Famous Speech Friday: Texas State Senator Wendy Davis's filibuster

The Eloquent Woman

It was a filibuster, one coming on the final day of the Texas legislative session. Texas is one of just 13 U.S. It eventually passed the Texas Senate , drawing still more protests.) They called it a " knife fight within the confines of Robert''s Rules of Order."

Why you should go to the Presentation Summit in September in Austin, Texas

PowerPoint Tips

I’ve gone to this conference for 5 years in a row and wouldn’t miss it. I learn SO much! My husband asks me, “What more can you learn about PowerPoint?&# (It used to be called PowerPoint Live.).

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Did Admiral McRaven REALLY Speak & Deliver?

Speak and Deliver

McRaven, BJ ''77, ninth commander of U.S.Special Operations Command, has been making both the internet and TV news blurbs today, with the video of his commencement speech at the University of Texas. Admiral McRaven Commencement Ring the Bell SEALS University of Texas UT Graduation Speech

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From Creative Process to Global Politics: Insights from SXSW Interactive

Duarte Blog

He draws single cell cartoons for the New Yorker and TEXAS MONTHLY, and he walked us through his creative process, from coming up with an idea to drawing a cartoon and writing a caption. SXSW is an event like no other.

Texas Creationists Invited To State Review Of Biology Textbooks

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America’s changing demographic: Texas will go blue

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Brand Austin, Texas - Keeping a Serial Killer Under Wraps

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Austin, Texas is one of those cool cities, right up there with Seattle and Boston.   And, for years, they were not mentioned in the official histories of Austin or Texas.

Former Texas GOP Head: ‘Marxist’ Obama Needs Teleprompter ‘Because He Fried His Brain On Drugs’

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Writers’ League of Texas

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. Sheila Allee, who attended one of my speechwriting seminars this year, is now the interim executive director of the Writers’ League of Texas, a nonprofit that seeks to elevate the art and enterprise of writing. Sheila’s main responsibilities are fundraising and gearing up for the organization’s big event of the year — the annual Agents and Editors Conference June 22-24 in Austin.

Bible Verses Allowed on School Banners, Judge Says

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Happy Birthday Mr. President! With Love from Texas for Nelson Mandela

Speaking Freely

Today Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela celebrates his 95th birthday. He is a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary who served as the first black President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.

Accent Reduction: Freedom of Speech for Non-Native Speakers of English

Speaking Freely

Houston, Texas is truly a melting pot for professionals especially in [.]. Sandra Zimmer’s Google+ People from all over the world come to the US because of the freedoms and opportunities we enjoy in our country. Freedom of speech is among our most cherished and valuable rights which draw ambitious and educated people to our nation. Accent Modification Accent Reduction Communication Accent reduction Confidence Fear of Public Speaking Freedom of Speech

Texas' Open Carry Law - I Don't Want To Dine Near Someone Packing Heat

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

1, licensed firearms owners in Texas will be able to openly carry a handgun in most places. Greg Abbott earlier this year will make Texas the most populous state in the U.S. "Come Jan. A law signed by Republican Gov.

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Hired Burson-Marsteller on Oct. 10, 2014

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Even before the Ebola crisis at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital worsened, the healthcare facility had hired brandname public relations agency Burson-Marsteller.

Lesbian Girlfriends Shot and Killed In Texas Park

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Know Your Jury - Cerebral lawyer loses Abbott Litigation in Texas

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The trial was in Texas.  The South was, is and probably will always be different.    Yet too many attorneys with big stakes involved cannot or will not play to that particular audience.    That's what trial-watchers are opining about the $1.67 billion jury verdict against Abbott Labs. As Zusha Ellison tells it  in the legal publication THE RECORDER the attorney William Lee, a top Intellectual Property lawyer with WilmerHale, went cerebral. 

Famous Speech Friday: Katharine Hayhoe's climate change elevator pitch

The Eloquent Woman

Not for Hayhoe, a professor at Texas Tech University who travels widely speaking to all sorts of audiences, including faith-based communities, about her science. Even if, you know, say it''s somebody from west Texas. I care about Texas, and I care about our future.

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New Orleans Saints Bounty Scandal: Mike Bako on KXYL Texas Radio and Internet Radio

TJ Walker Interactive

The New Orleans Saints face a crisis communication situation on the field and off. Can they use public relations to get back into the good graces of their fans, the media and the NFL? Analysis Audio Press Room daily national drew brees mike bako new orleans saints

Vocal Impact Tip: Big Voice, big…

Kate's Voice

According to a study last year of 120 executives’ speeches by Quantified Impressions, an Austin, Texas, communications analytics company, the sound of a speaker’s voice matters twice as […]. Does the size of your voice reflect the size of your personality? The size and sound of your voice give others an impression of who you are.

Mike Bako on KURV 710 Fox Texas discussing the NFL lockout

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Famous Speech Friday: Ann Richards' 1988 Democratic Convention keynote

The Eloquent Woman

She's remembered as a longtime governor of Texas, but Ann Richards was the state treasurer of Texas when she gave this keynote speech and a few years from the governorship.

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Famous Speech Friday: Sarah Weddington's Roe v. Wade arguments

The Eloquent Woman

"In Texas, the woman is the victim." Her focus was to describe the ways that the law forbidding abortions in her home state of Texas turned women into victims, rather than protecting them.

