Sat.Oct 06, 2018 - Fri.Oct 12, 2018

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 294) – Benjamin Franklin

Manner of Speaking

“Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” — Benjamin Franklin. Quotes for Public Speakers Benjamin Franklin public speaking quotes quotes

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What’s the One Thing That Will Make You a Better Communicator?

Presentation Guru

Paul gets a hammering from his boss. Paul was 5 minutes into his presentation and the room was dead. Paul wasn’t a great presenter, but he was good at his job, and he knew his stuff. He was pitching for investment to his boss, a high-flying CTO at a UK financial services company.…

2018 86

Stacey Radin, 52, Commits Suicide - The "Hanging Times" in New York City

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Extreme success. A New Yorker. Middle-Aged. And, struggling with clinical depression. Readers and colleagues in the communications/coaching industries, if that profile fits you, your co-workers, and/or your loved ones, then recognize that these are The Hanging Times.

The Communication Blog - Untitled Article

The Communication Blog

Here is a little article on political correctness that is sure to spark some lively conversation in interpersonal and intercultural communication classes. link] [link]. political correctness political incorrectness

2018 100

Walk and Talk: give it a try

More than PowerPoint...

I went for a walk in the park. As I walked, I talked. I attached an $11.99 lapel mic to my phone, and talked for four minutes straight. With Google Docs Voice Typing on my phone, my words were instantly transcribed into a document. When I got back to the studio, I had a 552 first draft.

2018 63

Choosing a Presentation Remote Control

Presentation Guru

I had a kick-ass presentation prepared for my seminar on “Managing Equity Funds”. I was extremely careful with my arrangement: set up the screen just so, timed my slides perfectly, ensured the mic was working seamlessly without any annoying feedback. The room was full, it was time to start.…

Michael - Not News

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There had been Katrina. At the time, that was news. The phenomenon of a hurricane with such force and devastation is still news. The development of a category 6 or 7 hurricane would be news. Florence was made news. But it fizzled out in the end.

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More Trending

How to Effectively use the 20/60/20 Rule for Your Audience

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As a presenter, you are looking to influence people and get your message across. However, a minority of individuals can sometimes ruin the prospects of a good presenter. It is not only essential to deliver a good presentation but it is also important to win hearts and minds during the process.

2018 52

Speaking Career or Speaking Business, Which do You Choose?

Speaker Launcher

When you meet someone on a plane and they ask what do you do, what do you say? – I am a speaker. – I am a coach. – I am a consultant. As you’ve probably heard me say before, I go once a quarter to a group called Strategic Coach, which really has me […]. The post Speaking Career or Speaking Business, Which do You Choose? appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

2018 62

The New York Times - The Rocky Road to Digital

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The journey from being a print media outlet to being a primarily digital one hasn't been easy for any publication.    Not surprisingly, The New York Times is struggling in ways that have become quite public.

Brand Uber - The Almost Impossible Mission of Dara Khosrowshahi

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Currently brands in tech are taking a beating. Facebook can't catch a break on the privacy issues. With the midterms coming up its troubles could increase exponentially. The stink on how Amazon treats workers hasn't been lifted by raising the minimum wage to $15.

2018 56

The New York Times - Digital-Only News Organization Will Replace the Newspaper

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Newspapers? The current publisher of The New York Times - A. Sulzberger - sees the future. And it doesn't include a newspaper.    Instead, Sulzberger told Vanity Fair's Joe Pompeo that what will evolve is a "digital-only news organization."

2018 56

Social Security - 60 Million to Receive 2.8% Increase in 2019

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What welcome news after our portfolios took such a hit yesterday. We fear more carnage, of course, in our retirement nest egg. Could this become the third investment crash of the 21st century? That very good news for 60 million Americans is that Social Security is giving them a 2.8%

2019 56

The New York Times Metro Staff Could Find Coal in Their Stocking

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Metro staff at The New York Times is becoming undone. There's a new "sheriff" in town - Cliff Levy. As the New York Post reports, he told those working in the Metro section that the unit has "lost its footing." 

2018 56

Cover Letters - The Stink on Generics

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Employers, temp agencies, and prospective customers/clients pick up on "it" immediately. That "it" is the stink of a generic pitch - or cover letter. To them, a canned outreach represents disrespect. It is also a sign of a lack of authentic enthusiasm for the opportunity.

2018 56

Are Conservatives Hiding Something Behind Hurricane Michael?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Is hurricane Michael meant to distract the public from negative developments in the conservative movement - e.g. the abrupt resignation of UN Ambassador Nikki Haley? For the second time the influential Drudge Report has headlined with Michael. Here is the most recent link. 

2018 56

Google+ - Finally Being Put Out of Its Misery

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was almost intuitive. At least for those of us who make our lives on the internet - both the personal and professional parts. We "felt" the lack of excitement and engagement on Google+. Sure, I joined Google+, just like I had joined Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

2018 56

CNN Internet Traffic Up, Fox News Down

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Are folks weary of the constant drumbeat of conservatism? Could be. According to Similar Web , Internet traffic on Fox News is down 4 points. It has fallen to 36th place. Meanwhile, CNN, whose news coverage is broader, is up 5 points. Its rank is 26 - 10 slots higher than that of Fox News. 

