THE FOCUSED HUSTLE 5 | APRIL 2020

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The 2020 Best Speaker Website Contest

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It’s that time… announcing our 2020 Best Speaker Website Contest! The post The 2020 Best Speaker Website Contest appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Here are the 2020 Best Speaker Website Contest Nominees!

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We had a ton of great websites nominated for our 2020 Best Speaker Website contest! The post Here are the 2020 Best Speaker Website Contest Nominees! Best Website Contest best speaker website contest 2020 best speaker website contest nominees jason o harris lauren sergy Lt.

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The Focused Hustle 5 | January 2020

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Registration is now open and early bird pricing in effect for our next Accelerate LIVE event taking place on March 6 – 7, 2020 in Phoenix, AZ. The post The Focused Hustle 5 | January 2020 appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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The Focused Hustle 5 | March 2020

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The Year of COVID-19: March 21, 2020

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Parents will warn members of the Class of 2020 against making the financial sacrifices to launch a career in New York City. America is in surrender.    This - COVID-19 - isn't something that can be spun into unreality. The reality is killing people.

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The Year of COVID-19: March 20, 2020

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Q2 2020 GDP could plummet 14%. Human nature continues to be puzzling. Some are baffled why there is more concern about the economic impacts of COVID-19 than the reality that it can be fatal.    So, let's focus on the economic ramifications of the pandemic.

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THE FOCUSED HUSTLE 5 | FEBRUARY 2020

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Registration is now open for our next Accelerate LIVE event taking place on March 6 – 7, 2020 in Phoenix, AZ. The post THE FOCUSED HUSTLE 5 | FEBRUARY 2020 appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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The Best Speaker Website Contest 2020: And the Winner Is…

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The post The Best Speaker Website Contest 2020: And the Winner Is… appeared first on Jane Atkinson. This year’s Best Speaker Website contest brought us some fantastic examples of speaker websites. The process of narrowing down all the fabulous submissions was tough!

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Year of COVID-19: March 29, 2020 (a time of miracles)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

COVID-19 isn't just a sustained narrative of fear and suffering. There have been miracles. Big ones, that is, the old-fashioned kinds when people assumed to be dying roared back to a life. Also, there have been profound acts of generosity. 

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Grand Princess - 2020 Election Game-Changer?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It can go down in the history of presidential politics in America as the game-changer in Election 2020. What plays out there can not only determine Election 2020. The Grand Princess sits out there outside San Francisco.

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6 tips for speaking English to non-native speakers

Manner of Speaking

Speaking English to an audience of non-native speakers is tricky. Because English is so widely spoken around the world, many native English speakers tend to forget just how complicated English can be for others.

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The Year of COVID-19: March 28, 2020 (Generation C)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Babies born during the current pandemic will only know how life is post-COVID-19. In The Atlantic , Ed Yong says those babies should be called "Generation C." " If lessons had been learned from so much suffering, Generation C might be uniquely wise.

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The Year of COVID-19: March 27, 2020 (inevitability)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There are 12 coronavirus hotspots in the U.S. Ohio, where I have been based since I fled New York Metro's high cost of living, is not one of them. Not yet. Maybe not ever. But, overall, the mindset here is one of inevitability. Yes, many of us will probably become infected with COVID-19.

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The Year of COVID-19: March 26, 2020 (exhausted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Everyone looks 10 years older. Even kids no longer seem like kids.    The set of the face, the body language, the lack of attention to grooming - all send a single message:  exhaustion.    There's an upper limit on worry, especially about dying.

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In The Year of COVID-19: March 18, 2020

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Anyone predicting results of 2020 Election, if that will be held as scheduled, generates an eye-roll. The economy, how we work, and socializing have all changed. There is no going back to the 20th century.

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The Year of COVID-19: March 30, 2020 (Monday is cruelest day of all)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal reports the Class of 2020 assumed they were entering a hot job market. The routine for many adults in America is this: the weekend, then work on Monday.

