Dave Goldberg, 47, Dies Suddenly - Headed SurveyMonkey, Was Sheryl Sandberg's Husband

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg, who grew the company to a $2 billion valuation, died suddenly on Friday night. SurveyMonkey made it possible for even those of us operating small businesses to collect data about whatever. That meant SurveyMonkey served double duty in our enterprises. He is survived by wife Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook Inc., and two children." " - Silicon Valley Business Journal, May 2, 2015. Here is the coverage.

Public Speakers: Be like Edelman, do a survey, talk about implications

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For years now the ambitious but budget-challenged have been turning to free software service SurveyMonkey.  Others then go on to subscribe to SurveyMonkey's more sophisticated services.    Before she took her current position in social media at Cox, marketer Toby Bloomberg used SurveyMonkey brilliantly for branding her firm Bloomberg Marketing and reporting on her famous Diva blog.  An in-between initiative is to play with SurveyMonkey.


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K-12 Education: Theme of BigData for Ghostwriters/Speechwriters

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Startup Panorama Education provides to schools for a fee an analogue of SurveyMonkey, reports Darrell Etherington in TECH CRUNCH. Unlike  Unlike SurveyMonkey, which is free, Panorama Education goes beyond mere collection of data. K-12 Education is big business. And one that is providing us ghostwriters and speechwriters many well-paying assignments.

Making Sexual Harassment Training Less Boring, More Effective (and maybe males can become comfortable working with females again)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Meanwhile, a recent study by Leanin.Org and SurveyMonkey found that 60% of males feel uncomfortable being in the same work space as females. Does sexual harassment continue in the workplace because formalized training is so 1980s, in tone, format, and content? Consequently, those being supposedly trained just don't get it - not the fundamentals, not the nuances? And the culture is wide-open to problems of interpretation?

Who's in the audience and why should I care?

Speak Schmeak

Get some background on the company, the culture, the level of experience with your topic, the event you're part of, the demographics of the attendees, and basics like how many people will be there (I use a SurveyMonkey questionnaire for this so it can be completed easily online). Speak to the attendees Maybe speaking to every attendee is a stretch, but you can always send a brief questionnaire to the organizer for distribution to the group (SurveyMonkey for this, too).

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