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Why memorizing your high-stakes speech frees you: Sen. Amy Klobuchar

The Eloquent Woman

And I said, I’d like to end with something famous from someone from Texas and I paused.not George Bush. How important is it, really, to memorize your speech.especially if you will have access to a teleprompter? Just ask U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar.

7 famous speeches from women with vocal verve in The Eloquent Woman Index

The Eloquent Woman

political speeches, with most people remembering then-Texas State Treasurer Ann Richards '' zinger about George H.W. Some speeches just seem to sing. The sounds of words and the sounds of silences carry as much content as the words themselves.

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TX House Rep. Jessica Farrar Proposing Fine for Male Masturbation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In conservative Texas, State House Representative Jessica Farrar might laugh her way out of a job. But she has positioned and packaged her advocacy for women's health in a memorable way.    Already it has received plenty of media attention.

Two live presentation events that will enrich your presentations – and your life

Speaking about Presenting

Rick has been training people to produce better presentations for well over a decade and organises the Presentation Summit conference (this year September 18-21st in Austin, Texas). If you live in the States, there are some excellent live events coming this spring.

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Two live presentation events that will enrich your presentations – and your life

Speaking about Presenting

Rick has been training people to produce better presentations for well over a decade and organises the Presentation Summit conference (this year September 18-21st in Austin, Texas).

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Speak Up! 2010

Speaking Of...

2010 workshop for the Texas Dietetic Association last Saturday. Tags: Texas Dietetic Association listening Speak Up speaking skills I presented my Speak Up! It was fun, and they learned by doing at the same time. In this case--each person got a chance to prepare and deliver a one minute self promotional speech. I led off with a minute of speaking about myself, by demonstrating what they would be doing and answering this question. What is your message as a speaker?"

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.

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Ethan Couch - A Life Jinxed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That latest bad break he caught was the ruling of the Texas Supreme Court that he will serve another year in prison. Ethan Couch may be too self-absorbed to realize it but his life is jinxed. It is unlikely that he will catch those lucky breaks most other humans do.

Famous Speech Friday: Judge Phyllis Randolph Frye's "My Son"

The Eloquent Woman

Frye is the first openly transgender judge in Texas and one of the first openly transgender judges in the United States. Before Phyllis Frye became known as the grandmother of the transgender movement, she was a parent--to a son who she chose not see for 16 years.

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Uber Whistleblogger Susan Fowler Becomes Ana Marie Cox of Coders

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Then she surfaced in her home state of Texas, writing for The Guardian and other media. Susan Fowler is best known for outing on her blog alleged sexual harassment at Uber. And, although she is a prominent blogger in the tech space, few connected the dots on her communications talent.

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What I Learned From Ryan Avery: 2012 World Champion of Public Speaking

Speak and Deliver

Yesterday, on his trek moving himself and his bride, Chelsea, to Texas, he stopped to give a free 2 hour speaking seminar about ''How to Give a Great Speech'' to 70 local Toastmasters in an event sponsored by our local District 26. Ryan is Really Tall - at least compared to me.

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"Could have been me:" 4 lessons from Obama's remarks on Trayvon Martin

The Eloquent Woman

In fact, prominent women speakers often connect their power with powerless members of their audience or constituencies: Think about Texas State Senator Wendy Davis''s filibuster about access to women''s health services, in which she said, "This is my life," or U.S.

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Survey Reveals What Annoys Audiences About PowerPoint® Presentations

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Paradi has joined other presentation experts from around the world this week at The Presentation Summit in Austin, Texas. Here is the press release that will be going out that summarizes the results from the recent survey. More detailed results and analysis will be available next week. Mississauga, Ontario September 19, 2011 For immediate release The most annoying thing a presenter can do is read their slides to the audience.

Rebranding - Not So Fast

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Organizations such as South Texas College of Law and even individuals (personal branding) are finding they can attempt to get the fresh edge they need by modifying or even blowing up the traditional brand. The response of South Texas College of Law? Rebranding is the meme of our times.

12 famous protest speeches by women

The Eloquent Woman

Texas state senator Wendy Davis's filibuster , aimed at delaying consideration of a strict anti-abortion bill, was delivered for over 11 hours while wearing pink sneakers. Today is inauguration day in the U.S., when a new president takes office.

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Nine famous speeches from women legislators in The Eloquent Woman Index

The Eloquent Woman

Texas State Senator Wendy Davis held the floor for more than 11 hours in a dramatic effort to filibuster restrictive anti-abortion legislation. Yes, I can see you rolling your eyes from here.

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Crisis Communications Training for Oil and Gas Executives

TJ Walker Interactive

TJ Walker has conducted media training and crisis communications training workshops for oil and gas executives from the Middle East to Texas to around the world. FYI, as a visitor to this blog, I am giving you a free pass into my $695 online course. Just click here. Crisis Communications Training for Oil and Gas Executives. This course is for oil and gas executives who may have to face the media during a crisis.

Alum success: Another publishing credit

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Phil Johnson, a freelance business writer and executive speechwriter based in Texas, had another article published. Here’s the link to his byline in Intelligent Utility : . [link