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Award-winning filmmaker Lou Douros plans a sequel on whale entanglement. Let’s help!

Duarte Blog

I love knowing people that have so much passion, they MAKE their dreams come true. You can help by donating, or reposting the link to get the word out!

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VOGUE #1 - Guess it won't have Two Girls from Alaska on cover

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Given its position of strength, it's unlikely the publication will run a cover with the Two Girls from Alaska, Sarah and Bristol Palin. 

Interview: Melanie Watkins, MD – motivational speaker

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

To hear what she told me about her speaking program which has taken her from Alaska to New York; her talks to students from disadvantaged backgrounds; the story behind her book and the importance of mentorship, click on the podcast icon below. Having been raised by a single mother, Melanie knew the challenges single motherhood presented.

13 famous U.S. political convention speeches by women

The Eloquent Woman

As Americans head to the polls with the option, finally, to elect our first women president, it seemed right to focus on political speeches by women.

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Political Speech Bloopers

Great Public Speaking

"I want to make sure everybody who has a job wants a job" --George Bush, during his first Presidential campaign "This is a great day for France!" --Richard Nixon, while attending Charles De Gaulle's funeral "Now, like, I'm President. It would be pretty hard for some drug guy to come into the White House and start offering it up, you know?

Polar Vortex 5.0 - Manhattan/Boston Could Become Ghost Towns

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those in real estate, beware. Polar Vortexes 1.0 and 2.0 weren't random acts of weather brutality. They could become standard. During 4.0 During 5.0,

Coming in October …

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Alaska Day. Navy Day. Hungarian Freedom Day . National Bookkeepers’ Day. Child Health Day. National Magic Day. International Credit Union Day . Leif Erikson Day. General Pulaski Memorial Day. White Cane Safety Day. Yorktown Day. Edison Lamp Day. United Nations Day. Crispin’s Day. Jude’s Day. Reformation Day.

Communication Strategies: How to avoid talking like a racist

The Communication Blog

Inuk (plural Inuit ), also spelled with two n’s ( Innuk and Innuit ), is preferred to Eskimo , which was applied to the indigenous peoples of Alaska and Canada by Europeans and literally means “raw. Racist language expresses racist attitudes. Like sexism, racism exists on both individual and institutional levels. meat eaters.”

Even Palin's critic predicts her run for president

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Even her home-state critic former Alaska Senator Mike Gravel is saying that she will run for U.S. The Talented Mrs. Palin has gotten that hot.  President.    In Politico, Jonathan Martin quotes Gravel as predicting "she's going to surprise a lot of people."

Coming up this week …

Joan Detz Speaker Services

1977 Oil began to flow via the trans-Alaska pipeline1215 Magna Carta signed at Runnymede, England (codifying the Anglo-American concept of freedom). 1752 Ben Franklin used a kite to prove that lightning contains electric current. 1837 Charles Goodyear received a patent for his rubber production process.

Brand Palin: Can it be rebranded?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For almost four years Brand Palin (Sarah and Bristol) had a good run.    Lots of the money was made and fun was had. 

Sarah Palin: Was her game money, not power

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Think about it: Palin did leave political office in Alaska.  Those doing the polling might be wasting their time on the wrong supposed politico.    So what that Sarah Palin's ratings are now down in the 30s.    I have a hunch that power was not her game.    Not much money in it, eh.

Creative Destruction: The supermarket

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Temptations Wild Alaska Salmon Flavor feline crunchies was on sale @ 2 for $4.  Can a cat treat be the bellwether for an industry? 

Joke Contest Results — State Slogans

Humor Power

Alaska: Bridge Over Troubled Politics. Our State Slogans theme was inspired by long-time subscriber and funny guy Sol Morrison, Santa Barbara, California. New Joke contests are annonced on the first of each month. Look for the next contest on October 1, 2014. The Theme: State Slogans. ** FIRST PLACE **. California: All Shook Up.

