Guest Blog: Lessons from Bethenny Frankel of The Real Housewives of New York City – How to Build Income

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Great ideas combined with a powerful interaction strategy can lead to great business if handled correctly, as Bethenny Frankel of The Real Housewives of New York City fame has showed us over the past few years. Don’t be afraid to dive into new territory. Got Platform?

Medium Adding a Subscription Business Model - Digital Struggle for Financial Growth

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The question is: Can putting some or all the content behind a paywall make Medium more financially successful? On the one hand, the subscription model has been successful for The New York Times. The latter is financially profitable.

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Robert Fripp at World Financial Center New York December 3-4, 2010

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Robert Fripp at World Financial Center New York December 3-4, 2010. link].    

New York Writer: Doesn't seem to matter (much) any more

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's after being a New York writer since the early 1980s. That's even though "they" know I no longer reside in the New York Metro area.   In Tucson, my apartment costs half my New Haven, Connecticut one.

New York Times Co. - A Bloomberg Purchase Would Could Turn Loser Into Profit Machine

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"New York Times Co. Kelly, New York Post, May 1, 2015. The other alternative would be for a foundation to provide the financial support. shares leaped 10.7

The New York Times - Will Thought Leaders Be Left W/O This Forum?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"The New York Times Co. Well-connected thought leaders have settled into having their points of view receive exposure in The New York Times. A foundation might decide to be a white knight and support it financially.

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Lives not at all like ours

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now, I'm getting a hunch that so many of us continue to devote our time and our $6 (in Connecticut) on Sundays to consume THE NEW YORK TIMES for that same kind of fantasy. 

New York Times Co - Should it go private

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Newspaper watchers predict that the New York Times Co's flagship paper will likely be among the handful which are around in 5 years.  Please read what I have to say about the New York Times Co. Coprid - Dreamstime.com.

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Saving Barnes & Noble - Maybe a foundation should buy it, along with The New York Times

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Can a quaint institution like bookstore and Third Place Barnes & Noble - and come to think of it, The New York Times - survive in the digital age?  And, it turns out, reports the New York Post, it doesn't have the financing.

Newspaper Industry: Smart moves by The New York Times Co, questionable ones by Berkshire Hathaway

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In all the buzz, including in NEW YORK Magazine, about why Janet Robinson might have been canned, the media have been missing the good-news story about the progress The New York Times Company has been making in surviving. 

Abby Joseph Cohen: Controls Interview with THE NEW YORK TIMES

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  And today, in THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE, Abby Joseph Cohen does that in the interview with Deborah Solomon.  As a presentation coach, I recognize that Cohen can stand her ground so stridently with Solomon because of her power in financial services.  Now and then we bear witness to those in business who know how to control the interview with media. 

NEW YORK POST - A Murdoch Keep or Sell?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Already he has sold the WEEKLY STANDARD to Clarity Media Group, reports NEW YORK MAGAZINE.    Could the NEW YORK POST be next on the block?  Is Murdoch losing his confidence in his golden gut or is there just a bottom to his financial resources? It's gotten that unprofitable in mainstream media that even deep pocket Rupert Murdoch might be forced to choose among his right-wing toys. 

Chairman Blankfein, Code Pink & Public Speaking

Matt Eventoff

The content of the address has received fairly intense scrutiny, both positive and not so positive (including this comparison to the recent Alex Rodriguez mea culpa , courtesy of Jessica Pressler over at New York Magazine). Earlier today, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein addressed the Council of Institutional Investors conference in Manhattan.

Location, Location, Location - Not Just Major Financial Issue in Real Estate

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The New York Metro area became too expensive for me to operate my communications boutique.  The cost of everything from keeping a roof over one's head to car insurance was significantly lower than that in the New York Metro area. Not financially.

USPS: Smart PR to broadcast financial pickle

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  At THE NEW YORK TIMES , Steven Greenhouse covered the story of how it might not be able to pay its bills and have to shut down this winter.    The postmaster Patrick Donahoe explains how dire things have gotten financially.

USA Today - Can it make it financially on its own?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here is the coverage of this move in The New York Times.  The question is if print newspapers and other forms of media such as magazines can make it financially on their own.  When New York Times Inc.

Financial Times Sold, Respect Not Enough - Scary Message To Employees At Other Brandname Newspapers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sure, the Financial Times is respected. Japanese media company Nikkei is buying the Financial Times. For some it's a must-check for information and insight about markets, business trends and international developments.

Tiffany Ad Campaign Features Same-Sex Couple - Does Financial Stress Trigger Change?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 Here is coverage by Victoria Taylor in the New York Daily News.    Would this shift have occurred had not the jeweler experienced a hit to its financial performance? Establishment retailer Tiffany has a same-sex couple featured in an engagement ad.

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Greg Smith: Lots of branding work ahead for financial communications pros

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Greg Smith outed Wall Street in his opinion-editorial in THE NEW YORK TIMES as totally self-interested.    That means tons of assignments ahead for public relations and marketing firms with expertise in financial communications. 

Gore Vidal, Dead at 86 - End of era of writer as entertainer, public figure, financially secure

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Vidal belonged to a whole other era, reports THE NEW YORK TIMES in covering his death at age 86.  Gore Vidal, like Norman Mailer and Truman Capote, came of professional age when typewriters were still an option. 

Two New Clients: Week four of International Center for Journalists financial reporting course, funded by McGraw-Hill

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This is week four in the eight-week online International Center for Journalists course on financial reporting, funded by McGraw Hill.    And the topic I proposed for the end-of-the-course article is about the financial issues of that invisible demographic 66+. 

