Tue.Mar 12, 2019

5 Phases of the Professional Speaker Career: Which Are You In?

Speaker Launcher

Over the past 30 plus years, I’ve had a bird’s eye view into the careers of many professional speakers. It has been incredible to watch so many talented individuals build and grow their speaking businesses.

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H&R Block - Smirk (I paid 50 bucks for my tax return at Tax 29)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

H&R Block, once a scaling business and trusted brand, is in trouble. Here is the transcript from its March 7, 2019 investor conference call.    Of course, there are many factors in its downward trajectory.

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Trending Sources

May loses vote & voice - again

Max Atkinson

During the day, I spent more time than is good for anyone watching proceedings in the House of Commons and took to Twitter a few times to note that her voice was going, going.and at this rate might soon be gone.

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We Are Our Business Networks - We Change, So Must They

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The signature of ivy educational institutions had been  Forever Professional Networks.    That was then. The reality is that in this globalized, digitalized economy, we in professional life have to keep changing. So must our networks. The barbarians are at the gates.

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Yes, You Learn Most from Your Clients, Including "In" Writing Style Guides

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The advantage of having assignments - versus not having any - is not simply money. The reality is that we in communications learn the most working for clients. Among what we learn is what are the "in" writing style guides.

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Exotic Forms of Helicopter Parenting, Generous Student Loan Programs, and Displaced Writers - The Corruption of Academia

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

How sweet it is. The 1% and the few tiers under it have been ensnared in a massive scandal. Essentially, it's about exotic forms of cheating to have someone admitted to an elite institution of higher education. Here is a copy of the indictment. Here is the media coverage.

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Faux Athletes - The Alleged $400k Bribe to Get Kid Admitted to Yale, et al.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The question in the court of public opinion is: Why didn't the leaders and managers at those elite institutions of higher education pick up on the number of alleged make-believe athletes being admitted?

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