Email Pitching - High ROI, Despite Small Percentage of Opens

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's nothing new.   Way back in the 1970s, "What Color Is Your Parachute?" " shocked us with the reality that the professional who was best at applying for whatever got the whatever.  That person was not necessarily the most qualified.  Those of us who then focused on the  how  of applying found that we were more successful at not only getting jobs. For examples, we writers got more assignments.

The Communication Blog: Taboo language: gender differences

The Communication Blog

In 1996 the percentage of public swearing by men and women was 67% for men and 33% for women. In 2006, however, the percentages were much more similar: 55% for men and 45% for women. 7.02.2010 Taboo language: gender differences Heres an interesting gender difference reported by Psychology Today (August 2010). Categories: gender differences , swearing 2comments: maestra said.

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$5 Off

The Communication Blog

11.29.2010 $5 Off $5 Off The $5 off coupon and the large percentage reductions provide good examples of media literacy and its relevance to everyday living. Increasingly we see coupons for saving money at the various stores. One such one is Bed Bath & Beyond. The coupon says “$5 off any purchase of $15 or more.&# Not a bad deal or so you’d think.

2010 100

How Important is “Story” to Your Success?

Speaker Launcher

We also know that your percentage of storytelling vs. teaching is important to the success of your presentation. We know that telling a story in your business helps people know you and perhaps relate to you better, thus winning you more business. But, many people lean too heavily on teaching. Kelly Swanson, speech coach extraordinaire […]. The post How Important is “Story” to Your Success? appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Labeling Online Political Messaging - What UK Is Proposing, Implications for US Partisan Broadcasting

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If a certain percentage is measured to be embedded in the daily broadcasting, then there would have to be disclaimer slapped on it. From websites to podcasts, the UK is seeking for transparency in online political messaging.

2020 52

Presenters: Have you ever had any presentation skills training?

PowerPoint Tips

Effective Presenting and PowerPoint&# about what percentage of presenters have had presentation skills training. A great discussion is going on in the LinkedIn group, “Great Communicators! We’ve had guestimates from 1% to 75%! True, if you read this blog, you probably are more committed to improving your presentations skills than the average presenter, but let’s get some hard data! Here are two steps: Go to [link] and complete the short survey.

2010 100

Mystery Shoppers Hit Rentals

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In addition, most states put no caps on the percentage the rent can be increased when the lease is renewed. Yes, it's still Landlord Nation. The property owners establish the terms and conditions for leasing. But, that playing field is being infiltrated with spies. Emerging is the version of the retail Mystery Shopper. As this Baltimore, Maryland help-wanted indicates, there is a demand for those who pose as prospective apartment renters.

2020 40

Employee Engagement: 6 Strategies That Work

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In a study conducted by Gallup, it was found that even in times of Coronavirus, there was a rise in the percentage of engaged workers in US companies. Employee retention percentage. Happy and productive employees are good for business. It’s a fact. However, few workplaces managed to maintain high engagement levels. In 2020, 49% of workers stated that they are disengaged, according to Gallup’s latest data.

2020 68

Sign of Very Strange Political Times: Record Number Renouncing U.S. Citizenship

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to Enrolled Agents and Bambridge Accountants , during the first half of 2020, the percentage surged 1,210%. The political climate in the U.S.    Plus, the tax situation. Those are what had been driving a record number of Americans to renounce their citizenship. At the same time last year, 444 had renounced their citizenship. More recently, the number had been 5,816.    Of course, as in most of transactions in the U.S.,

2020 40

When a bar chart can be misleading

Presentation Zen

The two major problems with the chart are that (1) showing only percentage increases over the last seven years says nothing about the actual dollar amount being allocated to each category nor its relative percentage to the entire NASA budget. (2) 2) Even if we were to agree that percentage increases or decreases of allocations necessarily translated into relative importance or priorities, we do not know what was even included for the the category of Space Exploration.

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Did Obama’s Speech Keep Dr. King’s Dream Alive?

DeFinis Communications

According to Census reports, the percentage of blacks who graduated from high school jumped to 85 percent in 2012, from 25.7 Additionally, the percentage of blacks working in executive, administrative or managerial positions rose to more than 8 percent in 2011, from a little over 1 percent in 1960. Martin Luther King, Jr. photographed by Marion S. Trikosko, 1964. LC-DIG-ppmsc-01269. I was an elementary student at Calvert School in Washington DC in 1963.

