Leadership Communications - Leveraging Baby Charlotte

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 That is Baby Charlotte, her daughter Chelsea's first child. Totally compelling is Baby Charlotte's America.    Democrats and Independents can rally around Baby Charlotte. It's all ears about Hillary Clinton's vision for the future of America.

Courthouse News Service, Charlotte, NC - Full-time Reporter (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

Famous Speech Friday: Charlotte Church's lecture on sexism in music

The Eloquent Woman

The speaker was Welsh singer, songwriter and actress Charlotte Church, delivering the 2013 John Peel lecture to an audience at BBC 6 Music, an industry conference.

Unlike iGen, Our Tribe HAD TO Meet Up in Person - Charlotte Toal, M. Lynn Rickert, et al.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those human emotional security blankets ranged from my former college roomie Charlotte Toal to the woman who listened patiently to my growing angst (I was developing a full-blown anxiety disorder) M. It was like the SEC requirement for public corporations to make quarterly reports.

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Adorable Always Steals All The Attention - Papa And Baby Bear Zuckerberg Distract Us From Privacy Issues (and William, Kate, George, Charlotte)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Soon enough, the Zuckerberg family could vie with William, Kate, George and Charlotte for world attention. The ultimate in adorable is Papa Bear aka social network tycoon Mark Zuckerberg down on the floor gazing at Baby Bear. 

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Debt-Free - How 6 Women Did It & You Can Too

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In New York Magazine , Charlotte Cowles chronicles how 5 young women paid off student loans fast. The amounts ranged from a high of $110k to a low of $21k. They included both undergraduate and professional programs.    The major tactic was to become totally frugal.

2018 52

"The Group" w/o Self-hate, Insecurity, Disappointment: Class of '67

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Lee, Charlotte, Irene, Kathleen, Tulane, and Jane (me) are writing the 21st century version of Mary McCarthy's iconic book "The Group."   Recently Charlotte noted the importance of no regrets.

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Glenn Reynolds - He, of all people, should have known better

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

More recently, the protest against the alleged police abuse in Charlotte, North Carolina also became ugly. Protest is a sacred right in America. Sure, sometimes those push-backs can get out of hand. Among the early ones to turn violent was the Boston Tea Party by the American colonists.

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Seton Hill University Fatal Bus Crash: For Whom The Bell Tolls

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Late afternoon my roommate from junior year Charlotte Toal sent me the news clip.    When Charlotte and I were taking Freshman Composition at Seton Hill, our professor Joanne Boyle, now president of the university, introduced us to the poetry of John Donne. 

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The Hillary Clinton Persona - So far, no luck in humanizing this professional politico

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Then it was granddaughter Charlotte. It's their flaws which make Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump human. We watchers of Campaign 2016 love them for those warts and all. After all, most of us are messes ourselves. But Hillary Clinton's shortcomings only irritate us.

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Drudge Report Positions Hillary as "Manic" In Speech to Labor Union

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The chaos in Charlotte still dominates. Conservative high-traffic media site the Drudge Report has found yet another angle to position Hillary as, well, "off." " Tonight's treat is Manic-Hillary. The attack isn't a headliner. And with good reason. Its issues could become one of the tipping points in the election. But there is a provocative link to The Washington Post video clip of Hillary's address to the Laborers' International Union of North America.

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Norma Rae Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Lawyer Charlotte Proudman is being blackballed for public criticism of what she perceived as sexist. The courage of the working stiff standing up against The Man can inspire. Or be considered reckless. In the situation of Norma Rae, who pushed for a union, we were inspired. But, that was then.

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Facebook = Platform for Baby Boomer Mourning

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 Artist Charlotte Toal reinforced the gravitas. Baby Boomer Tom Cordaro, a lawyer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is dead.   His family, friends of the family and the gang from college days have been busy during the past 24 hours mourning him on Facebook.

Post-DNC: Can Barack Obama opt out of attack politics

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Barack Obama traveled to the DNC in Charlotte facing nasty headwinds from the documentary film "2016: Obama's America." " No surprise, he defaulted into attack politics in his acceptance speech.    But now it's post-DNC. 

