time Portfolio

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In essence, this blog, which I started in April 2004, is my portfolio. The initial investment for the set up and coaching by digital guru Paul Chaney was less than $500 (back in 2004).

2016 56

The Economy May Be Global And Digital - But Time Zones Still Count In Selling

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After all, since 2004, I had been hustling from my home office in New Haven, Connecticut to get business assignments from California, Colorado and Texas. "My business partner wanted a vendor on the West Coast." " That's what the new client told me last night, 8 P.M.,

2015 56

They Rejected You for the Job - How to mine that for gold

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In 2004, after my business tanked, I applied to handle communications for non-profit Boundless Playgrounds in Connecticut. In   this tough job market, those hiring are compassionate about our struggle to find work. So the odds are good that they will give us useful feedback if we ask them why they didn't hire us. The then executive director Amy Jaffe Barzach didn't offer me the job. I was stunned. When I got centered, I asked her for feedback. She took me out to lunch.

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Lifetime Achievement Award!!!

Max Atkinson

In 2004, Dr Atkinson published his book Lend Me Your Ears , which explains the techniques in simple terms to any layman who might wish to adopt them. PRESS RELEASE Dr Max Atkinson is to be awarded a ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award by the UK Speechwriters’ Guild. The award is being made for his outstanding contribution to the theory and practice of speechwriting and public speaking over the past 35 years.

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Those Millennials Earning Peanuts in NYC - I knew to start my career in nowhereville

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In fact, their wages are significantly lower than what their youthful counterparts earned back in 2004. Maybe going to the Big Apple to launch a career isn't a smart move. There's a glut of talent. The cost of living is high.

2016 56

Communication Strategies: Mindfulness

The Communication Blog

After you complete this course and this text, you should be much more mindful about all your interpersonal interactions, which will prove beneficial in all your interpersonal interactions (Carson, Carson, Gil, & Baucom, 2004; Sagula & Rice, 2004). Among the many communication strategies are the competencies of interpersonal communication which I thought would make a neat sub-set of strategies to post.

Mandatory Arbitration for Employees, Consumers - Look to CA's PAGA for Radical Change

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was enacted in 2004. "More than half of non-union private-sector employers now make their workers sign mandatory arbitration agreements, and 30 percent of those include class-action waivers. Source: Economic Policy Institute]."

2017 52

Mariska Hargitay Becomes Olivia Benson - Real Person, Fictional Detective Merge

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In 2004, Hargitay started the Joyful Heart Foundation to raise awareness of the issues involved. Of all the "Law & Order" spin-offs, only the "SVU" continues to produce live episodes.

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