"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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Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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Metro-North: Making New York Metro Weather Misery So Much Worse

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Any of us professionals working late in the New York Metro area could have been on one of those trains tonight. The New York Post reports: "The entire Metro-North train system ground to a halt Thursday night due to a power glitch.

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Starbucks, Metro North Rail: Recharging your batteries

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  For the round-trip Connecticut/Manhattan run, many cars for the Metro North commuter line now also allow for recharging. Low battery.  No need to panic, at least if you're near one of those Starbucks stores which provide placemats which wirelessly recharge your phone.

First Snow Fall: New York Metro area

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The first snowfall, no matter when it happens, always seems too soon.   My adopted canine son Lee K. agrees.  This morning, despite his neon blue sweater, he was not full of joy once we left the lobby of our apartment building.

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. 

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.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

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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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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.

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What’s your design style?

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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. 

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.

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%.

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.

"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.

PowerPoint 2013: New and (Mostly) Improved

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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.

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.

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.

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.

"White Trash" - What Yale's June Chu Didn't Get

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Among the observations were that some of the patrons of a restaurant in the New Haven, Connecticut Metro area were "white trash." At Yale, Pierson College dean June Chu posted her personal opinions on Yelp.

No Jobs for English Professors? Think Again

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  If I were still in the New York Metro area I would jump at this opportunity. The Globe Institute of Technology in Midtown Manhattan is hiring a few part-time English Professors for the fall semester. MA is required. Teaching experience is a +. 

I Owe it All to Toastmasters

Speak and Deliver

I joined (Metro TM, Salt Lake City) to make friends, to improve my skills (I was in advertising sales at the time), and basically to feed my ego. I owe it all to Toastmasters. The first time I heard the word ''Toastmasters'' was in debate class in the 10th grade.

Flashpoints - Yet Another One, as 2 Shot Dead at San Francisco Postal Service

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Metro area. The first flashpoint happened early this morning, East Coast time. The location was the D.C. House majority whip Steve Scalise was gunned down, as were several others. The second has occurred at about 9:00 A.M., West Coast time. The location was San Francisco. Someone

E-Cave - Ideal Hang-Out for DIY Career Comebacks

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That was the New York Metro area. The career comeback has become the new standard rite of passage. Professional life is no longer linear. More and more of us are getting lost or actually falling off a cliff.

Neil White - We Know So Little about Human Behavior

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He is a New York Metro writer and is in the process of divorce from NBC Universal executive Michelle Hord-White. " White seems to have played that out in real life in the New York Metro area. The facts are that Neil White has been arrested for allegedly murdering his young daughter Gabrielle. Here are the details in the Daily Mail. That's all we know. And probably all that he knows.    Why some human beings break and so many others don't remains a mystery.

CT RR Commuters - Bar Car Coming Back

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After a hiatus of two years, the bar car will be returning to Metro North commuter line from Connecticut to Grand Central.   Here   is the coverage on that.    The bar car has functioned more for socializing after a long, brutal day than for just ingesting booze.

"La La Land" - Over-50 Version As We Geographically Chase Dream of Finding Work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After it was obvious age knocked me out of the box for communications consulting assignments in the New York Metro area, I researched lower cost locations in which I could rebuild my business.