Things Can Make Us Happy - Especially If Not Purchased

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Also, by accident, I purchased cat not dog food. As more of us rent, marketers have to figure out a meme to over-ride free. Can they conjure up purchasing as more magical than the renters' version of dumpster diving.

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. How they spend it could represent a game-changer in the U.S. Trends Interrupted. Again, that is happening.

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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 amazonbitecoin.com. For example, here in the U.S. amzonethereum.com. amazoncryptocurrency.

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" In fact so much have hard times affected us Baby Boomers that many have become what we promised ourselves we wouldn't: our parents' wounded selves post-The Great Recession. Millennials are much like Lee Chandler in  Manchester By the Sea. 

Bankruptcy: Growing in U.S., Stigma-Free

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The game our parents who endured The Great Recession was supposed to teach us Baby Boomers was frugality. And, given the high level of debt in the U.S., And purchases could come with a higher interest rate. 

2019 56

Heading into Q2 - Those of Us on Rollercoaster Ride Are Plum Worn Now

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Then there are ordinary folks like myself who feel unable to make a decision about purchasing a big ticket item such as a new car. MarketWatch plays out scenarios for Q2 of 2019.    There could be a continuation of the strong market gains from Q2. 

2019 56

Toy Industry - First Digital, Now Loss of Toys 'R' Us Shelf Space

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now this: In both the U.S. Toys 'R' Us is shuttering 800 retail outlets. Those purchasing them, especially if they are new introductions, could have gone into a Toys 'R" Us to assess if the kids would really like them.

2018 52

Staples: Patron Saint of All of Us Still PC-Centric

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 Then there are those of us still PC-centric. You bet, we panic, even if we had had the foresight to purchase a service agreement with a consumer electronics player like Staples. The cool digitals are post-PC.  Sure we have the iPhone and tablet.

2014 61

Cash-for-Kidneys - 3 Reasons for Legalizing Those Transactions in U.S.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Just as substance abusers frequently die from illegal drug purchases, so can kidney sellers-and buyers.    Progressives in the U.S. So, yes, the cash-for-kidney transactions should be regulated in the U.S. Many economically vulnerable residents in the U.S.

2017 52

U.S. Postal Service Gets Hang of Era of Ecommerce

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Finally the distressed U.S.   POLITICO reports that it is piloting a program in San Francisco of same-day delivery for merchandise purchased on the Internet.  Postal Service is getting a feel for how to operate in an era of ecommerce. 

Legal gobbledygook & a lesson in US history

Max Atkinson

Apparently people who work for the US government never had to take US history! For the edification of uninformed FHA bureaucrats, the title to the land prior to U.S.

Facebook - On it we can leverage our dogs and kids to help us professionally network, versus buttoned-down LinkedIn

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For example, there's little incentive for us to purchase a premium membership. That  That only allows us to contact a small number of people through its private email system. Soon enough they think of us when it comes to business. It's fun. And easy.

2016 56

Raj Rajaratnam: What would he pay us for a kidney?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Today, U.S. But had Rajaratnam remained out on bail while his lawyers appealed that sentence, he might have gone on the market to purchase a kidney.  Raj Rajaratnam's kidney transplant will likely be billed to taxpayers, now that he's in prison. 

2011 56

Furries and Fluid Identities: Will the concept of the "self" wind up in the U.S. Supreme Court?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There is also another issue, one familiar to all of us in creative professions, be they acting, speechwriting, or cartooning.    Those of us who do this well, that is master having a fluid identity, succeed in our creative career paths. 

2012 77

Marketing to Women: Catch us if you can

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  That was a breakthrough for us females who didn't possess the aesthetically correct body type or cheekbones or weren't milky white with blond straight hair.  Yet, marketers still tend to look at and communicate with us as if we were a homogeneous group. 

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Guess Who's Back?

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

He purchased a sharp axe, and set off into the woods. How many of us have made the mistake of attempting to go the extra mile without taking a break or breather? 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!:

2008 40

"You Can't Make This Stuff Up" - Lee Gutkind walks us through how to write creative nonfiction

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Readers love the mixture of the two so much that they are willing to pony up their dollars to purchase it. The fun of the book, at least for those of us who know Gutkind, is that highly personal part. 

2012 52

Financial Literacy: So few of us get a high score (and what the International Center for Journalists is doing about that)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Among them is the lack of essential self worth which we attempt to mask with purchasing real estate, cars, clothes, and meals out, including picking up the check for others way too often. 

2012 52

Be There, From Miles Away: The Webinar As A Sales Tool

Communication Steroids

Tim and I were looking at several tools to help us “datamine” the social media for a new client. Radian6 hosted a “webinar” for Tim and I to teach us what their product could do, and how we would use it.

2010 52

Facebook Pay - Will This Be Slow to Launch?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Targeted directly at Venmo, whose parent is PayPal, Facebook Pay will launch this week in the U.S. It can be used in peer payments, fundraising, for events tickets, and in-game purchases. Initially that will be restricted to Facebook and Messenger.

2019 52

Coronavirus - First Shoe to Fall

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's Forbes analysis of the drying up of air traffic between the US and China and China and the US.   Will students still come from China to the US for education, ranging from prep school to college and advanced degrees? What impeachment?

2020 56

Rod Blagojevich Is Back - Remebering The Pardoner from Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The question is if the U.S. I invested my allowance in the purchase of indulgences.  The most influential section from Geoffrey Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales" is the depiction of the Pardoner.