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Responding to COVID-19 and Coronavirus

Manner of Speaking

One of Gabriel García Márquez’s novels is entitled Love in the Time of Cholera. We could easily call the current state of affairs in the world Life in the Time of Coronavirus.

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2020 - Content Remains King in Marketing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to World Media Group, content will be a top priority among marketers in 2020. As Steve Barnes reports in Odwyerpr.com , 79% of marketers surveyed indicated that content remains king.    But the tough nut to crack is getting, holding, and scaling attention.

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The Year of COVID-19: April 2, 2020 (worse than our worst)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's dawning: We haven't been here before. The "here" is widespread death, along with economic catastrophe. No one dares use the comforting platitude:  You've been through worse.    Tone is everything.    U.S.

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Seven Tips to Crush Your Next Conference Call

Matt Eventoff

It occurs on a regular basis for almost every individual in the corporate world, and it is also the most fraught with peril. The scourge of the modern executive. The captor of thousands (or maybe millions) of hours each and every day. The dreaded… conference call!

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In The Year of COVID-19: March 19, 2020

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We're getting it. We're in this for the long haul.    The Chinese claim there have been no new cases of COVID-19. If we believe them then we can envision an end to the new normal in several months or maybe a year. But you don't have to be a Ph.D. economist, M.B.A.,

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In The Year of COVID-19 - March 17, 2020

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The ah-ha moment has come to America:  This is serious.    The corollary to that is:  I may die. Yeah, me. Meanwhile, there have been so many developments. Both sad and inspiring. Stock market plummeted almost 3,000 points.    For the young, time is on their side.

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In The Year of COVID-19 - March 15, 2020

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Some things are changing. Some not. Right Thing to Do Transcends Sexiness of Entrepreneurship.    Cleverly, Matt and Colvin bought up 70,000 bottles of hand sanitizer in Tennessee and Kentucky. They intended to sell that Coronavirus hygiene necessity for a large profit.

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In the Year of COVID-19 - March 14, 2020

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The world walks on eggshells. Not even the experts know for certain how severely COVID-19 will impact human health, the economy, and politics. Humanity has been humbled. Meanwhile: Don't Use Wrong Word. 

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Price of Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™ reduced

Manner of Speaking

These are difficult times. The coronavirus, COVID-19 has hit the world hard. And it looks like things are going to get worse before they get better.

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The Year of COVID-19: March 31, 2020 (Maybe No Ventilator for Ok, Boomer in ER)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's come to this:  rationing of emergency medical care.    The Wall Street Journal reports that at NYU Langone Health, Robert Femea gave ER front lines "sole discretion" for who is put on a ventilator. They also have permission to withhold futile incubation.

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The Year of COVID-19: March 22, 2020 (Is Disney in Trouble?)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Meanwhile, Everyman/Everywoman might have to embrace being self-isolated and nothing open in the community until June 2020. "This" is the new usual. The "this" ranges from simple self-isolation to wondering if all one's wealth will be lost (at least for several years).

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Jobs Report, Dow Jones - It's a Dog Fight in Election 2020

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The growls and extreme aggressiveness of a dog fight will dominate Election 2020. According to the January 2020 jobs report from the Dept of Labor, 225, 000 new jobs have been created. It's palpable. That is, if the Democrats want to hold on to what they have now.

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In The Year of COVID-19: March 16. 2020

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Over the weekend the world, with exception of South Korea and China, shifted into panic.    Federal Gov, Ranging from White House to Federal Reserve, Tried to Bring Calm. The President announced he did not have coronavirus.

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The Year of COVID-19: April 3, 2020 (we all know victims, direct and indirect)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's the national mood. And it transcends politics-as-usual. That is, criticism of U.S. president Donald Trump by liberals and mocking of Joe Biden by conservatives. The number of victims is growing. They are direct ones, such as Abovethelaw founder David Lat who somehow pulled off surviving a severe bout of the coronavirus. And, there are the indirect ones. Included in that group are neighbors who had their hours cut and couldn't pony up the April 1 rent.

