Democrat Elizabeth Warren has defeated Republican Sen. Scott Brown in the Massachusetts Senate race

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In Morning Joe Interview, Obama Talks Libya, Debt, And Ideas ‘I Stole From A Massachusetts Governor’

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Don't Cry Massachusetts For Scott Brown

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Scott Brown is not one of the five defendants in Andrea Tantaros' sexual harassment lawsuit. But he is mentioned in that complaint about what sex-related antics allegedly went down at Fox News.

Newtown, Connecticut: It could become tourist mecca like Salem, Massachusetts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This is a capitalist society so some alert entrepreneurs could spot the tourism potential in Newtown, Connecticut just as they did in Salem, Massachusetts

How You Can Profit from the Massachusetts Gubernatorial Race

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

Here in Massachusetts, we have a gubernatorial race that is an object lesson for students of public speaking everywhere.    The result is that annoying nasal sound that has made this campaign seem inordinately long to voters in Massachusetts.     More importantly, perhaps, the voters of Massachusetts would be far happier listening to them speak. 

Romney Claims of Bipartisanship as Governor Face Challenge – NY Times

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2012 56

Harvard University - Job Opening As Director Of Communications

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now, the plum is an opening in the Department of Public Affairs at Harvard, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The last time I posted a help-wanted in communications on this blog was for an opportunity at The Economist. To me, that was a job to die for.

2015 60

Maryanne Kremer - Clairvoyant and Wise Friend

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Together, the three of us took the pilgrimage to Salem, Massachusetts. Before the Jersey Shore became a version of the Long Island Hamptons, it nurtured a small clairvoyant community. Their unofficial headquarters was in Point Pleasant. There Maryanne Schmidt Kremer maintained a presence.

2018 56

Fun Friday: Miss America introductions

Speak Schmeak

I''m Taylor Kinzler, Miss Massachusetts." I never managed to post this in January, but it''s a perfect video for a Fun Friday! The Miss America pageant figured out a way to make 53 introductions fun, engaging and quick (just over ten minutes)! Enjoy the short video.

James Comey - Hexed?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There are several in Salem, Massachusetts.  Perhaps James Comey has been victim of a spell cast on him. Not only did he lose his powerful position as F.B.I. director. Last January, report the Daily Mail , he took a $500k hit on the sale of his Westport, Connecticut house.

2017 52

Suicide Prevention - Connecting the Dots in Different Ways

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last August 27th, the body of Bruce Wickersham was discovered in southern Massachusetts. Recently, reports Meghan Tribe at Law.com , his death, at age 54, was ruled a suicide. He had been a partner at the Boston office of DLA Piper.

2018 52

Mitt Romney Bobs and Weaves: Mike Bako on Wall Street Journal Radio

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Mitt Romney’s rivals for the Republicanpresidential nominationlaid into him during a heated debate Tuesday night, accusing him of a lack of commitmentto conservative values and attacking the health-care overhaul he shepherdedinto law as Massachusetts governor.

World Champion Speakers

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Loghandran (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) Second Runner up--Katherine Morrison (Massachusetts) What can we learn from these champions?

2008 52

Iowa Caucus: Mitt Romney Wins Squeaker Over Rick Santorum. Mike Bako on Headline News

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Mike Bako on Headline News: It came down to a razor-slim margin of votes Tuesday night (January 3) between former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and former Senator Rick Santorum. Romney came out on top after running in a tie with Santorum at 25 percent of the vote for much of the night, winning the Iowa [.]. Analysis Crisis Communications Government & Politics News Press Room Video headline news mike bako Mitt Romney Ron Paul

Cambridge, MA - Major Step for Shutting Down Puppy Mills

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If puppy mills in New England can't sell their products (ranging from dogs to gerbils) in stores in classy Cambridge, Massachusetts, they might decide to shut down. 

2017 52

Mobile Crammers, Victims, and The Ghostwriter

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

During the summer of 2013, just a few months before the Federal Trade Commission called him in for questioning, I commuted from Connecticut to his penthouse apartment in Boston, Massachusetts. Every technology seems to generate new types of scams.

