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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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 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.

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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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Let Us Pray

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The conservative Drudge Report is providing a "journal" of the first days of the Trump Administration. Yesterday it headlined with the description of how the new president leveraged Day One for work. It was not all pomp, circumstance and dancing at gala balls.

2017 52

Kleiner Perkins - Let Us Not Praise Famous Men (and Women)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Kleiner Perkins has been the media recently most because of the high-profile lawsuit "Ellen Pao v. Kleiner Perkins" and the departure of star Mary Meeker.    But those negative developments were not what derailed the once iconic venture capital firm into irrelevance.

2019 52

"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.

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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

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. 

2017 52

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

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized Abolish Electoral College U.S. Senate

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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

Media's Coverage of US House Oversight Committee Will Increase Exponentially

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As anticipated, freshman U.S. House member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been officially appointed to the U.S. Why this development is important is this: All are committed to investigate the U.S. House Oversight Committee.

2019 52

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

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

TJ Walker Interactive

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

The Worker Bee U.S. President

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They are: Withdrawing the U.S. Essentially this prohibits any NGO receiving U.S. The conservative Drudge Report spent most of the weekend on football. But today, Monday, it got back to covering the dynamics of Trumpism. And what a day it has been.

2017 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

Facebook and a Trustbusting U.S. President

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In addition, trust has been broken in its mission to connect us all in meaningful ways. Users around the world, including the key markets of Canada and the U.S., Trustbuster U.S.

2018 52

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.

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.

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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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"Unintended Entrepreneur" - 40% of Us Are Already Scrambling on Our Own, Many More Will Follow

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  But for 40% of us, reports MarketWatch , becoming self-employed was unintended. And, that's the most useful way for us to approach this must-do. Most of us were middle-aged. Here is a list of the 25 most affordable places to live in U.S.

2019 56

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.

Financial Services Firms - If You Don't Leave Us Alone.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  They had had the financial common sense to relocate from more expensive areas of the U.S.   So, if the financial services industry doesn't back off with the statistical theatrics then some of us should find a clever plaintiff law firm.

2018 52

John McCain - He Taught Us How to Die

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Some of us are meeting with our spiritual advisors. Throughout his battle with cancer he kept framing the experience in takeaways for the rest of us. That reminded us of the graceful way baseball player Lou Gehrig accepted his own terminal disease - ALS.

2018 52

James Comey Gives Us Hope: Kavanaugh Madness Can End

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In a highly conversational opinion piece in The New York Times he reassures us that both the FBI agents and the processes they use are up to the job.

2018 52

Renouncing U.S. Citizenship - The 2-Part Tax Story

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

During Campaign 2016, one meme was that if Donald Trump won there would be a flood of Americans turning in their passports and renouncing U.S. It seems most of us have settled in and accepted the new leadership. However, there has been in an increase in the number of U.S.

2017 52

"U.S. v. Manafort" - The Guy Could Get Off

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today, the jury in "U.S. Manafort" presented U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III with several questions. The one which grabbed media attention was a request to define "reasonable doubt."

2018 52

Hey, This Is How U.S. Legal System Operates: "Bucklew v. Precythe"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The U.S.   Those clients who benefit from the options in the U.S. As many in legal circles know, today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in "Bucklew vs. Precythe" that the 8th Amendment of the U.S.

2019 52

The Show Got Too Wild - "U.S. v. Manafort"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's U.S. Ellis III's commentary during "U.S. What started out as a point of great interest - and entertainment - has become a serious point of law. District Judge T.S. Manafort." 

2018 52

Just Call Us "Mintz" - Rebranding in the Staid Legal Sector

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Superlawyer David Boies is in the news a lot. So the name of the law firm he founded is also. At one time it was known as Boies, Schiller & Flexner. Then, a consultant helped simplify or rebrand that as Boies Schiller & Flexner. 

2018 52

Immigration Order Puts U.S. Tech in Pickle

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's well-known that the U.S. tech sector uses lots of non-U.S. Those, both employees and contractors, who were out of the U.S. TechCrunch  reports on this pickle the U.S. workers.

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March Jobs Reports Tells Us: Economy Slowing, But Not Heading into Recession

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's very good news for us in small business who are vendors to the lucrative category of professional services and to BigBusiness. If it feels, looks, walks, and balks like a slowdown, maybe it is. And maybe that is as bad as it will get, at least for a while.

2019 52

The Nation Gets Ready for a Trial (and maybe a wedding, too) - "U.S. v. Elizabeth Holmes"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Celebrity entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes was spotted at a court hearing in California. No, she was not wearing her signature black turtleneck. Yes, she the once superwoman who had founded Theranos. Here are more details from the media. 

2019 52

Famous Speech Friday: Elizabeth Warren's silencing in the U.S. Senate

The Eloquent Woman

We always tell the smartest women to shut up because we recognize how powerful their words are and it scares us. Reading a letter from someone else is a common tactic in public speaking.

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