Sat.Jun 16, 2018 - Fri.Jun 22, 2018

Is your life a constant audition?

Speak Schmeak

“I was so happy with how Freaks and Geeks came out, that in my head I thought 'my career is basically over.' I accomplished what I wanted to accomplish, and everything else is gravy. And so nothing else matters. I can experiment. I can do anything.

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Find the extraordinary in the ordinary

Manner of Speaking

My friend, Lance Miller is an award-winning public speaker and trainer. He graduated from Michigan State University with a Degree in Food Systems, Economics and Management. Lance has an extensive background in business and is a philanthropist who has worked in numerous … Continue reading → Speechwriting creativity Lance Miller public speaking

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A Conversation with Bob Sands on Sermons and Speechwriting

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

On June 19, 2018 the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable held a conference call with Bob Sands. Bob is a speaker and speechwriter who has helped people and businesses tailor and tell their stories for the last 25 years. He has also been a Pastor, Entrepreneur, Coach and Radio Broadcaster. Currently, he is focusing his time […] On June 19, 2018 the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable held a conference call with Bob Sands.

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Insights from the first round of Journey to Confidence

Speaking about Presenting

The pilot of Journey to Confidence has just concluded and I am busy wrapping it up and getting ready to open the program up for enrollment again. Meanwhile I want to share with you some of the insights that the first group of students had. Torna Pitman has been a university lecturer, and so is a reasonably experienced presenter. She was scheduled to be a keynote speaker at a workshop on domestic violence.

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A Brief History of PowerPoint

Presentation Guru

According to Microsoft estimates there are more than 500 millions users of PowerPoint worldwide, of which 120 million people are using it to create business presentations and 6 million teachers around the world use it in the classroom.

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3 Simple Tricks I Learned from Giving the Most Important Speech of My Life

Presentation Guru

Scared Speechless is the story of how an ordinary guy, Roy Rosell, overcame his crippling fear of public speaking.

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Mom, PR, Marketing, Survival - Everything Sends Message, Intended or Not

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Don't slouch." " Mom was the first to tell us that not sitting straight signaled that we were not the alert, ambitious hustlers employers would hire.

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The Gig Economy - Figuring Out the Plays

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Vega v. Postmates" has been a closely watched case in the growth of what has been called the "gig economy." " The latest court decision represents a setback for workers who are struggling to be legally designated "employees."

2018 52

It's Global: Level of Income, Status Can Go Poof (law firm Hogan Lovells cuts 54 jobs in London)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This reduction in force (RIF) began as a restructuring back in September 2017. Global law firm Hogan Lovells wanted to shift some business and legal support personnel  to centers in the U.S., England, and South Africa where the functions could be done more cost-effectively.

2018 52

Yes, State/Local Gov Can Collect Tax in Ecommerce - Game-Changer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In a 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that state and local governments can impose sales tax in online purchases. As Gregg Stohr reports in Bloomberg , that could mean between an additional $8 billion and $23 billion for government.

2018 52

Business - Elimination of Seasons

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Business - global, 24/7, continually disrupted by technology - had become season-free. That is, those standard off-duty times such as summer had been eliminated. We work, all the time.    Or, do we?

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Thinking/Talking Like a Lawyer 0 - Leveraging Social Media 1

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Twice it happened.    The first situation was a mistake my financial institution made which caused me to lose out on interest. 

2018 52

Beyond Third Places - Starbucks Needs to Rebrand Itself As Something Else

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Starbucks has announced that it's closing another 150 stores in the U.S. during its 2019 fiscal year. But, unless it rebrands from being a "Third Place," it probably won't be able to halt its downward trajectory. The Third Place niche - the term coined by Ray Oldenburg - is glutted.

2018 52

GE - Remembering Its Better Days

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Oh! You have GE Capital as a client." " My colleague was envious. And, I couldn't believe my good fortune in becoming a communications vendor for a part of GE. Eventually, I worked my network from GE Capital in Stamford, Connecticut to GE headquarters in Fairfield, CT.

2018 52

Jones Day - It Could Come Undone

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Former Jones Day partner - Wendy Moore - has filed a gender discrimination lawsuit in San Francisco state court against the law firm. That could force it to abandon its "black box" approach to compensation. No one knows what anyone else is paid.

2018 52

Brand Challenge: Positioning and Packaging Side Hustles

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Once unthinkable (or, at least kept under wraps) in professional life was The Side Hustle. The attention was to be focused totally on the day job. That is, there was no diluting the personal branding. That was then.

2018 52

The New Aging - Taking Social Security Early, Reverse Retirement

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This may be an era of high job creation and low unemployment. However, it's also a time of extreme volatility in terms of who are in those jobs. Mergers and acquisitions, routine restructurings, and simple ageism are forcing many employees to decide to retire before they envisioned.

