Iowa Caucuses: Battles won, Wars lost

The Presenter's Blog

Wednesday January 3rd will yield the first results in the form of the Iowa caucus. Presentation Content Presenting audience Bachmann base caucus election 2012 GOP Iowa Paul Romney SantorumHere come the caucuses, and I don’t mean the mountain range between Europe and Asia. This is the process by which the US Republican Party will choose the individual who faces-off against President Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election.

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Obama “On Fire” in Iowa

DeFinis Communications

If you’re looking for an example of someone who knows how to create a fire in the belly of an audience, look no further than President Obama’s speech last Friday in Urbandale, Iowa.

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Mike Pence in Iowa - The Crowd Is Fickle

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

vice president Mike Pence's attempt at a loyalty hack in Iowa. The conservative Drudge Report headlines with U.S. Since Matt Drudge has down cold the dynamics of Midwest conservatism, we can consider credible the media coverage he curates on this.

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Iowa - Drudge Report Brings Back Flashing Blue LIght

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, it's no surprise that with Iowa so near, the Drudge Report has brought back its once-standard flashing blue light. Campaign 2016 has become the story of the year. We early adopters of reading news on the Internet vividly remember that light flashing.

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Kayla - Hillary, Bernie, Donald, Ted, Et Al. All Cozy Together In Iowa

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Hail, hail the gang will likely still all be there in Iowa. At least a day after they find out where they stand in the presidential race, at least according to the folks in Iowa.

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Iowa Republican Presidential Debate-Winners, losers, gotcha answers, no more huddled masses yearning to be free

Speak to Lead

Current Affairs Bachmann Bret Baier Cain gotcha questions Huntsman Iowa Republican debate Lou Hampton Newt Gingrich Pawlenty Romney Ron Paul SantorumOver the years, I have come to loathe U.S. Presidential debates. I've viewed (double entendre intended) them as one of the rare curses of my profession. I've watched because I know clients will ask me what I thought about the.

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Iowa Caucus: Mitt Romney Wins Squeaker Over Rick Santorum. Mike Bako on Headline News

TJ Walker Interactive

Romney came out on top after running in a tie with Santorum at 25 percent of the vote for much of the night, winning the Iowa [.]. Mike Bako on Headline News: It came down to a razor-slim margin of votes Tuesday night (January 3) between former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and former Senator Rick Santorum. Analysis Crisis Communications Government & Politics News Press Room Video headline news mike bako Mitt Romney Ron Paul

Big 10 QB Kirk Cousins – The Heisman Speech

Matt Eventoff

There are many reasons why Michigan State Quarterback Kirk Cousins has a bright future – and his public speaking skill is one of them. Cousins delivered a Heisman-esque speech last week while addressing the annual Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon.

Big 10 QB Kirk Cousins – The Heisman Speech

Matt Eventoff

There are many reasons why Michigan State Quarterback Kirk Cousins has a bright future – and his public speaking skill is one of them. Cousins delivered a Heisman-esque speech last week while addressing the annual Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon.

Rick Santorum: He's a contender

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It doesn't matter, at least not at this stage of the game, who finishes first in Iowa.    And this showing in Iowa will also encourage a lot more influential Republicans to support him.

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A conversation with Bob Lehrman

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he studied with Kurt Vonnegut and Richard Yates. On Thursday September 1, members of the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable hosted a conference call with with renowned author, speechwriter and professor Bob Lehrman. Robert A.

Happy New Year! What are your goals for 2015?

PowerPoint Tips

It highlights photos I’ve taken during all 4 seasons, from New York, to Florida, to Iowa and Nebraska. Here’s my New Year’s card to you. I hope you enjoy it! I have big plans for 2015 — a weekly 15-minute webinar series, a new/old e-book, and more. How about you?

