Michigan Abortion Legislation Package Moves Forward

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Shasha Obama's New World - The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" Its branding was all about the University of Michigan.   Still, the old Ann Arbor roars back to life when the fall semester begins at the University of Michigan. Ann Arbor used to be a "company town." The branding attributes were research, higher education, and football.    However, other "industries" have been diversifying that company town. Those range from technology to healthcare. 

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University of Michigan's Department of Psychology, 1973 - Rebecca & David

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  So, Rebecca assumed that she had no other way to get her drunken doctoral classmates in the Psychology at the University of Michigan to leave.  Sudden Fiction - By Jane Genova. It was skillful. Gradually Rebecca removed each bottle of wine from the table. She had been socialized to be a conventional woman. It was 1970. Feminism hadn't yet hardened females into being The Professional Woman. 

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

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

USC, Like Michigan State, Penn State - President Nikias' Lack of Leadership

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Can the tragic flaw of too many at the top level of administration in universities  - think Michigan State and Penn State - be that they are businesspeople - not wise leaders? "Leadership" is defined as knowing the right things to do. That's in contrast to "management," which is defined as doing those right things right. Given the reports by members of the media , University of Southern California president C.L. Max Nikias failed at leadership.

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. My ties to the Big Ten are strong – both of my parents were educated at the University of Michigan and I was born on the campus of Purdue University. Cousins delivered a Heisman-esque speech last week while addressing the annual Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon.

Michigan: Women's words as fuel

The Eloquent Woman

She publishes stories by, for and about Michigan women at Michigan Womens Forum and on Twitter here.) Michigan history rings with the voices of women, speaking out on topics that range from abolition to suffrage to labor and civil rights. Some were born here, others, like Sojourner Truth, came to Michigan later in life. She came to Michigan many times as a speaker, and eventually settled in the Battle Creek area to live out her final years.

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. My ties to the Big Ten are strong – both of my parents were educated at the University of Michigan and I was born on the campus of Purdue University. Cousins delivered a Heisman-esque speech last week while addressing the annual Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon.

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-. I know this because BBC World got me to watch the whole thing and make a few comments on it the morning after he made it (and "few" was the operative word).

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

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

TJ Walker Interactive

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Choice of Law Firm for Internal Investigation of Alleged Sex Abuse Throws Shade on University of Michigan

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The lawyer who represented some victims of Larry Nassar at Michigan State - John Manly - called attention in a tweet to a puzzling reality. Essentially that was this: The University of Michigan had selected law firm Steptoe & Johnson to conduct the internal investigation of allegations of sex abuse. University of Michigan, et al."

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March Madness and the World Championship of Public Speaking

Speak and Deliver

Similarly (or not), Duke, Wisconsin, Kentucky, and Michigan State all won their Elite Eight games to send them into next weekends Final Four in the NCAA Basketball National (USA) Championships, where one of them will end up winning it all, and be considered the best team in the country, out of a couple hundred overall, and 68 who ended up in the tournament, commonly referred to as March Madness.

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Find the extraordinary in the ordinary

Manner of Speaking

He graduated from Michigan State University with a Degree in Food Systems, Economics and Management. My friend, Lance Miller is an award-winning public speaker and trainer. Lance has an extensive background in business and is a philanthropist who has worked in numerous … Continue reading → Speechwriting creativity Lance Miller public speaking

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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.

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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." " - Janet Hook, The Wall Street Journal, August 3, 2015. Here is the article. The last time I used the term "antiestablishment" was in the late 1960s.

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The College Town - Business Interrupted (also, no time travel for aging alumni)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The business of Ann Arbor, Michigan isn't really the university based there. As that kicks off, the University of Michigan will provide a hybrid of in-person and online instruction. For years University of Michigan alumni have circled back to Ann Arbor for time travel to that important part of our lives. Rather it's embedded in all the industries supplying services and products to the 45,000 in that academic community.

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2020, The Year of COVID-19: No TIme Travel Back to My College Town

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  For others which will reopen slowly - such as the University of Michigan - students in Ann Arbor will likely be circumspect about their presence in-town.   Just like many alumni of the University of Michigan I vividly remember the years I lived in Ann Arbor. Bloomberg positions the phenomenon as "college towns becoming ghost towns." " When COVID-19 closed down colleges the ethos of the college town also shut down.