More Top Stories for Friday

TJ Walker Interactive

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Sarah Palin: Shelf life expiring

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  She was from Alaska. Upheavals mean opportunity for some.    She was different.    No plain-vanilla platitudes. 

"Desperate Housewives" - Theme of Humiliation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Susan is reduced to working as a nannie for Lynnette and her husband Mike has become a migrant worker, that is, he went to Alaska for employment.  Some of the girls are going through a rough time.    It's hard for Susan to be the poor one. Bree feels less than with a man 17 younger than she is. 

Suicide: Passing over into an alternate reality?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  He had been part of the team investigating Alaska Senator Ted Stevens.  Another suicide of a high achiever in the legal profession stuns the nation.    Department of Justice prosecutor Nicholas Marsh took his own life over the weekend.    Then that team itself was under investigation for missteps. 

"Criminal Minds" - The Internet & Narcissism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On the more interesting side, Spencer got a short haircut and Garcia has bounced back from witnessing that murder in Alaska.  Tonight's serial killer was likely packaged to warn the world about the perils of the Internet.    That's what undermined the quality of this episode. 

This Week in History: Government at Work

Joan Detz Speaker Services

1867 Transfer of Alaska from Russia to the US. 1767 The Mason and Dixon Line survey was completed (between the Maryland and Pennsylvania colonies). . 1803 The Louisiana Purchase. 1870 First use of the postcard in the US . 1916 First ROTC units. Note: The bridge had been completed under budget and ahead of schedule.].

Signature Speeches

Speaking Of...

I'm aiming for speaking dates in Texas and Alaska, as I think these locales offer me greater challenge. This is the time of year I am working on speaking dates for spring 2010. Deciding what to offer as a topic is something that is always chaleenging. How can you be a true SME on all these topics? Can't figure that out. How about you?

Nation of Narcissists - Who Cares?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Now, of course, we are a nation of narcissists, all the way to Alaska , where Sarah Palin can see Russia.  It happened fairly quickly.    As recently as 2002, Sandy Hotchkiss had published a book "Why is it always about you?"    Of course not.  It was psychologist John D.

Righteous High: First Prohibition, Then The Tea Party

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  However, nobodies, like a one-time governor from Alaska, become somebodies.  A self-interested introvert, I always wondered what the earnest agitators got out of causes.    Now I know.     A wonderful time was had by all. Take Eliza Jane Trimble Thompson.    The Tea Party will too. 

"Criminal Minds" - Garcia Takes Emotional Hit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In an isolated Alaska town of 1400 residents a serial killer takes three lives.    Then there will be two more victims after the elite team of the FBI arrives.    Because of bad reception in the area the team has to bring along Penelope Garcia.    She seems to have bounced back from being shot by a nut job. 

PowerPoint Tip: Government Photos You can Use

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Here is a photo of a sunrise in Alaska from the NOAA Photo Library listed below (taken by Commander John Bortniak, NOAA Corps).

Observational Humor — Case Study #98

Humor Power

” (This is an old joke told to me by a woman speaker when I was visiting Alaska. Observational Humor Monologue number 98! As usual, the monologues are not presented for the entertainment value, but as a learning tool. First you will see the set-ups. Then the monologue jokes follow. Enjoy. The first time was an accident. Good laugh.).

The Communication Blog: The Eye Roll

The Communication Blog

Fox News host, Chris Wallace, was recently accused of rolling his eyes after an interview he conducted with former Alaska governor/presidential candidate, Sarah Palin. Were all familiar with this behavior. It can even be seen in lots of college students when they dont like something the instructor says. How come? Heres one suspicion.

Joke Contest Results — Reality TV

Humor Power

Here are the results of our April contest– Reality TV Shows We Don’t Want to See. The winners were selected by our panel of seven judges (speakers and improv players). New Joke Contests are announced on the first of the month (alternating months). New Cartoon Caption Contests are announced on the first of the month (alternating months).