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).

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. Sure, they are important if the leadership is attracting advertising dollars. The leadership leaps from crisis to crisis.

Hair, height & the Labour leadership contest

Max Atkinson

Reflecting on the Labour leadership contest, I was reminded of something I posted during the US presidential election about the importance of a good head of hair for contemporary politicians - on which basis, there looks like being a dead heat between the male candidates in the competition (above).

Drudge Report - America Wants Strong Leadership, Exit Polls Show

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There is a neutral photo of Hillary and a headline that Americans want strong leadership. However, what leadership is has always been ambiguous. Meanwhile, America and the world wait to find out "what" we are getting into for the next four years.

Leadership: TX Gov Rick Perry Could Provide What America Needs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was after 9/11 that New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani did a 180 into his best leadership self. As the TX economy gets battered so could that of the rest of the America. His words, facial expressions, and body language gave not only The City hope but also the nation and the world.

Leadership Communications - In The Time Of Ebola

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Probably not since The Great Depression are human beings in America so frightened. To America has come The Time of Ebola.   The tone and content of a leadership fireside chat would be candid.

Thought Leadership: Beyond The Happy Valley

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One of those memes which has outlived its relevance is the assumption that life in America is the Happy Valley. "It is our constant difficulty that we want to keep what is pleasant and reject what is unpleasant." " Ayya Khema, "Being Nobody, Going Nowhere."

Thought Leadership - Tolstoy's Meme Of Happy Families

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Thought leaders, especially during Campaign 2016, can explore that meme and its implications for America's future. Since the dark musings of Sigmund Freud, too many thought leaders have focused on unhappy families. After all, that's where the juicy stuff is for analysis.

Like Left-Handedness, Introversion Had Been Punished, At Least in America (and, still is)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Yes, being an introvert has gotten to be less of a social sin since so many in tech and the superstars in legal thought leadership are hardly glad-handers.   Takeaway: The freedom to be an open introvert has to become a major rights issue in America.

FTC Leadership In Play - Maureen Ohlhausen Could Be Out, Joseph Simons In

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yes, the meme of the Trump Administration is America First. And the policies which eventually are created could harden into protectionism. But, what is more likely is that global trade will continue to be a critical priority in the U.S. economy. 

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. Leadership: According to Toastmasters Advanced Communicator Bronze Interview with 2008 Evaluation Champion. 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!

President Trump - Will that end the divine right of kings in America

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sure, America went for a democracy. And soon enough the Adams family, with its political dynasty, created America's version of the divine right of king. It could be a very different America. The leadership of the past will be forgotten.

Thought Leadership Back In Demand - So Are Advanced Academic Degrees

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For both solutions and comfort societies are again seeking out thought leadership. In the late 1970s, Corporate America and think tanks were recruiting those of us who had done doctoral studies. Yeats captured it well: The centre cannot hold.

Leadership - In Yahoo/AOL M&A, Who Will Keep Jobs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Therefore, if activist shareholder Jeffrey Smith of Starboard Value achieves his goal of having Yahoo acquire AOL, leadership should worry.   America's brand of capitalism currently is focused on enhancing shareholder value.

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Elizabeth Holmes, Marissa Mayer - Symbols of Flawed Leadership, Not Flaw in Having Women at the Top

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

However - and this is a sign of how far women in America have come - neither was put in the "woman leader" box. Currently, their leadership is in trouble. If Mayer and Holmes fall, the thud won't affect female leadership.

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Thought Leadership Is Glutted - 5 Tips On Getting Attention

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Thought leadership is experiencing the same kind of glut. If you need the minds and hearts of America's Everyman, not GOP leaders, you might have to do course correction. Currently, the fields of writing, lawyering and producing energy are glutted.

Thought Leadership - The Persona Of Effortlessness

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That was Corporate America in the late 1970s. Personal - and organizational branding - are returning to a more simple time. Executuves were relaxed. Had one piece of paper on their desks. Listened. And stated, "I need time to think about that." " The new ethos means the end of the professional persona of Being So Busy.    On Amazon.com, the book "Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less" is at number 651. The author is Greg McKeown.

Language Of Leadership - 4 Platitudes Never To Use in 2014

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, leadership has to avoid the usual platitudes.   That meme may never really resonate in America. Well, 2014 is turning out not to be the very good year we assumed we deserved. From 9/11 on, we have been struggling with unexpected crisis. We figured we were entitled to a break.

Thought Leadership - Never Underestimate Force Field Created By Babies, Puppies

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Brilliantly, Hillary Clinton has taken on the mantle of America's Grandma. And her first big move through that positioning and packaging has been on the vaccine issue. Of course, GOP's Chris Christies blew that one, in a high-profile, ham-handed way.

Hillary, Jeb, Jack - Not Death Of Dynasties In America, Only A Pause

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, that could be the end in America of Clinton Inc. But current times will simply represent a pause for dynastic rule in America. What will be the next Dynasty in America in political leadership? Hillary Clinton is losing her lead in the polls to Bernie Sanders.

Owen Labrie Saga Continues - Elite Education in America On Trial (makings of a Greek tragedy)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Both the rich and the ordinary will wonder: Are the supposed solid education and the networking opportunities associated with elite prep institutions perilous for the students and for America?   And the leadership at St. That infamous St.

