Expectations

Speak Schmeak

Part of the problem people have with public speaking is their expectation. They expect that, once they start doing it, they will never be nervous again. Let go of the expectation that you need to be anxiety-free.

Six Ways To Manage Audience Expectations

Professionally Speaking...

As a speaker, you will always deal with audience expectations. Expectations typically are based either on past experiences."I've For example, the student who expects he will get an A on the final exam when he hasn't studied.

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Expectations

Speak Schmeak

"I found that things became a lot easier when I no longer expected to win." ~ Leonard Cohen.

Accept Applause but Don’t Expect It

Manner of Speaking

In this blog post from 25 April 2012 , Seth lays down a simple rule that every public speaker should take to heart: Don’t expect applause. But here’s the point: If you approach your speech or presentation expecting applause and focused on the rewards (applause, recognition, money, an invitation back, etc.) Don’t Expect Applause. But when you expect applause, when you do your work in order (and because of) applause, you have sold yourself short.

Stephen Wigginton - Behaved As Expected

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He expected deference from law enforcement. The legal and perhaps business worlds are tittering about how high-profile professional Stephen Wigginton got nailed for DUI and more. Before his current job as partner at Armstrong Teasdale, he had been a U.S.

Startup Pivots - Have No Expectations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Had I zero expectations, I could have simply enjoyed the blessings. My expectation was to penetrate the western market for my services. Probably that produced wonderful results because I had no expectations. On August 28th, as I head east, I am determined to have no expectations.

Draft Andrew Cuomo Movement - Expect to See Drudge Report's Flashing Blue Light

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And expect, as had been the situation with former U.S. "Some Democrats are openly talking up New York governor Andrew Cuomo whose profile has soared during the crisis [COVID-19], as a Biden stand-in."  "  - John Fund, NR, March 25, 2020.    How can we gauge how much traction the draft-Cuomo initiative will have? 

2020 40

Gayle King - Being an "Employee" and What Should Have Been Its Expected Consequences

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In America's celebrity culture, those whose names (and brands) are known by all can generate envy. After all, more and more young people are fixated on becoming famous. But, many celebrities operate in the context of being what turns out to be a "mere employee."

2020 56

Silicon Valley Turns on Facebook - Totally Expected

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They are known as The Seven Sisters. But, given the fast pace of developments in technology, those seven giant tech companies are bound to have plenty of sibling rivalry. 

Dow on December 26, 2018 - Expect More Carnage

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Dow is expected to continue its downward trajectory when the U.S. Bad news isn't letting up for our portfolios. market opens the day after Christmas. Axios notes that the Japanese market took a "dive" today, as did other Asian markets.

2018 56

Millennials as Your Clients - What They Expect

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  No need to add that they expect us to be proficient in technology. Take a look Inside the Beltway. The impression you get is that the American economy is run by Baby Boomer white men, with some Generation Xers thrown in.    Well, that assumption will deep-six your business.

"Megyn Kelly Today" - Poor Sweeps Numbers Expected

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As 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.

What does your audience really expect of you? Guest post by Barry Potyondi

Speak Schmeak

It is the most common sin among speechwriters, and almost all of us are guilty of committing it: in our zeal to sound authoritative, coherent and memorable, we forget that speeches begin and end with the listener, not us.

2015 246

Off Rollercoaster for Weekend - Dow Expected to Head Higher Today

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Like the cliché "perfect storm," a stale buzzword has been applied to the global equities markets. The term is "rollercoaster." " But for the weekend, riders probably have received a pass to get off the ride and relax.

2018 56

Curbing Great Expectations - Don't Bet On It (not if you are an investor or employee)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Back in the Industrial Age, the captains of industry, as they were called, had what novelist Charles Dickens labeled "Great Expectations." Of course, when those expectations didn't pan out, it had been the little people who suffered.

2019 52

Glut of Editorial Types - Expect It to Surge Mid-2020 (and not just in New York City)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  So, those still in the editorial box or who are graduating from college with majors in those aspects of communications should expect more darkness to fall in mid-2020. Every time there's a change in ownership or power at media companies, the editorial market gets more glutted.

