Guest Blog: The 3 Best Recruiting Automation Tools For 2018

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While AI and automation have been slowly penetrating the recruitment industry during the past decade, they’re set to break through in 2018. Here are the 3 best recruiting automation tools for 2018.

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. The employment situation is improving in legal services. According to the Department of Labor, the sector added 4,800 jobs in June 2018. Here are more details from Scott Flaherty at Law.com. This is at a time of the Milbank Bump.

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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? Jane Genova helps you get it for products, services, points of view, causes, branding, careers after-50, and college admission.

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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. The employment situation is improving in legal services. According to the Department of Labor, the sector added 4,800 jobs in June 2018. 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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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.  Communications Strategy/Services and Career Coaching.

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Branding - Disruptor Role in Legal Services

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" However, in legal services, an old-line branch of professional services, it may be branding which is the disruptor. Accounting firm PwC now provides legal services in the U.S. PwC has been innovative in how it delivers and prices legal services.

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Exhaustion - The New Normal in Professional Services

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The whole game has changed throughout professional services, ranging from management consulting to public affairs. Among the shifts since the good old days of the 20th century in professional services are: Increased competition. 

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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. Communications Strategy/Services and Career Coaching. It was an eye-bug.

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Professional Services - Law Firms No Longer "Special Institution"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The specialness of legal services is over. It used to be: No, you never messed about the fee you had to pay the law firm. The work itself was to o important and you figured they could mow you down in legal actions if you tried to stiff them - or even delayed sending the check.

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Professional Services - The Soul-Wrenching Matter of Being Stiffed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In defending the client from February 2016 until September 2018, Boies Schiller's Karen Dyer was able to persuade U.S.   When Shnaider did not pay the fee for service Judge Sullivan granted the law firm's request to withdraw from the case. 

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Professional Services Firms - The Soul-Withering Experience of Being Stiffed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A professional services firm does the work. The invoice is sent. The invoice isn't paid.    Then it dawns: We are "being stiffed." " Of all the soul-withering experiences in earning a living that probably heads the list.

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Professional Services: The Soul-Crushing Trauma of Being Stiffed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Among the most soul-wrenching experiences in professional services is this: Pulling out all stops to serve the client and then getting stiffed. Lawyers get stiffed just like many of the rest of us in professional services.

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Financial Services Firms - If You Don't Leave Us Alone.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

To those categories of products, services, and creatures might be added financial services firms. Yet, usually with great authority the financial services firms predict millions of dollars will be needed for retirement or semi-retirement.

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Professional Services Firms, Like McKinsey - They Must Go in Search for a Soul

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The message of the analysis is that professional services firms such as McKinsey need to develop a moral compass. In essence, The New Yorker article argues that professional services is not a value-free zone. Of course, lawyers also are part of the professional services niche.

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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. It could be the seeming epidemic of misconduct, which started in the entertainment industry, moved on to media, and could next be ferreted out in Corporate America and professional services such as law. 

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Artificial Intelligence in Services - Allstate's Smart Public Relations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tom Wilson, chief executive officer at Allstate, predicts that artificial intelligence (AI) will have the force of a tsunami in services. Here he is quoted in Fortune. But, in this era of Cruel Capitalism, Allstate has made a smart move.

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Marketing Professional Services - Google Is Our Store Front

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Traditional large and midsized law firms should join the small ones and solos in feeling threatened by the online, on-demand services of LegalZoom. Clearly, when looking for solutions, clients/customers - and not only in legal services - increasingly are making their first stop online.

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4 ways to change a picture in PowerPoint without losing formatting

PowerPoint Tips

It lets you search on Bing and in connected online services like Flickr. The Change Picture feature in PowerPoint is very powerful because it lets you substitute another picture but keep the most of formatting.

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Courhouse News Service - Yes, Check Out Its Reporting Opportunities

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those associated with the legal sector or hoping to parachute into it are answering the growing number of help-wanted ads posted by Courthouse News Service. In addition, Courthouse News Service provides litigation reports to subscribers.

Boo! Financial Services Types Compulsive about Trying to Scare Us Aging

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We received a 2.8% boost in our Social Security monthly payment, beginning in 2019. Medicare only went up $1.50 a month. At my apartment complex I get 25 bucks off a month because I am a senior. At Regal Cinema. Current Affairs Games legal Media Personal Musings Politics Values Web/Tech

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Professional Services Providers - Sure, Accept Payment in Bitcoin

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Some professional services firms are now facing this decision: Should they accept payment in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.  Currently there exist technical support services which convert bitcoin into American dollars.

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Check-Out Clerk - Assertion of Human Dignity or Lousy Customer Service?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I expected the usual customer service platitude about being sorry for the delay. No, I didn't march to the customer service desk and demand to talk to the manager and get the email address of the corporation owner.

