Break the Internet

Manner of Speaking

In just days, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote to end net neutrality—breaking the fundamental principle of the open Internet. If you are concerned, and do not want your ability to surf the Internet to be held hostage by your Internet … Continue reading → Uncategorized Break the Internet Net Neutrality

Stock Portfolio Feel Lighter? - Q4 Stock Market Volatility Lifted $3.73 Trillion from Household Total Net Worth

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

trillion of their total net worth. It's 2:42 P.M. New York Time. The Dow is down 229.88. And, that makes many U.S. households very jittery. No wonder. According to the Federal Reserve, in Q4 2018, when the stock market experienced extreme turbulence, U.S. households lost $3.73 Here are more details from The Wall Street Journal. Some of that bounced back during the recent mini run of the bulls last month. My portfolio is almost whole.

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Why Customer Centricity Will Win You More Business (in 2020)


We constantly work on improving and expanding our collection of PowerPoint templates by collecting voice of customer data and using an integrated NPS (Net Promoter Score) tool to gather extra feedback. To accomplish the latter, we love using the Net Promoter Score. Helpful template: Net Promoter Score PowerPoint Template. Here’s an effective way to revive your connections with your target audience — try measuring the Net Emotional Value (NEV).

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How to Create a Statement of Retained Earnings for a Financial Presentation


Below is a statement of retained earnings example from Apple : Retained Earnings vs Net Income: The Difference. Net income is calculated by subtracting all the operating expenses (e.g. When a certain amount of net income is not paid out to stakeholders or reinvested back into the business, it becomes retained earnings. Net income. Calculate and Add Net Income From The Prior Reporting Period. Net Income, 2nd Quarter – $150,000.

David Frum: Writing without a net

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Discover why widely published author, David Frum, decided to self-publish his seventh book. Self-Publishing & Print On Demand POD print on demand self-publishing

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Speaker Net News

Executive Speech Coach

Speaker Net News SpeakerNet News is a free weekly email newsletter sent each Friday to more than 8,500 professional speakers, consultants, trainers, and authors. If that description fits you then be sure to register for this free newsletter written by professional speakers for professional speakers.

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Employee Engagement: 6 Strategies That Work


Employee Net Promoter Score (eNPS). Helpful template: Net Promoter Score PowerPoint template by SlideModel. Burnout Coaching Employee Employee Engagement Gallup Inclusivity Leadership Mentor Mentoring Motivation Net Promoter Score Remote Work Survey WorkspaceHappy and productive employees are good for business. It’s a fact. However, few workplaces managed to maintain high engagement levels.

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How to Set Up a Winning Customer Success Program


The shortcut way to gauging success is running a quick Net Promoter Score (NPS) survey. Net Promoter Score (NPS) — knowing it is essential to understand how you are doing right now, identify struggling/disappointed customers, and line up active Promoters for further collaboration. The customer success movement is getting stronger year over year. In 2019, 83% of Customer Success teams increased in size.

Net Neutrality - Issue We Can All Have Fun With

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Not net neutrality. But not caring about net neutrality is no reason to pass up this hilarious rant by comic John Oliver on the issue. When net neutrality is mandated, internet service providers (ISPs) can't discriminate against consumers based on what search engines they use. With Ajit Pai as the Trump Administration appointed head of the FCC, net neutrality can end.

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Should the BBC be encouraging people to surf the net during work time?

Max Atkinson

FROM THE BBC WEBSITE MAGAZINE : Tweetbook Say goodbye to worktime boredom. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter A few years ago, one of my clients told me that an unexpected side effect of moving their head office staff from individual rooms into an open plan arrangement was that their corporate phone bill dropped to about 30% of what it had been previously.

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Net Neutrality in Play - Tina Pelkey Spokesperson for FCC's Ajit Pai

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Net Neutrality" is being threatened. Tech companies, ranging from LinkedIn to Facebook, support Net Neutrality. Blown up by the Trump Administration could be regulations mandating Internet Service Providers (ISPs) treat all data and all customers equally.    Last April, the new head of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) - Ajit Pai - went on record as supporting the ISPs. So, the FCC is in the midst of plenty of controversy.

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Putting the UW System Tuition Freeze in Context

Speaking Of...

