Ohio - No Longer Model of COVID-19 Wise Government Management

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Ohio had been a role model for how to proactively manage the novel virus. The governor - Mike DeWine - made his rulings from the platform of an abundance of caution. Even when there were relatively few cases and few deaths in the Buckeye State, DeWine shut it down.

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Roy Kim - Where Was Government?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  So far, government hasn't helped much. However, overall, government doesn't seem up to guiding human beings through the transition. Another standard way of making a good living, if you work very hard, is being blown up by technology. That's driving a taxi in New York City. Those willing to put in the long hours could manage to make that leap into the middle class, including buying a house and sending their children to college.    That was then.

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Governance Issues & Alleged Sexual Misconduct

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Companies probably have calls out to governance experts to parachute in and coach the members of their boards on their duties. The Harvey Weinstein scandal has now moved into the governance issues phase.  At the top of the list of responsibilities is to do what it takes to be aware of criminal action, report it, and perform the necessary course correction.

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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21st Century Fox, Corporate Governance. Shareholder Lawsuits

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Businesspeople following the allegations of sexual harassment by former Fox head, Roger Ailes, immediately thought: This will blow up as a governance issue. Since Enron, governance reform has been on the front burner of issues corporations have to be concerned about. Well, the business mindset could be on the money. In BloombergBusinessWeek, Paul Barrett focuses on potential shareholder lawsuits against Fox parent company 21st Century Fox.

The Bush Doctrine: If You Bash Government, You Can’t make it Work

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized Bash Government big government conservtives fema Socialism The Bush Doctrine

Government communicators

Joan Detz Speaker Services

The National Association of Government Communicators will hold its 2013 Communications School on April 16-19 at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel (Virginia). Plan your 2013 training budgets: NAGC holds one of the most cost-effective programs in the communications field. You will get your money’s worth. www.nagconline.org. I’ve volunteered to do a speechwriting training session. More details in the weeks to come … meanwhile, mark your calendars

Hurricane Sandy Is On the Way: a case for “big” Government

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized "Hurricane Sandy" Frankenstorm "big Government

Equality of Sacrifice, Government Leadership (at all levels), American Optimism - Such Hubris

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Government leaders, economists, stock market experts, employers, career coaches, and philanthropists should stop pretending that they know what they are doing. The New York Times is blunt: What was put out there to manage or just create the illusion of managing COVID-19 hasn't been effective. More than four months into the pandemic in the U.S., the virus retains total control. Those efforts could go down in history as The Folly of 2020.

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What is the Future for Government Workers’ Pensions?

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized government workers' pensions scott walker wisconsin recal

Government Reporter, Morehead, NC (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

U.S. Government = Big Spender On Public Relations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"The federal government has dropped more than $4 billion on PR work since 2007, according to a report conducted by non-profit Open the Books, a nonpartisan watchdog dedicated to transparency in public spending." " - Jon Gingerich, Odwyerpr.com, December 9, 2015. Here is the article.

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Fox’s Brit Hume: Democratic Party’s “Governing Model Is Broken” – Media Matters

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized Brit Hume democratic party fox Governing Model media matters

The Ultimate Ugly Showcase of Current Government Websites

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

After looking at USA’s Drupal powered Whitehouse website, their actual government website is a huge letdown , it uses dated HTML and awful header graphics. Haven seen the gallery of government web sites from around the world (link above), I must agree. In short, sites like USA.gov and damn well pretty much the rest of the federal government (US) have a design philosophy that is very much mechanical and bureaucratic. United States.

Uber's Litigation, Funding, Governance - How SoftBank Deals Could Impact

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The CEO's next big win could simultaneously affect litigation, funding, and governance. If this deal with Softbank is completed then governance changes will kick in. Quickly, Uber's new chief executive officer Dara Khosrowshahi filled the top legal spot in his ride-hail company. His choice - Tony West - was known at Pepsi for his successful ethics and diversity initiatives. That appointment received positive media coverage.

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Governance Issue: Alleged Sexual Harassment Puts Shareholder Interests at Risk

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Alleged sexual harassment is a governance issue. Law professors can be engaging writers.    Minna J. Kotkin starts out an opinion-editorial in The Washington Post on sexual harassment in the workplace with an allusion to "Mad Men." " Fans of that AMC classic recall how the males in the ad world considered it a perk to hit on the female employees. As Kotkin, a Brooklyn Law School professor, observes, currently things are not much different.

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Government and Energy Reporter, Craig, CO (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

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The Unintended Consequences of Ending Shared Governance

Speaking Of...

As I wrote in my last post, efficiency-minded legislators are raising questions about the role faculty play in decision-making on campuses across the University of Wisconsin System, and whether shared governance represents an expensive and wasteful practice. This is because economic evidence indicates that the costly process of shared governance generates cost-savings as well. Martin finds that Vos is right in one sense-- the governance structure matters for college costs.