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The New Aging - Media, Financial Services Industry, et al. Having Fun Scaring Us

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yet one more article about how we aging can ensure our money will last through the next 20, 30, or 40 years has been published in a brandname media outlet. That's MarketWatch. The article contends that having a big fat portfolio is not enough.

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Biases in Making Choices

The Communication Blog

This is a word copy of an article that was published in Etc: A Review of General Semantics 73, October 2018, pp. Examples of the status quo bias are all around us—retaining your current insurance without looking for less expensive policies or retaining your cell phone service or simply renewing without examining alternative plans. Retrieved February 3, 2018 from [link] Chew, S. Retrieved February 3, 2018 from [link] Ellsberg, D. Retrieved February 3, 2018 from [link].

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"Retirement" - Has That Been Story Line Positioned and Packaged by Financial Services Industry?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"  - Jessica Dickler, CNBC, March 6, 2018. "Nearly half of Americans have less than $10,000 stashed away for retirement, according to a report by GoBankingRates."  Here is the article. Of course, $10,000 won't go very far.

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Professional Services, Such as Law - When It's a Zero-Sum Game

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In so many professional services business comes through other people. They can create new value by analyzing and improving every factor which attracts interest in the law firm's services and moves prospects to the close. Like so many industries.

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Courthouse News Service, Milwaukee, WI - Full-Time Reporter (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

Courthouse News Service, Charlotte, NC - Full-time Reporter (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

"60 Mintues" - Public Service Presentation on Breakthrough Approach for Healing Childhood Trauma

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This evening on "60 Minutes," Oprah Winfrey presented a detailed description of what has proved to be an effective approach to rescuing youth from the effects of trauma. Here you can read the text of that segment.

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Courthouse News Service, Montgomery, AL - Part-Time Reporter (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

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Courthouse News Service, Cheyenne, Wyoming - Reporter (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

My freelance writing resolutions for 2019

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Resolution #2 : market your writing services (or any other services you offer) on a regular (daily) basis, based on your business vision, at least until you are too busy making money to spend time marketing. Resolution #3 : determine how to accurately price your writing services. Hope you had a good 2018 and that you have a happy, healthy and profitable 2019 I’ve been a freelance writer and writing trainer most of my life.

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Courthouse News Service, Camden, NJ - Full-time Reporter (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

$20 per hour. Here are details and how to apply. careers

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What’s the One Thing That Will Make You a Better Communicator?

Presentation Guru

He was pitching for investment to his boss, a high-flying CTO at a UK financial services company.… Paul gets a hammering from his boss. Paul was 5 minutes into his presentation and the room was dead. Paul wasn’t a great presenter, but he was good at his job, and he knew his stuff.

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Tip for Finding Stories to Make Talks and Presentations Engaging and Compelling

Speaking Freely

Both professional and personal stories can be used to illustrate ideas, make points and sell your services. Here’s a valuable tip for finding stories from your life that you can use to make talks and presentations more engaging and compelling. If you read my last post on 6 Reasons to Tell Stories in Presentations, Leadership […].

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Courthouse News Service, San Antonio, TX - Full-Time Reporter (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

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.   But, the one for legal services should be downright scary. More than the 155,000 jobs created had been expected. 

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When businesses thank you for your patience, they’re treating you like a dog — one of Pavlov’s dogs.

More than PowerPoint...

Let’s say you been on hold with customer service for what seems like forever. A business was training customers to snake through a queue to get to three harried customer service reps. Industry leaders in customer service are putting out new signs.

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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.    Would there be support for a movement to lobby Congress to limit marketing of goods and services associated with any specific holiday to a certain number of days? No break between holidays.

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What is a Business Model Canvas?

SlideModel

Why are they going to be interested in the product or service? Once the customer is convinced of the goods or services, how would you deliver it? An MVP is the bare bones of a product or service that can provide invaluable information about how a small group of customers reacts.

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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. Jane Genova helps you get it for products, services, points of view, causes, branding, careers after-50, and college admission. The government giveth and the government taketh away. For 2019, there is a 2.8%

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Jack O'Dwyer, Legend in Public Relations Industry, Dies at Age 85

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He preached that the financial services industry, which has you handing over to them funds for your retirement, is a scam. What might remain special about the 2018 holiday season in our memory bank is that it was when Jack left us. 

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Be inspired by these two women

Speaking about Presenting

Just email me olivia at speakingaboutpresenting.com and I will add you to my current email subscription service. Shonda Rhimes is the creator of award-winning TV shows, Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal. Like many introverts, her safe space was sitting in her office writing. She turned down most speaking engagements and when she couldn’t get out of it … “I was a walking panic attack. My stage fright was so complete and overwhelming that it ruled my every public appearance.”

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