Oakland A’s Announcers Exemplify Passionate Speaking Skills

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Those of you who know me know that I’m a huge Oakland A’s fan. Well, last night’s baseball game between the Oakland A’s and the Detroit Tigers left even me—a speech coach—speechless. The Oakland A’s aren’t the favored team to win. Examples of Powerful Speakers Performance passion elements of passion Northern California Oakland A'sPicture this: It’s game 4 of the American League Division Series. In fact, they’re performing terribly. It’s the bottom of the ninth.

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2010 World Series: Speaking Lessons from the Pinch-Hitters

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I’m thrilled that one Bay Area team is in the World Series this year, but as many of you know, I’m a fan of the team on the other side of the bay—the Oakland A’s. Tags: Examples of Powerful Speakers announcer Buster Posey Giants Mets Northern California Oakland A's Rangers Ron Washington The Panda World Series Yankees I’m undecided about who I’ll root for in this year’s match up, although that’s hard to admit in public around here.

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Eric Schmidt and Improv Theater

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

One of the rules of improv theater that I learned when I took classes at the Pan Theater in Oakland is learning to say “Yes, and…” in response to any suggestion from another actor who is a partner in a scene. For a story to be built, the players have to agree to the basic [.]. Business Communication Culture Shock! Ace of Hobis

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Extreme Talent No Longer Enough

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Brown also had been released from the Oakland Raiders because of a feud over social media.  Legal problems haven't siphoned off power from Patriots' owner Robert Kraft. Antonio Brown got the boot, reports Daily Mail , because Kraft, conferring with Bill Belichick, made that decision. The tipping point in BrownGate was, sources say, the threatening texts the wide receiver sent to one woman who accused him of sexual misconduct. 

What's in a Name? At Laney College, Professor Matthew Hubbard Learns a Tough Lesson

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now, as the Daily Mail reports, the statement a professor at Laney College, Oakland, California, made to a student from Viet Nam about anglicizing her name resulted in his suspension. Anglicizing a last name used to be an economic survival move.    Back in the early 1950s, on the Hudson County, New Jersey docks, my maternal uncle Frank Miksza did just that.

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Bayer, Purdue Pharma, et al. - The Wisdom of Settling

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Another trial is underway in Oakland. So far, Bayer has lost two trials in California, one is state court and one in federal, associated with Roundup. It will probably appeal the approximately $80 million verdict in the federal one - the case of Edwin Hardeman.    One strategy Bayer can pursue, reports Bloomberg , is to continue to go the litigation route. It will hope to gain some wins against plaintiffs.

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Gotta Get Out of This Place - Northeast Loses Its Location Edge

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For the latter the seduction is Seattle, Washington and Oakland, California. New York. Massachusetts  New Hampshire. New Jersey. Delaware  Rhode Island. Those of the states in the Northeast from which folks are fleeing, found Lending Tree. As MarketWatch reports, the three main reasons are: Cost. With expenses, especially for housing, so high, residents just can't catapult out of debt. Weather. Not only is that tough to live with. The energy bills are astounding. 

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In Celebration of Black History Month: The Legacy of Booker T. Washington

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Sarah works primarily with “at risk” youth in East Oakland California. At the age of 17, I lived on my own raising my one-year old son in a drug-infested housing project in East Oakland, way on the other side of town from my high school. “I “The highest test of the civilization of any race is in its willingness to extend a helping hand to the less fortunate. A race, like an individual, lifts itself up by lifting others up.&# — Booker T. Washington.

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Millennials' Arrogance Is Good Has Replaced Baby Boomers' Greed Is Good

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He points out the social and economic good which has come from that, e.g. slashing unemployment rates in surrounding areas like Oakland. Millennials, whether successful or not, seem to believe that Arrogance Is Good. They strut themselves, their opinions, their selfies and their gadgets, without any of the boundaries of more socialized folks. In Bloomberg Business Week, Joel Stein looks at the Silicon Valley or extreme version of Arrogance Is Good.

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Humor Specialty Clubs

Humor Power

LaughLovers Comedy Club, Oakland, CA. Toastmasters. Humor Specialty Clubs. Here’s a list of clubs which specialize in humor. To find up-to-date club contact and location information I’ve provided a link to the club-finder page at Toastmasters International at the end of the list. . Each club is a good source of information for adding humor to your next club meeting. Comedy Club, Minneapolis, MN. Comedy Club Eh! Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Universal Basic Income - Psychic Shift From Work Ethic to Taking Hand-Outs

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From Oakland and Stockton, California all the way to the nation of Finland, there are experiments in Universal Basic Income (UBI). In Altman's case, it's about 50 households in Oakland each of which receives $1,500 a month, with no strings attached.  Here in Fortune Grace Donnelly describes what could be The Future: Accepting a payout in exchange for not working. 

