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Some call it executive presence or charisma. In the best scenario, your executive presence immediately resonates with the audience, and they lean in and want more from you. Communication skills, along with presentation skills and executive presence, make all the difference.

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"Law & Order SVU" Will Take on George Floyd Tragedy, Police Brutality: Executive Producer Promises Fresh Voice

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The New York Post reports that the "SVU" executive producer Warren Leight explained that will be done with fresh voices. Current Affairs Personal Musings Television ValuesThe "Law & Order" franchise launched by producer Dick Wolf has been known for its "ripped from the headlines" plot lines. Those ranged from the Harvey Weinstein sexual antics to the misguided practice of recovered memories.

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"Good Girls" - Beth's Genius at Counterfeiting Gets Her Stay of Execution from Rio

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

She achieved a stay of execution in two ways. TelevisionThree goody-two-shoes suburban housewives/mothers are forced by dire financial circumstances to turn to crime. That puts in play what has become a life of crime. As Ruby puts it, one thing makes the next thing necessary. That's the plot line of "Good Girls." " The scripting got a new wrinkle in tonight's episode. It might be thought of as breaking the rules' slippery slope.

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Executive Communications Back

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The sustained crisis of a volatile global economy along with the ongoing disruptions from technology is proving to be a gold mine for us in Executive Communications.  For the past several months, David Murray, publisher of VITAL SPEECHES OF THE DAY, has been posting those opportunities in EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATIONS REPORT.  careers Current Affairs Media Politics Public Speaking Television Web/Tech Weblogs Writing

Famous Speech Friday: Elisabeth Murdoch's lecture to the UK television industry

The Eloquent Woman

The MacTaggart is the headline performance at the MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival, the biggest event in the UK television industry. 20 years earlier, his father Rupert Murdoch "seized his opportunity to vent his frustration and anger on the British television establishment, attacking …class-ridden attitudes, museum-style costume drama…hostility to enterprise, and the elitism of its executives." Her love of television is intense. “It

Executives & Public Speaking: Being uncool brand is on the money

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  There are the executives, usually young and in high tech or glamour industries, who are cool.    Then there are the executives, usually in less heady sectors, who are not cool.  Among the uncool executives, as I point out in this piece for financial information company Motley Fool , is Bob of Bob's Discount Furniture.  There's a great divide in America. 

Executive Speech Coach: Unconscious Goof Hurts Credibility

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

As an executive speech coach this is the best public speaking tip I can give you. The blight has invaded television in the news and commercials, newspapers, magazines, and the Internet. I was with a group of people recently – non business-    and a gentleman from France (a top executive from Hermes) said: “I’ve been listening to you and you use many words” (like trepidation,) “that I’ve never heard spoken by an American”.

Opportunity of Lifetime: Executive Branch Job Fair for "Competent Conservatives"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" Those "competent conservatives" of "every experience level" are attending the Executive Branch Job Fair tomorrow at the Dirksen Senate Office Building.   Branding careers Current Affairs Interviews Personal Musings Politics Resume Television ValuesThe churn in manpower at the Trump Administration White House provides a silver lining for "competent conservatives."

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‘The Lost Art of Oratory’ by a BBC executive who helped to lose it in the first place

Max Atkinson

See also Did the media ignore Hannan because they think speeches are 'bad television'?

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Chairman Blankfein, Code Pink & Public Speaking

Matt Eventoff

Keep your composure - no matter the situation - I have witnessed a number of business executives and elected officials handle protesters or hecklers poorly, so kudos to Mr. Blankfein for keeping his cool in a very trying circumstance. Giving a live, televised speech, that will be watched and commented on in harrowing enough, without the added pressure of a completely unanticipated interruption.

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The Disney Logo In Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In fact, on speeches I had created on leadership for chief executive officers I leveraged his attitudes about his workforce as negatives. " After retiring from the job of chief executive officer, Iger parachuted back in when the business of Disney became troubled.  The iconic Disney logo can be eliminated from popular culture. Deadline reports there is growing scrutiny of Disney's founder Walt Disney. He was an obviously flawed human being.

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"Chicago Med" - I Want a Lawyer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Producer Dick Wolf created a signature of bringing controversial issues to television dramatic programming.  " One of the plot lines in last evening's episode was the botched death-row execution. The corrections officers demanded he be stabilized, then immediately returned to prison to be executed by the state.    The medical doctors observed that those in the state-execution loop really don't understand the drugs they are using.

