Conde Nast: Ugly Symbol of Culture of Exclusion

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In this case, it's the ethos of exclusion. Once golden, publishing empire Conde Nast has become a symbol of what are now labeled Un-American values - or of values which should be Un-American. To consider oneself a member of the Conde Nast "tribe" you had to enjoy elite tastes. Yes, you read Bon Appetit. You looked to Anna Wintour for guidance on fashion. You were probably even invited to the Vanity Fair Academy Awards party.

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. A recent article in The New York Times Magazine documented how many in BigJobs were absolutely miserable.    Getting off the bus early can happen. 

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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

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.    In the "New Testament" there is the parable of the two sisters of Martha and Mary. 

ABC's David Muir Does Exclusive Interview with Statesmanlike Donald Trump

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today, Muir conducted an exclusive interview with U.S.  Maybe it was David Muir's stature in the news broadcast business.    And/or, it could be his brilliant interviewing technique - how he pries open answers with great civility. Whatever. president Donald Trump in Phoenix, Arizona. The setting was a room in the Honeywell production facility. There were more than six feet of social distancing.

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.

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 ).

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

Paywalls: Financial Salvation for Media or Trojan Horse?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I analyze the pros and cons of paywalls in an exclusive article for Odwyerpr.com. Publications, both legacy and digital natives, are struggling for survival. Some are rushing into paywalls. Others are playing the very different game of total free access. Here you can read it. Get amazing results through out of box communications strategies/content. Complimentary consultation janegenova374@gmail.com. I help, not sell. Media Personal Musings Web/Tech Writing

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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

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PUBLIC GIVES JOHNSON THUMBS-DOWN

Max Atkinson

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Sanford Heisler Sharp Responds to Jones Day's Sanctions Motion

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Here is that exclusive to Law and More: **. It could have been thought of as The Clash of the Titans. In the gender discrimination litigation "Tolton et al. Jones Day," the defendant filed a motion for sanctions against the law firm representing the plaintiffs. Here is the background information on that procedural move.    That law firm firm is  the brandname in employment bias lawsuits - Sanford Heisler Sharp.

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Here , in this exclusive article for Odwyerpr.com, 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. 

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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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Draft Andrew, Dump Joe - Club for Growth Poll

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to the New York Post , the Club for Growth shared with it on an exclusive basis a new poll. Adversity can be the platform for unusual success. 9/11 provided a comeback for New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani. And the pandemic's grip on New York State has transformed Andrew Cuomo from simply a governor of an east-coast state into a global presence. The result is no surprise.

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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.".

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

DeFinis Communications

Today he’s working from home exclusively with 50% more time on his hands. This morning I was speaking to a client who has worked remotely for many years. He told me he was comfortable giving presentations virtually in the past because prior to the stay-at-home orders he travelled 50-60% of the time, meeting customers face-to-face, cultivating relationships and delivering important customer product demonstrations.

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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.

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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.

Laurene Powell Jobs - No Longer Hailed as Great Savior of Quality Journalism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Has extreme careerism and being a human being become mutually exclusive? " Powell Jobs [is] the latest billionaire to face questions about obligations to workers in the face of a ruinous pandemic …"  - Noah Kirsch, Forbes , May 21, 2020. In 2017, widow of Steve Jobs - Laurene Powell Jobs - parachuted in to fund The Atlantic through the Emerson Collective.

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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 pocketmod.com 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 pocketmod.com 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.

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.

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Vogue Never Again in Vogue - Anna Wintour Holds onto Job, Influence Gone with the Wind

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The tipping point has been the outing of the culture of exclusion at Vogue and throughout Conde Nast. That's where Anna Wintour stands in the world of influence. In addition, she herself has been positioned and packaged as not the humane presence needed as people die of COVID-19 and the economy falls off the cliff. Yes, Wintour has been able to keep her job.    But, her influence, which is far more important, has gone poof.

