Opting Out of Poway/Pittsburgh: The Social System of One

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  I assumed I had fled all that when I finally got into an out-of-state college on scholarship. The questions were not a good-natured. They were not sincerely seeking to learn more about another culture. When I was asked about the family structure I was being, well, interrogated. And those doing the investigation were letting me know, indirectly, that my very being didn't measure up to theirs.

"Delightful" - Millennials Opt Out Of "Cool"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Here is the essay by Megan Garber on how "delight" is crowding out the term "cool."  Soon enough our counterculture term "groovy" petered out when we had to suit up and join the establishment workforce. Bet on it.  The presenters at TED Talks will be using the term "delightful" more than "cool." "  But you didn't read that here first.  You read it in THE ATLANTIC.

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Post-DNC: Can Barack Obama opt out of attack politics

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  He can opt out of all that. Barack Obama traveled to the DNC in Charlotte facing nasty headwinds from the documentary film "2016: Obama's America." " No surprise, he defaulted into attack politics in his acceptance speech.    But now it's post-DNC.  In the debates and the other kinds of public speaking he does he can throw his opponents off their game by presenting common ground. 

Testing

The Communication Blog

Here is a little piece that I wrote for a local newspaper--the Blue Stone Press (May 15, 2015)--in response to an article on parents opting out of testing for their children. It’s sad that so many parents are opting out of the current testing, as Jillian Nadiak noted in BSP (May 1, 2015). Still another argument is that it stresses children out. So, by opting out, parents will be denying their own children state funding.

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2019 - And, So Many Employers Still Getting Away with Mandatory Arbitration Clauses in Employment Contracts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Knepper hadn't opted out of arbitration.    In my recent ghostwriting assignments on human resources issues I noticed that the question is out there if mandatory arbitration deters talent from accepting job offers and eventually is the tipping point in their leaving that employer.   Get amazing results through out of box communications strategies/content. It was believed that class action gender discrimination lawsuit - "Dawn Knepper et al.

2019 40

The Extreme Cruelty of the News Cycle - Meghan/Harry As Irrelevant

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They want to opt out of the SEC required public reporting of the financial details. This is the Year of Coronavirus. That's  the news story. Subheads in that are stock market crashes and a world economic slowdown. Already Cisco has laid off.    Meghan/Harry? Essentially they have been disappeared, at least from the news cycle.

2020 43

Minimalism No Longer Simply Symbol of Lifestyle Cool - 41% Find It Necessity

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Opting out of the consumer economy might be bad for GDP growth.   On the brighter side, many of those I coach who have been forced out jobs because of age have been able to make ends meet by taking the leap out of keeping up with the Jones and settling into minimalism.

2020 56

Hillary Clinton Never Got Social Media - Hers Is Downright Rude

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Unfortunately on these communications, there is no opt-out mechanism. Some speculate that Barack Obama did a smackdown on Hillary Clinton through social media. He understood that new medium, just that way John F. Kennedy did television. Both Clinton and Richard Nixon wound up deer in the headlights. However, Clinton still hasn't gotten social media. Its essence is that it's social. Hahaha. All too frequently I receive email from the Clinton campaign.

2015 50

As American Dream of Home Ownership Fades, Landlord Nation Hardened

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It might have seemed a sign of financial smarts to opt out of the American Dream of home ownership. Those who had done their research opted into renting.    The ugly consequence was the creation of Landlord Nation. Those owning property knew they had the upper hand. The worst of that, reports MarketWatch , was a significant increase in the average rent from February 2018 to February 2019.

2019 43

Johnson & Johnson's Settles OH Opioid Lawsuit - But Its Future, Future of Pharma Industry Remain in Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And, once a symbol of pulling out all stops to protect the public good (remember Tylenol tampering), its brand is tarnished.   No surprise, more are opting out of having their medical doctors write a prescription and exploring natural remedies. One client observes, "When I see the doc getting out a prescription pad, I know I better find another primary care physician."

2019 40

Fewer Babies in U.S., South Korea - Diaper Sales Crisis for Kimberly-Clark

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, no surprise more human beings who could be parents have opted out. In 18 years, the baby born today could mean a king's ransom in college costs. If the infant is female, an expensive wedding. Along the way there are the brandname outfits, digital gadgets, go-away camp, and braces for the teeth. There are fewer babies being born in the U.S. and South Korea. For Kimberly-Clark that negative impact on diaper sales has been significant.