Beyond Goldilocks Myth of "Just Right" - Lower Expectations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" Unfortunately, that sets up the expectation for perfection. " From the get-go, they have to lower their expectations. When they re-located from the coasts they expected perfection.

2018 52

Gig Workers - Lower Your Expectations of California's AB 5, For Now

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But watchers don't expect much to change in CA.  Business giants such as Uber using the gig-economy business model aren't going gently into the nightmare created by California AB 5.

2019 52

Totally Expected: Media Coverage Hammers Frederick Hopkins' Lawyer Identity

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Frederick Hopkins, suspect in the South Carolina police massacre, has not practiced law since 1984. However, as too frequently happens when a lawyer or former one is involved in a crime, it's that professional identity which is highlighted in the media.

2018 52

Japanese Crypto Coincheck Exchange Hacked - Expect More Regulation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, no one expects the most recent development - hacking of Japanese exchange Coincheck - to derail the global cryptocurrency train. At most, investors and advocates should expect more regulation. The hack of Japanese Mt.

Present interactively: Your audience expects it!

PowerPoint Tips

My training webinar, “ Present interactively—Your audience expects it!&# was well received and you can now purchase the recording. In fact, the Training Manager of a state teacher’s union hired me to give this webinar, slightly customized, for employees. That too was well received. Learn more about what I covered during the webinar and what participants said

Catastrophe as Expected - Eric Lertzman, Leslie Van Houten, King Lear, et al.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" Consequently, tragedy should be expected. Do human beings really "snap?" " Or, is that a media creation to position and package the unthinkable such as the growing number of murder/suicides as understandable. 

2019 52

Expect More TV Programs About Young (Rich) Lawyers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And, so soon after the Cravath Bump …  Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy is increasing - significantly - associate salaries.    The starting salary for first-year associates will be a whopping $10k above where the Cravath Bump realigned compensation.

2018 52

Truth Is Not Expected - And, Often, Not Welcome

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Currently, truth is not expected. The term for it used to be "spin." " That was the ability to position and package reality into acceptable illusions. The phenomenon began with politicos.

2017 52

My training webinar: Present interactively-your audience expects it!

PowerPoint Tips

Today I conducted a training webinar on presenting interactively. I loved the topic and enjoyed myself quite a bit! Here’s what I covered: Why interactivity is necessary in today’s world: people are no longer willing to sit passively and take in information.

April 11 - Facebook Investors Shouldn't Expect Uptick in Stock Price

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The question on the minds of those who have a stake in Facebook is: Can Mark Zuckerberg have a conversation with the members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on April 11? That is, can he engage versus enrage them? The very existence of Facebook is at stake.

2018 52

Facebook: Peril of high expectations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Had the leadership at Facebook conducted itself with decorum and humility, investors might have had tempered expectations.  Facebook's sin, and it has been regarded as a mortal one, has been that it disappointed investors. 

Bill Cosby Trial, Norristown, PA, 6/5/17 - What Not to Expect

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The most we can expect is a little more shuffling in a walk and that aging person's staring blankly into space. In reality and perhaps through pr-ish positioning and packaging, Bill Cosby is an old man.

2017 52

Bloodbath Expected in Stock Markets - Businesses Have to Re-Think Pricing Strategy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Back then, every buyer expected a bargain.  It is 6:29 A.M. New York Time. And I am re-doing a client's promotional material. The new message is all about affordability. That client has re-thought her pricing strategy.

2019 56

Streaming - Expected Now, Pretty Soon Standard In Online News

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Gawker's head Nick Denton recognizes that readers expect that. Today, many of the stories in influential Gawker are headlined with streaming video. Here is an example. That means that it won't be long before attaching video is standard.

2015 65

C-Level Presentation Tip #3: Expect and Be Happy About Interruptions

Professionally Speaking...

TIP #3: EXPECT AND BE HAPPY ABOUT INTERRUPTIONS. Question: What's the relationship between sky diving and making executive presentations?

Retirement - Not What Most Expected (and that wasn't necessarily bad)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Also, Medicare supplements may cost more than they expected. Most of us, both still working and retired, have experienced aging as a transition. For some, it was unexpected. We didn't feel like we were aging. Yet, the world began treating us as "older."

