Princeton University, President Wilson and the Art of Public Speaking

Matt Eventoff

While the hours necessary to become accomplished have been challenged, the core of Ericsson’s study suggests that a certain level of dedicated, regular practice of a particular skill will allow an individual to gain a certain level of acumen in that skill. He practiced.

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Public Speaking Advice & New Jersey "Presenting for Results" seminar

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

Public Speaking Advice & New Jersey "Presenting for Results" seminar. If you are in New Jersey this is a great event!   There is very limited enrollment to keep it practical and interactive. 

New Jersey: Symbolism of home ownership, waterfront property lose their luster

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  So, we have to anticipate that post-Sandy, the residents of New Jersey aren't going to easily surrender their beliefs in home ownership and waterfront property.    Those had been practically unquestioned symbols of smart investments and success. 

Public Speaking Advice & New Jersey "Presenting for Results" seminar

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

Public Speaking Advice & New Jersey "Presenting for Results" seminar. If you are in New Jersey this is a great event!   There is very limited enrollment to keep it practical and interactive.  On the podium, lean down hill   Sims Wyeth my East Coast Fripp Associate and all around great guy and superb speech coach wrote this….

"Go Home," NYT Tells Chris Christie - Maybe Home Should Be Practicing Law, Leaving Politics

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The New York Times noticed his absence. " That is, exit the presidential campaign and return to New Jersey to re-focus on the state's problems. "Going home" might mean returning to  practicing law again.

2015 65

Power Ultra Lounge - Bringing Back Old West Practice of Checking Guns at Door

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What has to be done is a return to the practice in the old west of checking guns at the door. My grandfather and uncles wouldn't have stuck around without the saloons on every corner of the mean streets of Jersey City, New Jersey. The carnage at the Power Ultra Lounge could have consisted of a few bloodied guys who would be cooling their heels in jail. Instead, because guns were used, 17 were injured directly and more indirectly.

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Facial Expressions Matter When Presenting, Here’s Why

Duarte Blog

About 8 years ago, while visiting my parents in New Jersey for the weekend, I got bored enough to peruse my mother’s Prevention magazine. Actress Amy Brenneman of ABC’s “Private Practice” was being interviewed on her beauty secrets.

2019 70

Civility - Could It Have Saved Shana Fisher's Life?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Fisher might still be alive had she practiced old-fashioned civility. That saying might have started on the mean streets of Jersey City, New Jersey. Daily Mail reports that Texas shooter Dimitrios Pagourtzis was one of those "public nuisances."

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Bridgegate Trial - Will Trump Dump Christie?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There is a phrase which bounces around both networking theory and practice: The Favor Bank. Here is coverage in New York Magazine. The plan was impeding the flow of Fort Lee, New Jersey traffic on the George Washington Bridge.

2016 65

Good Handwriting - Still Marketable

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Back before digital, there were hours set aside in the school week for us to practice penmanship. Boniface in downtown Jersey City, New Jersey, there was a category for grading it. They used to call it "nun's handwriting."

2015 70

Chris Christie Can Rebrand As Harry Truman, Plain-Speaking, Buck Stops Here

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And New Jersey governor Chris Christie can make up his mind to channel Harry Truman. Given that need to focus on the now, Christie would be shrewd to issue a press release that he and his team are practicing mindfulness. Rebranding is a state of mind.

2015 65

Outsourcing Parenting - Soon Enough, Though, There Probably Won't Be Any Children (at least among The Professional Class)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

However, outsourcing parenting is nothing new in the history of civilization. That's practically the norm in parts of China as the economy changes.   Essentially that was a commonplace dynamic in the immigrant tenements of downtown Jersey City, New Jersey during the 50s.

2019 56

"The Interestings" By Meg Wolitzer - Beware Those Formative Experiences In Youth

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He, a regular sort of guy from New Jersey, resents her misdirection. To recapture that game-changing episode in her life she even shuts down her psychotherapy practice and drags Dennis to become directors of the camp.

