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10 reasons to join the Presenting for Humans Success Circle

Speak Schmeak

Are you thinking about joining the Presenting for Humans Success Circle , but not sure if it's right for you? Perhaps I can help you decide with these points about the benefits of the program to you!

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The Short Version

Manner of Speaking

Has this ever happened to you? You’re asked to give a presentation. You’re told what the audience would like you to speak about. You’re told where and when the presentation will be given. You’re told how much time you have … Continue reading → Preparation Slide Presentation Presentation public speaking short version

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Ever heard of PechaKucha?

Presentation Guru

Through the years, we have heard of many presentation formats and styles that were all created to help solve a big problem: boring presentations! One of them is PechaKucha 20X20 . What is it?

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How to Make a Presentation with Data that Moves People

Duarte Blog

If you’re not analytical by nature but have to give a presentation to a particularly analytical audience, it’s important to toe the line between knowledgeable expert and impassioned storyteller.

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Mother's Day - Our four-Legged Children

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On Mother's Day, I never expected my four-legged children to do anything special for me. They were and still are bringing me so much joy and selfless love. Even the pet grief I endured when they passed over didn't diminish what they introduced into my little life. 

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"I Can Only Imagine" - Memes of Feeling the Pain, Forgiving

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Faith-based music biopic "I Can Only Imagine" plays out two profound memes: feeling the pain and forgiving. The plot for this real-life story focuses on Bart Millard, a child abused by his father Arthur and deserted by his mother.

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Ford's Ziad Ojakli - Rules of the Influence Game

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What we do know is that Ford's head of government affairs - Ziad Ojakli - did not buy into Michael Cohen's access pitch. This happened soon after Donald Trump, represented by Cohen, became U.S. president.

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Michael Cohen and Frank Hague - Closed Systems

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Inside the head of "Fixer" Michael Cohen may be the old-line mindset of a political boss. Back in Jersey City, New Jersey, founder of a smooth-running political machine - Frank Hague - believed in his absolute power. That included the law. Literally he once declared, "I am the law."

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Squire Patton Boggs and Michael Cohen - Authenticspeak Needed in Spin

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Essentially, powerhouse lobbying and law firm Squire Patton Boggs (SPB) contends there was no real relationship with the embattled Michael Cohen. The latter, its spokesperson hammers, simply had space in a SPC office and that was that. So goes the spin, as reported in The Hill.

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GM Might Join Ford, Chrysler in Exiting Car Business - Preparation for Driverless Vehicle Era?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The future looks like the end of car ownership and driving, as we have known them. Auto enthusiasts such as Mark Misercola aka car nut should order black mourning armbands. The first phase is already happening. That's the elimination of sedans on the road by SUVs, pickups, and crossovers.

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Man Who Disrupted Legal Journalism - Elie Mystal Celebrates 40th Birthday

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today, on Abovethelaw, its top editor signed off for the weekend. For the rest of this week he - Elie Mystal - will be celebrating his 40th birthday.    We who compulsively read Abovethelaw first experienced - and he is a total experience - Mystal when he was 30.

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Older Workers - Record Low Unemployment Rate

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Older workers are back in demand. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor, they have a record low unemployment rate:  3.2%.    Here are more details from CNBC.

Aging, In Transition - Put Together Temporary Identity

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Bureau of Labor Statistics documents that 32% of jobs last less than a year. And, 69% last less than 5 years. That means lots of professionals will be between jobs - or  in transition.    That timeframe can be longer for those over-45.

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Rudy Giuliani and BigLaw Firm Greenberg Traurig Part Ways

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At Courthouse News , Don McCue published a fact-based article. It reports that Rudy Giuliani resigned his position with BigLaw firm Greenberg Traurig.

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"Law & Order SVU" Renewed for 20th Season - Olivia Benson Is America's Sweetheart

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No surprise, "Law & Order SVU" has been renewed for a 20th season. What keeps it going and going is the engaging, soulful personality of Detective Olivia Benson. She is America's television sweetheart, the way Mary Richards had been in the 20th century on "Mary Tyler Moore."

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Conde Nast's Vanity Fair - Can It Survive a Paywall

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Late last month, new head of Conde Nast's Vanity Fair - Radhika Jones - set up a paywall. The structure is for three free articles in a month. After that, readers can pony up about $20 for a 15 month subscription. That includes three free months. Other goodies go along with the deal.

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David Goodall - The Perfect Right of the Elderly to Choose Suicide

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At age 104, respected Australian scientist David Goodall had done all that he had wanted in his life. In addition, his health was failing, although that physical condition was not what is medically defined as "terminal."

