Fri.Jul 20, 2018

A Conversation with Matt Kivel, Cicero Speechwriting Award Winner

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

On Thursday, July 19th the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable hosted Matt Kivel in a free conference call. Matt is the overall 2018 Cicero Speechwriting Award Winner for his speech The Power of a Story delivered by Gregory L. Fenves, President, the University of Texas at Austin.

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Language - Words Can Hurt, Including Careers, e.g. Amy Powell

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"You're over-sensitive about language." " No longer is anyone able to use that as a defense for what others experience as bad behavior. Words, unlike what children used to chant, do hurt. No one will ever again, at least not in this era, be accused of being too sensitive.

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Roseanne Barr - Not Following the Usual PR Post-Scandal Drill

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

She's back.    Roseanne Barr didn't learn anything about the public relations drill post-scandal. You are supposed to lay low, then be guided every step of the way by a top public relations agency. That usually is a formula which allows just about anyone to start over.

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Ageism - Not Baby Boomers' First Rodeo

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The youngest of Generation X, Millennials, and iGen probably position and package Baby Boomers as  Enemy. They might perceive us as pigging out on the last of Social Security and Medicare. Clogging the professional pipeline for their upward mobility.

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