San Francisco Writers Conference 2014

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I spent part of the weekend at the San Francisco Writers Conference which is organized by the irrepressible Mike Larsen and Elizabeth Pomona. Freelance Work Robb Lightfoot San Francisco Writers Conference I was helping staff the Editorial Freelancers Association booth so did not have time to attend any of the rich offering of sessions. However, a remarkable resource, listed in many of the [.].

The Best “San Francisco” Speakers at SXSW

DeFinis Communications

The official presentation platform for SXSW Interactive comes from the San Francisco-based company SlideRocket. Using SlideRocket will be a bevy of intriguing San Francisco speakers. Tomorrow begins the twenty-fifth annual South by Southwest (SXSW) interactive media, film and music conference. Nearly 12,000 registrants will invade Austin, TX from March 11 th -20 th for an all-out entertainment extravaganza.

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San Francisco: Paradise Lost

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

San Francisco has been the symbol of everything from counterculture values ("wear a flower in your hair") to tech. In short, San Francisco is being perceived as a Paradise Lost.   The only people who can continue residing in San Francisco and New York might be the 1%. No surprise, youth considered it Paradise. That was until recently. CNBC reports that a recent survey by the Bay Area Council found that 34 percent want to leave.

San Francisco: Paradise Lost

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

San Francisco has been the symbol of everything from counterculture values ("wear a flower in your hair") to tech. In short, San Francisco is being perceived as a Paradise Lost.   The only people who can continue residing in San Francisco and New York might be the 1%. No surprise, youth considered it Paradise. That was until recently. CNBC reports that a recent survey by the Bay Area Council found that 34 percent want to leave.

San Francisco’s Bay to Breakers Offers Valuable Public Speaking Lessons

DeFinis Communications

For those of you who have never heard of it, allow me to paint the picture: Over fifty thousand people, a majority of which were dressed in outrageous costumes, took to the streets of San Francisco and marched from the San Francisco Bay all the way to the Pacific Ocean. Yesterday was the centennial running of the Bay to Breakers foot race.

Guest Posting – Fog City vs. The Big Smoke: what a year in San Francisco has taught me, by Felicity H. Barber

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Before moving to San Francisco from London she was an in-house speechwriter at Lloyd’s of London, the global insurer. Felicity H. Barber is a speechwriter, executive communications specialist and coach. She write speeches, advises business leaders on messaging and coaches people to deliver stellar presentations and pitches. She wrote speeches and prepared business executives for […]. Cultural Differences Speechwriting

Licensing Consultant, San Francisco, CA (help wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

Customer Success Copywriter, San Francisco, CA - $60 an hour (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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Got Job Offer in San Francisco? It Better Be for More than $300k

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

However, all might veer away from San Francisco. Currently, the market remains strong.    So, many, including the Class of 2019, have choices about what job to go after and then to accept. There, a family earning $300k annually lives paycheck to paycheck. That's what finance expert Sam Dogen calculated.    Aside from socking away a bit in a 401K and a 529 plan, they can save nothing. So much of their income goes for housing.

Medium - Features Editor, NYC or San Francisco (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Details. In addition to this one, other Medium jobs also listed on Mediabistro.com 6/15/18. careers

Blockchain, San Francisco - Content-Provider, Full Time (help wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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Calle de San Francisco - Remembering My Youth in Barcelona, Spain

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And, given that my employment was on a side street- Calle de San Francisco -in poor nation-Spain-the pay was peanuts. Of course, the "job" was off-the-books. But those 12 hours a day I worked seven days a week in Barcelona were among the happiest in my life. The job description was to serve coffee and Spanish brands of sherry to both tourists and natives. My co-workers were other young women from Canada, Australia and, yes, America. We all had our story.

Large Law Firm, San Francisco, CA - Marketing Coordinator (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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Law Firm, San Francisco, CA - Public Relations Manager (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE Workers Face Double-Whammy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE employees are looking at the numbers and they're ripped. So angry are they that they have taken their complaints external to social media like Twitter and Facebook, reports FISHBOWL LA. Their beefs are two-fold. The first is that Hearst has switched health insurance plans which require a larger employee contribution.    That, contend workers, ends up being a $3,000 pay cut. 

