"Creative Class" Theory by Richard Florida Discredited - Politicos should run like hell

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In 2002, a professor in Pittsburgh - Richard Florida - rose to fame.   In THE NEW REPUBLIC, Alec MacGillis describes the descrediting of both the theory and practice of the creative-class economic development.

The Third Presidential Debate 2012. Analysis and Commentary. And Who Won?

The Presenter's Blog

Tonight was the final round…… So who flourished in Florida? Obama practiced debate ju-jitsu all night — which he did very well. Up till tonight, it was one round each. Both candidates had proved themselves.

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Public Speaking and Marco Rubio: The Senate May Have A New “Speaker”

Matt Eventoff

Florida Senator-Elect Marco Rubio gave what I feel is one of the most effective speeches in the recent past, for reasons having absolutely nothing to do with his politics. Last evening, there were well over 100 combined victory and concession speeches. One stood out among all of them.

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Enraged? Planning to Post Negative Online Review about Product/Service? Not So Fast

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  For example, in Florida, Tom Lloyd posted a negative review about the DeLand Vet clinic. However, the very possibility of being slapped (pun intended) with a lawsuit for going negative in a review could kill off the whole now-commonplace practice of online reviews.

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Members of Media Love Lawyers-in-the-Soup Stories

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The latest example of that is the coverage of what allegedly happened in the home of Florida attorney specializing in medical malpractice and president of the St.   So much of what practicing lawyers encounter in their work is out of their control.

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The Morgan & Morgan Law Firm Brand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Sarasota, Florida, a jury ruled for the plaintiff Shawna Pollock and her husband Rocky Pollock in a legal malpractice lawsuit.   Morgan & Morgan was accused of not properly filing a lawsuit against the ob practice, nurse midwife, and hospital.

2018 52

Not The Good Wife - Georgina Chapman Announces She's Leaving Harvey Weinstein

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And, although a New York Metro player, Elizabeth Ailes followed Roger to nowhereville Florida.  Hillary is a Yale JD who had practiced law in Arkansas.   Silda Spitzer is a Harvard JD who had also practiced law. Finally, there is no The Good Wife.

2017 52

Connecticut - Taxes Driving Out Rich (and middle-class)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They are relocating to Florida. That's because even one accident practically shuts down I-95. In Connecticut, there is annual property tax on every auto you own. It's assessed according to the value of the car. So, if you buy a new one, for several years your tax will be high.

Ghost of Roger Ailes - Will It Haunt His Lawyer Marc Mukasey

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The media reported that Ailes had then sold his newspapers and residential properties in the New York Metro area and high-tailed it to Florida. There he is the Global Co-Chair of the firm's White Collar Defense & Special Investigations Practice.

2017 52

David Boies' Law Firm Boies Schiller & Flexner Takes 2nd Hit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He is being hit where it hurts: the law practice he launched. Petersburg, Florida on a pro bono basis. He was SuperLawyer. He struck fear in the hearts of lawyers who represented clients going up against his clients. 

2017 52

FIRE - One Set of Problems End, New Set Emerges

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" A 62-year-old former lawyer I coach still ponders if it was a mistake to sell his house in Connecticut and move to a wonderful beach community in Pensacola, Florida. No, he doesn't want to ever practice law again. 

2018 52

When Winds Die Down, Water Recedes - How to Apply for Job at Home Depot

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Home owners in Florida are better insured than those in Texas. Obviously, if the application has a multiple choice section in which it poses situations and asks your response, you have to think common sense business practices. Again, the business experts are wrong.

2017 52

Coaching - Fewer Are Smirking

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A liberal New Yorker, he used a sarcastic tone in a conservative Florida courtroom. Yes, in a coached era, that's become a best practice. Being coached has become the American Way.

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A Ted Bundy, with Side Dish of Possible Longevity: Benjamin Rauf

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

His question was prompted by a similar case in Florida. Whether he could practice law, though, would be the decision of a state bar association about whether to admit him. Now, as The New York Times had reported, he might have hit a wall in being able to practice law per se. 

2019 52

New York City - No, your professional life doesn't gear down when you exit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

You could be practicing law in Tucson, Arizona, where a one-bedroom goes for $500, and have access to the same resources, data and human, as do lawyers in Midtown Manhattan. Had I to do relocation over again, I would have chosen locations in Florida or South Carolina which are near the ocean.

"Hulk Hogan v. Gawker" - Peter Thiel Outed as Bankrolling that Litigation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 The Florida jury ruled in favor of Hogan. He practiced law for a large law firm. Litigation is expensive. And, given the complexity of the legal system, no one can predict its outcome. So, it's high-risk business.

2016 56

Branding & Magical Thinking - BigBeverage, BigTech, BigLaw

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

More and more often that practice area represents transactional work, not litigation. Ailes, members of the media note, has packed up his New York Metro tent and high-tailed it to Florida. The demand story in BigLaw has not gotten better since the Crash of 2007. 

2017 56

Megyn Kelly's "Sunday Night" - Lacks Hustle, Passion, Pacing, Content of "60 Minutes"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The programming started out with the South Florida scamming of addicts, insurance companies and taxpayers. She also nailed an associate job practicing law at the high profile, highly successful firm of Jones Day.  If this is how Megyn Kelly is playing out for the 7:00 P.M.

2017 52

Public Speaking - Bloopers

Great Public Speaking

The television show TV's Bloopers and Practical Jokes and many blooper books are indicators of the interest we have in other people's goofs. A while back I heard about a DJ on WIOD in Miami, Florida who said, "This is Alan Courtney speaking. Bloopers are clumsy mistakes that are usually made in public. Here are two from All Time Great Bloopers by Blooper Snooper Kermit Schafer and one from More Press Boners by Earle Tempel, and how you might use them in a presentation.

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Megyn Kelly, Roseanne Barr, Ted Bundy, and Myself

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In addition, as a former practicing lawyer, including being an associate at Jones Day law firm, she surely  was and is sensitive to language use. He wound up in Florida.

2018 52

The blog's top 10 public speaking posts and top 10 famous speeches of 2012

The Eloquent Woman

I've indulged in two year-end lists here: One for the practical speaking tips featured on the blog, and another list of our most popular entries in the Famous Speech Friday series, so you can see who's inspiring our readers.

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Our winner: 'Not just a contest to me'

The Eloquent Woman

She works as a manager in a mental health agency in Florida, but has big dreams for her future. In addition to winning a Flip MinoHD Camcorder that will help her send videos to this blog (and practice her speaking), Stephanie will be getting 15 weeks of coaching from me, right on the blog.

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Public Speaking : STAND STILL

Great Public Speaking

I got a good reminder lesson in keeping still while doing the weather and traffic report for a broadcast station in Orlando, Florida. You can practice this at home with a simple video camera zoomed in to a tight close up shot. One of the most common problems I see, even with experienced presenters, is that they do not seem to be capable of standing still when they should. It is very distracting to try to listen to someone who is wandering and swaying around on stage.

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