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Did Obama’s Speech Keep Dr. King’s Dream Alive?

DeFinis Communications

According to Census reports, the percentage of blacks who graduated from high school jumped to 85 percent in 2012, from 25.7 Additionally, the percentage of blacks working in executive, administrative or managerial positions rose to more than 8 percent in 2011, from a little over 1 percent in 1960. I was an elementary student at Calvert School in Washington DC in 1963. Our school was connected to St.

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RVing - This Version Isn't Freedom + It Annoys Neighbors

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  With the price of healthcare so high and too large of percentage of youth burdened with student loans, affordable housing isn't voter clickbait. In Los Angeles, reports The Wall Street Journal , 16,500 human beings have turned their vehicles into their homes.    A growing number of those vehicles are RVs. But they are not parked in those designated camping grounds, with hygiene facilities and playgrounds for children.

2020 40

Presentation Tip: Eliminate 75% of the numbers

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Our Excel spreadsheet usually has four columns for each item: the current measured results, the standard we are comparing to, the absolute difference between the results and the standard, and the relative difference expressed as a percentage. Were we ahead or behind, and by how much percentage wise? Information overload is the single biggest issue in presentations today according to audience members I have surveyed.

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Strange Economic Times - Smart Risk Assessment (beyond media's hustle for page views)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Baker Botts just walked back the percentage of its salary cuts.  "The U.S. economy is set to officially record its steepest quarterly contraction since World War II, and recent signs point to a slowing recovery as the country faces a surge in coronavirus cases." 

2020 52

Market Research: Everything You Need to Know as a Business Leader

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Data-backed decision making: When as much as 60-70% of new products fail (and the percentage is even higher for new companies/startups), it’s best to learn about the likely challenges, risks, and blockers in advance.

2020 59

(Another) GW Bridge Suicide - Did Man, 21, Experience the Bridge as (Temporary) Escape

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There is a theory floating around that a percentage of those who leap from bridges to their deaths experience that edifice, at least emotionally, as an escape (temporary). In their jumbled thinking they, one might say, mistake the bridge for a path to relief, at least for the time being. What they are seeking relief from could range from intrusive thoughts to actual financial, relationship, or housing problems.    Today, after 1 P.M.

2019 40

What if Your PowerPoint Slides Make You a Liar?

Executive Speech Coach

I was captivated by the numbers and percentages until he reached the graph slide in his PowerPoint presentation. Executive Speech Coach - Business Presentations Business presentations tips for executives, sales presenters, managers, technical experts and professionals from the "Speech Coach for Executives" George Torok. Transform your business presentations into effective conversations. George Torok is a Toronto based presentation coach and presentation skills trainer.

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Post-Crisis Communication – Going Away Works

Matt Eventoff

Twenty-five percent — “ only three percentage points above the lowest presidential approval rating in Gallup Poll history.&#. There is no way to “come back&# if you don’t “go away.&# . When a public figure emerges from a crisis or scandal, it is imperative to disappear from the public spotlight for a while. . For more proof, look no further than former President George W. Bush.

Pew Research Center, Thank You for Not Calling

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And in 2018, it went down another percentage point to 6. The Pew Research Center, the gold standard in polling, has gotten the message: Don't call us for your research. As Pew itself reports, it is switching to taking surveys via email. In 1997, 36% of those contacted by phone agreed to participate in the survey. In 2017, that declined to 7%. If only other organizations would get that message and stop telemarketing to us. 

2019 43

"Digital First" Probably Won't Save Metro Newspapers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And the percentage of website readers was still lower than that of print readers. "A new research paper finds that over the past eight years the websites of 51 major metropolitan newspapers have not on average seen appreciable readership gains, even as print readership falls." " - MediaLife, April 7, 2016. Here is the article.

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Review of a new e-book: Visual Presentations

PowerPoint Tips

Full disclosure: The above link is an affiliate link, so I get a percentage of each sale. I recently received a free copy of a new e-book, Visual Presentations: Boring Slides to Visual Presentations in 3 Easy Steps, by M.S. Ramgopal. The author owns a company, Metamorph Training, and has a website at www.Presentation-Process.com. He and his wife are experienced at helping people present more effectively and decided to write an e-book about their system. Yes, there is a system.

