Talking about Presentation Zen with my publisher

Presentation Zen

In August, the family and I flew across the Pacific to California to see friends and family up and down the West Coast of the USA and Canada. It''s hard to believe that it has been six years since Peachpit Published my first book, Presentation Zen.

The Guardian Publishes Major Feature on Lead Poisoning

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Earlier there was the verdict in a Santa Clara, California class action public nuisance lawsuit against several former lead paint companies.

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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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Publishing a Best-Selling Book: Such an old-fashioned fantasy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Be a ghostwriter like myself or scan help-wanted on Craigslist and you realize that the old-fashioned fantasy of publishing a best-seller is still embedded in the national consciousness, at least outside southern California.    There, the fantasy is the screenplay which will become the film to blow records at box-offices and leave critics fawning. 

Video: Latest Presentations from NSA/NC Pro-Track

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I visited the Northern California National Speakers Association (NSA/NC) Pro-Track class today and videotaped three great presentations. Tags: Business Communication Public Speaking Article Publishing Craig Harrison Linda Vanderwold Marketing Nan Andrews Amish Sentence Aerobics Sentence Aerobics: Linda Vanderwold I blogged Linda’s presentation at our chapter meeting back in November. She took the time to review her Sentence Aerobics process with the class.

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Proven: Economic Policies Can Reduce Deaths of Despair

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What progressive politicos have been advocating, University of California researchers have proved. Here is that research paper, published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. That is, economic policies can reduce deaths of despair.    One of those economic policies would be to raise the minimum wage 10%. The research team headed by William H. Dow found that among those 18 through 64 without a college degree, the 10% boost in the minimum wage resulted in a 3.65

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"Chicago P.D." Raises Questions about Artificial Intelligence

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Recently, Science published the study by Ziad Obermeyer and his team at the University of California - Berkeley. Questioning of artificial intelligence extends from formal research to pop culture.

Talc Verdict - Jittery Investors, Brand Equity in Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today, the jury for the California Superior Court for Alameda County awarded plaintiff Patricia Schmitz $12 million. Here are more details from HarrisMartin Publishing. The defendants were Johnson & Johnson and Colgate-Palmolive.

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Secrets to Building a Successful Speaking Business

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

It is getting the speech” – Shep Hyken The National President of the NSA, Shep Hyken, CSP, CPAE spoke to members of the NSA Northern California Chapter on Saturday. It is getting the speech” – Shep Hyken The National President of the NSA, Shep Hyken, CSP, CPAE spoke to members of the NSA Northern California Chapter on Saturday. “The job is not doing the speech.

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Felicity Huffman - Green Becomes Her

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The Daily Mail has published a photo of Huffman in her prison greens (no, not orange) in the federal correctional facility in Dublin, California. One-time star of "Desperate Housewives," Felicity Huffman has become the symbol of the push to return America to the land of equality (or, at least the mythology about that). After getting nailed in CollegeAdmissionsGate, Huffman did not go the route of white upper class entitlement.

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Interview: René Siegel, High Tech Connect

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

For the past three years I’ve published a monthly Pro-Track Profile interview featuring members of the Pro-Track class of the Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association. This article marks the start of a new series in Professionally Speaking.

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Artificial Intelligence - That Can Prevent Over-40 Job Applicants from Being Knocked Out of the Box

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But a surprising result from the research of David Neumark at the University of California at Irvine brings hope to older job searchers. That research is published in the National Bureau of Economic Research, which you can read here. 

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Interview: Melanie Watkins, MD – motivational speaker

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Drawing from pieces previously published in Chicken Soup for the African American Soul, Chicken Soup for the Single’s Soul, Woman’s World Magazine, What I Learned in Medical School: Personal Stories of Young Doctors, her memoir encourages young people to dream and to push beyond their most difficult circumstances. is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is licensed by the California State Medical Board to practice Medicine and Psychiatry.

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Interview: Harold Lustig – Estate Planner

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Harold Lustig is the Founder and CEO of the California Estate and Elder Planning Center and Managing Member of Lustig Financial Services LLC. Harold Lustig is the Founder and CEO of the California Estate and Elder Planning Center and Managing Member of Lustig Financial Services LLC. Currently, he holds the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), the California Life and Health Insurance license as well as the Series 65 Investment Advisor's License.

