Exciting news!

Manner of Speaking

I have some exciting news to share. However, given that the lifespan of the average blog is short – most blogs stop … Continue reading → The post Exciting news! I began writing this blog in May 2009. It was an experiment to see what blogging was like. appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Uncategorized John Zimmer Manner of Speaking Moonshot Presentation public speaking

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Booch News

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Booch News is the premier source for independent news about all aspects of the kombucha industry — the beverage that is taking the world by storm. It offers an in-depth look into the kombucha industry, discusses the latest trends, marketing techniques, news, profiles, and other topics related […]. In November 2018 I launched a new blog.

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Important News About Data Protection

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If you’re wondering why you have recently received a raft of emails from different companies, organizations and sites about data protection, there is a reason: a new European law on data protection. What is the GDPR? On 25 May 2018, … Continue reading → Uncategorized data protection GDPR Manner of Speaking

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All the news…

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Now in my 8th week of fasting from the daily news (for reasons I explained back in October) I’m nevertheless fascinated by the stories I hear people around me discussing (many of which seem to involve the surprise election of a New York property developer).

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I read the news today, oh boy…

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I read the news today, oh boy About a lucky man who made the grade And though the news was rather sad Well, I just had to laugh. — The Beatles, A Day In The Life I’ve made a decision to avoid reading the news for the rest of 2016. This might strike some as […]. Deep End Book Review

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Bad news about poppies

Max Atkinson

If everyone observes social distancing rules, the British Legion is presumably going to have its worst year ever - which is bad news for those who rely on help from the charity As usual, TV newscasters have started wearing poppies because we’re getting closer to 11 November. But however many times I’ve told the British Legion that they’d collect far more money by using cans with slits big enough to make it easier for us to donate notes, rather than coins, they have never taken any notice.

2020 40

DG in the news

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

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Gig Economy - Some Legal Good News

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This represents a victory for gig economy workers which could spread from New York to other locations in the U.S. Bloomberg Law reports that drivers for Uber and Lyft in New York had sued in May to receive unemployment compensation payment. As yet, there had been no payment. That will change.

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Fake News Very Bad News for Brands

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sure, fake news is a known weapon used in politics.  It's a different context though, when we realize that fake news can just as easily take down our client's brand. In PR Week , Chris Daniels looks at this threat of fake news for brands. That's exactly why the possibility of fake news has to be included in all crisis planning. Don't wait until there's fake news.

2016 46

News Corp's KNEWZ Takes on Google

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yesterday his "baby" News Corp rolled out KNEWZ. The New York Post , which is owned by News Corp, describes what that launch was all about. Many recall that Murdoch's first love had been the news business. The sources include brandname establishment legacy news outlets such as The New York Times and The Washington Posts, smaller media like the Winston-Salem Journal, and niche publications.  After all, news-reading habits get formed and harden.

2020 43

Communicating Bad News - Seven Steps for CEO’s

Matt Eventoff

How does a CEO communicate change that may be perceived as negative? How does a CEO message bad news? Communicating or delivering negative or “bad&# news is without question an art form. (I I do disagree with the contention that delivering good news properly is not an art - it is) So how do you do it? It is much easier to communicate bad news to someone who is used to hearing from you regularly than someone who hears from you once a quarter.

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The New York Times Yanks Relationship with Apple News

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There wasn't enough in it for The New York Times to continue to allow Apple News to display some of its articles on Apple devices. However, there had been no mechanisms in the Apple News technology to direct readers back to the NYT website.   NYT is the first to pull out of the curating arrangement with Apple News. The question is: Will there be others and therefore will Apple News lose established media brandnames for its site?

2020 43

In the News: Targeting the Lifestyle Needs of Millennials


In the News brokersWe all know financial woes rank high on the list of concerns millennials face - and hope their employers will help to solve. However, this generation is incredibly diverse when it comes to which financial challenges specifically affect their day to day lives, and their employers' bottom lines.

