Tackling the fork

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

Before I could even start buying any parts, I needed to see if the fork was in serviceable condition. Good news. Rust wasn’t too bad and the only real issue was old, dirty grease. After cleaning it up and degreasing the bearings, I put it back together again. I just then noticed a gap!

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Building a bike almost as old as me

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

I took a few pieces that looked serviceable as well as that other frame (more on that at a later date) and insisted on giving him some more money. As long as the fork, which wasn’t turning all that smoothly, was serviceable, I’ll be able to proceed.

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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. With kids no longer roaming neighborhoods with shovels pitching their dig-out services, those tackling snow removal could have heart attacks. There were blizzards that made history.

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Super Bowl 2019 - Coca-Cola Staying on Bench

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That is a public service message, delivered via animated characters, about diversity. 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. 

2019 56

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.

2019 56

Those Low-Priced Subscription Services - My Experience with Office Depot

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The jolly tech expert in the store recommended I purchased a tech subscription serviceService was available 24/7. Over a number of months I called the service - 888-315-5073. Several more times I phoned the Office Depot subscription service about the same problem. 

2019 52

May Their Service Be Celebrated, Their Souls Rest in Peace: Joe Calabrese and Steven Silks

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Genius producer Dick Wolf captures the complex psyches of police in "Chicago P.D." " Each member of that elite unit has his or her demons. The most complex case of suffering is played out by the leader Hank Voight. Audiences feel for this antihero.

2019 52

RainMaking in Professional Services - Develop New Business or Be Out of Business

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In all professional services, hyper competition is the norm. But, believe me, the same strategies and tactics apply throughout professional services.  So is client churn.    Continual new business development is a must-do, both for survival and for scaling.

2019 52

Learning is not a one-way street

Speak Schmeak

I’m going to flip our usual conversation on its head and instead of talking about your job as the one providing service, I’m going to talk about your job as the one receiving service.

2019 135

Public Speaking: Its Place in the Communication Curriculum

The Communication Blog

Insofar as the basic course defines the field—even if only in the minds of students and ill-informed administrators and colleagues in other departments—communication is seen as a service department helping students to deliver oral presentations for other courses. It presents an image of the department and the field as one of service rather than substance. I wrote this as a post on the basic course list but I thought others might also be interested.

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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. 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

Sabrina Miller (1988 - 2019): Loving Mother to Skyler, Attentive Friend to So Many

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It provides detailed information about the viewing and memorial service tomorrow evening.  Whether she was shopping for groceries in Walmart or sharing photos on Facebook of four-year-old daughter Skyler, Sabrina Miller brought such joy to us in the Youngstown Metro area.    In this screen era when no one knows how to be a friend, Sabrina would listen. With all her heart and soul. She would be totally into the other person.

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Listen Up, FBI - Many College Students Are "Customers" of Term Paper Research/Ghostwriting Services

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This service, advertising for academic writers on the Boston part of Craigslist help-wanted, may be among them. The student passes that "job description" to the ghostwriting service, which then appears on a dashboard, with the fee which will paid to the writer.

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An Executive Guide to Management Consulting

SlideModel

All of these independent firms provide a wide range of consulting services, and large enterprises use them because, quite frankly, they can afford them. Both boutique and top consulting firms offer different types of consulting services. What kind of services are in-demand?

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

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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. That could be healthcare or financial services.  Public affairs initiatives could create global forums for their clients to discuss what is "character" in 2019

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Indie-Publish Like a Pro with Erin Casey

Speaker Launcher

Erin Casey is an author, book editor, and the owner of My Writers’ Connection, a publishing-services company she founded on the mission of […]. Self-publishing (aka indie-publishing) has shed the stigma of “those who can’t get published, self-publish.”

2019 56

Professional Services Firms - Fewer Insultated by Premium Branding

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In professional services, long insulated by old-fashioned premium branding, price is emerging as a deal-breaker. Forever, the business and legal media have been reporting on the need to reform traditional billing practices in the legal sector. After all, the Golden Age of Law Firms, which ended with the global financial crash of 2008, is long past.

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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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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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Friends Let Friends Talk

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The service is available free, 24/7 at 212-673-3000. Former BigLaw attorney Jeremy Fischbach has come up for a solution for the 21st-century plague: extreme isolation. Even in supposed functional families the members, stuck behind their screens, are separate from each other.

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Gordon Caplan - A New Path Is Possible

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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Working with Speakers Bureaus, Speaker Do’s and Don’ts with Holli Catchpole

Speaker Launcher

She has been a guest speaker at numerous NSA events, is a contributing author of PAID to SPEAK – Best Practices for Building a Successful Speaking Practice and in 2010 was recognized by IASB with the John Palmer Award for exemplary service to the association and industry.

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Don't Get Caught Ducking Out for Lunch

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Of course, in professional services such as public relations, many prospects and clients come to cool metro areas like New York and Boston and expect the Power Lunch. Of course, you're not going to leave your desk for lunch. Not any more.

