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

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.

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.

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.

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

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

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.

Licensing Consultant, San Francisco, CA (help wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

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.

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.

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

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? 

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.

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.

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.

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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. 

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. Saturday marked the beginning of Fall. Which means it’s the end of summer, bummer.

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.

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.

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.

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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: 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

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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

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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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

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

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

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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Fripp Interviews Gene Perret, Emmy Award-Winning Writer

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

527 Hugo Street San Francisco, CA 94122. Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE. Sales Presentation Trainer, Keynote Speaker, Executive Speech Coach. 800-634-3035 415-753-6556. © Patricia Fripp. All Rights Reserved.

Creative Cell Phone Announcement

Humor Power

The link was passed to me by AllenKlein , The Jollytologist from San Francisco by way of SpeakerNetNews. Here’s a creative way to ask the audience to turn off their mobile devices using a Flash Mob. ClickHere to view video which was produced by ImprovEverywhere. Let it stimulate your own, original way to make this otherwise routine announcement as you begin your meeting. Life Skills cell phone announcement using humor

East Meets West: From Big Apple to Bay Area

Duarte Blog

And attending San Francisco Design Week was the perfect opportunity to dive-in. San Francisco’s design culture is quite the opposite, seemingly offering more opportunities for inclusion.

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Interview: Alicia Berberich – parent / child coach

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Besides speaking to parents groups around the Bay Area, she teaches water aerobics at the San Francisco Presidio YMCA. Besides speaking to parents groups around the Bay Area, she teaches water aerobics at the San Francisco Presidio YMCA. How many professional speakers do you know that go to work in their bathing suits? Well, that is exactly what Alicia Berberich does!

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Evening News as Theatre - ABC Puts on Best Show

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He had notified his friends that he was away from the affected San Francisco neighborhood, visiting family in Michigan. Tonight, the staging of ABC News with David Muir outdid itself.

Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes & Superlawyer David Boies Part Company

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Attorney's Office in San Francisco, and the SEC. Superlawyer David Boies had been both a legal adviser to Theranos and a member of its board of directors. Now, he is no longer representing Theranos. And, it is unknown if he will remain on the board. The Wall Street Journal   reports that Boies and Theranos parted company over disagreements how the company should handle the investigations by regulatory bodies, the U.S.

Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes & Superlawyer David Boies Part Company

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Attorney's Office in San Francisco, and the SEC. Superlawyer David Boies had been both a legal adviser to Theranos and a member of its board of directors. Now, he is no longer representing Theranos. And, it is unknown if he will remain on the board. The Wall Street Journal   reports that Boies and Theranos parted company over disagreements how the company should handle the investigations by regulatory bodies, the U.S.

Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes & Superlawyer David Boies Part Company

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Attorney's Office in San Francisco, and the SEC. Superlawyer David Boies had been both a legal adviser to Theranos and a member of its board of directors. Now, he is no longer representing Theranos. And, it is unknown if he will remain on the board. The Wall Street Journal   reports that Boies and Theranos parted company over disagreements how the company should handle the investigations by regulatory bodies, the U.S.