Sat.Dec 08, 2018 - Fri.Dec 14, 2018

A Conversation with Ian Griffin on Speechwriting, Social Media & Blogging

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

On Thursday, December 13 the Silicon Valley Speeechwriters Roundtable hosted Ian Griffin in a free conference call. I’m usually the one doing the interviewing. However, Barbara Seymour Giordano suggested she turn the tables and interview me. Barbara had been my guest back in May. Barbara and I discussed my career as a freelance speechwriter, corporate […] On Thursday, December 13 the Silicon Valley Speeechwriters Roundtable hosted Ian Griffin in a free conference call.

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What Today’s Presenters Can Learn From a 50-Year Old Demo

Presentation Guru

Today nearly every technology company gives demos to showcase their products’ best. What is the oldest demo you have in mind?

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The Wealthy Speaker Gets Their Fee

Speaker Launcher

I have two types of clients. Client A – The speaker who will take every piece of business that comes towards them at any fee. And Client B – The speaker who “interviews” each piece of business to check for a good fit in terms of content, expectations, fee and budget. Which one are you? […]. The post The Wealthy Speaker Gets Their Fee appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Building a Persuasive Argument with the Rhetorical Triangle Concept

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Building a persuasive argument can be difficult for many presenters. It is easy to get lost in translation if you’re not sure about what are you looking for. To make things easier, presenters can focus on three main aspects of building their argument using the Rhetorical Triangle Concept.

Speech Editing – Stop Trying to Squeeze Too Much Into a Limited Time

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Why Is Speech Editing Critical For Better Presentations? One of the most common mistakes made by business presenters is the tendency to cram too much information into their speech. There seems to be a myth that the more information you present, the more persuasive the presentation will be.

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How to Use Data Analytics in Your Presentation

Presentation Guru

Simply put, data analytics is the close examination of all observable data in order to draw valuable conclusions with which an organisation may improve itself. This includes correcting detrimental patterns and further improving the ones that have proven to be positive and effective.…

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The Level Playing Field for Downward Mobility

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's 9:36 A.M. New York Time. The Dow is down almost 300 points.    No one knows how far it will plunge by time the market closes. Or 2018 ends. Or what it will do in 2019 and beyond. And, those over-60 become equal. Mostly.

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The Power of Podcasts with Doug Sandler

Speaker Launcher

Today we are talking with Doug Sandler about podcast production. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast, we are so fortunate to have Doug Sandler join us to help improve your podcast and share some great systems on how to build your audience. Doug is a nationally recognized speaker, writer, and founder of TurnKey […]. The post The Power of Podcasts with Doug Sandler appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Today we are talking with Doug Sandler about podcast production.

What’s the point? Why give a presentation unless you make sure you’ve got an audience?

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Example: Four panelists presented for 30 minutes then opened the session to Q&A. These were good presenters from respected organizations. They had prepared their remarks well and deserved a good crowd. Unfortunately, the session began with only 10 attendees in the room. Latecomers “swelled” the audience to 18. And guess what? Most of the attendees had work connections […]. Presentation skills Social media Speaker coaching

"Law & Order SVU" - Will It Go on to Season 21?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Much loved are Oliva Benson, Amanda Rollins, and Ice-T. But, nevertheless, "Law & Order SVU" is in its 20th season. The formula of the earnest detectives dealing with the most heinous of crimes gets worn-out. How many young rape victims do we want to meet in the hospital?

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Master the relationship even when your only tool is email

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I was on the phone with a client and we were laughing and bonding. It was especially cool because mainly we talk by email. And though we so laugh by emoji, it’s just not the same.

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Look at Me Now! - Erasing the Past

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sometimes it's that former college classmate with the elephant memory or a mean-spirited colleague from our first real job. That person gleefully brings up who we used to be that wasn't, well, our best self.

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Jessica Starr, 35 - Another High-Achiever Suicide

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Suicide is a complex subject. Actually, despite books such as "Night Falls Fast" by Johns Hopkins professor Kay Jamison, it remains a mystery. So, we really will never understand why yet another high achiever has taken her own life. 

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Suspense - Will That Save "A Million Little Things?"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"A Million Little Things" is leveraging suspense to lure the small audience it has back each week. It ratings hover around 3.4 million.    The season finale prepped the audience for the mysteries which will be explored when the series resumes in the winter.

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Recession, Of Course - Lots More Accidental Retirements

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Most Americans haven't bounced back financially from the 2008 downturn.    Yet, what's obvious is that another recession is on the way. As The Wall Street Journal reports, half of the U.S. chief financial officers expect one by the end of 2019 and 80% by the end of 2020. 

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Crypto Tanking, But Still a Help-Wanted Ad

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now, here's a challenge. Yes, crypto is tanking. But, on Craigslist help-wanted New Jersey section there is a ad for a part-time marketing specialist. It - which you can read - has been placed by BelcoBTm. Compensation is up to $1,000 monthly.

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"Criminal Minds" - This Could Be Our Last Season with Rossi, Spencer, and Garcia

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On "Criminal Minds," David Rossi's engagement to one of his former wives pumped some excitement into the aging series.    But, according to TVSeriesFinale , this season could be its last. Some of us wonder how it was able to keep going without the iconic Aaron Hotchner.

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Sherrod Brown: Bringing Back the Dignity of Work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

senator Sherrod Brown is taking on raw capitalism. The meme of his 2018 re-election campaign here in Ohio was:  the dignity of work.    That includes, of course, fair wages. And the dignity of work also can be his platform if he runs for U.S. president in 2020.

