Conference Best Practices: The Tech Policy Summit

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The recent Tech Policy Summit at the Silverado Country Club in the Napa Valley was a well organized and engaging event. Business Communication Technology #TPS2012 Tech Policy SummitToo many conferences are painful to attend; lengthy keynote speeches in windowless hotel rooms, rubber chicken and endless PowerPoint conspire to dull the senses. This event was an exception. Here’s a list of the [.].

Mitt Romney Continues Policy of Having No Policies

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Interview: Kathy Stershic, Tech Policy Freelancer

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Kathy recently completed a Master of International Policy and Practice degree at the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs in Washington DC, focusing on Information Technology policy. Kathy’s musings on IT policy can be found on her blog. Freelance Focus I asked Kathy about her interest in Tech Policy and what she sees developing in the ways technology companies will advertise and communicate about their products and services.

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Comment Policy for TJ Walker Channel | Public Speaking Training

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Mitt Romney gives Major Foreign Policy Speech

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Mitt Romney on Obama’s foreign policy “I agree!”

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Proven: Economic Policies Can Reduce Deaths of Despair

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That is, economic policies can reduce deaths of despair.    One of those economic policies would be to raise the minimum wage 10%. What progressive politicos have been advocating, University of California researchers have proved. The research team headed by William H. Dow found that among those 18 through 64 without a college degree, the 10% boost in the minimum wage resulted in a 3.65 decline in the suicide rate.

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Foreign Policy, D.C. - Editorial Fellow (help-wanted)

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Ben Affleck’s “Argo” Movie would be good foreign policy tutorial for Mitt Romney

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Mitt Romney’s Easy Five-Step Approach to Foreign Policy – TV AD

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Gay teen denied Eagle Scout: ‘Change is happening’ over Boy Scouts anti-gay policy NBC

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In foreign policy speech, Romney will encourage military spending, Syria intervention – NBC

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Kaine-Pence Debate - Policy Wonks Maybe Not Made for Infotainment

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It notes all the reasons why we should invest our 90 minutes with the two policy wonks tonight. Tonight, those of us who do live-stream the debate will analyze if the two understand that even dry policy can be packaged as theatre. Let's put it this way: Supermarketers aren't crowded with folks shopping for goodies to serve at their Kaine-Pence Debate party. And, no one I have run into noted that they couldn't do X or Y because they'd be live-tweeting that debate.

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Obama ad cites Romney’s ‘reckless’ foreign policy skills – The Last Word

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Emerging Global Meme of Work Less, Boost Productivity - The Absolute Genius of Work/Life Balance Policies

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Wistfully, some wonder if Gabe MacConaill would be alive today had his law firm Sidley Austin instituted mandatory work/life balance policies. Work/Life balance is good for business.    That's what Daily Mail reports. After Microsoft Japan established the three-day weekend, productivity shot up 39.9%.    That model of working less instead of working more is catching on.

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Twitter - New Policy about Tweets Advocating Self-Harm/Suicide

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Everyone using Twitter is instructed to report tweets violating this policy. "Twitter, which is constantly criticized for not doing enough to prevent harassment, has updated its guidelines with more information on how it handles tweets or accounts that encourage other people to hurt themselves or commit suicide."  "  - Catherine Shu, TechCrunch, February 21, 2018. Here is the article.

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Lobbying 2015 - Intersection Of Public Policy, Law

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Seasoned public affairs players always knew that the law is not the end of the conversation on any issue. That was obvious when Congress over-rode the U.S. Supreme Court ruling against Lilly Ledbetter on equal pay for equal work. The result was the landmark Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.    Now the power of generating change via public opinion is even more obvious. That's why Squire Patton Boggs, which fuses lobbying and law, is so frequently mentioned in the media.

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Coal: What will be global public policies?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 Lower cost energy sources have convinced policy makers to not take on the alleged risks associated with nuclear. When it comes to energy, how should we invest?  This isn't only a question of going long on petroleum stocks and short on nuclear ones.  Closer to home for us ghostwriters and speechwriters is this: What areas of expertise should we deepen our experience in and which ones should we walk away from?

