Dow on December 26, 2018 - Expect More Carnage

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to Bloomberg , the global wealthy lost $511 billion in 2018, so far. Complimentary Consultation janegenova374@gmail.com – I help, not sell. Bad news isn't letting up for our portfolios. The Dow is expected to continue its downward trajectory when the U.S.

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Story-Telling - Christmas Narrative Not Credible in 2018

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Can those living in 2018, a time of rage, buy into a narrative of such tolerance by a man about his wife's tale of conception without human intervention? Free consultation janegenova374@gmail.com. An iconic part of the Christmas story is the altruism of Joseph. 

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Work, Not Cryptocurrency, THE Story of 2018

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Job-hunting, hammers "What Color Is Your Parachute - 2018," is the survival skill you have to have down cold. Work, not cryptocurrency (and maybe not even #MeToo), is THE story of 2018. Complimentary consultation.

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Goldilocks - Patron Saint for Class of 2018

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Clearly, in a glutted world of talented folks with degrees, Goldilocks is the patron saint of the Class of 2018. Complimentary consultation janegenova374@gmail.com. Goldilocks didn't care what others thought - even if the "they" were supposedly powerful (.e.g. bears).

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Mary Meeker's 2018 Internet Presentation - Few Stunners

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Complimentary initial consultation. Annually, Mary Meeker from Kleiner Perkins presents a trends slide show about the internet. This year's had few oh-I-didn't-realize that. The closest to a gee-whiz was the stat that U.S. adults spend 5.9 hours daily online. That's up from 5.6

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What Presidential Historians Will Write about August 21, 2018

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Presidential historians might finger Tuesday, August 21, 2018 as the beginning of the end of the Trump Administration.    Complimentary initial consultation.

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"Red Hot Planet" Is How WaPo Describes Summer of 2018

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

cities during the hothothot summer of 2018. Complimentary initial consultation. It was a summer much like this one that riots broke out in urban areas like Detroit and Newark. That was 1967. And it's a surprise that wide-scale violence hasn't overtaken U.S.

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PR Opportunity for Law School Deans: 4,800 Jobs Created in Legal Services in June 2018

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Study hard for the bar exams, JD Class of 2018. According to the Department of Labor, the sector added 4,800 jobs in June 2018. Complimentary initial consultation. The employment situation is improving in legal services.

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Class of 2018 - Five Perfect Gifts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Complimentary consultation. Graduation used to be a joyful rite of passage. Now, it represents being pushed from the academic womb into an uncertain world. So, graduates need to be thought of kindly. Those in the giving mood can bestow these gifts: Copy of "What Color Is Your Parachute? " That career guide hammers that the critical lifetime skill has become the ability to search for and land work. And that will be done on a regular basis.

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(official) Lobbying in 2018 - $3.42 Billion Spent

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

billion on lobbying in 2018. Complimentary consultation janegenova374@gmail.com. Lobbying continues to be a good business to be in. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, organizations spent $3.42 This was the biggest amount in a decade. Here are more details. 

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Class of 2018 - Best Time in Years to Rent Apartment in New York City

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  And, that means members of the Class of 2018 can try out their dreams in Manhattan at a time when the median rents are the lowest in about 7 years. Complimentary consultation janegenova374@gmail.com. It's a renters' market in New York City. 

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2018 Grammys Viewership All-Time Low - Red-Carpet/Causes Burnout

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It never occurred to me to watch the 2018 Grammys. Complimentary consultation. A lot of other people agreed with me. The market rating - at 12.7/21 - was an all-time low. And down about 20% since 2017. Here are more details from the media.

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Suing Your Employer - Seems Totally Cool in 2018, But Remains High Risk

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Even in 2018, industry-blackballing exists.   Free initial consultation. It was an eye-bug. The legal media reported that partner Connie Bertram had settled her gender discrimination lawsuit against employer Proskauer Rose and remained working as a partner there.

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Courage - How Does It Listen, Look, Walk, Talk in 2018?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Complimentary consultation. Are those female law firm partners, ranging from Kerrie Campbell to Dawn Knepper, courageous for suing BigLaw for alleged gender discrimination? Or, are they simply piggybacking on third-wave feminism which, in turn, has become a platform for #MeToo? Or, horrors, are they reckless?    In these unusual times it's a struggle to get our heads around what is "courage."

