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Speak Schmeak

One of my clients just emailed out his speaking schedule, inviting colleagues to attend. I was mistakenly added to the group—wrong Lisa! Here's what I saw: 29 speaking engagements. over 3 months. across five midwestern states (they drive to the majority of their engagements).

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Systems for Getting to 7 Figures with Josh Linkner

Speaker Launcher

Climbing the ladder of the speaking world takes time, dedication and hard work. I have been looking forward to this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show since it was booked and today, I’m thrilled to welcome Josh Linkner.

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The Communication Blog

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Zhooshing up your business language with made-up or unusual words

More than PowerPoint...

“Zhoosh” It’s a word that’s fun to say, but hard to spell. It has its roots in Polari, the slang language of low creative and underground subcultures. And yet, I used the word “zhoosh” in a client work email last month. Was I being professional?

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Freelance writing world continues to change, not always for the better

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Never have so many words been written by so many people. Never have so many, not all, writers been paid so little. Yes folks, the freelance writing world continues to change. And not always for the better. The Internet is kicking … Continue reading →

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The Guru’s Big Five Questions – Stephen Welch

Presentation Guru

Stephen Welch is an independent communications and leadership consultant. He works with individuals and organisations to improve how they communicate their messages and drive change.

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"60 Minutes" Interview with YouTube's Susan Wojcicki - Bring on the Regulators

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On "60 Minutes," YouTube chief executive officer Susan Wojcicki shocked the world. And, probably never again, will anyone put the knock on lawyers for being moral relativists. She won that title. Here is the coverage from Tech Crunch.

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Weather as THE Story - Even Drudge Report Backs Away from Politics

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Climate change has pull force. So, weather, even a moderate snowstorm, becomes THE story. 

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New York Magazine's Madame Clairevoyant Compares Favorably with My Pricey Psychic

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This week's predictions by Madame Clairevoyant already have been posted in New York Magazine. Her observations are among the publication's most popular columns. 

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Uber's Safety Report Sure Doesn't Make Me Feel Safe

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

By doing this safety report and releasing it, Uber might assume it is positioning and packaging itself in a positive manner. And its head of legal Tony West is calling the initiative a "new approach." " But, the reality is that the sexual assault numbers are scary.

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Since Biblical Times, Society Needed Scapegoats - "Tolton et al. v. Jones Day"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The $200 million gender discrimination lawsuit "Tolton et al. Jones Day" continues to be high profile. It's no longer unthinkable that it could result in ousting Jones Day's managing partner Stephen J. Brogan from his position of influence and power.

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Holiday Family Dynamics: Plan Exit After 3 Hours, 54 Minutes (including to Motel 6)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Flashpoints in family dynamics can happen fast. Actually, Motel 5 conducted a survey to quantify just how long family members have over the holidays to enjoy each other before the situation becomes, well, unbearable. That's the point at which the police might be contacted to swing by.

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Lordstown, Ohio: Fresh Symbol of Midwest Manufacturing Extreme Resilence

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There were three shifts. Then there were two shift. Soon there was one shift. And, the announcement came from GM that there would be no shifts at the Lordstown, Ohio plant, just outside Youngstown. 

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Stunner: Drudge Report Poll on Who Will Dem Nominee Has Hillary Come in Second

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

She hasn't even entered the race. Of course, there are hints out there that will happen. But, already some people are assuming she will parachute in, even at this late date. A sort of stunner: This morning (8:45 A.M.,

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Supposedly Sending a Message: Will Harvard Graduate Teaching/Research Assistants Be Heard (inside and beyond that elite academic institution)?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's Harvard. So, of course, the strike by graduate and research assistants is being closely watched by the media. The Wall Street Journal had covered it. And now, right on the scene, Boston Magazine is explaining the issues involved.

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Crying Game or Authentic Strong Emotion - Whatever, It Has No Place in Media Interviews, Legal Testimony

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tears.    They are assumed to be a sign that an adult human being is undergoing extreme emotion. So, yes, they tend to attract a lot of attention, both in the courts of public opinion and law.

