Mon.Aug 13, 2018

Announcing: A Conversation with Jeff Davenport

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

On Thursday, August 30th the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable will host Jeff Davenport in a free conference call.

7 Ways to Make Your Best PowerPoint Presentations

Duarte Blog

Illustrated by Ash Oat Microsoft estimates that there are about 30 million PowerPoint presentations created every single day—which is why if you’ve spent time in an office, you’ve probably spent time looking at something that was built in PowerPoint.

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Inflation's Back - Retiring Concept of Retirement/Retirees Unretire

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to the Labor Department, consumer prices rose 2.9% during the past year, reports The Wall Street Journal. Obviously, inflation's back. And that has dire implications for anyone considering traditional retirement - that is, stopping working completely. 

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Fashions change. Fundamentals don’t.

More than PowerPoint...

In the 1990’s, I worked for a company that changed its dress code. We went from business formal to business casual. Employees accepted this change readily. I felt like I got a raise, because my dry cleaning expenses almost disappeared. And the comfort of ditching a suit for the dark jeans, tee-shirt, and blazer combo? Last year, I read about a relaxed dress code at Goldman Sachs. In the same year, I heard the controversy over bare arms. The buzz about “well, what do I wear now?”

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E. John Teichert & His Website - Of Course, He Should Have Known Better

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

How does someone rise to the leadership rank of Air Force Brig. General and not understand the separation of church and state? That's the puzzling question. The issue is that such a man at Edwards Air Force Base - E. John Teichert - set up a very strange website.

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Why doesn't India produce more fast bowlers?

Max Atkinson

As James Anderson (left) said after he and Stuart Broad (right) had skittled India out twice in quick succession in the second Test match at Lords: "We would have bowled out any team under these conditions." He didn't say that even pace bowlers as old as Broad and me were able to dismiss the best team in the world in next to no time."

STUNNER! - The Woman Gets to Stay

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A new wrinkle in gender discrimination litigation against law firms is that the plaintiff gets to stay on. As we recall with Kerrie Campbell, she got the boot at her law firm Chadbourne after she filed a gender discrimination lawsuit. Here is the coverage by Abovethelaw.com.

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All Those Funding-Retirement Articles - Baby Boomers/Gen X Should Join in Class Action Public Nuisance Litigation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This article in MarketWatch , by Chris Farrell, takes a new angle on the cliché-ridden subject of funding retirement: It grimly warns those intending to retire that a recession could be coming (recessions always come, don't they) so.

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Wanting to Work With Smart Clients - Maybe We Should Steer Clear of Publishing + Those Committed to Do Old-Line Book

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's usually the play out of the Pareto Principle (80% of revenue comes for 20% of the business) that working with smart clients generates the most income. So, part of identifying that 20% of the potential client pool is determining who are the smart ones.

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That 20-Buck Difference - Office Max Probably on Short Time

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A toner cartridge for my Brother printer goes for about $53 bucks in Best Buy, in the Boardman, Ohio mall. At the nearby Office Max the cost is $74+, but not the $75 which makes it eligible for a Rewards discount. The latter is enough by itself to leave me with a bad taste in my mouth for Office Max. 

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Omarosa, Michael Cohen, et al. - Of Course, We Should Assume We Are Being Secretly Taped

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What was once the MO of spy movies has become standard: being secretly taped. Among the big names doing the audio taping have been Omarosa and Michael Cohen.

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Residential Cleaning - Blurring of Collars

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Cleaning houses is a niche in the labor market that is growing at about 6% (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics).    The field is attractive because there are no barriers to entry. Any entrepreneurial person can pick up assignments through word of mouth or can purchase a franchise.

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