Sat.Feb 09, 2019 - Fri.Feb 15, 2019

Patrick Stewart: A lesson from Shakespeare and Star Trek

Manner of Speaking

I do not consider myself to be a Trekkie, but I was a big fan of Star Trek: The Next Generation. It was the second Star Trek series and the only one that I watched from beginning to end.

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Interview: Resolving Public Speaking Anxiety with Jonathan Berent, L.C.S.W., A.C.S.W

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Jonathan Berent, L.C.S.W. has pioneered treatment for performance and social anxiety since 1978. A certified psychotherapist, he has worked with thousands of individuals of all ages in individual, group, and family psychotherapy. He has appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, “Sally Jessy Raphael”, “Joan Rivers”, “CNN Medical News” and many other TV and radio shows. […] Jonathan Berent, L.C.S.W.

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3 Easy Steps to Smash an Impromptu Speech Out of the Park

Presentation Guru

There was nothing Andrew Brindle hated more than surprises. So, when his boss pointed at him during the weekly meeting and said, “Your turn”, Andrew’s heart began beating a million miles an hour.

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Insider Secrets to Attracting the Media with Katrina Cravy

Speaker Launcher

On this episode of the Wealthy Speaker Podcast, we are talking about how to get noticed by the media. Today we welcome Emmy Award-Winning TV media veteran, speaker and author, Katrina Cravy. With more than 20 years of media experience, Katrina is now a member of the National Speakers Association.

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Jill Abramson Admits Plagiarism But Positions and Packages It As "Unintentional" (yeah, I'll tell that to cop stopping me for speeding)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Question: When is plagiarism not a serious violation of ethics - and law? Answer: When former big cheese at The New York Times Jill Abramson says it isn't. And, she said it isn't to the New York Post.

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Interview: Dr. Gail Ferreira – Agile Leader

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Gail is an executive level expert and thought leader driving the vision and tactical decisions for large-scale transformation programs, from the C-Suite to the team level. Gail excels at leading complex, multidimensional transformations, managing client and vendor relationships.

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3 Steps to Bust Through Shyness and Start a Conversation

K8sVoice

I used to be shy. I was nervous about going out to meet-ups, parties or networking events because I would have to talk to people. That may seem odd for someone passionate about public speaking, but that was my situation.

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More Trending

Media in 2018 - 15,474 Jobs Cut (implications for public relations agencies)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The media can't catch up to how technology, consumer preferences, and politics keep changing its business.    Consequently, to survive, in 2018, it cut 15,474 jobs (source: Challenger, Gray & Christmas).

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How to Develop an Effective Lead Generation Strategy

SlideModel

Getting plenty of traffic does not automatically equals sales and profits. Most people need time to shop around and make up their mind, especially in the B2B niche.

How to set corporate writing rates

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Excerpt from Everything You Wanted to Know About Freelance Writing – Find, Price, Manage Corporate Writing Assignments & Develop Article Ideas and Sell Them to Newspapers and Magazines and from Six-Figure Freelancer: How to Find, Price and Manage Corporate Writing Assignments. You are working non-billable hours if you are in marketing mode, or when you are filing, cleaning your office, doing your books, and so on.

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Liberalism and 25,000 Jobs Not Created - Don't Mess with Jeff

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No surprise, Jeff Bezos has pulled out of the plan to create another Amazon headquarters in the New York City Metro area. That could have created about 25,000 jobs. Some liberal politicos were giving him static about concerns about the infrastructure. Jeff was having none of that.

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Here We Go Again - Retail Sales Down 1.2%, Most Since 2009 - Time for a News Fast

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Retirees, Class of 2019 who will be looking for jobs, highly compensated older workers, and small businesspeople like myself. All of us are supposed to get very worried today. The news has been quite busy hammering the plunge of retail sales - the worst since 2009. The exact number is 1.2%.

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McKinsey Brand - Most Serious Attack Yet, This Time by Former Insider

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Attacks on prestigious management consulting firm McKinsey are nothing new - at least in the past several months. The number-one issue has been its alleged lack of a moral compass. For instance, it accepted assignments from governments abusing human rights and ruthless businesses. 

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A Spray Called "Hope"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's been about 32 years since there had been a breakthrough drug for severe depression. In 1987, Prozac came on the scene. But, that didn't help all those struggling with depression. It could take weeks for Prozac to kick in and by then the suicidal patient could be dead.

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I Moved My Car - BTW, When They Moved My Cheese, I Survived

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The newest version of "Who Moved My Cheese?" " is "Out of the Maze."  "  Both, by Spencer Johnson, M.D., turn the lights on the power of habit and belief. Of course, they provide exit ramps out of being trapped in yesterday.

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No, We Can't Be Out of Work for a Long Time

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From the get-go when we join the work world we are told:  Stay employed.    Nothing gets us a job like having a job. When we lose a job we are expected to hustle fast to land another one. And, the longer we are out of work the more likely we will remain jobless.

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"A Million Little Things" - ABC Renews for 2nd Season

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Placement is almost everything in the world of network television. When the new series "A Million Little Things" was moved to a Thursday slot, following the popular "Grey's Anatomy," its rating shot up. They went from about 3.4 million viewers to 5.3 million.

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Don't Get Sick - That's How 67% of Bankruptcies Happened (and how the universe humbled me)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This is the era of technological sophistication. Yet, it is a situation dating back to ancient times which can result in losing it all. That situation is: getting sick, even if you are covered by good medical insurance.

