National Association of Government Communicators: June 13-15, St. Louis

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Here’s some information on NAGC’s Communications School in St. Louis: Chris O’Neil, Chief of Media Relations for the National Transportation Safety Board, will teach you how to define communication goals, separate strategy from tactics, and effectively use research and evaluation in a half-day advance training workshop at the 2017 NAGC Communications School in St. Louis. […].

Whistleblowing: Reaches right up into the office of Janet Napolitano, St. Louis U blows whistle on whistleblower

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Meanwhile, back at the St. Louis University Law School where former Dean Annette Clark blew the whistle through letters to the President and to the faculty, which were made public, now has had the whistle blown on her.  What a difference a few days make. 

Kenneth Herring Memorial - Play-out of Stephen King's "Mr. Mercedes"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Herring had been shot dead by police in St. Louis.   The fictional version is worse than the St. Louis one. During the memorial for black transgender woman-Kenneth Herring-a Mercedes plowed into the crowd. Three were injured.

That Child Face Down On Turkish Beach - Memories Of Voyage Of Damned During Holocaust

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The St. Louis , carrying those attempting to flee the Nazi, wasn't allowed into Cuba or the U.S. Those who secured passage on St. Louis assumed that they had escaped the fate of so many of their Jewish relatives and friends.

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Haran Kumar, 17, Headed for Harvard - Dead, Possibly a Suicide

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Missing since Thursday from his family's home in the St. Louis, Missouri Metro area, Kumar's body was found.  Darkness has again fallen on one of America's best and brightest. Haren Kumar, 17, was headed for Harvard in the fall to study computer science and history. That won't happen.   Some suspect suicide. He was known to have suffered from clinical depression. Too often he isolated himself. Here are more details from the New York Post. 

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"Burroughs: The Movie" - The Legacy Of Survival Outlives Dated Writing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Born and reared in St. Louis in a middle-class family, he experienced homosexuality as a very young boy. Who, except some literature scholars, care about much of the writing of William Burroughs? We went to view the documentary "Burroughs: The Movie"  to enmesh ourselves in this unconventional mind. Long lost, that film is now being shown in independent theatres such as The Loft in Tucson, Arizona.

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The Facebook Effect - 6 Ways To Be Personally Authentic

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Because she had made herself part of our lives, we did follow her frequent postings recording her journey from St. Louis, MO to her new home in California.

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Niche lesson for us writers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In St. Louis,  reports  Steve Rosenbush in PORTFOLIO, Sivia Business and Legal Services assists same-sex couples with everything from protection of assets to custody issues.  We've been told this a million times: get a niche.    It might be finally sinking in, given that the glut condition in our field isn't going away.

Whistleblowers: A strange and reckless courage

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  At St.   The latest is Annette Clark, who resigned as dean of the St. Louis University School of Law.  For the majority of whistleblowers, professional life and even personal life are not easy. 

Joke Contest Results — Simple or Complex

Humor Power

Cindy Tebo, St Louis, Missouri. ** THIRD PLACE **. Here are the September Joke Contest results. The theme is to create book titles which feature very simple or very complex subjects. New joke contests are announced on the first of the month. Our next contest will be announced on October 1. Here are the top lines for this month’s contest selected by our panel of six judges (speakers and improv players). ** FIRST PLACE **. Ninety Days to a Better Three Months.

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Joke Contest Results — The Big But

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Cindy Tebo, St Louis, Missouri. ** SECOND PLACE **. It’s time for the results of the August joke contest. The theme of the contest is THE BIG BUT. The challenge to the write is to write a line where the word BUT changes the meaning of the end of the sentence in a funny way. Joke contests are announced on the first of the month. The next joke contest will be announced tomorrow. ** FIRST PLACE **. She looked like a keeper, but needed a finder.

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Famous Speech Friday: Phyllis Schlafly's What's Wrong With Equal Rights for Women?

The Eloquent Woman

She paid for her education at Washington University in St. Louis in part by test-firing machine guns in a World War II ordnance plant, and she wrote her own speeches and planned her own speaking engagements during two unsuccessful bids for a congressional seat.

