Sat.Jun 01, 2019 - Fri.Jun 07, 2019

Hay, Hey, Hay!

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

It’s over dozen years since I first profiled The King of Hay-on-Wye and then listed the Top 197 Tweets from the 2008 Hay Festival. I’ve finally made the pilgrimage to the little Welsh-border village where books are celebrated.

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Circle an object

PowerPoint Tips

A great way to emphasize and draw attention to an object on a slide is to circle it. Of course, the easy way is to insert a circle, and use the Appear or Fade entrance animation. Be sure to format the circle with no fill. I like to use a red outline and give it a weight of at least 2 pt.

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Now the World Wonders: Had Paul Fox Not Been Adam Lanza's Psychiatrist, Could Sandy Hook Have Been Prevented?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now there can be wild speculation: Could there have been no Sandy Hook massacre in 2012, had Adam Lanza received the right kind of psychiatric care? The New York Post reports that Lanza's psychiatrist back then - Paul Fox - has taken a plea. It is for one count of second degree sexual assault.

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An Executive Guide to Management Consulting

SlideModel

Management consulting. It continues to be a lucrative field for those who have very specific skills that meet organizational needs in a variety of areas – IT, HR, Finance, Logistics, etc.

How to Attract Your Perfect Audience

Speaker Launcher

Singer Arianna Grande broke off her engagement to actor Pete Davidson, and instead of saying, “Goodbye, you goofball,” she said, “Thank you. Next!” Now, what could a 25-year-old pop diva teach us about booking more speaking gigs? Everything!

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Saving Presentations in the Cloud – You Know it Makes Sense!

Presentation Guru

Readers of this website know how important presentations are, and here on Presentation Guru we have already covered how presentations are constantly evolving.

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Why Public Speaking is the #1 Way to Network and Build Relationships

SketchBubble

In an increasingly-crowded marketplace, business owners must find competitive advantages that can help them gain an edge.

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Are You Too Busy to Be Happy? With Christine Laperriere

Speaker Launcher

Everyone has a finite amount of emotional real estate to process decisions, change, drama, baggage, and relationships.

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How to prospect in 2019: Stop introducing yourself

SpeakerSue Says...

“My name is Sophie Spaniel and I am the sales manager at ….”. “I’m I’m writing to introduce myself to you. I am your event manager and will be …”. Please let me introduce myself to you. I am your new account executive for…”. Spoiler alert: This is going to be harsh.). No one cares what your name is. No one cares who you are or what you do until they know you care about them! If they want to know your name, it’s there, in your signature line.

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Trade War with China Can Bite College Admissions Coaches in Pocketbook

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Think twice about going to America for your education.    The Wall Street Journal reports that's what China is telling its citizens. It's a grim sign the trade war with the U.S. is heating up. And China is pushing back.

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Elton John & His Mum

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Does severe abuse in childhood enhance catalyze extreme creative achievement? Maybe. In "An Unquiet Mind," Johns Hopkins University psychiatry professor Kay Jamison describes the link between mental illness and creativity. Here it can be ordered from Amazon.

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Angelica Houston - Born into Fame, Struggling Against Irrelevance

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What's immediately obvious: Angelica Houston looks older than her 67 years. That kind of observation isn't age-shaming. It's fair game when the focus is on a celebrity. 

My Low IQ Phone

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In a two-hour television special, Diane Sawyer documented the negatives associated with screen time.    Much of that we already sensed. It's not hyperbolic to classify our relationship to our digital devices, including the smartphone, as an addiction. 

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Becoming a Nun - Roman Catholic or Buddhist (at any age)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It is a life of service. That's the essence of becoming a nun, whether that be in the Roman Catholic Church or in the Buddhist tradition.    It is also a journey insulated from much (but not all, of course) of the soul-wrenching pursuits of non-religious path. Among them is careerism.

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BigTech & The State Attorney General

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

BigTech is under attack.    It's for many issues. But where the DOJ, FTC, and Congress have stepped up their focus is on alleged antitrust.    Now, there is a new player in the loop, reports John D. McKinnon in The Wall Street Journal.

MAGA Job Machine Sputters - America Turns Its Eyes to Political Experts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

May might be a game-changer in the dynamics of the 2020 election.    Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal predicted the creation of 180,000 new jobs last month. Instead, the Department of Labor only counted 75,000.

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May Their Service Be Celebrated, Their Souls Rest in Peace: Joe Calabrese and Steven Silks

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Genius producer Dick Wolf captures the complex psyches of police in "Chicago P.D." " Each member of that elite unit has his or her demons. The most complex case of suffering is played out by the leader Hank Voight. Audiences feel for this antihero.

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Facebook's Troubles May Have Another Casualty: COO Sheryl Sandberg's Romance with Bobby Kotick

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On all fronts, Facebook is being attacked. According to some sources, its chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg blames his chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg. The New York Post reports that according to Zuckerberg "she should've been more aggressive in controlling the storm."

2019 52

Trust So Broken: Medical Doctors in America

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Ohio, a medical doctor looking like the earnest boy next door - William Husel - is arrested. He is charged with 25 counts of murder for allegedly administering fatal doses of fentanyl.    Much further east, in New England, Boston Magazine publishes a scathing expose.

