Your Dreams - Permission To Pull The Plug

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

She gives us the permission we need in America to pull the plug on all that. Had I not pulled the plug on becoming a prominent literary figure, I would have missed out on making a very good living as a commercial writer. There is the strange voodoo of dreams.

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Facebook: Why I pulled the plug

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

She and I also added to the reasons for pulling the plug on Facebook: I am way too private for all that sharing and liking. The ethos of Facebook is The Happy Valley or PG-rated.  Positive rules.  That's been documented by research and experience.

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Book plugging news

Max Atkinson

It's 10 days since I posted some comments about the impact of BBC 'plug-a-book' shows on sales, following a mention of Speech-making and Presentation Made Easy (see above) on the BBC website. As expected, it soon slipped back from its all-time high of 1,841st in the Amazon bestsellers chart, but it's still been averaging about 220,000 places higher than it was before the plug on the BBC website. Tags: Book plugging Amazon waterstones booksellers

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Book plugging

Max Atkinson

So instead of posting stuff about the impact on sales of BBC 'plug-a-book' shows, I thought I should be doing a bit more in the way of plugging my own books on the blog. If you're wondering why my books have suddenly appeared in such a prominent place at the top of the page, there are two reasons.

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Journalism Academic Programs: Emory pulling the plug

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Everything changes.    Respected Emory is phasing out its academic program in journalism.    That sends a lot of messages. The most blatant is that journalism as a discipline isn't in demand, not as a source of influence, not as where the jobs are. 

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BBC plug-a-book show slot for aging new left author

Max Atkinson

Readers of my previous comments on BBC plug-a-book show s won’t be surprised to hear that I didn’t last longer than about three minutes before turning one off last night. As for how he came to get one of these prime plug-a-book slots, it’s anyone’s guess. Tags: Book plugging bbc

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Vital Speeches plugs the Eloquent Woman

The Eloquent Woman

Thanks to reader and speechwriter Margot Friedman for alerting me that The Eloquent Woman was highlighted this week in McMurry's Executive Communication Report , a free email newsletter from the publishers of The Influential Executive and Vital Speeches of the Day. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.) The newsletter includes pointers to speechwriting jobs, tips, blogs, and speech-related resources and analyses.

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Barnes & Noble - Should it also pull plug on laptop users, non-paying magazine readers?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I always had my profit doubts about the genteel practice of turning coffee shops and book stores into those Third Places - that is, where folks could just hang.    Now so do some of those Third Places in New York.    They are banning laptops.    After all, anyone can pop for one cup of something and monopolize the table forever, keying in, surfing the Internet, checking help-wanted.

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Presentation Crimes I Have Committed #1

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

Neat lines of plugs criss-cross his head, with painful looking red welts at the base of each. It must be really painful to get fully plugged. He tilted his head forward to reveal – oh, yes - hair plugs. Pic: Stgermh.

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Why doesn't Amazon have a Spanish site?

Max Atkinson

Tags: Book plugging Amazon booksellers

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Presentation tips for PowerPoint

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Long extension leads & multi plugs – so you can plug in wherever the plug points are. This is an extract of a training session that I present “Putting the POWER back into PowerPoint”. Nowadays, many of us use PowerPoint for our presentations. While there are many courses and books on the technical side of how to create slides, there is very little material available on how to create effective slides and presentations. This course helps to address that issue.

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YouTube Launches Limited HTML5 Support

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

Hopefully, this is the opening salvo in what will mean the end of plug-in driven sites using Flash and Silverlight. via techcrunch.com. Flash leaks memory like a colander and Silverlight is just another means for Microsoft to try to turn the web into its own proprietary playground. ENOUGH!!!

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"Criminal Minds" - Plot Lines on Life Support

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Given that "Criminal Minds" is on life support, it would be an act of mercy for the future careers of the actors to pull the plug now. There is a syndrome among long-running popular television dramas during their last seasons. The plot lines get weird convoluted.

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Noelle Hancock - The New Bohemians (Part 3)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Many of us The New Bohemians also plugged the plug on what seemed to be promising careers. At age 31, Noelle Hancock, a Yale graduate, gave up the $95,000 journalism job in New York. The cool apartment. And nice things.