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"A Million Little Things" - Last Week Viewers Dropped to 3.2 Million

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Is "A Million Little Things" too Boston Yuppie to connect with us? The "us" is a bunch of folks who never anticipated the current level of change, uncertainty, financial insecurity, and crazy weather.    Last Wednesday, viewers fell off to 3.2 million.

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Did George H.W. Bush Meet Up with Barbara in Heaven? - Reflections on What's Next, After Life

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A Christian, George H.W. Bush had a firm belief in an afterlife. What seemed to ease his transition from living to the dying process was his conviction that he would join his wife Barbara in heaven. It worked. According to close friends, he had a peaceful death.    But that was Bush.

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10:59 A.M ET - Dow Down 322.48

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At the time of this writing, the Dow continues to plunge downward.    Even though this is the best time of the year, we are beginning to turn dark about our little futures. The heck with the macro issues, at least for those of us who aren't economists, politicos, and financial media.

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Paris Winter of Discontent - Perfect Timing for Barbarians at the Gate

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Timing is everything. The 125,000 protestors in France know that this best time of the year also can be the big revenue producer for retail, the hospitality industry, and transportation. Their power to disrupt that is making them heard. 

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Brotherly Love - Will and Harry United in Grief, Allegedly Alienated by Marriages (Media Story of 2019)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Global media outlets will always find a new angle in covering the very marketable British royals. Most recently, that's the supposed deteriorating relationship between Will and Harry. That is shaping up to be the media story of 2019.

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"The Mule" - Earl Stone Is Aging Everyman's (and Everywoman's) Search for Redemption

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In 'The Mule," glad hander Earl Stone enjoys things his way.    For decades, not surprisingly, that didn't include his wife and daughter. He prefers focusing on his flower business and being a somebody in the community. 

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Brutal Irony: CJR's Expose on Jones Day Will Probably Bring in Much New Business for Law Firm

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In CJR (which used to be known as the "Columbia Journalism Review") Andrew McCormick published an article about prestigious law firm Jones Day.    The coverage was not positive.

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AT&T - Chest Pains, Recovered Alcoholic Craves Drink, Tears, and Lost Time from Business

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

AT&T is no longer a monopoly.    Yet, within less than a month I have had not one but TWO Ernestine moments. Those experiences were frequent back then when AT&T was the only telecommunications game in town.

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Tragedy of Answered Prayers - Seeking Guidance, Not Chasing Concrete Goals

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones." " -  Saint Teresa of Avila. So universal is that phenomenon that author Truman Capote used the concept of answered prayers for his last (unfinished) novel.

2018 52

Michael Cohen - His Inner Life

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Both were a U.S. president's lawyers. Both were the first of those presidents' men to wind up with a prison sentence. They were Chuck Colson back in Watergate Days and, more recently, Michael Cohen. Colson found redemption.

2018 52

Elite Branding v. Invisible Hand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's the way it is. And likely that's the way it will continue to be in the near future. Clients will grouse but pony up the increase in fees elite law firms demand. Essentially it's the mindset of You won't get fired if you hire X law firm.

2018 52

"FBI" - Probably Enough Viewers Like It

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Viewers are on the side of "FBI," that new series by "Law & Order" creator Dick Wolf. "FBI" started out with a 10.082 million viewers. That's typical with a new introduction on television. There hasn't been much of a drop-off since.

2018 52

Legal Win for Donald Trump Against Stormy Daniels, Via SuperLawyer Charles Harder

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Charles Harder strikes again. This time it's as the lawyer representing Donald Trump. The loser is plaintiff Stormy Daniels who had filed a defamation lawsuit against Trump. The latter had called her a "con." " The judge perceived that as hyperbolic rhetoric, not defamation. 

2018 52

Over-40 in Era of Extreme Age Bias - 5 Strategies

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Age bias exists. Lawsuits alleging that have been filed against employers ranging from PwC to Alphabet.    In this era of extreme cost control the relatively high salary of seasoned employees and the relatively high fees of experienced gig workers are a no-no. 

2018 52

From Counterculture to The Loneliest Generation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Factor in loneliness in trading off your lifelong location for a lower-cost one. That's exactly what I advise those over-50 whom I coach.    Sure, continuing to pony up the taxes for a house or condo in Connecticut is expensive.

2018 52

Symbol of Hate-Filled Times: McKenzie Adams, Suicide, Age 9

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

McKenzie Adams, a fourth-grader at U.S. Jones school, nurtured a relationship with a boy. She was black. He is white. It's the past tense for Adams because she apparently hung herself on December 3rd. The setting of this tragic narrative is Linden, Alabama. 

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Dow Recovers - But Shaken Aging Admit "It's Getting Serious"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Eventually, the Dow bounced back today. It regained its losses and some. But the aging remain shaken. Those whom I coach parachuted into changing reality. They feel they can't plan, not with any optimism that they would derive the outcomes they want. The meme has become: It's getting serious.

2018 52

Fox Now - Roger Who?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

hat was fast. A sexual scandal, a forced resignation, an accidental death - then, it appears, it's all over for the legacy of Roger Ailes. Once he was so powerful in cable broadcast that some speculated his boss at Fox Rupert Murdoch was afraid of him.

2018 52

Of Course, I Don't Trust

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This won't make it to "Dateline." " There is no mystery about who was the killer.    The wife of Ian Mastin confessed to police that her husband was beating and attempting to strangle her. At Tulane Law School he was a 1L.

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