FIRE and Power - Usually Mutually Exclusive

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Early retirement entails trading off power for personal freedom. That's the rub.    The fantasy, even for relatively young workers, is to accrue enough personal wealth to exit the current long hours, pressure, and politics and retire asap.

Charm: Is that mutually exclusive with Sheryl Sandberg's "leaning in?"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to THE NEW YORK TIMES , the next pope of the Roman Catholic Church must have charm. That  That trait, which comes under the umbrella of emotional intelligence (EI), always has been highly marketable. 

WORLD EXCLUSIVE: First English translation of Putin's victory speech

Max Atkinson

At the end of my previous blog post, I complained that the Western media - including newspapers like The Times , which used to boast that it was a 'newspaper of record' - hadn't bothered to publish an English translation of Vladimir Putin's victory speech ( HERE ).

Blogging for Bucks - Exclusive interview with Toby Bloomberg

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Here marketing expert and blogger featured in FORBES Toby Bloomberg conducts an exclusive interview with me on what you have to know to have blogging as one of your revenue streams. Can you make money blogging?   But there is a learning curve.  careers Games Media Selling Weblogs

World exclusive: vintage video of famous cricketers from the 1950s

Max Atkinson

Thanks to my brother (@dsa99uk), who's just had some 16mm cine film taken by our late mother converted to DVD, here's a chance to see how many cricketing celebrities you can spot (and watch some action) at the Scarborough cricket week during the 1950s.

The Three Cs of Compelling Public Speaking Performance « The Shy.

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

Now, “Basic&# and “Effective&# need not necessarily be mutually exclusive. Home About Gary Testimonials FREE MATERIALS! NTU PPT TRAINING FILES The Shy Speaker's Guide to Success on Stage Tips & Strategies to Help You Speak Effectively to Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime Stay updated via RSS Get Gary Now!: Facebook: Shy Speakers Guide on FB Mobile: (+65) 91380556 Email: Subscribe Click below !

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Silicon Beach Report Jan. 5: Snap’s Unusual Structure Led to Breakthroughs, But Also Problems

Presentation Guru

Snap’s unusual structure led to breakthroughs but also problems; Hulu nabs ‘Lost’ exclusive subscription streaming rights from Netflix; and SpaceX now targeting late January for Falcon Heavy launch

NY Post Releases More Melania Photos - These with Lesbian/S-M Themes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They were published as an exclusive by the New York Post.    Now the New York Post has published another batch of exclusive photos. The first bombshell were the nude photos of Melania Trump when she was modeling in Europe.

2016 60

Public speaking e-course relaunches today!

Speak Schmeak

But only to my exclusive waiting list. If there are spaces left tomorrow, I'm opening it up to the general public. Check back here tomorrow to see if the link is up

2008 100

Podcasts - About 80% of Listeners Stay for the Whole Episode

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Here , in this exclusive article for, I explain how to use podcasting (yes, you can include music) and maximize its impact. Voice is back. Is it because listeners missed its sound that about 80% stick with a podcast for the whole episode? Maybe. Or it could be that those doing podcasting recognize that they better have an engaging idea for the series. 

2019 43

Interview: Liz Bowen – Speaking out against school bullying

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Speaking exclusively to Christian schools, she has developed knowledge-based tactics [.] Speaking exclusively to Christian schools, she has developed knowledge-based tactics to decrease this problem. Liz Bowen is passionate about helping kids with one of the biggest problems of their young lives, bullying. Born with a severe birth defect, Liz experienced bullying at an early age. As a Christian practitioner and self-esteem coach, Liz brings answers from a Christian perspective.

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Promoting your business through public speaking.

Speak Schmeak

For exclusive monthly articles like this one, get on over to my website and get yourself on the mailing list! was the topic of September's Presentation Pointers newsletter. For signing up, you'll get a complimentary copy of my favorite " Ten Tips for Speakers.".

2007 100

Alliteration Alert: It’s election time!

The Presenter's Blog

If you see yourself as a part of an exclusive sect called “values voters”, then you must have a pretty judgemental view on the voting habits of the rest of us. by Peter Paskale. How do you choose which candidate to vote for?

2014 151

How Customer Experience can Make Your Brand Successful


Some might require a generic product or basic service, whereas others might demand more exclusive treatment. This might also give you the chance to charge more for the latter due to the exclusive nature of service offered with your product.

