When Regulators Snoop, Crypto Markets Get Spooked

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Every time there is a threat of regulation or an actual regulation, the market prices of various cryptocurrencies usually plunge. It's a hex on your stock price. That is, when the SEC begins snooping around if a subsidiary is trading cryptocurrencies. 

Japanese Crypto Coincheck Exchange Hacked - Expect More Regulation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At most, investors and advocates should expect more regulation. and worldwide regulation of cryptocurrency specifically and blockchain technology in general, the Chamber of Digital Commerce has hired a lobbying firm. The hack of Japanese Mt.

No, Social Networks Aren't Effective at Self-Regulating - But, Beware What's Proposed to Take Over that Function

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The assumption was that those digital platforms for self-expression and connecting could and would regulate themselves. The assumption is that networks are unable to self-regulate and/or if they do it is too little too late. 

Screaming Kids - Yes, Regulate Them Out Of Public Places

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We want regulations created about how long that screaming can go on before the child and caretaker have to be ejected from the scene. Since there are no regulations in-place, that disturbing behavior was allowed to continue. Supposed modern parents assume that it's "natural" for their kids to scream in public places. And that they are doing in restaurants, transportation facilities, and even libraries. Many members of society are not as tolerant.

Anonymous "Cyberbullying" - NY State wants to regulate

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Both the New York State House and Senate have bills which would create regulations about anonymous comments posted on sites on the Internet, reports Margaret Hartmann at  NEW YORK Magazine.

Regulated Kidney Sales - What I Found Out When In A Real Financial Pickle

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Selling a kidney in a regulated market, once unthinkable, has become part of the national conversation. My preference would be to sell it on a regulated market. And once something is thinkable, it can morph into the doable.

Financial regulators were 'party poopers'

Max Atkinson

Talking about the origins of the crisis, Nobel prize winner Joseph Stiglitz is explaining the origins of the crisis - when there was a party going on that got out of hand because the regulators didn't want to be 'party poopers'. Economics is a highly technical subject that can make it difficult for anyone trying to explain things like the recent financial crisis to a general audience.

Mickey D: No pinata for regulators, plaintiff bar

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Chamber of Commerce and other pro-business, anti-tort groups, it could have found itself a target for regulators and a pinata for the plaintiff bar.  In a brilliant and self-protective public relations move, McDonald's issued an immediate recall of those cadmium Shrek glasses.    As Kit R. Roane reports  on CNNMoney.com, the world didn't "hear McDonald's complaining, shifting blame or running for cover." 

How Obama Can Smoke Out Mitt: Call for Breaking Up the Biggest Banks – Robert Reich

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized "Barack Obama (US President)" "Mitt Romney (Businessperson)" Breaking banks Biggest financial regulation Robert Reich

Crisis Media Preparation – 6 Crucial Rules

Matt Eventoff

regulators warned West Virginia Coal Mine This week has been rife with examples of organizations that have had a rough go in the media. The week began with the social media storm surrounding GreenPeace, Sinar Mas and Nestle, playing out on Nestle’s Facebook fan page. There are new issues, a record fine and overall Washington troubles for Toyota (more on this here and here ). Front and center has been Massey Energy and the unspeakable tragedy unfolding in West Virginia.

Unmasking the Myths of Silicon Valley Innovation

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

She debunks the myth that innovation in Silicon Valley is a result of brilliant young minds (Jobs & Wozniak; Page & Brin) unfettered by regulations thriving in garages in a California […].

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Have Carrier, Can Travel - Dogs Beat Our Regs on NYC Subway

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On that massive underground maze - the New York City subway - there is a regulation.   Some speculate that particular regulation was intended to discourage riders from bringing along large dogs. It is that dogs brought on the trains must be contained in a carrier. 

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John Roberts - Restores Integrity to US Supreme Court

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Thanks to his vote, as reports The Guardian: "The US supreme court is stopping Louisiana from enforcing new regulations on abortion clinics, in a test of the conservative court's views on abortion rights."

