Need a Security Clearance? - Be cautious on social networks

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those not cautious in what they're putting out there on social networks might not get one. The Washington Post  reports that the Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, has made it a policy to review the content of social networks as part of the security-clearance review. So, joking around, especially about national policy issues, is not recommended. Also, on social networks we tend to be confessional.

Social Networks: Those lists, so quickly out-of-date

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Before social networks there were the old-line databases through which ghosts from our past would inform us what they had been up-to [who cares, as we struggle for our own survival], announcing deaths of co-workers from 20 years ago, requesting support for selling their book, and presenting surveys for us to participate in.     The same is the case with social networks, only the communications come from a greater number of sources and more frequently. 

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Social Networking - FDNS Immigration Officers Want To Be Friends

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Thanks to the Electronic Frontier Foundation we now have that 2008 memo to FDNS immigration officers instructing them how to penetrate social networks.  Immigration attorney Alan Lubiner, partner with Lubiner & Schmidt, Cranford, New Jersey, recommends how immigrants can be self-protective.    The purpose would be to pick up signs of fraud and connect the dots.    Sure, to get the job done, FDNS should pose as friends on the sites.

Madame Clairevoyant in Era of COVID-19

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  If what she offers you motivates you to seek out further insight, then ask around your networks for recommendations for other kinds of clairvoyants.   Smart global ghostwriting, with SEO and social networking know-how.

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"Criminal Minds" - We Will Get Through This

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  She would recommend JJ for the job of BAU unit chief.   Smart global ghostwriting, with SEO and social networking know-how. Tweets are already beginning to process the reality that "Criminal Minds" will have its season finale next Wednesday. 

2020 52

Working in Media Means No Safe Harbor - 7,770 Jobs Lost in 2019

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Meanwhile, I recommend to iGens: Media is a good place to start a career. More recently, after playing in the social network sandbox for a while, I got it to return to a narrow specialization. Smart global ghostwriting, with social networking know-know.

2019 52

The Billionaires Before Congress, The Media, The End of Facebook (as we had known it)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now the focus for ousting Zuckerberg and dismantling his empire has shifted to those who helped build the social network.   Bolton recommends that they roll on Facebook and reveal all to Congress in a public way. An enterprising HBS professor with a conscience can launch another elective - Reimagining the Social Network. And, never again, if we search the internet for apartments in Mobile, Alabama will, pronto, ads for them pop up on the social network

2019 40

Wealth - Bashed Brand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Bloomberg's campaign advisers are recommending he exit the campaign. Smart global ghostwriting, with SEO and social networking know-how. Building, preserving, and growing wealth. That's been the meme of every financial type.

2020 52

Madame Clairevoyant Guides You for Week of February 17th - She's on the Money for Me

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here is what she recommends for you for this week.    Smart global ghostwriting, with SEO and social networking know-how. New York Magazine's Madame Clairevoyant has your back.   For me, she warns against the pull of nostalgia.

2020 52

Mediation - The Current Cool in Resolving Contract Disputes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What is getting traction is, as indicated in Law.com, the recommendation by some lawyers that those with contract disputes choose mediation. Smart global ghostwriting, with SEO and social networking know-how.

2020 52

David Drummond - Cupid Ate His Career (at least at Alphabet)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Even among colleagues, that's not recommended. Smart global ghostwriting, with niche social networking know-how. The  real  news in this old story about probes of sexual misconduct is this: The executive leaving isn't getting an exit package. 

2020 52

Branding: The Language in Help-Wanted Ad on Craigslist

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Its business is supplying information and recommendations to mobile gaming companies. Smart global ghostwriting, with social networking know-know. In the Seattle, Washington section of Craigslist's help-wanted there is a job post by Liquid and Grit. The opportunity is for a remote part-time researcher, at $30 an hour.    That should certain be attractive to many. But, the head-snapper comes at the very end of the detailed help-wanted.

2019 40

News Companies - Add Them to Economic Victims of COVID-19

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" My recommendation is for them to retrofit their skills to other forms of communications. Those range from creating marketing communications to coaching small businesses about conversions in social media and social networks.

2020 52

Pema Chodron, American Buddhist Nun, Stepped Down as Shambhala Teacher

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's the suffering she shares that attracts others in pain to at least listen to what she recommends.    Smart global ghostwriting, with SEO and social networking know-how.

2020 52

Cleary Gottleib - The Crisis

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  However, there are also those who recommend not damning Cleary Gottlieb's decision until more is known. Smart global ghostwriting, with social networking know-know. In the world of BigLaw, the exit of a powerful partner group transmits negative messaging.    That's just how it goes. The worst of it could be that the law firm is in some kind of trouble and those who can exit are. That's the usual meme of rats leaving an alleged sinking ship.