Kraft North America Grocery Business: Zen lessons of everything changes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today Kraft North America Grocery officially splits from the fast-growing snacks business to be its own company on the stock market.  Kraft North America grocery is a traditional organization in a dog-fight of a marketplace. 

Thought Leadership - What About MIT's 4 Suicides This Past Year, 2 This Month

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Thought leadership, from diverse disciplines, has to focus on how to prevent college students from taking their own lives. That's because thought leaders know that success is currently the unofficial religion of America.

Thought Leadership - Tool To Help The Tiger Woods Embrace Reality, Change

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Some took advantage of those opportunities, obtained college degrees, worked for Corporate America or started their own enterprise and became Middle Class or even rich. "Woods isn't good for the game anymore. He isn't good for himself either.

A public speaking lesson from NORAD

Speak Schmeak

North American Aerospace Defense Command "is a United States and Canada bi-national organization charged with the missions of aerospace warning and aerospace control for North America. Have you heard of NORAD?

Interview: Kathy Stershic, Tech Policy Freelancer

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

She has held leadership positions in various professional and civic organizations, including the International Association of Business Communicators, Public Relations Society of America, the American Marketing Association, and the World Affairs Council of Northern California.

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – The “King” of Visual Communication

Duarte Blog

America has defaulted on this promissory note. Among the many amazing features of Dr. King’s numerous classic speeches – including, of course, his iconic, “I Have a Dream” speech – was his use of “visual communication”… his talent and ability to paint pictures with words.

Recap of 2017 Predictions & Trends for User Experience Design & Research

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We have seen several Researchers and Designers demonstrate value within their organizations and have climbed career ladders into leadership positions. Most studies launched in North America and Europe. At the start of 2017 I made several predictions about UX design and research. Let’s see how I did. Happy December! Hopefully you had a great 2017 and (soon) a very happy 2018! It’s been an exciting and productive year for us and I hope it has been for you as well.

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BigPR in U.S. - Will Mueller Investigation Throw Shade, What PR Firms Must Do

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Thought leadership such as Levick can blow up that threat. My bet is that kind of outreach has enabled a growing number of those in America to opt for pro se litigation. Unlike in much of the commercial life in the UK, in America mistakes aren't necessarily The End. 

Why Burn the Boats?

Executive Speech Coach

That story has been misused as an example of leadership, making difficult decisions and of focusing the troops. The belief held by many European explorers at the time was that because they discovered the Americas they gave it life. It wasn’t a difficult leadership decision.

The Visual Thinking Revolution is Here!

Duarte Blog

Nor is it just a Western phenomena; visual thinking is going global, from Asia to Africa to South America. We are in the midst of a “Visual Thinking Revolution” and leaders in all types of organizations are embracing visual thinking as a literacy of the future.

Why Do Leaders Hesitate to Show Emotion? Guest post by Rob Biesenbach

Speak Schmeak

Opening Up is a Duty of Leadership I believe that leaders have a responsibility to show their human side. I work with a lot of executives on their speeches and find that one of their biggest hang-ups is a reluctance to open up and show emotion.

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A public speaking lesson from NORAD

Speak Schmeak

North American Aerospace Defense Command "is a United States and Canada bi-national organization charged with the missions of aerospace warning and aerospace control for North America. Have you heard of NORAD?

7 more unusual books on public speaking

The Eloquent Woman

Both men and women will find Leadership and the Sexes: Using Gender Science to Create Success in Business a thorough and useful guide on how men and women work differently and how to use gender science to excel at work.

The Third Presidential Debate 2012. Analysis and Commentary. And Who Won?

The Presenter's Blog

He had shown himself credible as the next CEO of United States of America Inc. BarackObama 's strong and steady leadership on full display tonight. In particular, I thought his response “America has not dictated to other nations. Up till tonight, it was one round each.

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Travis Kalanick Hires Teneo for Comeback

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

America is the land of second chances - or comebacks through rebranding. Therefore, this public relations offensive might not land him back in a business leadership position. So, it is no surprise that ousted Uber head Travis Kalanick has hired Teneo to accomplish a reputation overhaul.

Quick & Dirty Views on the Obama/Romney Debate: Round Three

Speak and Deliver

Romney - Painted America, and the president, as weak in the eyes of the world, in terms of foreign policy and strength of alliances, our military, and the economy. He stated he would bring strong leadership and create a safe country.

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13 famous U.S. political convention speeches by women

The Eloquent Woman

Jeane Kirkpatrick's "Blame America First" keynote at the 1984 Republican National Convention had more novelty going for it than its female speaker.

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Body Language: What Can You Learn at the Expense of Politicians.

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

With elections fever all the rage in America right now – this special Body Language Report highlights and interprets some of the messages and mistakes that politicians use and make during their political rallies. Home About Gary Testimonials FREE MATERIALS! NTU PPT TRAINING FILES The Shy Speaker's Guide to Success on Stage Tips & Strategies to Help You Speak Effectively to Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime Stay updated via RSS Get Gary Now!:

My Fantastic 5: Resources & role models for public speakers

The Eloquent Woman

The Association of American Medical Colleges is sponsoring simulcasts for " the nation's medical students, resident physicians, faculty, staff and the leadership of America's medical schools, teaching hospitals and health systems, and academic and scientific socieities represented by the AAMC."