Hosting Toastmaster Time Television

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Toastmaster Time is a long-running San Francisco Bay Area monthly television program, produced by members of Toastmasters International clubs in District 57. Shows are broadcast on local television community access channels and a complete archive of the past eight years are available for viewing on the Toastmaster Time website. Business Communication Public Speaking television studio

"FBI" - Does Network TV Need Another One of Those, Even If Produced by Dick Wolf?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This fall "FBI," produced by Dick Wolf, is coming to network television. We already have has plenty of those on network television.   Branding careers Content-provider Current Affairs legal Media Personal Musings Television Values Writing

2018 56

The Cowardly Lion: James Comisar could fundraise for Museum of Television by mass producing this meme

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  He is attempting to raise money for the Museum of Television in Phoenix.  In this era of economic turbulence and sustained uncertainty, who isn't afraid? 

Pedophiles on Television and They Live Next Door

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the "Law & Order" franchise, producer Dick Wolf presents plot lines "ripped from the headlines."   Content-provider Current Affairs Ethics legal Media Personal Musings Politics Television Values Web/Tech

Facebook's Lousy Crisis Communications - PR Experts Will Become Famous Producing Case Studies

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Many stopped working to take in those hours of entertainment broadcasted on television. Branding careers Content-provider Current Affairs DigitalInfluencer Ethics Games legal Media Personal Musings Politics Public Speaking Rebranding Selling Television Values Web/Tech

2018 52

Blackmail - Such a Scary Meme in Television and Real Life

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The writers and producers of "Good Girls" were mirroring the emotional roller-coaster that could occur in the corridors of power. Current Affairs legal Media Personal Musings Politics Public Speaking Selling Television Values WritingThe tension dominating "Good Girls" is created by the former "Secret Shopper" turned blackmailer.

Local Television News - Surely, There Is More Important Content Than Advising Us on Coat vs. Sweater

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And, since the steel mills shut down and the third shift producing the GM Cruz was eliminated at Lordstown, there isn't a lot of business news.   Branding careers Content-provider Current Affairs Media Personal Musings Television Values

2018 52

Choose Your Friends Wisely - HBO Producer Marc Henry Johnson Goes to Prison in OD Death of MD Pal

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That might have been what US District Court Judge Jesse Furman advised brandname HBO producer Marc Henry Johnson. He is the co-producer of the HBO fall series "The Deuce."  careers Content-provider Current Affairs Games legal Media Television Travel ValuesChoose your friends wisely. Johnson had as a friend medical doctor Kiersten Rickenbach Cerveny. As part of her double life, she went into Manhattan to party with drugs.

2017 40

BBC Television NEWS: produced for or by morons?

Max Atkinson

I’d very much like to know if I’m alone in noticing that BBC television news programmes are making more and more use of slide shows and graphics in their bulletins. BBC TELEVISION NEWS, 10.00

2008 40

PowerPoint on radio and television revisited

Max Atkinson

A warm welcome to BBC Radio Scotland listeners who may have found their way here after listening to this morning's discussion of PowerPoin t on MacAulay & Co. If you'd like to know more about the Anti-PowerPoint Party , you can watch the president's video above and/or sign up to support it HERE.

"Mad Men" - Creatives listen up, can a happy Don Draper still produce great concepts, copy?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If the writers for "Mad Men" are worth their salt, they could have Don transcend his old style and produce breakthrough concepts and copy. Branding careers Media Personal Musings Television ValuesCharles Schulz refused to go to therapy. 

Famous Speech Friday: Jackie Kennedy's 1962 televised tour of the White House

The Eloquent Woman

television networks aired an unprecedented public speaking tour de force by a woman, when First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy led a televised tour of the White House and its just-completed $2 million renovations. Fifty years ago on Valentine's Day 1962, major U.S.

BBC Television News informs, educates and entertains without slides!

Max Atkinson

I n case you missed the last edition of Have I Got News for You , here’s the sequence showing how much more interesting the BBC’s political editor Nick Robinson can be when he forsakes the awful slides he usually inflicts on us: You might also like to compare this with some of the following: BBC Television News: produced for or by morons? Tags: slide shows Robinson BBC Television News slidomania

Presidential debates – tedious television but better than commercials

Max Atkinson

For British audiences, the televised ‘debates’ between US presidential candidates come across as a very strange form of television indeed, which is hardly surprising given the peculiar rules of engagement as set out by Bob Schieffer of CBS News at the start of the third one: “The rules tonight are simple.