2018 40

Clinton Wedding: Those not invited gossip

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And there is always the possibility that, given all the hype, Chelsea might opt out, becoming a runaway bride. It's the political networking event of the century, at least so far.    So, those not invited to Chelsea Clinton's wedding have every incentive to gossip, viciously.    Some ponder if Chelsea, like most young women, is marrying her father.    The tabloids hint that her husband-to-be might have a roving eye like dear old dad. 

Ghosting - Thank You, For Not Getting Back to Me

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On Facebook, an acquaintance from my "Connecticut Days" opts out as a friend. "Ghosting," as it's being called, is the new model of communication in an over-communicated world.    One definition of "ghosting" which works is from LifeScience. Essentially, that process of non-response consists of "cutting off all communication without offering an explanation."

2019 43

DLA Piper, Louis Lehot Part Ways - But Will Legal Big Be "Excommunicado?"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Lawyers now get it: The open letter is an effective tool in the court of public opinion when issues need to be hammered out in the court of law (versus arbitration). The objective was to persuade the law firm to allow her to opt out of mandatory arbitration and file a lawsuit.   Okay, Lehot is out at DLA Piper.

2019 40

Pay to Play: Rooftop Slushie, LinkedIn ProFinder, Upwork (and being paid not to work through Universal Basic Income)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One way of describing that concept is this: Those opting out of work receive a monthly strings-fee stipend. On its website , Rooftop Slushie describes itself as platform in which job searchers can anonymously ask questions about careers and seasoned professionals, who have been vetted, answer them. One of the categories on the website does indicate that the latter can earn money doing this.

2020 40

Likability - Personally and Professionally, We Give Less of a Damn (Hillary as U.S. President)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The world has become so complex and scary that many of us will opt out of having to like someone to hand over power to them. Facebook, a kind of Disney world, makes likes seem the ultimate assessment of whatever. That isn't new, of course. In his 1980s book "Power Game," inside-the-beltway journalist, Hedrick Smith, presented likability as a power platform.

2016 50

FIRE and Power - Usually Mutually Exclusive

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Either they had opted to do a FIRE (financial independence, retire early) or were involuntarily pushed that way. Those researching the FIRE movement might find a negative correlation between the amount of power professionally enjoyed and opting out of what many workers without power perceive as the rat race.    Ahead of their time, my working-class parents opted for early retirement in the late 1970s.

The Year of COVID-19: April 7, 2020 (Taking Universal Basic Income Seriously)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In this time of disappearing jobs UBI can indicate providing guaranteed income, much like Social Security, to those who opt out of doing what provides income.   Those knocked out of the box were probably already an endangered species because of technology. Just look at the self-check-outs in retail, online transactions in hospitality, and remote practice of law. Yes, lives are being lost. So are jobs.

2020 43

The Gentrification, Fall and Possible Comeback of Old-Line Urban Areas - Jersey City's Residential/Commercial Real Estate As Sign of Radically Changing Times (beyond the pandemic)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  A version of that escape from the full brunt of communal life is to opt out and go for the freedom of the road in an RV. Their new power and prestige could be sucked out from them.

2020 52

Kim Kardashian - She Could Follow in Dad's Footsteps, Become a Lawyer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Also, there are tests she could prepare for to opt out of other kinds of courses. And they could offer to map out a plan for to get college out of the way fast and easily.  A fter all, she is the daughter of celebrity lawyer, Robert Kardashian. He   helped get O.J. Simpson off the hook for criminal murder convictions. So, it isn't bizarre that Kim Kardashian would express an interest in attending law school.

2016 47

Telecommuting: Losing the power of presence (including tailored-made suits)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  It dawned on me: Those wanted to build empires, not just make a comfortable living like myself, would opt out of telecommuting. During the early 1980s when women were learning about power suits the part left out was having them custom-made. Only twice in 2013 had I suited up to see clients.  The suit was not custom-tailored, as had most of my professional clothes before telecommuting. Because it wasn't no longer did I create the power of presence.

BOSTON HERALD offering buyouts - Hard times continue for newspapers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  For those who opt out or get cut this could mean the end of a career.  Yet again, the BOSTON HERALD is offering buyouts.    They're being extended to all employees who have until July 1 to decide.    After that, layoffs could take place.    When I was blogging the Rhode Island lead paint trial, from November 2005 though February 2006, a print stringer from BLOOMBERG was also covering it. 

