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Price of Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™ reduced

Manner of Speaking

These are difficult times. The coronavirus, COVID-19 has hit the world hard. And it looks like things are going to get worse before they get better. One of the impacts is that millions of people are now homebound because of … Continue reading → The post Price of Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™ reduced appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Rhetoric - The Public Speaking Game Coronavirus COVID-19 gamification public speaking self-development

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How can I help?

Speak Schmeak

You don't need any advice from me on hand-washing or social distancing. I'm not going to share "how The LisaB Company is responding to COVID-19." Pretty sure you don't care. ?? I'm not a mental health expert, a scientist or a life coach, and I know you can find resources on how to cope elsewhere. What am I good at? How can I help? Especially from afar, from my living room, from my laptop? Which, honestly, is my favorite place to be.) ??

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Using Storytelling as a Sales Tool

Speaker Launcher

As a professional speaker, you likely understand the importance of storytelling on stage. The right story, told at the right time, can captivate your audience, make them lean in on their chair, and communicate your message in a powerful way that they will remember long after the event. Ironically though, many speakers don’t put storytelling to use in their sales strategy. But believe me when I say it… this is one of those factors that […].

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6 Apps to Help You Deliver Killer Speeches and Presentations

Presentation Guru

I am a big fan of TED Talks! The way people from all circles of life come up, narrating their perspectives and research helps me to nourish my intellect. What would I do if I had a chance to go up there and speak, you ask?… … Apps & Add-ins Performance Apps & Add-Ins Fear featured Nerves preparation

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Governments Must Take Urgent Financial Action To Deal With Life Under COVID-19

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Governments are going to go into stupidly ridiculous debt, or bankrupt, supporting their populations as businesses go under during this COVID-19 virus outbreak… Here’s what they should do, and do soon: Suspend all rent and mortgage payments Roll back prices … Continue reading →

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Sober, But Isolated: What Do We Do?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The New York Daily News nailed it: Self-quarantine, along with the cancellation of many Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, is tough on sobriety. After all, alcoholism has been called "The Disease of Isolation." " The long version of that is that alcoholism wants us alone and there we will die. Usually that's because we are trapped in our own thinking. And, that's analogous to hanging out in a very bad neighborhood.

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Prepare and Thrive Financially During Difficult Times with Gerard Braud

Speaker Launcher

In the frenzy of closures and cancellations the last few days, my goal became to put out some positive ideas and information. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, I’m so happy to welcome Gerard Braud who is here to talk to us about how to endure the crisis of the Coronavirus and to position yourself for what your business will look like when it’s over. Few people in the speaking business know this […].

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How to Communicate as We Anticipate COVID-19, and why we must

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Many people have expressed to me that they are scared right now. Although I didn’t expect that to mean we should stock up on toilet paper, the fear is valid, or at least understandable. We are overwhelmed with conflicting reports, doomsday headlines, and mass uncertainty. However, it is not the time to be silent or […]. The post How to Communicate as We Anticipate COVID-19, and why we must appeared first on Vocal Impact, Inc. Intention conversational intent coronavirus covid19

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The Year of COVID-19: March 20, 2020

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Human nature continues to be puzzling. Some are baffled why there is more concern about the economic impacts of COVID-19 than the reality that it can be fatal.    So, let's focus on the economic ramifications of the pandemic. JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley declared a global recession has started. The issue is this: Will it mutate into a worldwide economic depression?    Q2 2020 GDP could plummet 14%.

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Email Communications during Crisis: Part 2

SpeakerSue Says...

Here is what I know: If a subject line says, “Your Friends at X Company,” we are not friends. Do not pretend we are. If a CEO message says, “You are our top priority,” it’s probably not true. Do not lie to me. If an email claims, “We are closely monitoring Coronavirus (COVID-19),” followed by something about following strict guidelines (even though cleanliness was always their top priority), what are they actually doing? Don’t believe it.

