Sat.Apr 13, 2019 - Fri.Apr 19, 2019

A conversation with Conor Neill

Manner of Speaking

I have just returned home after my annual week teaching public speaking and communication skills at the IESE Executive MBA Programme in Barcelona, Spain.

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Interview: Maile Collmer, Referral Marketer

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Maile believes that business is built one connection at a time. In other words, she believes in individual excellence as well as team excellence. A team can do so much more than an individual, and excellent teams are made of excellent individuals doing their part. Maile is a marketer who built a referral team that […] Maile believes that business is built one connection at a time. In other words, she believes in individual excellence as well as team excellence.

How to Captivate and Persuade Your Audience with Transparency

Presentation Guru

Giving a presentation is like pulling up to a stranger in your car and yelling, “Hey, let’s go for a drive!“ You’re hoping that the stranger will humor you and at least get in the car, giving you a chance to prove that you’re a trustworthy driver and that it’s going to be a great ride.…

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How To Create Online Courses

SlideModel

The e-learning industry keeps growing at a rapid pace. By 2025, it is expected to reach $325 billion , up from the estimated $107 billion last year. What’s even more interesting is that online courses specifically comprise $46 billion of the total e-learning market.

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Speaking Business Success Strategies Part II: The Rising Superstar (or Intermediate Speaker)

Speaker Launcher

Last week we started our series on speaking business success strategies that will help you weave your way through the more challenging times in a speaking business. Part I of our series focused on the Emerging Speaker.

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Greenwich, CT - What's Changed, What's the Same (such as so many AA meetings)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The big old-line mansions aren't selling in Greenwich, Connecticut. During Q1 2019, Bloomberg reported sales were down 25%. The ethos of that affluent community has changed. What are selling are those smaller kinds of residences. Those are perfect for getaways from Manhattan.

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Do not bother people on Mondays

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Joan’s Tech Tips: an occasional series of quirky tips for anyone who has to communicate Mondays are not a good day to bother people. Monday mornings are the worst. People feel overwhelmed with the tasks already in front of them. Many wonder how they’ll manage the week’s deadlines. Some wonder how they’ll make it through the […]. Career info Freelance Writing

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Speaking Business Success Strategies Part II: The Rising Superstar (or Intermediate Speaker)

Speaker Launcher

Last week we started our series on speaking business success strategies that will help you weave your way through the more challenging times in a speaking business. Part I of our series focused on the Emerging Speaker.

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Live Like Medieval Monk, Now & Throughout Retirement

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They are everywhere: Rational men and women who wake up one day and recognize they will never have enough to retire or stay retired. They are probably in their 50s. They read they could make it into their 90s. There is hope, at least according to Jared Dillian's article on MarketWatch.

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Your secret equation for prospecting success

SpeakerSue Says...

Care + personalization = engagement. Personalize your touchpoint. Evoke authentic emotion. Make the next step friction-less. Delight with a vision statement. The equation starts with caring enough about their success/happiness/delight/comfort instead of your passion for your product or desire to make a sale. BONUS. Should you ever cold email today? No and maybe.

Which Oxford prime minister was the best speaker?

Max Atkinson

Since 1945, 10 of the 14 (72%) UK prime ministers were graduates of Oxford university. None had been to Cambridge, Durham, London or any other English university. Gordon Brown graduated and taught at Sottish universities.

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The Things Nobody Tells You About Speaking with Grant Baldwin

Speaker Launcher

Today we are taking a deep dive into some things that are rarely discussed before going into the speaking business. I am joined by Grant Baldwin who is a nationally known speaker, podcaster, and author who has helped thousands of people start and build their own speaking business through his Booked and Paid to Speak […]. The post The Things Nobody Tells You About Speaking with Grant Baldwin appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Instead of Investing in M.B.A. Degree, Read These 11 Books (Jack Welch's isn't included, Dale Carnegie's is)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Once considered the degree with the guaranteed high ROI - the M.B.A. - has gone uncool.    According to a 2018 Kaplan survey , 70% of M.B.A. programs report applications are down.

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LinkedIn ProFinder - Sure, Go for Free 30-Day Trial

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

LinkedIn dominates job search. Increasingly, those looking to hire request the link to our LinkedIn Profile instead of a resume. And corporations such as Unilever which experimenting with digital recruiting have Artificial Intelligence scan our LinkedIn site. 

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Glutted Personal Finance Media Space - Money Magazine Gets Squeezed Out

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Launched in 1972, Money Magazine was  the  source for personal finance info about the best of whatever.    We read it. We quoted it. We trusted it.

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Madonna - Unfortunately, She Missed Doing a Johnny Carson

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Late night talk show host Johnny Carson went out at the top of his game.    Too bad for Madonna she missed that opportunity. Before a formidable competitor like Lady Gaga pranced in to take over the space created by Madonna, she should have retired.

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Politics Smolitics - We Are Our Portfolios

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sometime after midnight Edward Jones updates the numbers in my general brokerage account and my Roth IRA. I go to bed with thoughts of purchasing big-ticket items (again) dancing in my head. In the morning my postings on social media and social networks get bolder.

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"Good Girls" - FBI Jim Puts Squeeze on Ruby

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The tipping point in getting Ruby to cooperate with FBI Jim is this: He calmly asks her the names of her children's grandparents. Then he tells her gently that he wants to ensure that they will have responsible caretakers when she and her husband are serving hard time.

