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Post-Oz - Did Dorothy Find Kansas No Longer Her Idea of "Home"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Dorothy clicked her ruby teds, chanting, "There's no place like home." " We all have that ideal concept of "home."

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Truman Capote Probably Manipulated Kansas Lawman Alvin Dewey, Jr. - So?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In some enlightened groups, writers are viewed as poison.    No one with any wisdom or common sense includes them in their inner circle. 

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Some of my generation give the church credit for that.    They go visit the priests and nuns in old age homes. 

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! From me, certainly.

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Breaking News On House Offer to Obama

TJ Walker Interactive

Analysis of a Speech by Janine Shepherd

Manner of Speaking

Recently, Janine told her story at a TEDx event in Kansas. Janine Shepherd is one of those people whose picture should appear beneath the definition of “remarkable” in the dictionary. I chose one of Janine’s quotes as the 100th quote for public speakers , and you can read a short summary of her incredible life there.

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. . Enjoy perusing the lists. Top 100 U.S. Daily Newspapers. 22 – St.

Famous Speech Friday: Debi Jackson on her transgender child

The Eloquent Woman

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.

Speak & Deliver Day of Reckoning, 2013

Speak and Deliver

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.

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

New Joke Contest — State Slogans

Humor Power

Here are three examples: Kansas: Not in OZ Anymore. The theme for this month’s contest is STATE SLOGANS. Thanks to Sol Morrison, Santa Barbara, for suggesting this theme. Many states have slogans, such as New Hampshire’s “Live Free or Die.” ” Your challenge is to create a State Slogan that is not real, but funny.

"Mad Men" - On The Road To Salvation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Pete saves his soul and his family life by taking a job in Kansas. Bye-bye the self-absorption of Gotham. Television

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.).

Politics and Debate Performance: What to do in a crowded field

DeFinis Communications

If this is the Emerald City, then please lead me back to the Yellow Brick Road so I can get back to Kansas! What do you do when you are one of twelve panel members given just one minute to answer questions in an hour and a half political debate? Which sound bites do you perfect? And I hate to say it, but that’s exactly what happened here.

"Mad Men" - Maybe There Isn't More To Life Than Work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Pete and Trudy fly off to Kansas, where we know they will make it big socially. We have a hunch that Don Draper finds that he is his work.

Today’s Slang: Words Without Definition?

DeFinis Communications

For instance, surfer-speak like, “stoked” or “gnarly,” can now be heard regularly in land locked areas like Kansas and New Mexico. . . In August, I wrote a blog about hippie-era slang that coincided with the 40 th anniversary of Woodstock. Then, social networking officially transformed the word “friend” into a verb.

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’ ).

They Wait For Us: Satisfaction of being Dog Lady/Cat Lady

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Kat Quigley is  Dog Lady in Kansas.    She does what she can to provide a better life to dogs which deserve better.    Only those who go this road less traveled understand the deep satisfaction Quigley derives. For 15 years I have been Cat Lady around Connecticut.    The cats are tossed. 

This Week in History: Birthdays

Joan Detz Speaker Services

1898 Birthday of aviator Amelia Earhart … in Atchison, Kansas. 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 .

Saying the Unexpected

Humor Power

Who would have thought that a farm girl from Kansas would be the hit of the roast? The guest of honor at a roast opens with: “There are nights which turn out magical. This was not one of those nights.” ” The audience is expecting to hear: “This WAS one of those nights.” ” A very funny line.

Saying the Unexpected

Humor Power

Who would have thought that a farm girl from Kansas would be the hit of the roast? The guest of honor at a roast opens with: “There are nights which turn out magical. This was not one of those nights.” ” The audience is expecting to hear: “This WAS one of those nights.” ” A very funny line.

Joke Contest Results — Comedy Across the Globe

Humor Power

Kansas Comedy: Rest-stop comedians tell jokes to keep drivers awake. 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. Our entries were evaluated by a panel of 12 judges (speakers and improv players). Past contests. Waffler.

Speechwriting seminar: Master level lesson … from Defense Secretary Gates

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene, Kansas. To those of you who have attended my annual master-level speechwriting seminar: Remember how I emphasized the importance of where and when a speech is given? Consider this excellent example from Defense Secretary Robert M. Where did Gates choose to give his speech?

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. In hotels it’s the opposite. link].