2020 52

"Upstairs Downstairs" - American Style, from Pre-gentrified Jersey City to West Toledo, Ohio

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The British import "Upstairs Downstairs" delighted us Americans.  For example, in pre-gentrified Jersey City, New Jersey, a family would pool financial resources and purchase a duplex.

2019 56

Speaking With Humor: Catchy Cultural References

Speak and Deliver

Most of us have been brought up on a steady diet of television, movies, music, and have an emotional response whenever a specific reference is made. Followers Subscribe To Posts Atom Posts Comments Atom Comments Rich Hopkins Speaker, Author, Communications Coach CLICK image to purchase!

2009 52

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

Beyond Bullet Points

We hope you can join us Nov. 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. We hope you can join us, and look forward to seeing you live in Los Angeles! Announcing – Our First Public BBP 1-Day Courses! Only 14 Days Left for Early Bird Pricing.

5 Reasons Every Speaker Should Write a Book (and How to Write Yours in 90 Days)

Succeed Speaking

[NOTE: This post contains affiliate links to free resources, which means I may be paid a commission if you choose to purchase any products for sale on the external sites. I think it happens to all of us who feel like we’ve got something really important to share.

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WASHINGTON POST: Saved!

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  THE WASHINGTON POST has been purchased by Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com for $250 million.  He goes for market share instead of the big bucks on each purchase.  Surely someone at WaPo will get the notion to have him run for U.S. 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.

Brand China - Gets an "F" in Crisis Management

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Many anticipate the continuation of the blood bath in the U.S. That's why purchasing agents and individual consumers will even pay a premium for that peace of mind. Johnson & Johnson slaps on network television in the U.S.

2020 56

Branding Dead? Not in Legal Sector

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Purchasing decisions are made more and more via how search engines and Alexa-type devices operate. After all, brands function to reassure purchasers that they are making the wisest choice. New York marketing professor Scott Galloway claims branding is dead.

2019 52

Google Searches Up for "Dow Jones" - Can Freak Main Street into Frugality, Increasing Odds of Recession

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Essentially, the U.S. economy is propelled by consumer purchases. Both those who own equities and those who don't are doing a lot of Google searches for "Dow Jones." " That's what Nicholas Colas, co-founder of DataTrek Research, has observed, reports Marketwatch.

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Contest to Grab a Drink with Elizabeth Warren - Genius Campaign PR/Fundraising Tactic

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No purchase or donation is required. presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren hears so many times from supporters: I'd love to grab a beer with you. Well, she has heard them.

2019 56

Another Rite of Passage Goes Poof: Buying That First Car (HURRAH!)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So universal is that first car purchase a symbol of entrance into adulthood that one security question on financial accounts is: What was the brand of your first car. The CT property tax had been my tipping point on car purchasing

2018 56

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For only 15 bucks, Rubino tells us, we can purchase a necklace or a pin. 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.

2017 52

Orlando, Florida - Jinxed?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those of us with experience in voodoo believe in The Jinx. No surprise, some of us have a hunch that Orlando, Florida might be the victim of a jinx. At the end of the 1990s, I purchased a This Old House on the Gold Coast of Connecticut.

Breaking Comedy’s DNA: Review

Pro Humorist

In my experience living in the U.S. I do completely agree with him when he says that as comedians and comedy writers we cannot just always wait for things to happen to us, or for us to observe events before we write comedy about them. And at some point I would love to purchase one of Jerry’s Skype comedy coaching sessions. If you’re in the market to purchase a book to learn comedy writing, or stand-up material, you would be wise to purchase this book.

2015 109

Overcoming Sunk Cost Fallacy: Get Better at Decision-Making

SlideModel

Some examples of sunk cost may include equipment purchases, website development or office lease payments. Or you already purchased a $10 ticket, but as you head to enter the theater, you realize that you’ve just lost it somewhere.

2019 52

New Tools for Your Presentation Toolbox

Professionally Speaking...

Just like a carpenter has a box of tools, each appropriate for a certain job, we speakers have access to a presentation tool kit filled with things that can help us to better communicate our message and engage our audiences.

2012 175

How (and Why) to Tell Killer Sales Stories

Duarte Blog

When the husband acknowledges that he did, Mike begins to tell a sad story about the widows of veterans who died without purchasing insurance. “I’ve They purchase an insurance policy. Wrap the story with how that customer “found” their solution by purchasing your product.

2017 75

FinTech - Innovative Doesn't Mean It's Legit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Only its focus was having its members recruit others to purchase cryptocrurrency. This conviction represents a victory for U.S. Was this yet another play-out of the "smartest guy in the room" fall from grace in the legal sector?

2019 52

WalMart - The Death of The Store

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Among WalMart's new strategies is to to take on king of digital consumer purchasing - Amazon. The only reason for actually going to the store is to kick the tires before purchase, to speed up the purchase and not wait for delivery, and/or to pick up merchandise ordered online. 

2018 52

Branding - Disruptor Role in Legal Services

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Accounting firm PwC now provides legal services in the U.S. Unlike much of large law firms in the U.S., The results range from actual purchases to heeding the brand messages such as to restrict children's online time.

2018 52

Public Relations Firms - Study Trojan Model for Public Interest Messaging

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Trojan, the brandname for the more than 70% of condoms purchased in the U.S., provides a template for public interest messaging. Its approach is totally cool. In addition, the positioning and packaging is smart product marketing. 

2019 52

On Amazon, "Real Life M.B.A." at 47,557, "Path to Character," at 1,156

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I don't need to purchase Welch's book to reinforce what is already embedded in American capitalism.    What Brooks does is to get us thinking about what constitutes character. It's the tale of two books. Both were published about the same time.

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