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Let Donald Trump Keep Making Stock Market Gains His Signature - Small Investors Have Shot at Financial Security

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"The value of the U.S. stock market has risen by $9.1 trillion, or 35.6% since Election Day in 2016, according to Wilshire Associates." " -  MarketWatch, April 14, 2019. Here is the article. 

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The New Aging: Shaking Off Status

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The post-war economic boom. That rising tide lifted the boats of so many of us kids from low-income families. We wound up going to college and making more in a year than our parents did in 20 years. With that came the burden of status.

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Resumes/Cover Letters, Your Edge for Success (YES), and The Disrupted Job Search Category

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Resumes and cover letters? Some employers are still using those in the hiring process. But, they could soon enough be history - ancient history. Grandma, what was a "resume?"  "  Large corporations such as Unilever are experimenting with blowing up job search.

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Straight from Machiavelli: Democrats Hire Jones Day

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Trump Administration dumped law firm Jones Day for any legal work on the reelection campaign. Here is the coverage of that development. A Democrat who's campaigning for U.S. president and who has the funding would be smart to hire Jones Day to manage election legal matters.

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Reversal of Fortune (along with influence and power) - Jones Day

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"The Trump campaign has hired its own in-house attorney [Nathan Groth] for its 2020 reelection bid - shifting future business away from Jones Day, the law firm, that has represented Trump since his first run for president." 

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The White Shoe Law Firm & "Tolton v. Jones Day"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Jones Day is proud of its success in promoting a diverse group of outstanding lawyers."  "  Posted in April 2019, on Jones Day's website. Here is the entire statement. From the get-go, law firm Jones Day blew crisis management 101. Yes, "Tolton v.

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Wrapping Our Minds and Hearts Around "Crazy"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last night "Law & Order SVU" played with the definition of "legal insanity" in a soul-wrenching way. A successful female lawyer at first tried to pin the murder of her husband and two children on the nanny. Then Fin discovered blood of the deceased on her sneakers.

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More Shade Thrown on Morrison & Foerster - "Doe v. MoFo"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"The federal judge [U.S. Magistrate Jacqueline Scott Corley] overseeing the gender discrimination case against Morrison & Foerster has denied the firm's motion to sanction a former associate [Jane Doe 4] who signed a waiver of claims before suing the firm." 

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Jones Day - Coincidence or Case of Nerves?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Is it coincidence or a sign that those in the loop at Jones Day are jittery about the $200 million gender lawsuit "Tolton v. Jones Day?' ' Here is a copy of that 107-page complaint. In Law.com , Dan Packel reports: "Eric Landau.

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Some Heavy Reading - The Mueller Report

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here is your copy, along with redactions. legal

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Felicity Huffman Could Do a Chuck Colson

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Lock her up. That's how AdmissionsGate is turning out for Felicity Huffman. There will be jail time.    Federal prosecutors want 4 to 8 months. But, according to her April 4th plea agreement, the actual sentence will probably be closer to the lower number. 

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Tipping Point in National Conversation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now we can decide. We have the Mueller Report (along with redactions). It has become the loudest voice in the U.S, drowning out all the usual ranters on social media as well as in the blogosphere. Check Twitter, check advocacy blogs.

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Mossimo Giannulli - Hey, Now What Do You Think of This Guy?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It is now totally out there that Mossimo Giannulli, accused of myriad crimes in AdmissionsGate, forged documents in the 1980s. Those served to have his father believe that he was matriculating in the traditional way as a student at USC.

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Glassdoor - According to Its Criteria I Wasn't Competitor to Your Edge for Success, Reinstated My Assesment of Interview

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Let's cut to the chase: Yes, it's worth the agita, time, and loss of a night's sleep to push back - on whatever.    Especially if the 1st amendment might be involved. 

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Paradise Lost - Implications for the New Aging, Bankruptcy Lawyers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's the news. The Border Patrol is making drops.    Illegal migrants are overwhelming the city of Yuma, Arizona. Residents fear the mobs roaming the streets. What will happen to their property.    A similar phenomenon has been happening in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

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When We Die We Probably Know We're Dead - Great News for Clinical Depressives

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"We know we are dead when we die because our brains keep working to make us aware of what's happening around us, haunting new research [by Sam Parnia] suggests."  "  - Science section in Fox News, April 2019. Here is the article.

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What F. Scott Fitzgerald Understood that Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli Don't

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From the get-go on the new job, some old hand swings by and clues us into The Rules. That is, the essentials of the organizational culture or how things get done there. Often The Rules are unique to that workplace.

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Alan Dershowitz Defense of Jeffrey Epstein Is Gift That Keeps Giving to Media

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Alan Dershowitz has defended many famous people. But his defense of rich, influential, and well connected Jeffrey Epstein keeps biting him in the butt. The latest negative development on that front has been a defamation lawsuit filed by a woman who, when she was underage.

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They'll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again - Those MeToo Litigation Plaintiffs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For every Gretchen Carlson who settled for $20 million and gained unique access to new opportunities, there have many women who lost everything in filing MeToo kinds of lawsuits.    Yes, litigation meant burning bridges. The plaintiffs probably felt rage.

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