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Speaking of Boston

Speak and Deliver

The bombings in the Boston Marathon don''t quite compare in scope, but the events are tragic, frightening, and sad nonetheless.

Brand Boston - Professional Class Unburdened by Children

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Boston has evolved into the model of cool. And, like other Professional Class urban metro areas, Boston has a high cost of living.

Boston - Why Are People Moving Out?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Boston brand was cool+. Now, Abode, an apartment-finding platform, found that more people are leaving Boston than coming there to live.

A Prayer For Boston

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" - Aneri Pattani, the Boston Globe. Boston needs the world's prayers. Here is the article.

Michael Chiklis, the Boston Pops and the 4th of July – the Hazards of Live TV

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

   So the Boston Pops 4th of July fireworks and patriotic music spectacular is made for me – and the roughly 800,000 other people who thronged the Charles River Esplanade last night.    It’s a time to yell, “Hello Boston!”   As a result, a great, big, “Hello Boston!” looks goofy and over the top. 

Competition for New Yorkers - Folks Can't Afford to Live in Boston, Either

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Boston Magazine , Rachel Slade points out that the cost of living in that city is 39.7% But that do. above the U.S. average.

Polar Vortex 5.0 - Manhattan/Boston Could Become Ghost Towns

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

the value of real estate in places in the Northeast, such as like Manhattan and Boston, could plummet. Those in real estate, beware.

Boston - Posh Areas Blighted By Homeless, Situation Could Turn Lethal In Winter

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Two key industries in Boston - tourism and brick-and-mortar retail - could be hurt by the reality that homelessness is increasing.

Boston Marathon: A different version of Newtown, CT

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  We in the region all know someone who practiced continuously and then traveled to participate in the Boston Marathon. 

What Happens in Boston Never Stays in Boston: OWS evicted from Dewey Square

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The Boston contingent has to do a lot of shrewd planning to prevent that.   Almost 50 were arrested. 

Boston Gets General Electric And 800 Jobs - Cities Are Cool, Suburbs Are Yesterday

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In summer it will begin relocating to Boston. Employees like hanging out in them. Also, cities symbolize things happen.

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That Snow In Boston: Local PR Agencies Can Make It Big Suggesting Disruptive Removal

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Boston looking for ideas," in Boston Globe, February 10, 2015. " - By Steve Annear, "What will we do with all the snow?

Lost Legs: This Boston Marathon bomber understood symbolism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Boston Marathon is about running.    The bomber understood symbolism. Branding Sports

THE BOSTON GLOBE: Likely to be bought by Aaron Kushner

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Now THE BOSTON GLOBE employees are likely wondering how things will shake out for them. 

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Job opening for speechwriter in Boston area

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Position: speechwriter/director of exec comm for Raytheon (in the Boston area). Anyone interested should contact Megan Shattuck at

Tribes of Boston/New York - We who migrated to Southwest enjoy 62+ temps this a.m. (could reach 80)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

With telecommuting it was no longer necessary to be based in the New York or Boston metro areas to make a living. Current Affairs Travel

Book tour coming: Boston Nov ‘09

Speaker Confessions

If you live in the boston area and might be able to help me with venues for giving lectures about the book, head over here. Things are winding down on the book. Finishing up the 3rd and final draft, scrubbing up the copyedit, and all sorts of little things. Thanks.

"Criminal Minds" - Boston Reaper Gets In Touch

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Next week on "Criminal Minds" we will encounter the fight between evil and good in the form of the showdown between The Boston Reaper and FBI agent Aaron Hotchner.    Tonight The Boston Reaper got in touch with Hotchner through an imprisoned serial killer.   Fans of Fox have been corresponding with him. 

"Criminal Minds" - Boston Reaper v Hodge

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The point is that the Boston Reaper seems to be winning the battle of wits between the two. In last week's episode the Boston Reaper put Hodge in the hospital with knife wounds that he knew the FBI agent would survive.     It turned out fine.      But that's not the point. 

THE NEW YORK TIMES Stands Alone: Red Sox owner John Henry buys BOSTON GLOBE

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 Its 1993 acquisition of THE BOSTON GLOBE no longer fit.  For the Boston Metro area it means getting its own iconic newspaper back.

BOSTON HERALD offering buyouts - Hard times continue for newspapers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yet again, the BOSTON HERALD is offering buyouts.    She had taken a package from the BOSTON HERALD.    They're being extended to all employees who have until July 1 to decide.    After that, layoffs could take place.    No way.    She was still in obvious mourning.

CNN: Use this reporting error on Boston Marathon to start over

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

CNN's error in reporting that there had been an arrest in the Boston Marathon bombing is a great opportunity for the struggling cable network. 

