Iowa Caucuses: Battles won, Wars lost

The Presenter's Blog

This is the process by which the US Republican Party will choose the individual who faces-off against President Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election. Wednesday January 3rd will yield the first results in the form of the Iowa caucus. So, for the first Presenters’ Blog talking point of Election 2012 I’d like to propose: Know your audience and seek its support, but don’t do so in such a way that you create passionate opponents where they needn’t have otherwise existed.

Iowa 16

Political Debates: Post Iowa debate Republicans need to heed advice given to Nixon

Speak to Lead

Richard Nixon in 1967, a Washingtonian Magazine article in 1984, and an experience with political bloggers in 2009, all came into alignment as I was thinking back on last week's Iowa Republican Debate. Persuasion 2012 presidential race conservatives Iowa Republican debate Lou Hampton Nixon persuasion political debates

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Obama “On Fire” in Iowa

DeFinis Communications

If you’re looking for an example of someone who knows how to create a fire in the belly of an audience, look no further than President Obama’s speech last Friday in Urbandale, Iowa.

Christie, Now Santorum: Birth of blue-collar meme

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  No surprise, Santorum, son of an Italian immigrant coal miner, is surging in the polls about Iowa. Let's hope Santorum does as well in Iowa as it appears he will.

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Speak & Deliver's Reckoning Day - Part I

Speak and Deliver

I put out some public goals last year for 2012. I also listed three NEW goals for 2012: 1. This is the most disappointing non-result of 2012. Still, 2012 has had some high points, speaking-wise. Keynoting Toastmaster Conferences in South Dakota, Iowa, and Ohio.

Famous Speech Friday: Simone Campbell and the Nuns on the Bus Tour

The Eloquent Woman

As the executive director of NETWORK , a national Catholic lobby for social justice issues, Campbell became a familiar face in the 2012 presidential race. What''s more, she is savvy about tailoring her speech to show how these numbers affect her Iowa audience.

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Rick Santorum: He's a contender

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It doesn't matter, at least not at this stage of the game, who finishes first in Iowa.    And this showing in Iowa will also encourage a lot more influential Republicans to support him.

Ron Paul Twitter Post backfires

Dahle Communication

This is probably what Ron Paul is thinking this morning after the following was posted on his twitter account : @JonHuntsman we found your one Iowa voter, he's in Linn precinct 5 you might want to call him and say thanks. Ever had that one idea. It's a great idea. Almost epic! Of course, the next morning you wake up and think - wow, that was a really, really bad idea - next time, probably not going to challenge the bikers at the biker bar to a fight.

Rick Santorum + Rupert Murdoch: Will this take candidate all the way to the White House

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  We will know a lot more after the people of Iowa vote. Jejaphtog - Can the road to the White House be navigated through tweets?    Maybe if the author of the tweets is an influential like Rupert Murdoch. 

Top Stories for Tuesday

TJ Walker Interactive

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IABC Silver Quill Awards: Pacific Region

Joan Detz Speaker Services

The Pacific Plains Region includes communicators from: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Earn recognition for your speechwriting skills (and other business communication expertise) from the Pacific Plains Region of IABC.

Don't Undermine Yourself

Green Room Speakers

Listen to how Michelle Bachmann responds to her introduction at the opening Iowa Caucus Night Speech: Brad gives her a rousing introduction which he ends by saying that Bachmann: ".pound pound for pound is the toughest person in Washington, DC." Bachmann proceeds to take all the energy out of his words when she says: "I was introduced in all 99 counties counties with that same phrase, "pound for pound."

Mitt Romney Set For More Battles In New Hampshire: Mike Bako on Headline News

TJ Walker Interactive

Mike Bako appears on Headline News to discuss the upcoming battle Mitt Romney will have in New Hampshire after his win in the Iowa caucuses. Analysis Body Language celebrities Communications Government & Politics Media media relations News Politics Video headline news mike bako Mitt Romney Ron Paul