"Detroit" - The Way the World Still Works

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Detroit has remained a symbol of that time of violence and looting. The police, as in "Detroit," may regard African-Americans warily or even with hostility. Kathryn Bigelow's film"Detroit" brings back the summer of 1967. It was hot.

More Detroits 1967 - What Charlottesville Could Be Kicking Off

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The film "Detroit" brought back the horror of the summer of 1967. Cities went up in flames. Stores were looted. People died. There was alleged police brutality.    Currently, the emotional and rhetorical fallout from Charlottesville might kick off the same kind of anarchy.

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Mitt Romney continues to Lie About His Detroit Bailout Record

TJ Walker Interactive

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Discussing Detroit’s Bankrupcty on CCTV

TJ Walker Interactive

Press Room bankruptcy detroit Media Training press Here’s the interesting thing about the issues and the life of a pundit, I HAD NO IDEA THIS WAS THE TOPIC OF DISCUSSION UNTIL I WAS BEING INTRODUCED ON AIR! I was prepared for a completely different.

Republicans Again Lie by claiming Romney Never Said “Let Detroit go Bankrupt”

TJ Walker Interactive

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“It’s Halftime in America” — An Analysis

Manner of Speaking

The people of Detroit know a little something about this. Detroit’s showing us it can be done. Note the following words that Eastwood repeated: “we” (14 times); “our” (3 times); “halftime” or “half” (5 times); “America” or “country” (3 times); “Detroit” or “Motor City” (3 times). ” (2) “ Detroit’s showing us it can be done.

US Auto Crash Brings Down BBDO Detroit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Detroit has become a tough town to sell professional services, unless they have to do with bankruptcy [think Delphi].    When BBDO Detroit couldn't reach an agreement with the terms and conditions of working with Chrysler, it couldn't replace that business.  On Mediabistro.com, Matt Van Hoven reported that BBDO Detroit will be closing down on January 29, 2010. 

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SuperBowl: It's More Than Morning in Detroit, It's Lux

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Those of us who had worked in Detroit, whether it was the best of times or the worst of times for the auto industry, were grabbed by the throat by the Chrysler ad.  Not   And the lux didn't happen in New York or Chicago but Detroit.  9:05 P.M.

Media w/o politics is Detroit w/o auto industry

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  A media property w/o strong coverage of every nuance has become a type of Detroit w/o the auto industry.  With civil rights and consumerism dominating the American ethos, we all ran off to law school. 

Will the Campuses Crumble? A Dream of the Future involving Detroit, Mad Men, and Samuel Clemens

Speaking Of...

Dreams, of course, meld idiosyncratic images and mine blends Detroit, Mad Men, and the great speeches of Samuel Clemens. Perhaps they will be… However, the specter of Detroit and other post-industrial cities looms just out sight, haunting these dreams. This post is authored by R.

Three runners died during a marathon held in Detroit

The Speechwriter

Three men who ran in the Marathon Free Press / Flagstar Detroit in the American city died during the race, announcing the daily Free Press in its electronic edition. Marathon Free Press / Flagstar this year in Detroit were about 19,000 runners took part All three deaths occurred between 9 and 9:20. One of the men, aged 26 years, collapsed at the finish line and died later at 9:20.

Boys of Detroit: Their Fantasy of a GM CEO

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  I call them Boys of Detroit, that very linear auto town that's going down for the third and perhaps last time. Yet, Boys of Detroit  and their profane followers  had a lot of ignorant chuckles over the past 24 hours, at my expense and that of marketer Julie Roehm.    Boys of Detroit are exactly the clueless strivers who never get anywhere and wind up dead in my take-down of current capitalism "The Fat Guy From Greenwich."

Detroit as 3rd world country - Can Catholic Church make a difference?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Even in its boom years, Detroit was another country.  As Detroit hangs between a number of worlds, can the Catholic Church make a difference?    For those who believe the Church as an agent of change, here is a position for digital communications leadership in the Archdiocese in Detroit.   Radical but conservative, materialistic but appreciating the style and beauty of the car, miracle-worker in lifting people into the middle class. 

