Alabama Embraces Judge Roy Moore

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Language of Retirement Planning - Factor in Phrase "Extreme Weather"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It doesn't make sense for me to use the Christmas vacation to check out Mobile, Alabama. Southwestern Arizona. That was a favorite of those considering retirement/semi-retirement. Then there were the summers of 2016 and 2017.

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Famous Speech Friday: Rep. Terri Sewell's remarks at Selma

The Eloquent Woman

Aside from two First Ladies, she was the only woman speaker on the podium to honor the civil rights "foot soldiers" 1965 march across the bridge in Selma, Alabama.

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Fun Friday: Miss America introductions

Speak Schmeak

I''m Anna Laura Bryan, Miss Alabama." I never managed to post this in January, but it''s a perfect video for a Fun Friday! The Miss America pageant figured out a way to make 53 introductions fun, engaging and quick (just over ten minutes)! Enjoy the short video.

Harvey - Our Retirement Plans Might Have Just Changed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Tentatively, I had mapped out journeying to Mobile, Alabama, during the Christmas holiday season. Yes, monster acts of nature, such as hurricanes, do visit the Gulf Coast. How soon we forgot Katrina.

Easily sync lyrics with a music video in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

The bio he sent me: An “experienced” (newly retired) geek from Alabama. This is a guest blog post from Larry First. The instructions discuss how to sync lyrics with a music video, but you could use it to transcribe the text of a tutorial as well.

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Famous Speech Friday: Laverne Cox on transgender activism

The Eloquent Woman

In an awards season where a heterosexual man has been picking up prizes for portraying a transgendered woman in the movie Dallas Buyers Club , Laverne Cox is the real deal.

Jeff Sessions - Another high-level defection from GOP establishment to endorse The Donald

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama. This is the third major endorsement from an establishment conservative for rogue politico Donald Trump. It's from U.S. Like Trump, Sessions is a hard-liner on illegal immigration. Here is the coverage from BusinessInsider.

Santorum picks up southern primary wins: Mike Bako on America Now Radio

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Victories in Alabama and Mississippi boost conservative candidate’s campaign for Republican US presidential nomination. Daily National associate editor Mike Bako on America Now Radio. Audio Politics Press Room mike bako Mitt Romney newt gingrich rick santorum Ron Paul

2 Lawyers (allegedly) Put Their Heads Together.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Also allegedly involved is former Alabama state representative-Oliver Robinson Jr. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama-Jay Town-positions and packages the two law partners as the "mastermind" who put the scheme together.  This alleged caper seems to be typical of lawyers who assume they can outfox whatever and whomever. Essentially, it involves an alleged illegal and unethical attempt to avoid remediation environmental costs for client Drummond Co.

Language - Most Powerful Weapon in Finishing Off Roy Moore

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On "Meet the Press" this morning, yes, Republican Senator Pat Toomey indicated that Alabama Candidate for the U.S. Senate - Roy Moore - should step aside. But more destructive than that was the shift in the language referring to Moore's situation.

What you don’t know about King's "I Have a Dream" Speech

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  “Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina,” he continues, and then comes the famous metaphor:  “I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment I still have a dream.”  Justly celebrated as one of the greatest speeches of the 20th century, Martin Luther King, Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech becomes even more remarkable when you know that the last 6 minutes of the 16-minute speech were ad-libbed. 

The Mentally Ill - When There Is Violence.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Law partner Steve Griffith at Alabama's Griffith, Lowry & Meherg was fatally shot in his home. Another tragedy has allegedly been caused by mental illness. And that could have negative impacts on the growing number of people who struggle with diseases of the brain.

The Story Behind Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" Speech

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  “Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina,” he continues, and then comes the famous metaphor:  “I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment I still have a dream.”  I first published this blog a year ago in honor of MLK. 

Lost Weekend - Binge Watching Irma

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So much for my plan to check out Mobile, Alabama. Concern for those we care about in Florida. Awe about the power of climate change. Smugness about being safe in the boring Midwest.    Whatever the motivation, too many of us will make this coming weekend a "lost" one.

A Time to Shine: Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

DeFinis Communications

In 1963, when the black people of Birmingham, Alabama aroused the conscience of this nation and brought into being the Civil Rights Bill…. In Selma, Alabama to see the great movement there…. When you’re looking for powerful material for your next speech—from examples and metaphors to stories and themes—look no further than your own life.

The Only thing We Really Know About John Edwards Is that He Still Would Have Been Better than Bush

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1.That a Bush appointed US attorney in North Carolina wanted to make a name for himself in order to run as a Republican for congress, so he decided to indict John Edwards for the crime of CAD (Campaigning as a Democrat—yes that’s a crime in Republican circles, just ask former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman). by tjwalker. So the silliness of the John Edwards trial is over and what have we learned?

Overseas Retirement - Angst about Many Many New Promised Lands

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

   However, even those in which the cost of living is low, such as Mobile, Alabama, are more expensive that relocating to the Philippines.  Philippines. Belize. Lisbon, Portugal. Valencia, Spain. Ecuador.

Puzzling Candor

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Yet, at the University of Alabama at Hunstville, where three were gunned down, William Setzer, chairman of the chemistry department commented, reports the AP.  Candor is rare from heads of anything.    It is even more rare when murders have occurred.    Some posit that the alleged murderer Amy Bishop was distraught that she didn't receive tenure and was in the process of appealing the decision. 

