Prepare and Thrive Financially During Difficult Times with Gerard Braud

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The post Prepare and Thrive Financially During Difficult Times with Gerard Braud appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Not only is crisis communications his business, but he has been through more personal financial crises than most. Financial strategy and planning. The Wealthy Speaker Podcast #ProductiveQuarantine Becoming an expert in chaos Cost-cutting ideas Financial strategy and planning NSAF “retool” your business

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Editorial: Are we financially doomed?

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Are we financially doomed? We’re acting as if we are still a first world country. We have a problem. Hardly anybody is working. Businesses are not generating revenue. Here, throw money at the problem and hope it goes away, our … Continue reading →

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Tribune Publishing - Financial Situation Worsens

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tribune Publishing can't get its footing in the turbulent world of media, made much more volatile by COVID-19. MarketWatch reports that its Q1 net loss was $45.3 million. That's essentially 10 times what it had been a year ago - $4.7 million. Revenue declined 11.5%. It was New York University professor Scott Galloway who sized up global media as a no-growth business. That might have been an understatement. 

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Financial & Social Nightmares: How The Retirement Dream Is Playing Out

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Even for a financially comfortable couple, there is a recommendation to grab part-time work and back off from touching the nest egg. In giving relocation advice to those about to retire, MarketWatch hammers the importance of, well, not retiring. At least, not completely.

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Interview: Julie Mergen – Financially Savvy Speaker

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Perceptions about money had restrained each of them from achieving financial freedom, which meant something different to each of them in turn. Julie’s passion now is to reach out and share in creating a new community which includes all women, anyone who wants to discover their relationship with money and create financial freedom — freedom in all aspects of life. The Foundation offers support and education to show these women the way to financial empowerment.

Aging in America - Financially Squeezed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Obviously, all this continues to leave many seniors in a financial squeeze. Do the math. For 2019, the increase for seniors and others receiving Social Security was 2.8%.    For 2020, the Social Security Administration announced, The Wall Street Journal reports, the increase will only be 1.6%. Meanwhile, the Consumer Price Index showed that inflation had recently increased 1.7% over the previous year.

COVID-19, If Financial Crisis Worsens, Apartment Security

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If social unrest and financial hard times worsen, a surge in criminal activity could spread throughout America.    That should be a concern to the legal staff at residential apartment complexes. The security of residents should be on their minds. The oddball reality is that the last two complexes in which I leased did not have video monitoring.    Law & Crime reports that Ruth Wilson has filed a wrongful death suit against apartment complex FPACPS Ashford.

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Financial Services Industry - Watch Your Language

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The sales pitches of the financial services industry are stuck back in the 20th century. It was then that language about "financial security" could be used. Now, when a financial planner leverages that phrase, the smart among us in The New Aging smirk. Yeah, financial planners, watch your language. Financial security. " We sold the family house to reduce financial uncertainty.

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Public speaking for financial advisors

Speak Schmeak

I was interviewed this week for a two-part series on public speaking for financial advisors in the Canadian magazine Investment Executive. Here's part 1: Seven steps to more compelling presentations And part 2: How to structure a winning presentation Thanks to Fiona Collie for an article full of great tips, and for some of the most accurate quotations I've ever read from a journalist! Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies The Business of Speaking Interviews

The Financial Times is 125 years old today

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Financial timesI was delighted to open my favorite newspaper this morning and learn that the FT celebrates 125 years in print today. The special insert included a facsimile of the front page of February 13, 1888, when the news included updates on railway bond issues and the profitability of a machine that manufactures glass bottles: “…these [.]. Business Communication Culture Shock!

Thomas Schaefer - Financial Fallout from COVID-19, The Suicides Begin

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Financial leadership can be an overwhelming burden during depressed economic times.   The theory is that he anticipated that the population would have outsized expectations of financial help during the economic fallout from the COVID-19 generated downturn. Thomas Schaefer might have become overwhelmed by that responsibility. This finance minister of Germany's Hesse region committed suicide. It was at the railway station of Hocheim, near Frankfurt.

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Branding Caves to Financial Survival - But RIF Messaging Embeds Compassion

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

All professionals have to be prepared psychologically, financially, and in terms of The Next Professional Step when losing their jobs. Financial survival is mandating ignoring any damage to the brand by a reduction in force and simply pruning the manpower. In Law.com, The Young Lawyer Editorial Board holds out hope that law firms will continue to avoid layoffs in order to prevent negative publicity. Yeah, protect the branding. 

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Media Financial Woes Will Worsen in 2020

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

During 2019, some estimates have it that 8,000 lost media jobs. For television, revenue declined 4%. For print, it was 20%.    And, according to Axios , 2020 will be even worse. There are two main reasons. One, folks are getting weary of political news. It had been political coverage which propped up the news business. In addition, my hunch is that the public has become astute about political strategy.

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Can Focus Be Financially Fatal?