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Forget Semi-Retirement - Either You're Totally In Or You're Not In

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Essentially, in terms of practicing law, Rudy Giuliani was in semi-retirement. Instead of doing the law Giuliani was leveraging his legal background for business development.    For him that could have meant that his skills as a lawyer atrophied.

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Work/Life Balance Issue Comes Out of the Shadow of #MeToo

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The lawsuit filed by three female associates against law firm Morrison & Foerster has made family/work balance a hot topic, again. The plaintiffs contend their careers were sidelined after maternity leave and opting for being a part-timer. 

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Gas Prices Surging - SUV Drivers Will Have Ah-Ha Moment Memorial Day Weekend

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Reality bit hard - and fast - here in low-gas-price Northeastern Ohio. Gasoline shot to $1.89 a gallon, up from the $1.25 not too long ago. Just last week, I filled up at $1.51 a gallon.    Friends in my former hometown - New Haven, Connecticut - tell me gas is at about three bucks. 

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Malpractice Lawsuits, Like Manhattan Suicides, Trigger Media Frenzy - Branding of Perkins Coie, Bracewell In Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Litigation contending malpractice of any kind, just like a high-profile suicide in Manhattan, is a subject which catches fire in the media. Since the story has legs, the media will run for it until the traction lessens. In addition, the plaintiff claiming professional negligence is a tech one.

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The United States of Angst - Safety, Money, Health Keep Americans Off-Center

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Anxiety is a black hole. Once human beings tumble into it there seem to be few exits for heading back toward being emotionally centered. That, of course, makes humans sitting ducks for even more emotional distress. 

Work, Not Cryptocurrency, THE Story of 2018

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Job-hunting, hammers "What Color Is Your Parachute - 2018," is the survival skill you have to have down cold. Work, not cryptocurrency (and maybe not even #MeToo), is THE story of 2018. No surprise, "What Color Is Your Parachute" ranks 582 on Amazon.

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Eric Schneiderman - Sex & The Single Man

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Who's next? The latest shocking development in this #MeToo era is the resignation of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. As many know, he had been and may still be a champion of protecting females from all forms of sexual misconduct. 

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Global Crypto Players Get Smart about Public Relations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Some of Europe's largest digital-coin brokers, who would be saddled with the new rules, are actually asking for them in a bid to clear the air and shake off perceptions they help criminals transfer money."  "  - Todd White, Bloomberg, May 7, 2018. Here is the article.

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Sherman Jackson - How Downward Trajectories Start, How They Can Be Turned Upward

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The New York Daily News describes a professional tragedy which has become increasingly common in a volatile economy: the downward trajectory.    The particular focus is on former newsperson and press secretary Sherman Jackson. At age 70, he lives in a Brooklyn homeless shelter.

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Facebook - Did Its General Counsel Commit Perjury Testifying Before U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Of course, this is story the conservative Drudge Report was bound to curate. It focuses on the testimony under oath Facebook general counsel Colin Stretch delivered on October 31st in front to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. Facebook is known for its liberalism. 

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"The Restless Wave" - John McCain's memoir #6 on Amazon

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As he is dying from brain cancer, John McCain continues to be the man who insists on doing the right thing. This, not his POW experience or run for U.S. President, could become his legacy - and the opening line of his obituary. 

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Becoming an Expatriate - Financial Necessity, Not Adventure for Aging Americans

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

English majors (yes, at one time there were plenty of those) associate becoming an expatriate with adventure. And exotic career paths. Ernest Hemingway put down his creative footprint in Paris in the 1920s. A seminal part of my youth was living near Calle de San Francisco in Barcelona, Spain.

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Denver Post - Trying to Understand Charles Plunkett

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Many of us in communications started out doing some form of journalism. But we didn't stay in that field long enough to develop the mindset and values of a true journalist - that is, someone like Charles Plunkett who truly has ink in his soul.

Developing “Your Customer Value Algorithm” with Greg Schinkel

Speaker Launcher

Are we using the most effective strategies to help our customers? In this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast, Greg Schinkel is going to explain how we need to shift our thinking regarding how we gather information and present ideas to assist customers in more current and effective ways. Greg Schinkel is the president of […]. The post Developing “Your Customer Value Algorithm” with Greg Schinkel appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

Law Firm Morrison & Foerster, NYC - Content Marketing Specialist (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

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UPS, Immigration Writer, Near Mexico Border (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

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Class of 2018 - Five Perfect Gifts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Graduation used to be a joyful rite of passage. Now, it represents being pushed from the academic womb into an uncertain world. So, graduates need to be thought of kindly. Those in the giving mood can bestow these gifts: Copy of "What Color Is Your Parachute? " That career guide hammers that the critical lifetime skill has become the ability to search for and land work. And that will be done on a regular basis.

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