Communication in the Workplace

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WELL-BEING WISDOM WONDER PURPOSE SLEEP SPECIAL SECTIONS COMMUNITY THRIVE TAKES // April 11, 2019 Try This Now: Stop Sending a “Gentle Reminder” A popular way to nudge a co-worker is to employ this phrase, but it misses the opportunity to be compassionately direct.

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Communication as a College Major

The Communication Blog

Here's a brief article on the 10 most versatile college majors--Communication is No. link] [link

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Public Speaking: Its Place in the Communication Curriculum

The Communication Blog

So, here I want to review the “basic course” and argue that the basic course in communication—often a required course—should not be public speaking but should be the hybrid/fundamentals course. From then to now, the field of communication has changed dramatically—it has grown in both breadth and depth—and now includes areas of human interaction that cannot be subsumed under public speaking and, of course, forms and ways of communicating that didn’t exist in 1915.

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A conversation with Conor Neill

Manner of Speaking

I have just returned home after my annual week teaching public speaking and communication skills at the IESE Executive MBA Programme in Barcelona, Spain. IESE - Persuasive Communication Conor Neill IESE Leadership pauses Personal development public speaking

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2019 - Big Media Story Will Be Media

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, it's predictable that its own activities will be the big story of 2019. For example, as side hustles do marketing communications and tutor preparation for the SAT.   Out of the Box Communications = Unexpected Results.

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Blizzard of 2019 - Likely Not One for History

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The blizzard of 2019 probably will no way be historic. Get amazing results through out of box communications strategies/content. There were blizzards that made history. The blizzard of the early 1960s shut down schools in northern New Jersey for a week.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 308) – Simon Sinek

Manner of Speaking

“We are drawn to leaders and organizations that are good at communicating what they believe. Their ability to make us feel like we belong, to make us feel special, safe and not alone is part of what gives them the … Continue reading → The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 308) – Simon Sinek appeared first on Manner of Speaking

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Super Bowl 2019 - Coca-Cola Staying on Bench

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Get amazing results through out of box communications strategies/content. Of course, everyone wants to see Tom Brady do his magic in the Super Bowl this year.    But, the suspense isn't red-hot. The Patriots is the favored team for winning. 

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The Communication Blog - Untitled Article

The Communication Blog

But constant reference to buzzwords and jargon can make others roll their eyes,” or worse, feel condescended to, Jay Sullivan, a communications expert and author of Simply Said: Communicating Better at Work and Beyond , tells Thrive Global. A most interesting article!

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Tears - Underused Tool in Communications

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tears that aren't shed in a self-absorbed manner are a powerful communications strategy.   Exactly the right tone and content for all your communications. In court yesterday when she made her guilty plea, Felicity Huffman also made all the right moves. 

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Class of 2019 - Maybe You Should Avoid New York Metro Area for Starting Careers (and consider these states/nations)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Therefore, even if members of the Class of 2019 find lots of roommates, they will still struggle to make the monthly nut - and begin to pay down their college student loans.   Another option for the Class of 2019 is to launch their careers outside the U.S. Rents are not cheap.

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2019 - And, So Many Employers Still Getting Away with Mandatory Arbitration Clauses in Employment Contracts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Get amazing results through out of box communications strategies/content. It was believed that class action gender discrimination lawsuit - "Dawn Knepper et al. Ogletree" - would be another blockbuster.

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Interview: Dr. Gail Ferreira – Agile Leader

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

She notes the importance of communications: Ensure you make it clear that you welcome any and all suggestions. Corporate communications can sometimes be boring, so instead start ‘organizational conversations’ that you think of as dialogues rather than monologues. Pro-Track Profile Gail is part of the National Speakers Association Northern California 2019 Speakers Academy program.

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Executive Communications Manager, Stanford Graduate School of Business (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Details. careers

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Distressed Conde Nast Reported to Be Selling Another Title

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Exactly the right tone and content for all your communications. Recently, struggling Conde Nast sold Brides.    Now, it's reported that after almost a year it found a buyer for the fashion title W. The purchaser is said to be Surface Media. Here are more details.

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Threats to Growth Always a Good Story - But, What's the Real One?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"New reports from Thomson Reuters and Citi Private Bank both found softening demand and growing expenses in the first quarter of 2019."  "  - Dan Packel, "Law Firms See Warning Signs of Slower Growth in 2019," in Law.com, May 14, 2019.

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Jones Day Brand in Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Posted in April 2019, its tone and content are self-serving. That's not the way to approach crisis management, particularly the communications piece. Exactly the right tone and content for all your communications.

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Gordon Caplan - A New Path Is Possible

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Exactly the right tone and content for all your communications.

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Going Bye-Bye - Hardly an Adventure (for adults, as opposed to babies)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When I entered the conference rooms in Manhattan to pitch my communications services, jaws dropped. Simultaneously I had been developing a telecommuting version of my communications boutique.   Exactly the right tone and content for all your communications.

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GM Lordstown, OH Plant, June 2010 - Last of Chevy Colbalts Rolled Off the Assembly Line

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"  Exactly the right tone and content for all your communications. It was a different time at the GM Lordstown Plant in northeast Ohio.

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Class Action Gender Bias Litigation, Not #MeToo, Could End Systemic Dominance of Male Power in Employment

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Exactly the right tone and content for all your communications. Gender bias litigation in law firms has become David Sanford's signature. He is a partner at Sanford Heisler Sharp.

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Public Relations - Predictions for 2019

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those assuming they can predict what will go down in 2019 are delusional. Here are 4 tidbits: Public relations, marketing communications, social media, and more will fuse.  Litigation Communications.

