Extreme Volatility of Brand Equity - The Matter of the Ninth Circuit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Being a clerk on the Ninth Circuit is a plum opportunity. After all, darkness is hovering over the Ninth Circuit. Or was. According to Kathryn Rubino and Elie Mystal at Abovethelaw , sources report that three clerks have exited. That has not yet been confirmed.    However, that latest possible development in what can be thought of as The Matter of Judge Alex Kozinski wouldn't be unthinkable.

9th Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski - Public Stance of Unconcern about Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Out there is the allegation that Ninth Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski has allegedly been engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct. Yet, as he indicated to the Los Angeles Times, he's not concerned about this development in public opinion. In fact, he challenged other accusers to step forward. Many recall how an article in Bloomberg positioned and packaged superlawyer David Boies essentially the same way. His problem wasn't that he himself had been accused of sexual misconduct.

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5 Phases of the Professional Speaker Career: Which Are You In?

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Speaking Business Strategy Speaking Profession 5 phases of speaking building a speaking business Business is Good; Money is Great I'm Crazy Busy and Don't Have Time to Grow My Business I'm Still Working Full-Time but Want to Leave Soon I’ll Speak For Any Audience with a Pulse phases of speaking business rubber chicken circuit speaking speaking business speaking phasesOver the past 30 plus years, I’ve had a bird’s eye view into the careers of many professional speakers.

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Talbots, Penney, Staples: Will these join Circuit City or follow Wal-Mart's example for survival?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Why do some retailers like Wal-Mart survive and keep growing and others like Circuit City wither and die?    The answer seems to be in how they deal with change, both the internal kind for their own operations and the external kinds such as what's going on in the marketplace. I take a look at three stores which are struggling: Talbots, Penney, and Staples. 

Circuit Breaker

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010 Circuit Breaker Is your presentation tripping the circuit breaker? Your home might have circuit breakers to protect you. When you speak, your audience also has circuit breakers or fuses protecting them from disaster. What mistakes in your presentation would trip the circuit breakers in the minds of your audience and lose their attention? That tripped my circuit breaker.

Ben Casnocha: The Blog: So You Want to Get on the Speaking Circuit.

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A few friends have told me they want to get on the speaking circuit. Posted on: December 1, 2008 02:10 PM | View / Add Comments (8) | Posted in Business Comments So You Want to Get on the Speaking Circuit. A few friends have told me they want to get on the speaking circuit. Ben Casnocha: The Blog Welcome - Learn More About Ben: Bio / Background - Email Ben: ben@casnocha.com - First time here?

How to Sustain Energy throughout Your Presentation

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You’re on the lecture circuit and at each location, your sponsors are determined that you will bring their message to as many people as possible. You’re okay with that; this is how you make your living. You start out great first thing in the morning, and you sustain your stamina through the second presentation before […]. The post How to Sustain Energy throughout Your Presentation appeared first on SketchBubble Official Blog. Presentation Tips

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"Rich v. Fox News" - Credibility of Conservative Cable Network Could Be Hurt During 2020 Election

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

District Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. The Second Circuit ruled the lawsuit can proceed. If Joel and Mary Rich know how to gain publicity their lawsuit against Fox News could tarnish that brand. Here are the details of that saga from BusinessInsider.    Their son Seth Rich, a DNC player, had been murdered in July 2016. Law enforcement weighs in that the motivation had probably been robbery and that went very wrong. 

2019 40

David Boies Loses Round in Court for Client Petroleos de Venezuela SA - Intends to Appeal

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Superlawyer David Boies of Boies Flexner had set up a litigation trust to represent Petroleos de Venezuela, an energy company. That was to facilitate the recovery of funds allegedly stolen from it through hacking of computers and bribery.    There has been a setback. As Business Breaking News reports: "The judge ruled Friday that [the litigation trust]. lacks legal standing. 'The

2019 43

Rajat Gupta, Steve Cohen - Not Crushing It in Comeback Struggle

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In his aggressive pursuit of being declared innocent of insider trading former McKinsey head Rajat Gupta hand appealed his conviction the Second Circuit ("Gupta v. The Second Circuit didn't buy that. The ruling in "U.S. Neman" redefined "insider trading" in a way that let Michael Steinberg off the hook. He had been an employee at Steve Cohen's SAC, which has since be shut down.

2019 40

Big Apple & New Year's Eve - Choose Between Uber Surge Pricing Or Cost of DUI Lawyer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Right now in the Southern District of New York and the Second Circuit, issues related to Uber's surge pricing are pending. " In the Second Circuit is the specific matter if riders have to submit to arbitration for resolving complaints. The case is "Meyer v. Kalanick." As many Uber riders know, they usually "click" the agreement to surrender the right to litigation. Here are the details presented by LawNewz.