2017 52

Lobbying: What Schumpeterians didn't expect

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The zen of professional life or the Schumpeterian approach is to anticipate that everything changes.    However, we in public affairs might have assumed that lobbying was a line of work where the players might shift but the industry would remain large and lucrative. We were wrong.

Can mental patients ever expect justice from psychiatrists?

Max Atkinson

__ Blogging on 20th August , I raised some questions about psychiatry and psychiatrists without saying much about my reasons for doing so - apart from noting that, in the face of growing problems of mental health, it's a 'science' that's regarded with much less scepticism these days than in the 1960s. This is a true story about someone who was treated by 9 different psychiatrists in 4 years, only three of whom were native-speakers of English. Having recently had some blood tests, he went to see his new GP for the results. As he was worried, after 4 years under so many different psychiatrists, if his official medical records said that he was suffering, as he suspected, from 'vascular dementia'. And, if so, which of the many psychiatrists had mistakenly diagnosed him as suffering from this incurable illness. Psychiatric provision in a small town and a recovery plan that failed In charge at the first hospital to which he was admitted, were two ethnic African psychiatrists, neither of whom were fluent speakers of English. After a few months they discharged him and he was treated in accordance with the recovery plan that they'd devised. This involved being 'treated in the community' by a locus-psychiatrist whose native language was Serbian. His English was very poor, added to which he had a serious hearing (and listening) problem. At the first meeting, he told the patient and the other family members accompanying him that he'd left his hearing aid in his car. But when one of them offered to go to the car park to get it for him, he said he didn't need it because he could lip-read English perfectly well - even though he couldn't actually speak English perfectly well. The Serbian then sat down facing the family, with his back to the patient. In so far any of them could understand anything he said, he strongly implied that not all the drugs that had been prescribed by the Africans were necessary. The patient therefore stopped stopped taking some of them and his condition gradually deteriorated. After seeing the same consultant a few more times, he was sent (against his will) to another mental hospital 25 miles away from home - which was a blessing in disguise. Psychiatric provision at a hospital in a bigger town and a recovery plan that worked A notice board in his room at the second mental hospital informed him that his psychiatrist was no longer the Serbian, but a Dr W, whom he had yet to meet and who didn't come to see him for several weeks after he arrived. Finding out where Dr W was quite a challenge. Some of the nurses said that he was on sabbatical leave somewhere in North America, some that he was on holiday in the USA and others that, as he'd taken early retirement, he could now afford to work when he felt like it. The most promising news was that he was a native-speaker of English, who everyone agreed, got on well with his patients, was a good chap and a 'good psychiatrist'. It didn't take Dr W and the nurses long to devise a recovery plan and discharge their patient fairly quickly. Postcode lottery: His experience in these two mental hospitals demonstrated that there's a postcode lottery in the treatment of mental illness, just as there's a postcode lottery in the treatment of physical illnesses. Compared with what happened at the local small town hospital, the effectiveness of the treatment (and aftercare) at the more distant hospital in the bigger town was far superior. Drugs are much more effective than they were in the 1960s and 1970s: Although it's not at all clear how they all work, the drugs now available for treating depression, anxiety and other mental disorders seem to do more good and less harm to patients than they did in the 1960s and 1970s - when chemicals like lithium were dished out with little or no regard for their damaging side effects like Parkinson's disease. Here, the Serbian psychiatrist's advice on medication was clearly wrong (as was that of his predecessors), whereas the medication prescribed by all their successors worked much more effectively. This raises a number of rather important questions. If a psychiatrist gets a diagnosis wrong, what chance does a patient have of winning a case against him/her when it's on the official medical record that he/she was mad? Would this patient have a viable legal case against the African and Serbian psychiatrists were he to make a formal complaint against them? And what about Dr W? On asking his new GP whether it was on his official medical record that he suffers from vascular dementia, she confirmed that it was. She also confirmed that the psychiatrist who put it there was none other than Dr W. But Dr W had never bothered to tell his patient this. He did, however, tell the patient's wife that (a) he was suffering from vascular dementia (b) it's incurable and (c) as he'd steadily get worse, she'd better prepare herself for a progressively more dismal future for both of them (on the seriousness of vascular dementia, see below the line at the bottom of this page). All he told his patient was that he would never be able to drive again and that he should dispose of his car as soon as possible - which he did. Three years later, thanks his GPs and two more psychiatrists, Dr W's confident diagnosis turned out to have been utterly wrong. Last year, the DVLA medical group issued the patient with a new driving licence for a year - after which, he bought a new car. This year, they extended it for another three years. Meanwhile, consultants in psychiatry like Dr W continue to behave as if their specialism is based on as sound a knowledge base as eye, heart and brain surgery. The big questions are how much damage are they doing and how many mental health patients are suffering as a result??? _ Types of Dementia Dementia is a broad umbrella term used to describe a range of progressive neurological disorders. There are many different types of dementia and some people may present with a combination of types. Regardless of which type is diagnosed, each person will experience their dementia in their own unique way. Vascular dementia is also known as “multi-infarct dementia” or “post-stroke dementia” and is the second most common cause of dementia. Main symptoms: Memory loss Impaired judgment Decrease ability to plan Loss of motivation Cause: Bleeding within the brain from a stroke causes brain damage. Treatments or therapies: Vascular dementia cannot be cured , but people who have the ailment are treated to prevent further brain injury from the underlying cause of the ailment. Like Alzheimer’s disease, numerous medication and therapies may be used to help manage the symptoms.

