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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 308) – Simon Sinek

Manner of Speaking

“We are drawn to leaders and organizations that are good at communicating what they believe. Their ability to make us feel like we belong, to make us feel special, safe and not alone is part of what gives them the … Continue reading → The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 308) – Simon Sinek appeared first on Manner of Speaking

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Taking It to the Next Level: Stand up Comedy – How Hard Can It Be?

Presentation Guru

When John, Emma and I set up Presentation Guru we wanted to create a shared resource (The ‘guru’ is the community, not any one of us) of hundreds of articles for speakers, at every stage of their development, to help them do three things: Create engaging stories.

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How to Engage Your Audience Using Games and Other Fun Tools with Stephen Shapiro

Speaker Launcher

On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast we welcome Stephen who will share with us how he uses games and innovation to engage and inspire his audience.

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Speech of Acceptance

The Communication Blog

Here is a speech of acceptance that is sure to resonate with students and instructors alike. It's Madonna's acceptance speech for the Advocate for Change award from GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance against Defamation). The speech is all over the Internet; the one noted here is one clear version with commentary. link]. Acceptance speech Advocate for Change Award speeches GLAAD Madonna speech of acceptance

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Prologue to Family Tree, a novel

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

This is the first draft of the three-part prologue to Family Tree , a novel, historical fiction, that I may be writing. I am looking for feedback on the prologue. Feel free to post detailed feedback here (or email it to paullima.com@gmail.com ), or simply let me know if, based on the prologue, you think you might be interested in reading the book — especially if you like historical fiction. Family Tree Prologue. Germany February 1945.

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Public Shaming - Neglected Tactic for Social Control, Crime Deterrent

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From the get-go in America, early social systems leveraged the power of public shaming. The Puritans put miscreants in stocks in the town square. Those settling the west tarred and feathers con artists and horse thieves. Today, the official vestige of that is pretty tame. It's the perp walk.

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5 Lessons Learned Building My New Website

Speaker Launcher

I recently launched a fully redesigned website. Since you are a business owner who has likely gone through this process once or twice before, I’m sure you can sympathize with the pain and stress I went through to bring this new project to a close. It was, to say the least, a challenge.

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SuperStar Catholics - A Very Different Time

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In 2002, The Boston Globe broke the story. Roman Catholic clergy were sexually abusing young boys. Eventually, the priest John J. Goeghan was sent to prison. There, no surprise, he was murdered. Then began a new era - and not a positive one - for Roman Catholicism.

2019 56

Are you too brief?

SpeakerSue Says...

Brevity may be “the soul of wit,” but it isn’t usually the best option in email. You’ll agree this email is brief: Attached is the proposal. Your thoughts? And awful. What is the recipient supposed to be thoughtful about? How can the writer expect to get a smart response? Brevity isn’t key. Being concise, clear, courteous and caring are. BONUS. Eliminate the phrase “your thoughts?”.

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Denver STEM School Massacre - Remembering When School Was Sanctuary

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The massacre at the Denver STEM school was a tragedy. But no surprise. Again, children received the message that school was not a safe place.    Their generation will never experience the school as a kind of sanctuary from the troubled parts of their little lives. 

Drudge Report Not Headlining with Second Day of Dow Plunge

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A lousy stock market could be a singlehanded game changer in Election 2020. It's about 11 AM New York time. The Dow is down 353.77. This is the second day of decline. Here is the MarketWatch analysis.

2019 56

"Good Girls" - Beth Realizes She's Addicted to Crime & That She Loves It

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

FBI Jim and his heavily armed team come to the car dealership. They are looking for the books for the illegal businesses and the pills. They find nothing. Apparently, someone had tipped off Beth they were coming.    As yet, we in the audience don't know who the tipster was.

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The Assistant - Short Short Fiction By Jane Genova

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

She grew up hard. Her family owned a duplex near Journal Square in Jersey City, New Jersey. So  So the hard didn't come from extreme poverty. They got the monthly rent for the upstairs apartment. Her mother had sometimes under the table income from a political boss.

In Sale, Total The Times-Picayune Staff Axed (will journalists at my hometown Jersey Journal be next?)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"The Newhouse family sold the 182-year-old daily The Times-Picayune and its website, nola.com, to a scrappy New Orleans competitor [John and Dathel Georges], and the entire staff is being laid off."  "  Keith Kelly, The New York Post, May 3, 2019. Here is the coverage.

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RainMaking in Professional Services - Develop New Business or Be Out of Business

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In all professional services, hyper competition is the norm. So is client churn.    Continual new business development is a must-do, both for survival and for scaling. In addition, the lack of new business development or  rainmaking  can result in being "forced out."

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"Law & Order SVU" - What Seemed to Be Muslim v. Jew

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

During this season, "Law & Order SVU" has been following two formulas for its plot lines. One was the original Dick Wolf standby of having the content "ripped from the headlines." " To that has been added dramatic twists and turns in the plot.

2019 52

Shemar Moore, As Hondo in "SWAT," Back for 3rd Season on CBS

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Shermar Moore took a big risk leaving the role of Derek Morgan on "Criminal Minds."  "  But, it is paying off, at least right now. The series he stars in as Hondo - "SWAT" - has been renewed on CBS for a third season.

