Common Law vs. Media Coverage - Which Will Win the Day in "Aphrodite di Kansas City?"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Under common law in Kansas, a child must be under the complete supervision of an adult. The fee the artist Bill Lyons set for the sculpture - "Aphrodite di Kansas City" - is $130k.

John Coughlin, 33 - Suicide of Award-Winning Figure Skater

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

His sister reported his suicide in Kansas City, Missouri. This is the era of high scrutiny of professional behavior. Just about any report of alleged misconduct - sexual and otherwise - is taken seriously. Some of those allegations may be false.

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Millennials No "Easy Rider" Generation - Harley-Davidson's Sales Continue Downward

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Harley-Davidson announced it's closing its Kansas City, Missouri plant, wiping out 800 jobs. Harley-Davidson can't regain its cultural hold as a symbol of freedom. The "Easy Rider" mindset isn't catching on with Millennials. 

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If you write or speak about energy …

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Consider attending the NRECA conference in Kansas City, MO … May 10-13. (No, No, you don’t have to be a member of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association to attend.).

How to turn a “no” into a “yes” … or at least a “maybe”

Joan Detz Speaker Services

I’ve been asked to do a program on “persuasion&# at the annual NRECA conference in Kansas City, MO, in May. I’ll also be teaching an advanced-level speechwriting workshop. To learn more, visit: https://touchstoneenergy.cooperative.com/public/programs/ConnectConference2010/. (I I spoke at last year’s NRECA conference and was impressed by their excellent agenda. NRECA offers a truly worthwhile learning experience for any attendee

How to Speak & Deliver in 2016

Speak and Deliver

I've been OUT there speaking and delivering - at conferences is New Mexico, Oklahoma and Kansas City. Great Caesar's Ghost! Has it really been since September 7th, 2015? Has Speak & Deliver been left dormant for 4 long months? Indeed, it appears so.

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Persuasion 101

Joan Detz Speaker Services

I just returned from speaking at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association conference in Kansas City. In addition to teaching a speechwriting workshop, I also taught a session on persuasion skills ( How To Turn A ‘No’ Into A ‘Yes’ … Or At Least A ‘Maybe’ ). A question that kept popping up: “How can I make my speaker more likable?&# My advice: . Pay more attention to the audience.

Speak & Deliver Day of Reckoning, 2013

Speak and Deliver

I then categorized a few sub-goals: Speaking Sub-Goals Reach as many people with my Win Anyway message as possible RESULT: I gave this keynote roughly 15 times in my travels to Kansas City, Honolulu, and Toronto, as well as a time or two here in Denver.

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Famous Speech Friday: Debi Jackson on her transgender child

The Eloquent Woman

cities this year. In Kansas City in May, Debi Jackson''s turn at the microphone captured listeners all over the world as she described her 6-year-old transgender daughter''s transition from boy to girl at age four.

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What America Reads…

Matt Eventoff

28 – The Kansas City Star 234,667 333,006. 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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What’s the New Normal in Speaking?

Speaker Launcher

While traveling to Kansas City this past week, I noticed a new normal in air travel. We pay extra for checked bags, we pay extra for carry on, we pay extra for aisle seats, we pay extra for snacks.

Kiddie Porn in Kansas Roman Catholic Diocese: Memories of Catholic Girlhood in Jersey City

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the government projects and plain-vanilla tenements in downtown Jersey City, New Jersey in the 1950s, we were supposed to be led to American respectability by the Catholic parish priests and nuns. 

Public speaking vs. death

Speak Schmeak

She is a former comic actress, a Past President of the National Speakers Association Kansas City Chapter, and a certified facilitator of SPEAKING CIRCLES®,a revolutionary new approach for building speaking skill and confidence. Happy Monday!

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TV Debate Claptrap: a warning to those cooking up rules for the leaders' election debates

Max Atkinson

In the Kansas City debate, a technically simpler contrast also brought applause for Mondale: a) Mr. President, I accept your commitment to peace, b) but I want you to accept my commitment to a strong national defense.

I've Been Out.Speaking and Delivering

Speak and Deliver

Louis, Kansas City, Phoenix, Flagstaff, and Tucson.