2008 40

So Off Any Game - "Law & Order SVU"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" Producer Dick Wolf's signature is ripping plot material from the headlines. Intuitive Personal Musings TelevisionThe raped transgender. The son of a bankrupt NYC taxi driver who commits assault to send a message.

2019 52

The Nation Didn't Watch the Same Robert Mueller Testimony - At Least, Not According to Partisan Media

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  And the smart producers of "ABC Evening News" let the video do the reporting. Current Affairs Film Games Media Online video Personal Musings Politics Television Values Web/Tech Writing

2019 56

"A Million Little Things" - ABC Renews for 2nd Season

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Placement is almost everything in the world of network television. The second season will kick off with another mystery, but producers are mum about what it will be.     Personal Musings Television

2019 56

The 3-Hour Special: Dick Wolf Off His Game

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A charming technique producer Dick Wolf uses is mixing and matching characters from his long list of shows. But, that kind of horror couldn't be portrayed on network television.   Content-provider Intuitive Personal Musings Television

2019 52

"FBI" Renewed for 2nd Year - Dick Wolf Has Another Hit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At first, some of us wondered: Does network television really need yet another FBI series? But, with the iconic Dick Wolf as producer, we knew it had a chance to attract an audience.   Personal Musings Television

2019 56

Toast - That's What Shari Redstone Could Turn Fox News into

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Redstone could bring that solid revenue-producer to ViacomCBS.  Branding careers Content-provider Current Affairs DigitalInfluencer Games Intuitive legal Media Personal Musings Politics Public Speaking Rebranding Television Values Web/Tech Writing

2019 52

Mixing and Matching Characters from "Chicago P.D.," "Chicago Med," and "Chicago Fire"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Producer Dick Wolf creates troubled and flawed characters we love.    Wolf has given television some of the most iconic fictional characters. Personal Musings Television

Oprah 1, "60 Minutes" 0

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The producers of "60 Minutes" allegedly over-directed mega star Oprah. Well, the producers didn't go for that emotionality.   Branding careers Personal Musings TelevisionHow naïve.

2019 56

Alleged Use of THE Worst Racial Slur on "Apprentice" - Will Cost $5 Million to Document That

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Television producer Chris Nee has claimed on Twitter that, according to producers who worked on 'The Apprentice,' footage exists of Donald Trump using America's most explosive racial slur."

2016 65

Jones Day Brand - Will This Story Make It to a Network TV Special?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In terms of drama, Jones Day is the perfect story for a television network special on how the law firm is positioning and packaging itself in the post-#MeToo era. The producer could call in Patrice for commentary.

2019 52

Sign of More Competitive Times for Network TV - Dick Wolf's "Chicago" Triplicate Kicks Off New Season with Extreme Drama

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Like all network television, NBC is competing for eyeballs. Ever alert to what's going on, producer Dick Wolf started the three hours he "owns" on Wednesdays with extreme drama.   Branding Content-provider Current Affairs Personal Musings Television Writing

2019 56

"FBI" - Chemistry Between the Characters, Finally

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On iconic television crime shows such as "Without a Trace," it's all about relationships among the characters. Even if it's produced by Dick Wolf. When it first was televised the rating was about 10 million.   Personal Musings Television

2019 56

Fin's Early Years in the Hood - Please Spare Us Another Episode on That in "Law & Order SVU"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's what every college writing professor, professional editor, film/television producer, and head of corporate ghostwriter hammer. Recommendation: Dick Wolf, the famous producer, parachute in writers who are skilled in the techniques of simplification. Simplify.

2019 52

Any Trust in U.S. Healthcare System - Let Dick Wolf Episode on "Chicago P.D." Blow that Out of the Water

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Meanwhile, since television producer Dick Wolf rips episode plots from the headlines, expect to see some of the Husel type story on a program like "Chicago P.D."   Current Affairs Hope legal Media Personal Musings Science Television

2019 52

"Blue Bloods" - How Will Reagan Family Handle Roman Catholic Issue?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The signature of popular television series "Blue Bloods" is family values - the Roman Catholic kind.   Personal Musings Religion TelevisionOnly once did New York Police Department Commissioner Frank Reagan push back on the powers that be in the Roman Catholic Church.

