2019 - Big Media Story Will Be Media

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

More powerful than governments, business enterprises, and nutty leaders is the media. So, it's predictable that its own activities will be the big story of 2019. After all, it's heading into so much change.

2019 56

How to Use Focused Hustle to Build Your Speaking Business

Speaker Launcher

The post How to Use Focused Hustle to Build Your Speaking Business appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Speaking Business Strategy Speaking Profession focused hustle staying focused work life balanceOver the last few months, I’ve seen a number of stories in the news saying “success is not all about hustle… what we really need is a balance”. Because of this, I felt inclined to define, and get very clear about, the “Wealthy Speaker” interpretation of hustle.

2019 47

Find Success as a Professional Speaker by Coming Off the Island

Speaker Launcher

Being a professional speaker and running a speaking business can be a lonely adventure. Events Speaking Business Strategy Speaking Profession Accelerate LIVE 2019 find success as a professional speaker Kelly Swanson Neen James Phil Gerbyshak Social Media Speaker Marketing story tellingYou may feel at times as if you are all alone trying to figure out what steps to take next and how to move forward without making significant mistakes.

2019 40

Bloodbath Expected in Stock Markets - Businesses Have to Re-Think Pricing Strategy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" The BusinessInsider headline reads: "New Year, new stock market bloodbath …" The mindsets of many businesses as well as consumers have shifted to extreme apprehension. Those of us who manage to navigate the fear-based environment of 2019 will be flexible in our pricing.

2019 56

Mapping Out Your Success for 2019

Speaker Launcher

We’re going to be mapping out your goals for 2019 and we’re going to use a tool, something very special that Jane would like to give to […]. The post Mapping Out Your Success for 2019 appeared first on Jane Atkinson. We’re going to be mapping out your goals for 2019 and we’re going to use a tool, something very special that Jane would like to give to you as a holiday gift. Are you ready to ratchet up your business to the next level? Register for ACC LIVE 2019.

2019 47

Celebrate Graying as Rite of Passage - Not So Fast

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Of all media, The Wall Street Journal , which is focused on business, has an article on graying as new cool.  In both situations when I returned to both having my hair dyed light brown and investing in a hot style my communications businesses scaled.

2019 56

Spontaneity, Stories & Humor with Kelly Swanson

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Sharing her own powerful journey through story and the formula she discovered, you come to that magical place where the art of story meets the business of persuasion. Today, The Wealthy Speaker Podcast is being brought to you by Accelerate LIVE 2019 in Cape Coral, FL on February 22-24, 2019. Are you ready to ratchet up your business to the next level? Gain access to the strategies and master keynoting skills to build the business of your dreams!

2019 56

Skiing with Paddy Ashdown: fond, if sometimes exhausting, memories

Max Atkinson

SKI HOLIDAY TOUR OPERATORS These pictures of Paddy and me were taken ten years ago on the last of many ski-holidays we'd spent together since 1988, when he'd become leader of the LibDems.

2019 70

Betting the Ranch on BigName - SmirkSmirk

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The history of business is a crowded corridor of BigName failures who had been parachuted into new BigRoles.  Jack Welch as pioneer in online business education. At NBC, Andy Lack could be scapegoated for the Megyn Kelly folly.

2019 56

Pick Up the Phone & Book That Business with Anthony Stears

Speaker Launcher

The Telephone Assassin is on a mission to get businesses talking again and stop people from hiding behind […]. The post Pick Up the Phone & Book That Business with Anthony Stears appeared first on Jane Atkinson. The Telephone Assassin is on a mission to get businesses talking again and stop people from hiding behind their emails and social media. The Wealthy Speaker Podcast booking gigs direct selling speaking business telephone sales

2019 41

Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough for These Unusual Times

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Actually, they turn us off with links to what they consider seminal articles in the Harvard Business Review or Axios. LinkedIn Update, it turns out, is the Land of No Spin. Those tightly scripted (as well as the tightly wound) have few followers.

2019 56

How to Create Realistic To-Do Lists and Get More Done

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For example: when it’s 4 pm on Monday, I will call the client to confirm a meeting (no matter how busy I am). Create separate “inbox” lists for different types of things (work tasks, home chores, business plans etc.). The to do list debate never gets old.

2019 52

BigLaw Brands - How Much Politics Can They Weather?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those who have done business with it understand that. And will Jones Day be able to develop lucrative new business in a post-Trump era?  On Tuesday, BigLaw firm Skadden Arps settled with the Department of Justice. Details were released Thursday.

