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.

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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

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

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.

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

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

2016 147

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

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.

2012 141

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

"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

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

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

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

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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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

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

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

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

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized Abolish Electoral College U.S. Senate

US 69

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

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

TJ Walker Interactive

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

"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

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.

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

The Criminal Complaint Filed Against Robert Bowers By U.S. District Court for Western District of PA

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania filed a criminal complaint against Robert Bowers today.    Here is a copy of it, via Law.com. Attention is the currency of the 21 st century.

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.

Death Penalty for Rober Bowers - Dangerous Move for U.S. Attorney's Office

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The U.S.   As the New York Daily News reports, U.S. Attorney Scott Brady has requested permission from U.S. That sure appealed to many of us until society overrode the message and directed us to college and a career path in Corporate America. 

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 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

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

Aging Doesn't Get Us Off the Hook From Age Pressures

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those of us over-50 face even more intense pressures. And not being young makes us vulnerable to being discriminated in the workplace in terms of in hiring, promotions, and lay-offs.  That, society tells us, will allow us to retire.

2018 52

The New Aging - Medicare Doesn't Get Us Off the Hook

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When we became eligible for Medicare, and then signed up for insurance to supplement it, we assumed we were set. No longer did we fear that an illness would result in bankruptcy. We were wrong, reports Chris Farrell in MarketWatch.

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.

Order 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.

2017 75

Famous Speech Friday: Angela Merkel's 2009 U.S. Congress speech

The Eloquent Woman

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's 2009 speech before both houses of the U.S. As she mentioned at the start of her speech, Merkel is only the second German chancellor to address the full U.S. Kennedy--to show how the U.S. Join us!

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Investors Listen Up: U.S. Supreme Court Refused to Review Sherwin-Williams' Public Nuisance Lead Paint Conviction

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today, the U.S.   In Bloomberg , Greg Stohr reports: "The U.S.   It's interesting to note that business trade associations and the U.S. It's a very dark day for Sherwin-Williams. And its stock price reflects that. The shorts could move in.

2018 52

8 famous speeches by women before the U.S. Congress

The Eloquent Woman

Some would say there's no more high-stakes talk you can give than testimony or an address before the U.S. Anita Hill's Senate testimony against Clarence Thomas's nomination to the U.S.

2016 73

Influencers - How Not To Pitch to Us

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Of course, I am an influencer.    After all, I have been blogging since 2005. All of my three sites are syndicated. Also, Google rewards longevity with high rankings. The other two blogs are [link] and [link]. Some businesses and individuals know exactly how to pitch to me.

2016 56

Ben Franklin = Chief Career Officer in U.S.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That will prevent prospective employers, temp agencies, and future clients from treating us with disrespect. But, make us feel foolish - and depressed. Experience and research show that top closers in sales respect their time.

2016 56

Influencers - How Not To Approach Us

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In essence, those needing our voice should begin getting acquainted long before they need us. The verdict in the class action lead-paint litigation "The People of California v. ARCO" was being appealed. The defendants which had been convicted included Sherwin-Williams.

2016 56

PowerPoint at war – how one soldier changed US strategy in Iraq

Duarte Blog

US forces in Iraq lowered their flag on Wednesday, officially marking the end of our nine-year military mission. At the time Ramadi was the source of some of the worst violence in the country, having claimed the lives of hundreds of US soldiers.

2011 84

Jeb Bush - Time to let us in

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tonight in South Carolina, Jeb Bush did the inevitable: He ended his campaign for the U.S. His book "A Common Struggle" let us in to the minds, hearts, and daily lives of the 1%. We Bush can also let us in.

2016 56