$5+ Gas - Everything Changes (maybe back to hard economic times)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Some of us will decide to hang around locally instead of doing one last big outing to anyplace surrounded by water.  The impacts of Harvey on the oil industry likely will be worse than anticipated. That means: the return of high gas prices. And that changes EVERYTHING. 

Cover Letters for Better Economic Times

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The problem with better economic times is this: Those who had been discouraged from seeking work or a job better than their current one are likely joining you in applying for the same opportunities that you are. That everything includes us.

Corsets come off in Downton Abbey. Time they come off for us as well

The Presenter's Blog

World War 1 has changed the Downton landscape of Season Three socially, morally, and economically. When we ring-fence our IP it is because scarcity mentality tells us that if we release this precious idea, we’ll never get another one. Poor Lord Grantham. He has no idea what’s coming.

Economic View: Businessmen as U.S. Presidents: A Historical Circle

TJ Walker Interactive

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Social Media And The Economics Of Attention

Communication Steroids

If economics is the study of the allocation of scarce resources, then to call this an information economy is, at best, a tragic mislabel. Each of us only has a “bank” of twenty-four hours in a day; and we have endless places to spend that time. Look at me! Read me! Listen to me!

33,000 U.S. Jobs Lost in September - Gig Economy Players Have More Control

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Obviously, the job situation in the U.S. However, during the worst of economic times in the 21st century, many of us "day workers" have managed to obtain enough work to pay our bills and even sock away some in retirement funds. 

US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: Being the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Your Economic Destiny

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Go to the "about" web page for US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC). There, Chief Executive Officer and President, Javier Palomarez, delivers a single unambiguous message. That's this: The USHCC is all about business. More specifically, the success of the more than 4 million Hispanic enterprises. The platform for the USHCC messaging is entrepreneurship.

Media Coverage: Jonas Trumping Trump, World Economic Forum in Davos

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Mother Nature is stealing the show from Donald Trump and the movers and shakers at the World Economic Forum in Davos.  Those of us outside Jonas' path envy those in it.

Economic Pall - Even Fast Food Sales Are Down

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

However, the good news for those of us in marketing communications is that the more angst out there, the more we work. The uncertainty of Brexit makes it worse. But, even before that stunning event, those with small businesses such as mine could feel the economy changing.

Underwear Startups - Economic Indicators Recovery Is Getting Traction

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Conventional financial wisdom is that sales of underwear are an economic indicator. Soon enough some tech fashionista will have us wearing our cotton panties on the outside.

Drudge Report Highlights Mark Zuckerberg's Moves Toward Entering Politics - Economic Man Becomes Overshadowed by Man The Political Animal

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After all, it is obvious that it is politics which has so much influence and power in not only the U.S., It might be said that Economic Man has been overshadowed by Man The Political Animal.

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Raj Rajaratnam: What would he pay us for a kidney?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Today, U.S.   Believe me, there are plenty of economically challenged people who would jump onto the operating table to earn money in body-parts business. Raj Rajaratnam's kidney transplant will likely be billed to taxpayers, now that he's in prison. 

Canada, Economic Change, Suicide - Northern Neighbor No Longer Model Of How Life Could Be

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now, economic change has unleashed the same kind of darkness that hovered over America after the series of financial shocks to our systems since 9/11. This mirrors the surge in suicides among white, middle-aged Americans who had been thrust into the vortex of economic change.

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Big Lie: the 2009 Obama stimulus Didn’t Work

TJ Walker Interactive

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Sales of High-end Booze: Best of economic indicators

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One of the best economic indicators - U.S.   According to the Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S., Eat, be merry, and yes, keep drinking that high-end booze. alcohol sales - says we're out of the recession. 

State Dept. Travel Alert - Vendors In Grand Central Station Will Take 1st Economic Hit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"U.S. " - U.S. Who will take the first economic hit are the vendors in Grand Central. citizens should exercise vigilance when in public places or using transportation. Be aware of immediate surroundings and avoid large crowds or crowded places."

Enjoy Your Snow Day: It Comes W/O (Much) Economic Angst

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" - Jeanna Smialek, "Snow Storms Blasting Northeast Won't Freeze U.S. Economic Growth," Bloomberg Business, February 13, 2014. And then none of us could get to our onsite contract assignments (paid hourly). "Snowfall is on track to subtract 0.4

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.&#. Last night, the much maligned U.S. Needless to say, we are currently in some of the most frightening economic times ever. Click here to view the embedded video. Click here to view the embedded video.

Middle Class Economics - Rebrand That As Affording A Satisfying Lifestyle, Safe Community

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The political meme, transmitted directly from the White House as well as Campaign 2015, is middle class economics. The term "economics" leaves us with a bad taste in our mouth after the upheaval of The Great Recession.

"Room" - Plasticity v. being ossified by economic trauma (e.g. Talia Jane)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So many from all generations seem to be ossified by the trauma of hard economic times. Trauma, economic or other kinds, doesn't have to shut us down. "Room" shows us what miracles can happen when we open ourselves to plasticity. "Room" chronicles the adjustment of a mother "Ma" and boy "Jack" to "real life." " They had been held captive in a shed for seven years.

Slower Economy - 151,000 jobs below expectations, but my own economic indicator is how fast job searchers jump on help-wanted

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The January jobs report was no surprise to those of us who are out there every day hustling for work. I picked that up through my own economic indicator. At 151,000, it was below expectations. Yes, the economy has been slowing.

