Sat.May 18, 2019 - Fri.May 24, 2019

Two PowerPoint accessibility features plus one “off label” use

PowerPoint Tips

People with visual disabilities may use a screen reader to read the screen to them. PowerPoint has features that work with screen readers and you can help to ensure that this experience is useful for people with visual disabilities.

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Communication as a College Major

The Communication Blog

Here's a brief article on the 10 most versatile college majors--Communication is No. link] [link

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Make Fear Your Homeboy with Judi Holler

Speaker Launcher

Imagine a world where fear motivates you and hustle makes you very, very lucky. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast, we are talking to Judi Holler about overcoming fear and embracing the things that scare us the most.

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Distressed Conde Nast Reported to Be Selling Another Title

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Recently, struggling Conde Nast sold Brides.    Now, it's reported that after almost a year it found a buyer for the fashion title W. The purchaser is said to be Surface Media. Here are more details. It's impossible to predict if this publishing empire can turn itself around.

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You Have a File to Convert? You’ll Need One of These

Presentation Guru

As technology has evolved, we now have multiple devices and digital platforms that support different format of files. That is why we often come up against the problem of converting files into specified formats.

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Public Speaking: Its Place in the Communication Curriculum

The Communication Blog

I wrote this as a post on the basic course list but I thought others might also be interested. For a variety of reasons, it seems useful to periodically review current practices and search for alternatives that might better serve our purposes. So, here I want to review the “basic course” and argue that the basic course in communication—often a required course—should not be public speaking but should be the hybrid/fundamentals course.

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Developing a Sales Strategy for Booking More Speaking Gigs

Speaker Launcher

There is a lot that goes into building a speaking business. You need to perfect your message so that you can put strong marketing in place. You need to perfect your speech and stage skills, so you kill it every time you walk on a stage or in front of a group.

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More Trending

Writers write

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Quote from poet Donna Hilbert: “One of the most annoying questions I field from non-writers is ‘Are you still writing?’ ’ Might as well ask if I’m still breathing.” ” Writers write. That’s what we do. And many of us pretty much want to do it forever.

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The 3 most annoying email habits

SpeakerSue Says...

It isn’t news that common sense isn’t that common. But when it comes to email, it’s the exception. Here are three aggravating habits that drive your colleagues and clients crazy: 1. The Disappearing Act. When they want something from you, first you get a terse email request. Then an email demand. Then a really annoyed email telling you they’ve emailed you twice already. But when you need something from them, they disappear.

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New Magazine Titles Like "Happy Paws" Can Bring Profits to "a declining industry at its darkest hour"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Once glam, most of the old-line print magazine industry is on life support. The leadership at major magazine publisher Meredith has been making ruthless decisions about pulling the plug on dying titles like Time. Simultaneously it is launching new titles with promise such as "Happy Paws."

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Dick Wolf Sure Knows How to Orchestrate Finales

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last night's three Chicago series produced by Dick Wolf had their finales.    And, boy, were they high drama. All were cliff hangers which are intended to have audiences return in the fall to find out what happened. For "Chicago P.D."

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TV - Of Course, There Will Be Another GoT

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The finale of "Game of Thrones" does not mean the end of the era of blockbuster television shows.    From the beginning of the medium of television, there was a primal need to attach to fictional characters.

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#MeToo Era - Politicos Flock to "The View"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Not so long ago, "The View" seemed to be begging to be put out of its misery. The content was dull. The tone too safe. That was then. Now, as Amanda Fitzsimons reports on The New York Times , "The View" is a necessary stop in a political campaign. 

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Globally, Millennial/iGen Trust in Business Declines

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We Baby Boomers, including females, embraced Corporate America. The M.B.A. was  the  degree. And even social conversations included business terminology, ranging from "the bottom line" to "allocation of resources." " That was then.

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Nancy Drew, et al. - When We Were Shaped by Characters in Books

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It might have been Nancy Drew's independence that set our generation off on second-wave feminism, embracing The Pill, and willingness to see how far we could go in Corporate America.    If there was a new clue in a mystery, Nancy would be off in her roadster.

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Sure, We Welcome Being 100+ - If We Can Continue Working

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There's that great cultural divide. One group is the over-65 who have stopped working for income.    Then there are those of us who are determined to continue hustling for a buck until the wiring in our brain starts misfiring. The tensions between the two are palpable.

