Myth: Layoffs Boost Stock Prices

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There is a widely held belief that a large layoff will increase the stock price of a corporation. The myth goes like this: The chief executive officer is under fire for the stuck or declining price of the stock. That will give the stock price an uptick.

Interview: Mark Stiving – The Price is Right

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

helps companies implement value based pricing strategies to increase profit. As a pricing strategist, he ’spreads the gospel’ of value based pricing. His message inspires manufacturers, marketers and others concerned with pricing to capture greater value through pricing improvements and to focus on creating real, quantifiable value for the benefit [.] helps companies implement value based pricing strategies to increase profit.

‘Price Is Right’ reveals its first male model Today.com

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized 'Price Is Right' "male model

Professional Services - Pricing Pressure and Pareto Rule

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The 2017 Aderant Survey of the business of law confirms that the number-one challenge is pricing pressure. But we recognize that we have to re-think our pricing policies.  Each professional services firm has to establish and keep reviewing its unique pricing approaches.

Jobless Claims Slide, Import Prices Rise, Trade Gap Up CNBC

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized Import Prices Rise Jobless Trade Gap Up CNBC Unemployment

Macy's, Your Pricing Is Too High

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's because its prices are higher than that of Penney and other shops in the mall. His selling platform was fair pricing. In the Tucson, Arizona Mall, Macy's and JCPenney stand almost side-by-side.

Pat and Fred Price - Transcending Alzheimer's Disease

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" That's how Pat Price described her husband Fred's last moments. Until then, Pat and Fred Price made it their business to transcend how the progressive disease can rob humans of everything. "There was a look of wonderment on his face. He squeezed my hand."

Books - No Longer "Price Of Entry"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The old-line wisdom was that you needed a book as the "price of entry" to become a brandname in your field. Sure, a book can be the tipping force from being a comer to established.

Gas Prices Surging - SUV Drivers Will Have Ah-Ha Moment Memorial Day Weekend

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Reality bit hard - and fast - here in low-gas-price Northeastern Ohio. But even though I stuck with fuel-efficiency, with this upward trajectory in gas prices, I won't be seeing the USA in my Chevrolet this summer.

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Saudi Arabia Cuts Oil Prices - Overdue

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's news (LOL) that Saudi Arabia cut its oil price. Here in Tucson, Arizona, at Fry's, E. Roger and First, I filled up my gas tank for the least amount I have spent since I relocated here in April 2014. After applying my Fry's loyalty points, each gallon cost me $1.73.

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Gas Prices: So, How Can Everyman Plan?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to the Energy Information Administration, the price of gasoline is on the way back up. Roger Road, Tucson, Arizona, within a week the price shot up from about $1.71 Everyman has noticed the same thing. Here at Fry's at East First Avenue and E.

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Food Shopping - It's an Old-fashioned Price War

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And, as USA Today reports, there is an old-fashioned price war going on. But Giant Eagle's regular pricing is much too high for me. Pricing is what determines purchasing decisions in this category.

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PC Doctor, Austintown, OH - Fast Service, Straight-Talking, Discount Pricing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No one can be without their laptop. That's even though we might also own several other e-gadgets. Matt and his staff at PC Doctor in Austintown, Ohio, know that. They jump when we have a problems.

Uber's Surge Pricing: Shame on it

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 The company had calculated that based on its Surge Pricing practice.  When demand is high for its driving service, the price goes up. The Surge Pricing practice is not a best practice among us businesspeople who have been around a while.

Uber Can't Mandate Arbitration in Surge-Pricing Lawsuit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

District Judge Jed Rakoff, reports Reuters (reprinted in Fortune): " denied a motion by Uber to compel arbitration in a passenger lawsuit over so-called surge pricing. The lawsuit initially alleged price-fixing by Uber CEO Travis Kalanick.

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Uber, Lyft - Cutting Prices, Angry Drivers (freelancers perceive sweatshop conditions)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Both ride-hailing services, Uber and Lyft, have cut pricing in myriad U.S. But when they have to bill at a lower price they have to work longer hours to gross the same revenue. The on-demand-economy is not always sweet to its contract workers.

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"Good Girls" - Back in the Money, But Paying a Heavy Price

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The season finale of "Good Girls" didn't disappoint. It ended with a roller-coaster plot line that left two of the financially desperate housewives in the worst kind of nightmare. Only Annie winds up in the catbird seat, at least for now.

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Stock Price - CEO's Too-Earnest Apology Can Sink It

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I don't want to sink the company stock price. What they found is that those which contained the most emotion were correlated with plunges in stock price. "Father, let's keep this mea culpa light. Or sound, well, too feminine."

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On-Demand-Economy - Surge Pricing For Babysitting New Year's Eve

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the New York Post , Jane Ridley reports that babysitters will be charging surge pricing to watch children as their parents ring in the New York.   The usual price in the New York area for babysitting is about $20 an hour.

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Book As Price Of Entry - Maybe Not Anymore

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, re-think the classic advice: A book is the price of entry. The demand I keep encountering is to research and ghostwrite e-books. Those are the kinds that can be knocked off on computer, made available for free, and distributed on a website and other forms of social media.

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"Pulling a Price - Who Will Next Be Targeted Allegedly Doing That?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He is Tom Price. They did what they wanted when they wanted, without shopping for the best price. He was the $1 million flyer. But instead of lots of frequent flyer miles, he got forced out of his job as Secretary of Health and Human Services. 

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Beyond Bullet Points -- Live! Early bird pricing ends tomorrow!

