TP Crisis Deepens in Toledo, OH Metro Area

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Kroger is out. Target is out. A local artist is giving a complimentary roll of it to anyone who purchases one of his paintings. And, a property manager just attached to doors, like Martin Luther nailing the treatises to the church, a warning not to flush any substitute down the commode. Should the substitute such as baby wipes or paper towels cause plumbing problems, the renter pays that bill.

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New York Metro Area - What Had Been Homes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A former English major I got it that before I take the next step, professionally and personally, forward, I had to return to where I had experienced "home" in the New York Metro area. The journey is an archetype in art forms, ranging from film to literature, for those who need to discover something important. The most common example is Dorothy from "The Wizard of Oz." " She had to be transported to Oz to learn there's no place like home.

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"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." " - MediaLife, April 7, 2016. Here is the article.

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The New York Times Metro Staff Could Find Coal in Their Stocking

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Metro staff at The New York Times is becoming undone. As the New York Post reports, he told those working in the Metro section that the unit has "lost its footing."  There's a new "sheriff" in town - Cliff Levy.

2018 56

PR Agency, Atlanta Metro Area, GA - Internship

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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Law Firm, Corporate Communications Dept, NYC Metro Area (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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Law Firm Corporate Communications Dept, New York Metro Area

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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Even Pre-Lordstown Collapse, Youngstown Metro Area Among Cities With Population Decline

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

USA Today reports that the Youngstown, Ohio Metro area is among the U.S. My mindset: Just about anywhere but the Youngstown Metro area. If so many folks are heading out, maybe, you start thinking, you better join them. Hey, get estimates for hiring a moving company. cities losing population. The exact number is more than a 4% drop. The calculation had been made before the GM plant at Lordstown shut down. That sucked off about 1,600 well-paying jobs.

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Social Media Investigator, Chicago Metro Area (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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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.  The usually chatty security guards and maintenance crew were avoiding eye contact.  Likely the trusty deli we count on will be late to open. And plans, forget it.  Last night I had made a commitment to get out of town with Lee K.

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Social Media Investigator, Buffalo Metro Area, NY (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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Law360, Los Angeles Metro Area - Courts Reporter (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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The Youngstown, OH Police, The Good Samaritan, Softening of a New York Metro Area Heart

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The miracle softened my hard New York Metro heart. (I I had been in Youngstown Metro area since September 2016 and my heart was still stone.)  I shoulda known better. This wasn't my first rodeo in the aftermath of The Storm of 2019. It had taken two neighbors shoveling and rocking my car Sunday morning for about a half hour to get me out of the parking space in my residential complex. Elm Street in Youngstown, Ohio hadn't been thoroughly plowed.

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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. We had put up witht the single digit temperatures and were looking forward to the comfort of a warm home and sleep.  That wasn't going to happen, not for a while.

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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. Service is not yet throughout the Starbucks system.) While you're there, observes B LOOMBERG BUSINESS WEEK , you'll probably settle in, ordering whatever to consume.

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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. In some cities, elevated temperatures are already occurring. You bet, the summer of 2015 could be especially hot. All organizations in what could be locations targeted for riots have to develop a crisis communications plan.

2015 50

Writer/Paralegal for Pro Se Clients, DC Metro Area - $70 per hour (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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IT Genius Who's Fast, Affordable, Speaks Human As His First Language - Ian Billen of Youngstown Metro Area

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Within 90 seconds IT genius Ian Billen , based in the Youngstown, Ohio metro area, clicked around my laptop. Does this {my HP PC} have an internal microphone? That's what I had to find out for the first step on the learning curve to doing podcasts. If Ana Marie Cox were just starting out today in digital she would be podcasting up a storm. The blogging medium, now mature, is hardly dead. After all, engineer Susan Fowler leveraged hers to dethrone the high and mighty at Uber.

