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Hold A New Jersey Law License? This May Be Of Interest…

Matt Eventoff

The Supreme Court of New Jersey’s Board of Continuing Legal Education approves and accredits courses, and has approved “Legal Crises: Preparing & Dealing with the Unexpected&# (NJ CLE Credit 2.00) for 2 CLE credits. Uncategorized anthony slimowicz cle crisis litigation credit kevin o'toole legal crisis legal crisis cle credit litigation messaging litigation specialist litigation strategy matt eventoff nj cle nj supreme court cle ruling supreme court cle

Clash of the Titans, Public Speaking and Governor Christie

Matt Eventoff

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How to Connect with Voters

Matt Eventoff

The setting: Vote on New Jersey State Budget by NJ State Senate, late Ju ne, 2009. . Hint – it happens long before the campaign begins. . Watch C-SPAN on any given evening and watch members of Congress and the Senate read speeches into the public record. Very rarely exciting or moving. . . Comments are usually read verbatim from a text, not too much emotion, and often confusing. All too often, this is the case in legislative bodies throughout the country as well. . .

NJ Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen - Gaps along His Learning Curve

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Her day job was senior vice president and assistant general counsel at Lakeland Bank in NJ.  I am from NJ.

NJ's Governor Race: Two unique acts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  If another master performer Newark mayor Cory Booker decides to also run for NJ governor the theatrics could be over the top. In New Jersey, Chris Christie has filed the paperwork to run for re-election for governor, reports Maggie Haberman of POLITICO.

NJ Star-Ledger Cuts 40 Newsroom Jobs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A Jersey Girl, I grew up with the Jersey Journal as my hometown newspaper and the Star-Ledger as what was the Big Time.  At Sacred Heart grade school the Star-Ledger sponsored a fundraiser.  We students sold subscriptions to the newspaper so that the school could earn money.

Jersey Journal Isn't Even in Jersey City, NJ, Any More - Those worst of times before gentrification

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Jobs at the Jersey Journal are located in Secaucus, NJ. Like all community newspapers back in the best of times for print, the Jersey Journal was the word paste which held together our little lives in Jersey City, New Jersey.

The Power to Hate - From Jersey City, NJ to Tucson, AZ, to Trumpville

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On Abovethelaw , lawyer-journalist Kathryn Rubino updates us on hate crimes since Donald Trump was elected U.S. president. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, there have been 867 incidents in real life. Here is that report (link provided by Rubino).

Staff speechwriting job in NJ

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Today I touched based with the Campbell Soup Company and learned their speechwriting position is still open. It’s a good job with a good salary and good benefits: [link]. You can reach recruiter Nick Rosato at nick_rosato@campbellsoup.com. . . Speechwriting

NJ Tourism Should Feature Sandy Destruction

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On Odwyerpr.com , Greg Hazley reports that the New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism released an RFP for an agency to promote the state.    For this summer the agency has a lot more to feature than just a week by the Atlantic Ocean. 

Could Silicon Valley Have Been Created in Jersey City, NJ? Maybe

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Certain places, at least at certain points in their history, tend to be hotbeds of genius. That's what Eric Weiner documents in his breakthrough book "Geography of Genius." " Here you can order it from Amazon.

Sen Menendez [D-NJ] salutes her Jersey City, NJ roots

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

   In the "Friday-Lunch-Club," Senator Menendez [D-NJ] is quoted as saying, "Anyone who was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, could probably do very well in Lebanon." It's not just me who treasures the brutal socialization process of being born and growing up in Jersey City, New Jersey.  

Jersey City, NJ: Safe to go home again, finally

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Dirty, violent, crime-ridden - that was the Jersey City, NJ I grew up in during the 50s and 60s before bolting to Seton Hill College  (now a university),  Greensburg, PA. 

Gov. Christie Lashes Out At Media

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The Creative Class: Will Jersey City, NJ become a hub?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Just about every old-line city wants to attract members of the Creative Class.  They are the influentials in their disciplines who are in demand enough to be able to choose where they will make their homes.  Among where they have happily bunked ranges from Austin, Texas to Manhattan. 