2018 52

Workers Over-40 - Good (and some bad) News from Bain & Co

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Let's cut to the chase: According to the new report from management consulting firm Bain & Co. age discrimination isn't going away. That report is titled "Labor 20130: The Collision of Demographics, Automation and Inequality." " That's the bad news.

2018 52

Common Law vs. Media Coverage - Which Will Win the Day in "Aphrodite di Kansas City?"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Under common law in Kansas, a child must be under the complete supervision of an adult. Therefore, Sarah Goodman, mother of the child who toppled the art work in the museum, could be declared negligent - and responsible to pay for it.

Theranos - Will David Taylor Oversee Bankruptcy Process, Restructuring?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Ever since The Wall Street Journal broke the story that Theranos' breakthrough technology might not be all that it was touted to be, the story of the startup has been hot.

2018 52

Shift - Focus Not on Absract Business Model

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The dust is settling on the Milbank Bump. That is, boosting entry-level associate salaries to $190k.    Of course, members of the legal and business media are reporting that a number of in-house legal departments are outraged.

2018 52

Encore Careers - Leaving the Rat Race, Not Working/Earning Income

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In New York City, a 60-something client I am coaching is weighing taking early retirement. He told me that today the temperature could reach 100 degrees. And the summer could be the hottest since 1929.

2018 52

Stay Balanced and Energized While on the Road with John Ayo

Speaker Launcher

Todays’ episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast is brought to you by The Wealthy Speaker Acceleration Course. If you are ready to stop struggling and really get serious about becoming a Wealthy Speaker, this program may very well be a game-changer for you. Position yourself as the expert and get paid what you are […]. The post Stay Balanced and Energized While on the Road with John Ayo appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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(Very) Hot Summer Begins - Will It Be Another 1967?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The summer of 1967 was very hot. The tall buildings of urban areas trapped the heat. And, so, it was no surprise that cities like Newark, New Jersey went up in flames. Then there was copy-cat violence in the smaller Jersey City, NJ.

2018 52

Detective Olivia Benson on "Law & Order SVU" and Marisksa Hargitay for "Joyful Heart Foundation"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sure actress Mariska Hargitay is talented. But it was through her long-running role as Detective Olivia Benson on "Law & Order SUV" that she gained the power to bring attention to sexual assault - years before the #MeToo movement.

2018 52

Working - Often That's Key Part of a Life, Not "Missing Out on Life"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch is near 90. And there is no sign that he is experiencing overseeing his Fox empire and making global deals as "missing out on life." " The same applies to investment guru Warren Buffett, who is in his late 80s.

2018 52

Jeanine Pepler - Brandname Book Publicist, 50, Takes Own Life By Hanging

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Probably everyone who anticipated the copycat phenomenon after the suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain hoped they would be wrong. Both those celebrities had committed suicide by hanging.    Now, that prediction seems to have played out - dead right. Brandname book publicist Jeanine Pepler also took her own life by hanging. That was on last Sunday in her home in Sag Harbor, Long Island. She was 50 years old. Her clients had included Jay McInerney and Candace Bushnell.

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Reed Smith - Must-Watch

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Can Reed Smith hold onto its talent and attract the fresh waves of the best and brightest? As Law.com reports, the law firm is not doing the Milbank Bump. According to Reed Smith partner Casey Ryan, for the present time, it is keeping associate salaries where they have been. The reason? It's in the interest of clients, says Ryan. It remains to be seen if this gesture will prevent client churn and help bring in new business. 

2018 40

Law360, Chicago, IL - Reporter for Chicago Courts (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Details. careers

Norman Pearlstine Comes to LA Times - What to Make of That

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Essentially, Norman Pearlstine, 75, has been an EastCoast establishment journalist and editor. His territories included The New York Times, Time, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and Forbes. Now, he has been appointed by new LA Times owner Patrick Soon-Shiong as that media outlet's executive editor. The agenda is to carve out a fresh path for the LA Times.    Of course, the LA Times is a west-coast media company. That's very different than the EastCoast kind. 

2018 40

Through the Clients' Eyes - How Will Wachtell Lipton's Revenue Per Lawyer Play Out?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Lawyers at Wachtell Lipton have something new to put on their resumes: Their law firm, according to AmLaw, had the highest revenue per lawyer among the top 100 firms in 2017. That says a message about lawyer productivity, right. As lawyer-journalist Kathryn Rubino reports in Abovethelaw , that revenue per lawyer was $3,135,000.    That may provide bragging rights for lawyers. But, will that big number send a chill through the Fortune 500?

2018 40

Blockchain News - Data Reporter (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Details. careers

2018 40

Blockchain News - Features Editor (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Details. careers

2018 40

Medium, Multiple Jobs Listed on Mediabistro 6/18/18 9 (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Details. That is just one job. There are others listed. careers

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