Bloomberg Government, Washington D.C. - Content Analyst (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

Healthcare.gov: Government didn't eat its own dogfood

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Apparently, the government didn't follow that best practice of the business world.  In the current issue of BLOOMBERG BUSINESS WEEK, the sidebar says: "Barack Obama promised to use technology to make Americans believe in government. In the private sector, accountability is built into software development and rollout by making the makers use it.  The term for that is "eating your own dogfood." "  The bugs get fixed fast.

No Trust in Government - We Can Turn to Blockchain to Create Our Own Utopia

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Especially trust in government. That can make it more likely that a group of libertarians will create their own government entity via blockchain. That is, self-government by equals is possible. The 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer  has been published. But we didn't need that official analysis to inform us that trust is dead in the U.S. According to the Barometer trust in that category is at its lowest level in 18 years.

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“The Business of Government Speechwriting”

Joan Detz Speaker Services

I’ll present a session at the NAGC conference (National Association of Government Communicators) in Arlington VA on Friday, June 8. My topic: “The Business of Government Speechwriting: How to Write Speeches that Create Value” For more information: NAGC Communications School. nagc.com /CommunicationsSchool/ Cached - Similar. You +1′d this publicly. June 5-8, 2012. Sheraton National Hotel. Arlington, VA

Government's Role in Deterring All Alcohol Consumption - Coming Regulatory, Business, Cultural Earthquake

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The study just published in the influential Lancet Medical Journal is calling upon governments around the world to deter all consumption of a brisk seller in many economies. How far will the federal government be allowed to go in discouraging alcohol use? Yes,  all. Directly, the product is big business. Indirectly, it is embedded in other businesses, ranging from hospitality to advertising.    That's alcohol. In all its pleasure-giving forms.

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Wisconsin Republicans Rethinking Shared Governance in University of Wisconsin System

Speaking Of...

At a meeting of the Regents today, Representative Robin Vos suggested that the Wisconsin Legislature Republican caucus is rethinking the faculty''s role in governance on UW System campuses, out of a sense that they are keeping the System from being "nimble." I am concerned that Representative Vos may be unaware of economic research that indicates that faculty involvement in decision-making through shared governance appears to contribute to the containment of college costs.

Stalled Professionals, Businesses, Government Administrations - Try A/B Testing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Where they once won regular promotions, they're suddenly pass over - leaving them feeling stale and stuck. Their old ways no longer work. Yet they don't understand why."  "  - Joann S. Lublin, "Restarting a Stalled Career," in The Wall Street Journal, January 15, 2015. Here is the article. We ghostwriters see it all the time: Leaders and organizations we do assignments for start to lose ground.

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Loudest Voices in the Room: Institutional Investors Ranting about Facebook's Corporate Governance

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Investor grumbling about corporate governance at Facebook is nothing new. In the past there has been a push for the chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg to give up his role as chairman of the board. Having both titles gave him almost absolute power at the social network. He is the decider. However, as long as investors were content with the price of the stock they weren't the loudest voices in the room. 

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The Business of Government Speechwriting

Joan Detz Speaker Services

“The Business of Government Speechwriting: How to Write Speeches that Create Value for Your Organization” . I delivered a session on this topic at NAGC’s 2012 Communications School (National Association of Government Communicators). Here’s a quick summary of my three key points: 1.

Writers & authors: Tap into the expertise of government communicators to get the information you need

Joan Detz Speaker Services

A guest blog from Donna Harris, a government communicator who serves on the board of NAGC (National Association of Government Communicators) … Argh…Government! Either there is too much or too little government action. But wait, I work for the federal government—well to be honest—for an independent government agency and […].

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Sentenced - Michael Potere Will Spend 5 Months as Guest of U.S. Government

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

government. Life in a BigLaw firm like Dentons can be an ordeal. But, for most human beings, prison is worse.    Today, former associate at Dentons - Michael Potere - has been sentenced to 5 months in prison by a California federal judge. He had agreed to a misdemeanor plea last October. Here are details from Melissa Daniels at Law360. Potere's alleged crime had indeed been a bizarre one.

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Why Rick Perry’s $92,000 a year government pension is a bigger problem for Liberals than Conservatives

TJ Walker Interactive

News came out this week that, on top of getting a mansion to live in and a $150,000 salary, Governor Rick Perry also gets a $92,000 a year government pension. Uncategorized 1 percent 99 percent gingrich government pension OSW rick perry scott walkerThe amazing thing about this is that it’s really not very unusual to see this sort of thing for people who work in and [.].

Who are the top plain-speaking government officials?

