South Carolina: Traditional GOP establishment (Jeb Bush, Roger Ailes, Bob Dilenschneider) on trial

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 It will be interesting what plays out today in South Carolina. We with working class backgrounds are different. Inside us are the seeds of revolution. Our lives had been too difficult. Even when we make it into the middle class or beyond, we are extremely aware of inequality. That applies to all kinds of opportunity, be it a shot at a good education or building wealth. We have seen too much of the potential of human beings being snuffed out early in the game.

Statement from AmericanLP to Voters of South Carolina

TJ Walker Interactive

TJ Walker, founder of Democratic Super PAC AmericanLP, gave the following statement to the Republican Voters of South Carolina: “Thank you, thank you, and thank you. We couldn’t have done it better ourselves! You have just voted for a candidate who is viewed unfavorably by 60% of American voters according to the non-partisan Public Policy [.]. Government & Politics americanlp democrats Mitt Romney obama republicans

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Democrats eye hobbled Nikki Haley in 2014

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French Speaking Mitt Romney Attack Ad Targets SC Voters

TJ Walker Interactive

Communications Government & Politics French mittromney south carolinaAmericanLP released its first TV ad, “French Romney” back in December. This ad showed footage of Mitt Romney speaking French during the 2002 Olympics. In text, the ad scrolled verbatim quotes from Romney stating all of his past liberal positions on controversial issues in a way that is similar to movie translations. Talking Points Memo [.].

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Sanford and Family Values

The Communication Blog

6.25.2009 Sanford and Family Values Let’s add one more name to our list of hypocrites—Mark Sanford, Governor of South Carolina. Apparently, betraying his wife and three children—to say nothing of the people of South Carolina and the country as a whole—is consistent with his idea of “family values&#.

Book Review: The Speechwriter, by Barton Swaim

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

In a book that is in part the machinations of The Good Wife and in part the political farce of Yes Minister, Barton Swaim shares insights he gained into the life of a speechwriter during the second term of South Carolina governor Mark Sanford. The author of The Speechwriter does not dwell on the series […]. Cultural Differences Speechwriting Book Review

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Faye Marie Swetlik

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

All we can hope is that this little girl from Cayce, South Carolina wasn't scared. That the murderer was reassuring that he or she was a good person. That the killing was swift. This blog extends deep sympathy to all parents who have lost children to violence.   Current Affairs

Republican Debate Preview: What to Watch For in New Hampshire

TJ Walker Interactive

The first Republican presidential debate of the 2012 campaign, held in South Carolina several weeks ago, produced precious little drama, in part because some of the major candidates chose not to participate. Monday night’s debate is likely to be different. Analysis Video Media Training republican debate TJ Walker

Language - Power and Peril of Analogies

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Matthews wasn't on the air for the MSNBC analysis of the South Carolina primary. In some college communications required course, tomorrow's leaders learn about analogies. Essentially the rhetorical device entails comparing X to Y. A current one is: The coronavirus can generate a global economic slowdown like that of the Great Recession of 2008. A screenwriter pitching a script to producers could say: This movie is like "The Godfather," set in China.

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Ukraine Parliament: Democracy and Discourse Must Defeat Violence

Matt Eventoff

South Carolina Senator Ben Tillman punching South Carolina Senator John McLaurin on the floor of the United State Senate in 1902 (well past the “early&# stages of democracy). . Ukraine has been independent for less than two decades. MTV is ten years older than Ukraine’s independence. If you are of drinking age, you were born before Ukraine was independent. .

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Fun Friday: Miss America introductions

Speak Schmeak

From the state where we use sushi as bait, and no, y''all are the ones with the accent, I am Miss South Carolina, Ali Rogers.". I never managed to post this in January, but it''s a perfect video for a Fun Friday! The Miss America pageant figured out a way to make 53 introductions fun, engaging and quick (just over ten minutes)! Enjoy the short video. I''ve included a few of the introductions below if you prefer to read instead.