Speak and Deliver

Day 3 of the previously advertised 51 Day Challenge. My outcomes, and today's podcast, are below

Business Interruption Insurance Coverage - Financials, Politics, and Legalities

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Among NAIC's arguments are that such legislation would create substantial solvency risks, reduce the industry's ability to pay out other claims, and worsen the current financial and economic impacts of COVID-19.  " while 'business interruption' coverage is indeed a common feature of commercial insurance policies, it doesn't typically provide coverage for communicable diseases or government-imposed shutdowns caused by a national emergency." 

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WeWork - Cool Startup Brand, But Shaky Financials

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But the financial side of the office-sharing concept is less rosy. Instead of professionals such as lawyers and copywriters being isolated operating from home or renting expensive offices, they can be part of the WeWork community. That startup, whose branding is total cool, provides affordable leased space which pulls worker bees out of the aloneness. Cross-pollination of ideas happens. And, the possibility of networking is always there.

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Public speaking for financial advisors

Speak Schmeak

I was interviewed this week for a two-part series on public speaking for financial advisors in the Canadian magazine Investment Executive. Here's part 1: Seven steps to more compelling presentations And part 2: How to structure a winning presentation Thanks to Fiona Collie for an article full of great tips, and for some of the most accurate quotations I've ever read from a journalist! Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies The Business of Speaking Interviews

Financial Media - The Business of Doom & Gloom

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Bad news sells. Even if that consists of speculation. Today MarketWatch must be getting plenty of traffic. Its article is on the shaky state of Social Security (along with Medicare).    By 2034, the monthly Social Security benefit could be cut by 23%. There's plenty the oldest members of the Baby Boomer generation have to worry about. Dementia is one. But even that has a rotational solution. 

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Rejection of Insurance Claims for Business Interruption = Latest Financial Setback During COVID-19 (plaintiff lawyers parachute in)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For months now, the serious financial issue of business interruption insurance has been in the media. In addition, given how much of a human and financial tragedy COVID-19 has been, there is always the possibility of sympathetic judges and juries. The bottom line has been that most policies only cover loss from physical damage. Fallout from the COVID-19 doesn't fit into that. On both the federal and state levels there have been bills introduced to override that.

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U.K.-Based Financial Times Endorses Barack Obama: ‘The Wiser Bet’

TJ Walker Interactive

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From Road Warrior to Financial Freedom with Ken Keis

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The post From Road Warrior to Financial Freedom with Ken Keis appeared first on Jane Atkinson. During the podcast, Ken shares his own story and how we went from a road warrior traveling 300+ days per year to having the life that he wants and the financial freedom to live that life. Today we are going to get very intentional. Intentional about building the business that is perfect for you.

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Ghostwriter for Financial Wealth Book (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

2018 40

Financial Services Industry - Shift from Retirement to "Next"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Even the financial services industry, known for pushing various forms of retirement accounts, is recognizing the shift. In response, the financial planner says that the focus then has to be on the Next. Retirement.    That was invented in the late 19th century. Before that there was no need for it since life spans were so short.    Now, with life spans reaching triple digits, the concept is being phased out. What's replacing it is  Next. 

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America Is Land of Financial Opportunity for Only 3 out of 10

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  But, according to the American ethos, it frequently means being a step or many steps beyond financial survival. What a study by Financial Health Network found, reports CBS , is that only 3 out 10 see themselves that way. The reality is that 7 out of 10 indicate they are struggling with some aspect of financial stability. In   The core problem isn't a lack of financial literacy. "Opportunity."

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Sophisticated Financial Writer, Irvine, CA (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

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Financial Language As COVID-19 Hits Business (often hard), Including Brandname Law Firms

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For that reason, it's big financial news that UK-based Gateley PLC announced there will be no interim dividend for shareholders. One term, it leverages, that could dominate financial narratives in the legal sector is:  "protective move." " That language transmits a number of messages, including:  We are not in a distressed financial condition. Language is a mirror of what's going on out there.

2020 40

Reaching Financial Security

Great Public Speaking

For Tom, he is successful enough that he has financial security. Tom Antion lays it all out for you. There are techniques that you need to learn and if you take to time to implement them, you can be successful. That means that he can do what he always wanted to do: give to charity. Listen to Tom''s story about the charities he has helped and how you too can be just as successful with your own business.Visit Tom at Antion.com

Using Visuals in Financial Presentations « TJWALKER INTERACTIVE

TJ Walker Interactive

» Using Visuals in Financial Presentations It is always important to have visuals in any presentation to enhance audience understanding and participation. What Investors Look For in Your Presentation Make a Financial Presentation Interesting How to Greet Investors in Different Countries FORBES.com – Never, Ever, Ever, Ever Apologize In a World Where your Audience Tweets During Presentations, how do you get Attention? News analyzed from a communication perspective.

Financial Limbo - The 85,000 Gone Missing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At stake are financial issues such as pensions and the ability to sell a house. Arizona is fertile territory for Thomas Asimou's legal niche. That Phoenix, AZ lawyer, reports Bloomberg , helps the families of the missing have that person declared dead. So close to the border, it is all too easy for both workers and tourists to wind up dead. To enter Mexican border towns like the ones close to Nogales, AZ, no passport is needed.

