Today’s Slang: Words Without Definition?

DeFinis Communications

And phrases like, “It was nice to meet you,” are now synonymous with, “I’ll Facebook you.”. 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. I explained how speech has always been a principle medium for cultures to define and differentiate themselves.

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Tricky First-Person Narrator - "Beautiful Bad" By Annie Ward

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The story line focuses on one-time scholar/global travel writer Maddie, the best friend Jo she meets in the Balkans, the man she also meets overseas "body guard" Ian whom she marries, and the child Charlie they produce. It's then that the local law enforcement in Kansas, led by detective Diane, begin to question the two women's stories. Now and then, a murder episode from true-life "Dateline" will actually be provocative.

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Observational Humor — Case Study #119

Humor Power

More Observational Humor from an excellent meeting. THE SET-UP (What was said and what happened during the meeting before the monologue was delivered.). Before the meeting started, Bobby joked that he loved seeing guests because he likes seeing people he doesn’t owe money to. They are talented and bring great energy to the meetings. If you drove to the meeting tonight…your car is now in Kansas. (We

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Observational Humor — Case Study #117

Humor Power

We had another excellent meeting. THE SET - UP (What was said and what happened during the meeting before the monologue was delivered.). Before the meeting started, Bobby joked that he loved seeing guests because he likes seeing people he doesn’t owe money to. They are talented and bring good energy to the meetings. If you drove to the meeting tonight…your car is now in Kansas. (We thought I had was “You’re not in Kansas anymore.”

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need a candidate for a good opening line?

The Eloquent Woman

When we tell folks that our company name, don't get caught , refers to not getting caught unprepared, we have in mind moments like the ones we heard when NPR gave airtime to coverage of the 2008 presidential candidates who flocked to speak to the 1,000 members of the International Association of Firefighters, meeting here in Washington.

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Public speaking vs. death

Speak Schmeak

I got up and dressed early for a meeting, and now the meeting's been cancelled. What's ironic about this is that I try to avoid scheduling Monday morning meetings, for the obvious reason that it's Monday morning. 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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Important stories I am following now

TJ Walker Interactive

Memos Of Right-Wing ‘War’ Planning Exposed Believing they are losing the messaging war with progressives, a group of prominent conservatives in Washington—including the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and journalists from Breitbart News and the Washington Examiner—has been meeting privately since early this year to concoct talking points, coordinate messaging, and hatch plans for “a 30 front war seeking to fundamentally trans. . George H.W.

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

Speaking Of...

There are a lot off issues that need attention in PA, but surely one of the biggest priorities must be ensuring that schools have the ability/wherewithal to offer the programs that are needed for students to meet state educational standards. If the bill passes, charter schools will need to conduct open meetings and comply with the Public Official and Employee Ethics Act.

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