Changing the order of items in a chart

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Look at the order of the items in the datasheet and in the bar chart itself. If you care about the order of the data in your chart, this can be very frustrating! Fortunately, there are 2 for changing the order of items in a chart. Reverse the order in the Format Axis pane.

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Toastmasters Friday: Order! Order!

Speak and Deliver

Shaking hands, not leaving the lectern, clapping after almost anybody utters an intelligent sentence.and that doesn't even touch the Roger's Rules of Order that we work to adhere to throughout each and every meeting. Ah, formalities. Our organization is full of them.

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"Law & Order SVU" - No Happy Ending

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On Thursday night, "Law & Order SVU" did not end with any happy endings.  "Law & Order SVU" has been renewed for the 2019 -2020 season.   The episode kicked off with a little girl being found alive in the trunk of the car. She had been kidnapped.

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"Law & Order SVU" - Such Sweet Suffering

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The plot line of tonight's episode of "Law & Order SVU" might seem bizarre to some. They are the folks who never have been exploited by those who have been able to "read" them. 

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The Dark Web - "Law & Order SVU"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We can conclude that because the plot lines for "Law & Order SVU" are, as the saying goes, "ripped from the headlines." The dark web must be causing horrific crimes.

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"Law & Order SVU" - What Seemed to Be Muslim v. Jew

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

During this season, "Law & Order SVU" has been following two formulas for its plot lines. One was the original Dick Wolf standby of having the content "ripped from the headlines." " To that has been added dramatic twists and turns in the plot.

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Extreme Power of Rogue Lawyer - "Law & Order SVU"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For anyone who understands the power a Big-Time lawyer can have, tonight's episode of "Law & Order SVU" was emotionally terrifying.

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"Law & Order SVU" Stumbles on Subject on Pedophiles

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last night's episode of "Law & Order SVU" opens with a suicide of a young man.   That leaves "Law & Order SVU" in need of a platitude cleanse.  Scrawled on a photo is "I'm sorry."

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Writers Off Their Game in Tonight's "Law & Order SVU"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Okay, that's the nutty plot in tonight's episode of "Law & Order SVU." It is rare that episodes of "Law & Order SVU" don't satisfy members of the loyal members of the audience who have been sticking with Olivia Benson et al.

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Hurt People Hurt - Poignant Takeaway from "Law & Order SVU"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Part of the depth of "Law & Order SVU," detective Olivia Benson reflects on the reality that the original Infinity who had victimized more than 20 women was himself a victim. Finally, after decades, serial rapist Infinity is captured.

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"Law & Order SVU" - Beware of Mentors

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On "Law & Order SVU" tonight, there was the tragic play-out of the mentor relationship gone very wrong. Those in the know, such as organizational psychologists, have always been aware of the perils in mentoring relationships.

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When a TV Series Goes on Too Long: "Law & Order SVU"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Expect surprises when watching the long-running series "Law & Order SVU." " The last of the original "Law & Order" franchise invented by Dick Wolf, "Law & Order SVU" is struggling to keep interest going through strange plot twists.

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"Law & Order SVU" - How Will Writers Script the Kavanaugh Saga?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No matter what "dirt" is turned up or what follows that process, the whole real-life she said/he said about alleged inappropriate sexual behavior is made for "Law & Order SVU."

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We Love Flawed Characters - "Law & Order SVU" Back for 21st Season

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Law & Order SVU" has been renewed for a 21st season.   In addition, the series preserves Dick Wolf's original formula for "Law & Order," which is now off the air. That device remained with spin-off "Law & Order SVU."

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"Law & Order SVU" - Is Rape Ever Okay

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tonight's "Law & Order SVU" re-reun featured the complex issues associated with religion. Essentially, the defendant, who was accused of rape, argues that it was not a crime since the sexual intercourse was done for religious reasons.

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"Law & Order SVU" - Like Last Days of "Desperate Housewives," Plots Too Convoluted

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The same thing might be going on with "Law & Order SVU." Reflection: Will "Law & Order SVU" make it beyond next season?  Most television series jump the shark. The producers don't pull the plug in time.

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Binge-Watching Law & Order Re-Runs - Shaking Off Trauma

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They range from Law & Order to Law & Order SVU.   It was reassuring that Jack McCoy on Law & Order has his troubles too, both professionally and personally.   In addition, on Law & Order SVU, Oliva Benson never hardens.

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Immigration Order Puts U.S. Tech in Pickle

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

when the president, Donald Trump, issued his immigration order, may not be allowed back in. But since the president hasn't bonded with tech the way the previous one had, it's unlikely companies such as Microsoft will be able to get around the order.

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Trump Administration's Law & Order - A Flaky Theory

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The law and order Trump Administration has to figure out what it takes to create social cohesion. The war on drugs is usually close to home in Arizona. So close to the border of Mexico and with such a wide-open desert, the state is a prime location for the drug industry.

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Gag Order - That Could Be Imposed in Roger Stone Criminal Case

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" Therefore, she is considering imposing a gag order. Both lawyers for the prosecution and those for the defense have until February 8th to file briefs on the imposition of a gag order.

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Dick Wolf's Creation of Hank Voight for "Chicago P.D." Could Become His Legacy, Not Jack McCoy from "Law & Order"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The last part of the "Law & Order" franchise still creating new episodes is "Law & Order SVU." " It's been renewed for a 21st season. So bravo for its creator Dick Wolf. But, essentially, Wolf has been off in another direction.

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"Law & Order SVU" - Too Obviously "Ripped from the Headlines"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Right now, the last of all that which is still broadcasting new content is "Law & Order SVU." " Like all network television programs that struggle to keep running way too long, "Law & Order SVU" is running out of freshness.