2019 40

The Curse of Amazon - Bob Dilenschneider's "Decisions" Has to Struggle Up from 676,969

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  If the prospect decides to move ahead, then I recommend that pre-publication publicity begin immediately. My most effective tool for bringing in business are well-thought-out articles on my syndicated blogs, repurposed on social networks such as LinkedIn Updates.

2019 52

All Magazines - Dead, Or Soon Will Be (according to Michael Wolff)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They still want to have their say so they are doing that, without compensation, on social media. When displaced editorial types contact me about transitioning into another career path, I recommend this: Be totally open. Smart global ghostwriting, with social networking know-know.

2019 52

Austerity Bumps Up Against Branding: Law Firm Hiring

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And that gets to the heart of his recommendation that the hire's start date be deferred. Simons recommends that new hires should be able to get the exam out of the way and then recover from it before starting work.

2020 52

Skepticism Edges Out Dogmatism - The New Cool

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The habit of thought which McMahon recommends is the scientific method. Smart global ghostwriting, with SEO and social networking know-how. Strong traditional thinking had hardened into dogmatism - in some pockets of America. One result might have been what Jennifer Hawes describes in her book "Grace Will Lead Us Home."

2020 43

Shemar Moore - Talent Is Terrible Thing to Waste

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Twitter informed me that Moore, at least, is following me on that social network.    My recommendation: He buy himself out of that contract and search for a role which really captures his hybrid nature of sunny and suffering. On ION, every Monday and Tuesday, there are re-runs of "Criminal Minds." " That means we still can enjoy Shemar Moore as Derek. That was "Criminal Minds" at it peak.

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In The Year of COVID-19 - March 15, 2020

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Given that there's no place to go in The Year of COVID-19, I recommended on LinkedIn engaging in home meditation retreats.  Smart global ghostwriting, with SEO and social networking know-how. Some things are changing. Some not.

2020 56

Tipping Point in Conversations: The Pause

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Communications coaches have to recommend the installation of an imaginary pause button in the minds and hearts of society's big talkers.   Smart global ghostwriting, with social networking know-know. We talk our way to success. That includes how we propose marriage, land a job offer, or convince the board of directors to fund our department's initiatives. The high stakes can, of course, trigger insecurity. We try too hard. That is, we say too much. Too quickly.

2019 43

Women in the Workplace - McKinsey 2019 Report Presents Surprising Finding on What's Blocking Movin' on Up

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  There is a recommendation that organizations be proactive. Smart global ghostwriting, with social networking know-know. For five years McKinsey & Company, along with LeanIn.org, had been researching gender parity in the workplace. In the 2019 report there is a finding that shifts attention from the "glass ceiling" to what the study labels the "broken rung." " Here is a copy of that research. Yes, there has been progress at the top.

2019 40

Facebook Thursday: Old guard will rejoice

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As BUSINESS INSIDER gleefully reports, tomorrow 268 million shares of the social network stock could be sold.    Will McKinsey or another brandname management consultant firm be called in to study the business model and then make recommendations for a turnaround.  Will Mark Zuckerberg blink?    That's exactly what the old guard (i.e. everyone in every line of business over the age of 35) is anticipating this Thursday.

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Facebook for the under-13: What TV had been for Baby Boomers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

     As Campaign 2012 gains momentum, every possible and declared candidate will have to take a stance on whether the under-13 need protection from all social networks, with Facebook at the top of the list.    Even if being on the social network requires parental permission, it's ridiculous to assume that any parent can monitor the child's participation 24/7. 

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Women Over-50 - Time Off for Caretaking Will Probably Be Held Against You

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Another recommendation is to keep bringing up to date the digital footprint. Employers often check Google as well as social networks when searching for talent.  "The career counselor said it was okay to put "caregiving" on my resume for those 3 years I wasn't working." " The speaker was over-50. Considering filing for divorce, she knew she better return to the workplace. She had been assisting her mother, who had recently died.

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The Aura of Alternate Medicine In Play - Can CBD Hold Up Against Regulatory/Litigation Attacks?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What Perkins Coie lawyers recommend to the industry is to be proactive amid the regulatory and litigation threats. " Smart global ghostwriting, with social networking know-know.

2019 52

Your Online Presence - No, It Doesn't Have To Be The Happy Valley

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

You have been told, for example, that the way to become more visible on the all-important professional social network LinkedIn is to comment on Pulse. However, that's not the way to develop new business, expand a network, have recruiters notice you or even have folks check out your LinkedIn profile. And you go on to recommend a solution. The ethos of Facebook is primarily The Happy Valley.

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That (supposed) Higher Education Bubble - COVID-19 Is Bursting It

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Instead, they recommended, put the money into an asset like a house, not four years of college.    And, I, a serial degree-getter, recommend to teenagers who contact me about what to major in college that they consider becoming certified in a trade or master a technical skill.

