Sat.Dec 01, 2018 - Fri.Dec 07, 2018

Four reasons to stop using PowerPoint

Speak Schmeak

Many of my speaker colleagues reject the use of slides. They say slides are boring, prevent engagement, and distract the audience away from the speaker's message. And yep, they do.

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Upgrade Your Style for the Stage with Anne Morrissey

Speaker Launcher

Today we are talking with Anne Morrissey about style and how to present our best selves on stage. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast, Anne is with us to share some of her ideas on how to make what we wear translate into a much better presentation for our audience.

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Finding the Right Presentation Metaphors for Your Audience

Duarte Blog

When trying to persuade people to think and act differently, we study their wants and needs, what they care about, what keeps them up at night. Sometimes we reach them by making clear, concise arguments that address those concerns. But often it takes a little something more to engage an audience.

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How to… Break the Pattern

Presentation Guru

Welcome to the latest in my occasional series of ‘How to….’ ’ articles. In this one we’re going to talk about pattern-breaking and what you can do to get the audience’s attention by doing the unexpected.

Vicki Archer - Like So Many of Us, She Felt She "Needed a Break"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today, the medical types in England confirmed that the death last August of Vicki Archer was a suicide. Here are more details.    During the middle of her popular BBC Radio Shropshire Show, she got up and left. She announced that she "needed a break."

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How to Prepare a Listing Presentation: Guide for Real Estate Pros

SlideModel

Do you want to close more leads on a regular basis? In that case, you may need to level up your communication skills. To win more listings, move on from having a polite “pre-sales” chit chat with prospects to doing full-scale presentations of your services.

2018 Best Speaker Website Contest Finalist – Time To Vote!

Speaker Launcher

A few weeks ago, we announced our 2018 Best Speaker Website contest and asked you to share your nominees of speaker sites you think ROCK! A big thank you to everyone who took the time to submit a candidate. We received many great submissions and it was a real challenge to narrow them down to […]. The post 2018 Best Speaker Website Contest Finalist – Time To Vote! appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Like Media (Establishment, Digital Native), Legal Sector Has to Get Smart Fast about Business Models

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The November 2018 report from the Department of Labor about general job creation was, to some, disappointing. More than the 155,000 jobs created had been expected.    But, the one for legal services should be downright scary. That sector lost 2,400 jobs from the prior month.

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Digital Gladhanders - 21st Century Willy Lomans

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The world of business had changed. Willy Loman hadn't changed with it. He assumed gladhanding would close the deal. The resulting despair and suicide are chronicled in the Arthur Miller's drama "The Death of a Salesman." 

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You HAD Worked at Bloomberg News - So?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There seems to be as many former editors and journalists who had worked at Bloomberg News as folks who have ancestors on the Mayflower. My colleagues and I in communications bump up against them all the time.

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Startup No Longer American Dream, Organization Man/Woman Back

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The American Dream for youth is no longer the startup. That's what Stephen Harrison chronicles in The Atlantic.    What killed off that dream are intersecting factors.

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Credit Cards as Economic Indicator - Fear Is Palpable

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's obvious. Many in the U.S. don't feel good about the economy. Not how it is right now, despite low unemployment. And not how it may play out in 2019. Those I coach fear loss. Loss in their portfolios. Loss of their jobs. Loss of their dream of a better job.

Digital Native Media - Baby, It's Cold Outside & It's Going to Get Lots Colder in Q1

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Just about anyone who could put a thought and words together pulled out all stops to have a byline in digital native media. That was  the space to be in. Meanwhile, we smirked at how clunky print legacy media such as The New York Times continued to be.    That was then.

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DOW Plunging - Radical Saving Goes Cool

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It is 3:17 P.M. New York Time. The Dow is down 688.90 points. Some of us peeked at the numbers in our portfolio and they were beyond scary. Yes, for those who have continued with the capitalistic ethos of conspicuous consumption the moment of clarity might have arrived.

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GM - What's Good for It May Not Be Good For The Country, But It Doesn't Seem To Give A Damn

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It had been GM chief executive officer Charles Erwin Wilson who observed that was good for GM was good for the country - and vice versa. That may or may not have been true in the middle of the 20th century.

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FIRE - From the Front LInes of Radical Saving

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

FIRE - Financial Independence, Retire Early - doesn't necessarily mean stopping work. Instead, for those of us who still love what we do professionally it can mean having choice in what assignments we do and for what clients. This morning I rolled my eyes.

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Suicide as New Normal - Scott Stearney's 20,000 Sailors Shouldn't Be "Rattled"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Rattled." " That's the way the 20,000 sailors who had been under the late Vice Admiral Scott Stearney's command are being described as. He had committed suicide last week in his home in Bahraini, where he was stationed. Although no foul play is suspected, the U.S.

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Peace Be to Madonna Badger - 7 Years After Fatal Christmas Fire in Stamford, Connecticut

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

How do you "get over" the loss of three young daughters, your mother, and your father in a fatal Christmas morning fire? You don't. The best the survivor of that fire Madonna Badger, an advertising executive, can do is to continue to find peace of mind. 

