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Speechwriters: Foxes or Hedgehogs?

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

“A fox knows many things, but a hedgehog one important thing” — Archilochus I recently had a situation where a potential client in the technology industry preferred to hire a speechwriter with deep domain knowledge rather than go with someone with general writing skills. This is, in some ways, choosing the “hedgehog” who is a […]. Speechwriting

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Vocal space: Can I please hear you “Wow” me?

Kate's Voice

One of the most common vocal habits that we hear in business presentations is people dropping the volume of their last words to an almost inaudible level. I am quite sure the habit is a result of people being hunched over their computers all day, speaking into headsets rather than across a room. Headset mics […]. Vocal Image exercises perception vocal power

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How to Effectively Repurpose a Presentation for Different Crowds

Duarte Blog

There’s something euphoric about nailing a talk. When you end a presentation feeling certain your audience is onboard with you, it’s as thrilling as hitting a grand slam in the ninth. Crafting and delivering a winning talk can feel exhilarating and empowering. But it can also feel elusive and rare.

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10 Tips for…Setting Up on the Day

Presentation Guru

There’s so much you can do before the event to make sure that you have a great experience on the day. Most problems are preventable with just a bit of preparation. Anticipate what could go wrong and make sure you avoid what you can.… … Working practices 10 Tips for. preparation

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The War for Talent - Downward Spiral of Those No Longer Classified as "Talent"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No surprise, in The New York Times , former lawyer turned journalist James Stewart focuses on the war for talent in BigLaw. Specifically, he explains how Kirkland is poaching high-profile partners from Cravath and paying them in the $11 million+ territory, annually.

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Vocal space: Can I please hear you “Wow” me?

K8sVoice

One of the most common vocal habits that we hear in business presentations is people dropping the volume of their last words to an almost inaudible level. I am quite sure the habit is a result of people being hunched over their computers all day, speaking into headsets rather than across a room. Headset mics […]. Vocal Image

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Why Teaching PowerPoint Benefits Everyone

Presentation Guru

If you had to run an elementary school, what would you teach the children? Literacy? How about PowerPoint design? It sounds like an odd idea, but think about it. Those children will spend a large chunk of their lives presenting their ideas through PowerPoint.…

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Superheroes - Their Time Has Passed As Americans Struggle with Financial Reality

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Even James Cameron, who perfected the superhero film formula, has become weary of that genre. Here are more details from Expressco.com. That confirmation of the weariness with the superhero genre might explain why the new series "S.W.A.T." " isn't resonating. The "S.W.A.T."

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Microsoft Office Subscriptions - Verify Information Retailers Provide

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Orange juice and PCs don't mix well.    Sure, I held out hope that the PC would dry out and be functioning again. But, from experience and internet research I knew that was unlikely. PCs can bounce back from other kinds of spills such as water.

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Death of the American Car

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was obvious way before Ford and GM made their recent announcements about cutting back car production. Anyone could just look around the parking lots of even lower middle class apartments complexes. There would be no cars. Instead there were - and are - pickups, SUVs, and cross-overs.

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Tom Brokaw - Et Tu?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now this.    Television news legend Tom Brokaw has allegedly become part of the media #HimToo cabal. They are the powerful males who allegedly took sexual advantage of young relatively powerless females working in television and film.

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Odwyerpr.com Features Jane Genova's 4 Must-Dos for Ageism Audit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Ageism is a diversity issue. And that's where the next big crisis can happen in business. On Odwyerpr.com today is my article about the 4 must-dos for an ageism audit. Public relations agencies and companies which conduct these audits can prevent a brand meltdown.

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First Trial of #MeToo Era - Jury Convicts Bill Cosby of Drugging/Molesting Andrea Constand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This win for women could embolden many more to seek formal forms of justice. It has been positioned and packaged as the first trial of the #MeToo era. Here are all the details from the media. Today, aging comic Bill Cosby was found guilty of drugging and molesting Andrea Constand.

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Re-Introducing Cursive Writing - But, How About More Training in Critical Thinking (then maybe college will be obsolete)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On "Good Morning" there was what was supposed to be an inspiring segment. It was about the re-introduction of cursive writing aka penmanship into the grade-school curriculum. One project was pairing, as cursive-writers, a pre-teen and an elderly person. 

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Millennials v. Boomers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They want financial security. We stand in the way of that by not retiring, therefore clogging up the pipeline for good jobs and business from brandname clients. So, it's no surprise that what should have just been a generation gap has evolved into generational warfare.

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Rudy Giuliana as Legal Spokesperson

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On ABC Evening News one of the legal spokespeople is Dan Abrams. His gravitas, along with his cautiously positioned and packages legal interpretations, gives the show unique credibility on the growing number of legal issues swirling around the Trump Administration.