Power Couples - No Longer Casting Spells

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In an exclusive for LinkedIn Pulse I examine the shift in this phenomenon and how that members of the power-couple unit can be self-protective. Power couples had their own version of Camelot. That was represented by Ben Bradlee and Sally Quinn, Jack Kennedy and Jackie, Lucy and Desi.

2015 68

Tom Cruise Brand: Will it wither and die w/o young Katie Holmes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  An exclusive from PEOPLE , Holmes has filed for divorce. The Katie Holmes/Tom Cruise marriage was on the border of a May/December one.    But many expected it to last because aging Cruise needed the prop of a youngish wife and the child produced.

Summering - Hamptons 0, Greenwich, CT 1

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Its social clubs aren't exclusive any more. The ultimate status symbol and platform for networking had been to summer in the Hamptons.    That could be over. According to BusinessInsider , sales of property in the Hamptons had been down to the lowest in 7 years. 

2019 56

Presentation on Resilience: Friday, Oct 4, 6:00pm (Hyatt Regency Osaka)

Presentation Zen

This event is exclusively for members and for their invited guests. Next Friday (October 4) I will be presenting for the ACCJ (American Chamber of Commerce Japan) at the Hyatt Regency Osaka.

2013 109

Macy's & Martha: Stroll down litigation lane

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Macy's sued Martha Stewart when it got wind that she was also hawking her merchandise, licensed to Macy's on an exclusive basis, to J.C. Some things just don't work out. 

Pope Francis & Aging - He Has To Choose His Shots On Advocacy Messaging

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He left a lasting imprint in modernizing the rigid, exclusive Roman Catholic Church. Now, Pope Francis has added aging to what he will put out there in advocacy messaging.

2015 65

Ann Curry To Leave NBC, Reports NY Post - She Was An Professional Everywoman

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Ann Curry is finally leaving NBC over two and a half years after her excruciating departure from 'Today,' Page Six can exclusively reveal." 

2015 65

Public Speaking Lessons from the Old Spice Guy

Manner of Speaking

So without further ado, here it is, a Manner of Speaking exclusive: Top Ten Lessons on Public Speaking from the Old Spice Guy. It’s Friday as I write this post, so time for something on the lighter side. Those of you who live outside North America (as I now do) might not be familiar with Old Spice men’s care products , but when I was growing up in Canada, I used to love the smell of my Dad’s Old Spice aftershave.

2010 219

Arriving at age 50 or more, and jobless

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In this sensitive exclusive interview, Manhattan psychotherapist Will Meyerhofer LMSW JD shares information, insight, and inspiration.  We Baby Boomers never envisioned aging.    We also didn't anticipate hustling for work, selling ourselves when we were over-50.    Here is that weekend read.

5+ Must-Know Tips for Negotiating by Email

SpeakerSue Says...

Is this an exclusive offer? According to Jeanette Nyden (though I cannot find any research to support this figure), “we lose more than 50% of our deals when we negotiate exclusively using email.”. “Can’t get no satisfaction…”. Jagger’s song could be the theme song of negotiating with, by, through email. But we do it every day. Here’s how to do it best: 1. Express positive emotion. Tone is so easily misunderstood and keeping a friendly, authentic tone is critical.

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Create your own mini-storyboard

Beyond Bullet Points

So I almost exclusively use the storyboard template on all 8 pages. BBP reader Lee Adams passed on this great tip: There is a website called which allows you to make and print a very small notebook from a single sheet of A4 (letter-size) paper. You get 8 sections to put different designs on (grid, lines, schedule etc.) and one of the designs is a storyboard layout (within the “Writing Guides&# folder).

Create your own mini-storyboard

Beyond Bullet Points

So I almost exclusively use the storyboard template on all 8 pages. BBP reader Lee Adams passed on this great tip: There is a website called which allows you to make and print a very small notebook from a single sheet of A4 (letter-size) paper. You get 8 sections to put different designs on (grid, lines, schedule etc.) and one of the designs is a storyboard layout (within the “Writing Guides&# folder).

Why can't we get unstuck on our own?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In this exclusive interview, I ask Dale Carnegie seminar leader and coach Michael Francoeur why that is and what to do about it.  Stuck is terrible space to be in.    But, once we're there it's difficult or maybe impossible to get unstuck on our own.    Here is that insider wisdom.

Analogy: emotionally powering your sales logic

The Presenter's Blog

He blamed them simultaneously for the mutually exclusive crimes of Communism and for the controlling of international capital and banks. by Peter Watts. Analogy is to a sales presentation what 3D surround sound is to a movie.

