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

5 Phases of the Professional Speaker Career: Which Are You In?

Speaker Launcher

Over the past 30 plus years, I’ve had a bird’s eye view into the careers of many professional speakers. It has been incredible to watch so many talented individuals build and grow their speaking businesses.

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Global Corporate Leaders Anticipate Recession - Start with the Side Hustles Now

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Can a bunch of side hustles equal what used to be a good job? Many could find that out if global corporate leaders are on the money and a recession is already kicking in.

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March is #WomensHistoryMonth … ALL of March (not just the first few days)

Joan Detz Speaker Services

When the calendar goes from February to March, Women’s History Month gets a lot of attention. But as March progresses, the attention drops off. A presentation tip for speakers wanting to honor Women’s History Month: Include visuals – not just in your presentation, but also in the announcements for your presentation and in the follow up […]. Audio Visual, PowerPoint & Podcasts Presentation skills Social media

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May loses vote & voice - again

Max Atkinson

During the day, I spent more time than is good for anyone watching proceedings in the House of Commons and took to Twitter a few times to note that her voice was going, going.and at this rate might soon be gone.

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Injecting Humor into Your Speech with Tim Gard

Speaker Launcher

On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast we are talking about how to add humor to your speech. My good friend Tim Gard is joining us today to share his wisdom on how to keep it clean, relevant and funny at the same time.

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Becoming a Paid Psychic - Career Paths Not Requiring College

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At psychic boutique in Salem, Massachusetts - Angelica of the Angels rebranded as Salem Love Angels - Barbara Szarfranski bills at $40 for 15 minutes or $70 for 30. Her assistants bill at $30 for 15 minutes. In the field of clairvoyance, age, rather than a liability, can be a plus.

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March is National Essential Tremor month – How do tremors impact public speakers?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Essential tremor is a neurological disorder that causes involuntary shaking – often of the hands or arms. Speakers with essential tremor (ET) might gesture to the audience and notice that their extended arm begins to tremble. Or they might use a pointer to highlight something on a slide and find their hand begins to shake. ET can […]. Audio Visual, PowerPoint & Podcasts Presentation skills

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"Law & Order SVU" - No Happy Ending

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On Thursday night, "Law & Order SVU" did not end with any happy endings.    The episode kicked off with a little girl being found alive in the trunk of the car. She had been kidnapped. Her fathers, a gay couple, refused to allow her to testify.

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Another Lawyer Stung in "AthleteAdmissionsGate" - Elisabeth Kimmel Allegedly Paid Bribes to Get Daughter, Son into Elite Universities

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yet another brandname lawyer has been ensnared in what could be called "AthleteAdmissionsGate."

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H&R Block - Smirk (I paid 50 bucks for my tax return at Tax 29)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

H&R Block, once a scaling business and trusted brand, is in trouble. Here is the transcript from its March 7, 2019 investor conference call.    Of course, there are many factors in its downward trajectory.

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We Are Our Business Networks - We Change, So Must They

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The signature of ivy educational institutions had been  Forever Professional Networks.    That was then. The reality is that in this globalized, digitalized economy, we in professional life have to keep changing. So must our networks. The barbarians are at the gates.

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Yes, You Learn Most from Your Clients, Including "In" Writing Style Guides

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The advantage of having assignments - versus not having any - is not simply money. The reality is that we in communications learn the most working for clients. Among what we learn is what are the "in" writing style guides.

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"The Good Doctor" - Shaun Murphy Gets Fired, Rehired, and Asks Colleague for Date

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The season finale of "The Good Doctor" takes those who love Shaun Murphy MD on an emotional roller coaster. The episode begins with his sitting in a bar, saying exactly the wrong things to a despondent tough guy. An altercation breaks out and they both wind up hospitalized. 

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David Boies Loses Round in Court for Client Petroleos de Venezuela SA - Intends to Appeal

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Superlawyer David Boies of Boies Flexner had set up a litigation trust to represent Petroleos de Venezuela, an energy company. That was to facilitate the recovery of funds allegedly stolen from it through hacking of computers and bribery.    There has been a setback.

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"World of Dance" - Gentle Version of "Shark Tank" for the Performing Arts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last night on NBC's "World of Dance," the all-female group Radiance wowed.    Unlike the sharp-edged "Shark Tank," this competitive reality show tends to be gentle. Members of Radiance were mentored to re-think if they should have a lift in their show.

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Chrysler Bldg Sold for Relative Peanuts - But, Will The Dilenschneider Group's Rent Go Up?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Manhattan real estate is a wild game. When property is sold, renters fill with terror. How much will the rent go up? Will they be forced out? As MarketWatch reports, the Chrysler Building has sold for relative peanuts - $150 million. At first glance that should reduce renters' angst.

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New York Metro Area - What Had Been Homes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The journey is an archetype in art forms, ranging from film to literature, for those who need to discover something important. The most common example is Dorothy from "The Wizard of Oz." " She had to be transported to Oz to learn there's no place like home.

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Elizabeth Holmes, Like Andrew Bachman, Is a "Type"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"20/20" did a masterful job of telling a story tonight. However, not until Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes takes a guilty plea in criminal charges or goes on trial will there be anything new.

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The New Aging - The End Is Near, But Not Near Enough to Make It Out Financially Solvent

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

About 80% of us baby boomers get it that we're going to die. We have done our will and other tasks such as end of life medical directives. That's what the recent study by Bankers Life Center for Secure Retirement found. Where we're dropping the ball is on financing our day to day lives.

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Goldman Sachs - Uneasy Lies the Head of Every Employee When Leadership Changes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Already, 65 Goldman Sachs' employees have been laid off in the New York office. Others in trading and sales also have been lopped off. So kicks off the David Solomon era at that iconic financial institution. Sources, reports the New York Post , predict lots more heads will roll.

