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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 241) – John Lasseter

Manner of Speaking

“Very, very, very important: Do not work in a vacuum. “You have to surround yourself with trusted people. You get so immersed in your work, you will not be able to see the forest from the trees. Frankly, you’ll be … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers Feedback John Lasseter Pixar public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes

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The Post-Truth Era - Figuring Out How Much X or Y is Lying

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Economist notes that political leaders have pivoted to the post-truth era. But that's really old news. And very limited in its scope.

2016 60

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2016 79

Look the Part: How to Dress for Success for Your Next Presentation

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When it comes to giving a successful and memorable presentation, most speakers focus on the best way they can deliver their core message to the audience. No one would argue that much thought and energy should be given to this goal.

2016 66

Humor and Music

Humor Power

Brass band multiplier. A blend of music and humor. This fun video clip was sent to me by my friend Loren Ekroth. Slapstick, deadpan humor which I think you’ll enjoy. Presentation Skills

2016 40

Been Hammered by Age Bias? Then You Can Probably Pick Up on Possibility FAST (and it's ugly)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Age bias takes many forms and it's difficult to prove in a court of law. However, those of us who have been "victims" of it have a sense that one of those forms could be embedded in the hiring process.

2016 59

Famous Speech Friday: Amy Schumer shuts down a heckler

The Eloquent Woman

Just minutes into the set of her comedy show in its Stockholm appearance, a man in Amy Schumer's audience yelled, "Show us your t**s." This isn't actually unusual. Consider Hillary Clinton's run for the presidency in 2008, when a man in her audience yelled, "Iron my shirt."

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Lawyers Have to Start Thinking Like Writers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Of course, lawyers have to think like lawyers. That's what is required professionally. And, as everyone knows, it's infinitely useful off-the-job. Regarding, the latter: There's that neighbor whose dog barks non-stop when left alone.

2016 56

Age Bias - It Is What It Is (only a bit worse in Silicon Valley)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Age bias is in most workplaces. But it starts much earlier in Silicon Valley. As Bloomberg reports, in tech circles, you're finished at 40. But, even there, those willing to modify their behavior and appearance can manage to keep working in the tech industry.

2016 56

Arianna Huffington Wanted Happy Valley Story-Telling, Reports Vanity Fair's William Cohan

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Arianna Huffington was and remains a big name. So, Vanity Fair assessed her as worthy of an analysis of why she is no longer at Huffington Post. For that, William Cohan dishes the dirt. Here you can read it.

2016 56

Settling In - Not when making a good living requires non-stop pivots

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Our generations of Baby Boomers and X were reared to find a way to make a living, marry, have a family, and buy a house. That is, our objective was to settle in. That was then. With such a volatile world economy, disruptive technology, and shifting social values, we can't settle in.

2016 56

The Greta Van Susteren Story - That could be just beginning as clickbait

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Of course, tort reform is dead.    Taking legal action is the meme of our times. It's worth the risk, including of what was assumed to be career suicide. Former Fox News on-air personality, Gretchen Carlson, landed a $20 million settlement with the parent company 21st Century Fox.

2016 56

Flashing (Irrelevant) Credentials - Bad for Your Brand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On Abovethelaw.com, Kathryn Rubino recounts the true saga of a lawyer who flashed multiple credentials. The victim of the flashing was his daughter's biology teacher. Not only did the lawyer pound his JD.

2016 56

Clinical Depression - Don't Kid Yourself, Stigma Still Sticky

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The   headlines   blare that enduring music star, Bruce Springsteen, struggled with clinical depression. He's made it - very big, in fact. And the risk to his career of  "owning" this form of mental illness is, well, non-existent. 