2020 40

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

Kars4Kids: Do Lots of Good w/o Red Tape

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And it happened in the state of Michigan which is no-fault. As when I had been a graduate student in Ann Arbor, Michigan, I would return to biking it. Yes, the accident had been declared my fault. But it wasn't a big one. Yet, between that and my relocation from Youngstown, Ohio to Toledo, OH, State Farm had raised my monthly insurance premium for auto and home more than double.    It was time.

2019 43

Navigating Week of August 17th with Madame Clairevoyant

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I stayed in the degree-getting mode, all the way to doctoral studies at the University of Michigan and Harvard Law School, until I had the wisdom and strength to put together a life. Here it is another week.

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After College Towns Die, We'll Have to Get Much Better at Picking Up on Trends Remotely

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From Ann Arbor, Michigan to Cambridge, Massachusetts, the college town had been a platform for not only encountering new ideas but also creating them. The years of my greatest intellectual and emotional growth had been on the streets of Ann Arbor, not the University of Michigan where I was doing doctoral studies.  An oddball phenomenon has been the college town.

2020 43

Voodoo: Colinford Mattis and Others Cursed with Opportunity

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We didn't condone those who had thrown rocks through the windows of the Ann Arbor, Michigan banks surrounding the University of Michigan campus. These times mirror those of the Counterculture. During revolutions many hold as sacred the belief that they are held to a higher code of law, not the conventional one.    So, it is no surprise, as Law.com reports, that Colinford Mattis has plenty of supporters.

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Social Security COLA Increase of 2% for 2018

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Meanwhile, the University of Michigan survey reports early October consumer sentiment kills it at 101.  Those who normally receive monthly payments from the Social Security fund might be planning The Big Shopping this holiday season. Or an exotic trip. That's because, come January 2018, they will receive a 2% increase. This is the biggest COLA boost in years. There will be 70 million recipients. They include those on Social Security, disabled veterans, and Federal retirees.

2018 40

Barnes & Noble - Gone Is Genteel Mission of Working (full-time) in Bookstore

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

During the doctoral program in literature and linguistics at the University of Michigan, a winner of the Woodrow Wilson fellowship dropped out. His understanding wife picked up an application at a bookstore on State Street in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Last Monday, Barnes & Noble ended an era. There had been a time when those who loved culture would make it their business to get a full-time job working in a bookstore. That was their life.

2018 40

We Become Undone - Our Political Writing Wasn't Provocative Enough to Get on Bomber's Radar

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

During the counterculture in the late 1960s, I didn't show up for my academic advising part-time job at the University of Michigan during the strike for the rights of African-American students. No, it didn't count that my name didn't appear in The Michigan Daily or Ann Arbor News.  It was nothing but magical thinking. We assumed that our political rhetoric online was plenty provocative.

2018 43

Academia's Power Game - Often More Brutal than Corporate Machiavellianism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Retired Michigan State University political science professor William Jacoby has been accused by the school of sexual harassment of two graduate students. One was matriculating at MSU, the other at the University of Michigan. The allegations have been made after the university investigated. Here are more details from the New York Post. Anyone familiar with how the graduate school game is played is probably not surprised at the allegations.

2019 40

The Layoff - Media, Advice-Givers, Supposed Friends Stop the Platitudes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Add a concrete offer such as you can use my cabin in Northern Michigan, if you need to clear your head. This week 1.1 million filed claims for unemployment. That's up, documents Forbes , from 963,000 last week. 

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Stay-at-Home in Ohio Extended to End of April

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On the border of Ohio is hotspot Michigan. Detroit has been hit hard.    But, the attitude of many in OH is philosophical, not anxious. It's usual to hear: Gotta die sometime. In contrast, the governor Mike DeWine is being aggressively proactive. He anticipates a surge in COVID-19 by mid this month and the peak to be in mid May. Therefore, he has extended the Stay-at-Home until the end of April.

2020 40

Fidel Castro's Son "Fidelito" Commits Suicide - So Little Is Known about Treating Clinical Depression

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When a graduate student at the University of Michigan and later when I hung out a shingle and operated my own communications boutique, I received psychotherapy from David W. in Psychology from the University of Michigan. At Michigan, we "worked together" (as therapy is now called) for three years, multiple times a week, It wasn't until five years ago - 21013 -that my ordeal began to abate.

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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. I see hundreds of motivational speeches every year. Very few warrant a second look, even fewer a third. I have watched this speech over twenty times in the past week. The first 3:30 of this speech should be a staple in classrooms. .

