Sat.Apr 14, 2018 - Fri.Apr 20, 2018

2018 Cicero Speechwriting Awards

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I’m delighted that transcripts of the 25 best speeches selected by Vital Speeches of the Day are now available.

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Why It Pays to Invest in a Professional Presentation

Presentation Guru

Why would you need to pay a professional presentation designer to create your next presentation? Everyone knows PowerPoint, right? Well they may, but do they know it well enough, and do they know what makes a winning presentation?

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How to Engage an Audience When You Might Be Losing Them [Infographic]

Duarte Blog

Engaging with your audience can be difficult. When you’re on stage, there’s nothing worse than knowing you worked tirelessly to build a beautiful presentation, but your audience isn’t fully appreciating it. Luckily, there are ways to pull audience members back in if you feel that you’re losing them.

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Danny Reagan on "Blue Bloods" - Exactly the Wrong Law-Enforcement Model for Our Times

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They're earnest. They save lives. They achieve justice. And, so television audiences have accepted the stock character of the hot-headed detective.    On "Blue Bloods," that's Danny Reagan. On reruns of "Law & Order SVU," it's Elliot Stabler. 

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A Working Life III: My Early Career

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

In the spirit of full disclosure I should say that, following my adventures in America detailed in Part II of this series, I returned to England in the Summer of 1978 after three years in the States without a graduate degree.

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"A Hidden America" - Sexual Harassment Just Doesn't Happen in Glam Jobs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On ABC' last night, Diane Sawyer opened the door and turned on the light in "Hidden America." " What became visible was the extent of sexual harassment and verbal abuse women deal with in low-status jobs. Those include waiting tables, cleaning hotel rooms, and driving large trucks.

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Former Porn Star and The Cable-Friendly Lawyer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Timing is everything.    Stormy Daniels went after truth and justice at a time when law enforcement had already been hovering over the key players in the Trump Administration - including the big guy himself.

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Sarah Beach - Probably Not Much Luck with Mental-Illness Defense

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Increasingly, travelers are becoming spooked about flying. In addition to the threat of terrorism, there are mechanical glitches and unhinged passengers. So, if Sarah Maria Beach takes a plea to some form of airline rage or is convicted of, in midair, assaulting a U.S.

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Apartment Living, Single Girlfriends, Yapping Dogs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The same chemistry that took over after-work living for Mary Richards ("Mary Tyler Moore" show) has come to my apartment complex, also based in the Midwest. On the ground-floor there are four units. Each now has a single woman with one or more yapping dogs. It's days of heaven.

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Ageism - Remarks Like "You Don't Look Your Age" Will Be Legally Treated as Hate Speech

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The next big movement will be anti-ageism. The #MeToo initiative will look like small potatoes. So, will #DeleteFacebook.    Here is my article about how ageism is biting. And not not only workers but businesses. It was published in Odwyerpr.com this week. And went viral. 

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Millennials - Financial Reality Bites, Which Is Bad News for Economy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The net worth of those 25 to 34, with college degrees, is a minus $1,900. That's the grim financial reality announced by Young Invincibles. Here are many more details from MarketWatch. Mostly that's due to the "perfect storm" of: College debt. 

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Universal Basic Income - Psychic Shift From Work Ethic to Taking Hand-Outs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From Oakland and Stockton, California all the way to the nation of Finland, there are experiments in Universal Basic Income (UBI). Here in Fortune Grace Donnelly describes what could be The Future: Accepting a payout in exchange for not working. 

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Michael Cohen: Friends Don't Flip on Friends, Or Do They

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Brilliant criminal attorney and former Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz delivered a warning to Trump insiders: The feds could flip Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen. Politico reports that Dershowitz referred to that as singing like a canary.

2018 52

High-Rise Manhattan Again Suicide City - Teenager Jumps From Greenwich Village Apartment

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Is suicide-by-jumping wired into Manhattan's DNA? That could be.    Again, a distraught human being chose that method to end a life. This time, reports the Daily Mail , it was a 15-year-old girl. Wednesday, about 5 P.M., she made the 15-floor leap at 54 W.

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Yoselyn Ortega Found Guilty - Those of Us Who Couldn't Have Served on That Jury

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to the New York Post , the 12 members of the jury struggled to reach a verdict. But, they did finally agree to find the defendant guilty. Sentencing will be Mary 14th. The criminal case focused on immigrant Yoselyn Ortega. With a knife she ended the lives of two young children in her care.

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Willow Dies - Queen Elizabeth Mourns End of an Era

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Over the weekend, Queen Elizabeth made a selfless decision: She allowed her Corgi Willow, who was suffering from cancer, to be put to sleep.    Now the Queen is not only consumed with pet grief. That particular Corgi represents the end of an era.

2018 52

Lawyers and Tragic Flaws - Dentons Canada Partner Shane Stevenson

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Another tale of tragedy overtakes the career of a partner in BigLaw.    The setting for this one is Edmonton Canada. Allegedly, Dentons Canada lawyer Shane Stevenson was involved in fatal hit-and-run of teenager Chole Wiwchar. The police caught up with him.