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Youngstown, Ohio - Symbol of Irrational Support for Donald Trump

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Ghosts of Steel Past haunt the Ohio Valley, where the city of Youngstown, Ohio is based. The dominant narrative is how things used to be. The ambiance mirrors that of episodes from "The Twilight Zone." " Meanwhile a 90-minute drive east is Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Personal Branding - A Useful Concept Gone Berserk

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Some recall when management consultant introduced the concept of  Personal Brand.    That was how we were to differentiate ourselves from all the competition for jobs, bonuses, promotions and other professional goodies.    Mmmmm. Seemed like a good idea, didn't it.

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Influencer Marketing - Big (and getting bigger), Volatile, Smirks about F.T.C. Guidelines

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Anna Wintour, watch out. On Instagram, there are kid influencers in the fashion space who have greater reach and influence than establishment media players such as the Vogue crowd.

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Rainmaking - The Old-Fashioned Way

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's palpable: anticipating The Downturn. The only issues are when and how severe. That  could mean many growth niches could shift to becoming a zero-sum game.

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Strategic Forgetting - Neuroscience Is Already on That

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Forgetting is what we victims of PTSD yearn for. Not fear, as with those who carry the Alzheimer's gene. Here and here are at the top of the list of what I hope to strategically forget. On this front, Axios hammers there is good news from neuroscientists.

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Jones Day Brand in Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Class action gender discrimination lawsuit "Nilab Tolton, et al. Jones Day" is evolving into a legal-media sensation. And who's not looking so hot is defendant Jones Day which is representing itself. Here is a copy of the complaint.

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Buffalo Wild Wings and Its Parent Inspire Brands - How Will They Navigate This "Starbucks" Type Crisis?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last Monday, a former African-American employee - Gary Lovelace - filed a lawsuit against Buffalo Wild Wings and its parent company Inspire Brands. That was in U.S. District Court in Kansas. Here are more details from the media.

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Have a Legal Issue? Research It Just Like a Lawyer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On television legal dramas what plays out is the the brilliant strategy this or that lawyer creates. That's the theatre. But underneath the glam is the tedious task of research. That's what generates the strategy. And research is what non-lawyers like yourself can do.

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Michael Avenatti - Vanity Fair Chronicles Typical Tale of Why/How Lawyers Go Rogue

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

interview, [Michael] Avenatti cried on four separate occasions, including when he talked about the call he made to his mother after he was arrested." " - From Vanity Fair article "I Flew Too Close To The Sun," by Emily Jane Fox, May 21, 2019. Here is that article.

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Gordon Caplan - A New Path Is Possible

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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Antiabortion's Victims: Unwanted Children

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So many institutions and individuals are pushing back on Alabama's extreme antiabortion law. For instance, the media in the state featured essays from women opposing this scary development. 

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"Good Girls" - Stan Could Roll on Ruby, FBI Rat Noah (claims he is) in Love with Annie

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The genius in the writing of "Good Girls" is that the action is brought to what seems the point of no return. Then, somehow, the three newbie criminals manage to buy time for themselves - and put distance between themselves and FBI Jim.

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CEO Power - No "Hero's Farewell"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Power is heady. The misfit Puritans made business one of the most powerful institutions in the new land. Actually it became the nation's shadow religion. The economy they put together from scratch become the world's top dog. 

2019 52

Sexual-Abuse Victims: Labeled "Loser Types"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Per a yearlong investigation conducted by Perkins Coie law firm, between the 1970s and 1990s, Ohio State doctor Richard H. Strauss targeted at least 177 male students."  "  - Amanda Arnold, Crime Section of New York Magazine, May 17, 2019. Here is the article.

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The Innovation Game & The Painful Next: From Ted Turner to David Lat

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They build something that disrupts the media industry.    The innovation works. The experience is totally heady, with great influence. After all, it's said that media - not government, business or even technology - is  the  most powerful force in civilization. 

2019 52

Watch Shannon Run

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

These are strange times in American politics.    So, it's not unthinkable that Massachusetts could be the setting for a major upset in the 2020 race for what is currently Ed Markey's U.S. Senate seat. Combining his U.S. Senate and U.S. House experience, he has been representing his state for 43 years.    As Patrick Smith reports in Law.com , plaintiff lawyer Shannon Liss-Riordan is taking Markey on for the primary. This isn't a surprise.

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Amazing Growth - Amazon Pulled It Off, Many Others Can't

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The legal sector is still reeling from the reality that some partners at CKR Law reportedly have not been paid in about three months. Likewise, optimism in the tech world has been tempered by Uber's disappointing IPO and lousy performance of the stock.    In this time of so much volatile change, many also recall how elite law firm Dewey LeBoeuf went out of business. All three focused on rapid growth. 

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Executive Communications Manager, Stanford Graduate School of Business (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Details. careers

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