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Fin's Early Years in the Hood - Please Spare Us Another Episode on That in "Law & Order SVU"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  And, simplify is not what the scripting of "Law & Order SVU" has been doing. Simplify. That's what every college writing professor, professional editor, film/television producer, and head of corporate ghostwriter hammer.

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Law & Order SVU" - Amanda Turns Down Marriage Proposal Before Going into Labor

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The magic which happens week after week, year after year in the "Law & Order SVU" series comes from the relationships among the detectives as well as the prosecutors.

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"Law & Order SVU" - The Girl Who Didn't Think She Was Pretty

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Last night's episode of "Law & Order SVU" began with a distraught young woman running barefoot, ringing doorbells, asking for help. The plot line was complex. 

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Ivan DeVoren - Great Story Line for "Law & Order SVU"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  This abuse of an animal should be made into an episode for "Law & Order SUV."

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"Law & Order SVU" - Is It Detectives' Job to Be Concerned about Morality?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The setting is almost laid out as a stage play in last night's "Law & Order SVU."  "  It is in an overheated dimly lit room that Olivia Benson and Amanda Rollins duke it out on the issue of the letter of the law and morality. 

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Weinstein Meme - "Law & Order SVU" Will Feature It This Season

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Yes, the popular "Law & Order SVU" will have an episode depicting the rape culture in an industry. Confirmed.  Only, reports the New York Post , it won't be the entertainment industry of the Harvey Weinstein types. 

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Binge-Watching Law & Order Re-Runs - Shaking Off Trauma

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They range from Law & Order to Law & Order SVU.   It was reassuring that Jack McCoy on Law & Order has his troubles too, both professionally and personally.   In addition, on Law & Order SVU, Oliva Benson never hardens. That series of programs created by Dick Wolf is the gift that keeps on giving as re-runs on ION.

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"Law & Order SVU" - Showcases Horror of Separating Children from Parents at Border

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That played out in full force tonight on latest episode in "Law & Order SVU."   "Law & Order SVU" continues to endure because the writers create such intense relationships among the regular characters.

September is Translation Month. Gratitude is in order.

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Thank you to Elena Bernardo Gill for translating HOW TO WRITE & GIVE A SPEECH (St. Martin’s Press, 30th anniversary edition) into Spanish. TY to Alba Editorial of Barcelona for their publishing integrity – and to Maria Tena for her steady editorial support all along the way.

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Drudge Report - Trump Administration Building on Meme Of Law & Order

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The residents can look up from their shoveling and feel safe that their new leader is, like Richard Nixon, hammering the meme of law & order. The return to strict law & order could eliminate the reforms in juvenile justice.

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"Law & Order SVU" Renewed for 20th Season - Olivia Benson Is America's Sweetheart

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No surprise, "Law & Order SVU" has been renewed for a 20th season.   "Law & Order SVU" is the only vestige of the wildly popular "Law & Order" franchise created by Dick Wolf.

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Since Alleged Sex Was Consensual Stormy Daniels' Saga Probably Become Episode on "Law & Order SVU"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  But, unfortunately, because the alleged sex was consensual, it can't be one of those "ripped from life" episodes on "Law & Order SVU." Today's bombshell in the Stormy Daniels Theatre of Accusations is that the feds wiretapped Michael Cohen's phones.

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Detective Olivia Benson on "Law & Order SVU" and Marisksa Hargitay for "Joyful Heart Foundation"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But it was through her long-running role as Detective Olivia Benson on "Law & Order SUV" that she gained the power to bring attention to sexual assault - years before the #MeToo movement. Sure actress Mariska Hargitay is talented.

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"Law & Order SVU" Explores What It Means to Be a Man (in addition to other social issues)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the last scene in the two-hour episode of "Law & Order SVU" Noah pushes his mom Oliva Benson. "Law & Order SVU" is known for taking on current social issues.

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Complying with Friday Noon Court-Ordered Deadline - Michael Rotondo Moving Belongings Out of Family Home

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That eviction notice had been ordered by the court after his mother and father sought legal help. By noon tomorrow, Michael Rotondo has to be completely out of his parent's home in Upstate New York.

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How Benson Interrogates Weinstein-Type Character Will Make TV History - "Law & Order SVU"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The producers, directors, and writers on "Law & Order SVU" probably are already busy putting together an episode featuring a Harvey Weinstein type predator. "Law & Order SVU" is the fourth longest running TV primetime show.

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"Downton Abbey" - The old order slipping away

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Earl, as well as Mary, wants to hold on to the old order.    His only hope is Matthew who has money but, ironically, because he is a creature of the old order and honour doesn't want to accept it.    But it is slipping away from it. 

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"Law & Order SVU" - MD Decides to Impose Her Own Morality (everyone loses)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The new episode in the long-running "Law & Order SVU" series is a soul-wrenching one. It starts out with three 12-year-old girls simulating a show they watched on YouTube. In it, each member of a group has to submit to several prankish must-dos.

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A 20th Season for "Law & Order SVU" - 4 Reasons That's Possible

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last season, the ratings for "Law & Order SVU" were in decline. So, yes, "Law & Order SVU" can go on next year with a 20th season. This, its 19th season, they are also petering downward. Here are the numbers.

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"Law & Order SVU" - Sexual Harassment Saga Played Out in Airline Setting

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tonight, "Law & Order SVU" featured a Weinstein-like allegation of sexual harassment. The "SVU" depiction of the suffering women are enduring in order to advance in their careers ends with justice being done.

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What Sloppy Steve Could Have Learned Watching Jack McCoy on "Law & Order"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sloppy Steve should have learned that watching "Law & Order." Next week fallen-out-of-favor Steve Bannon aka Sloppy Steve is scheduled for an interview with the House Intelligence Committee. 

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