Why are US visa questions so weird?

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Journalist Michael Skapinker notes in the FT that US Visa questions include Are you coming to the United States to engage in prostitution or unlawful commercialized vice or have you been engaged in prostitution or procuring prostitutes within the past 10 years? Financial times US Citizenship US Visas

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2012 U.S. “Prezi”dential Election Recap

Manner of Speaking

Slide Presentation Barack Obama Keynote Mitt Romney PowerPoint Prezi U.S. I came across this presentation on Prezi that provides a recap of the recent election in the United States. If you are not familiar with Prezi, have a look. Click the image below and you will be taken to the presentation on the Prezi home page. You can navigate the presentation back and forth via the two arrows at the bottom.

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Obama v. Romney: Blogging the 2012 US Presidential Debates

The Presenter's Blog

The ancient Romans and Greeks gave us the skills we today call Public Speaking. They also brought us the arena. This week, we will see those traditions of the ancient world resonate in the gladiatorial collision of the US Presidential Debates. This is reality TV with a vengeance, and doing justice to blogging the debates is a blogging mission bigger than any lone blogger, which is why there are two of us teaming up for it.

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Let Us Not Praise Whistleblowers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Whistleblowers usually put a chokehold on those they finger for various sorts of disclosures. There's no option to question, at least not in public, the whistleblowers' motivation. Instead, what's become standard is to hire a prominent law firm to conduct an investigation and a brandname public relations agency to launch a rebranding.    That's the way it is. For now. But that might be changing.

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What Kurt Vonnegut Can Teach Us About Business Stories

Manner of Speaking

Storytelling is powerful. Stories resonate with people on a deep, psychological level. Stories are memorable and help support our messages. Hence the speaker’s maxim: Tell a story, make a point. The best stories contain many elements related to plot, character, dialogue, etc. For … Continue reading → Stories and Storytelling Business Kurt Vonnegut Maya Eilam Stories storytelling the shapes of stories

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U.S. President Joe Biden - FDR 2.0

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When Joe Biden is president, observes Gabriel Debenedetti in New York Magazine : " by then, he thinks, the country could be in a much darker hole then it is today, presumably requiring even more federal investment and intervention." " The future of America will be played out as FDR 2.0.    Thanks to the first FDR, we OK, Boomers are receiving Social Security and Medicare.

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Story Time: The U.S. Economy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Axios reports: "Bankers say they have increasing concern about future economic growth, despite continued U.S. The data banks are seeing runs contrary to the overall narrative of a strong U.S. In business news, such as The Wall Street Journal, there is the pile on of speculation by experts what could trigger The Whopper.

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What have the Romans done for us?

The Presenter's Blog

When it comes to presenting, the Romans and the Greeks taught us all we know. That’s the subject of “What Have The Romans Done For Us?”, ”, which is my guest-blog for my new friends at Big Fish Presentations. My new blog can be found here. Drop in for a read. It would be great to have your company over on the Big Fish web-site. Tips From The Top Big Fish Presentations blog presentation presentation skills presenting public speaking Roman rhetoric

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Bankruptcy: Growing in U.S., Stigma-Free

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The game our parents who endured The Great Recession was supposed to teach us Baby Boomers was frugality. And, given the high level of debt in the U.S., Of course, that didn't happen. Neither has it happened that the crash in 2008 establish extreme caution about spending with all other generations. According to the American Bankruptcy Institute , more companies and more individuals have been filing for bankruptcy. those filings are expected to increase.

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Stuck Speechwriters - Let Us Pray

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They will lift us out of our angst and get us back into the creative trance. His tone was that of one of us - a searcher for inner peace. Religion in America, from Puritan times. has been the platform for rhetoric which persuades, inspires, and, yes, changes behavior. It's been said that it was the Southern Baptist Church which shaped President Bill Clinton's charismatic speaking style.

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Toastmasters in the U.S.

Pro Humorist

I wanted to write about my experiences of Toastmasters in the U.S. That said, I think Toastmasters in the U.S. What the U.S. So the first thing the Toasties clubs in the U.S., Also, here in the U.S. roles in the U.S. But rarely, in the U.S., and U.S. learn from their U.S. In the U.S. For my new U.S. For both the U.S. The U.S. compared with my experiences with it in the U.K.

