Are You Speaking Up With The Times?

Speak and Deliver

Jerry Sloan resigned yesterday, after spending 23 years coaching the Utah Jazz in the National Basketball Association. Let it be known I'm a huge Utah Jazz fan - before I moved to Utah and since, and I'm an even bigger Jerry Sloan fan. While anyone who lasts as long as he has in a sport that has seen 240-plus coaching changes during his career at Utah must show some flexibility in Messaging, ultimately he was only willing to alter his ways so far.

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KFC + JDRF: Still a bad idea

Speak Schmeak

Did you follow the recent news about a fundraising partnership between a KFC franchise in Utah and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation ? Well, JDRF''s response to one blogger was this: "Regarding this particular promotion, we understand that one of the criticisms has been the association with a sugary product, which many have associated with contributing to diabetes. It''s true that this was just ONE franchise in Utah that JDRF partnered with.

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Perils and Opportunities Associated with Suing Celebrities, Like Gwyneth Paltrow

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He contended that in Utah on February 26, 2016, Paltrow was skiing out of control. Well, in response, Paltrow did what celebrities and other wealthy people can do: She countersued. Some recall that last January Terry Sanderson, almost 70 years old, filed a lawsuit against celebrity Gwyneth Paltrow. She allegedly crashed into him, causing extensive injuries. He requested at least $3.1 million in damages.

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May Cartoon Caption Contest Results

Humor Power

Is that what happened to you? Darin Thompson, Smithfield, Utah. ** SECOND PLACE **. It’s time for the results of our May Cartoon Caption Contest featuring the artwork of professional cartoonist Dan Rosandich. New Cartoon Caption Contests are announced at the start of the month (alternating months). New Joke Contests are announced at the start of the month (alternating months). The next Joke Contest is June 1, 2011.

Obervational Humor — Case Study #69

Humor Power

A speaker talked about a road trip thru Utah. Good response primarily because the set-up happened immediately before I delivered the line. If you’re ever driving through Utah and you see me lying in the middle of the road. Here is another Observational Humor monologue presented at the end of a meeting. THE SET-UP (What was said and what happened during the meeting before the monologue was delivered.). Linda Evans was the emcee for the program. The theme was FLAMBOYANT.

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Important stories I’m reading Now

TJ Walker Interactive

Mike Lee (R-Utah) appeared on Fox News Sunday and seemed to confirm how pointless a threat to defund Obamacare would be. Interviewers Jackie Calmes and Michael Shear managed to elicit lengthy responses that mainly resembled footnotes to the speech they’d just heard, but the President did manage to dispose of a few mainstream media talking points, 1d. 51min. Today.

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20 tips for better conference speaking ~ Authentic Boredom

Your primary responsibility is to entertain a room full of people. I was quite impressed by your slides at WordCamp Utah that I’m seriously considering #8. If you rehearse a response to these kinds of things (for example, when I hear a cell phone ring, I usually say “please tell them I’m not available at the moment&# ) — it adds the right humor and it won’t distract you from your presentation.

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