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Free Webinar tomorrow: Learn the Physiology of Information Overload

Beyond Bullet Points

How an effective presentation regulates the physiology of the audience. What you can do to start regulating your audience – and yourself. Have you ever wondered why your blood boils or you grow ice cold when you experience an overwhelming amount of information? There actually may be a physiological explanation, which heightens the need for getting it right when it comes to presenting information effectively no matter what tools you use.

Compliance - That's where the jobs are, including for ghostwriters

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Increasingly, as a ghostwriter/speechwriter, I am doing assignments associated with regulations. Those range from explaining the regulation to lobbying against a certain proposed law. New York University School of Law has started a blog focused solely on the field of compliance.

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Cryptocurrencies - South Korea Backs Off from Harsh Regulatory Position

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That was primarily triggered by South Korea's regulations.  As Eli Meixler reports in Fortune , the nation's leaders are considering creating a licensing system which would regulate its cryptocurrency exchanges.

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Speech quotation for the week

Pivotal Public Speaking

It’s regulated because it’s often effective speech. ~. ~ Advertising is speech. Jef I. Richards.

Presenter roles: What role do you play?

PowerPoint Tips

Perhaps employees are not following regulations and so you set up a presentation to show them why the regulations are important and the consequences of not following them. You want to persuade these employees to follow all of the regulations. As presenters, we play various roles.

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Bitcoin - Lobbyists, Public Relations Pros Understand Power of Regulatory Uncertainty

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, it should have been expected that the perceived value of bitcoin would plummet as the world embraced that it as well as  other cryptocurrencies would be regulated. It's downright primitive. Fear of the unknown is the most terrifying form of angst.

2018 56

Renouncing U.S. Citizenship - The 2-Part Tax Story

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

citizenship have had it with the complex and expensive IRS regulations. " In themselves those new regulations have made the struggle to protect assets from taxes more expensive to pull off.

2017 52

RISK - Of Course, That's Part of Investing in Cryptocurrencies (and it's big)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

there could be regulations which are game-changers. SEC head Jay Clayton indicated that he considered Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) securities and would regulate them as such. Throughout the history of capitalism, the threat of new regulations could spook investors.

2018 52

PR Representatives - Are they lobbyists?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Five PR agencies filed suit against the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics on Tuesday morning, seeking a temporary restraining order blocking the body from enacting regulations that would reclassify public affairs professionals as lobbyists." 

2016 56

Global Crypto Players Get Smart about Public Relations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It has long been known in the cryptocurrency market that the future will be determined by regulations around the world. They're the ones advocating regulations for themselves.

2018 52

Brand Bitcoin - No Longer Megawatt

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" What could be spooking traders is that the threat of regulation hovers over the now-wild west territory of cryptocurrency. Of course, regulations will change the game. As an investment and a possible platform for everyday financial transactions, bitcoin may become solid.

2018 52

"Edwin Hardeman v. Monsanto" Could Be Bayer Investor Nightmare

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The company's interactions with regulators. "Edwin Hardeman v. Monsanto" is the first lawsuit to have been tried in the multidistrict litigation. The plaintiffs contend that herbicide Roundup causes non-Hodgkin lymphoma in human beings. 

2019 52

Cryptocurrencies - Regulaton Coming, Predicts SEC Head Jay Clayton

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Some contend that cryptocurrency couldn't and shouldn't be regulated.   However, he also predicted that digital currencies will be monitored and regulated as have traditional currencies. SEC head Jay Clayton does not agree.

2017 52

Cryptocurrency - Wild West, Way Internet Had Been

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Since there is little regulation globally, this kind of scam is not illegal. Part of the solution could be to regulate cryptocurrency exchanges and markets. It's a $200 billion market. And essentially unregulated, just as early internet activities had been.

Bad Timing for Alleged Sexual Harassment at Amazon

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Increasingly, regulators in Europe and the U.S. If sexual harassment is proved, that could push open the door for regulators to check out what else might be going on. The "verdict" is in: Sexual harassment of females has been standard in the U.S. entertainment industry.

