Like A Phoenix, This Site Is Reborn

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

A couple weeks ago, I installed WordPress on a domain I had not been using so I could work on a site redesign for my wife. Little did I know at the time, but that site was actually a parked domain. BOOM went my personal site. This site. I didn’t think it would be that big a deal, since for the past several years, I’ve been receiving weekly database backups. Well, I restored that backup to a fresh install and… nothing. A broken site. Years of blog posts: gone.

Providence Phoenix: Latest Alt-Weekly To Fold

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Phoenix Providence, reports Dan Adams in the Boston Globe , is the latest Alt-Weekly to bite the dust. Before that the Boston Phoenix tanked. Alt-Weeklies were the rage for several decades. Those print publications provided offbeat points of view. Were conveniently distributed throughout the urban area. Were free. And contained a comprehensive events list of goings-on, often with reviews. They were the bible for the weekend.

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Phoenix - On the Way to Gone by 2050

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Edgy Vice says what many are only thinking: Phoenix, along with other cities in southwestern Arizona, could be ghost towns by 2050. Vice's Mike Peal cities studies that the heat in Phoenix will increase 3 to 5 degrees by 2050.   The collapse of Phoenix and cities like Tucson will represent a major economic and cultural dislocation. Check the help wanted ads and there are many high-value jobs and assignments in Phoenix.

Editing Law Enforcement Transcripts, Phoenix, AZ (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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Talent Unleashed - Would Middle-Class Background Have Blocked Joaquin, River Phoenix

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Suppose Joaquin and River Phoenix had been reared in Stamford, Connecticut. The 2013 book "Last Night At The Viper Room" chronicles a bohemian global poverty-ridden childhood for the five Phoenix offspring. Actually, in situations like that of the Phoenix children, it could also be the needed laboratory to hang around in at a very young age.  Is a traditional middle-class background an obstacle for nurturing talent?

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Rhetorical Devices: Anadiplosis

Manner of Speaking

“a slave; the slave” and “a gladiator; the gladiator” in the quote by Joaquin Phoenix below. ” — Joaquin Phoenix in Gladiator (2000). Bush Joaquin Phoenix Margaret Thatcher rhetoric Rhetorical Devices Steve Jobs YodaThis post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device : Anadiplosis. Origin : From the Greek ???????????

SuperBowl 2015 - Lots Of Money To Be Made In Phoenix Metro Area

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Some in the Phoenix, Arizona Metro area have likely already leased space in their houses, apartments, and mobile homes through Airbnb for Super Bowl 2015.    Owners of properties with driveways will be posting signs "Park Here for dollars."  "  Others are answering help-wanted like this one on Craigslist.

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Joaquin Phoenix Shows Us How to Use Prop

Green Room Speakers

Saturday, January 16, 2010 Joaquin Phoenix Shows Us How to Use Prop Using a prop, if its done well, can be a powerful tool to make your message stick. Posted by Sarah Gershman at 11:01 PM Labels: Joaquin Phoenix , make your message stick , using a prop 2comments: Anonymoussaid.

Ballard Spahr, Phoenix, AZ - PR Coordinator for Law Firm (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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Kaplan, University of Phoenix, Capella, Strayer - They were hot and now they're not

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  So were the University of Phoenix, Capella, and Strayer.  Higher education in America just can't catch a break.    Among those institutions taking a hit has been the For-Profit sector.      Remember when they were so hot. Kaplan was not only going to save its parent old-line newspaper company The Washington Post.

Donald Trump In Phoenix - It Will Go Down In History As One Of Those Big Speeches

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Phoenix, Arizona is having an especially hot summer. An outsized rebel personality like Trump, with all his own wealth, can make the residents of Phoenix feel a sense of safety. The town is conservative and all about business. And, so close to Mexico, there are more than the usual issues about immigration. So, tomorrow when presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks there , the talk will likely go down in history as one of those Big Speeches.

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THE FOCUSED HUSTLE 5 | FEBRUARY 2020

Speaker Launcher

Registration is now open for our next Accelerate LIVE event taking place on March 6 – 7, 2020 in Phoenix, AZ.

