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Responding to COVID-19 and Coronavirus

Manner of Speaking

One of Gabriel García Márquez’s novels is entitled Love in the Time of Cholera. We could easily call the current state of affairs in the world Life in the Time of Coronavirus. The COVID-19 coronavirus disease, which threatens to become a pandemic … Continue reading → The post Responding to COVID-19 and Coronavirus appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Uncategorized Coronavirus COVID-19 public speaking

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Delivering Unforgettable Presentations with Darren LaCroix

Speaker Launcher

Do you feel that your keynote is flawless as it is, or could it use a little work? We are of the mindset that you should always be working on your craft and improving your presentation. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, I’m so excited to welcome my good friend Darren LaCroix. Darren is currently the only speaker in the world who is a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), an AS (Accredited Speaker), and […].

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Introduction to The Atheist Chronicles

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Introduction, and table of contents, to The Atheist Chronicles: Why the Beliefs of Theists of Every Stripe Are So Unbelievable Introduction I was raised a fundamentalist Christian. A Pentecostal. A theist. My father believed that the earth is six thousand … Continue reading →

10 Ways to Communicate with Empathy and Authority in Times of Crisis

Duarte Blog

This is a rapidly evolving situation. For the most up-to-date information on the Coronavirus visit the World Health Organization’s website here, and view their latest advice on public self-care here. In everyday business communication, the best communicators exhibit a balance of empathy and authority. Warmth-and-strength is always the appropriate tone combination, not only when it [.] continue reading.

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Now Is the Time to Look at Webinars

Presentation Guru

The impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on our daily life is unprecedented and the increasing need to work from home and work online means we have to find innovative solutions to how we can keep our businesses moving through these testing times.… … Technology featured presentation technology Webinar

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What is Behavioral Economics: Your Quick Guide 

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Every day we make a myriad of decisions – eat out or buy groceries, walk or hail a cab, go to the movies or stay in. Sometimes, we rationalize that cooking a home meal is a better idea since we already spent too much on dining this month. But then, we see some attractive promo at the deli and go on and change our mind in a beat.

In the Era of Coronavirus - Need for Extreme Hustle

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Beware the mob. That is the meme in many of the dramas of William Shakespeare. Well, the mob has swooped up what seemed to be all the toilet paper in this metro area. When I asked management in retail when they figured the shelves would be restocked there were only don't-knows.    So, I reawakened my Inner Hustler. He had been dormant since I left New York in April 2014 for a more affordable, less careerist lifestyle. My Inner Hustler directed me off the main drag.

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How to Produce Booklet Handouts That Complement Your Presentation

Presentation Guru

Handouts are a hotly debated topic in the presentation world. What kind to give out, what you should include in them, when to distribute them, and even if you should have them at all are all major points of discussion. While the catchall answer to these questions is “it depends on the nature and subject of your presentation”, that doesn’t provide you with much guidance when planning your handout.… … Resources featured Handouts presentation Presentation Delivery Presentation Design

How To Run PowerPoint Presentations Online

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UPDATE 2020: This post was adapted to the times of Coronavirus 2020, where online presentations are increasingly used in the business environment and becoming the norm.

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The Next Pandemic, And There Will Be One.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The robots are in production facilities and on Wall Street. But not much in healthcare and related industries during the COVID-19 pandemic. Had they been, those medical personnel across the globe might not have died from contracting the virus. The robots would have performed many of the perilous tasks of direct care.    That will change by the time the next pandemic comes, reports MarketWatch.

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4 Ways to Make a Great Impression Speaking at Your Business Meeting

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No matter the size of the business, each one has meetings on a regular basis in an effort to optimize performance metrics. Now these business meetings typically go one of two ways: They are highly productive and allow the team to become empowered and move projects forward. Or… They are a time suck accomplishing absolutely […]. The post 4 Ways to Make a Great Impression Speaking at Your Business Meeting appeared first on SketchBubble Official Blog. Presentation Tips

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Why even send the email?

SpeakerSue Says...

Very cool. You just received an RFP and it fits your hotel, service, product like a charm. You get ready to respond with the information the planner requested because you can do it all. And you don’t book the business. What happened? You missed the “why?”. You provided the important facts, features and details. But you ignored what your buyer needs most. BONUS Know your why. It almost always comes down to helping them feel safe and smart saying, “Yes, please!”.

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TP Crisis Deepens in Toledo, OH Metro Area

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Kroger is out. Target is out. A local artist is giving a complimentary roll of it to anyone who purchases one of his paintings. And, a property manager just attached to doors, like Martin Luther nailing the treatises to the church, a warning not to flush any substitute down the commode. Should the substitute such as baby wipes or paper towels cause plumbing problems, the renter pays that bill.

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Coronavirus ShutDown of AA Meetings - Attend Them Online, By Phone

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those wonderfully packed meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), with SRO, are illegal in a growing number of states. Not enough social distance.    But that doesn't mean attending an AA is on-hold until the coronavirus crisis peaks and is considered under-control.    For years now, there have been online and Phone AA meetings. Here you can connect with the online ones. And here with those which happen on the phone. 

