Democrat Elizabeth Warren has defeated Republican Sen. Scott Brown in the Massachusetts Senate race

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In Morning Joe Interview, Obama Talks Libya, Debt, And Ideas ‘I Stole From A Massachusetts Governor’

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Don't Cry Massachusetts For Scott Brown

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Scott Brown is not one of the five defendants in Andrea Tantaros' sexual harassment lawsuit. But he is mentioned in that complaint about what sex-related antics allegedly went down at Fox News. Therefore, points out Joan Vennochi in the Boston Globe , he will never have the opportunity to clear his name in the court of law. For this reason, she "feels sorry" for him. Also, he has had setbacks such as losing his U.S. Senate seat to Elizabeth Warren.

Newtown, Connecticut: It could become tourist mecca like Salem, Massachusetts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This is a capitalist society so some alert entrepreneurs could spot the tourism potential in Newtown, Connecticut just as they did in Salem, Massachusetts.    Both were places where horrific events took place.    That revenue pouring into Newtown could fund building a new school to replace Sandy Hook Elementary. 

How You Can Profit from the Massachusetts Gubernatorial Race

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

Here in Massachusetts, we have a gubernatorial race that is an object lesson for students of public speaking everywhere.    The result is that annoying nasal sound that has made this campaign seem inordinately long to voters in Massachusetts.     More importantly, perhaps, the voters of Massachusetts would be far happier listening to them speak. 

Romney Claims of Bipartisanship as Governor Face Challenge – NY Times

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Downside of Decline of COVID-19 Cases: Layoffs for Contract-Tracers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The good news in Massachusetts is that new cases of COVID-19 are down. So are the deaths. But the bad news is that, after three months, those hired as coronavirus contact-tracers are being laid off. Boston Magazine reports that already about 200 have volunteered to be laid off. Other workers are expected to be terminated.    MA was the first state to launch a formal contact-tracing program. Maybe that has been a factor in getting the virus under control.

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Presenters, Be Thankful For These 4 Things

Professionally Speaking...

In the early 1600s around Plymouth, Massachusetts the pilgrims observed days of thanksgiving to offer gratitude for the bountiful harvests. Some 400 years later we celebrate a day of Thanksgiving to offer gratitude for our bounty -- friends, family, good health and good fortune. As I reflect on all the things in my life I am grateful for it occurs to me that as presenters we have some special bounty for which to offer thanks: 1. The gift of our audience's time.

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Trust So Broken: Medical Doctors in America

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This in not unique to Massachusetts. In Massachusetts, the state medical board received in one year 211 complaints.   According to data from the National Practitioner Data Bank, 200 medical doctors in Massachusetts had been in the loop for at least 5 malpractice incidents. In Ohio, a medical doctor looking like the earnest boy next door - William Husel - is arrested. He is charged with 25 counts of murder for allegedly administering fatal doses of fentanyl. 

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Travel Writing - Nice Work When We Could Get It

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Salem, Massachusetts. Great Wall of China. Tombstone, Arizona. Nogales, Mexico. Barcelona, Spain. Downtown Jersey City, New Jersey. Those were some of the spots I covered in my travel writing. My dream for semi-retirement was to fix up a rundown RV and go around America interviewing the aging, asking "How are you doing?" " I had a hunch I could get a magazine sponsor or a grant for that journey. That all was then. It was nice work when we could get it. 

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Madame Clairevoyant in Era of COVID-19

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Over the years I have gotten what I needed from those at Angelica of the Angels in Salem, Massachusetts, readers at Psychic Interactive (first listen to the recording in order to assess the chemistry), and Shadow at Once In A Blue Moon in Toledo, Ohio. The "experts" really don't know, do they.

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Travel Writing - Another Niche Will Probably Go Kaput

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It could be a weird café on Calle de San Francisco in Barcelona, Spain or the low-cost tarot reader in Salem, Massachusetts only the residents know about.  "Longer term, the crisis [coronavirus] could permanently reshape attitudes toward travel."  "  - The Wall Street Journal , March 18, 2020. It's possible that human beings will simply lose their wanderlust. They will seek out diversion, pleasure, and togetherness time with loved ones in other ways.

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Mitt Romney Bobs and Weaves: Mike Bako on Wall Street Journal Radio

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Mitt Romney’s rivals for the Republicanpresidential nominationlaid into him during a heated debate Tuesday night, accusing him of a lack of commitmentto conservative values and attacking the health-care overhaul he shepherdedinto law as Massachusetts governor.