2019 52

Anna Sorokin Seems to Be a "Type" - Read Willa Cather's Short Story "Paul's Case"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The make-believe German heiress Anna Sorokin aka Anna Delvey had an amazing and expensive adventure in Manhattan. Those without any imagination or obsession to probe the human mind probably feel justice has been done today. She had been sentenced  to 4 to 12 years in prison.

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Millennials, along with Lady Gaga, Make Clinical Depression Cool

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yes, discussing our clinical depression is cool. A downright bonding ritual. That's what The Wall Street Journal has made official.    So, have you had much suicidal ideation today?    That's normal conversation - now.

2019 52

Dick Wolf's Creation of Hank Voight for "Chicago P.D." Could Become His Legacy, Not Jack McCoy from "Law & Order"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The last part of the "Law & Order" franchise still creating new episodes is "Law & Order SVU." " It's been renewed for a 21st season. So bravo for its creator Dick Wolf. But, essentially, Wolf has been off in another direction.

2019 52

Florida's Young Lawyers Among Workers Around the World Risking Health or Even Death for a Paycheck

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Citing crushing student debt, punishing hours and 'toxic' work environments, more than half - 58 percent - of beginning Florida lawyers believe their careers are becoming less desirable, according to the latest Young Lawyers Division study." 

2019 52

Alleged Gaslighting at Mt. Sinai Health System - "Atkinson v. Singh"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Some bits of litigation resonate in the collective unconscious. And make for major media stories.    One of them could be "Holly Atkinson, et al. Prabhjot Singh, et al." 

2019 52

Paywalls: Tricky Business

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Setting up a paywall is risky business - and controversial. For The New York Times it has meant financial salvation.    But, for the distressed Conde Nast, which lost $120 million in 201 7, it could impede the publishing empire's attempted financial turnaround.

2019 52

The Over-55 - Stranded Out Here, On Our Own

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's documented. The BusinessInsider article on the older workforce confirms that it's ageism, not skills, which is standing between the over-55 and high-paying jobs. Either the aging are not hired for or they're forced out from positions which pay a living wage.

2019 52

Was It a Cultural Bad Fit? - "Joseph Mott v. Accenture"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The red flag in this kind of supposed age discrimination lawsuit is this: The plaintiff Joseph Mott was 61 years old when hired as an in-house lawyer role by management consulting firm Accenture. Yet, in his lawsuit he contends he was terminated for age discrimination.

2019 52

Inefficiency May No Longer Be Rewarded

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From many points of view, billable hours have symbolized what's rotten in the rigid business of BigLaw. Clients resent then but sometimes they have no choice. If it's a bet the ranch lawsuit or high stakes transaction they have to go along.

2019 52

Squeeze on BigLaw Gets Tighter and Tighter

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

law firms had been warned the accounting firms are coming onto their turf. The latter have the business development edge of in-place trusted relationships with corporations. Cross selling can be a piece of cake. Among the accounting firms expanding in that grab for legal work is Deloitte.

2019 52

Media Disruptor David Lat Joins New York Office of Lateral Link as Managing Director

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those in the know know that the lateral legal market can be the platform for creating extreme professional success. Legal recruiting firm Lateral Link is in exactly the right niche at the right time in the right locations throughout the U.S. and Asia.

2019 52

Dow Futures Plunge Nearly 500 Points - This Time I Got Out in Time

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"I  know that I am going to give up gains. But I want you to sell my equities now." " That was about 9 days ago. My financial planner pulled me out. Sure, during that time and the close of the stock market last Friday I did miss out on gains.

2019 52

Star Power: Did It Make Culture at Harvard Toxic?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Does the culture of Harvard value star power above ethics and the law?    That is what a committee in the government department is asking. Here is the coverage in The New York Times by Terry Karl. It had been in the government department that Jorge Dominguez taught for decades.

2019 52

Playing Field Tilted Against Working Mothers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On the popular new series "A Million Little Things," Katherine decides to turn down partnership in her law firm. When invited to become partner she makes a simple request: She can go home to have dinner with her son nightly, then return to the office."

2019 52

Law Firm Partner Outs Herself as Rape Victim

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Jessica Crutcher, a litigation partner in Mayer Brown's Houston office, has chosen to publicly identify herself as the Big Law partner who sued Bennan's of Houston for $20 million, alleging she was raped by a bartender [Sean Kerrigan] formerly employed there."  "  - Brenda Sapino Jeffreys, Texas Lawyer, May 9, 2019.    Here  is the article.    Crutcher made this decision through filing an amended complaint. 

2019 40

Law Firm, Henderson, NV - Willing to Hire English Major as Writer (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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Working at a Law Firm - All Too Tempting/Easy to Embezzle

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"A former trusts and estates lawyer [Albert Hessberg III] who worked at Barclay Damon until he was found to have embezzling from clients and the firm has pleaded guilty to federal fraud and tax charges …"  - Jack Newsham, New York Law Journal, May 8, 2019. Here is the article. Hessberg's saga of the hand in the cookie jar is a too familiar one in the legal sector.    It even made its way into the plot line of fictional "The Good Wife."

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