The 10 most important speeches by women in 2016

The Eloquent Woman

And what I found in compiling this 2016 list was a mix of themes that are familiar to any woman who engages in public speaking. 2016 was a year of big defeats and stumbles: Five of the women whose speeches made this list were defeated, removed from office, or widely criticized.

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Drudge Report - Tuesday, November 8, 2016 Dangerous Day

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Instead of putting the knock on Sick-Hillary or hailing The Donald, it focuses on how dangerous Tuesday, November 8, 2016 is. Both those in America and around the world know that if one party wins the White House and the other party comes to control the U.S.

2016 65

Famous Speech Friday: Michelle Obama's 'a house built by slaves'

The Eloquent Woman

Here's a great example of the understatement in this speech: Obama opened talking about how she and the President have tried to raise their daughters, who essentially grew up in the White House.

2016 80

Drudge Report & The Recount - A Pox on Both Your Houses

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And the message is: A pox on both your houses. The conservative Drudge Report headlines with the meme of the recount. The focus is bipartisan. The link is to The New Yorker article on this by Amy Davidson. That is, both the Democrats and the Republicans.

2016 72

The House: Tarnished Symbol for Aging

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The House has gone from being one kind of nest egg for retiring to the reason why more aging Americans have to remain in the workforce. Rather than the asset to leverage for a financially comfortable retirement, the house might have become an obstacle for the majority of the middle class.

2016 56

Antonin Scalia's Death - Everything changes in Campaign 2016

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Therefore, who will replace Justice Scalia now becomes a top-drawer Campaign 2016 issue. GOP presidential candidates can warn the nation that if a Democrat is allowed into the White House next January, the country could go to hell with radical interpretations of the constitution.

2016 56

Breathing Easy

Manner of Speaking

Today (1 March 2016) is a special day for me. It marks the one-year anniversary since I left the World Health Organization—where I worked as an in-house lawyer—to become a full-time professional speaker, trainer and coach. Here is the post that I wrote … Continue reading → Personal Public Speaking Business audience clients Public Speaker public speaking Thank You For Smoking

2016 158

Betting on Right Horse - Jones Day Partner Donald McGahn To Be White House General Counsel

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

President-Elect Donald Trump's transition team announced Friday that Donald McGahn, who has worked  as his attorney on the campaign and  now the transition, will be the new White House General Counsel. " - LawNewz, November 25, 2016.

2016 61

287,000 New Jobs Created in June 2016 - But, not so fast with the euphoria

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yes, the positive development is that 287,000 new jobs were created in June 2016.  Those range from the impact of Brexit to who gets into the White House, U.S. House of Representatives, and U.S

2016 56

Guest Posting: Rhetoric Revisited: FDR’s “Infamy” Speech, by Robert Lehrman

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Former Chief Speechwriter to Vice President Al Gore in the White House, Bob Lehrman has written four novels, the highly praised The Political Speechwriter’s Companion (CQ Press 2009), and has now co-authored and co-edited a new book: Democratic Oratory from JFK to Barack Obama (Palgrave Macmillan 2016).

2016 125

Ambition - As in Nixon White House, Is Hillary Clinton Making Extreme Drive Negative?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

She risked her life to reach her goal: the White House. The 1976 book "Blind Ambition" was John Dean's attempt to explain his dark side during the Nixon Administration.

2016 72

"How the GOP Slept through Campaign 2016" - That will be the documentary capturing Trump phenomenon

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

With Super Tuesday's victories by Trump, it might start huffing and puffing and trying to blow the House of Trump down. The documentary capturing the sustained ineptness of traditional conservatism could be titled "How the GOP Slept through Campaign 2016."

2016 56

"Crisis of Character" by Gary J. Byrne - Will It Rock Campaign 2016 or Just Be Fun Gossip?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

All that happens in the new book "Crisis of Character: A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience With Hillary, Bill, and How They Operate." Monica Lewinsky returns. Eleanor Mondale is confirmed as a lover. 

2016 60

Drudge Report Headline - GOP Could Lose House, Senate

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Republicans can lose not only the White House but also the U.S. House and the U.S. Even the optimistic Drudge Report is facing political reality.    The headliner photo of Hillary has the Democrat dressed in a witch costume. And that's because her presence is casting an evil spell over all GOP races. Senate. Here is the article the Drudge Report has linked to.

