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. Those ranged from a financial institution which had wasted my time and use of my money to a client who was trying to stiff me.

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Financial Services Industry - Watch Your Language

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The sales pitches of the financial services industry are stuck back in the 20th century. It was then that language about "financial security" could be used. Now, when a financial planner leverages that phrase, the smart among us in The New Aging smirk.

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Let Donald Trump Keep Making Stock Market Gains His Signature - Small Investors Have Shot at Financial Security

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" -  MarketWatch, April 14, 2019.   The recent surge in the stock market, following the dismal Q4 of 2019, has become Trump's signature.  But for small investors the focus is on having a shot again at financial security. "The value of the U.S.

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Stock Market Rally - All In For FIRE (financial independence, retire early)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"  Amrith Ramkumar, "Market Rebound Reaches Crossroads After Latest Rally," The Wall Street Journal, March 17, 2019. And, what can happen - en masse - is FIRE (financial independence, retire early).

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Public Speaking: Its Place in the Communication Curriculum

The Communication Blog

And much as academics would want financial considerations to be irrelevant, they aren’t. In fact, financial considerations are becoming increasingly important in academic decision-making. I wrote this as a post on the basic course list but I thought others might also be interested. For a variety of reasons, it seems useful to periodically review current practices and search for alternatives that might better serve our purposes.

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Financial Services Industry - Shift from Retirement to "Next"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Even the financial services industry, known for pushing various forms of retirement accounts, is recognizing the shift. In response, the financial planner says that the focus then has to be on the Next. Retirement.    That was invented in the late 19th century.

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Paywalls: Financial Salvation for Media or Trojan Horse?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Publications, both legacy and digital natives, are struggling for survival. Some are rushing into paywalls. Others are playing the very different game of total free access. I analyze the pros and cons of paywalls in an exclusive article for Odwyerpr.com. Here you can read it.

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How to Develop a Mindset for Business Growth and Success

Speaker Launcher

Those of you who listen to my podcast or are in my coaching groups know that this first quarter of 2019, I’ve been doing a deep dive into all things mindset. I’ve set a lofty financial goal for myself, and I recognized that what got me to my current […].

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FIRE - How I Went from 6-Figure Debt to Financial Independence, (Semi) Retire Early

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  For about 6 months now, I have been doing a FIRE (financial independence, (semi) retirement. Although I can afford to buy a house again I don't take on the financial uncertainty associated with the American Dream.

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Public speaking for women

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

It’s good to see Susan Cain getting well-deserved press in the Financial Times. Her 2013 book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking and guest posting on this blog are a a great resource for anyone intimidated by the challenge of speaking in public. Opening an article in the Dec […]. Public Speaking Kate Peters lisa braithwait Patricia Fripp susan carter women speakers

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The New Aging - The End Is Near, But Not Near Enough to Make It Out Financially Solvent

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Our total financial situation can't absorb that expense. That facilitates ditching the financial burden of your own car. About 80% of us baby boomers get it that we're going to die. We have done our will and other tasks such as end of life medical directives.

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Relax, 84% of Chief Financial Officers Don't See Recession Until Q1 2021

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And that uptick in optimism (as well as in our portfolios) is shared by the majority of chief financial officers (CFOs). With the stock market tanking last year, lots of us were very nervous.    Now, we're not. According to the Duke CFO Global Business Outlook Survey, 84% of CFOs see a recession by Q1 2021. About 67% are less bullish and predict a downturn by Q3 2020. Here are the findings of that survey.

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Distressed Conde Nast Reported to Be Selling Another Title

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Of course, it's not alone in its financial distress. 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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How to Carry Out a Feasibility Study and Get Better at Business Decision Making

SlideModel

Additionally, feasibility studies are often needed when: You plan to secure funding from financial institutions and/or attract equity investments. Internal Corporate Constraints: Financial, Marketing, Export, etc. Step 3: Determine the Financial Costs of Execution.

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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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Retirement - Myth Cooked Up by Financial Services Industry

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Influential LinkedIn posted on the global stress about retirement. ING, for example, recently conducted a survey. Universally, folks are in high angst about if they can afford to stop working.    The way to bypass all that is to have no plan to retire. Increasingly, those who do are becoming un-retired. The official term for that is "reverse retirement." " According to the Federal Reserve , one-third of those who leave the work force return.

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Making Better Connections on Social Media with Phil Gerbyshak

Speaker Launcher

Financial Times, Investor’s Business Daily, as well as countless other media outlets. Phil is going to be one of our featured speakers at Accelerate Live 2019 in Cape Coral, FL on February 22 & 23! Registration page for ACC Live 2019: [link]. On this episode of the Wealthy Speaker Podcast, we are talking about making significant connections on social media. Today we are joined by social media guru, Phil Gerbyshak. Phil has written 5 books and over 3000 articles.

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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. percent) since the financial crash of 2009. That could be healthcare or financial services. 

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Add to List of Fake: (most of) Retirement Advice

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Commit these 7 sins of financial planning and you will wind up homeless. Reality: There is no precedent for what those who aim to not work any more will financially struggle with. Retirement advice is big business. 

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New Magazine Titles Like "Happy Paws" Can Bring Profits to "a declining industry at its darkest hour"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The financial problems in the magazine industry industry, along with the collapse of the newspaper business, have created a glut of editorial talent. Once glam, most of the old-line print magazine industry is on life support.

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Grant Writing 101: How to Secure Funding For Your Big Idea

Duarte Blog

You can’t make your idea come to life without financial support. So, you’re a creative person with a big idea. You’ve fleshed out your new program, dreamed up a performance, or crafted a community class. But you’re missing one crucial detail.