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California AB 5 - Uber Lost Battle But Could Win War

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Uber is aggressively battling having the terms and conditions of California Assembly Bill 5 imposed on it. Those would reclassify its contract drivers as employees. Eventually, Uber might win. But, for now, it suffered a setback. Uber, along with Postmates, sought a temporary injunction against AB 5. But U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee rejected that request, reports The Recorder.

2020 40

Extreme Branding Opportunity for Johnson & Johnson: Verdict Win in Talc "Forrest et al."

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Louis Circuit Court ruled for the defense in "Vickie Forrest et al. The jury in St. Johnson & Johnson et al."  "  As Bloomberg reports, members of the jury determined that Johnson & Johnson's talc product did not cause the plaintiff's ovarian cancer and the corporation did not fail to warn about any medical dangers. Medical testimony showed no evidence of asbestos in Forrest's tissues.

"The Whistler" by John Grisham - Don't Start Reading Unless You Have All-Day to Finish Book

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The other is a court reporter for a circuit court judge who hates her boss. That circuit court judge is just a small piece of an organized crime racket that extends from real estate development to a Native American gambling casino. The Florida Bureau of Judicial Conduct is used to investigating drunk lawyers. That's the earnest but laid-back group readers encounter in John Grisham's   "The Whistler."

2016 47

In Jail: How Did Colinford Mattis, Urooj Rahman Get There?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That had been factored in, reports Law.com , in the decision by the panel of judges of the Second Circuit to put a stay on the order of U.S. The reasoning goes this way: As lawyers Colinford Mattis and Urooj Rahman understood the severity of their alleged crime. They are accused of being in the loop of tossing a Molotov Cocktail at a police vehicle in Brooklyn during a George Floyd protest.

2020 40

This Doesn't Fit with How FBI Is Portrayed on TV - Allegations about William Tisaby

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner contracted with Tisaby about allegations that the then governor was threatening to release to the public a naughty photo of a woman if she outed their affair. "The former FBI agent [William Don Tisaby] who investigated Missouri's former Republican Governor Eric Greitens has been indicted. on six counts of perjury and one count of tampering with physical evidence."  "  - Jerry Lambe, Law and Crime, June 17, 2019.

2019 40

Premature Rush to Salvation: Felicity Huffman v. Alex Kozinski

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit Alex Kozinski is trying to resurrect that lawsuit. Film enthusiasts probably recall the poignant tale of the female janitor who rescues an Amazonian god from a military research institution. That movie had been "The Shape of Water."  "  Well, like so much in the entertainment industry, that wound up as a lawsuit. It was the copyright one "David Zindel v. Fox Searchlight." " But U.S.

2019 40

Best-selling book price of entry for White House run

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  For consultants and those who want to hit the lecture circuit, a book is the price of entry but it doesn't necessarily have to be a best-seller.  Mitt Romney has a shot at the White House.    His book NO APOLOGY: THE CASE FOR AMERICAN GREATNESS will be on THE NEW YORK TIMES best-seller list out March 21, reports Ben Smith in Politico. 

"Think outside the box, find a niche, have a clear message for your services," is what Shayn Cutino tells clients on how to make a good living

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  She's telling that same story and more about making a living on our own terms to her corporate clients and audiences on the lecture circuit. With age came professional discontent.    Shayn Cutino didn't want to be anyone's employee any more.    And she especially didn't want that employer to be a physician.    Here in an exclusive interview , Cutino tells her story of career change. 

Looks like Andrew Young will get to finish that mansion

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In turn, that ensures the lecture circuit.  The mansion being built for middleman Andrew Young in the John Edwards's scandal was left unfinished when the NATIONAL ENQUIRER threw the match on the whole thing.    But the Young family has gotten lucky.    His book continues to hold a high ranking on Amazon.com.    It's good to see a family do well, again.

The Judge and "the boys" - A Sad Tale of Corruption

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He had been district judge for the First Judicial Circuit of AK. Eastern District of Arkansas Judge Kristine G. Baker, one might put it, "threw the book" at former judge O. Joseph Boekmann, Jr. Although the prosecution sought a bit over 3 years, she sentenced him to 5. Over a 7 year period he used his position as judge to pressure young men to trade sexually related behavior in exchange for dismissing their cases.

Rohina Bhandari, Wall Street Private Equity Manager, Murdered by Tiger Shark

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

She was considered a major player on Wall Street and part of the charity event circuit. Diving, like skiing, is a risky recreational activity. Rhonia Bhandari, 49, was engaging in a group dive about 300 miles from the Costa Rican mainland. Suddenly, the diving guide spotted a tiger shark. He alerted the group and attempted to distract the predator. With the exception of Bhandari and the guide, the other members of the group were able to save themselves.