Speak Schmeak

Cliff Atkinson, author of Beyond Bullet Points , is offering -- for the first time ever -- courses to the public on his BBP method! (If If you haven't read Beyond Bullet Points, I highly recommend it. You can get it here.)

Amazon & New Economy: Price Points

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  What's interesting about this strategy of competiting via price point is that, when it comes to gadgets, many are willing to pay anything.  " Amazon, with its low price point, could be emerging as the disrupter, pushing aside Apple and Google.

Big Apple & New Year's Eve - Choose Between Uber Surge Pricing Or Cost of DUI Lawyer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Right now in the Southern District of New York and the Second Circuit, issues related to Uber's surge pricing are pending. That means that riders using Uber will still have to absorb surge pricing.

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Olympics Ratings Low - Fed Up with Corruption, Too High a Price Paid for Hopes of the Gold

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Also, come on, after so much suffering during the 21st century, we have become cynical about the high price athletes pay to chase the gold, as well as the silver and bronze.

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Get the best price on technology purchases, clothing — and anything else!

PowerPoint Tips

If so, I’d like to introduce you to a new, free service that will help you get the lowest price. Many people don’t realize that prices fluctuate constantly, particularly on websites like Amazon, which allow third party vendors to continually undercut one another. For example, consider the price variations for a Samsung 59-Inch 1080p 3D Plasma HDTV over three months (Jul 10 to Oct 10, 2011): $1,850, 2,251, 1,920, 2,000, 2,251, 2,145, 2,218, 2,225, 2,145, 2,200.

Brand Bundling - Sleepy Hollow Outlet, Boardman, OH Does Low Prices/Extreme Customer Service

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Because of the Brand Bundling of low pricing/Wow customer service, my quest also ended at Sleepy Hollow. The price was peanuts. Sleepy Hollow Outlet.    That brandname, on the left side of Market Street in Boardman, Ohio, caught my eye.

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Telecommuting: Is price too high

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We communicators who telecommute might be analogous to those victimized moms who took part-time jobs without benefits, simply for the flexibility in schedule to attend to family demands. Take this help-wanted on Journalismjobs.com. 

Amazon Kindles: new lower price

The Eloquent Woman

Amazon's Kindle e-book reader just lowered its price to $299. Related posts: Testing the Kindle on the lectern Features on the new Kindle that aid speakers Get the Kindle at the new lower price.

Square's $9 Share Price Sends Message, "Baby It's Cold Out There For Tech In IPO Market

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But, as The Wall Street Journal reports: "[Square has been] priced at $9 a share late Wednesday, according to people familiar with the matter. " Simultaneously, notes the WSJ, two other tech IPOs priced shares at the low end of the proposed range.

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My Dentist in Mexico - No one pays full price any more

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The game is about not paying full price. we compared prices we had just paid at the various dental clinics. It was clear that to get the price for dental procedures in Mexico I would have to continue to shop around. Is not paying full price a trend or a fad?

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E-Book = New price of entry

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

   That was the price of entry.  Building a brand for a consultant, financial planner, or politico used to entail publishing a print book through an established house like HarperCollins.   That   But the game is changing. 

Thought Leadership - Price Of Entry To Market Just About Anything

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Companies are being sold the idea that becoming a leading public thinker on some issue affecting their industry will give them a competitive edge. As Whitespace Consultants. puts it, thought leadership makes you 'part of the conversation early in the buying journey.'"

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Publishers, retailers tussle over e-book prices

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Publishers, retailers tussle over e-book prices. Self-Publishing & Print On Demand ebooks POD self-publishing

Beyond Bullet Points -- Live! Early bird pricing ends tomorrow!

Speak Schmeak

Cliff Atkinson, author of Beyond Bullet Points , is offering -- for the first time ever -- courses to the public on his BBP method! (If If you haven't read Beyond Bullet Points, I highly recommend it. You can get it here.) On November 11, Cliff is offering his one-day basic PowerPoint course, and on November 12, he's offering his advanced version. You can sign up as an individual or as a group.

Daily Mail - The Business of Dressing Politicos (Ralph Lauren Stock Price Jumps)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One bit of coverage highlighted how Melania's baby blue swearing-in outfit raised the stock price of the Ralph Lauren company which designed it. Fashion designers favored by Melania and Ivanka Trump have already arrived in the Promised Land of an administration with independent wealth.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dissent Necklace - Commercially Available (half of the $15 price goes to 3 good causes)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The wonderful news connected with all this is that 50% of the purchase price goes to three legal non-profits. America's sweetheart-Ruth Bader Ginsburg-is a genius with symbolism.

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Triangulate your rate before you quote

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Freelance Writing - Corporate Freelance Writing - General Pricing Corporate Assignments estimating quotes pricing corporate writing quotes pricing editing quoteWhen it comes to writing and editing services, there is no 'one rate fits all' rate. Yet many clients want cost certainty--and I don't blame them--so you have to give them a quote.

Nordstrom - Its Prices Are Too Darn High (I swear by J.C. Penney)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Penney went from everyday fair pricing (LOL) to steep discounting. The prices are too high for my sense of what's a bargain. Chastened, J.C. I am there all the time. And in the long lines for the dressing room and check-out, neither I nor other shoppers kvetch.

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Find & price corporate editing & writing freelance assignments – Toronto workshop

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Conquering Corporate Markets: Find & Price Corporate Editing & Writing Freelance Assignment - Sat. 14, Toronto; sponsored by Editors' Association of Canada: Business writing and editing can be a lucrative source of income—if you understand how to sell your services to, and price your services for, corporate markets.