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Drudge Report - Pivots from Anti-Hillary to Featuring Trump in Mexico, Phoenix

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On what could be the turnaround day in Donald Trump's distressed campaign, the Drudge Report pivoted to  on what that candidate was up to in Mexico and Phoenix.  The Drudge Report is no slouch when it comes to what to make  The Main Feature.    In the old days, the site used a flashing blue light. Now it piles on links about what's hot, creates a screaming headline or multiples of them, and inserts exactly the right photo.

The Focused Hustle 5 | January 2020

Speaker Launcher

Registration is now open and early bird pricing in effect for our next Accelerate LIVE event taking place on March 6 – 7, 2020 in Phoenix, AZ.

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Buddy Cianci: Ultimate role model for coming back big

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Former mayor of Providence, Rhode Island and ex-con, Buddy Cianci has been voted "Best Radio Personality" by THE PROVIDENCE PHOENIX. The reason why, explains PHOENIX, is "personality." " Now  voice on630WPRO.com, Buddy puts that personality on everything he comments on. We who followed his trajectory up and down knew that he would roar back.    He's there in an era when human beings of all demographics struggle to connect.

Matt Eventoff on BET Radio Talking About Communication Strategy

Matt Eventoff

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NSA Convention 2009: Advanced Planning

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

In two days I’m off to Phoenix for my 5th National Speakers Convention. This one is being held at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa where it’s 112-degrees and only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun. Five years after my first convention I’ve learned that advanced planning is a necessity. [.].

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Video: Deanna Turner - Anatomy of a Sales Call

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

At the recent National Speakers Association (NSA) Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, I had the opportunity to see Deanna Turner, CSP give a talk on the best practices of top sales performers. In her presentation “Anatomy of a Sales Call,” she discusses a number of concrete steps to manage the sales cycle and ensure you close sales [.].

Video: Deanna Turner - Anatomy of a Sales Call

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

At the recent National Speakers Association (NSA) Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, I had the opportunity to see Deanna Turner, CSP give a talk on the best practices of top sales performers. In her presentation “Anatomy of a Sales Call,” she discusses a number of concrete steps to manage the sales cycle and ensure you close sales [.].

Video: Deanna Turner - Anatomy of a Sales Call

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

At the recent National Speakers Association (NSA) Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, I had the opportunity to see Deanna Turner, CSP give a talk on the best practices of top sales performers. In her presentation “Anatomy of a Sales Call,” she discusses a number of concrete steps to manage the sales cycle and ensure you close sales [.].

Max Dixon: Make Your Best Stories Better

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

At the recent National Speakers Association (NSA) Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, I had the opportunity to see Max Dixon give a talk on ways speakers can improve the stories they include in their talks. In his presentation “Stepping Up from the Top: How to Make Your Best Stories Better,&# Max discusses key features the most powerful [.].

Max Dixon: Make Your Best Stories Better

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

At the recent National Speakers Association (NSA) Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, I had the opportunity to see Max Dixon give a talk on ways speakers can improve the stories they include in their talks. In his presentation “Stepping Up from the Top: How to Make Your Best Stories Better,&# Max discusses key features the most powerful [.].

Max Dixon: Make Your Best Stories Better

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

At the recent National Speakers Association (NSA) Convention in Phoenix, AZ I had the opportunity to see Max Dixon give a talk on ways speakers can improve on stories they include in their talks. In his presentation “Stepping Up from the Top: How to Make Your Best Stories better&# Max discusses key features the most powerful [.].

Awesome Storytelling Secrets - Patricia Fripp

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

At the recent National Speakers Association (NSA) Convention in Phoenix, AZ I had the opportunity to see Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE, give a talk on storytelling. Fripp discussed the inside secrets of how you can tell totally awesome stories to emotionally connect with the audience. She revealed three story formulas; the importance of great opening lines; [.].

