Post-9/11 - Searching for Safety

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Many of us then had to search for how we could ever feel safe again. What was most vivid to us in the New York Metro area after-9/11, were the cars still parked in the lots of commuter railroad stations throughout the counties ranging from Fairfield to Westchester. The gestalt was: You could set out from for work or X, Y, Z and never make it back. Home was no longer a guaranteed destination.  It wasn't in our homes.

"Searching" - Extreme Crime Thriller Via Smartphones, Laptops

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He rushes back to that same location with a search and rescue mission. In the "Law & Order" programming, the detectives use law enforcement databases to help get their man - or woman.

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Job Search/Career Change - Informational Interviews Are THE Power Tool

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Pay attention: Informational interviews are a power tool in a job search as well as a career change. I had read about them in the bible of job search "What Color Is Your Parachute?" Here are 6 tips for search engine optimization (SEO) in 2020. This is a time when respected experts are predicting significant layoffs as inevitable in professional services, ranging from lawyering to management consulting. 

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Thoughts and a Checklist to Boost Job Search Success

SpeakerSue Says...

Is it a combo of smart search words and a mini-pitch of what you bring? ? Competition for your next adventure has never been tougher. But you can set yourself apart and create distinction. Here is a mini-checklist based on the webinar, “Find a Job You Love: How to Get Noticed & Set Yourself Apart,” Mike Gamble, CEO, Searchwide Global and I presented last week. Our only goal: to share what we know to make life easier for you. ? Get that job! Create the right impression. ?

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Become a Google power search user

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

But if all you do is go to Google and search, you might be interested in pumping up your search ability. About a month ago, I attended a Google search seminar offered by the Society of American Business Editors & Writers and picked up a number of Google power search techniques, which I am sharing here. Freelance Writing - General Google Google power searches Google searches

Cryptocurrency Assignments - Search Beyond U.S.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Communications strategists and content providers eager to penetrate the cryptocurrency industry can search for assignments outside the U.S. The way "in" for a field or a niche is usually to do assignments or even full-time jobs for a low fee. You bet, they pay less, frequently significantly less. However, they generate samples for your portfolio. And you are on your way. Craigslist.com - sites lists help-wanted from around the world.

Voice Search Optimization: I have one radically different thought

More than PowerPoint...

As I work on voice search optimization projects, I keep reading about the topic. In short – voice search is on the rise. You need to think about voice search optimization. If you’re interested in voice search optimization — go ahead. To find them, search your favorite search engine. And as you do your search…I have three questions for you: 1. Did you use your fingers or voice to search? Voice search technology will get better.

How to develop horizontal and vertical search engine optimization key words

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

When it comes to search engine optimization (SEO) -- optimizing your website for the best possible rank in search engines -- knowing your keywords and key phrases, and optimizing for them, are important. Search Engine Optimization key words keywords optimize your website Search engine optimization SEO

Herman Cain: In Search of Ethos

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As the plot thickens for Herman Cain, his credibility grows thinner. Each new allegation brings a slip in the polls and makes it less likely he’ll be able to win the Republican nomination. His “ethos” is shot. Aristotle argued that there are three forms of persuasion when using the spoken word: Ethos – the character [.]. Opinion Political Speeches Presentation Skills Public Speaking Rhetorical Devices

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Why blog I: Boost your search engine optimization

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They boost the rank of a company’s website in search engine results, help companies deepen their relationship with existing customers, engage new prospects, and build their brand in the online universe. Tags: Business Writing Marketing Your Services Search Engine Optimization blogging and SEO company blogs corporate blogs Search engine optimization why blog Blogs are effective for B2B companies for a number of reasons.

When to use social search to supplement Google search…

More than PowerPoint...

” For such queries, social search might be a better option. Before the popularity of online social search, I used my favorite social network: face-to-face. 2) under what other circumstances might you use social search to supplement Google search? You can ask Google almost anything. But at the moment, you have to use your words. Today, I can’t show Google a photo of an unknown thing and ask, “What is this thing?”

Yahoo! Image Search Engine - Creative Commons Search

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Image Search Engine and it's capability to search based on Creative Commons License - a great benefit for presenters looking for images with the appropriate license for use. The search engine allows you to search for images that allow for commercial use and to filter out adult images as well. Meanwhile at Google you can search for an image with a particular color according to the Google Blogoscoped. . Research Buzz reviews the Yahoo!

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Cold Emailing in Job Search - 5 Tips

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Read classic job-search guide "What Color Is Your Parachute?" Most jobs, contract assignments, and new business for our enterprises aren't advertised. There are no help-wanted posted out there indicating we should pitch ourselves. Because they are unknown but available, if we do send unsolicited cover letters we could land stimulating, well-paid work. The advantage this mode of selling has is that we are not competing with the usual 100 or 300 who respond to help-wanted ads.