2018 52

Full-Time MBA Programs - Expect Them To Be Rebranded

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Professional degree programs are in play. And the academic institutions which "sell" them will likely have to rebrand many of the programs. Not only is the value of law school being questioned. So is that of the full-time MBA program, both here in the U.S. and abroad. The current issue of The Economist focuses on why the full-time MBA degree has lost its pull power.

2016 50

Choosing Our Battles - iGens Don't Expect Social Security, By 2035, Oldest of Baby Boomers Will Be 90

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This is the era when members of the media scream about coming catastrophes.    What is supposed to be at the top of the list is the insolvency of the Social Security System. By 2035, reports The Hill , the $3 trillion in reserves will be depleted.

2019 56

"Truth" - No Expectation of That, Maybe Never But Certainly Not Anymore

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So many of us have no expectation of truth. In Fortune , Alan Murray and Tom Huddleston Jr. have an article about how truth is being eroded.    That kind of rant is puzzling. Maybe we never had it. Maybe, not since the rhetorical gyrations of Campaign 2016.

2018 52

"Megyn Kelly Today" - Not the Morning Show Fluff Jane Fonda Was Expecting

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  That was likely not the usual morning show fluff Fonda was expecting. What was she thinking? That's what we wonder yet again as we follow the puzzling saga of Megyn Kelly's morning show.    For two days too much of the programming was ME ME ME.

Fluff 52

Q2 GDP Growth = 3.7% V. Expected 2.3%: America Is Great (will this derail Campaign Trump?)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There it is: Q2 GDP growth at 3.7%, reports the Commerce Department. That's a smackdown on the estimated 2.3% growth. Here is the deconstruction in The Wall Street Journal. America is great. Obviously. We have lots to feel good about ourselves.

2015 74

New York Post Endorses Donald Trump (expecting he'll pivot to more presidential)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" It expects him to pivot to a more presidential style when he is officially nominated.  The influential New York Post has endorsed Donald Trump. Here is that editorial.

2016 56

"Megyn Kelly Today" Shifts Focus to Sexual Harassment - As Expected, Ratings Improve

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The outing of sexual harassment by big names keeps going and going. And, that is a miracle development for floundering morning program "Megyn Kelly Today."

2017 52

Christiane Amanpour: Leaving "This Week," as expected

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Television is a niche medium.    The brand established by the personality is the brand that has to be maintained.    There's no parachuting into other roles. We saw that with Katie Couric and Jane Pauley.

Friday Massacre Expected at NEWSWEEK

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Old-line NEWSWEEK had those well-paying jobs in media.    And that, just like at THE NEW YORK TIMES, is what did it in.    The latter will have a 3Q loss. High fixed costs are impossible to carry in the fast-moving digital age. Well, it's anticipated that 30 percent of those jobs will disappear this Friday.    That's when, THE NEW YORK POST reports , the publication will announce its cuts.    At least the first major round of them.