Reaching Back to Emanuel AME Church Massacre - Forgiveness through Grace

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The Charleston, South Carolina Dem Debate is the last before not only before the primary in that state but also before SuperTuesday. Election 2020 has been framed as the most important in the history of America.  That state is symbol of old-line white supremacy. That was brought up during the debate.    In addition, it's no surprise that the Daily Mail has circled back to the June 2015 massacre at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.

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Drudge Report Poll: Trump won SC debate, at 58%

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to the Drudge Report poll, Donald Trump won the debate in South Carolina. He came in at 58%. Next was Cruz at 20.34%. Dead last were Bush and Carson. Politics Public Speaking

Skepticism Edges Out Dogmatism - The New Cool

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" It was Dylann Roof's commitment to the doctrine of white supremacy that compelled him to conduct a massacre at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Strong traditional thinking had hardened into dogmatism - in some pockets of America. One result might have been what Jennifer Hawes describes in her book "Grace Will Lead Us Home."

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Affordable Housing - New Kind of Messaging Is Needed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A pilot program in North Charleston, South Carolina is addressing that. Contract law has taken over the business of residential property management. As this article in The Guardian points out, the terms and a condition of a lease could include how many people are allowed to reside. Go over that number and those whose name or names are on the lease can be evicted. Recent statistics indicate that 2.3 million can be evicted in a year.

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Get your Speaking Business off the Ground as a Side Gig with Alex Swire-Clark

Speaker Launcher

Prior to running his company, Alex spent eight years as a transformative educator, having graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. in Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, having received a full scholarship in the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program. . “It The upstate of South Carolina is home for Alex, his wife and their 5 kids.

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The Things Nobody Tells You About Speaking with Grant Baldwin

Speaker Launcher

Over the last 13 years Grant has spoken to over 500,000 people in 47 different states (he’s never spoken in Maine, South Carolina, or Hawaii, so if you know someone, let him know). Today we are taking a deep dive into some things that are rarely discussed before going into the speaking business.

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Yet Another Shoe Drops with COVID-19: Being Stranded for Retirement/Semiretirement

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those designated lower-cost/more-pleasant-weather states such as Arizona, Texas, and South Carolina have had a 100% increase in COVID-19 cases during the past month, reports Daily Mail. The moving van probably won't be stopping by many of the high cost or weather-challenged locations. At least not for those choosing or being forced into retirement.

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Jeb Bush - Time to let us in

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tonight in South Carolina, Jeb Bush did the inevitable: He ended his campaign for the U.S. Presidency. That was a job his father George H. and his brother George W. had both held. But that ending could just be the beginning of a new mission. He can now tell the world what it is like to be a man of privilege. Recently  Recently another member of a political dynasty, Patrick Kennedy, did that.

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Joke Contest Results — State Slogans

Humor Power

North Dakota: Just like South Dakota, only higher up. North Carolina: Not South Carolina. South Carolina: Not North Carolina. New York: We Rush More than South Dakota. Our State Slogans theme was inspired by long-time subscriber and funny guy Sol Morrison, Santa Barbara, California. New Joke contests are annonced on the first of each month. Look for the next contest on October 1, 2014.

Myrtle Beach, SC - When It's Home, Not Vacation Paradise

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

You can bet, when those vacationing at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, heard Florence was on the way, they got out of the way.    They could afford to. Some of those who call Myrtle Beach home didn't have that option. Or, at least, decided they didn't. As The Guardian reports, 23% of them have income below the poverty level. They got it that they aren't able or perhaps willing to pay for a motel, perhaps for days and days.

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Totally Expected: Media Coverage Hammers Frederick Hopkins' Lawyer Identity

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Frederick Hopkins, suspect in the South Carolina police massacre, has not practiced law since 1984. However, as too frequently happens when a lawyer or former one is involved in a crime, it's that professional identity which is highlighted in the media. The lawyer label seems to be a magnet for drawing attention. And media outlets know that. In 1980, Hopkins began practicing law. In 1984, he was disbarred.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Last week, Famous Speech Friday looked at South Carolina Rep. Fans of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook see links to good reads, resources and ideas from other sources there, in addition to posts from the blog. But you won't miss a thing, since I'm summarizing that extra content and putting it here on the blog for all readers to see. Here's what I shared in the week just past: New twist on no women speakers: How heavy is a microphone?

