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St. Mary's College of Maryland: Bring in the branding experts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Mary's College of Maryland, the board will bring in a branding expert.  Although most of the institutions are still non-profit, higher education is big business in America and one of its growing exports.    So, we can expect with the enrollment crisis at St.   Recently, as the WASHINGTON POST reports, the president Joseph R. Urgo resigned.    The freshman class for the 2013-2014 academic year is short about 100 students. 

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Tragedy Again Strikes Kennedy Family - RFK's Granddaughter, Her Son Declared Drowned

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Gideon McKean and his friends were knocking around a ball near Chesapeake Bay in Annapolis, Maryland. This most recent for the Kennedy family started out in a playful manner. He was the son of the granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean and daughter of former MD Lt. Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend. The latter is the daughter of Robert and niece of John F. Kennedy. The ball blew into the water. Mother and son jumped into a nearby canoe to retrieve it.

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Mystery Shoppers Hit Rentals

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As this Baltimore, Maryland help-wanted indicates, there is a demand for those who pose as prospective apartment renters. Yes, it's still Landlord Nation. The property owners establish the terms and conditions for leasing. In addition, most states put no caps on the percentage the rent can be increased when the lease is renewed. But, that playing field is being infiltrated with spies. Emerging is the version of the retail Mystery Shopper.

2020 40

3rd Rail in All Professions - Brett Kavanaugh's Nomination Brushes Up Against It

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The nominee had attended Georgetown Preparatory School in Maryland. "Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein sent a letter to the feds that reportedly included allegations of sexual misconduct between Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and a woman when they were both in high school."  "  - Bob Fredericks, the New York Post, September 13, 2018. Here is the entire article. In all lines of business, including politics, sexual misconduct has become the third rail.

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How to be a Profitable Thought Leader with Mary Ellen Slayter

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She has a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland and a B.S. On this episode of the Wealthy Speaker Podcast we are talking with Mary Ellen Slayter about developing content. Mary Ellen will share her ideas on how to create content while working to keep it authentic and engaging …helping to make you a thought leader in your industry. Mary Ellen is the CEO of Rep Cap as well […].

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Alum news

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An alum of “The Business of Six-Figure Speechwriting” workshop, Stanley Dambroski, PhD, has been teaching a course on ”Communication and Gender” at the University of Maryland. . His course analyzes individual, cultural, and media influences on gender roles and communication styles (in both personal and professional relationships

Theft at Jenna's. Maybe they wanted photos of dad

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  So maybe the miscreants who broke into Jenna Bush Hager's Baltimore, Maryland home were longing for some special photos of her dad George W. It's around Father's Day, after all.  All we know for sure is that a few bikes, worth about $3000, were reported stolen.    Tags: Politics

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Hired Burson-Marsteller on Oct. 10, 2014

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  As Hazley reports, the two nurses have been transferred to hospitals in Georgia and Maryland for ongoing treatment.  Even before the Ebola crisis at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital worsened, the healthcare facility had hired brandname public relations agency Burson-Marsteller. That was October 10th. Here is coverage of that development in Odwyerpr.com by Greg Hazley.

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Alum news: writing speeches for Lt Gov

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My congratulations to Erica Nash-Thomas, who has been selected to be the Senior Speechwriter for Maryland’s Lieutenant Governor. Erica has attended several of my speechwriting seminars over the past decade, and I know her work well. She’ll contribute much to her new post

Speaking tips from "Serial"

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She did the first, or at least one of the first, DNA cases in Maryland. I finally got around to finishing the original season of the podcast "Serial," in which the case of convicted murder Adnan Syed is re-evaluated in detail by investigative journalist Sarah Koenig. I had listened to the first four episodes on a road trip last year, but never picked it up again.

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Line-Cutter Kevin Davis Is Dead - Everything I Need to Stay Alive I Learned on Mean Streets of New York

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  And, now we know: Not in Maryland, either. You  don't  cut the line. Not in New York.  If you are insane or suffer from extreme self-destructiveness and do cut the line, punishment may be immediate. Yes, you could get beat up and die. Or the penalty will be dished out later, as in being jumped or your windshield smashed a month later for seemingly no reason. 

2019 40

Suicide by Cop Mutates into Suicide by Media

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

New York time in Aberdeen, Maryland. The media will give more than 15 minutes of fame, then it will facilitate suicide.    That seems to sum up the kind of phenomenon which has played out yet again. This time it began a bit after 9:00 A.M. As usual, there were multiple fatalities and multiple injuries. The surprise was that the alleged shooter is still alive. It was a she. And she is in critical condition. 

2018 40

Lessons from the Podium

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As a lecturer on public speaking at the University of Maryland and Harvard Extension School, Cohen clearly knows his stuff and could undoubtedly have written more. Last year, Stephen D. Cohen, author of Lessons from the Podium , kindly sent me a copy of his book. A hectic schedule and already-bulging reading list kept me from getting to it until recently. Lessons from the Podium is a quick read.

