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

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!

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.

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.

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).

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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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.

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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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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

“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.

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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. 

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.

2017 52

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

TJ Walker Interactive

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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'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-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.

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 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

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.

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

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.

2017 52

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

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, 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. 

2017 52

Yale Values - Is That What We Really Want America to Be About?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's what the highly anxious youth in America, from the get-go, are told to chase. We Baby Boomers, the first generation in America to attend college en masse, were told to do our best. Already damaged in the Brett Kavanaugh chaos has been Yale Everything. 

2018 52

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.

2016 74

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

TJ Walker Interactive

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

TJ Walker Interactive

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White in America - Despairing Without a Cause

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Meanwhile being white in America has become a situation of being invisible.

2016 56

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.

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.

2017 52

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.

2017 52

America Pivots to "I'm All Stressed Out"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"I'm all stressed out" has become the verbal shorthand for instructing the world not to dare make small talk with us. Try to upsell to us. Take too much ringing up our purchases at check out. Or even expect us to listen. That's the national pivot.

2016 60

Remember, This Is Still Puritan America - Enjoy Yourself Too Much, "They" Will Get You

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This is America: Enjoy yourself too much and "they" will get you. Of course, a Cincinnati recruitment policy for police and fire fighters is controversial. Part of the application process requires answers about sexual behavior.    Odd? Not really.

2018 52

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.

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