Like A Phoenix, This Site Is Reborn

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

A couple weeks ago, I installed WordPress on a domain I had not been using so I could work on a site redesign for my wife. Little did I know at the time, but that site was actually a parked domain. BOOM went my personal site. This site. I didn’t think it would be that big a deal, since for the past several years, I’ve been receiving weekly database backups. Well, I restored that backup to a fresh install and… nothing. A broken site. Years of blog posts: gone.

Rhetorical Devices: Anadiplosis

Manner of Speaking

“a slave; the slave” and “a gladiator; the gladiator” in the quote by Joaquin Phoenix below. ” — Joaquin Phoenix in Gladiator (2000). Bush Joaquin Phoenix Margaret Thatcher rhetoric Rhetorical Devices Steve Jobs YodaThis post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device : Anadiplosis. Origin : From the Greek ???????????

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Providence Phoenix: Latest Alt-Weekly To Fold

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Phoenix Providence, reports Dan Adams in the Boston Globe , is the latest Alt-Weekly to bite the dust. Before that the Boston Phoenix tanked. Alt-Weeklies were the rage for several decades. Those print publications provided offbeat points of view.

Drudge Report - Pivots from Anti-Hillary to Featuring Trump in Mexico, Phoenix

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On what could be the turnaround day in Donald Trump's distressed campaign, the Drudge Report pivoted to  on what that candidate was up to in Mexico and Phoenix.  The Drudge Report is no slouch when it comes to what to make  The Main Feature. 

Donald Trump In Phoenix - It Will Go Down In History As One Of Those Big Speeches

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Phoenix, Arizona is having an especially hot summer. An outsized rebel personality like Trump, with all his own wealth, can make the residents of Phoenix feel a sense of safety. The town is conservative and all about business.

Talent Unleashed - Would Middle-Class Background Have Blocked Joaquin, River Phoenix

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Suppose Joaquin and River Phoenix had been reared in Stamford, Connecticut. The 2013 book "Last Night At The Viper Room" chronicles a bohemian global poverty-ridden childhood for the five Phoenix offspring. Actually, in situations like that of the Phoenix children, it could also be the needed laboratory to hang around in at a very young age.  Is a traditional middle-class background an obstacle for nurturing talent?

Joaquin Phoenix Shows Us How to Use Prop

Green Room Speakers

Saturday, January 16, 2010 Joaquin Phoenix Shows Us How to Use Prop Using a prop, if its done well, can be a powerful tool to make your message stick. Posted by Sarah Gershman at 11:01 PM Labels: Joaquin Phoenix , make your message stick , using a prop 2comments: Anonymoussaid.

Kaplan, University of Phoenix, Capella, Strayer - They were hot and now they're not

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  So were the University of Phoenix, Capella, and Strayer.  Higher education in America just can't catch a break.    Among those institutions taking a hit has been the For-Profit sector.      Remember when they were so hot.

Extreme Heat - Turn Up Air Conditioning Is Like Let Them Eat Cake

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At the turn of the century, Phoenix, Arizona could experience 155 of those instead of the current 124, predict those in the know. For 27 months I resided outside Phoenix. If climate change experts are on the money, there could be less economic growth. Globally and for each nation. 

11 Public Speaking Lessons from an Eleven Year Old

Matt Eventoff

Rhetorical Devices: Paralipsis

Manner of Speaking

I’m not saying that from the ashes of captivity, never has a Phoenix metaphor been more personified! This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device : Paralipsis. Origin : From the Greek ?????????? paraleipsis), meaning “omission&#. In plain English: To call attention to something by specifically saying that you will not mention it.

The Stayin' Put Society - Not Gambling on Opportunity

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I suggested that the native residents migrate the 70 minutes to Phoenix, AZ. In Phoenix, the same kind of neighborhood could be equally affordable. The main drags in Tucson, Arizona, are lined with pawn shops and other symbols of low incomes.

Why Women Almost Never Win the World Championship of Public Speaking

Speak and Deliver

Dark Phoenix literally giving Wolverine the Death Stare OK - I can feel the death stares. "Image copyright 2015 Angie Key as Keyframe Photography, used with permission." How's that for a charged title?

