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Money Talks: Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

’s). Legions of young hopefuls pitch their ideas to shrewd investors ready to back the next new thing to the […].

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Boxing Needs To Incorporate Media Training…Immediately

Matt Eventoff

Boxing needs to adopt media training immediately. The sport is unquestionably very good at promotion, public relations, marketing and presentation.

Interview: Melanie Watkins, MD – motivational speaker

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Her specialty training in Psychiatry was at the University of Nevada, Department of Psychiatry. Her son, Jonathan, is 18 years old and is a freshman in college in Reno, Nevada. Melanie Watkins always dreamt of becoming a doctor but when she found herself sixteen and pregnant, that dream seemed out of reach. Her memoir, Taking My [.]

Fun Friday: Miss America introductions

Speak Schmeak

From the state that weds 150 couples each day in Las Vegas -- Tim Tebow, what do you say we make it 151? -- I''m Randi Sundquist, Miss Nevada."

It Makes You Wonder

The Communication Blog

6.20.2009 It Makes You Wonder Everyone has by now heard of Nevada Senator John Ensign’s admission that he had an affair with a campaign staffer, Cynthia Hampton, whose salary as a staffer doubled and whose 19 year-old son was put on the payroll when the affair began. It makes you wonder. It makes you wonder. Yes, it makes you wonder.

Donald Trump says out loud what the rest of us are thinking - Ultimate rhetorical genius

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Nevada, Donald Trump said that he wanted "to punch the protester." And that is part of his rhetorical genius.

IABC Silver Quill Awards: Pacific Region

Joan Detz Speaker Services

The Pacific Plains Region includes communicators from: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Call for Entries: [link

O.J. Simpson - What Will Public Opinion Be on His Possible Returnt to Society

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Simpson has never stopped being one of those megawatt celebrities. The recent television series "The People v. High rankings on Google.

Drudge Report - PANIC Meme

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report headlines this Sunday before election day with the panic at the Trump rally in Reno, Nevada. "Gun" had been shouted.

Drudge Report - Close Race in 5 States

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report headline this morning is that the race is tied in Colorado, Michigan, New Hampshire, Nevada, and Pennsylvania.

What Happens When the Win Anyway Guy Loses? Part I

Speak and Deliver

I've also competed in D9 (Eastern WA, NE Oregon, Northern Idaho), and D15 (Utah, Southern, Idaho, Eastern Nevada). A perfect 8-0. OVERTIME.

Joke Contest Results — State Slogans

Humor Power

Nevada: The funnest state ever. Nevada: What’s gambled here stays here. Our State Slogans theme was inspired by long-time subscriber and funny guy Sol Morrison, Santa Barbara, California. New Joke contests are annonced on the first of each month. Look for the next contest on October 1, 2014. California: All Shook Up.

Donald Trump Blows Up Fundamentals of Public Relations (including crisis communications)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After Donald Trump's win in Nevada, the meme is: The Nominee. That includes crisis communications. That's what people really want.

Drudge Report - Is It Launching Disabled-Hillary Meme?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Part is to blare that Donald Trump is making significant progress in battleground states such as Nevada, Ohio, and North Carolina. Drudge Report sometimes hammers a point directly. Sometimes its approach is more Machiavellian indirect. Tonight's headline might be the latter. Essentially, this evening's headline is a double one.

In-N-Out: Smart Brand Strategy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 Winners get a free trip to Nevada, Arizona, Utah or Texas where there are In-N-Out outlets. Here is that analysis.   Branding

"Ugly Betty" - Eric from "CSI: Miami" Guest Stars

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  That means he was out of the loop on the three-part series joining CSI teams in Miami, Nevada, and New York.  Several weeks ago, on "CSI: Miami," Eric confided to Cali that he was leaving the unit.    He indicated he would tell the rest of the team later.    On the show that never happened. 

Contest Results — State of the Humor

Humor Power

Nevada is funny because Prostitution is legal but jaywalking is illegal. Here are the top lines for the February Joke Contest — State of the Funny. Some of our subscribers said that this contest was more difficult than most. New contests are announced on the first of the month. The next contest starts on March 1, 2015.

New Joke Contest — State Of The Funny

Humor Power

Nevada is funny because you can get married and gamble…but I repeat myself. The theme for February is The State Of The Funny. Why is a specific state funny? Here are three states I’ve lived in. North Dakota is funny because you need a sense of humor to deal with the winters. Your joke should fit the formula: STATE is funny because….

Contest Results: Official Book/Movie/Song

Humor Power

Nevada: Succeeding Against the Odds. It’s time for the results of the Official State Book/Movie/Song contest. The top lines are listed below. New joke contests are announced on the first of the month. Our subscribers submitted the Official Books, Movies, and Songs for the different states. Not REAL ones. OFFICIAL STATE BOOK.

Joke Contest Results — What Makes You Laugh

Humor Power

Mishaps on stage. Kim Spero, Las Vegas, Nevada. ** SECOND PLACE **. Big people falling. Jim Spero, Las Vegas, Nevada. ** THIRD PLACE **. It’s time for the results of our October Joke Contest — What Makes You Laugh–In Three Words or Less. For now, we will have Joke Contests every month.

Muhammad Yunus To Receive Toastmasters International's 2015 Golden Gavel Award

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

12-15, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The annual award recognizes an individual distinguished in the fields of communication and leadership.