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"A Million Little Things" - (Shaky) New Beginnings

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tonight's episode of "A Million Little Things" explores how overwhelming new beginnings can be. Katherine vacillates between euphoria and terror about starting her own law practice. Along with that, she is getting ready to renew her marriage vows with Eddie. It is her son Theo who encourages her to practice mindfulness. Through therapy Theo is starting to learn how to manage his emotions. He had gotten in trouble at school when he attacked his close friend. 

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Kroger's Shelves Restocked - Encouraging Time in Scary Times

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sure, there were some gaping holes. Those were in canned goods, hygiene products, and bread.    But, aside from those, the shelves in Kroger's this afternoon were relatively full. That was a major shift from 9:00 P.M. yesterday. Any item in demand was nowhere to be found. So, I wound up purchasing what wasn't in demand - over-priced diet soda - and figured I would try back today.

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Maybe 2003 Was A Very Good Year - Compared to 2020

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That famous book on my 2003 ordeal is "Geezer Guts," which you can read for free here. "Geezer Guts" had more than a million downloads. Around the world other down-and-outs contacted me, saying they too considered merchandising the sale of a kidney. A priest said I was wrong in labeling my new minimalist lifestyle as taking a vow of poverty. The accurate term for that was "renunciation." " An 85-year-old woman in California sent me money, which I mailed back. 

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Travel Writing - Another Niche Will Probably Go Kaput

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Longer term, the crisis [coronavirus] could permanently reshape attitudes toward travel."  "  - The Wall Street Journal , March 18, 2020. It's possible that human beings will simply lose their wanderlust. They will seek out diversion, pleasure, and togetherness time with loved ones in other ways. An example would be developing the art of hosting fun parties  in the back yard. Or, if the lake is nearby they will purchase a jet ski and that will be that.

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The Death of a Salesman - Even of Supposedly Worthy Causes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As the panic escalates, anyone knocking on doors risks being shot. Yes, gun sales as well as purchases of ammo are up amid rising number of cases of COVID-19.    That gangbanger response could be especially prevalent in Arizona, which is so close to California, a hotbed of coronavirus cases. Yet, there really is a help-wanted on Craigslist - AZ section , dated March 12 (not that back in time) that is recruiting paid workers for old-line grassroots door-knocking. 

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In The Year of COVID-19 - March 17, 2020

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The ah-ha moment has come to America:  This is serious.    The corollary to that is:  I may die. Yeah, me. Meanwhile, there have been so many developments. Both sad and inspiring. Stock market plummeted almost 3,000 points.    For the young, time is on their side. They can wait for the value of their investment portfolios to bounce back. For those near retirement or in retirement/semiretirement this is a crisis.

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Madame Clairevoyant for Over-the-Top Crazy Week

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's a Monday that feels like 3:30 P.M. Friday. So, even skeptics about the paranormal might be seeking insight from New York Magazine's Madame Clairevoyant. Here is what she reveals for all Zodiac signs. For mine - Taurus - she sees the ability to tap into a fresh source of power. That's the willingness to say "no." " She describes that as "throwing a wrench in the works."

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"Good Girls" - Another Bottom

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The three suburban housewives /mothers turned criminals have hit another bottom. In tonight's episode of "Good Girls," Beth, Ruby, and Annie assume that the designer in the print shop - Lucy - has been offed by Rio and his thugs. They muscled her into creating a new template for the counterfeiting business. Dean, in trying to reform Beth, destroyed one of the essential printing plates. Rio was not waiting for Beth to figure out how to start the operation again. 

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In The Year of COVID-19 - March 15, 2020

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Some things are changing. Some not. Right Thing to Do Transcends Sexiness of Entrepreneurship.    Cleverly, Matt and Colvin bought up 70,000 bottles of hand sanitizer in Tennessee and Kentucky. They intended to sell that Coronavirus hygiene necessity for a large profit. The media such as New York Post and distribution channels like Amazon put the kibosh on that. The stuff is in their garage.    Has the human suffering of COVID-19 softened capitalism? Retail Struggles. 