Language - When Word "Radicalize" Was Cool

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The unenlightened became isolated, at least in some hubs of political and cultural activity such as Ann Arbor, Michigan.  The headline in Thomson Reuters uses the term "radicalize" associated with Mohammed Saud Alshamrani. Of course, in that context the connotation is negative.    But that wasn't also the situation. Language, like all human institutions, keeps changing. During the late 1960s counterculture, "radicalize" had a cool meaning.

2019 40

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez - Doe-Eyed, UnSpun

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The high price of entry, of course, was competing to be admitted to the prestigious degree course of studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. On "60 Minutes," rookie congressperson Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made what I experienced as an unspun presentation of herself and her socialist ideas. A side treat were the doe eyes, much like those of the the character Alicia Florrick on "The Good Wife."

2019 43

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. At Michigan, reports lawyer-journalist Kathryn Rubino at Abovethelaw.com, McQuade will teach criminal law, criminal procedure and national security law.

Preventing a Financial Flashpoint - Bring Back the Old-Fashioned Boarding House

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Among my happiest memories was bunking in a boarding house on South Division Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan. I was a doctoral student at the University of Michigan. Landlord Nation is triggering a financial flashpoint.    Because of surging rents and stuck wages, 51% of those in the U.S. are paying more than 30% of their income for rent and utilities (Source: Federal Reserve's Community Advisory Council). Here are more details from Forbes.

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Retired at 50 (and other realities for the aging worker during COVID-19)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

You probably considered Ann Arbor, Michigan, where the University of Michigan is based. Yet another COVID-19 shock. The retirement columns in the media used to gush about dreams. You could, for instance, look forward to fleeing the rat rat and settle into a college town.

2020 52

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. In an academic setting, such as a Freshman Composition course, Neil Gorsuch's book "The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia" could have gotten the grade "F." That's because some of the content has been plagiarized.    For example, some wording had been copied from an Indiana Law Journal without attribution.

2017 40

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. We've all been there: you've worked on your presentation for days now and all of the information is perfect, but it lacks that final touch to really make it memorable. Here are five creative ways to spice up your presentation.

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The Kind of Justice Which Modifies Behavior

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When I was a probation officer near Greek Town, Detroit, Michigan, those in the neighborhood would gleefully report who took that five-finger discount lost those five fingers. Seared in most memories is that scene from "The Sopranos" when Tony smashes into a million pieces a car windshield. Shocking? But not to every viewer. Those who grew up in neighborhoods operated on citizen justice didn't experience that as a visual shock. Such an ethos is returning.

2020 40

"Over-Partied" - Term Could Become Buzzword, Result of Dylan Hernandez Tragedy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Full Disclosure: At the University of Michigan, I did doctoral studies in linguistics, including language change.  Dylan Hernandez might be yet another victim of the fraternity ethos of what we think of as "hard partying." " At Phi Gamma Delta, a frat based at San Diego State University, freshman Hernandez was in the process of pledging. At one activity he fell ill. He was taken to the hospital, where he later died.

Summer's Over - Time to Start Thinking of Your Career Again

OnSpeechwriting

But school starts here in Michigan next week. Travel. All things that have led me away from the world of blog for far too long. That means it’s time to let go of the last vestiges of summer and think about work and careers again. Fortunately, the Professional Speechwriters Association is making it easy to make the transition back into full-time career mode when it offers – this Fall – a special “built with you in mind” training in the form of its first Speechwriting School.

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State Farm - UX Accident Claims Process

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No, it can't eliminate the slo-mo flashbacks I'll likely have for years of my accident 0n August 29, 2019 in Monroe County, Michigan. In designing systems, software developers for businesses currently are focused on what is known as "UX." " Essentially, the UX mission is the create a user experience that is, of course, easy to navigate. Also, though, it must unlock fresh value for customers and clients.

2019 43

From the Schladetzky House to Hiding Under Desks During Cold War - Illusion of Safety

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For three years, several times a week, I sought a sense of being safe through therapeutic sessions with psychology graduate student at the University of Michigan David W. The divorce was final. Kjersten E. Schladetzky and her two young sons probably felt "safe" from whatever the undertow had been. That assumption was wrong, dead wrong. All three were murdered by David Schladetzky, who after a standoff with police, committed suicide. 

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