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.

BigVet - Bloomberg BusinessWeek Outing of Corporate Practices Which May Be Hazardous to Our Dogs and Cats

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Or, worse, be forked over to corporate-owned vet practices which foist on us loving pet parents procedures which put the animals' life at risk. I will end my relationship with the corporate vet center I had depended on in Connecticut and Arizona.

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Salespeople who practice sell more…

SpeakerSue Says...

It’s cold though (for Arizona), rainy (for Arizona) and really windy. When I start getting tired, I’ll be able to remind myself that I did it in a practice run. Sales professionals often forget that they need to force themselves to do the same practice run. (Of How will you practice using it? Just like any sport -or really anything in life, the more you practice (correctly), the more confidence you’ll have. I should be running right now.

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.

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Video: Deanna Turner - Anatomy of a Sales Call

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

At the recent National Speakers Association (NSA) Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, I had the opportunity to see Deanna Turner, CSP give a talk on the best practices of top sales performers. In her presentation “Anatomy of a Sales Call,” she discusses a number of concrete steps to manage the sales cycle and ensure you close sales [.].

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Video: Deanna Turner - Anatomy of a Sales Call

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

At the recent National Speakers Association (NSA) Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, I had the opportunity to see Deanna Turner, CSP give a talk on the best practices of top sales performers. In her presentation “Anatomy of a Sales Call,” she discusses a number of concrete steps to manage the sales cycle and ensure you close sales [.].

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Video: Deanna Turner - Anatomy of a Sales Call

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

At the recent National Speakers Association (NSA) Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, I had the opportunity to see Deanna Turner, CSP give a talk on the best practices of top sales performers. In her presentation “Anatomy of a Sales Call,” she discusses a number of concrete steps to manage the sales cycle and ensure you close sales [.].

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Trust So Broken: Medical Doctors in America

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Or, if the situation is  that serious they leave the state and get set up in medical practice in another. None of them had lost their license to practice medicine. In southwestern Arizona, a faith healer eliminated the crippling pain in my left hand and wrist.

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PetSmart, Thank You For Not Cross-Selling

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 There's a glut out there of both vet practices and vets.  Instead of asking around Tucson, Arizona about a "good" vet (i.e. one who doesn't cross-sell), I will take my dog to PetSmart's in-house vet practice.

Texas' Open Carry Law - I Don't Want To Dine Near Someone Packing Heat

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

to allow the practice, known as 'open carry.'" Here in my little world in Tucson, Arizona, guns are plentiful. "Come Jan. 1, licensed firearms owners in Texas will be able to openly carry a handgun in most places. A law signed by Republican Gov.

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Publishing Book About Client, Jodi Arias, Wasn't Smart for Lawyer L. Kirk Nurmi

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If the penalty is approved, he will not be able to practice law for four years. If it isn't approved, he could be disbarred in the state of Arizona. Like many females who commit murder, Jodi Arias was a hit with the public.

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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! Communication Practice – If you were paying each employee by the hour, meetings would be a lot more concise. 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.”

Ofelia Zepeda - Tribal Voice from Desert Overtakes Crowd at Woods Library, Tucson, AZ

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A professor of linguistics at the University of Arizona, Zapeda is a member of the Tohono O'odham Nation. April is National Poetry Month and the Woods Library , based in Tucson, Arizona, hosted  this special event. 

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Spirituality - Is It Letting Unemployed/Underemployed Off The Hook?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" That's what the man in his 40s announced in a group discussion at a Buddhist center in Tucson, Arizona. They gush about the calm they have achieved through spiritual practices and therefore are not frantic about their financial distress.

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Buddhism = Accessible, Convenient, Low-Cost Path to Mental Health

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At the Shambhala Buddhist temple in Tucson, Arizona, there was no fee when I had attended meditation practices and discussions. Psychotherapy, even with good medical insurance, is expensive. My co-pay would be $45 a session.