The Family Ritual of Thanksgiving Dinner - Joseph Stalin Had Down Cold What Was Very Wrong with That

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Of course, she is way out of step with the new rhythms of work/personal life.   If it were up to Stalin and myself, the Hallmark-like industries reinforcing family would go out of business. What I envision, including for the aging who are without family or intentionally opt out of all that, is a family-free alternative lifestyle. "You don't have family." " That's what a neighbor clucked sadly.

2019 43

"Micro" Square Footage In 2016 Becomes New Symbol For Cool - Over, Four- And Five-Digit Square Footage

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I was in my late 60s when I opted out of needing four-digit square footage. Those visiting from out-of-town know they will have to stay in a motel. There is the privacy to sort out feelings as they pop up. Apartments 265 to 350 square feet are the hot item in New York. About 60,000 have applied for those residential units at Carmel Place in Kips Bay. Here are the details from the New York Post. The buzzword for that trend is "micro."

2015 43

Civilization and Its Discontents - Those Who Can't Hold on and Do a FIRE

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On one of those food-gathering missions, he got found out by local authorities.   Why not just opt out of civilization as most know it? When he was 20 years old, Christopher Knight got it that he didn't want to or couldn't continue with life as most people live it.    He entered the Maine woods. He remained there for 27 years. He pulled that off without human contact or earning a living.

2019 43

Aging in America: Don't ask for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for all of us

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Had they considered that fate years ago and would they have opted out of it? The odds are increasing that we will not just die, ending a good or disappointing life. Instead we will wind up in a nursing home.   Since I moved into a senior residential complex in central Connecticut, three of my neighbors on my floor have been, well, taken off to a nursing home.  The three are still there and probably will remain for a long time. 

2013 50

FIRE - Some Push Back on Scott Riekens' Extreme Saving

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That included meals out in new restaurants and buying what he wanted when he wanted.  After all, no one on a social network wants to be turned down for lunch out. The expectation is that friends are up for fun with other friends - and in the normal way of enjoying a good meal out. There are those who are opting out of conspicuous consumption.   I told him that since I started doing a FIRE I eliminated all eating out. Did he join a cult?

2019 43

Daily Mail - Nutella or Not, That is the Question for Students This Semester & Grown-Ups Still Needing Comfort Food

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Nutella is reaching out directly to its customers.   If we opt out of Nutella, we can select a competing product. Nutella contains a cancer-producing ingredient - refined palm oil. So document both the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and WHO. Those scientific studies found that when palm oil is heated at over 200-degrees Celsius, it becomes more dangerous to health than any other oil. Here is the coverage in the Daily Mail.

2017 43

Thought Leadership & Campaign 2016 - Maybe Middle Class Doesn't Want To Be Saved

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For a growing number of us Americans, the money, time and stress of maintaining that image are what we are opting out of. So, what's the functionality of seeking out and maintaining middle class status? The middle class is primarily about appearances. Those are about brands, home ownership with separate rooms for each child, a good school district and a car without too many miles on it.

2015 50

The Secret of Extreme Influence: Don't Chase Money (e.g. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Has World All-Ears about Socialism)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Once I opted out of being an obedient scribe for the ConservativeElite, I adopted an out of the box mindset and style for communications. Get amazing results through out of box communications strategies/content. The current Gilded Age has created a myth: Chasing wealth will bring BigInfluence. That's mostly wrong. Sure, moneybags Michael Bloomberg could run for U.S. president (and afford to finance all that himself).

2019 40

He Came Undone: Cockroach Power in the Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And, if that doesn't pan out, in his later career.   He could himself back out of the nomination. The Senate Judiciary Committee could back out of confirming him. For that very reason many opt out of organizational life (or society and live off the grid) and make their living in ways less vulnerable to that menace. Urban dwellers know and fear one thing: Once a cockroach or two can be spotted, they can assume there will be more.

2018 40

Influence: Will Google et al. put low-tech player U.S. Chamber of Commerce out of the game

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the influential POLITICO , Jennifer Martinez reports that Google is considering pulling out from the U.S. Many of us in communications have opted out years ago from seeking to protect our content to maxing our exposure in order to gain influence.   Influence, as Shakespeare depicts in his history dramas, is a fragile entity.    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce might have to learn that the hard way. 

