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I want to see the speaker, not the coaching

Speak Schmeak

I recently attended an event with a long lineup of speakers. I'm like a kid in a candy store at events with lots of speakers!

A conversation with Bob Lehrman

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Robert A. Robert A. His 2009 book, ‘The Political Speechwriters Companion‘ is one of the best books I’ve ever read on speechwriting, period.

How to write a funny speech – Part 1

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

WHY YOU SHOULD LEARN HOW TO WRITE A FUNNY SPEECH. Understanding how to deliver a speech well will make you feel good but being able to weave humour into any speech will get you noticed. Today we expect speakers to entertain as well as inform us, so understanding  how to write a funny speech  is an essential skill for aspiring presenters. 

Rhetoric for Persuasive Speaking

Manner of Speaking

Dukascopy Bank is a Swiss online bank that provides trading services, particularly in the foreign exchange marketplace. One of its subsidiaries, Dukascopy TV, broadcasts shows about business matters on the Internet. I

The Day After - Brands Trump's "Debate Incompetence" Might Have Tarnished

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" Here is the article analyzing all that went very wrong with the GOP presidential nominee's performance art. Those supporters are many.

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From the Authors Guild: How to support “Banned Books Week”

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Banned Books Week kicked off yesterday and runs through Saturday, October 1. The annual event was launched more than 30 years ago to draw attention to a dramatic increase in the number of challenges to books available in schools and libraries. News, events, and awards Professional organizations

Drudge Report: Trump Delivered Smackdown on HIllary

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The influential Drudge Report positions and packages Donald Trump's performance in the first debate as a smaackdown on Hillary Clinton.

Famous Speech Friday: Billie Jean King at FIFA Women's Conference

The Eloquent Woman

Even if you've never been a tennis fan, you've probably heard of Billie Jean King. We can't just have a seat at the table. That's gone.

Observational Humor — Case Study #151

Humor Power

Here is another Observational Humor monologue presented at the end of a meeting. First, we will share the set-up to each joke, what happened and what was said before the monologue was presented. We will then share the jokes and give a brief comment on why the joke was funny. THE SET-UPS. 1. evaluation contest. 2. Rachel. 3. coconuts. 6. Their.

Nathan DeSai - As We Reflect on Our Own Business Problems

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Law enforcement has not officially identified the lawyer who was the alleged shooter at the Houston Mall and killed by police.

Trump Probably Isn't Winning Over Undecided Voters - Did Roger Ailes Coach Him to Be So Un-Presidential?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If Roger Ailes coached Donald Trump for the first debate, the outcomes might be mixed. Trump's performance art veered on clownish.

FL Help-Wanted Wants "Young" Social Media Manager

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here is the ad. Shame on the miscreant who posted it on Craigslist. careers

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Post-Debate - Will Drudge Report Post Poll For Readers To Vote on Winner?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After all the GOP presidential debates in Campaign 2016, the Drudge Report posted a poll. Usually that designation went to Donald Trump.


Things Will Fall Apart, American Buddhist Nun Pema Chodron Tells Oprah

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Given that everything is always changing, it's guaranteed that during that process our little lives will fall apart.

Media - Why was Jane Pauley's Age Cited?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There was a time when media, such as the local newspaper, would automatically cite the race of those covered. Eventually that was stopped.

Happy Clappy - Counterproductive Move for Call Centers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We contact a call center for a specific purpose. It might be to fix a problem with our account. Or it could be to order a product or service. And more.

Jane Pauley, America's Sweetheart, Returns to Regular TV Slot

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Like Mary Tyler Moore aka Mary Richards, Jane Pauley had been America's sweetheart. Many of us sent in gifts. " Here are the details.

Brad Pitt's Brand In Play - Hires Celebrity Lawyer Lance Spiegel

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

More and more becomes at stake in the Angelina-Brad split-up. At first, it just seemed like the legal issues would focus on the distribution of money.

Drudge Report Early Trick or Treat: Haggard Witch Hillary

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When it comes to hard-knuckled politics, the conservative Drudge Report's signature has been unflattering photos of Hillary Clinton.

The Lawyers' Show - Last 16 Days of Roger Ailes at Fox News

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was lawyer Gerson Zweifach who called in law firm Paul, Weiss to investigate alleged sexual harassment at Fox News. The article is by Sarah Ellison.

Bridgegate Trial - Will Trump Dump Christie?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There is a phrase which bounces around both networking theory and practice: The Favor Bank. Here is coverage in New York Magazine. Maybe in politics.

The Kardashians - Insight into Their Wildly Successful Business Model

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One model for all that is how the wildly successful members of the Kardashian clan operate. Kris and the major players rise at 5 A.M. Play nice.

Blogging = Branding/Networking/New Business Development Tool

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The blog remains a powerful tool for branding, networking and new business development. One major obstacle is that they fear unwanted attention.

Superlawyer Charles Harder Smackdowns Defamation Laws Too Stringent

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Charles Harder has become the superlawyer since he represented the plaintiff in "Hogan v. Gawker." Showing negligence is not enough.

Halloween 2016 - 5 Sure Bets for Public Relations Pros' Costumes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Halloween is the family-free holiday. There are no drunken reflections about parents and siblings who have passed over or no longer speak with you.

Glenn Reynolds - He, of all people, should have known better

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Protest is a sacred right in America. Sure, sometimes those push-backs can get out of hand. Already one man has died. That penalty seems tame.

Microsoft, Its Law Firm Orrick - Both Take Brand Hit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Much of law is ambiguous. That is what makes the work stimulating and the court verdicts subject to appeal. But there was nothing ambiguous about U.S.

Thaddeus Farrow Dies in Connecticut Car Accident

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Disabled Thaddeus Farrow had once been a "throw-away" human being in India. Then celebrity Mia Farrow adopted him.

Salem, MA Witch Triials - Had Sigmund Freud Testified

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today, 324 years ago, 8 of them were hung.   Here   is the coverage from Boston Magazine. And 20 lives might heen spared.

What does your more evolved, future speaker self look like?

The Eloquent Woman

For public speakers, therein lies the problem: You need your higher-order brain to think and speak in front of an audience.

9/26/16 - Appearance Is Everything

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Only the naïve about how games are played don't recognize that appearance is everything. Bush's peek at his watch. On Monday night at 9:00 P.M.

You're Invited to Debate Party - 4 Must-Dos

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The debate on September 26th at 9 P.M. New York Time) will be bigger than the SuperBowl. And maybe even Halloween in America. Why should you bring?

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Sept. 26th Debate - Can Donald Trump Be Coached in Rhetorical Impulse Control

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What catapulted Donald Trump to political fame was his rhetorical impulsiveness. Unlike many politicos, he was The Unscripted.

Drudge Report - Back to Sick-Hillary

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That didn't take long. By late morning, New York Time, the conservative and influential Drudge Report had shifted from last night's debate. The focus turned back to Sick-Hillary. The Drudge Report headline announces that Hillary was able to actually stand for 90 minutes. That's part of its media genius.