BA English Majors Down 20% Since 2012 - Even Virginia Woolf's "To The Lighthouse" Irrelevant

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After receiving a law degree from Yale and practicing law for a bit, he returned to editorial for 13 years. There is a niche in thought leadership called the "history of ideas."

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Crisis Media Preparation – 6 Crucial Rules

Matt Eventoff

Front and center has been Massey Energy and the unspeakable tragedy unfolding in West Virginia. Practice, prepare and have a message – Sounds simple enough, but without practice and preparation, the results usually speak for themselves (not in a positive way). regulators warned West Virginia Coal Mine This week has been rife with examples of organizations that have had a rough go in the media.

No One Is Smirking - The Strange Saga of Joel Smithers MD

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In Virginia, the former practicing medical doctor was sentenced today to 40 years in federal prison. In addition, a jury had found that his prescriptions of oxycodone and oxymorphone caused the death of a woman from West Virginia.

2019 52

Professional Services: The Soul-Crushing Trauma of Being Stiffed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What those same businesspeople might not realize, though, is that the whole business of practicing law is, in itself, a wild card. Burrell's client was Romeo Spino's Stratas Corporation, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

2018 52

Alex Kozinski - Everyone Has a Right to a Comeback, Right?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He did not lose his license to practice law. Even though he was acquitted of the rape and manslaughter of Virginia Rappe, his career never recovered. Disgraced former Chief Judge of the Ninth Circuit - Alex Kozinski - is back. 

2018 52

WVHDF Was Warned and Now Your Info May Have Been Stolen

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

For those who are not aware of what the West Virginia Housing Development Fund is, they’re a program that works with lenders to help state residents achieve the dream of homeownership. Last week, I received a letter from the WVHDF that stated: We are writing to inform you of a recent security incident at the West Virginia Housing Development Fund. Please let your web people know that this goes against security best practices.

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Thought Leadership: Be Wary Of Relying On Media For Data

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Thought leaders who used the Rolling Stone article  about the supposed gang rape on the University of Virginia learned a brutal lesson: Don't trust the media report. A best practice, post-Rolling Stone flameout, is to keep the focus on ideas narrow.

2015 65

The 2 most important keys to delivering bad news in email

SpeakerSue Says...

You or they may not like it because it may cost you or them more – more time, money, effort – than you want to spend but yes, Virginia, there is a solution. You can count on fresh, practical content to convert more leads and drive revenue and profitability. Nine out of 10 leaders say “delivering bad news” is the hardest part of their job.*. We’re comfortable managing the other persons discomfort and using just the right words is a learned skill.

2019 40

No Dog Days of August for Media - The Collapse of the House of Epstein

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They are David Boies who represents Virginia Giuffre, a minor allegedly sexually exploited by Prince Andrew, et al. And that could be a factor associated with the higher than average mental illness, substance abuse, and suicides among those practicing law. 

2019 52

Why memorizing your talk is like memorizing lyrics on your favorite album

The Eloquent Woman

That tactic is similar to one of my 6 stealth ways to find time to practice , specifically the one in which you record yourself giving your speech or presentation and then listen to it over and over again--on your iPod when you run, in your car when you''re commuting--until you know it by heart.

2013 88

Bunny Mellon Funeral: Platform for John Edwards' Comeback

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Right now, former top-tier politico John Edwards is back practicing law as a plaintiff attorney.   The funeral Edwards attended was that of wealthy, well conntected Bunny Mellon in Upperville, Virginia.

2014 61

Famous Speech Friday: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Opinion in the VMI Case

The Eloquent Woman

Virginia , sometimes called the VMI case. The landmark opinion opened up the Virginia Military Institute to qualified women, making it the last all-male public university in the United States.

2015 81

How to write a great speech: 5 secrets for success

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  I had a PhD in literature and rhetoric, and I was teaching at the University of Virginia, when the Governor, Chuck Robb, plucked me from academic obscurity to write speeches for him.    I suppose I was blinded by the opportunity to put my academic ideals into practice.     Four death-row inmates had escaped from Mecklenberg State Prison and were wandering around loose in the Virginia countryside alarming everyone. 

2011 81

“This is the White House calling…” A Last Minute Speech for Barack Obama

DeFinis Communications

The event Dawn attended in Falls Church, Virginia was officially dubbed “A Backyard Discussion on Healthcare Reform and the Patient’s Bill of Rights,” and it featured President Obama addressing a group of Americans who have felt some benefit of the recent Affordable Care Act.

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Neil Gorsuch, Deloitte Center for Government Insights and More

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They are West Virginia's Joe Manchia and North Dakota's Heidi Heitkamp.  The first major setback for the Trump Administration - Trumpcare - is only one-week young.

2017 52

Strategies for Apprehension Management

The Communication Blog

The most authoritative source on communication apprehension is Virginia Richmond and James McCroskey’s Communication: Apprehension, Avoidance, and Effectiveness , 5 th ed. Here are several ways you can deal with and manage your own public speaking apprehension: (1) reverse the factors that cause apprehension, (2) restructure your thinking, (3) practice performance visualization, and (4) desensitize yourself. Reduce your fear of failure by thoroughly preparing and practicing.

London notebook: Inspirations on women and speaking

The Eloquent Woman

I never get tired of this view, which Virginia Woolf captured so well in the opening of The Waves. We focused this time on giving practical tips to clients, something that would figure in the week ahead for me.

2014 90

Preparing a speech for a friend who's dying: 7 ideas & resources

The Eloquent Woman

Let her dear friend shine" Janice Tomich shared this short clip from Virginia Greene's presentation at an ovarian cancer awareness event held in her honor in Vancouver over a year ago. Tomich wrote, "Virginia Greene was a force to behold in our community who sadly passed away not long after the event. I'll add that this example offers some practical considerations for a speaker who is terminally ill.

2012 60

Robert Fripp's moonlighting as a motivational speaker makes perfect sense

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

"Teaching guitar in West Virginia at the American School for Continuous Education, at Claymont, near Charlestown." The extent of forms of organization that were available to the practicing musician extended. Mark Dery sent me the entire article from his interview in 1985.

2010 56

How Rush Limbaugh is helping me celebrate Women's History Month

The Eloquent Woman

Writing takes access to education, time and space to learn a skill--the "room of one's own" that Virginia Woolf described, or today, a blogging conference. Coded or open, I believe that the enduring practice of accusing or implying that women speakers are whores helps to explain why women speakers are relatively scarce in our history. I have to confess: I struggle with Women's History Month.

2012 86

Consumer Centric " Blog Archive " Conference Tweeting A Distraction and Waste of Time, or Not?

Google HPO and University of Virginia for more info #sxswfsn For a look at what a local government is doing is social media, go to #sxswfsn Media6 looks very interesting for site owners #sxswfsn [link] Requests. Home About Consumer Centric digging.

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Robert Fripp's moonlighting as a motivational speaker makes perfect sense

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

"Teaching guitar in West Virginia at the American School for Continuous Education, at Claymont, near Charlestown." The extent of forms of organization that were available to the practicing musician extended. Mark Dery sent me the entire article from his interview in 1985. However, I enjoyed his modern day comment. "Incidentally,  Mr Fripp's  moonlighting as a motivational speaker makes perfect sense.

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