Economic Reality Become Binary

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The economic reality is this: You do not have a job. So, it's very good news to hear that Barbara McQuade has been hired as a professor of practice at her alma mater the University of Michigan Law School.

The Whopper of an Economic Downturn - Loneliness Cleanse

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

McLellan quotes Manhattan psychotherapist William Meyerhofer , who had practiced law. And, a whopper of an economic downturn is what the World Economic Forum indicates is possible. The focus is on money. That's the reality of the current Gilded Age. 

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Secretary Geithner - 7 Communications Lessons

Matt Eventoff

It is never a good week when one of the most highly regarded investors of all time, Warren Buffett, declares that the economy “has fallen off a cliff&# after previously stating that the financial crisis is an “economic Pearl Harbor.&#. Needless to say, we are currently in some of the most frightening economic times ever. More pausing, more focused points, and more practice would have improved this tremendously. Click here to view the embedded video.

Learn to “Present” to “Pay the Rent”- Executive Presentation Skills

Matt Eventoff

It means preparing and practicing until you feel extremely comfortable, and then preparing and practicing even more. Effective presentation skills are crucial for all executives. If you can’t effectively present, it gets decidedly more difficult to “pay the rent.&# .

Debt is "tool for economic advance," Jackson Lears, THE NEW YORK TIMES

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  No wonder the middle class are economically stuck and can't build a platform on which to climb out.    They essentially are economically unenlightened.   Specifically, Lears states, "Debt has always played an important role in American lives - not merely as a means of instant gratification but also as a strategy for survival and a tool for economic advance."

'Clap on the name': a practical tip for Ed Miliband and/or his speechwriters

Max Atkinson

Yesterday, I mentioned an example in Ed Miliband's first speech as Labour Party leader where the audience might have applauded more promptly had the two parts of a positive-negative contrast been written the other way around.

2010 58

It Used to Take Three Highly-Trained Professionals to Make a Presentation

Duarte Blog

No, this is not a newfangled book on presentations written this year, it’s the book “Practical Charting Techniques” written in 1969 by Mary Eleanor Spear, the statistician of governments and Presidents. An economic situation more clearly visualized.

2009 82

Recovery Coming to Abrupt Halt? Agesim Roars In

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those who unofficially interpret economic indicators may be the ones to believe. Eliminating high paid mature workers and not recruiting them have already become common business practices.

2018 52

Startups and Venture Capitalists Beware

Matt Eventoff

We are in extremely difficult economic times, venture capital is much more competitive and difficult to come by, and every entrepreneur believes that their concept is different, special and deserving – every entrepreneur. . . Killer App # 2 – No Practice. Practice does not cost anything other than time. Every person benefits from practicing before presenting. . .

2009 168

Public Speaking: Its Place in the Communication Curriculum

The Communication Blog

For a variety of reasons, it seems useful to periodically review current practices and search for alternatives that might better serve our purposes. Cost Effectiveness Public speaking is an expensive course that is often called upon to economize by increasing the number of students in a class, for example. It’s lunacy to see the future and then deny it—whether it’s climate change or the need to economize and make education more affordable.

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Post Steel/Coal - A Tale of Two Cities (Pittsburgh, Youngstown)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Folks were bellying up to the gate hours early to view the Steelers' practice game. Of course, there were spill-over economic impacts. In contrast, here in Youngstown, which is about a 90-minute drive from Pittsburgh, there seems to be economic despair.

2017 56

Re-Thinking Rapid Growth - From Uber to CKR Law

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  After all, the threat of a worldwide economic downturn hovers over planet earth. As in the 2008 global financial collapse, those lawyers knocked out of the box may never get back in to practice law.  Rapid growth has been carrying a stink.

2019 52

The Third Presidential Debate 2012. Analysis and Commentary. And Who Won?

The Presenter's Blog

Obama practiced debate ju-jitsu all night — which he did very well. One such pivot yielded what for me was one of the President’s finest lines: “You want to return to the 1980’s for you defence policy, the 1950’s for your social policy, and the 1920’s for your economic policy.”

2012 181

That Dog Fight in White House - Of Course, Non-Family-Member Steve Bannon Is Losing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The current dogfight, report members of the media, pits son-in-law Jared Kushner and senior economic advisor Gary Cohn against Steve Bannon and other hard-line nationalists. Presidential Administrations always have power struggles.