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In the Year of COVID-19 - March 14, 2020

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The world walks on eggshells. Not even the experts know for certain how severely COVID-19 will impact human health, the economy, and politics. Humanity has been humbled. Meanwhile: Don't Use Wrong Word.    At the Lucas County, Ohio Public Library I said I was taking out so many books to read during quarantine. Eyes popped. The check-out clerk cautiously asked me if I had been sick. I got it. Very quickly I noted that, like everyone else, I was going to have to stay indoors.

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Smart Policy in Extreme Crisis - NY State Classifies Liquor Stores as Essential Business

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Imagine enduring lockdowns, plunging Dow, job loss, and the forecast of a global economic depression without alcohol. Impossible. Recovered alcoholics being the exception. They are socialized to navigate life using other tools.). For once, government leaders recognize that reality. BusinessInsider reports that the powers that be in New York state have classified liquor stores as an essential business. The other essential businesses are: Grocery Stores. Pharmacies. Gas Stations. 

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Lucas County Is Location for First COVID-19 Death in Ohio

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The announcement is out: Anyone who had been near attorney Mark Wagner Sr. in Domestic Relations Court in Lucas County, Ohio could have been infected with the coronavirus. On Thursday, Wagner, 76, died after being diagnosed with COVID-19. That was the first such death in Ohio. He was based in Toledo, Lucas County. Here are more details from local media.    In addition to being a prominent lawyer, Wagner had been on the Board of Elections and active in the Republican Party.

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Hospitality, Transportation, Retail, Now Law - Darkness Fell Fast

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"In barely two weeks the coronavirus. led to] layoffs for some staff, an expected drop in billable hours. and many firms seeking to extend their credit line at banks." " - Law.com , March 20, 2020.    The layoffs were of staff at Robinson Brog.    The decline in billable hours was no surprise given that courthouses are shut down and therefore trials on-hold. Lawyers aren't being busy bees creating supporting trial material such as briefs.

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Keeping the Peace in Time of COVID-19: ABC's David Muir

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those were the memes William Shakespeare hammered in his dramas. Keeping human beings rational and calm during COVID-19 and its economic impacts seems to have been the mission of ABC's David Muir. Not only is he leading the delivery of the news and insight about the virus at 6:30 P.M. He has hosted two specials. They went beyond the platitudes. His niche feature "America Strong" even adds a bit of hope.

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Higher Education in America - No Equality of Sacrifice

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The brand of higher education in the U.S. has received yet another blow. This time the source is universities' and colleges' refusal to refund the full amount of the fees for room/board and tuition. Students have been mandated to leave campus during the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, those housing and meal contracts have already been paid for. The instruction is no longer in-person but online. Tuition has already been paid for.

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Lawrence Garbuz, The Media, The Spouse - 3 Realities + Message of Hope

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The tone of the media coverage is supposed to celebrate the recovery of New Rochelle, New York Patient Zero Lawrence Garbuz. That New York City lawyer had been in critical condition since being diagnosed with COVID-19. In addition, in the media and on her Facebook page, his wife, who had also contracted the virus, waxes euphoric about the reality that Garbuz will live. However, that attention ignores several other realities.

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Once Behind Bars Harvey Weinstein Becomes a Great Catch

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Ranging from his conviction to today, Harvey Weinstein has been a guy on the go. Most of that activity came from his reporting medical problems such as chest pains. Those gave him a respite from incarceration.    But, now he's on the go from Bellevue, reports the New York Post , to a temporary jail cell at Fishkill Correctional Facility in the Hudson Valley, New York. Later he will be on the go again to the prison where he could die.

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Lucas County, Ohio - Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Stand at 1, But Childcare Plagues Residential Complexes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Compared to much of the rest of the world, life in Lucas County, Ohio is proceeding as normal.    A major reason for that is there has been only 1 case of confirmed COVID-19. So far. Since we want to keep it that way, many of us are hunkering down in our apartments.    But, we human beings tend to become annoyed by small whatevers.    The darkness hovering over the County includes this: Neighbors inundated by the ramifications of closed schools.

