Sat.Jan 13, 2018 - Fri.Jan 19, 2018

White House staffers resettle in Silicon Valley

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Kudos for the FT’s Hannah Kuchler for reporting on the number of Obama-era White house staffers who’ve gone West and taken up lucrative speechwriting and communications roles in Silicon Valley. She notes that the talent from DC is a match made in heaven for Silicon Valley companies.

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Workplace: The Crying Game

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Glassdoor , one anonymous employee review of law firm Quinn Emanuel reports seeing "people crying in their offices." " The only unusual thing about that is this: Usually the crying is done in the rest room.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

I read a lot about women and public speaking, and post my finds first on The Eloquent Woman on Facebook. But I always collect them here for you on Mondays as well.

Are you ready to Hustle? Two Opportunities to Accelerate in 2018

Speaker Launcher

This past year we’ve been working hard to put together some programs that help speakers at all levels expand and grow their business. Our theme this year at Speaker Launcher and The Wealthy Speaker U is focused hustle. Why is the theme about “hustle”? Because to reach difficult goals – to get booked more at […]. The post Are you ready to Hustle? Two Opportunities to Accelerate in 2018 appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

Creative Video for Communicators

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

This Saturday I attended the annual Presidents Day meeting of the National Speakers Association Northern California Chapter.

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Trust - So 20th Century

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Should the inability to trust continue to be treated as a kind of psychiatric disorder? Maybe not. This 21st century version of the dark ages demands enlightened mistrust.

Home Depot, 2003 - 2004 - My Haitian Co-Workers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

2003 had been a difficult year. Both for me personally and my communications boutique. The health insurance I could still afford covered psychotherapy, with a $40 co-pay. That was the best $40 a week investment I have made in my life. At least, so far.

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Pre-2nd Wave Feminism Independence Gesture: Mad Money (becomes Tip Money in 3rd Wave Feminism)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Back then, before 2nd-wave feminism, even our un-liberated mothers recognized the importance of female independence. That's how the ritual of Mad Money began.

Hawaii - Now We Know

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The only good news in Hawaii is that the warning of a ballistic missile threat had been an error. Here is the media coverage of that 37 minutes of hell between the issuance of the warning and the notice that the threat had never existed.    Meanwhile, there is plenty of bad news.

WalMart - The Death of The Store

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

WalMart, the media reports , will be distancing itself from the concept of "store." " Store is so pre-digital. Among WalMart's new strategies is to to take on king of digital consumer purchasing - Amazon.

Networking Via Likes, Comments - Downright Exhausting

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Everyday, many of us professionals face the now-exhausting task of networking online. One way we do that is through clicking on Likes and figuring out a comment to post which shows thought has been put into it. As the sites on the internet continue to grow in number, that Best Practice for networking should be one we collectively question.    It would be career suicide to unilaterally just stop liking and commenting. 

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