Sat.Jun 27, 2020 - Fri.Jul 03, 2020

Become a “Consumer” of Virtual Presenting

DeFinis Communications

If you want to become great at something, you have to immerse yourself in the topic and study it thoroughly. This is true for everything from art and technology to music and even virtual presenting.

2020 130

Trusting Yourself and Taking Risks with Jason O. Harris

Speaker Launcher

Quote: “I’ve been absolutely blown away by the commitment, by the caring and the conscious endurance and persistence that people have had on the front lines.” Jason O. Harris We recorded this podcast around the beginning of April when we were a few weeks into the COVID shut down.

2020 82

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9 Steps to Conquer Nerves for Interviews and Communicate Authentically

Speaking Freely

In 2008, I was asked by Andrew Dlugan to write an article for his 6 Minutes Public Speaking blog about steps to help conquer nerves for interviews. Now in 2020 with so many people being laid off due to the COVID19 pandemic, I am revising that article and posting it here.

2020 130

COVID-19: More Than 1,000 New Cases in 1 Day in Ohio

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Ohio's governor Mike DeWine had been a national hero. Before COVID-19 reached his state, he was proactive. Part of that was doing the unpopular: imposing a comprehensive shutdown.    For a while, the state was spared the worst of the virus.

2020 56

An Executive’s Guide to Pricing Strategy Models

SlideModel

Ever wondered why the two seemingly same products come with a rather different price tag? Well, that’s the pricing strategy in action — something every business works hard to get right.

How I Made My Dream a Reality… and You Can Too!

Speaker Launcher

With coronavirus and all of the change in the world, it’s easy to forget about the dreams for your business and your life. Many have been in survival mode. Some hanging on by a thread. But what about your dream? Is now the right time to bring it back into your view? I say, heck ya!

2020 62

Talking about race

K8sVoice

I was born into white privilege. Not wealth, but privilege, nonetheless. I know that. My first ancestor on this North American soil arrived in Boston in 1658. That was on my dad’s side. On my mother’s side, they arrived around the same time but further south in the mid-Atlantic region.

2020 52

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How the Endowment Effect can Affect Businesses

SlideModel

Businesses can be affected due to consumer behavior that they might find hard to predict. Many theories, models and research have long tried to predict motivations of consumers for buying goods or services based on consumer preferences.

2020 52

Public Speaking and Speaking on Camera: Why “Just Act Natural” is Bad Advice

More than PowerPoint...

Let me explain what I’m doing right now. I am sitting alone in a room and I am talking to a piece of glass. And that’s why I think the advice “just act natural” is a bogus piece of public speaking advice.

2020 52

Demo DVD not played at Spring Conference

Max Atkinson

This is the Demo DVD I'd prepared for the European Speechwriters Conference at Emmanuel College, Cambridge that had to be cancelled because of Covid 19. But organiser Brian Jenner has something else up his sleeve for the Autumn conference. So watch this space

2020 40

Summer of Rage: Protestors March on Hamptons as Symbol of Inequities

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It has come to this: Protestors in cars and on foot really have made the Hamptons on Long Island the symbol of what has gone so wrong in America.

2020 52

Career Unthinkable: The Partner at Elite Law Firm Decides to Leave, w/o Another Job

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the U.S. we are our careers. And, that's that. So when a professional doesn't put that value first and does the unthinkable - voluntarily leave BigLaw - expect an earthquake. That seismic event occurs both within herself and on all her networks.

2020 52

For a Week Which Will Probably Be More Turbulent Than Usual: Madame Clairevoyant

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

New York Magazine's Madame Clairevoyant's column is something you can hang your hat on. It's a bit of solidity when everything else is whirling around wildly.    This week, with corona out of control, will probably be brutal on the stock market.

2020 56

Equality of Sacrifice, Government Leadership (at all levels), American Optimism - Such Hubris

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The New York Times is blunt: What was put out there to manage or just create the illusion of managing COVID-19 hasn't been effective. More than four months into the pandemic in the U.S., the virus retains total control. Those efforts could go down in history as The Folly of 2020.

2020 56

Unilever Yanks Advertising from Facebook - The Social Network Caves

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It could have gone either way. The movement to boycott advertising on the Facebook platforms could have fizzled out. It was put in play by civil rights groups. Or, it could have picked enough traction to make the social network pay attention to preventing hate speech and misinformation.

2020 56

Rejection of Insurance Claims for Business Interruption = Latest Financial Setback During COVID-19 (plaintiff lawyers parachute in)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For months now, the serious financial issue of business interruption insurance has been in the media. The bottom line has been that most policies only cover loss from physical damage. Fallout from the COVID-19 doesn't fit into that.