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Change Medical Doctors or Sue - Beware Flaming Them on Social Media

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But what do they really know about practicing medicine and what is standard in a particular nation, state, or medical facility. Those range from switching providers (which I did in Arizona versus flame the medical doctor on my blogs) to filing a lawsuit themselves.

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Doing What You Want - Jodie Foster, 55, Says That's the Benefit of Aging

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Born in the New York Metro and working there for decades, I took the ramp out of Connecticut and re-located living in the Arizona desert. " At the top of the list are law partners who hate practicing law.

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Thought Leaders: REPEAT!

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the Shambhala Meditation Center , Tucson, Arizona, the practice is to read a passage from its teachings. Then there is a period of meditating. After that the passage is read again. It's only during the second time around that I get it. A Baby Boomer, from the get-go I was trained in school to pay close attention to what was being said. Generations X, Y and Z weren't. Yet, my "monkey mind" still is off in a so many directions.

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Over-40 - Why You're Not Seeing Those Help-Wanted Ads on Facebook, et al.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There is also the recruiting practice of focusing primarily on college campuses. A major lawsuit against PwC objects to that practice. One way Facebook pitches itself to potential advertisers is its ability to micro-target ads.

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Leadership Communications: Wander the streets on garbage day

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today is garbage day in Tucson, Arizona. Sometimes they, as the books about best practices recommend, collaborate. Leaders who want their voice, both in speeches and prose, to resonate should stop alluding to celebrity entrepreneurs, living and dead.

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Dental Tourism - Trouble in Paradise

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At one of the three dentistry practices on Plaza Pequeira, near Calle International, in Mexico, the list price was $360. The trip there from Sothern Arizona and back I leveraged into a bit of a vacation. One of the dental practices took X-rays.

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Confessing Our Sins, Mortal & Venial, To Roman Catholic Priest - Emerging Trend For Disruptive Times?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In fact, I had been looking into contacting an offbeat Catholic Church here in Tucson, Arizona.  "Going to confession" could become the new cool practice for those of us determined to become better human beings.

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- 400+ - In Paradise, No One Is In High Angst

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They have been too preoccupied with checking if their coupons (and those aren't the ones in a portfolio) were still valid before they went shopping at Frye's supermarket, here in Tucson, Arizona.

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FIRE Haters - Are They Jealous Or, Maybe, Just Addicted to Work?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Where I headed allowed me to practice radical saving. Incidentally, already I have covered dental tourism in Mexico and the southern Arizona town of Tombstone.  FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) haters are nothing new.

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FIRE - One Set of Problems End, New Set Emerges

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No, he doesn't want to ever practice law again.  In southwestern Arizona, the middle-class retirement developments in Oro Valley are full of those whose investments and career earnings facilitated early retirement.

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Over-50: What We Gotta Learn from The Sun God, Rupert Murdoch

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When I had arrived in Tucson, Arizona from the New York Metro area, I was broken. He threw himself into practice practice practice. The head of 21st Century Fox, Rupert Murdoch, is in his 80s. But his age is irrelevant. One reason is because he has presence.

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When Winds Die Down, Water Recedes - How to Apply for Job at Home Depot

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Obviously, if the application has a multiple choice section in which it poses situations and asks your response, you have to think common sense business practices. When I was consulting with Home Depot outside Tucson, Arizona, a clerk was celebrating his 80th birthday. 

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Open @ Recovery, Celebrate Anniversaries of Sobriety in Public - Not So Fast

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For example, state bar associations put applicants for a license to practice law through a character test. " That medical doctor can practice medicine effectively and simultaneously be engaging in problem drinking.

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Careerism - A New York State of Mind

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"No, my law practice is not that successful. We were talking in Tucson, Arizona. I get by."  "  Essentially that's what a lawyer told me early this week. We happened to be sitting next to each other on a lecture about the Reformation in England.

Dr. Phil, Other Celebrity Personas - Can Taking Them On Ruin Careers?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I observed him working the group here in Arizona.  Because they take on that iconoclastic persona they seem to assume they can ignore conventional business practices.

