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Price of Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™ reduced

Manner of Speaking

These are difficult times. The coronavirus, COVID-19 has hit the world hard. And it looks like things are going to get worse before they get better.

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How can I help?

Speak Schmeak

You don't need any advice from me on hand-washing or social distancing. I'm not going to share "how The LisaB Company is responding to COVID-19." Pretty sure you don't care. ?? I'm not a mental health expert, a scientist or a life coach, and I know you can find resources on how to cope elsewhere.

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Using Storytelling as a Sales Tool

Speaker Launcher

As a professional speaker, you likely understand the importance of storytelling on stage. The right story, told at the right time, can captivate your audience, make them lean in on their chair, and communicate your message in a powerful way that they will remember long after the event.

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Sober, But Isolated: What Do We Do?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The New York Daily News nailed it: Self-quarantine, along with the cancellation of many Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, is tough on sobriety. After all, alcoholism has been called "The Disease of Isolation."

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6 Apps to Help You Deliver Killer Speeches and Presentations

Presentation Guru

I am a big fan of TED Talks! The way people from all circles of life come up, narrating their perspectives and research helps me to nourish my intellect. What would I do if I had a chance to go up there and speak, you ask?…

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How to Communicate as We Anticipate COVID-19, and why we must

K8sVoice

Many people have expressed to me that they are scared right now. Although I didn’t expect that to mean we should stock up on toilet paper, the fear is valid, or at least understandable. We are overwhelmed with conflicting reports, doomsday headlines, and mass uncertainty.

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Prepare and Thrive Financially During Difficult Times with Gerard Braud

Speaker Launcher

In the frenzy of closures and cancellations the last few days, my goal became to put out some positive ideas and information.

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Governments Must Take Urgent Financial Action To Deal With Life Under COVID-19

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Governments are going to go into stupidly ridiculous debt, or bankrupt, supporting their populations as businesses go under during this COVID-19 virus outbreak… Here’s what they should do, and do soon: Suspend all rent and mortgage payments Roll back prices … Continue reading →

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Email Communications during Crisis: Part 2

SpeakerSue Says...

Here is what I know: If a subject line says, “Your Friends at X Company,” we are not friends. Do not pretend we are. If a CEO message says, “You are our top priority,” it’s probably not true. Do not lie to me. If an email claims, “We are closely monitoring Coronavirus (COVID-19),” followed by something about following strict guidelines (even though cleanliness was always their top priority), what are they actually doing? Don’t believe it.

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"A Million Little Things" - (Shaky) New Beginnings

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tonight's episode of "A Million Little Things" explores how overwhelming new beginnings can be. Katherine vacillates between euphoria and terror about starting her own law practice. Along with that, she is getting ready to renew her marriage vows with Eddie.

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COVID-19, Porn Kill Off Print Playboy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sixty-six years ago Hugh Hefner made it his mission to liberate America from Puritanism. Both the taboo about pleasure in general and sex more specifically. His vehicle for that had been the Playboy ecosystem. That extended from the print magazine Playbook through the exotic recreational clubs.

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In The Year of COVID-19: March 19, 2020

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We're getting it. We're in this for the long haul.    The Chinese claim there have been no new cases of COVID-19. If we believe them then we can envision an end to the new normal in several months or maybe a year. But you don't have to be a Ph.D. economist, M.B.A.,

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Kroger's Shelves Restocked - Encouraging Time in Scary Times

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sure, there were some gaping holes. Those were in canned goods, hygiene products, and bread.    But, aside from those, the shelves in Kroger's this afternoon were relatively full. That was a major shift from 9:00 P.M. yesterday. Any item in demand was nowhere to be found.

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In The Year of COVID-19: March 18, 2020

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The economy, how we work, and socializing have all changed. There is no going back to the 20th century. This is the 21st century and it's not what the comfortable scripted for themselves. Or, if they had been a thought leader (currently they are probably being ignored) for America. 

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Travel Writing - Another Niche Will Probably Go Kaput

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Longer term, the crisis [coronavirus] could permanently reshape attitudes toward travel."  "  - The Wall Street Journal , March 18, 2020. It's possible that human beings will simply lose their wanderlust.

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The Death of a Salesman - Even of Supposedly Worthy Causes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As the panic escalates, anyone knocking on doors risks being shot. Yes, gun sales as well as purchases of ammo are up amid rising number of cases of COVID-19. 

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In The Year of COVID-19 - March 17, 2020

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The ah-ha moment has come to America:  This is serious.    The corollary to that is:  I may die. Yeah, me. Meanwhile, there have been so many developments. Both sad and inspiring. Stock market plummeted almost 3,000 points.    For the young, time is on their side.

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Madame Clairevoyant for Over-the-Top Crazy Week

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's a Monday that feels like 3:30 P.M. Friday. So, even skeptics about the paranormal might be seeking insight from New York Magazine's Madame Clairevoyant. Here is what she reveals for all Zodiac signs. For mine - Taurus - she sees the ability to tap into a fresh source of power.

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"Good Girls" - Another Bottom

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The three suburban housewives /mothers turned criminals have hit another bottom. In tonight's episode of "Good Girls," Beth, Ruby, and Annie assume that the designer in the print shop - Lucy - has been offed by Rio and his thugs.

