Newt Gingrich Bounced a Check to Utah

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Utah GOP Fundraiser Accused Of Rape Commits Suicide TPM

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Utah Tourism Industry Could Receive Lots of Free Publicity

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Filed today in the Third District Court of Summit County in Utah, the complaint contends that actress Gwyneth Paltrow was speeding on a beginner ski slope in Deer Valley, UT on February 26, 2016. Terry Sanderson tells his story in the form of a lawsuit - which is the American way. He is in his 70s.

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Manhattan's Suicide Tourism - Utah Woman, 36, Leaps to Death From Symphony House Roof

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The most recent Manhattan suicide was a 36-year-old woman from Utah. In the U.S., just as the Aokigahara Forest in Japan, Manhattan is popular for suicide tourism. Those determined to take their own lives in Manhattan can use high-rise buildings, subways, commuter trains, and bridges.    Recently a barrier was erected on the George Washington Bridge. She went up to the roof of the elite 26-story Symphony House on West 56th Street. On it she placed her backpack. Then she jumped.

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Famous Speech Friday: Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox: "My heart has changed"

The Eloquent Woman

Utah Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox, like so many public officials this week, gave remarks at a public vigil for the shooting victims of the massacre at an Orlando, Florida, gay bar. Can we, the citizens of the great state of Utah, lead the nation with love in the face of adversity? Every speaker has to, at some moment, contemplate saying their thoughts out loud, in front of a crowd, rather than keeping them to herself.

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Are You Speaking Up With The Times?

Speak and Deliver

Jerry Sloan resigned yesterday, after spending 23 years coaching the Utah Jazz in the National Basketball Association. Let it be known I'm a huge Utah Jazz fan - before I moved to Utah and since, and I'm an even bigger Jerry Sloan fan. While anyone who lasts as long as he has in a sport that has seen 240-plus coaching changes during his career at Utah must show some flexibility in Messaging, ultimately he was only willing to alter his ways so far.

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Bad News for Divorce Lawyers - Divorce Rates at 35-Year Low

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Utah has a high rate of divorce. For the third year in a row, the rate of divorce has declined. Currently, according to the National Center for Family and Marriage Research, it is at a 35-year low. The reasons for the decrease, reports Bloomberg , could be: The aging of the population. Changing gender roles. And, fewer marriages, so there will be fewer divorces.

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Poster on Craigslist - One Story I Won't Dig Around

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the Salt Lake City, Utah section of Craigslist, there is an amazing ad. Here it is. In it, the poster headlines with the request for an under-the-table work situation. This will be dodging taxes. Anyone who does the hiring will also be culpable. Therefore , we can assume either of two scenarios. One is that this is part of sting to hunt down both tax cheaters and their employers. The other is that poster is dumb in asking for this kind of financial arrangement in a public venue.

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KFC + JDRF: Still a bad idea

Speak Schmeak

Did you follow the recent news about a fundraising partnership between a KFC franchise in Utah and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation ? It''s true that this was just ONE franchise in Utah that JDRF partnered with. You may have seen this photo traveling around the Web and Facebook.

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IABC Silver Quill Awards: Pacific Region

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The Pacific Plains Region includes communicators from: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Earn recognition for your speechwriting skills (and other business communication expertise) from the Pacific Plains Region of IABC.

David Stokoe - The Invisible Hand Gets a Gun

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last Thursday, Salt Lake City, Utah landlord David Stoke went to a house of a tenant in order to evict. It was economic thought leader Adam Smith who explained that all's well that ends well when the marketplace is allowed to operate unfettered. He called that dynamic "the invisible hand." " But, what Smith didn't anticipate is that the invisible hand might get a gun. Who doesn't have a gun in 2019!

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Perils and Opportunities Associated with Suing Celebrities, Like Gwyneth Paltrow

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He contended that in Utah on February 26, 2016, Paltrow was skiing out of control. Some recall that last January Terry Sanderson, almost 70 years old, filed a lawsuit against celebrity Gwyneth Paltrow. She allegedly crashed into him, causing extensive injuries. He requested at least $3.1 million in damages. Well, in response, Paltrow did what celebrities and other wealthy people can do: She countersued.

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Jenny Brown, Working Stiff at IRS, talks to THE NEW YORKER's George Packer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

How are things at work at the IRS in Ogden, Utah for Jenny Brown?  In the current issue of THE NEW YORKER, she talks to George Packer about how things have turned very stressful on the job.  Her doctor asked her if she needed a prescription for Xanax.   Here is that article.    Clearly, my DNA is wired for public relations, not journalism.  Yes, on the side I write journalistic articles which get published in brandname media.

