Sat.Jun 08, 2019 - Fri.Jun 14, 2019

A lesson from the Toronto Raptors

Manner of Speaking

Congratulations to the Toronto Raptors! They are the 2019 NBA Champions. I am delighted for Toronto — where I lived for over 15 years — and for all of Canada.

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Well I’ll Be A Monkey’s Father’s Brother

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

In my previous post , I shared the tip from GCN to remove rust from a bicycle. I was a bit skeptical. Before. After. Even gave the chrome some vinegary love. Cleaned up the bits of rust the best I could and put some clear coat on them. I then decided to clean up the seat post.

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F**k Me!

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

As I’ve noted before, the UK’s Financial Times has none of the reticence of other publications such as the WSJ in employing good Anglo Saxon terms where appropriate. Unlike American publications, they will print the work ‘f**k’ in articles. I see this is a word that’s also freely employed by The Guardian. In her May […]. Culture Shock! newspapers reporting

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5 Amazing Apps to Take Your Writing to the Next Level

Presentation Guru

When writing speeches or pitches, you can easily make mistakes but, fortunately, there are many tools that can help you nowadays. The good news is that there is an app for everyone, and you can pick the one that works best for you.…

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Your Missed Branding Opportunity

Speaker Launcher

Every day I get about a hundred business emails. Some days, it’s even more. One thing I’ve noticed is that a large majority of these emails have @gmail.com at the end of them. You saw that I mentioned these are business emails, right?

2019 72

Project Cost Estimated ??

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

Yeah, kind of funny doing the math NOW. Anyway, the cost of this is going to be comparable to a new low-end bike, but more than the crap you can get at Walmart. While it’s true that this will not have 105 or Tiagra components, much less Ultegra.

2019 141

Use Contrast in the Middle of a Presentation to Transform

Duarte Blog

Doing a quick internet search for “Tips for the beginning of a presentation” and “Tips for presentation endings,” will serve up thousands of relevant results. But just try looking for tips on how to write the bulk of your presentation—the middle, and you won’t find much.

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Indie-Publish Like a Pro with Erin Casey

Speaker Launcher

Self-publishing (aka indie-publishing) has shed the stigma of “those who can’t get published, self-publish.”

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Tackling the fork

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

Before I could even start buying any parts, I needed to see if the fork was in serviceable condition. Good news. Rust wasn’t too bad and the only real issue was old, dirty grease. After cleaning it up and degreasing the bearings, I put it back together again. I just then noticed a gap!

2019 130

Accidental Writer: how to write a memoir

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

I’ve done it. I’ve written my memoir, The Accidental Writer. It contains sex. It contains violence (if getting kicked in the nuts is violent enough for you). It contains writing. And there is a lot more in the book, like how I became an accidental dad and accidental dog lover. As the author, I am biased, but I feel I’ve produced an entertaining and engaging book.

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Father's Day 2019 - Time for Baby Boomers to Forgive Our Emotionally Unavailable Dads

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's overdue, isn't it.    Finally, it would be smart to ditch the extreme anger of many Baby Boomers at the fathers who just weren't there for us - at least not emotionally.    The actual culture hadn't assigned that role, not yet.

2019 56

18 brilliant texting tactics

SpeakerSue Says...

Texting is simply more immediate than sending an email. But business texting has its own set of strategy. Here they are: 1. Only text if you have an established relationship with your client. Text only during normal business hours for them. Just because you’re in Maui and working at 5pm (not that you’ be working at that hour in Maui), do not text to your client in New York or London. They probably don’t love you that much that it’s okay for you wake them. Ask them to opt-in to your texts.

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Building a bike almost as old as me

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

I bought this Fuji frame off a Facebook posting. Originally, I did not want a frame older than 1996, about when STI (indexed) shifters were introduced. However, I was willing to consider an older frame if it looked “interesting.” ” This looked interesting.

2019 130

"The Intruder" - Nuttiness Some of Us Have Experienced

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Promos for film "The Intruder" highlight the deranged thinking of former home owner Charlie, played by Dennis Quaid. But the emotional grabber is that the intense emotions Charlie goes through mirror those many of us have also gone through.

2019 56

Dog Media - Barking Up the Wrong Tree

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sites recruiting for communications talent are bulging with help-wanted ads for those with dog expertise. Yes, dogs. Here is one of those posted today. Those in what might be called The Fido Niche probably assume they are clever publishing content about man's best friend.

2019 56

Claire Stapleton - Did She Burn Bridges in Co-Organizing Google 2018 Walkout?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The 1950 Japanese movie "Rashomon" played out how how many different perceptions there can be of the same incident. Currently there might be the same phenomenon at Google. The question is: Did employee Claire Stapleton wind up burning bridges when she co-organized the 2018 walkout?

2019 56

The Tragic Mystery of Suicide - Third Member of NYPD Takes His Life in Two Weeks

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Again, members of the New York City Police Department are in shock and in mourning. The third member of the police force has taken his own life within two weeks.

2019 52

Friends Let Friends Talk

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Former BigLaw attorney Jeremy Fischbach has come up for a solution for the 21st-century plague: extreme isolation. Even in supposed functional families the members, stuck behind their screens, are separate from each other.

2019 52

Election 2020 - Guess Who Alan Dershowitz Would Vote For?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It seems like forever that former Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz has been in the media supporting Donald Trump. Now, there's been a shift.

