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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).

“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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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!

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 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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. 

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."

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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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.

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.

Please, Not Another Watergate - America Can't Go on Hold Again

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That could free up America to be great again. All linguistic caution has been thrown to the wind. The term "impeachment" is now being used freely by the media. Vanity Fair headlines Abigail Tracy's article on this with "Is James Comey About to Get Trump Fired?"

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.

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.

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.

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."

Barack Obama Reelection Signals Rise Of New America

TJ Walker Interactive

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Comedy - America Not Laughing Its Way Out of Trumpism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In college, we English majors learned that comedy was a powerful weapon. We carefully analyzed the satire of Jonathan Swift and Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night." " Then we wrote papers about what was ridiculed and the possible impacts. Smug we were.

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

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.

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

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

TJ Walker Interactive

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Post-Nice, Saving America's Christmas Season 2016

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Instead of treating loved ones to a good meal at the posh restaurant in some cool city, I will have them over my place for a private dinner this Christmas holiday season. That's the post-Nice mindset. And it's likely to reduce revenues for all those businesses which depend on that major U.S.

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

TJ Walker Interactive

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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.

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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Jane Pauley, America's Sweetheart, Returns to Regular TV Slot

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Like Mary Tyler Moore aka Mary Richards, Jane Pauley had been America's sweetheart. Every morning on the "Today Show," she could make us feel okay about our little lives and the world in general. When she became pregnant with twins, we, both genders, became mother hens.

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.

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Hit Me Again, Sam - Booze & The Profesional Class in America

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Let's cut to the chase. In his Abovethelaw.com column today, lawyer-journalist, Joe Patrice, admits that it is difficult to motivate lawyers to attend special events related to the law. After all, practicing law is a time-consuming function, with not a lot of certainty about one's schedule.

Make America Great Again - These Brands In Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Ever since The Washington Post broke the story that law firm Jones Day was representing the Make America Great Again campaign, the brand has been in play.