Wed.Jan 02, 2019

Why (And How) to Care About the First 30 Seconds of Your Talk

Duarte Blog

In 2010, researchers at The Catholic University in Washington D.C. conducted a study about the attention span of lecture attendees. They found that most people stopped paying attention to a speaker only 30 seconds into the speech.

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40% of Americans Intend to Retire Before Age 60 - SmirkSmirk

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the 21st century, a life of work gets played out in dog years.    So, it's no surprise that MassMutual's 2018 State of the American Family survey found that 40% of those interviewed intend to retire before age 60.

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Dr. Lara Kollab & Hate Speech

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Okay, medical doctor Lara Kollab is no longer doing a residency at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic.    But, is that the only "punishment" society can legally impose on her for her documented anti-Semitic social media postings. 

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Bloodbath Expected in Stock Markets - Businesses Have to Re-Think Pricing Strategy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It is 6:29 A.M. New York Time. And I am re-doing a client's promotional material. The new message is all about affordability. That client has re-thought her pricing strategy. She will probably have plenty of company after the stock markets do their thing today.

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Financial Services Industry - Shift from Retirement to "Next"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Retirement.    That was invented in the late 19th century. Before that there was no need for it since life spans were so short.    Now, with life spans reaching triple digits, the concept is being phased out. What's replacing it is  Next. 

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Cluster or CopyCat Suicides - Chicago's Dane Anthony Smith 5th Police Officer in 6 Months to Take His Life

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Why are police officers in Chicago killing themselves? Most recently, Dane Anthony Smith, age 36, took his own life. It was through a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was the 5th officer to commit suicide in the past 6th months.

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Rumors Your Organization Is Merging? Beware

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

To survive or to scale, law firms are embracing the M&A strategy. In Law.com , Dan Packel provides the data from Fairfax Associates. During 2018, 72 M&As were completed. That's up from 65 in 2017.    Those transactions provided lucrative business for law firms.

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