Sat.Jul 22, 2017 - Fri.Jul 28, 2017

The Relationship Between Incontinence, Credibility, Trust and Value

Presentation Guru

You read it right. Here’s the back story. Whenever I’m a guest lecturer or conducting training, I’ll frequently start out with a story. And just for the record, I’ve been telling stories long before it became a recognized sales tool!)

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 257) – Dorothy Parker

Manner of Speaking

“Of course I talk to myself. I like a good speaker, and I appreciate an intelligent audience.” — Dorothy Parker. Quotes for Public Speakers Dorothy Parker public speaking public speaking quotes quotes

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Savvy speakers keep up with my wide-ranging reading list on women and public speaking by following The Eloquent Woman on Facebook , where these links and articles appear first. I always collect them here for you on Mondays as well.

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How to Explain Complicated Concepts in Your Speech

SketchBubble

The average human being’s ability to process information is astonishing. In this digital age, a social media user is apt to absorb 285 pieces of content every day, and be exposed to as many as 1,000 digital links. If we are puzzled about something, we “Google” it and find a simple explanation.

Side Hustles - 4 Hacks

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A job is no longer enough. Not to make ends meet. That is particularly the situation for Millennials with student loan debt. A new survey by Jobvite found that a fourth of us now have side hustles. The typical ones include: Freelance work. Babysitting. Dog sitting. Driving for ride sharing services.

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The Financial Comeback - New Hot Brand for Celebrities (but risky for ordinary folk)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Gocompare.com's "There and Back Again" is one of the growing number of platforms telling the story of financial comebacks. Actually, the new hot brand is almost losing it all or actually filing for bankruptcy and then returning to financial security or even wealth.

One-Time Conservative Drudge Report Crows MSNBC Beats Out Fox News in Prime Time Cable Ratings

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Obviously, the Drudge Report is no longer the mouthpiece of conservatism. It headlines with the big news that MSNBC beats out Fox News in weekday cable prime time. Yes, this is  the  MSNBC which gave former Fox News Roger Ailes ally Greta Van Susteren the boot.

Megyn Kelly's "Sunday Night" Plummets to 2.71 Million Viewers 7/23/2017

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The NASCAR factor probably was one reason for the "Sunday Night" plunge in ratings last night. For 7/23/2017, the programming hit a new low: 2.71 million viewers. Here are the details.    The television newsmagazine, hosted by Megyn Kelly, was bumped from its usual 7:00 P.M.

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Rotten Tomatoes, et al. - Shutting Off Power of Traditional Marketing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Are we coming to the end of marketing, at least as we have known it? The could be happening in a growing number of categories of products and services. Reviewer Rotten Tomatoes, reports the LA Times , can kill off a film, no matter how much the makers have spent in marketing.

Clown Alley - Communications Firm Producing Human Resources Content

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The communications firm hires content providers such as myself to produce human resources articles. Only it didn't hire me for any assignments.

Mental Mapping - Path to Homelessness

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Jersey City, New Jersey and Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania.    According to the mental map I have been carrying around with me for decades, both were filled with streets of contentment and belonging.

Being Back in The Office - Provides Career Edge and More

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Employers, reports The Wall Street Journal , are pulling remote employees and contractors back in the office. They range from IBM to Bank of America. The reasons include the need for more collaboration, being closer to the customer and gaining greater control in how the work day is spent.    Of course, that could represent a messy transition for those affected. For instance, they might have to supplement the hours needed for caretakers of the young and the elderly.

Class of 2021 - Where Will First Good Job Be?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The dream among so many graduating college used to be doing whatever it takes to try to "make it" in the New York Metro area. That is spread over New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.    But, that could change by the time the Class of 2021 suits up for their first good job.

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The New York Times - Yes, If It Folds, Rhetorical Tears Will Be Shed (end of story)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Vanity Fair specializes in profiling brandname institutions which are in trouble. One hot one, many recall, was Stanford Graduate School of Business. There, the dean Garth Saloner stepped down after being outed in a lawsuit for an inappropriate relationship. 

Law Firm Fires Client, Then Represents Opposition

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It is unusual but not an aberration that a law firm will withdraw from representing a client. However, the issues involved in Quinn Emanuel's cutting ties with client Uber make that decision of interest to the legal and business communities because of 2 issues.

GOP-Controlled Senate - Will Civil War Break Out?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The once-conservative Drudge Report has loosened its ideological straightjacket to exploit the crazy developments in these unusual times. Today the headline is:  "Republicans on Brink of Civil War."  "  The dynamics of that war could be two-fold.