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Governments Must Take Urgent Financial Action To Deal With Life Under COVID-19

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Governments are going to go into stupidly ridiculous debt, or bankrupt, supporting their populations as businesses go under during this COVID-19 virus outbreak… Here’s what they should do, and do soon: Suspend all rent and mortgage payments Roll back prices … Continue reading →

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Financial Services Firms - If You Don't Leave Us Alone.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

To those categories of products, services, and creatures might be added financial services firms. Yet, usually with great authority the financial services firms predict millions of dollars will be needed for retirement or semi-retirement.   They had had the financial common sense to relocate from more expensive areas of the U.S.   Until we decide whether to sue, let's get the message out that the financial services industry can huff and puff.

2018 40

Paywalls: Financial Salvation for Media or Trojan Horse?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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. I analyze the pros and cons of paywalls in an exclusive article for Odwyerpr.com. 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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The Fellowship of Suffering - Emotionally (and often even financially) the Playing Field Has Been Leveled

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  " the simple act of taking part in the fellowship of suffering." " - Vivian Gornick, The Atlantic , May 2020 (that is, COVID-19 time). A new trend has started. Those like Salary.com's former top lawyer Colin Levy who lost their well-paying jobs and those like Herald-Times' former top editor Rich Jackson who lost their not so well-paying jobs have gone social. They are not only sharing their situation on blogs, LinkedIn Updates, and Twitter.

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How to Make Your Numbers Come Alive in Financial Presentations.

TJ Walker Interactive

Public speaking, media training, presentation training, crisis communications Home Live Video About TJ Products & Services FAQs « TOP COMMUNICATIONS BLOGS – What TJ is Reading Life Imitates Art for Felicia Pearson of “The Wire&# » How to Make Your Numbers Come Alive in Financial Presentations How you can make your financial presentations more comprehensive for viewers and more interesting to yield better results and achieve more effective communication.

Financial Crash - We Became Our Parents

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But, there isn't too much analysis of how that amazing financial crash reprogrammed the values and behavior of us 76 million Baby Boomers. Articles like Bob Bryan's in BusinessInsider deconstruct how The Great Recession shaped the Millennial psyche. To our shock, we became our parents. Before The Great Recession, our signature was breaking free of the generation scarred by the real thing: The Great Depression. Our parents were fearful, conservative, and embittered.

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Financial Pain Ain't Relative - It Doesn't Help to Know that Warren Buffett Lost $21 Billion in 2020. So Far

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's the financial-planners' platitude: How much more their other clients lost, compared to what the Dow Jones crash snatched from our own (illusion of) financial security.    Well, if among their clients has been Warren Buffett, they have lots of details to pile on about financial catastrophe.   The odd thing is that most financial planners still don't get it that financial pain isn't relative.

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Retirement - Myth Cooked Up by Financial Services Industry

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Influential LinkedIn posted on the global stress about retirement. ING, for example, recently conducted a survey. Universally, folks are in high angst about if they can afford to stop working.    The way to bypass all that is to have no plan to retire. Increasingly, those who do are becoming un-retired. The official term for that is "reverse retirement." " According to the Federal Reserve , one-third of those who leave the work force return.

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FORBES.com – Financial Pitch « TJWALKER INTERACTIVE

TJ Walker Interactive

Public speaking, media training, presentation training, crisis communications Home Live Video About TJ Products & Services FAQs « How to Rehearse my Financial Pitch Sissy Stuff – Wearing Makeup » FORBES.com – Financial Pitch When delivering a financial pitch to your potential investors, it is important to include financial forcasts and projections. News analyzed from a communication perspective.

Millennials - Financial Reality Bites, Which Is Bad News for Economy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's the grim financial reality announced by Young Invincibles. The net worth of those 25 to 34, with college degrees, is a minus $1,900. Here are many more details from MarketWatch. Mostly that's due to the "perfect storm" of: College debt.    About 70% graduate with that baggage to keep dragging around. Yet college is necessary. Difficulty landing that first real job.    It was never easy.

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Will Information about Competitors take Away from My Financial.

TJ Walker Interactive

» Will Information about Competitors take Away from My Financial Presentation? It is important to include information about your competition in your financial presentation so that your audience knows you have an industry for your product and that you are well educated about both the products and people. News analyzed from a communication perspective.

Becoming an Expatriate - Financial Necessity, Not Adventure for Aging Americans

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Increasingly, it's become a option-to-be-considered for financially challenged aging Americans. English majors (yes, at one time there were plenty of those) associate becoming an expatriate with adventure. And exotic career paths. Ernest Hemingway put down his creative footprint in Paris in the 1920s. A seminal part of my youth was living near Calle de San Francisco in Barcelona, Spain. Did that sow the seeds for my becoming a writer, not a nurse?

2018 40

Rethinking Financial Aid's Role in Student Retention

Speaking Of...

Financial aid offices are often overwhelmed with the tasks involved in that administrative process, with staff finding that little time for anything else remains at the end of the day. Unfortunately, simply following the rules and norms associated with financial aid administration is demonstrably insufficient when it comes to meeting the needs of today''s students. Many of the nation''s financial aid officers are committed to this goal and eager to achieve it.

Senior Financial Writer, Culver City, CA - Full-Time (help wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Details. careers

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