Violence Takes Yet Another Life in Dallas, TX - Joshua Brown, Witness at Amber Guyger Trial, Murdered

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Violence again comes to the apartment building in Dallas, Texas, where Botham Jean and Amber Guyger had lived.    This time the victim was Joshua Brown who had lived next door to Jean. At the Guyger trial he testified for the prosecution. On the stand he became emotional. He observed that given the violence happening, he could have been Jean. A tragic irony, he was also murdered by gun fire. As CNN reports, Brown was ambushed outside that now-infamous apartment building.

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Dallas Morning News Cuts 4% of Workforce, Including 20 Newsroom Jobs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Dallas Morning News announced that to survive and eventually scale it had to lay off 4% of its employees. Another sad day for newsroom employees. Of those, 20 are associated with the newsroom. They are writers, editors, photographers, and support personnel. Here are more detail. Therefore, the glut of unemployed or underemployed editorial types increases. If there is an economic downturn, that could be more of a squeeze on what buyers will pay for our services. 

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Brand Dallas - What Public Relations Will Be Hired To Restore It?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Already, major public relations agency Burson-Marsteller is in Dallas.   Until the Ebola crisis, Dallas, like a number of cities in TX, was a magnet for attracting everything from the Creative Class to new businesses.   In communications we are waiting to read in Odwyerpr.com which agency is awarded a three, five, or seven year contract to make Dallas again the envy of so many other less sophisticated cities. 

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Dallas Morning News: Reality of storms and Egypt unrest trumps Super Bowl

Matt Eventoff

The post Dallas Morning News: Reality of storms and Egypt unrest trumps Super Bowl appeared first on Princeton Public Speaking. By TOM MAURSTAD. …“The The confluence of events over the last week is amazing, unprecedented,” said Matt Eventoff, a communication and messaging strategist with Princeton Public Speaking. With the situation in Egypt, you’ve got an unfolding drama that could change the world.

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Bentley Thriving at Dallas Animal Services/Adoption Center - But, No Mention Of Halloween Costume

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He seems to be thriving at the Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center. If King Charles Cavalier Bentley is longing for his pet parent Nina Pham, it doesn't show. There workers put on hazmat suits to play with him. Here is the latest media report from the New York Post on his quarantine which will last until November 4. The Post has been smart to keep chasing this story.    But there is no mention if the Center is planning a Halloween costume for Bentley.

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Dallas Woman Tries To Sell Infant for Thousands of Dollars

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized baby selling

Dallas Morning News: Reality of storms and Egypt unrest trumps Super Bowl

Matt Eventoff

The post Dallas Morning News: Reality of storms and Egypt unrest trumps Super Bowl appeared first on Princeton Public Speaking. By TOM MAURSTAD. …“The The confluence of events over the last week is amazing, unprecedented,” said Matt Eventoff, a communication and messaging strategist with Princeton Public Speaking. With the situation in Egypt, you’ve got an unfolding drama that could change the world.

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America No Longer Orbiting Around That Bright Sunny Day in Dallas

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Meanwhile, a sign of changing times, so many of us (even Ok, Boomers) are tired of the meme of that bright sunny day in Dallas. John F. Kennedy who? From the unlikely win of a young Catholic man as U.S. President to the current U.S.

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Toastmasters Friday: The Quest for the Trophy

Speak and Deliver

Yesterday I posted a quote on Facebook from the Dallas Maverick's Dirk Nowitzki - a comment he made in post-game press conference following his team last victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder to send them into the NBA Finals. Dallas, for those of you non-basketball historians, lost in the NBA Finals in 2006 to the Miami Heat, who, ironically, will be their opponent yet again.

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Marketing is Not One Size Fits All

Speaker Launcher

He is also a wonderful speaker whose story includes being a young surgeon in Dallas when President John F. One of the most interesting people I’ve ever met is Ken Salyer. He’s a doctor, a craniofacial surgeon and travels the world with his foundation WorldCF helping children and changing lives. Kennedy was brought in after being […]. The post Marketing is Not One Size Fits All appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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How to Pitch an Idea Like Mark Cuban and Reid Hoffman

Presentation Guru

owns the Dallas Mavericks and Landmark Theatres, and has invested about $20 million in entrepreneurs on Shark Tank.… Did you know that a dozen publishers turned down Harry Potter and movie studios rejected Star Wars initially? The world doesn’t suffer from a shortage of great ideas. It suffers from a shortage of knowledge about how to communicate them. Mark Cuban sold Broadcast.com to Yahoo!,

Are you Living Your Dream?

