The Rhetorical Genius of Muhammad Ali

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Born Cassius Marcellus Clay in Louisville, Kentucky. The world has lost a legend. A boxing legend, a sporting legend, a human legend. Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74. Ali gained worldwide attention in 1960 when, at the age … Continue reading → Rhetoric Antimetabole Asyndeton metaphor Muhammad Ali Polysyndeton public speaking rhetoric

The Rhetorical Genius of Muhammad Ali

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Born Cassius Marcellus Clay in Louisville, Kentucky. The world has lost a legend. A boxing legend, a sporting legend, a human legend. Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74. Ali gained worldwide attention in 1960 when, at the age … Continue reading → Rhetoric Antimetabole Asyndeton metaphor Muhammad Ali Polysyndeton public speaking rhetoric

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Mine That Bird, Calvin Borel and What the Kentucky Derby Can Teach Us about Public Speaking

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I’m a horse racing fan and especially love the Kentucky Derby. But at last Saturday’s Kentucky Derby I found myself fixated on jockey, Calvin Borel. . Tags: Confidence Building Speaking Tips Calvin Borel Horse Kentucky Derby Physical Presence Strategy

Lessons about Stage Fright from the Kentucky Derby Announcer

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This year, Tom Durkin, who has called the Kentucky Derby and the Triple Crown horse races on network TV has decided not to renew his contract on NBC Sports. The interviewer then brings up the 2009 Kentucky Derby, where a horse comes out of nowhere and wins. performance anxiety NPR Kentucky Derby Tom Durkin All Things Considered

Roger Ailes Tried to Convince Petraeus to Run for President…Rupert Murdoch Would “Bankroll” It

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Public Speaking - Lost In Translation Humor

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Also in Chinese, the Kentucky Fried Chicken slogan "finger-lickin' good" came out as "eat your fingers off." Scandinavian vacuum manufacturer Electrolux used the following in an American ad campaign: "Nothing sucks like an Electrolux." The name Coca-Cola in China was first rendered as Ke-kou-ke-la.

Careers - Job Number-One Is Staying Alive

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Kentucky, for example, there was a cluster of lawyer suicides. Another tragedy has occurred in the legal sector. The bell tolls for all of us. A native of India and a partner at Davis Polk, Kirtee Kapoor was killed by a train in San Mateo, California.

FUN! When It Pulls Revelers toward Death

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On Memorial Day in 1997, 165 died in the Beverley Hills Supper Club in Southgate, Kentucky. On February 20, 2003, about 11 P.M., the Great White concert pyrotechnics ignited flammable foam used to soundproofing. The setting was the crowded Station nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island.

Whistle-Blowing - Elite & Street

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The one expert who responded to Rubino has been University of Kentucky law professor, Richard Underwood. Let's cut to the chase. On Reddit, the 1L at the University of Virginia Law School alleges that a classmate has a Sugar Daddy who is a married lawyer.

Professions with High Suicide Rates - Ervin Gonzalez

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Some recall the cluster suicides of middle aged lawyers in Kentucky. Respected member of the Miami, Florida legal community, Ervin Gonzalez , 57, is dead. That death is being investigated as a suicide.

Contest Results: Official Book/Movie/Song

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Kentucky: The Horse Whisperer. It’s time for the results of the Official State Book/Movie/Song contest. The top lines are listed below. New joke contests are announced on the first of the month. Our subscribers submitted the Official Books, Movies, and Songs for the different states. Not REAL ones. Just ones they came up with using their creativity. The next contest is November 1, 2014. Here are the top lines from this month’s contest. ** FIRST PLACE **. OFFICIAL STATE BOOK.

Speaking with Your Customers-Case in Point

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On a rare sick day this weekend I had some screen time and stumbled across this video segment that caught my attention: [link] Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack met people (his customers) from Kentucky who have directly benefited from stimulus funding, and talked to them about their programs and life situations. I learned that Kentucky has a higher unemployment rate than the national average, which is why financial support is so important now.