One Alert Woman: That's health care in mean streets of Detroit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's all the same, really:  The health care President Obama will talk about tonight and the health care actually delivered to a boy in Detroit, Michigan.    The hospital asked CLEARCorps Detroit CCD], a nonprofit whose mission is healthy families, to prevent this.   And the powers-that-be in Detroit know lousy health care won't get by CLEARCorps. 

Former GM CEO Rick Wagoner - 5 Communications Lessons

Matt Eventoff

Click here to view the embedded video. News Flash - Richard “Rick&# Wagoner resigned as CEO of General Motors yesterday at the behest of President Obama. Was it the right thing to do? Was it fair? Was he a scapegoat? Why has no one else receiving bailout money been removed? Why notbankers? I can’t, and won’t attempt to, answer any of these questions. I write about communications and messaging.

Super Bowl Ads Just Ain’t What They Used to Be

Dahle Communication

First for Brisk Tea, then for the city of Detroit, via Chrysler. The Brisk ad was a throw-back to their old campaigns (“That’s Brisk, baby!”), and the Detroit ad was pretty well thought out. The following is a guest post by Brett Duncan of Marketing In Progress. I love Brett's stuff and he has been gracious enough to do a guest post here.   I must be getting old, because I find myself looking back on the “good ol’ days” at a much higher frequency than ever before.

13 famous speeches by women on death and dying

The Eloquent Woman

Jennifer Granholm''s 2005 tribute to Rosa Parks was a state governor''s official tribute to a daughter of Detroit.

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Famous Speech Friday: Jennifer Granholm's 2005 tribute to Rosa Parks

The Eloquent Woman

It's a short eulogy, but she brought down the house at the Greater Grace Temple Church in Detroit, and the speech went viral shortly after the event. We've said it before: Jennifer Granholm is a rock star of public speaking.

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Drudge Report Headlines with One of Trump's Favorites: Chicago As Murderville

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

During a bad phase of the drug epidemic in Detroit, I was a probation officer in the narcotics unit. The Drudge Report is back in Donald Trump's cheering section. It headlined tonight with one of the president's favorite subjects. That is the high murder rate in Chicago.

Guest Posting: Why I am switching from PowerPoint to Prezi (Part 2)

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Back in May, I attended the Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference in Detroit and posted a list of 108 top tweets from the event. dennajones reviewed the list from her home in London and writes about why final tweet in the listing resonated with her: 108. Consider Prezi.com instead of PPT: Animated visuals [.].

Guest Posting: Why I am switching from PowerPoint to Prezi (Part 1)

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Back in May, I attended the Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference in Detroit and posted a list of 108 top tweets from the event. dennajones reviewed the list from her home in London and writes about why final tweet in the listing resonated with her: 108. Consider Prezi.com instead of PPT: Animated visuals are dynamic and [.].

Video: What can wrong in executive communications: Common mistakes and how to avoid them

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Edited highlights from the 1-hour presentation I gave at the Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference, held May 4-7 at the General Motors HQ, Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI. The speech outline, slides and resources I refer to are available on the presentation home page. document.getElementById("post-2124-blankimage").onload(); onload(); Tags: Business Communication International Communication Public Speaking Speechwriting general motors Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference

Guest Posting: Screencasting with Jim Carrillo

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Following my recent trip to the Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference in Detroit I created a listing of 108 “top tweets&# from the event - tips, suggestions, ideas and topics which people found noteworthy. Now, I’m as guilty as the next person of attending conferences and workshops, getting all fired up with ideas and suggestions, and [.].

108 top tweets from #ragangm

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference in Detroit (May 4-7) was festival of presentations on Social Media, Speechwriting, Corporate and Internal Communications. Over 250 attended the event held at the General Motors Headquarters in the downtown Renaissance Center and hosted by GM. Attendees generated over 900 tweets under the hashtag #ragangm. Since Twitter only maintains 10-14 [.].

Video: Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The Ragan’s Corporate Communicators Conference held May 5-7, 2010 at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. Hosted by General Motors. Full background on my own two presentations - slides, script and references: Speechwriting in the age of social media: Magnifying the impact of a speech to increase your reach What can go wrong in executive communications: [.].

2010 Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Next month I’m giving two presentations at the 2010 Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference in Detroit, MI. It’ll be my first ever visit to Motown and my first time at this conference. The event is hosted by General Motors. I’ll be podcasting interviews with attendees and presenters and grabbing some video with my Flip video camera [.].