Speaker Launcher

Back then I lived in a small apartment in Dallas with just my […]. Sometimes life gets in the way of us living our dreams. Then at other times the pieces of the puzzle just fall into place. Fifteen years ago my coach, Rich Fettke and I mapped out what I wanted my life to look like. The post Are you Living Your Dream? appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Most Recent Post Speaking Profession achieving goals living the dream principles of manifestation setting intentions wayne dyer

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Accelerate 2016 Business Growth Summit & Showcase

Speaker Launcher

Join us on January 29th and 30th in Dallas, Texas for a one-of-a-kind conference that will give you everything you need to catapult your speaking business in just two days! Do you know EXACTLY what to do to make 2016 wildly successful? You’ll get: Tools (that top speakers use) to grow your business quickly. Insider […]. The post Accelerate 2016 Business Growth Summit & Showcase appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Events accelerate 2016 conference

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4 Tips on Going Deeper with Your Clients

Speaker Launcher

At our recent event in Dallas, the talented Michael Hoffman shared several ideas that speakers can use to go deeper with their corporate clients. Let’s examine a few ideas to becoming the “go to” content provider for your clients. Imagine this scenario: Do you see how having a well thought out offering can allow you […]. The post 4 Tips on Going Deeper with Your Clients appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

TJ Walker Goes on Fox Radio Tour Discussing Federal Government’s Ad Spending Budget

TJ Walker Interactive

TJ appeared on the following today: WHAS Louisville, KY 0708AM ET WSYR Syracuse, NY 0720AM ET WILS Lansing, MI 0748AM ET KLIF Dallas, TX 0810AM ET WERC Birmingham, AL 0840AM ET WTVN Columbus, OH 0852AM ET KURV McAllen, TX 0910AM ET WDUN Gainesville, GA 1015AM ET.

Bentley Doesn't Have Ebola - Will Anyone Shop For His Halloween Outfit?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to Dallas powers-that-be he doesn't have Ebola. Bentley, the King Charles Cavalier Spaniel animal companion of Nina Pham, is good-to-go.  In addition, Pham's condition has been upgraded from "fair" to "good."  "  Here is the coverage by Sophia Rosenbaum in the New York Post. The only missing piece in this story is if someone is taking responsibility to shop for Bentley's Halloween costume.

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Thomas Duncan - His Search For Happiness Has Ended

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Both in his homeland of Liberia and in Dallas, law enforcement wanted to know what he knew and when he knew it. She is being shunned by so many different groups in Dallas. Thomas Duncan died today. The courts of law were ready to judge him harshly. The issue was if he were aware at the time or before he left Liberia if the pregnant woman he helped had Eloba. The courts of public opinion around the world might also judge him harshly.

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Public Speaking “Fight or Flight” – Acute Stress Response

Matt Eventoff

Whether in Princeton or Phuket, Dallas for Dubai, anxiety surrounding public speaking is nothing new. “The only thing we have to fear is… fear itself.” ” – President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Sweating. Rapid heart rate. Dry mouth. Faster breathing. The “jitters.”. Most of us have experienced some, or all of these prior to speaking or presenting publicly. Every presenter has a rush of adrenaline prior to presenting. » » Read more.

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Jeremy Lin Winning Beyond The Box Score: Mike Bako on America Radio News Network

TJ Walker Interactive

The guy is exceeding the freight train of hype surrounding him, as he led the Knicks with 28 points and 14 assists Sunday in a comeback win over the Dallas Mavericks. This is one of the great storylines the NBA has ever seen. Mike Bako offers his analysis on America’s News Radio Network. Analysis Audio Media Press Room jeremy lin mike bako new york knicks

Tourism - Travel to U.S. Metro Areas Could Be Reduced This Summer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"The Bahamas government Friday urged nationals to exercise caution if they intend on travelling to the United States following the shooting deaths of five police officers in Dallas on Thursday night." " - The Gleaner, July 9, 2016. Here is the article. According to IBISWorld , inbound tourism to the U.S. is about a $984 billion-in-revenue business annually. It involves 234,634 companies. And it provides employment to about 5.7 million people.