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Power Outage - Another Sector of Capitalism Getting Hit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"The Utah Supreme Court’s unanimous vote on Thursday establishes a regulatory 'sandbox' for non-traditional legal providers and services, including entities with non-lawyer investment or ownership." " - Bloomberg Law. August 14, 2020. The law firm, as we have known it, could become an anachronism. Crushed could be the divine right of partners.

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In-N-Out: Smart Brand Strategy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 Winners get a free trip to Nevada, Arizona, Utah or Texas where there are In-N-Out outlets. Those of you in the East who crave the experience of an In-N-Out burger will have to come here out West. It's not expanding Eastward, at least not any time soon. And this branding strategy got the attention of influential Business Insider. Here is that analysis. Of the reasons why In-N-Out is holding back from an Eastward march the most compelling is this: Less is more.

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Casting Spells - "The Inventor," Debuting at Sundance, Features the Amazing Elizabeth Holmes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" The movie will have its debut at Sundance in Utah in 2019. How so many were duped by Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes still remains a mystery. They range from Henry Kissinger to Rupert Murdoch. Yes, the dynamics and details of the elaborate con were provided by The Wall Street Journal reporter John Carreyrou. He broke the story in that newspaper. That was despite how hard Holmes' celebrity lawyer David Boies huffed and puffed to not have the first expose published.

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Contest Results: Official Book/Movie/Song

Humor Power

Utah: Stairway to Heaven. It’s time for the results of the Official State Book/Movie/Song contest. The top lines are listed below. New joke contests are announced on the first of the month. Our subscribers submitted the Official Books, Movies, and Songs for the different states. Not REAL ones. Just ones they came up with using their creativity. The next contest is November 1, 2014. Here are the top lines from this month’s contest. ** FIRST PLACE **. OFFICIAL STATE BOOK.

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Public Speaking Advice & New Jersey "Presenting for Results" seminar

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At Snowbird in Utah, a friend led me to a slope so steep I didn’t dare lean down hill, which is exactly what I should have done. Public Speaking Advice & New Jersey "Presenting for Results" seminar. On the podium, lean down hill   Sims Wyeth my East Coast Fripp Associate and all around great guy and superb speech coach wrote this…. Instead, I leaned back in fear, fell hard, and slid headfirst to the bottom.

Let’s have a Distraction Summit!

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David Strayer, a psychology professor at the Univesrity of Utah, did a series of simulator tests in which half the drivers talking on a hands-free phone failed, missing a turn off to a rest area that the test called for them to stop at. As reported in the August 24, 2009 issue of Time magazine, new research indicates that talking on a cell phone while driving, even using hands-free technology, can be dangerous.

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Public Speaking Advice & New Jersey "Presenting for Results" seminar

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

At Snowbird in Utah, a friend led me to a slope so steep I didn’t dare lean down hill, which is exactly what I should have done. Public Speaking Advice & New Jersey "Presenting for Results" seminar. On the podium, lean down hill   Sims Wyeth my East Coast Fripp Associate and all around great guy and superb speech coach wrote this…. Instead, I leaned back in fear, fell hard, and slid headfirst to the bottom.

You Thought You Were So Smart Relocating to Tucson, AZ - Financial Joke on You

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They include many locations in Ohio, Texas, Utah, and North Carolina. Tucson, Arizona used to be  the affordable and desirable place to relocate for retirement and various versions of downsizing expenses. Back in April 2014, a large, that is 440 square foot, studio apartment at Tucson's Vista Montana complex went for $400 a month. But that bargain was short-lived. Folks in California, weary of high rents, began pouring in to southwestern AZ.

Are You Wasting Your Audience's Time?

Speak and Deliver

You cut off your own arm to escape certain death trapped in the Utah mountains! You've got such an amazing story. You survived a plane crash! Maybe you even started a computer company out of your garage and became a multi-zillionaire! But, but, I'm a celebrity! But, but, I did something really cool and unusual! But, but, people hire me because they want to hear me speak about it all!" But, but, I'm a great speaker, I use the stage, make eye contact, and get laughs!" Freaking.

