New York City - You Could Become Bad Guy for Using Uber

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

New York City (NYC) has been the first major urban area to pass legislation capping the number of ride-share services. They had invested everything to purchase a taxi medallion, which ride-hail services made much less valuable.

Guest Blog: Lessons from Bethenny Frankel of The Real Housewives of New York City – How to Build Income

DeFinis Communications

Great ideas combined with a powerful interaction strategy can lead to great business if handled correctly, as Bethenny Frankel of The Real Housewives of New York City fame has showed us over the past few years. Don’t be afraid to dive into new territory. Frankel was able to negotiate the astronomical purchase price of Skinnygirl because of her unique idea and powerful influence. Got Platform? Part 3 of a Three-part Series: Income.

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New York City Streets - Suicide Lane for Yellow Taxi, Black Car Drivers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What traditional drivers purchased for about a million bucks are now worth about a fifth of that.  The powers that be in New York City have to enact emergency measures to bail out traditional yellow taxi and black car drivers.    This blog asks the New York Taxi Workers Alliance how it can help with advocacy communications. Suicide seems like a solution when you can't pay your bills.

Jared & Ivanka - Will They Be Moving Back to New York City

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As family they were supposed to be the next-loudest voices in the West Wing, The loudest, of course, it was expected would be the new president's. It could be that the media will report a moving van outside the newly purchased home of Jared and Ivanka. New York City is their comfort zone. The anti-Trump Vanity Fair gleefully reports that The Donald is tuning out the voices of son-in-law Jared and daughter Ivanka.

The City and The Professional Class - The Great Diaspora

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No surprise, influential The Wall Street Journal publishes an article speculating if The City has a future.    Because of COVID-19, some of the major cities such as New York City have been emptying out. Those who relocated to their getaway or purchased a house in the suburbs might not be coming back. So, will The City as civilization has treasured it since the time of Rome fade into a vestige of the past?

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Mandy Valez - There Are Still English Majors & This One Took on $75,000 in Student Loans for That Education

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In addition, she made sacrifices such as doing a longer commute to her jobs in New York City and for groceries only purchasing essentials. She has been able to land jobs in the media capital of the world: New York City.

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Language - "Bluelining" Should Dominate Election 2020 Rhetoric

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That puts in a play the new kind of discrimination. Partly for that reason, 300 exit New York City daily and homelessness increases. Foreign money to purchase those is drying up as the economies of boom nations slow.

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Roy Kim - Where Was Government?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's driving a taxi in New York City. Recently he had invested about $500k into purchasing a medallion. Another standard way of making a good living, if you work very hard, is being blown up by technology.

Doug Schifter - Leveraged Suicide to Lobby Against Alleged Unfair Competition by Uber

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In 2011, app-based service Uber entered the New York City market. And, this year, as Jessica Bruder chronicles in New York Magazine , black car driver Doug Schifter committed suicide. It was hurting both the black car niche and the overall taxi business in New York City.    Previously he had launched the New York Black Drivers Association to mobilize grassroots support for addressing the alleged unfair competition.

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BA/BS Class of 2018 - One Rite of Passage Got Less Expensive

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Well, if Q4 2017 trends continue, that won't be their number-one challenge in adjusting to  post-college life in New York City. That's primarily because landlords accepted that incomes in the city haven't kept pace with the usual increases in what is charged for rentals. If renting becomes more and more affordable, fewer might purchase residential property. 

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Will America Really Embrace Do Not Disturb Movement?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And the New York City Council proposed the right to be left alone.   Therefore, I probably won't purchase the software such as Slack and Speakap which signals that I am not to be disturbed. In Europe, the Do Not Disturb movement is catching on. Essentially, it's about allowing employees to fully clock out after the work day is over.    Software of various kinds will inform the employers that the employees are not available.

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The difference between a persuasive and an informative presentation

PowerPoint Tips

The success of a persuasive presentation is determined by how many people make a purchase or how many people contribute to the cause. I remember listening to a recording of a presentation given by a research scientist at a press conference before a 2009 Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The concert was a benefit to raise funds to teach inner-city children this stress-reducing technique).

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Encore Careers - Leaving the Rat Race, Not Working/Earning Income

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In New York City, a 60-something client I am coaching is weighing taking early retirement. A whole new kind of work for you. Purchasing a franchise. Enrolling in a certificate program to acquire new knowledge and skills.

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Uber - Re-thinking Traditional Branding

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Eventually a new chief legal officer had been parachuted in - Tony West from PepsiCo.   Lately, Uber has hit a wall in a key target market: New York City. Some had invested in purchasing a medallion that had significantly declined in value.

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2 Great Visual Storytelling Books for Children

Presentation Zen

There are many editions of this classic tale, but based on the amazing and numerous reviews on Amazon, I purchased Robert Sabuda's The Night Before Christmas Pop-up last year in time for Christmas.The pop-up art is amazing and imaginative. My wife had a business trip to New York City about a year ago and brought back The Disney Star Wars Me Reader.

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2 Great Visual Storytelling Books for Children

Presentation Zen

There are many editions of this classic tale, but based on the amazing and numerous reviews on Amazon, I purchased Robert Sabuda's The Night Before Christmas Pop-up last year in time for Christmas.The pop-up art is amazing and imaginative.

