Sat.Oct 27, 2018 - Fri.Nov 02, 2018

6 tips for handling a remote when presenting

Manner of Speaking

If you use slides in your presentations, whether PowerPoint, Keynote or some other software, you must become comfortable using a remote to advance those slides. The alternatives are not great: 1. Standing by the computer the entire presentation and advancing … Continue reading →

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5 Apps To Make You a Better Public Speaker

Presentation Guru

I’ve never been great at public speaking. I’ve never even been great at giving and taking interviews. Just talking to strangers makes me anxious.

2018 87

What is a Business Model Canvas?

SlideModel

Based on the work of Alexander Osterwalder, a Business Model Canvas , or BMC for short, is a diagram used to visualize a business model; it allows structured organization and a quick method of evaluation and reflection on the effectiveness of a Business Models. The Role of the Business Model Canvas.

2018 72

Sandra Zimmer and Shonda Rhimes Agree on how to Really Overcome Fear of Public Speaking

Speaking Freely

What do a little known public speaking coach and a world renowned TV writer have in common? They agree on how to really overcome fear of public speaking actually transforming it into the power to speak authentically! For over 30 years, Sandra Zimmer has been evangelizing about what you really have to do to overcome and transform stage fright […].

2018 100

Leaders Who Get Organizational Change Right Know How to Listen

Duarte Blog

Organizational change comes at a cost. It requires people to sacrifice something they value, whether it’s time, money, responsibilities, control, status, comfort, or relationships. The more your change effort disrupts those things, the more people will resist or even rage against it.

2018 58

Landlord Nation - Rent for Studio Apartment in Vista Montana Complex, Tucson, AZ Starts at $560

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As more rent instead of buy, it's increasingly Landlord Nation. The most painful aspect of that is escalating pricing for rentals, even for apartments not in major metro areas. Take the Vista Montana complex of about 100 units in Tucson, Arizona.

? Do we need business cards any more? Really?

More than PowerPoint...

I’m going to save a tree. I’ll stop handing out business cards. Do we really need business cards anymore? I find that when I go out to meet people, I’m more inclined to exchange LinkedIn information. Other people I know exchange electronic contact info to stay in touch. . When someone tries to hand me a business card, I usually try to ward them off. I know I’m only going to throw it away later. It seems like a waste.

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Are You Ready For Your Greatness?

Speaker Launcher

At the beginning of his speaking career, one of my clients, Roger, wasn’t quite ready to step into the spotlight of greatness. He thought he had some good ideas and he knew he had some skill, but the confidence hadn’t really kicked in yet. The day that Roger made a declaration that he was indeed […]. The post Are You Ready For Your Greatness? appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

2018 54

Lonely & Too Ashamed to Out Ourselves as Isolated

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One-third of those interviewed in the BBC Loneliness survey admitted two things. One, they felt isolated from other humans. And, two, there was shame in disclosing that condition in public. Here are more details from The Guardian. 

2018 56

Sandra Zimmer and Shonda Rhimes Agree on how to Really Overcome Fear of Public Speaking

Speaking Freely

What do a little known public speaking coach and a world renowned TV writer have in common? They agree on how to really overcome fear of public speaking actually transforming it into the power to speak authentically! For over 30 years, Sandra Zimmer has been evangelizing about what you really have to do to overcome and transform stage fright […].

2018 100

Professional Services Firms, Like McKinsey - They Must Go in Search for a Soul

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Once a powerful brandname in management consulting, McKinsey is being attacked on many fronts.    Its "sin" is that it some of the clients it has served have been involved in behavior ranging from murderous to illegal. 

2018 56

Shades of White

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

African-Americans and Native Americans aren't alone in being victims of color. What was palpable in the immigrant neighborhoods of the New York Metro area in the 1950s was that there were shades of white. The more white the skin the better the shot at opportunity within the system.

2018 56

New York Times Inc. - Turned Itself Around

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A turnaround few anticipated has been New York Times Inc. For years media watchers had predicted the corporation will fold and a foundation would come to the rescue and fund what used to be the digital version of the old print The New York Times.

Dick Wolf's "FBI" Getting Its Footing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In last night's episode on CBS, "FBI" began to showcase Dick Wolf's old magic. There was none of the tricky kind of shocking opening. The first episode featured a whole bunch of people falling dead after consuming poisoned salad. Instead, there was a mild scene of a U.S.

2018 56

Whitey Bulger - How Americans Love Our Bad Guys

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Whitey Bulger might have been murdered in a West Virginia federal prison because he was poised to do "the right thing." " That's a bit of speculation from the Daily Mail. The buzz is that he had long been a federal snitch and now was going to snitch on the feds themselves.

2018 56

". at least 80 percent of an executive's job is communication," Gene Grabowski, Crisis Guru, kglobal

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Words. Voices. Body language.    Those are what Gene Grabowski , crisis guru at kglobal public affairs, helps executives focus on. That's really not the tough nut to crack, though. Once those executives recognize the need for training, they are usually all in.

2018 56

A Penny For Your Thoughts, Retirees - GE Cuts Dividend from 12-Cents a Share

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Retirees in general, those who had retired from GE, and those who were planning to retire from GE but can't afford to got the rug pulled from under them - the financial one. To rebuild its balance sheet, GE slashed its more than century old quarterly dividend. It had been 12-cents a share.

2018 56

High Building in Manhattan - Platform for Suicide, Again

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's there: Enough height to practically ensure a fatal leap.    The high building in Manhattan has essentially become  the platform for suicide.    And, again that method has been used for self-deliverance. 