"CSI: Miami" - H gets help from Dr. Ray, who tells team "think like a bear"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Dr. Ray from the Nevada branch of CSI flew to Miami to investigate the murder of a woman from the Vegas area.  Beginning tonight, "CSI: Miami" joins three crime teams to find out who's killing and dismembering young women.    "Think like a bear," Dr. Ray advises. 

Half CT Wants Out: This Writer Pulled That Off

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Why do so few pull up roots in a geographical area where they feel stuck? Eliot's "The Wasteland."   Here is that report.

Joke Contest Results — New Holidays

Humor Power

Slinky Day: The day it’s OK to push your co-worker down the stairs. Samuel McRae, Battle Mountain, Nevada. ** SECOND PLACE **. True Labor Day: A day to say thank you to all Mothers on the day of their children’s Birthday. Jim Spero, Las Vegas, Nevada. The next caption contest is March 1, 2011.

Sweet jesus, save us from company retreats, particularly if we have to pop for one night

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One important blessing of becoming a vendor is that we become liberated from the mandatory company retreat.    My car had been stolen. 

World Championship of Public Speaking, 2011

Manner of Speaking

The 2011 World Championship of Public Speaking , hosted by Toastmasters International in Las Vegas, Nevada, is now history. Congratulations to all contestants, especially Jock Elliott (1st Place), Kwong Yue Yang (2nd Place) and Scott Pritchard (3rd Place). Left to right: Kwong Yue Yang, Jock Elliott and Scott Pritchard. Her message?

Cartoon Caption Contest Results

Humor Power

Ignore him, if you give him anything he’ll just go spend it on Beggin Strips. Scott Knight, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Humor Contest Results — Geo Foods

Humor Power

Long Beacheetos: Cheetos that are salty and have an oily aftertaste. Jim Spero, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. ** THIRD PLACE **. The Geo-Foods humor contest was popular. Our readers submitted many entries. Special thanks to Sol Morrison of Santa Barbara for the contest theme. New Joke Contests are announced mid-month.

White House Correspondents Dinner — Implied Punch Line

Humor Power

Medalist) since Rand Paul dis-invited that Nevada rancher from this. President Obama showcased his comedy skills at the 2014 White House Correspondents Dinner. In addition to using good comic timing and self-deprecation, the President also made good use of the Implied Punch Line. It will be harder to. my trip to Malaysia. these days!”

Humor Contest Results — It Was So Windy

Humor Power

Ethan Nguyen, Las Vegas, Nevada. - It’s time for the March Joke Contest. The theme comes from the popular “How Windy Was It” Johnny Carson routine. We had the challenge to come up with lines for: - How hungry were you? - How hot were you. - How rich were you? - How funny were you? Tom Nee, Oak Lawn, Illinois. - Dermot Ward.

Toastmasters International Speech Contest

Humor Power

And third-place was Scott Pritchard of Henderson, Nevada, United States. The Toastmasters International Speech Contest, August 20, 2011, was a true international event. The Speech Contest Chair was John Lau, DTM, International President-Elect, from Kuching, Malaysia. Second-place winner was Kwong Yue Yang of Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.

Observational Humor — Case Study #101

Humor Power

Scott joked about being booked to do a comedy appearance in Primm, Nevada, which is a small town about 40 miles from Las Vegas. Monologue #101. We’ll take a look at the set-up for the jokes. And then present each joke and take a look at the triggers that made the joke work. ” Funny, because the program was free. ” . (A

Cartoon Caption Contest Results

Humor Power

The music is so bad there it will make you want to cut off your ear. Scott Knight, Las Vegas, Nevada. ** SECOND PLACE **.

May Cartoon Caption Contest Results

Humor Power

Whaddya mean you’re making an exception to the “No Child Left Behind&# policy? Al Jensen, Las Vegas, Nevada. ** THIRD PLACE **.

Cartoon Caption Contest Results

Humor Power

It’stime for the results of our January Cartoon Caption Contest. We feature the art of professional cartoonist Dan Rosandich. Humor In Speakin

Joke Contest Results — Quirky Medications

Humor Power

Aussiecotton: Softens and protects any condition “Down Under.&#. Jim Spero, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. ** SECOND PLACE **. This month’s joke contest is Quirky Medications. The top lines were selected by our panel of seven judges (improv players and speakers). The next joke contest is April 1, 2010.

Cartoon Caption Contest Results — Snowman

Humor Power

He’s not melting, he’s just temperature challenged. Scott Knight, Las Vegas, Nevada. ** SECOND PLACE **.

Joke Contest Results — Creative Humor Writing

Humor Power

Twheaties: Canary flavored breakfast cereal for cats. Jim Spero, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. ** SECOND PLACE **. It’s time for the results of the Quirky Pet Foods contest. Our next Joke Writing Contest will be on the 15th. New Cartoon Caption Contests are announced on the first of the month.

Joke Contest Results — City Slogans

Humor Power

What happens in Intercourse, Pennsylvania, usually won’t affect you for nine months. Samuel McRae, Battle Mountain, Nevada. 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.

Joke Contest Results — Creative Cures

Humor Power

The cure for New Orleans: Move Congress there to live. Tena Thompson, Las Vegas, Nevada. ** THIRD PLACE **. It’s time for the results of our Creative Cures humor contest. The theme was inspired by Sol Morrison from Santa Barbara, California. . New Joke Contests are announced on the first of the month (alternating months).