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Social Unrest, COVID-19: Insurance Sector High-Profile

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Policies reviewed by experts interviewed by MarketWatch indicate exclusions for coverage of injuries sustained in a "riot." Media outlets have continually featured protestors voicing their opinion about the George Floyd killing being injured. Off-camera they are transported to a medical facility. The question MarketWatch raises is: Will health insurance policies cover that treatment? Essentially there are two kinds of answers. One is political.

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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? I’ll bet you go into the booth, earnestly scratch your head, and muse: “Now which of these candidates do I most fervently disagree with? Ah – yes – this guy or gal – they really upset me! I’ll vote for them!”. You don’t?

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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. Now, the Cruise brand is in danger.  For now, there are no details from the couple.    But we can be sure investigative reporters are out there digging.

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. When the media featured them together, the photo-opps, television interviews and multi-page spreads in magazines cast spells. That was then.

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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. However, if you are not a member and would like attend — assuming you will be in Osaka, Japan next week — then you may contact the Kansai office of ACCJ directly here by email to request a seat. This is not a public event, but if you will be in Osaka next week, you may be interested in attending.

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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.  Penney.    Then, Stewart countersued.    Everyone is probably all worked up.    Lawyers are making a bundle.    Let the recovery continue.    I analyze the situation for financial information powerhouse Motley Fool.

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. As the world knows, Francis has already identified himself with gender equality, softening of capitalism, the selfishness of people who won't have children and terrorism.    That's way too much. And it will undermine effectiveness. Pope

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Booked Flight, Cruise, Tour, Now in Travel Angst - Don't Expect to Get Your $ Back

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  That takes the form of deductibles, limits, and exclusions. It's here. COVID - 19.    Investors know that. Look at two days of Dow carnage. And now professionals who might be still required to travel, are currently abroad, or had booked vacations know it. So, the matter of the terms and conditions of travel insurance comes up. Law.com warns that expectations of what's covered probably don't align with reality.

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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."  "  - Emily Smith, ''Unhappy Ann Curry finally leaves NBC," in the New York Post, January 13, 2015. Here is that coverage. Most professional women have not enjoyed a charmed career. Some problems were due to our inexperience in the game. Some to gender bias. And some to age prejudice.

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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. 

StoryTelling - Lots of Fun Connecting the Dots, including for Megxit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Yet, currently there persists, especially in tabloids like Daily Mail and New York Post, claims that X or Y has access to the "real story" and is spilling the beans - on an exclusive basis. Since early civilization, human beings gathered around the fire and told stories. Probably then as now few or any of those stories disclosed much truth. They were shared with an agenda. Not to make the definitive statement about whatever.

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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. By syphoning desired characteristics from one argument into another, you don’t just describe your case to an audience, you invite them to live in it. The foremost tool of persuasive description, analogy can be used for logic, or for passion.

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Coming. Male Counterpart of "Vagina Monologues"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In this exclusive interview  with Jane Genova, Matousek explains how he got there from his start as editor of INTERVIEW in the alternative universe of Andy Warhol. Award-winning author Mark Matousek is creating the script for the male version of the "Vagina Monologues."  "  He's traveling around the world, interviewing men on what it means to be a man.

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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Speaking PowerPoint by Bruce Gabrielle — A review

PowerPoint Tips

It covers “boardroom presentations&# exclusively. Speaking PowerPoint: The new language of business , by Bruce Gabrielle is an important book. Why do I say that? These in-house business presentations are undoubtedly the most common type of presentation given today. It doesn’t cover sales presentations, “ballroom presentations&# (keynote speeches, conference sessions) or training presentations. Bruce has studied and included 40 years of relevant research.

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Newtown, Pop Culure, Censorship: The issue

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In this exclusive for Odwyperpr.com - 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."  "  We are realizing that much of what we had assumed most of our life was wrong.

Adversity as the new killer app

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Here is that exclusive interview. One day we are our shallow selves, unable to get a handle on how the game operates.    Then we suffer, we observe others suffer and we blossom.    Kelley Connors, President of Real Women in Health , Norwalk, Connecticut talks about the power of adversity, networks, and wisdom.  Connors has been selected for the Fifty-Over-50 series.