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Biographies of Famous Personalities You Know - No, Readers Don't Want TMI about You

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That can create the makings of an outstanding biography.  And therefore, information and insight about you should play a major role in that biography. The 2015 biography of Gore Vidal "Sympathy for the Devil " seems to fall into the latter category.

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"That Woman" - New biography of Wallis Simpson recreates world of Downton Abbey

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Wallis Simpson's "sin" might have been that she did not understand or respect enough British culture between the wars to take on the protective coloring of reserve. 

"Television: A Biography" Could Have Been a Very Useful Book

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, David Thomson had almost a bulletproof subject when he wrote the 2016 book "Television: A Biography." This is an era in which media is the meme. " After all, that had been the medium which had shaped global culture.

How to Turn Your Website Bio Into a Selling Tool

Speaker Launcher

Do you think someone who charges $1,000 per biography might know something about it? How do we write a killer website bio that makes our clients pick up the phone or email us to ask us if their date is free on our calendars?

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Want to Speak like Steve Jobs?

Speaking Freely

Then I began reading his biography Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. I had never seen Steve Jobs talk before; but after he died, I heard lots of people rave about the way he spoke in public. It seemed like many people thought he was the epitome of a great speaker. Before even finishing a [.]. Authenticity Persuasion Presence public speaking stage presence Uncategorized grounding leadership Leadership presence Presentation style Public Speaking Course Steve Jobs storytelling

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Fox, Shep Smith & Ghost of Roger Ailes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That might have begun with threat of publication of Gabriel Sherman's critical biography "The Loudest Voice in the Room." One reason was this: The bullish-on-Ailes biography - "Roger Ailes: Off Camera" by Zev Chafets - already had been bouncing around for a year.

2019 56

Max Clifford, UK Celebrity PR Publicist - Dies in Prison While Serving Time for His Own Sexual Misconduct

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Dilenschneider was found to be the purchaser of a $15,000 ad in The New York Times Book Review for a flattering Ailes biography "Robert Ailes: Off Camera." " That supposedly was to neutralize the just-published anti-Ailes biography "The Loudest Voice in the Room."

2017 52

Marketing - No, LinkedIn Isn't Always THE Must

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What potential clients do pay attention to include:  Lawyers' biographies on the law firm website. Look at LinkedIn. What you notice is plenty of indirect and direct marketing by law firms.

Sam Shepard, Dead at 73 of Lou Gehrig's Disease - Taught Us to Channel Pain

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Just this year, John Winters published a biography of this genius who made it through his family's and his own alcoholism - and demons. " Here is a biography to order from Amazon.  From the get-go, Sam Shepard's life had been difficult.

2017 52

"Janis" By Holly George-Warren - We Never Really Know Anyone, Do We

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Published about a month ago, "Janis" is yet one more biography about this huge talent in music: Janis Joplin. Obviously, she remains of great interest. Written by Holly George-Warren, it ranks high on Amazon: 1,506. 

2019 56

Robert Downey Jr. - Hot mess

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  It's Ben Falk's biography "Robert Downey, Jr: The fall and rise of the comeback kid."  For those hot messes who can't leverage all that for success, there's guidance. 

That Gretchen Carlson Lawsuit - Roger Ailes Strikes Back

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In his negative biography of Ailes - "The Loudest Voice In the Room" - Gabriel Sherman indicates there had been sexual harassment in Ailes' background. 

2016 56

Gabriel Sherman - Superhero for 21st Century Fox Investors, Ailes Watchers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Perhaps he set this catastrophe in play with his 2014 negative Ailes' biography "The Loudest Voice in the Room." That was because Ailes' personal public relations representative, Bob Dilenschneider, ham-handedly purchased $15,000 in ads for a positive Ailes' biography.

2016 56

Speechwriter - Author

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Congratulations to political journalist and speechwriter Charlene Smith for her biography of Nelson Mandela. This authorized biography contains a foreword by Nobel Peace prize-winner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu. . Charlene had her first face-to-face interview with Nelson Mandela on his third day in prison. I met Charlene when I conducted a speechwriting workshop for ASJA (the American Society of Journalists and Authors). She has speechwriting credits from South Africa to Massachusetts.

Post-Disney Sale, New Fox Will Be Headed by Lachlan Murdoch

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Gabriel Sherman had published the negative biography of Ailes - "The Loudest Voice in the Room." To attempt to neutralize that force, Ailes' personal public relations representative - Bob Dilenschneider - paid about $15,000 to promote in The New York Times a positive biography.