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PC Express Does House Calls in Northeast OH, Western PA - Friendly, Non-Techie Consultations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

    Is the problem hardware or software? Those of us in business who don't know that could be wasting time, hope, and money contacting a tech online service. After all, they don't do house calls and can't reach their cyberspace to insert a memory chip. 

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A Conversation with Jeff Davenport on Speechwriting, Screenwriting and Delivery Coaching

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Jeff serves as an executive speaker coach and senior content developer at Duarte, the well-known communication design and consulting firm based in Santa Clara, founded by Nancy Duarte.

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PR Opportunity for Law School Deans: 4,800 Jobs Created in Legal Services in June 2018

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Study hard for the bar exams, JD Class of 2018. According to the Department of Labor, the sector added 4,800 jobs in June 2018. Complimentary initial consultation. The employment situation is improving in legal services. Here are more details from Scott Flaherty at Law.com. This is at a time of the Milbank Bump. A number of large law firms have increased their entry-level associate salary to $190k.    These developments deans of law schools should exploit. 

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No Response - That Shouldn't Be Ambiguous, Not in Over-Communicated 2018

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Complimentary initial consultation. Everyone knows: A no response means "no." " That's what I assumed.

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ABC's David Muir Keeps Covering 2018 Flu - He Should Have Been There for 1918 Influenza Pandemic

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But, even he has fallen into the trap of presenting the 2018 flu as catastrophic. For complimentary consultation, please contact Jane Genova (janegenova374@gmail.com).

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Medical Devices - Financial/PR Consultant - REMOTE (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

Media in 2018 - 15,474 Jobs Cut (implications for public relations agencies)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Consequently, to survive, in 2018, it cut 15,474 jobs (source: Challenger, Gray & Christmas). Complimentary consultation on how to generate influence without paying high rates, janegenova374 Need @gmail.com. 

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Announcing: A Conversation with Jeff Davenport

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Jeff serves as an executive speaker coach and senior content developer at Duarte, the well-known communication design and consulting firm based in Santa Clara, founded by Nancy Duarte.

Do you tell, teach, or train?

PowerPoint Tips

If you would like to work with me on your next presentation to make sure it has the impact you want, you can find more information about my 1-on-1 presentation consulting and coaching here. What’s the difference between telling, teaching, and training? And which should you be doing?

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BA/BS Class of 2018 - One Rite of Passage Got Less Expensive

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For complimentary consultation, please contact Jane Genova (janegenova374@gmail.com). The traditional rite of passage for college graduates landing jobs in Manhattan has been finding an apartment that doesn't eat up too much of their first-year compensation. Well, if Q4 2017 trends continue, that won't be their number-one challenge in adjusting to  post-college life in New York City. Here are the details from Bloomberg. According to StreetEasy, Manhattan rents plunged in Q4.

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Dow Surges 1086.25

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, we get our mindset configured for a rollercoaster rest of 2018 and probably all of 2019. Complimentary Consultation janegenova374@gmail.com – I help, not sell. The day after Christmas the Dow surged 1086.25 points.    What was expected was another dramatic plunge.

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Trump Administration & Edelman 2018 Trust Barometer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, for its 2018 Trust Barometer, the odds are that many categories of trust will go from life support to the morgue. Contact janegenova374@gmail.com for complimentary consultation. Annually, the Edelman public relations firm researches the level of trust around the world.

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Guest Posting: 7 tips for pitching investors, by Marianne Fleischer

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

As a Corporate Communications consultant, her San Francisco firm, Fleischer Communications, helps clients think on their feet. Marianne Fleischer is a speechwriter and presentations executive coach. She coaches others to pitch ideas, handle Q&A, and stand out on panels, corporate presentations or digital media. Clients include Schwab, Apple, Salesforce, Genentech, DLA Piper Law Firm and […]. Business Communication Venture Capital

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Upgrade Your Style for the Stage with Anne Morrissey

Speaker Launcher

Today we are talking with Anne Morrissey about style and how to present our best selves on stage. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast, Anne is with us to share some of her ideas on how to make what we wear translate into a much better presentation for our audience.

