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.

McClatchy - Debt, Pension Obligations Tilt Newspaper Publisher Toward Bankruptcy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They range from the Miami Herald to the Kansas City Star. The McClatchy Company operates 29 newspapers. The very existence of those publications and the jobs involved are in danger. Bloomberg reports that the publisher is in extreme financial distress. That includes $27 million in secured debt and the $124 million contribution to pensions in 2020. If it can't absorb those obligations, then it could file for bankruptcy. 

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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. Many of us observing this dynamic anticipated a suicide. That is what has happened. Last Thursday, award-winning pairs figure skater John Coughlin was suspended by U.S. Figure Skating for alleged abuse.

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.    For 2017, reports MarketWatch , the company's motorcycle revenue dropped 6.8% to $4.92 billion. Global sales were down 6.7%, with the largest drop in the U.S. , at 8.5%.

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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: (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. Of course, we're in a New Year - which means lots of excitement and plans and goals - and bringing myself back to the keyboard for blogging is one of my big ones. While the blog has been dormant - I have NOT been.

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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.

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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Book 9 of 52 in 52: The Message of You - Judy Carter

Speak and Deliver

I''ve used the format on my own keynotes, and my presentations in Kansas City & Toronto last Fall were improved over anything I''d done in the past. I named ''The Message of You'' as one of my top books of 2013 - and vowed to re-read it this year. Mission Accomplished - and frankly, I''ll probably be reading it again before years'' end. It''s THAT good. For years, I struggled to find a program that could teach me how to write a great keynote.

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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. Last year, I tried a new method to list my goals here in Speak & Deliver. Here''s a review of what I expected of myself, and my results.

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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. The Listen To Your Mother tour (motto: "Giving motherhood a microphone") is an important platform for women speakers, with events in more than 30 U.S. Mothers get five minutes or so on stage, and cover every topic under the sun.

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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.

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.    More recently, out in the staid midwest, the Kansas City Catholic Diocese and its bishop Robert Finn have been charged, reports BLOOMBERG LAW , with not reporting their suspicions that a priest was producing kiddie porn, using children from the parish.