Not Quite Golden: Never made it to Chelsea Hotel

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Immediately on hearing that news, I took out my meditation book "Nothing Special: Living Zen" by Charlotte Joko Beck.  Different professions have different markers for success.    In music and writing, one of those had been being part of the ethos at the Chelsea Hotel.    Now, those of us in the arts who are not quite golden and never penetrated that atmosphere never will.    The place closed down to guests.

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"45 Years" - A wife finds the other woman is a ghost living in the attic

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  It's all in the facial expressions of British wife, Kate, played by Charlotte Rampling in the film "45 Years."  "  Not long before the couple's 45th anniversary party, a letter comes for her doddering husband, Geoff.

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2015's top 10 Famous Speech Friday posts

The Eloquent Woman

Charlotte Church's lecture on sexism in music addressed an industry group and didn't mince words. In 2015, your most-read Famous Speech Friday speeches took place at TED and on television, at awards ceremonies and (figuratively) in an elevator. There were keynotes and knockout hits.

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Clinton’s 48 Minutes of Magic Add to the Oratorical Feast at the Democratic National Convention

DeFinis Communications

It has been an oratorical feast at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte this week. Any aspiring or seasoned public speaker has a ringside seat to observe some of the best main stage political speakers in the world.

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A Commercial Writer: Nothing wrong with that

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Seton Hill University's Class of '67 had produced a number of artists, including my former roommate Charlotte Toal and fellow Jersey Girl Irene Nunn.

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Alum success: a wonderful essay

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Lucinda Trew (General Manager, Executive Communications, Spectra Energy) was invited to be a contributor to an arts/culture online publication, Charlotte Viewpoint. Her first essay ran a couple of weeks ago (see link below). . Take a few moments to read Lucinda’s essay. The writing is crisp, fresh, original. I will follow her creative writing with great interest. Lucinda has attended all of my speechwriting seminars, plus “The Business of Six-Figure Speechwriting.”

News broadcast of a speech read out in full for 3 minutes: too much & too inauthentic?

Max Atkinson

Presenter Eddie Mair told us on BBC Radio 4's early evening news programme PM that they were going to play the whole of Charlotte Church's statement after she and her family had settled their case for phone-hacking damages against News International's now defunct News of the World (above).

Unfriending - Often First Step in Exercising Our Perfect Right to Assert Ourselves

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The four were former Seton Hill University , Greensburg, Pennsylvania classmates: Kathleen Huebner, Irene Nunn, Lee Harrison, and Charlotte Toal. In May 2014, I unfriended four on Facebook. That was to be my first step in exercising my perfect right to assert myself.

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Obama “On Fire” in Iowa

DeFinis Communications

There, Obama launched The Road to Charlotte Tour with a rousing rebuttal to the GOP convention platform last week.

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Never Ghost-Free, But.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I stood in front of the hospital where my freshman BFF - Charlotte Oliwa Toal -  had been taken with a kidney ailment. Is it possible for adults determined to move forward with our little lives to become "ghost-free? Not likely.

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Before You Go See the USA in Your Chevrolet, Gas Up in Eastern Ohio

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

My former roommate Charlotte Oliwa Toal, my former college best friend Liz Donnolly, and I held onto our youth by soaking up the arts scene. Yesterday I drove around the Pittsburgh Metro area. And paid dearly for that in gasoline. 

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Last week, I shared two exhibits that will let you get close to Lincoln''s speeches , and Famous Speech Friday looked at a searing Charlotte Church speech about sexism in the music industry.

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Barack Obama: Anointed King of Tweetville with 52,757 tweets-per-minute (TPM)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Barack Obama cames out of the Charlotte being anointed, informally, the King of Tweetville.   The Democratic National Convention changed the metrics for influence.    Forget Nielsen.    Forget what the establishment media commentators are saying. Forget

Your College Reunion Will Be Tweeted

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They were Kathleen Huebner, Irene Nunn, Charlotte Toal, and Lee Harrison. Plan to gush about your success at your next college reunion? Maybe you better pay an executive coach about how to comport yourself during that weekend so that you don't become a global joke.