In Grade School, We Put Gum in Their Hair

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Regarding the latter, Sherwin-Williams, represented by Jones Day, lost a big one on that in a bench trial in California.  In a court in Oklahoma, the prosecution is arguing that Johnson & Johnson created a public nuisance.

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The Feelings Economy - Not Woo-Woo Stuff

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Simultaneously, documents a study published in the California Management Review , businesses have to get on-board with what's being called the "Feelings Economy." The integration of artificial intelligence is a given in business.

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Increase understanding and retention with the Tell ‘n’ ShowSM method

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Mayer, a Professor of Psychology at the University of California in Santa Barbara, published the findings of his research in Multimedia Learning. The purpose of your presentation is to create change.

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Interview: Wendy Hanson – Sassy Lady

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

She co-authored The Sassy Ladiesrsquo; Toolkit for Start-up Businesses, which received the Writerrsquo;s Digest Award for Non-Fiction Self-Published Books. Pro-Track Profile Wendy recently moved from Rhode Island to Northern California and took the opportunity to enroll in the NSA/NC Pro-Track program. Wendy Hanson helps startups and legacy companies act more aggressively, create more accountability and be more innovative.

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AI - Another Perspective

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But a surprising result from the research of David Neumark at the University of California at Irvine brings hope to older job searchers. That research is published in the National Bureau of Economic Research, which you can read here.  The findings of several recent research studies scream one thing: Workers in America are finished at 40, reports MarketWatch. Of course, there are exceptions to that. One had been mega celebrities such as Tom Brady, number 12 in the Patriots.

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Harlem Lead Hazards, Media, and Sherwin-Williams, et al.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After Sherwin-William lost in lead paint class action public nuisance lawsuit in California ("Santa Clara, et al. Here is the article I published in Odwyerpr on public nuisance.  The powers-that-be in New York City aren't providing many details.

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How to book more business and own your niche

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

NSA/NC Meeting Report: Saturday March 2, 2013 The Saturday meeting of the Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association featured two savvy businesswomen who shared ways professional speakers and information entrepreneurs can book more business and own their niche markets.

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Suzanne Sawyer Told The Des Moines Register She's "Over" Trump - Is This Beginning Of The End?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Senate race in California. And feminists, way back from the 1970s when "Our Bodies, Ourselves" was published, told us to love the way we look, just as we are. Two weeks ago, middle-aged Suzanne Sawyer was bullish on Donald Trump.

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Find a Presentation Designer Here

Speaking about Presenting

I’ve been asked so many times if I could recommend a presentation designer that I’ve decided to publish a list of PowerPoint and Keynote slide design companies and freelancers. Are you looking for a presentation designer?

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"People V. ARCO" - Implications For Sherwin-Williams' Investors, Branding

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When the bench trial began in 2013, California Superior Court Judge James P. Stanley of the Morrison & Foerster law firm published a chilling article on possible scenarios if the holding is maintained: " many states have public nuisance laws similar to that in California.

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America Grows Up - Optimism Goes Lite

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In Santa Clara, California, there was pending another class action lead paint public nuisance lawsuit. " Here is my article published on that. The Rhode Island Supreme Court tossed the class action lead paint public nuisance long-running lawsuit.

Interview: Julie Mergen – Financially Savvy Speaker

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Speaker’s Academy Archive I caught up with Julie at a National Speakers Association Northern California Chapter meeting immediately prior to the start of the Speaker’s Academy program. To hear what she told me about her plans to publish the magazine and her best single piece of advice for women who want to learn to manage money, click on the podcast icon below. Julie Mergen is fascinated with business systems. She admires those who create products from concepts.

Crisis Communications: Should Jones Day Have Stayed in Its Black Box Re "Tolton et al. v. Jones Day?"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" As Vivia Chen points out on Law.com , it's unusual that this black-box culture would come out and publish an extensive response on its website to the lawsuit. It could be a sign that Jones Day is worried about "Tolton, et al. Jones Day."

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"EliteAdmissionsGate" - First Class Action Lawsuit Filed, Will Days of Rage Follow?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

of Irvine, California. I had published a comic novel "The Guy From Greenwich."

