50th Anniversary of the Death of Martin Luther King Jr.

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He was assassinated on 4 April 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. Today, 4 April 2018, marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jr. He was 39 years old. On 3 April 1968, the day before his assassination, … Continue reading → History of Public Speaking I have been to the mountaintop Martin Luther King public speaking

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Secret Phone Call Reveals Pro-Life Rep Pressured Mistress to Get Abortion [Scott DesJarlais]

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized "Scott DesJarlais" "Abortion Debate" "pro life" "tea party" gop tennessee Gawker

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Dr. Martin Luther King – Words Matter

Matt Eventoff

kings martin luther martin luther king martin luther king words mason temple matter matters memphis nonviolence protestantism Public Speaking sanitation worker tennessee tuscon political rhetoric violent political rhetoric words words matter

2011 130

Conjuring presentation magic for Halloween

The Presenter's Blog

Tennessee Williams spoke for audiences worldwide in “A Streetcar Named Desire” when he wrote the words: “I don’t want realism. Halloween. Time for stories, and for magic. Let’s talk of magic, and illusion.

2012 151

Misplaced Compassion - The Puzzling Saga of Megan Barry

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The liberals of Nashville, Tennessee turned out not to be liberal enough to forgive both illicit romance  and  illegal corruption.

2018 52

Megan Barry - All Too Human

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I am mayor of Nashville, Tennessee. "Father, forgive me. I own my wrong in conducting an affair of the heart with subordinate Robert Forrest." " " My child, the supreme being forgives you. You must forgive yourself for being so human.

2018 52

"Trojan Horse" Metaphor Gives Power To Donald Trump's Monday Speech

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, of course, in today's speech in Tennessee he focused on terrorism. Donald Trump knows to keep his public speaking topical. That issue has catapulted to number-one since the Paris massacre Friday.

2015 56

Blue Jasmine Replaces Blanche DuBoise as Symbol for Outsized Delusion

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 Tennessee Williams' character Blanche DuBoise from "A Streetcar Named Desire" belonged to a different time. The flamboyant, outsized, self-destructive deluded female is everywhere.

2013 56

This Week in History: Discoveries, Inventions and Leaps

Joan Detz Speaker Services

1920 State of Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. 1774 Birthday of Meriwether Lewis. He served in the Army … became Secretary to President Thomas Jefferson … became Governor of the Louisiana Territory … and forever changed our view of the American West through the Lewis and Clark expedition. 1853 A Mr. Gail Borden received a patent for his method of condensing milk. .

Rhetorical Devices: Epizeuxis

Manner of Speaking

Sarah Palin, Nashville, Tennessee, 6 February 2010. This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device : Epizeuxis. Origin : From the Greek ??????????? epizeugnumi), meaning “to join together&# or “to fasten together&#. In plain English: Repetition of the same word or words in immediate succession, usually with great vehemence or emotion. Effect: Epizeuxis is a very dramatic rhetorical device.

Famous Speech Friday: Ashley Judd at the Women's March

The Eloquent Woman

Instead, Judd announced she would be performing a poem written by 19-year-old Nina Davenport, who, like Judd, lives in Tennessee.

2017 69

Coaching a cadre of scientists to give TED-quality talks

The Eloquent Woman

For this project, I trained scientists in Australia, Belize, California, China, Georgia, Indonesia, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mongolia, Palau, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.without traveling to them or vice versa, except for the workshops.

2016 60

NCAA Football program uses PowerPoint

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

I found this article (at [link] ) that shares how the University of Tennessee football players find that they have been able to absorb their playbook quicker because of the PowerPoint slides that the coaches have used. I haven’t seen these slides, but I think we can probably make a couple of observations. First, PowerPoint is only one tool to use when teaching a new skill. It is quite obvious in football that practicing what is taught is essential.

Becoming CEO via Text Message

Matt Eventoff

Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summit complained that players on the team bus were texting each other rather than speaking face to face.

2009 109

A Time to Shine: Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

DeFinis Communications

But equally as powerful is the speech he gave the night before his death in Memphis Tennessee on April 4, 1968. When you’re looking for powerful material for your next speech—from examples and metaphors to stories and themes—look no further than your own life. In fact, the best content often comes from your personal challenges and tribulations, from your joys and successes, and from people you know who have survived adversity and risen above it.

A Death in the Family: Pet Grief, Again

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

   Baby was a beagle who brought such joy to Taryn in her life of an author and ghostwriter in Nashville, Tennessee.   Today Taryn Simpson put to sleep Baby Simpson [5/1/1994 - 2/22/10.]      Since our four-footed companions are so open and loving, they are family to everyone.    For me here in New Haven, Connecticut this is a death in the family.    Unfortunately these deaths come too often. 

A Time to Shine: Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

DeFinis Communications

But equally as powerful is the speech he gave the night before his death in Memphis Tennessee on April 4, 1968. When you’re looking for powerful material for your next speech—from examples and metaphors to stories and themes—look no further than your own life. In fact, the best content often comes from your personal challenges and tribulations, from your joys and successes, and from people you know who have survived adversity and risen above it.

Famous Speech Friday: Victoria Woodhull's "Principles of Social Freedom"

The Eloquent Woman

Victoria and her sister Tennessee became the first woman stockbrokers on Wall Street, after a stint as spiritual advisers to Cornelius Vanderbilt. Victoria Woodhull led a fascinating life, without a doubt.

2013 63

How to develop a paid public speaking career – II

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  You need both to sustain yourself over the long haul, because the travel is hard and you’re going to be depending on the kindness of strangers (to adapt Tennessee Williams) for much of it.  Coming out of the SXSW conference and the session Tim Sanders and I ran, I’m going to continue a blog series begun then on how to develop a paid public speaking career.    In the first blog I discussed in general terms some of the ideas that came up during the session. 

Learning from Make TV’s William Gurstelle

Speaker Confessions

As much as we would like to ask the orchestra conductor or theater director why they interpreted Beethoven or Tennessee Williams in a particular way, the opportunity to query them personally doesn’t often happen except in a lecture. I met William Gurstelle , author of Backyard Ballistics , at FOO Camp , an event run by O’Reilly Media.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 14, 2013: It’s not just the Basic Education Subsidy. There was almost $227 million in the PA budget’s Charter Reimbursement line before it was zeroed out. Zero, zip, zilch….

Speaking Of...

link] “ Tennessee media have reported that nearly half of the superintendents in the state have signed the letter. Tennessee school superintendents protest against state ed chief Washington Post Answer Sheet Blog By Valerie Strauss , Published: September 13 at 1:59 pm A number of school superintendents in Tennessee have signed on to a letter that asks Gov.

2013 40

One Novel, Two Authors - Ecstasy and Agony of Collaboration

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Remember, if the time in Nashville, Tennessee is 8 P.M., "I wanted to be part of this project."  "  That project was creating the novel "The Mango Street Cafe: Loi Kroh Road," which won the Indie Book Award and could well wind up being the film sequel to "Casablanca."  "  And that's how Taryn Simpson took on the unthinkable:  Collaborating on a work of fiction. 

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Who's on First:Selling Your Programs to Education Committees

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The committee usually chooses speakers who they have used before or someone has told them You need to get this speaker," explains Susan Taylor of the Tennessee Association for Home Care.