Inside Higher Ed: Connecting With Your Class

Matt Eventoff

Unfortunately, some professors will be teaching classes where establishing a connection with the class is as difficult as finding the proverbial needle in a haystack. The post Inside Higher Ed: Connecting With Your Class appeared first on Princeton Public Speaking. For many thousands of students, the new semester, and academic year, is about to begin. Many professors will be speaking to a rapt classroom with eager students who are consumed with their subject matter.

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Inside Higher Ed: Connecting With Your Class

Matt Eventoff

Unfortunately, some professors will be teaching classes where establishing a connection with the class is as difficult as finding the proverbial needle in a haystack. The post Inside Higher Ed: Connecting With Your Class appeared first on Princeton Public Speaking. For many thousands of students, the new semester, and academic year, is about to begin. Many professors will be speaking to a rapt classroom with eager students who are consumed with their subject matter.

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How to generate chit-chat in online meetings and classes

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How do you generate chit-chat and off-topic discussions in online classes and meetings? I tell students that I show up 15 minutes before class starts. Dogs have nothing to do with my class!). Chit-chat is valuable. It’s how we connect with each other.

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Class of 2019, Compared to Class of 1967 - OK, Boomers Couldn't Go Home Again

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

USA Today features the plight of the Class of 2019. Not that the Class of 1967 had an easy time transitioning from years and years of schooling to having to make a living. "  The odds are that my insides hurt as much as those of members of the Class of 2019. Many of them were among those who had been laid off or furloughed during the play out of COVID-19. Their next step after job loss had typically been to return back home.

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The City and The Professional Class - The Great Diaspora

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Professional Class will be able to reimagine their own SmallerCities, suburbs, little towns, and non-working farms into hubs of knowledge creation and transmission.   The museum sponsors world-class exhibits such as the history of the auto in America and how that established new institutions.  No surprise, influential The Wall Street Journal publishes an article speculating if The City has a future. 

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Harvard Class of 2023 Includes Ismail Ajjawi

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The freshman class at Harvard undergraduate will have one student it almost lost to national security policies. As the world knows, the Palestinian minor (whose name has been released despite his age) Ismail Ajjawi was detained at Boston's Logan Airport. He had arrived to start his education, on scholarship, at Harvard. After being questioned for hours and his electronic devices searched, he was deported. 

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Beyond Rich, Middle Class, Poor - No Longer Labeling Ourselves Via Class

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Fortune Magazine is among the growing number of voices lamenting the shrinking middle class.    The assumption of those advocacy exposes is that those who can't make it into or remain in the middle class will be "poor." " After all, there are three rigid class distinctions in America: rich, middle class, and poor. " That phrase was slang for the middle class.

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British TV in Class by Itself - But UK Unemployment Pain Mirrors That of America

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Who hasn't hunkered down with British television during shelter-in-place? And, since so few things have reopened, we are still clicking it on.    Such premium entertainment. 

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Class Action Lawsuit Targets Avon's Branding as "company for women"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The timing couldn't be worse for this kind of lawsuit, seeking class action status, to be filed. The plaintiffs, hoping for class-action certification, are represented by Wigdor law firm. After all, this is the #MeToo era. There is a heightened consciousness of women's issues. That lawsuit is "Caroline Ruiz and Olivera Krstanoska v. New Avon and Avon Products."

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Brand Boston - Professional Class Unburdened by Children

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And, like other Professional Class urban metro areas, Boston has a high cost of living. Boston has evolved into the model of cool. After all, that's where GE is relocating. Tech, higher education, and healthcare are big business. The work day tends to be demanding and long. Is this combination of factors re-configuring the Bostons of the U.S. into child-free zones? And what will be the implications for cities without the laughter of children?

7 Executive Communications Lessons for World-Class Speechwriters

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Seven years ago this month, I added this Professionally Speaking blog to my Executive Communications website. Now, on New Year’s Day 2013, which happens to be my father’s 92nd Birthday — Happy Birthday Dad! — I’ve reached the milestone of 700 blog postings. This seems like a suitable moment to reflect some of the key [.]. Business Communication Public Speaking Speechwriting Blog Anniversary

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Homelessness - Sometimes Simply Values the Middle Class Don't Get

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At those, even the staff were interesting characters, marching to a non-middle-class drummer. The moderate weather and liberalism in certain urban areas make California a haven for the homeless.    The search for a solution to this crisis is generating both desperate and innovative proposals. Among the desperate is the one in the city of Lancaster. The proposal , backed by its mayor Rex Parris, would fine anyone feeding the homeless in a public space.

