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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.…

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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 →

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What is Behavioral Economics: Your Quick Guide 

SlideModel

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.

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How to Select the Best Photos for Slide Backgrounds

Duarte Blog

The best PowerPoint presentations have visuals. Because visuals are processed 60,000 times faster than text, which means you can paint a picture for an audience much faster, with actual photos in PowerPoint.

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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. 

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How To Run PowerPoint Presentations Online

SlideModel

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

SketchBubble

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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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Megyn Kelly on Twitter - Comeback Struggle

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This is an era of measuring continually who's up, who's down and by how much. So, it's predictable that Megyn Kelly's tweet is being carefully assessed. Here it is: I’m so frustrated right now. that we can’t trust the media to tell us the truth without inflaming it to hurt Trump.

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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. 

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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.?

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"Trump Feels Heat" Headlines Drudge Report - Let the Scapegoating Begin

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The mob is fickle, observed William Shakespeare.    The perfect storm of the coronavirus, plunging Dow, and chatter about a recession has even conservative Drudge Report taking an analytical look at the future of the Trump Administration. Yesterday, more states in the U.S.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Grand Princess - 2020 Election Game-Changer?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Grand Princess sits out there outside San Francisco. It can go down in the history of presidential politics in America as the game-changer in Election 2020. On it are 21 human beings with coronavirus.

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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.

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Dow Opens Down Almost 1,700 Points

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No, it won't be 4 More Years. Just about every announcement from U.S. Donald Trump drives down the Dow. Right now, at its opening it's down almost 1,700. Bye-bye happy retirement dreams.    More of Class of 2020 will not get jobs and be moving back with parents. Hope is scarce.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

2020 52

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.

2020 52

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."

2020 52

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.

2020 52

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. 

2020 52

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.

2020 52

Choice of Law Firm for Internal Investigation of Alleged Sex Abuse Throws Shade on University of Michigan

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The lawyer who represented some victims of Larry Nassar at Michigan State - John Manly - called attention in a tweet to a puzzling reality.

2020 52

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.

2020 52

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.

2020 52

"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."

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