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Hey! Hey! LBJ! How many speechwriters did you kill today?

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Thanks to David Murray for pointing to a piece from DelanceyPlace.com about President Lyndon Johnson’s relentless work schedule that exhausted most of those who worked for him in the West Wing. This from the book Organizing the Presidency by Stephen Hess He worked a two-shift day, 7:00 A.M.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 290) – Hamilton

Manner of Speaking

When you got skin in the game, you stay in the game But you don’t get a win unless you play in the game … God help and forgive me I wanna build Something that’s gonna Outlive me … I … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers Hamilton public speaking public speaking quotes quotes The Room Where It Happens

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3 Signs Your PowerPoint Template Is Broken and Why

Presentation Guru

The chances are very high that the corporate template you’ve been forced to use all this time is designed to fail. Now you might be wondering, “My company spent a lot of money hiring professionals to produce our template. How could it be designed to fail?”

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How to Display Data the Right Way in Presentations

Duarte Blog

It can be tricky to display data in presentations because different rules apply in different contexts. A sales director presenting financial projections to a group of field reps wouldn’t visualize her data the same way that a design consultant would in a written proposal to a potential client.

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Adult Entertainment

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I’ve noted before that the Financial Times — the British equivalent of the Wall Street Journal — isn’t reticent about treating readers as adults and using four-letter words when appropriate.

"Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown" - Henry IV, Part 2 (William Shakespeare)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Will it come to this: As now-newbie Millennials gain power in law firms, will they force out many of the leaders aka old guard? Think the kind of politics described by William Shakespeare in his history plays. That's probable.

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How to Give a Killer Presentation

Presentation Guru

A successful talk is a little miracle – people see the world differently afterward.

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More Trending

What are you doing with your face + body during a team presentation?

More than PowerPoint...

Being a part of a team or ensemble can be fun and uplifting. And for the audience, a great team is a joy to watch. Ask any sports fan. They’ll tell you this is true. In contrast, let me describe the on-screen action I saw in a recent online group presentation.

2018 52

RETIRED! Tuft's David W. Harder Joins List Now Watched More Than Obits

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tufts University, which always stood in the shadow of Harvard, made an announcement. A full professor from its Department of Psychology - David W. Harder - has retired.    That list of who retires and who hangs in there - like Rupert Murdoch and Betty White - has become a must-watch.

2018 52

From “Will Speak for Tacos” to The Speaking Hall of Fame with Marilyn Sherman

Speaker Launcher

Today’s podcast is brought to you by Accelerate Live 2018 which is a fabulous live event that we’ll be putting on in Toronto Sept 7-8, 2018. We’ll be talking two main things at this event – sales and stories. I’m going to be doing a deep dive on sales and processes that will allow […]. The post From “Will Speak for Tacos” to The Speaking Hall of Fame with Marilyn Sherman appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Lots of Lives Were Saved at Canfield Branch of Youngstown/Mahoning Library 8/2/2018

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The hours for blood donations for the Red Cross at the Canfield, Ohio branch of the Youngstown/Mahoning Library on August 2, 2018 were from 2 PM to 7 PM. But, given the long line of donors, likely those hours had been extended until the library closed at 9 PM. Or, maybe even beyond.

2018 52

GE & Xiaoqing Zheng - Investors Probably Want to Know What's Going on in the Labs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When it comes to media coverage, Brand GE can't catch a break. The latest bad press comes in the form of the arrest by the FBI of its principal engineer Xiaoqing Zheng, 56. Allegedly he stole trade secrets associated with GE's turbine technology to use in his own venture in China.

2018 52

Yes, Friends Ask Friends for Business

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Fortune , Mallum Yen brings up a gap in close female friendships. There seems to be a reluctance to ask each other for business. That is because of the fear that it might damage the relationship and, if rejected, the asker won't be able to handle the "no."

2018 52

"Red Hot Planet" Is How WaPo Describes Summer of 2018

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was a summer much like this one that riots broke out in urban areas like Detroit and Newark. That was 1967. And it's a surprise that wide-scale violence hasn't overtaken U.S. cities during the hothothot summer of 2018.

2018 52

"Purpose-Filled" - But Can Weight Watchers Find Way to Eliminate Putting the Weight Back on?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Among the goofy trends overtaking branding in business is the focus on being "purpose-driven." " In Fortune , for example, Weight Watchers' head Mindy Grossman hammers how the organization puts its purpose first. That's, she explains, "inspiring healthy habits for life."

2018 52

CBS Hires 2 Law Firms - Investigation of Les Moonves, CBS News, Organizaitonal Culture

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The board of directors at CBS announced last evening that it has selected 2 law firms to investigate 3 matters. The issues are the media allegations about CEO Les Moonves, CBS News, and the culture at the media company. 

2018 52

Rescue Dogs Get Forever Homes, Anna Wintour Gets "Indefinite" One at Conde Nast

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Is "indefinite" the cool new way of indicating an executive in a corporation is valued? Maybe.    At media company Conde Nast, CEO Bob Sauerberg announced that Anna Wintour would be working for him "indefinitely" in her current big job.

2018 52

The New Aging - Dream of Living Off the Grid

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The one-room cabin, in a hard-to-reach area. No electricity. Going out there to find a hotspot for the internet. Just enough voice connection for emergencies, since, after all, the aging do have cardiac events. Essentially that's the dream of The New Aging.