2020 56

Disappearing Inside The Brand Called You - Joe Kennedy III (and more and more professionals)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I make these 7 recommendations to those I coach: Pause. All former alleged sins will be forgiven and everyone will want to network with the rebranded Boies.  That can be done indirectly through paying attention to metrics such as on social networks

2020 56

E-Bikes - Eco + Wellness + Minimalism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those marketing initiatives range from special events for e-bike demos to planning the strategy for a social media campaign by a retailer. For those who don't want to charge their battery so often, more peddling and less motor are recommended.   Smart global ghostwriting, with social networking know-know. Check the help-wanted on Craigslist. You will notice recruiting for jobs and projects related to promoting e-bikes, that is, the electric bicycle.

2019 43

The Year of COVID-19: April 4, 2020 (no going back to what was)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

An entrepreneurial type recommended she set up a stand on the main drag here in West Toledo, Ohio - Lewis Avenue - and sell them for a bundle.  Smart global ghostwriting, with SEO and social networking know-how. COVID-19 will peak. Then the pandemic will taper off.

2020 56

Not Following the Money - Dow Jones Skids, English Major Doesn't Have High ROI, So?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

With the Dow Jones skidding , there are the recommendations for this stock, not that one. Smart global ghostwriting, with social networking know-know. The dominant media meme, as well as the number-one topic in conversations, is: Money. That's America, at least in capitalistic circles. The experts keep providing supposedly solid advice on following the money. Sure, municipal bonds might be a good idea but here's what to watch out for.

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Storytelling - Maybe Hold Back on All That This Holiday Season with the Boozers in Your Life

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yet, when those illusions are foisted on those in the midst of alcoholism and the recommendations don't succeed, there could be the frustration that accelerates the progress of the disease.  " Smart global ghostwriting, with social networking know-know. Like any needed service, recovery has become an industry. As such, it provides increasing professional opportunity for those who can put together the right positioning and packaging. 

2019 40

Rajat Gupta's "Mind Without Fear" - Perils of the Premature Memoir

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The difference between the two is this: Kelly fell from grace because she was a very bad fit in softball formats on network television. But, those of us in the book publishing/promotion loop know that well=connected players can turn to their networks and request positive reviews. You bet, I would have recommended that Gupta wait several more years before telling his side of the story in memoir format.

2019 40

That "Open Letter" - Communications Power Tool (both internally and externally)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yesterday's risk could be today's smart (and recommended) communications move.   Smart global ghostwriting, with social networking know-know. At DLA Piper, junior partner Vanina Guerrero's open letter achieved its objective: She wanted the right attention for her request to be released from mandatory arbitration to deal with a complaint against one of the law firm's leaders.    Internally, the power structure agreed to review the matter. 

2019 40

"A Million Little Things" - The Kids Are Not Okay (and neither are the adults)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Eventually he will see the therapist Maggie recommends. Smart global ghostwriting, with SEO and social networking know-how.

2020 56

What Corporate Wage Slaves/Vendors Know, New Law-Firm Partners Better Get Smart About

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There is a recommendation that vacations be mandatory. Smart global ghostwriting, with social networking know-know. For many new partners in law firms this is their first rodeo. They will have to learn what we in corporations and as vendors already have experienced.

The World Order Post-COVID-19: Law Firms. et al. Have to Soften Branding Now

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Another recommendation from the podcast, also related to the politics of The Time of COVID-19, is that law firms should be creating and transmitting positive messages. Smart global ghostwriting, with SEO and social networking know-how.

2020 52

Life Is a Highway - But What Has the Right to Be on It, As Well as the Sidewalks?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

These are among Deloitte's recommendations: Make the regulations flexible. Smart global ghostwriting, with SEO and social networking know-how. Ok, Boomer remembers the Americana of Seeing the USA in Your Chevrolet. It was all that simple.

2020 52

Look, Grandkids: We're Carless

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The salesperson recommended leasing for three years with a $2,000 down payment.   Smart global ghostwriting, with SEO and social networking know-how. Relocation for retirement/semiretirement used to be relatively simple. 

2020 52

Speed-Up of the End of "corgi-and-gin-loving-racket" - All Leadership, Including Corporate, Has to Answer to the Barbarians at the Gate

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Communications specialists such as myself are already busy bees recommending: The new language of leadership.    Smart global ghostwriting, with niche social networking know-how.

2020 52

Interview: Jane Atkinson - The Wealthy Speaker

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Expertise - Topics - Revenue Jane recommends that we each become an expert in one area we are are passionate about. More recently, I've added topics involving Social Media and re-purposing a speech with podcasting. In my case, I have my consulting fees and more recently the recorded webinars, workbooks and clinics ranging in price from $39 - $499 available on Practical Social Networking. She recommended Rene Godefroy's and Keith Harrell's as great examples.

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