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Eastern Europe and the Message of Democracy

Matt Eventoff

South Carolina Senator Ben Tillman punching South Carolina Senator John McLaurin on the floor of the United State Senate in 1902 (well past the “early” stages of democracy). Ukraine has been independent for less than two decades. MTV is ten years older than Ukraine’s independence. If you are of drinking age, you were born before Ukraine was independent.

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President Obama and Congressman Wilson - Missed Opportunities

Matt Eventoff

With those two words, Congressman Joe Wilson (R-South Carolina) now might have the highest name identification in Congress. I. “You lie!&#. Those tw o words are not today’s topic - Congressman Wilson’s apology is. Crisis Communications 101 - Apologize! Crisis Communications 101 (a) - Be Sincere and Mean it! Number one without number two is a) disingenuous (obviously) and b) dangerous to you and your credibility with the public.

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Joint Session of Congress no place for heckling: Can GOP Joe Wilson Recover?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  That's why South Carolina Representative Joe Wilson might never recover from his breach of that protocol.  It's a genteel tradition in the Congress: Decorum.    The ritual is especially important during formal televised events like the Joint Session in which the President speaks.    He not only heckled.    He said about the President, "You lie." " Obviously this is a man out of control. 

The New Migration to Loserville

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

She and her dog pulled out of town and are headed to Charleston, South Carolina. My interpretation was that the lawyer who migrated from Manhattan to central Pennsylvania did himself in. His New York state of mind told him that if he left the Big Apple he was a loser. And that he became at his next law job. So, it should be no surprise that, given that psychosis, he returned to Manhattan to again become a winner. And that he was.

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New York City - No, your professional life doesn't gear down when you exit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Had I to do relocation over again, I would have chosen locations in Florida or South Carolina which are near the ocean. The big story among young lawyers is: Hey, now that the entry-level salary of $180K has gone national, I don't have to live in New York City. I can make that $180K outside Manhattan and have the really good life because the cost of living is lots lower."

President Obama's eulogy for Rev. Clementa Pinckney

The Eloquent Woman

Clementa Pinckney, one of 9 worshippers killed by a white supremacist during a Bible study in Charleston, South Carolina. To Jennifer, his beloved wife; to Eliana and Malana, his beautiful, wonderful daughters; to the Mother Emanuel family and the people of Charleston, the people of South Carolina." This was not a slow news week in the United States, with landmark Supreme Court decisions at home and terrorist attacks elsewhere in the world.

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A bizarre method of measuring speaking skills

Speak Schmeak

On the other hand, it shows Congress is becoming more plain-spoken.''" South Carolina Republican Rep. So let me get this straight: A member of Congress who speaks at a grade level that most Americans can understand, using shorter sentences and shorter words, gets the lowest rating of speaking skills in all of Congress? How about we give this guy the HIGHEST score for not making his speeches convoluted, obscure and overly complicated?

Famous Speech Friday: SC Rep. @JennyHorne's Confederate flag speech

The Eloquent Woman

When elected representatives in South Carolina began to speak about whether the Confederate flag should be removed from the statehouse grounds--a debate that began after nine people, including a state senator, were gunned down and killed at a church bible study in Charleston--I heard lots of reined-in, coded rhetoric.

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What you don’t know about King's "I Have a Dream" Speech

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  “Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina,” he continues, and then comes the famous metaphor:  “I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment I still have a dream.” 

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FSF update: Lady Bird Johnson's 1964 whistlestop tour

The Eloquent Woman

It took place just after her husband had signed the Civil Rights Act--a time when political advisers decided he could not himself risk personal appearances in the South, so unpopular was the new legislation. When the insults grew so raucous in South Carolina, she tells the crowd the ugly words were coming "not from the good people of South Carolina but from the state of confusion."

