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How to Deal With People Who Interrupt You at Work Your voice deserves to be heard, even if it’s not the loudest in the room.

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A Working Life IV: Sun Microsystems, 1990 – 2004

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

After attending a recent Sun Microsystems Alumni Reunion I’ve been inspired to continue the series on My Working Life that I last updated in May 2018 with Part III: My Early Career. As mentioned at the end of the last installment, I attended an interview in Milpitas for a position in tech support with Sun. […]. The post A Working Life IV: Sun Microsystems, 1990 – 2004 appeared first on Professionally Speaking.

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How to … Use Video in Your Presentations

Presentation Guru

Earlier in September, my fellow columnist Rob Oliver wrote a great piece on using video in sales presentations. If you are in sales or pitching, he has some fantastic ideas for you.

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Punch Up Your Program with Humor with Rik Roberts

Speaker Launcher

They say laughter is good for the soul…it’s also a great way to make your audience relax and feel more connected to you as a speaker. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, we welcome comedian Rik Roberts to share his insight on how to inject a little humor into your keynote.

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How to Create Visual Documents That Motivate Senior Leaders

Duarte Blog

A few years ago, in an all-hands meeting at my former company, my CEO asked the entire team to suggest ideas on how to get us to our Q1 goal. My hand shot up. I was excited to share my ideas with him, and after I did, he responded enthusiastically: “Great! Write up the details [.] continue reading.

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"A Million Little Things" Continues to Struggle (with good reason)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last season, the new series "A Million Little Things" almost didn't make it. Then The Deciders switched it from Wednesday to Thursday night. That made a difference. Viewership picked up. The programming was renewed for the 2019 - 2020 season.    But, the struggle continues.

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How to Do Market Segmentation The Right Way

SlideModel

You may have a great product, top-notch go-to-market strategy and a bullet-proof sales campaign, and still fail to generate the revenues you expected. Well, because you are trying to spray and pray approach – trying to appeal to everyone and hoping that someone will bite.

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Become an effective and efficient business writer, and get a free book

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Do you want to become a more effective and efficient business writer? If so, Harness the Business Writing Process is for you. The book is ideal for anyone who has to write email, letters, proposals, reports and web content. If you find … Continue reading →

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Another Leap in Front of Subway Train in NYC - Underground of Despair

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The New York City subway system, running under that iconic terrain, continues to be the underground of despair. Today, reports the New York Post , there has been yet another apparent suicide.

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Communicate Care: 3 Ways to Manage Difficult Situations

SpeakerSue Says...

What’s worse? Missing an opportunity to say something smart or saying something dumb? Both suck. And neither needs to happen.

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Gregory Eells, Head of U of PA Counseling,Took His Own Life - Suicidal Ideation as Normal

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Are you thinking of killing yourself?" " That's what students at the elite University of Pennsylvania have been trained to put out there with peers. That's part of a program in active listening. During the past 6 years 14 students there had committed suicide.

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E-Bikes - Eco + Wellness + Minimalism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Check the help-wanted on Craigslist. You will notice recruiting for jobs and projects related to promoting e-bikes, that is, the electric bicycle. Those marketing initiatives range from special events for e-bike demos to planning the strategy for a social media campaign by a retailer.

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That "Open Letter" - Communications Power Tool (both internally and externally)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At DLA Piper, junior partner Vanina Guerrero's open letter achieved its objective: She wanted the right attention for her request to be released from mandatory arbitration to deal with a complaint against one of the law firm's leaders. 

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Every Month I Will Save $706 (Source: Nerd Wallet)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"In Mexico, I won't need a car." " That's what a communications colleague gushed. Finally, he had figured out where he could have a middle-class lifestyle in retirement.

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Brandt Jean and Tammy Kemp - A Tale of the Two Hugs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The hug is no longer a value-free behavior. Just consider all the embraces being classified as "unwanted attention" in EEOC complaints and lawsuits.    The world, including media outlets, cheered one hug as a forgiveness gesture. It was by Brandt Jean.

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Now This: "Graham Chase Robinson v. Robert De Niro and Canal Productions"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today, announces law firm Sanford Heisler Sharp, Graham Chase Robinson filed a lawsuit against Robert De Niro and his business entity Canal Productions. Here is the posting on SHS' website. And, here are more details from USA Today.

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Gordon Caplan - What Felicity Huffman Got + 2 More Weeks

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One-time prominent law partner Gordon Caplan got off relatively easy in CollegeAdmissionsGate.    Last May he had taken a guilty plea for one count of fraud and conspiracy.    His lawyers argued that he should receive as little jail time as had Felicity Huffman - 14 days.

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Dick Wolf's "Chicago PD" Needs Work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In season 7, Dick Wolf's "Chicago PD" added 10% more viewers. That's rare for a series that isn't new. One of the attractive features of the programming is parachuting in our favorites from the 2 other Wednesday night Wolf Chicago platforms.

Sports Illustrated Cutting 40 Positions, Adding 200 Contract Workers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Connect the dots on this one. What's obvious is that full-time media employees are vulnerable to job cuts when a property changes hands and contract ones land new opportunities. Recently, The Maven licensed the rights to Sports Illustrated print and digital editions.

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Uber Works App - Why the Hell Would I Switch from Craigslist, Mediabistro, Pro Blogger to That?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As every gig economy worker knows, there are myriad platforms out there providing possible assignments. In my field of communications, they range from the paid LinkedIn ProFinder to the free Craigslist, MediaBistro, and Blogging Pro Finder. 