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"EliteAdmissionsGate" - First Class Action Lawsuit Filed, Will Days of Rage Follow?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The plaintiff class includes those rejected in their applications for admission to elite universities and/or who contend the value of their current or coming degree could erode because of this scandal. The lawyer filing this class action lawsuit is John Medler Jr. of Irvine, California.

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Listen Up, FBI - Many College Students Are "Customers" of Term Paper Research/Ghostwriting Services

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Funny business during the college admissions process is just the tip of the iceberg. The more common area of paying to play is researching and ghostwriting (including inserting footnotes) term papers, essays, and even supposed creative writing exercises.

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Frank Cali Gunned Down in Front of House - That Sort of Thing Didn't End with "Godfather 3"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Only 53 years old, Frank Cali died from multiple gunshot wounds tonight. He had been pronounced dead at the hospital. Boss of the Gambino family he was murdered right outside his house in the Todd Hill Section of Staten Island, New York. Here are more details from the New York Post. 

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My Son/Daughter, The Long-Haul Driver - That Could Be among Unexpected Consequences of EliteAdmissionsGate

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The theatre is over in what could be labeled "EliteAdmissionsGate." " Yeah, there was that arrest at dawn with guns drawn. A prominent lawyer has been put on leave. The mastermind took a guilty plea.

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EliteAdmissionsGate - Next Shoe Falls for Gordon Caplan

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The next shoe falls for Willkie Farr co-chairman Gordon Caplan, who has been ensnared in what could be called "EliteAdmissionGate." " The law firm announced that Caplan has been put on leave. He also has been relieved of his management responsibilities.

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The Bible, Medieval Morality Plays, and Implications of the Allegations against the Gordon Caplan

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In both the courts of public opinion and the court of law Gordon Caplan is allegedly in big trouble. The nation tends to view him as an arrogant wealthy guy who assumed he could buy what others have to work hard to get. The legal community is probably ripped that he throws shade on all lawyers. 

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Exotic Forms of Helicopter Parenting, Generous Student Loan Programs, and Displaced Writers - The Corruption of Academia

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

How sweet it is. The 1% and the few tiers under it have been ensnared in a massive scandal. Essentially, it's about exotic forms of cheating to have someone admitted to an elite institution of higher education. Here is a copy of the indictment. Here is the media coverage.

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Faux Athletes - The Alleged $400k Bribe to Get Kid Admitted to Yale, et al.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The question in the court of public opinion is: Why didn't the leaders and managers at those elite institutions of higher education pick up on the number of alleged make-believe athletes being admitted?

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Quirky Pragmatism of "Breaking Bad" - Beth, Annie & Ruby in "Good Girls"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Every out of the box new crime former high school chemistry teacher Walter White commits makes sense - in a pragmatic way. That was the plot line on AMC's classic "Breaking Bad." " White does what he does to keep the game up. And he put that in play for a noble reason.

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Celebrity Politics - Nick Sandmann 1, Media 0 (and there could be more this week)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The latest development in the push-back saga of Catholic school kid Nick Sandmann is a probable lawsuit against CNN. That's what The Hill is reporting. The lawsuit could be for $250 million.

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Kelly Catlin - Suicide Among HIgh Achievers Continues to Puzzle and Scare Americans

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In 2016, Kelly Catlin helped the U.S. team win a silver medal in cycling in the Olympics. Now, report media outlets such as the New York Post , she is dead of an apparent suicide, at age 23. Her father confirmed that. This apparent suicide is the most recent in the U.S. among high achievers.

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Brand ACLU - Is It Becoming Diluted?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From the get-go, ACLU has been controversial. What's new, though, is that some of the controversy is emerging from inside the organization.

2019 52

Yes, Side Hustles Are Necessary/Mainstream - But It's Still Smart to Keep Brands Separate

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Smart. That's what thought. For about six months I had been strategically planning and creating promotional content for a one-player IT fixit service. It was only by accident that I discovered that particular entrepreneur also was operating another line of business: music production.

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Podcasting - How Long Will On-Demand Audio Remain Level Playing Field?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Remember when the medium of the weblog eliminated the traditional gatekeepers, such as the editors at The Wall Street Journal and Rolling Stone? Everyman and Everywoman could put their content out there, as long as they understood the technology of blogging as well as how to attract, hold, and grow followers. Then the medium was usurped by then well-funded enterprises such as AOL. No longer was it a level playing field. The same dynamic can take over podcasting.

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Among the 1% - Not a Great Place to Be

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A sign of these rage-filled times, a San Francisco Bay area parent - Jennifer Kay Toy - has filed a lawsuit in San Francisco Superior Court. It is against the 33 parents allegedly involved in the elite college admissions scam. The defendant list also includes the athletic officials at the universities who allegedly participated and Harvard graduate genius Mark Riddell who allegedly took tests for the students.

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"College Counseling" - A $2 Billion Industry In Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Only time will tell if the ethical players in the $2 billion "college counseling" industry will survive the current elite college admissions scandal. Right now, as The Boston Globe discusses, the entire industry is on the defensive. Firms in the loop range from Top Tier Admissions to Ivy Coach. Mastermind of the scam, Rick Singer named his enterprise The Key. But even before the outing of the downright illegal practices in the admissions game, the industry was vulnerable to scrutiny.

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CollegePrep Industry in Play - Can Even Brilliant Public Relations Restore the Brand?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The leadership and management in the collegeprep industry got it fast: "EliteAdmissionsGate" had thrown shade on what they do and how they do it. The brand has taken a major hit.    Immediately, they responded. Yesterday I published this commentary that this particular scandal is just the tip of the iceberg of the funny business going on in "assisting" with applications to college, then with term papers, taking notes in class, and completing online courses. 

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