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What Are the Simple Rules that Help Us Design Better Visual Aids? – Part Two

Presentation Guru

You don’t need to be a PowerPoint expert to create great slides. They are a simple set of rules for you to follow in every presentation that you make, and the rules are: Remove clutter. Replace bullet points wherever you can. Present only one idea per slide and one idea at a time.

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Publishing in Freefall - Vice Media Lays Off 55 in U.S.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The latest shoe to fall is this: Vice Media is laying off 55 in the U.S., Overall, companies are cutting back on advertising in this era of COVID-19. The ads they're still placing are primarily landing on the platforms of tech media giants like Facebook and Google. So, it's no surprise that, in general, publishing is suffering financially. Recently, BuzzFeed furloughed 19 on the editorial side, worldwide. mostly in its digital division.

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Cryptocurrency Assignments - Search Beyond U.S.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Communications strategists and content providers eager to penetrate the cryptocurrency industry can search for assignments outside the U.S. Those help wanted will be in the U.S. The way "in" for a field or a niche is usually to do assignments or even full-time jobs for a low fee. You bet, they pay less, frequently significantly less. However, they generate samples for your portfolio. And you are on your way. Craigslist.com - sites lists help-wanted from around the world.

Steve Bing - Let Us Not Praise Famous Men or Women

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A shaken world mourns Hollywood player and philanthropist Steve Bing. He took his own life , one that seemed so full. He had talent, a celebrity network, beautiful women, and, at one time, a fortune of $600 million.    But like designer Kate Spade, he struggled with the disease science still knows so little about: clinical depression. That's an equal opportunity affliction. Famous men and women get hit with it as often as the homeless under a bridge in a run-down urban area.

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What babies can teach us about better speaking

Kate's Voice

I think most of us can agree on that. Breathing is a good idea. And most people figure there’s only one way to go about it. Breathe in, breathe out. Simple. And yet, even though as babies we breathe efficiently and effectively, over time, hunching over desks, or sucking in a gut for passing admirers […]. Speaking vocal health vocal power breathing Lung Cancer Awareness public speaking tips voice problems

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"U.S. Supreme Court" = Popular Keyword

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yesterday, lawyer-journalist, Kathleen Rubino, chose a question associated with the U.S. As you can read here , it asked which justice was appointed on an interim basis as Chief, then not confirmed by the U.S. Abovethelaw posts one-question quizzes dealing with some aspect of the law of the land. That's an aspect of what makes that legal news site different. Supreme Court.

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Abolish the Electoral College (And The U.S. Senate)

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized Abolish Electoral College U.S. Senate

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The Current Radical Savings - Can It Become U.S. Norm?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"As of April 2020, the U.S. in March, according to the U.S. When she shopped at the Salvation Army for winter clothes for us grandchildren she would take out her dentures. personal savings rate hit an all-time high of 33%, up from 12.7% Bureau of Economic Analysis." " -  Julia Carpenter, The Wall Street Journal , June 4, 2020. That 33% rate could be labeled "radical savings."

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Economic View: Businessmen as U.S. Presidents: A Historical Circle

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized Economics Businessmen herbert hoover Historical Politics romney U.S. Presidents

Let Us Not Praise Famous Women

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The amazing Elizabeth Holmes, alleged tech con artist, continues to fascinate. She launched alleged edifice of tech make-believe Theranos. It could have been originally conceived as a story from a James Patterson novel, along with the surprise ending. The legal and business media, which once celebrated her genius, are following every bit of what could be her journey to the slammer. Among those reporting on the most recent development is Leigh Jones at Law.com. 

Labeling Online Political Messaging - What UK Is Proposing, Implications for US Partisan Broadcasting

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It is not unthinkable that a similar movement could catch fire in the U.S. From websites to podcasts, the UK is seeking for transparency in online political messaging. Today, reports TechCrunch , the Cabinet Office issued a proposal for the public to review.