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Class of 2019 - Maybe You Should Avoid New York Metro Area for Starting Careers (and consider these states/nations)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But in the New York Metro area, renters really got whacked.   For example, a one-bedroom, with all utilities paid, in the Youngstown, Ohio Metro area runs under $600.   The dream of beginning a work life in major metro areas of the U.S. Rents are not cheap. Everyone knows that. Fewer are buying homes. That means more are renting apartments. So, no surprise, there continues to be Landlord Nation. 

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PC Doctor Rebranding to PC Express Tech Center, Expands Beyond Youngstown Metro Area, OH

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Youngstown, OH Metro area has experienced ongoing hard times. PC Doctor has the quaint look and feel of the general store in a small town. Right by the entrance there is a worn-out sofa. There customers wait for repairs on their tech equipment. Or for a new system to be custom-made.    Inventory is everywhere. The retail location actually closes down for lunch. And lunch has no set schedule. Owner Matt Cota and staff are friendly, never talking techese.

2018 40

Over-60, Maybe Still Working - But Can't Afford NY Metro or CA Any More

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After all, it's within the pricey New York Metro region.   It wasn't until late 2013 that I began questioning my determination to stay put in the NY  Metro area. In The Atlantic , Alan Semuels presents the plight of the aging who are experiencing downward mobility. Many are near-poor. But between the lines in this article is the reality that those struggling often are geographically based where the cost of living is higher than average.

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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. His heroism took the form of just being an alert citizen.    Henneberry noticed that the padding he used to protect his boat Slip Away II was not in-place. It was on the ground. At first he just wondered.

Good Penmanship Still In Demand - Freelance Opportunity in Baltimore, MD Metro Area

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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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. Finally I embraced that reality and, in April 2014, relocated my communications boutique to Arizona.    At the time, I had no game plan.

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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. 

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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.    Owners of properties with driveways will be posting signs "Park Here for dollars."  "  Others are answering help-wanted like this one on Craigslist.

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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. Andrew Cuomo said on CBS This Morning, quoted by the New York Post, February 4, 2015. Here is that coverage. Mario Cuomo might have been the one in the family with the silver tongue.

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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.  As the NEW YORK POST reports, there had been a derailment on the Metro-North line this morning on a southern tip of the Bronx.  No family member will feel okay ever again when the loved one boards the Metro-North.

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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.    Continually that shocked him. After all he started out his communications career as a speechwriter in the midwest. He chronicles that bit of good luck in his sad- sack memoir "Lost on treasure island."

2014 50

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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2017 40

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. According to IBISWorld , inbound tourism to the U.S. is about a $984 billion-in-revenue business annually. It involves 234,634 companies. And it provides employment to about 5.7 million people.

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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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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.  Patches of black ice are everywhere.  On the platform at the railroad station there will be 15-minutes added to the wait time, yes, becaue of weather conditions.

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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. 

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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. That was unusual for this area in mid February. But not unwelcome. The winter had been atypically cold, so much so that all I could hear in this apartment complex was our heating units working overtime.

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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.

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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. 

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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.    Because they were once influential, they refuse to go gently into the night and cede the scene to a new generation of strivers and strutters. Today one of them is being sentenced in a Manhattan federal court.

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BBP 101 – LIVE 1-Day Course in Washington DC, May 27th

Beyond Bullet Points

Near New York Avenue Metro Station. Attend the next BBP 101 – LIVE 1-Day Course! Taught personally by Cliff Atkinson, and limited to only 10 participants to ensure a high amount of interaction with Cliff.

Week of February 10th - What Madam Clairevoyant Predicts for You

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

With her New York Metro DNA, Madame Clairevoyant understands how much careerism is embedded in a sense of self. In April 2014, I headed west, out of the New York Metro area. Let's cut to the chase. 

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Weather as THE Story - Even Drudge Report Backs Away from Politics

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Today, the conservative Drudge Report, usually headlining with political developments, features how the snow (and it really isn't all that bad) in the New York Metro area has put the kibosh on travel. Climate change has pull force.

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The New York Times - The Rocky Road to Digital

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It is already known that the new Metro digital-first czar Cliff Levy put the knock on the section. Earlier today the brass caved to a town meeting with the members of the metro section.