Ryan Adams Reaches Out to "Make Amends"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

To retrieve that list, for example, key in "Alcoholics Anonymous meetings - Boston, Massachusetts." Standard in recovery programs is what is known as The Amends Step. That consists of first examining the wrongs one has done when drinking. Then, there is reaching out to those harmed with an apology. That is intended to be a stand-alone action. That is, there is no expectation of forgiveness or resuming the relationship.

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Steve Jobs - Was He Psychic & Did That Help with Product Development?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Salem, Massachusetts clairvoyant Laurie Cabot made it her mission to help woman gain access to that ability. Over and over again, Steve Jobs told his illegitimate daughter Lisa two things. One, that he would someday be famous. And, two, that he would die young. Both happened. That's what Lisa recounts in her memoir "Small Fry." " So, what's up for grabs is the assumption that Jobs had been psychic.

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MA Senate Race - Could Kennedy Branding Force Out Incumbent?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Media focus is back on the high-profile Massachusetts U.S. Senate race. That had gone off the radar during the initial shock of the pandemic. Now, The Wall Street Journal looks at how challenger U.S. House member Joe Kennedy III, 39, is doing against incumbent Ed Markey, 73.    In this digital age, youth has a distinct edge over age. Joe has leveraged his comfort with digital through lots of online outreach.    In addition, there is the Kennedy brand.

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Joe Kennedy III Continues Doing a Hamlet

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In Massachusetts, that still counts. Both are Massachusetts liberals. Should he run or should he not run for a U.S. Senate seat? That's what Joe Kennedy III has been pondering, perhaps for too long. That Hamlet posturing can become annoying. Supporters could sour. Yes, Kennedy actually has filed for a U.S. Senate run. But he has not, including on social networks, indicated he will actually take on incumbent Ed Markey in the primary. Yes, Kennedy has taken a poll.

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Madame Clairevoyant's Predictions for Your Week

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Those needing more details than what Madame Clairevoyant provides can pony up the bucks to contact paid services such as Angelical of the Angels, Salem, Massachusetts or Psychic Interactive (online). It's free. And who isn't concerned about the future. So, New York Magazine's Madame Clairevoyant's weekly prediction column is a very popular section. Here , you can check how your week will play out.    I am a Taurus.

2019 40

Cookies, the Edible Kind, and Branding in Professional Services

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As Law.com reports, current Duane Morris partner Doreen Zankowski has been suspended from the Massachusetts Bar for six months. The cookie jar probably looks very inviting to lawyers who, from the get-go, consider themselves the smartest in the whole world. After all, doesn't that merit them more than the usual amount of cookies? Isn't it just a matter of time before they can figure out how to pull that off? 

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Kennedy Brand Wobbles - Ed Markey's Busy-Bee Band of Twitters/DMers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Senate seat in Massachusetts leveraged social network Twitter and DM (direct messaging). The genius of young politico Barack Obama was to recognize the power of mobile technology. He got it: It could connect directly with voters - and raise money.

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Fun Friday: Miss America introductions

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I''m Taylor Kinzler, Miss Massachusetts." I never managed to post this in January, but it''s a perfect video for a Fun Friday! The Miss America pageant figured out a way to make 53 introductions fun, engaging and quick (just over ten minutes)! Enjoy the short video. I''ve included a few of the introductions below if you prefer to read instead. From the state that brought you Channing Tatum, People''s Sexiest Man Alive: You''re Welcome. I''m Anna Laura Bryan, Miss Alabama."

Iowa Caucus: Mitt Romney Wins Squeaker Over Rick Santorum. Mike Bako on Headline News

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Mike Bako on Headline News: It came down to a razor-slim margin of votes Tuesday night (January 3) between former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and former Senator Rick Santorum. Romney came out on top after running in a tie with Santorum at 25 percent of the vote for much of the night, winning the Iowa [.]. Analysis Crisis Communications Government & Politics News Press Room Video headline news mike bako Mitt Romney Ron Paul

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Seems Like a 2nd Amendment Kind of Guy - Dr. Matthew J. Bonnano

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He had been licensed to practice medicine in Florida, New York, and Massachusetts. Assault rifles. Handguns. Loaded Magazines. Body Armor. Helmet. Handcuffs. Rounds of Ammo. Knives. Brass Knuckles. Pepper Spray. Scopes. Binoculars  Those were found in the car of Matthew J. Bonnano, M.D. The vehicle had been parked outside his estranged wife's residence in New York. His specialty is plastic surgery. 