2018 52

David Ritz - The Ethics And Politics Of Being A Celebrity's Ghostwriter

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Aretha Franklin is threatening legal action over a new unauthorized biography, 'Respect,' by her former ghostwriter David Ritz - which makes wild claims about her sexual promiscuity on the 1950s gospel circuit."

2014 65

Ronan Farrow Controversy Could Provide Platform for Matt Lauer Comeback

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A negative biography about Fox founder Roger Ailes, Sherman's book could inflict significant damage on the Ailes brand, right. What Dilenschneider did was buy an ad for the New York Times Book Review for the Ailes vanity biography by Zev Chfets.

2020 52

9 tips to design presentations for webinars

PowerPoint Tips

But if they do know you — whether you’re speaking to people in your company or even to prospective clients who know who you are — don’t bore your audience at the beginning with your biography.

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MIT President Rafael Reif Hires Law Firm Goodwin Procter - Rapid Crisis Management in "EpsteinDonorGate"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here is his biography, as posted on his law firm's website. Conducting investigations of internal matters in higher education is evolving into an attractive niche for law firms. Both Perkins Coie and Deberoise & Plimpton have had well-paying assignments at Ohio State University. Now, reports Law.com , MIT president Rafael Reif has contracted with law firm Goodwin Procter to investigate all donations to MIT, from Jeffrey Epstein directly and from those associated with him.

2019 40

Politico In Our Midst

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In the new biography "Trotsky," Bernard M.   Trotsky's biography of Stalin, commissioned by Harper & Brothers, was a year and a half overdue by 1940, when he died. After his exile by Stalin, revolutionary Leon Trotsky made his living as a freelance writer.  Patenaude starts out the book telling us about that second career.    In the 1930s, for example, Trotsky had published a highly respected history of the Russian Revolution. 

Beyond Steve Jobs: Maybe we should be digging elsewhere for lessons to be learned

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  According to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER , Sorkin will be adapting the Walter Isaacson biography of Jobs for the large screen. Question: Am I the only one who has wearied of looking to the life and work of Steve Jobs to find lessons for my own much smaller-sized matters? 

Alum success: an excellent book

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Hutchison, LtCol, USAF Retired, who has published an excellent book in her post-military career … MENTOR INBOUND: The Authorized Biography of Fred J. The book jacket notes the biography’s goal of reaching “future generations of airmen who deserve to hear the stuff legends are made of.&# This author has clearly done her homework. Over the past 20 years, I’ve had the pleasure of training many military speechwriters.

Losers and Winners - Showtime's "The Loudest Voice in the Room"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" That's the biography of now-dead outsized media tycoon Roger Ailes. AdWeek outed that it was Dilenschneider who placed the pricey ad in The New York Times Book Review section for the vanity biography of Ailes - "Off Camera." 

2019 52

If Power Becomes the Whole Game

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The recent biography "Henry VIII And The Men Who Made Him" by Tracy Borman recounts how this preoccupation with power probably caused the king's relatively early death. From his father Henry VII, Henry VIII learned that power had to be used brutally.

2019 52

Bill O'Reilly, et al. - Reversal of Fortune?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sherman's biography of Ailes "The Loudest Voice in the Room" remains a best-seller. It was Ailes' personal public relations representative Bob Dilenschneider who ponied up $15K for an ad to distract from that negative biography.

2017 52

Voodoo - Wallis Simpson et al.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What those kinds of relationships might "cost" the woman, though, is chronicled in the new biography of dramatist Eugene O'Neill. Her story still fascinates - even though it flies in the face of the values of #MeToo.

2019 52

Economic Pall Hovers over America - Homelessness & Return of "Hot Beds"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" The biography by Alexander Masters went on to be made into a film. The grim issue of homelessness in the U.S. is broadening.

2020 52

Alfred Hitchcock's Creepy Mindset - He Owed (most of it) to Roman Catholicism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That horrific world view became the content of his films and television programming, chronicles Peter Ackroyd in the biography "Alfred Hitchcock." Like so many geniuses, Alfred Hitchcock spent his children isolated, observing the world, and staying in his own head. 

2017 52

"J.D. Salinger: The Escape Artist" By Thomas Beller - Intrusive Presence Of Biographer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The biography starts out strong. Of course, in crafting a biography, the author is a presence. But the art of biography mandates that the presence and subject matter are presented seamlessly. "J.D.

