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March Madness and the World Championship of Public Speaking

Speak and Deliver

Craig Valentine Jim Key Jock Elliott March Madness Michigan State NCAA Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking Not bad, right? Maybe.

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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.

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. The gut-check message is do we have the right balance in our culture….or or are we in a position where hero worship and winning at all costs has subordinated our core values?”.

Michigan Abortion Legislation Package Moves Forward

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized Abortion anti-abortion michigan

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

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

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized llou dobbs michigan organized labor right to work unions

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.

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? ► March (5) Introducing People Communication Strategies: Guidelines for Facilitat.

Executive Presentation Skills: Motivate Your Team

Matt Eventoff

. “How can I motivate my team when I speak?” ” “How can you motivate your team more effectively?” Very effective; 9.

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

PowerPoint Tips

Should you give out handouts? If so, what kind and when? It’s clear to me that you shouldn’t provide just a print out of the slides.

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. Yes, a bookstore.

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

The Eloquent Woman

Some speeches just seem to sing. The sounds of words and the sounds of silences carry as much content as the words themselves. In this 92nd St.

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Motivate Your Team – 12 Presentation Lessons

Matt Eventoff

. “How can I motivate my team when I speak?” ” “How can you motivate your team more effectively?” Very effective; 9.

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Eric Thomas – 10 Lessons on Motivational Speaking

Matt Eventoff

I see hundreds of motivational speeches every year. Very few warrant a second look, even fewer a third. This is not an orthodox speech.

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.

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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. Not so fast, researchers say. This happens because recipients tend to follow “an averaging strategy.”

Economic Reality Become Binary

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan. The economic reality is this: You do not have a job. " Crudely speaking, former U.S.

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 seemed to be dead wrong on that one.

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. Her makeovers session is always packed and she has our jaws dropping at what can be done with PowerPoint.

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. Pretty sure about that.

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. The Daily Mail has been ahead of many other news outlets in covering the most recent Trump Tweet smackdown.

Not what we major in, what we do with it

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Graduate it was the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.    Nurses are faring better, at least for now.

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. It doesn’t reflect our brand.”

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

The Eloquent Woman

I've written about women having a tough time getting on the program as speakers -- but how often are they quoted in speeches? What If I Am a Woman?

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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.  All this, while not unexpected, is sad.    Tags: Books

Women's history through a speaker's lens

The Eloquent Woman

Kathleen Hall Jamieson noted that "History has many themes. One of them is that women should be quiet."

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

The Eloquent Woman

Here are eight tips and good examples on giving eulogies effectively: How do you give your mother's eulogy? asked a reader. Learn about them here.

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.  Then there has been the shift to the critical matter of polling. 

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.

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 And that's hope. points. And so is the uncertainty.

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. That is: Grow up. Accept what is.

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.

Inauguration Protests - Ideal Platform for Networking, Romance

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

from hotbeds of political radicalism like Ann Arbor, Michigan. I was in a doctoral program at the University of Michigan. I know.

Speaking Out: How Does That Happen

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Radical ideology was contagious in university town Ann Arbor, Michigan. Attorney General. My hunch is that it was herd instinct.

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. on groceries. We had assignments.

Presentation Skills - Name Tags

Great Public Speaking

Sheila says, "There is always a certain amount of tension when people get together. They're thinking about things like: Who's here? It was fascinating.

Donald Trump & Frank Hague

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They are Rick Hill of NYU and Nicholas Bagley of Michigan. "The Law" isn't an absolute entity. Not a Platonic form.

Powerful Women - Why We Might Not Be On Fortune's Current List

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The best student in the communications course I was teaching at the University of Michigan was training to be a nurse. With no apology.

Borders: It's over

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  THE WALL STREET JOURNAL reports that the book chain which started up in university town Ann Arbor, Michigan has been unable to find a buyer.