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Elizabeth Vargas, Who Shared Her Recovery with Us, Going to A&E Network

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In 2016, Elizabeth Vargas took a leap into trust. She published her memoir of her struggle with alcohol abuse and relapse. The book, which has had 660 customer reviews on Amazon, is "Between Breaths." " She fingers chronic anxiety as the trigger for the addiction to alcohol.

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Sean Hannity's Cohen Connect - Rupert Murdoch Can't Have That, Not At All

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So why did Sean Hannity have to consult with Fixer lawyer Michael Cohen? That question sets in play speculation about what kinds of dirt Hannity might be struggling to conceal. In Vanity Fair , Gabriel Sherman introduces some of what's being suggested.

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Tightly Organized Narrative - So 20th-Century

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Freshman Composition, newbie college students were trained to research and put together tightly organized narrative. Each sentence was to glide into the next. There had to be a logical transition between paragraphs. Any break in continuity incurred the wrath of the red pencil.

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Barbara Bush - Dying on Her Own Terms and Conditions

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A member of the Silent Generation - Barbara Bush - showed all future generations how to die. With courage and determination she snatched her final passage out of the hands of the medical establishment. Then she set her own terms and conditions.

2018 52

Greatest Shows on Earth: Stormy Daniels, James Comey

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Conservatives on Fox might be the loudest voices in the room about all that's wrong in the world. But, fun has still managed to push its way in and take over the public consciousness. We can't get enough of a porn star's ability to have all the big guys scramble around.

2018 52

Starbucks' Next - Will Aging Be Unwelcome?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Already we aging are invisible in social contexts. In the workplace , we're being not hired, laid off, or fired as "young" as age 35. But it could get worse. Much worse. Soon enough the bias against us could become aggressive.

2018 52

The Law, According to Jones Day, et al.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last week, those in the legal sector and business recall that BigLaw firm Jones Day was crushed in the Abovethelaw.com (ATL) 100 power rankings. Whether that will undermine its ability to keep current clients and prospect for new ones is what I asked over the weekend. Here is that post.

2018 52

Mariska Hargitay Becomes Olivia Benson - Real Person, Fictional Detective Merge

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Of all the "Law & Order" spin-offs, only the "SVU" continues to produce live episodes. One reason that programming has survived for about two decades is the earnest persona of Olivia Benson, played by Mariska Hargitay.

2018 52

Let's Watch First a Former Porn Star, Then Powerful Men Play Verbal Paintball

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last night, the ABC News started out with two cartoonish segments. Only, they were positioned and packaged as, well, important news. One featured the former porn star Stormy Daniels. The cameras panned her entering court. Then they stopped and took in her making an earnest statement after leaving it.

2018 52

The Public Relations Genius of James Comey

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Conflict is at the heart of drama. And, that's what attracts media coverage.    Former FBI director James Comey is a public relations genius in continuing to escalate the feud between him and U.S. president Donald Trump.

2018 52

Writing as Tool, Not Stand-Alone Career Path

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sure, in all aspects of what used to be known as "being a writer," there are well-paying, intellectually stimulating, and influential jobs and assignments. The smart move for writers is to leave that door open. Now and then I continue to do contract work at the high end.

2018 52

Martin Sorrell Exits WPP - End of "Mad Men" Glory Days in Ad World

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was a time when creativity was glorified. As long as Don Draper of Sterling Cooper could come up with campaigns like the Kodak nostalgia one, the agency would turn a blind eye (at least for a long long time) to his failings. That was then. Currently, tech savvy is what is revered.

2018 52

A Parent's Nightmare - Rick, Laura McDermott Witness Son Carmeron Sentenced to 10 Years

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Many in the Manhattan Supreme Court courtroom yesterday likely wondered: What had gone so wrong in the life of Rick and Laura McDermott's son Cameron? Their photo is to the left. Here is the media coverage. There, Cameron wept and apologized to his victims.

2018 52

The Next #MeToo: #MeFlexible to Take On Age Discrimination Against Women

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

#MeToo has been outing the pervasiveness of sexual misconduct against females in the workplace. That mission is far from over. In Los Angeles, California, the district attorney could take legal action against Harvey Weinstein. And, the Bill Cosby trial goes on and on. 

2018 52

From Road Warrior to Financial Freedom with Ken Keis

Speaker Launcher

Today we are going to get very intentional. Intentional about building the business that is perfect for you. We have the perfect guest on this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast to help us – Dr. Ken Keis. Ken is an expert on leadership, life purpose, and the foremost global authority on behavioral assessment strategies and […]. The post From Road Warrior to Financial Freedom with Ken Keis appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Today we are going to get very intentional.

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Ballard Spahr, Phoenix, AZ - PR Coordinator for Law Firm (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

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SAT Tutors, Rowland, CA - Summer (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

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