The 60-Month Search for Answers - Ruling Out an Ambush

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here is a newsflash I posted during that extensive search for insight. Was it that simple? Boredom? For 60 months I have been struggling to connect the dots. The issue was the strange concern 4 acquaintances from college (Class of 1967) had about my well-being in 2014. Back in 2014, I was at a crossroads. Should I relocate from the pricey New York Metro area to where there would be less financial struggle? How could I shift my two boutiques to telecommuting ones?

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Colin Levy and Rich Jackson - Fresh Model for Lauching a Job Search Post-Termination

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That could be the new smart job-search tactic. On Twitter, reports Law.com , Colin Levy announced that he had been terminated from his job. Recently, Rich Jackson discussed his termination on a blog he launched - Homeless Editor. Both displaced professionals could land plum jobs in a challenging labor market. Levy has been the top lawyer at Massachusetts based Salary.com since July 2018. Before that he had worked at educational corporation Pearson. 

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Theranos - Still in Search for Survival

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes isn't giving up. That's despite investor and consumer lawsuits, a federal criminal investigation if she misguided investors and being banned from the blood-testing industry for two years. As many know, she switched the startup's identity from actual blood-testing to technology development. The focus in now the minilab, which has the mission of providing portable blood analysis. At Theranos, there will be 220 employees left to work on that.

The Search for Work & Extreme Vetting

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The bottom line on getting a job, any job, is that the search for work has become for more and more the kind of journey mythic heroes take on to grow. Inside the beltway, extreme vetting of those nominated for positions such as SCOTUS justice is standard. However, since the economy crashed and remains soft, that kind of screening for applicants for just about any kind of job has also hardened in the norm. The time-consuming ordeal kicks off when applicants spot the opportunity online.

Your Job Search - Do the Robots Have It in For You?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

By now, it's fairly well known that AI, that is, artificial intelligence, is inherently biased. After all, humans create the algorithms for AI and those humans use data which contain some or maybe a lot of bias. That's just the way it is.

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Search engine optimization can boost your online presence: here’s more proof

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Marketing Your Services Search Engine Optimization Search engine optimization SEO"Changing my website copy around has landed me first page finishes in all the horizontals I use on my website! That's a pretty amazing feat -- to go from only being able to find my company with my company name to typing "copywriter Moncton" and popping up in the top 5." - Kathy Mercure, Writenow! Communications.

Language: "Impressive" Is Kiss of Death in Search for Work, Brands Those Doing the Hiriing as Inauthentic

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Make it your business in your search for work in 2020 to interpret too much of that impressive messaging as a red flag that you have to review all aspects of the hunt. It could be the hunt for a job, gig assignment, or clients for your business.

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Professional Services Firms, Like McKinsey - They Must Go in Search for a Soul

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  If diverse constituencies continue to pressure professional services firms to go in search for a soul, the bad guys might lose out on having sophisticated paid help. Once a powerful brandname in management consulting, McKinsey is being attacked on many fronts. 

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PR Firm Wanted - Legal Marketing Association Launches Search

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A sign of our promotional times, the Legal Marketing Association is searching for a public relations firm.    As Kevin McCauley reports in Odwyerpr.com , the Association has 4,200 members. Many of them belong to the AmLaw 200. Through more focused public relations, the Legal Marketing Association aims to be a more effective advocate for the legal profession. Get a second opinion about your marketing and advocacy communications. No pressure. No charge.

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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. That can be a dangerous development for the economy. Preoccupation with a stock market that has been volatile can trigger a pull-back in spending. And, it's spending that goes into a growing GDP. 

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"Cheap" Shakes Off Its Lousy Connotation (yes, I searched for a cheap apartment)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Language is a living institution. It continually changes. One change is that the term "cheap" has lost its negative connotation. "Cheap" is good. It signals those using it are high in financial literacy and learned lessons from the two economic downturns in the 21st century.    Yet, an article in the influential MarketWatch leverages "cheap" in a headline, in a negative way.

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Resumes/Cover Letters, Your Edge for Success (YES), and The Disrupted Job Search Category

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"  Large corporations such as Unilever are experimenting with blowing up job search. Playing the Job Search Game - Literally. How much should side hustlers be willing to invest in the front end of a search for gigs, at least for now? Resumes and cover letters? Some employers are still using those in the hiring process. But, they could soon enough be history - ancient history. Grandma, what was a "resume?" 

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Freak Show: Top 10 Search Words For June

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

The best thing about doing this blog is reading the search words people use to find it. A few people searched on ‘presentations’, but they were outnumbered by the wacky ones. Tags: Top 10 Google search words Karl Stefanovic Presentations “Feels real to me.&#.

Peace of Mind - The Search by Even Successful Players

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Hmmmmm. I would look up from my cushion three times a week at the Buddhist meditation center in New Haven, Connecticut. What the hell are they doing here?    That's what I wondered.    Among them were big-time successes ranging from heads of fire-fighting SWAT teams to brandname journalists.    If I had their money, fame, and influence, I reflected, I wouldn't need to swing by the Buddhist temple multiple times every week.    That was 2013.