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What America Reads…

Matt Eventoff

22 – St. 27 – St. Louis Post-Dispatch 238,400 415,815. 42 – Pioneer Press (St. I found this post from Brian Solis very interesting – a list of the top media outlets, by circulation, as well as the 25 most popular blogs in America, as compiled by BurrellesLuce. .

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Timeless Before Timely

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Louis Jewish Federation, and Maryland Nonprofits.

Famous Speech Friday: Annie Oakley's Libel Cases

The Eloquent Woman

Oakley won 54 out of 55 libel cases she brought against newspapers from St. Louis to Scranton. (Editor's note: For Women's History Month, our famous speeches series turns to historic women's speeches.

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Speech Advice from the Boss

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Louis Jewish Federation, and Maryland Nonprofits. Monday, December 21, 2009 Speech Advice from the Boss After listening to quite a few bad acceptance speeches at this years Golden Globe Awards, heres a great one: No magic potion here. Hes 100 percent himself. Humble. Lyrical. Inspiring.

Green Room Speakers: Will Ferrell's Harvard Commencement Speech

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Louis Jewish Federation, and Maryland Nonprofits. Sunday, June 27, 2010 Will Ferrells Harvard Commencement Speech OK - So this is from 2003 and I am honestly not sure what you can learn from it, but I had to include it because it is just so funny. (I

Green Room Speakers: Anne Hathaway and James Franco: What Not to Do

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Louis Jewish Federation, and Maryland Nonprofits. Wednesday, March 2, 2011 Anne Hathaway and James Franco: What Not to Do Clearly, Anne Hathaway and James Franco bombed as hosts of this years Academy Awards. Their downfall can be summed up in one word: Status.

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Green Room Speakers: Lessons from The King's Speech

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Louis Jewish Federation, and Maryland Nonprofits. Sunday, December 26, 2010 Lessons from The Kings Speech As a speech coach, I couldnt wait to see The Kings Speech , particularly as I am interested in learning more about how to help people who stutter.

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I've Been Out.Speaking and Delivering

Speak and Deliver

Jan 8th, I flew to St. Louis for immediate on the job training. Since then, Ive been to St. Louis, Kansas City, Phoenix, Flagstaff, and Tucson.

for more on conference calls

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Louis Jewish Federation, and Maryland Nonprofits. Thursday, May 28, 2009 For more on conference calls Check out this great list of conference call tips from the blog Bad Pitch: [link] Enjoy! Posted by Sarah Gershman at 3:10 PM 1 comments: Anonymoussaid.

Colin Firth: How to Make the Universal Unique

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Louis Jewish Federation, and Maryland Nonprofits. Tuesday, March 1, 2011 Colin Firth: How to Make the Universal Unique Could there have been a duller set of speeches than the ones at this years Academy Awards? How many times must we witness the same old "incredulous" reaction of the winners?

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One Outstanding Business: Legal Fees for Clergy Sex Abuse

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today, Cheryl Wittenauer of the AP reports that the St. Louis Archdiocese spent $843,000 in fiscal 2009 in legal fees.  Like many industries, law has had a bad year.    Those BigFoot white shoe law firms are laying off associates, deferring the start date of those promised jobs, cutting salaries, and making partners kick in up to 15% of their pay.    But there is one strong area of demand: Legal assistance for clergy sex abuse cases. 

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Green Room Speakers: Lessons from a Ukulele

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Louis Jewish Federation, and Maryland Nonprofits. Tuesday, February 1, 2011 Lessons from a Ukulele According to musician Jake Shimabukuro from his bio on this weeks Ted.com: ".The The ukulele means more (to Jake) than grass skirts and loud shirts.

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Give Don't Sell

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Louis Jewish Federation, and Maryland Nonprofits. Tuesday, January 11, 2011 Give Dont Sell How do you feel when someone tries to sell you something? At best, you may feel compelled to buy it. At worst, you may feel manipulated, annoyed, and even violated.

