Valentine's Day - Hit the Dating Apps or Purchase Companionship Robot?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There are many criticisms of dating apps. At the top of the list is if they merely create the illusion of trying to find a committed relationship. But now, just in time for Valentine's Day, the FTC slams online romance for another reason: In 21,000 cases during 2018, they have been platforms for online fraud. Collectively that has totaled, just in 2018, $143 million. The medium individual loss of funds is $2,600. That could be the down payment on a car. Here are more details from MarketWatch.

Purchased Fonts Not Displaying in PowerPoint?

Duarte Blog

We had the same problem! It wreaked a bit of havoc before The PowerPoint® Blog released a fix. Turns out, a recent security update caused Open Type fonts not to display in PowerPoint. The fine folks at the PowerPoint® Blog identified the problem (Microsoft Security Update KB2753842) and a offered a solution (remove it.). All the info you need is here. Good luck! Design Diary Event News Technology Tips error fix issue microsoft patch ppt security The PowerPoint Blog update


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End of Influencers, Return of Brands - How Generation Z Makes Purchasing Decisions

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The big bang is that members of Generation Z (those born between 1997 and 2015) ignore influencers in their purchasing decisions. Trends Interrupted. Again, that is happening. Instead they pay attention to brands.    That is what Goldman Sachs found in its survey of 1,800 of its interns, reports BusinessInsider.    Why this matters is that Generation Z, or as they are sometimes called iGen, includes 61 million people. Many of them are already entering the workplace.

Things Can Make Us Happy - Especially If Not Purchased

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Also, by accident, I purchased cat not dog food. Can they conjure up purchasing as more magical than the renters' version of dumpster diving. Sure, the process of shopping for something, bringing it home, and then enjoying it - the ritual can generate great happiness. And it can be long term. Every time we glance over to that perfect area rug we feel unique contentment. We want to share the aesthetics with others. When they come over, the joy increases.

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

PowerPoint Tips

BuyLater is especially useful when you’re waiting to make a large purchase. Do you buy electronics and more on Amazon, Newegg, or other sites? 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.

PowerPoint Tip: Saving money on technology purchases

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

The back-to-school purchases for those heading to high school or college/university often include technology such as computers, software, tablets, and smartphones. Since we are all looking for ways to save money when making these large purchases, this article is about legitimate ways to reduce how much you spend when making technology purchases. For any of these technology purchases, look for non-cash ways to pay.

Amazon Purchases 3 Cryptocurrency Domains - Major Vote of Confidence in Blockchain

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Those are the 3 cryptocurrency domain addresses Amazon's legal department  recently purchased.    Back in 2013, Amazon had purchased " Some may recall that venture capitalist and founder of TechCrunch Michael Arrington transacted his purchase of property in the Ukraine using blockchain. amazoncryptocurrency.

Millennials Can't Shake Memory of Hard Times - That's Blowing Up Traditional Purchasing Patterns

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Millennials are much like Lee Chandler in  Manchester By the Sea.    They experienced a catastrophe and just can't shake the memory of it.    For Millennials, reports BusinessInsider , that was the sustained economic downturn. Those psychological scars won't heal. The consequences have been dire for a growing number of industries. For example, frugal Millennials are not slaves to brands. They will go for private label.

New York Times Co. - A Bloomberg Purchase Would Could Turn Loser Into Profit Machine

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"New York Times Co. shares leaped 10.7 percent in after-hours trading after Fox Business Network reported billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg had expressed renewed interest in buying the paper." " - Keith J. Kelly, New York Post, May 1, 2015. Here is the article. Despite the reality that we live in a digital age, the NYT Inc. hasn't been able to reconfigure itself to how a media property can grow revenue and profits as everything keeps changing.

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Government Purchasing Rules


Free PDF with purchase of writing or freelance writing book

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

2 and send me your e-receipt requesting your free PDF (of equal or lesser value to the book you purchased). Buy any book (through the links at between now and Jan. Your PDF will be emailed to you within 72 hours.

