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.

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.

Power Ultra Lounge - Bringing Back Old West Practice of Checking Guns at Door

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When a graduate student in Ann Arbor, Michigan, I got knocked over in bar fight. What has to be done is a return to the practice in the old west of checking guns at the door. The carnage at the Power Ultra Lounge could have consisted of a few bloodied guys who would be cooling their heels in jail. Instead, because guns were used, 17 were injured directly and more indirectly. There will be no end to going clubbing and hanging out in bars. We love the ambiance.

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Mental Illness & The University

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Harvard Law School can be the launch pad for a stimulating lucrative career practicing law.   Overall, when I was a 1L at Harvard Law School, my experience was that the culture seemed even more dysfunctional than the one in the doctoral program at the University of Michigan.

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Harvar Law School, et al.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Harvard Law School can be the launch pad for a stimulating lucrative career practicing law.   Overall, when I was a 1L at Harvard Law School, my experience was that the culture seemed even more dysfunctional than the one in the doctoral program at the University of Michigan.

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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.

Those of Us Labeled as "Disadvantaged" - "Help" Caused So Much Heartache (did Rylan Hagan sense what was ahead?)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He didn't like practicing law. I wound up in doctoral studies at the University of Michigan and pursuing a law degree at Harvard Law School. Suicide among those under 18 hadn't been considered a mental-health, social, or cultural problem in the black community. That has changed.

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Presentation Diet Plan - Or Superstition?

More than PowerPoint...

Honestly, Michigan asparagus is at its absolute prime between Mother's Day and Father's Day. But between the Michigan asparagus seasons, I eat a much more varied diet. I get a little asparagus happy this time of year.

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Communications Careers, Including Writing - The Apprenticeship Route, Intead of Academic Degrees, Internships

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

To practice law, they do have to pass the state bar. They will have practical experience, build portfolios and make contacts. To become a lawyer in America, it is possible to go the apprenticeship route. Yes, just like Abraham Lincoln had. There is no need to graduate law school.

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Higher Education - BigBrand In Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It turned out he did not like practicing law. In the early 1970s, my success was interrupted when my doctoral studies in the humanities at the University of Michigan were not marketable. That was a time of great jubilation throughout America.

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Megyn Kelly's "Sunday Night" - Lacks Hustle, Passion, Pacing, Content of "60 Minutes"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When I was a probation officer in the Wayne County, Michigan narcotics unit, there was little compassion for addicts. She also nailed an associate job practicing law at the high profile, highly successful firm of Jones Day. 

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Medical Malpractice - We All Supposedly Have a Story

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If they lose the trial and even if they appeal it is often difficult for them to continue to practice medicine. I began treatment with him at the University of Michigan. The way to reduce the bounce rate in content is to make it interactive.

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On Mother's Day - Remembering Victims of Misguided Psychiatric Theories

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

All eyes were on her child-rearing practices. Harder at the prestigious University of Michigan Neuropsychiatric Institute.

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

The Eloquent Woman

It's a good way to step back and see the eulogy in context, with practical steps toward getting it done. 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.

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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.

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Oprah Winfrey's Cabinet - Let the Speculation Begin

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Michael Arrington had been a practicing lawyer before he became a publisher (founder of TechCrunch), then a venture capitalist. The meme of Oprah Winfrey as being voted in as U.S. President in 2020 rapidly caught fire. Oprah2020 captures the momentum. 

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

The Eloquent Woman

It's a common practice to quote from other's speeches, but when I read speech anthologies, I'm not surprised to find few--often the same few--women represented. I've written about women having a tough time getting on the program as speakers -- but how often are they quoted in speeches?

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"Learning To Breathe" - Priscilla Warner turns to mindfulness to end panic attacks

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Since mindfulness or the meditation practice which focuses the brain in the now has gone mainstream, when the term "breathe" is mentioned many already know the route Warner took to end the anxiety. 

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May blooms with our top 10 tips

The Eloquent Woman

Among the other blooming topics on the blog are introductions, pauses and silences, listening to questions, and making the case for speaker training and practicing on video. You can plan and practice, but a top speaker has to be ready for conditions on the ground to change.

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Troubles (Big): Not only writers get plowed under by that big dumptruck in the sky

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" Instead they focused on university teaching, providing counseling to substance abusers, and practicing law in a small firm.  Throughout my over-education, no professor, buddy, or dean ever suggested to me "becoming a writer."

2013 52

The Outlier Finds His Element

Duarte Blog

We contacted the school to see if he could remove Orchestra and PE classes from his schedule so he could devote 4 to 6 hours towards piano practice, they said they’d check with the School District because they “do that kind of thing for athletes&#.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 12, 2013: State Board of Education set to vote on revised set of Common Core standards

Speaking Of...

We know that much work remains, which is why we are increasing the use of restorative practices and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support. A new round of special education cuts were taking hold, prompted by a 5 percent reduction in federal funding of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), said Lipsitt, a longtime advocate for disabled children and co-chair of the Michigan Alliance for Special Education.

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How to Successfully Moderate a Conference Panel, A Comprehensive Guide " Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

Research the topic The most entertaining panels have a dash of debate, look at an issue from many angles, practical steps to get started, and tell a few jokes. was watching twitter in real-time to gauge the audience reaction (a best practice I prescribe in how to moderate a panel) and saw two tweets, in particular this one: “I agree with @nickionita…community [.] That’s a best practice, as then the audience may create several tags –causing confusion.

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