How to Look at the Camera

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Louis Jewish Federation, and Maryland Nonprofits. Friday, October 15, 2010 How to Look at the Camera Watch the way Mark Bittman, "The Minimalist," focuses his eyes straight at the camera in this NYT cooking video, "Agua Fresca:" Dont you feel as though hes talking directly to you?

Green Room Speakers: Speak to Move, Not to Inform

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Louis Jewish Federation, and Maryland Nonprofits. Tuesday, April 5, 2011 Speak to Move, Not to Inform In this TED video, Salman Khan, founder of the Khan Academy, discusses his revolutionary approach to education: Khan advocates flipping the traditional classroom model.

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Not My Job?

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Louis Jewish Federation, and Maryland Nonprofits. Friday, September 17, 2010 Not My Job? I love this slide used by Seth Godin in his presentation on Ted.com entitled, "This is Broken."

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How to Feed Your PowerPoint Addiction

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Louis Jewish Federation, and Maryland Nonprofits. Thursday, March 17, 2011 How to Feed Your PowerPoint Addiction Who knew there were smartphone apps designed to help people give better presentations?

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Green Room Speakers: Speaking Advice from SNL

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Louis Jewish Federation, and Maryland Nonprofits. Friday, March 11, 2011 Speaking Advice from SNL In this weeks New Yorker, Tina Fey recounts nine "Lessons from Late Night" - what she learned from working with Lorne Michaels. Lesson #7 is "Never cut to a closed door."

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Speaking Lesson from Gabrielle Giffords

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Louis Jewish Federation, and Maryland Nonprofits. Tuesday, February 15, 2011 Speaking Lesson from Gabrielle Giffords I find Rep. Gabrielle Giffords recovery process inspirational, particularly as a speech trainer. How does a person begin to recover from such traumatic brain damage?

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More Lessons from a Ukulele

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Louis Jewish Federation, and Maryland Nonprofits. Wednesday, February 2, 2011 More Lessons from a Ukulele Part of what makes Jake Shimabukuros ukulele performance so remarkable is the element of surprise.

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Lesson from a Fifth Grader: Be Concrete

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Louis Jewish Federation, and Maryland Nonprofits. Saturday, January 22, 2011 Lesson from a Fifth Grader: Be Concrete And now. the 2011 Winner of the Annual Gardere MLK Jr.

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Lesson from a Fifth Grader on MLK Day

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Louis Jewish Federation, and Maryland Nonprofits. Sunday, January 16, 2011 Lesson from a Fifth Grader on MLK Day Watch this CBS interview with the 2010 winners of the Gardere MLK Jr. Oratory Competition: When the interviewer asks Tamia what the victory means to her.

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The Skill of Knowing Your Audience

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Louis Jewish Federation, and Maryland Nonprofits. Sunday, July 4, 2010 The Skill of Knowing Your Audience We all know that key to a successful presentation is knowing your audience. But how do you really do that?

Green Room Speakers: Move Purposefully

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Louis Jewish Federation, and Maryland Nonprofits.

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Don't Ignore Distractions

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Louis Jewish Federation, and Maryland Nonprofits. Sunday, November 14, 2010 Dont Ignore Distractions Last week, I had minor hand surgery, leaving me with an enormous and awkward bandage on my thumb. Note: my bandage was significantly larger than the one in this photo.)

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Be Clear

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Louis Jewish Federation, and Maryland Nonprofits. Thursday, October 21, 2010 Be Clear Recently, my six-year old son and I were looking around a local diving store. His idea.) My son asked the clerk if he would be allowed to touch a mask and snorkel. The clerk responded, "Not really."

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The Power of the Sermon

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Louis Jewish Federation, and Maryland Nonprofits. Sunday, September 12, 2010 The Power of the Sermon What is the real power of a sermon? This is a question I have asked myself over and over again as I have listened to sermon after sermon - especially during the Jewish high holiday season.

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Green Room Speakers: Speaking Lessons from a Three-Year Old

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Louis Jewish Federation, and Maryland Nonprofits. Thursday, September 2, 2010 Speaking Lessons from a Three-Year Old My 3 year old daughter hates to walk. She claims her "muscles are tired" and asks to be carried at any opportunity. that is unless she really has somewhere she wants to be.

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