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The Keys to Closing More Business with Ron Karr

Speaker Launcher

Are you a good closer? It’s not everyone’s superpower, some are fantastic, and others struggle with it. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, we welcome speaker, author and marketing consultant, Ron Karr who will share some of his insight on how to create the deal that the client must have.

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Leadership Styles: What Type of Style Should You Adopt?

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Being a good corporate leader is both art and science. On one hand, you need to experiment and often use your “gut feeling” to decide on how you should behave in one situation or another.

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"A Million Little Things" - COMPLEXITY!

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Nothing is simple.    At her six-month check-up Maggie realizes that, no, she does not have her whole life ahead. Not necessarily. All she has ahead is life until her next six month screening. At that time she could find out that the breast cancer has returned.

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8 Ways to Protect Your Presentation

Presentation Guru

Intellectual property can be some of the most valuable assets your business has – and yes, your presentation does come into that. You wouldn’t think twice about protecting any other property you own, so why not it?

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How to Use Business Systems to Find More Buyers

Speaker Launcher

This month at The Wealthy Speaker School, we are focusing on the topic of finding more buyers. This is an area that many speakers struggle with, regardless of how long they’ve been in business.

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Quick Guide on a 30 60 90 Day Plan for a Job Interview

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Some job interviews entail making or presenting a plan to show what can the new recruit offer the organization once he/she is hired. Depending upon the job title, there are various types of plans that one might require making such as perhaps a communications plan or project plan.

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Communicating on Purpose

K8sVoice

Purpose is a trendy word in business today, but it’s not just another marketing ploy. Humans are hardwired to perform better when they are focused on purpose. It also seems that having a sense that one’s life has purpose significantly supports the health of the central nervous system.

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Body Language Tip: when networking, look at feet

More than PowerPoint...

Some people find networking awkward, but it doesn’t have to be. Not if you get in the habit of looking at feet. Feet??? Yes, feet! Feet point toward interest. If you’re talking to someone and your feet are pointing toward each other, cool. You’re both interested and engaged.

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Uncomfortable with conflict? You’re likely a better negotiator

SpeakerSue Says...

“Get comfortable with conflict” is one of the worst bits of advice anyone can receive. Conflict sucks. It causes our stress responses to kick in spewing all sorts of unhealthy body chemicals which makes us act like fools. Instead of getting comfortable with conflict, eliminate it.

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Michael Bloomberg - Organization-Man Presence in Democratic Debate

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, this is the persona the experts advised Michael Bloomberg to adopt for his first Democratic debate? Or, is this organization-man presence he is leveraging his own idea? Whatever.

2020 56

Susan Fowler's "Whistleblower" - A Better Fit for Title Would Have Been "Resilience"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Just released today, "Whistleblower" ranks 681 on Amazon. Yes, this memoir by Susan Fowler chronicles her sexual-harassment ordeal at Uber and how the powers that be pushed back. That ranged from being investigated to being hacked. In addition, she describes her difficult childhood.

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Pre-Telecommuting - How We Had to Dress for Success

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yesterday was a brutal reminder of how it used to be.    Before it was possible to make a very good living through 100% telecommuting, we  had to  dress for success. The mandate was very expensive. And, time consuming.

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Geneva on the Lake, Ohio - Erosion Not Just In Florida

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

During The Season, about 50,000 tourists come to the tiny Lake Erie resort town of Geneva on the Lake, Ohio. Yes, the lake has real waves, just like those of the Atlantic Ocean. So, there's no need to journey from the midwest to the East Coast or the Florida region. Lodging nearby is affordable.

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NDAs - Michael Bloomberg Reverses His Position

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What a reversal. And it was one many didn't expect from Michael Bloomberg. As The Wall Street Journal reports, Bloomberg agreed to release three women from their Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs). That is, if they choose to do so.

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Now This: Fotis Dulos' First Lawyer Kent Mawhinney Arrested

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sure, lawyers often become friendly with clients. After all, socializing is a major piece of new business development. Embedding oneself in a client's network can open myriad new doors. What a competitive advantage that is over other lawyers in town or in a law firm. 

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That Little Matter of Missing a Court Date - Law Catches Up to Lori Vallow

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Blonde and beautiful. Suspicious death of her former spouse and brother. Two missing minor children Tylee Ryan, 17, and JJ Vallow, 7. Alleged member of a doomsday cult. Failure to comply with court order to produce the children in Idaho on January 30th, 2020.

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Decoding the Language and Gestures Associated with Reductions-in-Force

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The phrase "mergers and acquisitions" should be accepted as code for "coming reduction-in-force." " M&As create redundancies. Employees from both entities could be sent packing. 

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Era of Transparency - SmirkSmirk

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If you are an executive, working stiff, or even a freelancer, you probably have signed a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). And if that signing wasn't your first rodeo, you have noticed those contracts are becoming more inclusive.

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Law Firms, Advanced Degree Progams, Working in Finance, et al. - Those "Inner Terrorists"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Stuck in the memory bank of just about every law firm, every lawyer, and every law student are the suicide of partner Gabriel MacConaill and the fatal overdose of partner Peter Munson. Both their spouses have written about those tragedies.

