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Virgin Galactic Crash, University of North Carolina "Shadow Curriculum" - Edelman Hot Crisis Shop

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If space tourism goes mainstream, at least among the 1%, and the University of North Carolina (UNC) continues recruiting top athletes, Edelman has two great case studies to write up. Finally, the old guard in public relations will be able to stop trotting out the dusty old saga of how Johnson & Johnson managed the Tylenol crisis. The reality of the recovery of brands Virgin Galactic and the UNC will be wonders to behold in themselves.

The Light-House Speaker

The Presenter's Blog

As North Carolina debated its constitutional amendment against Marriage Equality and many employers, despite being believed to oppose the bill, stood silent, a businessman called Bob Page decided to speak out. Tips From The Top public speaking freedom of speech marriage equality north Carolina lgbt gay Bob PagePresenters like applause. Whether rip-roaring or thoughtful, we need to know our audience liked us; that they are glad they came.

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Hey! Over HERE, Mister Dominos!

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

But it shattered my innocent Australian preconceptions of what North Carolinians were capable of. Aside from these two rogue pizza hillbillies, North Carolinians can be trusted around food preparation. Tags: Presentations Technique Technology deep fried turkey Dominos YouTube eye contact flammable turkey alert hillbillies North Carolina Patrick Doyle PR disaster management teleprompter I was pretty shocked by the Dominos YouTube incident.

Get your Speaking Business off the Ground as a Side Gig with Alex Swire-Clark

Speaker Launcher

Prior to running his company, Alex spent eight years as a transformative educator, having graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. in Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, having received a full scholarship in the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program. . “It The upstate of South Carolina is home for Alex, his wife and their 5 kids.

2020 50

Media/Law Enforcement Must Not Disclose Name of Mass Murder Suspects

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One day he is a dropout at the University of North Carolina. The next day everyone around the world knows his name: Trystan Terrell. And he seems to be fully enjoying that. He achieved that instant celebrity by being a suspect in the murder of two and the injury of two more at that university. Here is coverage from the media.    Seeking such fame could have been a motivating force in committing the alleged murders. 

Sex Offenders & Social Media

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Convicted of a sex offense years before, he was barred by the 2008 North Carolina from using social media such as Facebook which children can join. The North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein, whose office is defending the law, specifies that what is on the book just pertains to some websites, not the whole internet. Does banning sex offenders from posting on social media such as Facebook violate their right to free speech? That's what the U.S.

What PR Experts Advise Provides Evidence for Plaintiff in "Delores Corbett v. Hilton, et al."

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  That particular Karen went nuclear in her clerk job at a Hampton Inn in Wilson, North Carolina. The Karen type has been a busy bee. That dates back to November 23, 2018.  Hampton is a Hilton brand.    The Karen called the police about a billing issue involving a black family. The result has been, filed recently in U.S. District Court in NC, lawsuit "Delores Corbett and Alvin Corbett v. Hilton Domestic Operations, et al."

2020 40

Being an Expatriate in Time of COVID-19: Glad I Passed on Relocating to Ecuador in 2014

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Neighbors suggested North Carolina. Last night PBS featured the pandemic in Ecuador. Bodies were tossed out on the street.    Some of us might have been reflecting: Good thing we didn't relocate for semiretirement or retirement to Ecuador. Back in 2014, I had bumped up against reality. I could no longer afford the New York Metro area. Since my business had already been configured to telecommuting I considered Ecuador.

2020 40

The New Aging - McDonald's Pilot Program

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The pilot will take place in five states: Illinois, Missouri, Florida, Indiana, and North Carolina. McDonald's, as a massive consumer company, has to be ahead on the curve in serving the public interest. So, it's no surprise that it has joined with the AARP Foundation to pilot a program providing jobs to the low-income who are 50 years of age or older. Those positions range from cashier to shift manager.

Nike Brand - In Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Video caught every nanosecond of how, during Duke's basketball game against North Carolina, his foot slid, his Nike shoe exploded, and he wound up sprawled on the floor. Lawyers could be speculating. Public relations experts likely anticipate the worst. And the marketing folks at Nike hope like hell sales won't collapse. The legal, branding, and marketing implications of Zion Williamson' slip are massive.