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Goldilocks - Patron Saint for Class of 2018

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Clearly, in a glutted world of talented folks with degrees, Goldilocks is the patron saint of the Class of 2018. Many of the members of the Class of 2018 will have to ignore the experts, the department of career counseling at their institution of higher learning, and their own socialization about following the rules. Goldilocks didn't care what others thought - even if the "they" were supposedly powerful (.e.g. bears). She totally focused on her goal.

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My 2012 “Master Class in Speechwriting” (Washington DC) has sold out and moved into a waiting list. I’ll be posting the 2013 dates within the next few weeks

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Class of 2018 - Five Perfect Gifts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Graduation used to be a joyful rite of passage. Now, it represents being pushed from the academic womb into an uncertain world. So, graduates need to be thought of kindly. Those in the giving mood can bestow these gifts: Copy of "What Color Is Your Parachute? " That career guide hammers that the critical lifetime skill has become the ability to search for and land work. And that will be done on a regular basis.

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Back of the Napkin to Head of the Class – Introducing Dan Roam’s Napkin Academy

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That gives you a full year of world-class visual thinking training for only $29.99. Business Event News class Dan Roam learn Napkin Academy online course promotion visual thinkingLearn to think faster, sell better, and see the invisible by thinking in pictures.

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David Muir Positions and Packages ABC's Karen Incident with Gravitas and Class

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Leave it to David Muir, the news anchor on whose shoulders has been placed the mantle of Walter Cronkite. Tonight on the ABC News, it was Muir's mission to position and package in a professional manner the exit of its version of Karen. That is, ABC News Senior Vice President Barbara Fedida.    After an investigation by a third party, it was confirmed that Fedida had made racially insensitive comments and would no longer be part of the ABC family, reports the New York Post. 

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Class in America - Founding Fathers Were Snobs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Well-researched and with a sophisticated tone, the book documents how class-obsessed America has been, right from the get-go.    It's standard procedure to make over the lower-class defendant to simulate the appearance and behavior of the middle class.   But to participate in that new rite of passage we were coached in the language and ways of the middle and even upper class. We were focused on middle class professional roles. 

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Class Action Gender Discrimination Lawsuit - Jones Day Responds (finally)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On April 3rd, Sanford Heisler filed the class action gender discrimination lawsuit "Nilab Tolton v. Initially there was silence. Jones Day." " It alleges bias in compensation and promotion as well as a kind of "Animal House" culture. Here is a copy of that 107-page complaint. Two plaintiffs identified themselves. Four remain anonymous. All are former associates at Jones Day.    Now, reports Dan Packel on Law.com , the defendant has responded.

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Building and Maintaining a World-Class Speaker Reputation with Alan Stevens

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The post Building and Maintaining a World-Class Speaker Reputation with Alan Stevens appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Today, The Wealthy Speaker Podcast is being brought to you by The Emerging Speakers Business Booster FREE Webinar on how to accelerate your speaking business and position yourself as an expert to get paid what you are worth … even if you have no clue how to get booked! Listen and learn about positioning yourself […].

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Will taking an acting class improve my public speaking skills? | Presentation Training

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Commencement Speeches to Class of 2019 - Bring on The Darkness

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Perhaps it was the subliminal advertising by institutions of higher education. Maybe it was simply magical thinking by those who have invested so much time, money, test-taking, and hope in degree-getting. Or, it could be the passing down of the Puritans' blind faith in education when they established Harvard in 1636. Whatever.

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Budget cuts kill public speaking classes

Speak Schmeak

There are certain classes we all took in high school and college that we never would have taken if it were up to us. Many of us struggled through math or science or history or English, but in the long run we've understood why those classes were important, and we've integrated the knowledge and skills into our daily lives and work. However, I can understand why the public speaking classes have low enrollment.

