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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 271) – Timothy Leary

Manner of Speaking

“If you want to change the way people respond to you, change the way you respond to people.” ” — Timothy Leary. Quotes for Public Speakers Communication public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes Timothy Leary

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The New Retirement: Not Retiring (so keep talking the langugage of business)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Read personal finance advice about retirement. Likely you'll get the message that you will be run out of money. When I was living in southern Arizona, where many relocate after retiring, that was a common fear.    Therefore the financially smart way to retire is not to retire.

Where Can I Find Great Clip Art and More for Powerpoint?

Presentation Guru

Is it too controversial to say that, a t some point, most people could benefit from some clip art in their presentations? It may have earned itself a notorious reputation but at its most basic definition the term clip art does simply represent pre-made images that can be used in whatever medium.

2017 13

[Podcast] Setting Big Goals for the New Year with Jill McAbe

Speaker Launcher

I always find the end of the year to be such an exciting time. Sure, we have the holidays and all the hustle and bustle celebrating with family and friends. But, as business owners, it becomes a time for us to truly reflect on the past year and take an accounting not only of the […]. The post [Podcast] Setting Big Goals for the New Year with Jill McAbe appeared first on Jane Atkinson. I always find the end of the year to be such an exciting time.

2018 10

Break the Internet

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In just days, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote to end net neutrality—breaking the fundamental principle of the open Internet. If you are concerned, and do not want your ability to surf the Internet to be held hostage by your Internet … Continue reading → Uncategorized Break the Internet Net Neutrality

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How to talk to each other when you don’t agree

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The other night, I was in New York City where we saw a new play on Broadway called The Band’s Visit. It’s the story of an Egyptian band that plays a concert in a small Israeli village and what happens there.

The Ten Lies Software Developers Tell

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

1) My code is better that yours. Writing code is very much like writing a song or painting a picture. Artists and song-writers have different styles of painting or song writing. Writing code is similar, different software engineers have different coding styles. So, unless your code is really badly written, my code is no better than yours, it is simply different to yours. If my code works and does not require any enhancements, leave it alone, no matter how different to yours it is.

Virtual Law Firms - Business Model for Lawyers Who Don't Need Status, Financial Security of BigLaw

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The concept of the virtual law firm has caught on. That's despite the reality that lawyers who participate in this business model trade off the status and financial security of BigLaw. They may also not have access to those large brandname corporations and individuals as clients.

How to Transform Your Presentation with Powerpoint Morph

Presentation Guru

A presentation doesn’t have to be dull, long or linear and a PowerPoint is no exception! PowerPoint is the most widely used presentation tool but has features that are hugely underused.

Those We Lost in 2017 - USA Today Doesn't List Linda Reagan

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The USA Today list pf those who died in 2017 ranges from Mary Tyler Moore to David Cassidy. The surprise is that Linda Reagan from "Blue Bloods" isn't included. Sure, she's fictional but her presence helped make that series iconic.

Buzzwords - Disruptive" Heading toward Expired, "Innovation" Still Okay

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Digital shortens the shelf life of buzzwords.    So, it's no surprise that one-time power term "disruptive" is heading toward expired.

Steve Bannon - Connecting Some of the Dots, Maybe

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Political strategist/media personality and former Hollywood player, investment banker, Harvard Business School student, and Navy officer - Steve Bannon - is outsized. Thanks to his charisma, he can get lots of attention.

Law School - Humans Plan, Gods Laugh

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Is an entity that can put you in six-figure debt  in three years "cool?" " You bet. That entity is attending law school. And, it's the influential The Wall Street Journal which declares that's cool. The number of people applying to law school has increased 12%.

James Witkowski Convicted/Sentenced, 25 Years After Rape/Murder - Perfect for "Law & Order SVU" Episode

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In July 1992, Tufts University graduate Lena Bruce had been raped and fatally suffocated. Yes, she endured a gruesome kind of death in the Boston Metro area. For decades, it remained a cold case. Then DNA evidence led to the arrest of James Witkowski.

Goldilocks Phenomenon - Accepting Our Own & Others' Mistakes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Decades after we graduated from college my freshman roomie told me that she told her mother during first semester that she wanted to transfer. She had discovered that she loved journalism and our college didn't offer that major. Her mother's response was typical - then and now.

Extreme Volatility of Brand Equity - The Matter of the Ninth Circuit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Being a clerk on the Ninth Circuit is a plum opportunity. Or was. According to Kathryn Rubino and Elie Mystal at Abovethelaw , sources report that three clerks have exited. That has not yet been confirmed. 

Disney/Fox Deal - So, What Happens to James Murdoch?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Walt Disney Co. agreed to a deal to acquire a large portion of media mogul Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox."  "  Bloomberg, December 14, 2017. Here are the text  coverage and video interview with Disney chief executive officer Bob Iger.