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David Lat, Abovethelaw.com Founder, Treated for Coronavirus

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Through Twitter, Facebook, and coverage on Law.com , David Lat has announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19. So has his husband Zachary Shemtob.    Lat did this as a public service. The disclosure is to warn those who had come in contact with him since February 23rd to get tested. Several months ago Lat switched career paths, for the third time. His first had been, as a Yale-graduated lawyer, in the legal sector.

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Superheroes in The Year of Coronavirus - ABC's David Muir, Paul Weiss' Brad Karp

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In media, ABC broadcasting, hosted by David Muir , has been the superhero in providing information in this Time of the Coronavirus. Last night there had been another special.    In the legal sector, that kind of outreach is coming from BigLaw firm Paul Weiss.    Law.com reports that Paul Weiss Chairman Brad Karp has created a pro bono platform to guide Everyman/Everywoman through the maze of public assistance programs. They constitute emergency resources.

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Lady Gaga's Father (Joe Germanotta), The Homeless in Grand Central, and The MTA

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the iconic Grand Central Concourse, Joe Germantatto (father of Lady Gaga) has been running two hospitality businesses. They are ArtBird and Whiskey Bar.    This isn't the first time Germanotta has been in the news. His beef was that the powers that be who oversee Grand Central didn't do enough to rid it of the homeless. Those vagrants, he contended, were reducing his business revenues. He put that at about 30%.

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Trust in U.S. Gov Kaput - Leadership Takes Action, Dow Plunges 2,000+

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Edelman Trust Barometer 2020 called it: Folks don't trust gov. Those they do trust are their employers. That has been played out this morning. Over the weekend both the White House and the Federal Reserve took action to respond to the economic impacts of COVID-19. This morning the stock market opened down 2,000+. Our investment portfolios might be saved if the election, scheduled for November, were scheduled for tomorrow. Some trust could be restored in gov.

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In The Year of COVID-19: March 16. 2020

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Over the weekend the world, with exception of South Korea and China, shifted into panic.    Federal Gov, Ranging from White House to Federal Reserve, Tried to Bring Calm. The President announced he did not have coronavirus. On the Sunday talk shows Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin declared the nation wasn't in recession. The Federal Reserve knocked down interest rates to near zero. None of that worked, at least not on the all-important equities markets. Futures plunged again.

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COVID-19 Narrative Shouldn't Shut Down Messaging about Lead Paint in Water, on Walls, WindowSills, Doors

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One narrative has been about how the opioids epidemic distracts attention from the growing menace of alcohol abuse. Severe liver disease related to excessive consumption of alcohol is increasing, especially among the young.    An emerging narrative should be that the COVID-19 pandemic reduces concern about the dangers of lead in the blood of children. Yet, according to the CDC, 535,000 children or 2.6% of those between ages 1 and 5 have risk-level amounts of blood in their blood.

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Boston - In the BigLeagues, Including in COVID-19 Struggle

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Boston, the city that is now in the big leagues of metro areas, is struggling with the coronavirus just like other New York City and Los Angeles. Among the good news, though, reports Boston Magazine , is that there has been federal approval for Quest Diagnostics and LabCorps to participate, along with Massachusetts state in testing for COVID-19. So far there have been 20 presumptive or confirmed cases of the disease in Boston and 108 throughout the state. 

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Ohio - Model for Aggressive Response to COVID-19

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The quick response of Ohio to the late onset of COVID-19 illnesses in the state could provide a model for future management of healthcare crises. The initial cases had been diagnosed in the Cleveland metro area. The incidences occurred significantly later than those on the coasts.    The latest move has been to shut down all sit-down dining facilities, including in bars, within a few hours this evening. If the restaurant or bar stocked up on booze for St.

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COVID-19: Lucas County, Ohio Has First Presumptive Case

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was expected. Health officials in Lucas County, Ohio, which includes city of Toledo, confirmed the first presumptive case of the coronavirus. The victim is a senior who have traveled to Europe and returned in February. He has been hospitalized in stable condition. Meanwhile, most institutions ranging from schools to the Toledo Museum of Art to the public library system had already been shut down. An eerie quiet hovers over Toledo.

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