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World Economic Forum - Forget Angelina, Bring on Harry/Meghan

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Among the most prestigious and lucrative global networking events is the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos. Or, it had been, pre-Instagram and TikTok. Currently, a college kid who understands fashion and digital social networks can create the same kind of pull power. 

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Get Off Rollercoaster - Reframe "Retirement" as Continuum, Not Binary (Working/Not Working)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those most on a roller-coaster with the Dow Jones are the men and women poised between continuing to follow their career path or to ease back, semiretiring or completely walking away. Well, this morning, despite dire coronavirus developments, the Dow Jones opened up. At 9:40 A.M.

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The Necessity and Unfairness of Stereotyping - Coty Taylor

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That goofy look.    Over and over again, progressives warn us against stereotyping.    But, come on, the photo of Cody Taylor, accused as Faye Swetlik's murderer, depicts a "type." " He's the youngish guy who just doesn't fit in.

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Death of a Brand: "Sussex Royal"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Many entrepreneurs have early setbacks. So, hustlers Harry and Meghan should not be taken aback by this derailment of one of their key initiatives. It is reported, notes the Daily Mail , that Queen Elizabeth has banned the couple's use of the "Sussex Royal' brand.

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Rod Blagojevich Is Back - Remebering The Pardoner from Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The most influential section from Geoffrey Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales" is the depiction of the Pardoner. That Roman Catholic clergy peddles forgiveness of sins, via indulgences, for a price.    Chaucer penned his classic in the middle ages.

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Trust - Let's Take Long Hard Look at That, Meanwhile Boy Scouts of America Files for Bankruptcy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Chapter 11 filing - here's the court document - allows the Boy Scouts of America to compensate victims of alleged sexual abuse without jury trials. Also, the move was financially necessary since, after the accusations of misconduct were made public, membership declined. 

2020 52

Madame Clairevoyant Guides You for Week of February 17th - She's on the Money for Me

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

New York Magazine's Madame Clairevoyant has your back. Here is what she recommends for you for this week.    For me, she warns against the pull of nostalgia.

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Apple's Revenue - 1st Shoe to Drop in Era of Coronavirus (add to that wild card of extreme weather)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Apple Inc. became first major U.S. company to say it won't meet its revenue projections. due to the coronavirus outbreak."  "  - Trippe Mickle, The Wall Street Journal , February 17, 2020. The 1st shoe has dropped in the world of big business.

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As Retail Waits for the Messiah - Pier 1 Files for Chapter 11

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Pier 1 represented affordable cool in furniture and interior-decorating accessories. For young people starting out and the bit older restarting their lives after a divorce or relocation that was the first stop in shopping for furnishing the new apartment.    That was then.

2020 52

"Tommy" - Needs Lots More Than Gender Angle

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The ratings tell plenty. And their direction signals if a television show is a keep or cancel. The ratings for "Tommy," staring Edie Falco, are going in the wrong direction. For February 13th , in the all-important 18-49 demographic, viewership was down about 9%.

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"Good Girls" - Back in Business, Thanks to Rio

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tonight has been the kick-off of the new season for "Good Girls." " It starts out with Beth, Annie, and Ruby broke. In addition, Annie is without a sex partner. There's the great sequence in which she resorts to using a vibrator. Or tries to. But the damn thing is out of batteries. 

2020 52

Language of the Generational Divide - To "Ok, boomer" Has Been Added "Boomer Socialism"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Social Security. Medicare  Tax Deduction for Mortgage Interest. All that youth has labeled "Boomer Socialism," reports BusinessInsider. They are hoping for some of those supposed goodies for themselves by supporting Bernie Sanders for President.

2020 52

Fotis Dulos Saga - For Media, Gift that Keeps on Giving

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For the media, the ongoing story of Fotis Dulos is the gift that keeps on giving. The saga continues, even after his death. Because he committed suicide before a trial, his innocence or guilt may never be settled.

2020 52

Roman Catholic Church in America - Another Attack on the Brand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Roman Catholic Church had been among the most powerful and enduring brands globally. Over the centuries, it scaled, setting the rules for the behavior and even thinking processes of billions.

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21st Century Versions of Jim Anderson from "Father Knows Best" - Frank/Henry Reagan in "Blue Bloods"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last night's episode of "Blue Bloods" had its  strongest ratings  - 7.5 million viewers. Overall, however,  ratings are down from last year. As yet, the series hasn't been renewed for an 11th season. But it hasn't been cancelled either. 

2020 52

Bloomberg + Clinton - Now, We're Talking Win Strategy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Money talks. So does power.    Put the two together and the Dems might have a winning ticket this coming November.

2020 52

Airbnb Branding in Play - At the Worst of Times

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Airbnb has been planning an IPO. Since it was one of the few unicorns which was profitable, things were looking very good. That was then. Now, as Recode reports, for the first nine months of 2019, it generated a $322 million loss. That might not be turned back black any time soon.

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