The Well-Run Hillary Clinton Machine - Much Like Jersey City, NJ Politics In 1950s

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Like her or not, students of politics have to admire Hillary Clinton. She has put in place and maintains a well-run political machine. Through it she may become the first female U.S. president. During the 1950s, I grew up with the closed-system machine politics of Jersey City, New Jersey.

NJ Gov Race: No clash of the titans

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In New Jersey, all the cards Chris Christie is holding are good ones.    No smart politico will challenge him as he runs for reelection as governor.    That includes, we now find out from SLATE, Newark mayor Cory Booker. He will probably go for the U.S.

JERSEY JOURNAL - Hudson County, NJ Icon

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  No surprise, given the hustler ethos of northern NJ, many of us have done unusually well.  What  ketchup is to Heinz, the JERSEY JOURNAL is to Hudson County, New Jersey, including those of us who have migrated out to seek our fame and fortune.    Think Martha Stewart.    In this brutal downturn, we Hudson County Kids are among the few who get it that the game has changed and so must our individual one. 

Jason Doesn't Have Long: He chose me on Adoption Day at Monmouth County, NJ Humane Society

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We defaulted into writing, not the most prestigious or high-paying career path, because it was our way of sorting through life, especially the pain.  Sometimes cliches work: Writing has been my life preserver.

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.  Since he was elected on that platform, he may just pull that off in my former home town.

NJ Poised for Gay Revolution: Is Lou Dobbs Ready?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The grapevine is buzzing with rumors that former TV anchor Lou Dobbs will run for something in NJ.  The New Jersey Senate voted  down 20-14 the bill against gay marriage.    The means that, given the gay community's sophisticated advocacy strategies, a revolution could be brewing in the state. After all, the gay movement learned plenty from the civil rights victories as well as the 1970s counterculture.

Governor Chris Christie: 8 Communication Lessons

Matt Eventoff

Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) was just named as the Keynote Speaker at the RNC Convention in a few weeks. One of the reasons for his selection was certainly his ability to utilize vivid language and an animated speaking style to move audiences. Above is an example of the Governor speaking.

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Mean Frozen Streets of Jersey City, NJ: Writers, be grateful you have a skill

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Three cheers for having a marketable skill.    These days are chaotic times for writers.    But, those of us who are hustlers and flexible manage to continue to work. The  The compensation can be good if the assignment comes from a large organization.

Chris Christie, Jon Stewart Interview: NJ Gov & ‘Daily Show’ Host Spar Over Republican Philosophy

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Modest Proposal: Chris Christie becomes Weight Watchers spokesperson, donates earnings to rebuild NJ

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Weight Watchers, which has only a 3% share of the diet industry, and Chris Christie, who has a state devastated by Sandy, can use each other. The trusted Weight Watchers brand could get a nice boost if Christie becomes its next spokesperson. 

Roots: Two apartment buildings in Jersey City, NJ, up in smoke

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those are the kinds of things which happen in my hometown of Jersey City, New Jersey.    Fires happen too often because of carelessness, ignorance, and desperation.    Right now two three-unit apartment buildings are up in smoke, reports THE NEW JERSEY NEWS. 

Famous Orators – 5 Lessons from William Bourke Cockran

Matt Eventoff

Subject Matter Expertise - Cockran was known not only for his oratorical skill, but for his mastery of the subject upon which he spoke; Congressman Charles O’Brien (D-NJ), at Cockran’s Memorial Service: “Much has been said and written about his ability as an orator. Today is a special day in the world of public speaking and communication.

Dec 1, 09 - Article about Ghostwriters in NJ STAR-LEDGER

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The interest in ghostwriters is exploding.    That's because we got work.    U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT was on the money when it said that ghostwriting is one of the best career paths for 2009. Today I was interviewed by THE NEW JERSEY STAR-LEDGER for a major article the newspaper is publishing on ghostwriters on December 1.    Ghostwriters and ghostwriter-wannabes should be on the lookout for it.    Tags: Writing

The Perfect Jury…Doesn’t Exist

Matt Eventoff

latest news Uncategorized courthouse communication consultants jury consultants jury selection jury selection consultants jury selection nj jury selection pa trial consultants trial services witenss preparationIs there such thing as a perfect juror, or jury? Can you, with any regularity, pick “gems” from the jury pool, resulting in a jury with all favorable jurors? It is a question that litigators and jury consultants struggle with every day.