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Peter Thiel-Gawker Feud Over - If Judge Approves

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was a feud worthy of a Shakespearean drama. Furious because Gawker outed he was gay before he wanted that information revealed, venture capitalist and entrepreneur Peter Thiel financed "Hogan v. Gawker."

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Skadden - Sometimes Branding More Important to Business Than Legalities

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Many haven't unraveled the legalities associated with BigLaw firm Skadden's involvement with doing business with the former Ukraine government. All most know is that special counsel Robert Mueller has been investigating all that. And that's enough to throw shade on the brand.

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Steve Cohen's Point72 Ventures - That Might Restore His Brand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Part of Steve Cohen's comeback is not only Point72 - a hedge fund - which is allowed by the SEC to accept funds from outside investors. Cohen also established Point72 Ventures. Currently, that venture capital enterprise is investing in fintech.

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Honesty Is the Best Policy - Inevitable They Will Flip on You

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The most effective deterrent from embarking on a life of crime is the inevitability that others in the loop will flip on us. So, it's common sense to go the straight and narrow.

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Unretirement - Flashpoint for Business

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Emerging trend: Entering and exiting what has been traditionally called "retirement." " That supposed reward of not having to work after a lifetime of work no longer is a permanent state of being. 

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"Good Girls" - GangFriend Dumps Them, Probably Will Turn on Them, Now What

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Next week is the season finale of "Good Girls." " So, this week's episode had to be full of more than even the usual scary roller-coaster developments.    The biggest tonight was that GangFriend dumps them.

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Imaginative Tex McIver Could Pen Material for "Good Girls" When in Prison

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Perhaps only a law partner would have assumed that he could offer up an oddball story of how his wife got shot. Well, Tex McIver was just that: a law partner at Fisher & Phillips.

Chicago Sun-Times - Publishes Blank First Page as Provocative Plea for Digital Subscribers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yes, the marketing initiative is provocative. But, will it, or anything else, save a media property whose origins had been in print? And, the larger question is: Aren't most writers going to have to embrace a career transition, sooner perhaps than later? The glut is growing.

Distressed Harley-Davidson's Brilliant Marketing Initiative - Hiring Interns to Ride/Document on Social Media Hogs Across U.S. of A.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Harley-Davison's branding challenge has been to connect with a new generation. Baby Boomers, who made the hog a symbol of freedom, are becoming too cautious to continue motorcycling. Actually, I gave up the two-wheeler experience after I started my own business.

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Cost-Efficiency Imperative - Is That Reason for Decline in Hiring JDs for Non-Legal Jobs?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Overall, the number of jobs in the legal sector is not growing. But the smaller number of those graduating law school has improved the hiring situation for recent grads. In Law.com , Karen Sloan reports that for the fourth straight year, there has been an uptick. For the JD Class of 2017, 75.3%

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BigBusiness - Coming BigTrouble with Ageism as Diversiity Issue

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Diversity has many forms. Eventually BigBusiness recognized that it had to become inclusive.

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New York City Subway, Catholic Nuns, and The Russians

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

More than a century later, the question just occurs to me: How would the Russians know that I was a Catholic?    The narrative inflicted on me from the get-go at St.

This Blog Celebrates 13th Anniversary - Thank You, Readers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What everyone is wondering: Has operating this blog since 2005 been "worth it?" " Usually the value referred to is monetary. So the real question is: Did the blog generate enough new business to provide an appropriate return on the time invested?

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Verne Troyer - Does Fame Kill, or Does It Take Outlier Needs to Achieve Stardom

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Verne Troyer, who played "Mini-Me" in the "Austin Powers" series, is dead. He was 49 years old. His bouts with alcohol abuse are well-known. There is some speculation that the cause of death was suicide. Here are more details from Christine Burroni at the New York Post.

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The Cover Letter - Engage, Hammer Your Edge

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In 1998, that is, 20 years ago, management consultant firm McKinsey issued the seminal study "The War for Talent."  "  The warning went out to businesses that they would have to fight for what had become the most important asset - human capital. 

Change in Graduate Federal Loan Program - No One to Replace Jack McCoy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The graduate federal loan program is what so many law students depend on for lower-interest financing of their education. Also, the current provisions provide incentives for working in public interest jobs and income-based repayment terms.

The 30 Day Sales Sprint:  Are you In?

Speaker Launcher

Back in the day when I worked as an agent representing speakers, I realized early on that success was a numbers game. I was a green 25 year old when my first speaker, Betska K-Burr, took a chance and hired me. I was sharp and had some raw sales skills but no formal training. […]. The post The 30 Day Sales Sprint: Are you In? appeared first on Jane Atkinson

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HireArt, Menlo Park, CA - Web Writing, $50-$53 an Hour (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here ae details and how to apply. careers

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Law Office, Fort Collins, CO - Marketing (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

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Law Firm, Chicago, IL - Marketing Coordinator (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers