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Arkansas, You Got a Problem - Contact Julie Roehm

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tip to Wal-Mart: Arkansas, you got a problem.  We weren't the only ones who knew that Wal-Mart was going to face serious challenges  once the economy picked up, even a little.    After all its ambiance is non-Experience Economy.    Three cheers for Target.    Our heart breaks for the employees who, we have learned from the proliferation of lawsuits, allegedly are treated poorly.    Items are often out-of-stock. 

Talk - Listen for Emotional Content

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That included a flat in Arkansas at 10 P.M. From the get-go, we speechwriters know that talk is about communicating with the audience's emotions. During pre-speech research, we ask the sponsoring organization what's in the hearts of the members of audience. What keeps them up at night? 

What America Reads…

Matt Eventoff

47 – Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 180,314 269,879. 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).

Women in the U.S. Senate. 17 Strong…and Hopefully Growing

DeFinis Communications

It wasn’t until 1932 that a female graced the senate floor again, when Hattie Caraway of Arkansas became the first woman to win election to the Senate. Many bloggers (including myself) often lament the dismal number of women in corporate executive leadership positions.

Mixed in with the Snow, Some White Witchcraft

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Everything had gone wrong, ranging from having to drive back two hours to the hotel to retrieve the laptop and attache case I had left behind (they called me) to a flat tire at 10 PM on a highway in Arkansas. Seven white candles. Olive oil rubbed on them. Seven deep breaths.

Commencement speeches

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Bronner, published by August House, Little Rock, Arkansas). . I’ve received several inquiries about reference materials for commencement speeches. . Looking for interesting trivia about colleges/universities? Nothing beats PILED HIGHER AND DEEPER: THE FOLKLORE OF CAMPUS LIFE (written by Simon J. This book provides outstanding references, plus a detailed index. .

Stamford, CT Fatal Christmas Fire: A year later

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now, from the "Today" show and THE NEW YORK POST we learn that the mother Madonna Badger, who had survived the Stamford fire, has moved to Little Rock, Arkansas

Buddha and Cleveland Clinic Branding

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That included in the car while driving (on my cross country trip from Tucson, Arizona to Austintown, Ohio, when I got in a huge traffic jam in Arkansas I kept repeating the mantra: Setback. Mindfulness  has been encouraged for stressed professionals.

Segregation silenced this valedictorian: Mary French's inspiring speech, 42 years late

The Eloquent Woman

Kevin O'Neal of The Indianapolis Star reported a remarkable story today about special education teacher Mary French, who got to give her high school valedictorian speech.this week, 42 years after her graduation from Arkansas's Foreman High School.

Mamas, Don't Let Your Daughters Go To Bentonville

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Marketing powerhouse Julie Roehm arrived  at Bentonville, Arkansas with the 21st century equivalent of the counterculture flowers-in-her-hair.    She was hired by Wal-Mart to make it more competitive against emerging usptarts like Target.    Roehm was different, at least for Bentonville and Wal-Mart.    She had to be to turn around its prosaic branding.