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No Simple Exhale "when this is all over" - Even Mickey Mouse Will Have to Cave to The New Order

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The one exception at Disney is former Chief Executive Officer, now Executive Chairman Bob Iger. However, at the levels of Vice President, Senior Vice President, and Executive Vice President, reports Daily Mail , some executives are balking about the kinds of pay cuts they have come to embrace as of March 30th. Therefore, executives are left in limbo about their future compensation. The Mouse-Makers aren't happy. 

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"60 Minutes" Interview with YouTube's Susan Wojcicki - Bring on the Regulators

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On "60 Minutes," YouTube chief executive officer Susan Wojcicki shocked the world. Reflection: Not since Prince Andrew's sit-down with BBC has a television interview gone so badly.    Current Affairs DigitalInfluencer Games Interviews Intuitive Language Online video Personal Musings Politics Public Speaking Television Values Web/TechAnd, probably never again, will anyone put the knock on lawyers for being moral relativists. She won that title.

Golden Age of TV - When We Knew We Were Safe

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The psychologists, executive coaches, and psychics have all been brimming with advice on how we human beings  should be  navigating the stress of the COVID-19.   What does eventually bring sleep, I have recently discovered, is circling back to the Golden Age of Television. careers Current Affairs Generational Divide Hope Intuitive Personal Musings Simplification StoryTelling Television Values VoodooAlfred Hitchcock. The Twilight Zone. Perry Mason.

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Network TV - Booty-Shaking/Pole-Dancing No, But Sociopath Female, Okay

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Now, on network television - NBC - "Good Girls" - delivers that same amorality.  Beth, the leader for the former Detroit suburban housewives turned hardcore criminals, gained a stay of execution by convincing, for now, Rio et al. It's odd that some television viewers responded with moral outrage at the booting-shaking and pole-dancing half-time Super Bowl show. Personal Musings Television Values

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Traditional Concept of "Police Department" in Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Executive producer Warren Leight of the longest running network TV crime drama "Law & Order SVU" said that future programming would feature George Floyd issues. Likely the scripting of other popular network television programming will also change. Branding Current Affairs Ethics Intuitive Leadership legal Personal Musings Politics Power Rebranding Television Values

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CBS Shareholders Amend Lawsuit against Board to Include Allegations about Les Moonves' Sale of Stock

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Just before the story went public about Les Moonves' alleged sexual misconduct at CBS, he and three other top executives sold large amounts of stock.     legal TelevisionCollectively, the value of the shared then totaled $201 million.    Now that CBS shareholders are aware of those sales they amended their class action lawsuit to include allegations that the sales were illegal.

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CBS + Viacom = Reductions in Force

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When I enrolled in a seminar to learn television scriptwriting, the instructor warned us how insecure employment was in that world. He repeated that enough through the course for me to stick with executive speechwriting and ghostwriting.  careers Current Affairs Personal Musings TelevisionFrom the employee point of view "Mergers & Acquisitions" is code for redundancies. The joint entity doesn't need two investor relations departments.

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The Big Bad Word

Executive Speech Coach

The blight has invaded television in the news and commercials, newspapers, magazines, and the Internet. Patricia Fripp © 2009, www.fripp.com, pfripp@ix.netcom.com (415) 753-6556 Executive Speech Coach, Sales Presentation Skills Trainer, Award-Winning Keynote Speaker. Patricia Fripp is an executive speech coach, sales presentation skills expert, and Hall of Fame keynote speaker. Are You Guilty?

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2020 New Year's Resolution: Rebranding

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yes, repositioning and repackaging have become the unofficial religion in marketing, public relations, executive coaching, and even psychic readings. He transformed himself from a failed television personality to a formidable investigative journalist. Books careers Current Affairs Games Intuitive Media Personal Musings Power Public Speaking Rebranding Selling Television Values Voodoo

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Era of Transparency - SmirkSmirk

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If you are an executive, working stiff, or even a freelancer, you probably have signed a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). Books careers Content-provider Current Affairs Ethics Games legal Personal Musings Politics Power Public Speaking Television Values Web/Tech WritingAnd if that signing wasn't your first rodeo, you have noticed those contracts are becoming more inclusive. A recent one I signed for ghostwriting a book banned me from whistleblowing.

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Ronan Farrow on CBS CEO Leslie Moonves - We'll All Be Ripping Over The New Yorker Later Today

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It contends sexual misconduct by that powerful executive, dating back 20 years. careers TelevisionSoon, too soon for CBS CEO Leslie Moonves, The New Yorker will release the feature by Ronan Farrow. Here's the content, so far, on that developing story. CBS carefully states that it takes all allegations of inappropriate behavior seriously and is investigating the matter. Meanwhile, we will keep surfing to The New Yorker site today, waiting for the article.

