Sun.Dec 09, 2018

What Today’s Presenters Can Learn From a 50-Year Old Demo

Presentation Guru

Today nearly every technology company gives demos to showcase their products’ best. What is the oldest demo you have in mind?

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Paris Winter of Discontent - Perfect Timing for Barbarians at the Gate

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Timing is everything. The 125,000 protestors in France know that this best time of the year also can be the big revenue producer for retail, the hospitality industry, and transportation. Their power to disrupt that is making them heard. 

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It Goes All the Way Back to Cain and Able

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Many business partnerships sour. When that happens between two brothers, the result could be a flip from brotherly love to a Cain and Abel. 

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Death of The Political Boss in America - From Hague to Blagojevich to Trump

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One of the more colorful chapters in American history could be the chronicle of the rise, fall, and incarceration of businessman Donald Trump as U.S. president. The title of that chapter could be "The Oranging of America." " The Orange Man could wind up in an orange jumpsuit.

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Perfectionism - Some of Us Are Wired to Pull That Off (most of the time)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Who doesn't recall the suicide of bankruptcy law partner Gabe MacConaill. We also vividly remember his widow's blaming maladaptive perfectionism for his suicide, in his early 40s. Not only did he have an overloaded plate of responsibility.

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Mindfulness - Beware the Dark Side This Holiday Season of So Much Stress (and plunging stocks)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There were The Three Smugs. They oversaw the mindfulness sessions in a mid-sized midwestern city. They brought the supposed unenlightened who attended the gifts of oughts: You ought to walk on the bare earth to release stress (duh, it was a Midwest winter). You ought to be a better human being.

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NPR - Beneath the Gentility

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

To its devoted listeners, NPR seems to be a symbol of gentility. Broadcasts are done with balance, enough research, and sophisticated verbal rendition.    That, reports Paul Farhi at The Washington Post , is only one side of the nonprofit. The other is darker. That's the human resources policy of employing many more than the usual number of temporary workers in broadcast and, seemingly, treating them badly. 

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