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One Simple Thing to Transform Your 2019 beyond Making Resolutions

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There’s a simple thing to do that can transform your 2019 beyond making resolutions. Every year for decades, I’ve done something to prepare for an awesome New Year — I spent a week evaluating what happened and what I accomplished in the outgoing year and what I want to accomplish in all areas of my life […]. The post One Simple Thing to Transform Your 2019 beyond Making Resolutions appeared first on Read The Self-Expression Blog to Improve Speaking Skills.

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Film "Widows" - Darker Version of TV "Good Girls"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The 2018 "heist" film - "Widows" - essentially lifts four law-abiding women out of their comfort zone. And into a totally criminal world in today's Chicago.    Overall, "Widows" is a darker version of the television show "Good Girls."

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How to Overcome Procrastination & Deliver Amazing Presentations

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The pressure of delivering a presentation and making an impact on your audience can be overwhelming. One of the escapes that many presenters seek to overcome this stress is procrastination.

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Put Yourself On The To Do List

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Put yourself on the to do list this holiday. I ran into a friend and colleague on the plane from Vancouver recently. We were both returning from the CAPS convention, our annual gathering of Canadian Speakers. I looked at my friend and said, “Are you feeling OK?” She admitted to me that she was exhausted. […]. The post Put Yourself On The To Do List appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

Reading a lot over the holidays? Do some meaningful networking

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If you’re reading a terrific article or book, why not follow that writer on Twitter, or connect with that author via LinkedIn? It’s a great way to let writers know you appreciate their work. And it’s a great way to build your own writing network. Remember: Creative networking on social media isn’t about getting loads […]. Career info Freelance Writing Professional organizations Social media

Off Rollercoaster for Weekend - Dow Expected to Head Higher Today

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Like the cliché "perfect storm," a stale buzzword has been applied to the global equities markets. The term is "rollercoaster." " But for the weekend, riders probably have received a pass to get off the ride and relax.

Paddy Ashdown: the man who never slept in

Max Atkinson

The Atkinson-Kenny-Levick families have been close friends with the Ashdown family for many years and have been devastated by yesterday's sad news.

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Words & phrases to eliminate in 2019

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When email is the primary communication tool to build a relationship, every word matters. In an informal and skewed study (my Facebook , LinkedIn and Twitter followers) of 2500+ business professionals, here are the words that make you look like a jerk. I’m not saying this is an exhaustive list because it’s super easy to turn off a reader who doesn’t want to like you.

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The Universe of the Rollercoaster - Dow Closes Up 260.37

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It had started out as another day of a Dow portfolio killer. That was after yesterday's 1000+ surge. Now, the Dow closes up 260.37. And that was after some of us wondered how, after this additional portfolio hit, we were going to pony up the money to pay the kid's college tuition.

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Brand WW Struggling to Signal Health/Wellness, Attract Males

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Brand WW used to be your mother's Weight Watchers. Mom's goal was to be slim.    Now, WW, under internal marketing guru Gail Tifford, is repositioning itself for folks whose goal is health/wellness. Those include males. The WW app even contains meditation.

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Dow Surges 1086.25

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The day after Christmas the Dow surged 1086.25 points.    What was expected was another dramatic plunge. Many were anticipating that after the Japanese Nikkei 225 had dropped 5% yesterday. So, we get our mindset configured for a rollercoaster rest of 2018 and probably all of 2019.

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Nostalgia - Dangerous to Your Ability to Land Well-Paying Work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Cut the nostalgia. From the get-go, that's what I advise those I coach - whether they are millennials or members of the Silent Gen. If they want access to well-paying work, any traveling along memory lane will position and package them as not in the moment. 

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Dow on December 26, 2018 - Expect More Carnage

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Bad news isn't letting up for our portfolios. The Dow is expected to continue its downward trajectory when the U.S. market opens the day after Christmas. Axios notes that the Japanese market took a "dive" today, as did other Asian markets.

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Familiar Platitude: The Wall Street Journal Tells Us We'll Need More in Retirement Than We Had Assumed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Even The Wall Street Journal is defaulting to the platitude that retirement will be more expensive than we had planned for.    Just about everyone - both retired and those considering retirement/semi-retirement - has become filled with angst about making ends meet. 

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Madonna Who? - Now Represented by Kelly Bush Novak of ID

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Younger talent like Lady Gaga, politics, the #MeToo movement, and more recently the crashing stock market - all have pushed Madonna out of the media. And, the media is the most powerful force on planet earth - and probably beyond. The one-time iconoclast is essentially now Madonna Who?

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"The Good Doctor" - Not As Popular

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That oddball series about an autistic surgeon - "The Good Doctor" - was a surprise hit during its first year. But, TV Series Finale reports, its popularity has fallen off. This season, overall viewership has gone down 29.40 percent. However, its weekly rating hovers around the healthy 6.9

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'Twas the Night Before Christmas, Most of the Money Was Gone

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's 9:34 A.M. (ET) ET) Christmas Eve.    The Dow is down triple digits. On the low side, admittedly - 106.7. Not the high side of the 500s.    But what's becoming obvious is that 'twas the night before Christmas, and most of the money was gone.

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Tender Mercies - Catholic Priest Struggling with Health Issues, Patrick Burns Chose Self-Deliverance

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On December 14th, Roman Catholic priest Patrick Burns chose suicide. The place of his death was the rectory of Holy Name Of Jesus parish in Brooklyn, New York. He was 57 years old.    The New York Post reports he had been plagued with health issues.