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Was It a Cultural Bad Fit? - "Joseph Mott v. Accenture"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

District Court for the District of Maryland ruled that the firing was a result of "poor communications skills, aggressive emails to his boss, and a resistance to change following a reorganization." The red flag in this kind of supposed age discrimination lawsuit is this: The plaintiff Joseph Mott was 61 years old when hired as an in-house lawyer role by management consulting firm Accenture. Yet, in his lawsuit he contends he was terminated for age discrimination.

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Martin O'Malley - Lots Going For Him

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

His current job as Governor of Maryland generates myriad opportunities for media to interview him about the crisis in Baltimore. Those in the Anyone-But-Hillary camp now have Martin O'Malley. They will probably pull out all stops to fundraise and maximize media opportunities. But O'Malley has lots more going for him than that. At the top of the list is his age. He is 50 years old versus Hillary Clinton's 65.

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During Harvey, All Heart for Man's Best Friend - But Many Still Need New Homes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

My sources in Baltimore, Maryland, tell me that shipments of those homeless animals are already arriving in the local shelters. Loyalty and unconditional love are rewarded. Even in the life-and-death situations created by Harvey. Members of the media keep posting about how residents in the flooded areas are risking their lives and taking on extra burdens to rescue pets. There are those who refuse to leave without their dogs or cats. 

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Alum success: Vital Speeches of the Day

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The title of his speech? “How Johnny Can Write&# (delivered at the University of Maryland My March issue of Vital Speeches of the Day has just arrived, and I was delighted to see that it includes a speech given by Stanley Dambroski, federal government speechwriter and educator. Stanley has attended all four of my speechwriting seminars, and it’s a pleasure to see this recognition of his work.

Sober, But Isolated: What Do We Do?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I thank the AA club in Bethesda, Maryland for tutoring me about the tools to live life on life's terms, even when those terms seem, as with now, nutty. The New York Daily News nailed it: Self-quarantine, along with the cancellation of many Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, is tough on sobriety. After all, alcoholism has been called "The Disease of Isolation." " The long version of that is that alcoholism wants us alone and there we will die.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

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Last week, we shared 3 easy, evidenced-based ways to calm your speaking nerves , and our Famous Speech Friday looked at Maryland State Attorney Marilyn Mosby and her statement on the Freddie Gray homicide. Fans of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook see links to good reads, resources and ideas from other sources there, in addition to posts from the blog. But you won't miss a thing, since I'm summarizing that extra content and putting it here on the blog for all readers to see.

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where to catch me next

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While the details for registration aren't yet available online, I'll be speaking to the Tech Council of Maryland on January 15 about how to use social media for professional networking -- something every would-be speaker should consider -- and to the Capital Communicators Group in Washington, DC, also early in 2009, on social media as a communications tool.

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The Oddball Romantic Attraction to Murderers Behind Bars - Ted Bundy, Menendez Bros, Jodi Arias, Now Lee Boyd Malvo

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He is serving several life terms both in VA and in Maryland. Prison bars not only can't keep out love - the old-fashioned married kind. Being imprisoned can up the odds of being pursued. Law & Crime reports that infamous DC sniper Lee Boyd Malvo has married whom sources observe is a "wonderful woman." " Although Malvo's new wife's identity is being kept confidential, here's what is known.

2020 40

Key, Annapolis, MD - This Time the School for Scandal Isn't in New England

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Private school Key, based in Annapolis, Maryland, has joined the growing list of upscale educational institutions where there have been allegations of sexual abuse of students by faculty.    For the upper classes, tuition costs $28,000 per year. Justin Wm. Moyer reports in The Washington Pos t that two lawyers are investigating the allegations by seven students of sexual misconduct by their teachers in the 1970s.

2018 40

City Apartments - Today The Seinfeld Bunch Would Be Commuting Out Of City To Work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For example, in Baltimore, Maryland, only one in five jobs which city residents work at are based within the city. "The result of this mismatch between urban living and urban employment is a new culture of city life, where leisure is king and work - outside of restaurants, stores and bars - is nowhere to be seen." 

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

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This is what power looks like: "The first feature article on me after I was elected lieutenant governor of Maryland criticized me for not wearing rouge (in reality it was there, just faded); the second one castigated me for wearing flats. If you want to keep up with my wide-ranging reading list about women and speaking in real time, follow The Eloquent Woman on Facebook where these links are posted all week long--or just head here on Mondays, where I summarize them all for you.

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Retirement Communities - SAGECare Certification and More

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The Washington Post reports that SAGECare has begun to be active in the more conservative Maryland/Virginia region.  Members of the LGBT community worry about feeling "safe" if and when they relocate to a retirement development. After all, they remember vividly the era in which an alternate sexual orientation was best kept under wraps.    In liberal states, SAGECare has been able to certify about 300 retirement facilities as okay for LGBTs to settle in.

Retirement Communities - SAGECare Certification and More

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The Washington Post reports that SAGECare has begun to be active in the more conservative Maryland/Virginia region.  Members of the LGBT community worry about feeling "safe" if and when they relocate to a retirement development. After all, they remember vividly the era in which an alternate sexual orientation was best kept under wraps.    In liberal states, SAGECare has been able to certify about 300 retirement facilities as okay for LGBTs to settle in.

