Nepal, Baltimore, Joni Mitchell - I Am Ashamed To Feel Good

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The game is The Great Gravitas. It used to be primarily played in tabloids like The National Enquirer and Star. We were instructed to feel sympathy for brave Laura Bush who had to put up with Condi. Now, it goes way beyond the traditional dictum in media of If it bleeds, it leads.

Famous Speech Friday: Marilyn Mosby on Freddie Gray homicide

The Eloquent Woman

Both those revelations would bring to a climax a week of violent protests in Baltimore, Maryland, and in cities around the U.S. She also spoke directly to the citizens, particularly the young people of Baltimore, to urge them to continue to play a part in the justice process.

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Lessons from Broken Arrow, OK - What If Petit Family Had Been Armed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In tony neighbors, such as gentrified sections of Baltimore, Maryland, there are walk-ins. The memory of the fatal home invasion of the Petit household, Cheshire, Connecticut, is stuck in our consciousness. The mother and two young daughters were murdered. It was during the day.

What America Reads…

Matt Eventoff

32 – The Sun (Baltimore, MD) 210,098 351,243. 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).

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Drudge Report - President Throws Shade on Sessions, Mueller, Rosenstein

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As for Rosenstein, he's from Baltimore. That's because, Trump pointed out, Baltimore is mostly a Democratic city. The Drudge Report linked to the bizarre interview that the president of the United States - Donald Trump - had with The New York Times.

A reader asks: "How do I find non-trivial quotes by women on my topic?"

The Eloquent Woman

ghc is short for the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference, being held just then in Baltimore. Do you ever get discouraged when you're seeking quotes for a presentation or speech, and all the available gems are from men?

Theft at Jenna's. Maybe they wanted photos of dad

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  So maybe the miscreants who broke into Jenna Bush Hager's Baltimore, Maryland home were longing for some special photos of her dad George W. It's around Father's Day, after all.  All we know for sure is that a few bikes, worth about $3000, were reported stolen.    Tags: Politics

Giants And Patriots Headed For Super Bowl Rematch In Indy: Mike Bako on America’s News Radio Network

TJ Walker Interactive

The New England Patriots and the New York Giants are headed to Super Bowl XLVI, after New England edged the Baltimore Ravens 23-20 for the AFC title, and the Giants beat San Francisco 20-17 in overtime, for the NFC trophy. This marks a rematch. Back in 2008, when the same two teams met in the [.]. Audio Media Training Press Room eli manning mike bako super bowl rematch tom brady

Gabrielle Wathen Needs Tutorial In Law Of Supply & Demand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Yet, as Jordan Crook reports in Tech Crunch , Baltimore resident Gabrielle Wathen was disraught that the tab for her Halloween 22-minute ride totaled $326. This time Uber wasn't at fault.

"The Good Wife" - End of the world for Will, or so it seems

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Will's past in a Baltimore firm catches up with him.  What will Will do?    That's the central question on "The Good Wife" this Sunday.    He had been gambling and borrowed from client funds. 

Visit Your Lawyer Who's in Prison Day - We Need that New National Holiday

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Remember he embezzled at his Baltimore firm. On Abovethelaw.com , lawyer-journalist Kathryn Rubino posts part 2 of Lawyers Behaving Badly. The cool of that series is that we can vote on who's the bigger screw-up. Well, the polls are still open. Your vote is important.

Political Speech Bloopers

Great Public Speaking

How true that is." --Dan Quayle addressing the United Negro College Fund "I am honored today to begin my first term as the Governor of Baltimore-that is Maryland." --William Donald Schaefer, first inaugural address "The caribou love it. "I want to make sure everybody who has a job wants a job" --George Bush, during his first Presidential campaign "This is a great day for France!" --Richard Nixon, while attending Charles De Gaulle's funeral "Now, like, I'm President.

Seminars coming up this fall -- East coast & West coast

Great Public Speaking

Events coming up this fall East Coast Author 101 University October 1 & 2 Atlanta, GA [link] Advantage Media Author Marketing Summit October 3 & 4 Charleston, SC [link] Coaching Super Summit October 24-26 Baltimore, MD [link] West Coast Tom Antion's Fusion Oct 17-19 Los Angeles [link

"The Good Wife" - Will's turn to be in [big] trouble

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Peter's office is aware that when Will was at his first job in Baltimore he took $45,000 out of a client's account to pay off a gambling debt.  This was not Will's night on "The Good Wife." 