6 Customer Journey Maps You Can Swipe


It means everything that happens from the time a customer become aware that you exist through any and all post-purchase experiences. There are key stages of a buyer’s journey – awareness, interest, consideration, purchase, post-purchase, and re-purchase. What happens once a customer decides to make a purchase – is the experience a good one? Are post-purchase services satisfactory? When retail was all brick and mortar, things were simple.

Guess Who's Back?

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

He purchased a sharp axe, and set off into the woods. Home About Gary Testimonials FREE MATERIALS! NTU PPT TRAINING FILES The Shy Speaker's Guide to Success on Stage Tips & Strategies to Help You Speak Effectively to Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime Stay updated via RSS Get Gary Now!: Facebook: Shy Speakers Guide on FB Mobile: (+65) 91380556 Email: Subscribe Click below !

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The Expert Guide to Crafting a Winning Customer Success Program


Gone are the days when marketers used to craft customer loyalty and reward programs to influence the purchasing decision of customers through incentives and keep them committed to the brand.

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Books Reviewed: How to Stop Time, by Matt Haig and Forever, by Pete Hamill

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I heard Matt speak at a recent Marin County bookstore where I purchased his book. (Full disclosure: Matt is the nephew of my good friend James Haig. I’ve not read any of his other writing, but see from Twitter that he has a large and loyal fan base. It was Matt who told me that […]. Cultural Differences

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Edelman's Job Just Got Lots More Challenging: Client Kodak Hit with Shareholder Lawsuit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What she suspected was funny business associated with Kodak stock purchases prior to the announcement of a government loan for Kodak for it to pivot into a pharma manufacturer.  Then Warren asked the SEC to investigate the earlier stock purchases of an executive and board member.

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What Will You Remember Most?

Successful Speeches Blog

The purchase of your first house? When you look back at 2009, what will you remember most? Will it be an amazing vacation? A mind-numbing move? The birth of your first child? The death of a loved one? The start of a promising relationship? 2009 was a transitional year for me. I moved from my place of birth (Toronto) to the unfamiliar, [.].

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What Will You Remember Most?

Successful Speeches Blog

The purchase of your first house? When you look back at 2009, what will you remember most? Will it be an amazing vacation? A mind-numbing move? The birth of your first child? The death of a loved one? The start of a promising relationship? 2009 was a transitional year for me. I moved from my place of birth (Toronto) to the unfamiliar, [.].

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Present interactively: Your audience expects it!

PowerPoint Tips

was well received and you can now purchase the recording. My training webinar, “ Present interactively—Your audience expects it!&# In fact, the Training Manager of a state teacher’s union hired me to give this webinar, slightly customized, for employees. That too was well received. Learn more about what I covered during the webinar and what participants said

Can't Find a Bicycle to Buy? - Try Nextdoor Listserv, Flea Markets, Craigslist

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There is taking place the biggest boom in bicycle purchases since the oil embargos of the 1970s, reports USA Today. One site for that kind of purchase is your local Nextdoor Listserv.  I studied the for-sales before I purchased my motorcycle. Fear of any germs on public transportation, shut-down gyms, the lure of the trails after lockdowns, and the upward tick in gas prices are some of the factors in the rising demand. 

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How Did Josh Shipp Build an Empire of Impact as a Youth Motivational Speaker?

Succeed Speaking

Still, you should obviously do your own due diligence before making a purchase. Josh Shipp is a young man who has done remarkable things. In this interview with Jaime Tardy , he shares — very candidly — some of his keys to success as a youth motivational speaker. Want to learn more from Josh? He reveals how you can start building your own “empire of impact” as a youth speaker in his brand new (and FREE) Youth Speaker University video series !

