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?

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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.

2012 177

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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.

2012 151

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."

2020 56

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.

2020 40

If Foreign Students Sent Home: U.S. Higher-Education Branding Might Never Recover

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Media outfits are featuring the plight of foreign students whose education in U.S.   The current issue is the legal possibility that the U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) will succeed in having those students forced to leave the U.S.

2020 52

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. 

2020 56

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.

2020 56

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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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.

2019 56

What Can Dilbert Teach Us About Communication?

Dahle Communication

Lot's of things - specifically that: 1) Most people will freak out if they have to give a presentation.         2) Others will get sick (not this bad I hope).         3) Businesses are not quite sure what a Public Speaking Class can do for them.

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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.

2020 62

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.

2012 141

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.

2016 70

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.

"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.

2016 61

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.

2014 189

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."

2020 40

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.

2019 52

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

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized Abolish Electoral College U.S. Senate

US 69

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

TJ Walker Interactive

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

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.

2018 52

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. 

2017 52

Women in the U.S. Senate. 17 Strong…and Hopefully Growing

DeFinis Communications

And while those figures are low, have you ever noticed how few women represent us in the United States senate? Here are few shocking facts: Since the establishment of the US Senate in 1789, there have been only 39 female Senators. Currently, only 17 of the 100 US Senators are women.

2011 185

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.

2020 56

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. “When one teaches, two learn.” – Robert A. Heinlein.

2012 263

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.

2019 56

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.

2019 56

US Presidential Campaigns are Shrinking to Just a Few States

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized campaigns Electoral College Politics presidential swing states US

US 61

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.

US 116

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.

2018 52

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. So, send us a shout out, and let’s meet.

"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.

2019 56

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.

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.

2019 52

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.

2019 52

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.

US 100

Yeah, They're Telling Us to Age-In-Place

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Relocation is stressful. And the aging are among those doing the most moving.    We over-5o already know that. But for those who need research to accept a reality, here you can click on the study about cognitive functioning and aging published in the Journal of Public Health.

2019 52

Unique Opportunity: Older, They're Blowing Us Off During Job Interview

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We have all been there often enough to know the drill: It's obvious the job interviewer is ruling us out before of our age. Signs of that range from excessive politeness to not asking any in-depth questions about our background. At that point, we have nothing to lose, right.

2019 52

John Roberts - Restores Integrity to US Supreme Court

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Thanks to his vote, as reports The Guardian: "The US supreme court is stopping Louisiana from enforcing new regulations on abortion clinics, in a test of the conservative court's views on abortion rights."

2019 52

Repositioning and Repackaging a Former U.S. President - Not Unthinkable Barack Obama Could Become SCOTUS Justice

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A seat opens on the U.S. Joe Biden is U.S. He asks former U.S. For the first time since William Howard Taft, reports The Hill , a leader who served as U.S. There might be fewer migrations to restart their lives in nations outside the U.S.

2019 52

Nature 1, Human Race 0 - Bubonic Plague May Be Spreading in China (and, so, what will U.S. Gov. do about that?)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's what U.S. Should in-person contact with parts of China be barred? policy-makers better make the right decision about, at the right time.    After apparently bungling COVID-19, American government now faces the possibility of cases of the Black Plague in Mongolia, China.

2020 52

So This Could Have Been Our U.S. President?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here is the copy of the 36-count Grand Jury indictment against Michael Avenatti, via The Recorder. Need affordable help strategically planning and putting together content? That ranges from blog posts and e-books to planning/scripting podcasts and creating traditional speeches.

2019 52