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This Week in History: Energy, Science & Technology

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1935 Sir Malcolm Campbell became the first automobile driver to top 300 miles per hour … taking his “Bluebird Special&# across the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. 1882 Electric lights came to New York City. 1885 The US gained its first gasoline pump. . 1887 Thomas Edison received his patent for the kinetoscope. 1888 George Eastman received his patent for a camera with a roll of film. He called it “the Kodak.&#.

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What Happens When the Win Anyway Guy Loses? Part I

Speak and Deliver

I've also competed in D9 (Eastern WA, NE Oregon, Northern Idaho), and D15 (Utah, Southern, Idaho, Eastern Nevada). Yesterday was a unique day for me, in terms of competing in Toastmasters at the District Conference Level. I had qualified to represent my Division in both Table Topics (Impromptu Speaking) and the International Speech Contest. It was the 21st and 22nd time I had qualified for various contests at that level in the 3 different Districts I've competed in.

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Public Speaking: Info On Your International Audience

Great Public Speaking

Kennedy Center for International Studies, which is part of Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. Another handy and inexpensive source of international background information is the Culturgram published by the David M. Each Culturgram is a four-page newsletter, updated every August, that gives you an easy-to-understand overview of the country of your choice. It includes customs and common courtesies, along with information about the people and their lifestyle.

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International Public Speaking: Think Global

Great Public Speaking

Kennedy Center for International Studies, which is part of Brigham Young University, in Provo, Utah. The world is getting smaller. Now, it is no big deal to put us on a plane and expect us to address an international audience twelve hours later. Or we might face a U. audience made primarily of people from Japan, or India. A handy and inexpensive source of international background information is the Culturgram published by the David M.

Public Speaking: Think Global

Great Public Speaking

Kennedy Center for International Studies, which is part of Brigham Young University, in Provo, Utah. The world is getting smaller. Now, it is no big deal to put us on a plane and expect us to address an international audience twelve hours later. Or we might face a U. audience made primarily of people from Japan, or India. A handy and inexpensive source of international background information is the Culturgram published by the David M.

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Toastmaster Sunday: Do I Still Get Nervous?

Speak and Deliver

But for Tall Tales, I dusted off a story I wrote about 10 years ago for a Tall Tales competition in Utah - and polished it with everything I''ve learned since then about writing, speaking, performing, humor - and dove right in. Yesterday I competed at my first Division Contest in two and a half years. The nerves hit the moment I stepped through the doors of the conference area at St. Anthony''s Hospital in Lakewood, CO. My stomach cramped up. My breathing sped up.

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I Owe it All to Toastmasters

Speak and Deliver

And still, I continued in Toastmasters , in Utah, Washington, and now in Colorado - serving as an officer, an Area Governor, a club sponsor, a club coach, a Conference activities organizer, a TLI speaker - and finally earned my DTM this year. I owe it all to Toastmasters. The first time I heard the word ''Toastmasters'' was in debate class in the 10th grade.

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Contest Results — Alternative Dinosaurs

Humor Power

Dinosaur learning to ice skate: Mega-sore-ass. Darin Thompson, Smithfield, Utah, USA. ** SECOND PLACE **. It’s time for the results of our Alternative Dinosaur joke writing contest. The contest theme was inspired by Jim Spero and Paul Lirette from Las Vegas. New Joke Contests are announced mid-month. New Cartoon Caption Contests are announced on the first of the month. Here are this month’s top lines: ** FIRST PLACE **.

Speak and Deliver - Untitled Article

Speak and Deliver

I, of course, was one of those Finalists , representing District 15 and Region I (at that time, Utah, Idaho, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and Northern California) in the contest. Imagine having open heart surgery , without any draping, on the 50 yard line of the Dallas Cowboy Stadium, in front of a packed house, with you on the big, BIG screen. That's what it was like for me watching the movie "Speak" last night.

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This Week in History: The states … united, connected, defended

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1850 Congress created the territories of New Mexico and Utah. 1565 North America saw its first permanent European settlement: St. Augustine, Florida. 1664 The British flag was raised over the Dutch city of New Amsterdam (thereafter known as New York). 1776 Continental Congress changed the name from the United Colonies to the United States. 1813 “Uncle Sam&# became the symbol of the nation (first appearing in a newspaper in Troy, NY).

Cartoon Caption Contest Results

Humor Power

Listening to this makes me feel like a kid again! Andrew Jones, Utah. It’s time for the results of our September Cartoon Caption Contest. We feature the artwork of professional cartoonist Dan Rosandich. The top lines were selected by our panel of ten judges (speakers and improv players). New Cartoon Caption Contests are announced at the start of the month(alternating months). New Joke Contests are announced at the start of the month (alternating months).