The Presidential Debates: Round 1. Our Analysis

The Presenter's Blog

Finally however, the reason Romney gets full points, was that he ended with talking about his pride in how he created the Massachusetts health care program while he was that state’s Governor, and strongly framed it as being an example of cascading more power to the states.

The Enigma of Compulsion - Ted Bundy's Story Might Provide Insight into Anthony Weiner's Struggle

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In May 2019, Anthony Weiner may be released from federal prison in Devers, Massachusetts. That would be three months earlier than his 21-month sentence required. The reason is good conduct. Here are more details from the New York Post.

2018 52

Fortune 500 - Use of Blogs, Social Media Declines

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No reason is given by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Marketing Research for the decline in the use of blogs and social media by the Fortune 500.

2016 63

Joe Kennedy III Establishes Meme of Midterm Elections with "This Is Not Right"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Joe Kennedy III, grandson of Robert Kennedy, stole Donald Trump's thunder (which endured 70 minutes) with a short talk in Fall River, Massachusetts.

2018 52

Elizabeth Warren - Megawatt Celebrity Doesn't Necessarily Mean Electability

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Warren has a lot of grassroots outreach to do with voters in Massachusetts. Elizabeth Warren , like Hillary Clinton, has achieved megawatt celebrity status. Just about everyone knows her name. But stardom doesn't necessarily translate into electability. Clinton lost Campaign 2016.

2017 52

Speechwriter - Author

Joan Detz Speaker Services

She has speechwriting credits from South Africa to Massachusetts. Congratulations to political journalist and speechwriter Charlene Smith for her biography of Nelson Mandela. Charlene had her first face-to-face interview with Nelson Mandela on his third day in prison. This authorized biography contains a foreword by Nobel Peace prize-winner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu. . I met Charlene when I conducted a speechwriting workshop for ASJA (the American Society of Journalists and Authors).

Roman Catholic Church - Has It Caused a Public Nuisance in (too many) States

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That kind of story first broke in Massachusetts. Yet another disclosure of Roman Catholic clergy sexual abuse of children. Today, the setting had been six counties in Pennsylvania. Over decades, there had been the abuse of 1,000 children by 300 priests, along with coverups.

2018 52

Christopher McCowen - Public Relations Push for New Trial

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Eventually, the Truro, Massachusetts trash collector - Christopher McCowen - was convicted of murder and more. She was a brandname fashion writer for glam publications such as Elle. Her father was a Harvard-educated lawyer.

2017 52

Addiction Meme - No Joke in MA

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But, in Massachusetts, addiction is no joke. For too long humor has taken the form of saying one is "addicted to a certain television series such as "Breaking Bad" or food like Doritos. The expected response is laughter.

2016 56

Vanessa Marcotte, Karina Vetrano - Lookalike Victims of Serial Killer?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As the Daily Mail reports, Massachusetts law enforcement is not ruling out the possibility that Vanessa Marcotte and Karina Vetrano were killed by the same person. Could there be a jogger serial killer along the Northeast Corridor?

2016 52

Vanessa Marcotte, 2nd Female Jogging Alone, Murdered

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A Google employee based in New York City, she had been jogging by herself near her mother's house is Princeton, Massachusetts. Have being a female and jogging alone become reckless behavior? Or, should the accountability for two recent murders fall on public safety officials? 

2016 52

Tourism - Selling Experience, Not Scenery

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The "witch shop" in Salem, Massachusetts takes tourists in the back and trains them to conjure up their own spirit guides. "The Pine Tree State kicked off a review of its tourism PR account on Oct. 2, putting the mid-six figure account in play for the second time in two years." 

2014 69

Staples, Tech & Small Business - Mahria Barango To The Rescue

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 I ask the powers that be at Staples headquarters in Massachusetts to recognize Barango's outstanding customer service.  Yesterday was my first tech crisis in my new location - Tucson, Arizona.  The client wanted documents scanned.

