Sat.Sep 07, 2019 - Fri.Sep 13, 2019

It’s Time to Maximise the Power of Storytelling

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Take some time to remember one of the most famous of Aesop’s Fables. A slow, yet persistent reptile defeats a famously quick and cocky rabbit. Despite various setbacks, the underdog tortoise keeps at it and is rewarded with a victory.… … Message Storytelling featured Story Structure

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How To Tame the Gremlins Holding You Back with Rick Carson

Speaker Launcher

We all have that inner voice that tells us we’re not good enough, smart enough, or worthy of what we desire in this life.

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Growth v. Profit Not Cutting It with Uber Investors - End of Gig Business Model Could Come with California AB-5

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As with WeWork, Uber investors are rising up.    For years, investors had bought into startups' pursuit of growth, at the expense of profit. After all, Jeff Bezos pulled that off at Amazon. That was then. Twice WeWork has dropped the valuation for its IPO.

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Matrix Organizational Structure – Is it the right structure for your company?

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An organizational structure determines the chain of command and the flow of information, instructions and activities in order to acquire organizational goals. There are various structures used by organizations according to their specific needs.

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Manage your time

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Writing a speech? Rehearsing a presentation? Set a clear timeline, and hold yourself accountable. Hold everyone else accountable, too. For a long term speechwriting assignment, a weekly check-in might work. For a short term speechwriting assignment, check daily to reassess goals and monitor progress.

5 Keys to Scaling Your Speaking Business

Speaker Launcher

Getting your speaking business off the ground is one thing. You’ve worked hard to pick your lane and develop systems for getting booked—it likely hasn’t been easy. But the reality of scaling your speaking business is that what got you to your first $100K is NOT going to get you to $500K or beyond.

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State Farm - UX Accident Claims Process

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In designing systems, software developers for businesses currently are focused on what is known as "UX." " Essentially, the UX mission is the create a user experience that is, of course, easy to navigate. Also, though, it must unlock fresh value for customers and clients.

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Stealing from yourself? Stop! Thief!

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The bank robber walked into the bank, demanding $2,000 or he’d blow up the bank. The bank manager was at the teller’s window, taken aback by the ask. Exactly $2,000? Why?”. “I I promised to get my friend $2,000 today so he won’t be evicted,”. “Oh! You don’t need to rob a bank for that. You just need a loan. Let’s get the paperwork started.”. Now THAT is being customer-centric. This is not: Thanks for your interest in the XYZ Hotel.

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Back to Seeing the USA in My Chevrolet - Thanks to Bob Pietkowski at Northland Collision, Toledo, OH

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yes, we human beings can love our cars. And with good reason.

2019 56

Newspaper Employees, Readers Continue Downward - But Digital No Safe Harbor

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The state of employment in newspapers remains grim.    The Pew Fact Tank throws shade on any hope that the business of newspapers can turn itself around. It found, for example, only 16% of people get the news from newspapers.

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"Life is a Highway" Exhibit - Toledo Museum of Art

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The GM commercial "See the USA in Your Chevrolet" became embedded in American pop culture.    One factor in that has been the unique role the car has played in just about every aspect of American life.

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Brand Felicity Huffman - Getting Restarted by Requesting Stiff Sentence

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For seasoned players in the branding game, a prison stay can kick off reputation restoration. Examples of that range from jailbirds Watergate lawyer Chuck Colson to private school head Jean Harris.

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Andrew McCabe - Still on a Roller Coaster

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Things are changing rapidly in the Andrew McCabe saga.    Recently, media headlines blared that the Department of Justice was planning to file criminal charges and that an indictment was likely coming. That was then.

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Felicity Huffman Sentencing - Message Sent to Glam Crowd?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today, Judge Indria Talwani imposed a multi-faceted sentence on actress Felicity Huffman. The latter has been fading from her glam self since her arrest in the college admission cheating scandal. The actual jail time was lite: 14 days. Huffman has to report to do that time in six weeks.

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Elite Academic Brands - Harvard Unlikely to Suffer Permanent Damage from EpsteinDonorStink

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yesterday, Harvard University joined MIT in admitting that it had received sizable donations from Jeffrey Epstein. For Harvard, that was up until 2007. The amount totaled $9 million.

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From 1636 until 2019, Voodoo of Higher Education in America - MIT, et al. Will Continue to Cast Spells

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As in big time politics, among prestigious academic brands, there must be a continual influx of what is usually referred to as "real money." " That manna comes from both heaven (respected foundations and philanthropists) and hell (donors such as Jeffrey Epstein).

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Boston Globe Broke Story of Catholic Clergy Sexual Abuse, Now 20th Diocese (Rochester, NY) Files for Bankruptcy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On August 14th, the Child's Victim Act (CVA) went into effect. That provides a one-year look-back window for alleged victims of abuse to file lawsuits. Since then, reports Law and Crime , 580 lawsuits have been filed in the Catholic Diocese of Rochester (New York).

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Banished: Perella Weinberg Folks Can No Longer Eat in Weil Gotshal's Cafeteria Overlooking Central Park

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was a strange arrangement: That a law firm would allow a client's personnel to dine in its cafeteria on an open-ended basis. After all, the lawyers could be chewing the fat about confidential matters. But that's how it was between Weil Gotschal and Perella Weinberg, for years.

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Catastrophe as Expected - Eric Lertzman, Leslie Van Houten, King Lear, et al.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Do human beings really "snap?" " Or, is that a media creation to position and package the unthinkable such as the growing number of murder/suicides as understandable. 

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Failing Grades in Retirement - 4 Tips to Turn That Around

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The toughest rite of passage among successful professionals is moving on to retirement.    In her book "Retirement reinvention," Robin Ryan discusses how many are failing at that. That is, they can't put together a meaningful lifestyle after their career ends.