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New York City - No, your professional life doesn't gear down when you exit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

You could be practicing law in Tucson, Arizona, where a one-bedroom goes for $500, and have access to the same resources, data and human, as do lawyers in Midtown Manhattan.

Brain Space - For Lease To Process Extreme Angst

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Despite five years of mindfulness practice, my brain remains wired to process extreme angst. Maybe because of angst about making the right decision, she chose an over-55 community in Oro Valley, Arizona.

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Those Gourmet Cupcakes - Fads Versus Sustainable Niches

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No surprise, the cupcake-only store on 1st Avenue, near the Woods Library, in Tucson, Arizona is now shuttered. When the digital approach became embedded in standard outreach practices, they expanded their offerings. Gourmet cupcakes were a fad. Obviously.

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Law School - Humans Plan, Gods Laugh

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Also, a growing number of law schools, ranging from the University of Arizona to Harvard, accept the GRE. And, the study and practice of law are intellectually stimulating. Is an entity that can put you in six-figure debt  in three years "cool?" " You bet.

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ThriveOn: Can it rebrand "Mental Health," Making It More Affordable, Effective?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yesterday, for example, I participated in a Science of Spirtuality meditation session at WellnessFirst, Tucson, Arizona. One of the mental health providers for insurer ConnecticutCare Amy Karnilowicz, based in West Hartford, Connecticut, practiced CBT.

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The New Frugality: Stopping All That By Re-Branding Spending As Investing (including in ourselves)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On Abovethelaw.com , former practicing attorney now freelance document reviewer, Alex Rich, chronicled that tragic downward scenario of former colleagues. a gallon, Tucson, Arizona) will be recycled into the U.S.

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Half CT Wants Out: This Writer Pulled That Off

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

and I have been living in Tucson, Arizona. The only way from Point A to Point B was by being totally practical and conservative in judgment. Why do so few pull up roots in a geographical area where they feel stuck?

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Minimalism - The Hunger for Less Among Middle-Aged Professionals

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And the medical doctor would bring in the business for a thriving practice.   In 2014, I tried out a studio apartment in the desert of Southwestern Arizona. "That's not the deal we signed up for."

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PowerPoint Tip: Takeaways from the Presentation Summit

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

It is the one time during the year that the presentation community gets together and shares ideas and best practices on creating and delivering effective presentations. If you are interested in learning more about the Presentation Summit, and joining us at the tenth conference next year in Scottsdale, Arizona, go to www.PresentationSummit.com.Last month I had the privilege of speaking at the ninth Presentation Summit in Austin, Texas.

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Presentation Pointer: Why do people say 'yes'?

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

Researcher Robert Cialdini at Arizona State University describes the 'Six Weapons of Influence,' as he calls them, in his book, Influence, Science and Practice (Allyn & Cacon, 2000)." Presentation Pointer from my East Coast Fripp Associate Sims Wyeth. "We tend to equate selling with talking, which can lead us to talk too much and listen too little when meeting with prospects.

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The top 10 public speaking tips and issues for September, and a new workshop

The Eloquent Woman

But I prefer a practical approach, so I wrote Help a woman with public speaking: 13 simple things you can do. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer lost her train of thought in the opening statement of a television debate, and drew widespread criticism.

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Speaking of President Barack Obama

Speak and Deliver

He quickly followed with a theme of our country being 'Our American Family', and tied it in to the dreams of a little girl in Tuscon, Arizona - touching on, but not bringing back wholly, the tragic loss of Christina Taylor-Green and 5 others in the shooting in early January.

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Replace “how are you” to sell more

SpeakerSue Says...

Be transparent about the connection: Hi this is SpeakerSue and I’m a colleague in the Arizona Sunbelt Chapter of MPI. Then, of course, you have to have something to say that will matter to the buyer: Hi this is SpeakerSue and I’m a colleague in the Arizona Sunbelt Chapter of MPI. Whether it’s an email or cold call, saying “how are you&# is: A. Necessary. Useful. None of the above. Correct, you are, if you said none of the above! Why? -If

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