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James Comey - Hexed?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There are several in Salem, Massachusetts.  Perhaps James Comey has been victim of a spell cast on him. Not only did he lose his powerful position as F.B.I. director. Last January, report the Daily Mail , he took a $500k hit on the sale of his Westport, Connecticut house. That town is known as the arty Greenwich, CT. Paul Newman had lived there and Robert Redford used to visit often. In 2010, Comey bought the property for $3,050,000.

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Business Interruption Insurance Coverage - Financials, Politics, and Legalities

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On the state level, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Ohio have also introduced bills.  " 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."  "  - Jim Gingerich, COVID-19 Claims Create Insurance Industry Crisis, published in Odwyerpr.com , May 6, 2020.

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Maryanne Kremer - Clairvoyant and Wise Friend

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Together, the three of us took the pilgrimage to Salem, Massachusetts. Before the Jersey Shore became a version of the Long Island Hamptons, it nurtured a small clairvoyant community. Their unofficial headquarters was in Point Pleasant. There Maryanne Schmidt Kremer maintained a presence. From all around the New York Metro area we will come to her for insight about our lives. Between in-person sessions she would allow a telephone question or two (pro bono). 

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Green, When It Comes to Cars, Hard Sell Even in University Town

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Few cities are more environmentally conscious than Cambridge, Massachusetts.    But, even there, despite the city's strong anti-car stance, cars are winning out.    For 2020, Cambridge has the goal of reducing the number of cars 15% from the 1990 level. However, as the Boston Globe reports, the campaign is only half way there. That's despite the transportation reality that Cambridge has 6 subway stations, several bus lines, and a growing number of bus paths.

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Maybe We Don't Want A Revolution

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As Michael Finkle chronicles in his book "The Stranger in the Woods," at age 20 Knight left Massachusetts. " … the United States, all of a sudden, is in a revolutionary moment."  "  Daniel Henniger, The Wall Street Journal , July 1, 2020. Normal is a distant memory. And, for many of us, a good one. Our little investment portfolios were growing. Those of us who operated enterprises were doing fine.

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Made for "Dateline," But w/o the Murder - Allegedly Rie Hachiyanagi Became Undone Christmas Eve

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Holyoke College in Massachusetts.  The alleged misdeeds of faculty do impact the brands of elite academic institutions.    That's just the way perception operates.    So, a cloud hangs over Mt.   As Daily Mail reports, art professor Rie Hachiyananagi allegedly attacked another faculty member on December 24th. She had been friends with that woman for a number of years. Sources say Hachiyanania went to that person's residence to share her feelings. 

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After College Towns Die, We'll Have to Get Much Better at Picking Up on Trends Remotely

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From Ann Arbor, Michigan to Cambridge, Massachusetts, the college town had been a platform for not only encountering new ideas but also creating them. An oddball phenomenon has been the college town. Often, it was more productive for a career to be in them rather than in major metro areas such as Manhattan. But all that could be a fond memory.

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The Presidential Debates: Round 1. Our Analysis

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Finally however, the reason Romney gets full points, was that he ended with talking about his pride in how he created the Massachusetts health care program while he was that state’s Governor, and strongly framed it as being an example of cascading more power to the states. There was a noticeable moment when the President, de-fanged by Romney’s unexpected embrace of the Massachusetts health plan, suddenly had the wind in his sails. The showdown in Denver.

The Occult - Booming Industry in Uncertain Times

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In-person and phone service in Salem, Massachusetts Angelica of the Angels costs $30 for 15 minutes and $40 for 20 minutes. When will COVID-19 get under control? Will I sell any houses this year? When will I find another job? Are they forcing me into early retirement?

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It's Brown: Will Dobbs Be Next?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Senate seat by a significant margin in Massachusetts: 53% to his Democratic opponent's 46%.    This Massachusetts earthquake is already affecting influence and power Inside the Beltway.  GOP previous-unknown Scott Brown won  a U.S.   The Democratic hold on the U.S. Senate has taken a hit.    The President, only one year into his first term, has been delivered a nasty message from the people about his seeming socialistic policies. Political

Joseph Kennedy III - What We Probably Know

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Another opponent probably could lose a lot of the traction she had with Massachusetts voters if Kennedy declares he's in the race (in social and establishment media). From the get-go, Joseph Kennedy III played the game as The Non-Entitled. Unlike so many hardened members of the Kennedy clan he was and still is, well, a fresh face.    But, it seems the Kennedy DNA took over. He is only 38 years old and a relative newbie in the U.S. House.

