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What Today’s Presenters Can Learn From a 50-Year Old Demo

Presentation Guru

Today nearly every technology company gives demos to showcase their products’ best. What is the oldest demo you have in mind?

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Sherrod Brown: Bringing Back the Dignity of Work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

senator Sherrod Brown is taking on raw capitalism. The meme of his 2018 re-election campaign here in Ohio was:  the dignity of work.    That includes, of course, fair wages. And the dignity of work also can be his platform if he runs for U.S. president in 2020.

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"A Million Little Things" - Last Week Viewers Dropped to 3.2 Million

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Is "A Million Little Things" too Boston Yuppie to connect with us? The "us" is a bunch of folks who never anticipated the current level of change, uncertainty, financial insecurity, and crazy weather.    Last Wednesday, viewers fell off to 3.2 million.

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Did George H.W. Bush Meet Up with Barbara in Heaven? - Reflections on What's Next, After Life

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A Christian, George H.W. Bush had a firm belief in an afterlife. What seemed to ease his transition from living to the dying process was his conviction that he would join his wife Barbara in heaven. It worked. According to close friends, he had a peaceful death.    But that was Bush.

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10:59 A.M ET - Dow Down 322.48

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At the time of this writing, the Dow continues to plunge downward.    Even though this is the best time of the year, we are beginning to turn dark about our little futures. The heck with the macro issues, at least for those of us who aren't economists, politicos, and financial media.

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Paris Winter of Discontent - Perfect Timing for Barbarians at the Gate

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Timing is everything. The 125,000 protestors in France know that this best time of the year also can be the big revenue producer for retail, the hospitality industry, and transportation. Their power to disrupt that is making them heard. 

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Brotherly Love - Will and Harry United in Grief, Allegedly Alienated by Marriages (Media Story of 2019)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Global media outlets will always find a new angle in covering the very marketable British royals. Most recently, that's the supposed deteriorating relationship between Will and Harry. That is shaping up to be the media story of 2019.

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More Trending

Dow Recovers - But Shaken Aging Admit "It's Getting Serious"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Eventually, the Dow bounced back today. It regained its losses and some. But the aging remain shaken. Those whom I coach parachuted into changing reality. They feel they can't plan, not with any optimism that they would derive the outcomes they want. The meme has become: It's getting serious.

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Fox Now - Roger Who?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

hat was fast. A sexual scandal, a forced resignation, an accidental death - then, it appears, it's all over for the legacy of Roger Ailes. Once he was so powerful in cable broadcast that some speculated his boss at Fox Rupert Murdoch was afraid of him.

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Of Course, I Don't Trust

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This won't make it to "Dateline." " There is no mystery about who was the killer.    The wife of Ian Mastin confessed to police that her husband was beating and attempting to strangle her. At Tulane Law School he was a 1L.

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It Goes All the Way Back to Cain and Able

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Many business partnerships sour. When that happens between two brothers, the result could be a flip from brotherly love to a Cain and Abel. 

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Death of The Political Boss in America - From Hague to Blagojevich to Trump

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One of the more colorful chapters in American history could be the chronicle of the rise, fall, and incarceration of businessman Donald Trump as U.S. president. The title of that chapter could be "The Oranging of America." " The Orange Man could wind up in an orange jumpsuit.

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Perfectionism - Some of Us Are Wired to Pull That Off (most of the time)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Who doesn't recall the suicide of bankruptcy law partner Gabe MacConaill. We also vividly remember his widow's blaming maladaptive perfectionism for his suicide, in his early 40s. Not only did he have an overloaded plate of responsibility.

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Mindfulness - Beware the Dark Side This Holiday Season of So Much Stress (and plunging stocks)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There were The Three Smugs. They oversaw the mindfulness sessions in a mid-sized midwestern city. They brought the supposed unenlightened who attended the gifts of oughts: You ought to walk on the bare earth to release stress (duh, it was a Midwest winter). You ought to be a better human being.

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"The Wife," Starring Glenn Close - Portrays Complex Role of Ghostwriter

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the film "The Wife," Glenn Close plays out the pain of being the appropriate helpmate. The characters are Joan and Joe Castleman. They met when he was a professor and she a student at Smith College.    SPOILER ALERT.

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Shemar Moore's 2nd Chance

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The character of Derek Morgan will remain memorable because of the long-running popular series "Criminal Minds." " He was played by Shemar Moore. Of course, "Criminal Minds" is an aging series.

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NPR - Beneath the Gentility

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

To its devoted listeners, NPR seems to be a symbol of gentility. Broadcasts are done with balance, enough research, and sophisticated verbal rendition.    That, reports Paul Farhi at The Washington Post , is only one side of the nonprofit. The other is darker. That's the human resources policy of employing many more than the usual number of temporary workers in broadcast and, seemingly, treating them badly. 

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Law Firm Weil Gotshal & Manges on Tabloid Radar

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Weil Gotshal & Manges has gotten itself on the radar of tabloid the New York Post.    The attention-getter is that WGM billed the Chapter 11 filing by Sears $5 million for 17 days work. That involved 5,032 hours.    Of those assigned to the project were 19 lawyers who were first-year associates, including some who had not yet been admitted to the bar. Those 19 each billed up to $920 an hour. Clearly, that is a high hourly rate for relatively inexperienced lawyers. 

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News on Drudge Report Is That It's Curating All Negative Developments Involving U.S. President Donald Trump

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report is a successful business that, unlike most digital native media, will keep scaling.    Yes, it's a conservative site. But as soon as Donald Trump began behaving erratically it curated negative coverage of the antics. Otherwise the site would lose its credibility - and traffic.    Today, much of the left side contains curated items about now-U.S. President Trump's worsening legal problems.

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