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Create an animated intro for videos in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

If you want to create a series of short training or promotional videos, it’s useful to have an intro that you put in front of each video. This might include your company’s branding or just create a theme that viewers associate with your videos.

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Democrats & Election 2020 - Will Mike Bloomberg Wind Up the Scapegoat?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are 6 tips for search engine optimization (SEO) in 2020. Clearly, the Dems are unifying. Joe Biden could pull off becoming the nominee and beating Donald Trump. But the wrench in the works could be billionaire Michael Bloomberg.

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The Year of COVID-19: March 23, 2020 (hope, magical thinking, reflection of end of life issues)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"  - MarketWatch , March 23, 2020.  "The Fed on Monday morning said it would buy assets 'in the amount needed' to support smooth market functioning and effective transmission of monetary policy."    Stock market futures are up. 

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Change Leadership & Communication Books to Read in 2020

Duarte Blog

The post Change Leadership & Communication Books to Read in 2020 appeared first on Duarte. If there’s one lesson the past year of change leadership consulting has shouted at me, it’s that we all need to ask more, better questions. Thomas Friedman, in the most useful book on modern change that I read this past year, asserted that point plainly: “In the 21st century, knowing all the answers won’t distinguish [.] continue reading.

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Language - "Bluelining" Should Dominate Election 2020 Rhetoric

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Of course, the term "bluelining" should enter the rhetoric of Election 2020. It's as simple - and legal - as billing a house, condo, coop, or rental at an extraordinarily high price. That puts in a play the new kind of discrimination. That's bluelining.

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Maybe 2003 Was A Very Good Year - Compared to 2020

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  However, compared to 2020, now I get it: 2003 was a very good year. Here are 6 tips for search engine optimization (SEO) in 2020. That famous book on my 2003 ordeal is "Geezer Guts," which you can read for free here. "Geezer Guts" had more than a million downloads. Around the world other down-and-outs contacted me, saying they too considered merchandising the sale of a kidney.

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Public Relations & SEO in 2020 - The Six New Realities

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Use them in 2020 and the odds are you will lose the account.  Those best practices for search engine optimization (SEO)?   SEO keeps mutating. Here , just published on O'Dwyer PR, are the six new must-dos. Content-provider DigitalInfluencer Web/Tech Weblogs

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An Exercise for Managing Anxiety from Sandra Zimmer

Speaking Freely

It seems like a good time to share some techniques and exercises for managing anxiety with whomever happens to land on my blog. The Coronavirus outbreak has brought a focus on anxiety. It is a real issue for many of us as we are working from home and sitting with uncertainty about our future.

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Madame Clairevoyant Guides You for Week of February 23, 2020

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

With the coronavirus poised to do a haircut to the world economy (and, of course, kill off too many of us), we certainly need New York Magazine's Madame Clairevoyant to get us through this week. Here are her predictions for all zodiac signs. 

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Influencer Marketing, CA Bot Law, Edelman 2020 Trust Barometer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Would Steve Jobs still be a superhero in 2020? The 2020 Edelman annual Trust Barometer documents the shift from perceiving technology as a positive force to extreme wariness. Influencer marketing is raising legal issues.

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Grow your Self-Confidence

Speaking Freely

Self-Confidence – a feeling of self-assurance arising from your appreciation of your own abilities or qualities. No quality is more important for success than self-confidence. Confidence in yourself allows you to go through life as an adventure.

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Out of Touch in 2020, Like Chris Matthews? - You Will Be Subjected to Public Crucifixion (if in a glam industry)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  He or she could have clued Mathews in, with a lot of wit, about how people talk with one another in 2020. *. Maybe a non-glam career is the way to go. At least in these times when being out of touch with the times merits a public crucifixion.

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