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Smart Policy in Extreme Crisis - NY State Classifies Liquor Stores as Essential Business

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Imagine enduring lockdowns, plunging Dow, job loss, and the forecast of a global economic depression without alcohol. Impossible. Recovered alcoholics being the exception. They are socialized to navigate life using other tools.). For once, government leaders recognize that reality. BusinessInsider reports that the powers that be in New York state have classified liquor stores as an essential business. The other essential businesses are: Grocery Stores. Pharmacies. Gas Stations. 

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President Obama Changes Immigration Policy

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Famous Speech Friday: Gwen Ifill on politics, policy & leadership

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In " Politics, Policy and the Reality of Leadership " she is funny, serious, frank and inspirational. Back when we used to watch the evening news on television--remember that?--we we spoke loyally of our favorite anchors and our habit of "inviting them into our homes." Starting in 1999, my Friday night loyalties lay with Gwen Ifill on "Washington Week" (formerly "Washington Week in Review"), and it was with tremendous sadness that she left my living room in 2016.

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New comments and posting policies

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Behind the scenes of this blog and the don't get caught blog on social media and communications, there's been a lot of activity--so I need to share these updates about new policies and frequency of posts: Comments: Comments have always been an important part of all my blogs. Both are in violation of my existing comments policy, and both have proven problematic in terms of attracting robotic spam.

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Polling about Tech Policy Issues: Reframe/TechCrunch Alternative Approach

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In time for the presidential campaign, Reframe and TechCrunch are partnering to provide a new approach to polling about tech policy issues. Funding comes from the Knight Foundation. The fun news is that you Everyman and Everywoman can be a part of this initiative which is called "deliberative polling." " As Cat Zakrzewski explains, "We are selecting a group of our readers to participate in TechCrunch's first experiment with deliberate polling."

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Law Firm, Oakland East, CA - Writer/Policy Analyst

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Lead-Poisoned Children - Public Policy/Public Relations Had Ruled Out That Possibility

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Since the ban, federal, state, and local public policy initiatives were supposed to protect children in those complexes from that medical hazard. "City officials (in New York City] revealed Thursday there were 1,375 positive lead poisoning tests in children since 2012 in NYCHA (public housing) - the first complete figures in the widening scandal."  "  - The New York Post, August 30, 2018. Here is the article.

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Maria - Woe to Policy Folk Who Dare to Doubt Climate Change

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Environmentalists are now the loudest and most credible voices in the rooms arguing public policy. Maria may or may not affect the United States. But, that now-cat 5 hurricane is sucking in enough media attention to hammer the last-needed nail in the coffin for burying doubters of climate change.    As public relations representatives and marketers know well:  Perception is everything.    The perception is that something big is going on in weather.

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Brandon Vezmar - What Was Theatre's Policy on Digital Devices & Other Legal Issues

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For example, what was the policy of movie facility about texting? Was the policy announced? Brandon Vezmar is a national joke, especially on talk radio. H ere is the light-hearted coverage of his legal issue in USA Today. Vezmar is filing a complaint in a Texas Small Claims Court for $17.31. That is the price of his ticket to see a 3-D movie with a date. She is the defendant. He alleges that, despite his requests to stop, she continually texted.

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Research Assistant/Editor for Policy Papers, Sante Fe, NM (help-wanted)

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90-Day Payment Terms & Conditions for Freelancers - New AOL Policy, Effective in 30 Days

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The question is: Will more organizations contracting out tasks follow AOL in instituting a 90-day policy for payment?    Today, the New York Post informs us on-demand-economy workers that will be AOL's way of doing things. It will be effective 30 days from when freelancers receive notification from Lara Sweet. Those terms and conditions also apply to contributors to HuffPost. The only exceptions are those already on contract.

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GM & Chevy - What Are Their Official Policies about Managing Vendor Relationsihp

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Do the Chevy brand and GM brand have policies about how the vendor relationship - we are partners with their dealership owners and salespeople - is to be managed? Let's cut to the chase. I perceived myself treated poorly by salesman David Bradfield at Greenwood Chevrolet , Austintown, Ohio. The alleged harm done was not associated with a transaction involving the purchase of a Chevy brand vehicle. Rather it was to me as a vendor.

