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Think BIG to create high-impact presentations

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You want your presentations to have an impact on your audience — change them, move them to action, inspire them. One way to do this is to think BIG, both in terms of your concepts and your visuals. Big ideas help to inspire people.

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How to Use Two Factor Theory to Improve Employee Engagement

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Employee engagement has finally come to the forefront of the business world. A motivated, healthy and committed workforce is key to effectively scaling your business. Businesses with engaged employees enjoy lower rates of employee turnover.

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Where to Find the Money in Speaking with Jane Atkinson

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Recently, one of my private coaching clients shared that somebody told him “there is no money in speaking”. And I thought about that for a minute. And I’m like, what, what do you mean there’s no money in speaking?

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"A Million Little Things" - Ratings Up More Than 21% in 18 - 49 Demographic

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last night's episode of Millennial drama "A Million Little Things" was a homerun in ratings. According to TVSeriesFinale , in the key demographic - 18 to 49 - viewership was up more than 21%. And, overall viewership rose almost 8%.

The Best Way to Use Visual Elements in Your Slides

Presentation Guru

As I work with many professional graphic designers, I’ve witnessed firsthand how important it is to synergize great messaging with strong visuals. I’ve also witnessed this pairing go very, very wrong.

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How to transform presentation content into video social media posts

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Here’s a question about presentations and videos I started to get a lot last month. I’ll paraphrase it: Hey Laura. How do you do those square, short, silent little videos that you share on LinkedIn and Twitter? The answer is: really easily! I use a tool called Canva.

Why do Christians consider all Gods but their God to be fiction?

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Ask any Christian if they believe that the Greek and Roman gods were real and they would laugh. “Of course not,” they’d say. “Those gods were myths.” ” Ask them if they believed in the ancient Celtic or Aztec gods and … Continue reading →

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3 strategies to create a proposal that wins the business

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According to Hubspot, 80-90% of business is lost at the proposal stage. I couldn’t find actual research to support this and it’s reasonable it’s just the odds. If a planner sends an RFP to five (or more) companies with the intent of saying yes to only one, the math is simple. But here are three more compelling reasons proposals (and the sellers who submit them) lose the business. It’s all transaction. No vision. No excitement. No personalization. It’s thoughtless.

Corporate Earnings Calls - Beware When Leadership Uses Euphemisms/Cliches

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A growth field is the computerized analysis of corporate earnings via natural language processing technology.

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Uber Goes "MAD Men"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The buzz is all about Uber's Q3 loss. Yesterday when that was announced the stock continued its slide downward. That's at about 40% less than where it was last June.    So, it should be no surprise that, reports TechCrunch , Uber is trying whatever to exit such as pickle.

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Gawker (including 2.0) - Jinxed?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Ever since wrestling celebrity Hulk Hogan filed a lawsuit against digital tabloid Gawker, it's been plagued with life-and-death struggles. Superlawyer who also helps out Melania Trump Charles Harder won a $141 million verdict.

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UBER Q3 $1.16 Billion Loss - End of Era of Rapid Growth/No Profit Business Model

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

First, WeWork. Now this. For this fiscal year so far, UBER has lost $7 billion. For Q3, the loss announced today was $1.15 billion. Here are more details from MarketWatch. No question, investors are losing patience. The business model of rapid growth/no profit no longer is attracting believers.

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Rajat Gupta's "Mind Without Fear" - Perils of the Premature Memoir

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Like one-time on-air cable star Megyn Kelly, former head of McKinsey Rajat Gupta is attempting to accomplish a comeback. That's  the game in America where success usually is fleeting. 

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The Battle of the Superlawyer Brands - David Boies Sues Alan Dershowitz

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today, in Manhattan Supreme Court, one superlawyer sued another superlawyer. The plaintiff is  the  David Boies. The defendant is the  Alan Dershowitz. 

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Not Leaving Las Vegas - Recalling the Saga of Stuart Shorter

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Las Vegas, like so many metro areas, is undergoing the perfect storm.    There is growing homeless created by: Landlord Nation, that is, high rents with no caps for the percentage of increase at lease-renewal time. Substance abuse, and not only opioids.