The Eloquent Woman

Speaker coach Claire Duffy asked for our help in finding videos of government officials discussing rules and laws clearly. In each case, I tried to err on the side of anti-spin, instead preferring to help Claire's search for clarity and explanatory speaking: Nigeria's former Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala , describes in this TED Talk how citizens and government are working together to call out and stop government corruption.

Drudge Report - Ideal Platform For Explaining Trumpism Gag Order on Several Government Agencies

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The conservative Drudge Report should be the go-to news site for explaining the rationale underlying the new president's "gag order" on several government agencies. As TechCrunch tells us, government agencies ranging from the Environmental Protection Agency to Transportation, have been banned from all external communications.

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High-Level Government Jobs - Pay Relative Peanuts, But Gives Access to Revolving Door

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Even in a high-level government post, you make peanuts. The advantage LeBanc brings to the law firm is his knowledge of how the government proceeds in identifying and then prosecuting alleged misconduct in telecommunications. Relatively speaking. But that gives you access to The Revolving Door. And, is your expertise is legal, some law firm will benefit greatly.

National Association of Government Communicators offers crisis communications presentation

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Join NAGC this Friday October 6th for Encore! Uprising: A City Divided With Mark Basnight Senior Public Affairs Training Specialist, National Public Affairs Academy, Argonne National Laboratory In crisis communications, you can’t know what’s coming. But you can look ahead to prepare for the unexpected. And you can look back to learn from what others have been through. At […]. News, events, and awards Professional organizations

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Want to learn more about government speechwriting?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

NAGC (the National Association of Government Communicators) has extended the “early registration” deadline for its conference to Monday, May 7th. On Friday, June 8, I’ll present a brand-new session geared specifically for government speechwriters (and people who want to become government speechwriters). NAGC’s annual Communication School will be held June 5-8 in Arlington, VA.

National Association of Government Communicators: June 13-15, St. Louis

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Here’s some information on NAGC’s Communications School in St. Louis: Chris O’Neil, Chief of Media Relations for the National Transportation Safety Board, will teach you how to define communication goals, separate strategy from tactics, and effectively use research and evaluation in a half-day advance training workshop at the 2017 NAGC Communications School in St. Louis. […]. News, events, and awards Professional organizations

PowerPoint Tip: Government Photos You can Use

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Governments have staff who take photographs as part of their jobs, and many times these photos are quite good. Fortunately, these photos also belong to the government and the various departments and agencies have generously made a lot of these photos available for use without charge. The availability of these photos varies from country to country, and today I’ll use the US government as the example of one that offers a vast collection online.

Looking for video of a good government communicator

The Eloquent Woman

Reader Claire Duffy , a presentation and speaking coach based in Sydney, is looking for a few good government communicators--on video. It's to use in a workshop for government officials (especially in human services) who want to improve their relations with their clients. Tags: video government speakers speech examples Can we help? Here's what she posted on The Eloquent Woman on Facebook: Help!

How can writers/reporters/authors tap into the resources of government communicators?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Here’s a brief interview I did with Kathryn Stokes, president of the National Association of Government Communicators: 1.What was your first job in government communications? I came to state government first as a contractor in the communications department tasked with writing the agency’s Continuity of Operations Plan, then was hired […].

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National Association of Government Communicators

Joan Detz Speaker Services

May 17-21, 2010 – NAGC Communications School Transparency & Technology Advancing Government Communications , Hyatt Regency Bethesda, MD, USA . Mark your calendars. NAGC’s annual conference offers an outstanding learning opportunity. I’ll be offering more info in the weeks ahead.

Go back to your constituencies and prepare for government

Max Atkinson

In anticipation of strange things happening during the first party conference season since the coalition government came to power, Liberal Democrat Voice has just posted some funny bits from Tory Party conferences of yesteryear. I was rather surprised that they didn't balance them with a few clips from past Liberal Democrat Conferences and/or Liberal Assemblies of yesteryear, which has prompted me to start looking through my archives for gems.

National Association of Government Communicators

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Brad Blake, “Social Media in Government: Policies, Best Practices, and Day-to-Day Changes”. . A quick reminder: NAGC will hold its annual Communications School in Bethesda, MD, from May 17-19. This year’s theme: “Technology and Transparency.&#. I am a long-time supporter of NAGC and heartily recommend their conferences. This year, I’ve volunteered to do a session on “How To Write Career-Boosting Speeches.&# . A few of the other featured speakers and topics?

Brand "Harvard Dropout" Loses Much of Its Value - Mark Zuckerberg Gets Hosed by Government, Investors, Users, and Media

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The constituencies in the loop - government, investors, users, and media - aren't letting it off the hook. The signature of tech wundkerkinds, dating way back to Bill Gates, has been:  Harvard Dropout.    The most recent to be anointed with that scared branding has been Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg. Well, like many brands, that one has been losing value. Lot of it. And fast.

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