Famous Speech Friday: Margaret Sanger's 1929 self-silencing speech

The Eloquent Woman

The authorities of Boston may gag me, they do not want you to hear the truth about Birth Control. Schlesinger read her speech for her.

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Life Imitates TV Fiction: Jack Welch implodes like "Boston Legal" Denny Crane

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Remember when one-time famous lawyer Denny Crane on "Boston Legal" pleads with his buddy Alan to shoot him when he loses his marbles? 

BOSTON, NEW YORK Magazines - Defaulting to Cute

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Both the current editions of BOSTON and NEW YORK Magazines, once influential in their category, have defaulted to cute.    The economic downturn grabs both cities by the throat.    And the recovery, when it comes, is predicted to be a jobless one.    Yet, both focus on some version of Cheap Eats. 

BOSTON MAGAZINE - It's not about the best ribs in town

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, it puzzles me why monthlies like BOSTON MAGAZINE [and VANITY FAIR] haven't changed with us.    On BOSTON'S website is a piece about where to find the best ribs in town.  Everything has changed.    We have changed.    That's not what's keeping us up at night. 

"The Good Wife" - No "Boston Legal," but give it time

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  No "Boston Legal" but let's give it time.    There's none of the depth of "Boston Legal" in the understanding of what goes on inside one human being and among human beings.  I was set to put the full knock on "The Good Wife."  Success breeds success. 

Are you missing a sense of place?

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

You’re everywhere and nowhere baby, that’s where you’re at Going down a bumpy hillside, in your hippy hat Flying across the country, and getting fat Saying everything is groovy, when your tires are flat – Jeff Beck, Hi Ho Silver Lining I recently flew across the country on a business trip to Boston, the place […].

Do Something Daring: Steal Home Plate!

Dahle Communication

This weekend was the first of their series this year at Boston. The history, the hatred, the back-stories - there is a lot involved. Travis.

BOSTON, Other Monthlies Need More Than Just The Best 10 Ice Creams

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

BOSTON Magazine may well be in Stage Four of what management expert Jim Collins points do as the next-to-last phase before an organization tanks.  BOSTON announced that it has laid off six people, including the editor James Burnett and named Andrew Putz, from MINNESOTA MONTHLY, as new editor.  Panic and haste.

Watch the context of your language - why MSNBC should learn slang

Dahle Communication

MSNBC decided to use the phrase "tea-bagging" because of the references to the Boston Tea Party protests that the protest organizers wanted to emulate (it is near the end of the clip above). Tags: Boston Tea Party Communication Current Affairs Daily Show MSNBC Protesting Taxes It is better to be safe than sorry. Travis.

Are You a Natural at Social Media Marketing?

Content Marketing Today

Written by Melanie Brooks. They raised $100,000 for their wedding and $20,000 for a charity. Dave Kerpen. Via

Ben Zander – tickets still available for JHB

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Ben is the conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, and one of the most transformational speakers that I have ever heard.

Famous Speech Friday: Sarah Winnemucca's San Francisco lectures

The Eloquent Woman

In the early 1880s, Winnemucca delivered over 300 speeches in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Hayes. Yakima agent William V.

For political speechwriters … an anniversary to note

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Tomorrow (December 16) marks the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, which took place in Boston Harbor in 1773

Awaken Possibilty in Other People

Green Room Speakers

realized that my job was to awaken possibility in other people." What a wonderful metaphor for speaking! This self-focus is what makes us anxious.

Moneyball Principles for Content Marketing | Blogging and Content Creation | Social Media Consulting – Convince & Convert

Content Marketing Today

Moneyball Content Marketing. By now you have likely seen, read or heard about the story of the Oakland A’s baseball teams of the early 2000s.

James Comey Said at Cybersecurity Conference He Didn't Want to Freak Us Out - But, He Sure Did

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As you see in this video , at the Boston College conference on cybersecurity, FBI director James Comey said he didn't want to freak us out.

Embarrassed about being embarrassed? Don’t be. Embrace your humanity.

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

Dacher Keltner studies embarrassment, that moment when you feel, as he says, in a recent interview in the Boston Globe, “This is the worst moment of life. I have just given a talk with my zipper down, or I’ve just called this guy by the wrong name, or I farted in my yoga class.” (You You can see the full interview here: [link].) 

Famous Speech Friday: Maya Angelou's "Phenomenal Woman"

The Eloquent Woman

Creative Commons licensed photo from Burns Library at Boston College). Sometimes, I give clients poetry for practice. I’m a woman Phenomenally.

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