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Presenting with an iPad

The Presenter's Blog

Unable to plug-into the power while connected to a projector. With the iPad’s out-port connected to the VGA, there is nowhere to plug-in the power. You no longer take your laptop to a picnic if you want to play music; you take your MP3 player instead.

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Oprah 1, "60 Minutes" 0

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No surprise, Oprah pulled the plug on her relationship with "60 Minutes." How naïve. The producers of "60 Minutes" allegedly over-directed mega star Oprah. As many recall, she had been an on-air columnist for a while on that too-long-running series.

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Anderson Cooper Over in Afternoon: Tough nut to crack

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  No surprise, the powers that be are pulling the plug on the show after two seasons.   The electricity was just never there for Anderson Cooper and his afternoon audience.    Unlike Ellen his persona was too analytical and unlike Oprah too introverted. 

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Family Feud: Mary Max, Widow of Gonzo Artist Peter Max, Commits Suicide

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No one has returned from a successful suicide to provide a detailed analysis of the thought processes leading in to pulling the plug. Wealth has many owners - or so they think. Through his gonzo art, Peter Max created that wealth.

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Ted Cruz Ends It - Beginning of Trump v Clinton

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No surprise, Ted Cruz pulled the plug on his presidential campaign. Things started going all wrong for him. The least was the vice president on his ticket, Carly Fiorina, falling off the stage. The worst was the ugly loss in Indiana.

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PowerPoint Karaoke slides

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

This little device plugs into your USB port on one end, and the projector on the other, and voila, you have a wireless projector! On Monday evening, I ran a PowerPoint Karaoke contest at the Cape Communicators Toastmaster Club.

Jack McCoy Is Back - Still Believes Law Is About Law, Not Justice (or compassion)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's before Barba takes it upon himself to pull the plug on Baby Drew. Although he hated his father, for example, he refused to approve pulling the plug.

2018 52

Review of the Targus wireless remote/laser pointer

PowerPoint Tips

You just plug the USB adapter into your laptop and it works. Targus wireless remote. I use this inexpensive remote because it’s very simple. It’s small so your audience will hardly notice it and it fits easily in the palm of your hand.

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Sydney Aiello, Parkland Massacre Survivor, Commits Suicide

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We don't understand why one distressed person toughs it out and another pulls the plug on life. In the massacre on February 14, 2018, Sydney Aiello lost her best friend Meadow Pollack. Since then, she had had a difficult emotional time. Focusing on her college studies had not been easy.

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Product Review: Papershow

Beyond Bullet Points

In plugging the dongle, nothing happens on the computer. If you don’t have a Tablet PC to write directly on your slides during a BBP presentation, you can always use a whiteboard as a companion to your screen.

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The Medium of Television - JFK Not First Politico to "Get It"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Leaders who don't plug themselves smoothly into the myth will be branded as "not authentic." "Ahead of his election in 1952, Dwight Eisenhower took acting lessons, and savvy politicians were wise to speak in segment-friendly sound bites."

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The Gift that Keeps Giving in Aging: Not Giving a Damn

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After trying to negotiate with the owners for improvements, they have decided to pull the plug. Last October, they blew in from the Deep South to the Midwest.    The retired couple had decided to make their outdoorsy getaway in Pennsylvania their primary residence.

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Oh no, when we thought it couldn't get worse: More dirt on John Edwards

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  After that happened, Elizabeth pulled the plug. Here's the latest from the NATIONAL ENQUIRER, which has been proving itself to be mighty credible.    It reports that Elizabeth Edwards told a friend that what ended the marriage was that her husband John Edwards beat her.    According to the NE, the friend passed a lie detector test. 

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Jorge Dominguez - Sure, He Deserves Due Process, But.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But this time he's pulling the plug on his teaching career at that university. This wasn't the first time that Harvard Government professor Jorge Dominguez had been in trouble for accusations about sexual misconduct.

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Greta van Susteren Lands Back in Media

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At the Voice of America, where she had been contributing since fall 2017, she heads "Plugged in with Greta van Susteren." "Greta van Susteren.