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A Conversation with Felicity Barber

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The rise and fall of women in tech (as a percentage of programmers). On April 26, 2018 the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable Held a conference call with Felicity Barber. Felicity is the Executive Speechwriter at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. She is a communications expert specializing in thought leadership, storytelling and speechwriting.

The New Aging - Almost 20% of 65+ Working

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In only a 5-year period the percentage of those 65+ in the workforce jumped from 18.4 Back in the mid-80s, the percentage was at 10.4. to 19.5, according to the Labor Department. Here are more details from Jordan Yadoo at Bloomberg.    The shift from embracing retirement to pushing back on standard leisure by working is creating two cultures among the aging. One is the traditional expectation of leaving hustling for income in the past.

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Litigation Financing - The Investment Piece

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"  The way litigation financing operates at that level is to provide cash-strapped personal injury plaintiffs with an advance in exchange for a percentage of their settlements or verdicts. Victim advocates contend plaintiffs are being exploited since the percentage of the verdict or settlement they agree to sign over for the use of the funds amounts to usury.  Ever since it was outed that venture capitalist and entrepreneur Peter Thiel helped finance "Hogan v.

2018 40

89% of employers want colleges to place more emphasis on communication

PowerPoint Tips

That was a higher percentage than any other skill, knowledge, or ability. In a survey of over 300 businesses, 89% of employers stated that they want colleges to place more emphasis on oral and written communication. This comes from the Association of American Colleges & Universities ‘ LEAP initiative. You can find the PDF of the results here. Why are oral and written communication so important?

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U.S. Supreme Court - Taking a Look Beneath the Robes and at Power of State Attorneys General

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Among what's being put out there as recommendations are expansion of the number of justices and that a certain percentage of the justices be appointed through a non-political process. Now, the U.S. Supreme Court is under the microscope.    Recently, several Democrats in the U.S. Senate issued a brief. It indicates concern about the alleged political nature of SCOTUS and recommends a review of its structure and how justices are appointed. Here is that brief.

2019 43

Choosing Our Battles - iGens Don't Expect Social Security, By 2035, Oldest of Baby Boomers Will Be 90

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Then there is no cap on by how much of a percentage the rent can be raised. Every time it was renewed the percentage of increase was a neck-snapper. This is the era when members of the media scream about coming catastrophes.    What is supposed to be at the top of the list is the insolvency of the Social Security System. By 2035, reports The Hill , the $3 trillion in reserves will be depleted. Therefore monthly benefits will have to be reduced by 25%.

2019 43

Inserting icons in PowerPoint 365

PowerPoint Tips

That percentage will grow significantly, I believe. If you have PowerPoint 365, by now you should have a major new feature, icons. Icons are vector files, just like PowerPoint drawing objects are, so you can resize them and they never get pixelated — unlike bitmap images such as JPGs and PNGs. Let’s talk about whether you have this new feature, what you can do with icons, and why you might want to use them. Do you have PowerPoint 365?

2017 113

PresentationEssentials-New E-book by Oliver Adria

PowerPoint Tips

As a result, he’s offering me a percentage of each sale. Oliver Adria, who blogs about presenting at ReThink Presentations , has just come out with an e-book called PresentationEssentials: 39 Ideas on Content, Design and Delivery. (I I like his categories — I use the same ones to describe the components of a presentation.). Oliver has a great sense of design; the book is beautifully designed.

2010 115

"The Good Doctor" - New Head of Surgery Pushes Shaun Murphy Out, Into Pathology

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  He replied in a clinical way that in X percentage of cases, that particular drug is associated with certain birth defects. The mother of severely malformed infant asks Shaun Murphy a question he gives exactly the wrong answer to. Before she realized she was pregnant she took a certain antidepressant. She stopped when she found out that she was carrying a child. 

2019 43

Living Without the Internet

The Communication Blog

32-33), on the percentage of people in various countries who would be willing to give up an important lifestyle habit to keep the Internet: · 89% of those in Indonesia and 65% of those in the United Kingdom would give up alcohol instead of the Internet. · One way to introduce computer-mediated communication and its role in our everyday lives would be to identify important lifestyle habits that we’d be willing to give up as long as we could keep our Internet connection.

