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.

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. 

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.

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? 

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

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

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.

"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.

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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.

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Pop Culture Meets Jurisprudence

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But, on Abovethelaw , lawyer-journalist, Kathryn Rubino, reminds us that the Ninth Circuit didn't do too shabbily either. Of course, it was Melissa McCarthy's simulation of Sean Spicer which stole the show last Saturday on SNL.

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.

2017 52

Not Much of Squeeze Put on Airline Industry by Court

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Circuit judge all refer to the amount of room passengers have as "the incredible shrinking airline seat." Circuit Judge Patricia Ann Millet did a little bit to help out the consumer. Consumers, critics and now a D.C.

2017 52

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?

Alan Dershowitz: Is His Next in Trump Administration

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" He defended the legality of Donald Trump's travel ban, claiming the Ninth Circuit got it wrong. Over the weekend, there were two "star snaps" of superlawyer and former Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz. One was on Fox News' "Fox and Friends."

2017 52

"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.

2017 52

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

The Eloquent Woman

Black men dominated the antislavery lecture circuit. As Larson noted, men more often got the speaking turns on the lecture circuit, despite her unusual story and appeal.

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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.

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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.

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"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. 

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.

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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

2016 52

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. 

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.

Tragic Flaws - So?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Of course, a former prominent Ninth Circuit judge, Kozinski has become a badly tarnished brandname in jurisprudence. The big story,  first in the general media, now in the legal media, is Katherine Ku's description of her discomfort clerking for Alex Kozinkski 2003 - 2004.

2018 52

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.

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Judge Raymond Myles - Could This Murder Been Deterred?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Cook County Circuit Court Criminal Division Judge Raymond Myles was murdered outside his home. His female companion was injured. The weapon was a gun. The motive is suspected to have been robbery. However, nothing seemed missing. Here are the details from the Chicago Tribune.

2017 52

Tronc Layoff - Why Writers, Et Al., Have Such Tough Time Exiting Comfort Zone

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The reality had always been and it persists: Comfort zones likely short-circuit more careers than low emotional intelligence, political machinations, and shifts in the industry including technology.

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Of Course, Everyone Will Read "Raising Trump" By Ivana Trump

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Ivana could be invited to host a talk show or hit the lucrative part of the speaker circuit. In early S eptember, Ivana Trump will publish her third book. This one is titled "Raising Trump."

2017 52

"Getting Under Trump's Skin" - Buzzphrase Captures Current Form of Political Protest

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Hey, so far, even the Ninth Circuit appeals court couldn't do much. The current politics of protest mimics the moves made in the schoolyard by bullies. It's all about knowing exactly what to say or do to, as the buzzphrase goes, "get under the skin" of the victim.

2017 52

Melania Trump - Wins One, Loses One

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The lawsuit has been dismissed by Montgomery County Circuit Judge Sharon V. So far in her litigation associated with allegations that she might have worked as an escort, Melania Trump has won one and lost one.

2017 52

Tarpley.net - Bloggerville Turns Wary

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Montgomery County, Maryland, Circuit Court Judge Sharon Burrell gave that the okay. Bloggville is frozen solid with fear. Or should be.

2017 52

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. 

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.

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. I am a blogger, not a journalist.

2014 56

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.

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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.

2014 60

Ana Marie Cox - Thriving as Political Columnist at Guardian

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That was when she was a hot commodity on the speaking circuit. An early adopter of blogging, Ana Marie Cox became the face of Gawker. Her Wonkette daily column was what first introduced many of us to that site which has since gone global. Then she tired of that scene.

2014 52

Don McGahn - How Much Did He Know, When, Whom Did He Communicate That To

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the immigrant ban order. Once a partner at BigLaw firm Jones Day, Don McGahn could be on the brink of losing his new job as top White House lawyer. As sources speculate in BusinessInsider , McGahn could be gone in a week.

2017 56

Jesse Bright, Lawyer AND Uber Driver

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Bright could develop a fresh career path by getting on the paid speaking circuit, presenting the new occupational realties and helping remove the stigma of "crossing the line." In North Carolina, Jesse Bright was stopped by the police. That happens all the time, you think.

2017 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 56

Angelou: Speaking with hope, humor

The Eloquent Woman

Maya Angelou's a staple on the college campus lecture circuit, and in this article she describes how she calibrates her speeches by thinking about the mood of the audience as well as what she can bring that will inspire them, something every thoughtful speaker should do.

Eric Schneiderman and Donald Trump Duking it Out Over Trump University

Great Public Speaking

He also mentioned how the 9th Circuit US Court of Appeals used Bernie Madoff as a comparison in their opinion when they threw out the defamation case Trump filed against one of his former students. Court of Appeals in the 9th circuit said, ".victims The Attorney General of New York Eric Schneiderman and Donald Trump are calling each other names and getting ready to go to court over Trump University.

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