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Interview with Shai Schwartz of VisualBee, automatic PowerPoint design software

PowerPoint Tips

Answer: VisualBee is a Free PowerPoint 2007/10 plug-in that automatically designs presentations. VisualBee was a Gold Sponsor of my Outstanding Presentations Workshop last fall.

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James Dolan, Aaron Swartz - Suicide Is an Equal-Opportunity Disease

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  However, any connection between the two suicides could be explained more simply: Pulling the plug prematurely on a life is an equal-opportunity disease. Digital activist aka hacker James Dolan took his own life last December.

News Corp: Why Rupert Murdoch should get the hell out of the newspaper business

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  But most analysts watching this play out are doubtful that Murdoch can pull the plug on what he loves so much.  A Greek Chorus, in the form of News Corp investors, are telling Rupert Murdoch he should get the hell out of the newspaper business. 

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Epstein Loop - No Royal Immunity

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those in the UK who pony up the funding for much of that may decide to pull the plug. The fallout from Prince Andrew's BBC interview doesn't only negatively impact the brand - and future - of the British royals. 

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Starbucks W/O WiFi = Expensive Coffee, Target as Superhero

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sit there plugged in as long as needed.  Horrors. There was an outage one morning on Buckeye Broadband High-Speed Internet Service in West Toledo, Ohio. Of course, since I operate two telecommuting enterprises I headed out to Starbucks for an internet connection.

Entertainment Celebrities - Megawattage Darkened in Trumpville

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, Donald Trump knows exactly what he is doing in trying to pull the plug on that megawattage. The president-elect had a successful career as an entertainment celebrity. His medium had been television. So, he understands the attention game. Or megawattage.

Jeb Bush Can Become Most Famous Ex-Presidential Candidate

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There is a huge market for lessons on bellying up to the risk bar, taking the leap, navigating through rough waters, pulling the plug, and making that experience a +.

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Did you bring batteries?

Speak Schmeak

I tried plugging the drive into different ports, but that wasn't the problem. Here's a quick example of what I'm talking about when I harp on preparation over and over again. Yesterday, as I set up my equipment for a presentation, I noticed that my remote wasn't working.

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"My husband left me" - Phrase not heard in years

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now, even if one party pulls the plug and it's abrupt, the phrasing is usually, "The marriage fell apart." Divorce has become, at least in many circles, a fairly sophisticated concept. The point of view frequently tilts toward contract law.

2016 56

Drug Dealers Killing Repeat Business

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Imagine if you got your stereo system home, plugged it in, and it blew up and killed you… Bye-bye repeat customer because a dead customer is an ex-customer, not a repeat customer. Drug dealers, what are you doing? Selling your customers such bad s**t that it’s killing them? Don’t you know, dead customers can’t buy more drugs from you! And that kills your repeat business. I used to work in advertising for Radio Shack (now The Source).

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Brands - (some) Scandals Can Be A Good Thing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It could be short-sighted for brands to pull the plug on advertising and sponsorship when negative publicity happens. The scandals surrounding Elivis' hip gyrations and Madonna's simulating sex on stage helped their own personal branding.

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Downton Abbey Back Sunday - Dysfunctional Aristocracy We Identify With

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That was a primary reason I pulled the plug on the Facebook page I shared with too many of them.  Will suffering soften Mary? So many of us have known that kind of woman. They went through our lives in college as presenting themselves as special.

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Tara Condell, 27 - Manhattan Snuffs Out Life of Another Successful Professional

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Several times I asked psychiatric experts how come I haven't pulled the plug, too. Again, Manhattan has been a kind of suicide headquarters for a successful professional. In the West Village, Tara Condell, age 29, took her life by hanging.

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Oprah - No Johnny Carson

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Oprah will pull the plug on her 4 PM talk show in September.  Finally.   It's no Johnny Carson quitting at the top of her fame.    Her ratings on down and her presentation is stale. One wonders if she has a second act in her.    My hunch: This woman is no Clint Eastwood who will blossom in late middle age.

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