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The camera and Brett Kavanaugh

Manner of Speaking

The fight over the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh was the ugliest confirmation process for an American Supreme Court Justice that I have seen. I’m not American, but I am a lawyer, and I thought it was a sad indictment on … Continue reading → Video Brett Kavanaugh Christine Blasey Ford Heidi Heitkamp practice Presentation public speaking

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4 ways to change a picture in PowerPoint without losing formatting

PowerPoint Tips

The Change Picture feature in PowerPoint is very powerful because it lets you substitute another picture but keep the most of formatting. You might want to change the picture because: You made a mistake and inserted the wrong picture.

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Your voice matters

Speak Schmeak

You're probably hearing a lot right now about using your voice. With elections coming up, it's important to be reminded that our voices—via our votes—really do make a difference. I know. sometimes it doesn't feel that way. Sometimes we feel small, we feel powerless, and we feel disheartened.

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Stage Time is Wealth Time

Presentation Guru

How to use the stage to raise your profile, build your authority and grow your business.

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Brand Saudi Arabia - Probably Hasn't Bottomed Out Yet, Flunked Crisis Communications 101

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Saudi Arabia, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had created his Vision 2030. That grand plan was to diversify the nation's economy by positioning and packaging it as a stable and easy place to do business. Foreigners would come to. Branding Personal Musings Politics

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Write the way your best customers talk to their friends.

More than PowerPoint...

OK Google. Cortana. Alexa. We’re all using voice and audio interfaces right now. . If you’re interested in voice search optimization and writing content for your brand’s voice — go ahead. Do a search for some how-to articles on writing for voice and voice optimization.

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Overcome Presentation Anxiety Easily with These Steps

Duarte Blog

You know the feeling: You’re about to give a big presentation (maybe it’s not even that big), and your nerves set in. You feel pressure in your chest. Your breathing gets shallow. Your blood pressure increases. And suddenly it seems inevitable that you’re going to mess this up — and everyone will see. There’s an [.] continue reading. The post Overcome Presentation Anxiety Easily with These Steps appeared first on Duarte. Audience Presentations anxiety Delivery nerves nervous presentation

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Cost of Living Higher than Median Income in 42 States - Mexico, Here We Come

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's official.    GoBankRates documented that most of us can't afford to live where we are living. In 42 states, it found, the cost of living was higher than the median income. The two major reasons for that were stagnant wages and rising housing costs.

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Props as visual aids

Max Atkinson

Some of hose who attended the European Speechwriters and Business Communicators Conference in Helsinki last week had to put up with me struggling to give a short presentation using my iPhone.

Dick Wolf's "FBI" - Chemistry Among Team Members, Relationships Still Not There

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The second episode of Dick Wolf's "FBI" opened with a provocative scene. A marksman took down several people at One Park Avenue. Soon after there was a repeat with even more gunned down. The first episode also had a dramatic opening: People dropping dead from poisoned salad. 

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Walmart "Doing an Amazon" - In 2 Ways

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Walmart is getting to look more and more like Amazon. First of all, it is shifting aggressively from being brick & mortar to a leading ecommerce player. It upgraded its online website and has made acquisitions of seasoned online businesses.

Paul Allen, Microsoft Co-Founder, Dead at 65 - A Wrap for That Time In History

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was Microsoft, along with Apple of course, which blew up the arrogance of IBM. Many in the business world couldn't believe that upstarts could force IBM to oust its chief executive, parachute in an outsider, and change forever its paternalistic culture.

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The "What Color Is Your Parachute?" Series Hammers Importance of Self-Knowledge

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Since the 1970s, the "What Color Is Your Parachute?" " job-search guide has been a must, for all phases of a career. Overseen by Richard N. Bolles, it documents that the job offer frequently goes to those best at pitching themselves, not necessarily the most qualified.

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Post-Michael - Magical Thinking That Lawyer Will Win Against Insurance Companies for Flood Damage

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In these grim days following Michael, property owners are surveying the damage on their residences. For many, it's only magical thinking that they can hire a lawyer to override what is stated in their insurance policies.

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Ecommerce - Walmart Continues War Against Amazon with Acquisition of Bare Necessities

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Walmart we currently know could soon be a drive-thru we swing by to pick up merchandise we ordered online. That Click and Collect merchandise could be groceries or, Walmart's latest acquisition - the lingerie of Bare Necessities.    There's a war going on.

Medicare Part B (Standard) - Increase of $1.50 for 2019

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The government giveth and the government taketh away. For 2019, there is a 2.8% boost in the monthly Social Security check. That's the largest increase in 7 years. But, along with that there is also un uptick in the standard payment for Medicare Part B. In 2018, the cost has been $135 per month.

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The Reference Game - Badmouthing the Legal Way

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's very old news that you can be sued for badmouthing a job applicant when, for example, a search firm asks for the lowdown on that professional. For that very reason, the reference game is becoming an anachronism. Middlemen such.