2019 40

Friendship 0, Legalities Open to Review - Michelle Carter's Lawyer Appealing Conviction to U.S. Supreme Court

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Massachusetts, the state Supreme Court has already upheld that conviction. Friends don't encourage friends to commit suicide, right.    Maybe that issue isn't so clear-cut, at least in terms of criminal law and sentencing guidelines. Joseph Cataldo, lawyer for Michelle Carter, is appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) to review his client's conviction for involuntary manslaughter.

2019 40

Colin Levy and Rich Jackson - Fresh Model for Lauching a Job Search Post-Termination

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Levy has been the top lawyer at Massachusetts based Salary.com since July 2018. On Twitter, reports Law.com , Colin Levy announced that he had been terminated from his job. That could be the new smart job-search tactic. Recently, Rich Jackson discussed his termination on a blog he launched - Homeless Editor. Both displaced professionals could land plum jobs in a challenging labor market. Before that he had worked at educational corporation Pearson. 

2020 40

Boston - In the BigLeagues, Including in COVID-19 Struggle

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Among the good news, though, reports Boston Magazine , is that there has been federal approval for Quest Diagnostics and LabCorps to participate, along with Massachusetts state in testing for COVID-19. Boston, the city that is now in the big leagues of metro areas, is struggling with the coronavirus just like other New York City and Los Angeles.

2020 40

The Name Recognition Is There: Will Shannon Liss-Riordan Take on Edward Markey in MA Primary?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  She is a Democrat, based now in Brookline, Massachusetts. There is name recognition. At least in legal and labor-relations circles. So, it makes sense that the employment plaintiff lawyer - Shannon Liss-Riordan - is considering taking on U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey in the coming primary. He wants to run for a second term. Here are more details from the Boston Globe.  She had graduated from Harvard undergraduate and Harvard Law School.

2019 40

Persona Is Everything - Elizabeth Warren's Tragic Flaw

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

She placed third in her home state of Massachusetts. Now there are none, except for Bernie Sanders, to block Joe Biden from becoming the Democratic nominee for U.S. president. As The Wall Street Journal reports, sources have it that Elizabeth Warren has dropped out of the race. The tipping point was a dismal showing in Super Tuesday. What could have done in Warren was her background as a law professor.

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World Champion Speakers

Speaking Of...

Loghandran (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) Second Runner up--Katherine Morrison (Massachusetts) What can we learn from these champions? Here are the top three finishers in yesterday's Toastmasters World Championship of public speaking held in Calgary, Canada: Champion-- LaShunda Rundles (Dallas, Texas) Runner up-- K. Think about it--that's the subject of my next post.

Cambridge, MA - Major Step for Shutting Down Puppy Mills

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If puppy mills in New England can't sell their products (ranging from dogs to gerbils) in stores in classy Cambridge, Massachusetts, they might decide to shut down.    That's the thinking behind the Cambridge City Council's ban on having non-rescue animals in its stores. Excluded would be animals breed in private homes. Here is the coverage in Boston Magazine. Cambridge is not the only municipality which has taken this stance.

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Fortune 500 - Use of Blogs, Social Media Declines

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No reason is given by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Marketing Research for the decline in the use of blogs and social media by the Fortune 500. But decline it had during the past two years, reports that organization. Here is the coverage by Voce Communications. **. In 2015: Only 21% of the Fortune 500 had their own blogs. In 2013, 34% did. Facebook participation was down to 74%, which represented a 6% drop.    And 78% tweeted. That was down 5%. **.

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Elizabeth Kendall - No, Her Instinct Couldn't Have Prevented Many of the Ted Bundy Murders

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  When I was ghostwriting for Boston, Massachusetts entrepreneur Andrew Bachman my instinct never set off flares that there was something very wrong. In the ABC "20/20" two-hour special on Ted Bundy, viewers will come to question how much they can count on their instinct to save them from peril. The focus of the programming was Ted Bundy's long-term girlfriend Elizabeth Kendall and her daughter Molly Kendall. Yes, there were red flags in their relationship.

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