Interview: Liz Bowen – Speaking out against school bullying

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Speaking exclusively to Christian schools, she has developed knowledge-based tactics [.] Speaking exclusively to Christian schools, she has developed knowledge-based tactics to decrease this problem. Liz Bowen is passionate about helping kids with one of the biggest problems of their young lives, bullying. Born with a severe birth defect, Liz experienced bullying at an early age.

2012 122

Cover Letters - Certifications Catch Employers' Eye

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And, that's documentation of what knowledge base and skills we have. The current economy is hands-on. That's the way employers and clients know we can get results for them. So, there is a new development in what they are looking for in our cover letters, as well as our resumes.

Hollywood Stars, Venture Capitalists and Other New Kinds of Thought Leaders

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At the Hollywood Film Awards, Hollywood star Robert De Niro shared his knowledge base and insight. A bit before that, venture capitalist Peter Thiel leveraged several forums to share his knowledge and insight about Trump's unusual good fit for the presidency of the U.S.

2016 68

Stop making these two common HUGE proposal mistakes

SpeakerSue Says...

What do you know, from your knowledge base, is critical to this type of buyer? What is a proposal? Is it a communication tool to: A. provide specific rates, inclusions, availability. persuade buyers you’re the best choice and why.

Corporate training-The never-ending course

PowerPoint Tips

If the course is a one-time event, after questions peter out, everything can be put in a permanent Knowledge Base. What do you think is the biggest problem in corporate training?

2015 141

Sense-making selling

SpeakerSue Says...

You can create value for your clients that wouldn’t be possible without your knowledge base. Words! Words to explain what I’ve been teaching for years. It’s a good day! Friction-less. Stanford’s “friction-less” replaced years of saying, easy, effortless, simple. Create a friction-less customer experience. If it causes buyer friction, don’t do it. Perfection. And now a new one. Sense making. Sellers – you!

GhostWriters: Careerism Makes Us Poor

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The bait is: This clip, experience, knowledge base and/or contact will greatly help our career. Scam artists have been getting writers, including ghostwriters, to labor for free or peanuts. At one time, maybe that was true. But I doubt it.

2014 52

NPR - Beneath the Gentility

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The assignment can require skills or a knowledge base they don't have. To its devoted listeners, NPR seems to be a symbol of gentility. Broadcasts are done with balance, enough research, and sophisticated verbal rendition.    That, reports Paul Farhi at The Washington Post , is only one side of the nonprofit. The other is darker.

2018 43

Edward Snowden: 2013 was a very good year

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 He is a clever fellow, who had the right skills and knowledge base to blow some very loud whistles.  What is more titillating emotionally than speculating one's life may be in danger?

2013 52

Wi-Charge.com Brand - Introducing Itself Through Its Website

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" Do a paid test for both knowledge base and extreme alertness.  The Wi-Charge.com branding is:  the future of power. On the website of this B2B enterprise, there are missing words, grammatical errors, and more. When we time travel to the future, websites like that might not throw shade on the brand.    But, they could now. After all, the website is how a business introduces itself to its niches.

2019 43

Content Providers - Brutal Lesson from Crypto

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Not only did he set up a hedge fund based on crypto. Concerns about how much is media hype and how much is based on the real potential of the blockchain technology. But essentially shifted to creating a knowledge base in other fields. 

2018 52

Media Camp, Along with Tennis, Baseball Camp for Generation Z

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It matters because the same knowledge base and skills leveraged in media interviews are the price of entry into many of life's best spots. Youth is supposed to be totally savvy about manging media.

2014 56

5 Generations in Workplace - Talk Universal Business Language of Supply and Demand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 The emphasis should be on the demand for specific skills, along with a knowledge base. The workplace might be a family grocery chain in central Pennsylvania. It's 2014 and 5 generations work together.

2014 56

Working 2014 - We Are All Temps

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In operating my executive communications boutique I have to only accept assignments which will add to my knowledge base, skills and contacts. You and I may not be among 2.8 million Americans employed by temporary services agencies.