Kenneth Freeling's Suicide Leaves Us with 2 Questions

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A few years ago there was even the cluster phenomenon of suicides among Kentucky lawyers. Two issues grab us by the throat when we find out that Kenneth Freeling has committed suicide. He leaped from his Manhattan apartment building.

Suicide: Epidemic among KY lawyers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Kentucky Bar Association is shaken to the core.    Since 2010, there has been an epidemic of suicide among middle-aged male trial lawyers.    Of course, there's a search for the reason why.    Since none of them has come and explained himself, that's pure speculation.

Joke Contest Results — State Slogans

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Kentucky: Southern Comfort. Our State Slogans theme was inspired by long-time subscriber and funny guy Sol Morrison, Santa Barbara, California. New Joke contests are annonced on the first of each month. Look for the next contest on October 1, 2014. Here are the top lines selected by our panel of judges (speakers and improv players). The Theme: State Slogans. ** FIRST PLACE **. California: All Shook Up. Terry Wall, Washington Township, New Jersey. ** SECOND PLACE **. Washington: Like rain?

Xanax: Public Relations can run contest on rebranding pain as +

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  This time it's Xanax and it made itself into the influential THE NEW YORK TIMES because a clinic in Louisville, Kentucky shut down prescribing it. No new story in America, an anti-anxiety medication has been fingered for abuse by users. 

Joke Contest Results — Comedy Across the Globe

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Kentucky Comedy: The jokes get funnier with each shot of bourbon. 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). Exercise your humor skills in next month’s contest which will be announced on January 1 , 2015. Past contests. Here are the top lines for this month. ** FIRST PLACE **.

Important Stories I’m Following Now

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Christie: Paul should ‘start cutting pork barrel spending he brings to Kentucky’ – The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room. Christie: Paul should ‘start cutting pork barrel spending he brings to Kentucky’ – The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room New Jersey Gov. Maybe he should start cutting the pork barrel spending he brings home to Kentucky,” Christie said at a press conference announcing monetary grants for homeowners affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Great Public Speaking: Places

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Besides cities and roads, you have at your disposal an unlimited number of funny names related to restaurants, hotels and stores like Pigly Wiggly, Kangaroo Katies, Motel 6, The Colonels Kentucky Fried Chicken, and K Mart. Some places are simply funnier than others. Cleveland is funny. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, is funny. I live just off Goodluck Road. That's funny. My computer consultant used to live on Easy Street in Temple Hills, Maryland. That's funny.

Interview: Phillip Van Hooser - President, National Speakers Association

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That didn't happen, but he did became enamored with natural orators: the preachers, teachers and politicians of his Kentucky childhood. “We must always remember that the act of speaking professionally is only a part of our individual journeys. It is not a destination.&#.

Interview: Phillip Van Hooser - President, National Speakers Association

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

That didn't happen, but he did became enamored with natural orators: the preachers, teachers and politicians of his Kentucky childhood. “We must always remember that the act of speaking professionally is only a part of our individual journeys. It is not a destination.&#.

Cartoon Caption Contest Results

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It’s time for the top captions in our May Cartoon Caption Contest featuring the artwork of Dan Rosandich. For the first time, our top three captions all came from the same state! New Cartoon Caption Contests are announced at the start of the month (alternating months).

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Three Steps To A Joke

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is tricked into thinking that the answer couldn’t be the obvious one, but must certainly be a clever or tricky one (such as, to avoid walking by Kentucky Fried Chicken). Here’s a methodical way of creating a joke. It’s a three-step process. Even if you never formally use this process, understanding it will give you insight into the inner-workings of a joke. 1. The Connection. 2. The Conceal. 3. The Reveal. The Connection.

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 13, 2013: Forbes: Charter School Gravy Train Runs Express To Fat City (using “other people’s money”)

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They’re not going to be drilling for it in Kentucky.”