Halloween - Family-Free Holiday Generates $9 Billion in Spending

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Celebrating Halloween has become a big-spending day. Think $9 billion. And, about $480 million of that will be ponied up, no pun intended, for our pets' costumes. Likely our animal companions will be invited to multiple parties.

2018 56

Gmail's Block/Delete - No Need to Talk About "It" Any More

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

During the 20th century and even into the early years of the 21st, we would be pulled in to talk about "it."

2018 56

Cover Letters - Tell Them What You Can Accomplish for Them and How

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Cover letters are the most important sales pitch those searching for jobs, contract assignments, and clients will ever make. Your living depends on their success. That means that, just as high-producing professional salespeople do, you focus on what you can accomplish for the recipient.

2018 56

Approach the Job Interview as a Sales Call - Top Salespeople Make It Their Business to Control the Process

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There is only one effective way to approach your next job interview. That is to conduct it as a sales call. What you are selling is what you can accomplish for that employer. 

2018 56

Roman Catholicism Brand - Bad to Have on Resume

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Nine minutes ago, on The Wall Street Journal , Ian Lovett published an article about how badly the ongoing global sex abuse scandal has damaged Roman Catholicism. That brand had been one of the most powerful and enduring.    That was then.

2018 56

FIRE - When It's About Exiting the Rat Race

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Right alongside the many other high-profile movements in America is one that is getting increasing attention. That's FIRE: Financial Independence, Retire Early. Here's the latest about it from MarketWatch. But, from the get-to, "FIRE" had been a mislabel.

2018 56

Professional Services - The Soul-Wrenching Matter of Being Stiffed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Even elite law firms get stiffed. This time the firm was Boies Schiller, founded by iconic lawyer David Boies. The party not paying its legal bill was Alex Shnaider, a Russian-Canadian billionaire. The legal matter had been Boies Schiller's representation of him in a contract case. 

2018 52

David Bruce - This Seems to Be Case of "Rational Suicide"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There's a term for it:  Rational suicide. Essentially rational suicide is when there seems to be a solid justification for taking one's own life. Mostly the term is applied to situations involving the elderly. The classic example is the person who is developing dementia.

2018 52

Portfolios No Longer Matter Because There Is Nothing Left in Them - Bro, Sista, You Can Crash on My Couch

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Many of us went online this morning. We checked our portfolio. And we knew that everything had changed. For us. Most likely also for the nation. Maybe for the world.    We were spooked. We would stay spooked. The confidence in the economy and our ability to navigate it went poof.

2018 52

Success Lite & Women - So Many Generations Stuck

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In an old-line business niche such as BigLaw, it's expected: Females will have a difficult time reaching the top rungs of the food chain. So, the documentation by the National Association of Women Lawyers of that reality is no newsflash. Here are the results of the survey.

2018 52

And, So, We Came to Love Walmart (and all the more since our portfolios took such a hit yesterday)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Not so long ago Walmart was  the villain. Among its crimes was putting mom & pop out of business.    Now, for some progressives, it is the ecommerce player to root for - and against Amazon. The memory is vivid of The New York Times' expose of how Amazon treats its employees. 

2018 52

"They" Shut You Out - The American Way Is To Build Your Own Institutions (survive/scale)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This was predictable. Women lawyers are establishing their own female-owned law firms. As Angela Morris reports in Law.com , these are females who perceived that they are shut out of equal compensation, promotions, status, influence, and key opportunities to develop new business.

2018 52

Nicolas DeMeyer, Ghostwriters, et al. - When in the Presence of Power

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The speculation is: Nicolas DeMeyer jumped to his death from Manhattan's Carlyle Hotel because he realized he couldn't handle prison. But  that's just a theory. What do we really know about the mind of a criminal?

2018 52

Drudge Report: Overconfident?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

These days conservatives are in the position of strength. So, it's puzzling why the Drudge Report, which tilts to the extreme right, headlines today not with politics. Instead, the influential corner space is totally focused on hurricane Michael.

2018 52

Financial Services Firms - If You Don't Leave Us Alone.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Opioids, energy production, lead paint, and the two barking dogs next dog. All have been alleged to or actually been convicted of creating a public nuisance. To those categories of products, services, and creatures might be added financial services firms.

2018 52

The Enigma of Compulsion - Ted Bundy's Story Might Provide Insight into Anthony Weiner's Struggle

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In May 2019, Anthony Weiner may be released from federal prison in Devers, Massachusetts. That would be three months earlier than his 21-month sentence required. The reason is good conduct. Here are more details from the New York Post.

2018 52

Not on the Grid Yet - Global Power of Gig-Economy Players

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the UK, IWGB represents Uber drivers. That union - Independent Workers Union of Great Britain- is the advocate of gig workers. And, in its recent activities on behalf of Uber drivers, it is pushing to have them reclassified as legal entities closer to employees or even employees. 

2018 52

Client Stink - Can Powerful Law Firms like Boies, Schiller and Jones Day Shake It Off?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The career of law seems to be more about power than practicing law.    Yet, what's convenient and cute is that the power part is positioned and packaged as the noble legal fundamental that everyone has the right to a defense.

2018 52

Financial Agony of NYC For-Hire Drivers - Fausto Luna, 7th Suicide

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For-hire drivers are struggling in New York City (NYC). In 2018, seven have committed suicide. Recently was the first suicide by a Uber driver. Fausto Luna, 58, jumped in front of a train. Those who knew him said he was in despair over his financial woes, including debt.

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