2014 56

Making a Speech - Listen Before, During, After

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Modify remarks during delivery based on audience responses. The question and answer period is not to showcase one's own knowledge base and insight. The greats in public speaking were and are aggressive listeners.

2014 56

June Jobs Report: Hold Euphoria

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Or that the knowledge base and skills they're using on those jobs will be marketable tomorrow. According to the U.S. Labor Department, in June 2014, 288,000 jobs were created and unemployment was at 6.1 percent. Here is the wrap-up in The Wall Street Journal (sub. req.).

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Research if you want to do it right!

Dahle Communication

This has really increased our knowledge base of what the message can and should become. Over the past couple of weeks Dahle Communication has been working on a pretty big project for a clients. Without getting too deep into the details, we're working on helping them create a core message for their clients. Being fairly intelligent people, we started out by discussing what we thought might be those core messages and had a great brain storming session.

2009 100

The results of writing an email naked….

SpeakerSue Says...

Or she could have used her knowledge base. I hate bait and switch subject lines so right away you need to know: I don’t know the guy in the photo <sigh> I’m fully dressed (thank the lord). You won’t be naked (unless you want to be and no need to tell me about it). A naked email is an email written without the decency of dressing; personalization and care.

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Top Ten Ways to Make Money Public Speaking

Pivotal Public Speaking

Sell your knowledge. I get more speaking engagements than I ever had before when I quit trying to sell them and began selling my knowledge in as many different formats as possible. Your name recognition because of your knowledge distribution makes speaking engagements much easier to come by because the people that could hire you have already heard you and your message on your knowledge based products.

Stealing from yourself? Stop! Thief!

SpeakerSue Says...

You can if you take just a few seconds to research their website or their social media feed, or even if you use your own knowledge-base. The bank robber walked into the bank, demanding $2,000 or he’d blow up the bank. The bank manager was at the teller’s window, taken aback by the ask. Exactly $2,000? Why?”. “I I promised to get my friend $2,000 today so he won’t be evicted,”. “Oh! You don’t need to rob a bank for that. You just need a loan. Let’s get the paperwork started.”.

2019 40

Journalism to PR: Not too smooth, not always successful

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 In my early days in public relations I picked up the most from former journalists who leveraged their knowledge base and contacts to get clients exactly what they needed. I should have gotten it right away.

2013 52

Those Brandname Clients: Not worth so much, not any more

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Now, what gets us the well-paying full-time job or the lucrative assignment is our knowledge base and the samples to prove it. There was a time when we ghostwriters and speechwriters felt compelled to align with brandnames, both organizations and individuals.

2013 52

Liberal Arts Education - Even Columbia University Professors Sing the Blues

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It seems proud to promote itself as a faith-based liberal arts institution.   If I were advising academic institutions I would alert them to the need to position and package themselves as feeder pools for the kinds of knowledge bases and skills in demand for global, digital economy.

2014 56

When Work Dries Up: Tough lesson even for sophisticated players like Patton Boggs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 When it was over, my knowledge base about other areas was out of date. " early this year, a World Trade Center case settled within weeks of two other big matters, punching a $35 million hole in the firm's [Patton Boggs'] projected total revenue for the year."

2013 61

The Small Institution of Higher Learning (Will Seton Hill, Greensburg, PA, et al. survive?)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That would build my knowledge base, portfolio of samples, and contacts. It's not new that the small college is an endangered species.

2016 56

Famous Speech Friday: Jessica Mendoza calls major league baseball playoff

The Eloquent Woman

Not the least of them is a deep knowledge of the game and an understanding of a wide range of situations and tactics that may arise without notice. The ability to speak extemporaneously and with authority requires that knowledge base.

2015 103

Pay-To-Play - Online Marketplaces For Free Agents

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

However, we don't have the knowledge base or the work samples about home mortgages. Part of the gameplan for free agents is the pay-to-play niche. Those are online marketplaces which bring buyers and sellers together.

2014 65

Public Relations - Have Down Cold Pros/Cons of Blockchain

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The importance of Lagarde's support is that it factors in the global implications of an exchange of value system based on cryptocurrencies. Recently, TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington transacted the closing of the purchase of property in the Ukraine via blockchain.