Famous Speech Friday: Marilyn Mosby on Freddie Gray homicide

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Both those revelations would bring to a climax a week of violent protests in Baltimore, Maryland, and in cities around the U.S. At 35, she's the youngest chief prosecutor in a major American city, and just four months into her elected post. She had the task of making two announcements: That the recent death in police custody of a 25-year-old black man named Freddie Gray was considered a homicide, and that she would be bringing charges against the police officers involved.

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The End of Human-to-Human Communications

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

She went into her account about how she had a flat a few miles from her house and in Maryland they have official Good Samaritans to cruise and help those in that kind of pickle.  Research by LinkAKC found that more than 80% of us humans depend on our dogs for our mental health needs.    And, in this era of extreme narcissism when we need someone, anyone to listen, more than 80% turn to our dogs. Here is the coverage of that survey. These findings should be no surprise.

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My Road Trip

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Took a driving trip through Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia, visiting some Civil War battle sights and museums. Maryland, though technically part of the USA during the Civil War, is really, as a friend reminded me, part of the South in many ways. A scene from Antietam National Battlefield, "Bloody Lane" and Pennsylvania monument. Looks remarkably like this in 2008, due to the efforts of battlefield preservationists.

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Lessons from Broken Arrow, OK - What If Petit Family Had Been Armed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In tony neighbors, such as gentrified sections of Baltimore, Maryland, there are walk-ins. The memory of the fatal home invasion of the Petit household, Cheshire, Connecticut, is stuck in our consciousness. The mother and two young daughters were murdered. It was during the day. The father William Petit, who survived a brutal beating, still has nightmares. He fears that he won't be able to protect his new family, which includes a toddler son.

2017 40

Sisterhood, Without the Politics - The New Family

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Another - Kay Prezio - bunks in Baltimore, Maryland, but comes West now and then. The idea of sisterhood was introduced during the second wave of feminism. Essentially it was political.    Instead of the world continuing to be entirely a man's, we and our sisters were told that we could re-make it into an entity in which we also had power. And that we did. That was the 1970s. We were young. We were on the way to the top of corporations.

2016 43

"It's All About the Dress" by Vicky Tiel - How to get to the top and, more importantly, stay there

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  She grew up in a suburb of Maryland where those government spooks and military types lived.  International clothes designer Vicky Tiel made it quickly, right after she graduated from Parsons.    Usually that would have ended up as a genius who peaked too soon and self-destructed or just went out of style. How she did is a story she tells in her book "It's All About the Dress: What I learned in forty years about men, women, sex, and fashion." 

Kass Prezio - Connecting the Dots on Those "Moments"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Since Christmas 2015, Kass Prezio, now based in Baltimore, Maryland, has been helping me sort through the contents of that storage unit. The meme of this second decade of the 21st century is: moments. Twitter captures them in text and photos. It even has a section marked that way. Selfies give our moments visual power. And, smart marketers such as kglobal public affairs blur the line between personal and professional moments, especially on Facebook.

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Great Public Speaking: Places

Great Public Speaking

My computer consultant used to live on Easy Street in Temple Hills, Maryland. Now, I'm going to open the street map for Lanham, Maryland, where this brilliant article is being created. Some places are simply funnier than others. Cleveland is funny. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, is funny. I live just off Goodluck Road. That's funny. That's funny. It was hard to find him because people were always stealing the sign, and it's not easy to steal an Easy Street sign.

Not Doing The Full HuffingtonPost: This Journalism Internship Pays $10 an Hour

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Well, a midsized law firm in Bethesda, Maryland isn't pulling a HufftingtonPost. Thousands of journalism hopefuls are feeling mighty foolish.    There they were laboring in their trusty leader's vineyard, passionate about the liberal message.    Unpaid?    At that time, that didn't matter much.    They had hope.        Then the trusty leader Arianna Huffington sold the vineyard to AOL for $300 million+. 

This Week in History: Government

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Events from July 27 through August 1 : 1779 Birthday (8/1, in Maryland) of Francis Scott Key, who wrote “The Star-Spangled Banner&#. 1789 Congress established the Department of Foreign Affairs (the State Department). 1790 The first U.S. patent was issued. 1790 The first U.S. census began. 1858 Abraham Lincoln agreed to the debate terms that were proposed by Stephen Douglas (senatorial campaign in Illinois). 1921 Birthday of Whitney M. Young, Jr.

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She’s currently writing a history of the Psychiatry Department at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. . Pat McNees, who has attended my Advanced and Master speechwriting seminars, will present a session at the Association of Personal Historians conference. .

Public Speaking: Bounce Around

Great Public Speaking

It was a three hour afternoon session on Martin Luther King day in Baltimore, Maryland. I recently had one of the toughest speeches of my career. It was difficult for many reasons, but one of the most trying was that the audience consisted of all the employees of one company. They ranged from the lowest level to the highest level in the company. When you have all managers or all executives, it is relatively easy to hone in on their interests and concerns.