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Create an animated intro for videos in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

If you want to create a series of short training or promotional videos, it’s useful to have an intro that you put in front of each video. This might include your company’s branding or just create a theme that viewers associate with your videos.

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Creating Your Coronavirus Strategy with Andrew Busch

Speaker Launcher

Watching the news and keeping an eye on the markets for the last couple of weeks, I’m sure many people were feeling the same as me…panicked and more than a little anxious.

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The Most Successful Presentations Use This Framework

Presentation Guru

Stories are memorable, stories make a connection and so stories stick. All good. But if you don’t consider yourself a natural raconteur where do you start? Right here… Rob D Willis shares the framework for the perfect business pitch. What’s in it for me?”…

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Reimagining Conferences

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

At a time when the COVD-19 novel coronavirus is causing conferences around the world to be canceled or postponed, it’s more important than ever to take a long hard look at the fundamental ways that large gatherings for professional purposes are structured. For too long, organizers have tried to cram a full schedule of keynotes, […]. Business Communication Keynotes Public Speaking Technology conferences coronavirus COVID-19 Forbes

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273,000 Jobs, Unemployment Down to 3.5% - Then, Darkness Will Fall, Long Time Before Dawn

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The February 2020 jobs report documented 273,000 jobs created and unemployment down to 3.5%. MarketWatch provides more details.    That was the light. Now, the U.S. and much of the rest of the world watches darkness fall. The Dow opened today down nearly 700 points.

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The Focused Hustle 5 | March 2020

Speaker Launcher

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Get Hands-On PowerPoint Training with Slide Design Online

Duarte Blog

Almost everyone has to work in PowerPoint at some time in their career, but most of us haven’t received any formal training on the complex software, or basic visual design principles.

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Content-Creators - You're Offered Peanuts for Your Research, Thinking, and Actual Content

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Increasingly, it happens. The "it" is investing thought and time into preparing a cover letter for a help-wanted, both for full-time jobs and for contract assignments. The return email, text, or phone call offers peanuts.

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Big presentation? What you need to know to calm those nerves

SpeakerSue Says...

Have you ever been nervous making a presentation? Who hasn’t? The reality is we do it to ourselves. We’re nervous because we care more about making a good impression when what we should be focused on is helping the other person – our hotel owner, leader, team, customer – feel certain our recommendation is best for them. Start with what matters to them instead of what you want to say. End with what matters to them. And in the middle, only present what matters to them.

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Cuts in Ad Spending Because of Coronavirus Signal of Headwinds Hitting Corporate Earnings

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"The fallout from the coronavirus epidemic is threatening to weigh on advertising agencies and media companies' operations."  "  - Anna Isaac, The Wall Street Journal , March 5, 2020. The first sign of that has been in the hospitality and tourism niche.

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Joe Biden - Time Travel Back to Character

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Currently, many applications to college require personal statements which discuss lessons learned. That could be from a setback or even success.    That's now. A few generations ago, the personal essay demanded a description how the applicants displayed character.

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The Vatican in Era of Corornavirus - Memories of Clergy Coverup

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Again, media outlets have put their spotlight on the Vatican. As has been the case for years, it is to probe for a lack of full disclosure. Ever since the Boston Globe broke the story of clergy abuse of young boys by Roman Catholic priests, the Vatican has been a target for exposes.

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Woody Allen's "Apropos of Nothing" - Dylan Farrow Is Promoting It (only doesn't realize that)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Controversy sells. Big time. Just look at how lucrative the entrepreneurial activities of Meghan and Harry are. That wouldn't have happened had they not triggered extreme controversy by breaking free of royal life. Apparently, Dylan Farrow is clueless about the commercial power of a controversy.

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Out of Touch in 2020, Like Chris Matthews? - You Will Be Subjected to Public Crucifixion (if in a glam industry)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Maybe a non-glam career is the way to go. At least in these times when being out of touch with the times merits a public crucifixion. Weeks ago and into today it was and is the decades-ago behavior of Michael Bloomberg that hoisted him up on the cross.

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Jack Welch, 84 - Like Lee Iacocca, Changed the Way Corporations "Talked"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Jack Welch, 84, has died. In the history of business, as The Wall Street Journal notes, he will be remembered for many disruptions. At the top of the list is rightsizing manpower in multinational corporations. That began a Stalin-like purge of middle management.

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Pete Buttigieg - GOLDEN (especially since he is dropping out of the presidential race)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sources tell the media that former South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg is dropping out of the presidential race. That really isn't the news. The news will be: How Buttigieg leverages his now-national brand. He has become golden.

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Language - Power and Peril of Analogies

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In some college communications required course, tomorrow's leaders learn about analogies. Essentially the rhetorical device entails comparing X to Y. A current one is: The coronavirus can generate a global economic slowdown like that of the Great Recession of 2008.

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Barnard Brand Back in Play - Malika Jones Arrested for First-Degree Murder

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Earlier it was the killing of Tessa Majors in Central Park.    Now, it's the alleged murder of Inell Jones by daughter Malika Jones, 22.    Both murders throw shade on Ivy Barnard.

