Derivative: Aggregation/piggybacking on news destroying art of writing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There was a time when writers, even those in commercial media jobs, had to dig within themselves for material. That's still what Don Draper does on "Mad Men." " There was an art to it.  Creativity was demanded.  So was emotion. Now, writers, called "content-providers," have to operate in fast time.  They surf the web for material they can collect and repackage.  That's called a day's work.

The Social Media Site You May Not Know About

Communication Steroids

I aggregate, datamine, and research. Skip to content Follow: RSS Twitter Home About Contact Us Current Programs Inner Circle Newsletter Products 20 Presentation Skills That Kill: Audio CDSeminar Social Media and Public Relations: Audio Task Oriented Teams: Audio CDSeminar What We Do The Social Media Site You May Not Know About by Roger Pike on June 1, 2010 I thought I knew a lot about social media. I’m Facebooked, MySpaced, and LinkedIn. I Tweet. I blog. I YouTube.


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News Corp's KNEWZ Takes on Google

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The site is an aggregator of 400 publishers.   Since the wildly successful and highly influential Drudge Report brought aggregation mainstream, from the get-go KNEWZ readers will understand how it operates.  Could Rupert Murdoch be The Google Slayer? Maybe, in time.

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New public speaking resource

Speak Schmeak is a site that aggregates all the top content from around the Web onto one page, for any topic you like. Now they've added a page for public speaking and communication at You can find links to the last five posts for all your favorite speaking blogs there, including Speak Schmeak ! Thanks to Andrew Dlugan for making it happen!

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New site helps you find more great content on speaking

Speaking about Presenting

Speaking Pro Central is a new website which aggregates content from many different speaking and presenting sites. First, there was alltop , now there’s Speaking Pro Central. What’s special about it is that it has a clever search feature that allows you to find the top posts “according to social signals&# for a given keyword. Tony Karrer is the driving force behind the site.

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Add to Your Speaker’s Toolbox

DeFinis Communications

Rather than a search engine, Alltop is a content aggregator. They group these collections—or “aggregations”—into individual web pages, where they display the five most recent headlines of the information sources as well as their first paragraph. Whether you’re looking for an intriguing story, an interesting example, or a new data point to build out the content of your presentation, is an excellent resource to use and one I recommend to my clients.

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Coronavirus - First Shoe to Fall

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The influential conservative aggregator site Drudge Report is posting that information on the left hand side. What impeachment? The headline space goes to developments in the coronavirus epidemic and the impacts.

2020 56

LinkedIn - It knows plenty

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The sweet spot in LinkedIn is all the data it collects about us professionals, how it can collect that in real time, and how it can aggregate it so that even the White House is clamoring for it.    That's why investors are going for the stock even though the P/E ratio is bizarre. For the financial information company Motley Fool I look at this LinkedIn phenomenon.    Here you can take a peek. careers Current Affairs Selling Web/Tech

Knowledge is power when presenting

The Presenter's Blog

Whatever your subject might be, there will be specialist news outlets, e-zines, interest groups, bloggers, and information aggregators. When we make a presentation we occupy the space defined by Peter Drucker as that of a “Knowledge Worker”, someone who “works primarily with information”. Our goal is to inform and persuade. Information is the bedrock of our ability to do that. It’s therefore essential that as presenters we continually feed the mind in the same way we would feed the body.

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Complex Ghostwriting Process for E-books - Compensation = $2,5000 (yes, it's come to this)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Our journalist, aggregator and admin do much of the work for you, so all you have to do is WRITE! Book ghostwriters had once been the elite in the field of communications. They were well-paid, all the way up to $100k a book. The average was about $40k. Also, they were treated with reverence. 

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Drudge Report, As Expected, Features Hillary Clinton's Big Day With The Press

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Just as expected, the conservative Drudge Report quickly aggregated and posted the negative headlines from coverage of Hillary Clinton's press conference on use of personal email when on government duty. Not only were the best of the take-downs posted on the left-hand side. In addition, there were two headline excerpts posted in the middle. Above them was an unflattering photo of a frantic-looking Clinton.

