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Social Media Expert, Seattle, WA - Part-Time (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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Content Strategist, Seattle, WA - Full-Time (full-time)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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2020 40

Seattle - Disruptive Affluence Versus When A Car Is Home

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Seattle has become a microcosm of the 2 cultures that increasingly are sprouting in locations which got lucky with disruptive business models. Those laid off could find themselves stranded in Seattle.

Seattle - Disruptive Affluence Versus When A Car Is Home

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Seattle has become a microcosm of the 2 cultures that increasingly are sprouting in locations which got lucky with disruptive business models. Those laid off could find themselves stranded in Seattle. Seattle mirrors changing mores in so many municipalities: Compassion has turned into the ethos of "Not In My Backyard (NIMB)." However, given the resources of Seattle, it could afford to pilot that kind of multi-dimensional initiative.

Criminal Defense Law Firm, Seattle, WA - Marketing Specialist (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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Cooke Acquaculture, Seattle, WA - Director of Publc Affairs (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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What Could Be Our Last Burger - No Bite Is Safe

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On the front lines is the Marler Clark firm in Seattle, Washington. Law-firm practices focusing on foodborne diseases represent a growing niche in the legal sector. Ever vigilant, Marler Clark founder Bill Marler warned about the peril of open salad.

Getting Out of the Uber Habit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Orders to deliver have increased 10 times just in Seattle alone.  Depending on who is doing the counting, Uber's core business - ride-hailing - is down 80% to 94%. With shelter-in-place standard in so many locations, folks aren't using Uber much.

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The Public Relations of Not Representing Tara Reade Any More - Douglas Wigdor

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

She had been admitted to Seattle University School of Law as part of a special program which did not require graduation from an accredited college or university.  The exit was masterful. As it should be in this era of public relations. What goes on in the court of public opinion can be as important to a lawyer's brand as what those lawyers actually do in the court of law. 

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Nun's Nice Handwriting - If You Got It, Here's REMOTE Contract Assignment (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A company in West Seattle, Washington is paying $15 for that kind of handwriting. However, those who land the gig have to be in the West Seattle area to pick up and leave off the material.

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Ohio - No More Safe Haven

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Could OH become another Seattle? The joke used to be: Hey, New Yorkers, hop on I-80 and get all the toilet paper you need in Ohio. That was then. Now, OH has become another Paradise Lost in America. OH governor Mike DeWine is closing all public and private schools beginning after class next Monday until April 3rd. That's to help stagger the number of coronavirus cases so that medical facilities don't get overwhelmed. Also, that could provide enough ventilators to go around.

2020 40

Branding: The Language in Help-Wanted Ad on Craigslist

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the Seattle, Washington section of Craigslist's help-wanted there is a job post by Liquid and Grit. Its business is supplying information and recommendations to mobile gaming companies. The opportunity is for a remote part-time researcher, at $30 an hour. 

2019 52

5 Creative Ways to Spice up your Presentation: Guest Post by Alli Matson

Speak Schmeak

About Alli Matson: Alli grew up in Seattle, WA and attended the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor for undergrad. Occasionally, a guest post comes across my desk that is too entertaining to pass up. Enjoy this contribution by Alli Matson of Presentation Wit.

2017 158

So Many Industries Tied into What Goes in Courtrooms - The Coronavirus Factor

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The courts in Seattle and Tacoma remain open.  From the practices, civil and criminal, of BigLaw to media outlets like "Court TV," what goes on in courtrooms is big business. That business can take a severe hit in Coronavirus Times.

2020 52

Brand Austin, Texas - Keeping a Serial Killer Under Wraps

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Austin, Texas is one of those cool cities, right up there with Seattle and Boston. So its chamber of commerce was probably not pleased when Skip Hollandsworth published "The Midnight Assassin" in 2015. That chronicles the serial murders that took place there in the late 19th century. 

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Gotta Get Out of This Place - Northeast Loses Its Location Edge

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For the latter the seduction is Seattle, Washington and Oakland, California. New York. Massachusetts  New Hampshire. New Jersey. Delaware  Rhode Island. Those of the states in the Northeast from which folks are fleeing, found Lending Tree.