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Class Action Lawsuit "Davitashili v. GrubHub" Throws Shade on Food-Delivery Apps

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In addition, the class action contends that the apps' policies are increasing prices for consumers. GrubHub" is only one of a growing number of class action lawsuits related to the disruption caused by COVID-19. "Food delivery apps such as GrubHub and Uber Eats are using 'unlawful' contracts to bolster their grip on the market for meal deliveries and drive up prices for consumers, according to a new civil antitrust suit filed in Manhattan federal court." 

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A Long Way from "Dukes v. Walmart" - Expect Wave of Class Action Employee Lawsuits in Time of COVID-19

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those predicting the class action lawsuit was dead have egg on their face.   As Law.com reports, there is expected a wave of class-action lawsuits filed by employees as plaintiffs. On LinkedIn Updates,  the  brandname in employee individual and class action litigation - Sanford Sharp Heisler - posted that it is already being contacted by potential plaintiffs.  " Sanford Sharp Heisler is representing the plaintiff class.

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TV Reruns - Salvation for Professional Class

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Just about everyone in my residential complex is back to work. That might be at a job. Or, like me, in operating my own business. That means the emotional pressure is back on. Now my communications boutique is overbooked with assignments (hopefully I'm managing that better than United Airlines), I am back in the same stress pickle as I was pre-Crash. Yes, I have put on weight, Sleep is catch it when you can. My fingernails are bitten down.

2017 40

The Professional Class = Bunch of Self-Haters

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We got it: Members of the Professional Class - lawyers, management consultants, public relations pros - saw how self-love and playing in the job sand box can't co-exist. That's what we put together at our mindfulness meditation/discussion meeting at a Buddhist temple. Self-love is unconditional. Playing in the job sandbox involves all kinds of contingencies. At the top of the list is holding off on self-love until we "earned" it by achieving X, Y, and Z.

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Almost Finished reading World Class Communication by my friendly competitors Virgil Scudder and Ken Scudder

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized ken scudder Media Training presentation training virgil scudder world class communication Great book for anyone trying to be a better communicator. The Scudder’s real world examples drive communication lessons home in a simple and yet not simplistic manner. It’s now a part of my communications library.

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MBA Class of 2014 Returns to Confidence

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 As Melissa Korn reports in The Wall Street Journal, the MBA Class of 2014 are turning down jobs. Tomorrow the job figures are coming out from the Labor Department.  They are expected to be good. There is also another sign of an economic recovery.  Sometimes multiple ones.  They feel confident enough to hold out for that perfect job, at least as they define it. Here is that WSJ article (sub. req.).

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BA/BS Class of 2020 - Maybe Coming to Work in New York City Isn't Good Idea

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It could be downright impossible to the BA/BS Class of 2020 to start a career there, even with annual compensation of $75,000. Gleefully, BusinessInsider presents studies documenting how New York City, home to 100 billionaires, has become an entity from the Gilded Age. Given the cost of living in New York City, that $75,000 won't go far.

Connecticut - Taxes Driving Out Rich (and middle-class)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In addition, the middle class have also fleeing during the past five years. In Connecticut, there is annual property tax on every auto you own. It's assessed according to the value of the car. So, if you buy a new one, for several years your tax will be high. Late in paying in? Your car is towed away. The property tax on your residence is even more brutal.

Sudden Fiction by Jane Genova - "Jane Austin's Class of 1967"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

SHORT SHORT STORY BY JANE GENOVA  JANE AUSTIN'S CLASS OF 1967. Landing an engagement ring during the next four years they, the Class of 1967, knew was non-negotiable. Her family was making major sacrifices to equip her to enter the middle class. Yet, it was Kathleen's lack of super sophistication which generated the largest network of contacts in the Class of 1967. The Class of 1967 had been through the wringer. **.

Class of 2021 - On the Way to No Regrets

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" That's what a member of the Class of 1967 at Seton Hill , Greensburg, Pennsylvania, confessed to me that first night in the dorm. I was going to be the class's free-thinker.    For the Class of 2021, the to-dos that last summer before taking on the tough job of trying to grow up should include: Becoming fluent in a foreign language. For example, I would recommend that the Class of 2021 do all of  Peter Thiel's "Zero to One."

