March Madness and the World Championship of Public Speaking

Speak and Deliver

Just as one of the four teams in the NCAA Tourney will eventually be considered the best, even if it''s Michigan State, with 11 losses, who gets hot at the right time. Craig Valentine Jim Key Jock Elliott March Madness Michigan State NCAA Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking

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Big 10 QB Kirk Cousins – The Heisman Speech

Matt Eventoff

There are many reasons why Michigan State Quarterback Kirk Cousins has a bright future – and his public speaking skill is one of them. Cousins delivered a Heisman-esque speech last week while addressing the annual Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon.

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University Crisis Management – Lessons from the Penn State Crisis

Matt Eventoff

Many colleges and universities (Stanford, UCLA, Duke, Notre Dame, Michigan, the Ivy’s, and many others) have unrivaled academic and athletic reputations. michigan ncaa crisis management notre dame penn state crisis penn state crisis communication Penn State crisis management princeton stanford university crisis communication university crisis communication plan university crisis management

Michigan Abortion Legislation Package Moves Forward

TJ Walker Interactive

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Michigan Car Parts CEO urges employees to vote against Obama? MSNBC

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized "Automobile (Industry)" "Barack Obama (US President)" Michigan auto parts supplier Car Parts ceo Lacks Enterprises Richard Lacks

A classic of barnstorming speechifying from Jennifer Granholm, former governor of Michigan

Max Atkinson

Compared with some of the speeches he made in the run-up to the last presidential election, Barack Obama's acceptance speech at last week's Democratic Convention deserved little more than a B-.

Lou Dobbs Is Wrong: “Forced Union Membership” Is Already Illegal

TJ Walker Interactive

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Campaign 2016 - Deja Vu Counterculture

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That was when the Counterculture moved from the Left Coast to Midwest Ann Arbor, Michigan campus of the University of Michigan. "Unsettled electorate gives a lift to antiestablishment candidates, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds."

To Catch a Liar

The Communication Blog

The article appears in Communication Currents and is written by Tim Levine from Michigan State. 6.15.2009 To Catch a Liar Heres an interesting update on the ever-present question: can you really tell when someone is lying? Categories: cues to lying , deception detection , lying 0comments: Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Loading.

"Blue Bloods" - We Like that the Reagans Don't Do Shrinks

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Multiple times a week, I shared my psychic pain at the University of Michigan Medical Center with David Harder. On "Blue Bloods," police commissioner Frank Reagan is suffering with a sustained bout of insomnia. In the middle of the work day, he sneaks out of his office, puts on sunglasses and enters a high-end building. In  In there is the typical objective and lacking warm shrink. From the get-go, Frank tells him that Reagans don't do those sorts of things.

2017 12

Executive Presentation Skills: Motivate Your Team

Matt Eventoff

Some backstory – Eric Thomas is a former high school dropout who is now a professor at Michigan State University, and is also the founder of The Advantage Program, an undergraduate retention program targeting academically high-risk students of color.

Presentation handouts: Yes or no, what kind, and when?

PowerPoint Tips

For example, a 2009 study at Western Michigan University looked at handout out a combination of visuals (such as slides), a detailed outline, and blanks added for students to take notes. Should you give out handouts? If so, what kind and when?

7 famous speeches from women with vocal verve in The Eloquent Woman Index

The Eloquent Woman

In Jennifer Granholm''s eulogy for Rosa Parks , you''ll hear the former Michigan governor drawing out words, popping her consonants with a preacher''s snap and sighing into the mic. Some speeches just seem to sing.

2014 22

Donald Trump & Extreme Power - He's the Man with the Jobs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That went on until I received my BA and went on to graduate school in Michigan. Donald Trump is an archetype: The Man with The Jobs. Add The Woman to that in the 21st century.). From the get-go, human beings, at least those who have to earn a living, are socialized to defer to that entity.

Motivate Your Team – 12 Presentation Lessons

Matt Eventoff

Some backstory – Eric Thomas is a former high school dropout who is now a professor at Michigan State University, and is also the founder of The Advantage Program, an undergraduate retention program targeting academically high-risk students of color.

2011 44

Books & Bookstores - Where Time Slows Down

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When my relatives and friends would come to university town Ann Arbor, Michigan, I lined up a bookstore a day to visit. The influential Vanity Fair devotes its prime "real estate" space on "Hive" to a bookstore. Yes, a bookstore. Not another aspect of Trumpism.

Eric Thomas – 10 Lessons on Motivational Speaking

Matt Eventoff

Some backstory – Eric Thomas is a former high school dropout who is now a professor at Michigan State University, and is also the founder of The Advantage Program, an undergraduate retention program targeting academically high-risk students of color.

Famous Speech Friday: Jennifer Granholm's 2005 tribute to Rosa Parks

The Eloquent Woman

And she's had plenty of practice, in her work as state attorney general and two-term governor of Michigan, and her new job as a cable TV host. We've said it before: Jennifer Granholm is a rock star of public speaking.

2005 24

When More is Less: The Presenter's Paradox


The addition of mildly favorable information dilutes the impact of highly favorable information in the eyes of evaluators,” says Stephen Garcia, an associate professor at the University of Michigan. Sometimes, more really is less. A study released last month revealed that gift givers tended to believe that giving more would always be perceived by the receiver in a more positive light than receiving less.

Our Demons - Don't Let Experts Attempt to Exorcise Them

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Harder at the University of Michigan Psychiatric Institute. Don't those driven by their demons often accomplish greatness in their fields. Shouldn't the goal be to keep those demons under control versus attempting to exorcise them?

