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Rhetorical Devices: Epizeuxis

Manner of Speaking

Sarah Palin, Nashville, Tennessee, 6 February 2010. This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device : Epizeuxis. Origin : From the Greek ??????????? epizeugnumi), meaning “to join together&# or “to fasten together&#. In plain English: Repetition of the same word or words in immediate succession, usually with great vehemence or emotion. Effect: Epizeuxis is a very dramatic rhetorical device.

Megan Barry - All Too Human

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I am mayor of Nashville, Tennessee. " What the world knows is that liberal mayor of Nashville, TN - Megan Barry - confessed to a romantic/sexual relationship with subordinate - Robert Forrest. "Father, forgive me.

Taylor Swift - The Mary Richards Of The Music World

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Swift's sphere of influence is Nashville.  Innocence intersects with the ability to make it, after all. That's Taylor Swift's meme. And sweet spot. Obviously, at least to Baby Boomers and the older members of Gen X, it piggybacks on the new kind of television character Mary Richards presented on "Mary Tyler Moore." " Both delight fans with their seeming raw authenticity.

Taylor Swift Doesn't Make Cut for Jury Duty

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Lett's cut to the chase: No, Taylor Swift wasn't selected for jury duty in Nashville, TN. But her wattage made the process the experience of a lifetime for the rest of the folks who were part the jury pool.

A Death in the Family: Pet Grief, Again

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

   Baby was a beagle who brought such joy to Taryn in her life of an author and ghostwriter in Nashville, Tennessee.   Today Taryn Simpson put to sleep Baby Simpson [5/1/1994 - 2/22/10.]      Since our four-footed companions are so open and loving, they are family to everyone.    For me here in New Haven, Connecticut this is a death in the family.    Unfortunately these deaths come too often. 

"Criminal Minds" - Hotchner Turns Down Retirement Package

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  But even before the team take off their mourning blacks they're called out to a serial killing in Nashville, TN.  Deep sadness hangs over both Aaron Hotchner and the rest of the FBI team on "Criminal Minds."  "  Tonight the episode opens at Haley's funeral.    Hotchner delivers a poignant eulogy.    Then he takes a time-out to be home with his son Jack. 

Joke Contest Results — Name That Drink

Humor Power

HONORABLE MENTION (In random order). – The Dr. OZ: Makes you feel like a wizard, over the rainbow, down the yellow brick road. – The Kanye West: After a few you won’t know West from East or South. – The Judy Graceland: You can order it in Nashville. It’s time for the results of our December Joke Contest: Name That Drink. Here are the top lines for for the contest. New Joke Contests are announced on the first of each month.

PowerPoint Tip - What The Audience Really Needs

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

The past two weekends I spoke in Nashville and Las Vegas for the same organization. Too many times presenters assume they know what their audience needs. And too many times they are wrong. I remember a presentation I did a couple of years ago where I made this mistake. I had a conversation with the person who had booked me and I felt that I knew what they wanted. I prepared my presentation but as I was on the stage, I could see that I wasn't hitting the mark.

Important stories I am following now

TJ Walker Interactive

Paul told reporters after speaking at a fundraiser outside Nashville on Sunday that Christie’s position hurts GOP.

One Novel, Two Authors - Ecstasy and Agony of Collaboration

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Remember, if the time in Nashville, Tennessee is 8 P.M.,   And meeting people in Nashville who had actually been there was just surreal. "I wanted to be part of this project."  "  That project was creating the novel "The Mango Street Cafe: Loi Kroh Road," which won the Indie Book Award and could well wind up being the film sequel to "Casablanca." 

Good Customer Service Is More Than Good PR

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

A perfect example of how everyone makes a difference is when I was in a Nashville hotel attending a board of directors meeting for the National Speakers Association. Good Customer Service Is More Than Good PR. At a time when every customer counts we must never forget how our customers see us. One single negative contact can ruin your reputation in the eyes of not only that one customer -- but everyone he or she knows as well. After all, word of mouth works both for or against you.

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