Could that be ECONOMIC GROWTH!!!!!

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Commerce Department reports that in May U.S. exports were up 1.6% and exports down 0.6%.    That sure sounds like GDP growth.    It also could signal that global trade has gotten unstuck. For business owners like myself, this is no newsflash.    Prospects are thinking about doing projects again.    Next week, I have four sales calls to make - in three days. 

Jeb Bush - Time to let us in

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tonight in South Carolina, Jeb Bush did the inevitable: He ended his campaign for the U.S. His book "A Common Struggle" let us in to the minds, hearts, and daily lives of the 1%. We Bush can also let us in.

"Fun" Term Being Leveraged In More Help-Wanted = Economic Indicator Of Recovery

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At the time it didn't ring right with us members of Generation X and the Baby Boomers. Here is the kind of help-wanted you are running across on job bulletin boards. It includes the word "fun." " In this case, the group you will work with are a fun bunch of scientists.

How to Thrive in a Challenging Public Speaking Situation

DeFinis Communications

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of working with Carolyne Stayton, the Executive Director of Transition US. 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. Current Affairs Perseverance Presentation Skills Bioneers Northern California overcome challenges Prepare Transition US

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Elizabeth Vargas - One of Us

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" That is, it finds its victims in all parts of planet earth, economic classes, ethnic groups, races, and genders. Alcoholism has been called "an equal opportunity disease."

Davos: Is the World Economic Forum over, much like central planning?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Also, the World Economic Forum will meet in Davos where papers are presented and supposedly powerful people network and cut deals.    The shift had been to more progressive economic, cultural, and social mindsets. 

Cash-for-Kidneys - 3 Reasons for Legalizing Those Transactions in U.S.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Progressives in the U.S. Obviously, the push-back argument on that is: Those financial "opportunities" penalize the most economically vulnerable. So, yes, the cash-for-kidney transactions should be regulated in the U.S. The economy is global.

Hans Rosling: Upgrading our worldview via data visualization

Presentation Zen

Back in the US, a certain presidential candidate made quite a ruckus when he said some inflammatory things that, to put it mildly, may not be an accurate representation regarding the economic and social vitality of the country of Mexico. Data and information are not inherently boring.

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Boost Your Credit Card Debt: That Helps Boost U.S. GDP

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

High credit card debt is a key economic indicator. In an article, published today in Payment Week, I explain why a trillion-dollar credit card debt could signal the U.S.  And not necessarily a negative one.

Baby Boomer Voters: Of course, we're concerned about economic opportunity and we do vote

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" Since there are 76 million of us, candidates should target us for special messaging.  The second decade of the 21st century is not how we Baby Boomers expected our professional life to play out.    A colleague 62 and one 58 lost their jobs. 

Nobel Prize for Economics (& Atkinson Award for Imagery): Joseph Stiglitz

Max Atkinson

Unlike the economics teachers of my undergraduate days (who only inspired me to drop the subject in favour of sociology), Stiglitz has quite a way with words that I've blogged about before. Garbage disposal service The US government, Stiglitz says, was reduced to the role of garbage disposal service for the banks' toxic assets, bad loans and worthless securities they themselves had created.

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Michael Bloomberg: Could Be Next U.S. President

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"New York Dems friendly to Bloomberg have approached him to gauge his interest [in running as a Democrat for U.S. At this point of the economic recovery, America doesn't want a wonk. And, fourth, there are many of us Anyone-But-Hillary independent voters who welcome this new face in the campaign. President]. Their argument is that Clinton's vulnerability with general-election voters, especially independents, could result in a Republican president.

Wal-Mart speaker sums up real economic impact: 3 must-read paragraphs

The Eloquent Woman

You wouldn't think that a presentation by Wal-Mart's U.S. CEO at a Goldman Sachs retail business conference would yield a stirring bird's-eye view of the economic downturn, in terms anyone could understand.

Tarot Card Readings: With a little brand management, an economic indicator

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Dominic Tierney considers what this alternate path to insight about the present and future could tell us about the world economy.  Tarot card readings get some serious attention in THE ATLANTIC. 

Likability - Personally and Professionally, We Give Less of a Damn (Hillary as U.S. President)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The world has become so complex and scary that many of us will opt out of having to like someone to hand over power to them. The most obvious example of that is that the not-well-liked Hillary Clinton will probably be elected U.S.

Famous Speech Friday: Janet Yellen on holding women back

The Eloquent Woman

Good, solid, plainspoken economics are the thing. Noting estimates that the U.S. could boost its yearly economic output by 5 percent if women could participate at the same level as men in the workforce, Yellen said: Evidence suggests that many women remain unable to achieve their goals.

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those middle-class rigids who were/are full of condemnation for those of us living in debt have been stunned.    The recovery is taking hold and some of us, in a few good months, have wiped out a lot of that debt.    No wonder the middle class are economically stuck and can't build a platform on which to climb out.    They essentially are economically unenlightened.

Yeah, like maybe now I will win Nobel Prize for Economics

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  That's how most of us are reacting to the announcement that President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize.    That's like my waking up to the news that I won this year's Nobel Prize for breakthrough thought in Economics.     Two wars in which the U.S. Shock. 

Drudge Report Back to Scary Headlines - Iran Tells US to Expect "Strong Slap in the Face" If.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The new U.S. In response, Iran told the U.S. After so much military, economic, political and cultural turmoil post-9/11, it's difficult for us Everyman and Everywoman to get a good scare on.

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