Your Company is Bleeding Cash, and You Can Stop It!

Matt Eventoff

For more information, please see this article from USA Today. “If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings.” ” - Dave Barry. We all attend them, participate in them, and to varying degrees, loathe them. The meeting. One study estimates that executives spend close to ½ of their time, during working hours, in meetings.

Is Your Company Socially Engaged?

Communication Steroids

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If you are a presenter you MUST watch this company: Prezi (new features just released) — Scobleizer

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

By the way, Prezi is hosted on Rackspace and we’re very proud to be hosting this very cool company that was invested in by TED, too. Then focus on the interesting – whatever your company has to offer that’s different and new, and why.

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Make Sure Everybody Knows Company's Social Media Rules.

Communication Steroids

Make Sure Everybody Knows Company’s Social Media Rules by Roger Pike on February 1, 2011 Clients have been lost. As of last year, only about a third of American companies had an established social media policy.

Separating Personal and Business Relationships

Kuhnke Communication

The size of a company often determines the type of relationships its employees have with one another. At the same time an impressive 86 percent believe that a business-focused environment would be more beneficial for their companies.

"Nuke Nostalgia," FAST COMPANY

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

FAST COMPANY presents the values of Generation Flux with the same revolutionary conviction that Martin Luther did his treatises about religion.    In essence, FAST COMPANY's message is that we better, no matter what our actual generation, become comfortable with chaos. 

Media Companies are Becoming Public Speaking Companies | Public Speaking Training

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized public speaking training

P&G - The Company which Invented Brand Management Has Irrelevant Brands

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In essence, the company which invented brand management in the 1930s has mostly irrelevant brands. P&G has been a non-performer for a while. And, Jennifer Reingold in Fortune explains how it's trying to get its mojo back.

Company Branding & Unusual Benefits - Pawternity Leave Coming to Columbus, Ohio's BrewDog

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Scottish craft beer company, BrewDog, is opening its first U.S.-based BrewDog could set in play employee demands at non-tech companies for benefits such as Pawternity Leave.  When based office in Columbus, Ohio. That will be next Monday.

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Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes & Superlawyer David Boies Part Company

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Wall Street Journal   reports that Boies and Theranos parted company over disagreements how the company should handle the investigations by regulatory bodies, the U.S. Superlawyer David Boies had been both a legal adviser to Theranos and a member of its board of directors. Now, he is no longer representing Theranos. And, it is unknown if he will remain on the board.

Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes & Superlawyer David Boies Part Company

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Wall Street Journal   reports that Boies and Theranos parted company over disagreements how the company should handle the investigations by regulatory bodies, the U.S. Superlawyer David Boies had been both a legal adviser to Theranos and a member of its board of directors. Now, he is no longer representing Theranos. And, it is unknown if he will remain on the board.

Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes & Superlawyer David Boies Part Company

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Wall Street Journal   reports that Boies and Theranos parted company over disagreements how the company should handle the investigations by regulatory bodies, the U.S. Superlawyer David Boies had been both a legal adviser to Theranos and a member of its board of directors. Now, he is no longer representing Theranos. And, it is unknown if he will remain on the board.

Thomas Cushman - The Company He Kept

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was just as Mom and the nuns in Catholic school warned us: Be careful whom you hang around with. Birds of a feather fly together and they could be leading us where we shouldn't be. Maybe Thomas Cushman was not given that lesson. He had befriended alleged heroin dealer Robert Vineberg.

ConAgra Splits Into 2 Companies - Disruption In Food Industry Continues

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In response, ConAgra has announced that it is splitting into two independent public companies. As Ezequiel Minaya reports in The Wall Street Journal : "One of the companies is slated to house the consumer-brands business and will be renamed ConAgra Brands Inc.

Newscorp splits into 2 Companies

TJ Walker Interactive

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Twitter's Layoffs - Company Has To Do More To Survive

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The company, which re-hired Jack Dorsey, has to figure out how to turn the enterprise around. As expected, distressed social network Twitter has announced a layoff. More than 300 employees or 8% of employees have been cut.

The New York Times Company - Q1 Loss of $14.3 Million

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The New York Times Company had a lousy Q1. As Kevin McCauley reports in Odwyerpr.com : "Revenue slipped 1.6 percent to $384.2 million, largely due to a 5.8 percent dip in advertising sales. Print ad revenues plummeted 11.1 percent, while digital spots increased 10.7 percent to $42.3

The History of Your Company - 98% Irrelevant in Marketing/Sales

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  If we are making a purchasing decision about whether to buy from your company, we likely find the journey back to the past of no value.   When companies shift direction or rebrand they tend to be tempted to cover the past.

Candor + Being a Company Man = Credibility

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Everyone agreed he had done an amazing job convincing us to buy more from his company. The approach was the exact right balance of candor about the less-than-strong points of his service versus the competition with no ambiguity that he was a company man. 

Influence, But No Business - How Being Out There Can Deep-Six Your Company

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Unfortunately that alternate state of being can be downright counter-productive to the profitable operation of your company. Their companies didn't have the infrastructure or the resources to support being run by what might be thought of as an absentee landlord.

Procter & Gamble - Can This Old-Line Company Make Leap Into The Fun Economy?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But one thing I know is this: P&G is not a fun company and we have entered The Fun Economy. There is also the too-buttoned-down ethos of the company.  Old-line player Procter & Gamble reported lower sales. This isn't an aberration.