2015 65

Re-Introducing Cursive Writing - But, How About More Training in Critical Thinking (then maybe college will be obsolete)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Well, those elderly participants probably vividly remember their own 45-minute sessions, when in grade school, devoted to practicing penmanship. Boniface School, Jersey City, New Jersey, I might not have had to enroll in Harvard Law School to "learn to think." 

2018 52

Those of Us Labeled as "Disadvantaged" - "Help" Caused So Much Heartache (did Rylan Hagan sense what was ahead?)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He didn't like practicing law. My mother had been a cleaning lady at my high school based amid the mean streets of Jersey City, New Jersey. Suicide among those under 18 hadn't been considered a mental-health, social, or cultural problem in the black community.

2018 52

"Megyn Kelly Today" - Rah-Rahing Won't Save This Disaster

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The interactive part of the show, for example, consisted of one question from a resident of New Jersey, who's in the live audience.  When the host-Megyn Kelly-and seemingly everyone keep pounding the rah-rah, we start thinking: Hey, this is off to a very weak start.

2017 52

Salary - Never Really The Big Issue for Organization Man/Woman (unlike legal sector)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Way back in 2004, my younger sister Anne Murga-Ring, with a master degree in public health from a non-Ivy League university, had a salary at a mid-sized hospital in Bayonne, New Jersey of nearly $200,000.

2018 52

"Creative Class" Theory by Richard Florida Discredited - Politicos should run like hell

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In THE NEW REPUBLIC, Alec MacGillis describes the descrediting of both the theory and practice of the creative-class economic development.  He points out that in the recent mayor's race in New York, Bill de Blasio won by pushing back on creative-class assumptions.

Ofelia Zepeda - Tribal Voice from Desert Overtakes Crowd at Woods Library, Tucson, AZ

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But also there were those I knew from meditation practice at the Buddhist temple and having dinners at the retirement communities in Oro and Green Valleys in AZ. Instead of the beauty of the desert, my world view was configured and hardened by the mean streets of Jersey City, New Jersey.

2016 60

Older Parents - Unique Possible Consequences of Paying for Children's College

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A client who shifted from practicing law to marketing called on a small law firm whose social media, especially the website, was subpar. State law rules that the parental financial obligation for a child ends at 18.

2018 52

Whistle-Blowing - Miscalculating the Risk

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  So, it's scary that Edward Wasserman is flagging us in The New York Times about the precarious situation whistleblowers faces. Practically zero. I grew up in the notorious Frank Hague political machine in Jersey City, New Jersey.

2019 52

Reed Hastings: Success created yet one more victim

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  I was coaching her son who had earned a law degree, passed the New Jersey bar, but couldn't find a job practicing law.    The new classic example has been Reed Hastings, the chief executive officer of Netflix. 

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Middle-Aged, White, Going Not Gently Into The Night - A Nation In Extreme Pain

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"White middle-aged Americans are dying at an increasing rate, a new analysis of government data shows, a startling turnaround suggesting a rising toll of addiction and mental health issues. I asked a practicing therapist and researcher why his practice had so many middle-aged clients.

2015 69

Dishing the Dirt - Develop Your Own Sources, Connect Dots, Speculate

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

To be successful in the gossip business, here are the best practices: Do whatever it takes to motivate insiders to be your sources. Those range from the neighborhood in downtown Jersey City, New Jersey to the C-Suite in IBM. The gossip industry is the ultimate cockroach.

2018 52

What Jamie Reagan on "Blue Bloods" Knew about Careers from the Get-Go

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In The New York Times Magazine , Harvard Business School M.B.A. Yet, she continues to lack to courage and strength to leave practicing law for another career path. The author of The New York Times article - Duhigg - was among those not invited to get into the top box.

2019 52

Jersey City, NJ - Hague era may be over, but not extreme (yenta) chutzpah

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Former Wall Street player Steven Fulop promised in his campaign for mayor of Jersey City, New Jersey to end the Frank Hague era of political corruption.   However, one thing doesn't seem ready to change in Jersey City.