2016 56

PC Hard Drives - Are They Keeping Us Stuck in Past?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Through several PCs, I paid experts to transfer the whatever on my hard drive to the new PC. That cost money. More to the point, it would eat up a day. I had to hang out in the local public library, begging for more computer time. Then, about 2 A.M.,

2016 56

21st Century Fox Settles with Gretchen Carlson for $20 Million, Greta Van Susteren Leaving Fox

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Forever the question about suing employers, current or former, has been: Is that a career-killer? Well, the issue is irrelevant for former Fox on air personality, Gretchen Carlson. The parent company - 21st Century Fox - has agreed to settle her sexual harassment lawsuit for $20 million.

2016 56

Elizabeth Holmes - Spectacular-Enough Screw-Up for Vanity Fair To Analyze

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Vanity Fair has recognized Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes as a fallen hero worthy to be analyzed. Not every failed professional is, of course. Vanity Fair restricts its features to screw-ups who manage to self-destruct in spectacular ways.

2016 56

Brand Bundling - Sleepy Hollow Outlet, Boardman, OH Does Low Prices/Extreme Customer Service

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sleepy Hollow Outlet.    That brandname, on the left side of Market Street in Boardman, Ohio, caught my eye. I pulled into the front of the mattress discount store. My four-footer son, LOV, and I had been traveling for five days from Tucson, Arizona, to Austintown, OH.

2016 56

Drudge Report Doesn't Miss a Trick - Headlines Hillary's Coughing Episode

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What a nice Labor Day gift for Labor Day Weekend to the Drudge Report. As the conservative site headlines, Hillary Clinton has a coughing episode. Here you can catch the link. As many know, The Hillary Health Issue has been hammered in conservative media.

2016 56

Everyday Talk - Witty So Yesterday

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It used to be expected: We would frame our daily conversations with wit. That was supposed to position and package us as sophisticated. Earnest was not welcome. After all, we were supposed to wear life lightly. That was then.

2016 56

Beware Mr. Chips

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"An investigation at Phillips Academy found five cases of sexual misconduct between teachers and students in the 1970s and 8os, including the school's former writer-in-residence, a well-known novelist [Alexander Theroux.]" " -Boston Daily, August 31, 2016. Here is the article.

2016 56

Christopher Hitchens Probably Turning Over in His Grave - Francis Make Mother Teresa a Saint

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was the late Christopher Hitchens who outed Mother Teresa as not the force of good many assumed she was. His anti-Teresa attack titled "The Missionary Position" exposed her dark side. Here you can order it from Amazon. I was never in awe of her. I assessed her agenda was off.

2016 56

Hillbrook, Austintown, OH - Matthew Gates Pulls Off Miracle

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Armstrong cable installer for the internet walked back and forth in front of 504 S. Raccoon Road, here in Austintown, Ohio. His body language screamed: trouble. I can't operate my communications boutique without the internet. "Will there be a problem?"

2016 56

Discover Card's Systems, Customer Service - Irate (Former) User Loses It

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Let's cut to the chase. Last night I canceled my Discover Credit Card. I should have done that six years ago when I perceived it gave me erroneous information about what the interest rate would be when the period for the balance transfer ended. Why did I stay?

2016 56

That Alleged Hacking at Fox - Does power make you stupid?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Ailes sexual scandal has widened. Its parameters have extended to alleged hacking of watchdog journalist Joe Strupp. As the Daily Mail reports, Fox General Counsel, Dianne Brandi, allegedly hired a private investigator to gain access to Strupp's home and cell phone conversations.

2016 56

Do the Liberal Arts in College? Not if you want to live in this house

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Parents, not college students themselves, are the front lines in the movement against the liberal arts. In The Washington Post, columnist and professor at George Mason University, Steven Pearlstein, found that out when he asked his students about their majors.

2016 56

Drudge Report - At it again with unflattering photo of Hillary

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report's signature had become unflattering photos of Hillary Clinton. Then as the media commented on that, the web site cooled it. But today Drudge has returned to that MO. The headline reads "High Anxiety." " The link is to an article by The Hill on nervous Democrats and what they want Hillary to do. The photo features a wild-eyed Hillary. The message sent is that Hillary is off her game and has pivoted to manic.