2017 52

Your lizard brain doesn't want you to speak

Speak Schmeak

This part of the brain, the part that regulates our "fight or flight" response and other subconscious responses, is the limbic system—also called our "lizard brain," although it's not the same as what's called the "reptilian brain."

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Uber Earns "Branding Points" During MTA Power Outage Delaying Subways

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This will earn it plenty of branding points with all its constituencies, ranging from riders to regulators. The weather is hot. With more hot to come. The city is on edge. And then the MTA power goes off. That delays subways for all lines.

2016 56

Those Cryptocurrency Exchanges - SEC Issues Warning to Investors

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Eventually regulations will be put in-place. So, no surprise, when there is a new regulation enacted or threatened anywhere around the world, the price of crypto can drop. Until Cryptoland is regulated, reports Romain Dillet in TechCrunch , the SEC warns investors to be cautious.

2018 52

Drudge Report - Trumpism Triggers Confidence Surge among Small Businesses

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After all, Trumpism advocates blowing up unnecessary regulation. And regulation not only impedes small business. The conservative Drudge Report links the boom in optimism among small businesses to Trumpism. The Drudge Report may be on he money.

2017 56

Mom, What Was Facebook?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those range from regulators in the EU to thought leaders in the U.S. Facebook can't catch a break. In so many circles of influence it's been the night of the long knives. The latest blade aimed at its heart is the new book by former insider Roger McNamee. The title is "Zucked."

2019 52

New York City Streets - Suicide Lane for Yellow Taxi, Black Car Drivers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Uber and Lyft, which aren't subject to the same regulations, are eating not only their lunch but also their investment in taxi medallions.   Those old-line regulations dictate the amount of fares and the number of vehicles.

Kinesics: The Categories of Gesture

Kuhnke Communication

Building on Birdwhistell’s work, Professor Paul Ekman and his colleague Wallace V Friesen classified kinesics into five categories: emblems, illustrations, affective displays, regulators and adaptors. Regulators.

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The World Has Been Zucked

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If the lapse in security violated FTC regulations, Facebook could find itself potentially facing trillions of dollars in damages. During the past four months there have been three major security breaches at Facebook. The latest involved at least 50 million accounts.

2018 56

Robot Walks into Bar, Calls Human "Stupid" - The Legal Issues

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The nation of Estonia is  the pioneer in regulating that wild west technology niche: artificial intelligence (AI). On the books, there is little regulation, legislation, or litigation. 

2017 52

Uber - Public Opinion Not Only Voice in Room, Or Loudest

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Regulator of the taxi industry in London-Transport for London-made the decision not to renew Uber's license at the end of the month. They range from inadequate vetting of drivers to the Greyball software which blocks regulators. For Uber, London is a major market.

2017 52

Time Zones Matter - A Lot

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As the followers of Donald Trump well know: Gov over-regulates. But some of the regulations we are stuck with, at least if we want to conduct business smoothly in an interconnected world.

2016 61

Net Neutrality in Play - Tina Pelkey Spokesperson for FCC's Ajit Pai

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Blown up by the Trump Administration could be regulations mandating Internet Service Providers (ISPs) treat all data and all customers equally.  "Net Neutrality" is being threatened.

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Post-Didi Acquisition - The World Might Stop Pushing Back on Uber

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Uber was a convenient target for regulators, those itching for class-action lawsuits, establishment taxi drivers, its own drivers, and social media gadflies to hate.

2016 60

Corporate Crisis Response Blueprint, Pt I

Matt Eventoff

Who reaches out to Regulators? An unfortunate reality of life is that crises occur, and they often occur when we least expect it. Few organizations are hit with a crisis situation on a Tuesday afternoon at 2pm when things are a bit slow and all hands are on deck.

Hey, Want a Good Tip on a Lawsuit - Investing in Litigation, Instead of Equities

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" Globally, the litigation financing industry currently is loosely regulated. Given the money-making potential, this niche is bound to be aggressive lobbyist to prevent excessive regulations. "In June the rules committee of the U.S.

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