2019 52

Richard B. Russell - Deep Mysteries of Human Mind

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Russell poached a plane at Seattle-Tacoma Airport.  There will be much speculation why Richard B.   But it is likely that not even he really understood what was motivating him. It seemed he was trying to sort that out while he was flying. 

2018 52

Class of 2017 - You May Be Able to Afford Your La La Land

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Seattle or Miami. Members of the Class of 2017, you can dream big. Yes, you can head from your little lives in college to your version of La La Land. That might be in New York, LA, San Francisco, Washington D.C.,

2017 52

Merwede - Model for Pedestrian/Bike-Friendly Neighborhood Can be Imported to America from Netherlands

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It identified 10, ranging from Seattle, Washington to New York, New York.  The proposed neighborhood of Merwede in Dutch city Utrecht will be totally walk/bike friendly for its 12,000 residents, reports Fast Company.

2020 56

Cannabis - The Business and Legalities

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Seattle University. To survive, some law schools recognize they must develop an entrepreneurial mindset.    So, it should have been expected that they would leverage legal cannabis for recreational use as what could turn out to be a profit center. The core service is educating about business and legal issues. The target markets are not just attorneys.

2018 40

Hans Rosling: Doctor, Professor & Presenter Extraordinaire

Presentation Zen

I saw the professor in person at TED 2009 and was a fellow presenter with him at Tableau 2014 in Seattle where he, as usual, had the crowd of data geeks in the palm of his hand. The Zen Master of data visualization has died.

2017 99

Annoying PowerPoint Survey Now Open

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

It only takes two minutes tofill out and the results will be first announced at the ThinkOutside The Slide workshop in Seattle. Every two years I repeat my survey on what audience members findanoying about bad PowerPoint presentations. This month the 2007version of the survey is taking place. The benefit of participatingis that you will help all of us avoid making key mistakes in thefuture. Please take a couple of minutes to complete the shortsurvey at: [link

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How to book more business and own your niche

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Stephanie Chandler: Living the good life after corporate America Stephanie was inspired by the film Sleepless in Seattle to move to Sacramento, open a bookstore and write novels.

2013 239

Location Location Location - You Bet, It Remains Success Factor, Even in Telecommuting Era

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

LA, San Francisco, Seattle, and Chicago. "You telecommute." " That's what "they" kept hammering with.  I was struggling whether to uproot from the New York Metro Area for a location with a lower cost of living and less intensity about careers.

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Beware of personalization

Speak Schmeak

Or even worse, "Hello, Seattle!" Driving down State St. last week, hubby and I spotted a sign in the window of a soon-to-open Pinkberry: "Pardon our dust as Santa Barbara awaits Pinkberry's flagship store." Did Pinkberry really need to remind me that the store is opening in Santa Barbara?

2008 130

Big U.S. City Blues - Packing the New American Dream into a Moving Van or on a Plane Heading Beyond the Borders

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The odds are she will do a Goldilocks and head out next to Seattle. You can't afford a house, not even in the softened market. And, taxes are way too high. So, the odds are that you are packing the moving truck and relocating your dreams out of New York City, Los Angles, and Chicago.

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When Passion, Power and Perseverance Combine – You Get Melinda Gates

DeFinis Communications

Completed in the spring of 2011, the campus is located in downtown Seattle across the street from the Space Needle. Tracking the philanthropic activities of Melinda Gates is like watching an army of ants build their colony.

2011 208

Who Created The Windows Start-Up Sound?

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

refinement' a four-second snippet was chosen as the final Windows Vista start-up sound: melody by Fripp, harmony by longtime Fripp collaborator and Seattle guitarist Steve Ball, and a 'Win-dows Vis-ta' rhythm by Tucker Martine, a Grammy-nominated.

FIRE Catches Fire - We're No Longer Willing to Almost Die for a Paycheck

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Featured in the article is 38-year-old Seattle lawyer Sylvia Hall. FIRE - Financial Freedom, Retire Early - is a movement gaining traction.    Among its participants are not only those in their 50s and beyond yearning to flee the rat race. That's my generation. 

