“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.

Future Business Leaders of America – California State Leadership Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I was fortunate to volunteer as a speech contest judge for an impromptu speech contest for High School students held Friday and Saturday as part of the State Leadership Conference of the California Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). I was fortunate to volunteer as a speech contest judge for an impromptu speech contest for High School students held Friday and Saturday as part of the State Leadership Conference of the California Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA).

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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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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!

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.

Corporate America needs a new story

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

Corporate America needs a new story – badly.  Corporate America needs a new story.     A huge part of America’s malaise at the moment – the anger from the left and the right – has to do with that sense that our hold on the middle class is slipping.    Corporate America had better come up with a new story, one that gives us back our hope, and one that changes the view of Wall Street that it’s all about greed and self-interest. 

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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.

America Won't Let Trumpism Scapegoat Media

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The new Quinnipiac University poll found that 52% trust the media more than they do Donald Trump. The trust level of The Donald is at 37%. So, what seems to be the tactic of Trumpism to scapegoat the media isn't going to work, at least right now.

Drudge Report of Cable: One America News (OAN)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One America News (OAN) is a conservative cable channel using many of successful tactics of the Drudge Report. Those range from presenting an endless flow of breaking news to the illusion that it is devoid of commentary.

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The Best “San Francisco” Speakers at SXSW

DeFinis Communications

2) Jill Okawa Fletcher ( @JillOinSF )– Virgin America. She currently leads social media strategy at Virgin America. Tomorrow begins the twenty-fifth annual South by Southwest (SXSW) interactive media, film and music conference.

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

In America, Global Headquarters for Capitalism, You Are Your Job

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That well-meaning meme is a very partial assessment how value too often is determined in America. "  That's an awful space to inhabit in America. Parents, wise mentors and spiritual leaders tell us that we are not just our job.

Famous Speech Friday: Jeane Kirkpatrick's "Blame America First" speech

The Eloquent Woman

Despite her Democratic background, she was a favorite of Reagan, who told her she''d removed the "kick me" sign from America''s back at a time when the Cold War was at its height. But then, they always blame America first.

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. 

Chris Brown's Tantrum at Good Morning America « TJWALKER INTERACTIVE

TJ Walker Interactive

» Chris Brown’s Tantrum at Good Morning America Chris Brown was on Good Morning America with Robin Roberts. News analyzed from a communication perspective.

America's Flight into [safe] Fright: Why Halloween has already started

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Already!" " That's what the woman ahead me on line in Wal-Mart exclaimed today when she spotted M&M Peanut package with a Halloween motif.    But, she bought it.    That's what's happening a lot these days. 

Mary Tyler Moore, 75 Years Old, Gave America New Heroine Mary Richards

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Mary Richards, career gal, became the new American heroine.    Although just as nice as Margaret Anderson on "Father Knows Best," Richards was also ambitious.    Her job was important to her. 

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Messy Is Good - Just Look at Success of Chaotic Make America Great Again Campaign

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So many of the tactics which have made Donald Trump's campaign successful relied on creating chaos. Economist and journalist Tim Harford labels that maneuver "messy."

Prostitutes as Way of Life: From Summit of the Americas to senior citizen housing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At the Summit of the Americas there are likely some ticked off prostitutes.    They will be not getting some of the business they had counted on.    Of course, there are also some ticked off U.S.

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. 

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.

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ABC's David Muir as America's Comforter-in-Chief

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

America's president referred to the alleged Manhattan Halloween terrorist Sayfullo Saipov as an "animal." " Not much grace and dignity in that. 

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.

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. 

Barack Obama Reelection Signals Rise Of New America

TJ Walker Interactive

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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.

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

TJ Walker Interactive

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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.

America's Founding Fathers - Way Too Human

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The originalists are convinced that the U.S. Constitution should be interpreted according to the mindsets of the Founding Fathers. Those originalists range from the late U.S. Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia to Clarence Thomas.

An America w/o First Amendment

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Both Donald Trump, president, and Reince Priebus, chief of staff at the White House, have alluded to this possibility: gutting or even eliminating the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Here , lawyer-journalist Kathryn Rubino at Abovethelaw.com, provides the details.

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.

Abovethelaw.com - The One Group of (Former) Lawyers America Loves

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was 11 years ago that odd phenomenon Abovethelaw.com (ATL) happened online. It followed in the tradition of Anonymous Lawyer (which made fun of those august law firm partners). Harvard Law School JD, who had also graduated from Harvard undergraduate, Elie Mystal was and is its brand voice.

Millennial Women Could Abandon the (unofficial) Religion of America: Work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We women were pleased to even be in Corporate America, with all its professional development, interesting tasks, and perks. New York Magazine contains a long, poignant essay on the "plight" of Millennial professional women.

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

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."

Staff RIFs - Legal Sector Following Corporate America Model

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Corporate America that has been happening since the mid 1980s. With automation and outsourcing, staff members are sitting ducks for layoffs in law firms. Cost efficiency is the name of the new game, as the billable hour is being increasingly challenged by clients.

Glenn Scarpelli - Never Underestimate Bite of "Financial Reality" in America

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But, in America, "financial reality" bites. In his suicide note, Glenn Scarpelli indicated he could no longer live with his current "financial reality." " He and his wife Patricia Colant owed more than $300k in federal and state taxes.

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

TJ Walker Interactive

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

TJ Walker Interactive

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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.