Sat.Nov 10, 2018 - Fri.Nov 16, 2018

What Makes a Good Innovation Story?

Presentation Guru

The ability to frame ideas in a compelling manner is critical for companies working on innovation. Developing new products involves enormous levels of uncertainty. Entrepreneurs, therefore, need to get their story straight if they want to get attention – and funding.…

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Using Alexa Flash Briefings to Boost Your Speaking Business with Jeff Smith

Speaker Launcher

Jeff Smith aka The Alexa Guy is with us to explain what Alexa Flash Briefings are and how to make them work for you and grow your speaking business. Jeff Smith creates Alexa skills for companies, entrepreneurs, coaches and speakers to help them engage with their followers on a daily basis. In December of 2017, […]. The post Using Alexa Flash Briefings to Boost Your Speaking Business with Jeff Smith appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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What if food prep becomes the top tech skill we can’t live without? Sound crazy? Bear with me…

More than PowerPoint...

What if we started learning food prep and cooking in elementary school? And I’m not thinking about food prep as an elective course or two. No, my vision is much bolder: Learning to cook needs to be mandatory. Food prep needs to be integrated into every class you take in school.

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You're Already in Your 50s - Yes, You Can Still Get FIREd Up

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In a growing number of career paths we professionals are aging in dog years.    By time we are in our 50s, too often we sit at our desks and daydream about how we can retire. Yet, the cool new way of doing that - FIRE (financial independence, retire early) - seems beyond our grasp.

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How to Foster a Culture of Creativity in Your Team

Presentation Guru

Many of us (especially if we’re working in any kind of corporate role) wrongly assume that to be creative, means to be artistic. In fact, creativity involves using our imagination or original ideas to create something. It’s about being inventive.

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It’s Back! Our Best Speaker Website Contest!

Speaker Launcher

I’m so excited because I am currently building my own website, and as a result, I have seen my ideas about what makes a website shift and evolve. I’ll bet your ideas about great websites have changed over the years as well? Think about how many websites you’ve developed during the course of your business […]. The post It’s Back! Our Best Speaker Website Contest! appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

Two important components of writing explained

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

This blog post is about something that many writers realize consciously and some realize subconsciously. It is something that all writers should realize consciously so that is at the forefront of their minds as they write. Here it is : there are two components to writing. There is the technical component and there is the content component. The technical component includes spelling and grammar. But it is more than that.

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How to Give A Compelling Interview Presentation: Tips, Examples and Topic Ideas

SlideModel

Backup your statements with facts. Interview presentations have now become the new norm for most industries. They are popular for sales, marketing, technology and academic positions.

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Speaking To Time – Learn How to Avoid Overrunning

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Speaking to time - Hands up if you get frustrated by speakers who overrun! Presenters who have not mastered the art of speaking to time are one of my pet hates, and it seems that I am not alone. Overrunning is one of the most common complaints in both the business and community sectors. Few people appreciate speakers who fail to respect their audience's time. The consequences of poor presentation timekeeping. Audiences get bored by overlong presentations, and some members may even walk out.

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For the New Year - Ditch Goal-Setting, Resolve to Totally Engage

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Success usually comes in through some back door. Not from careful planning of goals and then methodically tracking them. The same goes for happiness. That's why it would be a useful experiment not to set goals this New Year. Instead, just commit to be totally engaged in your little life.

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FIRE - Bear Market, Steve Cohen Sees Possible, Could Delay Financial Independence, Retire Early

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Several key players at his law firm have left. My client, a partner, has been mulling over doing a FIRE - that is, Financial Independence, Retire Early. Then he can do what he wants in terms of work, without the long days and extreme pressure.

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Facebook - Internal Survey Shows Employee Confidence in Social Network's Future Plunges 32%

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Facebook employees are giving their employer coal in its stocking this year. As The Wall Street Journal reports, an internal survey found that employees' confidence in the future of that social network has dropped to 52%. That's down 32% from last year's 84%.

"Today" Ratings Up 10% Post Megyn Kelly Exit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was a situation of a talk show host who couldn't connect. That was Megyn Kelly's tragic flaw. And once she was gone from "Today," its ratings went up 10% in the demographic important to advertisers. Here are more details.    Kelly was no newbie to broadcast.

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Ridgewood Mobile Park - 97 Lots Had Been Affordable Home for Retirees

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The West is different from the East. One of the first of those differences a transplanted East Coaster picks up on is this: There is no stigma in thinking about buying a mobile home.

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Lugging a Mortgage into Retirement/Semi-Retirement

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The dream is to be sitting sipping a cold beverage, watching the ocean, and having the deep satisfaction of being-debt-free. However, for 35 percent of those 65 to 74 and 23 percent of those over 75 that's not how it plays out, documents the Federal Reserve.

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Conde Nast - Joseph Libonati Takes on Role of Chief Communications Officer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Conde Nast is struggling to shift from a print publications empire to a full-fletched media company. Now, Joseph Libonati will tell that story. He has been moved up to chief communications officer. Here are more details. 

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FIRE Haters - Are They Jealous Or, Maybe, Just Addicted to Work?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) haters are nothing new. They simply have secured a place on the media radar because more of us have embraced FIRE. Incidentally, FIRE doesn't necessarily mean not working.

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FIRE at the Top of the Food Chain

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The frugal ideology of FIRE (financial independence, retire early) has seeped into the corridors of a Manhattan BigLaw firm. The attorney endorsing FIRE remains anonymous. The missionary's views come to us through the twitter account @fine_freedom - and an interview with Law.com. 