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Vanina Guerrero's EEOC Complaint against DLA Piper - The Media Fun Has Already Begun

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Top law firm DLA Piper now has a target on its back for global negative media attention. Daily Mail picks up the coverage from Law.com that junior partner Vanina Guerrero filed a complaint with EEOC and sent an open letter in the firm asking to be released from mandatory arbitration.

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No One Is Smirking - The Strange Saga of Joel Smithers MD

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A wry observer might comment that Joel Smithers, M.D. traded away his professional reputation and freedom for relative peanuts. That would have simply been an irony to smirk about had not his criminal activity tore apart the fabric of society through opioid addictions. 

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Plunging Dow Jones Days and More - Fellow Senior Citizens, Don't Shoot Yourself in the Foot

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Things don't look good. For the second day in a row, the Dow Jones has plunged more than 300 points. Now it's down almost 500 points. The triggers range from a lousy report about manufacturing in the U.S. to the Impeachment-related uncertainty.

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Impeachment Is Sexy, But.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"I am a man more sinned against than sinning." " Those self-pitying words were uttered by King Lear as he finds himself in a pickle created by his own myopia. Those verbal theatrics are from William Shakespeare's iconic tragic drama "King Lear.

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That Blue Dress Was All-Wrong - Murder Conviction for Amber Guyer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Dallas jury had the option of manslaughter for former police officer Amber Guyer. Instead, as Law and Crime reports, they came up with a conviction of murder. That carries a sentence of up to 90 years.    The prosecution had hammered that she had made "unreasonable decisions."

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Purdue Pharma's Sackler Family - What kglobal Crisis Czar Gene Grabowski Observes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Brand equity  is  money.    So, what the members of the Sackler family of Purdue Pharma could lose in the proposed settlement of the opioid lawsuits is not just a major chunk of their $13 billion fortune. 

2019 52

Jones Day - Is There a Bullseye on Its Back?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Law firm Jones Day may function as a black box. But its association with the now-distressed Trump Administration has made it high profile. During the 2016 presidential election, its partner Don McGahn represented the Make America Great campaign.

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Impeachment Narrative, Blocking All Other Stories - Mother Teresa Who?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"SNL," along with Alec Baldwin, backbackback. As the often critical Daily Mail salutes, the 45th season of up-and-down in the ratings and in the American heart "SNL" opened with a homerun.

2019 52

Will #MeToo Give "Law & Order SVU" 22nd Season?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The 21st season of iconic "Law & Order SVU" is not off to a promising start. The first episode was the  second  ripped from the headlines play-out of the Harvey Weinstein allegations of sexual misconduct. The plot for that one focused on an actual film producer.

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Understanding Clinical Depression as a "Chronic Disease"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In The New York Times Jill Harper M.D. classifies clinical depression as a chronic disease. She provides the analogy of cancer. Yes, like cancer, it could go into remission. Some remain depression-free. And, yes, like cancer, it also could go out of remission.

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Law Firm Specializing in Employment Issues - Sanford Heisler Sharp - Investigating Suicide at Facebook

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On Friday, Facebook confirmed that the death of its employee at its Menlo Park, California headquarters a week earlier had been a suicide. That announcement came after a protest had been conducted outside that headquarters. Here are more details from CNBC.

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Mergers Mean Redunancies - New York Media Employees Should Be Scared (so should those at Vox)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Before, during, and after mergers, employees at both entities are jittery about their job security.    Mergers create redundancies. Corporation X which mergers with Corporation Y only needs one investor relations department.

2019 52

Kars4Kids: Do Lots of Good w/o Red Tape

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yes, the accident had been declared my fault. But it wasn't a big one. And it happened in the state of Michigan which is no-fault. Yet, between that and my relocation from Youngstown, Ohio to Toledo, OH, State Farm had raised my monthly insurance premium for auto and home more than double.    It was time. Simultaneously I was going to do good and do good for myself: Eliminate car ownership from my life. The neighborhood is totally walkable. There's ride-share.

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Very Strange Help-Available, Indeed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Details. careers

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Amber Guyger and Brandt Jean - The Extreme Power of Forgiveness

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Forgiveness is the first step in healing. And the brother of murder victim Botham Jean - Brandt Jean - began that process. Here are all the details from the New York Post.    Essentially, it was all about the symbolism of a hug. In court today at the sentencing of convicted murderer Amber Guyger (10 years, w chance of parole after 5), Brandt asked the judge's permission to hug his brother's killer. Unthinkable? Not in the heart and soul of Brandt. Permission had been granted.

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Johnson & Johnson's Settles OH Opioid Lawsuit - But Its Future, Future of Pharma Industry Remain in Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Across America, Johnson & Johnson still faces hundreds of lawsuits because of how it marketed opioids. In Oklahoma it lost the public nuisance trial about this and is on the hook for $572 million (but is appealing). And, once a symbol of pulling out all stops to protect the public good (remember Tylenol tampering), its brand is tarnished. Yet, the leadership at J&J might see progress in its settling the opioid lawsuit filed by two Ohio counties for $20.4 million.

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For Those Who Love "Forensic Files" - What Alan Dershowitz Contends David Boies Said

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Alan Dershowitz has been contending that he has The Tape. On it, he claims that Virginia Roberts Giuffre's lawyer David Boies stated that he did not believe that Dershowitz had sex with his client (that is, Giuffre). As yet, no transcript of the tape has been made public. In court, though, Boies did admit that Dershowitz's travel records do not align with Giuffre's contentions of unwanted sexual activity.

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