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Anti-Semitism Lite - I Was Taken for Jewish in Tucson, Arizona

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Then, I emigrated from the New York Metro area to Tucson, Arizona. Anti-Semitism seems to have returned to the supposed melting pot: the U.S. Yesterday, there were 11 bomb threats targeted at Jewish Community Centers (JCC) reported. The U.S.

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Obama's memorial masterpiece in Arizona

Max Atkinson

Today began with President Obama's memorial address in Arizona - first with news on the BBC Radio 4's Today programme about what a good job he'd done, and then from a Twitter link to the speech itself (in full below). Bush and rose to become Arizona's chief federal judge.

Famous Speech Friday: Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's SB1062 veto

The Eloquent Woman

In February, the Arizona legislature passed the controversial SB 1062 bill, an expansion of a 1999 Arizona law called the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Brewer is a polarizing political figure in Arizona and throughout the U.S. (It''s

If Mitt Romney’s Voice Were Music to My Ears: A Vocal Impact Analysis of the Candidates

Kate's Voice

communication Speaking vocal image analysis of presidential candidates Arizona debate delivery Mitt Romney Mitt Romney's voice Newt Gingrich Presidential debates Rick Santorum Ron PaulWhat if you could step back from the rhetoric of the debates and hear the candidates differently? What if there were hints about who they are hiding in plain site? Well, there are. That’s not to say that I can tell you who is the best candidate, but I can tell you what their vocal [.].

"Go Set a Watchman" By Harper Lee - I'm 500th On Waiting List At Woods Memorial Library, Tucson, Arizona

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At the Woods Memorial Library, Tucson, Arizona, I am 500th on the waiting list. The frenzy to gain access to "Go Set a Watchman" by Harper Lee documents that the book business is not dead. According to Bloomberg , there have been 2 million copies pre-ordered on

Macy's Versus J.C. Penney - The Story At Tucson, Arizona Mall

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here at the Tucson, Arizona Mall, Macy's and J.C. You can't sell, at least not to Everywoman, unless you are providing an extreme bargain. Penney are based in the same section. As I drive in, Macy's is on the left, J.C. on the right. I always head right. Once in J.C.

Here's What's Happening In Tucson, Arizona: Snow

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

First it was  cold.    Gloves, scarf, plus coat of course, cold. I thought to myself, "I moved across country from everything I knew on the East Coast for this kind of frigid weather!"  "  Then, tonight, a few hours before the end of 2014 the snow began.

Author: No tag line presented in Arizona

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 When she introduced herself to me at a church gathering in Arizona, all she said was that she was a writer. I had to pump this author for more information.  Along the Northeast Corridor, there would have been the mandatory tag line, actually a long laundry list of credentials.

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The Stock Market - Folks In Tucson, Arizona Didn't Notice

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

All through the weekend, when the stock market plunged more than a 1,000 points and as talking heads speculate how bad or not so bad it will get, my social and professional circles in Tucson, Arizona never mentioned what is transfixing metro centers around the world.

Tucson, Arizona - No, Seekers of Inner Peace, Affordable Living, Low Crime and Good Weather, It's Not Necessarily The Promised Land

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tucson, Arizona was presented to me as Paradise: Low cost of living, great weather nine months out of the year and scenic beauty.    But the elephant in the room on that one turned out to be the crime. Tucson is about a 90-minute drive from the border of Mexico.

Chevy Cobalt - From Empty To Full, $18.32, Fry's, Tucson, Arizona

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Roger, Tucson, Arizona. Okay, I did have Reward Points From Fry's (One of Kroger Supermarket Brands). Those totaled a 20-cents discount per gallon at Fry's gasoline pumps, on 1st Avenue and E.

129+ Degrees in Locations in Kuwait, Iraq - Not Much Cooler in Tucson, Arizona

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here in less-exotic Tucson, Arizona, the temperature this summer has reached more than 117 degrees.  It's the heat. And we human beings are totally undone. It's amazing more of us are not being shot in road-rage incidents.

