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Off-key: If you don't think women have problems in public speaking, read this Nashville music exec's sexist rant about women during a panel.

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&#. Weak ! &# . beautiful ?

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."

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 no one was unaware who she was.

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! This is what you should expect: Arrive.

"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 stays behind. 

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. Here are the top lines for for the contest.

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. Today.

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. And the evaluations showed it.

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."  "  And that's how Taryn Simpson took on the unthinkable:  Collaborating on a work of fiction. 

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. She said, "I'm not being nice for a tip.

Five Ways to Speak Like Obama | BNET

You want to speak like you.Nevertheless, Nevertheless, as a student of the art of public speaking, you can  and should  observe Obamas oratorical skills. The greats all learn from other greats, so dont hesitate. Study Obamas repertoire, take what you like, and use what you can to improve your own public speaking. How does he do it? Sneaky!