2014 72

RFK Family Mischief - How Quaint

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Kennedy aura has hovered again in Barnstable, Massachusetts. An arrest of two members of the Robert F. Kennedy dynasty for loud partying brought us back to a more simple time. That was the early 1960s and the emergence of the Kennedy dynasty.

2017 52

It's Brown: Will Dobbs Be Next?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Senate seat by a significant margin in Massachusetts: 53% to his Democratic opponent's 46%.    This Massachusetts earthquake is already affecting influence and power Inside the Beltway.  GOP previous-unknown Scott Brown won  a U.S.   The Democratic hold on the U.S. Senate has taken a hit.    The President, only one year into his first term, has been delivered a nasty message from the people about his seeming socialistic policies. Political

Time Zones Matter - A Lot

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, it's puzzling why Charlie Baker, who is the governor of Massachusetts, wants to opt out of the annual ritual of daylight savings time. As the followers of Donald Trump well know: Gov over-regulates.

2016 61

Nicholas Paggi - The Hacking Mindset

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That has been a quest among many associated with that STEM-oriented institution of higher learning in Cambridge, Massachusetts.   What generations before him called a "prank," Millennial IT expert and MIT alumnus - Nicholas Paggi - thought of as "hacking."

2017 52

Salem, MA = Big Brandname In Mysticism, But.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tomorrow there may or may not be surge pricing in Salem, Massachusetts. If the witches and wizards want to exploit the fact that Salem is the big brandname in mysticism, they can get away with it. Over the years visitors to Salem like myself not only gladly ponied up the money.

2015 68

President Trump Blows It with Over-Used Buzzphrase "Witch Hunt"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Witch hunt" should be buried along with those who had been convicted of being witches in colonial Salem, Massachusetts. At a time when the new U.S. attorney general Jeff Sessions needs top-level support, the president Donald Trump blows it.

2017 52

Contract Drivers v. Uber - It's back to the drawing board

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Uber Technologies" as well as a similar class action suit in Massachusetts. No surprise, U.S. District Judge Edward Chen rejected the proposed $100 million settlement in class action "O'Connor v.

Salem 1692 - Yet Happy-Valley View of Human Nature Dominates U.S.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

During nine months in 1692, in Salem, Massachusetts, 20 people were murdered by the state. They were convicted of being witches or wizards. Nineteen were hanged. One was crushed to death.

2016 56

Lawsuit against J. Walter Thompson - Seeming setback for defendants in courts of public opinion and law

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In CA and Massachusetts, Uber has tried to avoid that by settling with the contract drivers today. "Lawyers for J. Walter Thompson Chief Communications Officer Erin Johnson have posted online a redacted video of former Chief Executive Gustavo Martinez making a joke about rape.

2016 75

The Most Talked About Super Bowl Commercial Was a Presentation in Disguise

Duarte Blog

The spot was the most talked about commercial of this year’s crop, according to Bluefin Labs , a Massachusetts–based company measures the impact of television via social media. During Sunday’s Super Bowl, a presentation went undercover, posing as a commercial.

2013 113

Being the Runner Up

Speaking Of...

Vikas Jhingran , a 34-year-old Toastmaster and doctoral candidate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology ( MIT ) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, emerged victorious and claimed the title of 2007 World Champion of Public Speaking.

2007 52

Competing - Leverage Game Theory

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For example, when submitting a proposal for the tourist account for Salem, Massachusetts you don't simply present your credentials. Way back when he was a student at Oxford in England, media tycoon Rupert Murdoch was exposed to game theory.

2015 65

Post-PA Clergy Sex Abuse Scandal. - Branding of All Roman Catholic Institutions In-Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Many recall when The Boston Globe first outed sexual misconduct by clergy in Massachusetts. The odds are that shade has been thrown on all Roman Catholic institutions around the world.

2018 52

Travel Industry - Time For Spiritual Tourism (retro Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales")

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tucson, Arizona could be branded as the Salem, Massachusetts of the Southwest. Positioning and packaging that for its tourist industry can bring in mega revenue. 

2014 65