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.

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

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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.

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.

“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.

Aging in America - Financially Squeezed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Do the math. For 2019, the increase for seniors and others receiving Social Security was 2.8%.    For 2020, the Social Security Administration announced, The Wall Street Journal reports, the increase will only be 1.6%.

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!

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Of course, he has help with the role of America's Comforter-in-Chief. Over and over again, ABC's David Muir has stepped into the soul of the two massacres. In person, he comforted the survivors.

America Grows Up - Optimism Goes Lite

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But only rather recently is America, the new land filled with opportunity, coming to embrace that there are no happy endings. The Rhode Island Supreme Court tossed the class action lead paint public nuisance long-running lawsuit. Here are details from Anthony J. Sebok.

Economic Pall Hovers over America - Homelessness & Return of "Hot Beds"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

With such a dark economic cloud hovering over America, so far no rats have surfaced. The grim issue of homelessness in the U.S. is broadening.

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Barack Obama Reelection Signals Rise Of New America

TJ Walker Interactive

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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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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

Security - PNC Processes v. Seamlessness of Bank of America

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In comparison, Bank of America goes about security seamlessly. Finally I realized I could use my Bank of America MasterCard. A few minutes later I received a text message from Bank of America to confirm that I had made the purchased. I explained Bank of America's.

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54 Halftime - Lopez/Shakira Liberate America (finally) from Puritanism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The dancing, singing, and special effects were so brilliant that the two Latinas finally freed America from the ethos of the Puritans.  Variety appropriately praises the Halftime show by Jennifer Lopez and Shakira. 

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Is America Saying: Let Them Eat Lead?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Have the values of America essentially been: Let them eat lead? The U.S. is one of the richest nations of the world. Yet, the lead paint problem remains in housing, particularly in urban areas.

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ABC's David Muir & "America Strong" - A Most Contagious Meme

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

My own spirit softened by "America Strong," I donated my car to Kars4Kids. In this time of "America Strong," that question seems irrelevant.  ABC Evening News with David Muir is back-ended with "American Strong."

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Timing Is Everything - America Wasn't Really Ready for Bernie Sanders

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Bernie Sanders was like the early days of the Internet. That seized the imagination as well as the attention of thought leaders. But, overall, the world wasn't ready to incorporate the internet into daily communications, including marketing outreach. Sanders had been exciting.

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Higher Education in America - No Equality of Sacrifice

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Bank of America has declared the nation is in a recession. The brand of higher education in the U.S. has received yet another blow. This time the source is universities' and colleges' refusal to refund the full amount of the fees for room/board and tuition.

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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.

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).

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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Roman Catholic Church in America - Another Attack on the Brand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

During the days in the early 20th century when immigrants from Europe were coming to America, the Roman Catholic Church provided both emotional support and concrete help. The Roman Catholic Church had been among the most powerful and enduring brands globally.

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

TJ Walker Interactive

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Trust So Broken: Medical Doctors in America

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Ohio, a medical doctor looking like the earnest boy next door - William Husel - is arrested. He is charged with 25 counts of murder for allegedly administering fatal doses of fentanyl.    Much further east, in New England, Boston Magazine publishes a scathing expose.

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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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Contract Killers - Among America's Anti-Heroes (a nation founded by outliers)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

America had been founded by a bunch of misfits. They were outliers in the proper ways of the old country. Most couldn't make a living, never mind just not fit in. Their oddball mindsets and behavior had been documented by psychologist John D.

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Dark Skin - That Never Played Well in America

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" That is nothing new in melting pot America. The fair-skinned Irish, who arrived in America before us, had the upper hand in Jersey City, New Jersey. One definition of "white supremacy" is the sense of superiority those have who are "lighter-skinned."

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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.

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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. 

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Less and Less Common Space in America - So So Lonely

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The lack of common ground isn't just in politics in America. In more and more aspects of life there also is less and less common space. That's what Matthew Walther observes in his article on loneliness in The Week.

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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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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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The Year of COVID-19: Will America Experience Uptick in Divorce Rate?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 When the quarantines are over, at least for the present time, should America expect a surge in the divorce rate? In China, that's exactly what happened.

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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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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.

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Trust - Let's Take Long Hard Look at That, Meanwhile Boy Scouts of America Files for Bankruptcy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Chapter 11 filing - here's the court document - allows the Boy Scouts of America to compensate victims of alleged sexual abuse without jury trials. Those with children should beware if and when the Boy Scouts of America does return again in a position of strength. 

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Merwede - Model for Pedestrian/Bike-Friendly Neighborhood Can be Imported to America from Netherlands

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In contrast, CNBC had to make it its coverage business to investigate and report which cities in America are bike-friendly.   Importing the Merwede model to America for more affordable living could reduce the percentage of folks here living paycheck to paycheck.

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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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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?

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Seyfarth - Rhetoric of Corporate America in 1970s Put Out There in COVID-19 Times

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The austerity train continues to roar through BigLaw.    Like so many cost-cutters, Seyfarth positions and packages its moves as "prudent steps." " Simultaneously, it assures its constituents that its finances are in good shape.

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