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Chris Watts - Bring on the Labels

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In "Dateline" fashion, the world speculated about the motivation involved in Chris Watts' murder of his pregnant wife and two small daughters? Was it something oddball, like a male lover? Did the looming birth of a third child put too much pressure on him?

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Cruel Irony: Could Laws to Prevent Suicides Be Increasing Them?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

New York City taxi driver Roy Kim hung himself on November 5th. That was the 8th recent suicide among the city's cabbies. And, collectively they are part of the dramatic rise in suicides among American workers of all kinds.

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The Mind of a Serial Killer - What Was Samuel Little Thinking When He Snuffed Out Up to 90 Lives?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The signature of "Criminal Minds" is this: Creepy plot lines for depicting various kinds of serial killings. One of the most riveting was the psychiatrist's daughter who transformed her victims into the dolls her father had taken away from her when a child. Then she offed them.

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In Ivy League Education We Trust

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Recently, ivy league academic institutions, such as Yale , have been sued by students, current and past, alleging sexual misconduct.    However, the $70 million lawsuit filed today against the trustees at Dartmouth College is, well, in a unique category.

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Roy Kim - Where Was Government?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Another standard way of making a good living, if you work very hard, is being blown up by technology. That's driving a taxi in New York City.

Career Paths - Remembering Peter Thiel's Big Disappointment

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sure, Jones Day paid bonuses up to $400k to the 11 former U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) clerks. And, sure, that has become a story in itself, and, according to Tony Mauro at Law.com , not an entirely positive one. But, likely Jones Day doesn't give a damn.

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Story-Telling - Christmas Narrative Not Credible in 2018

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

An iconic part of the Christmas story is the altruism of Joseph.    According to the standard saga, Virgin Mary told him that she was pregnant. Since they had not had sexual relations, he knew he was not the father. He also accepted that Mary had not had sex with anyone else. 

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Shifting Memes - What Could Become the "Next Tobacco"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When I was blogging the iconic Rhode Island lead paint public nuisance class action trial, the formal public relations focused on advocacy. That was November 1, 2005 until February 22, 2006. 

2018 52

Female Professionals Learn to Think Like Lawyers - "Caroline Ruiz v. New Avon and Avon Products"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Distressed Avon should be braced for lots more stress. This time it will be on its branding as a business that empowers women. Eventually, the pressure also could be financial if there is a verdict against it in a jury trial or if it ponies up a hefty settlement. 

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Enigma, Often Including to Themselves: Lawyers Who Allegedly Self-Destruct

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Thanks to 24/7 digital media coverage, our society has become shock-proof. So, few are probably stunned that the assistant attorney general in Georgia Department of Human Services child support unit - George Jeffery - has been arrested for alleged child pornography.

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CA Camp Fire Victims - Filing Lawsuits Brings Satisfaction, But Likely That's All for Long Time

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The world was transfixed watching, through various mediums, the catastrophic Camp fire in Paradise, California. So far, 24 lives have been lost and 6453 houses destroyed.    Now, as expected, the plaintiff lawyers are preparing to file lawsuits.

2018 52

No, He Was Not Perfectly Fine - The Downward Spiral of Gabe MacConaill, As Told by His Widow

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On October 14th, brandname  BigLaw bankruptcy attorney Gabe MacConaill took his own life with a gun. He was 42 years and at a partner at Sidley Austin. At the time he was immersed at Sidley Austin with the bankruptcy of the Mattress Firm.

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"First Man" - A Haunted and Driven Neil Armstrong

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

History and the outsized characters who made will continually be reinterpreted.    The U.S. mission to land a man on the moon has been reinterpreted by film director Damien Chazelle.

2018 52

College - Never a Safe Harbor for Youth

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

iGens have been socialized how to manage a threat of or an actual gun attack in college. Of course, many of them won't be able to shake off the memory of lock-ins as standard and losing classmates who had been at the wrong place at the wrong time.

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Trauma and Extraordinary Achievement - Tracking Pepperdine University Current Student Body

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

he human brain, research shows, is not fully formed until about age 25. For that and other reasons society, including the university powers that be, attempt to be protective of those under 25.

2018 52

Crisis Communications - Wisdom of Human Heart Always Overrode Absolutes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A PTSD Vietnam veteran dies in peace. The film tape FBI agent Laramie Sullivan (played by "Mad Men" Jon Hamn) is burned, remaining secret forever. A cult leader is terminated.    Suffering human beings take that shot at redemption. 

2018 52

Brand MBA Takes Another Hit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Media outlets have already made it well known that applications to MBA programs are down. The Boston Globe documents that at a 1.8% decline in 2017. But the emerging story now, reports the Boston Globe, is the 10.5% plunge in 2017 of applications from those outside the U.S.

2018 52

We Demand Our Lawyers to Perform Perfectly, That's Killing Them, And That's the Way It Is

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The U.S. legal system is an adversarial one. Obviously, then, lawyers' losses become a public credential. The message is clear: Be perfect. Yet, increasingly, research and experience are proving out that perfectionism can become what is being labeled "maladaptive."

2018 52

Intersection of Court of Public Opinion, Court of Law - Sherwin-Williams and Lead Paint

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sherwin-Williams and its legal team at Jones Day likely knew it was coming. The "it" is the filing of lead paint public nuisance lawsuits by other municipalities when it looked like the U.S. Supreme Court would refuse to review its conviction in Santa Clara, California. On October 15, SCOTUS made that ruling. Here is my prediction that, given the SCOTUS decision, Sherwin-Williams was wide open territory for such litigation. The stock price could reflect that.

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