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Famous Speech Friday: Meryl Streep's Golden Globes speech

The Eloquent Woman

Viola was born in a sharecropper’s cabin in South Carolina, came up in Central Falls, Rhode Island; Sarah Paulson was born in Florida, raised by a single mom in Brooklyn. In the world of Hollywood stars, few are as beloved as three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep, who took home a lifetime achievement award from the Hollywood Foreign Press at the Golden Globe awards this week.and walked away with "most stunning speech" in the process.

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The Story Behind Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" Speech

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  “Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina,” he continues, and then comes the famous metaphor:  “I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment I still have a dream.”  I first published this blog a year ago in honor of MLK. 

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Joe Cunningham - A Gentleman from the South

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

president Donald Trump supported her, she won the GOP primary against Mark Sanford in South Carolina. As the world knows, Kate Arrington had been seriously injured in a car accident. She has had several operations. If she will be able to campaign again is uncertain. She became global news when, after U.S. The amazing development in this tragedy is that her Democratic opponent - Joe Cunningham - has announced that he will halt campaigning until further notice.

Democrats & Election 2020 - Will Mike Bloomberg Wind Up the Scapegoat?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The South Carolina victory by Biden didn't send a message that a clear winner was emerging and it wasn't him. Clearly, the Dems are unifying. Joe Biden could pull off becoming the nominee and beating Donald Trump. But the wrench in the works could be billionaire Michael Bloomberg. As investigative reporter Gabriel Sherman tells it in Vanity Fair , Bloomberg isn't getting it that his continuing presence in the race is counterproductive.

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Famous Speech Friday: Lady Bird Johnson's 1964 whistlestop tour

The Eloquent Woman

It took place just after her husband had signed the Civil Rights Act--a time when political advisers decided he could not himself risk personal appearances in the South, so unpopular was the new legislation. When the insults grew so raucous in South Carolina, she tells the crowd the ugly words were coming "not from the good people of South Carolina but from the state of confusion."

"Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" - Steve Carell finally finds meaning

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  One former sales coach who moved to Connecticut from South Carolina said she would eat cheesecake, a lot of it.  Time is not on the side of earth-beings.    An astroid will hit in 21 days and the last ditch high tech effort to prevent that has failed.    That is the plot line for the film  "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World."  "  The premise is that one should not die alone.

Every English Major Knows Donald Trump Can (easily) Win Re-election in 2020

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

His nemesis Mark Sanford lost the election in South Carolina. The way the world works is that with many Donald Trump is a hero. After all, he journeyed to Singapore and saved the world from nuclear war. Job creation numbers on his watch seem quite good. And his use of social media is making government more transparent. Yes, Trump could win in 2020. A more immediate outcome is that his favorites could win in the midterms.

Trump needs African-American vote - Currently, Clinton looks good to them (e.g. SC)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As The Wall Street Journal reports, Hillary Clinton won by a landslide in South Carolina. A big piece of that came from the Black-American vote. If Black Americans come out to vote on SuperTuesday, which they are expected to, Clinton will also have significant wins. What's obvious is that Donald Trump needs the African-American vote. That means Trump has to get a message across to that group that he has their back.

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Westinghouse - Why It Needs Squire Patton Boggs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Among what did in Westinghouse, McCauley explains, had been: Cost overruns from the construction of two plants in Georgia and South Carolina. Last March, one-time major energy player Westinghouse filed Chapter XI. In that, reports Kevin McCauley in Odwyerpr.com , Squire Patton Boggs (SPB) is representing it. On that team are former U.S. senators John Breaux and Trent Lott. Also, SPB is assisting with issues related to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S.

Famous Speech Friday: Annie Oakley's Libel Cases

The Eloquent Woman

Pressured by aggressive defense attorneys in Charleston, she minced no words before threatening to leave the courtroom: "If the gentlemen who fought for South Carolina during the Civil War conducted their defense with as much cowardice as the defense has been conducted against one little woman in this suit, I don't wonder that they received such a sound thrashing." (Editor's note: For Women's History Month, our famous speeches series turns to historic women's speeches.

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