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Uber - Re-thinking Traditional Branding

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Eventually a new chief legal officer had been parachuted in - Tony West from PepsiCo.   Lately, Uber has hit a wall in a key target market: New York City. In pre-Uber days, city dwellers would likely use the bus or subway, which helped limit traffic on the road. Some had invested in purchasing a medallion that had significantly declined in value. " … [Uber] announced Wednesday that it will pay $1.9

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Uber - Re-thinking Traditional Branding

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Eventually a new chief legal officer had been parachuted in - Tony West from PepsiCo.   Lately, Uber has hit a wall in a key target market: New York City. In pre-Uber days, city dwellers would likely use the bus or subway, which helped limit traffic on the road. Some had invested in purchasing a medallion that had significantly declined in value. " … [Uber] announced Wednesday that it will pay $1.9

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Uber - Re-thinking Traditional Branding

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Eventually a new chief legal officer had been parachuted in - Tony West from PepsiCo.   Lately, Uber has hit a wall in a key target market: New York City. In pre-Uber days, city dwellers would likely use the bus or subway, which helped limit traffic on the road. Some had invested in purchasing a medallion that had significantly declined in value. " … [Uber] announced Wednesday that it will pay $1.9

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Connecticut - Souring of The American Dream

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In real life, rising very early to journey into New York City was considered part of the ethos of success. That means purchasing a new car will incur a large tax bill annually until the car ages.   As the New York Post reports: " [Malloy] has proposed reinstating highway tolls and increasing the state gas tax by 7 cents. He also wants a $3 per tire fee on tire purchases."

The Key to story structure in two words: Therefore & But

Presentation Zen

The documentary begins as Matt and Trey return from New York City where their first Broadway musical, The Book of Mormon , had just opened to rave reviews. After reading this I went out and purchased the South Park season 15 DVD just so I could get the documentaries which are included as extras. There are a ton of storytelling-related books and websites in the cosmos. And there is no shortage of people giving story advice and tips.

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The Moving Van - Rethinking that Symbol and Lots More about Relocating from Connecticut

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And anyone who purchases a new car initially and for several years will pay a high property tax to the city. To that I would add over-the-top rents, pricey commute by train into New York City, and knowing that on I-95, yes, expect the tolls to return.  In April 2014, I took the I-95 New Haven ramp heading west. In addition, with the median age higher than in the New York Metro area, it was a piece of cake to pick up good part-time jobs.

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Post-military careers: a guest blogger shares insights

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Many are now retiring (or retired) and looking for new career opportunities. Daniel, of New York City: “Retired Military Personnel Get Hired For Their Skill Sets&#. 3 – A retiring military officer with responsibilities in purchasing lines up a position as an Inbound Supply Director for a financial institution in New York City. It is their ability to adapt to change in a new environment. New York, NY 10022.

Improve Your Storytelling Presentation Skills and Get Your Ideas Adopted

Duarte Blog

In the year after the movie, there was a 50% increase in the purchase of voluntary carbon offsets in the areas where the movie was played. This means that stories make people more likely to adopt new ideas and act based on those ideas. For example, in his movie, Al Gore posed that much of New York City (among many other places) could be underwater in the future if we don’t change our habits. I live in New York City!

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Children of Yu Mein Chow - 21st Century Oliver Twists

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The "medallion" system was meant to protect the livelihood of New York City taxi drivers. In addition, those purchasing the medallions in the pre-ride app days find their investment has plunged significantly in value. The latest, reports The New York Times, is Yu Mein Chow.   Shifter had purchased one in the Poconos. Costing up to a million dollars, it served to restrict the number of drivers on the street.

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Bliss Speak

Speaking Of...

Bliss Spa was founded in 1996, in New York City's Soho neighborhood. in such a way that you are gently led to make a purchase. Note to self--need new head shot photos in 2011. :) Bliss does the job of matching image to experience brilliantly, and knows their customer well. From that small start, they now have a mini empire of spa and lifestyle products, all available online.

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Presentation lessons from Steve Martin's autobiography

Presentation Zen

Recently I purchased the e-book and reread the whole book cover to cover on my the iPad and found myself highlighting over one hundred passages in the Kindle app. Last summer I gave a three-hour talk for 300 managers at a famous financial firm in New York City. Reinvention One of the hardest things to do for a successful speaker—and professionals in general—is to abandon the past, even though it was successful, and move forward with something new.

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This Week in History: Government at Work

Joan Detz Speaker Services

1803 The Louisiana Purchase. 1931 Opening of the George Washington Bridge (connecting New York City and New Jersey) … with NY Gov Franklin Roosevelt doing honors. 1979 The ailing Shah of Iran (exiled from his nation) flew to New York for medical treatment. 1767 The Mason and Dixon Line survey was completed (between the Maryland and Pennsylvania colonies). . 1867 Transfer of Alaska from Russia to the US.

Improve Your Storytelling Presentation Skills and Get Your Ideas Adopted

Duarte Blog

In the year after the movie, there was a 50% increase in the purchase of voluntary carbon offsets in the areas where the movie was played. This means that stories make people more likely to adopt new ideas and act based on those ideas. For example, in his movie, Al Gore posed that much of New York City (among many other places) could be underwater in the future if we don’t change our habits. I live in New York City!

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Salaries

The Communication Blog

A licensed practical nurse earns $39,772; a dentist, $136,303; a biostatistician, $143,392; a level 1 engineer, $54,948, a clinical psychologist, $63,000, and a firefighter in New York City, $37,426 to $81,313. The high cost of advertising pushes up the price of the products the teacher, nurse, dentist, and all the others purchase.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 18, 2013: Pew Poll: With education cuts Philly is eating its own young. "Gov. Corbett's main focus is to ensure that students in the district have access to the best education possible," said Timothy Eller, a spokesman for the state Education Department.

Speaking Of...

link] New Keystone Exams are a passport to nowhere for many students: As I See It By Patriot-News Op-Ed By Joan Duvall-Flynn September 17, 2013 at 5:15 AM Joan Duvall-Flynn is a retired educator. So even if they''ve successfully met the requirements of their local school districts, graduating seniors who fail to achieve the arbitrary number on the new and “rigorous” tests in English, biology and algebra, these students will not receive their diplomas. New Pew poll: Phila.

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