Dr. Nikita Levy: Trust is default for lack of knowledge

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  As CBS Baltimore reports Levy had been using his personal video equipment to tape his examinations of patients. They, Trust is in short supply today. 

Public Speaking - Time Of Day

Great Public Speaking

One time I was the last speaker on a long program in Baltimore, Maryland, for a food service management company. The first speaker of the day for an early morning (7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.) program should not expect hearty laughter. People are not conditioned to laugh a great deal in the early morning. Many won't even be awake yet. Use more information and less humor. I was asked by a sales speaker to open up an early morning seminar.

"The Good Wife" - Will suspended from practicing law for 6 months

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

About 15 years ago when he was working at a law firm in Baltimore, Will had "borrowed" $45,000 from a client's account to pay his gambling debt.    He did return the money to the account.    But the consequences of that have come to haunt him.    Wendy Scott Carpenter reported Will to the bar.    It gave him the choice of beginning proceedings to disbar him or accept a 6-month suspension from practicing law.

Martin O'Malley - Lots Going For Him

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

His current job as Governor of Maryland generates myriad opportunities for media to interview him about the crisis in Baltimore. Those in the Anyone-But-Hillary camp now have Martin O'Malley. They will probably pull out all stops to fundraise and maximize media opportunities.

Video Applications - Goucher Disrupts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's an experiment this liberal arts college in Baltimore is trying, reports Nick Anderson in The Washington Post.  Instead of spending months being coached for the SAT, applicants to Goucher can plan and create a video.

Excess Becomes Negative Symbol - The Embrace of Enoughness

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's already a blessing to have one friend in Baltimore, Maryland and what seems to be the beginning of something right here in small town America.  Mansions in Greenwich, Connecticut aren't selling, reports Bloomberg.

ICE - Not What My Immigrant Family Feared

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Baltimore, Maryland defense attorney Christos Vasiliades and his side-kick Edgar Rodriguez allegedly used fear of deportation to try to motivate the alleged rape victim to drop the charges. The pair also threw in a $3,000 monetary incentive. Their client had been Mario Delosantos. The victim and her husband wore a wire. Here are the details by lawyer-journalist Kathryn Rubino at Abovethelaw.com. Rubino's account reads like the script from the popular television police shows.

igniting your way to a 5-minute talk

The Eloquent Woman

Here's the site for Ignite Baltimore , which starts its second-ever event tonight. Take 16 speakers, give them five minutes and 20 slides apiece.

Kass Prezio - Connecting the Dots on Those "Moments"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Since Christmas 2015, Kass Prezio, now based in Baltimore, Maryland, has been helping me sort through the contents of that storage unit. The meme of this second decade of the 21st century is: moments. Twitter captures them in text and photos. It even has a section marked that way.

Ari Afilalo, Will Gardner, et al. - Assuming they could game the system

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That was when he was a lawyer in Baltimore. Both real life and fiction are full of examples of lawyers who consider client funds to be their personal ATM machines. In real life, the latest example of that is Rutgers law professor Ari Afilalo.

Sisterhood, Without the Politics - The New Family

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Another - Kay Prezio - bunks in Baltimore, Maryland, but comes West now and then. The idea of sisterhood was introduced during the second wave of feminism. Essentially it was political. 

City Apartments - Today The Seinfeld Bunch Would Be Commuting Out Of City To Work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For example, in Baltimore, Maryland, only one in five jobs which city residents work at are based within the city.

The Old Neighborhood: The snitch winds up in the ditch

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The codes of ethics and behavior from the old neighborhood, just like the Baltimore Cathecism we learned in Catholic Schools, tend to become embedded. 

Pizza w/o sausage: Abramoff working in kosher pizza

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From dishing influence on K Street to becoming deeply involved with kosher pizza  in Baltimore.    That's been lobbyist Jack Abramoff's journey.    After 43 months in prison for corruption, he's now in the first steps of his comeback.    Here is my ebook on seeking salvation after K Street, Park Avenue and Greenwich, CT Download SavingSoulsJaneGenova. And, we all know, a comeback it will be. 

