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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 296) – Gloria Steinem

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“I think the most obvious real fear I had was of public speaking. That really paralyzed me. I’d have to cancel appearances at the last minute because if I tried to do them, I’d lose all my saliva and each … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers fear of public speaking Gloria Steinem public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes

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How to Use an Empathy Map to Understand Your Audience

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As a presenter, one can tend to focus too much on the final presentation, missing one essential ingredient in the mix, empathy!

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What Are Your “Pinch Me” Moments?

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You’re standing in front of your ideal audience, you had them at “hello” and you rocked them all the way through until you close. As you exit the stage to thunderous applause, the leader of the organization pumps your hand and says “Thank you so much, that was exactly what my people needed to hear.” […]. The post What Are Your “Pinch Me” Moments? appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Fear and Nerves Are Normal – but Here’s How to Deal with Them

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On 3 June 2017, professional rock climber Alex Honnold accomplished something that few people thought could be done. He climbed the 3,000-foot granite wall of Yosemite Park’s famous El Capitan. Yes – it’s that vertical wall in the photo above!) Alone.…

Yes, I Named Lassie's Puppies, But.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tone-deaf. That's the best way to describe the recruitment policies of an established organization dealing with economic development. I had applied for a contract position rewriting content. Quickly I received a response. I had been selected to create sample content. That would be paid. 

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What if you didn’t own a car anymore?

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I own a car. When it dies, I may not buy another. In fact, I may never own another car again in my lifetime. I don’t want to be careless. I’d rather be carless. This is a shocking statement for a middle-aged Michigan suburbanite to make. For a time, I worked in the auto industry.

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Making it Easy for Speakers Bureaus to Book You with Gina Davilla

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Today, The Wealthy Speaker Podcast is being brought to you by The Wealthy Speaker Focus 40 Session. Spend 40 minutes with Jane by phone or Skype to discuss your strategy. Whether you need help with positioning, choosing your lane or a website makeover, this will be time well spent. Click the link for a very […]. The post Making it Easy for Speakers Bureaus to Book You with Gina Davilla appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Real Crime - Such an Inconvenience

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On all those well-done television shows like "FBI," crime is riveting. There's the fun of struggling to connect the dots about the identity of the bad guy or girl.    But, in real life, crime is totally an inconvenience. Yesterday, I was heading out to run must-do errands.

2018 56

Vice Media, et al. - Hipster Tone/Outrageous Content Got, Well, Old

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was palpable.    Not only we over-50 but also Millennials and iGens were becoming weary of the hipster tone and outrageous content of much of digital media. What had been cool just seemed yesterday. Downright old. The tone came across as arrested development.

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Alec Baldwin - Will He Be ABC's Megyn Kelly?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Like Megyn Kelly's NBC Sunday evening talk show, Alec Baldwin's ABC one has poor ratings. Both can't connect with the audience in a talk-show format. And the selection of their guests seems all wrong. And, also like Kelly, Baldwin's behavior embarrassed the television.

2018 56

Dorothy Bruns - Crime and Apparent Self-Administered Punishment

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Dorothy Bruns, 44, suffered from MS and seizures. Given those conditions, she had been warned not to drive. But last March, drive she did. In the process she killed two Park Slope toddlers and the fetus one of their mothers had been carrying. Mothers of both children had been injured. 

2018 56

Sales Pitches - Does the Bob Dilenschneider Approach Work?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There is a school of thought which champions sustained reinforcement of a stock marketing message. The classic example of that had been Ford's slogan that quality was job #1.    Then there is another line of marketing strategy which pushes continuous disruption.

2018 56

SoCal Real Estate - Those Planning to Retire Should Have Sold At Top of Market

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A crash? Probably not. The real estate experts, reports LA Times , are not anticipating a meltdown in the housing market in Southern California.    But there has been a slowdown in sales. Inventory of unsold houses is piling up. And sellers have had to downsize the asking price.

2018 56

FIRE Catches Fire - We're No Longer Willing to Almost Die for a Paycheck

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

FIRE - Financial Freedom, Retire Early - is a movement gaining traction.    Among its participants are not only those in their 50s and beyond yearning to flee the rat race. That's my generation. 

2018 56

Brand Weight Watchers - Not Buzzworthy, Not Any More

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We just love the Keto diet. The meal kits from X or Y are worth every penny. Yoga is doing it (the "it" being controlling food cravings) for us. That's the kind of buzz surrounding so many wellness products and services. With the exception of old-line brand Weight Watchers. 

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Spirituality - The Great Overindulge

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Meditation, yoga, and prayer. All of these have been and continue to be useful for self-calming, insight, tapping into the unconscious, and even overcoming addictions.    Media sites for those in stressed out professions such as law regularly post articles on them. 

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Ending Mandatory Arbitration - Progress Is Partial

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Employees outside the tech industry should feel emboldened to also push back against required private arbitration in general. Usually they have to sign the agreements the day they are hired. Those tend to be comprehensive, covering matters ranging from compensation to inappropriate conduct. 

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Odds Are PR/Marcom Firm Owners Want to Sell

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"The pace of mergers and acquisitions in the public relations and integrated marketing communications sector show little sign of slowing down, according to a survey just released by legal firm Davis & Gilbert."  "  - Steve Barnes, Odwyerpr.com, November 8, 2018.

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It's Come to This: We Anticipate Being Gunned Down

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The college experience has shifted from four carefree years before official adulthood to one of extreme angst. Will there be a job after graduation? Can educational loans be paid off? And, will the students and the classmates they bonded with even remain alive?