Famous Speech Friday: Sarah Winnemucca's San Francisco lectures

The Eloquent Woman

But after Yakima, she decided to return to San Francisco, a place where she and her father and sisters had performed as "Indian princesses" on the stage. Sarah's lecture was unlike anything ever before heard in the civilized world," the San Francisco Chronicle raved in its coverage. What can you learn from Sarah Winnemucca's famous San Francisco speeches?: I will save nobody," said Winnemucca in San Francisco. "I

Flashpoints - Yet Another One, as 2 Shot Dead at San Francisco Postal Service

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The location was San Francisco. Someone The first flashpoint happened early this morning, East Coast time. The location was the D.C. Metro area. House majority whip Steve Scalise was gunned down, as were several others. The second has occurred at about 9:00 A.M., West Coast time.  Someone at the U.S. Postal Service killed two and injured several others. A woman identified the alleged shooter as a colleague. We all experience flashpoints.

Paid Editorial Fellowships at Mother Jones, San Francisco, CA (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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San Francisco Earthquake - How the Big One Was Game Changer for Elsa Maxwell

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Then came The Big One, the San Francisco earthquake.    The rubble in San Francisco was no platform for her to put together a career. She wasn't conventionally beautiful. And not traditionally feminine. Those traits were important way back then. So, Elsa Maxwell might have gone through life an outcast.

PRSA Conference, San Francisco: O'Dwyer reporters not let in

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  This year it was held in San Francisco.  What does the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) have to fear from reporters from O'Dwyer's news shop?    Founder of O'Dwyer Company, Jack O'Dwyer informs me that for the second year in a row his team, along with himself, has been barred from entrance to the PRSA conference.    O'Dwyer et al.

Asiana Airlines Crash in San Francisco: Suppose humanities scholars were aboard headed to MLA conference?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Influential TECH CRUNCH has covered the crash landing of Asiana Airlines plane in San Francisco. They were on their way to a Modern Language Association (MLA) conference in San Francisco.  That's because, of course, that particular flight is one the tech crowd frequently travels.  And, we are all focused on what the tech crowd is doing. What they are thinking.  And how they frame events.

San Francisco: Downsizing the American Dream to a 220 square foot rental

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The Board of Supervisors in San Francisco has approved the 220 square foot rental unit, reports CBS.  It's a crazy idea but it might just bring more rental units available at a price more can afford.    That 220 square feet includes the bathroom and the closet. This downsizing of the American Dream exists along with that bloated version of the American Dream the McMansion.    The election has shown us that diversity is perfectly okay. 

San Francisco could end sales of small animals: Step toward preventing current tragic glut

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

San Francisco is considering banning the sale of all small animals, including cats and dogs.  There doesn't have to be so many small animals around.    If breeders stopped breeding them and owners - who animal rights advocates want to rename "guardians" - spayed and neutered theirs pronto, there would be the beginning of the end of the current tragic glut.

Seeya Next Summer, Spirit Week

Duarte Blog

This year’s event included a Family Feud, a giraffe-painting party, a Wiffle Ball Tournament, and a field trip to see our beloved San Francisco Giants – who just clinched the NL West Championship title. Diary Video fun Giants good times san francisco spirit week tournament Wiffle Ball yaySaturday marked the beginning of Fall. Which means it’s the end of summer, bummer. To celebrate the new season, join us in reminiscing about our favorite summer event, Spirit Week.

Photo Field Trip | Contrast

Duarte Blog

We also like fun, and Saturdays, and San Francisco, and sunshine. Diary Video contrast creativity dolores park inspiration photo field trip san franciscoWe like photography. And we really like each other. Recently we went on a Photo Field Trip, and had the chance to enjoy all of these things, simultaneously. I know. Our assignment: Take photos of contrast. Or take photos of whatever you want. Joe went rogue (typical) and took video.

Announcing: A conversation with Felicity Barber on Women Speaking

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I first met Felicity in 2014 shortly after she moved from England to San Francisco. Felicity is currently the Executive Speechwriter at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. She’s a speechwriter who has worked in both the UK and USA and has expertise in B2B, finance, insurance and technology. She’s a communications expert specializing […]. Speechwriting women speaking

Garbage Language

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Silicon Valley She reviews Anna Weiners’ memoir Uncanny Valley about life in San Francisco during the current tech bubble: …the […]. Obfuscation is alive and well in the corporate world. Molly Young writes in New York Magazine about the ways the Millenial generation of white-collar workers replicate the communication patterns of the organization man and woman.

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Book Review: The Great Oom: The Improbable Birth of Yoga in America, by Robert Love

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Long before Lululemon, Bikram Hot Yoga and the ubiquitous downward facing dog, yoga was being taught in small studios in San Francisco, New York and the Hudson River Valley. Just as Lululemon struggled to contain the reputational damage of the ‘sheer pants’ scandal and Bikram Choudhury became embroiled in lawsuits, the man who opened the […]. Culture Shock!