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Toastmasters in the U.S.

Pro Humorist

I wanted to write about my experiences of Toastmasters in the U.S. That said, I think Toastmasters in the U.S. What the U.S. So the first thing the Toasties clubs in the U.S., Also, here in the U.S. roles in the U.S. But rarely, in the U.S., and U.S. learn from their U.S. In the U.S. For my new U.S. For both the U.S. The U.S. compared with my experiences with it in the U.K.

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U.S. Tech Industry - 40 & Finished

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Technology has become  the  glam industry. The work is stimulating, well-paid, and high profile. So, no surprise, in it, the players tend to be finished by age 40. That ageism is more of a problem than gender discrimination. The culture is youth-based.    In Bloomberg , Jeff Green reports that the recent research by Visier Inc. found that those 34 to 51 are 33% less likely to be hired than younger workers. And those 52 though 70 are 60% less likely. 

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Nuisance Law Used Against U.S. Catholic Church

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Most recently, the U.S. Earlier this month, lawyer Jeff Anderson had filed a public nuisance class action lawsuit against the U.S. This one against the U.S. Many have become all too familiar with public nuisance law through the class action lawsuits against former lead  paint manufactures such as Sherwin-Williams. Supreme Court refused to review the conviction of Sherwin-Williams and other defendants in the Santa Clara, California litigation.

What Japan Can Teach the World About Communication / ?????????????????????????

Matt Eventoff

I recently returned from conducting workshops throughout Japan on behalf of the State Department, U.S. Japanese students are taught very differently than are U.S. 1) Courteousness – Lecturing to hundreds of people, not once did someone look at their Smartphone – a regular occurrence in any U.S. Empowering Japanese students and future leaders with additional tools to communicate even more effectively makes for a stronger Japan, and that benefits us all.

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US Presidential Campaigns are Shrinking to Just a Few States

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized campaigns Electoral College Politics presidential swing states US

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What Are the Simple Rules that Help Us Design Better Visual Aids?

Presentation Guru

You don’t need to be a PowerPoint expert to create effective visual aids. The rules I outline here are based on scientific research and human experience. I recommend that you watch this TED talk from David J Phillips. I have built on the ideas that David explains in his video and added my own beliefs.… … Visuals featured PowerPoint Presentation Design Slide Design Slide Makeover Visual Aids

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SXSW | Meet us in Austin!

Duarte Blog

And if you’re not there but wish you could be, we want you to live vicariously through us via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, interpretive dance, smoke signals, and, of course, a presentation. One of the best places to see us will be the Agency Speed Dating events on March 10-13 in the Austin Convention Center. So, send us a shout out, and let’s meet. And if not, check us out on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Websites/Apps in U.S. - Drudge Report Outranks Daily Mail

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  And when it comes to that the Drudge Report comes in 46th in the U.S. Online traffic is everything.  That means it outranks Daily Mail (50). But it also trails Fox (25). The top website or app is google.com. Here are more rankings. The curators at the Drudge Report have a golden gut for selecting the news items which will receive the most clicks. Daily Mail, on the other hand, tilts toward the sensationalistic. And that might not be the interest of most readers.

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Fading Institution In U.S., Britain, Ireland: The Neighborhood Bar

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In Boston Magazine , Gabriel O'Malley documents that the neighborhood bar is fading as an institution in the culture of the U.S., In the U.S. It is really happening: Folks no longer look forward to bellying up at the neighborhood bar. Or, as it had been called in the old days "tavern" or "saloon." " For years, churches and reformers of all sorts have been praying for that.

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Sentence Structure: Admission to Elite U.S. Universities

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" The specific target market I was referring to was an elite university in the U.S.   My point was that the admissions committee, seeing all those run-on sentences, would assume the applicant in China would have difficulty with both classroom and everyday communications in the U.S. "Yes, compound and complex sentences are treasured by many constituencies in China."

