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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 295) – Byron Reese

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“Stories are central to humanity, for they gave form to human imagination, which is the first requisite for progress.” — Byron Reese Photo courtesy of byronreese.com. Quotes for Public Speakers Byron Reese public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes storytelling

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Maryanne Kremer - Clairvoyant and Wise Friend

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Before the Jersey Shore became a version of the Long Island Hamptons, it nurtured a small clairvoyant community. Their unofficial headquarters was in Point Pleasant. There Maryanne Schmidt Kremer maintained a presence.

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VIDEO: the importance of both focus and unfocus

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In my workshop for content writers, I talk about the importance of being both focused and unfocused. We need to be focused to be productive. And that’s why we do things like set deadlines and write outlines. So that we can be productive and stay focused.

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Presenting a Force Field Analysis to an Executive Audience

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A Force Field Analysis is a principle, which was developed by an American psychologist, Kurt Lewin. It looks at to opposite forces influencing a situation to help assess the best course of action. At an organizational level, a Force Field Analysis might be used for making essential decisions.

Marie Forleo Agrees, Clear is Better Than Clever

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Don’t you love it when someone you admire reinforces one of your ideas? For years, I’ve been talking to my clients about how to make their websites clearer. I’ve also been saying that “clear is more important than clever” when it comes to the copywriting, the promise statement and your tab names. Well, I just […]. The post Marie Forleo Agrees, Clear is Better Than Clever appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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The End Is Near - Or, Maybe Just for The Seeming Smugs in Oro Valley, Arizona

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"RED OCTOBER: Amazon, Google, and Snap are plunging and taking global stocks down with them."  "  That's the headline this morning in BusinessInsider. Here is the article. Meanwhile, at 9:55 A.M. New York time, the Dow is down 244.46. 

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We Become Undone - Our Political Writing Wasn't Provocative Enough to Get on Bomber's Radar

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was nothing but magical thinking. We assumed that our political rhetoric online was plenty provocative. Surely, the powers that be who were misguided (at least according to our value system) were reading it. If they became agitated, great.

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More Trending

Drudge Report Says It All: "Red For Year" - A Nation Is Spooked

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 We are spooked. No question it will be Bye-Bye to many positive developments and optimistic planning. At the top of the list will be retirement. That will be delayed. More who are retired will have to return to the workforce.

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Mark Zuckerberg, 34 - Generation Gap with iGen

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Mark Zuckerberg has been caught on the wrong side of a generation gap. At age 34, he can't figure out what iGens want and he can't hold on to the talent who can. Of course, teens are the future of his business. So, the era of Zuckerberg may be coming to an end. 

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Holiday Sentiments As Selling Platform - Bob Dilenschneider, et al.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

During the past several years, Bob Dilenschneider publishes his reflections on every major public holiday in third-party media. The next will probably be a placement in establishment media for Thanksgiving. One would probably assume that the objective of so much.

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Alec Baldwin Just Can't Do Talk-Show Chemistry - Kim Kardashian Interview Loses 800,000 Viewers from Last Week

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Being a talk show host is not one of Alec Baldwin's many talents. Obviously. Those of us who tuned in last night cringed at the absolute lack of chemistry between him and his guest. The second week for his talk.

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Q: How Many Jobs Eliminated by AI? A: No One Knows

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Feminist Gloria Steinem noticed something. That was that thinking in America tended to be binary. There were a right answer and a wrong answer. In her book "My Life on the Road" she patiently explained that what the model missed.

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Internet as Necessary Evil - Netizens As Dark As the Human Nature Portrayed by William Shakespeare

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Internet has failed to live up to the early promise that it would create a level playing field in just about everything. Instead, the Barbarians are at gate. That everything the internet was suppose to usher in ranged from.

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Fox Keeps Door Shut - The Startup Called Megyn Kelly

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sure, it's nice to have a large exit package when forced out of a high-profile, high-status position. But, that still leaves the star without a sky to twinkle in. The speculation had been that Megyn Kelly, who had been with Fox, would return there after the NBC disaster.

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A Teacher, Blackface at Halloween Party, Now the School District Investigates

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Megyn Kelly isn't the only one who has been oblivious to how offensive - and hurtful - blackface can be. In Iowa, the Davenport School District is investigating a first-grade teacher who wore blackface at a Halloween party.

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Robert Durst - He's Back (and as usual not for something good)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Eccentric heir to a real estate fortune Robert Durst, now 75 years old, is back in the news. And, as usual, it's not for something positive. It's alleged by law enforcement that, 18 years ago, he murdered his college friend Susan Berman.

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Just Call Us "Mintz" - Rebranding in the Staid Legal Sector

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Superlawyer David Boies is in the news a lot. So the name of the law firm he founded is also. At one time it was known as Boies, Schiller & Flexner. Then, a consultant helped simplify or rebrand that as Boies Schiller & Flexner. 

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Megyn Kelly, Roseanne Barr, Ted Bundy, and Myself

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Some, especially in the communications business, might explain Megyn Kelly's series of offensive comments over the years as simply a tactic to get, hold, and grow attention. After all, controversy is proven to sell. 

