Lindsay Jacoby - Is There New York Metro Suicide Ethos?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those deaths happened in the New York Metro area. Is there something about the New York Metro ethos which encourages checking out, versus solving problems, whatever they might be?

"Digital First" Probably Won't Save Metro Newspapers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This is bad news for those employed at the 50 metro newspapers which were studied.  "A new research paper finds that over the past eight years the websites of 51 major metropolitan newspapers have not on average seen appreciable readership gains, even as print readership falls."

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Coaching/Editing College Admission Essays - Boston Metro Area (help wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

Remembering David Henneberry - He Freed Boston Metro Area from Terror after Marathon Bombing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Boston Metro area was totally on-edge. It was April 19, 2013. Alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarvaev was on the loose. His brother was dead.    Then, a call came into law enforcement from a Watertown resident-David Henneberry.

PR Agency, Atlanta Metro Area, GA - Internship

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here  are details and how to apply. careers

You Age Out of New York Metro - Surprisingly, You Can Start Up Success Elsewhere

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The New York Metro area can be cruel to aging professionals in communications. No, I didn't have to return to the New York Metro region. That's especially since the field is continually being disrupted by new technologies.

Obit Writer, New York Metro Area - Onsite in NJ (help wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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Summer Of 2015 (Riots) - Crisis Communications For Metro-Area Organizations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to a recent WJS/NBC survey , 96% of adults indicated they expected riots this summer. Those of us who directly experienced the summer riots of 1967 in urban areas like my hometown, Jersey City, New Jersey, sense that same kind of rage boiling up.

Tourism - Travel to U.S. Metro Areas Could Be Reduced This Summer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"The Bahamas government Friday urged nationals to exercise caution if they intend on travelling to the United States following the shooting deaths of five police officers in Dallas on Thursday night." " - The Gleaner, July 9, 2016. Here is the article.

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SuperBowl 2015 - Lots Of Money To Be Made In Phoenix Metro Area

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Some in the Phoenix, Arizona Metro area have likely already leased space in their houses, apartments, and mobile homes through Airbnb for Super Bowl 2015. 

Connecticut - Metro-North commuter train, symbol of success, crashes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Metro-North commuter train from Westport, Connecticut to Grand Central Station in Manhattan is a symbol of success in that iconic novel "The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit."    THE NEW YORK TIMES reports that yesterday during the evening rush hour the train heading back to Connecticut crashed with another Metro-North train. 

Metro-North Fatal Crash - Gov. Cuomo Refrains From Spin (but leverages triplicate)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He didn't use the fatal Metro-North crash as a platform to promise he could pull off miracles. "If there was an engineer problem or a train problem or an equipment problem, we'll learn from it. But sometimes there are just accidents."  "  - Gov.

Unusually Warm 2/16 in Tucson, AZ - I almost feel guilty not suffering New York Metro cold/snow/ice

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After two years away from New York Metro, I still feel guilty not being part of the collective suffering during the polar vortexes. At one point this afternoon, it got so warm in Tucson, Arizona, that my dog refused to walk. I had to carry him home and try again after it cooled down.

Long Long Legs With Muscular Calves - Female Brand Of Success In Metro Areas

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Metro areas, all brands, not just this one, have to position and package themselves carefully. Thanks to his glam job with GQ, Steve Friedman got to wine and dine young woman around the world who had long long legs with muscular calves. Yeah, the Princess Di kind. 

Metro-North Commute: From symbol of making it to scary necessity

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Once I had something to sell professionally - speechwriting/ghostwriting skills - I felt like hot stuff boarding the Metro-North commuter train from southwest Connecticut to Manhattan.  No family member will feel okay ever again when the loved one boards the Metro-North.

Snow Storms: As of 2/18/14, 14 in New York Metro Area

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Once that car is road-ready, there is the slow careful drive to Metro-North. Professionals in Connecticut with business interests in Manhattan had to again dig out their cars from the snow and ice.  Today brings the 14th snow storm to the region.

New York Metro Old Guard: Not so gently into the night

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They're the ones who keep New York Metro fine dining areas in business: The old guard.    They still do since for that generation eating gourmet fare in a brandname restaurant is part of their signature. 

More Bodies of NYT Jobless Likely to Fill Metro Areas

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Those cuts will dump the bodies of jobless writers, editors, and layout folks onto the streets of metro areas which are already filled with bloated bodies from Conde Nast, Forbes et al. There's no reason for denial.    Those good jobs in print are really vanishing and there will be no comparable positions popping up in their place. 

Presenting in a Crisis

Professionally Speaking...

But the lessons learned from how communication was handled in the Metro accident will be valid for any of our presentations: concern for the audience, sincerity, transparency and quiet confidence.

NY Metro: Of course, never consult psychics cold

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's supposed to be a stunner:  We can't even trust psychics in the New York Metro area.    In NEW YORK Magazine, Jessica Pressler outs Zena Psychic as a fraud and more.    Of course, in the delicate matter of consulting an otherworldly source we can never do that cold.    Before I settled into two, I always checked around with heavy users. 