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A Most Beautiful Trike Christmas Story

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Google Maps, the Directions Part, got it wrong. Or maybe the coders don't factor in headwinds and uphill terrain on streets of Toledo, Ohio. But, based on the time Google indicated it would take me to travel to from Point A to Point B, I decided against going by a cab.

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Glut of Editorial Types - Expect It to Surge Mid-2020 (and not just in New York City)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Every time there's a change in ownership or power at media companies, the editorial market gets more glutted. Reductions-in-force are inevitable. Those knocked out of the box have fewer and sometimes no boxes in which to regroup.

Your Situation Is High Stakes - Should You Publish a Book? (Alan Dershowitz is convinced that's a must-do)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Publishing a book eats resources, as well as one's soul. Just consider the expense of hiring a ghostwriter such as myself. In addition, a book is organic. What becomes Chapter 3 could change much in Chapter 1. Then, there's the promotion piece.

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"The Good Doctor" - Shaun, His Dying Father, and Passive Mother Inspect Old Wounds

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In tonight's soul-wrenching episode of "The Good Doctor" Shaun Murphy makes the leap into emotional complexity. He learns that his father is dying and wants to talk with him. Finally, through endless conversations with those on his support system, Shaun agrees to return to his hometown. 

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From the Schladetzky House to Hiding Under Desks During Cold War - Illusion of Safety

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The divorce was final. Kjersten E. Schladetzky and her two young sons probably felt "safe" from whatever the undertow had been. That assumption was wrong, dead wrong. All three were murdered by David Schladetzky, who after a standoff with police, committed suicide. 

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All Magazines - Dead, Or Soon Will Be (according to Michael Wolff)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Controversial Michael Wolff isn't being controversial when he declares this: Every magazine is dead or will soon be. Here are his observations in Mediaite. That format, popular in the 20th century, can't complete with native digital fare like the Drudge Report. 

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"Guilt by Accusation" - The Alan Dershowitz Best Defense in Giuffre Mess Could Be This Book

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Some contend Alan Dershowitz evolved into a power brandname not because of a genius legal mind.    Instead, he rose to influence, fame, and wealth through publishing and then cleverly promoting provocative books on issues related to law. Of the 40 books, eight had been best-sellers.

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Kim Twigg, et al. - 1978 to Very Painful Present

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Pain." " That's how David Muir summed up ABC's "20/20" two-hour special on the Twigg/Mays babies switched at birth in 1978. That was at Hardee Memorial Hospital in Florida.

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George Magazine - JFK Jr. Considered Making It Web-Based

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In too many ways George Magazine, created by John F. Kennedy Jr., was ahead of its time. That's a prominent theme in Steve Gillon's "America's Reluctant Prince," published last July. Gillon, although not a close friend, had been on Jr.'s 's network.

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Tone Is Everything - 3 Tips How to Not Be Tone-Deaf Like Peloton's "The Gift That Gives Back"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"It's your tone." " That was my assessment of a college textbook manuscript a corporate marketing executives had me review. "It's too much focused on you." " Tone is everything. And his was boastful. iGens would not only toss the book. They would march into the dean's office and demand something more respectful. Obviously, the Pelton holiday commercial "The Gift That Gives Back" failed to respect women.

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Not Following the Money - Dow Jones Skids, English Major Doesn't Have High ROI, So?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The dominant media meme, as well as the number-one topic in conversations, is: Money. That's America, at least in capitalistic circles. The experts keep providing supposedly solid advice on following the money. With the Dow Jones skidding , there are the recommendations for this stock, not that one. Sure, municipal bonds might be a good idea but here's what to watch out for.

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Possible Reversal of Fortune - How Will First Line of Alan Dershowitz's Obituary Read?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Controversy, he gleefully attracted, in his professional life. Essentially that was and is Alan Dershowitz's branding. And, he admits that in his latest book "Guilt by Accusation." " But, scandal, especially in his personal life, is another matter. Also, in that same book, Dershowitz goes to great lengths explaining how he keeps his nose clean - and out of controversy - in how he lives his private life. Here is my overview of "Guilt by Accusation."

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