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Can Fictional Olivia Benson Get Real-Life Ice-T Out of This One?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On long-running series "Law & Order SVU," Ice-T plays Fin Tutulola, a street-wise detective. Like the other characters such as Olivia Benson he certainly has his demons. His take the form of inability to build family relationships.

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The Unforgiven - Crime and Punishment "Today" Style

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Her crime was not being able to connect with the values out there. As a talk show host that's her number-one job. The details of the misdeed was to position and package whites' wearing blackface on Halloween as okay. 

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Exhaustion - The New Normal in Professional Services

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Baker McKenzie's global chairman Paul Rawlinson took a temporary leave. No, it wasn't to serve on some public interest committee to address an issue such as cybersecurity or climate change. It was for exhaustion.

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Lawyers & The Media

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For those in the New Jersey Metro area, this represents a scary development. Lawyer James R. Ray III, who received his JD in  2008 from the University of New Hampshire, is wanted for the alleged murder of Angela M. Bledsoe. She was the mother of his child.

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Professional Services - Clients' Make-Believe Emergencies

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In brandname professional services, those big powerful clients are kings and queens. Few or none will say "no" to them. That's just the way it goes. So, it's no surprise that Scott Flaherty at Law.com fingers client pressure as a major cause of mental health challenges at law firms. 

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A Seeming Tragic Flaw: Megyn Kelly, Jones Day, and King Lear

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There's that old adage: If you want to know who a person really is, observe who he or she associates with. Yes, birds of feather hang out together. The scientific term for that phenomenon is "mirror neurons." " Human beings influence each other cell by cell.

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The Journey

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Her mother's death in 2014 was a life-changer.    After that, successful lawyer in Texas Lisa Jacobs quit her job.    Her interim step before taking the really big leap was founding a green interior design company. Then, in 2017, she took that leap.

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The Big Spenders for Political Ads on Facebook

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Facebook's ad archive report on political messaging for the past six months lists the big spenders and how much they ponied up. At the top is Facebook. Yes, as Recode documents, Facebook was  the  big spender. The amount totaled $12.5 million.

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Loss of a Fine Legal Mind - "Boston Legal" Denny Crane Prefigured Sandra Day O'Connor's Suffering

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From 2004 until late 2008, network television fictional series "Boston Legal" played out what actual human being Sandra Day O'Connor is enduring. That's the loss of a fine legal mind.

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Paradise Needs Some Heavy-Duty PR

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Marie Kuhnla was vacationing on the Turks and Coicos Islands. No, she wasn't traveling solo. She wasn't traveling in a primitive go-native manner. She and her traveling companions were bunking at Club Med. 

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Northeast No Longer Career Promised Land

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" … getting the hell out of the Northeast" is part of the headline for Moneyish. Here is that article. Once the go-to place for a career, especially in professional services such as public relations, the Northeast is becoming a. careers Personal Musings

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What Could Be Our Last Burger - No Bite Is Safe

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Law-firm practices focusing on foodborne diseases represent a growing niche in the legal sector. On the front lines is the Marler Clark firm in Seattle, Washington. Ever vigilant, Marler Clark founder Bill Marler warned about the peril of open salad.

Era Before AFM - Superstitution Dominated Polio Epidemics of the 1940s and 1950s

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There was no online WebMD. As yet, the masses hadn't begun to become college-educated. So they were unable to think in a scientific manner about the causes of diseases. That was very different from the current analysis of acute flaccid.

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Your Professional Options: Housebound

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Owning a house is shifting from the American Dream to an extreme limit on professional options. The number-one reason for that is that it's become increasingly difficult to sell residential property, at least at or near the price wanted. That means that professionals can't easily relocate for work, unless the company buys the house. They are unable to downshift by selling the house to lower fixed costs in order to start a business.

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A Fun-Scary Message about Pain - "The House with a Clock in Its Wall"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For professions in the 21st century, pain is familiar territory. Industries, such as journalism, are disappearing. Jobs have a shrinking shelf life. Ageism makes good jobs harder to find and hold onto. And, networks are no longer forever. However, those. Film Personal Musings Voodoo

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Equine Writer, Tucson, AZ (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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Alcoholism's Six Degrees of Separation - Michelle Rivera and Voters

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sure, it's not the right thing to do to show up in the courtroom allegedly drunk. And, in that southern Iowa location of Oscelo, public intoxication is also a crime. But, Michelle Rivera, county attorney there, may land on her feet. That is, voters will decide on November 6th if she will keep her job. That Democrat is running against Republican Adam Ramsay. Lots depends on how voters perceive the alleged inebriated behavior. After all, substance abuse is epidemic in the U.S.

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Business Models - From Henry Ford to Boston SmallLaw, Competition Tends to Blow Everything Up

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Boston, one-office and local-only Choate Hall & Stewart has 168 lawyers. It restricts its practice areas to five. And its hiring policy is: Come and stay here forever. That's very unlike BigLaw which operates on the up-or-out model. Branding Content-provider Current Affairs Games Personal Musings Rebranding Selling Values Writing

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Taking a Fresh Look at Leadership: Baker McKenzie's Paul Rawlinson Taking Leave Because of Exhaustion

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Global players are positioned and packaged in leadership propaganda as infinitely resilient. No matter what crisis they manage they know how to take care of themselves well enough so that they don't skip a beat. Well, the meme just hit. careers Media Personal Musings

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