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Speaking Pro Central

Manner of Speaking

It uses a special technology to create a “topic hub&# ; i.e., a site that aggregates content from a variety of sources, organizes the content around keywords in the topic domain – in this case, public speaking. Today I am pleased to introduce you to SpeakingPro Central. Similar in concept to Alltop , Speaking Pro Central is a collection of blog posts and articles all around the business of speaking.

2010 139

Data Analytics & Campaign 2016 - So, Who Cares What Peggy Noonan Opines?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"We have aggregated the data, including from social networks such as Twitter and LinkedIn. Here is the probability that X and Y candidates will get the nomination from their party." " That kind of report, derived from data analytics, could have more influence during Campaign 2016 than the rhetoric from commentators such as Peggy Noonan at The Wall Street Journal.

2015 54

Blogging - Much Much More That 15 Minutes Of Fame

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

To my surprise one of the unintended consequences of blogging has been for photos of me to be aggregated on Bing. Most already know the benefits of blogging, at least is it's done "right." " "Right" includes having down cold search engine optimization, aligning posting with breaking news, creating catchy headlines, and maintaining a provocative point of view.

2014 55

"Real Life M.B.A." - Jack Welch's Book Has 15 Customer Reviews V. Peter Thiel's 838

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Aggregate those two numbers and we get a powerful story about the current strength of a thought-leader brand. The numbers on provide insight into who's up and who's down. But you have to look at them as a composite.   On the one hand, Jack Welch's new book "Real Life M.B.A." " is ranked about 58. But that number should never be considered in isolation.

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THE NEW YORK POST: You bet, we all read it, both right and left

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  For both bloggers and mainstream media it's the source for the stories we will either piggyback on or simply aggregate.  THE NEW YORK POST, full of gossip, sensationalism, and right wing opinions, is the tabloid we all read, mostly first thing in the morning and then a few times during the day.    Incidentally, it frequently has a legal story before any of the established publications.

Alltop: All the top Speaking news

DeFinis Communications

As Guy puts it, Alltop is “aggregation without aggravation.”. . Two weeks ago, I shared an amazing public speaking blog collective called, Speaking Pro Central. I’d like to follow that up with another spectacular resource called Alltop. Founded by Guy Kawasaki and debuted in 2008 at SXSW , Alltop is an “online magazine rack” of your favorite websites and blogs. There are over 32,000 information sources covering any topic you can imagine.

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BigBusiness - Back to Pre-Tort Reform

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

MS, as well as other states such as Ohio, have filed lawsuits against individual companies in the BigPharma aggregate. Tort reformers position and package the iconic $246 billion Tobacco Master Settlement as pure evil. Some of them contend the success of that litigation, spearheaded by state attorneys general, was the platform for the later asbestos and lead paint litigation.    In the front lines of that state-level legal war on BigTobacco had been Michael Moore.

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BuzzFeed, et al.- The Mutating Digital Native Media Game

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For instance, Matt Drudge led the aggregation tabloid from conservative to moderate.  As in tech startups, in digital native media the goal is profitability. WeWork taught the importance of making money over wild growth.

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Drudge Report - 5 Reasons We Go There Several Times Daily

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Essentially it's an aggregation platform. As an aggregation platform, it included and still includes links to news and commentary which represent opposing points of view. The conservative Drudge Report  is, in digital time, a mature medium. It dates back to 1996. Yet, it ranks number-three in page views for digital sites. Why has the Drudge Report thrived when so many other digital-only media properties, such as Gawker, no longer exist? Here are 5 reasons.

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Rotten Tomatoes - Yet Another Example of How We Resist Traditional Marketing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It aggregates all the consumer and critic reviews. Rotten Tomatoes is the go-to site and probably the only one we check before deciding to pony up the money for a film. The result: 2 numbers on a scale of 1 to 100. If either or both of those numbers are low, the odds are we won't spend our money on that film. No, we don't do "further investigation" and retrieve ponderous reviews by the official film critics. Who has the time! No one.

2016 46

Be Your Own Ghostwriter - DIY, Part 1

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Essentially you investigate what aggregate will serve you the best in achieving your goals. The brutal reality is this: Ghostwriting is an expensive service.  That's just the way it is.  Therefore, it's in your financial self interest to at least try to become your own ghostwriter. You have nothing to lose and hundreds of thousands of dollars to hold onto.    The first step in this DIY project is to decide who you want to be on the printed or digital page.