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Free PowerPoint templates

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

If you really like the templates you can purchase and download the business pack , which is just over 100 slides, specifically focusing on business diagrams. Here is a pretty cool website that I have been looking at: Slide Hunter , an online collection of free PowerPoint templates. I am not sure exactly how many there are, but at about 40 pages of 7 templates I estimate at least 280 or so templates (and they are all free).

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Matt Eventoff on BET Radio Talking About Communication Strategy

Matt Eventoff

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Understanding Gen Z: Characteristics, Habits, and Differences from Millennials Explained


They are quick to purchase from hyped brands, will queue for hours during a new product launch and become vocal brand ambassadors on social media as long as the brand maintains a trending place in the Gen Z culture. Furthermore, as YPulse’s research shows Gen Z is far more likely to purchase limited edition items from brands — another attestation to their “creative” side.

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Learn BBP in Person at Our First Public 1-Day Courses!

Beyond Bullet Points

We’ll notify you when we have tracked enough paid registrations for your complimentary registration; if you have already purchased your registration and you later earn a complimentary registration, we will refund the amount you paid. Announcing – Our First Public BBP 1-Day Courses! Only 14 Days Left for Early Bird Pricing. We hope you can join us Nov. 11 and 12th in Los Angeles for our first BBP 1-Day Courses!

How Do Props Help a Presentation?

Manner of Speaking

In Switch , Chip and Dan tell the story of Jon Stegner, an employee at a large manufacturing company who wanted to impress upon executives the enormous amount of money that was wasted annually because of its poor purchasing habits. ve years if the company would change its purchasing process. Stegner needed a compelling example of the company’s poor purchasing habits. The intern found that the company’s factories were purchasing 424 different kinds of gloves (!)

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COVID-19: Lucas County, Ohio Has First Presumptive Case

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

for cash purchases.  It was expected. Health officials in Lucas County, Ohio, which includes city of Toledo, confirmed the first presumptive case of the coronavirus. The victim is a senior who have traveled to Europe and returned in February. He has been hospitalized in stable condition. Meanwhile, most institutions ranging from schools to the Toledo Museum of Art to the public library system had already been shut down. An eerie quiet hovers over Toledo.

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Chris Watts' House to Be Auctioned Off - Would You Bid on It?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It had been purchased in May 2013 for $392,709.   Those interested in the purchase have to submit bids on April 17th.  After the purchase, there could be strange goings-on. In foreclosure, the house in which Chris Watts and his family lived will be auctioned off this coming April. There remains almost a $350k mortgage on it. Watts, now in prison, has been notified of the auction. Here are more details from the Daily Mail. 

How the Endowment Effect can Affect Businesses


The sense of ownership in this case would encourage the consumer to retain the service, which would not have existed if he/she had to purchase the service without first owning it. This can compel people to continue with a subscription by making a purchase once the trial period is over. Despite this, a sense of ownership encourages people to make a purchase, even though there might be a better service which might not offer the free trial or free classes.

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American Society of Journalists and Authors

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Day tickets can still be purchased for Saturday and/or Sunday. Reminder: ASJA is holding its annual conference in NYC.

How Did Josh Shipp Build an Empire of Impact as a Youth Motivational Speaker?

Succeed Speaking

Still, you should obviously do your own due diligence before making a purchase. [leadplayer_vid id=”52CC79F19D169″]. Josh Shipp is a young man who has done remarkable things. In this interview with Jaime Tardy , he shares — very candidly — some of his keys to success as a youth motivational speaker. Want to learn more from Josh?

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Lights, Camera, Action! Presentation Skills for Virtual Delivery

DeFinis Communications

Move lamps around if you need to, and consider purchasing a ring light. On the surface, acting in a blockbuster movie and delivering a virtual presentation may appear to having nothing in common, aside from the fact that they both use a “screen” as their modus operandi. But a closer look reveals striking similarities between the two. Think about it: They both share common goals, namely to entertain, to educate, to build awareness, to influence, and to persuade.