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Boo! Financial Services Types Compulsive about Trying to Scare Us Aging

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We received a 2.8% boost in our Social Security monthly payment, beginning in 2019. Medicare only went up $1.50 a month. At my apartment complex I get 25 bucks off a month because I am a senior. At Regal Cinema. Current Affairs Games legal Media Personal Musings Politics Values Web/Tech

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Stacey Radin, Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade - Now Sidley Austin Law Parter Gabriel MacConaill

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What is it about high-powered success that seems to be transforming it into the killing fields? Or, maybe that's the wrong question. 

Can Superlawyer Ted Olson Mask the Stink On Saudi Arabia Lobbying Account?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

About a month ago, the business, legal, and public relations media announced that Ted Olson, a partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, had landed the Saudi Arabia lobbying accounting. The money seemed above average to good.

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Reality that Substance Abuse Can Empower - "A Star Is Born"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The latest remake of "A Star Is Born" can convince the already-troubled that addiction is a small price to pay for success - even if that success peters out. From the get-go, music star Jackson Maine had a tough go of it. His mother died when he was born. His father was a drunk.

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Mobile Crammers, Victims, and The Ghostwriter

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Every technology seems to generate new types of scams. The capabilities of the mobile phone gave con artists Andrew Bachman , et al. the opportunity to extract hundreds of millions of dollars from those with mobile devices. The crime was called "mobile cramming."

David Rossi's Books on Criminal Deviance - Did They Do More Harm Than Good?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On tonight's new episode of the long-running "Criminal Minds" the plot focused on a serial killer sexual sadist who was glorifying in his social media fame.    It turned out that he and those on his predatory network had read David Rossi's books on criminal deviance.

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That "Pivot to Video" - Smirk, Smirk

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Initially, "LLE ONE, et al. Facebook" had been filed in U.S. District Court in Northern California in 2015. On Tuesday, plaintiffs Crowd Siren, an ad firm, and Jonathan Murdough, who had purchased video ads, amended the complaint based on what they had learned during discovery.

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From Vilified to Hot: The Suprising Saga of Don McGahn

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He made it all the way to the White House. And as the  head lawyer. On Wednesday, that heady experience ended for Don McGahn. He was replaced by Pat Cipollone. Here are more details from The Washington Post.

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Professional Services: The Soul-Crushing Trauma of Being Stiffed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Among the most soul-wrenching experiences in professional services is this: Pulling out all stops to serve the client and then getting stiffed. That could happen to law firms representing bankrupt coal companies Westmoreland, Mission Coal, and Tonawanda Coke.

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The President and His Law Firm - For Media, The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

With Donald Trump's poll numbers in excellent shape, it's a branding (and networking) coup for Jones Days to be closely associated with it.

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Investors Listen Up: U.S. Supreme Court Refused to Review Sherwin-Williams' Public Nuisance Lead Paint Conviction

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's a very dark day for Sherwin-Williams. And its stock price reflects that. The shorts could move in. Investors have to pay close attention. Today, the U.S.

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The New Aging - An Awful Thing Is Happening on the Way to Retirement/Semi-Retirement

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The world of the aging has divided into two. That's what I first bumped into but didn't understand around 2014. It was then that I had circled back with my seemingly more financially well-off classmates from Seton Hill's Class of 2017. They ranged from Kathleen Huebner to Irene Nunn.

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Harvard Pushed Out of Its Comfort Zone - "Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard" Kicks Off 10/15/18

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On Monday. opening arguments begin in what could be  the  game-changer in the procedures, politics, and power of elite academic institutions. Yes, it has the potential reach of the 1978 "University of California v. Bakke."

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Coaching - Fewer Are Smirking

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Being coached has become the American Way. Some may smirk when reading that Manhattan parents hire professionals to coach their children for nursery school entrance interviews. But more simply know that hiring a coach is the smart thing to do for those wanting X or Y results.

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Media Shift - From Don McGahn to Pat Cipollone

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Don McGahn goes out on a high. Supposedly it had been his strategy and coaching which got Brett Kavanaugh confirmed for the U.S. Supreme Court. Now, McGahn has golden multi-dimensional credentials.

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Ted Olson/Gibson Dunn Back Off Lobbying for Saudi Arabia - But Can They Remove Stink from Their Shoe?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Of course, this had to happen. How were brandname lawyer Ted Olson and his team at law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher to lobby on behalf of Saudi Arabi when it allegedly has blood on its hands for the murder. Branding Media Personal Musings Rebranding

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Office of the Comptroller, NYC - Speechwriter (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Details. careers

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Law360, NYC - Tax Correspondent

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Details. careers

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Freelance Legal Writer - Remote

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Details. careers

Domestic Flashpoints - Too Many Ending in Suicide-Murders

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yet another domestic murder-suicide has occurred. This method of dealing with a problem or chronic stress within a group living together has become contagious.    The New York Post reports that in Spring Hill, Tennessee, a mother apparently shot her four children, ages 7 to 16, to death. Then, she died of a self-inflicted shot gun wound. A sibling not there at the time returned to the house and found the bodies.

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