News Corp Quarlerly Earnings Increase - Trump's Attack on Fake News Increases Readership

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As rival financial news outfit Reuters reports, News Corp produced quarterly revenue which surpassed analysts' expectations. " Other traditional media organizations such as the New York Times Inc.

If PowerPoint caused the war, Excel caused the financial crisis

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

The big buzz in the presentation community yesterday was the front page article in the New York Times that referred to PowerPoint as “the enemy” and trotted out the familiar line that “PowerPoint makes us stupid”. Excel caused the financial crisis Government officials today announced today that Excel, the spreadsheet program from Microsoft, was the cause of the recent worldwide financial crisis. “If

Conferences and Conventions – 7 “Don’ts”

Matt Eventoff

In Monday’s New York Post, Brian Moore has outlined a number of ways to maximize time spent at these events (full disclosure – I appear in the article). The article has some great ideas of how to maximize your investment, both financial and time, when attending these events. . In this day and age, there are conventions for just about every industry imaginable.

"All The Devils Are Here" - Calm, well-told story about the financial crisis

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Just like there will never be enough books on the Kennedy dynasty, there will never be enough print deconstructions of the global financial meltdown.  " Nocera for his columns and features in THE NEW YORK TIMES.   The authors catch every bit of the ambitions, moves made, and checks and balances in the financial system lost.

Executive Communication Skills: Tech Habits

Matt Eventoff

Recently there have been some great articles with lots of terrific points from great sources, including a few I have contributed to in the New York Times , Investor’s Business Daily , Forbes and Entrepreneur , around potential pitfalls to avoid when meshing our new found mobility with face-to-face interaction in the workplace. Technology has changed how we work and often where we work, as we are now all mobile, and always on.

Tech Habits Can Crush Careers: 10 Steps to Take Today

Matt Eventoff

Recently there have been some great articles with lots of terrific points from great sources, including a few I have contributed to in the New York Times , Investor’s Business Daily , Forbes and Entrepreneur , around potential pitfalls to avoid when meshing our new found mobility with face-to-face interaction in the workplace. Technology has changed how we work and often where we work, as we are now all mobile, and always on.

Glam Jobs - Those W/O Them Can Have Fun Long Long 4th July Weekend

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After quitting Fox he had had offers in New York and D.C. For me, at least, there will be no financial hangover. America has become binary. There are those who will be able to enjoy this long long 4th of July weekend. And those who will not. 

Billionaires Can't Sing the Blues - No One Will Listen

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The story of the billionaire's suffering is told in The New York Times.   So commonplace is their existential pain that a new field has emerged to serve just that. The niche discipline is the fusing of financial counseling and psychotherapy.

Presentation lessons from Steve Martin's autobiography

Presentation Zen

Last summer I gave a three-hour talk for 300 managers at a famous financial firm in New York City. The greatest presentation lessons will never be found in a book on using PowerPoint (or any other presentation tool). Advice and lessons are found in different places.

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Now, Sean Spicer - The Great Employee Churn

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  As the New York Post reports: "White House spokesman Sean Spicer abruptly quit Friday morning after a major blowout with President Trump over the appointment of Manhattan financier Anthony Scaramucci as communications director." 

The Stayin' Put Society - Not Gambling on Opportunity

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

BTW, in the New York Metro area I had been paying a king's ransom for a one-bedroom in an iffy neighborhood. No, I didn't recommend to those financially struggling that they should start over again in a "foreign country" such as LA or Chicago.

Chris Christie - Just Your Jersey Kind of Guy, Where Anyone, Male or Female, Could Be Called "Cookie"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's the state which has always stood in the shadow of New York. Financial firms and publishing outlets have relocated there.  Chris Christie grew up and still lives in Jersey. What senior in college is determined to "go to Jersey" and "make it?"

"An Atheist in the Foxhole" - But, gossip is a tricky business

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The latest move Muto is making in exposing the alleged flaws at Fox is shopping a book tentatively titled "An Atheist in the Foxhole," reports the NEW YORK OBSERVER.  Does Boy Rogue Producer Joe Muto know how to play the volatile gossip game? 

Bank of Walmart - Branding Lessons For Entrepreneurs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In The New York Times, Hiroko Tabuchi and Jessica Silver-Greenberg report: "Walmart, the nation's largest retailer, is teaming up with Green Dot, known for its prepaid payment cards, to supply checking accounts to almost anyone over 18 who passes an ID check."  As NYT notes, "After years of thwarted efforts to break into banking, Walmart is making its biggest foray yet into everyday financial services."

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 20, 2013: If you are involved with policy regarding charter schools you need to read SRC member Joseph Dworetsky’s lucid analysis of their financial impact on school districts (and taxpayers).

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Keystone State Education Coalition: Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 20, 2013 : If you are involved with policy regarding charter schools you need to read SRC member Joseph Dworetsky’s lucid analysis of their financial impact on school districts (and taxpayers). Voting on PSBA Bylaws changes will take place at the new Delegate Assembly on Oct.

Missoni for $40: Target.com crashes but future looks amazingly profitable

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Demand was so high that its site crashed yesterday, reports Stephanie Clifford at THE NEW YORK TIMES.    Both traditional discount shoppers and the newly financially cautious could designate Target as their trusted center for offering fashion at value pricing. 

The Making of Paris Jackson - 6 DIY Lessons about Becoming Famous

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details in the New York Post. I got in to a network in a financial services firm by offering to parachute in the diet cola. I attract new lucrative assignments. Paris Jackson, now a brandname celebrity, has been lucky.

Pulling Out of T.P.P. - Blowing Off Lessons from Smoot-Hawley?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In its headline, it linked to The New York Times article by Peter Baker. That presents the possible negatives associated with the new president's killing off the Trans-Pacific Partnership (T.P.P.). could generate a severe financial downturn in the U.S.