2014 47

The Store: A Fluid Concept

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Increasingly, say the retail experts at Deloitte, sales are being aggregated based on a multichannel basis. Sales in brick and mortar retail have been down since the Great Recession.  And, according to Retail Metrics Inc., the numbers haven't bounced back. Here is the coverage in Bloomberg.  Even high-end Nordstrom, with its experience-economy features like a piano player, has taken a hit. But buying hasn't stopped.

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The New Bohemians (Part 4) - Why We Mourn Vanishing World of Alt-Weeklies

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Alt-weeklies like the San Francisco Bay Guardian frame the news, cultural events and opinion-editorials without any consideration of your pedigree, job title or lack of it, aggregated wealth or illusions about life. Earlier this year, another alt-weekly died: the San Francisco Bay Guardian. The New Bohemians are still mourning. We had already lost our anchors in too many metro areas such as New Haven, Connecticut.

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Dem Debate - Results of Drudge Report Poll

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Since Donald Trump has begun behaving in an aberrant matter, the digital aggregator has moved toward the middle from rigid conservative. The Drudge Report is influential. The audience increasingly includes moderates.

2020 52

MasterCard: Re-branding As Technology Company, Deep Dive into Data Analytics

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  What MasterCard is selling are products and services derived from aggregating and intepreting the bits and pieces of information from its billions of card transactions. MasterCard isn't just for swiping any more. The payment industry is going through a branding revolution.  AmEx had expanded its elite positioning to the EveryDay card for moms. More recently, it has partnered with sharing-economy player Uber.

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Matt Drudge a happy man: AOLHuff stock at all-time low

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  So seems the situation with conservative Matt Drudge who invented the digital aggregate.  Sometime political positions are more than positions.    Sometimes they are hooks in our soul.    Soon enough liberal Arianna Huffington imitated it.    Tim Armstrong who heads AOL saw Huffington's site as useful to him and bought it and her services for millions. Now Drudge gets to see the train derail. 

alltop adds us to its speaking feed

The Eloquent Woman

Alltop , an aggregator site that promises "all the top" sites and articles on the Web, has added The Eloquent Woman to its regular feed of public speaking articles. Aside from our contributions, you'll find dozens of other sites with tips on everything from PowerPoint to whether to point while you speak. Enjoy this online resource--I'm delighted that this new blog is included!

Introduction to Speaking Pro Central

Speaking Pro Central Posts

Topic Hubs are sites that aggregates content from a variety of sources, organizes that content around keywords in the topic domain, and supports both manual and social curation of that content. Speaking Pro Central is a collection of blog posts and articles all around the business of speaking. It uses the Browse My Stuff technology to create this topic hub.

Eloquent Woman expands on

The Eloquent Woman

The Eloquent Woman blog offers you lots of ways to subscribe to this blog, from our widget and feeds (look in the right column) to sites like, which aggregates many feeds by topics. Now you can find Eloquent Woman posts on two Alltop sites: Its section on women and its speaking section. On Alltop, you'll see links to our four most recent posts, and can see previews of them by moving your mouse over the links.

How do you read Speak Schmeak?

Speak Schmeak

If you like to read a lot of blogs and want to organize them all in one place (either online or on your desktop), you need a feed reader, aka newsreader or aggregator. There are three ways you can keep up to date with Speak Schmeak: 1. Come to this site every day to see if I've posted. Get updates delivered to your inbox by entering your e-mail address into the box in the sidebar. Get updates in a reader by clicking on the little orange square button in the sidebar.

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Public Speaking: Creating Chemistry

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" If you are talking to the Board, discreeting ask around about the unique characteristics of each member and the ethos of the board as an aggregate. Chemistry is the transmission of energy between you and those you are adressing.   It may be a keynote speech at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a presentation to the Board of Directors or a leadership pitch to your team at work.

