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Brakes are connected and working. Shifters are installed and the new bar tape has been installed as well. The front derailleur and the cable guides are installed. As you can see, I went with white for the cable housing, in keeping with the original look. I hope to give it a test ride within a week.

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Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 4

Manner of Speaking

This is the fourth post in a series based on the sketches that graphic recorder Linda Saukko-Rauta made during my public speaking workshop in Hämeenlinna, Finland. I was speaking at the 2019 edition of the Summer School of Rhetoric. Today’s sketch is about … Continue reading → The post Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 4 appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Stories and Storytelling public speaking Stories storytelling Summer School of Rhetoric

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Is Perfectionism Holding Back Your Business Growth?

Speaker Launcher

Maybe you’ve been there before… You are knee-deep in a project, and you keep tweaking and refining and adjusting, going round and round in circles until you just want to throw the whole thing away and start over! Does that sound familiar?

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6 Questions You Need to Ask When Editing Presentation Content

Presentation Guru

Putting together a presentation is a challenge most of us will face at least once in our professional lives, and although it isn’t rocket science, many people still fail to deliver on the basic principles of an effective presentation.

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The Slow, Then Faster Collapse of Brand Dershowitz

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Is is  that bad? Has the once formidable (lawyers didn't want to be on the opposing side) brand - Alan Dershowitz - become clownish? Maybe. Since he retired as a professor at Harvard Law School, the Dershowitz brand has been deflating. Think about those interviews on Fox.

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How to Create a Statement of Retained Earnings for a Financial Presentation

SlideModel

Preparing financial statements may not sound like the most exciting task. Albeit, it’s a hugely important one, especially if your company is seeking investment or planning to expand its operations.

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Building the Business of YOUR Dreams with Dan Miller

Speaker Launcher

We all strive to create a successful speaking business but are we truly living the life that we envision for ourselves? Today I am happy to welcome to The Wealthy Speaker Podcast, Dan Miller who joins us to talk about building YOUR ideal business model.

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Beyond Mickey - Tourism and Public Relations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No, Disneyland in California isn't a ghostown. But the media has noticed signs that the Mickey phenomenon might be showing signs of aging. For example, there are fewer visitors. Wait lines for attractions are under 30 minutes.

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Book Review: Produce, Price and Promote Your Self-Published Book

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Book Review: Produce, Price and Promote Your Self-Published Book by Paul Lima – [link] Self-publishing is no guarantee that you will sell millions of copies. Paul Lima then goes on to tell you all you need to know to … Continue reading →

Using LinkedIn as a Sales Tool? Try this to build business…

SpeakerSue Says...

“This is like asking for a woman’s phone number ten minutes after meeting her.” Eric Field. That is how Eric described the icky feeling when “Some goof asks to join my network and then hits me with a sales pitch ten minutes later.”. Truth is there is a much better chance of getting that phone number than getting the contact to say, “Yes please”. LinkedIn is an awesome prospecting tool if your mindset is right. Mindset? Quick answer: Do you use LinkedIn to gain contacts or build connections?

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The Dying Newsroom, et al. - So?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In this fast-paced digital global economy industries die. That's just the way it is.    At the top of the list is the newspaper business. Yesterday the Pew Research Center reported a 25% decline in employment in newsrooms between 2008 and 2018.

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Websites/Apps in U.S. - Drudge Report Outranks Daily Mail

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Online traffic is everything.    And when it comes to that the Drudge Report comes in 46th in the U.S. That means it outranks Daily Mail (50). But it also trails Fox (25). The top website or app is google.com. Here are more rankings.

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BA English Majors Down 20% Since 2012 - Even Virginia Woolf's "To The Lighthouse" Irrelevant

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There is a niche in thought leadership called the "history of ideas." " That's a very narrow one and, most to the point, few can earn their living through studying the field. 

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Shake & Bake - The Southern California BigOne This Summer Is Economic Wild Card

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yesterday's good feelings about the June Jobs Report could go poof this summer. And the mood deflater could happen as soon as next week.    History may label the economic phenomenon "Shake & Bake."

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A Star Isn't Born - Scott Nelson Gets Life in Prison

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Scott Nelson referred to himself in court, during the penalty phase of his trial, as a "homicidal maniac." " As such, he requested the death penalty. He had been convicted of first-degree murder in the case of nanny Jennifer Fulford.

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Some BigGames Should Be Played in Court of Law, Not Court of Public Opinion

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In his criminal trail, OJ Simpson used these two plays. One was to keep his dream team working together and for him. That was despite their big egos. The other was to have the key moves in the courtroom, not out there in the court of public opinion.