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Shift Your Expertise to a New Industry in Less than a Week! - Michael Soon Lee

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

At the recent National Speakers Association (NSA) Convention in Phoenix, AZ I had the opportunity to see Michael Soon Lee, MBA, CSP, give a talk on ways a speaker can re-market their expertise to a new industry. In his presentation “Shift Your Expertise to a New Industry in Less than a Week!&# Michael discusses the expertise [.].

Shift Your Expertise to a New Industry in Less than a Week! - Michael Soon Lee

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

At the recent National Speakers Association (NSA) Convention in Phoenix, AZ I had the opportunity to see Michael Soon Lee, MBA, CSP, give a talk on ways a speaker can re-market their expertise to a new industry. In his presentation “Shift Your Expertise to a New Industry in Less than a Week!&# Michael discusses the expertise [.].

Awesome Storytelling Secrets - Patricia Fripp

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

At the recent National Speakers Association (NSA) Convention in Phoenix, AZ I had the opportunity to see Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE, give a talk on storytelling. Fripp discussed the inside secrets of how you can tell totally awesome stories to emotionally connect with the audience. She revealed three story formulas; the importance of great opening lines; [.].

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Drudge Report Has a Ball Telling Us FBI Grills Hillary Clinton on Emailgate for 3.5 Hours

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That started with Bill Clinton's private meeting at the Phoenix Airport with Attorney General Loretta Lynch. The Drudge Report has been having a wonderful week. Not since it conducted polling after the GOP TV presidential candidate debates has it had a topic which so engrossed us. The extreme clickbait this week is Phoenixgate. That culminated in the headline today that Hillary Clinton had been grilled for 3.5 hours by the FBI about emailgate.

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Location-First Movers - How to Outsmart Ageism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Among the popular location-first destination is Phoenix, Arizona. The economies of cities such as Phoenix and Tucson are doing well. Some of those over-50 whom I coach have already packed up and headed to Phoenix. In Bloomberg , Justin Fox points out there are two kinds of movers focused on work. There is the job-first relocation type. That person already has a job offer and is moving to accept it. Good for them.    Then there is the relocation-first type.

Clinton + Lynch = Possible Machiavellian Move by Bill to Derail Wife's Presidential Campaign

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A student of Machiavelli could see dark motives in Bill Clinton's initiative at Phoenix airport. He had to recognize how a private meeting at the Phoenix airport with Attorney General Loretta Lynch could create new problems for Hillary's campaign. That could easily be backed up with references to Clinton's earlier track record in sabotaging his wife's presidential ambitions. Bill Clinton is a master politico.

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Winds, Water, Heat - Climate Change Setback for The New Aging

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

With 122-degree heat not unusual, Phoenix could become a ghost town. North of Phoenix the temperatures are more moderate but the living costs significantly higher. The news the 76 million Baby Boomers and the oldest of Gen X are paying attention to is: weather.

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Puritan Brand of Capitalism Never Anticipated the Anthony Levandowski Type

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's in Phoenix, Arizona. During the sentencing of former Silicon Valley engineer Anthony Levandowski, U.S. District Judge William Alsup praised his brilliance, reports Bloomberg Law. Echoes of the Ted Bundy sentencing. That high intelligence, as with serial killer Bundy, had been misdirected. Levandowski had pilfered trade secrets from Google's Waymo and brought them along to his next employer Uber.

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“No problem” and Other Customer Turn offs

SpeakerSue Says...

Me: I’m calling about the Paul McCartney pre-sale tickets for the August 12 show in Phoenix. Paul McCartney pre-sale tickets for the August 12 show in Phoenix. Phoenix. Phoenix. . THIS IS A TEST. THIS IS A TEST OF THE EMERGENCY WARNING SYSTEM. . THIS IS ONLY A TEST. THIS IS A TEST. . THIS IS A TEST OF THE EMERGENCY WARNING SYSTEM. THIS IS ONLY A TEST. This agent failed. Can you spot why?