2020 52

Pay to Play: Rooftop Slushie, LinkedIn ProFinder, Upwork (and being paid not to work through Universal Basic Income)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On its website , Rooftop Slushie describes itself as platform in which job searchers can anonymously ask questions about careers and seasoned professionals, who have been vetted, answer them. One of the categories on the website does indicate that the latter can earn money doing this.

2020 52

Black Children Swimming in Hampton Inn Pool Meet Karen (if they hadn't encountered her before)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

An employee - actually now a former one - at Hampton Inn, Williamston, North Carolina, called the police about a black mother and her children swimming in the pool. You bet, she did a Karen. 

2020 52

Travel Media - Yet, Another Shift (Post-Airbnb, Now Post-COVID-19)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The travel brand communicated extreme pleasure, at least for tourists. And, enough pain to complain about for business people whose work involved too much time on planes and hotels far from home. That brand identity has fallen apart.

2020 52

The Social Media Branding Playbook

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

How is your social media branding doing? Likely if it's serving your professional needs well, it probably doesn't include a book you published recently. In digital, "real" books are an anachronism, with some exceptions.

2020 52

BuzzFeed: Tech Writer Ryan Broderick Fired for Alleged Plagiarism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

BuzzFeed News is now the object of the buzz. Its senior reporter on the tech desk Ryan Broderick has been fired. It's alleged he committed forms of plagiarism in 11 articles, reports The Wall Street Journal.

2020 52

Creative Freelancers - Never Had It Easy, But COVID-19 Made Making a Living Impossible

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Creative freelancers … have been some of the hardest hit in the coronavirus-driven recession …"  - Timothy, Puko, The Wall Street Journal , June 30, 2020. The freelance route for creatives (as opposed to software developers, ride-share drivers, and delivery folks) has always required extreme hustle. But since they chose that way to make ends meet they usually don't complain. It is what it is. But the current disappearance of assignments has triggered an unraveling.

2020 43

Downside of Decline of COVID-19 Cases: Layoffs for Contract-Tracers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The good news in Massachusetts is that new cases of COVID-19 are down. So are the deaths. But the bad news is that, after three months, those hired as coronavirus contact-tracers are being laid off. Boston Magazine reports that already about 200 have volunteered to be laid off. Other workers are expected to be terminated.    MA was the first state to launch a formal contact-tracing program. Maybe that has been a factor in getting the virus under control.

2020 43

The New York Times Yanks Relationship with Apple News

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There wasn't enough in it for The New York Times to continue to allow Apple News to display some of its articles on Apple devices. So, NYT has pulled out of that relationship, reports DNyuz. Unlike most media companies with a print legacy, NYT is thriving financially. A major factor was its hustle to build up subscriptions for digital access. However, there had been no mechanisms in the Apple News technology to direct readers back to the NYT website.

2020 43

The Coca-Cola Pause - No Advertising on Social Media for 30 Days

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For Coca-Cola it will be 30 days of reflection and re-evaluation of its advertising on social media globally, reports CNBC. Unlike Unilever and Verizon, Coca-Cola isn't officially participating in the boycott of Facebook's advertising platforms. Its stance is more individualistic. Its head James Quincey highlights the corporation's commitment to not being part of any form of racist messaging. What he demands is this: more accountability and transparency in advertising.

2020 43

Mark and Patricia McCloskey - Not a Karen-and-Ken Mess

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The sensationalistic media about St. Louis lawyers Mark and Patricia McCloskey is, well, amazing. Essentially, those just scanning the headlines would conclude: Here is a Karen and Ken. They are living in a McMansion. When BLM supporters took a shortcut across their property on the way to the mayor's house, both Mark and Patricia waved firearms. Yes, both were packing heat. Mark had an AR and Patricia a handgun.

2020 40

Temporary Restraining Order for Mary Trump's "Too Much and Never Enough"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's Charles Harder, lawyer for Robert Trump, 1 and Theadore Boutrous, lawyer for Mary Trump, 0. For now.    MSN reports that Judge Hal Greenwald granted a temporary restraining order for the publication and distribution of Mary Trump's expose "Too Much and Never Enough."

2020 52

"Too Much and Never Enough" #2 on Amazon - Federal Appeals Judge Lifts Temporary Restraining Order

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That was fast. Yesterday, Judge Hal Greenwald of Dutchess County, New York imposed a temporary restraining order (TRO) on the publication and distribution of Mary Trump's expose "Too Much and Never Enough."

2020 52

Banning Books, e.g. "Too Much and Never Enough" - SmirkSmirk

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Media lawyer Charles Harder evolved into a powerhouse brandname in that niche when he scored the $140 million jury verdict in "Hogan v. Gawker." " The verdict also was the tipping point in the end of Gawker. Many who had been negatively featured by that gossip digital tabloid cheered. 

2020 52