Manhattan-CT Commute on Metro-North: No more "Mad Men" bar car

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The bar car on the one-hour+ commute from Manhattan to parts of the Gold Coast of Connecticut had been the loosen-up, bonding ritual for so many professionals. The weary could sink into the ethos of booze and seeming understanding. For that they were even willing to stand up in the maxed-out bar car with their drink for the entire ride home. Now that "Mad Men" type experiece will be no more.  This evening was the last time the bar car would be in operation.

Anti-Semitism Lite - I Was Taken for Jewish in Tucson, Arizona

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Then, I emigrated from the New York Metro area to Tucson, Arizona. Admittedly, I have a deep New York Metro accent. Anti-Semitism seems to have returned to the supposed melting pot: the U.S.

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It's Come to This, Already - Copywriter Wanted for Blockchain Publicity

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Not CA, not NY Metro. The job is full time. And it's in Beverly Hills, California (unfortunately, not a telecommuting one). The help wanted on Craigslist is titled: "Copywriter Needed for Blockchain Company." " The website for the employer-Cryptonomos-is [link].

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Bill O'Reilly - Odds Against Him for Comeback

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A cunning player, he seemed to assess the odds of a comeback in the New York Metro area as hopeless. Even The Wall Street Journal, owned by the Murdochs, has reported that Bill O'Reilly is likely on the way out.

What’s your design style?

PowerPoint Tips

Metro: Squares with space between them. Connie Malamed is an instructional designer and author. I attended a session of hers at the Presentation Summit conference and wanted to share her insights into design styles with you. Discover more of her insights at her webiste, The eLearning Coach.

Extreme Heat - Turn Up Air Conditioning Is Like Let Them Eat Cake

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Currently that Metro area is experiencing a heat wave. If climate change experts are on the money, there could be less economic growth. Globally and for each nation. 

$5+ Gas - Everything Changes (maybe back to hard economic times)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One deterrent for my plan to relocate from the New York Metro area to the Southwest in 2014 had been the price of gas. The impacts of Harvey on the oil industry likely will be worse than anticipated. That means: the return of high gas prices. And that changes EVERYTHING. 

Caeerism - Radical Recovery

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Step one was fleeing the New York Metro area. Step three will be to be back east but sufficiently north or south of the New York Metro area. Sure, in the 20th century, careerism paid off. The situation - economy, technology, labor market - was relatively stable.

Movie Box Office for Memorial Day Weekend Worst in 2 Decades

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It never dawned on me or my friends to even check what was playing at the full-price and discount movie houses in the Youngstown, Ohio Metro area. Our long weekend plans were going to be binge watching re-runs of cop shows, eating carbs and sitting outside to watch the world go by.

Public Speaking - Your Best Guide Is St. Francis

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Their audiences may be sitting in a large auditorium or a corporate conference room, standing on the platform at the Metro North RR, attending an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, or waiting for a performance review. For some public speakers, human beings are all ears.

Landlord Nation Takes Hit in Brooklyn, Manhattan

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Not just in popular metro areas. Good news for the Class of 2017. Maybe you can afford to dream the dream and come to Brooklyn or New York. Landlord Nation has taken a hit. The sticker price on a lease is down about 5%.

PowerPoint 2013: New and (Mostly) Improved

Duarte Blog

PowerPoint 2013 will leverage the new Metro interface that carries across the rest of the Office 2013 suite. When 2012 closes and the Mayans have been proven wrong, we’ll all have something to celebrate other than the fact that the world hasn’t ended – a new version of PowerPoint.

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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. As I expected, here back in the east, but a more affordable part than New York Metro, my business has had a total comeback.

Youngstown, OH & Jersey City, NJ - The Tale of Two Cities

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last week, with great fanfare, the media in the Youngstown, Ohio Metro area focused on the day the first major steel mill made the big layoff. In watering holes, that's still the topic of conversation: the glorious past.

Oh, Little Town of Westport, CT - We Speechwriters Probably Could No Longer Afford It

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Daily the unhappy victim, Tom Rath, took the Metro North commuter train into Manhattan. It was in the upscale town of Westport, Connecticut that the  1955 book   "The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit"   was set. Later, it became a film.

"Detroit" - The Way the World Still Works

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

African-American lawyer-journalist at Abovethelaw.com - Elie Mystal - reports on that site and on Facebook that he is afraid to drive through certain neighborhoods in the New York Metro area.  Kathryn Bigelow's film"Detroit" brings back the summer of 1967. It was hot.

Ruth Madoff - Can She Get a Hang of Leaning In?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" In it live old money and the new money who get on the Metro-North daily to continue to earn a good buck in Manhattan. Ruth Madoff lives out a sentence of isolation. That has been imposed by upscale society.

Uber Whistleblogger Susan Fowler Becomes Ana Marie Cox of Coders

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Metro area. Susan Fowler is best known for outing on her blog alleged sexual harassment at Uber. And, although she is a prominent blogger in the tech space, few connected the dots on her communications talent. Now they will.

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There is a reason why the ambitious pay about 80% of their compensation for rent in metro areas like Manhattan and San Francisco. Paris Jackson, now a brandname celebrity, has been lucky.

Real Estate Industry - Millennials Represent 30% of Buyers & Their Purchases Are in Midwest

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I have no regrets about exiting the New York Metro area. Athens, Ohio. That location is the number-one place where older Millennials (24-34) are purchasing houses, reports Ellie Mae. The other top 9 are also based in the midwest. Along with OH, the Dakotas have become popular.