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Another High Achiever Commits Suicide - Vice Admiral Scott Stearney, 58

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Vice Admiral Scott Stearney has joined the other high achievers who have recently committed suicide. They range from designer Kate Spade to brandname bankruptcy lawyer Gabriel MacConaill.    As the Daily Mail reports, Stearney was 58 yeas old.

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Unforgiven - Those Who Don't Learn from Suffering (e.g. The Clintons v. Monica Lewinsky who did)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Canada, Scotiabank Arena had lots of empty seats. They were vacant because, as Maureen Dowd points out, The Clintons have become irrelevant to Canadians. 

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George H.W. Bush - The Last of the Noble WASPS

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

George H.W. Bush represented the last of what might have been praiseworthy in WASP culture - that is the White Anglo-Saxon Protestant ethos. WASPS, such as those living in upscale charming New England towns like Greenwich, Connecticut, were known for a code of conduct.

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High Salary - Relative, Brutally So

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"But, I'm only making $11.10 an hour." " That's what a check-out clerk, whom I'm coaching pro bono, exclaimed in disbelief. After retiring from her homecare helper career, she decided to make ends meet by working part-time doing something else.

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The Watts' Murders - We Will Probably Never Know Motive

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"20/20" joined the many media outlets sorting through the horror of the Watts' three murders. But, like them, tonight it couldn't provide a consensus opinion about what was Chris Watts' motive in strangling his pregnant wife and smothering his two young daughters. 

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Say "Screw It" - Save Your Life This Holiday Season and For Many Years Afterward

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Must have been a slow news day at Law.com. That legal media outlet published an article by fitness counselor Jonathan Jordan on how to prevent the "screw it" attitude toward overindulgence in holiday treats and under-use of healthy routines.

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"Law & Order SVU" - Showcases Horror of Separating Children from Parents at Border

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Ripped from the headlines" has been the signature for Dick Wolf's "Law & Order" television franchise. That played out in full force tonight on latest episode in "Law & Order SVU."

Boss/Client Gave You Telecommuting Option - Not So Fast

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The topic of telecommuting seems to bring out the platitudes in the media. This Law.com article is the classic example. It introduces little new about the negatives of doing work remotely.

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Unintended Consequences of #MeToo on Women's Careers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Of course, this would happen. Males working on Wall Street and in other industries have been spooked by the #MeToo movement. Here are the details from Bloomberg. 

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Unity - Democrats, GOP Join Together to Save Lordstown

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In March 2019, the GM plant in Lordstown, Ohio is scheduled to stop production of the slow-selling Cruze sedan. That means it will go idle. But not necessary shut down completely. In a bipartisan initiative, Democratic U.S. senator Sherrod Brown and Republican U.S.

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Like Thrown Confetti - Bits and Pieces of Emotional Growth Throughout "A Million Little Things"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

She worked for that moment for nine years. Then it comes: Two members of the law firm offer Katherine partnership.    But before she accepts she states that she must be home each night to have dinner with her son Theo.

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Among the Unforgiven: Les Moonves

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Les Moonves's lifestyle could downsize without the $120 million severance he could have received from his former employer CBS. 

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Chris Watts - Marked Man

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Child killer Chris Watts has been transferred to a prison outside the state of Colorado. That has been for safety reasons. Here are more details from the media.    But, the odds are Watts won't live out his sentence.

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From Sheldon Whitehouse to Mike DeWine - Public Nuisance Litigation as Platform for (extreme) Career Mobility

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The function of the state attorney general has become one of the most powerful - and feared - in the U.S. On Law.com , Sue Reisinger documents that.

2018 52

Donald Trump's Rhetorical Hyperbole - Seems Perfectly Legal

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No surprise, with Stormy Daniels and her lawyer Michael Avenatti continuing to be news, Charles Harder is back on the radar. On Vanity Fair , Tina Nguven reports that yesterday Harder requested that Judge S.

2018 52

Your Client Has Been Sued for Creating a Public Nuisance - 5 Must-Dos

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here is the article I published today on Odwyerpr.com on how public relations firms have to manage clients' public nuisance litigation. Being sued for creating a public nuisance automatically brands defendants the bad guys. Litigation Communications.

2018 52

Video Games - There Could Be One in Which Michael Cohen Saves the World

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Michael Cohen has been labeled in myriad ways. One of the most amazing is this: His lawyers portray him as "hero." " Yes, this lawyer who took a plea that he lied to Congress is now filling the space of superhero. Could their be a video game created in which Cohen saves the world?

2018 52

"The Good Doctor" - Shaun Murphy Has Become Accepted, But He Still Suffers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That surprising hit from 2017 - "The Good Doctor" - had an amazing finale for the fall season.    A SARS-like virus forces the hospital to put under quarantine everyone in the hospital's emergency room - medical doctors, staff, patients, and visitors.

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Theatre in the Mind - Paul Caneiro, et al.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The brother did i t.   The sister did it, of course. The Jersey Shore case of Paul Caneiro, 51, raises the issue of brotherly love - allegedly gone very wrong.

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