PowerPoint Tip: Amazing pre-made animation effects

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

One of the people that always gets a lot of attention is Julie Terberg, a presentation designer from Michigan. At the end of this week I’ll be travelling to the Presentation Summit in Austin, Texas. It is the only gathering of presentation professionals and I look forward to seeing all of my colleagues and learning about the work they have been doing in the past year. Her makeovers session is always packed and she has our jaws dropping at what can be done with PowerPoint.

Greenwood Chevrolet, Austintown, Ohio - No, I Will Never Do Business There

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Detroit, Michigan, I worked full time at GM, which makes the Chevrolet brand, and at Chrysler. I am no newbie to the rough-and-tumble world of selling vehicles. As a communications consultant I had done work for Toyota and Nissan.

Economic Reality Become Binary

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, it's very good news to hear that Barbara McQuade has been hired as a professor of practice at her alma mater the University of Michigan Law School. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Gorsuch's Plagiarism - A Lawyer Is Trained Not To Do That

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" It certainly would have in the Freshman Composition one I taught at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Not what we major in, what we do with it

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Graduate it was the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.  No surprise, THE NEW YORK TIMES features yet another academic field of study which has few jobs at the end of the expensive degree-getting path. 

Daily Mail - Trump's Tweet Smackdown on Fiat Chrysler - 2,000 U.S. Jobs Created

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They will be in Michigan and Ohio. In graduate school at the University of Michigan, I was ranting about some of my classmates sucking up to a terrible professor. The Daily Mail has been ahead of many other news outlets in covering the most recent Trump Tweet smackdown.

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5 Creative Ways to Spice up your Presentation: Guest Post by Alli Matson

Speak Schmeak

About Alli Matson: Alli grew up in Seattle, WA and attended the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor for undergrad. Occasionally, a guest post comes across my desk that is too entertaining to pass up. Enjoy this contribution by Alli Matson of Presentation Wit.

10 resources for finding women's speeches--and using them in yours

The Eloquent Woman

The Vincent Voice Library at Michigan State University has 40,000 hours of spoken word recordings -- not just speeches -- and you can search by topic or name of the speaker.

Iowa 13

Borders: It's come to this

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One of the closings will be in Michigan.    But, good news fellow alums of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, it won't be the iconic one on State Street. Borders, once the pioneer in the book store as an experience, is closing 17 stores.    The DETROIT FREE PRESS reports that the shut-downs will happen after the holidays. All this, while not unexpected, is sad.    Tags: Books

Women's history through a speaker's lens

The Eloquent Woman

Women labor activists who shared public speaking skills with other women during a major auto-workers' strike in the 1930s, and other Michigan women who spoke out against slavery and for votes for women.

The all-in-one on giving a eulogy: 8 tips and models for speakers

The Eloquent Woman

Jennifer Granholm, then the governor of Michigan, delivered a stirring tribute to civil rights leader Rosa Parks at a memorial service with a standing-room-only crowd.

What can you do when you’re a fish out of water?

More than PowerPoint...

I was to make introductions and serve as her co-presenter in my home state of Michigan. If our southern colleague ever returns to Michigan, she is going to face some good-natured ribbing from her northern colleagues. “We’re enduring a subzero cold snap, so pack warm clothing. Bring a coat, hat, gloves, and boots,” I advised a southern client over the phone. She was planning to fly up to deliver a series of training meetings for her northern clients.

Drudge Report Lets Us Know 1) Hillary Is Alive, and 2) She's Losing Lead in Polls

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There is a special focus on Michigan. With great glee, the conservative Drudge Report headlines "Poll Collapse." " That links to Hillary's imploding leads in the polls and Donald Trump's creep upward.   Here   you can read the article.    To keep us reading, the Drudge Report is changing its headlines more often. Earlier today, the headline announced that Hillary was indeed alive.

The Death of Judge Shelia Abdus-Salaam - Being Investigated

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In graduate school for English language and literature at the University of Michigan at the end of 1960s, the WASP ethos dominated. The world knows that Chicago judge Raymond Myles had been murdered.

Alone - Donald Hall Still At It, Playing with Concepts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Generations of students, undergraduate and graduate at the University of Michigan, will remember Hall, with reverence. Nearly 90. brandname writer, Donald Hall, is still at it. In an article in The New Yorker , he plays with the concept of being alone. Essentially he divides it in two.

Drudge Report - Hope Surges in America (no one quite knows why, though)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to how the University of Michigan measures it, it has surged 8.4 The Drudge Report headlines with something that hasn't been plentiful in the 21st century. And that's hope. points.

Drudge Report - Stern Warning to Assassination-Threat Tweeters

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They threw bricks, breaking the windows of banks in university towns such as Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Drudge Report links to the New York Post coverage of the assassination tweeting about President-Elect Donald Trump.

Drudge Report - Close Race in 5 States

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report headline this morning is that the race is tied in Colorado, Michigan, New Hampshire, Nevada, and Pennsylvania. The Drudge Report has ramped up expectations that Donald Trump could win on Tuesday. That could encourage his supporters to vote, if they haven't already.

William Reid Dumpster-Dived To Save on Food - Baby Boomers Did It As Political Act

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That was on and surrounding the University of Michigan campus. William Reid got himself featured in USA Today. His claim to fame is that by dumpster-diving for two years he only had to spend $5.50 on groceries. That was a nice cost-saver when in graduate school.

Presentation Skills - Name Tags

Great Public Speaking

According to Sheila Feigelson from Happy Associates, Ann Arbor, Michigan, there are many ways to encourage people to laugh with each other and get them in fun WITHOUT being an entertainer.