Guest Posting: 7 tips for pitching investors, by Marianne Fleischer

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

As a Corporate Communications consultant, her San Francisco firm, Fleischer Communications, helps clients think on their feet. Marianne Fleischer is a speechwriter and presentations executive coach. She coaches others to pitch ideas, handle Q&A, and stand out on panels, corporate presentations or digital media. Clients include Schwab, Apple, Salesforce, Genentech, DLA Piper Law Firm and […]. Business Communication Venture Capital

California Dreaming

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

There’s a shockingly misinformed review of the new San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in the Weekend FT. The article, Westward, look, the land is bright (the title taken from a line in an an obscure 19th century poem) is written by the cosmopolitan architect Thomas Sevcik. While I can’t comment on his claims about […]. Culture Shock! hollywood polygamy

Unplugged

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Denziens of the San Francisco tech scene are greeting the sun at a series of Daybreaker Digital Dextox dance parties in Mission District lofts. Before they emerge into the workday world to spend an average of 10 hours a day looking at the screens in their lives (PC, TV, smartphone and now watch) they leave […]. Culture Shock! Digital Detox Matthew Crawford smartphones tiffany shlain

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. The show presents talks by Toastmasters, [.]. Business Communication Public Speaking television studio

Guest Posting: The Seven Deadly Sins of Writing, By Roberta Guise, MBA

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

A marketing consultant and speaker, she is the founder of San Francisco-based Guise Marketing & PR. Roberta Guise works with experts, small business owners and professionals who want to be extraordinarily visible and sharpen their marketing edge. She also enables successful women to become thought leaders. The Seven Deadly Sins of Writing By Roberta Guise, MBA There’s an [.]. Business Communication

Guest Posting: Worst Brand Name Award of 2011, by Alexandra Watkins

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Alexandra Watkins is the Founder & Chief Innovation Officer at Eat My Words, a San Francisco based creative naming agency known for creating unforgettable brand names. The following post originally appeared in her blog and is reposted here with her express permission. Announcing the most frightful brand name of 2011… the Head Scratcher of the [.]. Business Communication Cultural Differences Culture Shock! Eat My Words

Toastmaster Time TV Speech: A Tale of Two Cities

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

This long-running show features speeches by members of different San Francisco Bay Area Toastmasters clubs. Earlier this month I spent an evening in the Palo Alto Community TV studios being filmed for the monthly Toastmaster Time TV production. Archived speeches go back to 1997. Delivering a speech in a TV studio I’d given my speech, [.]. Public Speaking Speech Showcase Crewe London Paris television Toastmasters

Uber, Lyft Could Shut Down Service in California

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As was major news, in California, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Ethan Schulman ruled Uber and Lyft had to reclassify their gig drivers as employees.

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Gig Economy in Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

MarketWatch reports that San Francisco Superior Court Judge Ethan Schulman ordered Uber and Lyft to comply with California AB-5. Tomorrow, the stock market is likely to record this significant legal setback for the gig-economy business model.

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Why consider a career in Marketing

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Oh, and if you know of any entry-level marketing jobs in the San Francisco Bay Area let me know! My son recently graduated with a degree in International Business and Marketing and is looking for an entry-level position in this area. I met today with a group of marketing professionals who shared the many reasons young people should consider a career in this field.

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A Conversation with Felicity Barber

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Felicity is the Executive Speechwriter at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Felicity is the Executive Speechwriter at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. She moved to San Francisco from London in 2014 where she was a speechwriter at the global insurer, Lloyd’s of London. On April 26, 2018 the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable Held a conference call with Felicity Barber.

Back tomorrow!

Speak Schmeak

I'm out of town at a specialty foods trade show with hubby and I'm eating my way around the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Sorry for having been out of touch this week. I'll be back at my desk tomorrow, happy to give my feet and stomach a rest

Back tomorrow!

Speak Schmeak

I'm out of town at a specialty foods trade show with hubby and I'm eating my way around the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Sorry for having been out of touch this week. I'll be back at my desk tomorrow, happy to give my feet and stomach a rest

Interview: Ann Rea – Artist, Speaker, Businesswoman

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

San Francisco-based artist Ann Rea creates an Experience of Art™ for select patrons that is an innovative blend of new and old world mediums. San Francisco-based artist Ann Rea creates an Experience of Art™ for select patrons that is an innovative blend of new and old world mediums. Pro-Track Profile I talked with Ann recently and asked her about her background as a San Francisco-based artist and the inspiration for the unique experience of art she shares with clients.

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  POLITICO reports that it is piloting a program in San Francisco of same-day delivery for merchandise purchased on the Internet.    That would start on December 12 and could generate $10 million to $50 million annually, just in San Francisco.  Finally the distressed U.S. Postal Service is getting a feel for how to operate in an era of ecommerce.