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In The Year of COVID-19 - March 15, 2020

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Some things are changing. Some not. Right Thing to Do Transcends Sexiness of Entrepreneurship.    Cleverly, Matt and Colvin bought up 70,000 bottles of hand sanitizer in Tennessee and Kentucky. They intended to sell that Coronavirus hygiene necessity for a large profit.

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In the Year of COVID-19 - March 14, 2020

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The world walks on eggshells. Not even the experts know for certain how severely COVID-19 will impact human health, the economy, and politics. Humanity has been humbled. Meanwhile: Don't Use Wrong Word. 

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Smart Policy in Extreme Crisis - NY State Classifies Liquor Stores as Essential Business

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Imagine enduring lockdowns, plunging Dow, job loss, and the forecast of a global economic depression without alcohol. Impossible. Recovered alcoholics being the exception. They are socialized to navigate life using other tools.). For once, government leaders recognize that reality.

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Hospitality, Transportation, Retail, Now Law - Darkness Fell Fast

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"In barely two weeks the coronavirus. led to] layoffs for some staff, an expected drop in billable hours. and many firms seeking to extend their credit line at banks." " - Law.com , March 20, 2020.    The layoffs were of staff at Robinson Brog. 

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Keeping the Peace in Time of COVID-19: ABC's David Muir

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those were the memes William Shakespeare hammered in his dramas. Keeping human beings rational and calm during COVID-19 and its economic impacts seems to have been the mission of ABC's David Muir. Not only is he leading the delivery of the news and insight about the virus at 6:30 P.M.

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Higher Education in America - No Equality of Sacrifice

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The brand of higher education in the U.S. has received yet another blow. This time the source is universities' and colleges' refusal to refund the full amount of the fees for room/board and tuition. Students have been mandated to leave campus during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Lawrence Garbuz, The Media, The Spouse - 3 Realities + Message of Hope

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The tone of the media coverage is supposed to celebrate the recovery of New Rochelle, New York Patient Zero Lawrence Garbuz. That New York City lawyer had been in critical condition since being diagnosed with COVID-19.

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Once Behind Bars Harvey Weinstein Becomes a Great Catch

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Ranging from his conviction to today, Harvey Weinstein has been a guy on the go. Most of that activity came from his reporting medical problems such as chest pains. Those gave him a respite from incarceration. 

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When the Playbook Might Be "The Prince"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Bloomberg reports that U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin put out there a scenario of 20% unemployment. That could play out, he told Republicans, if there is not enough government intervention during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Lucas County, Ohio - Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Stand at 1, But Childcare Plagues Residential Complexes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Compared to much of the rest of the world, life in Lucas County, Ohio is proceeding as normal.    A major reason for that is there has been only 1 case of confirmed COVID-19. So far. Since we want to keep it that way, many of us are hunkering down in our apartments. 

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David Lat, Abovethelaw.com Founder, Treated for Coronavirus

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Through Twitter, Facebook, and coverage on Law.com , David Lat has announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19. So has his husband Zachary Shemtob.    Lat did this as a public service.

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Superheroes in The Year of Coronavirus - ABC's David Muir, Paul Weiss' Brad Karp

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In media, ABC broadcasting, hosted by David Muir , has been the superhero in providing information in this Time of the Coronavirus. Last night there had been another special.    In the legal sector, that kind of outreach is coming from BigLaw firm Paul Weiss. 

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Lady Gaga's Father (Joe Germanotta), The Homeless in Grand Central, and The MTA

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the iconic Grand Central Concourse, Joe Germantatto (father of Lady Gaga) has been running two hospitality businesses. They are ArtBird and Whiskey Bar.    This isn't the first time Germanotta has been in the news.

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Trust in U.S. Gov Kaput - Leadership Takes Action, Dow Plunges 2,000+

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Edelman Trust Barometer 2020 called it: Folks don't trust gov. Those they do trust are their employers. That has been played out this morning. Over the weekend both the White House and the Federal Reserve took action to respond to the economic impacts of COVID-19.

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In The Year of COVID-19: March 16. 2020

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Over the weekend the world, with exception of South Korea and China, shifted into panic.    Federal Gov, Ranging from White House to Federal Reserve, Tried to Bring Calm. The President announced he did not have coronavirus.

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COVID-19 Narrative Shouldn't Shut Down Messaging about Lead Paint in Water, on Walls, WindowSills, Doors

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One narrative has been about how the opioids epidemic distracts attention from the growing menace of alcohol abuse. Severe liver disease related to excessive consumption of alcohol is increasing, especially among the young. 

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Boston - In the BigLeagues, Including in COVID-19 Struggle

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Boston, the city that is now in the big leagues of metro areas, is struggling with the coronavirus just like other New York City and Los Angeles.

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Ohio - Model for Aggressive Response to COVID-19

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The quick response of Ohio to the late onset of COVID-19 illnesses in the state could provide a model for future management of healthcare crises. The initial cases had been diagnosed in the Cleveland metro area. The incidences occurred significantly later than those on the coasts. 

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