2017 52

Presentation Tip: The Difficult Speech

Professionally Speaking...

For example, in announcing that your company is moving to another area where economic conditions are more favorable (upsetting and disruptive to many employees), your silver lining could be that house prices are much lower and the company will be providing a generous re-location package. .

2009 160

Laid Off Disney Employees Who Receive Outplacement as a Benefit - Take Advantage of It

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If the process is conducted totally online, then there are best practices for how to answer the questions and present solutions to hypothetical work problems. For instance, the guide explains in detail how much the labor market has transformed since the global economic downturn in 2008.

2019 52

Why most attempts at audience participation fail and what to do about it

Speaking about Presenting

He’s presenting on getting through the economic downturn to an audience of small business owners. How has the economic downturn affected your business? This is a valuable way of ensuring people in your audience nail down something practical from your talk.

The Basic Communication Course

The Communication Blog

And, as the economic pressure on colleges continues, it only looks like it’s going to get worse. This would not preclude the inclusion of practical communication skills; it would just exclude the actual class practice of these skills. There seem to be economic, educational, and image advantages to this approach. This course can more easily be taught in large sections and online and would be as economically feasible as any other social science course.

2014 100

Beware Career Advice - Yet Another Industry In Trouble (at least right now)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For example, during the golden age of practicing law, the career experts told college students not to worry about taking on six-figure debt by enrolling in law school.   Soon enough came the global economic crash. Get licensed to drive a big rig.

2019 56

Your Data Wants a Makeover

Duarte Blog

For Demos, this survey explained theoretical concepts about power as well as showing its practical implementation in 21st century Britain. “The Crisis of Credit Visualized distills the economic crisis into a short and simple story by giving it form.

2010 83

"Creative Class" Theory by Richard Florida Discredited - Politicos should run like hell

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 His book "The Rise of the Creative Class" posited that economic development blossoms when those "creative" types move in. In 2002, a professor in Pittsburgh - Richard Florida - rose to fame.

Standardized Testing - Big Changes Could Be Coming

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Developing, administering, assessing, and coaching for standardized tests had been a major economic niche in the U.S. Passing the bar exam, which is necessary to be licensed to practice law.].

2017 52

Google - Will It Wind Up a King Lear, Ranting It's More Sinned Against, Than Sinning

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Nations will seek to adopt another economic system.  The ruling also orders Google to end its anti-competitive practices within 90 days or face a further penalty." The fundamental of capitalism is confidence in the dynamics of the Invisible Hand.

2017 52

How to Thrive in a Challenging Public Speaking Situation

DeFinis Communications

Transition US is a resource and catalyst for building resilient communities across the United States that are able to withstand severe energy, climate, or economic shocks while creating a better quality of life in the process. My practice and work on the presentation saved me. A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of working with Carolyne Stayton, the Executive Director of Transition US.

2012 160

Professional Services Firms - Fewer Insultated by Premium Branding

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Forever, the business and legal media have been reporting on the need to reform traditional billing practices in the legal sector. This lawsuit and the media attention it is receiving can provide the tipping point in clients' demand for an overhaul in billing practices.   But outside that magic circle, law firms should be put on notice that their business practices, especially billing, are being being watched.

2019 40

10 Tips for Speaking on a Panel

Professionally Speaking...

I recently attended my local ASTD chapter meeting ( www.dcastd.org ) where a panel of CLOs talked about the role of global learning in tough economic times. Be sure to practice your stories so they are crisp and support the point(s) you are making. What other tips or best practices do you have to share.either from the perspective of being in the audience or being a panelist?

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Leadership Communications: Wander the streets on garbage day

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sometimes they, as the books about best practices recommend, collaborate. Incidentally, unlike the Homeless Coder who didn't improve his economic positioning, these people will likely make use of any break to add to their little lives. 

2014 56

- 400+ - In Paradise, No One Is In High Angst

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The beauty of living in Paradise (that is outside the New York Metro area and the temporary networks at the World Economic Forum in Davos) is that no one even noticed the -400+ development on the Dow.