Hell No, You Don't Want a Higher IQ for Yourself, for Your Future Offspring

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A five-judge panel on a New York appeals court ruled to suspend Gordon Caplan's license to practice law. That will be in effect until a later hearing. They determined he was guilty of serious crime. Here are more details from the New York Post.

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Psychiatrists, Sister Immaculata, Mom Were Right: Later Researchers Would Label that Wisdom the Operation of Mirror Neurons

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those in the know always knew. They ranged from the wise members of the psychiatry profession to the nuns teaching in Roman Catholic schools to mom. What they knew is this: Our associates affect us, significantly.

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Line-Cutter Kevin Davis Is Dead - Everything I Need to Stay Alive I Learned on Mean Streets of New York

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

You  don't  cut the line. Not in New York.    And, now we know: Not in Maryland, either. If you are insane or suffer from extreme self-destructiveness and do cut the line, punishment may be immediate. Yes, you could get beat up and die.

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Women in the Workplace - McKinsey 2019 Report Presents Surprising Finding on What's Blocking Movin' on Up

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For five years McKinsey & Company, along with LeanIn.org, had been researching gender parity in the workplace. In the 2019 report there is a finding that shifts attention from the "glass ceiling" to what the study labels the "broken rung."

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Give the World a Trike

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was bravado. But, part of me believed it at the time I purchased the trike (adult tricycle) at  Wersell Bike Shop , Toledo, Ohio.    I  had  to believe that three-wheel contraption could really get me, an over-50, everyplace I wanted to go.

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The Forgiveness Meme v. Extreme Psychic Benefits of Revenge (that is, if you wait & serve it cold)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The current meme is forgiveness. Do that, goes that line of spiritual thinking, and you are liberated from the preoccupation with a wrong done you. But, the reality, as usual, is very different from what has become a platitude.

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DLA Piper - Now Its Story Is Being Shaped by Media (and mostly beyond its control)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Increasingly, BigLaw is going public in the management of litigation against it - and the fallout in the court of public opinion.    In "Tolton, et al. Jones Day," for example, the defendant posted on this lawsuit on its website.

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Starbucks W/O WiFi = Expensive Coffee, Target as Superhero

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Horrors. There was an outage one morning on Buckeye Broadband High-Speed Internet Service in West Toledo, Ohio. Of course, since I operate two telecommuting enterprises I headed out to Starbucks for an internet connection.

Making Sexual Harassment Training Less Boring, More Effective (and maybe males can become comfortable working with females again)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Does sexual harassment continue in the workplace because formalized training is so 1980s, in tone, format, and content? Consequently, those being supposedly trained just don't get it - not the fundamentals, not the nuances? And the culture is wide-open to problems of interpretation?

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President L. Rafael Reif's Letter to MIT Community - Exactly Right Format, Content, Tone for Crisis Communications

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

MIT got pulled into the force field created by the legal scrutiny of the late Jeffrey Epstein. Yes, that elite institution had accepted large amounts of money from him and those on his network and attempted to cover it up. No question, MIT was and still is in crisis.

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Brand SoftBank Group in Play - Beyond the Fundamentals of Crisis Communications

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Head of the Softbank Group Massayoshi Son indicates that its investors are still experiencing gains. However, given its quarterly loss of $6.4 billion, the collapse of its "darling" WeWork, and troubles with its investment fund Vision, the once powerful brand is in play So is Son's own branding as a global force in investing. Here are more details from MarketWatch.    Overall, Son is following the playbook for crisis communications. He is out there, highly visible.

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Power Players at Work - Does Threat of Financial Penalties Just Make Them Smirk?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Law firms Jones Day and DLA Piper are high profile in the media for alleged bad behavior by its power players.    Meanwhile, law firm Freshfields is taking steps to prevent that by locking in at the front end a financial penalty for misconduct. If an internal investigation is launched, 20% can be siphoned off from the lawyer's annual profit sharing that year.

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I've Been Doing it Wrong - And I Bet You Have Too!

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Day 27 - or is it 28 - of the #WinAnyway Challenge - and I've had an epiphany. Challenges Goals Inspiration Motivation Success Victory WinAnyway

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Managing the Battle of Your Internal vs External Whys

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