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Video - Marketing Power Tool, But Only If Used Right

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's all-good with video for marketing and sales. For example, more than 50% of those in the loop have found the use of video to be generating the highest ROI. And, about 80% documented that having a video on a landing page can boost conversion rates by 80%. 

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The Extreme Cruelty of the News Cycle - Meghan/Harry As Irrelevant

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This is the Year of Coronavirus. That's  the news story. Subheads in that are stock market crashes and a world economic slowdown. Already Cisco has laid off.    Meghan/Harry? Essentially they have been disappeared, at least from the news cycle.

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ABC's 2-Hour Special on Coronavirus - David Muir as 21st-Century Walter Cronkite

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The situation is fluid. And there are many unknowns.    Essentially, those were the takeaways from ABC's 2-hour special on the coronavirus. As David Muir hosted the live presentation, there was breaking news on virus developments. Yes,  that  fluid.

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Extreme Pragmatism - Coronavirus, Like Black Plague, Can Improve Employment Opportunities

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Black Death (1347 - 1351). " … so many people had died that … workers had more opportunities, and social mobility increased … "  - Ryder Kimball, "11 pandemics that changed the course of human history," BusinessInsider , March 6, 2020.

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Farrow Inc. 1, Allen Inc. 0 - Hachette Cancels Release of "Apropos of Nothing"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For a while, Farrow Inc. was a fading brand. The memory of the Battle Royal between founder Mia and former lover Woody Allen had faded. There had been a blurb in the media now and then about Mia's good deeds.

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The Sheriff Doesn't Ring Twice

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Obviously, there are going to be lots of layoffs due to the coronavirus. Many of them will be in direct service jobs ranging from retail clerk to waitress. 

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The Brutality of Hope - Nathaniel Woods Executed, After Stay Granted by SCOTUS

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Hope can be a cruel entity. Not long before the time of execution, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a stay to Nathaniel Woods at Holman Correctional Institute in Alabama. A non-unanimous jury had sentenced him to death for the murder of three police officers.

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"A Million Little Things" - Happiness Could Be Possible

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After years of being pushed around, Katherine quits her job at the law firm. The tipping point was when the partners bad-mouthed her colleague Carter. She doesn't have another job. But this seems another major step toward her reclaiming her humanity.

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Yet Again, Court of Public Opinion Has Greater Reach than Points of Law - Saving Nathaniel Woods

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

his amazing situation will circle back to points of law. But for now, the last-minute stay of execution of Nathaniel Woods by the U.S. Supreme Court is a story of activism by celebrities Kim Kardashian and Martin Luther King III. Daily Mail fills in all the details.

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Yes, Law Firms Should Be (very) Concered About Pull-Back in Ad Spending

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"The fallout from the coronavirus epidemic is threatening to weigh on advertising agencies and media companies' operations."  "  - Anna Isaac, The Wall Street Journal , March 5, 2020. The first sign of that has been in the hospitality and tourism niche.

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The Ugly Underbelly of Coronavirus: Liability Issues

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The world economy operates on systems of laws. So, it's obvious that the coronavirus, which significantly is impacting what generates economic growth, should involve legal issues. Today, Abovethelaw reports that law firm WilmerHale has established a coronavirus task force.

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Online Dating - "Chicago Fire" Features a Victim

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Producer Dick Wolf's formula is to create plot lines for his dramas "ripped from the headlines." " A dominant headline focuses on dating apps. Even The Wall Street Journal is into that. 

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Reviewing "Compassion" - First Bernie Ebbers, Now Bernie Madoff

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Infamous Ponzi scheme genius Bernie Madoff is dying of kidney disease. He has requested compassionate release from his 150-year sentence. Supposedly he has 18-months to live. No way, argued prosecutors in a motion yesterday.

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You're Infected with the Coronavirus - Can You Sue?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I This is America. Here we sue. Therefore, the coronavirus raises the issue of personal injury lawsuits. Law.com takes a look at that. Like all legal issues, this is complex. The fundamental issue is: Did the facility take reasonable measures to prevent the infection? 

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Globalization of Gig Economy - France's Highest Appeals Court Rules Former Uber Driver an "Employee"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The highest appeals court in France - Cour de Cassation - handed Uber a major defeat. That opens the door for other drivers to argue that they were or are "employees," not gig workers.

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Robinhood Throws Shade on Fintech

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Fintech and its crashes. That might be the emerging meme among early adopters of fintech. And those embracing stock-trading app Robinhood could also be early adopters of filing class-action lawsuits against that business. 

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Wealth - Bashed Brand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Building, preserving, and growing wealth. That's been the meme of every financial type. Recently it has become the American Dream. Being able to buy a house? Too limited a vision of success in America. That mindset is going through a psychic shift.

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New York City & Coronavirus - Update

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

ork City lawyer who contracted the coronavirus provided few details. Essentially, this was all we had. Like the 70-year-old law partner at Vienna's Wolf Theiss, his identity had not been disclosed. Both are in serious condition. More recently, the NYC lawyer's health has worsened.

"Law & Order SVU" and "Chicago" Mix & Match - Dick Wolf Makes It to Another Season

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Does producer Dick Wolf "own" NBC?    Right now and into the 2020 - 2021 television season, it sure looks that way.

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