A Clinton Administration - Will It Put SCOTUS, Job-Hunters On-Hold for 4 Years

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Senator from North Carolina, joins other U.S. A Hillary Clinton presidency could likely mean that the U.S. Supreme Court will remain with at least one vacancy. Maybe more. As Kathryn Rubino reports on Abovethelaw , Richard Barr, Republican U.S. Senate conservatives in blocking any prospect Clinton would put up for confirmation. This is a sign that the election on November 8th won't end the extreme hostility between the Democrats and Republicans.

2016 47

Glenn Reynolds - He, of all people, should have known better

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

More recently, the protest against the alleged police abuse in Charlotte, North Carolina also became ugly. Protest is a sacred right in America. Sure, sometimes those push-backs can get out of hand. Among the early ones to turn violent was the Boston Tea Party by the American colonists. Already one man has died. However, Glenn Reynolds, of all people, should have respected this right.

2016 47

Nike Brand: How Much Damage Will Zion Williams' Slip Pile On?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Video caught every nanosecond of how, during Duke's basketball game against North Carolina, his foot slid, his Nike shoe exploded, and he wound up sprawled on the floor. Lawyers could be speculating. Public relations experts likely anticipate the worst. And the marketing folks at Nike hope like hell sales won't collapse. The legal, branding, and marketing implications of Zion Williams' slip are massive.

2019 40

Harvard Business School Plummets To 8th Place On Bloomberg Businessweek Rankings

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It won the one for the University of North Carolina after the outing of the "Shadow Curriculum" for athletes and for Virgin after the spacecraft crash.  Ranking is everything in the business and branding of academic education. Just ask deans who lost their jobs when their schools placed outside the top 10. So, there must be great soul-searching of what went wrong at Harvard Business School (HBS).

2014 53

Obama for Biden: brilliant even when wearing a mask

Max Atkinson

In remarks at an evening rally in Gastonia, North Carolina, Trump briefly mentioned Obama, noting that he had supported Clinton in her losing effort. “It North Carolina is another battleground state where opinion polls show a tight race.

The New Nomads - Hey, Camping out Near Highway, Isn't That My Colleague Who Left NYC to Take Job in Eastern NC?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Way before "relocation and retirement" became a niche topic in media, the aging concerned about cost of living and snow were hearing about eastern North Carolina as "the where to go." " In addition to being affordable, it was by water and close enough to friends back north

2019 40

Joke Contest Results — State Slogans

Humor Power

North Dakota: Just like South Dakota, only higher up. North Carolina: Not South Carolina. South Carolina: Not North Carolina. Our State Slogans theme was inspired by long-time subscriber and funny guy Sol Morrison, Santa Barbara, California. New Joke contests are annonced on the first of each month. Look for the next contest on October 1, 2014. Here are the top lines selected by our panel of judges (speakers and improv players).

Drudge Report & Daily Mail Take Break from Politics, Violence to Headline with Weather

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here  is the Daily Mail's more general article which zeroes on the 8 inches of snow in Greensboro, North Carolina and the closing of snowy I-91 in Connecticut because of a 25-car pile-up. The Drudge Report's niche is politics. And, lately, the Daily Mail's has been violence, mostly quirky. But both took a break from their signature topics. The headlines for both deal with weather. 

2017 43

Retired at 50 (and other realities for the aging worker during COVID-19)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Their semiretirement plan is for the husband to work one more year in Wilmington, North Carolina, then do an encore career. Resort town Geneva on the Lake is an hour's drive north. The more north you go, including access to four-seasons weather, the more expensive it is.

2020 52

The Coronavirus Economy - Will You Have to Retire Early, Relocate?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

You spent the golden years in North Carolina or Arizona. For those aging, relocation has always been a tough decision. Because of what might be called "The Coronavirus Economy" that decision has become lots more complex. The process used to be fairly predictable - but still soul-wrenching since the aging are leaving what's familiar. You retired. You sold the family house. Although it was an adjustment you came to enjoy your new life. That was then.

2020 40

"My Son The Lawyer" - That Could Soon Become "My Son The Bum"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He's a law professor at the University of North Carolina. Becoming a lawyer, Alfred Brophy tells Jennifer Smith at The Wall Street Journey, "isn't the path into the middle class that it once was." " Here is that article (sub. req.). Brophy should know. And he predicts that this year's incoming law school will be the smallest - about 38,000 - since 1974. Not too long ago traditional parents boasted about their sons (or daughters) "The Lawyer."