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Cartoonish "he didn't do it" Campaign in Defense of Andy Lack

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

His former boss and chief executive officer of NBC Universal Steve Burke steps forward. Branding Personal Musings TelevisionOf course, the long knives are out in the media world, pointed at the Andy Lack brand. He has been linked to both the Megyn Kelly and Matt Lauer disasters.    A scapegoat is required. That's just the way it is. Now, comes a cartoonish defense. He says Lack shouldn't be blamed. That is followed by some spin.

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Betting the Ranch on BigName - SmirkSmirk

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Executive search firms should take on the mission of talent scout.   Branding careers Games Intuitive Media Personal Musings Television Web/TechAt NBC, Andy Lack could be scapegoated for the Megyn Kelly folly. At Yahoo, probably a lot of careers blew up over the Marissa Mayer no-results fly-by.    SmirkSmirk. But, at ABC, there have probably been bonuses paid out for those, who unlike the NBC and Yahoo leadership, bet the ranch on a relative unknown.

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Robert Iger's 10 Principles of True Leadership (and the most important one for coronavirus-times)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Walt Disney Company Bob Iger has overseen plenty.   Books careers Current Affairs Film Intuitive Leadership Media Online video Personal Musings Politics Power Sports StoryTelling Television Travel Values Web/Tech WritingThat ranges from stagnation to the acquisition of 21st Century Fox.    In his best-seller  "The Ride of a Lifetime," he hammers his 10 principles of true leadership.

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Burning Some Bridges in Professional Life - Actually, That Could Be a +

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Executive coach Henry Cloud made his signature helping professionals break away from old ties.   Books careers Personal Musings Politics Power TelevisionThe conventional wisdom: Don't burn bridges. Play it safe. You don't know whom they know or the reach of that organization. The new reality: Professional life is too fragmented and the pace of change too rapid for making an enemy or enemies here and there to matter much. There are exceptions, of course.

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"Megyn Kelly Today" - Poor Sweeps Numbers Expected

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  If CBS continues to attract the eyeballs, NBC executives will have to take emergency action on "Megyn Kelly Today."    Current Affairs TelevisionAs Megyn Kelly watchers know, her morning show got a ratings bump and some goodwill when she focused on sexual harassment. But, reports The Wrap , the sweeps numbers (calculated every November) are predicted to be the lowest for a Today franchise since 2000.

There's No Shaking Fascination with Ted Bundy - He Remains Unknowable

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  But, essentially, the television documentary came up empty.   Sure, for more than a decade we have been treated to very un-human behavior on the fictional television series "Criminal Minds." " And that's exactly why, decades after his execution, he still fascinates.   Games Interviews legal Media Personal Musings Science Television Values Voodoo

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CBS' Moonves Troubles Deepen - NYC DA/Human Rights Commission Investigate

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In a Securities and Exchange Commission filing yesterday, CBS disclosed that the sexual allegations associated with its former chief executive office Les Moonves have moved beyond the in-house investigation.   Branding careers Current Affairs legal Media Personal Musings Television

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"Good Girls" - Rollercoaster Isn't Fun, Not Any More

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  She gets a stay of execution by telling him that she's pregnant. Personal Musings TelevisionThe genius in the scripting for "Good Girls" was the rollercoaster action. Just when it seems that Beth, Annie, and Ruby are finished, somehow they save themselves or get saved. Then they smugly enjoy the thought that they are successful criminals. What fun - especially for the audience. But, during tonight's episode the fun stopped. Rio is alive.

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21st Century Fox - Sale Would Mean James, Lachlan Murdoch Waited In Vain

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Executives who worked at 21st Century Fox got it that they would never become the chief executive officer and, eventually, went elsewhere. Now it could be that James and Lachlan will also have to go elsewhere to lead a large corporation or be satisfied with overseeing only Fox News and Fox Television.   Branding careers Content-provider Current Affairs DigitalInfluencer Games Generational Divide Media Personal Musings Selling Television Values

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Now This: Trust Shattered at American School for Deaf (as with Boy Scouts of America, Roman Catholic Church)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Among the allegations was that the late executive director from 1935 through 1970 Edmund Boatman had abused a child. Branding Current Affairs Dreams Intuitive Leadership Media Personal Musings Power StoryTelling Television ValuesWest Hartford, Connecticut, unlike nearby Hartford, was and is a thriving community. The enclave is noted for successful players in professional services, excellent public education, and globally famous healthcare facilities.

