Sat.Mar 02, 2019 - Fri.Mar 08, 2019

The Power of the Pause

Presentation Guru

A story from Spain. I teach public speaking and presentation skills at a few Executive MBA Programmes in Switzerland and Spain. A few years ago, I was teaching a class at IESE in Barcelona. One of my students was a fellow named Manuel.…

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5 Strategies for Making a Name for Yourself in Your Target Market

Speaker Launcher

How well known are you in your market? When someone says, “If you want to know all about [insert your industry/expertise here], you’ve got to check out [??]” – is it your name that is coming up in the [??]? If yes – then you have probably done a great job positioning yourself in the […].

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Building Leadership Presence and Power through Embodying Gravitas

Speaking Freely

Learning to embody the physical, vocal, psychological and spiritual qualities of gravitas can help you build leadership presence and power. I coach leaders to build leadership presence and power through developing the characteristics of gravitas. Gravitas is a mix of several complex skills and behaviors – being comfortable in your physical body, thinking deeply, acting […].

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Buddhism = Accessible, Convenient, Low-Cost Path to Mental Health

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Psychotherapy, even with good medical insurance, is expensive. My co-pay would be $45 a session. And, as Olga Khazan reports in The Atlantic , 60% of counties in the U.S. don't have even one psychiatrist.

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16 Graphic Design Trends of 2019 To Use In Presentation Design

SlideModel

Do you want to give your presentation a new distinctive look this year? In that case, you should know the latest graphic design trends.

2019 56

Reaching Big Goals with Jane Atkinson

Speaker Launcher

On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast we are talking about how to make sure you’re not getting in your own way of reaching your big goals. Today I would like to share with you a brand-new resource that we are offering to you as a gift. After listening to the podcast, be sure […].

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Joan’s tech tips: Don’t introduce a speaker by reading from your phone

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Perhaps you’ve seen people introduce speakers by reading from their phones. Perhaps you think it might be okay for you to do, as well. It isn’t okay. It isn’t okay at all. I’ve seen phone-readers lose their place, scroll nervously, mispronounce names, fumble with phrasing, bend their head down to see the screen, squint to read […]. Career info International speakers Presentation skills

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The Best Never Cold Calling Script

SpeakerSue Says...

“The Best Cold Call Script Ever” just appeared in my inbox. I’m hopeful it didn’t appear in yours because you might be tempted to use it. After all, look at what they’re calling it. But it isn’t. They start by suggesting research. And yes, don’t insult your recipient without learning something about them. But then they suggest you start your call by talking about the stalker-ish information you just learned. Do not ask this stuff: So, [prospect name], I see you went to [college].

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How many skiers after Paddy Ashdown resigned as leader?

Max Atkinson

Ski-holidays revisited In an earlier post on 19th January ), I wrote about the annual Ashdown-Atkinson ski-tours and the large number of LibDem activists - including M.P.s, peers, at least one knight and lots of ordinary members like me. Many, if not most us, came with our families which meant that there could be as many as 20-30 of us being led down the pistes by our intrepid party leader.

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How to cut a speech – when you don’t want to cut any of your favorite points

Joan Detz Speaker Services

A colleague wrote that he was having a hard time cutting a too-long presentation. He had put in all the points that mattered to him – and he didn’t want to cut any of them. Later in his speechwriting process, he read It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It (St Martin’s Press), and […]. Presentation skills Speechwriting

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Remove Retiring from a Bucket List, Prepare to "Nomad"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Retirement has passed the threshold of affordability. That's even in low-cost cities such as Cleveland, Ohio. According to GoBankingRates.com, there, over-65 households need $38,147 annually to just make it.

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FIRE and Power - Usually Mutually Exclusive

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Early retirement entails trading off power for personal freedom. That's the rub.    The fantasy, even for relatively young workers, is to accrue enough personal wealth to exit the current long hours, pressure, and politics and retire asap.

GM Lordstown, Ohio Plant - 1,700 Hour Workers Idled, Future in Limbo

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Representatives of the people, such as U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, lobbied GM et al. hard to keep the Lordstown, Ohio plant operating. Here is the AP coverage. But, today, the last auto - a white Chevrolet Cruze - rolled off the lines. Then, 1,700 hourly workers went on "idle."

2019 56

PR Peril of Celebrity Whatever, Including the CEO

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Among PR folks, there is the old warning about featuring an actual employee in recruiting material. Soon enough, the man or woman could be part of a high-profile media story about a drug ring in the geographic region - or even inside the company.

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Al Roker on Keto 1, Oprah Winfrey on WW 0

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Instead of denial and endless temptation, diets can be cool. That is, if they are part of the latest fad. Right now, Keto is that fad. On the low carb, high fat program, celebrity Al Roker from "Today" lost 40 pounds. Here are more details from the New York Post. 

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Troubled Global Auto Sector - I Will See the USA in my 2010 Chevrolet

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The sticker price on new autos, even the unpopular sedans, is trending up to five figures. Of course, that's a sign of possible distress in that sector. According to The Wall Street Journal , the global auto industry could follow retail and energy into the troubled-stock zone.

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Reuters Reports Purdue Pharma Could Be Considering Chapter 11

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Potentially, makers and marketers of opioids such as OxyContin could wind up in a massive expensive settlement such as the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement. One way to duck that would be to file for bankruptcy.

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The Masterful Comeback - AOC's 4 Minutes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In 4 minutes AOC masterminded her return from irrelevance. Those 4 minutes consisted of her pointed questions to Michael Cohen at the U.S. House Oversight Committee. 