ABC's David Muir Covers Allegation Dustin Hoffman Exposed Himself to Minor

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It has come to this: Coverage on ABC Evening News. Anchor David Muir tonight discussed the allegation that iconic film star Dustin Hoffman exposed himself to a minor. That will resonate. Muir has become the trusted father figure which Walter Cronkite had been. 

Christopher Dawson - The Third Tragic Death of Medical Doctor, During Best Time of the Year

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Christopher Dawson murdered his two young children and then committed suicide in North Richland Hills, Texas.    All are being memorialized today.    Age 36, he had been a surgeon, originally trained in Phoenix, Arizona.

Miracle on South Raccoon Road

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The window of opportunity was closing. I had about 45 minutes left before the snow on my car and around my car would freeze. Then, there would be no chance to dig out and be able to drive to a holiday party this evening. So, I bit the bullet. I put on the boots, jacket, and gloves. 

Careers - Setbacks as Platforms for Unusual Accomplishments

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The first step for those wanting to become a U.S. Supreme Court clerk may be to get into and finish up at Harvard Law School.    On Abovethelaw.com , lawyer-journalist Kathryn Rubino documents that Harvard Law is  the  pool for supplying the largest number of SCOTUS clerks. 

Despite Anti-Hero Alfred E. Neuman, We Baby Boomers Still Can't, Well, Stop Worrying

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From the get-go, we Baby Boomers got the message: Life was serious business. Rigid planning was necessary. If we made a mistake, we could be banished forever from the middle class or lose our shot at getting into it. The latter had been created by the post-World War II economy.

Dr. Ravindra Rajmane, 50, Apparently Dies of Overdose - Manhattan Becomes Killing Fields for High Achievers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Manhattan's signature is becoming its unique ability to destroy its best and brightest. Most recently it sucked the life out of two medical doctors. They are Dean Lorich and Ravindra Rajmane.

i-Communications - So Easy to Get Messaging Wrong in Digital Age

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Words. According to the experts , they only account for about 7% of the messaging in verbal communications. The tone accounts for 38%. And the body language 55%.

Cryptocurrencies - Regulaton Coming, Predicts SEC Head Jay Clayton

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Some contend that cryptocurrency couldn't and shouldn't be regulated. SEC head Jay Clayton does not agree. This week he issued a 2,300 word guidance on how investors and Wall Street should approach and manage digital currencies. Here is a copy of that document.

Doug Jones/Democrats 1, Roy Moore/Steve Bannon/Donald Trump 0

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was quite a horse race. But Doug Jones did win. Here are details. And after a while no one will remember how close the election for the U.S. Senate seat in Alabama had been.    Obviously, there's much to read into this victory. 

Baby Boomers - The Generation with Biggest Increase in Social Media Use

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Using social media has become standard. But the biggest increase in who's using it has been among the Baby Boomer generation. That's what public relations agency Schneider Associates found in its annual survey on media consumption and product memorability. 

9th Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski - Public Stance of Unconcern about Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Out there is the allegation that Ninth Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski has allegedly been engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct. Yet, as he indicated to the Los Angeles Times, he's not concerned about this development in public opinion. In fact, he challenged other accusers to step forward.

ABC Evening News - David Muir Leads in with "Busy Monday"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Anchor for ABC Evening News David Muir knows to vary the lead-in. There had been "bombshell" and "breaking news." " Tonight it was a "busy Monday."  "  No, there were no bombshells. And, no, breaking news. By 6:30 P.M.,

Your Medical Insurer Rejects Claim - Appeal

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's everyone's nightmare: A bill for medical service is rejected by the insurance company. After all, most of us don't really understand healthcare procedures. We know all the red tape involved in both the medical system and in insurance companies.

When in Recovery - How to Select Right Wine for Key Clients

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Part of the recovery process for everyone is, of course, distancing yourself from an interest in fine wines. Eventually, you ignore the whole subject. But then the time comes when you have to get up to speed on what wines would make an appropriate holiday gift for key clients.

Port of Authority Bombing - Timing Is Everything (Location Matters Too)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Of course,  the Port of Authority in Manhattan was the scene of a suicide bombing. Here are the details, as they are known so far. Timing is everything (except for the importance of place). This is the holiday season.

Blockchain - Eliminates Need for Trust (at least traditional kind)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The technology of blockchain facilitates transactions and governance in a manner which doesn't require trust. At least not in the traditional sense. Here is an explanation of that from Coindesk.

Brand Higher Education In Play - Remember When College Didn't Have To Be Defended

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the influential Bloomberg , Noah Smith is defending a college education in general. More specifically, he is refuting the anti-college arguments Bryan Caplan presented in The Atlantic. What is obvious is this: Brand Higher Education is in play. At one time, the brand was of high value and stable.