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Goldman Sachs - Will "Patrick Blumenthal v. Goldman Sachs, et al" Put the Culture on Trial?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In that made-for-television documentary other Wall Street players will probably be dragged into the loop. The new chief executive officer at Goldman Sachs - David Solomon - is attempting to shake up the culture. Branding careers Current Affairs Leadership legal Media Personal Musings Politics Power Television Values

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Publicity Tip: Five Ways to Be Your Interviewer’s Best Friend

Succeed Speaking

He’s also quite the media guru, having served as an executive at a major daily newspaper, publisher of a monthly newspaper, president of a national media network, host of a weekly television show, executive producer for a national television show pilot, and more — and he’s still in media today as host of “ Robert Thompson’s Thought Grenades ,” a weekly business radio show with guests such as Steve Farber, Peter Block, Tim Sanders, and others.

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Crayola's New Blue Color - Asks Consumers to Name It (that dates back to "Lassie")

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In a brilliant marketing move, the company's chief executive office and president, Smith Holland , is asking consumers to name the color. Way back in the infant days of television, the series "Lassie" would run contests for us Baby Boomers to name the dog's pups. animal companions Books Branding Content-provider Current Affairs DigitalInfluencer Games Generational Divide Media Personal Musings Selling Television Web/Tech Weblogs Writing

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So Mid 20th Century: Character

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In her tearful affirmation on television for her husband, Ashley Kavanaugh proclaimed that she believed in her husband's character. The question floating around is if brandname lawyer Dan Petrocelli and public relations firm HL Strategic Solutions can pave a comeback for former CBS chief executive office Les Moonves.   Branding careers Current Affairs Games Generational Divide legal Media Personal Musings Politics Television Values

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At Fox, Paul, Weiss Turns on the Light - Cockroach Effect

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The brand of former leader Roger AIles probably has mutated from flawed television genius to a really bad piece of work.    What other executives might have known the alleged misconduct was going on? What other executives enabled that alleged misconduct?   Branding careers Current Affairs Games legal Media Personal Musings Politics Television ValuesCall it the Cockroach Effect. Law firm Paul, Weiss "turned on the light" at Fox.

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Managing a Media Presence - Why PR Experts Get Paid the Big Bucks

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Founder of Abovethelaw.com, David Lat made the transition to legal executive search.   Branding careers Current Affairs DigitalInfluencer Extreme Pleasure Games Interviews Media Personal Musings Power Public Speaking Rebranding Selling Television Values Web/Tech Weblogs WritingMedia, some contend, is the most powerful force in the world. More massive than government or wealth. So, it would seem that positive media attention would be a good thing.

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A Prayer for Andy Lack

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Meanwhile, sources claim she is threatening to out bad stuff about NBC executives and on-air personalities.   careers legal Media Personal Musings Television  Maybe one takeaway for Andy Lack from the Megyn Kelly disaster is this: Don't hire on-air talent who has a background as an attorney in BigLaw. What Megyn Kelly is doing, reports the Daily Mail , is being a tough negotiator. No, she isn't slinking out quietly with a decent exit package from NBC.

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Detective Olivia Benson on "Law & Order SVU" and Marisksa Hargitay for "Joyful Heart Foundation"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On the popular television series the character Benson is a deeply empathetic law enforcement figure who empowers sex-crimes victims to seek justice. Some remember those cartoons of the executive chasing the low-level female employee, who was wearing high heels, around the desk.     Current Affairs Personal Musings Politics Public Speaking Television ValuesSure actress Mariska Hargitay is talented.

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Edelman Representing CBS in Moonves/National Amusements Crises

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  At the time the father had been an executive at GE, then headquartered in CT.   Now, Edelman has parachuted into the controversies surrounding the exit of CBS chief executive officer (CEO) Les Moonves and National Amusements' legal attempt to force a merger between CBS and Viacom. Kevin   Branding careers Content-provider Current Affairs DigitalInfluencer Games legal Media Personal Musings Politics Public Speaking Television Values

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Wall Street Turns Wary on CBS Post-The New Yorker Allegations about Leslie Moonves

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The usual cover story is that the executive is doing the right thing for the company whose full attention should be on its business, not the scandal. Branding careers Content-provider Current Affairs Games Intuitive Media Personal Musings Politics Television ValuesWall Street analysts, reports Variety , predictably have become wary of CBS stock.

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