To evaluate that claim, let''s take a look at the "net price" of attending UW-Madison and UW-comprehensives-- the cost paid by the poorest students after taking into account all grant/scholarship aid provided to offset the sticket price. For those students, the net price is over $21,000 in the coming year (total cost in 2013-14i s $24,000). affordability Walker UW System net price work freeze tuition financial aid

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3 Ways to Help People Understand What Your Data Means

Duarte Blog

Last year, Jeff Bezos became the richest person in the world with a net worth of more than $130 billion. The world was abuzz trying to make sense of just how rich the Amazon CEO really was, and headlines grabbed hold of this tweet from Neil deGrasse Tyson. Not that anybody asked, but @JeffBezos’ 130-Billion [.] continue reading. The post 3 Ways to Help People Understand What Your Data Means appeared first on Duarte.

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How To Design For Mobile

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

Much to my surprise, C|Net News is now iPhone-friendly. C|Net’s design very finger-friendly and the links are easy to read and inviting. I’m on my way to get lectured by my dentist and as my lovely wife is driving, I decided to get caught up on some tech news. This is a welcome change. In my opinion, their iPhone-friendly design is second only to Ars Technica’s. See and download the full gallery on posterous.

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How to Come Across as an Authority in Your Presentation


Forbes has estimated her net worth at $1.27 Nobody could doubt that Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg could speak as an authority on the subject of achieving your goals against all adversity. billion and placed her at Number Eight on the list of Power Women in the United States. She has a Master of […]. The post How to Come Across as an Authority in Your Presentation appeared first on SketchBubble Official Blog. Presentation Tips

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Tribune Publishing - Financial Situation Worsens

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

MarketWatch reports that its Q1 net loss was $45.3 Tribune Publishing can't get its footing in the turbulent world of media, made much more volatile by COVID-19. million. That's essentially 10 times what it had been a year ago - $4.7 million. Revenue declined 11.5%. It was New York University professor Scott Galloway who sized up global media as a no-growth business. That might have been an understatement. 

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Just How Bad It's Gotten: Iconic Edelman Lays Off 390

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Recently, because of COVID-19, it had suffered a slight net loss. The Edelman public relations firm is known for so much in that sector. Annually it issues its Trust Barometer which often is presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Its clients represent the major brandnames - both companies and people - around the world.    When it speaks about trends, the industry is all ears.

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Tiffany Ad Campaign Features Same-Sex Couple - Does Financial Stress Trigger Change?

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in net sales for the two months ending December 31, a 1% decline in holiday sales during the same period in 2013. [As Establishment retailer Tiffany has a same-sex couple featured in an engagement ad.  Here is coverage by Victoria Taylor in the New York Daily News.    Would this shift have occurred had not the jeweler experienced a hit to its financial performance? This is one for a case study on branding. As Maggie McGrath notes in Forbes : "Tiffany reported.

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Luxury Loses Its Cool - Neiman Marcus Files for Bankruptcy, Anna Wintour's Branding in Play

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As Fashionista reports, even before COVID-19, online retailer Net-a-Porter was siphoning off sales from that lux player. America may be returning to its Common Man roots. Yeah, in taste and spending, we're back to Puritan minimalism. Luxury? So pre-COVID-19.    Stranglehold on fashion that Anna Wintour had? Social networks put the tools to be a fashionista in anyone's hands.

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Developing the Confidence of Elite Athletes with Paul Schempp

Speaker Launcher

His clients include the Atlanta Hawks, BASF, Conde Nast, Brooklyn Nets, Taiwan Olympic Committee, Delta Airlines, General Electric, Golf Digest, LPGA, National Basketball Association, PGA of America, SHRM, Singapore Sports Council, Swiss Soccer Federation and UPS. On this episode of the Wealthy Speaker Podcast we are talking with Dr. Paul Schempp about developing confidence. Dr. Paul Schempp is joining us to discuss how we can be more confident on stage and in business. Dr. Paul G.

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Public Relations Industry in U.S. - Slowing Growth

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In 2016, for example, there were average net revenue gains of 21.8%. While other kinds of professional services, such as law, were struggling during and after the financial crash, the public relations industry was growing.    That was then. Now, studies have found that the rate of growth for public relations firms in the U.S. has been declining. During 2016, according to Gould+Partners, the average growth was about 4.8%. That was down about 1.8% from the 7.8% average in 2015.

Remarkable, inspiring interview with Cesar Millan

Presentation Zen

The other day, while surfing the net on the bullet train to Tokyo, I. stumbled on a great interview with Seth Godin conducted by Bryan. Elliott. I had never heard of Bryan Elliott before, but he''s good and he has a very educational website called Behind the Brand which features. interviews with many remarkable people. One of the interviews he did. recently was with Cesar Millan. I was always a fan of Cesar and his TV.

