Punch Up Your Program with Humor with Rik Roberts

Speaker Launcher

He is based in Nashville, TN with a wonderful wife, two young kids and […]. He is based in Nashville, TN with a wonderful wife, two young kids and a love for encouraging creativity. He is the host of the “School Of Laughs Podcast“ Rik teaches comedy classes online, as well as live in Nashville. They say laughter is good for the soul…it’s also a great way to make your audience relax and feel more connected to you as a speaker.

Misplaced Compassion - The Puzzling Saga of Megan Barry

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The liberals of Nashville, Tennessee turned out not to be liberal enough to forgive both illicit romance  and  illegal corruption. Bob Fredericks in the New York Post reports: "Nashville Mayor Megan Barry quit Tuesday after pleading guilty to a felony theft charge for authorizing more than $10,000 in improper overtime for a top city cop [Rob Forrest] she was having an affair with."


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Hook: The Presentation Conference

Dahle Communication

Besides, you get to hang out in Nashville, TN - believe me, it is much more than just country music! I am quite excited about an event that is coming up on March 25th and March 26th that I have been invited to be a part of - Hook: The Presentation Conference. Scott Schwertly at Ethos 3 is putting together what looks like an amazing conference. If you go to their website you'll see how lofty their goals are (and I say lofty, but they are definately achieveable).

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Creative Freelancers - Never Had It Easy, But COVID-19 Made Making a Living Impossible

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The result could be the diaspora out of cities build by freelancers such as Los Angeles, New York, and Nashville. "Creative freelancers … have been some of the hardest hit in the coronavirus-driven recession …"  - Timothy, Puko, The Wall Street Journal , June 30, 2020. The freelance route for creatives (as opposed to software developers, ride-share drivers, and delivery folks) has always required extreme hustle.

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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. I own my wrong in conducting an affair of the heart with subordinate Robert Forrest." " " My child, the supreme being forgives you. You must forgive yourself for being so human.

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. In Abovethelaw , lawyer-journalist, Kathryn Rubino, captures that wattage for those of us who wind up reporting for duty with a bunch of nobodies in nowherevilles like Tucson, Arizona, in 120-degree heat (I left there Saturday.).

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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.

How to Build Your Profitable Speaking Business with Grant Baldwin

Speaker Launcher

They live in Nashville, Tennessee where Grant enjoys bicycling, summer days at the pool, and living life like Chuck Norris. .

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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.

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The Things Nobody Tells You About Speaking with Grant Baldwin

Speaker Launcher

They live in Nashville, Tennessee where Grant enjoys bicycling, summer days at the pool, and living life like Chuck Norris. Today we are taking a deep dive into some things that are rarely discussed before going into the speaking business. I am joined by Grant Baldwin who is a nationally known speaker, podcaster, and author who has helped thousands of people start and build their own speaking business through his Booked and Paid to Speak […].

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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. 

How to stay motivated when the road is long…

SpeakerSue Says...

I think about the huge, wonderful breakfast I’m going to devour when I’m done ( Pancake Pantry in Nashville… worth every mile!). My two nieces, ages 10 and 11, ran in the KidsRock marathon. It’s 25 miles of individual running spread out over time and a 1.2 mile race, with the neighboring schools, run on the same course that the 1/2 and full marathon will be run the following morning.

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.

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.

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.

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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." 

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. Limbaugh, Hannity appear poised to lose a whole lot of listeners Associated Press/Getty ImagesGiven the role of conservative talk radio in rallying the Republican base and disseminating the party’s message of the day, it’s imperative for the right that its leading voices reach as large an audience as possible.

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Joke Contest Results — City Slogans

Humor Power

The Kinde, Michigan, Annual Polka Festival is in September.). – What happens in Nashville is available on I-tunes for a dollar. – What happens in DC had nothing to do with any person that simply wants a secure life and a job. – Something was going to happen in Atlanta…but it was stuck in traffic. Here are the results of our October Joke Contest. The theme is City Slogans , inspired by the Las Vegas slogan: What happens in Vegas…stays in Vegas.

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