Sat.Aug 17, 2019 - Fri.Aug 23, 2019

Create an infographic in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

Infographics are an engaging way to present data and concepts. What is an infographic? It’s a graphic with minimal text, graphics, and numbers (usually). You can think of it as a chart or diagram.

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A lesson from Dubrovnik

Manner of Speaking

My wife, Julie and I recently went for a vacation in the Croatian city of Dubrovnik. Wonderful people, beautiful scenery, fascinating history. If you ever get the chance to visit, I highly recommend it.

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Picking your Lane, and Reinventing with Joe Calloway

Speaker Launcher

We are always talking about picking a lane, but how do you know when it’s time to change lanes? On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, we welcome back world class speaker, author, Speaker Hall of Fame inductee and great friend of mine, Joe Calloway.

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How Great Presentations Can Help to Recruit Top Talent

Presentation Guru

In 2018, the U.S. Labor Department reported an impressive 6.6 million job openings. Given these figures, it’s not surprising at all that the talent shortage is one of the major problems employers face in 2019, and that the hiring process is even more challenging for small and mid-sized businesses.…

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Presence: You Play Like You Practice

K8sVoice

This summer I had the pleasure of looking out through the mist at the magnificent Na Pali coast on the island of Kauai. The lookout point was unusually quiet and devoid of other tourists, probably because of the rainy weather, and the vista with a veil of light fog was stunning.

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Meme: Shuttering of GM Lordstown, OH Plant Happened on Donald Trump's Watch

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At one time, the GM plant in Lordstown, Ohio employed 8,000 workers. One of its major success stories had been the Chevy Colbalt. Although the last one rolled off the line in 2010, they are still all around America, with owners expecting them to last more than 200,000 miles. 

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What Does Your Dream Business Look Like?

Speaker Launcher

Having been working toward my dream business for nearly 30 years, it’s something that I think about often. How often do you reflect on that question? When was the last time you really sat down to think about what your perfect day would look like tomorrow? A year from now? 5 years from now?

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3 questions to never ask in email

SpeakerSue Says...

Why is it that so many emails get absolutely no response? Let me count the ways. The questions you ask might just be the reason. If you’re asking these, stop it. Do you prefer to communicate by email or phone? Once you ask, you have to do. If they say “email,” yay, you don’t have to talk to them. But if they say “email,” when can you talk to them? Instead, if they email, you email back. When you do, write a great email!

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Less Would Be More - The Phrase "Trump Fatigue" Has Emerged in Election 2020

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Politico , Rich Lowry nails what could lose the election for Donald Trump. That would be that voters simply are too exhausted by his non-stop showmanship to pay attention to him any more. They shift to listening to what other candidates have to say about improving the lives of Americans.

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How to edit your own writing

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Here’s a good reference book, described as “the essential guide to prose revision” … Line by Line: How to Edit Your Own Writing The front cover reads: “The one book that shows you how to make what you say as good as what you mean” – all written with one-syllable words. It’s an excellent learning tool […]. Career info Freelance Writing

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Johnson's professional media manipulators

Max Atkinson

On 19th August, The New European published the following: Boris Johnson's new advisers are urging ministers to avoid Radio 4 's Today programme as they believe the programme is a 'total waste of time'. According to the Mail on Sunday the new director of communications at Downing Street Lee Cain has advised his colleagues to stop putting up ministers to appear on the programme.

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Love Forgives - Why We Stuck with "Criminal Minds" for 14 Seasons (even as it turned formulaic)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

CBS series "Criminal Minds" will enter its 15th - and final season. There will only be 10 episodes. No, "Criminal Minds" is not going out with a whimper. It still remains in the top 30. But that's a long way from being in the top 11 back during the 2008 - 2009 season. 

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Not Only Liberal Media Showcases Recession Fears - Conservative Drudge Report Loops In

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Recession, along with a stock market crash, could result in Donald Trump's being a one-term president. Liberal media outlets know that. Obviously, they are front-paging content which stirs up recession fears and how low the stock market could go down to.

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Fox - Who Calls the Shots?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"I call the shots on the big debates." " That's what U.S. president Donald Trump contended about Fox in an interview recorded by Mediaite. He also noted that his worst polls come from Fox. He kept reiterating that Fox is different now.

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Eco & Brand Management (the investment world is already in that space)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Institutions, such as the British royalty, corporations, and individuals now have to factor eco into their brand management. The focus on the impacts of climate change has ceased to be a fringe movement. Money is (almost) everything.

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SCOTUS - Does Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Recent Cancer Treatment (pancreas) Change Anything or Everything?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The medical report is optimistic. But watchers of the politics of the U.S. Supreme Court wonder if Donald Trump will have the opportunity to replace justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. That is, before his term of office ends.

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Home No Safe Harbor - Murders/Suicide in Edwards Family of Atlanta, Georgia

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Erin Edwards, 20, and her brother Christopher Edwards, 24, died in their Atlanta, Georgia home earlier this week. The cause of death was murder. That had been committed by their mother Marsha Edwards, who then took her own life.

AdmissionsGate - Did Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli Wait Too Long to Make Nice?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The high probability of jail time might be motivating Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli to go for a plea deal. Until now, in the AdmissionsGate scandal, they have opted to prepare for their day in court. That's unlike the path actress Felicity Huffman and lawyer Gordon Caplan had taken. 

