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The Communication Blog: A Speech of Dedication

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Brommel of Northeastern Illinois University at the naming of Brommel Hall. I reprint it here, with Bernard’s permission, not only to illustrate an excellent speech of dedication but more important to celebrate Bernard’s dedication and generosity to education, to students, and to Northeastern Illinois University.

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

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When women speak: An official at the Illinois State Supreme Court shares how you can interrupt the gender bias of speaking. Will you watch?

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Fun Friday: Miss America introductions

Speak Schmeak

From the home of Abraham Lincoln -- before he was a movie -- I''m Megan Ervin, Miss Illinois." Enjoy the short video.

GOP Goes Cool - Supports Uber

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The Governor of Illinois Pat Quinn has legislation banning the Uber concept. Uber has become a symbol of innovation, digital, sharing. 

IABC Silver Quill Awards: Pacific Region

Joan Detz Speaker Services

The Pacific Plains Region includes communicators from: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Call for Entries: [link

Humor Role Models

Humor Power

Submitted by Marty Bernstein , Oak Park, Illinois. Submitted by Sandy Kampner , Evergreen Park, Illinois. Submitted by Tom Nee , Oak Lawn, Illinois. The contest theme for the month of May is Humor Role Models. Contests are announced on the first of the month. The next contest come out on June 1. I honed against my brother.

O.J. Simpson - What Will Public Opinion Be on His Possible Returnt to Society

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Its headquarters could be in Chicago, Illinois. Simpson has never stopped being one of those megawatt celebrities. High rankings on Google.

Research Efficiency and Reliability: An Exercise for Public Speaking

The Communication Blog

What is the graduate program in Communication at the University of Illinois like? An old television game show from the 1950s, Name that Tune , pitted 2 contestants against each other. The objective was for one contestant to name the tune the orchestra would play in fewer notes than could the other contestant. Criteria. Questions to Ask.

Cartoon Caption Contest Results — Witch Brew

Humor Power

If you can swallow the entire cauldron, Newt, I guarantee the primary voters will swallow anything. Tom Nee, Oak Lawn, Illinois.

Famous Speech Fridays: Coretta Scott King's "10 Commandments on Vietnam"

The Eloquent Woman

Photo by the Chicago Urban League, from the University of Illinois at Chicago library archives on Flickr.) Martin Luther King, Jr.,

Chick-fil-A: The legal problems

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No reasonable person or organization wants to have "legal problems."    Could all this wind up in class action lawsuits? 

The Strange Case Of Curtis Lovelace

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Former football star and current assistant state prosecutor in Adams County, Illinois, Curtis Lovelace is being tried for his wife's murder.

Joke Contest Results — State Slogans

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Marty Bernstein, Oak Park, Illinois. ** THIRD PLACE **. Tom Nee, Oak Lawn, Illinois. Our State Slogans theme was inspired by long-time subscriber and funny guy Sol Morrison, Santa Barbara, California. New Joke contests are annonced on the first of each month. Look for the next contest on October 1, 2014. California: All Shook Up.

No more erotic ads on Craigslist: Now the harder part begins

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We all know by now that state attorneys general, led  by Illinois AG Lisa Madigan, helped end the era of so-called "erotic" ads on Craigslist.    Now comes the harder part: Determining what might be, well, erotic but allowable on the popular online site.   Will dress to please." " Tags: Web/Tech

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Joke Contest Results — Unlikely Endorsements

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50 Cent for Dollar Stores. Tom Nee, Oak Lawn, Illinois. ** SECOND PLACE ** (tie). Beyonce for Bed Bath & Beyonce. Sandy Kampner, Evergreen Park, Illinois. It’s time for contest results for the June contest: Unlikely Endorsements. New Joke Contests are announced at the start of the month (alternating months). .

Cartoon Caption Contest Results

Humor Power

There, feel better? Marty Bernstein, Oak Park, Illinois. ** THIRD PLACE **. The next Joke Contest is February 1, 2012. A dear Polly letter!

Courtroom v. Street

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those coming of age in machine cities such as Jersey City, New Jersey or Chicago, Illinois, often only know how to survive via the underground.

Joke Contest Results — Drugs You Can’t Live Without

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Sandy Kampner, Evergreen Park, Illinois. ** THIRD PLACE **. Tom Nee, Oak Lawn, Illinois. ** FOURTH PLACE **. Marty Bernstein, Oak Park, Illinois. Here are the results of our January Joke Contest. This month’s contest theme was suggested by long-time blog contributor, and funny guy, Gerald Fleischmann.

Pig Ears Threat: Beware these dog chews

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

    Produced by the  Keys Manufacturing Company of Paris, Illinois, this treat is being recalled.  animal companions

Joke Contest Results — Comedy Across the Globe

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Tom Nee, Oak Lawn, Illinois. ** SECOND PLACE **. Marty Bernstein, Oak Park, Illinois. ** THIRD PLACE **. It’s time for the results of our December Joke Contest. The theme is Comedy Across the Globe. It’s not factual. It’s just intended to be funny. Past contests. upper lip may quiver. cheesiest ones. Waffler. often.

