Thu.Dec 07, 2017

The Myth of the Perfect Presenter

Speaking about Presenting

As a young lawyer I idolized a senior lawyer in our city. Margaret Nixon was cool and poised. As a speaker she was clear and logical, but still warm and engaging. She got her message across every single time. And did I mention she could also make people laugh!

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The Best Presentation Remote Control for under $10

Presentation Guru

Can you really get a decent presentation remote for less than $10? Last week we published a review of the Logitech Spotlight. Without doubt this is an impressive bit of kit and, if you have to give a lot of presentations, is a great investment.…

Depressives Resistant to Conventional Treatments - Hope Might Come from Peter Thiel's Investment in Compass Pathways

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Lawyer turned venture capitalist and entrepreneur Peter Thiel is what's known as an "iconoclastic" investor. Some of those bets have paid off well. For instance Thiel was an early investor in social network Facebook. Later he put money into Airbnb.

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David Boies Doesn't Scare Easily - Read Article in Bloomberg

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Bloomberg has published a long form piece positioning and packaging David Boies and his firm Boies Schiller as not sacred of the BigBad Wolf, that is, The Public Narrative.

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GE Power Business Cutting 12,000 - Outplacement Is Global Industry

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The old-fashioned term for this used to be "creative destruction." " Now, the kind of sweeping global changes GE is making is known more simply as "survival." " The most recent is the GE strategy to downsize its worldwide power business. That entails laying off 12,000.

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Weinstein Culture of Silence - BigLaw Could Be Put "On Trial" (David Boies branding in play)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A novel legal theory has been used in a complaint filed in New York yesterday against: Harvey Weinstein. Weinstein Co. Weinstein Co. board members  Miramax Film Corp, and. Others.

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"Megyn Kelly Today" - November Sweeps Lowest in Decade

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Today" is now in the post-Lauer era. Everything is in play, including Megyn Kelly's future in the morning. During the all-important November Sweeps, "Megyn Kelly Today" averaged 2.29 million viewers. That was the lowest in about a decade.

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Rogue Read for the Holidays - "The Rooster Bar" by John Grisham

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In his 2017 novel "The Rooster Bar," John Grisham gets to create a happy ending for three duped 3Ls in a for-profit law school. Spoiler: They turn rogue and, after plenty of non-stop action, become financially comfortable anti-heroes outside the U.S. Obviously this kind of spin is resonating. On Amazon, it's ranked 26.    Grisham puts this happy-clappy yarn out there even though he knows how many graduates of for-profits will suffer.

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