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Texas System of Justice - Could Randy Halprin "Matter for Decision" Trigger Major Scandal?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As Law and Crime reports, recent evidence indicates that former Dallas judge Vickers Cunningham made anti-semitic remarks about him personally and about those of the Jewish culture in general. In Texas, Randy Halprin is scheduled for execution on October 10, 2019.    But, that won't happen if human rights advocates are able to obtain a new trial for Halprin.

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Need for an Inner Editor in COVID-19 Times - The Sad Saga of Kevin Bain

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Law.com reports that when shopping at Whole Foods in Dallas, Texas, Bain was mandated to wear a face mask. Not too long ago Kevin Bain had been the manager of document services at law firm Thompson & Knight. Now he's not. What transpired in between might be as simple as a very very very bad day.  In the era before social networks and social media, he might have just walked out of the store and stopped at a bar for quickie rage-suppressant. 

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November 22, 1963 - Jack & Jackie Seem So Far Away

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  On November 22rd this year, I have a hunch the media will not play so many clips from that bright sunny day in Dallas. I'm a Baby Boomer. And yet, even to me, Jack and Jackie Kennedy seem so far away. They don't rattle around in my memory bank. Their daughter Caroline isn't all that interesting. Anyway, she's in Japan. Meanwhile, other political dynasties such as Clinton and Bush are sucking up all the oxygen.

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MLB institutes dress code for media: Mike Bako on WOR Radio with Rita Cosby

TJ Walker Interactive

Major League Baseball created and passed a dress code for members of the media on Tuesday, putting the guidelines in writing on the second day of the Winter Meetings in Dallas. The guidelines are the first of its kind among the four major North American professional sports leagues (MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL) and implements a [.]. Analysis Audio Communications Crisis Communications Media Training News Press Room major league baseball dress code mike bako rita cosby

Bentley, Nina Pham Back In Each Others' Arms - The Happy Ending America Needs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Dallas powers that be allowed Bentley to live, in quarantine. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Bentley and his mom Nina Pham are back in each others' arms. This is the happy ending to an Ebola crisis that America needs.    Also, it's a story of caring about what's so important to someone else. If Pham survived, she would want to be return to her life with her best friend.    In Madrid, Spain, Excalibur was put down.

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Now Nina Pham Can Shop For Bentley's Halloween Costume

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sure he was well taken care by the Dallas powers-that-be in animal control but without a cute superhero or wizard outfit Bentley wouldn't be able to attend all the gala Devil's Night parties just for four-leggers. Halloween is the biggest holiday of the year for our animal companions. Around the world we were worried that no one would shop for Bentley's.

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Bentley, Nina Pham's Dog, Okay For Now

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Although Dallas nurse Nina Pham's dog Bentley could be an Ebola carrier, the animal control authorities are treating him humanely, even in isolation. "A 2005 study of an Ebola outbreak in Gabon, Africa, suggests dogs can be infected with the virus but not suffer any symptoms."  "  - Bruce Golding, the New York Post, October 13, 2014. Here is the article.

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5 ways to stay cool under pressure

Speak Schmeak

Written by Thomas Heffernan, a cancer surgeon in Dallas. While I'm taking a break from blogging during my move into a new house, I've got a few choice pieces and guest bloggers for you to read until I get back! Here's an excerpt from an article I read in Real Simple , on what professionals with stressful jobs do to keep it together and get the job done. Every one of these tips can be applied, not surprisingly, to public speaking!

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"Zero to One" By Peter Thiel - 23 On Waiting List At Woods Memorial Library

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It is on the Eastside of Tucson, Arizona, miles away from thriving commercial areas like Phoenix, AZ (where the Superbowl will be) and Dallas, Texas. The Woods Memorial Library is not in San Francisco or Manhattan. Yet, the folks know their memes. The curious writer in me bellied up to the main desk at Woods. I asked how many were on the waiting list for "Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future" by Peter Thiel. The answer: 23.

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Brandt Jean and Tammy Kemp - A Tale of the Two Hugs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That brother of murder victim Botham Jean asked Dallas County Judge Tammy Kemp if he could hug convicted murderer Amber Guyger. The hug is no longer a value-free behavior. Just consider all the embraces being classified as "unwanted attention" in EEOC complaints and lawsuits.    The world, including media outlets, cheered one hug as a forgiveness gesture. It was by Brandt Jean.