2014 43

February Jobs Report - Those Left Behind.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" That North Carolina attorney moonlights driving for Uber. It's Some of us didn't need the February jobs report to know the economy is on an upswing. At least some parts of it. Of the 235, 000 new jobs created, 58,000 were in construction and 28,000 in manufacturing. My field of ghostwriting/speechwriting has bounced back, both for in-house positions and for freelance assignments. However, journalism hasn't even yet hit bottom. Graphic artists, hahaha.

When Death Row Is the Last Home a Human Being Will Have

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

May is housed at Central Prison in Raleigh, North Carolina. For criminal lawyers, death row may be a setting they visit in association with the appeal process. And/or, if requested by their client, to witness the execution. For laypeople, death row probably seems an exotic kind of limbo, where the convicted keep hoping to escape the death penalty. But, for the inmates, such as Lyle May, it is home, perhaps for many years.

Dave Mirra, 41, apparent sucide - How come so many young white men are running out of hope?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At the time of his death he was visiting friends in North Carolina. David Mirra joins the growing number of gifted  young white men who ran out of hope. Mirra was 41 when he ended it with a bullet to the head. His legacy as an award-winning X Games biker is the only thing which will live on. Last week, a young man at the University of Arizona, here in Tucson, took his own life. By the end of 2016, 999 other students will join him in death. Most of them will be white males.

2016 43

Leaving New York, By Way of Arizona

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No, I couldn't just relocate to the more affordable Greensboro, North Carolina or Orlando, Florida. In 2014, 126,000 left New York City. That's what newgeography.com found. Probably  Probably for many of those, it was a soul-wrenching decision. After all, you can make the big money in the Big Apple. And, it has a mystique, just like Harvard, Elvis, and Vogue Magazine.

Failing Grades in Retirement - 4 Tips to Turn That Around

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's not simply the move from pricey Manhattan to less expensive North Carolina. The toughest rite of passage among successful professionals is moving on to retirement.    In her book "Retirement reinvention," Robin Ryan discusses how many are failing at that. That is, they can't put together a meaningful lifestyle after their career ends. Signs of the failure range from boredom to a sense of being irrelevant. 

2019 40

Cornelia June Miller - So, Who Says We All Have to Speak Well of the Dead

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There is a negative obituary published in the Cherokee Scout, based in North Carolina. Cornelia June Miller died. Convention has it that all should speak well of the dead. Right? Well, that tradition have been broken. Here you can read it, which, at least as of this time, remains posted on the newspaper's website. The obituary is written in the first person - a "we." " The family claims it does not know the identity of the author.

2017 40

Freelancers: Sandy swept away our work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

An instant message came in from a former speechwriter who was pulling up stakes in North Carolina and relocating to Stamford, Connecticut to freelance in copywriting. Last week, we freelancers were flying high.    So much work had come in since the economy had improved.    One editor, based in the Bronx, talked with me seriously about our going to Spain and looking at real estate since it was so cheap. I

Jesse Bright, Lawyer AND Uber Driver

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In North Carolina, Jesse Bright was stopped by the police. That happens all the time, you think. The five police officers noticed that this Uber driver had picked up a fare from a known drug house. When they began to interrogate him he flipped on his recording device. The police objected. It was then that Bright said: He had a right to record the encounter. He knew his rights because he was a licensed attorney.

2017 40

RETIRED! Tuft's David W. Harder Joins List Now Watched More Than Obits

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Will the two uproot and relocate to places like Arizona or North Carolina?  Tufts University, which always stood in the shadow of Harvard, made an announcement. A full professor from its Department of Psychology - David W. Harder - has retired.    That list of who retires and who hangs in there - like Rupert Murdoch and Betty White - has become a must-watch. Actually, since the concept of retirement has been disrupted, it probably is more followed than obits. 

2018 43

You Thought You Were So Smart Relocating to Tucson, AZ - Financial Joke on You

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They include many locations in Ohio, Texas, Utah, and North Carolina. Tucson, Arizona used to be  the affordable and desirable place to relocate for retirement and various versions of downsizing expenses. Back in April 2014, a large, that is 440 square foot, studio apartment at Tucson's Vista Montana complex went for $400 a month. But that bargain was short-lived. Folks in California, weary of high rents, began pouring in to southwestern AZ.