2018 56

IBM - Can It Keep Red Hat Hot?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Over at Facebook, the growth and branding bright spot has been its acquisition - Instagram. The all-important teen market segment, which represents the future, has settled in on that social network, with only about 30% even bothering to swing by Mother Facebook once a month.

2018 56

Monday's Stock Market - Panic Will Probably Gain Traction, Many Will Rejoice at the Pickle Enemies Are in

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A nation grieves. But in the headquarters for capitalism - America - that very human emotion endures a relatively short time. Monday morning the stock market opens. And BusinessInsider reports that panic will likely shift into an upward trajectory. 

2018 56

Gab - Newbie Far-Right Social Network Robert Bowers Favored

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Many who pride themselves on being in the social-network know have probably never heard of Gab. Not until this weekend. As Troy Wolverton reports on BusinessInsider , that had been where alleged Squirrel Hill mass murderer Robert Bowers posted his tirades against Jews.

Alec Baldwin - Having a Bad Day or Frustrated about His Stuck Talk Show?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As the world knows and the alt-right fills with glee, Alec Baldwin has been arrested for alleged assault by the New York Police Department's 6th Precinct. The alleged victim had been Wojciech Cleszowski. The police were told that Baldwin punched him. The man had been taken to the hospital. 

2018 52

Once Unthinkable, Now Becoming More Standard

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Unthinkable: Suing your powerful law firm employer. Then, Aaron Charney did just that. He perceived himself a victim of bias because of his sexual orientation. And, he landed on his feet, with both a settlement and another good job in BigLaw.

2018 52

Get Gun Out of Reach - Despair Is a Feeling, Not a Fact

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Another bad day, after a string of bad days. The lawyer keeps losing motions in court. The public relations pro can't get media coverage for a major client. The 56-year-old former financial player can't land new work after a reduction-in-force. None has a history of mental illness.

2018 52

Forced Arbitration - Can Googler Power End That in the Workplace?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Googlers understand how to do political performance art. Their walkout over issues such as the $90 million payout to alleged sexual harasser Andy Rubin generated plenty of media coverage. But that could turn out to be simply great theatre and no reforms.

2018 52

Rule-Followers - Smirk Smirk

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

History does have some useful success lessons. The founding fathers of America were rule-breakers. That's why they were misfits in the old world.

2018 52

The Term "Impeachment" - Politicos (and private citizens) Threw that Rhetorical Grenade Since Days of George Washington

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The message makes a nice tidy package. That is: Get out and vote next Tuesday. The Democrats can re-take the U.S. House. Then, the impeachment of the current president can begin.    The promise of being able to start the impeachment process against Donald Trump is what counts.

2018 52

No, Social Networks Aren't Effective at Self-Regulating - But, Beware What's Proposed to Take Over that Function

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There was really a time - it seems light years ago - when idealism was high about social networks. The assumption was that those digital platforms for self-expression and connecting could and would regulate themselves.

Experts on Leadership, Tune into "Criminal Minds" - David Rossi Has Evolved into The Patriarch Leader

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When it was announced that Aaron Hotchner, played by Thomas Gibson, was forced out of "Criminal Minds," many assumed the series would soon end.

2018 52

A Prayer for Andy Lack

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Maybe one takeaway for Andy Lack from the Megyn Kelly disaster is this: Don't hire on-air talent who has a background as an attorney in BigLaw. What Megyn Kelly is doing, reports the Daily Mail , is being a tough negotiator.

2018 52

The Morgan & Morgan Law Firm Brand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This jury verdict hurts the brand and the pocketbook of law firm Morgan & Morgan. Its leadership says the law firm will appeal. In Sarasota, Florida, a jury ruled for the plaintiff Shawna Pollock and her husband Rocky Pollock in a legal malpractice lawsuit. The award for damages was $5 million.

2018 52

Limited Advertising Growth - That's What Brian Wieser Predicts Will Bring It Down

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A lot of magical thinking about Facebook's future is still in-place, even among hard-nosed security analysts. And it gets the lion's share of media attention.    But, one of the few bears is being heard. That's Brian Wieser with Pivotal Research Group.

2018 52

Cryptojacking: New Version of Cybercrime

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's not news that law firms are juicy targets for cybercrime.    After all, accessing confidential client data can provide details about pending mergers & acquisitions.

2018 52

Death Penalty for Rober Bowers - Dangerous Move for U.S. Attorney's Office

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The U.S. Attorney's Office is seeking the death penalty in the case of alleged mass murderer Robert Bowers.    As the New York Daily News reports, U.S. Attorney Scott Brady has requested permission from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions for that. 

The Criminal Complaint Filed Against Robert Bowers By U.S. District Court for Western District of PA

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania filed a criminal complaint against Robert Bowers today.    Here is a copy of it, via Law.com. Attention is the currency of the 21 st century.

2018 52

Gab Goes Dark - Is There Direct Correlation Between Language and Behavior?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Smart media and business guidance could have kept social network Gab in the safe-content box. However, the newbie, launched in 2016, allowed its posters to stray too far out of the box with rhetoric that was assessed to encourage violence. Now, reports TechCrunch , Gab is over. At least for now.

2018 52

Protected Speech & Social Network Gab - Probably Lawyers Will Have to Decide That One

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Social network Gab , its leadership contends, prevents violence through free speech.    Maybe. However, Gab now has to deal with the reality that one of its posters - Robert Bowers - allegedly fatally gunned down 11 and injured six in a Jewish house of worship.