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The Gig Economy in Play - How Ubers's Head Lawyer Tony West Is Pushing to Keep It Operating in CA

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

California is a trend-setter. And now that its AB-5 is being signed into law by its governor, classifying contractors as employees could spread to other states. That's among the threats to Uber as well as myriad other businesses which use the gig economy model to gain a competitive advantage.

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Target or Sexual Predator? The Lawsuit "Britney Taylor v. Antonio Brown"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Star athletes are warned all the time that they are the kinds of deep pockets with big brands to protect who are targets for lawsuits and more. In addition, there is the team's reputation which could be put in play by a scandal. 

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Fallout from Lawsuits - Latest Development in "JaneDoe1 et al. v. Morrison & Foerster"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Nicknamed the "Mommy Track" lawsuit, "JaneDoe1, et al. Morrison & Foerster" has been high profile from the get-go. The plaintiffs for this class action contend discrimination against pregnant lawyers and lawyers who are mothers.

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To Be or Not to Be an English Major - That's for iGens/Their Parents, Not in Regret Box for Baby Boomers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Majoring in English is taking it on the chin. William McGurn discusses that in The Wall Street Journal.    Alert parents and their college-age children have to factor in all the numbers against investing in an English major.

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Ghosts: Raj Rajaratnam, Rajat Gupta, Steve Cohen, Preet Baharara

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Baharara was having the best of times. He had pulled in a conviction for insider trading for head of the Galleon Group Raj Rajaratnam.

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Enjoying Yourself - Not Here, You Don't

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Famous artist  David Hockney  is fleeing his life in Los Angeles and relocating to Normandy, France. His beef is that in the U.S. pleasure is verboten. He wants, for example, to be able to enjoy a cigarette in a restaurant when dining. 

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Should There Be Day of Prayer for Sears (Katie and John) of Iowa?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A lawyer in Iowa had a good thing going for her - at least financially.    Three weeks a month she - Katie Sears - would spend time working in a brothel in Nevada. Her job title was not chief legal officer. It was  prostitute. 

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Public Nuisance as Monster from The Deep - Judge Keeps It in "County of Summit, OH et al. v. Purdue, et al."

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Any corporation facing litigation alleging public nuisance or which could be a target for that kind of lawsuit should feel the blast of arctic air going through the business community. At the top of the list could be the former lead paint manufacturers/marketers such as Sherwin-Williams. 

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The New York State Branding - From Prestige to Negative Equity

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Affordability. Culture. Weather. Wellness. Based on all those metrics, several recent surveys document that New York state is among the least best places to retire. Depending on what organization is conducting the survey, New York state ranks at the bottom or a only a few notches above.

2019 52

Brands of All Elite Academic Institutions in Play - The New Yorker Documents Epstein Money Association with MIT Media Lab

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

With a brand like "MIT," many might assume that its Media Lab could fundraise without any problems - not logistical, not ethical, not legal, and not in terms of media coverage. Wrong.    In yet another The New Yorker expose, Ronan Farrow describes a very different situation.

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Superhero Branding - Municipal Leaders Who Take on Former Lead Paint Companies

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The op-ed for WBUR urges Massachusetts to follow the example of California. Of course, CA is always a kind of pioneer.    It was the first state to win a class action public nuisance lead paint lawsuit.

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Way Beyond David Drummond - Affairs of the Heart Between Humans and Robots

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Legislators and regulators, as well as human resources leaders, have the opportunity to be proactive on this one. That is, the human/robot romances in the workplace.

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The New Nomads - Hey, Camping out Near Highway, Isn't That My Colleague Who Left NYC to Take Job in Eastern NC?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Way before "relocation and retirement" became a niche topic in media, the aging concerned about cost of living and snow were hearing about eastern North Carolina as "the where to go." " In addition to being affordable, it was by water and close enough to friends back north. 

2019 52

No Answers, But What Are the Right Questions - Retired NYPD Sergeant Jose Pabon Takes His Own Life

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No one, including the scientific community, has the answers on the why of suicide and its growing numbers. Johns Hopkins University professor Kay Jamison's book "Night Falls Fast" doesn't add a significant amount to the little which is assumed to be known. The right questions have yet to be asked. As detective on "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" Robert Goren (played by Vincent D'Onofrio) keeps pounding - it's the question.

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Jarrid Wilson, Age 30 - Hope Probably Slipped Away from His Reach

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The world he touched mourns the death of Jarrid Wilson. He had been the generous pastor of Harvest Christ Fellowship church in California. In addition to sharing the good news of the gospel of Jesus, he reached out to those with mental illness. From his own experience with clinical depression he knew what it was to stare into the abyss.    No one needs a Ph.D. in psychology to get the importance of hope.

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Those US News & World Report College Rankings - Will Heads Roll at Harvard, Tufts?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Rankings in the US News & World Report for colleges can end the careers of university leadership.    One wonders then if heads will roll at Harvard.    In the most recent report , Princeton came in as number-one. Harvard was number-two. Tied in the number-three spot was MIT, Yale, and Columbia.    Tufts, which has always stood in the shadow of Harvard, came in 29th.

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New Power Brands in Brick and Mortar Retail - Goodwill and Salvation Army

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Brick and mortar retail is having a very bad year, reports Fox Business.    That's obvious in the "holes" in shopping centers. For example, in the Norman Rockwell type town of Austintown, Ohio, in the plaza across from Walmart one whole section is left only with an AT&T store and a credit union.    The section at a right angle to that is also losing retail establishments. However, the one retailer with lots of foot traffic is Goodwill.

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