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THE Executive Speech Coach & THE Million Dollar Consultant

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

At Rotary Club speeches marketing my salon I was asked, “What would you charge to say that to the Oakland Appliance Dealers?” “$50!” Incidentally, the next time the same gentleman asked, “What would you charge to say that to the Oakland Appliance Dealers?” THE Executive Speech Coach Patricia Fripp & THE Million Dollar Consultant Alan Weiss join forces for The Odd Couple Marketing & Strategy Seminar. Alan Weiss interviewed me for his upcoming book.

Obstacles to Traveling Green - "Decesare v. Horn, Revel Transit"

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The program also is available in Austin, Texas, Oakland, California, and Washington D.C. Last July, a New York City bicyclist filed a lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court against a man riding an electric moped (e-motor scooter) and the company renting out that vehicle. Soon enough, the whole e-motor scooter industry has been put on trial - in the media, among safety activists, and seemingly even dealers who sell those vehicles. The lawsuit is "Paul Discesare v.

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Before You Go See the USA in Your Chevrolet, Gas Up in Eastern Ohio

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From as far east as Greensburg and as far west as the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, my memory bank contains snapshots of life being happily lived in the 1970s. Yesterday I drove around the Pittsburgh Metro area. And paid dearly for that in gasoline.    I hadn't been back in western Pennsylvania for months. Sure, I knew that gasoline there was higher than in Eastern Ohio. But, I hadn't been aware of the recent price jumps.

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Speaking lessons from Rickey Henderson

Speaker Confessions

Found this great article thanks to Doug on former Oakland A’s all-star baseball player Henderson’s preparation for his Hall of Fame induction speech. Always a nervous speaker, he decided to get some help in the form of a speech class at the local college, and as part of the course had them critique his speech, pointing out areas for improvement.

M. Lynn Rickert's Kitchen Table - Taking the Long Way Home

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  Rickert was at her full-time job at the VA Hospital in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh. On September 1, 2016, I returned to the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Metro Area. Back in mid August 1981, I had left to take a temporary assignment in Washington D.C.    I guess that's called "taking the long way home." " How the Pittsburgh region became home I don't really know. Memory is unreliable. What we recall primarily depends on who we are at the moment.

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Public Speaking: How did Patricia Fripp get started?

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

After one of my first Rotary Club speeches, someone asked, “What would you charge to say all this to the Oakland Appliance Dealers?” When did you first start speaking? How long until speaking became your full-time job? In 1976, when I was San Francisco’s #1 men’s hairstylist, I started delivering seminars to hairstylists for a hair product company called Markham. Through recommendations from my executive clients, Rotary Clubs and men’s breakfast clubs invited me to speak.

Back from Silicon Valley & Presentation//Reboot

Presentation Zen

The PZ book was awarded the Certificate of Excellence for design at the 38th Annual Bookbuilders West Awards held in Oakland in January. Last week I was in sunny Silicon Valley, USA for three days of seminars in the first ever Presentation//Reboot. The seminars were sold out and were limited to an intimate size of about 32 per day.

ALAN WEISS INTERVIEWS PATRICIA FRIPP

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

At Rotary Club speeches marketing my salon I was asked, “What would you charge to say that to the Oakland Appliance Dealers?” “$50!” Incidentally, the next time the same gentleman asked, “What would you charge to say that to the Oakland Appliance Dealers?” ALAN WEISS INTERVIEWS PATRICIA FRIPP. When and how did you begin speaking professionally (for a fee)? In 1975, a hairstyling company called Markham paid me $350 a day for hairstyling demonstrations.

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ALAN WEISS INTERVIEWS PATRICIA FRIPP

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

At Rotary Club speeches marketing my salon I was asked, “What would you charge to say that to the Oakland Appliance Dealers?” “$50!” Incidentally, the next time the same gentleman asked, “What would you charge to say that to the Oakland Appliance Dealers?” ALAN WEISS INTERVIEWS PATRICIA FRIPP. When and how did you begin speaking professionally (for a fee)? In 1975, a hairstyling company called Markham paid me $350 a day for hairstyling demonstrations.

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Audience on the Stage

Duarte Blog

Oakland Raider Fans, Trekkies, Girl Scouts, PETA). Last month Nancy Duarte spoke at Web2.0 Expo and it was a huge success. In preparation for her talk she asked me if there would be a way to reproduce an exercise called “Speaker & Audience Mapping&# that she usually leads in the slideology workshops. The exercise goes like this: the audience picks one of a dozen different audience types (eg. Then Nancy asks the entire group to shout out responses to several questions.

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Making Public Speaking FUN! Part 11 | Communication Steroids

Communication Steroids

Another way to use a prop is to hand it to the audience and challenge them to come up with some use for it, as Ana-Marie Jones, Executive Director of CARD – Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters in Oakland did: The thing that has always gotten my audiences laughing, smiling and fully engaged is for them to be active in learning and presenting.

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Talk It Up!: Public Speaking Tip #7: Get your passion up!

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