2019 52

How the World Works - Bruce Reilly and Stephen Glass Should Have Known Better

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The New York Times has published a major feature on this reality.  The California Supreme Court ruled he could not be admitted to the state bar. Let's cut to the chase. Convicted murderer Bruce Reilly will likely never be able to practice law.

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BigLaw Brands - How Much Politics Can They Weather?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the high-profile California bench trial, its client Sherwin-Williams was convicted. Here is my recent article on public nuisance published in Odwyerpr.com. On Tuesday, BigLaw firm Skadden Arps settled with the Department of Justice. Details were released Thursday.

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Michael Cohen - His Inner Life

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  A best-selling novel, published last May, chronicles a ruthless wildly successful businessman's walk 0f repentance. At the time, Charles James begins that walk along Route 66 from Illinois to California he is unaware he needs to repent. Both were a U.S.

2018 52

The Mind of a Serial Killer - What Was Samuel Little Thinking When He Snuffed Out Up to 90 Lives?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" As the Daily Mail reports, after Little lost his appeals for reducing his life sentence for three murders in California he decided to come clean about the other alleged 87.

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Beware of What You Write on Social Media - Advice from Francine Denise Ward

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Admitted to practice in both California and New York, her IP focus is on copyrights, trademarks, internet, and publishing law. Check out this video of Attorney Francine Denise Ward's interview on View From the Bay, dealing with Social Media legal issues that can land you in court. A 1989 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, Francine Denise Ward earned her undergraduate degree in 1986 from the City University of New York Hunter College.

Careers - Job Number-One Is Staying Alive

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A native of India and a partner at Davis Polk, Kirtee Kapoor was killed by a train in San Mateo, California. Recently in AmLaw, widely published lawyer Steven Harper published an article. Another tragedy has occurred in the legal sector. The bell tolls for all of us.

2017 52

Hillary Clinton To Takes On On-Demand Economy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When influential The Economist published its coverage of the phenomenon of the "on-demand economy," it seemed like that would be how work would be performed. The California Labor Commission ruled that its drivers have to be classified as "employees."

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New Aging - Urban Areas to Relocate From

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those range from Sacramento, California to New Haven, Connecticut.   PUBLISHED ARTICLES:   [link]. With aging can come lower earnings from work or fixed incomes. But, that doesn't necessarily mean that older people have to become "poor." 

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Aging - The Real Baggage

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The residents' reference points ranged from New Mexico to California. So common is that challenge, The Wall Street Journal published an article on how to downsize your previous life. Leaving all you have known for decades is a tough decision.

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Famous Speech Friday: Maria Shriver on "The Power of the Pause"

The Eloquent Woman

Shriver admits she wasn't sure of her own path when she graduated, and many in the audience were probably thinking she's in that same place now that her marriage is ending and her role as California's First Lady is over. "What are you gonna do?"

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State Attorneys General Contending Public Nuisance on Side of the Angels

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Most recently it was used successfully in a bench trial against former lead paint companies such as Sherwin-Williams in Santa Clara, California. Beginning tomorrow, Johnson & Johnson will face off in court with the Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter.

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Have a Legal Issue? Research It Just Like a Lawyer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Essentially Nolo is a publishing company whose mission is to empower anyone to make many kinds of legal decisions on their own. On television legal dramas what plays out is the the brilliant strategy this or that lawyer creates. That's the theatre.

2019 52

FIRE - Some Push Back on Scott Riekens' Extreme Saving

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Before that, Riekens was the typical California consumer. Also there are features published, yes on MarketWatch, about FIRE plans which sputter and retirees have to return to work. Did he join a cult? That's what some wonder about Scott Riekens.

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The Marketing of Everything: America's Dirty Little Secret That Must Be Kept Under Wraps

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That message is published on the bible of public of public relations Odwyerpr.com.  At the end of the summer I will relocate them to the border of California. For many holidays, The Dilenschneider Group (DGI) creates a commentary. It is relentlessly upbeat.

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Benjamin Franklin - America's First Public Relations Player

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" #5,310 on Amazon, even though published more than a decade ago. Yet, in high-stakes commercial matters like the public nuisance class action lead-paint litigation "People of California v. "American individualists sometimes boast of not worrying about what others think.

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