2018 56

Strange speaking venues part 2

Speaker Confessions

The event was held at the normally very cool Seattle Sculpture Park. Redfin recently hosted a free event called The Naked Truth , for tech entrepreneurs. The problem is the amphitheater on the grounds creates some odd problems for public speaking.

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Law - Already Being Run by Artificial Intelligence

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The locations are New York, Seattle and London. The ability of technology to replace lawyers is no longer futuristic. Of course, B2C LegalZoom has been around for a while. You might have set up your LLC through that or another online legal service. But all that is old stuff.

2017 52

Ingrid Lyne's Body Parts Found, Including a Fresh Foot - Why are we females now so vulnerable?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Body parts that were packaged in plastic bags and thrown into a recycling bin in Seattle this weekend belong to the mother of three [Ingrid Lyne] who disappeared after she went on a date with a man [John Robert Chariton] she met online." 

2016 56

Presentation Zen in Sweden, New Zealand, & USA

Presentation Zen

Tableau's annual Customer Conference in Seattle July 20-23 The Tableau Conference is a great opportunity to join colleagues and top analytics experts for three days of information, interaction, insight and inspiration ( the schedule ).

Famous Speech Friday: Shirley Chisholm's 1972 contested debate time

The Eloquent Woman

Here's video of Chisholm declaring her candidacy: (Creative Commons licensed photo via Seattle City Council ).

2016 87

Ignite Win Anyway

Speak and Deliver

Ignite is also a worldwide speaking platform, organized by local groups, which grew out of the first event in Seattle - apparently to give the 12th Man something to do when they aren''t cheering on their Seahawks during the NFL season. Have you heard of TEDtalks? Yeah, I thought so.

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Housing Slowdown Puts Kibosh on Retirement Plans - Professionals Forced to Keep Working

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As Bloomberg reports, inventory is up 24% in Seattle, Washington and 32% in Portland, Oregon. Selling the house, usually for a significant return on investment, is a standard part of The New Retirement.

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How to give a great ignite talk

Speaker Confessions

I’ve spoken at 5 different ignite events (Ignite Seattle x3, Gnomedex, Ignite Boston) and make much of my living from public speaking - here’s my advice on this special format: 300 seconds kicks ass.

2009 112

Presentation Zen: 10 non-PowerPoint books that can help you create better presentations

Presentation Zen

I saw Stephen present in Seattle this summer at the Tableau Conference and we had a chance to spend some time together before the event. I met Maureen Stone in Seattle this summer and saw one of her presentations.

2009 105

Socialization/Capitalism and Their Discontents - Living Off Grid on Northwest Coast of WA

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They can journey back to places such as Seattle to work or have a second home for more creature comforts. Our nation  looks  stressed out. So many of us have become downright overwhelmed by social pressures and the increased difficulty to survive financially. 

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Occupy Wall Street = 21st century Alcoholics Anonymous

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Featured is Ray Kachel from Seattle.  Occupy Wall Street, which started in 2011, is symbolized by tents pitched in public spaces.    Alcoholics Anonymous, which started in 1935, has for its signature an inside meeting room and coffee pot.    Both drew in those at some kind of bottom. As George Packer describes OWS in his THE NEW YORKER article "All the Angry People," human beings facing despair find fellowship. 

What America Reads…

Matt Eventoff

35 – The Seattle Times 20 3,175 376,515. I found this post from Brian Solis very interesting – a list of the top media outlets, by circulation, as well as the 25 most popular blogs in America, as compiled by BurrellesLuce. . Marshall McLuhan is famous for stating “the medium is the message&# and with the introduction of a newer medium (online, web) there is constant debate as to its effect on older mediums (print, broadcast).

2009 142

Old-Fashioned Solution for Multi-Dimensional Problems: Bringing Back Boarding Houses

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Seattle, or San Francisco. iGen members of the Class of 2019 may be going to a job in high-priced cities like LA, Boston, New York, D.C., They may be simply relocating to major metro areas to hunt for that first job out of college. 

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