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During the Break - WGN news anchors entertain

Speak to Lead

But, to quote Hillary Clinton in Iowa, "Im Baa-aack!" I've taken a long break from posting - 11 months. So, before I get to insights from my hiatus, here is a chance to see two WGN anchors during their two. Television Hillary Clinton Lou Hampton Speak to Lead tv anchors WGN

During the Break - WGN news anchors entertain

Speak to Lead

But, to quote Hillary Clinton in Iowa, "Im Baa-aack!" I''ve taken a long break from posting - 11 months. So, before I get to insights from my hiatus, here is a chance to see two WGN anchors during their two. Television Hillary Clinton Lou Hampton Speak to Lead tv anchors WGN

The debates - More media event than input for voters

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But, based on the results in Iowa, it seems that the debates have primarily turned into a media event. But, in Iowa, he did a belly flop. Yet, in Iowa, Bernie Sanders came very close to winning.

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The Wonderful Trump Marketing Machine - Free Viewing Of "13 Hours"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

His latest tactic in the War on Hillary is renting a theatre in Iowa. If Donald Trump doesn't become next U.S. President, he can get a position teaching marketing at Harvard Business School. There he is offering a free viewing of the film critical of Hillary.

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Donald Trump, Possible Pres. Candidate, Badmouths Possible Establishment Candidates

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Many in the room [at the Iowa Freedom Summit] applauded and cheered at the idea [launched by speaker Donald Trump] that Romney and Bush should not run. " -  Steve Holland for Reuters, "An Iowa Crowd Had A Surprising Reaction When Donald Trump Bashed Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush," Reprinted in Business Insider, January 24, 2015. At the Iowa Freedom Summit, he indicated he was considering a run.

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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. Earn recognition for your speechwriting skills (and other business communication expertise) from the Pacific Plains Region of IABC.

Public Speaking In A Digital Age: It Can Still Do You In, As It Did Sarah Palin

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Her [Sarah Palin] address [at the 2015 Iowa Freedom Summit] was a 34-1/2 minute roller coaster ride of cliches, non sequiturs and warmed-over grievances."  And, it seems to be her speech at the recent 2015 Iowa Freedom Summit which is doing her in.

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Mitt Romney Set For More Battles In New Hampshire: Mike Bako on Headline News

TJ Walker Interactive

Mike Bako appears on Headline News to discuss the upcoming battle Mitt Romney will have in New Hampshire after his win in the Iowa caucuses. Analysis Body Language celebrities Communications Government & Politics Media media relations News Politics Video headline news mike bako Mitt Romney Ron Paul

Ron Paul Twitter Post backfires

Dahle Communication

This is probably what Ron Paul is thinking this morning after the following was posted on his twitter account : @JonHuntsman we found your one Iowa voter, he's in Linn precinct 5 you might want to call him and say thanks. Ever had that one idea. It's a great idea. Almost epic! Of course, the next morning you wake up and think - wow, that was a really, really bad idea - next time, probably not going to challenge the bikers at the biker bar to a fight.

Before giving a presentation try to get an idea of what they want

Dahle Communication

When they are in Iowa, they will talk about Ethanol subsidies and Farm subsidies. Next week I am going to be giving a presentation to Sioux Falls Up & Coming - a group of young professionals that meet weekly to "pursue common goals and inspire great change."

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Rick Santorum + Rupert Murdoch: Will this take candidate all the way to the White House

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  We will know a lot more after the people of Iowa vote. Jejaphtog - Dreamstime.com. Can the road to the White House be navigated through tweets?    Maybe if the author of the tweets is an influential like Rupert Murdoch. 

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Famous Speech Friday: Gwen Ifill on politics, policy & leadership

The Eloquent Woman

Ifill gave numerous public speeches, including many commencement addresses, but this 2011 speech as the Mary Louise Smith Chair at Iowa State University's Carrie Chapman Catt Center stands out as a terrific example of the kind of speaker she was.

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Why Internet marketing is green

PowerPoint Tips

Locally (Fairfield, Iowa), I help people with Internet marketing. Along with two colleagues, I recently held a free “Marketing Makeover Session&# during which we went over the basic structures: blog/website. Facebook. Twitter. YouTube. LinkedIn. social commenting and bookmarking. email marketing. all guided by SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and SMO (Social Media Optimization).

Trump: What's Next For His Rhetoric? (3 recommendations)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Well, Donald Trump didn't get crushed in Iowa. But he didn't get the lead. Ted Cruz did, at 28%. That means Trump will have to re-visit the performance art which got him so far, until now. What might he wind up changing?

