Pod Save America

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Pod Save America is a lively, irreverent and highly partisan discussion hosted by hosted by Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor. I’m impressed by the new podcast from the Obama speechwriting team (who suddenly have time on their hands). In the latest episode they are joined by second-term chief speechwriter Cody Keenan […]. Podcasts Speechwriting Barack Obama

AA & America's Legal System

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) across America, attending are those "sentenced" by the court. Usually that is positioned and packaged as an option: AA or jail.

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Mourning in America

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

America is still a nation which cannot embrace the reality that all human beings die. In fact, our beloved dogs do, too.    So, when there is a death, the normal rules of the heart get suspended. At the top of the list is that we must mourn that passing.

2019 52

Boy Scouts of America: An American value?

The Presenter's Blog

America has made itself the home of public speaking. The Greeks and Romans might have started the art of oratory, but during the 20th and 21st centuries it was with their MLKs and JFKs, with their Reagans and Obamas, that America championed oratory. To consciously teach someone to repress their identity, is not a value of America. Making young people lie about their identity and to doubt themselves, is not a value of America.

Fun Friday: Miss America introductions

Speak Schmeak

The Miss America pageant figured out a way to make 53 introductions fun, engaging and quick (just over ten minutes)! From the home of Aerosmith: Rock on, America. I never managed to post this in January, but it''s a perfect video for a Fun Friday!

Let’s welcome more refugees to America!

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Flashing for the refugees on the unarmed road of flight — Bob Dylan, The Chimes of Freedom As I’ve previously posted immigration, legal or otherwise, is the lifeblood of the United States. Refugees form an important source of immigrants who are often among the least understood, most victimized and yet most valuable additions to a […]. Cultural Differences #MAGA immigration

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The UnPilling of America

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

OH is a microcosm of what is happening throughout America as the medical community fears getting on the radar of law enforcement and regulatory agencies.    Could this crack-down on opioids be the start of the Unpilling of America? This is Ohio. 

“It’s Halftime in America” — An Analysis

Manner of Speaking

One commercial that caught my attention was Chrysler’s motivational offering entitled “It’s Halftime America” and featuring Clint Eastwood. It’s halftime in America too. Yeah, it’s halftime America and our second half is about to begin. Still, it would have been more effective, in my view, to substitute “Detroit” and “America” for “them” and “all of us” Thus, “Detroit’s showing us it can be done.

What America Reads…

Matt Eventoff

I found this post from Brian Solis very interesting – a list of the top media outlets, by circulation, as well as the 25 most popular blogs in America, as compiled by BurrellesLuce. . Marshall McLuhan is famous for stating “the medium is the message&# and with the introduction of a newer medium (online, web) there is constant debate as to its effect on older mediums (print, broadcast).

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Barack Obama Reelection Signals Rise Of New America

TJ Walker Interactive

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A historic speech for America

Dahle Communication

I plan on talking about this more later, but I wanted to post this now because it is a historic speech and a historic moment in the recent U.S. History. What did you think of his speech?     President Obama

America - A Nation in Stress

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"  That's the term USA Today applies to how we feel in America. "Exhausted."  Here is the article. Since 9/11, our little lives have become filled with change - much of it difficult to adjust to. That ranges from digital technology to employment uncertainty.

Book Review: The Great Oom: The Improbable Birth of Yoga in America, by Robert Love

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Long before Lululemon, Bikram Hot Yoga and the ubiquitous downward facing dog, yoga was being taught in small studios in San Francisco, New York and the Hudson River Valley.

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Public Nuisance Law - Can It Fix America?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

With so many baby boomers and older members of Generation X unable to afford to retire, this has become  the  issue of America. No surprise, there is a comprehensive lobbying effort to persuade the U.S.

2018 52

Litigation in America - The Zero-Sum Game

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One or more wins for the defendant can discourage new litigation filings, along with motivating current plaintiffs to settle. That's what could happen for Johnson & Johnson. And that's what Bayer could be hoping for in its Roundup litigation. Recently, a jury slapped it with a $80 million verdict. It indicated it might appeal that. 

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“It’s Halftime in America” — An Analysis

Manner of Speaking

One commercial that caught my attention was Chrysler’s motivational offering entitled “It’s Halftime America” and featuring Clint Eastwood. It’s halftime in America too. Yeah, it’s halftime America and our second half is about to begin. Still, it would have been more effective, in my view, to substitute “Detroit” and “America” for “them” and “all of us” Thus, “Detroit’s showing us it can be done.

October Surprise - America Gets Giddy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Steve Gillmor started out the weekly "Gillmor Gang" with "Welcome to the Trump Administration." " The focus of the group is usually technology and TechCrunch carries it. This is another sign of the giddiness from the latest development in Campaign 2016.

2016 61

Franklin Graham is a Right-Wing, Homophobic, Political Hack Who Hates America

TJ Walker Interactive

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AirBnb Vs. Small Town America

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Airbnb is usually associated with large urban areas. There, motivation is high to get a deal on lodging for a short-term stay. Hotels can run into the hundreds of dollars per night. 

Drudge Report - Israel, UN & America's 2 Presidents

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The phenomenon of America's 2 President could be tarnishing the legacy of the Obama Administration. The conservative Drudge Report has wasted no time clarifying the president-elect's position on Israel. It's one of support.

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The Oranging of America & Kellyanne Conway

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And straight from the Oranging of America. That assumption of a time-out is so pre-Oranging of America. It's a wonderful treat. SNL presents how Donald Trump's spinmeister Kellyanne Conway might spend her day off.