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Fintech - All Eyes Turn to Winklevoss Acquisition of Nifty Gateway

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That has become  the  story in financial matters, ranging from how to select and purchase life insurance to processing internet payments. Their fund Gemini Trust purchased Nifty Gateway.   What is purchased is the Nifty or NFT. It is reported by that one motivation for this purchase is that the Winklevoss twins predict that all collectibles, both digital and real-world, will migrate to the blockchain in the form of nifties. 

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How to Design Better Sales Funnels


Buyers “purchase journeys” are rarely linear. In the current omnichannel landscape they connect with a brand through multiple touch points on their way to conversion – a purchase, an inquiry, a booking or another meaningful action. What’s more important though is that 79% of marketing leads never convert to purchases. And 96% of website visitors are not ready to make a purchase right here and right now.

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A Guide to Organizational Change Management for Leaders


For example, after M&A the parent company will develop a change management plan, aimed at aligning operations within the purchased asset with the rest of the organization.

Tender Mercies - In Inventory-Challenged Times, Best Buy Stocks Urgently Needed Ink Cartridge

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For some reason there hadn't been a limit posted about purchases. In retrospect, I realize I should have purchased all that were on the shelf. I snagged the purchase by directly going to the USPS truck, with my ID, and long face. It happens all the time.

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Workplace Mentorship: A Guide for Leaders


If the mentor sees that some people struggle with the same issues, consider creating a follow-up eLearning course or, at least, provide the mentees with access to corporate training materials on the matter or propose to purchase relevant books or subscriptions to an online resource.


Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  THE WASHINGTON POST has been purchased by Jeff Bezos of for $250 million.  He goes for market share instead of the big bucks on each purchase. Those who love newspapers rejoice today that one of the most iconic has been saved.  In hawking consumer goods and even B2B services like cloud storage, Bezos is a genius.  And the big bucks come in bigger ways. Bezos is a hero.  Surely someone at WaPo will get the notion to have him run for U.S.

Concerns about Possible Insider Trading - Edelman Represents Kodak

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Warren has questions about the stock purchases of two Kodak insiders. Giant public relations firm Edelman has developed a brandname representing controversial people, organizational developments, and corporations. Some may recall it represented GE employee Peter Lanza whose son Adam Lanza orchestrated the Sandy Hook, Connecticut massacre and his own suicide. Currently, Edelman is representing Kodak, reports Kevin McCauley in

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Along with WFH, Biking

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A sign of biking times, two weeks ago, I put a for-sale notice on the Next Door listserv (free to post) for a trike (adult tricycle) I purchased in October 2019. Within 24 hours I had sold the trike (it hadn't been cheap) for only $100 less than the original purchase price. My hunch is that the auto industry socialized ordinary people to purchase cars. "Bike sales are leaping."  "  - Jason Gay, The Wall Street Journal , May 29, 2020.

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What does a Trillion Dollars look like?

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

We read, for instance, that the Federal Reserve will purchase securities up to $1.25 Imagine you had to give a presentation on the current economic crisis. trillion this year. How would you convey the scale of this to an audience? One option might be to say that the if these were $100 bills a stack [.].

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Using a slide layout template for infinite variations

PowerPoint Tips

You can purchase slide library software, such as slideboxx and others, but you can also keep your best slides in an easily accessible folder on your computer. Once you create a great slide layout for a presentation, you can use that slide over and over by changing the text and the image. This technique will save you an amazing amount of time and make your workflow easier. For example, this slide is simple but useful for many situations.

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Cornelia Guest 1, Homeless Animals (including birds) 1

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That one-time "It" Girl has sold her Long Island estate to purchase a 375-acre animal sanctuary in Ancram, New York. Homeless birds, dogs, horses, and more will have a warm, safe place to bunk and chow, thanks to Cornelia Guest. Here is the coverage in the New York Post. Chirp, if you encounter Guest or her guests when you're in upstate NY. Better yet, contact her to volunteer on the farm. animal companions Current Affairs Games Voodoo

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