California Dreaming

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

There’s a shockingly misinformed review of the new San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in the Weekend FT. The article, Westward, look, the land is bright (the title taken from a line in an an obscure 19th century poem) is written by the cosmopolitan architect Thomas Sevcik. While I can’t comment on his claims about […]. Culture Shock! hollywood polygamy

National Speakers Association, Northern California, January Chapter Meeting

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Eric Scott Sills MD - A Murder Trial Could Rock California

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They had been business partners in a fertility clinic in Orange County California. The details mirrored so many of the real-life story lines from "DateLine." " Here are the details from the LA Times.

Freelance News Writers - Stay the Hell Out of California, After 1/1/2020

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

California AB - 5 was intended to help gig workers, not harm them. Essentially it codified the landmark state supreme court 2018 decision "Dynamex." " Also, it adds on some exceptions of categories of workers which employers don't have to classify as "employees."

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California - Paradise Lost, To Rats

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

California residents are getting a fast tutorial on what rats need daily. That includes an ounce of water. This is especially vital in the spring since that is their breeding season. Because of the drought they can't easily get enough water in the great outdoors.

Gig Workers - Lower Your Expectations of California's AB 5, For Now

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Business giants such as Uber using the gig-economy business model aren't going gently into the nightmare created by California AB 5. Essentially, with few exceptions, that mandates that employers classify former contract workers as employees.

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Gig-Economy Business Model Could Go Way of Dumb Phone: California AB5

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  That edge could go poof if California Bill AB5 passes the full state senate. The gig-economy business model has given the unique competitive edge to companies using it. Those range from Uber to the nail salon which primarily hires contract employees. 

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Commonwealth Club of California: New Service Offered

DeFinis Communications

One of our greatest Bay Area resources for learning about current events and watching an array of talented, educational and inspiring speakers is the Commonwealth Club of California. We are lucky to have the Commonwealth Club of California right here in the Bay Area but many local communities offer similar live current events calendars. Tags: Examples of Powerful Speakers bay area Commonwealth Club of California fora.tv

The Voodoo of Public Nuisance - Spells Cast in California and Oklahoma

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As many know, public nuisance litigation succeeded in Santa Clara, California against former lead paint manufacturers/marketers.

Growth v. Profit Not Cutting It with Uber Investors - End of Gig Business Model Could Come with California AB-5

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Simultaneously, Uber's gig worker business model, which gives it a competitive edge, could become illegal - at least in California. As with WeWork, Uber investors are rising up.    For years, investors had bought into startups' pursuit of growth, at the expense of profit.

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Famous Speech Friday: California State Senator Janet Nguyen's silencing

The Eloquent Woman

Yet another woman legislator--this time, a Republican state senator in California--was silenced mid-speech on the floor of her legislature in late February. Maybe we should change this to Famous Silencing Friday?

Denise Helms, California Woman, Fired After Calling Obama N-Word, Hoping He’s Assassinated (VIDEO)

TJ Walker Interactive

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Stephen Glass: No Law License in California

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  But he did, for some puzzling reason, obtain a JD and apply in New York and California for bar admission. When California did the same thing, he brought the matter to the state's Supreme Court.  A bright arrogant kid fakes stories at The New Republic.

Future Business Leaders of America – California State Leadership Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I was fortunate to volunteer as a speech contest judge for an impromptu speech contest for High School students held Friday and Saturday as part of the State Leadership Conference of the California Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). I was fortunate to volunteer as a speech contest judge for an impromptu speech contest for High School students held Friday and Saturday as part of the State Leadership Conference of the California Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA).

Debate Between California Congressional Democrats Gets Physical

TJ Walker Interactive

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BusinessInsider V. Old-Line Public Relations Tactics (e.g. Publicity for "People Of California V. ARCO")

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In handling the publicity for the seminal lead paint public nuisance class action lawsuit "People of California v. Unlike old print empress, Tina Brown, former Wall Street player, Henry Blodget, got digital journalism.

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Linda P.B. Katchi - University of California Brand Takes Second Major Hit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In a relatively brief time, the University of California brand has taken two high-profile hits. A university's branding attracts funding, research initiatives, brandname professors and applications from students.

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Ellen Pao, O.J. Simpson - Outsized California Setting For Over-The-Top Courtroom Drama

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But, hey, that's California-style courtroom theatre. In evidence and testimony for "Pao v. Kleiner" we find out that when plaintiff Ellen Pao got the boot at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, the severance was more than sweet.

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National Speakers Northern California Chapter Fun n’ Games

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

End of Year Party The NSA/NC year ended on May 2nd with a final day-long meeting at the Sheraton Burlingame. I handed over the gavel to our new president Karen Walker-Tunoa who had arranged with singer/comedian Lauren Mayer to toast me in song with a tribute to everything from my knowledge of social media to my love [.].

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Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

  National Speakers Association Northern California member kisses Fripp. The best place to learn public speaking skills for professional speakers is NSANC or Northern California Speakers Association National Speakers Association. The programs are very professional and especially good this year. This year is our 30th anniversary. I had to miss the September meeting, however I was there in spirit and cardboard. I was the founding president. Fripp Speaking Schools & Events

National Speakers Association Northern California member kisses Fripp

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

  National Speakers Association Northern California member kisses Fripp. The best place to learn public speaking skills for professional speakers is NSANC or Northern California Speakers Association National Speakers Association. The programs are very professional and especially good this year. This year is our 30th anniversary. I had to miss the September meeting, however I was there in spirit and cardboard. I was the founding president.

