Sat.May 02, 2020 - Fri.May 08, 2020

Webinar on Rhetorical Devices

Manner of Speaking

Jim Harvey and I are two of the three founders of Presentation Guru. Given the current state of affairs in the world, we have decided to experiment with webinars. We have a series of four webinars for anyone interested in delivering better speeches and presentations.

2020 130

Get Energized! 5 Tips to Create Energy in Your Virtual Presentations

DeFinis Communications

This morning I was speaking to a client who has worked remotely for many years.

2020 130

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Product Management: 6 Solid Best Practices For Newbie PMs

SlideModel

A product manager ensures that the product a company releases aligns with customers’ needs and expectations. It’s a challenging job that requires a lot of communication and coordination of efforts between different teams.

2020 79

Facilitating Virtual Collaboration: Tips and Tricks for Being Creative Virtually

Duarte Blog

While our new virtual world has changed the way we do business, it hasn’t stopped the creative wheel. Many of us are still tasked with solving creative challenges for ourselves, our clients, and customers.

2020 69

We’re All in This Together with Mike Robbins

Speaker Launcher

On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, I am very thankful to be joined by Mike Robbins, who will talk to us about finding inspiration, connection and community in uncertain times.

2020 63

After a Very Very Bad Week - Opening to Mysticism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was only Thursday. The job numbers hadn't even come out yet. I was unware that what had been a safe haven from COVID-19 - Lucas County, Ohio - was experiencing an ongoing rise of cases.    But I was already done.

2020 61

Simple Visual Aids That Work – 6 Rules for Non Designers

Presentation Guru

A BIG BIG THANK YOU! Thanks to all of you that attended the third podcast in a series of 4, ‘How to create and use simple visuals aids that work’. It’s the third in a series of four podcasts by John Zimmer and Jim Harvey, founders of Presentation Guru.…

2020 56

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Focus Hustle 5 | May 2020

Speaker Launcher

2020 56

Luxury Loses Its Cool - Neiman Marcus Files for Bankruptcy, Anna Wintour's Branding in Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

America may be returning to its Common Man roots. Yeah, in taste and spending, we're back to Puritan minimalism. Luxury? So pre-COVID-19.    Stranglehold on fashion that Anna Wintour had? Social networks put the tools to be a fashionista in anyone's hands.

2020 56

The biggest reason your new cleaning policy may not change anything and what your email really has to say to sell

SpeakerSue Says...

One of the most exciting parts of doing what I do – providing sales and communication training to teams throughout the world – is learning from my clients. Yesterday, a corporate planner from a multi-national organization, and I, enjoyed a robust conversation about communicating with her leaders. She talked about how concerned those leaders are about the health and well-being of their associates. They are frozen – but not letting it go!

2020 40

The Dream Job of Working in a Cultural Institution in Manhattan.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"The coronavirus has been devastating to cultural institutions in the city [Manhattan] that has been forced to shut their doors … and to cancel major fund-raising events …"  - Julia Jacobs, The New York Times , May 6, 2020. Darkness falls fast in The Time of the Coronavirus.

2020 56

BuzzFeed - 2nd Round of Cost-Cutting to Keep 2020 Losses Under $20 Million

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Again, the head of BuzzFeed Jonah Peretti has to turn to cost-cutting - for a second time. The first time around it was because of the arrival of COVID-19. He announced he would no longer take a salary until the crisis was over and did a graduated pay cut for employees.

2020 56

Walt Disney Co. - Tragic Symbol of Great Expectations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Before COVID-19, those in the Walt Disney Co. loop were high-fiving about success, including the acquisition of 21st Century Fox. In his memoir "Ride of a Lifetime," Bob Iger, then chief executive officer, expressed his deep satisfaction about that growth.  

2020 56

World on Fire in Summer 2020 - Circling Back to Despair/Rage of Riots of 1967

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Detroit. Newark. Even my little urban patch in the shadow of Manhattan - Jersey City. Those and more erupted in riots in 1967. There had been despair and rage, much like now. Those without access to the American Dream back then seemed to assume they had nothing to lose. 

2020 56

"World on Fire" - Memes of Kindness and Strength

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The PBS' series "World on Fire" has not only caught fire because its WW II turmoil mirrors COVID-19 times. In addition, the scripting is extraordinary. Characters are allowed to change. That can be rare in much of television.

2020 56

"Good Girls" - Over-the-Top Outrageous, Including FBI Agent

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Ratings are down for dark comedy "Good Girls." " And, that downward trajectory might accelerate. That's because the latest in the over-the-top outrageous developments in criminal activity and personal behavior is this: The three are now being pursued by an oddball female FBI agent.

2020 56

There Was No Ground Under Her - Pema Chodron Learned to Get Comfortable with Groundlessness

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" … want something solid to hold onto …" -  American Buddhist nun Pema Chodron in YouTube tutorial on Groundlessness.    There you were. A public relations up-and-comer. A brandname chef.    And, then you weren't any more.