Joke Contest Results — Quirky Medications

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Ibeloafin: Takes away the desire to do anything. Darin Thompson, Smithfield, Utah, USA. ** THIRD PLACE **. This month’s joke contest is Quirky Medications. The top lines were selected by our panel of seven judges (improv players and speakers). New Joke Contests are announced on the first of the month (alternating months). The next joke contest is April 1, 2010. New Cartoon Caption Contests are announced on the first of the month (alternating months).

May Cartoon Caption Contest Results

Humor Power

Is that what happened to you? Darin Thompson, Smithfield, Utah. ** SECOND PLACE **. It’s time for the results of our May Cartoon Caption Contest featuring the artwork of professional cartoonist Dan Rosandich. New Cartoon Caption Contests are announced at the start of the month (alternating months). New Joke Contests are announced at the start of the month (alternating months). The next Joke Contest is June 1, 2011.

Cartoon Caption Contest Results — Blinders

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And yes, taping pictures of women on the inside of your blinders was a definite step backward! Darin Thompson, Smithfield, Utah. ** SECOND PLACE **. It’s time for the top captions in our July Cartoon Caption Contest featuring the artwork of Dan Rosandich. New Cartoon Caption Contests are announced at the start of the month (alternating months). New Joke Contests are announced at the start of the month (alternating months).

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Obervational Humor — Case Study #69

Humor Power

A speaker talked about a road trip thru Utah. If you’re ever driving through Utah and you see me lying in the middle of the road. Here is another Observational Humor monologue presented at the end of a meeting. THE SET-UP (What was said and what happened during the meeting before the monologue was delivered.). Linda Evans was the emcee for the program. The theme was FLAMBOYANT.

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Cartoon Caption Contest Results — Reunion

Humor Power

Didn’t you use to be Brock Miller? Darin Thompson, Smithfield, Utah. It’s time for the results of our March Cartoon Caption Contest– Reunion. We feature the art of professional cartoonist Dan Rosandich. New Cartoon Caption Contests are announced at the start of the month (alternating months). New Joke Contests are announced at the start of the month (alternating months). The next Joke Contest is April 1, 2011.

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Cartoon Caption Contest Results — Snowman

Humor Power

That reminds me…tonight is the grand finale of The Biggest Loser. Darin Thompson, Smithfield, Utah. It’s time for the top captions in our Snowman Cartoon Caption Contest featuring the artwork of Dan Rosandich. New Cartoon Caption Contests are announced at the start of the month (alternating months). New Joke Contests are announced at the start of the month (alternating months). Here are this month’s cartoon and the results: ** FIRST PLACE **.

Antonin Scalia's Death - Everything changes in Campaign 2016

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As The Hill reports, Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) has already gone on record of saying no way will the current President choose the nominee. Conservatives may mourn the death of their colorful advocate, Antonin Scalia. At age 79, he died at a Texas hunting resort, at age 79. On the U.S. Supreme Court, he represented a strict interpretation of the U.S. constitution. Liberals, though, would like this opportunity to rush for confirmation a more progressive voice to replace it.

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Find Your Green Room Trigger

Green Room Speakers

She turned to Nicole Detting Miller, University of Utah sports psychologist: Miller helped Reutter relieve the pressure of Olympic competition by focusing on something that already defines her success. Tuesday, February 16, 2010 Find Your Green Room Trigger How do Olympic athletes train their minds for the challenges of such intense competition? Turns out, they work with a "mental coach."

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Joke Contest Results — Blended Cities

Humor Power

Maryland and Tijuana — Mary-Juana: A city Bill Clinton visited but didn’t inhaled once while he was there. Darin Thompson, Smithfield, Utah, USA. ** SECOND PLACE **. It’s time for the results of our Blended Cities joke writing contest. The contest theme was inspired by Sol Morrison of Santa Barbara. New Joke Contests are announced mid-month. New Cartoon Caption Contests are announced on the first of the month.

Joke Contest Results — Blended Cities

Humor Power

Maryland and Tijuana — Mary-Juana: A city Bill Clinton visited but didn’t inhaled once while he was there. Darin Thompson, Smithfield, Utah, USA. ** SECOND PLACE **. It’s time for the results of our Blended Cities joke writing contest. The contest theme was inspired by Sol Morrison of Santa Barbara. New Joke Contests are announced mid-month. New Cartoon Caption Contests are announced on the first of the month.