2017 40

Investor Relations: Merck case before US SC focuses on timing of disclosure, filing of lawsuits

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Circuit Court of Appeals overturned that court's decision.    As Scarcella points out , "The 3rd Circuit panel noted there is disagreement among circuit courts about starting points" - that is when the meter begins running for that two-year timeframe. Investor relations [IR] departments will be closely following the U.S. Supreme Court review of Merck's challenge to a shareholder lawsuit. 

Employers 1, Aging Job Applicants 0

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled in favor of defendant CareFusion, which was represented by BigLaw firm Olgetree. Closely watched has been "Dale Kleber v. CareFusion." " Here is a copy of the amended complaint filed in federal court in Illinois. At issue were both age and a cap on experience. The latter, of course, could be interpreted as a tactic to restrict aging professionals from applying for the job. 

2019 40

Famous Speech Friday: Ida Tarbell's 1916 "Industrial idealism"

The Eloquent Woman

The speakers'' bureau advertising you on the lecture circuit says "there is no name which speaks more eloquently of careful and painstaking research, keen analysis, open mindedness, fairness and constructiveness, than does the name of Ida M. This was a period in American history when few women spoke on the popular public-speaking circuits of the day.

2014 74

Bloggers Beware

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As a nominee for the 6th Circuit, John K Bush proclaimed he would follow precedents. Those included "Roe v. " However, years before he blogged how abortion was among the nation's tragedies. The disconnect between the two statements didn't get by U.S. Senator Feinstein. As lawyer-journalist Kathryn Rubino at Abovethelaw.com reports, Feinstein snapped back that Bush was under oath.

2017 40

Age Discrimination at the Front End: The Hiring Process

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit … is weighing the scope of the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act … Common employment practices such as campus recruiting and experience caps would be exposed to extensive litigation if job applicants are allowed to hold employers liable for age discrimination, a management-side lawyer argued."   It is important to note that the plaintiff Kleber seems to be attempting to keep this review by the Seventh Circuit limited.

2018 40

When Society Loses Trust - Bring on the Cons

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Circuit of Appeals rejected the appeal of Trudeau's 2013 conviction for exaggerated claims by his weight-loss book. Tonight, "Court TV" revisited the saga of TV infomercial pitch man Kevin Trudeau. The 7th U.S. Trudeau contended there had been not enough evidence, the jurors had been given wrong instruction, and his sentence had been too long (10 years).

2019 40

"Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius" - Will That Be Tipping Point in Neil Gorsuch's Confirmation Hearing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On the 10th Circuit Court, federal judge Neil Gorsuch ruled for the plaintiff. Those were liberal times. And the media and public seized the aura of those times to create a major controversy over the issue if corporations were required to provide health insurance coverage for contraceptives. The flashpoint was the case "Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius." " The plaintiff argued against that on the grounds of religious beliefs.

2017 40

Alleged Age Discrimination in Hiring, Legality of Experience Caps - Follow Closely "Kleber v CareFusion"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, sitting en banc, will take up Dale Kleber's case … The U.S. As Mulvaney notes, those lawyers for CareFusion argue that that decision "conflicts with multiple prior judicial decisions, creates a circuit split, threatens serious adverse consequences for employers, and is wrong in its merits." In "Kleber v. CareFusion," the plaintiff is a seasoned lawyer - Dale Kleber.

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Millennial Memoirs: They lived their life in dog years

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 Being on the lecture circuit can be quite lucrative and lower stress.  New kinds of opportunities opened up to Millennials.  Those ranged from digital startups to investing as venture capitalists.  Those who took those risks lived their lives in dog years.  If they succeeded, they have quite a story to tell and can afford to hire ghostwriters like myself to organize them for publication. This group is helping to bring the memoir genre to a peak.

David Colletti Probably Could Use a Tall One

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

MillerCoors has filed a civil case against him in Milwaukee County Circuit Court. To be a vice president of marketing at a big beer company. That's a dream job for many. Yet, David Colletti wanted more - millions of dollars more. Today, he accepted a plea deal for embezzling $8.6 million from his employer MillerCoors. In exchange for pleading guilty, his prison sentence could be downsized to half what it would have been: 10 years.

Bloggers: We have protections of journalists but not boxed in by traditions of journalism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 In a case in which the underlying complaint was defamation, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals made an unanimous ruling that the defendant - a blogger - enjoyed the same First Amendment protections of journalists. Therefore, the verdict for the plaintiff for that trial was tossed and the the 9th Circuit ordered a new trial. I am a blogger, not a journalist.