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Headhunter Conducting Search for Asst. for PR Firm, D.C.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Details and how to apply - here.    careers

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Harper's Magazine, NYC - Searching for 2 Assistant Editors (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

Searching for Job on the Computer - Optional Cover Letters

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Most of the search for work takes place on the computer. Some may conduct the first vetting via a robotic search of the resume for the required keywords. And more of those application forms on the computer indicate that the cover letter is optional. Clients ask me: Should we copy and paste a cover letter or just bypass that? There are no absolute answer. After all, each organization has its own screening process.

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Thomas Duncan - His Search For Happiness Has Ended

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Like most human beings he was searching for happiness. Thomas Duncan died today. The courts of law were ready to judge him harshly. Both in his homeland of Liberia and in Dallas, law enforcement wanted to know what he knew and when he knew it. The issue was if he were aware at the time or before he left Liberia if the pregnant woman he helped had Eloba. The courts of public opinion around the world might also judge him harshly.

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BigData Uncovers Correlations: Forget searching for causes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" In a big-data world. we won't have to be fixated on causality; instead we can discover patterns and correlations in the data that offer us novel and invaluable insights.  The correlations may not tell us precisely why something is happening but they alert us that  it is happening." "  - By Viktor Mayer-Schonberger and Kenneth Cukier in 2013 book "Big Data" Super computers enable the gathering and processing of huge amounts of data.

"The Mule" - Earl Stone Is Aging Everyman's (and Everywoman's) Search for Redemption

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Earl Stone seems to be so many of us aging who find we are being pushed by some internal forces to search for redemption. In 'The Mule," glad hander Earl Stone enjoys things his way.    For decades, not surprisingly, that didn't include his wife and daughter. He prefers focusing on his flower business and being a somebody in the community. 

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Small Business (including law firms) and Ecommerce - Realities of Local Search

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One of her key recommendations is for lawyers to consult with search engine experts to have the website programmed for local search. Law firm rose to the top not so much on the basis of their websites, although search engines do pull material from websites. An expert in local search may be needed. High search engine rankings. Most small law firms and solo lawyers have a local business.

"Energy" and Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Of course, a factor to consider immediately in any situation of low visibility on the web is faulty search engine optimization (SEO).  "I don't know why my personal finance articles on reducing energy consumption for home owners aren't getting better pick-up on the web." " Recently, that's part of an email I received from a reader. 

HuffingtonPost+AOL: Digital Consolidating, Search for Partner

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Congratulations to AOL's Tim Armstrong for closing a deal to buy HuffingtonPost.com.      Clearly, this is the era of consolidation in digital.    Armstrong selected just-the-right property and even managed to hold on to the founder as Editor-in-Chief. 

PR's Alison Brod et al. - Search for slow-down switch

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  A few months ago I went on a search for serenity.  When Buddhist career coach Marc Lesser's book "Less" came out in 2009, it didn't seem to get the attention it deserved.    Lesser's thesis is that by slowing down we will get more done with more quality.    That was too counterintuitive for many of us strivers to embrace. That was then. 

Thomas Merton - Was he searching or running?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The professor saw Merton as the Patron Saint of those of us who were searching for spiritual wholeness.    He stopped running and halted long enough to start, yes, searching for his own answers.  When I left the University of Michigan doctoral program for a while, a professor told me to read the works of Thomas Merton.    But was that professor right?

Public Speaking Marketing Tips: Paid Search

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One way to find targeted traffic is to pay your way to the top of the search results. You have seen them often almost every time you search online. They will be typically on the top of the page or the right hand side of the search results on Google with websites that match your inquiry. The ads in yellow are the sponsored ads and the ones below that are natural search results. This is called Pay-Per-Click or sponsored ads.

The Language of Transition - Keywords in Job Search (that's why outplacement coaches use it)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The language of transition is what McKinsey uses to describes the future of work around the world. Here is its December 1, 2017 report on jobs lost and jobs gained. McKinsey's midpoint scenario for global jobs lost because of automation technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotics is 15% by 2030. That could play out to be 75 million to 375 million jobs around the world. 

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) - Magic Number Is 1,500 Words (different story in real life)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The search engine optimization (SEO) mandate has become 1,500 words. That's the gospel according to search engines. No wonder Twitter is developing a long form option. That's what help-wanted ads for digital content specify. That what editors now require, incidentally for the same fee-per-article that used to cover 1,000 words. That's what on my own digital sites gets the highest rankings on Google. Also the content must have a ton of links.

How to Find Speaking Gigs that Pay

Speaker Launcher

Emerging Speaker Rising Superstar Speaker Seasoned Speaker Speaking Profession Greater Chattanooga Realtors Association money in speaking searching for speaking gigs speaking business speaking gigs Tennessee Realtors AssociationI just got off the phone with a client who was told by somebody that there is no money in speaking and that you should only speak for free.

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