The High Cost of a Good Job

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's the findings of a recent survey by the Spectrum Group, reports Bloomberg. Being in that upscale bracket usually demands housing in a pricey zip code, a long train commute into the city, brandname clothes, membership in at least one social club, and a late-model car. Then it dawned on me how much I would have to invest in clothes, manicures, the commute, and lunch.

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Understanding Gen Z: Characteristics, Habits, and Differences from Millennials Explained

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According to a recent survey : 53% of Zoomers have chosen a brand/product because they wanted to show support for the issues they stood up for/represented. Even the Generation Me representatives are rather cautious when it comes to their finances (as their tendency to resell clothes shows). For instance, two-thirds of surveyed parents said that their children’s’ needs and preferences influenced their last technology purchase.

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"Upscale" - Don't use that word with Everyman/Everywoman

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In informal surveys among those on my networks, professional and personal, I am finding very few are changing their bargain-hunting mindset and behavior.    They're boasting about discovering the consignment shop which stocks brandname clothes in plus sizes and a hotel liquidator outlet which has sleeper couches for less than a hundred bucks. The new frugality meme continues to resonate with mainstream America. 

How to Do Market Segmentation The Right Way

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For example, if you owned a clothing store, you might market clothing featuring designs by local artists for people living within a certain area. Customer experience surveys and Voice of Customer data are great market research tools for obtaining information, directly from your audience. However, care must be taken to ensure that surveys are written in a way that encourages audiences to be forthcoming.

Talk to Connect

The Communication Blog

Leah is currently conducting the Mother’s Circle Young Women’s Birth Survey open to 18-26 year olds ( https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/youngwomensbirthsurvey.) I sat mute, watching, surveying, listening, contemplating. Here is a guest post written by Leah DeCesare. Leah DeCesare is a writer and blogger ( www.MothersCircle.net) writing about perspectives on parenting from a mother of three, educator and doula.

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How to be an Outstanding Communicator

Manner of Speaking

——— The message from recruitment agencies, employer surveys and the like is familiar, loud and clear: you must be an outstanding communicator if you want to get to the top of your profession. It is puffed up, self-serving – and, in the final analysis, like the emperor’s new clothes it leaves its author looking naked and foolish. Today’s post is from Martin Shovel.

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What is an Innovation Strategy and Why Your Company Needs One?

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Clothes retailers are pioneering with “smart changing rooms”, virtual stylists and voice shopping. There are many ways to practice “customer listening”: Conduct regular surveys to collect product feedback. Competition today is tough: a company that sits on its laurels with a great and popular product or service, will not sit on that pedestal very long.

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How to be an Outstanding Communicator

Manner of Speaking

——— The message from recruitment agencies, employer surveys and the like is familiar, loud and clear: you must be an outstanding communicator if you want to get to the top of your profession. It is puffed up, self-serving – and, in the final analysis, like the emperor’s new clothes it leaves its author looking naked and foolish. Today’s post is from Martin Shovel.

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Coincidence: Birthday of two very fine men, Stanley Atkinson & Paddy Ashdown

Max Atkinson

If he needed to go into a local town to buy new clothes (or anything else), he had to ask my grandmother to give him some cash. Years later, after I'd become a professional sociologist, I did a survey (from memory) of about 50 other sons of farmers I'd known as a child. Paddy Ashdown Stanley Atkinson On 27th February every year, I always think of two special men, my father and Paddy Ashdown who shared the same birthday.

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Birthday of two independent men, Stanley Atkinson & Paddy Ashdown

Max Atkinson

If he needed to go into a local town to buy new clothes (or anything else), he had to ask my grandmother to give him some cash. Years later, after I'd become a professional sociologist, I did a survey (from memory) of the other 50 sons of farmers I'd known as a child. Stanley Atkinson Paddy Ashdown On 27th February every year, I always think of two special men, my father and Paddy Ashdown who shared the same birthday.

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5 ways to persuade your audience by appealing to their social natures

Pivotal Public Speaking

Our clothes fashion industry depends on it, our politicians depend on it and cliques everywhere thrive on it. This is why you can use polls and survey results to support your ideas. It’s terribly important for most people to fit in, to belong, to be part of a group. I know – it’s not terribly smart to always follow the herd, but when we are not sure of ourselves or want to find out the best way to do things, we tend to find out what everyone else is doing and try it on for size.

5 ways to persuade your audience by appealing to their social natures

Pivotal Public Speaking

Our clothes fashion industry depends on it, our politicians depend on it and cliques everywhere thrive on it. This is why you can use polls and survey results to support your ideas. It’s terribly important for most people to fit in, to belong, to be part of a group. I know – it’s not terribly smart to always follow the herd, but when we are not sure of ourselves or want to find out the best way to do things, we tend to find out what everyone else is doing and try it on for size.

Make Your Blog Produce By Making It Relevant

Communication Steroids

Sure, I hear you saying, trends may be relevant for some industries like pop music or women’s clothes; but I machine custom parts for antique tractors…what possible use could trend-spotting have for me? A recent survey indicates that 25 percent of business will not allow their employees access to social media; fearing it will eat productive work time.

Public speaking vs. death

Speak Schmeak

I think I'll get into my workout clothes, so I'll be ready to go when it's time. I thought I had gotten somewhere when I contacted the author of this article , who stated, "The findings have been verified by countless other surveys and studies in subsequent years." But he never responded, so I guess those countless other surveys and studies will remain a mystery. Happy Monday! I got up and dressed early for a meeting, and now the meeting's been cancelled.

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You Have Not Seen New York Until You Have Seen It With Omar Khan!

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

Fuzzy questions (as no one wants to say the Emperor has no clothes) elicit fuzzier answers (as titular “leaders” are loathe to commit to anything without first going to committee to ensure any action has been rendered anodyne). I was never crazy about New York until I spent a couple of days with Leslie and Omar Khan. You have not seen New York until you have seen it with Omar Khan! Omar Khan is a globally acknowledged leadership development innovator and success coach.

You Have Not Seen New York Until You Have Seen It With Omar Khan!

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

Fuzzy questions (as no one wants to say the Emperor has no clothes) elicit fuzzier answers (as titular “leaders” are loathe to commit to anything without first going to committee to ensure any action has been rendered anodyne). I was never crazy about New York until I spent a couple of days with Leslie and Omar Khan. You have not seen New York until you have seen it with Omar Khan! Omar Khan is a globally acknowledged leadership development innovator and success coach.

Making Public Speaking FUN! Part 11 | Communication Steroids

Communication Steroids

To illustrate the point of “Frankenstein branding&# where all marketing materials are inconsistent and patchwork, I have dressed like Frankenstein with non-matching clothes. The neatest things I’ve done is include magic tricks (my son is a professional magician, so I’ve picked a few up) and human bar charts (where I administer a survey as the audience is walking in, then have the survey participants line up based on their answers).

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