Reverse Profiling: Aging Become Invisible, New Untouchable Class

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Or the interviewer backs off when fiinding out we are in the over-50 demographic.   No surprise, with how American capitalism is treating the aging, more of us are opting out of doing business here. Actor Ron Brown is upset.  He alleges he was profiled in Macy's.   Here is that story in NEW YORK Magazine. For the aging in Marketing Machine America, there is also reverse profiling.  We aging become invisible, or even the New Untouchable Class.

2013 47

Losing the Iron Lady: A Tribute to Margaret Thatcher

Duarte Blog

We in Britain cannot opt out of the world. Our hearts go out to her family and friends today, and we’re thankful for her contributions to history (particularly as a woman in a man’s world). Margaret Thatcher, who served as Britain’s first and only female prime minister from 1975 to 1990, died of a stroke today at the age of 87. Whatever your opinions are of the “Iron Lady,” her speeches are great examples of rhetorical and argumentative skill.

2013 73

Donald Trump - Maybe He's Just Not a D.C. Kind of Guy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He may have to opt out of power to save his business empire, at least the New York City niche. Anti-Trump factions may not have to wait for impeachment threats to be rid of the current U.S. president. Gleefully, Kevin McCauley in the liberal Odwyerpr.com reports that the Trump Organization is suffering serious business woes.    For example, in Crain's list of the top privately held businesses, the Trump Organization has plunged from Number 3 to Number 40.

Famous Speech Friday: Sheryl Sandberg's Barnard commencement address

The Eloquent Woman

And she's not afraid to cite and sum up research on this score: there are external forces out there that are holding you back from really owning your success. Sandberg also puts a new spin on the discussion of whether women should put themselves in the "slow lane" to juggle family and work, by explaining that she sees many young women starting to opt-out long before they have families, making early career choices based on future scenarios.

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A reader shares: Returning to the Stage.After Harrassment

The Eloquent Woman

I''m glad, however, that she is taking up speaking once again, and speaking out here and on her blog about this important issue.) Caroline Criado-Perez famously pointed out that “Don’t Feed The Trolls”, that well known refrain, is victim blaming. Or to opt out altogether. Didn’t want to make too big a deal out of it.

2014 82

Time Zones Matter - A Lot

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, it's puzzling why Charlie Baker, who is the governor of Massachusetts, wants to opt out of the annual ritual of daylight savings time.  From when I moved there in April 2014 until I moved out at the end of August 2016, that presented a problem six months of the year. As the followers of Donald Trump well know: Gov over-regulates.

2016 47

Are you insulting your buyers without knowing…

SpeakerSue Says...

It was the 4 shiny quarters that fell out of the envelope, with the note that said, “To thank you for your time.&# I started the survey, but after about 5 mins, seeing that I was only a tiny way through, I opted out. Turns out money, no matter what the amount, based on a Goodyear Tire research study, isn’t nearly as good an incentive as a tangible reward.

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"Plum" Job - Not to Everyone

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Another reason for opting out, of course, is the negative image of being associated with any aspect of Trumpism. Essentially, the deal-breaker was the perception: This guy doesn't take legal advice and he is slow to pay. That's why 4 lawyers turned down what some might consider the plum job of being Donald Trump's outside counsel. As lawyer-journalist at Abovethelaw Kathryn Rubino reports, the 4 were: Brendan Sullivan of Williams & Connolly.

2017 40

"Pay It Forward" or "Pay It Yourself?"

Speaking Of...

That debt is accrued even after many families pay out-of-pocket for a substantial portion of college costs, not to mention tax payments that go to state appropriations. If this is addressed by instead, allowing students to opt out and pay tuition and fees up front, the plan will become much more costly. But parents face fewer restrictions, opting for the Parent Plus Loan and private options, financing up to $15,000 or more a year.

2013 40

Charli Jane Speaker Services: Do I really need an ezine? by Wendi J McNeill

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You need a way of communicating and sharing with your interested and opt in readers. Dont ever send out an ezine that if full of sales pitches either for yourself or for joint venture partners because you will find your readers opting out very quickly. Some others can include Aweber.com or iContact and all three have a free trial, so try one out and see which one works best for you. MEMBERS LOGIN Home SPEAKER SERVICES Speaker Services Get Found Now!

Charli Jane Speaker Services: 14 Profitable Ways to Use Autore

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Distribute an email course: Each day, have your autoresponder send out another lesson. Just be sure that each lesson has quality content - not a sales pitch or youll have your potential customers opting out of your mailing list.