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SNOW - Big Apple Schools Closed, Unexpected Misery in Midwest, Memories of Smashed Windshields

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Is it climate change? Or just an unusually hard winter which seeps into what should be the beginning of spring? After all, those marshmallow yellow chick are already on the shelves. Whatever. The snow will pound the Big Apple enough for schools to be closed tomorrow. 

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Controversy Is Wild Card - Jill Abramson's "Merchants of Truth" Plunges to 12,184 on Amazon

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There are several schools of thought on controversy. Some risk-takers in the influence game stir it up, believing it will catapult exposure for their clients to wild highs. 

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LandLocked Girl and Her Dog

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Before Snow Storm Scott blew into town I figured the dog and I would enjoy watching the waves of Lake Erie. When we traveled to Geneva on the Lake, Ohio there was only ice. As far as my eye could see, what had been a body of water with waves that crashed against the rocks was solid ice. 

2019 56

Ballard Spahr Lawyer Gunned Down on Mean Streets of Philadelphia

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This is the second incidence of violence. So it makes sense the law firm Ballard Spahr is offering a reward for the most recent harm done to one of its employees. That's $10k for information about the shooting of a litigation associate. The previous act of violence had occurred last October.

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Practicing Law Is Very Raw Game - "For the People"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"For the People," the newest legal dramatic series, debuted tonight on ABC. Housed in the same building are a branch of the Justice Department and of Legal Aid.

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The Name Recognition Is There: Will Shannon Liss-Riordan Take on Edward Markey in MA Primary?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There is name recognition. At least in legal and labor-relations circles. So, it makes sense that the employment plaintiff lawyer - Shannon Liss-Riordan - is considering taking on U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey in the coming primary. He wants to run for a second term.

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Stock Portfolio Feel Lighter? - Q4 Stock Market Volatility Lifted $3.73 Trillion from Household Total Net Worth

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's 2:42 P.M. New York Time. The Dow is down 229.88. And, that makes many U.S. households very jittery. No wonder. According to the Federal Reserve, in Q4 2018, when the stock market experienced extreme turbulence, U.S. households lost $3.73 trillion of their total net worth.

2019 52

Aaron Charney Opens a Door - Many Walk Through It Since, Suing Their Law Firms

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

These suing times were kicked off by Aaron Charney. He filed a whopper of a discrimination lawsuit against his then BigLaw employer Sullivan & Cromwell. He contended bias based on sexual orientation. The case settled. Charney went on to another good job practicing law. 

2019 52

Social Media Use Peaking, Voice Roaring Back

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It has been palpable: That is social media fatigue.    And we have heard it: Voice, it's back again.    The results of the Edison and Triton Digital survey confirm all that. As TechCrunch reports, those who use social media is down from the 80% peak.

2019 52

Robert Kraft Sends Law Enforcement Unambiguous Message

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When you are Patriots owner Robert Kraft, you can parachute in a Legal Dream Team, even for 2 misdemeanor charges. As many recall, Kraft has been accused of soliciting sex for money in Florida. He got caught up in a sting. 

2019 52

Spravato - Promised Land for Depressives or Just More BigPharma Hype?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We creative types frequently battle clinical depression. Johns Hopkins University psychiatric researcher Kay Jamison documented that in "An Unquiet Mind." " Here it can be ordered from Amazon. A new form of treatment may be effective, where others have failed.

2019 52

Polar Vortex 2019 - How Many Pounds Will Our Four-Legged Kids Pile On?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No, it isn't his winter coat. It's the pounds he put on amid this polar vortex in the Midwest. LOV doesn't want to walk out there. This morning I waited until 10:00 A.M. to take him for his walk. I assumed it had warmed up enough for him to put up with the never-ending winter.

2019 52

Unique Opportunity: Older, They're Blowing Us Off During Job Interview

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We have all been there often enough to know the drill: It's obvious the job interviewer is ruling us out before of our age. Signs of that range from excessive politeness to not asking any in-depth questions about our background. At that point, we have nothing to lose, right.

2019 52

Legal Brands: Jones Day Made All the Right Moves (as the world tittered)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Former head lawyer at the White House - Don McGhan - might have left federal government. He's back working at Jones Day law firm. But other Jones Day lawyers who followed McGhan into federal government are still there.

2019 52

Jesse Stone v. Frank Reagan - Dramatic Power of Tormented Character

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Probably Tom Selleck's legacy will be his role as the earnest NYPD police commissioner and wise family patriarch Frank Reagan in "Blue Bloods."  "  But it was his role as Jesse Stone , police chief in Paradise, that unleashed the range of his acting abilities.

2019 52

Jones Day Regains Don McGhan as Partner

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The suspense is over. Former partner at Jones Day who had been White House head counsel for 22 months - Don McGahn - will be returning to Jones Day. For a while those following his career were uncertain what would be his Next after leaving the White House. 

2019 52

"Good Girls" - Crime & Continual Threat of Punishment

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The dark comedy of "Good Girls" got a lot darker tonight in the kick-off of the second season. Gangbanger shoots Beth's husband. However, to everyone's surprise, including Beth's, he survives.

2019 52

BigPR, Outside Firms and Corporate - How Many Jobs Will Be Cut in Coming Economic Downturn?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Professional services is a changing game. There are client churn, haggling on price, and lower-price a la carte services established by alternative providers. Untouched, though, at least currently, has been the top-tier of firms in niches such as law and public relations.

2019 52

FIRE - How I Went from 6-Figure Debt to Financial Independence, (Semi) Retire Early

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In 2003, as I chronicle in this e-book , I was lugging around 6-figure debt. My industry had collapsed. So, obviously, I had to do a career change. I was over-50 and feared age bias.

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