2018 52

Marketing Professional Services - Google Is Our Store Front

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Traditional large and midsized law firms should join the small ones and solos in feeling threatened by the online, on-demand services of LegalZoom. It has managed to migrate from B2C to B2B. So far, its target market is small business but that could change.

2018 52

Mirror, Mirror, On The Way - Who Has The Most Stress Of All

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In developed economies it's a status symbol to be enduring extreme levels of stress - on a sustained basis. Many U.S. lawyers, software developers, and medical interns proudly flash their stress badges on the way out of work at dawn. 

2018 52

Genre Glut - Yet One More Book on TrumpWorld, Due Out Sept. 11 By Bob Woodward

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Bob Woodward is back with old-style journalism. For months, under a low profile, he has been interviewing sources and reviewing documents for his new book "Fear: Trump in the White House." " That will be released by Simon & Schuster on September 11th. Here are more details. 

2018 52

9-1-1: It Did Build an Audience

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The promos are already playing for the return of 9-1-1 in September. That is a series which shouldn't have made it beyond the pilots, but it did. So, those who are critical of it, such as myself, might be behind the times in what we should appreciate in emerging television stylistics.

2018 52

CBS - Will Shareholders Push Back Against Board of Directors?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The board of directors at CBS seem to be playing it coy. That could put the stock into freefall. And, the question is if shareholders will push back with all the weapons at their disposal? 

2018 52

Employment Growth at Digital-Native Newsrooms

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From 2008 through 2017, found Pew Research , employment at digital-native newsrooms grew 79%. Meanwhile, during that same period, employment in legacy newsrooms declined by 23%. At legacy newspapers it plunged 45%. Fresh in mind is that half the newsroom at the New York Daily news was let go. 

2018 52

Manhattan's Royalton Park Avenue Hotel Suicide - Providing Some Answers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Manhattan continually is the setting for suicides involving leaps from tall buildings. Today, not surprisingly, the tragedy again happened. As the New York Post reports, just before noon, a man jumped from the luxury Royalton Park Avenue Hotel. He was declared dead at the scene.

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All Business - BigLaw & Allegations of Sexual Harassment

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The world of BigLaw seems different from many other industries, including media. In the latter, if the allegations against sexual predators are numerous enough, those players, no matter how powerful, get the boot - and shadow is throw on their brandname. Examples range from Roger Ailes to Matt Lauer.

2018 52

Investigative Reporting - More of a Disruptor Than Tech

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That was fast - and typical of the power of investigative journalism. Over the weekend, directors at CBS discussed if CEO Leslie Moonves should "step aside" while the corporation investigates sexual harassment allegations.

2018 52

The New Retirement - Emerging Versions Crafted By Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Betty White, et al.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now we know. SCOTUS justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will remain working long enough to deny Donald Trump the opportunity to replace her with a conservative. At age 85, she announced that she plans to retire in five years. That will be a few years after the 2020 presidential election.

2018 52

Wall Street Turns Wary on CBS Post-The New Yorker Allegations about Leslie Moonves

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Wall Street analysts, reports Variety , predictably have become wary of CBS stock. As many know, on Friday, after the details of The New Yorker allegations about CBC CEO Leslie Moonves became public, the stock plunged more than 6%. That won't be the end of it. Two things concern Wall Street.

2018 52

Binge-Watching Law & Order Re-Runs - Shaking Off Trauma

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That series of programs created by Dick Wolf is the gift that keeps on giving as re-runs on ION. They range from Law & Order to Law & Order SVU.

2018 52

Student Loan Debt - Collateral Damage

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The average student loan debt is $34,144. That comes to a total of $1.5 trillion student loan debt in the U.S. That financial burden has been good for divorce lawyers. Student Loan Hero found that 13% of those surveyed assessed that student loan debt was the cause of their divorce.

2018 52

Leslie Moonves Scandal - It's About the Brands

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Post- The New Yorker allegations about sexual misconduct by CBS CEO Leslie Moonves, brands are in play. It's irrelevant what CBS internal investigation turns up and who internally has Moonves' back. He doesn't have to be forced out to get it that he has to bail out.

2018 52

(Supposedly) Glamour Jobs - Worlds of Ailes, Lauer, and Maybe Even Moonves

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The ongoing outing of alleged abusive behavior by those at the top in television, cable and network, raises the issue: Was there ever really a glamour job? First the exposes were about Roger Ailes. Then Matt Lauer. Now, The New Yorker fingers Leslie Moonves. 

2018 52

Loudest Voices in the Room: Institutional Investors Ranting about Facebook's Corporate Governance

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Investor grumbling about corporate governance at Facebook is nothing new. In the past there has been a push for the chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg to give up his role as chairman of the board. Having both titles gave him almost absolute power at the social network. He is the decider.

2018 52

Housing Slowdown Puts Kibosh on Retirement Plans - Professionals Forced to Keep Working

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Selling the house, usually for a significant return on investment, is a standard part of The New Retirement. For many, The New Retirement means being able to leave the high-pressure job with long hours and a hellish commute and downshifting to, as they say, "doing work which won't kill them."

2018 52

Beyond Cliches Like Coloring the Gray.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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Executive Communications Coordinator, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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