2019 52

Les Moonves Ain't Going Away

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Who wants that type in their business?  The dark drama of the Les Moonves alleged sexual miscount gets a sequel. 

2019 52

Sucker Nation: We Believed Polling Data

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those in the know seem to be busy bees manipulating just about everything.  Was it naïve to have been surprised by the article in today's The Wall Street Journal alleging attempted poll rigging by the Trumpettes? 

2019 52

#MeToo - The Negatives Playing Out, With No Solution In Sight

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Currently one has parachuted in to help me figure out if I should re-locate my business to scale.  Those of us who have worked in organizations anticipated this: Men are backing off from mentoring women. That, to me, is a predictable consequence of the #MeToo Movement.

2019 52

No Surprise, $1.5 Trillion Student Loan Debt Playing Havoc with Economy, Individual Lives

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  No surprise, The Wall Street Journal , whose major niche is business, has focused on the implications of that growing number. Student loan debt totals about $1.5 trillion. 

2019 52

How to Get Noticed by Meeting Planners with Lori Pugh Markham

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Lori has 14 years of experience in the meetings and events industry on both the planner and supplier side of the business. The Wealthy Speaker Podcast get noticed how to get noticed as a speaker Jane Atkinson Lori Pugh Markham marketing your speaker business meeting planners speaking business speaking gigsOn this episode of the Wealthy Speaker Podcast we are talking with Lori Pugh Markham about what it takes to catch the eye of meeting planners.

2019 43

The Generations Loving Golf - Screwed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Whatever the reason, golf is no longer a must-do for business or a recreational activity looked forward to. In the mid 1990s, we ambitious professional women were encouraged to learn how to play golf. Sure, it was a difficult sport and not cheap.

2019 52

iPhone - Shelf Life Expiring As Must-Have Cool

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  My flip phone has been adequate for both social and business needs. It isn't only the Chinese who sense they no longer need an iPhone as a status symbol.    Right here in the American Midwest, the spell the iPhone had cast on us has been broken.

2019 56

How to Overcome Analysis Paralysis to Make the Best Possible Decision

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You can give more preference to big decisions, which are more important, compared to smaller decisions which might not be all that important or don’t have the ability to have a significant impact on your business, job or life.

2019 52

Post-Smartphone - Return to Normal

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In itself that article could trigger the thinking: Hey, I don't need to always be checking my smartphone to be in-touch, cool, or managing my business anymore. The client has continued to doing business with me.

2019 52

Success According to Lego

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Instead, I made the decision to launch my own business. December job figures crushed it. The Dow is up over 500 points.    And, older professionals I speak with all sort of shrug. They and I have come to ignore markets.

2019 56

Financial Services Industry - Shift from Retirement to "Next"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Despite the slowing economy, my business began to scale, again.  Retirement.    That was invented in the late 19th century. Before that there was no need for it since life spans were so short. 

2019 56

Will Mr. Smith (The UnCharisma) Go to the White House?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Just before Christmas ABC local news presented how two mid-sized businesses would have to conduct a massive layoff if there is no more Lordstown plant.   Hard times, which are predicted to hit us by the end of 2019, would help Brown. Here in Ohio, U.S.

2019 52

Vendors to Law Firms - The Millennial Client

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And, two, they understand how to develop, hold, and grow business with other Millennials. business.  I had to change my pitch and persona to develop business with Millennials. Baby boomer and silent gen law partners are resisting retirement.

2019 52

6 Customer Journey Maps You Can Swipe

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Business displayed their inventory; customers came in and physically assessed it and bought what they liked. Timelines are very business-specific. While every business customer journey map is unique, having a template to work with will certainly help.

2019 52

Investing in Advanced Degrees - So Many Lost Generations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Investing in advanced degrees can be risky business. In the overall economy job creation crushed it at 312,000. At 1:19 P.M. Eastern Time, the Dow is up over 700 points. But legal services remains a troubled sector in terms of manpower demand.

2019 52

Cluster or CopyCat Suicides - Chicago's Dane Anthony Smith 5th Police Officer in 6 Months to Take His Life

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In the taxi business, Uber and other ride-hailing services have pushed traditional drivers into debt.   In Chicago, the business of law enforcement is a grim affair. " Murder is a way of doing business. Why are police officers in Chicago killing themselves?

2019 52

Rumors Your Organization Is Merging? Beware

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Those transactions provided lucrative business for law firms. Overall, owning my own businesses has given me more control over my professional life, including revenues, than being an employee.  To survive or to scale, law firms are embracing the M&A strategy.