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"A Million Little Things" - A Year After Jon's Suicide, There Is Healing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The overall theme for tonight's "A Million Little Things" is healing.    That starts with Katherine's professional conflicts. When we first meet her she's so tightly wound about lawyering and making partner that she drives husband Eddie into D's arms. That produces Baby Charlie.    Then, when offered partnership she turns it down.

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Security - PNC Processes v. Seamlessness of Bank of America

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Security. Of course, it's  the  concern in financial institutions such as PNC Bank. But how PNC goes about it has been humiliating, traumatic, and time-consuming to its credit-card user like myself. In comparison, Bank of America goes about security seamlessly. Total UX.    This isn't my first rodeo of experiencing an odd kind of transaction and extreme stress with PNC. The first involved lost income from the paperwork for an annuity that was never filed.

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Can It Happen Here? In Italy, 168 Die in 1 Day from COVID - 19, Economy in Shambles

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Compassion is a funny thing. It is hardly selfless. I reflect on the COVID -19 tragedies in Italy - both human and economic. My heart breaks not only for the land where my family came from. It also beats fast with fear. I wonder: Could it happen here in the U.S.? Right now, in 1 day, 168 have died in Italy from the coronavirus. The total number of deaths is 631. The entire nation is in lockdown. And, so much of the economy will have to be rebuilt.

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Black Monday - The Great Unraveling

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No, none of us want to hear from anyone. There is nothing insightful to say, at least by those too eager to fret or pontificate about what's going on. And, what's going on is a new kind of version of the financial perfect storm. It's Black Monday. That could go down in the history of world finance or, more specifically, of business as The Great Unraveling. At 9:40 A.M. ET, the Down is down more than 1,700 points. Obviously, the coronavirus isn't being managed.

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New York Emergency - Take 80, Stock Up on Supplies

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At last official count there were 76 cases of coronavirus in the state of New York. 11 of those were in New York City, including Queens.    Given how highly contagious the virus is those numbers could be small potatoes by now. However, based on them, the governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency for the state. That frees up $30 million in emergency funds for testing and for protective supplies for healthcare workers. The New York Post provides more detail. 

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A Tale of Two Publishers - Woody Allen's and Bob Dilenschneider's

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When ViacomCBS announced that it was putting Simon & Schuster up for sale, a chill went through the publishing industry - or should have.    In a polished public statement, ViacomCBS explained that the classic in the book business wasn't a fit with its core portfolio of products. Is that code for the reality that book publishing isn't a growth business? As Linchpin reports, for the past five years, the global publishing industry has had zero growth.

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When the Journey Is, Well, Complex - Chelsea Manning, Susan Fowler, Aaron Swartz

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"U.S. District Judge Anthony Tranga ordered the release Thursday after ruling that there was no need to keep Ms. Chelsea] Manning in jail to coerce testimony." " - Washington Times , March 12, 2020. The Judge indicated that he had discharged the grand jury. Therefore, there was no longer a reason for federal prosecutors to pursue this. Meanwhile, Manning is in critical condition after a suicide attempt in jail.

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Ohio - No More Safe Haven

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The joke used to be: Hey, New Yorkers, hop on I-80 and get all the toilet paper you need in Ohio. That was then. Now, OH has become another Paradise Lost in America. OH governor Mike DeWine is closing all public and private schools beginning after class next Monday until April 3rd. That's to help stagger the number of coronavirus cases so that medical facilities don't get overwhelmed. Also, that could provide enough ventilators to go around.

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Comfort Zone - So Pre-Bear Market

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Already in a bear market, the Dow opened today even more down. The last time I checked it had lost another almost 1700 points.    The layoffs have begun in diverse sectors, ranging from trucking to white collar. Those over-50 are targeted, research documents.    Obviously, what has to be reviewed is the continuum which extends from considering retiring to returning to the workforce after retirement ( reverse retirement). All that careful planning might go out the window.

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Public Relations - Legal Sector Might Have Finally Gotten That Down Cold

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As the current platitude goes:  The situation is fluid. That means the current situation in hiring in the legal sector could change on a dime. Obviously, coronavirus is impacting the economy and equities are in a bear market.    But, for right now, reports Law.com , there are no signs of a falloff. Offers to new hires have already been locked in. So far, unlike post-2008 world financial crash, none of those have been given a delayed start date or rescinded.

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You Were On One of Those Cruise Ships in Era of Coronavirus - Can You Sue?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

To some legal experts, suing a cruise line that a government mandated not dock seemed like a stretch. That would be even if passengers and crew became infected on that cruise ship with the coronavirus. In general, there are those in the legal sector who still assess those kinds of lawsuits as very difficult to win. However, since the coronavirus situation is fluid opinions about lawsuits against the cruise industry might be changing.

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Housing, Food, Medical Care for Harvey Weinstein - NY State Will Be Ponying Up More Than $69K Every Year

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today, Judge James Burke, as The Wall Street Journal reports, sentenced Harvey Weinstein to 23 years in a New York state prison. There were 20 years for a criminal sexual act and three for third-degree rape. Since Weinstein is "only" 67 - young in the 2020 concept of aging - he could live to finish that sentence. That means a hefty expense burden for his upkeep in prison for NY taxpayers. According to Vera , the annual cost for keeping someone in lockup in NY is more than $69,000.