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7 Communications Lessons From NJ Gov. Chris Christie That Every Democrat Needs To Learn -Media Training

TJ Walker Interactive

You might think that Chris Christie is nothing more than Ann Coulter force fed a Duncan Donuts factory, but the guy is a fantastic, powerful communicator. Your first image of him might be of the demagogue vilifying a school teacher or defending the indefensible use of a state helicopter to attend his son’s ballgame but [.]. Analysis Body Language CEOs/Financial chris christie Media Training TJ Walker

Post-Oz - Did Dorothy Find Kansas No Longer Her Idea of "Home"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Since I am back on the east coast, late this week, I made it a must to drive the six hours to the two parts of NJ where I had formed such deep memories. So many talked just like me - in a heavy NJ accent, with all its intrusive "r" sounds.

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Performance Art: Cory Booker has to make it on $4 a day for meals (warm-up act for run for NJ gov?)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As expected, Newark mayor Cory Booker is getting a lot of attention as he starts his week making it on the budget food stamp recipients have for food.    POLITICO , for example, has provided him weighty counsel on menus that stay within that $4 a day max for meals. 

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Jersey City, NJ Alum - Shucks, we missed the graveyard tour but.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

President of the Hudson County Genealogical Societ y  Jacqueline Wisner, M.D.,    just emailed me the sixth issue of the organization's newsletter HUDSON ROOTS.    It's a quarterly publication and the lead story is on Old Blue Eyes Frank Sinatra by Dr. Wisner. Unfortunately it did not arrive in time for you and me to participate in the Hudson County Cemeteries Bus Tour on May 9th. 

Public Speaking Day – 5 Lessons from William Bourke Cockran

Matt Eventoff

Subject Matter Expertise - Cockran was known not only for his oratorical skill, but for his mastery of the subject upon which he spoke; Congressman Charles O’Brien (D-NJ), at Cockran’s Memorial Service: “Much has been said and written about his ability as an orator. Today is a special day in the world of public speaking and communication.

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Polite Messages: An Exercise in Interpersonal Communication

The Communication Blog

Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum. This exercise is designed to help explain the concept of politeness in terms of positive and negative face (Brown & Levinson, 1987; Cupach & Metts, 1994; Goffman, 1967; Goldsmith, 2007; Holmes 1995; Metts & Cupach, 2008). To Know In Brown and Levinson’s (1987) theory of politeness, based in part on Goffman’s (1967) concept of face, we all have basically two needs: (1) the need to maintain positive face and (2) the need to maintain negative face.

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"White Trash" - What Yale's June Chu Didn't Get

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For two weeks each summer we bunked at a sleep-over camp in Butler, NJ. At Yale, Pierson College dean June Chu posted her personal opinions on Yelp. Among the observations were that some of the patrons of a restaurant in the New Haven, Connecticut Metro area were "white trash."

Christie Show Leadership And Crisis Communications Skills During Hurricane Irene

TJ Walker Interactive

[link] Chris Christie was a constant presence on the NY and NJ stations this weekend giving constant updates on the progress of Irene and then once it hit how the various towns of NJ were dealing with its effects. Christie showed real leadership and great crisis communications skills by constantly informing the public and then [.]. Analysis Crisis Communications Government & Politics chris christie daily national Media Training TJ Walker

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Chris Christie - Booted From Amtrak Quiet Car

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A train conductor could achieve what so many voters in NJ haven't been able to: Tame the gov. Amtrak, the place to network along the Northeast Corridor, is used to celebrities.

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Joaquin - Sandy Repeat?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

better hang around NJ before, during, and after any Joaquin action. The state of New Jersey hasn't recovered from Sandy.   But, there could be a repeat of some of that catastrophe through hurricane Joaquin. Here is what a weather expert opines.

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