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Media Training: John Edwards on Nightline - 8 Lessons for Responding to Scandal

Speak to Lead

Last week, after John Edwards admitted he had had an affair with Rielle Hunter, he gave Robert Woodruff of ABC's Nightline an exclusive interview. Edwards started strong and ended the first half well ahead. But in the second half, many.

2008 40

10 reasons to join the Presenting for Humans Success Circle

Speak Schmeak

And because it's virtual, you choose your own method of interaction: You can exclusively stick to the Facebook group if you prefer to write out your thoughts. Are you thinking about joining the Presenting for Humans Success Circle , but not sure if it's right for you?

2018 205

Newtown, Pop Culure, Censorship: The issue

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In this exclusive for - which you can read here - I look at the issue of youth, pop culture, and the propensity for violence.  The tragedy at Newtown, Connecticut throws many of us into the position of the writer in "The Human Stain." 

4 quick use-now ideas to get action from your follow-up emails

SpeakerSue Says...

Use key words to highlight exclusivity and scarcity. Follow-up emails fail for lots of reasons. Here are four: 1. The prospect is busy and you aren’t their priority. Seriously, it may be nothing more evil than that.). The proposal you sent sucks. It wasn’t aligned with their vision, it didn’t create distinction, It’s a losing proposal. They really aren’t interested in your offer. You haven’t given them a compelling reason to respond. What can you do to get action from your follow-up?

2019 43

Learning to Write a Vital Speech - In 60 Minutes


A great speech is so much more—and in an exclusive one-hour audio conference sponsored by Vital Speeches of the Day , I will show you the art and science involved in crafting a persuasive speech that connects the speaker with the audience.

2012 60

Social Media = Strategy + Mobile

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here  is an exclusive interview I conducted with social media go-to pro Sherrie Madia.  If we had to brief someone fast on social media, we would need only two points to hit: Strategic thinking + mobile. 

Gorgeous and Cheap Video Production Technique

Great Public Speaking

link] Exclusive Video Training Day at the Great Internet Marketing Retreat Center Video is exploding and it costs a fortune to have someone else do it for you. Complimentary video to teach you how to make gorgeous backgrounds on your video productions for literally pennies.

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And, its social infrastructure such as the country clubs is no longer so exclusive. 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.

2019 56

IBM Has To Rebrand As Disruptor, Including Name Change

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As part of its rebranding it can announce a contest exclusively through TechCrunch for a new name. As for a new logo, it can announce a contest exclusively through Jack O'Dwyer's online newsletter. "International Business Machines Corp.

2015 65

Pema Chodron: Buddhist rock star celebrates 77th birthday

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And it's hard to believe that she started out at Miss Porter's exclusive school and lived in the New Jersey suburbs. Books written by American Buddhist nun Pema Chodron are dog-eared.

2013 61

Alum news: author signed to speakers bureau

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Suzanne now has exclusive representation through the Harper Collins Speakers Bureau. Congratulations to Suzanne Loebl , author of the acclaimed new book, America’s Medicis. You can learn more about booking Suzanne for lectures and author appearances by visiting: [link]. Suzanne has attended a number of my speech writing workshops and offers stellar credentials as an author

Terrible TV Week - Repeats for "Good Wife," "Criminal Minds," & No "DH" at all

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  That's so I can focus exclusively on my favorite television programs.  I work my fingers to the bone on the keyboard.    This week there was nothing to devote myself to.    Both "The Good Wife" and "Criminal Minds" were repeats.    And there was no "Desperate Housewives" at all. To get centered I touched my base with my psychic.    She told me everyone was a mess, not only me. 

Marketing Help for Professional Speakers Has Arrived – FREE Training Begins June 7

Succeed Speaking

s exclusive Marketing Matrix to create a tactical toolbox and communication plan—and how to use it to bring in more business.

2011 142

Huma/Anthony Reality Show - New Episode

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The New York Post reports as an exclusive that the two renewed the lease on their $11,900 a month Manhattan apartment. Just when Huma Abedin/Anthony Weiner watchers assumed the reality show was over, a new episode has begun.

2017 52

What’s a Social Media Listening Station?

Speaker Launcher

So she wanted to pass along this exclusive video as an apology. link] exclusive/. Today’s teleclass ‘Creating Fame Using Social Media’ has been postponed until January. Our guest expert Laura Roeder felt really bad about having to reschedule.