2020 56

All Eyes on How Edelman Represents Neiman Marcus Group's Chapter 11

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The interesting thing about Neiman Marcus Group's filing for Chapter is this: The head Geoffroy van Raemdonck attributes the financial distress to COVID-19. Convenient or valid? On O'Dwyer PR , Kevin McCauley presents this explanation from the leadership.

2020 52

Commercial Real Estate Disrupted - Trophy Buildings Could Take on Negative Symbolism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In New York City, commercial landlords are demanding tenants continue to pony up the rent, even if they aren't using the office space because of COVID-19. However, the subtenants who contracted with We Work for office space contend their situation is different.

2020 52

The Extreme Joy of Leaking to the Media

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Recode chronicles the growing concern at Amazon about corporate employee "activism." " For example, those white-collar employees are using the internal communications systems to raise alarm about the safety of the blue-collar warehouse workers. Predictably Amazon is cracking down. 

2020 52

Colin Levy and Rich Jackson - Fresh Model for Lauching a Job Search Post-Termination

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On Twitter, reports Law.com , Colin Levy announced that he had been terminated from his job. That could be the new smart job-search tactic. Recently, Rich Jackson discussed his termination on a blog he launched - Homeless Editor.

2020 52

Rick Jackson - From THE Top Editor at The Herald-Times to Homeless

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The story isn't that Rick Jackson had recently been THE top editor at The Herald-Times and is now homeless. That's an all-too-familiar downward trajectory in the era of COVID-19. That story is, as DNYUZ reports, that he has leveraged that trauma into his site The Homeless Editor.

2020 52

Andy Lack - Surprised He Lasted So Long

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The news in the news about the NBC Universal restructuring isn't that Andy Lack is stepping down and will be gone by the end of the month. Here are the details from Deadline.

2020 52

Public Relations - Bias Lawsuits Against Law Firms Third Rail ("Cardwell v. Davis Polk, et al.")

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Why law firms should fear discrimination lawsuits by employees is obvious: The complaint itself provides at least a peek into many of the law firm's alleged moving parts.    That's why litigation ranging from "Tolton, et al. Jones Day" to "Cardwell v.

2020 52

Thank You, Marketers, Politicos, and Other Concerned Players, For Not Sharing COVID-19 Messaging

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Email and other communications pipelines are clogged with messaging - primarily platitudes - about COVID-19. That sort of outreach has surged way beyond the annoying notices about how an enterprise in some far-off nation can put me on the first page of Google.

2020 52

Warren Buffett - The End of All That, Too (and, so much for that we are in this together)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

COVID-19 is bringing the end to so much.    For example, forget the blind faith in higher education. Universities and colleges are fighting for their lives - both financially and in branding. Also shaken to the core is the Protestant Ethic, dominant since Puritan times.

2020 52

I Got a Good Diet for You: No Car

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

With remote working becoming more standard, it's possible to ditch the car. There's no more of the daily commute to work or trips to pitch to prospects. The obstacle to going carless, of course, is being a parent. Unlike in the immigrant neighborhoods of old New York, families make cars necessary. But for the rest of us, carelessness can shift into  the  strategy for both wellness and radical frugality. First, the wellness part.

2020 43

Power Outage - Anna Wintour

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Some people are born with power. Some have power thrust upon them. And, there are those who struggle to acquire power. But it is the rare human being who dies with power. Along the way most lose it. Yesterday it was announced that at NBC Universal, the News Group's Andy Lack has lost his. He will be gone by the end of the month.    And on the way to a power outage seems to be Vogue's long time leader Anna Wintour.

2020 43

Hilco Valuation Services, Quincy, MA - Writer/Editor (full-time)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Details. careers

2020 40

Political Writers, REMOTE, Left-Leaning, Paid (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Details. careers

2020 40

Business Interruption Insurance Coverage - Financials, Politics, and Legalities

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" while 'business interruption' coverage is indeed a common feature of commercial insurance policies, it doesn't typically provide coverage for communicable diseases or government-imposed shutdowns caused by a national emergency."  "  - Jim Gingerich, COVID-19 Claims Create Insurance Industry Crisis, published in Odwyerpr.com , May 6, 2020.

2020 40

Golf Website - REMOTE - Freelance Writer (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Details. careers

2020 40

Language Editor - REMOTE - Freelance (help - wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Details. careers

2020 40

Military & Defense Technology Writer - REMOTE (help - wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Details. careers

2020 40

Technical Writer for Power Tools, Tucson, Arizona (part - time)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Details. careers

National Captioning Institute, Santa Clarita, CA - Live Voice Writers, Full-Time, Will Train (help - wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Details. careers

2020 40

Marketing Content Specialist, Sacramento, CA (help - wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Details. careers