2018 52

We Know What This Could Mean: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Falls in Her Office

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Just a bit over a week ago our kids and animal companions were showcasing their Ruth Bader Ginsburg Halloween costumes.    Today, there's an earthquake of angst among progressives. In her office, as The Wall Street Journal reports, that U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) justice fell.

2018 52

Employee Protest Remains Power Tool - Google Ends Mandatory Private Arbitration for Sexual Harassment/Assault Complaints

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Recently, Googlers risked their goodwill (and maybe even job security/upward mobility) by doing a global walkout. The trigger for that had been the $90 million exit payout to alleged sexual harasser Andy Rubin.

2018 52

Los Angeles Anti-Semitism - What We Know from TV Crime Shows like "Criminal Minds"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Los Angeles, anti-Semitism has taken on a rawness.    Beginning last September while Jews were observing Yom Kippur, a slim white male in his late 20s or early 30s would target orthodox Jewish woman. There they would be walking on a street, alone.

Age - Why Are Media Outlets Allowed to Disclose It?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the Netherlands, 69-year-old Emile Ratelband sued local authorities. It was because the powers that be there refused to change his date of birth on official documents. He requested that the "clock" officially be rolled back 20 years.

2018 52

Bypassing Arbitratration - Former Law Partner Gender Discrimination Complaint

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Of course, it's a long way before a complaint is allowed to be heard in court and that actually happening. Usually there will be a settlement just before the opening arguments. A California appellate panel is permitting plaintiff Constance Ramos to bypass her law firm's arbitration agreement.

2018 52

The Freelance Lawyer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It really is happening. Law firms are splitting into two niches.    One is the elite large firm. The other is the small shop, usually with specialized services such as family law or IP. The middle is disappearing.

2018 52

The "Dateline" Effect

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The world still doesn't know much about why Chris Watts might have murdered his wife, the fetus she was carrying, and his two young daughters. But what it does now know is that he was the one who committed that mass murder. Finally, he admitted the whole thing.

2018 52

Yes, Chris Christie Can Have a Future in Media

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those watching election return coverage on ABC noticed this: Chris Christie was a panel member. His persona lacked the rawness and combativeness of his days as a politico. Those attributes were replaced with a buttoned-down image.    Will his next be in media?

2018 52

The Nathan's HotDog Branding - Gross Its Signature Promoting Item Is Eating Contest

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This could be bad news for the key promotional activity of Nathan's - its annual hotdog eating contest. But, public opinion around the world should be gravitating toward banning all eating contests - amateur and professional.

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Suicide - Accepting Concept and Act as Rational

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Was it the need to take control of the terms and conditions of their own death? Or, did the stress of the death row experience at San Quentin in California wear them down, triggering despair? As with all suicides, we will probably never receive definitive answers to our questions.

2018 52

Substance Abuse - The Limits to Compassion

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There's a substance abuse epidemic. Compassion that addiction is a disease isn't being effective to bring it under control. Meanwhile, insurance companies are paying out a bundle for in-patient rehabs. Residences are being robbed (including my one-time beach house).

2018 52

Staying Off the Wolf's Radar

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those who oversee the U.S. economy must be shaking in their shoes.    More of us among the best and brightest are thumbing our nose at conspicuous consumption and opting for radical saving.

2018 52

Alt-Right Social Network Gab Back Online

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After the alleged murder of 11 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, by Gab poster Robert Bowers, the alt-right social network went dark. Its domain host GoDaddy dropped it.    But, tonight it's back online. The new host is Epik.com.

FORTUNE Magazine - Can a Thai Businessman Restore Its Influence and Profits

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

FORTUNE Magazine, like TIME, had once been an influential media property. That was before digital. Now, FORTUNE, just as TIME, has been sold by Meredith. Like TIME it wasn't able to pivot from print to digital effectively or fast enough. The issue is: Can it find its way back to influence as well as profits? The buyer, reports The New York Times , is Thai businessman Chalchaval Jiaravanon. For him it's a private investment.

2018 43

"Exit Polls Show Dem Wave Building" - Drudge Report Headline, Complete with Flashing Blue Light

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Conservative Drudge Report is playing it smart. Its headline, without the usual link to someone else's coverage, is: "Exit Polls Show Dem Wave Building" That all comes with a flashing blue light. When the Drudge Report launched years ago that flashing blue light had been its signature. Now it only uses it on occasion. This midterm is obviously an occasion.

2018 43

We Broken Baby Boomers - The New Resistance

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" I have enough. I can pay for my $576 monthly rent in Youngstown, Ohio, food that won't clog my arteries, repairs on my 2009 car, and a weekend away once a year." " That's what a disbarred baby boomer lawyer said. Like myself, he had been broken by careerism. After two years in prison he was struggling to put together a fresh way to look at the world and live the years he had left. He labeled his current lifestyle "minimalism."

2018 43

Elite Intersects with Street - Shooting at Dartmouth College

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It isn't only on the mean streets of the inner city that shootings late at night happen. The New York Post reports that last night someone in the Christian Science Reading Room at Dartmouth College got shot. The suspect is being hunted. No other details have been released as yet. That elite institution of higher learning is a feeder pool for leadership positions in the establishment. In a sense it is a protected sanctuary. Maybe in these unusual times that too is changing.

2018 43

When Fun Is Embedded in Corporate Culture.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yesterday, Googlers won a big one. The chief executive officer of Google Sundar Pichai ended the policy of mandatory private arbitration for alleged sexual harassment/assault.    However, today that's followed by another policy he issued. That's an official limit on what he terms as "excessive drinking." " As BusinessInsider reports, Google found that 20% of reported sexual harassment/abuse incidents involved alcohol. 

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