If you write or speak about energy …

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Consider attending the NRECA conference in Kansas City, MO … May 10-13. (No, I’ll be offering two sessions: * Persuasion: How to Turn a “No&# into a “Yes&# … or at Least a “Maybe&#. * Advanced SpeechwritingNo, 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

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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’ ).

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. I''ll be leading Be The Eloquent Woman , my day-long workshop on women and public speaking, as a pre-conference session at the European Speechwriter Network''s autumn speechwriters and business communicators conference in Amsterdam.

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

Max Atkinson

While there, I was glued to the TV debates, and managed to get an article on the subject published in the Washington Post (one result of which was that I was later summoned to the Reagan White House to run a workshop for presidential speechwriters). 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.