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Social Security COLA Increase of 2% for 2018

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's because, come January 2018, they will receive a 2% increase. Contact janegenova374@gmail.com for complimentary consultation. Those who normally receive monthly payments from the Social Security fund might be planning The Big Shopping this holiday season. Or an exotic trip.

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News Corp Turns Profitable in Fiscal Q2 2018 - But, What Media Outlets Will Be Around in 5 Years

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

News Corp, parent of The Wall Street Journal, earned a profit during the fiscal Q2 in 2018. Complimentary consultation janegenova374@gmail.com. That was $119 million, compared to a $66 million loss in the same quarter in 2017. Part of the reason for the improvement was consolidation of its earnings from its Australian television assets. Here are more financial details from The Wall Street Journal. Of course, the news division of News Corp will probably never be a big money-maker.

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One Group Is Getting 2.2% Raise in 2018

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As USA Today reports, the boost for 2018 could be a 2.2%. Contact janegenova374@gmail.com for complimentary consultation. This year, Social Security beneficiaries didn't receive much of an increase in monthly benefits. And there was no increase for 2016.

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What Makes a Great Business Report Presentation?

Presentation Guru

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Pet Parents at Christmas - Receiving Kisses, Not Flowers/Parcels of High-Fat Food from The Kids

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They boast about the nice things their adult (human) children are doing for them for Christmas 2018. Complimentary Consultation janegenova374@gmail.com – I help, not sell. Some of the neighbors are all smiles.

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Like Media (Establishment, Digital Native), Legal Sector Has to Get Smart Fast about Business Models

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The November 2018 report from the Department of Labor about general job creation was, to some, disappointing. " On SEO for Lawyers, in this article Luke Cicilano explains why 2018 is the setting for the continuation of the irreversible decline in the overall demand for legal services. 

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Holiday-Weary - But, Today, Shelves in WalMart Are Stocked with Valentine's Day Candy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In 2018, it kicked off before Thanksgiving.  Complimentary Consultation janegenova374@gmail.com – I help, not sell. No break between holidays. Today, I swung by the Walmart which is open 24-hours. I was hoping that the Christmas paraphernalia would be all gone. It was.

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Brand New York City - Only for Those with "Real Money"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  This isn't new in 2018. Complimentary Consultation janegenova374@gmail.com – I help, not sell. Brand New York City is evolving into a living symbol of the 21st century Gilded Age.    The rich are getting richer and flaunt their wealth.

Medicare Part B (Standard) - Increase of $1.50 for 2019

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In 2018, the cost has been $135 per month. Free consultation janegenova374@gmail.com. The government giveth and the government taketh away. For 2019, there is a 2.8% boost in the monthly Social Security check. That's the largest increase in 7 years.

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Aging in America - December Plunge in All 3 Stock Indexes Brings High Angst

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Just in December 2018, all three stock indexes have dropped 10%. Complimentary Consultation janegenova374@gmail.com – I help, not sell.

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High Salary - Relative, Brutally So

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Welcome to Capitalism 101 in 2018. Complimentary consultation, sliding scale fees. "But, I'm only making $11.10 an hour." " That's what a check-out clerk, whom I'm coaching pro bono, exclaimed in disbelief.

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Film "Widows" - Darker Version of TV "Good Girls"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The 2018 "heist" film - "Widows" - essentially lifts four law-abiding women out of their comfort zone. Complimentary Consultation janegenova374@gmail.com – I help, not sell.

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How to Display Data the Right Way in Presentations

Duarte Blog

A sales director presenting financial projections to a group of field reps wouldn’t visualize her data the same way that a design consultant would in a written proposal to a potential client.

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Sherrod Brown: Bringing Back the Dignity of Work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The meme of his 2018 re-election campaign here in Ohio was:  the dignity of work.  Free consultation janegenova374@gmail.com. senator Sherrod Brown is taking on raw capitalism.   That includes, of course, fair wages.

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Odds Are PR/Marcom Firm Owners Want to Sell

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"  - Steve Barnes, Odwyerpr.com, November 8, 2018. Complimentary consultation.

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