Contest Results — Living on Mars

Humor Power

Marty Bernstein, Oak Park, Illinois. ** SECOND PLACE **. Sandy Kampner, Evergreen Park, Illinois. ** THIRD PLACE **. It’s time to share our best lines from our June Joke Contest. The theme is “I Want To Live On Mars Because…” Our readers submitted their unusual reasons why they would want to live on Mars.

Excellent Events

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Chicago, Illinois. Invest In Yourself. – Have Fun. – Advance Your Career. – Expand Your Network. Here are some great professional development conventions I’d recommend: AATH’s 25th Annual Conference. Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor. April 19-22. Humor Project Conference. June 1-3. July 14-17.

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Contest Results: Official Book/Movie/Song

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Marty Bernstein, Oak Park, Illinois. ** SECOND PLACE **. It’s time for the results of the Official State Book/Movie/Song contest. The top lines are listed below. New joke contests are announced on the first of the month. Our subscribers submitted the Official Books, Movies, and Songs for the different states. Not REAL ones.

"The Good Wife" - Did Kalinda off Nick?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A sad part of the plot line is that an innocent man in Minooka, Illinois gets convicted of a crime the Will's client Troy really committed. 

Contest Results — Incompatible Careers

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Five old rich guys should not moonlight as the Rolling Stones. Tom Nee, Oak Lawn, Illinois. ** SECOND PLACE **. Sunshine should not moonlight. Marty Bernstein, Oak Park, Illinois. It’s time for the results of our October Joke Contest: Incompatible Careers. New Joke Contests are announced at the start of the month.

Joke Contest Results — Simple or Complex

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Sandy Kampner, Evergreen Park, Illinois. ** SECOND PLACE **. Marty Bernstein, Oak Park, Illinois. Here are the September Joke Contest results. The theme is to create book titles which feature very simple or very complex subjects. New joke contests are announced on the first of the month. Ninety Days to a Better Three Months.

Cartoon Caption Contest Results

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First question: What color is your wife’s dress? Tom Nee, Oak Lawn, Illinois. ** SECOND PLACE **.

exhibit: Americans who tell the truth

The Eloquent Woman

Among the 50 men and women featured are Eleanor Roosevelt, Sojourner Truth, Emma Goldman and Molly Ivins. Anthony speaker history Sojourner Truth

Contest Results — New National Holidays

Humor Power

Marty Bernstein, Oak Park, Illinois. ** SECOND PLACE **. Illinois voter day: April 7. It’s time for the best lines of our April Contest. The theme for the month is New National Holidays. New contests are announced on the first of the month. The next contest will be introduced in the May 1 newsletter. Write Backwards Day: 1 LIRPA.

"The Good Wife" - Will gets off, for now

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  She is referring the case to the Illinois Bar Association.  It's obvious.    Alicia still cares about Will. 

President Obama’s speech on health care

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“One man from Illinois lost his coverage in the middle of chemotherapy because his insurer found that he hadn’t reported gallstones that he didn’t even know about. I watched U.S. President Obama’s speech this morning, having taped it from last night. I took 16 pages of notes! To summarize, it was clear and passionate.

Cartoon Caption Contest Results

Humor Power

I have blue genes. Marty Bernstein, Oak Park, Illinois. ** SECOND PLACE **. The DNA test came back.

Rhetoric, oratory and Barack Obama's 'The Speech' (2004)

Max Atkinson

Published in June 2007, the summary at the top of David Bernstein's article says: When Barack Obama launched into his keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, he was still an obscure state senator from Illinois. About eighteen months ago, David Bernstein of the Chicago Magazine phoned me.

This Week in History: Government

Joan Detz Speaker Services

1858 Abraham Lincoln agreed to the debate terms that were proposed by Stephen Douglas (senatorial campaign in Illinois). Events from July 27 through August 1 : 1779 Birthday (8/1, in Maryland) of Francis Scott Key, who wrote “The Star-Spangled Banner&#. 1790 The first U.S. patent was issued. 1790 The first U.S.

This Week in History: Birthdays

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1899 Birthday of Ernest Hemingway … in Oak Park, Illinois. 1816 Birthday of Paul Reuter (father of the modern news service) … in Cassell, Germany. 1822 Birthday of Gregor Mendel (monk who pioneered the science of genetics) … in Silesia. 1898 Birthday of sculptor Alexander Calder … in Philadelphia .

Joke Contest — Retirement Gifts

Humor Power

Rush Limbaugh: A bucket of fried chicken — all right wings. Marty Bernstein, Oak Park, Illinois, USA. ** SECOND PLACE **. Our Joke Writing Contest theme last month was: Retirement Gifts. New Joke contests are announced mid-month. New Cartoon Caption Contests are announced on the first of the month.

Humor Contest Results — Geo Foods

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Indianimal crackers: Shaped like zoo creatures driving tiny race cars. Tom Nee, Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA. ** SECOND PLACE **. Syrial: Mideast breakfast. Marty Bernstein, Oak Park, Illinois, USA. The Geo-Foods humor contest was popular. Our readers submitted many entries. New Joke Contests are announced mid-month.

Humor Contest Results — It Was So Windy

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Tom Nee, Oak Lawn, Illinois. - Marty Bernstein, Oak Park, Illinois. - It’s time for the March Joke Contest. The theme comes from the popular “How Windy Was It” Johnny Carson routine. We had the challenge to come up with lines for: - How hungry were you? - How hot were you. - How rich were you? - How funny were you?