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A Fortnite Christmas

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Fortnite could dominate Christmas day among families. On Forbes , videogame expert Paul Tassi publishes a Fortnite holiday guide for parents and grandparents. Likely the children (that is, those family members age 18 or under) will be consumed with the game, which they can play on their smartphones.

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Brand New York City - Only for Those with "Real Money"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Brand New York City is evolving into a living symbol of the 21st century Gilded Age.    The rich are getting richer and flaunt their wealth. Meanwhile, those who tend to their needs increasingly can't afford to live in New York City.

Beyond Rich, Middle Class, Poor - No Longer Labeling Ourselves Via Class

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Fortune Magazine is among the growing number of voices lamenting the shrinking middle class.    The assumption of those advocacy exposes is that those who can't make it into or remain in the middle class will be "poor."

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Pet Parents at Christmas - Receiving Kisses, Not Flowers/Parcels of High-Fat Food from The Kids

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Some of the neighbors are all smiles. They boast about the nice things their adult (human) children are doing for them for Christmas 2018. At the top of the list are the delivered flowers and parcels of high-fat foods.    Then there are us pet parents. Our only offspring are four-leggers.

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It's Here: Enough Snow to Make It Look a Lot Like Christmas

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I opened the door to walk my four-legged son LOV. It was about 6:00 A.M.    And there it was:  snow. Not a lot. But enough to make it look a lot like Christmas.    My son tore through what was on the grass. When we returned home he loved having his fur towel-dried.

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McKinsey - More Unwanted Media Attention

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Recently, BigBrand in global management consulting - McKinsey - has been in the media. And not for positive reasons. The issues have been its roles in allegedly supporting authoritarian governments. A specific focus, since the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, has been its assignments for Saudi Arabia.

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"Law & Order SVU" Explores What It Means to Be a Man (in addition to other social issues)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the last scene in the two-hour episode of "Law & Order SVU" Noah pushes his mom Oliva Benson. This adds to the complexity of the episode's focus: What does it mean to be a man? Noah is the child Olivia adopted. His father had been a criminal. 

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Valentine's Day - Your Life May Come to Be in Danger

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This isn't the first time the Miley family unit in Texas has been embroiled in allegations of domestic violence. The arrest of Clark County District Judge Stefany Miley (going by her maiden name "Tewell" in this) represents the second time. 

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Suicide By Cop - Alleged New Version

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Currently, as we all know, one can pull down everything through sexual misconduct. Surprisingly, there haven't been more suicides. But that could be changing. There could be emerging a phenomenon: Suicide through allegedly behaving badly sexually. That would be analogous to Suicide By Cop.

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Big Brands, Such as Roman Catholic Church, Struggle with Sexual Assault Lawsuits

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Victims of alleged or proven sexual assault are pushing back with lawsuits. One way the large organizations, designated as defendants, are responding is with what is being called "mass tort bankruptcies."

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Getting Real about No More Magical Thinking - Dow Plunges 430.1 (10:18 A.M. ET)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those of us who had experienced a reversal of fortune know well the dynamics of magical thinking.    Essentially, it plays out like this: X events represent only a brief negative interlude. Soon enough we will be back at the top of our game.

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Owen Labrie - Case of the Wrong Attitude.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Once golden, Owen Labrie lost "it" all. His golden period ended when he was a senior at elite St. Paul's prep school in New Hampshire.    The "it' he then lost ranged from a paid ticket to matriculate at Harvard college to his freedom.

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Brand Mexico - Beyond the Cartel Hysteria

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"My girlfriend and I will semi-retire in Mexico." " That's what a 70-year-old professional told us at Christmas dinner. Long story short, he had endured a reversal of fortune in 2008.

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Let Us Not Praise Ruth Bader Ginsburg as Political Liberal Icon

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Cult" is a negative term. When applied and if it sticks, it can undermine a brand. The now-classic example is 12-step program Alcoholics Anonymous. Some of us are waiting for the whopper of a court case which will wind up banning mandating attendance at its meetings by judges.

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Senior Editorial Cut from Media - John Austin Murphy III Finds Next as Delivery Driver

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's predictable: You are senior editorial at a brandname media outlet. You compensation is high. So, there's a target on your back. The "they" can replace you with a millennial or even iGen who only has a bit of experience for one-fourth your salary.

FIRE - One Set of Problems End, New Set Emerges

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

FIRE - financial independence, retire early - represents a transition. In fact, a major one. So, it should be no surprise that FIRE is not the gateway to utopia. Transition often is a brutal experience.

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Brand SCOTUS in Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court John Roberts has been a busy guy - and not just with legal issues. Since the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to SCOTUS, Roberts has embraced the public relations mission of preserving respect for the highest court in the land. You bet, the brand is in play.

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The Man Is Sticking It to Those Over-35 - Tender Mercies (for some) During Gov Shutdown

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This week The Wall Street Journa l chronicled how the work world is sticking it to us aging. About 8 million of older professionals are unemployed or in low-quality jobs. Essentially, age bias is kicking in at age 35. Yes, 35.

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Chris Burrous - Things Had Been Going His Way

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At KTLA News in California, anchor Chris Burrous covered big stories. Recently those ranged from the region's wildfires to the massacre at Borderline Bar & Grill. In addition, he did cute bits that viewers loved such as on places to eat during the weekend. He was married and couple had a nine-year-old daughter.    Clearly, at age 43, things were going his way. Maybe that was the problem. Those in recovery understand that a time of stability and success can be perilous.

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