2016 61

America-phile – Life Across the Pond

Pro Humorist

As some of my friends and regular readers know in September 2009 I emigrated to the United States of America to marry my long term American girlfriend. Hello, hey, bonjour, ciao… alright? I can’t believe that it’s been eight months. since I’ve written a post on here. Wowsers. trousers. A LOT has changed! I’m going to catch you up on the things that I’ve been involved with and I provide you with ten tips and food for thought along the way.

Boozing Might Have Made America Great

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Indeed, boozing might have been what made America great. Long after the opioid epidemic runs its course, America likely will still have a serious problem with alcohol.  The new usual in 12-step programs is the announcement that a member has died. The cause is an opioid overdose.

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Right-Wingers Whine About Oscar Omission for Dinesh D’Souza’s ”2016: Obama’s America’

TJ Walker Interactive

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Famous Speech Friday: Kelley Johnson's Miss America speech on nursing

The Eloquent Woman

When it comes to the talent competition at the Miss America pageant, the skills on show run to lots of singing and dancing. She didn't win the title of Miss America, but came in second.

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America's Superheroes - Only Fictional Ones Are Sustainable

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The concept of  superhero  began with fictional comic-book character Superman. Two kids in Cleveland, Ohio - Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster - created him. There are lots more information and insight on that in the 2017 book "Why Comics?

2018 52

America Shifts from Superheroes to Anti-Heroes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

During current dark times, America shifts to the anti-hero for inspiration, guidance on how the world works, entertainment, and distraction. During the dark days of The Great Depression, two young nerds in Cleveland, Ohio, invented a superhero and depicted his presence in Action Comics.

2017 52

Will America Really Embrace Do Not Disturb Movement?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Europe, the Do Not Disturb movement is catching on. Essentially, it's about allowing employees to fully clock out after the work day is over.    Software of various kinds will inform the employers that the employees are not available.

2019 52

If 7.4 Percent Was ‘Morning Again in America,’ Why Is 7.8 Not ‘Sunrise?’ Huffpo

TJ Walker Interactive

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Was This a Love Story Which Could Only Have Tragic Ending in America? Irwin & Alexandria Jacobs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The ethos of America has been shaped by the misfit Puritans and reinforced by the Catholic Church, then the alt-right. Let's lobby for legal assisted suicide in America for conditions other then officially documented near-term terminality. Is this Shakespearean?

2019 52

Small Town America - Circumspect about Going Trump

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Several commentators during the long night of election returns speculated: The Trump victory was such a surprise because so many had been circumspect about their plan to vote for him. That seems to have been the situation in Small Town USA.

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Gary Martin - In America, We Are Our Jobs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In America, we are our jobs. At this time, there has been little made public about why Gary Martin was being involuntarily terminated at Henry Pratt Company or how that procedure was managed. He had been a valve assembler in that Aurora, Illinois facility. What the public does know is this: After he was informed that he was fired, Martin used a Smith & Wesson handgun to kill five employees at the company and wound five police officers. He was then killed by the police. 

2019 40

The Great Enigma of Mental Illness/Substance Abuse Diagnosis, Treatment, and Fees Paid in America (with such mediocre outcomes)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" Meanwhile, as Bloomberg hammers, America is in a mental health and addiction crisis. Legal rulings have been a game-changer in America. Patrick Kennedy, son of Ted Kennedy, was the champion on this one: He helped push into law the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act.

2019 52

Class in America - Founding Fathers Were Snobs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Well-researched and with a sophisticated tone, the book documents how class-obsessed America has been, right from the get-go.  So, the newly minted college graduates had to go off to further education or Corporate America.

2017 52

Benjamin Franklin - America's First Public Relations Player

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Overall, Franklin was the most effective ambassador for the emerging America, both domestically and abroad. "American individualists sometimes boast of not worrying about what others think.

2015 69

America's Unbanked - Technology Can End Exploitation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They are called "the unbanked." " That's because they have no official association with a financial institution. Maybe they don't want to pay ongoing bank fees for checking accounts. Maybe they don't trust banks.

Third-Party Debate To Be Broadcast By Al Jazeera English, RT America, No Major Cable News Networks

TJ Walker Interactive

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Free Press in America - Already In Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And, no, I never considered myself on the front lines of maintaining a free press in America. In 1964, the U.S. Supreme Court made a seminal ruling in "The New York Times v. Sullivan."

2016 56

Pack of Lies Volume One: Debunking the 40 Most Destructive Conservative Myths in America

TJ Walker Interactive

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Safety is fun! says Virgin America

Speak Schmeak

Go Virgin America! Download audio here. Here's another very clever way to take something old, predictable and boring and make it fresh again. All the information is here, but delivered in a new and fun way. It proves my point that the dullest, dreariest topic can be made fun and engaging.

Safety is fun! says Virgin America

Speak Schmeak

Go Virgin America! Download audio here. Here's another very clever way to take something old, predictable and boring and make it fresh again. All the information is here, but delivered in a new and fun way. It proves my point that the dullest, dreariest topic can be made fun and engaging.

Drudge Report - America Wants Strong Leadership, Exit Polls Show

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Meanwhile, America and the world wait to find out "what" we are getting into for the next four years. It's actually election day. And the Drudge Report isn't skipping a beat.

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America, Don't Cry for Jim Tinney

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Every lawyer and every well-trained security guard knows: Beware how to approach anyone suspected of attempting a five-finger discount. Bungle that and the organization could be hammered with a major lawsuit, horrific publicity and a boycott by those who perceive any type of profiling. 

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