2014 65

Creatives, Choose Your Intimates Wisely And Well

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the biography of Ted Hughes by Jonathan Bate, what comes out is the positive influence on the poet by his wife Sylvia Plath. The phenomenon is now known as the dynamics of "mirror neurons."

2015 68

Gabriel Sherman Keeps Ailes Scandal Clickbait - Brands him in The Guardian as "reckless"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Here you can order Sherman's Ailes' biography "The Loudest Voice in the Room." For Roger Ailes biographer, Gabriel Sherman, the saga of the Fox Empire created and lost is still marketable.

2016 56

Public Speaking Secret: Think Haiku

DeFinis Communications

So this is more like Haiku than Historical Biography.”. . I recently worked with a writer who was preparing to interview a well-known artist at a retrospective honoring his decades-long contribution to the world of crafts. The interview was set up much like Inside the Actors Studio with James Lipton, where the interviewer and interviewee are on a large stage. The audience was made up of several hundred family members, friends and followers of this great artist. . .

2009 148

Lots of Lives Were Saved at Canfield Branch of Youngstown/Mahoning Library 8/2/2018

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Next, I hunkered down in the room for donations to read a new biography on Jackie Kennedy's family background. The hours for blood donations for the Red Cross at the Canfield, Ohio branch of the Youngstown/Mahoning Library on August 2, 2018 were from 2 PM to 7 PM.

2018 52

Roger Ailes Brand in Play - Can Bob Dilenschneider, et al. Save the House of Ailes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When Gabriel Sherman published the negative biography "The Loudest Voice in the Room," Bob Dilenschneider paid $15,000 for ads for the positive Ailes biography published earlier by Zev Chafets.  The Sherman biography continues to rank high on Amazon: 12,349.

2016 56

Michelangelo - Dead Ringer For Steve Jobs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the new biography "Michelangelo," Miles J. Geniuses, like Michelangelo and Steve Jobs, intuitively know they aren't to be distracted from creating. Those sources of distraction can include customers. In the day of Michelangelo, customers took the form of patrons.

2015 65

Fathers and Sons - Theatrics and Politics at New Fox

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was Sherman who published the negative biography of Fox founder Roger Ailes. A classic in the arts is the meme of the need for the son to overthrow the father to come into his own. That's known as the "Fathers and Sons" theme. 

2018 52

Megyn Kelly - The Wall Street Journal's Joe Flint Wants Us to Know She Isn't Thriving on Network Television

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The memoir had to be analyzed and evaluated according to very different criteria than biography.  Every English major (there were once plenty of them) was trained to understand the differences among genres.   So, we with the BAs in English Literature had a hunch from the get-go that Megyn Kelly would face a challenge going from free-wheeling conservative Fox News to the more buttoned-down network world of NBC. Understatement.

2018 40

Palace Intrigue - Showtime's "The Loudest Voice in the Room" Episode 3

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It to promote a vanity biography of Ailes. It's not unusual to resent one's boss. But Roger Ailes' resentment of his - Rupert Murdoch - led him to dig up dirt on the boss' then wife - Wendi Deng Murdoch.

2019 52

Fox News - Owner Rupert Murdoch More Visible, Employee Roger Ailes Less Visible (sources report)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sherman had published an unflattering biography of Ailes - "The Loudest Voice in the Room." This could be the beginning of the end of the Roger Ailes era at Fox News.

2016 56

Even Carson McCullers Got Writer's Block: And, she was friend of Gypsy Rose Lee

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  That and a lot more dirt about the celebrities of yesterday are in the new biography of Gypsy Rose Lee "American Rose" by Karen Abbott. 

Jay Roach's Movie on Downfall of Roger Ailes - Bob Dilenschneider Not Featured in Hillary Busis' Vanity Fair Promo

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In many ways a dead ringer for Ailes, Dilenschneider was outed by the media for purchasing $15,000 in advertising promoting a vanity biography of his client. Outsized media genius Roger Ailes will live on among the ambitious and creative.

2018 56

"Diane Arbus" by Arthur Lubow - Beware Ambitious Artistic Types

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

All that comes tumbling out of Arthur Lubow's biography "Diane Arbus: Portrait of a Photographer." Under the guise of bohemian little lost girl, Diane Arbus was a ambitious artist.