In Manhattan It Felt Like 100, In Arizona It Felt Like (and was) 104 - A society on edge

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Phoenix, police say there could be a serial killer. Yesterday, the added nuisance to life in Manhattan was the MTA power outage. That stopped or delayed subways. Today it was a temperature that felt like 100 degrees. Here in Arizona, it felt like and was 104 degrees. More heat is on the way for both places. And clearly we are a society on the edge. The massacre in Nice, France, amps up the tension. Not even back in the summer of 1967, when cities went up in flames, had I been this wary.

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11 Public Speaking Lessons from an Eleven Year Old

Matt Eventoff

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Rhetorical Devices: Paralipsis

Manner of Speaking

I’m not saying that from the ashes of captivity, never has a Phoenix metaphor been more personified! This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device : Paralipsis. Origin : From the Greek ?????????? paraleipsis), meaning “omission&#. In plain English: To call attention to something by specifically saying that you will not mention it.

"Zero to One" By Peter Thiel - 23 On Waiting List At Woods Memorial Library

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It is on the Eastside of Tucson, Arizona, miles away from thriving commercial areas like Phoenix, AZ (where the Superbowl will be) and Dallas, Texas. The Woods Memorial Library is not in San Francisco or Manhattan. Yet, the folks know their memes. The curious writer in me bellied up to the main desk at Woods. I asked how many were on the waiting list for "Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future" by Peter Thiel. The answer: 23.

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All Elizabeth Holmes' Lawyers - Three from Cooley Contend They Are Being Stiffed, Want Off the Case

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They are defending her in the civil class action lawsuit filed in Phoenix, Arizona, in 2016, by consumers of her blood-testing services. Once Elizabeth Holmes, founder of Theranos, had been among the global wealthy. Superstar lawyer David Boies had represented her. In addition, he was on the startup's board, along with international expert Henry Kissinger. That was then. Currently, Elizabeth Holmes might be in a financial pickle.

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All Autonomous Vehicle Brands Take Major Hit - Elaine Herzberg Fatally Struck Down by Uber Self-Driving Car

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That was in Tempe, Arizona, located not far from major city Phoenix. Today, Elaine Herzberg started out her day as an Everywoman pedestrian. She was heading across a street outside the formal crosswalk. One of Uber's driverless cars struck her. In the vehicle was a human driver. She was taken to the hospital, where she died of her injuries. Here is the coverage by Fox. Uber announced it is suspending, for now, its driverless car initiative.

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Extreme Heat - Turn Up Air Conditioning Is Like Let Them Eat Cake

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At the turn of the century, Phoenix, Arizona could experience 155 of those instead of the current 124, predict those in the know. For 27 months I resided outside Phoenix. If climate change experts are on the money, there could be less economic growth. Globally and for each nation.    That's because of the consequences of the increased number of days nations endure temperatures of 95 degrees or more.

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Language of Retirement Planning - Factor in Phrase "Extreme Weather"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Tucson-Phoenix regions had sustained 122-degree temperatures. Southwestern Arizona. That was a favorite of those considering retirement/semi-retirement. Then there were the summers of 2016 and 2017. The media articles on the most affordable coastal towns listed those in Texas. Harvey made those rule-outs. With the threat of Irma, the old-standby-Florida-doesn't look so promising.

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Drudge Report - This Time It's a Dem - Loretta Lynch - in Hot Seat

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Questions arose about the Clinton connection as soon as it was learned that Lynch and Bill Clinton had a conversation on the tarmac in Phoenix, Arizona, last June. The conservative Drudge Report gets right to the point. In a two-word headline - "Her Turn" - it announces that it's a Democrat in the hot seat. That's former attorney general Loretta Lynch.

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"Good Girls" - Beth Takes Over the Territory

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Noah, the FBI agent who falls in love with Annie, is being transferred from Michigan to Phoenix. A convoluted plot it was, with many twists and turns. But tonight's finale of "Good Girls' ends with Beth Boland owning the territory. At one point she is cutting a deal with the FBI. Among what she was taking responsibility for had been Boomer's murder. Then Boomer shows up, very much alive. Next, Gangbanger kidnaps FBI Jim. He gives Beth the gun to off FBI Jim.

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