2014 47 Do digital sites need clear niche identity?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  It was supposed to be the aggregate liberal equivalant to  Arianna Huffington, who's at the World Economic Forum in Davos, has quickly gone from being a role model for digital immigrants to someone whose motives and actions we should be inspecting.    The most recent decision media is inspecting is the firing of unpaid blogger Mike Elk.

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The Curator Function: Does it create value?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As developments take place around the world or in a niche such as workman's compensation or advertising, the curator is supposed to retrieve the content online and present an aggregate to readers. More help-wanted ads list "curator" among the responsibilities.  That duty is frequently described as just-in-time. The incumbent will have to breathlessly chase news.

2013 47

Self-publishing takes work…

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

You may also want to look at other ebook distribution channels such as Nook (Barnes & Noble) and the iBookstore (Apple) or aggregate distributors like Lulu or Smashwords. Self-publishing takes work, and even money, but it can be rewarding — personally, professionally and even financially. Let’s take a look at the potential rewards and then at the work and potential costs involved in self-publishing a book. Personally rewarding.

Interview with Andy Zimmerman, VP for

PowerPoint Tips

And finally, whereas myBrainshark provides aggregate and anonymous viewing details, myBrainshark Pro allows users to see exactly who viewed their presentation, when, how much they watched, how survey questions were answered and more. I’ve started to use recently. myBrainshark is a free presentation-sharing site. You can find my presentations there: A Quick Lesson for Effective Presentations , and 4 layouts that always look good.

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Pop Culture - When Serious People Weren't "Allowed" to Take It Seriously

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now, college students take courses studying the aggregate pop culture or bits and pieces such as how women are portrayed in the mass media. All social classes enjoyed pop culture. But "serious people" weren't allowed to take popular culture seriously. Those "serious people" included college students in Humanities courses, doctoral students writing dissertations, executives in corporations making speeches and publishing books and lawyers arguing cases in court. 

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Calling all presentation consultants – survey now open

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

The results will be shown only in aggregate so that we can all learn. At this year’s Presentation Summit (formerly known as PowerPoint Live), I’ll be conducting a pre-conference workshop designed to help people build or grow a presentation consulting business. In this workshop, we’ll look at the business side of running your own presentation consulting shop. To support the information at the workshop, I am conducting an anonymous survey of presentation consulting businesses.

THE DAILY CALLER - When its content goes viral

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Currently, what I encounter is essentially an aggregator site with predictable exclusive opinions.  For a conservative web publication, THE DAILY CALLER  is amazing in its graphics, tone, and content.    Tucker Carlson has become a digital migrant.    But that's not enough to make it a force of influence.    On the web influence comes only one way:  When a piece goes viral. 

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David Messerschmitt & Double Lives - Happens All The Time

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The aggregate of who we are is frequently quite different than the successful professional we are presenting to our constituencies. The unsealed police reports confirmed what many suspected: Respected lawyer at DLA Piper, seemingly happily married man, and loving uncle to nephews in Ohio, David Messerschmitt, was living a double life. That news was not the surprise. What might have stunned those of us associated with media was the sustained heavy traffic on articles providing the details.

2015 50 - Losing Influence?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Pioneer of the online sensationalistic, conservative news aggregator site, Matt Drudge owned that category since he broke Monicagate.  Live by the blog's rapid metabolism and overwrought passion, die by 'em too.    But now, as Gillian Reagan opines in THE NEW YORK OBSERVER, his dominance may be fading.    No newsflash, the space he used to control has sophisticated migrants, ranging from to 

Self-publishing takes work – a self-publishing primer

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

You may also want to look at other ebook distribution channels such as Nook (Barnes & Noble) and the iBookstore (Apple) or aggregate distributors like Lulu or Smashwords. Self-publishing takes work, and even money, but it can be rewarding — personally, professionally and even financially. Let’s take a look at the potential rewards and then at the work and potential costs involved in self-publishing a book. Personally rewarding.

The art of connection, contribution, & change

Presentation Zen

These tiny contributions in the aggregate are what keeps humanity moving forward. Presenting naked is about expressing a naturalness in delivery that brings more of your own unique personality to your presentations in a way that amplifies your message. There are many components to an effective, naked presentation, but one simple way to think about it is in terms of what I call The Three Cs : Connection, Contribution, and Change. Connection.

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