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FBI Looks at Minibar: Dominican Republic Branding

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Right now, many are having flashbacks to those old black-and-white news reels and films about law enforcement breaking up moonshine operations during Prohibition in the U.S.

2019 52

Retaliation - U.S. Supreme Court Might Take a Look at That

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Fear of retaliation is a major issue in the decision whether or not to file a lawsuit. For just that reason, several plaintiffs in the high profile gender discrimination complaint "Tolton v. Jones Day" only identify themselves as "Jane Doe."

2019 52

Joyce Mitchell's Unforgivable Sin

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No surprise, Joyce Mitchell has been denied parole - for a third time. She is serving up to a 7 year sentence at Westchester County, New York Bedford Correctional facility. When a tailor at Clinton Correctional facility she had assisted inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat in their escape.

2019 52

Lawyers & Public Relations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The shock is that Norm Pattis, defense attorney for Fotis Dulos, is receiving hate-filled emails.    After all, this is America, a nation proud of its U.S. Constitution. One of the amendments - the 6th - provides for both a fair/speedy trial and defense assistance. 

What Jack McCoy Didn't Teach Us about Law - Saga of Central Park 5

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There is satisfaction as former prosecutor of the Central Park 5 - Elizabeth Lederer - resigned from lecturing at Columbia Law School. However, she remains a Manhattan District Attorney. Here are more details from Law and Crime.

2019 52

Talc Verdict - Jittery Investors, Brand Equity in Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today, the jury for the California Superior Court for Alameda County awarded plaintiff Patricia Schmitz $12 million. The defendants were Johnson & Johnson and Colgate-Palmolive. Here are more details from HarrisMartin Publishing.

2019 52

Facebook - Internal Emails as Potential Smoking Guns

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Facebook Inc. FB -1.81% uncovered emails that appear to show Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg's connection to potentially problematic privacy practices at the company, according to people familiar with the matter." " - John D. McKinnon, et al.,

2019 52

Mary Meeker's 2019 Internet Report

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This is the 24th year that iconic analyst and investor Mary Meeker is presenting the Internet Trends Report. Here is this year's, published by BusinessInsider. Exactly the right tone and content for all your communications. Complimentary consultation janegenova374@gmail.com. Web/Tech

2019 52

Fotis Dulos Out on Bail, His Lawyer Norm Pattis Trying to Reshape Public Opinion

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Around 4 P.M. yesterday in Stamford, Connecticut Superior Court, Fotis Dulos was released on $500,000 bail.    He had to surrender his passport. He will wear a GPS tracking device. And he cannot leave the state. Here are more details from the media.

2019 52

Marriage as Possible Machiavellian Move - Elizabeth Holmes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A source reports that Elizabeth Holmes, founder of collapsed Theranos, tied the knot with hotel heir Billy Evans. Here are more details from the media.

2019 52

Don't Get Caught Ducking Out for Lunch

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Of course, you're not going to leave your desk for lunch. Not any more. Sure, the wellness experts gush about the restorative role of taking breaks. But, taking a break sends the wrong signal in most organizations, even for those at the top. The power lunch has become no lunch.

2019 52

Family Feud: Mary Max, Widow of Gonzo Artist Peter Max, Commits Suicide

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Wealth has many owners - or so they think. Through his gonzo art, Peter Max created that wealth. Cereal companies, the NFL, and museums purchased those pop culture pieces. As he drifted into dementia, his family has fought over possession of the art. In the middle was his wife Mary Max. 

2019 52

Jones Day Had Done a BP Tony Hayward - Now This.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Through public relations stumbles by defendant Jones Day, class action gender discrimination lawsuit "Nilab Tolton, et al. v Jones Day," went high profile. Here is a copy of the complaint. The plaintiffs are represented by Sanford Heisler Sharp.

2019 52

Why William Shatner Keeps Working at Age 88

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Everyone is different. Everyone finds refuge from their unique demons in their own way. For William Shatner, it has been work. So, that's the wisdom he passes along in his new book "Live Long And What I Learned Along the Way." " Here you can order it from Amazon.

2019 52

Conservative Push-Back against Google, et al. - CA Judge Doesn't Toss Lawsuit Contending Bias Against Conservative Job Applicants

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last week was a legally disappointing one for Google. It remains stuck, at least for now, with a complaint contending systemic bias in hiring of conservative job applicants. The trouble is not just the litigation itself.

2019 52

The Lawyer's Show

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The story of the missing Connecticut mother of five has now shifted to coverage of the lawyer representing her estranged husband Fotis Dulos.    Lawyers have become the stars in their own right of high-profile legal actions. Yesterday, lawyer Norm Pattis entered the saga.

2019 52

No, Poetry Hasn't Gone Way of Low IQ Phone

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Perhaps you haven't considered it, but the kind of communications (marketing or matter of the heart) which could get attention is poetry. There is a specialist for all that. The expert will edit your poem or start from scratch. Here is how to put your order in.

2019 52

The Rebranding of Brett Kavanaugh (and women in legal sector catch new breaks)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh hired all female law clerks.    Yes, let's all belt out "For he's a jolly good fellow." " Because of Kavanaugh's recruiting, for the first time in the history of SCOTUS, the majority of clerks are female.

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