Tricky First-Person Narrator - "Beautiful Bad" By Annie Ward

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The story line focuses on one-time scholar/global travel writer Maddie, the best friend Jo she meets in the Balkans, the man she also meets overseas "body guard" Ian whom she marries, and the child Charlie they produce. In this particular book, a device used is the tricky first-person story-teller. It's then that the local law enforcement in Kansas, led by detective Diane, begin to question the two women's stories.

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Observational Humor — Case Study #119

Humor Power

More Observational Humor from an excellent meeting. THE SET-UP (What was said and what happened during the meeting before the monologue was delivered.). Before the meeting started, Bobby joked that he loved seeing guests because he likes seeing people he doesn’t owe money to. They are talented and bring great energy to the meetings. If you drove to the meeting tonight…your car is now in Kansas. (We Good job tying me into the donor books.

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Observational Humor — Case Study #117

Humor Power

We had another excellent meeting. THE SET - UP (What was said and what happened during the meeting before the monologue was delivered.). Before the meeting started, Bobby joked that he loved seeing guests because he likes seeing people he doesn’t owe money to. They are talented and bring good energy to the meetings. A speaker told about visiting a sperm bank and seeing their donor books categorized by descriptions of the donors: Height, Ethnicity, Education, etc.

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Public speaking vs. death

Speak Schmeak

I got up and dressed early for a meeting, and now the meeting's been cancelled. What's ironic about this is that I try to avoid scheduling Monday morning meetings, for the obvious reason that it's Monday morning. The quoted source for this "fact" is The Book of Lists, which, even in current editions, shows a tiny blurb in the Sunday Times of London from October 7, 1973, as its source. Happy Monday!

2008 100

I've Been Out.Speaking and Delivering

Speak and Deliver

In the span of two weeks, from having coffee with a friend who works at this company (we werent even meeting to talk about work) and finding out about the job opening for someone to take over a Denver territory, to the Friday I flew out of Spokane, I went from self-employed speaker/blogger working to hit it big to what amounts to a sales/spokesman for People to People. Louis, Kansas City, Phoenix, Flagstaff, and Tucson.