Hulk Hogan v Gawker - Yet another company was reckless in email communications

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It is hardly news that when a lawsuit is filed, lawyers will do e-discovery. That is, they will prowl through the email. What they are searching from are "smoking guns." " What constitutes a possible smoking gun is not an absolute. That's the scary part.

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The old-line top-down/functionally based company on the way out

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those of us who are independent contractors keep encountering the new kind of corporation. It's not rigidly hierarchical or functionally based. Instead, the way the work gets done is by self-directing teams representing myriad disciplines.

Tina Brown to Start Public Speaking Conference Company | Presentation Training

TJ Walker Interactive

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Alejandro Rhett: J. Crew Reportedly Fires Him For Joking Around About Company Layoffs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, it's unforgiveable that Alejandro Rhett leveraged the layoff of 175 at his company J.   Losing a job is right up there with other big-time traumas such as the death of a loved one.

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Verizon - Likely It Doesn't Want To Morph Into A Media Company

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" there is a fair deal of skepticism that the phone company [Verizon] really wants to run a network of online publications. It seems like, at the very least it will be a distraction and, at worst, a drain on financial resources to become a media company

Internet Marketing Company Student Experts Offering $20 for 1000 Words - It's Come To This

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Okay, internet marketing company Student Experts is based in Tucson, Arizona, not the Big Apple. But still, for copywriting, not straight editorial, $20 for 1000 words still seems quite insulting to content providers. The help-wanted in Craigslist reads: "Student Experts.

Misery Loves Company - Many Aging/Young Lawyers Caught in Same Messes as the Rest of Us Working Stiffs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today, several financial experts at The Colony Group published an article in the Financial Advisor warning law firm partners about the growing difficulty in taking early retirement. They position the obstacles to that as "the perfect storm."

Adopt a “Pay it Forward” Mindset for Your Next Company or Industry Presentation

DeFinis Communications

While I did not attend this year’s event, it got me thinking about what it takes to present at a large scale annual meeting—whether for a company or an association/industry. The best annual meetings provide an immersion in the uniqueness of the company or industry culture, important teaching moments, and opportunities to connect with colleagues. Annual company and industry meeting status quo can have a powerful impact on your performance.

MasterCard: Re-branding As Technology Company, Deep Dive into Data Analytics

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In its official corporate branding, MasterCard now identifies itself as a technology company. MasterCard isn't just for swiping any more. The payment industry is going through a branding revolution.  AmEx had expanded its elite positioning to the EveryDay card for moms.

Hinckley Allen Law Firm: Ad in FAST COMPANY touts it understands client's business/industry

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In its ad in the current issue of FAST COMPANY, law firm Hinckley Allen  makes explicit what we vendors have known for a while: It's imperative to know the client's business and industry. " A placement in FAST COMPANY is smart.

Fox Implicates Its Parent Company In Pro-Obama Conspiracy Theory – Media Matters

TJ Walker Interactive

Fox Implicates Its Parent Company In Pro-Obama Conspiracy Theory – Media Matters. Uncategorized "Bin laden" movie video "Weinstein brothers" ". film" "Barack Obama

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Guest Posting: How to Write and Deliver a Great Speech, by Simon Lancaster

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Today, he writes speeches for the CEOs of some of the biggest companies in the world, including Unilever, HSBC and Intercontinental Hotels. Simon Lancaster is one of the world’s top speechwriters. He first became a speechwriter in the late 1990s, working for members of Tony Blair’s Cabinet.

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The Washington Post Company - Things perk up on the digital side

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

POLITICO, which competes with THE WASHINGTON POST in the political space, presented objective coverage of The Washington Post Company's Q1 financial results. As POLITICO reports, the bright spot for the Company was digital, where it will be putting up a paywall this summer.

Authors: Think Like Consumer Products Companies

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Books are products.    They could be marketed lots more like Wisk, and other consumer products.    But they aren't.    Yet, Wisk is getting plenty of attention with its contest Pimp my Laundry Room  video contest.   For example, here in Connecticut, the NEW HAVEN REGISTER gave Wisk lots of space.    The focus was on one of the contestants Kerry Ryan-Wali, mother of six who does six loads of laundry a day. 

Does your company have enough effective managers?

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

I read a recent article about the importance of effective managers which seemed to sum up a lifetime of experience. It summarised a number of recent research articles looking at the value of effective managers within any organisation For example did you know that effective managers can increase productivity between 12% and 25%! Another study [.]. Effective management Influencing Leadership Presentation Skills management TOM

Procter & Gamble: The quiet company which gave us brand management, the soaps

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Amidst the noisy leadership of the auto companies, high tech, and now social media, there has been the zen of Procter & Gamble management.  What we can expect next, I argue for the financial information company Motley Fool , is an interesting turnaround. 

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FAST COMPANY's 4 Covers: Predicted winner of 2012 tech war

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Each of the four different covers for the November issue of FAST COMPANY  features either Apple, Facebook, Google or Amazon, with the  prediction that that player will win the 2012 tech war.    The future of companies such as Nielsen, a global information and measurement organization, could be grim.  From the clash of the four titans could come, the article predicts, the wipe-out of industries and specific companies

Opinion-editorials: When companies expect them to be platforms for telling their story

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yet, in in this era when everyone is savvy about media, some companies still are convinced they can frame an op-ed to be a platform for touting (directly) their brand, marketing their products and services, and/or evangelizing.