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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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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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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"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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The Supermarket, 1916 - 2018 - Rest in Peace

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For complimentary consultation, contact janegenova374@gmail.com. No surprise, Bloomberg reports that supermarket chains Winn-Dixie and Tops likely will file for bankruptcy. The concept of the supermarket was made operational in 1916. Charles Saunders launched Piggly Wiggly.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

2018 52

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

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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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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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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10:59 A.M ET - Dow Down 322.48

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Complimentary consultation, sliding scale fees. At the time of this writing, the Dow continues to plunge downward.    Even though this is the best time of the year, we are beginning to turn dark about our little futures.

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Did George H.W. Bush Meet Up with Barbara in Heaven? - Reflections on What's Next, After Life

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Free consultation janegenova374@gmail.com. A Christian, George H.W. Bush had a firm belief in an afterlife. What seemed to ease his transition from living to the dying process was his conviction that he would join his wife Barbara in heaven. It worked.

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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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Of Course, I Don't Trust

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Free consultation janegenova374@gmail.com. This won't make it to "Dateline." " There is no mystery about who was the killer.    The wife of Ian Mastin confessed to police that her husband was beating and attempting to strangle her.

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Paris Winter of Discontent - Perfect Timing for Barbarians at the Gate

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Free consultation janegenova374@gmail.com. Timing is everything. The 125,000 protestors in France know that this best time of the year also can be the big revenue producer for retail, the hospitality industry, and transportation. Their power to disrupt that is making them heard. 

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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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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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Vicki Archer - Like So Many of Us, She Felt She "Needed a Break"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Free consultation janegenova374@gmail.com. Today, the medical types in England confirmed that the death last August of Vicki Archer was a suicide. Here are more details.    During the middle of her popular BBC Radio Shropshire Show, she got up and left.

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It Goes All the Way Back to Cain and Able

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In 1991, Mark Bostrom, an IT consultant at Citibank, made a joke that irked Paul. Free consultation janegenova374@gmail.com. Many business partnerships sour. When that happens between two brothers, the result could be a flip from brotherly love to a Cain and Abel. 

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Brotherly Love - Will and Harry United in Grief, Allegedly Alienated by Marriages (Media Story of 2019)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Free consultation janegenova374@gmail.com. Global media outlets will always find a new angle in covering the very marketable British royals. Most recently, that's the supposed deteriorating relationship between Will and Harry. That is shaping up to be the media story of 2019.

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You HAD Worked at Bloomberg News - So?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Free consultation janegenova374@gmail.com. There seems to be as many former editors and journalists who had worked at Bloomberg News as folks who have ancestors on the Mayflower. My colleagues and I in communications bump up against them all the time.

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Digital Gladhanders - 21st Century Willy Lomans

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Free consultation janegenova374@gmail.com. The world of business had changed. Willy Loman hadn't changed with it. He assumed gladhanding would close the deal. The resulting despair and suicide are chronicled in the Arthur Miller's drama "The Death of a Salesman." 

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Death of The Political Boss in America - From Hague to Blagojevich to Trump

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Free consultation janegenova374@gmail.com. One of the more colorful chapters in American history could be the chronicle of the rise, fall, and incarceration of businessman Donald Trump as U.S. president. The title of that chapter could be "The Oranging of America."

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Perfectionism - Some of Us Are Wired to Pull That Off (most of the time)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Free consultation janegenova374@gmail.com. Who doesn't recall the suicide of bankruptcy law partner Gabe MacConaill. We also vividly remember his widow's blaming maladaptive perfectionism for his suicide, in his early 40s. Not only did he have an overloaded plate of responsibility.

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Mindfulness - Beware the Dark Side This Holiday Season of So Much Stress (and plunging stocks)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Free consultation janegenova374@gmail.com. There were The Three Smugs. They oversaw the mindfulness sessions in a mid-sized midwestern city.

2018 52

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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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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Protecting the Brand - Leadership Changes at Boies Schiller

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Legal media outlets keep hammering: 2018 was not a good brand year for David Boies. Complimentary consultation.

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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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Shemar Moore's 2nd Chance

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Free consultation janegenova374@gmail.com. The character of Derek Morgan will remain memorable because of the long-running popular series "Criminal Minds." " He was played by Shemar Moore. Of course, "Criminal Minds" is an aging series.

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What Makes a Great Business Report Presentation?

Presentation Guru

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