Fri.Apr 12, 2019

IBM Project Debater – will AI eliminate speechwriters?

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I caught a rebroadcast of an Intelligence Squared debate on NPR last night. Intelligence Squared is a weekly forum for balanced and intelligent debate. Their goal is to restore critical thinking, facts, reason, and civility to American public discourse. Hurray for them, although I can’t help thinking they’re p **g into the prevailing wind these days.) […]. Speechwriting Technology AI Artificial Intelligence Debating

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Communication in the Workplace

The Communication Blog

WELL-BEING WISDOM WONDER PURPOSE SLEEP SPECIAL SECTIONS COMMUNITY THRIVE TAKES // April 11, 2019 Try This Now: Stop Sending a “Gentle Reminder” A popular way to nudge a co-worker is to employ this phrase, but it misses the opportunity to be compassionately direct.

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Les Moonves Didn't Go Wealthily into the Night

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Many recall the two exposes written by Ronan Farrow in The New Yorker. They focused on Les Moonves' alleged sexual misconduct at CBS. Eventually, Moonves was forced out of his big job heading the network. Now Variety reports that he did not wealthily into the night.

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Why offering promotions when you’re prospecting is stupid

SpeakerSue Says...

Marketing, your Director of Revenue, or maybe even your DOS came up with a “great idea.” They gave you a 25% off promotion that you can use when prospecting. Their thinking: We need business now. Yes (if you’re desperate). NO (in every other case!). When you prospect based on a discount, you devalue everything you offer. Your buyer is likely to think your prices were too high to begin, so you’re rightsizing with the “discount”.

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Woody Allen - The End

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Woody Allen, 83 years old, has had a long run. From his early slapstick films like "What's New Pussycat?" " to the sophisticated "Blue Jasmine," he managed to persuade generation after generation to pony up their money at the box office. 

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If Power Becomes the Whole Game

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From his father Henry VII, Henry VIII learned that power had to be used brutally. After all, the empire was filled with the enemy within. 

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"Law & Order SVU" - Like Last Days of "Desperate Housewives," Plots Too Convoluted

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Most television series jump the shark. The producers don't pull the plug in time. That is, they don't do a Johnny Carson and exit on top of their game. That happened with "Desperate Housewives." " In its final days the plot lines become cartoonishly convoluted.

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