2010 Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Next month I’m giving two presentations at the 2010 Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference in Detroit, MI. It’ll be my first ever visit to Motown and my first time at this conference. The event is hosted by General Motors. I’ll be podcasting interviews with attendees and presenters and grabbing some video with my Flip video camera [.].

2010 Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Next month I’m giving two presentations at the 2010 Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference in Detroit, MI. It’ll be my first ever visit to Motown and my first time at this conference. The event is hosted by General Motors. I’ll be podcasting interviews with attendees and presenters and grabbing some video with my Flip video camera [.].

Greenwood Chevrolet, Austintown, Ohio - No, I Will Never Do Business There

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Detroit, Michigan, I worked full time at GM, which makes the Chevrolet brand, and at Chrysler. I am no newbie to the rough-and-tumble world of selling vehicles. As a communications consultant I had done work for Toyota and Nissan.

What America Reads…

Matt Eventoff

19 – Detroit Free Press 290,730 585,022. 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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Famous Speech Friday: Jeannette Rankin's "I cannot vote for war"

The Eloquent Woman

From the House biography: Rankin was en route to Detroit on a speaking engagement when she heard of the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese.

Lessons from Charlie & The King

Speaker Launcher

Just ask Charlie Sheen how he felt in Detroit). No matter what you think about Charlie Sheen, after bombing in Detroit, he got back on the stage in Chicago and that took some serious guts. Have you ever been nervous about speaking in front of a group?

We Were Special - A Very Different Time

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Detroit was a big employer.  It was still the era when the ethos was: The more education the better. That was the second half of the 1960s. The best and brightest college seniors headed for two doors: law school or graduate school.

Bailout Binging Bainster TV Ad

TJ Walker Interactive

Mitt Romney opposed bailing out Detroit but accepted a $10 million bailout from the FDIC when Bain wouldn’t pay back its loans. Is Mitt Romney the new face of the “Welfare Queen” Ronald Reagan warned us about more than three decades ago? Communications americanlp bain capital Mitt Romney

Hillary Clinton Campaign 2016 Headquarters - Should Be Symbolic Of New Deal For America

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That makes Detroit perfect. The city of Detroit could use all the campaign spending. There is speculation, reports Maggie Haberman in Politico , that if Hillary Clinton runs for president her headquarters will be in Westchster County, New York. She lives there.

What we’ve got here is failure to communicate

Matt Eventoff

In plain English, when bureaucracies don’t effectively talk to each other, as we saw over the skies of Detroit on Christmas Day and the killing grounds of Fort Hood last month, trouble—and, often, death—follow. “What we’ve got here is failure to communicate – some men you just can’t reach…&# – Strother Martin as &# The Captain&# – Cool Hand Luke.

Drudge Report Blows Out Charlottesville - But, Thoughts Are Free

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Given the number who died in the Detroit riots of 1967 and then the mowing down of students at Kent State in 1970, Charlottesville was no catastrophe.  The Drudge Report has given much of its prime real estate space over to covering the Charlottesville violence.

“It’s Halftime in America” — An Analysis

Manner of Speaking

The people of Detroit know a little something about this. Detroit’s showing us it can be done. Note the following words that Eastwood repeated: “we” (14 times); “our” (3 times); “halftime” or “half” (5 times); “America” or “country” (3 times); “Detroit” or “Motor City” (3 times). ” (2) “ Detroit’s showing us it can be done.

Borders: It's come to this

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The DETROIT FREE PRESS reports that the shut-downs will happen after the holidays. Borders, once the pioneer in the book store as an experience, is closing 17 stores.  One of the closings will be in Michigan.    But, good news fellow alums of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, it won't be the iconic one on State Street. All this, while not unexpected, is sad.    Tags: Books

In Silicon Valley, "you learn to jump form lily pad to lily pad," Ian Griffin, Speechwriter

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  I interviewed him when he was a presenter at a speechwriting conference in Detroit about what kind of mindset and behavior we need to be on our game in times that continue volatile. Speechwriter and public speaker Ian Griffin  - if this can be believed - might have had it even more challenging than most of us communicators in staying employed.