Media Training | Yahoo News Hire Investigative Reporter Star

TJ Walker Interactive

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2014 47

Goodbye, Martinez-News Gazette, After 161 Years

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After 161 years, reports AP , the Martinez-News Gazette published its last print edition today.  There is now one less spot for a new journalist to learn the trade.   It was based east of San Francisco, in the city of Martinez. Like so many newspapers with a print legacy, it had been a victim of plunging ad revenues.    The owner Gibson Publishing hasn't made known the future, if there is any, for the staff.

NBC News Steve Capus: Candidates ‘lazy’

TJ Walker Interactive

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2012 43

Madame Clairevoyant - Good News for Week of July 13th

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Is it possible for news to be good? For the week of July 13th, New York Magazine's Madame Clairevoyant has some. At least for for those who believe in the phenomenon of Mercury in Retrograde. Here is her column. Mercury is the communication planet. When it goes into Retrograde all channels of communication becomes frayed. That ranges from trouble with the smartphone to the boss' misunderstanding what you said. There are only two more weeks for Mercury to be in Retrograde.

2020 43

Microsoft's MSN.Com Shifting from Human to AI News Editors

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Recently, reports Geekwire , Microsoft's MSN.com terminated about 50 human editorial types to select news stories and headlines.   MSN.com is the umbrella organization over Microsoft News.  They will be replaced by robots, that is, artificial intelligence.    This transition to robots from human contract editors is a bigger threat to the communications profession than the falloff in advertising.

2020 43

BBP Featured in Fox News

Beyond Bullet Points

For Cliff’s 5 Essentials for Effective Presentations, check out this Fox News iMag article: [link]. BBP news PowerPoint presentations

A Crisis Situation Doesn’t Always Mean (News) Coverage, Pt I

Matt Eventoff

Every day there are myriad stories in the news about companies dealing with a crisis situation; many more never make a news broadcast. Develop Relationships with Board Members, Investors, and Others BEFORE a Crisis Situation or Bad Bit of News. The reality is it is much easier to communicate bad news to someone who is used to hearing from you regularly than someone who hears from you once a quarter.

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Alltop: All the top Speaking news

DeFinis Communications

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2009 100

CNN Internet Traffic Up, Fox News Down

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to Similar Web , Internet traffic on Fox News is down 4 points. Meanwhile, CNN, whose news coverage is broader, is up 5 points. Its rank is 26 - 10 slots higher than that of Fox News.  Fox News might send Tucker Carlson on a six-week tour of duty off the air. Are folks weary of the constant drumbeat of conservatism? Could be. It has fallen to 36th place.

You HAD Worked at Bloomberg News - So?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There seems to be as many former editors and journalists who had worked at Bloomberg News as folks who have ancestors on the Mayflower. Immediately, when we have the bad luck to do business with them they foist on us:  I had been an editor/reporter with Bloomberg News.  My colleagues and I in communications bump up against them all the time.

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Some random news

Speak Schmeak

Tags: News Speaking Engagements

2008 100

News Corp Expands India Interests

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"News Corp is continuing its focus on India after it announced a deal to buy tech and startup-focused media company VCCircle. Overseen by media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, newspaper niche News Corp had been split from the more profitable entertainment unit - Fox. But it looks like News Corp isn't going to remain in declining categories, at least not too long.

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Not News: Aging Continuing to Work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's not news. The New York Post states yet agian that the aging are jittery about outliving their money. Simultaneously they are concerned that their monthly Social Security check will be cut back.    So, it's no surprise that more than half of the elderly surveyed by Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies stated they were still working for the income. No, it wasn't to keep busy.

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Jon Stewart To O’Reilly: ‘Fox News Is The Lupus Of News … Selling Crap In America’ Mediaite

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News Companies - Add Them to Economic Victims of COVID-19

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Roughly 28,000 workers at news companies nationwide have been laid off, furloughed or had their pay reduced."  Add those news companies to the list of the "victims" of the coronavirus. Yes, traffic is up at news outlets such as BuzzFeed and Gannett. Both the news companies and the world of advertising, as we have known them, could be in for a major reset.

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How to deliver bad news

More than PowerPoint...