2019 52

Ambitious Professionals - Extreme Danger of Playing in Twitter Sandbox

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Being a Twitter star is a resume-builder.    Right. Not so fast. The phenomenon of extreme exposure on social networks is too new to assess long-term impacts on a career. After all, eventually Donald Trump could go down as The Twitter Clown King. 

2019 52

Any Trust in U.S. Healthcare System - Let Dick Wolf Episode on "Chicago P.D." Blow that Out of the Water

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If medical personnel at Mount Carmel Health System knew there could be an undercover agent in their midst there might not be the current allegation about William Husel M.D. The possibility of a spy in some form - doctor, nurse, aide, administrator - could deter crime against patients. 

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If This Lawsuit Gets to Trial, We'll Find Out What "Sounding Too Gay" Sounds Like

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Define 'sounding too gay.'" '" If the lawsuit filed today in New York state court makes its way to trial, that could be a question William Littleton's lawyers ask the defendants. 

2019 52

In Grade School, We Put Gum in Their Hair

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In a court in Oklahoma, the prosecution is arguing that Johnson & Johnson created a public nuisance. That is what state attorney general Mike Hunter contends about its marketing practices for opioid type pharmaceuticals. Here is more on that.

2019 52

Time for Retired/Semi-Retired to Stop Cowering about "Large Unexpected Expenses"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There seems to be a conspiracy going on. Various constituencies have made it their mission or sport to scare the jesus out of retirees/the semi-retired about "large unexpected expenses." " That meme also has evolved into what looks like, moves like, and makes noise like a monster. 

2019 52

The Art and Science of Interrogation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those 5 Dulos children, ages 8 through 13, were the ones the world worried about.    Most assume the mother Jennifer is dead. The father Fotis likely will spend his life in prison. Connecticut no longer has a death penalty. Now, there is a universal exhale.

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June 4, 2019 - Boston Lost Some Brand Equity

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Boston isn't the kind of urban area we associate with mean streets and crime. After all, the lawyers in "Boston Legal" were genteel. And it was on Milk Street that Ben Franklin had his startup print shop. 

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Leslie Van Houten - No One Wants "Another Jack Abbott"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Is it cruel to have convicted Manson Family murderer Leslie Van Houten to keep hoping for parole?    Of course, it is. No one who understands the dynamics of public opinion ever anticipated than any of her three attempts at parole would succeed. 

2019 52

The Sad Saga of Too-Eager-To-Please Mathew Martoma

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Is Mathew Martoma a child-man who never developed a sense of self? Could be. He claimed he altered his Harvard grades because he feared his parent's censure. Later in his career he pulled out all stops struggling to please hedge fund guru Steven Cohen.

2019 52

US the Extreme Optimistic about Healing - Lesson from Duthch iGener Noa Pothoven

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In 2002, the Netherlands became one of the nations which allowed euthanasia for non-terminal conditions. What was and is required is a comprehensive review of the situation.    As the Daily Mail reports, member of iGen - Nao Pothoven - passed the review.

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The 60-Month Search for Answers - Ruling Out an Ambush

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Was it that simple? Boredom? For 60 months I have been struggling to connect the dots. The issue was the strange concern 4 acquaintances from college (Class of 1967) had about my well-being in 2014. Here is a newsflash I posted during that extensive search for insight.

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Daily Caller 1, AOC 0

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last week alt-right media outlet contacted AOC via Twitter. It was to dispute a comment she had made about the Green New Deal.    In response, AOC blocked the Daily Caller from her Twitter account.    That has brought on the long nights of the legal knives.

2019 52

High-Tech Crime-Stoppers - From Dick Tracy to Jersey City Mayor Steven Fullop

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What had been holding back Jersey City, New Jersey from total gentrification was crime. Both violent and property.    That was then. Mayor since 2013, Steven Fulop has taken a page out of the playbook of crime-stopper Dick Tracy. Like Tracy, Fulop has embraced technology to fight crime. 

2019 52

Yeah, They're Telling Us to Age-In-Place

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Relocation is stressful. And the aging are among those doing the most moving.    We over-5o already know that. But for those who need research to accept a reality, here you can click on the study about cognitive functioning and aging published in the Journal of Public Health.

2019 52

Post Virginia Beach Massacre - No Complaining at Work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Monday, when the nation goes back to work, many will be tense. The office has joined schools and the domestic violence at home as being where human beings live their last moments.

"John Wick 3" - Fun, Especially for Summer (but Angelica Houston should retire)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The business folks behind the John Wick film franchise will probably release the 4th installment during the lazy crazy days of summer. The series, based on the scripting of "John Wick 3," is getting more jam-packed with impossible action-scene survival antics and less any real narrative.

2019 52

UpWork Joins Apple, IBM, et al. in ditching College Degree Requirement in Job Applications

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

UpWork, the global platform bringing together those needing something done and the gig experts who can do it, has made a telling move. Like Apple, IBM, and other major corporations, it has eliminated the requirement on applications for jobs inside the company for a college degree. Here it tells its own story in Fortune. One reason why it has adopted this policy is that setting up that kind of gate locks out much of the world's talent.

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Freelance Executive Resume Writer - REMOTE (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Details. careers

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