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Sign of Very Strange Political Times: Record Number Renouncing U.S. Citizenship

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The political climate in the U.S.    Of course, as in most of transactions in the U.S., There the lifestyle will cost 57.44% less than one in the U.S. A useful guide for researching living outside the U.S.   Plus, the tax situation. Those are what had been driving a record number of Americans to renounce their citizenship. According to Enrolled Agents and Bambridge Accountants , during the first half of 2020, the percentage surged 1,210%.

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Public Relations Industry in U.S. - Slowing Growth

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now, studies have found that the rate of growth for public relations firms in the U.S. While other kinds of professional services, such as law, were struggling during and after the financial crash, the public relations industry was growing.    That was then. has been declining. During 2016, according to Gould+Partners, the average growth was about 4.8%. That was down about 1.8% from the 7.8% average in 2015. In addition, the average billing rates were flat.

Case Studies of Career Changes (1987 - present) - Dale Carnegie Systems Nudges Us Out of Our Comfort Zones

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

9/11 put the nail in the coffin of my dying industry.    My field might have come back in several years. But, before then there were bills to pay. So, to gear up for a career change I enrolled in a seminar at the Hartford, Connecticut Metro area franchise of Dale Carnegie Systems.

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"The Intruder" - Nuttiness Some of Us Have Experienced

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But the emotional grabber is that the intense emotions Charlie goes through mirror those many of us have also gone through. Promos for film "The Intruder" highlight the deranged thinking of former home owner Charlie, played by Dennis Quaid. We are among those forced by financial circumstances to sell a house. After all, a house captures our soul. Call the effect voodoo. Deeply in debt, Charlie hands over his prized abode in the woods to a advertising guy and his wife.

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Thanks for joining us!

Duarte Blog

So happy you could join us! The Live Stream has ended. Don’t forget to check out Garr’s new book The Naked Presenter.

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Should $137.5 Billion (annually) U.S. Gambling Industry Be Worried?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In addition, gambling is a major industry in the U.S. billion to the U.S. In its first week the new Everett, MA casino Encore Boston Harbor made $16.79 million. Annually, it estimates it will earn revenue of $800 million. That's a nice economic story for the Boston Metro area. But darkness has fallen fast. Both in the court of public opinion and in the court of law. Here is the story, as told by Boston Magazine. That media outlet is influential.

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Steve Scalise - He's All of Us

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The victims included U.S. That's the reality that when the church bell tolls to announce a tragedy or joy, it tolls for all of us. We can unite in our determination to protect the right of each of us to our beliefs. This morning as a group of Republicans practiced for tomorrow's charity baseball game, some were gunned down. House majority whip Steve Scalise. The suspect first asked if they were Republicans or Democrats.

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Retaliation - U.S. Supreme Court Might Take a Look at That

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Now, a lawsuit contending retaliation could be reviewed by the U.S. Fear of retaliation is a major issue in the decision whether or not to file a lawsuit. For just that reason, several plaintiffs in the high profile gender discrimination complaint "Tolton v. Jones Day" only identify themselves as "Jane Doe." " The defendant law firm Jones Day has objected to that.  Supreme Court. Here is a copy of the Petition for Writ of Certiorari.

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Quote of the day: US President Eisenhower

Joan Detz Speaker Services

“People in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think people want peace so much that one of these days our governments had better get out of the way and let them have it.” ” (during a 1959 TV broadcast). International speakers Speechwriting

Michael Bloomberg: Could Be Next U.S. President

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"New York Dems friendly to Bloomberg have approached him to gauge his interest [in running as a Democrat for U.S. And, fourth, there are many of us Anyone-But-Hillary independent voters who welcome this new face in the campaign. President]. Their argument is that Clinton's vulnerability with general-election voters, especially independents, could result in a Republican president.

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It's a Wrap in U.S. for Famous-for-Wrap-Dress Diane von Furstenberg

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Fashion is an unstable entity. In it, Diane von Furstenberg, famous for her wrap dress, has lasted a long time.    But, for her empire, it's now itself a wrap.    The Business of Fashion reports that van Furstenberg has laid off 75% of her employees. She is also closing 18 of her 19 stores. She is shifting her focus online and in China. COVID-19 didn't do her in. Time did. It passed her by. For years sales have been fading out. 

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