And you have to be the bearer of bad news. To begin communicating your bad news, just say it. No couching it with “there’s no easy way to put this, but…” You must lead clearly and concisely with the bad news. You can use this one simple sentence as the only template you’ll ever need for delivering almost any bad news. There’s no way around it. Sometimes, terrible things happen. No hemming. No hawing. Get to the point.

2015 43

NBC News Fires Editor for Doctoring Trayvon Martin Audio

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Top News Stories

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized top newsJon huntsman will not attend GOP convention. July 7, 2012 4:52 PM. Anti-gay “christian” group admits “reparati…. July 7, 2012 4:51 PM. More conservatives complain about Romn…. July 7, 2012 4:51 PM. " />. 12 1 0 2. Gov Chris Christie is out of control! July 7, 2012 4:50 PM. " />. 7 0 0 1. Ted nugent endorses slavery and mitt Romney. July 7, 2012 4:49 PM. " />. 16 0 0 2. Running of the bulls results in 6 people injured.

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New York Daily News - MORE Layoffs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The hometown newspaper - the New York Daily News - announced that it was laying off 93. Those who loved the raw personality of the Daily News felt it was the end of an era. Many in the New York Metro area remember the carnage announced on July 23rd of this year. Meanwhile, those of us in communications mourned the loss of the jobs and how the newly terminated would swell the glut of editorial types. I offered complimentary career coaching to those over-50.

Writing W5 News Article Leads

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

The W5 — who, what, where, when and why (and sometimes hoW) is key to the news article, particularly to the lead of a news article. Here is a news headline followed by a W5 news lead: Headline : Wildfire towns declared crime scenes Lead : Police in Whittlesea, Australia declared incinerated towns crime scenes today, and the prime minister spoke of “mass murder” after investigators said arsonists may have set some of Australia’s worst wildfires in history.

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ABC News: Fry-day, Fry-day: Is pop music frying our vocal cords?

Matt Eventoff

The post ABC News: Fry-day, Fry-day: Is pop music frying our vocal cords? Fry-day, Fry-day: Is pop music frying our vocal cords? By Jennifer Bowen. “…”It’s no different than at any other point in pop history in that, when folks who are held as role models by others and are looked up to by others – perform in a certain way, speak in a certain way – it’s often copied.

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My take on Anthony Weiner for ABC News

TJ Walker Interactive

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2013 40

CBS News - Tough Challenge Taking on ABC's David Muir

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

News on ABC, anchor David Muir has become the youthful version of Walter Cronkite. In addition, the pacing and visuals for the ABC news are done perfectly. Therefore, the incoming head of CBS News Susan Zirinsky will have to transcend the aura surrounding Muir. After all, the size of the audience for network evening news is not a growth area.  Her best shot is to revamp the format of the news. That will create a whole new genre for presenting news.

2019 43

Hillary Clinton Appears on Fox News Channel? | Media Training

TJ Walker Interactive

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2014 40

Please Hire The Fox News Mole From Gawker

TJ Walker Interactive

The Fox News mole only made $5,000 from Gawker according to a report by Mediaite. Analysis Media media relations Media Training Politics Video fox news roger ailes

Republican Scapegoats: Sandy and the Liberal News Media!

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2012 47

The NY Daily News endorsement of Romney is Utterly Meaningless

TJ Walker Interactive

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2012 47

BBP Featured in Fox News

Beyond Bullet Points

For Cliff’s 5 Essentials for Effective Presentations, check out this Fox News iMag article: [link]. BBP News PowerPoint Presentations

No Breaking News: It Snows in Winter

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  It's expected that local media might position and package several inches of snow as breaking news. The Daily Mail , which usually has bigger fish to fry, has focused on snow. Actually, the coverage is about two snow storms about to occur in the northeast U.S. However, since the amount of the flakes is about six inches, this shouldn't be a story. After all, it does tend to snow in winter. 

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SpeakerNet News - a great resource

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

One of the best, free, resources for speakers is the weekly SpeakerNet News email newsletter sent each Friday to more than 9,000 professional speakers, consultants, trainers, and authors. Each issue features items sent in by the newsletter readers, including: Tips on subjects like sales and marketing, travel, technology, great resources, saving money, PR, conducting better presentations,

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