2016 43

Brooke Buchanan, Former Theranos PR Head, Lands New Job

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Brooke Buchanan, [former] VP of corporate communications for embattled blood diagnostics company Theranos, has moved to Whole Foods Market as global VP of communications and government affairs." " - Editorial Staff, Odwyerpr.com, September 8, 2016. Here is the article. Some of us will recall that Buchanan had left Theranos last July. The exit had appeared to be abrupt. Her role at the company was key. Story-telling was a major communications tool at Theranos.

2016 43

Drudge Report Upgrades Sick-Hillary to Very-Sick Hillary

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Drudge Report attracts plenty of visitors. And not only conservatives. So, the website seems to have made it a sacred mission not to have Hillary Clinton elected. Its must recent tactic is to raise the sound on the Sick-Hillary meme to Very-Sick-Hillary. Other media are also calling attention to the cough and more. However, many do not have Drudge's reach. So they have to simply join behind him on the conga line to hammer Hillary. Current Affairs Media Politics Web/Tech

2016 43

"Doing a Carlson" - Will more employees/job applicants secretly record powers-that-be?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

With her trusty iPhone, Gretchen Carlson had been secretly recording her conversations with her Fox boss Roger Ailes. That dates back to 2014. When Carlson had "enough" material, she contacted a law firm and filed a complaint. The lawsuit alleged sexual harassment. Her iPhone and the law firm were made hack-proof. Here you can read all about it. And, LawNewz reports that kind of secret recording is legal in New York. That is because New York is a one-party state.

2016 43

Coaching a cadre of scientists to give TED-quality talks

The Eloquent Woman

Many companies and organizations underestimate the public-speaking abilities of the scientists they employ, even as they believe those skills are critical in making science more widely understood.

2016 60

Roger Ailes Hires Superlawyer Charles Harder for Possible Lawsuit against Journalist Gabriel Sherman

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now with New York Magazine, journalist and book author, Gabriel Sherman, made his name covering former Fox head, Roger Ailes.

2016 56

U of VA Frat Lawsuit Against Rolling Stone Can Move Forward, Judge Rules

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A Virginia Judge [Richard E. Moore] has denied Rolling Stone's attempt to throw out a $26 million lawsuit filed by the fraternity [Phil Kappa Psi] that was the focus of its now-debunked article about a gang rape."  "  -. New York Post, September 3, 2016. Here is the article.

2016 56

Roger Ailes - What He Can Put Together for His Legacy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Former head of Fox, Roger Ailes, denies all the accusations made about sexual harassment. The odds are all the lawsuits associated with those accusations will be settled, with a gag order. They will never go to trial, where a jury or a judge would rule on the validity of the charges.

2016 56

Roger Ailes - No Longer Voice of Silent Generation (HURRAH!)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Even before the allegations about sexual harassment came out, Roger Ailes was the dark voice of the Silent Generation. He represented old-line establishment power, the kind that mirrored the machine politics of cities like Chicago and Jersey City, New Jersey.

2016 56

Drudge Report Headlines with Dem Angst That Hillary Isn't More Ahead of Trump

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This evening, the Drudge Report headlines with The Washington Post article. In a balanced fashion, that article analyzes the angst among Democrats that Hillary Clinton doesn't have more of a lead in the campaign. According to the latest polling, she's only about 3 points ahead. Here you can read that analysis. Some finger the problem as Clinton's inability to connect with voters on a deeply human level. I call that The Facebook Effect.

2016 43

Drudge Report - Pivot Away from Very-Sick-Hillary to Trump's Comeback

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Fast on its feet, conservative Drudge Report pivots from the obsession with Hillary's alleged severe health problems to what looks, walks, talks, and polls like a major Trump comeback. The headliner or what would have been a flashing blue light special years ago is that the polling spread is only two points. Given Trump's return momentum, the September 26th debate could be the most viewed since the first of those between JFK and Richard Nixon.

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