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Thank You, Walmart and Good Samaritan in Austintown, Ohio

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Exactly the right tone and content for all your communications. You know  that  feeling. There you are. You're all set to leave the house and, well, no wallet. You hunt and you hunt. The dog follows you around, picking up on your severe distress.

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Michael Avenatti - Vanity Fair Chronicles Typical Tale of Why/How Lawyers Go Rogue

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" - From Vanity Fair article "I Flew Too Close To The Sun," by Emily Jane Fox, May 21, 2019. Exactly the right tone and content for all your communications.

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CBS + Viacom = Reductions in Force

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Instead Joe Ianniello has a contract to serve in the post on an interim basis until the end of 2019.   Exactly the right tone and content for all your communications. From the employee point of view "Mergers & Acquisitions" is code for redundancies.

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The Big Business of College Textbooks

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"  The New York Post, May 1, 2019.   Exactly the right tone and content for all your communications. "Textbook giant McGraw-Hill Education said Wednesday it plans to combine with rival Cengage Learning in an all-stock merger." 

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Writers, Before You Play in the Legal Sandbox.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Anyone who has been involved in any communications tasks related to law gets down cold, from the get-go, to be ultra cautious about terminology.   Exactly the right tone and content for all your communications.

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Sexual-Abuse Victims: Labeled "Loser Types"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"  - Amanda Arnold, Crime Section of New York Magazine, May 17, 2019.   Exactly the right tone and content for all your communications. "Per a yearlong investigation conducted by Perkins Coie law firm, between the 1970s and 1990s, Ohio State doctor Richard H.

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In Sale, Total The Times-Picayune Staff Axed (will journalists at my hometown Jersey Journal be next?)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"  Keith Kelly, The New York Post, May 3, 2019.   Exactly the right tone and content for all your communications.

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#MeToo Era - Politicos Flock to "The View"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Exactly the right tone and content for all your communications. Not so long ago, "The View" seemed to be begging to be put out of its misery. The content was dull. The tone too safe. That was then.

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Dick Wolf Sure Knows How to Orchestrate Finales

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Exactly the right tone and content for all your communications. Last night's three Chicago series produced by Dick Wolf had their finales.    And, boy, were they high drama.

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TV - Of Course, There Will Be Another GoT

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Exactly the right tone and content for all your communications. The finale of "Game of Thrones" does not mean the end of the era of blockbuster television shows.    From the beginning of the medium of television, there was a primal need to attach to fictional characters.

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Buffalo Wild Wings and Its Parent Inspire Brands - How Will They Navigate This "Starbucks" Type Crisis?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Exactly the right tone and content for all your communications. Last Monday, a former African-American employee - Gary Lovelace - filed a lawsuit against Buffalo Wild Wings and its parent company Inspire Brands. That was in U.S. District Court in Kansas.

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Outsourcing Parenting - Soon Enough, Though, There Probably Won't Be Any Children (at least among The Professional Class)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For example, in the 2019 book by Tracy Borman on Henry VIII, what's discussed as totally normal was housing royal offspring away from the family. Exactly the right tone and content for all your communications.

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Globally, Millennial/iGen Trust in Business Declines

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Exactly the right tone and content for all your communications. We Baby Boomers, including females, embraced Corporate America. The M.B.A. was  the  degree.

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Youngstown, Ohio - Symbol of Irrational Support for Donald Trump

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Exactly the right tone and content for all your communications. Ghosts of Steel Past haunt the Ohio Valley, where the city of Youngstown, Ohio is based. The dominant narrative is how things used to be. The ambiance mirrors that of episodes from "The Twilight Zone."

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Crisis Communications: Should Jones Day Have Stayed in Its Black Box Re "Tolton et al. v. Jones Day?"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It could be a sign that Jones Day is worried about "Tolton, et al. Jones Day." " As Vivia Chen points out on Law.com , it's unusual that this black-box culture would come out and publish an extensive response on its website to the lawsuit. And that it did. Here it is.

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PowerPoint vs. PDF: Which Is the Best Way to Deliver Your Presentation?

Presentation Guru

From travelling sales people pitching in high pressure environments, to teachers imparting knowledge in a fun way to children, presentations are vital to communication. Giving a presentation is a daily occurrence for many of us.

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Sure, We Welcome Being 100+ - If We Can Continue Working

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

My mind is on if I should research an article on whether lawyers should use PPC (pay per click) and how I can get more litigation communications assignments. Exactly the right tone and content for all your communications. There's that great cultural divide.

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Nancy Drew, et al. - When We Were Shaped by Characters in Books

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Exactly the right tone and content for all your communications. It might have been Nancy Drew's independence that set our generation off on second-wave feminism, embracing The Pill, and willingness to see how far we could go in Corporate America. 

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The Willkie Farr Law Firm Brand In Play - Managing Crisis Communications

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Crisis communications planning for law firms is not much different from that done in other types of businesses.    In Law.com , Dan Packel explains that prominent law firm Willkie Farr had likely followed the fundamentals in its one preparations for a crisis.

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Story Time: The U.S. Economy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The key number is that during Q1 of 2019, credit card delinquencies were at their highest point since 2012.    Exactly the right tone and content for all your communications.

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The Most Powerful Voice on the Internet - Your Own (but not a necessary one for your unique communications strategy)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  However, clients and communications students ask me all the time: Do I have to do it all - text, like, share, comment, post original content on social media, and now podcast? Voice has been enjoying a roaring comeback. That probably kicked off with Alexa.

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