2014 47

Rajat Gupta - Advanced Legal Tactics V. Trusted Old Public Relations Rebranding Moves

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Ninth Circuit determined that Gupta had benefited from his relationship with the players in the Galleon hedge fund. As of several years ago, former McKinsey leader, Rajat Gupta, spent about $30 million on his legal defense. That's documented in the book "The Billionaire's Apprentice - The Rise of the Indian-American Elite and Fall of the Galleon Hedge Fund." " Those legal tactics didn't work then. Gupta, despite petitioning the U.S.

2016 47

Crisis Management - Preventing Panic

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Public relations experts may be asking right now: Could Ninth Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski have ridden out the investigation and bad press related to allegations of sexual misconduct? The reality is that no one will know. The same issue hovered over former New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer. Some lawyers who had worked with him over the years thought he caved prematurely. But, again, we will never know. What we do know is that Kozinski has announced his retirement.

Checking Smartphones: Dims your wattage

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 But checking it, even by important politicos , short-circuits the electric current between presenters and audience. The old rule of presenting yourself in public used to be: Maintain eye contact.  Not doing that could dim your wattage as a keynote speaker or panelist or knock you out of the box for a job or client assignment.  The new rule of presenting yourself in public, which those of us in speechwriting hammer, is: No checking your smartphone.

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The Presnar Family in Florida - What If Stanley Presnar Had Been Coached on How to Manage Rage

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  My next question for the psychologist was: How can we short-circuit rage?  In Florida, there have been three deaths - probably unnecessary ones. The deceased are Stanley Presnar, employed by the Coast Guard, Gretche his wife, and a seven year old son. Another daughter is in critical condition. As the Miami Herald reports, Stanley committed suicide after gunning down his wife and son during an early morning domestic dispute today.    Likely rage took him over.

2018 43

Media Disruptor David Lat Joins New York Office of Lateral Link as Managing Director

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  Those in the know know that the lateral legal market can be the platform for creating extreme professional success. Legal recruiting firm Lateral Link is in exactly the right niche at the right time in the right locations throughout the U.S. and Asia. Recently Lateral Link has expanded its New York office. Its latest hire is David Lat in the position of Managing Director. Here are the details.

2019 40

Monica Lewinsky: Timing right for packaging herself as a woman all-grown-up

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

With global attention on whether Hillary Clinton (prototype of The Good Wife) will run for president, the timing is right for Monica Lewinsky to hit the speaking circuit.  That is, if she frames her message as A Woman All-Grown-Up.  Ditch the history, as Tina Brown advised authors in her The New Yorker days.  And present the now, including the challenges 21st century females struggle with in developed economies. In Politico, Liza Mundy jumps on the Lewinsky meme.

2014 50

Joe Muto, Still Playing Role of Rogue: Accused of grand larceny

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

   Yet, all this might not bring him the payoff he might have expected - big advance for a book, getting on the lecture circuit, and perhaps putting together a blockbuster documentary a la Michael Moore on conservative politics. Joe Muto aka "Fox Mole" has moved onto the legal stage of attempting to be a headline-grabbing rogue.    He has been accused by the folks at Fox of grand larceny and other crimes, reports NEW YORK MAGAZINE. 

You Have 16 Years Experience, Help-Wanted Ad Specifies Max of 4

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the plaintiff. The Seventh Circuit, 8 to 4, stated that experience caps didn't constitute a type of disparate impact theory. In the age-discrimination lawsuit "Kleber v. Carefusion Corp" the plaintiff contended age bias in hiring came via an experience cap. The Carefusion help-wanted was structured to require 3 to 7 years of work experience as a lawyer. No more than that. Here is a copy of the complaint.

2019 40

Famous Speech Friday: Harriet Tubman's fable on colonizing slaves

The Eloquent Woman

Plainly dressed, very short and petite, quite black-skinned, and missing front teeth, Tubman physically made a stark contrast to Sojourner Truth, one of the most famous former slave women then speaking on the antislavery lecture circuit, who was nearly six feet tall.Like Truth, however, Tubman shocked her audiences with stories of slavery and the injustices of life as a black woman. Black men dominated the antislavery lecture circuit.

2016 58

Those 33 miners might have get lucky - a second time

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The more gregarious among them can, like many who have come out on the other side of extreme hardship, join the international lecture circuit.  It's being called "The Miracle of the San Jose Mine." " Through becoming "a doggedly disciplined unit," as THE WALL STREET JOURNAL reporter Matthew Moffett describes it, 33 miners in Chile got lucky.    They survived.