2018 52

Being a Go-Giver in Your Business with Bob Burg

Speaker Launcher

A former television personality and top-producing salesperson, Bob has shared the platform with some of today’s top business […]. In this day and age, what makes a great influencer?

2019 62

"Dateline" - Okay, We Get It, Spouse Did It

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For 27 years, network television programming "Dateline" has been hammering that the miscreant will be brought to justice.   Personal Musings TelevisionShame on any spouse who assumes they can off their partner and get away with it.

2019 52

We Love Flawed Characters - "Law & Order SVU" Back for 21st Season

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's a record for television dramas. Instead of a film producer, the miscreant was a pilot.   Personal Musings Television"Law & Order SVU" has been renewed for a 21st season. Here are all the details from the Daily Mail.

2019 52

Olivia Benson + Hank Voigt = Dick Wolf Ratings Formula (and extreme treat for audiences)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Part of the genius of television producer Dick Wolf is his ability to create complex characters. Branding Content-provider Current Affairs Games Media Personal Musings Television Writing

2019 52

Sad - Yet Another Potential Story for "Dateline" Derived from Allegations of Wife Offing Law-Partner Husband

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If this makes it to "Dateline," will the producer simulate the burning of the body?  Content-provider Current Affairs Games Intuitive legal Media Personal Musings Television WritingCount on this murder eventually to be featured on "Dateline."

2019 52

"Law & Order SVU" - Maybe Writing/Acting Will Bounce Back

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This time it was, yesyesyes, a film producer.  Personal Musings TelevisionThe longest running of Dick Wolf's creations, "Law & Order SVU" might have jumped the shark. For the  second  time the plot line focused on the Harvey Weinstein meme: A powerful man with control over women's careers engages in sexual misconduct. The first time the miscreant had been an airline pilot.   The writing was full of cliches.

2019 40

June 4, 2019 - Boston Lost Some Brand Equity

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  But, the things could get bad enough in the city to have "Law & Order" producer Dick Wolf consider launching "Boston P.D." Branding Personal Musings TelevisionBoston isn't the kind of urban area we associate with mean streets and crime.

2019 52

42nd Season - Will "20/20" Be Renewed for 2019-2020?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" And that's what producers want. But, in the world of television, "20/20" has gotten long in the tooth. Branding legal Personal Musings Television

2018 52

Will #MeToo Give "Law & Order SVU" 22nd Season?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The plot for that one focused on an actual film producer.   Branding careers Content-provider Current Affairs DigitalInfluencer Games Generational Divide Intuitive legal Media Personal Musings Power Rebranding Selling Television Values Writing

2019 52

Fox Now - Roger Who?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

His creation of the unique conservative channel, at the time, disrupted television.    That must be scaring the jesus out of those producing the two other documentaries. Branding Current Affairs Film Media Personal Musings Televisionhat was fast.

2018 52

"A Million Little Things" - The Friends Can't Shake Off the Darkness

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The major question here is if Katherine, knowing her husband and her close friend Delilah had produced a child in a stealth mode, can ever belong again to the once cohesive group.  There is so much competition out there, even on network television, for their eyeballs. 

2019 52

Lorena and John Bobbitt - Crushed by The American Dream

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Perhaps the producers should have paid more attention to how The American Dream didn't materialize for the young married couple and that could have been the tipping point for the mutual unhappiness. legal Personal Musings Television Values

2019 56

The Dark Web - "Law & Order SVU"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" That's what producer Dick Wolf had made his MO for the entire "Law & Order" franchise. Content-provider legal Personal Musings Television Values Web/Tech WritingThe dark web must be causing horrific crimes.

Web 56

"The Last Days of John F. Kennedy Jr." - More 1950s PRish Than Documentary

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the end, I didn't wind up producing for George but I was sure rooting for its success. Games Media Personal Musings Politics Television Values WritingThere are those of a certain age who remain suckers for photos and videos of the Kennedy clan. I belong to that category.

2019 65