The biggest reason your new cleaning policy may not change anything and what your email really has to say to sell

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Every hotel company is crafting hygiene plans to elevate their current cleanliness policy. One of the most exciting parts of doing what I do – providing sales and communication training to teams throughout the world – is learning from my clients. Yesterday, a corporate planner from a multi-national organization, and I, enjoyed a robust conversation about communicating with her leaders.

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Policy Makers Call Them "The Unbanked" - PayDay Lenders Call Them "Customers"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I knew to smile big. It would help that I was a five-footer female, I assumed. But, the two women manning the counter at the PayDay Lender shop were in no rush to buzz me in. With a moniker like "Cash-something," it was one of several such "alternative financial firms" along Mahoning Avenue in Austintown, Ohio. In her 2017 book "The Unbanking of America," Lisa Servon says they are what are keeping the "new middle class" going. I smirked about that.

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THE NEW REPUBLIC: Where policy and business intersect

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Now, reports Joe Pompeo in CAPITAL , Hughes is establishing a New York office for this essentially policy publication based inside the beltway. This move signals that what the new generation will be deconstructing is where policy and business intersect.  A new generation is taking charge of the memes of the 21st century.    One example of that is that Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes has taken over the influential THE NEW REPUBLIC. 

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 25, 2013: Ed Policy Roundup Hiatus

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Keystone State Education Coalition: Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 25, 2013 : Ed Policy Roundup Hiatus Good morning folks – just a quick heads-up that after publishing the Keystone State Education Coalition’s Education Policy Roundup 6 days a week since November 2010 we will be taking a brief hiatus beginning this Friday morning.

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How To Use Hoshin Kanri For Business Planning

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It accomplishes this by identifying the best ways to executing strategy deployment and policy deployment on both the micro and macro levels. This is where you will identify and evaluate existing policies and procedures, map out your organizational structure and operational management structure, identify your current long term goals, and solidify your vision/mission statements. Without successfully implemented strategic planning, businesses are doomed to fail.

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What’s the Real Reason conservatives are Obsessed with Benghazi?

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Free French Fries: Was it a game or store policy to prevent disruption?

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  Or was the manager following company policy to avoid having to call the police?  We customers stood spellbound.    A not-thin somewhat disheveled middle-aged man bellied up to the counter at McDonald's in Manhattan.    He screwed his face into a pleading expression.    Then out came the words, "Can I taste just a few french fries?"  "  The young man who was dressed like a manager smiled and said, "No." 

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". the [Internet's] overwhelming liberal bias tips public policy in favor of equality" - Gregory Fernstein, CRUNCH GOV

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Fernstein observes, " the [Internet's] overwhelming liberal bias tips public policy in favor of equality." The battle for gay rights, unlike for equality for African-Americans and women, wound up on the Internet.  That might account for the scope and the speed of the public acceptance of gay as not only okay, but equal. On CRUNCH GOV , Gregory Fernstein discusses digital activism.

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Newt Gingrich Says Neo Conservatism Isn’t Working

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New York Times: ‘Romney Has Nothing Really Coherent Or Substantive To Say…’ Mediaite

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"Conflict of Interest" - What the law or policy prohibits and all the other ambiguous cases

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Sure, there are relationships forbidden by some law or some organizational or ethical policy.  "Conflict of interest," as most people who have ever wondered if they were guilty of it know, is a murky area.    Then there are all the other ambiguous cases. THE NEW YORK TIMES prominent reporter Joe Nocera, an author in his own right, found himself suspected of a conflict of interest when he published an article on Oracle. 

Mitt Romney Launches New “Apology Tour” TV Ad

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 9, 2013: Yinzercation: How to Read the PSSA Report

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link] Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 7, 2013 : Feds want data protected in Trombetta cyber charter fraud case [link] Yinzercation: How to Read the PSSA Report Yinzercation Blog September 8, 2013 The PA Department of Education just distributed the results of last year’s PSSA testing. 5 – House Democratic Policy Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, announced today the committee will hold a hearing about Pennsylvania’s public education and funding cuts from 2 p.m.

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