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Dennis Hartley - Yet Another Tarnished Legal Brand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He will always be known as the lawyer who represented Timothy McVeigh on appeal. That icon is Dennis Hartley. Despite what was going on in the court of public opinion, he did the right thing in terms of the U.S. legal system. Yes, even a McVeigh type must be defended. 

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That Next Recession - How Will It Be Branded?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Hill is a conservative news outlet. So, it's no surprise that it has begun posting articles pointing to the policies of the Federal Reserve as the triggers for any recession which could come. Here is a recent one.

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Lawyer Vladimir Gagic - Seems His Client Wasn't Satisfied with the Services

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One of those iconic scenes from "The Good Wife" was when lawyer Will Gardner was murdered in the courtroom by his client.    In comparison, lawyer Vladimir Gagic got off lucky. His client Lamont Payne had been disorderly in an Arizona courtroom. The judge ordered him to leave.

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"Bombshell" - The Curse of Beauty

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Beauty can open career doors for women. But, as "Bombshell" plays out, inside those doors an alleged predator can lurk.    Beauty can be a curse. That meme, of course, is an archetype in the arts. 

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Law Firm Jones Day Catches a Break

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Jones Day caught a break. The plaintiffs in parental leave discrimination lawsuit "Savignac, Sheketoff v. Jones Day, et al." " requested response from defendants within two weeks. Jones Day pushed back - successfully.

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Jones Day & Risks of Social Media - "Savignac, Sheketoff v. Jones Day, et al."

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Public relations may be more of a wild-card game to play than litigation. Jones Day, once a low-profile black box, has decided to leverage the court of public opinion for lawsuits filed against it. That began with gender bias case "Tolton et al. Jones Day."

2019 52

Black Swans in Peak Career, Now Those Annoying White Swans in Semi-Retirement/Retirement (and every step of the way there)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Retirement/semi-retirement might involve more turmoil than navigating the rat race of doing a career. Increasingly, the aging who leave or are forced out of full-time work are experiencing what are being called "white swan" developments.

2019 52

Susan Berman in the Robert Durst Dark Narrative - Beyond the Cute of Being Mobster Daughter

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Wealthy oddball, Robert Durst is suspected of three murders.    But, as Dateline focused last night on NBC, he's only being tried for one - Susan Berman's. The grabber for the highly promoted programming was supposed to be the prerecorded testimony of those in Durst's circle.

2019 52

Chipped Paint, From Wilkinsburg, PA to Jersey City, NJ

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Crime, economic development, and a community's sense of well-being. Anyone who has lived in a neighborhood on the decline gets the association of that with chipped paint on the houses. It's obvious. That piggybacks on the earlier crime-stopping theory of broken windows.

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Broadening Purpose of Corporation Beyond Shareholder Value - Language of Capitalism Will Change

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Globally, traditional capitalism is being questioned - and attacked. Here in the U.S. that has been an issue in Election 2020. The informal headquarters for Worldwide Capitalism - Harvard Business School - offers an election on reimagining capitalism.

2019 52

Costa Rica, Tainted Alcohol & Branding (it's always about the brand)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Brand Costa Rica got hit hard. The numbers are in. The Ministry of Health in Costa Rica announced that since June, 25 have died from consuming alcohol tainted with methanol. In addition, another 34 became ill. Methanol increases the volume of the liquid and intensifies its effects.

2019 52

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle - Is There Media Excommunicado in Effect?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the wildly popular film "Jack Wick Chapter 3," once the ecommunicado has been put in effect, no one could help him.    It just could be that a media ecommunicado has been put in effect for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The bad publicity can't seem to be stopped.

2019 52

Joseph Kennedy III & MA U.S. Senate Race - Meanwhile, It's the Economy, Especially for Over-50

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Massachusetts Senate race is a microcosm of what's happening nationally: That's the re-emergence of a newly confident Democratic party. Both new entries to politics and established players are throwing their hats in the ring, anticipating their messages will be heard.

2019 52

Magical Thinking about Not Being Child of Immigrants

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One part of my immigrant family primarily spoke Italian. The other Polish. Not good in language acquisition and determined to fit in with what was, I never made it my business to learn their native tongues.

2019 52

Ellen Pao, Buddy Fletcher - Yes, You've Heard Those Names Before

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They were once a power couple.    Ivy league educated. Sophisticated. She a tech venture capitalist, then oversaw a social media platform, and next an advocate for leveling the playing field for women in Silicon Valley. He had been the head of a hedge fund - Fletcher Asset Management.

2019 52

Jersey Journal, Secaucus, NJ - General Assignment Reporter (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Hudson County, New Jersey (including Jersey City) is the new New York City. And the Jersey Journal is right in all of it. Here are details about this opportunity. careers

2019 52

Association of American Medical Colleges, D.C. - Executive Communications (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Details. careers

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Business Coaching - REMOTE - Ghostwriter (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Details. careers

2019 40

Before You "Do The Right Thing" and Blow Any Whistles.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Internal Revenue Service offers up to 30% on what your tip brings in about unpaid taxes. Through her lawsuit alleging sexual misconduct by Fox's Roger Ailes Gretchen Carlson received a $20 million settlement. Also new career doors opened. Outing alleged harassment and retaliation at Uber on her blog turned Susan Fowler's brand into a powerhouse. In addition, there can be enormous satisfaction derived from "doing the right thing."

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