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Utopia 2016 - Where nothing ever changes (no new iPhone models, no getting older, no new U.S. presidents)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Our version of Utopia for 2016 is this: a bit of space and time in which nothing ever changes. The Obamas will be in the White House forever. Innovation. Disruption. Bringing it to the next level. We have had it on all that.

2016 56

Marco Rubio - American Dream Didn't Include White House

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Marco Rubio learned the raw side of risk-taking. He even lost hold of his dream to be U.S. President in his home state of Florida. No surprise, Rubio ended his campaign tonight. He noted that it wasn't God's plan that he be president. Maybe that will never be in the divine plan.

2016 56

Trick or Treat: Costumes, Pumpkin Carving, Harry Potter Hogwarts School Halloween House Will Treat Visitors to Augmented Reality “Wizardry”

Duarte Blog

Harry Potter: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Halloween House. The Albertson Halloween House is created by the community (neighbors, co-workers, school friends and more) in the Northside neighborhood in San Jose, CA having been a regular Halloween favorite for 15 years.

Drudge Report - White House Celebrity Bash Friday, Even Though Star Power Couldn't Win Campaign 2016

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The conservative Drudge Report headlines with the Obama Administration's goodbye to the White House.   In Campaign 2016, Hillary Clinton could count on them to sponsor fundraising events.

2017 56

Fall of the House of Ailes - Now Everyman/Everywoman Capable of DIY Public Relations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The unraveling of the career of media empire-builder, Roger Ailes, provided a free tutorial to Everyman/Everywoman in public relations. As a result, anyone who was paying close attention to the media could become his or her own public relations representative. Another industry has gone DIY.

2016 60

Roger Ailes Brand in Play - Can Bob Dilenschneider, et al. Save the House of Ailes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The first line of his obituary in The Economist could read: "Roger Ailes, one time political and media power broker, lost it all in 2016 over the then-politically incorrect matter of 'dirty talk.' Power broker at Fox, Roger Ailes is known as a survivor.

2016 56

Can GOP Save Itself From Trump, Keep Hold on U.S. House

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

House. In The New York Times , Nate Cohn speculates on the possibility of the worst-case scenarios resulting from Lewd-Trump video. If the Republican nominee isn't forced to drop out of the race, opines Cohn, he could lose by a landside and the GOP could lose its hold on the U.S. On the other hand, there is also the possibility that he can pull off a dramatic turnaround. That would start tonight with an atypical buttoned-down performance by him in the second debate.

2016 52

Do the Liberal Arts in College? Not if you want to live in this house

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Parents, not college students themselves, are the front lines in the movement against the liberal arts. In The Washington Post, columnist and professor at George Mason University, Steven Pearlstein, found that out when he asked his students about their majors.

2016 56

The Donald - Media are as ineffective as GOP in blowing up House of Trump

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So much attention has been focused on the ineptness of the GOP to blow up the House of Trump. But the house not only is still standing. The leadership, likely including the newly arrived Mitt Romney, huffss and puff. It magically grows before our eyes.

2016 56

Fox - Rupert Murdoch Leaves House of Ailes Left Standing. Only W/O Ailes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The cunning businessman that he is, 21st Century Fox head, Rupert Murdoch, left the House of Ailes standing. Only without Roger Ailes in it. The right-wing cable network has been very profitable. So, why mess with that success formula. Law firm Paul, Weiss might have uncovered dirt.

2016 52

The Delights of the Weekend FT

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

It contains a delightfully random mix of information you’ll find nowhere else: A series of articles in the House & Home section […].

2016 141

Are the Belgians Trolling American Beer Drinkers?

Dahle Communication

Which honestly is only when I'm at someones house and they offer it because its the only thing they have. I know it's been sometime since I've posted here (is a 3 year hiatus a bad thing.)

2016 141

Good things take time

Speak Schmeak

The brick house that's wolf-proof ("I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow the house in") might be more appealing to live in than the one that's built of straw. Okay, maybe not all good things take time.

2016 153

Speaking to inspire

PowerPoint Tips

Isn’t inspiration only for non-profits and houses of worship? Last Monday, I spoke to the Boca Raton Junior League. The topic was “From Death by PowerPoint to Life by PowerPoint: Speaking to Inspire.”.

2016 146

Trick or Treat: Costumes, Pumpkin Carving, Harry Potter Hogwarts School Halloween House Will Treat Visitors to Augmented Reality “Wizardry”

Duarte Blog

Harry Potter: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Halloween House. The Albertson Halloween House is created by the community (neighbors, co-workers, school friends and more) in the Northside neighborhood in San Jose, CA having been a regular Halloween favorite for 15 years. The house is built using recycled or donated materials and welcomes 800-1,200 trick-or-treaters each year and is also a glow necklace distribution house to help kids remain safe on Halloween.