2016 56

SOTU: Attacks Lawyers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The other area was the subject of malpractice lawsuits which raise the cost of practicing medicine.    Because of those suits, healthcare systems tend to practice medicine defensively, e.g. ordering too many tests.   After such prolonged economic suffering, it's likely they will focus on the optimistic elements in the speech. In his State of the Union speech, President Obama attacked lawyers. 

2011 40

5 Best Halloween Costumes For Public Relations Pros

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  I am wearing a sandwich board with Gene Grabowski's best practices for managing the Blue Bell meltdown, pun intended. The winner gets all expenses paid, including admission, to do a presentation at the World Economic Forum, at Davos.

2015 75

Medical Doctors in Era of Obamacare: Don't look for the caring Norman Rockwell depicted

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In The New York Times, Abby Goodnough depicts a world in which it is increasingly difficult to be medical doctors in private practice, that is self employed. It's palpable when I walk into the examining room of doctors in private practice.

2014 65

PresentationCampLA puts the audience in charge!

Speak Schmeak

For only $10 – a great value in tough economic times – participants get access to some of the top presentation coaches in the world!” At PresentationCampLA , everyone participates in some manner: presenting, leading a discussion, showcasing a best practice, or sharing their experiences.

PresentationCampLA puts the audience in charge!

Speak Schmeak

For only $10 – a great value in tough economic times – participants get access to some of the top presentation coaches in the world!” At PresentationCampLA , everyone participates in some manner: presenting, leading a discussion, showcasing a best practice, or sharing their experiences.

Flashing (Irrelevant) Credentials - Bad for Your Brand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

in economics. A practiced game player, I tried out what that could get me. On Abovethelaw.com, Kathryn Rubino recounts the true saga of a lawyer who flashed multiple credentials. The victim of the flashing was his daughter's biology teacher. Not only did the lawyer pound his JD.

2016 56

Billionaires Can't Sing the Blues - No One Will Listen

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Of course, there is the sustained torment of feeling less-than because they might not be as wealthy as X in a competing Wall Street firm or law practice. Extreme wealth, along with influence and power. That's how many perceive billionaires.

2017 52

Middle-Aged, White, Going Not Gently Into The Night - A Nation In Extreme Pain

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I asked a practicing therapist and researcher why his practice had so many middle-aged clients. A former lawyer, who had helped me get on the other side of the emotional and economic crises of my middle years, is currently in a worse pickle.

2015 69

Dan Edelman, PR Pioneer/Empire-Builder, Dies at 92

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Hazley goes on to report: "When a set of twins was arrested in Oklahoma for practicing cosmetology without a license, Dan called the Associated Press and made it a national story." 

Music, the Mind and Public Speaking

DeFinis Communications

An economically struggling town of 45K, Newark voters rejected raising taxes that would secure the schools’ extracurricular programs including the Sinfonia. . In the study, twenty-nine adult subjects first “completed a musical history form that assessed beginning age and length of musical training, practice frequency and intensity, as well as how often they attended musical performances and listened to music.”

Going Off Traditional Networking Grid - Strength of Weak Ties

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

However, as Parvin, a senior director at Lateral Link and career coach, hammers, it had been key in establishing his niche legal practice in construction and transportation. We are all hearing so much now about weak ties right now because the fear is this: An economic downturn is in play.

2019 56

Higher Education, Lost Generations, and Death of Common Sense

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Building up a law practice doesn't necessary ensure ongoing success. One forecast is that 10,000 lawyer jobs could be lost in the coming economic downturn.

2019 52

Famous Speech Friday: Stav Shaffir and "What is a Zionist?"

The Eloquent Woman

Her blast of a speech in the Knesset in January got her removed from the chamber, but went viral and prompted an international discussion about Israel's economic and military future.

2015 93

Betrayed by Work - Can Outplacement Fix That?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They were able to return to well-paying jobs practicing law.   Meanwhile, those who have been burned and those who weren't but knew those who were wonder if the next economic downturn will change forever the legal profession.

2019 52

Witch Hunt & Over 50 Professionals - 5 Tiips on Landing Work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Age bias is worsening as business has become unhinged by the election and its aftermath - as well as world economic volatility. If the momentum continues she can probably set herself up in private practice. "Are you over or under 50?"

2016 65