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Andrew Sullivan: Forms Dish Publishing, leaves DAILY BEAST

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  He makes the disarming plea that he and his team have no safety net under them except for readers taking out subscriptions. Andrew Sullivan, the digital writer whose brandname is widely known, is leaving the DAILY BEAST and forming his own company Dish Publishing.    As he tells us here , the site will be by subscription only - $19.99 annually. 

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The Amazing Elizabeth Holmes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One reason why, reports The Wall Street Journal , is that it projected revenue for 2016 to be $2 billion and net to be $505 million. Theranos, founded by Steve Jobs knock-off Elizabeth Holmes, had little trouble raising money from investors. As many of us now know, there are multiple investor lawsuits. Essentially, they claim they were misled. But the plaintiffs may not get far with the litigation. At least not in the near future. Theranos could file for bankruptcy.

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Energy Secretary Steven Chu Defends Solyndra

TJ Walker Interactive

Solyndra failed because the cost of solar panels went down across the industry, which is a net plus for everybody. This nonsense over Solyndra continues. Conservative idiots consistently forget the following: 1. The government backs alternative energy businesses precisely because they are too risky for the private sector, therefore, by definition, some should fail. [.]. Government & Politics News Politics conservative Democratic federal government solyndra

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No longer able to protect the crown jewels from the cameras? Time to embrace them

The Presenter's Blog

Attempts to make it otherwise will be as futile as Royal attempts to ban the Las Vegas pictures from appearing in the UK when they are already all over the net. When delivering presentations, our every glance, gesture, and utterance now has the capacity to be filmed. As Prince Harry has discovered, where there’s a person there’s a phone, where there’s a phone there’s a camera, and where there’s a camera there’s the World Wide Web.

“Single-Task” Your Way to Presentation Success

DeFinis Communications

Sending a text, writing a document, surfing the net, making dinner, feeding the dog, and having a conversation can all happen simultaneously. Multi-tasking, a word no one used a few decades ago, is now firmly ensconced in our everyday language and has become a way of life for many of us. Generations X and Y in particular are known for the ability to speedily produce a surplus of results while working on many different tasks at the same time.

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New York Times Q1 Loss = $14 Million - Sees survival in digital-only subscriptions

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The net loss was $14 million. New York Times Inc. is betting on digital-only subscriptions for its iconic newspaper. That has been the one bright spot in Q1. During that quarter, it added 67,000 new digital-only subscribers. However, simultaneously advertising was down 7%. Here is the coverage from The New York Times. The question remains if this entity can survive. It has shuttered its Paris operation, eliminating 70 jobs. This summer there will be more layoffs.

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Gordon Caplan - A New Path Is Possible

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As a prominent law partner, Caplan has been one the big fish caught in the prosecutor's net. "Gordon Caplan, a former co-chairman at … Willkie Farr & Gallagher, pleaded guilty … to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud - while stressing to Judge Indira Talwani that his daughter had 'absolutely nothing to do with this' …"  - Ebony Bowden, New York Post, May 21, 2019. Here is the article.

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The Power-Cut Presenter

The Presenter's Blog

He embraced the moment and with the aid of a small printed safety net and a willingness to adapt, connected with the audience in a way he never had before. In the second that the lights pop there is a moment of perfect puzzled peace. Have you ever noticed? When the power cut hits and the lights all fail, everybody freezes. The only movement is that of heads twitching upward, sharply looking for the lights. The same thing happens when the bulb in the projector decides to pop.

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Hogan v Gawker Jurors Deliver Second Smackdown on Defendants

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It is interesting to note here that Daulerio has negative net worth. Denton, whose net worth is $121 million, could become poor. "A jury took a move from Hulk Hogan's wrestling playbook Monday and delivered a big boot to Gawker's face in the form of a $25.1 million punitive-damages award - on top of the $115 million the six jurors already gave the WWE champ last week for economic and emotional compensation in his invasion-of-privacy lawsuit." 

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Make your webinars super interactive

PowerPoint Tips

She wrote this as a tip for Speaker Net News subscribers and gave me permission to reprint it. This is a guest post from Brenda Bence , who is a corporate branding and personal branding expert. You can read more about her at Brenda does live keynotes but then often follows up with “virtual keynotes” for members of an organization who are located elsewhere.