2019 52

Work - New Status Symbol Among Older Americans

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And, they wondered if I was going to buy a house since I was probably earning so much (in addition I was operating a few telecommuting communications and coaching businesses). To learn new software "on the company," I applied for a part-time in Retirement Paradise Tucson, Arizona. I was hired. Overnight I became a celebrity in the 100-unit rental complex. People would stop in the courtyard, come to my door, and call me.

2019 43

Female Friendships - Obstacles/Opportunities As We Age

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Keep busy through whatever, including volunteer activities, to artificially create superficial social bonds. Start a business, scale an existing business, and/or grab a part-time job or gig assignment.   Unfortunately, after I developed a few friendships, my business required that I move to Eastern Ohio, temporarily. It used to be college was  the place those close friendships with other women were made.

2019 43

Rajat Gupta, Steve Cohen - Not Crushing It in Comeback Struggle

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Meanwhile, since his release from prison in 2016, he has been struggling for a comeback in business. The ruling in "U.S. Neman" redefined "insider trading" in a way that let Michael Steinberg off the hook. He had been an employee at Steve Cohen's SAC, which has since be shut down. In his aggressive pursuit of being declared innocent of insider trading former McKinsey head Rajat Gupta hand appealed his conviction the Second Circuit ("Gupta v. ").

2019 40

Rajat Gupta Brand - Restored in India

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There he was revered, both as a business leader and a philanthropist.  Business executives there as well as those associated with IIT Delhi have made it possible for him to network at a high level in India.   The question is: Will the American business community forgive him and allow him back in? Cohen is back in business (although his hedge fund Point72 is stumbling in this volatile economy). It was a different time.

2019 40

My freelance writing resolutions for 2019

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Other than blogging and writing the occasional book about MS and business and promotional writing , I do very little writing and editing for clients. Resolution #1 : create a business vision for yourself. 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. My business grew because I worked at making it grow.

2019 65

2019 - Back Gawking Again

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And, the good news for those who loved the rouge digital native tabloid, it's coming back online in 2019. Or, are the folks in the Trump Administration keeping him too busy to be preoccupied with Gawker?

2019 52

A Prayer for the Ohio Valley - GM to Shut Down Lordstown Plant By End of 2019

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Meanwhile, small businesses in Eastern OH were suffering. However, for those who never had to endure the harsh conditions in auto assembly, there is likely to be a universal prayer for the 1,600 who will lose their jobs at the end of 2019. It was not unexpected.

2019 52

Arianna Huffington Contracted Until 2019 - Huge Implications

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Increasingly, the media business is video-driven. "The president and editor-in-chief of the Web publication [HuffPost] announced in an internal memo on Thursday that she had just signed a new four-year contract to remain at the site she founded in 2005."

2019 65

The Modern Seller in the Speaking Business with Amy Franko

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We welcome Amy Franko, on this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast, to talk about sales and how to accelerate new business wins and expand growth in existing clients. The post The Modern Seller in the Speaking Business with Amy Franko appeared first on Jane Atkinson. We welcome Amy Franko, on this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast, to talk about sales and how to accelerate new business wins and expand growth in existing clients.

2019 40

Upgrade Your Style for the Stage with Anne Morrissey

Speaker Launcher

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT – Anne will be joining us in Cape Coral for Accelerate LIVE 2019 as our on-site stylist! Today, The Wealthy Speaker Podcast is being brought to you by Accelerate LIVE 2019 in Cape Coral, FL on February 22-24, 2019.

2018 82

Businesses & Marketing - Learning (plenty) from Barbie's Ecosystem

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, businesses are experimenting with marketing approaches new to them. Likewise, any business, even the small or mid-sized one, is short-sighted in being a stand-alone service. In 2019, there could be very different threats and opportunities. It's a dog fight out there.

2018 52

Building a 30 Year Speaking Career with Randy Pennington

Speaker Launcher

Today, The Wealthy Speaker Podcast is being brought to you by Accelerate LIVE 2019 in Cape Coral, FL on February 22-24, 2019. Today, The Wealthy Speaker Podcast is being brought to you by Accelerate LIVE 2019 in Cape Coral, FL on February 22-24, 2019. Join us for the “insiders” strategy for long term business building! Listen the podcast below: Highlights you won’t want to miss: * What it takes to launch in this business.

2019 47

Credit Cards as Economic Indicator - Fear Is Palpable

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And not how it may play out in 2019. Here in Eastern Ohio, which still hasn't turned around from the demise of the steel industry, the fear is of ghost towns when the GM Lordstown plant goes dark in March 2019. Most have the experience and the push to start a business abroad.