Prosocial Communication

The Communication Blog

So, does the real estate salesperson engage in prosocial communication when she convinces a potential buyer to buy a house—that is sure to (and actually does) increase dramatically in value—when her motivation is the commission she’ll earn from the sale? This discussion of prosocial communication is a preliminary version of a section I'm considering adding to the new edition of The Interpersonal Communication Book. It would be the final section of the last chapter.

Using storytelling to make a case for social change

Presentation Zen

She also mentions that her dream is to start a home for Orphans called “Sahel’s House.”. I asked TEDxKyoto founder Jay Klaphake which of the many good talks at TEDxKyoto was a great example of storytelling, he replied immediately that it was the 2014 talk by Sahel Rosa.

2016 102

A Conversation with Matt Teper

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Matt came to Google in 2012, from the White House, where he served as Vice President Joe Biden’s chief speechwriter for the first three-plus years of the Obama administration. On Wednesday February 24, members of the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable hosted a conference call with Google speechwriter Matt Teper. Matt is the Head of Editorial at Google, where he is the leader and founder of the Google Ink team.

Campaign 2016 Fatigue - Let's Vote September 1, 2015

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It is walking, talking, and smelling like Campaign 2016 fatigue. A pox on both their houses - Democrats and Republicans. Let's vote September 1, 2015. And that will be that. Current Affairs Games Intuitive Personal Musings Politics Television

2015 65

Are the Belgians Trolling American Beer Drinkers?

Dahle Communication

Which honestly is only when I'm at someones house and they offer it because its the only thing they have. I know it's been sometime since I've posted here (is a 3 year hiatus a bad thing.) but I've been wanting to get back into writing more consistently, so why not talk about beer. And not just any beer, but America! In case you haven't heard, this summer, Budweiser is changing it's name to America until the end of the election in November. No I'm not kidding.

2016 100

2 Great Visual Storytelling Books for Children

Presentation Zen

They use their imagination to believe now that the story is about them and their house. In the final two-page spread, for example, a snow-covered town pops up with Santa flying over the houses. My son will say something like "here is our house and this is our bed room window."

2016 84

Small Town America - Circumspect about Going Trump

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Since September 1, 2016, I have been living in Austintown, Ohio.   So, there had been plenty of opportunities to slide into Campaign 2016. None could afford a house. But not one introduced the subject of Campaign 2016.

2016 65

Famous Speech Friday: Michelle Obama's "Enough is Enough"

The Eloquent Woman

I've been waiting to hear more of how the First Lady sounds in her final months in the White House, when she has an advantage many speakers lack in everyday life: The freedom to say what she really thinks, unburdened by a reelection looming in the distance.

2016 84

Famous Speech Friday: Dilma Rousseff's post-impeachment speech

The Eloquent Woman

I don't know enough to say, but I can observe that this was one of several notable and successful attacks on women leaders in 2016.

2016 75

Toastmasters Friday: What Makes A Champion? - Guest Post by Sharookh Daroowala

Speak and Deliver

In the first of what should be many guest blog posts in 2016, Sharookh Daroowala Gives us both a formula for the international speech contest and an analysis of last year's event. the house erupts with bellows of laughter.

2016 85

Drudge Report - Predicts Overconfident-Hillary Could Lose Election

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" As any sane person knows, it's impossible to call Campaign 2016 a wrap. And Melania can give a live-streamed White House tour like Jackie Kennedy. Drudge Report never lets up on its optimism. The photo collage has an Overconfident-Hillary celebrating prematurely.

2016 65

Part of the Legal Bill for Campaign 2016

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

During just three months of Campaign 2016 - April through June - Donald Trump paid $677,000 in legal fees, reports USA Today. One of its partners - Don McGahn - became the White House head lawyer.   That association with the White House can add equity to the Jones Day brand.

2016 52

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

This week, the blog shared all of my 5 favorite fixes for your public speaking, and Famous Speech Friday shared Hillary Clinton's concession speech in the 2016 election for the U.S.

2016 65

Chris Chrisite - Will Houdini Escape This One?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" - New York Post, October 13, 2016. Currently he is overseeing the transition team in the event Trump makes it to the White House.

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