Filing Lawsuits - Not So Sexy, Any More

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Wall Street Journal headline screams:  The era of Tort Lawsuits Is Waning.    The three major reasons Joe Palazzolo cites are: State restrictions. Increasing cost.

Learn To Make Trouble Effectively & Become "Rich" (at least as John Waters defines it)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Like Steve Jobs at Stanford , filmmaker John Waters delivered an iconic commencement speech at the Rhode Island School of Design. Essentially, it was about how to make trouble  effectively.    Those who do will wind up "rich," at least as Waters defines that concept.

The President & All His Men/Women - Do They Constitute Alleged Public Nuisance?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The traditional legal concept of public nuisance has become protean. In litigation, it has been applied to product liability, environmental matters, pain killers and even the behavior of an annoying kid in a California neighborhood.

So, How Would The Good Wife Have Done in BigLaw?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The proliferation of lawsuits against law firms alleging gender discrimination make it seem like the legal sector is a hostile environment for ambitious women. As we recall, Alicia in "The Good Wife" almost didn't make it to year two. And that was a small law firm.

Cory Booker - If He Sounds, Looks and Stands Like New Leader of Progressive Thought.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It could be his time. With both political parties in chaos, Cory Booker may sense that there is space for a fresh leader to emerge. Currently Booker sounds, looks and stands like exactly that. His signature issue has been antitrust law directed at the titans of Silicon Valley.

A Strange Cases, Indeed - Michael Potere

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Once an associate at Dentons and headed for a new future by attending graduate school, Michael Potere has been indicated. The crimes are associated with his alleged attempt to extort $210,000 and a work of art from Dentons. If convicted he faces up to 22 years in prison.

Megyn Kelly's "Sunday Night" - What Went Very Wrong, What Seemed to Work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This had been hyped: Megyn Kelly was going to interview celebrity Maria Menounos about her recent surgery to remove a brain tumor. The promoted takeaway was to be how grateful Menounos was for the ordeal. She claimed it provided the wake-up call to change her life.

Megyn Kelly's "Sunday Night" Bumped by NASCAR

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What are the politics of programming in network television? Is it a negative development that Megyn Kelly's "Sunday Night" gets bumped out of its 7:00 P.M. slot tonight? Instead, her place is taken by NASCAR. Her news show will start later.

The Revolution = Use-It-Or-Lose-It Platform for Professional Upward Mobility

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Timing is everything. Those engineering revolutions, at least successful ones, understand that. They hold off the big bangs until the situation is bad enough to elicit communal push-back. That tipping point has come in the anti-Trump mass movement. It is now, yes, a revolution.

Revolutions - Unique Platforms for Professional Opportuntiy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Timing is everything. Those engineering revolutions, at least successful ones, understand that. They hold off the big bangs until the situation is bad enough to elicit communal push-back. That tipping point has come in the anti-Trump mass movement. It is now, yes, a revolution.

British English - Dwindling Market Demand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those whose business it is to motivate outsourcing to the Philippines highlight that American English is spoken there. Not British English, as in India. That's positioned as the edge web developers and social media experts in the Philippines have versus those in India.

Megyn Kelly's AM Show Titled "Megyn Kelly Today" - "Sunday Night" Will Wrap After 8 Episodes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The universe might have blessed the players at NBC launching Megyn Kelly with great promotional ability, endless resources and optimism. But, let's face it, they lack the ability to have her connect with network audiences. Her evening programming - "Sunday Night" - will be a wrap after only 8 episodes. Last week the ratings were at an all-time low of 2.71 million. As they say in sales, "That dog don't hunt."

Filing Lawsuits - Not So Sexy, Any More

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Wall Street Journal headline screams:  The era of Tort Lawsuits Is Waning.    The three major reasons Joe Palazzolo cites are: State restrictions. Increasing cost. Lobbying by business to discourage plaintiffs' going to court (No surprise, mandatory arbitration clauses are growing both in employment contracts and financial transactions.). The numbers provided should crush the heart of any plaintiff lawyer.

Over-65 & Working - Don't Let Disappointment Show (4 hacks)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Just about any negative expressed in professional life is a turn-off. But less than positive can be a downright career-killer for those over-65 who are determined to keeping earning income by working. Age bias is real. Ironically, among those wanting or needing to work, that negative frequently takes the form of disappointment about their professional success. It can be explicit, as in, "If only I had gone into medicine, instead of law."