June Rent Will Soon Be Due: The Sheriff Doesn't Ring Twice

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the Oklahoma City metro area the sheriff was compassionate about the situation but indicated that evictions would take place. Leasing residential property is a business - not the mission of a nonprofit to provide shelter for human beings. This is capitalism. If the rent isn't paid, evictions happen. And, they are predicted to kick in this June. As Tounesna News reports, for this month, 90% of those leasing managed to pay the rent.

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Music, the Mind and Public Speaking

DeFinis Communications

As it turns out, Sonic Corporation, headquartered in Oklahoma City and Oklahoma City University have joined forces to offer Tiffany Clay a fall scholarship worth 100,000. Back in April, I came across the heartbreaking front page New York Times story of Newark, Ohio high school student Tiffany Clay. Tiffany is the recently graduated and highly gifted first violinist for the Newark High School Sinfonia.

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65+ - The New Nomads

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  For example, cities in southern Arizona had represented Paradise for retirees and the semi-retired.   No city in AZ has made the new WalletHub list of the cheapest places for the aging to relocate. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  Toledo, Ohio. The BigUncertainty for the aging in relocating for a lower cost of living is this: That might not last. 

2020 Toastmasters Zoom Challenge - Part I

Speak and Deliver

After a post on my own page, I was able to visit Oklahoma City on April 6, and British Columbia April 7 - thanks to friends Michael Rodman and Sharookh Darawala, respectively.

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Are you quoting the King James Bible in your speeches?

The Eloquent Woman

s "I Have a Dream" speech and President Bill Clinton's remarks after the Oklahoma City bombing, which drew inspiring language from this elegant work. There's every chance that, when you give a speech or presentation, you're quoting from a 400-year-old reference book that you probably didn't even pick up or look at. That's how ingrained the language from the King James bible is in English-speaking cultures.

Conference notes from #uksgcam2015: Diving into speechwriting

The Eloquent Woman

President Bill Clinton just demonstrated the art of a seemingly digressive story in his speech at the 20-year anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing , which occurred during his presidency: “I prepared for this day yesterday, in New York, by taking Hillary to see our daughter and son-in-law and my about-to-be 7-month-old grandchild. Last week, I had a deep dive into talking, speaking, and language.and it was all about writing speeches.

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Toastmasters Friday: The Quest for the Trophy

Speak and Deliver

Yesterday I posted a quote on Facebook from the Dallas Maverick's Dirk Nowitzki - a comment he made in post-game press conference following his team last victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder to send them into the NBA Finals. Dallas, for those of you non-basketball historians, lost in the NBA Finals in 2006 to the Miami Heat, who, ironically, will be their opponent yet again. That year they faced a still powerful Shaquille O'Neal and a young, healthy Dwayne Wade.

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