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Buddy Cianci: Ultimate role model for coming back big

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Former mayor of Providence, Rhode Island and ex-con, Buddy Cianci has been voted "Best Radio Personality" by THE PROVIDENCE PHOENIX. The reason why, explains PHOENIX, is "personality."

Drudge Report Has a Ball Telling Us FBI Grills Hillary Clinton on Emailgate for 3.5 Hours

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That started with Bill Clinton's private meeting at the Phoenix Airport with Attorney General Loretta Lynch. The Drudge Report has been having a wonderful week. Not since it conducted polling after the GOP TV presidential candidate debates has it had a topic which so engrossed us.

Video: Deanna Turner - Anatomy of a Sales Call

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

At the recent National Speakers Association (NSA) Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, I had the opportunity to see Deanna Turner, CSP give a talk on the best practices of top sales performers. In her presentation “Anatomy of a Sales Call,” she discusses a number of concrete steps to manage the sales cycle and ensure you close sales [.].

Video: Deanna Turner - Anatomy of a Sales Call

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

At the recent National Speakers Association (NSA) Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, I had the opportunity to see Deanna Turner, CSP give a talk on the best practices of top sales performers. In her presentation “Anatomy of a Sales Call,” she discusses a number of concrete steps to manage the sales cycle and ensure you close sales [.].

Video: Deanna Turner - Anatomy of a Sales Call

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

At the recent National Speakers Association (NSA) Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, I had the opportunity to see Deanna Turner, CSP give a talk on the best practices of top sales performers. In her presentation “Anatomy of a Sales Call,” she discusses a number of concrete steps to manage the sales cycle and ensure you close sales [.].

Max Dixon: Make Your Best Stories Better

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

At the recent National Speakers Association (NSA) Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, I had the opportunity to see Max Dixon give a talk on ways speakers can improve the stories they include in their talks. In his presentation “Stepping Up from the Top: How to Make Your Best Stories Better,&# Max discusses key features the most powerful [.].

Max Dixon: Make Your Best Stories Better

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

At the recent National Speakers Association (NSA) Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, I had the opportunity to see Max Dixon give a talk on ways speakers can improve the stories they include in their talks. In his presentation “Stepping Up from the Top: How to Make Your Best Stories Better,&# Max discusses key features the most powerful [.].

Max Dixon: Make Your Best Stories Better

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

At the recent National Speakers Association (NSA) Convention in Phoenix, AZ I had the opportunity to see Max Dixon give a talk on ways speakers can improve on stories they include in their talks. In his presentation “Stepping Up from the Top: How to Make Your Best Stories better&# Max discusses key features the most powerful [.].

Awesome Storytelling Secrets - Patricia Fripp

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

At the recent National Speakers Association (NSA) Convention in Phoenix, AZ I had the opportunity to see Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE, give a talk on storytelling. Fripp discussed the inside secrets of how you can tell totally awesome stories to emotionally connect with the audience. She revealed three story formulas; the importance of great opening lines; [.].

Shift Your Expertise to a New Industry in Less than a Week! - Michael Soon Lee

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

At the recent National Speakers Association (NSA) Convention in Phoenix, AZ I had the opportunity to see Michael Soon Lee, MBA, CSP, give a talk on ways a speaker can re-market their expertise to a new industry. In his presentation “Shift Your Expertise to a New Industry in Less than a Week!&# Michael discusses the expertise [.].

Shift Your Expertise to a New Industry in Less than a Week! - Michael Soon Lee

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

At the recent National Speakers Association (NSA) Convention in Phoenix, AZ I had the opportunity to see Michael Soon Lee, MBA, CSP, give a talk on ways a speaker can re-market their expertise to a new industry. In his presentation “Shift Your Expertise to a New Industry in Less than a Week!&# Michael discusses the expertise [.].

Awesome Storytelling Secrets - Patricia Fripp

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

At the recent National Speakers Association (NSA) Convention in Phoenix, AZ I had the opportunity to see Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE, give a talk on storytelling. Fripp discussed the inside secrets of how you can tell totally awesome stories to emotionally connect with the audience. She revealed three story formulas; the importance of great opening lines; [.].