This Week in History: Politicians, Warriors, and Pioneers

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Roosevelt beat Kansas Governor Alfred Landon … winning in all but two of the states. 1734 Birthday of Daniel Boone (near Reading, PA). [A A bit of trivia: Did you know that Daniel Boone used a tuliptree to build his 60-foot canoe? 1783 George Washington said farewell to his victorious army. 1879 Birthday of Leon Trotsky

Observational Humor — Case Study #119

Humor Power

If you drove to the meeting tonight…your car is now in Kansas. (We The first thought I had was “You’re not in Kansas anymore.” More Observational Humor from an excellent meeting. We’ll look at the humor, starting with the set-ups, the jokes, and a brief examination of what made the jokes funny. Yea! (I

Observational Humor — Case Study #117

Humor Power

If you drove to the meeting tonight…your car is now in Kansas. (We thought I had was “You’re not in Kansas anymore.” We had another excellent meeting. Two guests. Four speakers preparing for their Area Contests. It was one of the most windy nights we’ve seen in a long time. THE MONOLOGUE. The first. spell?

Joke Contest Results — Name That Drink

Humor Power

It’s time for the results of our December Joke Contest: Name That Drink. Here are the top lines for for the contest. New Joke Contests are announced on the first of each month. The next contest will open on January 1, 2014. Set a resolution to improve your humor by entering the contest every month. ** FIRST PLACE **. The General George S.

need a candidate for a good opening line?

The Eloquent Woman

Some examples from the story: - Kansas Republican Senator Sam Brownback's introduction aimed for a joke that, well, misfired: "I hope there are no fires breaking out anywhere across the country with all you guys here." Over the course of a long day, it wasn't all serious," reported Don Gonyea, who captured two gaffes from the candidate pool.

Public speaking vs. death

Speak Schmeak

Happy Monday! I got up and dressed early for a meeting, and now the meeting's been cancelled. It's been 20 years and I'm still waiting!" Enjoy! Please.

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

Max Atkinson

Iain Dale has just reported that arguments are developing about the formats for the TV debates between party leaders during the general election.

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Ronald Reagan's moving tribute on the 40th anniversary of D Day

Max Atkinson

in Kansas they were kneeling on their porches and praying, and in Philadelphia they were ringing the Liberty Bell. Iain Dale surely speaks for many of us in not being very pleased about the Queen's non-attendance at the Normandy commemorations. For 4 long years, much of Europe had been under a terrible shadow. Well, everyone was.

Joke Contest Results — Reality TV

Humor Power

Here are the results of our April contest– Reality TV Shows We Don’t Want to See. The winners were selected by our panel of seven judges (speakers and improv players). New Joke Contests are announced on the first of the month (alternating months). New Cartoon Caption Contests are announced on the first of the month (alternating months).

Important stories I am following now

TJ Walker Interactive

Broadcasting Giant Under Fire After Pulling Ads For Abortion Clinic Radio broadcasting giant Clear Channel is under fire after pulling ads for a Wichita, Kansas abortion clinic. George H.W. Bush: Shaving head was ‘right thing to do’ Former President George H. 50min. . Things Fell Apart It’s not 1986 anymore. 32min. .

Michigan: Women's words as fuel

The Eloquent Woman

(Editor's note: We've asked some of our Twitter correspondents to contribute views on women speakers during Women's History Month. Was it not God?

Answers Are Everywhere

Communication Steroids

“Years ago when I was a district manager for Payless Shoes in Kansas, my boss told me to take a ‘facilitation skills’ workshop.

I've Been Out.Speaking and Delivering

Speak and Deliver

Louis, Kansas City, Phoenix, Flagstaff, and Tucson. It was due 4 days later, giving me the weekend to complete it. 5 (Tues).

Scott McKain "Seven Biggest Lies in Business" this is #3 Management

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

That is, until you realize that Dr. Brockelman's company - competing for top talent against the GE's and Microsoft's of the world - is the Farm Credit Bank of Wichita, Kansas. Biggest Lies in Business : #3. today's dynamically changing business world. Of course you can. " Wrong.

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 6, 2013: Pennsylvania is a national poster child for why charter schools need better oversight

Speaking Of...

a publicly-traded, for-profit online charter school company, has flooded the Kansas airwaves with advertising this summer and into fall. Are you a member? Education Voters of Pennsylvania September 5, 2013 The legislature returns to Harrisburg on Monday September 23rd. Legislators give $30.3M This package is both pro-charter and pro-taxpayer.”