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Story Time: The U.S. Economy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For instance, here is WSJ coverage of how 2/3rds of chief financial officers predict the end is near and that many corporations aren't adequately prepared. The key number is that during Q1 of 2019, credit card delinquencies were at their highest point since 2012. 

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Zen & the Global Economy (i.e. Don't Know How Bad It Could Get)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Sure, we can get the guidance of our individual financial planners. Ironically, financial security can come from not knowing. It's 10.31 AM New York Time. The Dow is down 551.01 points. And the question is:  How bad will it get? 

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Have a Legal Issue? Research It Just Like a Lawyer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It is in lawyers' financial self-interest to make the law seem like a maze that requires professional guidance to navigate. On television legal dramas what plays out is the the brilliant strategy this or that lawyer creates. That's the theatre.

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Disney + 20th Century Fox = Layoffs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That weakens the financial resources.  Mergers create redundancies.    Redundancies mean layoffs. Ever since Disney merged with 20th Century Fox, those reductions in force have been expected. Now, reports Variety , they have begun. The first group hit has been the film staff.

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All You Need to Know About Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)

SlideModel

In March 2019, Hong Kong’s MTR Corp faced a fine worth HK $25 million after a crash which resulted in the closure of two of the busiest transit stations in Hong Kong. A catastrophic failure can even result in anything from a major financial loss to the closure of an entire business.

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Work Addiction - Employers, Clients Feed It

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Robinson's 2019 book provides a 12-month plan for detox, then putting together a lifestyle that doesn't require the work obsession.  "  In order to both halt the preoccupation with work and not financially need to work so much I did a geographic.

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Greenwich, CT - What's Changed, What's the Same (such as so many AA meetings)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

During Q1 2019, Bloomberg reported sales were down 25%. For those searching for financially secure mates, many marriages happen among members. The big old-line mansions aren't selling in Greenwich, Connecticut. The ethos of that affluent community has changed.

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Re-Thinking Rapid Growth - From Uber to CKR Law

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Why CKR Law's financial and legal troubles are on the radar is because perception tends to be pattern-based. Instead, there probably is a lot of connecting the dots to determine if other law firms are also experiencing financial challenges and are being subjected to lawsuits. 

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As American Dream of Home Ownership Fades, Landlord Nation Hardened

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It might have seemed a sign of financial smarts to opt out of the American Dream of home ownership. The worst of that, reports MarketWatch , was a significant increase in the average rent from February 2018 to February 2019.

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Emerging Trend: Return of Paying Attention

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We know we have to think critically about financial matters - for ourselves. At Law.com, Leigh Jones and Gina Passarella announce a 12-part series on mental health issues in all aspects of the legal sector. Here you can read all about it.

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The War for Fox's Soul

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Full Disclosure: On Friday, I talked with my financial planner at Edward Jones. The barbarians are at the gate of the alt-right Fox Corp. They are the advertisers. They are pulling out their accounts from the kind of broadcasting represented by Lou Dobbs, Jeanine Pirro, and Tucker Carlson. 

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Dow Futures Plunge Nearly 500 Points - This Time I Got Out in Time

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

My financial planner pulled me out. "I  know that I am going to give up gains. But I want you to sell my equities now." " That was about 9 days ago. Sure, during that time and the close of the stock market last Friday I did miss out on gains.

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Babies - No Longer Symbol of Blessings

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Since college is still perceived as a must, that means not only a financial burden for parents. The cultural, social, and economic shift is obvious: Few in industrialized nations pressure anyone to have children.    The baby is no longer a symbol of blessings.

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Paywalls: Tricky Business

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For The New York Times it has meant financial salvation.    But, for the distressed Conde Nast, which lost $120 million in 201 7, it could impede the publishing empire's attempted financial turnaround. Setting up a paywall is risky business - and controversial.

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Les Moonves Didn't Go Wealthily into the Night

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According the financial statements filed by CBS with the SEC, Moonves left behind $34.5 Many recall the two exposes written by Ronan Farrow in The New Yorker. They focused on Les Moonves' alleged sexual misconduct at CBS.

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Playing Field Tilted Against Working Mothers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Down the food chain, motherhood becomes financially impossible unless there is family in the area to provide childcare. On the popular new series "A Million Little Things," Katherine decides to turn down partnership in her law firm.

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Lawsuits, of all kinds and sizes: Right to Know Who Has Skin in the Game

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Given what we know now about the imbalance of financial resources in "Hogan v. What parties have skin in the game? That game is third-party funding of litigation in multidistrict litigation. In Law.com , Amanda Bronstad reports that at least three judges have demanded such transparency.

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"Unintended Entrepreneur" - 40% of Us Are Already Scrambling on Our Own, Many More Will Follow

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Finally, I am financially secure. Either we can't financially afford it or it labels us as irrelevant.  Billionaires in tech who also changed the world made the concept of entrepreneurship heroic.

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55+ - Getting Unstuck

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That makes us prey for every financial planning huckster. The Baby Boomer generation might be the last one in the U.S. for whom professional success and personal bonding were easy.

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Wanted: A Generation to Return a National Economy to Conspicuous Consumption

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Two generations have gotten badly burned by financial upheavals.    Those are we Baby Boomers in the U.S. and iGens (those born in the mid 1990s and beyond) in Japan and Europe. As a result, reports Bloomberg , both our generations have developed a mindset of frugality.

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Robots, Matters of the Heart, The Law

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The defendant cruelly tormented the companion robot in front of that older person, in retaliation for a bad review of his financial services firm. Of course, we are bonding with robots.    The fact that they are "inanimate" is downright irrelevant.

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Economic Jitters - All-Ears for Socialism (remembering days of heaven as doctoral student)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Some will be "forced" into retirement before they are ready, especially financially. The College Class of 2019 could struggle to find that first job and not luck out. As anticipated, after the MLK holiday, the DOW opened lower. 

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