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Language of the Generational Divide - To "Ok, boomer" Has Been Added "Boomer Socialism"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Also, they don't want to hear that the Ok, boomer struggles financially, despite the safety nets. Social Security. Medicare  Tax Deduction for Mortgage Interest. All that youth has labeled "Boomer Socialism," reports BusinessInsider. They are hoping for some of those supposed goodies for themselves by supporting Bernie Sanders for President. Obviously, the generational silos still exist. There has been little progress in having the generations find common ground.

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How to stop worrying about forgetting what you want to say

Speaking about Presenting

If you have a mind blank , notes are the safety net that can get you started again. Do you have a fear of missing out something critical from your presentation? This concern can sabotage your presentation in three ways: To alleviate your concern you put everything you want to say on your slides. You write a script and read from it. You spend the whole presentation worrying instead of connecting with your audience.

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Be a better moderator: Stay out of your head

Speak Schmeak

Photo Credit: net_efekt via Compfight cc The topic of "being present" during presentations or while waiting to be introduced to speak has come up a lot lately in my conversations with clients and on this blog. I find that it''s one of the simplest tools to get a speaker out of the thoughts of doom in her head and into the room where she''s going to speak. Another application of this principle came to mind last week while I was reviewing a client''s performance as a moderator.

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Retirement: Not even on radar screen for 6 out of 10 of us (Source: Pew Survey)

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household net worth plunged 30.8% Will retirement go the way of the landline phone?    Could be. According to a recent Pew Survey, reports Bloomberg Business Week , 6 out of 10 Baby Boomers between ages 50 and 61 sense that they will not be able to retire any time soon.    They likely lost money in investments when financial markets crashed and are not making as much as they might have in the 1970s.

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Interview: Shel Holtz - Business Communicator

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Shel is the author of five books, including Public Relations on the Net, Corporate Conversations, Blogging for Business and the recently released How to Do Everything with Podcasting. Having spent 30-plus years in organizational communications in Fortune 500 companies, consulting firms, and as an independent consultant since 1996, Shel Holtz, ABC, brings a depth of experience to his engagements.

Tech Habits Can Crush Careers: 10 Steps to Take Today

Matt Eventoff

Smartphones, net books and tablets have enabled our ability to work faster, cheaper, more efficiently and often more productively. Technology has changed how we work and often where we work, as we are now all mobile, and always on. Through social media we are able to meet people we might never have met and develop working relationships we would have been unable to develop years ago.

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Barry and Honey Sherman - That Undertow, Again

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He had founded pharma firm Apotex and his net worth was about $3.2 The authorities in Canada have gone on record saying they will search for "answers." " Yet, human beings have such limited access to understanding the mysteries of life and death. The realtor coming to show the multi-million-dollar house for sale stumbled upon the lifeless bodies of Barry and Honey Sherman. They were hanging by the indoor pool.

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Higher Education Unravels - Can Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA Survive The Catastrophe?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Seton Hill University's overall average net price combined with a lower quality education, results in a poor value for the money …"  - CollegeFactual. On Glassdoor , on an anonymous basis, employees at Seton Hill University give it a 3 out of a possible 5. Its location is rural. It's classified as liberal arts. And its branding is Roman Catholic. All that works against it.

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Product-Led Growth (PLG): The Ultimate SaaS Business Growth Strategy To Pursue


Churn rate (net churn) — denotes how much people abandon your product. To get a better picture, you should aim to track net revenue churn rather than general user churn, since the former shows how much money you’ve lost after accounting for new, expansion, or reactivated revenue. The competition today, both in the product and services space, is tougher than ever. Superior UX (user experience) and CX (customer experience) are the two key battlefields with the most at stake.

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Rick Perry and the Blank Mind

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  What I recommend is having a minimal set of notes as a safety net so that if your mind does go blank, you’ve got something to fall back on.    Knowing that the safety net is there will usually help the brain relax and therefore avoid the problem in the first place.    Unfortunately, the net result will be to laugh the whole Rick Perry campaign off in the long run. 

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Black Monday - The Great Unraveling

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But, we could get hit badly, without the safety net of severance and unemployment insurance. No, none of us want to hear from anyone. There is nothing insightful to say, at least by those too eager to fret or pontificate about what's going on. And, what's going on is a new kind of version of the financial perfect storm. It's Black Monday. That could go down in the history of world finance or, more specifically, of business as The Great Unraveling. At 9:40 A.M.

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