Wed.Mar 25, 2020

Creating Your “All Weather” Speaking Business with James Taylor

Speaker Launcher

We are doing our best to keep you informed and help create ideas to keep your business running throughout this global crisis.

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Multitasking & Context Switching Ruin Your Productivity


Did you know that about 28 billion man-hours are wasted each year because of what we now call context switching or multitasking ? This was the conclusion of Johnathan Spira, CEO of the research firm Basex. Come to in his book. All those wasted hours translate to about $1 trillion in losses to the U.S. economy alone. Ouch, that’s a lot of money left on the table due to a preventable issue! But hey, we all know that staying productive can be tough.

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Tips to Make the Most of Your Virtual Communication Experience

Duarte Blog

As the global workforce transforms amidst our new virtual reality, Duarte is working hard to help our clients prepare for the future of online work, learning, and communication. While many business professionals have been communicating virtually for years, our teachers, medical workers, and other professionals may find themselves in brand new territory. We’ve coached thousands [.] continue reading. The post Tips to Make the Most of Your Virtual Communication Experience appeared first on Duarte.

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Proposing Graduated Pay Cuts - BuzzFeed Wants to Prevent Layoffs in Time of COVID-19

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Like so many media outlets, BuzzFeed is experiencing financial challenges. The usual play-out in this Time of COVID-19 is that readership is up but not necessarily revenues.    The leadership at BuzzFeed, including Chief Executive Officer Jonah Peretti, doesn't want to have layoffs.

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In the Year of COVID-19: March 25, 2020 (U.S. Is Next Italy, Ohio Is Next New York)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today is a time of mixed moods.    On the one hand, there are exhales about the $1.2K per person that will help pay for necessities. On the other hand, the prediction is out that, soon enough, the United States will be the Next Italy in terms of the number of cases and deaths. And, supposed safe havens such as Ohio will be the Next New York. There has been a second death in Lucas County, which includes Toledo, OH. 

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Esquire Cuts Back to Six Print Editions a Year - The Barbarians at the Gate Got In

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Esquire ethos dominated. Its signature was the self-confident male who intuitively understood the style continuum. That extended from what to wear for interviews for that first job to if a minvan (called that back then) would brand him as middle-aged.    And, that was then. Now, classy and cool are being defined more by influencers on social networks and social media. The situation is fluid.

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Financial Language As COVID-19 Hits Business (often hard), Including Brandname Law Firms

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Language is a mirror of what's going on out there. A major challenge for public relations and marketing is to master that linguistic power tool so that it delivers messages which give businesses the edge, both in the best and worst of times.    No surprise media attention has focused on the language of the globally interconnected world of law firms. That sector has begun to experience negative impacts from COVID-19. Its clients are the world's movers and shakers.

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Dreams - Yes, You Can Still Do a Fire

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"We're not even officially in recession yet, and already the prognosticators have begun that we're shortly going to see the end of the Fire movement." " - Tanja Hester, MarketWatch, March 25, 2020. During the bull market, the Fire (financial independence, retire early) dream became popular. Yes, it was possible to bulk up an investment portfolio to the point that you never had to work again for income.

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