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Kathleen Huebner - Seton Hill U, 1967

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They were Lee Harrison, Irene Nunn, and Charlotte Toal. It's a trick I learned from blogging about the high-traffic Drudge Report: That's to search the archives for an unflattering photo of the nemesis. And that's what I have done.

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December 26, 2013: We made it through Christmas, this year through Facebook

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 That all includes my college buddies from the Class of 1967: Lee Harrison, Charlotte Toal, Irene Nunn, Kathleen Huebner and outlier Anne Desmond (who is spiritually on Facebook but has yet to friend us officially). 

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Hepburn Family: Suicide Gene?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 In the 2010 Hepburn biography I KNOW WHERE I'M GOING, author Charlotte Chandler reinforces how deeply the actress was affected by her brother Tom's suicide.  Did Katherine Hepburn live so fully because she suspected the family might carry a suicide gene? In   In addition, Chandler keeps mentioning that Hepburn's grandfather on the mother's side also committed suicide.

Killer Direct-Mail Piece: I have Rescue Dog Lee K. To Thank

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 The ring leaders were Kathleen Huebner, Irene Nunn, Lee Harrison, and Charlotte Toal. Intuitively, we in creative fields always sensed that once we got off our butt and did something, even picking up the broom and cleaning the house, the juices would start to flow again.

Facebook Got Class of 1967 through Newtown, CT Tragedy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Charlotte Toal represented the first.  Generations filter catastrophes differently.    When the reports of a school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School started early last Friday morning, I needed my buddies from the Class of 1967. 

Twitter: Is it too sophisticated for lots and lots of mainstream advertising?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Already waiting for me were messages from old college friends like Charlotte Toal asking where I was. I finally entered the ethos of Facebook when I drove cross-country from New Haven, Connecticut to Tucson, Arizona - with dog Lee K.

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PNC - Players No George Bailey from "It's a Wonderful Life"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The situation wound up in the office of Peter Brown, a PNC compliance officer in Charlotte, North Carolina. In this era of sustained fall-out from the Wells Fargo fake accounts and downsizing of retail banking, financial institutions might re-think customer service.

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Polar Vortex Returning: Arizona Relocation put on ice (power of conversation v web research)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 In addition to Huebner those former college friends include Lee Harrison, Irene Nunn, Charlotte Toal and Karen Cordaro. Over the weekend, we all bellied up to the car wash and had the salt removed from the undercarriage.  The autos shined.

2014 63

The Power of Polished Technical Demos and Why I Love My Work

DeFinis Communications

Last week I was in Charlotte, NC teaching a technical presentation skills program for one of my favorite clients, Autodesk. Autodesk, Inc. NASDAQ: ADSK ) is an American mulitnational corporation that focuses on 2D and 3D design software for use in architecture, engineering and building construction, manufacturing, and media and entertainment. The company is best known for its flagship computer-aided design software AutoCAD.

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The Power Chase - Why Politicos, Media, and Literature Professors Work for Peanuts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 Those alleged miscreants included Kathleen Huebner, Irene Nunn, Lee Harrison, and Charlotte Toal. You Those in other nations looking at America may assume we are obsessed by the pursuit of wealth. But that represents only a small percentage of Americans.

2016 56

1644 Park Avenue, East Harlem: When the building is the social network

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 Members include Lee Harrison, Irene Nunn, Kathleen Huebner and Charlotte Toal. Those who resided at 1644 Park Avenue in East Harlem were blessed with the unique kind of social support system only urban dwellers can experience.  Everything is there. So is everyone. 

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Pet Grief: Facebook college chums can get us on the other side of even that

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A half a century ago Lee Harrison, Kathleen Huebner, Irene Nunn, Charlotte Toal, and I arrived at college.  Just as millions have been doing the past several days.  Like them, we had no idea where life was going to take us.

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