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Ingite comes to South Dakota

Dahle Communication

First, with a total population of around 800,000 people, the State of South Dakota is about 1/3 the size of Dallas, TX who just had their Ignite last month. Last month Brett Duncan over at Marketing In Progress reminded me of an event that I had found earlier , Ignite. Ignite is "a geek event in over 100 cities worldwide. At the events, Ignite presenters share their personal and professional passions, using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds for a total of just five minutes." 

World Champion Speakers

Speaking Of...

Here are the top three finishers in yesterday's Toastmasters World Championship of public speaking held in Calgary, Canada: Champion-- LaShunda Rundles (Dallas, Texas) Runner up-- K. Loghandran (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) Second Runner up--Katherine Morrison (Massachusetts) What can we learn from these champions? Think about it--that's the subject of my next post.

Petfoodstamps.org To Distribute Free Pet Food to Those on Public Assistance

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  By the end of this month, petfoodstamps.org will be distributing free pet food to those on public assistance, reports CBS in Dallas, Texas.  Low-income families will no longer have to choose between feeding the humans or the animal companions.    That will prevent the brutal necessity of surrendering the four-legged members of the family to a shelter because there is no money to feed them.    Currently food stamp laws prohibit spending on pet food. 

From corp comm … to The White House

Joan Detz Speaker Services

How did a corporate communications speechwriter in Dallas become Director of Presidential Writers in the President George W. Bush White House? You can hear Beth Pedison Gibson talk about about her remarkable career path in the first few minutes of this interview. Years ago, I saw Beth’s excellent speechwriting in my training workshops. Apparently, Mrs. Laura Bush was as impressed by Beth’s talents as I was, and Beth was selected to handle Special Projects for the First Lady.).

No Need to Worry about Oculus VR Rift Headset

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Dallas, Texas jury found that the Oculus head Palmer Luckey (therefore, Oculus VR) violated a non-disclosure agreement. Okay, Facebook announced earnings today. So, $500 million is, well, peanuts. In addition, the plaintiff was initially seeking $6 billion in this lawsuit. Anyway Facebook is appealing that jury judgment against its acquisition Oculus in the lawsuit brought by ZeniMax.

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Breakfast with Clayton

Speaking Of...

On a rare snowy day in Dallas I found myself having breakfast at the Dallas Fort Worth airport, in a distant corner of the terminal next to a small Starbucks. I spotted a young man working on his laptop with an iPhone plugged into it. That started our conversation. Because I am curious about new devices and people, what happened next was the highlight of my day. His name is Clayton, and in less than a half hour, I learned more about him than I ever expected to.

5 ways to stay cool under pressure

Speak Schmeak

Written by Thomas Heffernan, a cancer surgeon in Dallas. While I'm taking a break from blogging during my move into a new house, I've got a few choice pieces and guest bloggers for you to read until I get back! Here's an excerpt from an article I read in Real Simple , on what professionals with stressful jobs do to keep it together and get the job done. Every one of these tips can be applied, not surprisingly, to public speaking!

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Gratitude for an Industry

Speaker Launcher

The bureau I worked for in Dallas was a phenomenal wealth of experience. At age 25, I lacked direction, focus, and ambition. It was the early 90′s and I was working as a temp at 3M and waitressing at night. I had nearly finished my contract with 3M’s marketing department and was thinking about what was next. One evening I stumbled across Les Brown’s PBS special entitled Live Your Dreams. I was hooked immediately and watched it over and over again.

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That Blue Dress Was All-Wrong - Murder Conviction for Amber Guyer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Dallas jury had the option of manslaughter for former police officer Amber Guyer. Instead, as Law and Crime reports, they came up with a conviction of murder. That carries a sentence of up to 90 years.    The prosecution had hammered that she had made "unreasonable decisions." " She sure the hell seemed to, both in the courtroom and in her life before she fatally shot Botham Jean.

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No Joy in Gushville: Jones Day Law Firm Learns Tough PR Lesson

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  What we know for certain is that the firm has cut secretaries and legal staff in its Los Angeles and Dallas offices.    However, at ATL, Elie Mystal reports  that his sources tell him that 16 were axed in Los Angeles and about 20 in Dallas. The new value in business might be humility.    That's just smart in a volatile economy.      And that is a lesson proud law firm Jones Day might be learning today.

Anniversaries: Remembering Tragedies/Natural Disasters

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This month, of course, there is the national ritual of remembering the day in Dallas, Texas that John F. Kennedy was shot and died.   On the east coast there is the one year anniversary of Sandy, which TIME discusses.

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