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.

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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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

Romney Claims of Bipartisanship as Governor Face Challenge – NY Times

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

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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.

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The Presidential Debates: Round 1. Our Analysis

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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.

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."

Presenters, Be Thankful For These 4 Things

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In the early 1600s around Plymouth, Massachusetts the pilgrims observed days of thanksgiving to offer gratitude for the bountiful harvests. Some 400 years later we celebrate a day of Thanksgiving to offer gratitude for our bounty -- friends, family, good health and good fortune.

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.

Famous Speech Friday: Lupita Nyong'o on following your fear

The Eloquent Woman

And in late 2014, she tackled a more challenging speaker role, as keynote speaker at the Massachusetts Conference for Women. Oscar winner Lupita Nyong''o has already made her mark as an actor, as a style icon, and as a public speaker.

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The Top 5 Communications Lessons from 2010

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  For example, Scott Brown won the by-election in Massachusetts not only because he was an effective communicator, but also because his opponent, Martha Coakley, was ineffective, and managed to insult not only Massachusetts voters, but also Red Sox fans, something you don’t do in the Bay State.  One last item to tick off the list for last year before I get fully up to speed in 2011:  who were the best communicators in 2010 – and why? 

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Tuning yourself mindfully: What meditation can do for public speakers

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Kabat-Zinn, author of many books and recordings about mindfulness meditation, including Wherever You Go, There You Are , is an emeritus professor of medicine at the University of Massachusetts medical school.

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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.

Famous Speech Friday: Angelina Grimké's 1838 speech at Pennsylvania Hall

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Angelina Grimké was the first woman in the United States to address a legislative body, testifying about slavery in 1838 before the Massachusetts State Legislature.

How Rush Limbaugh is helping me celebrate Women's History Month

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Elizabeth Warren, currently a candidate for the Massachusetts state senate, was called a whore by a heckler in November. I have to confess: I struggle with Women's History Month. Every year when March rolls around, I'm reminded how tough it is to write about an issue like women and public speaking when, as Kathleen Hall Jamieson so succinctly put it, "History has many themes. One of them is that women should be quiet." Not a great start for a post celebrating the month, but true.

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.

World Champion Speakers

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

Sins of Sons, Well-Being of Parents - Cameron McDermott, Andrew Bachman

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This reminds us of the situation of Boston, Massachusetts entrepreneurial millennial Andrew Bachman.  The New York Post refers to Carmeron McDermott, 31, as a preppy trust-fund kid in the headline. So, of course, we are all going to be all-eyeballs.

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

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?

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? 

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.

AirBnb Vs. Small Town America

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Take Lynnfield, Massachusetts. Airbnb is usually associated with large urban areas. There, motivation is high to get a deal on lodging for a short-term stay. Hotels can run into the hundreds of dollars per night. 

FUN! When It Pulls Revelers toward Death

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

During the Boston, Massachusetts Cocoanut Grove fire on November 28, 1942, 400 had died. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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).

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.

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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." 

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.

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.

MASS - Lots of Blame To Go Around

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The political sites will have server-crash tonight when the winner in the Massachusetts U.S. Senate race is announced.    It will likely be GOP Scott Brown and the blame game has already started among the Democrats.    Democrat state attorney general Martha Coakley is blaming the White House and the Democratic National Committee.    That list of miscreants will be expanded. 

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.

Being the Runner Up

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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.

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. 

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.