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." He did his own first responding and quickly regrouped to say "I'm sure people are covering." - "The day's oddest moment," according to Gonyea, belonged to New York Democratic Senator Hillary Clinton's opening remarks.

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

She opens her own industrial script agency and invites Peggy to be her partner. 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. And that's okay with him. He might have produced the most brilliant part of it. That will be what will become the iconic commercial about wishing to be able to give the world a Coke. As with "The Sopranos," there is an ambiguous ending.

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Analysis of a Speech by Janine Shepherd

Manner of Speaking

Recently, Janine told her story at a TEDx event in Kansas. A Powerful Opening. Moreover, the four sentences above are progressively shorter, giving the whole opening a nice rhythm. Lesson: Your opening is incredibly important. Janine Shepherd is one of those people whose picture should appear beneath the definition of “remarkable” in the dictionary.

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

Speak and Deliver

The best advice I found was ''Have a great opening, make three points with three stories, and have a great close - and be funny''. I picked it up on Audible, then on Kindle, and my eyes were opened to a whole new structure of writing keynotes. 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.

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Saying the Unexpected

Humor Power

The guest of honor at a roast opens with: “There are nights which turn out magical. A speaker receiving an award used the opening line: “I deserve this.” Who would have thought that a farm girl from Kansas would be the hit of the roast? This was not one of those nights.” ” The audience is expecting to hear: “This WAS one of those nights.” ” By saying the opposite, he uses the trigger of surprise.

Saying the Unexpected

Humor Power

The guest of honor at a roast opens with: “There are nights which turn out magical. A speaker receiving an award used the opening line: “I deserve this.” Who would have thought that a farm girl from Kansas would be the hit of the roast? This was not one of those nights.” ” The audience is expecting to hear: “This WAS one of those nights.” ” By saying the opposite, he uses the trigger of surprise.

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

DeFinis Communications

There were no opening statements, but there were closing statements—also delivered in one minute. 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?

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Observational Humor — Case Study #117

Humor Power

The wind was so strong it kept blowing the front door open. 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. We’ll look at Observational Humor, starting with the set-ups, the jokes, and a brief examination of what made the jokes funny.

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Joke Contest Results — Name That Drink

Humor Power

The next contest will open on January 1, 2014. 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. Set a resolution to improve your humor by entering the contest every month. ** FIRST PLACE **. The Charlton Heston: Served with the Ten Condiments. Tom Nee, Oak Park, Illinois. ** SECOND PLACE **.

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. The South Wind Women’s Center recently re-opened, four years after its owner Dr. George Tiller was shot and killed by an anti-abortion activist. George H.W. Bush: Shaving head was ‘right thing to do’ Former President George H.

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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...

If the bill passes, charter schools will need to conduct open meetings and comply with the Public Official and Employee Ethics Act. Under SB 1085, accountability measures for charters include: complying with the open meetings law, the open records law, and the ethics act; requiring more detailed reporting and disclosure; and undergoing an annual independent audit. Welcome and opening remarks 2:10 p.m.

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Michigan: Women's words as fuel

The Eloquent Woman

She spoke not only in arenas where her words were welcomed, but quite often in places where her message was openly mocked and opposed. She gave more than 300 speeches in one four-month period in Kansas, and even though the suffrage amendment failed there, leaders of the movement considered her work a great success. (Editor's note: We've asked some of our Twitter correspondents to contribute views on women speakers during Women's History Month.

I've Been Out.Speaking and Delivering

Speak and Deliver

In the span of two weeks, from having coffee with a friend who works at this company (we werent even meeting to talk about work) and finding out about the job opening for someone to take over a Denver territory, to the Friday I flew out of Spokane, I went from self-employed speaker/blogger working to hit it big to what amounts to a sales/spokesman for People to People. Louis, Kansas City, Phoenix, Flagstaff, and Tucson.