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We Love Our Flawed Heroes - Wholesome "Blue Bloods" Unlikely to Have 10th Season

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In network television entertainment this is the era of the anti-hero. Just think about it: The series about a troubled young surgeon "on the spectrum" is a hit ("The Good Doctor") and gets renewed for a third season.

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Loneliness Catch-22 - Share That You Are Lonely, You Stay Lonely

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The findings on loneliness by Cigna are no surprise. Here you can read the results of that research. Most Americans experience loneliness in the sense that they feel they aren't being understood by others in their lives and that the interactions they have are not "meaningful."

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IT Genius Who's Fast, Affordable, Speaks Human As His First Language - Ian Billen of Youngstown Metro Area

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Does this {my HP PC} have an internal microphone? That's what I had to find out for the first step on the learning curve to doing podcasts. If Ana Marie Cox were just starting out today in digital she would be podcasting up a storm. The blogging medium, now mature, is hardly dead.

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Election 2020 - Meme of American Dream Won't Necessarily Include Home Ownership

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We watch the wealthy. Often their financial behavior indicates what's smart to do. And according to a study by RentCafe.com, it's smart to rent, not play out the old-fashioned concept of the American Dream as home ownership.

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Want Influence Like Jeff Bezos? Post on Medium (which doesn't have gatekeepers)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Digital has leveled the playing field in influence. At least, for those who know how to play that ever-changing game. In the game, what has become obvious is this: Posting on blog-hosting site Medium is  the  smart move.

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There's No Shaking Fascination with Ted Bundy - He Remains Unknowable

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For two hours, "20/20" probed what it referred to as "the inside Ted Bundy." " That was in contrast to the outside - the good-looking, self-assured, educated, and articulate young man.    But, essentially, the television documentary came up empty.

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Cameron Schladenhauffen - For the Bell Tolls, It Tolls for the Fragile in Extreme-Pressure Career Paths

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Suicide is no stranger to high pressure career paths in New York and Los Angeles. The latest probable example of that is the death last week of BigLaw Dechert associate Cameron Schladenhauffen, 31.

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Political Setback for Donald Trump, et al. - Ruth Bader Ginsburg Showed Up for Work Today

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On conservative media platforms such as Drudge Report, the alt-right has been conducting polls. Those questioned if U.S. Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg should resign because of declining health and/or if she were still competent to perform her duties.

2019 52

Writers Off Their Game in Tonight's "Law & Order SVU"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was the judge overseeing drug court who tips off the brothels about police raids. You got that. Now this. The reason he does that is because his daughter died of a drug overdose. Therefore he feels it is his duty to steer addicted young females into the arms of pimps.

2019 52

Katherine Weak Link in "A Million Little Things"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It might have been a mistake for "A Million Little Things" to include a lawyer in a high-powered firm as a character.    The way that lawyer - Katherine - is portrayed is totally unrealistic.

2019 52

That Now House of Horrors That Jack Built - GE

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Fairfield, Connecticut, the aura surrounding GE mirrored that currently dominating Amazon in Seattle, Washington.    Employees who worked there were golden. Vendors like myself boasted that we did business with the corporation.

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Valentine's Day - No Longer into That or Any Other Holiday, Except Halloween

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Aside from Halloween, holidays seem to be losing their hold on the American way of life. And pocketbook. According to the National Retail Federation, only 51% of those surveyed planned to celebrate Valentine's Day. Some just weren't into it. Others felt the ritual commercially exploited love.

2019 52

"You Will Never Be Cured," Is What Mental Health Professionals Should Tell Us

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Maybe it is the ethos of optimism in America. Much of the advocacy material about mental illness positions and packages that condition as a temporary state of distress. Go get help and, poof, you are even better than new.

2019 52

Valentine's Day - Hit the Dating Apps or Purchase Companionship Robot?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There are many criticisms of dating apps. At the top of the list is if they merely create the illusion of trying to find a committed relationship.

2019 52

CBS Shareholders Amend Lawsuit against Board to Include Allegations about Les Moonves' Sale of Stock

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Just before the story went public about Les Moonves' alleged sexual misconduct at CBS, he and three other top executives sold large amounts of stock. Collectively, the value of the shared then totaled $201 million. 

2019 52

Female Students' Lawsuit Against Yale - Will It Trigger Copy Cats?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yesterday three female undergraduates at Yale filed a lawsuit which, on the surface, seems like the usual complaint about alleged sexual harassment during college. The three contend they were groped at boozy frat parties which were conducted off-campus in the New Haven, Connecticut metro area.

2019 52

Mark Kelly - Can Strong Branding Transcend Conservative Politics?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Musician Elton John knew to select the right topics to sing about. One had been mindset of men who actually boarded those spaceships and nosed around beyond the boundaries of earth. The song was "Rocket Man." " That was way back in the early 1980s.

2019 52

Branding Dead? Not in Legal Sector

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

New York marketing professor Scott Galloway claims branding is dead. Purchasing decisions are made more and more via how search engines and Alexa-type devices operate. That may or may not be the situation in general.

2019 52

Court of Public Opinion - Lawyers Who Represent Celebrity Clients, e.g. Harvey Weinstein, Jeff Bezos

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Will Jeff Bezos put in play "another Gawker?" " Watchers of the feud between Bezos and American Media ask that rhetorically. They already know that the answer depends on what kind of legal talent Bezos uses. In "Hogan v.

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