Diane Sawyer: Little Miss Perfect gets spanked by meteorologist

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  He took Sawyer to task for describing with her usual her earnestness that the tornado hit Alabama "without warning."  Dreamstime.com. In the career jungle of television, Diane Sawyer has remained Little Miss Perfect.    She didn't even age in a way that demanded a face lift like some TV personalities and if she did get one, well, it was perfect. Perfectly she took on the role of the first female news anchor who succeeded. 

A Time to Shine: Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

DeFinis Communications

In 1963, when the black people of Birmingham, Alabama aroused the conscience of this nation and brought into being the Civil Rights Bill…. In Selma, Alabama to see the great movement there…. When you’re looking for powerful material for your next speech—from examples and metaphors to stories and themes—look no further than your own life.

Brand Harvard: Culture of Entitlement Takes Another Hit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Amy Bishop, alleged shooter at the University of Alabama, is "Harvard-Trained."  "  That's what the media headlines.   Brands like Harvard are taking severe hits these days.    One reason is that, in this Darwinian struggle to get work, we are fed up with any vestiges of the culture of entitlement.    "But he/she/I/we went to Harvard" is the shock phrase following news of a Reduction in Force or someone not being hired. 

Three bad handshakes to avoid

Speak Schmeak

He links to studies from the University of Iowa and the University of Alabama that confirm the importance of a good handshake. Download audio here. Before I go reinventing the wheel, I'd like to point you to a blog post by Rowan Manahan about handshakes.

Three bad handshakes to avoid

Speak Schmeak

He links to studies from the University of Iowa and the University of Alabama that confirm the importance of a good handshake. Before I go reinventing the wheel, I'd like to point you to a blog post by Rowan Manahan about handshakes.

CounterCulture 2.0?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In HuffingtonPost.com, Terence Chea reports that rallies took place at colleges in California, Wisconsin, Illinois, Washington state, Texas, and Alabama.  Could Thursday rallies on college campuses to protest education funding cuts be the beginning of CounterCulture 2.0?    It sure seems to have the sense of cause and voice of a new generation of CounterCulture 1.0.

Great Public Speaking: Places

Great Public Speaking

Tuscaloosa, Alabama, wasn't far behind along with Kalamazoo, Michigan; Toledo, Ohio; Schenectady, New York; and one of my favorites, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Some places are simply funnier than others. Cleveland is funny. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, is funny. I live just off Goodluck Road. That's funny. My computer consultant used to live on Easy Street in Temple Hills, Maryland. That's funny.

learning from 'the last lecture'

The Eloquent Woman

It's part of a trend on college campuses, says today's Wall Street Journal : Schools such as Stanford and the University of Alabama have mounted "Last Lecture Series," in which top professors are asked to think deeply about what matters to them and to give hypothetical final talks. For those of you who have trouble starting a talk, the idea of a last lecture may sound like your heart's desire.

Observational Humor — Case Study #88

Humor Power

I lived four years in Montgomery, Alabama. Here’s another Observational Humor monologue presented at the end of a meeting. I’ll provide the set-ups first, what inspired the jokes. Then I’ll give you the joke and some brief comments on what made it work. THE SET-UP (What was said and what happened during the meeting before the monologue was delivered.). A speaker suggested we tell other people, “I’m so proud of you.” ” 2.

Rosa Parks: Speak for yourself

The Eloquent Woman

Famous for refusing to give up her seat on the bus in Montgomery, Alabama, for a white rider, Parks often had her story interpreted for her, as Gail Collins notes in America's Women : The legend that built up around the incident.was that Parks, a simple woman exhausted from a hard day at work, took her stand because she was tired.

Today's top black women speakers: your list

The Eloquent Woman

Last year, another speaker coach asked me to help find video examples of today's top women speakers , because he was having trouble finding examples to share with trainees that were of current, rather than historic women speakers.

How to be a passionate speaker, pt. 2

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

I have a dream that one day the state of Alabama, whose governor’s lips are presently dripping with the words of interposition and nullification, will be transformed into a situation where little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls and walk together as sisters and brothers. What other verbal techniques convey passion?

Important stories I’m reading Now

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Reporter Fired for Posting Candid ‘Confessions’ On Her Personal Blog Investigative reporter Shea Allen of the Huntsville, Alabama-based ABC affiliate WAAY-TV got a bit too free with her speech for her employer’s comfort late last week when she posted a series of candid “confessions” to her private blog.Read more… 21h. 51min. TODAY.com: Today.

Accent Reduction May Be Your Competitive Edge!

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

A person from Peoria, they say, does not speak better English than someone from Australia, Ireland, Alabama, Jamaica How accents define us or, perhaps, Taiwan. Accent Reduction May Be Your Competitive Edge! Accent reduction is an important new service added to the speech coaching services Patricia Fripp adds to  Fripp Associates. This article was written.

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 8, 2013: Where’s the accountability for state and local elected officials responsible for providing a constitutionally mandated “thorough and efficient” education for 134,000 Philly students?

Speaking Of...

Hyperbole aside, the Alabama Legislature’s last-minute move to create a $3,500 state tax credit for private school tuition is emblematic of a growing movement in the states.