East Coast Schadenfreude: Three-digit-degree Heat in Arizona

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yet, they have been contacting me with great glee about the supposed unbearable heat in Arizona. As  a writer I continue to spend the lion's share of my time indoors in Arizona. Along the Northeast Corridor they pay triple what I do for rent.

Kevin Galvin: PR Director for Harvard to Arizona State University

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Meanwhile, as  Greg Hazley reports in, Harvard's senior communications director Kevin Galvin is taking the top communications post at Arizona State University in Tempe. Is there a sign of a trend: The shift of extreme talent from the Northeast Corridor to the Southwest?

Arizona Daily Star's Phil Villarreal: Out of job, benefits, desk

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One-time film critic (remember when such a job description existed) at the Arizona Star Daily, Phil Villarreal smoothly transitioned to a regular reporter there in 2009.

Jersey City Italian Girl Relocates to Arizona - Bitten in Butt with Anti-semitism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Actually, I wouldn't have had the ah-ha moment that people in Tucson, Arizona, assumed I was Jewish had not a neighbor gotten very drunk. Disbelief. That's why it took about 10 months to connect the dots.

Arctic Chill Hammers Arizona - Santa Baby, Don't Send Us Snow, Too

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But here in Arizona we're struggling with an arctic-like blast of freeze. The power brokers in Paris might have saved planet earth from global warming. The palpable fear: We will have a very unwelcome white Christmas. The scene has become New England.

Nick Wiltgen At Weather Channel, Student At University Of Arizona - Suicide's Six Degrees Of Separation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And at the University of Arizona, in Tucson, AZ, the death of a male student has also been declared a suicide. At the Weather Channel in Atlanta, Georgia, Nick Wiltgen's death has been ruled a suicide.

In Manhattan It Felt Like 100, In Arizona It Felt Like (and was) 104 - A society on edge

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here in Arizona, it felt like and was 104 degrees. Yesterday, the added nuisance to life in Manhattan was the MTA power outage. That stopped or delayed subways. Today it was a temperature that felt like 100 degrees. More heat is on the way for both places.

Small Talk - Why So Much Of It In Fry's Supermarket, Tucson, Arizona

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Roger, Tucson, Arizona, I don't scan the lines to see which one is the shortest. In Fry's Supermarket, on First & E. After shopping there for 16 months, I know to estimate which one has the most small talkers.

Arizona White Mountains Region: PR Agencies Can Submit RFPs for Tourism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Arizona is God's country. Greg Hazley at reports, "A consortium to promote tourism to Arizona's White Mountains region is on the hunt for agency support of its tourism PR efforts.

Polar Vortex Returning: Arizona Relocation put on ice (power of conversation v web research)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Without skipping a beat, I slid right into my grand plan to relocate my business to Arizona.  "Arizona?"   Through that conversation I shelved the Arizona relocation which had been my Plan A.

Is drawing a blank that bad? What to learn from the Arizona governor's speechless moment

The Eloquent Woman

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, in the only debate in the state's current election campaign, went blank for several seconds during her opening statement last week--a moment when no one was going to interrupt her--and the coverage created a small firestorm of attention.

4 Skills We Can Learn From Obama's Speech

The Speaker Point

April 12, 2011 Posts Comments The Speaker Point Helping you master public speaking and communication skills Home Delivery Speech Analysis Making Money Preparation Reviews About 4 Skills We Can Learn From Obama’s Speech January 20, 2011 By Alex Cequea View Comments On January 11 th , president Obama addressed a congregation in Tucson Arizona in the wake of the tragic shootings.

Obama and Arizona governor have tense exchange: How respected is President Obama?

TJ Walker Interactive

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Public Speaking - Certified Speaking Professional

Great Public Speaking

This is an earned designation from the National Speakers Association (NSA) located in Tempe Arizona. CSP stands for certified speaking professional. link] 350 public and professional speaking videos. tomantion get paid to speak tom antion business


Leadership Communications - Tough Message, Gentle Tone

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Left to his own magical thinking, my rescue dog Lee would walk from Arizona to California all day. The new kind of spiritual leader, Pope Francis delivers tough messages, gently.   Many of those focus on the need for reform within his church.