Ruth Madoff - Now Ruth Alpern, But Still Enigmatic

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Among them is that she no longer visits Bernie in the North Carolina prison. What did the wife of Bernie Madoff - Ruth Madoff - know and when did she know it? Likely, law enforcement, the media, and the general public will never find out the answer to that. She, who now goes by her maiden name "Alpern," remains tight-lipped. As the Nicki Swift profile reports, she tells those who come to her door in the upscale community of Old Greenwich, Connecticut to go away.

2018 40

Last Middle Class Person Leaving Over-priced, Frigid Northeast Shut Off Lights

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 Today a woman whose family is helping her move into this complex from North Carolina said to me,  "I am wondering if I made a mistake.  Daily they hop Metro-North from Connecticut for the long day in Manhattan. "I'm thinking about relocating to Mexico."  "   That's what my rooted (her two daughter are in New Haven, Connecticut) neighbor told me today. Both of us were walking our dogs amidst the Polar Vortex.

2014 47

Pet Grief: Facebook college chums can get us on the other side of even that

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 Regarding the latter, Harrison missed her neighbors in Ohio after her move to North Carolina.  I filed an application for a five-year-old dog at the Animal Haven, North Haven, Connecticut. A half a century ago Lee Harrison, Kathleen Huebner, Irene Nunn, Charlotte Toal, and I arrived at college.  Just as millions have been doing the past several days.  Like them, we had no idea where life was going to take us.

2013 50

Bernie Wants to Come Back

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Currently, after a heart attack in 2014, Madoff is serving his sentence in the medical center of the Butner, North Carolina prison.  Why not try? Perhaps that's Bernie Madoff's mindset in filing a petition for commutation of his 150-year sentence. The request is on record on the website of the Department of Justice. His lawyer is Ira Lee Sorkin. As the New York Post explains, if the U.S.

The New York State Branding - From Prestige to Negative Equity

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Climate change positions and packages old standbys like eastern North Carolina as question marks. Affordability. Culture. Weather. Wellness. Based on all those metrics, several recent surveys document that New York state is among the least best places to retire. Depending on what organization is conducting the survey, New York state ranks at the bottom or a only a few notches above. Here are more details from the New York Post. 

2019 40

John Edwards v. Andrew Young: When mentoring relationships sour

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The showdown in the North Carolina courtroom, at least emotionally, is between John Edwards and Andrew Young.    It is a classic tale of a mentoring relationship souring, as they frequently do.    Remember the fallout between Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung? Testimony in the courtroom indicates, reports Kim Severson of THE NEW YORK TIMES , that Young fell in love with Edwards.    He attended a rally at which Edwards was speaking. 

Kathleen Huebner, et al. - Is Reaching Back Sign We've Become Closed Systems?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I also had the dump truck stop in North Carolina to pick up Lee Harrison and Philly to load Irene Nunn. Father, forgive me, at age 69, I should have known to steer clear of Seton Hill University Class of 1967 classmates such as Kathleen Huebner, et al. " "But, my child, that has been the gift that keeps giving. Look at you now. All the markers scream success. Your blood pressure is that of a kid. Your communications boutique is thriving. Your unhinged rescue dog is calm.

2017 40

PNC - Players No George Bailey from "It's a Wonderful Life"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The situation wound up in the office of Peter Brown, a PNC compliance officer in Charlotte, North Carolina. In this era of sustained fall-out from the Wells Fargo fake accounts and downsizing of retail banking, financial institutions might re-think customer service. Here is the PWC research on that. My recent trauma with PNC indicates, at least to me, that isn't happening. And probably won't happen.

2017 40

Madoff: Does he have boo-boo or gone nuts?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Bureau of Prisons reports that Bernie Madoff, who's a guest of the federal government there, is now in the Butler, North Carolina correctional facility's medical center.    There is no information about what he is being treated for.    Earlier this year the Bureau of Prisons had denied reports that Madoff had cancer. So, we are left wondering if Madoff simply has a boo-boo, something more serious, or has gone nuts. 

Rupert Murdoch: Poster Boy for Clueless Old Guard

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In 18 months, most of them will be forced by financial pressures to leave the bunker and retire to North Carolina.  Yesterday it was his plans for a Pay Wall around the global empire of News Corp.    And blocking Google access.    Today his NEW YORK POST is being sued.