Sat.Jun 09, 2018 - Fri.Jun 15, 2018

Book Review: The Great Oom: The Improbable Birth of Yoga in America, by Robert Love

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Long before Lululemon, Bikram Hot Yoga and the ubiquitous downward facing dog, yoga was being taught in small studios in San Francisco, New York and the Hudson River Valley.

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The Four Leeches That Suck All the Power out of Your Communication

Presentation Guru

Julian Treasure is a sound and communication expert who travels the world training people to listen better and create healthier sound. He has identified a set of 4 ‘leeches’ – that most people exhibit to some extent – that suck the life out of your communication.…

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Retirement - Concept That Outlived Its Time

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Smirk. That must be what many Millennials are doing if they read the Politico article on how they are not adequately preparing themselves financially for retirement.

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How clearly do you speak? Try this one insightful public speaking test:

More than PowerPoint...

As a public speaker, you’ll want your audience to understand you. You’ll want to be clear. To gain insight about your speech clarity, try this insightful and easy exercise. Take the one-minute “ speech pace” exercise I posted last week.

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Trusting Yourself! Ted Talks, Comedy Clubs and Other Scary Venues with Thom Singer

Speaker Launcher

Today, The Wealthy Speaker Podcast is being brought to you by the Inner Circle Mastermind. Want to earn higher fees, book business at leading industry events and set your business up to scale? That’s The Inner Circle Mastermind program—a 12-month, time-tested program designed to help you lay down a foundation, accelerate and scale your […]. The post Trusting Yourself! Ted Talks, Comedy Clubs and Other Scary Venues with Thom Singer appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

How to Make Sure Your Accent Won’t Ruin Your Career

Presentation Guru

If English isn’t your first language and you feel less confident about your presentations, what should you do? Change your accent? Give up? Do what Einstein did. Be carefree, careful and learn a couple of tricks to help you be better understood wherever you go.…

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So Much for PinPricks - Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Indicted for Fraud

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today, founder of blood-testing startup Theranos - Elizabeth Holmes - and a former executive - Sunny Balwani - have been indicted for fraud. Essentially, they were accused of leveraging advertising and other means to motivate the medical community and consumers to use their blood-testing services.

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More Trending

Bill Cosby - Will He File a Skakel-Type Appeal?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The big news yesterday was the Bill Cosby has fired his legal team. Those lawyers include the brandname Tom Mesereau, who successfully had defended Michael Jackson.    In September, Cosby will be sentenced. He had been convicted of three counts of sexual assault.

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Opportunity of Lifetime: Executive Branch Job Fair for "Competent Conservatives"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The churn in manpower at the Trump Administration White House provides a silver lining for "competent conservatives."

2018 52

Glassdoor - Do Employee Observations Show Insight into Organization's Challenges?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Some assume that the legal sector has bifurcated. There are the BigLaw firms still increasing their gross revenues (primarily through increasing fees billed clients). And then there are the midsized, small, and solo firms which are struggling because of changing client attitudes and technology. 

2018 52

Every English Major Knows Donald Trump Can (easily) Win Re-election in 2020

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The way the world works is that with many Donald Trump is a hero. After all, he journeyed to Singapore and saved the world from nuclear war. Job creation numbers on his watch seem quite good. And his use of social media is making government more transparent. Yes, Trump could win in 2020.

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Sentence Structure: Admission to Elite U.S. Universities

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Yes, compound and complex sentences are treasured by many constituencies in China." " That's how I started out my manifesto to the head of a enterprise   editing written material by those in China for whom English is a second language.

2018 52

HP Laptop - The Universe Was Not Smiling on Me

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I have low expectations of new purchases. Sometimes the universe will smile on me as when I purchased a new GM car after mine had been stolen. That has taken me across country twice, with no trouble and great gas mileage.

Mergers & Acquisitions - You're Over-50 and Been Labeled "Redundant"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) have become an increasingly popular business strategy. This year could break all records for the number of them and their value. The joining of giants AT&T and Time Warner probably won't be the largest. 

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Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi - How Tone-Deaf

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Influential media outlets such as New York Magazine and The New York Times have been covering the suicides of New York City drivers of taxi cabs and black cars.

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High Online Traffic - But, That Might Not Convert into Calls To Action (CTA)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The blog, tweet, Facebook post, and/or LinkedIn Update might receive plenty of traffic, including likes, shares, and comments. But those don't necessarily convert into Calls To Action (CTA). In terms of clickbait, the campaign might be a homerun.

Dentons - Will Lawsuit About Alledged Sexual Harassment Hurt the law firm's brand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Dentons has been sued in New York state court by a current employee [Krunali Parekh] who alleges she has been subjected to a repeated pattern of sexual harassment by a managing director [Alton Delane] of the firm's venture capital group."