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The Silent Killer…(aka “Death by Meeting”)

Matt Eventoff

A decade old University of Arizona/University of Tulsa study found estimates of meeting expenses range from costs of $30 million to over $100 million a year – a decade ago! Portions originally in USA Today. “If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings.” ” – Dave Barry. We all attend them, participate in them, and to varying degrees, loathe them.

Famous Speech Friday: Gabrielle Giffords's resignation from Congress

The Eloquent Woman

I have more work to do on my recovery, so to do what is best for Arizona, I will step down this week,” she said in a video message to her constituents. Debbie Wasserman Schultz did the honors with Giffords standing by her side on the House floor, surrounded by the Arizona delegation.

Guru Glut - Focus On Outcomes To Differentiate

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A Buddhist temple in Tucson, Arizona sent me an email. Its planned paid program on the teachings of  Pema Chodron  was being cancelled. Only one person had signed up. Sure we were going to swing by for its free meditation/discussion workshops. But ponying up the bucks?

Drudge Report - The Tale of Two Crashes (Uber/Trump Administration)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One was Uber's self-driving car in Tempe, Arizona. The universe has smiled on the Drudge Report. This weekend it  had two high-profile crashes to curate. The other was the Trump Administration's campaign promise to rid the land of Obamacare.

Post-Oz - Did Dorothy Find Kansas No Longer Her Idea of "Home"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Over the past three years, it was through radical choices of relocating first to Arizona, then eastern Ohio, that I put back together the brash Jersey Girl I had been. Arizona had been the halfway house.

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Deepak Chopra Shoots Himself in Foot

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In Tucson, Arizona, where I had lived for more than two years, on just about every corner there was some kind of center for spirituality.

Famous Speech Friday: Sandra Day O'Connor on "Portia's Progress"

The Eloquent Woman

(Editor's note: I've been wanting to include Sandra Day O'Connor in our Famous Speech Friday series for some time--and since our regular contributor Becky Ham hails from Arizona, as does O'Connor, I figured she'd have the best perspective.

Debate Preparation – Seven Rules for Success

Matt Eventoff

fraught with peril - Governor Jan Brewer of Arizona is the latest victim of trying to memorize an opening statement, and… blanking. We have now officially entered silly season - the final weeks of the 2010 election season, and that means… debates, and lots of them! Campaigns spend an inordinate amount of time raising money to do one thing – deliver their message to voters, most often through paid media.

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"La La Land" - Over-50 Version As We Geographically Chase Dream of Finding Work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The new wrinkle on that is this: The over-50 are also flocking to locations ranging from  New York to Arizona. Arizona won. The film "La La Land" plays  out the classic meme of the young flocking to locations such as Hollywood to live out their dream.

Gabby Giffords, women speakers, & the courage to face public audiences

The Eloquent Woman

It’s how I was able to serve the people of southern Arizona. There are all sorts of reasons why women speakers need courage, and unlike most observers, I don't think the reason lies within them inherently.

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Your Company is Bleeding Cash, and You Can Stop It!

Matt Eventoff

A decade old University of Arizona/University of Tulsa study found estimates of meeting expenses range from costs of $30 million to over $100 million a year – a decade ago! For more information, please see this article from USA Today. “If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings.” ” - Dave Barry.

Conducting More Effective Meetings: 8 Steps

Matt Eventoff

A decade old University of Arizona/University of Tulsa study found estimates of meeting expenses range from costs of $30 million to over $100 million a year – a decade ago! For more information, please see this article from USA Today. “If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings.” ” - Dave Barry.

People I’m Grateful for #11: Robert Cialdini

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Cialdini is professor emeritus of psychology and marketing at Arizona State University.  There is one book that everyone needs to know on why people do what they do.    It’s called Influence:  The Psychology of Persuasion, by Robert B. Cialdini, and it is a classic.    He doesn’t speak often about persuasion, but he has people approved to speak on the subject for him, so if you get a chance to hear a Cialdini clone, do so.