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Half CT Wants Out: This Writer Pulled That Off

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

My new address makes me more attractive to prospects for ghostwriting and scriptwriting in the Southwest. Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, Rhode Island, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Louisiana and Mississippi are also on the Gallup list of perceived wastelands)?

2014 70

Oprah Winfrey's Cabinet - Let the Speculation Begin

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Michael Arrington had been a practicing lawyer before he became a publisher (founder of TechCrunch), then a venture capitalist. The meme of Oprah Winfrey as being voted in as U.S. President in 2020 rapidly caught fire. Oprah2020 captures the momentum. 

2018 52

White Collar/Blue Collar - Let's Stop Thinking That Way & Get Work, Anything Paying Well

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Regarding the latter, outplacement centers are bulging to bursting with those laid off from financial firms in the New York Metro area. Here in Eastern OH, a new graduate can earn $27 hourly. Sure, practicing law is nice work. His day job is practicing law.

2017 52

Labor Day Reflections: So lucky to have U.S. birth certificate, understand work game

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  A lawyer in Cranford, New Jersey Alan Lubiner, partner in Lubiner & Schmidt , has started up a blog  which helps interpret that niche field in law.    He has 30 years experience practicing immigration/naturalization legal matters.  "Here take this quarter." " That's what I insisted. The man boarding the bus didn't seem to have a handle on the mass-transit system. 

Troubles (Big): Not only writers get plowed under by that big dumptruck in the sky

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" Instead they focused on university teaching, providing counseling to substance abusers, and practicing law in a small firm.  " A buttoned-down relative who never was fat and sloppy like I have been (at times) had a $200K executive position at a small hospital in New Jersey

2013 52

The Self-help Enthusiasts: Not all are equally tedious

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The Americans, ranging from Cora's mother to the new helper in the kitchen, sought to improve on life.    No surprise, the self help movement caught on with a passion in America, as  NEW YORK Magazine chronicles.  The

2013 52

Famous Speech Friday: Melania Trump's speech at the Republican convention

The Eloquent Woman

They put the speech through a plagiarism checker (pro tip: there are many freely available online) and found nearly 50 percent of it qualified as "non-unique ," despite New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's assertion that "93 percent" was original.

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"People have always felt ambivalent about ambition," James Champy, Nitin Nohria

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  My classmates of both sexes at Synder High School in Jersey City, New Jersey and my professors of both sexes at Seton Hill College, Greensburg, Pennsylvania rarely mentioned the "a" term.  Those I have interviewed include: Mark Herrmann - Vice President and Chief Counsel - Litigation, Aon, and Author of THE CURMUDGEON'S GUIDE TO PRACTICING LAW. Of course, ambition is fairly sacred in America. 

2010 40

Crime - No such entity

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

or here in New Haven.    I deconstructed everything from the practices and procedures of the car insurer State Farm to how taking mass transit is a competitive advantage for a writer like myself.  "  Crime is not the aberrant tragedy it had been when I was growing up in a tenement in Jersey City, New Jersey

2010 40

Humor Contest Results — Haiku

Humor Power

Practicing guitar. But never frets me. Terry Wall, Washington Township, New Jersey. . ** HONORABLE MENTION **. New Years as it dawns. New Joke Contests are announced at the start of the month. Our contest theme for January was suggested by Kaye Newton, Raymond Terrace, Australia. Haiku is a short-form Japanese poem. It has more complexity and nuance than we’ll share here.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 12, 2013: State Board of Education set to vote on revised set of Common Core standards

Speaking Of...

Parents, teachers push for new Pa. link] Teachers in Shaler Area approve new contract By Robert Zullo / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette September 11, 2013 11:31 pm The Shaler Area School District ''s teacher strike ended Wednesday, when the teachers union and the district reached an accord on health care contributions and workload and agreed to enter binding arbitration on the union''s request for salary scale increases.

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