2019 52

Becoming a Nun - Roman Catholic or Buddhist (at any age)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It is a life of service.   Yes, helping the aging remain working is a form of service outreach.That does bring spiritual satisfaction and maybe I should leave it at that. After that she was making it in a capitalistic society by being paid peanuts for rendering service.

2019 56

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

SlideModel

It can be catastrophic for a business to have a breakdown which halts an entire process; be it the manufacturing of a product or delivery of a service. There are different types of FMEA, some of them include; Design FMEA, Process FMEA, System / Functional FMEA, Services FMEA and Software FMEA.

2019 52

My Low IQ Phone

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The service would be about $30 a month. In a two-hour television special, Diane Sawyer documented the negatives associated with screen time.    Much of that we already sensed.

2019 56

We're All Going to Die - Of Course

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Given so many other things to focus on in 2019, fewer are reflecting on that. Even memorial services are out. The image of the U.S. is that of a death-denying nation.    In an article in Undark , anthropologist Anita Hannig documents that mindset. 

2019 56

Time for Retired/Semi-Retired to Stop Cowering about "Large Unexpected Expenses"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Or, it is possible to relocate in one of those nations and purchase health care services a la carte. For get-aways there can be discount auto rental services. Plus the service fee can also be a budget-challenger. There seems to be a conspiracy going on.

2019 52

In Grade School, We Put Gum in Their Hair

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Let's not purchase search engine optimization services from that Everywhere Poster who is making a lot of noise but not creating any fresh value in business or any other institution in America. 

2019 52

The Sad Saga of Too-Eager-To-Please Mathew Martoma

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Otherwise those who might dangle goodies in exchange for extreme service can seduce them into self-destruction.  Is Mathew Martoma a child-man who never developed a sense of self? Could be. He claimed he altered his Harvard grades because he feared his parent's censure.

2019 52

Thank You, Walmart and Good Samaritan in Austintown, Ohio

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Customer Service personnel asked all the right questions before they handed over the wallet. You know  that  feeling. There you are. You're all set to leave the house and, well, no wallet. You hunt and you hunt.

2019 56

Displaced Editorial Types - Don't Turn Your Nose Up at Executive Ghostwriting as Your Next

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Pitch that service for a low cost. So far this year, 2,700 people have lost their jobs in media. The cuts range from 250 at Vice Media to 100 at CNN. Here BusinessInsider details the carnage. There will be many more positions eliminated.

2019 56

Florida's Young Lawyers Among Workers Around the World Risking Health or Even Death for a Paycheck

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"  In "YLD Study Tracks The Concerns Of Florida's Young Lawyers," in Florida Bar, April 30, 2019. Giving service.

2019 52

"John Wick 3" - Fun, Especially for Summer (but Angelica Houston should retire)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It had attached that no one in the loop provide him service.  The business folks behind the John Wick film franchise will probably release the 4th installment during the lazy crazy days of summer.

2019 52

H&R Block - Smirk (I paid 50 bucks for my tax return at Tax 29)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here is the transcript from its March 7, 2019 investor conference call.  H&R Block, once a scaling business and trusted brand, is in trouble.   Of course, there are many factors in its downward trajectory.

2019 56

Rainmaking - The Old-Fashioned Way

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I picked up an appointment to present my services at a pet center.  It's palpable: anticipating The Downturn. The only issues are when and how severe. That  could mean many growth niches could shift to becoming a zero-sum game.

2019 56

Old-Fashioned Solution for Multi-Dimensional Problems: Bringing Back Boarding Houses

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

iGen members of the Class of 2019 may be going to a job in high-priced cities like LA, Boston, New York, D.C., A service like Bungalow can facilitate that.  Seattle, or San Francisco. They may be simply relocating to major metro areas to hunt for that first job out of college. 

2019 56

The Business of Global Law: The Barbarians Seem to Be Heading to the Gates

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" Right now, with the domestic market strong for legal services, partners haven't started ranting. And new hires from the JD Class of 2019 might adopt the mindset of being there on short time: Pay off as much as student loan debt as possible. It is redundant.

2019 52

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. The meme of the 21st century is:  Moving On. But it's mostly a mere platitude. That's because saying bye-bye to what is and what was is soul-wrenching.

2019 52

Have a Legal Issue? Research It Just Like a Lawyer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The assistance you assumed you might have needed ranges from a lawyer to an online service which provides forms and the guidance how to fill them out and file them. You get to choose only the services you need at that point in your legal proceedings. 

2019 52

Pop Culture (and many courts) Addicted to AA Meetings

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They are also encouraged to do service work.  It would be a public service if producers begin showcasing other kinds of recovery models.

2019 52

"Good Girls" - Stan Could Roll on Ruby, FBI Rat Noah (claims he is) in Love with Annie

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

To keep the checks coming in from his military service, she never reported that death. The genius in the writing of "Good Girls" is that the action is brought to what seems the point of no return.

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