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Class of 2020 Coming to NYC - Yes, You'll Have to Pony Up Broker Fee

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last June, the DOS blinded real estate brokers in New York City. They passed a law forbidding brokers from charging those applying for apartments in NYC more than $20.    The standard broker fees had been 12% to 15% of the first year's rent. So, for the $2,500 a month one-bedroom apartment the broker fee, billed at 15%, would be $4,500. In addition, of course, the renter would have to also pay the security deposit.    Now, that law has been put on hold.

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"Middle Class" - Will That Phrase Dominate Campaign 2016?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And, given that Barack Obama got our attention with his phrase "middle class economics," we will be alert to how Clinton leverages that concept. That used to be called "being middle class" or "becoming middle class." " In The New York Times , Patricia Cohen has a major article on the so-called "middle class."

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Class of 2021 - Where Will First Good Job Be?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  But, that could change by the time the Class of 2021 suits up for their first good job. The dream among so many graduating college used to be doing whatever it takes to try to "make it" in the New York Metro area. That is spread over New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.  Getting out of the Northeast  has become front-of-mind for a growing number of folks already there. United Van Lines found that the states losing population fastest are NY, NJ and CT.

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Class Action Gender Bias Litigation, Not #MeToo, Could End Systemic Dominance of Male Power in Employment

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

More willingness to join with colleagues in putting together a complaint, that is, filing a class action.  Are the issues applicable to a class. Currently, the high-profile class action litigation Sanford Heisler is handing is "Nilab Tolton, et al. Hunch: It could be what goes on in class action and individual litigation will end gender bias in the workplace, not the #MeToo movement.

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Class of 2017 - Manhattan Becomes More Affordable (sort of)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The latest to relay this good news to the Class of 2017 is   Fortune.  Media outlets are getting giddy describing how the Manhattan rental market has become a downright steal.   According to a report yesterday by Douglas Elliman and Miller Samuel, the median rental price plunged to $3,369. That's a 1% drop.    If you have a family and need two bedroom, you are in the catbird seat. Rents for those dropped 5.2%.

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Class of 2019, et al. - The End (of the recovery) Could Be Near

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And right now, members of the Class of 2019 who haven't yet landed jobs, the over-50 who are targets for layoffs during economic downturns, and those in changing industries such as law should be scared. It is a bit after 1 PM New York Time. So, yes, the DOW has time to bounce back. But, right now it has dropped more than 350 points.

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Budget cuts kill public speaking classes

Speak Schmeak

There are certain classes we all took in high school and college that we never would have taken if it were up to us. Many of us struggled through math or science or history or English, but in the long run we've understood why those classes were important, and we've integrated the knowledge and skills into our daily lives and work. However, I can understand why the public speaking classes have low enrollment.

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The plaintiff class includes those rejected in their applications for admission to elite universities and/or who contend the value of their current or coming degree could erode because of this scandal. The lawyer filing this class action lawsuit is John Medler Jr.   A reality in this injustice is that applicants, many middle class or lower income, have to pony up about 80 bucks to fill out an application for Yale.

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VW - From Symbol Of CounterCulture To World-Class Sinner

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now, with the sophistication of the device used to fake emissions reports, VW has become the symbol for world-class sinning. All those values we are again embracing started during the Counterculture. And a symbol of them was the VW bug. With its engine in the back and no frills like a gas gauge (drivers had to keep track of fuel consumption), the bug transmitted multiple value messages. They included: Anti-materialism. A McCar like GM's Cadillac just wasn't necessary.

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The American Dream - Class Action Lawsuit Positions and Packages It as Vast Conspiracy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A class-action lawsuit has been filed in Chicago by powerhouse law firms Cohen Milstein and Hagens Berman. The real victim, argues the plaintiff class, is the buyer. Sure, homeowners have the option to sell their homes themselves, without any middleman - that is, the licensed real estate broker who charges a commission of about 6%. Or, they can contract with non-traditional brokers for a lower fee. But, most homeowners will go with the status quo.

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