Obama “On Fire” in Iowa

DeFinis Communications

If you’re looking for an example of someone who knows how to create a fire in the belly of an audience, look no further than President Obama’s speech last Friday in Urbandale, Iowa. Politics aside, you will see speech skills and techniques in abundance and clearly available for analysis. There, Obama launched The Road to Charlotte Tour with a rousing rebuttal to the GOP convention platform last week.

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Iowa Caucus: Mitt Romney Wins Squeaker Over Rick Santorum. Mike Bako on Headline News

TJ Walker Interactive

Romney came out on top after running in a tie with Santorum at 25 percent of the vote for much of the night, winning the Iowa [.]. Analysis Crisis Communications Government & Politics News Press Room Video headline news mike bako Mitt Romney Ron PaulMike Bako on Headline News: It came down to a razor-slim margin of votes Tuesday night (January 3) between former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and former Senator Rick Santorum.

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Big 10 QB Kirk Cousins – The Heisman Speech

Matt Eventoff

There are many reasons why Michigan State Quarterback Kirk Cousins has a bright future – and his public speaking skill is one of them. Cousins delivered a Heisman-esque speech last week while addressing the annual Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon. Cousins’ speech exemplified all that is right with college sports, and is a much needed contrast to the barrage of stories that are not so positive. .

Mitt Romney Set For More Battles In New Hampshire: Mike Bako on Headline News

TJ Walker Interactive

Mike Bako appears on Headline News to discuss the upcoming battle Mitt Romney will have in New Hampshire after his win in the Iowa caucuses. Analysis Body Language celebrities Communications Government & Politics Media media relations News Politics Video headline news mike bako Mitt Romney Ron Paul

How to Carry Out a Feasibility Study and Get Better at Business Decision Making


A feasibility study (also known as feasibility analysis) is an evaluation of a business venture or project aimed at determining its viability for execution and identifying potential bottlenecks. Feasibility studies (similar to market analysis ) allow you to gauge the depth of a demand for a product/service. And here are some additional benefits of conducting a feasibility analysis: Helps narrow the business alternatives. Step 2: Conduct Market Analysis.

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Famous Speech Friday: Gwen Ifill on politics, policy & leadership

The Eloquent Woman

When Ifill died in November last year, she was a giant in the world of political analysis and reporting. Ifill gave numerous public speeches, including many commencement addresses, but this 2011 speech as the Mary Louise Smith Chair at Iowa State University's Carrie Chapman Catt Center stands out as a terrific example of the kind of speaker she was. Back when we used to watch the evening news on television--remember that?--we

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The debates - More media event than input for voters

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's fun to read the analysis, especially, minute-by-minute tweeting. But, based on the results in Iowa, it seems that the debates have primarily turned into a media event. But, in Iowa, he did a belly flop. Yet, in Iowa, Bernie Sanders came very close to winning. Just about every media property assigns its best commentators to tweet, blog, and officially cover the debates, both GOP and Democrat.

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Speaking of MLK

Speak and Deliver

Even a search of my blog for MLK shows only a couple of posts mentioning him - two about misquotes, and one regarding the analysis of his speech in Nancy Duarte''s Resonate. I grew up having one friend in my Iowa high school who was black (sadly, even as I type this, I don''t know if I should actually type ''brown'' or ''African-American'' instead, or perhaps something else altogether), and we got along great.

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Important stories I’m reading now

TJ Walker Interactive

J ohn Boehner Thinks Steve King Is A Wacko You’ll recall that Iowa Republican Steve King made some remarkably bigoted comments about the children of undocumented immigrants the other day — essentially that most of them are drug mules. The Nation’s Ari Berman has a good analysis of the legislation, particularly th.