How I did a makeover of my signature story at the Story Theater Retreat

Speaking about Presenting

You can see my struggle with this technique in this extended clip which includes Doug’s coaching: Or you can just watch my final attempt: I’ve only covered a small percentage of what I learned at Doug Stevenson’s Story Theater Retreat. When Tony and I were in America we attended a Story Theater Retreat with professional speaker Doug Stevenson.

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Redefining "Succress" - Being Able to Pay Rent (every month)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In many states there is no cap on the percentage that monthly rent can be boosted at lease-renewal time. "Eventually the rent will be due …"  - Mary Cunningham, Fellow at Urban Institute, April 7, 2020. Here is her study. According to Cunningham's research, about 11 million low-income people in the U.S. won't be able to pay their rent on a sustained basis.

2020 40

BA/BS Class of 2018 - One Rite of Passage Got Less Expensive

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  This change seems to also be happening in the percentage of increase in lease renewals. The traditional rite of passage for college graduates landing jobs in Manhattan has been finding an apartment that doesn't eat up too much of their first-year compensation. Well, if Q4 2017 trends continue, that won't be their number-one challenge in adjusting to  post-college life in New York City. Here are the details from Bloomberg.

2018 40

The Difference Between Good and Great

Speaker Launcher

Our industry pie will always contain a large percentage of people who are making a living vs. a small percentage of people who are getting wealthy. Every year American Idol shows us the differences between singers who are good, and singers who can really go the distance. Greatness. Yes, a few slip through the cracks and Pia was a great example of that… but I bet she’ll go by way of Jennifer Hudson).

2011 66

Your Professional Options: Housebound

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those extra percentage points can tip the whole package beyond what's affordable. Owning a house is shifting from the American Dream to an extreme limit on professional options. The number-one reason for that is that it's become increasingly difficult to sell residential property, at least at or near the price wanted. That means that professionals can't easily relocate for work, unless the company buys the house.

2018 43

New survey: How people are using Twitter at conferences

Speaking about Presenting

I’ve reproduced below the actual chart of the results as it appears in the paper: I assume the vertical axis is the percentage of respondents who ticked a specific purpose, and I assume they could tick more than one (this is not clear from the paper). Some academics have written a paper about tweeting at conferences (thank you @tonyramos for tweeting about it). I’m more impressed that somebody would write such a paper, than by the paper itself.

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Affordable Housing - New Kind of Messaging Is Needed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  How about putting a cap on the percentage of increase at lease renewal time? Contract law has taken over the business of residential property management. As this article in The Guardian points out, the terms and a condition of a lease could include how many people are allowed to reside. Go over that number and those whose name or names are on the lease can be evicted. Recent statistics indicate that 2.3 million can be evicted in a year.

2020 40

6 Customer Journey Maps You Can Swipe

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What percentage of your sales have come from inbound processes? What percentage of sales are coming from these sources? When retail was all brick and mortar, things were simple. Business displayed their inventory; customers came in and physically assessed it and bought what they liked. Payments, returns and exchanges were handled in the store. Was there a buying journey then?

Six Secrets from a Professional Speaker on Audience Participation

Speaking about Presenting

Keep in mind there will always be a small percentage of the population that does not want to play with you. Last week I wrote about the challenge of the third era of presenting: the era of the audience. Kristin Arnold has written a provocative and intensely practical book Boring to Bravo on how to meet that challenge by encouraging audience participation.

When Good Girls Didn't Leave Home Until Married, Then Moved Downstairs From Mom

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When I was growing up in the 1950s, the percentage was 100. Right now, 36.4% of women 18 through 34 still live at home. That's straight from Pew Research, reports Bloomberg. And it's Deja Vu for us Baby Boomers. No way could a woman who hoped to marry move out of the family home until the groom said, "I do." " If she "got her own place," no man would respect her. Usually grandma was also in that small house or apartment. There was one bathroom.

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The State of Remote Work: Key Trends for 2019-2020

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Census Bureau, noting that by 2018 just the percentage of the workforce working from their homes is reaching 5.4%. The face of the modern workplace is changing. It’s a matter of several things – companies are going global, or at least employing workers in places all over the globe.