Public Speaking: Bounce Around

Great Public Speaking

It was a three hour afternoon session on Martin Luther King day in Baltimore, Maryland. I recently had one of the toughest speeches of my career. It was difficult for many reasons, but one of the most trying was that the audience consisted of all the employees of one company. They ranged from the lowest level to the highest level in the company. When you have all managers or all executives, it is relatively easy to hone in on their interests and concerns.

Great Public Speaking: The Last Speaker

Great Public Speaking

One time I was the last speaker on a long program in Baltimore, Maryland, for a food service management company. The last speaker of a long afternoon or evening program should not expect a great response, again because folks are too worn out.

Mommy Bloggers: Tim Sullivan, President of School Family Media, Talks

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last March, 90 women in their 30s made the pilgrimage to Baltimore and invested $89 dollars.    Their mission was to learn "search-engine optimization, building a 'comment tribe' and how to create an effective media kit." 

The Talmud = Key to belly-hurting humor

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

   The Talmud is the must-read in Judaism, just like the Baltimore Catechism was in my school-girl days of Roman Catholicism.  The "This could be very funny," a Jewish writer of comedy, told me.    "But it isn't." " Duh. 

Ray Rice Crisis Communications Fiasco for the NFL

TJ Walker Interactive

The Baltimore Ravens announced the release of Ray Rice on Monday. Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh said it did not take long to decide to release Rice after seeing the video. It’s official. The NFL has a new stringent standard code of ethics for its players.

This Week in History: Education/Medicine/Society

Joan Detz Speaker Services

1840 The first dental college in the US was incorporated: the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. February 1 - 6: . 1693 The College of William and Mary was chartered in Williamsburg, VA. Years later, W&M became the founding home of Phi Beta Kappa. [On On a personal note: W&M gave me a fellowship to pursue my Masters degree in English. I remain forever grateful for the education I received in the English Department at W&M.

Michael Pollan, Live and Unplugged

Duarte Blog

April 13, 2010; Baltimore, MD. Photo by Mark Heaps. We recently worked with Michael Pollan to design a presentation for the Annual Pop!Tech Tech Conference, ( [link] ) and I have officially been transformed from appreciative fan to groupie.

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"The Good Wife" - Drenched in Buddhism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  From Cary, Kalinda learns that when Blake was in Baltimore he worked on behalf of a drug gang.  A Buddhist could have written the script for tonight's "The Good Wife."  "  As soon as the characters assume they have a fix on the situation, they find everything shifting. For example, the law firm celebrates the settlement of a class action suit with BigPharma.      The number is $35 million. 

Joke Contest Results — Blended Cities

Humor Power

It’s time for the results of our Blended Cities joke writing contest. The contest theme was inspired by Sol Morrison of Santa Barbara. New Joke Contests are announced mid-month. New Cartoon Caption Contests are announced on the first of the month. Here are this month’s top lines: ** FIRST PLACE **. Maryland and Tijuana — Mary-Juana: A city Bill Clinton visited but didn’t inhaled once while he was there. Darin Thompson, Smithfield, Utah, USA. ** SECOND PLACE **.

Joke Contest Results — Blended Cities

Humor Power

It’s time for the results of our Blended Cities joke writing contest. The contest theme was inspired by Sol Morrison of Santa Barbara. New Joke Contests are announced mid-month. New Cartoon Caption Contests are announced on the first of the month. Here are this month’s top lines: ** FIRST PLACE **. Maryland and Tijuana — Mary-Juana: A city Bill Clinton visited but didn’t inhaled once while he was there. Darin Thompson, Smithfield, Utah, USA. ** SECOND PLACE **.

Public Speaking: The Rule Of Three

Great Public Speaking

From Baltimore, MD take Rt. One of the most pervasive principles in the construction of humorous situations is the Rule of Three. You will see it used over and over because it is simple. It is powerful and it works (see I just used it there in a non-funny situation). Most of the time in humor the Rule of Three is used in the following fashion: The first comment names the topic, the second sets a pattern, and the third unexpectedly switches the pattern which is funny.

Pushing yourself on stage: Ignite!

The Eloquent Woman

Baltimore, one of the public speaking or storytelling events that are cropping up around the U.S. I chose to see the Baltimore event because I know one of the speakers and wanted to check out the event firsthand. Last night, I checked out Ignite! Ignite happens in many cities. Ignite's a competition of sorts. Would-be speakers submit proposals, are approved by a committee and are limited in number.