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Celebrity Dennis Rodman in North Korea Diplomacy Loop

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The agreement about nuclear weapons, if not fake news, could turn out to be Donald Trump's legacy in history. It could neutralize the negatives associated with his presidential administration. It is as much a game-changer as Richard Nixon's re-opening a relationship with China.

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"Disrupted" By Dan Lyons Outs The New Silicon Valley

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Old Silicon Valley, hammers Dan Lyons in "Disrupted," had been about technology. Startups such as Microsoft and Apple actually focused on creating breakthrough products. Those ranged from an operating system to a user-friendly personal computer.

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"Megyn Kelly Today" - Damage Control Rumored at NBC

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The disaster had been obvious when Megyn Kelly was hosting the Sunday evening interview show which was supposed to crush "60 Minutes." " She couldn't connect with an audience. She was a one-trick pony who could only engage in combative political whatevers.

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Jobs - The Goofy Effect

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Members of the JD Class of 2018 hired in by law firm Milbank and the other laws firms which followed that $190k bump initiative may feel they have been blessed.

2018 52

TrumpWorld - Impossible to Be Freshly Funny

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This weekend I got together with some sophisticated, up-with-the-news, funny people. The elephant in the room were the antics in TrumpWorld.    But not one attempt was made at wit.

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Adding 10 More Years to Life - But, Do We Really Want That?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

MarketWatch gleefully reports on the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health's oughts on what to do to add 10 years more to our lives. The musts are the usual platitudes, ranging from eating healthy to exercising 30 minutes a day.

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A Society Estranged from Psychotherapy - Deadly Outcomes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Research documents that, yes, psychotherapy can be effective for some conditions. Among them is clinical depression. And, some of us suspect that could have been the tipping point in the suicides of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade.

2018 52

Resume - Should You Include a Side Hustle?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The resume, by its very nature, is a highly targeted form of marketing communications. Every word and statistic on it should relate directly to the job or assignment you're seeking. 

2018 52

"The President Is Missing" - Inside Mind and Loneliness of a U.S. President

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"The President Is Missing," by Bill Clinton and James Patterson, is #3 on Amazon. And singlehandedly it may extend the shelf life of the book industry. Or, at least the mystery-thriller genre in hardback. Here it can ordered from Amazon.

2018 52

The Prototype for Elizabeth Holmes Began When Success Became Religion of the U.S.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Few fallen-from-grace stories have been more widely told than that of Elizabeth Holmes. The Wall Street Journal reporter - John Carreyrou - first outed that there was something fishy at Theranos. Since then so many articles followed.

2018 52

Life Is Overrated - Just Talk With Baby Boomers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" We are going to die." " It isn't long into the conversation among Baby Boomers when that statement is put out there. Yes, we are going to die. And, the surprising thing is that is not entirely bad news to us.

2018 52

Role of Court Jester to Distract From King's Actions - Rudy Giuliani

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Never underestimate the complex cunning of political leaders. William Shakespeare had that down cold. Key in those dynamics was the role of the court jester. Sure, the antics delighted the royal court. But they also distracted attention from the actions of the king.

2018 52

Peeking Behind the Curtain: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Speaking

Speaker Launcher

We look at other people’s social media feeds and we think, “Wow, they’ve really got it going on” But do they? Maybe there are chinks in their armour. Lately, I’ve been conscious of not just providing the good but sharing the bad and the ugly, too. Because no speaker’s life or business is without hiccups. […]. The post Peeking Behind the Curtain: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Speaking appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Midlife: Realizing You're Making Peanuts, Compared to Tech Players

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The legal sector may have flat demand and it lost 1,000 jobs from May 2017 through May 2018. But one large firm figured out how to increase its profits. According to the AM Law 100, reports Kathryn Rubino in Abovethelaw.com , Norton Rose's profits per partner (PPP) shot up 32.3% during the time frame 2016 and 2017. PPP then had been $860,000. However, given the annual - or even daily - gross of players in the tech sector, less-than-a-million a year seems small potatoes.

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Finance Writer for Small Business Publication - REMOTE (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Details. careers

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Paid Editorial Fellow, Washingtonian Magazine, DC (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Details. careers

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The Cravath Brand - Is Its Camelot Moment Over?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Members of the legal media, law schools, headhunters, and job searchers tend to default into monitoring certain law firms to determine trends. Cravath had been one of them. That could be over, muses Abovethelaw lawyer-journalist Joe Patrice. This is an era when BigLaw firms are getting bigger. Cravath only has about 500 lawyers. In addition, domestic and overseas expansion has become standard. Cravath only has two locations.

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Student Loan Hero - REMOTE - Media Specialist (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Details. careers

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Courthouse News, Mammouth Lake, CA - Courthouse Researcher (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Details. careers

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Harvard, Cambridge, MA - Environmental Needs Social Media Mentor (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Details. careers

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