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All Is Not Lost

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Unlike many lawyers who self-destruct, Jeffry McIntyre sill has a license to practice law. He can start over in that line of work, if he chooses that path.    The Wisconsin Supreme Court only reprimanded him. He had had guilty pleas for battery and a DUI. 

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Jeffrey Epstein - When the Money Is All Gone

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those of a certain age will recall that skit from the popular television show "Jack Benny." " A robber enters the rich guy's drawing room. He yells, "Your money or your life." " Benny hesitates - a classic in comedy. Yes, money matters a lot to those who have it.

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White House - The Pat Cipollone Hiring Spree

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Law.com presents a laundry list of lawyers from BigLaw and law schools who have taken positions in the White House. They were invited in by Don McGahan's successor as head White House lawyer: Patrick Cipollone. 

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Harvard: Power & Punishment

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Where there is power there is bound to be abuse of that power. Harvard, of course, is one of the oldest sources of power in America. The Puritans established it in 1636. 

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Happens All the Time: Lawyers, Medical Doctors, et al. as Fakes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It seems to happen more often than it should: Folks without the required licenses passing themselves off as lawyers, medical doctors, and psychologists. One question is: How did they get away with that Big Fake, usually for years? Another is: Why the hell did they enter that space, to begin with?

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Deutsche Bank, et al. - Outplacement Providing "Woke" (since 1980s corporate downsizing in America)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Vivid is the memory of the unique carnage in the legal sector after the 2008 financial crash. Historic was the day Latham cut loose 440, including 190 lawyers. And, in the rigid legal field, those lawyers had a hard or impossible time getting back in the game.

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"Roger, Wipe That Smirk Off Your Face" - Maybe Ailes' Mother Never Said That. Or Not Often Enough

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Adolescent boys are practically delusional about where they can channel their sex drive. They are also Masters of The Smirk. How many parents, even sophisticated ones, have barked out to their teenage sons: Wipe that smirk off your face.

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Is America Saying: Let Them Eat Lead?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The U.S. is one of the richest nations of the world. Yet, the lead paint problem remains in housing, particularly in urban areas. It's left over from the time when it was still legal for corporations such as Sherwin-Williams to manufacture and sell that product for residential use.

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Lawyer at Prominent Firm Outs His Mental Illness - No "Excommunicado"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Would clients, superiors, prospects, colleagues, subordinates, and staff  flee from the BigLaw lawyer who revealed his own serious mental illness issues? Common sense and knowledge of the rigid legal sector predicted a "yes."

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Personal Services Industries - Brace Yourselves for Revenge Tip Copy Cats

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Given the media coverage Serina Wolfe's $5,000 "revenge tip" has received, this new form of domestic violence is bound to have plenty of copy cats. Who hasn't become enraged with a soulmate at some time? And this whacks that man or woman right in the wallet. 

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"Blue Bloods" - The "Good Girls" Effect

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In network television, Norman Rockwell values are out. An example of that is the hit series "Good Girls." " What is in is darkness. That ranges from the demons inherent in human nature to the curve balls from the external environment.

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"God Bless the Child That's Got His Own." - The Alleged Curse of Privilege

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"They are carless people." " That's how a line from F. Scott Fitzgerald's book "The Great Gatsby" sized up the privileged. The book was fiction - a novel. The nonfiction book, to be released this coming Tuesday, "Four Friends" confirms that observation.

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AOC's Edge (Just like Joe Kennedy's) - Nothing to Lose

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As Hillary Clinton was becoming irrelevant, the conservative Drudge Report began targeting Nancy Pelosi. Matt Drudge seems to have a special antipathy for liberal female leaders. More and more often, the curators at Drudge picked up on news items which described Pelosi as slurring her words and having brain freezes. Now, after the blow up between Pelosi and AOC, et al., Drudge will have lots more to attack Pelosi about. Overall, the Drudge message will be: The Iron Lady Is Melting Down.

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When J&J Was Among Most Trusted Brands - That Was Then

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Did those at Johnson & Johnson know about carcinogens in its talc powder and when did they know that? The Department of Justice is pursuing a criminal investigation of Johnson & Johnson. The issue is if executives at the company lied about not being aware that the talc product could cause cancer. If it's found that executives lied, they could be arrested, tried, and wind up in prison, just as happened in the food industry.

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Prism/Daily Kos - REMOTE - 40-Cents Per Word for Articles (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Details. careers

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Friendship 0, Legalities Open to Review - Michelle Carter's Lawyer Appealing Conviction to U.S. Supreme Court

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Friends don't encourage friends to commit suicide, right.    Maybe that issue isn't so clear-cut, at least in terms of criminal law and sentencing guidelines. Joseph Cataldo, lawyer for Michelle Carter, is appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) to review his client's conviction for involuntary manslaughter. In Massachusetts, the state Supreme Court has already upheld that conviction.

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