NSA Convention 2009: Advanced Planning

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

In two days I’m off to Phoenix for my 5th National Speakers Convention. This one is being held at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa where it’s 112-degrees and only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun. Five years after my first convention I’ve learned that advanced planning is a necessity. [.].

Clinton + Lynch = Possible Machiavellian Move by Bill to Derail Wife's Presidential Campaign

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A student of Machiavelli could see dark motives in Bill Clinton's initiative at Phoenix airport. He had to recognize how a private meeting at the Phoenix airport with Attorney General Loretta Lynch could create new problems for Hillary's campaign.

[Podcast] ROI of LOL: Adding Humor to Your Presentation with June Cline

Speaker Launcher

32:31 If you’re in Phoenix on July 22, 2016, make sure to catch June’s one woman show Make it a Great Ride. Does it pay to add humor to your presentation? If you ask June Cline, she’ll say YES!

Drudge Report - This Time It's a Dem - Loretta Lynch - in Hot Seat

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Questions arose about the Clinton connection as soon as it was learned that Lynch and Bill Clinton had a conversation on the tarmac in Phoenix, Arizona, last June. The conservative Drudge Report gets right to the point.

In Manhattan It Felt Like 100, In Arizona It Felt Like (and was) 104 - A society on edge

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Phoenix, police say there could be a serial killer. Yesterday, the added nuisance to life in Manhattan was the MTA power outage. That stopped or delayed subways. Today it was a temperature that felt like 100 degrees. Here in Arizona, it felt like and was 104 degrees.

New Speechwriting Book Available

OnSpeechwriting

Official News Release: PHOENIX (November 16, 2011) - It happens every day. . It’s officially official. My new book – 10 Steps to Writing a Vital Speech – is being published by the best brand in executive communications and speechwriting: Vital Speeches of the Day.

Matt Eventoff on BET Radio Talking About Communication Strategy

Matt Eventoff

"Zero to One" By Peter Thiel - 23 On Waiting List At Woods Memorial Library

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It is on the Eastside of Tucson, Arizona, miles away from thriving commercial areas like Phoenix, AZ (where the Superbowl will be) and Dallas, Texas. The Woods Memorial Library is not in San Francisco or Manhattan.

Financial Limbo - The 85,000 Gone Missing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That Phoenix, AZ lawyer, reports Bloomberg , helps the families of the missing have that person declared dead. Arizona is fertile territory for Thomas Asimou's legal niche. So close to the border, it is all too easy for both workers and tourists to wind up dead.

"Guilty As Sin" By Edward Klein - How Ambition Drives Branding

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We get the backstory of why cunning Bill boarded Attorney General Loretta Lynch's airplane in Phoenix, Arizona. No player in Edward Klein's bestseller " Guilty As Sin" comes off looking good. At least not in terms of ethics and being a whole human being.

Donald Trump - The End Of The Well-Organized Speech

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He threw the first grenade today in Phoenix, Arizona. All we speechwriters have learned about the "well-organized speech" may have to be discarded. That is, if Donald Trump's influence continues to grow. Among what he could blow up is the standard speech.

The Difference Between Good and Great

Speaker Launcher

PS: A really good example of focus was Joe Calloway’s Let it Go speech several years ago in Phoenix. Every year American Idol shows us the differences between singers who are good, and singers who can really go the distance. Greatness.

The Big 4th of July Cookout - Hill on Grill

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The amazing things are that he requested that conversation at the Phoenix airport and that Lynch accepted the offer. It happened. And it's a gift for media on a slow news long-holiday weekend. Hillary Clinton was grilled for 3.5 hours by the FBI.

Serial Killer - Hope I Don't Bump into Him/Her

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now, I'm in the Phoenix Metro area. Since April, there have been five murders whose MO seems to be that of a  serial killer. Once that miscreant is captured and confesses or is convicted many will step forth and say they knew it all the time: That person was strange. Was this.

Sheraton Kisses Away Alternate Sex Biz: Here's a niche for PR firms

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  At the Phoenix Sheraton restaurant, a lesbian couple shared one to celebrate their anniversary.  We all know the magic of a kiss.    Within seconds, a power-that-be told them to "get a room."  "  Of course this has made media headlines.