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Almost 590,000 Ohio Households Are W/O Internet Access - Catastrophe If Coronavirus Shuts Down Public Libraries

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When school's out, public libraries through Ohio fill up with young people heading for the tables of computers hooked up to the internet. According to the U.S. Census Bureau , almost 590,000 households in OH are without internet access.    If the spread of the coronavirus shuts down the public library system throughout the state, those young people will lose their connection to the internet. Sure, some of them have smartphones but more is doable through the old-line computer.

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The Oddball Romantic Attraction to Murderers Behind Bars - Ted Bundy, Menendez Bros, Jodi Arias, Now Lee Boyd Malvo

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Prison bars not only can't keep out love - the old-fashioned married kind. Being imprisoned can up the odds of being pursued. Law & Crime reports that infamous DC sniper Lee Boyd Malvo has married whom sources observe is a "wonderful woman." " Although Malvo's new wife's identity is being kept confidential, here's what is known.

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Harvard Has Students Move Out of Campus Housing, But No Decision Whether to Refund Room & Board

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One of the most heavily endowed institutions of higher education in the world - Harvard - has not made up its mind whether to refund students' room and board for this spring semester. Beyond strange. And since a number of the students have a BigLaw lawyer in the family, the letters to the administration for clawing back the funds will soon arrive. Along maybe with lawsuits.

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Robinbood Puts Fintech Branding in Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Robinhood is shaking confidence in fintech. Yesterday, the trading app had its second major outage, reports Forbes. During the day it did get it partially restored and explained this one wasn't caused by the same factors which previously had shut down the app.    It was the first one which had thrown the most shade on Robinhood specifically and fintech in general. That had occurred on March 2nd when stocks had an amazing surge. Its customers were livid. Some vented on Twitter.

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Beyond Court of Public Opinion in Era of Coronavirus - Things Move into Court of Law

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last week, Law.com published an article speculating about the liability of cruise lines, nursing homes, and hospitals in this era of the coronavirus. Well, Daily Mail reports, there has been a lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. It's "Ronald Weissberger and Eva Weissberger v. Princess Cruise Lines." " (At the end of the coverage, Daily Mail provides a copy of the complaint.). The plaintiffs boarded the Grand Princess in San Francisco on February 21st.

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National Credit Union Administration - A Fun Story (unfortunately during office hours)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On November 19, 2019, the general counsel at the National Credit Union Administration - Michael McKenna - retired abruptly. Now, those in the legal sector know why. Law.com covers that amazing saga. Essentially it was a story about two lawyers having a good time during office hours. The nature of the fun, many lawyers would agree, was inappropriate for those in leadership positions in an organization.

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More Shade Thrown on Higher Education - This Time, It's about Textbooks

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Many aspects of higher education in America have been labeled "broken."  "  Now, the matter of textbooks, specifically digital ones, has been included in that category. The BigBeware in this issue, which has become a legal one, is to assess all contentions that the introduction of a new model will reduce costs. As Yahoo reports, according to the plaintiffs in class action antitrust lawsuit "Martha Barbaras v. Barnes & Noble College, et al."

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"Good Girls" - Beth's Genius at Counterfeiting Gets Her Stay of Execution from Rio

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Three goody-two-shoes suburban housewives/mothers are forced by dire financial circumstances to turn to crime. That puts in play what has become a life of crime. As Ruby puts it, one thing makes the next thing necessary. That's the plot line of "Good Girls." " The scripting got a new wrinkle in tonight's episode. It might be thought of as breaking the rules' slippery slope.

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So Many Industries Tied into What Goes in Courtrooms - The Coronavirus Factor

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From the practices, civil and criminal, of BigLaw to media outlets like "Court TV," what goes on in courtrooms is big business. That business can take a severe hit in Coronavirus Times. The leadership in all of them should have their eyes on what is already going on regarding courtrooms in the states of Washington and California. Both states have experienced a relatively large number of coronavirus cases. Law.com provides details.

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Second NYC Law Firm Hit with Coronavirus - What Kind of Revenue HIt Will NYC Legal Sector Absorb?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That term "abundance of caution" which law firms have been using has become yesterday. Now the term, at least for the New York City office of BigLaw Quinn Emanuel, is more along the lines of  in response to an incidence of the coronavirus. Law.com  reports that a partner at Quinn Emanuel has tested positive for the virus. His condition is not critical and he is being treated at his home in Westchester County, NY.

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Crisis Communications in Time of Coronavirus - Andrew Cuomo Established National Presence

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Governments, corporations, and individual players primarily determine their brands by what they say or don't say and when during crisis. Clearly, governor of New York Andrew Cuomo has orchestrated brilliant (and hopefully effective) crisis communications. As soon as the first case - lawyer Lawrence Garbuz was hospitalized - was diagnosed in New York, Cuomo became highly visible. His tone was: This is serious. His face was tense with gravitas. 

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