Donald Trump 1, Fox News 0

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This latest antic is a brilliant move so close to the Iowa primary. Come on, who's going to invest time watching the Fox News GOP debate Thursday if Donald Trump isn't present. The ratings will be lackluster, at best. And, of course, this has very little to do with Megyn Kelly.

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Sarah Palin Is Back - Will It Be All The Way To VP Position?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, her speech endorsing him in Iowa has been getting a lot of attention. Sarah Palin's folksy kind of rhetoric fits perfectly with Donald Trump's populist campaign. Also getting attention, though, has been the arrest of her son Track, charged with domestic assault.

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Chris Christie - Without His Signature Brashness Can He Work A Room?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"The new Chris Christie [in Iowa] was serious, earnest, calmly gesturing as he spoke - hoping to reach the kind of moderate, business-friendly Republican voters he will need if he is to compete in Iowa and eventually take the GOP presidential nomination."

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The Speechwriting Secrets of Jon Favreau

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The payoff of this story-centered approach was illustrated in the November 2007 Iowa Jefferson-Jackson Dinner primary debate when the opposing Clinton campaign delivered the forgettable tagline Turn up the heat, turn America around.

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Suzanne Sawyer Told The Des Moines Register She's "Over" Trump - Is This Beginning Of The End?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" She and other women in Iowa just can't stomach his verbal denigration of females. Two weeks ago, middle-aged Suzanne Sawyer was bullish on Donald Trump. Then came his vicious attack on Carly Fiorina's appearance.

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Donald Trump Goes On To Next Step To Win: The Big Machine

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

he is taking aggressive steps to build a political machine, particularly in the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire." To win a campaign a politico needs money. Donald Trump has that. Along with the war chest there has to be infrastructure or what's know as "The Machine."

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Donald Trump - So What's His Public Speaking Strategy?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If you listen to the actual video interview with Donald Trump in Iowa, he hammers that he is anti-John McCain because of his failure to give enough support to veterans.

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Hillary Clinton's Kickoff Speech = Good Performance Art, Lousy On Specifics

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

How Iowa treats Clinton will tell us a lot about how her campaign is going, post-kickoff speech. For once, Hillary Clinton put on a good show. She did not look haggard. The light blue of her pantsuit was her color. There was energy in her delivery. That included her body language.

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Carly Fiorina Brand = Harry Truman Plain Speaking

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

She was the Wow in Iowa. "[Carly] Fiorina said, 'I come from a world where titles are just titles, and talk is just talk. It's only in politics where titles and words mean a lot. In the rest of the world, it's actually about what have you done, actions speak louder than words."

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Don't Undermine Yourself

Green Room Speakers

Listen to how Michelle Bachmann responds to her introduction at the opening Iowa Caucus Night Speech: Brad gives her a rousing introduction which he ends by saying that Bachmann: ".pound pound for pound is the toughest person in Washington, DC." Bachmann proceeds to take all the energy out of his words when she says: "I was introduced in all 99 counties counties with that same phrase, "pound for pound."

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Mitt Romney: Now he has to be thinking seriously about pulling Chris Christie in Campaign 2012

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Iowa, Rick Santorum did well enough not to embarrass his Twitter champion Rupert Murdoch.    But polls about the next stop - New Hampshire - show that Mitt Romney is way ahead of him. It's time for Romney to become pro-active. 

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Christie, Now Santorum: Birth of blue-collar meme

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  No surprise, Santorum, son of an Italian immigrant coal miner, is surging in the polls about Iowa. Let's hope Santorum does as well in Iowa as it appears he will.

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Ted Cruz 28%, Donald Trump 24% - Almost Everything Has Changed (will media turn on Trump?)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the Iowa caucus, Ted Cruz came up on top: 28%. Success begets success. Donald Trump didn't crash. But at 24%, he didn't win. That changes a lot, but not everything. The not-everything includes not banking on who will actually be the GOP presidential nominee.

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Getting Your Audience to Love You

Speak and Deliver

I don't understand it, I can't dance to it, and I'm from Iowa, so that's three strikes against it from the get go. I hate rap. Always have. But I know a great performance when I see one, and Astro gave us one on the first live edition of X-Factor USA last night.

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