2017 56

"Should I write this speech on BigData for peanuts?" - Question from reader

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 BigData is a build situation in that the knowledge base and the writing sample can be leveraged with other prospects. Incentives often come in weird packages.  A reader contacted me about the opportunity to write a speech on BigData.

2013 52

H-P: Object lesson to ghostwriters/speechwriters not playing new game

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 And we can't sit out the game while we hunt for the key to update our playing strategy, knowledge base and skills. In a tech world that keeps changing rapidly, H-P isn't changing fast enough.  Essentially, that's what Alex Wilhelm assesses in TECH CRUNCH.

2013 52

Blogging: Jane Genova Awarded Place in McGraw-Hill Markets Reporting Program

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Eventually, I had the knowledge base and the confidence to apply for a contact blogging position with financial information company Motley Fool.  Blogging leads us to career opportunities that we might not have anticipated. 

Malcolm Gladwell: No, Don't Go to Journalism School

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Yet, those writers with a knowledge base in demand such as medical or pharmaceutical are still making an excellent living. In TIME, Malcolm Gladwell tells those who want to make a living in writing to not go to Journalism School.    A more productive choice of what to study would be to seek higher education, he says, in something that's marketable to write about.    He suggests statistics with some accounting courses thrown in.

2009 40

Degree in Social Media?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Because social media was relatively new and involved instincts more than a knowledge base, I assumed it was insulated from the over-educating of America. 

Pet Grief - Since We Americans Are Not Good At Expressing Sympathy.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That knowledge base and skill can be leveraged in all other types of loss. This has been repurposed from my column on Medium. More than a third of U.S. households are pet parents. Given the relatively short lifespans of dogs and cats, pet grief will visit too many homes.

2017 52

#publicspeaking save: 8 ways to say "I don't know" gracefully

The Eloquent Woman

This answer is a compliment to the knowledge base in the room, and audiences will love it, even if an answer isn't forthcoming. Right behind early-career worries about what if the audience already knows what I want to say?

2016 81

From the vault: Got lots to say? Save it for the Q&A

The Eloquent Woman

It made me look knowledgeable, but also reached audience members right at the moment where they were learning something new and needed to know more about the next step to take.

2015 93

Surveys: Smart tactic for 2013

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Both could pool their knowledge base, research know-how, budgets, and contact lists for constituencies ranging from media to regulators. Quinnipiac University is a household name, across many fields, ranging from politics to business.

2013 52

"Semiretired" - Don't Get Labeled That Way, If You Intend to Keep Working Post-65

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" But the experience I was acquiring doing that work enhanced my social media knowledge base. " Either you're all in. Or you're not in." " That's how a 69-year-old sales trainer described her professional mindset.

2017 52

The Great Fragmentation: Implications for Communications

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  With so many different groups filtering data, the knowledge base might have changed. Go on the Internet and "they" will come: Like-minded folks.

2014 56

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

She adds to her knowledge base by talking with humans. If this is how Megyn Kelly is playing out for the 7:00 P.M. NBC slot, god help the network when she's doing the 9:00 A.M. one in the fall. Her glam and lack of audience connection are bad fits for prime time.

2017 52

Mommy Bloggers: Will the majority go the way of so many early adopters in social media?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  My hunch is that it demands that we continually retrofit our mindset, knowledge base, and skills.  Everything changes.    And that everything is changing a lot faster, given the astounding developments in technology. 

Book 8 of 52 in 52: The Barefoot Executive by Carrie Wilkerson

Speak and Deliver

Carrie Wilkerson is a star on Social Media, making her name in a myriad of ways, from network marketing to information marketing to coaching to weight-loss to parenting to speaking to - well, the list is long.

2014 79

The Relationship: Dying in sales, holding accounts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Lewis Cirne, serial technology entrepreneur, predicts the death of the salesman.       As BLOOMBERG BUSINESS WEEK reports, Cirne knows that products and services can be configured so that they sell themselves. 

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