The History of the Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association (NSA/NC) was founded in 1980. Ken Braly was one of the founding members. He served as President in 1984-85. Ken is still active in NSA/NC and is also a member of the Pro-Track class of 2009 - taking his speaking career to the next level. The [.].

Green never was black and white - Counterintutive lessons from California

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  That counterintuitive approach - called decoupling - was presented to California utilities, it worked and it's still working.  "  By documenting the success of this approach in the article "California Experiment," Brownstein shows how much of green isn't black and white.  How about this for a model for profit: Sell less, make more. 

The Key Factor for Your Presentation’s Success

DeFinis Communications

Elegant Skills for Powerful Presentations Executive Speech Prep Northern California Public Speaker Public Speaking Speech technical demosWhen you’re preparing a presentation, who is the most important person you need to consider? The answer: Your audience.

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Oakland A’s Announcers Exemplify Passionate Speaking Skills

DeFinis Communications

Examples of Powerful Speakers Performance passion elements of passion Northern California Oakland A'sThose of you who know me know that I’m a huge Oakland A’s fan. Well, last night’s baseball game between the Oakland A’s and the Detroit Tigers left even me—a speech coach—speechless.

Atheists Inflame Local News Anchors With Billboard Campaign, Residents Hilariously Unaffected

TJ Walker Interactive

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Speaking With Conviction…Over the Phone

DeFinis Communications

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Embrace Your Authenticity: It’s the Backbone of Public Speaking Success

DeFinis Communications

True, authentic communication is about creating a bond and connection with your listeners, whether you’re talking with one person or one hundred. Unfortunately, displaying authenticity when giving a presentation is a challenge for many women. .

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Powerful Women in Hedge Funds

DeFinis Communications

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How to Thrive in a Challenging Public Speaking Situation

DeFinis Communications

Current Affairs Perseverance Presentation Skills Bioneers Northern California overcome challenges Prepare Transition USA few weeks ago I had the pleasure of working with Carolyne Stayton, the Executive Director of Transition US. Transition US is a resource and catalyst for building resilient communities across the United States that are able to withstand severe energy, climate, or economic shocks while creating a better quality of life in the process.

2012 160

Three Influential First Ladies

DeFinis Communications

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2011 189

PowerPoint Lessons at 30,000 Feet

DeFinis Communications

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What Do You Call an Excellent Presentation?

DeFinis Communications

Performance Presentation Skills Presentation Tips Speaking Tips Top Speaking Tips Northern California Prepare presentation Public Speaker Public SpeakingNothing is more professionally satisfying to me than having long-term client relationships. I delight in the personal connections that develop over time. And as a people person, it’s thrilling for me to not only see people grow and change, but also to have a hand in it. Teaching is one of my life-long passions.

2012 155

A Conversation with Ursula Burns, CEO of Xerox…and You’re Invited

DeFinis Communications

Business Tips Current Affairs Uncategorized Conversation Northern California Public Speaker Public SpeakingI just learned that Ursula Burns , CEO of Xerox , will be in the Bay Area next Wednesday (6/29/11) giving a presentation with George Colony , CEO of Forrester Research.

San Francisco’s Bay to Breakers Offers Valuable Public Speaking Lessons

DeFinis Communications

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Facilitation, Inspiration, Aspiration

DeFinis Communications

The National Speakers Association of Northern California November Meeting. He was the 2008-09 President of the Northern California Chapter of the NSA. Last Saturday NSA/NC held an outstanding Chapter meeting.

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Refining Your Presentation Skills in a Group Format Works…Especially for Women

DeFinis Communications

Elegant Skills for Powerful Presentations Fear of public speaking Line by Line Coaching Northern California presentation Public Speaker Public SpeakingWomen are, by nature, very social beings. This is a good thing in many respects. According to the head of psychiatry at Stanford University , when women spend time with other women, they’re not just having fun; they’re also experiencing many health benefits.

2011 147

Politics and Debate Performance: What to do in a crowded field

DeFinis Communications

These were the challenges twelve candidates running for the recently redrawn 2nd Congressional District of California faced at a debate held at Dominican University in San Rafael, CA last week. Keep in mind this is Northern California! Current Affairs Performance Presentation Skills Presentation Tips Speaking Tips Stage Presence Top Speaking Tips audience Connection Northern California

2012 109

The Perfect Retreat

DeFinis Communications

This is another installment in my Wednesday for Women blog series, where I feature information to help women gain greater influence, power, and confidence in their professional and personal life. If you’re a man reading this, please enjoy it and then forward these weekly Wednesday blogs to the powerful women in your life. They’ll thank you for it! I’m a big proponent of vacations.

Relationships Shape Women’s Communications

DeFinis Communications

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2010 World Series: Speaking Lessons from the Pinch-Hitters

DeFinis Communications

Giants fever has hit every corner of Northern California and it’s hard to quell. Tags: Examples of Powerful Speakers announcer Buster Posey Giants Mets Northern California Oakland A's Rangers Ron Washington The Panda World Series Yankees I’m thrilled that one Bay Area team is in the World Series this year, but as many of you know, I’m a fan of the team on the other side of the bay—the Oakland A’s.

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Creative Video for Communicators

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

This Saturday I attended the annual Presidents Day meeting of the National Speakers Association Northern California Chapter.

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Five Characteristics You need to Succeed as a Public Speaker

Manner of Speaking

He has a degree in molecular and cell biology from the University of California at Berkeley. This is a guest post by Arman Sadeghi. Arman is an entrepreneur, professional speaker and founder of Titanium Success. Arman has a passion for healthy mind, body, and spirit. He … Continue reading → Motivation Arman Sadeghi audience authenticity Confidence passion public speaking

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