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? He wrote these remarks himself, in under an hour, even though he rarely writes down what he is going to say.

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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. Books careers DigitalInfluencer Dreams Film Games legal Media Personal Musings Science Values Voodoo Web/Tech WritingHow 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.

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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?  Yes, on the side I write journalistic articles which get published in brandname media.  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.

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Contest Results: Official Book/Movie/Song

Humor Power

Utah: Stairway to Heaven. Contests creative humor writing Joke contest 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.

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Cartoon Caption Contest Results — Blinders

Humor Power

And yes, taping pictures of women on the inside of your blinders was a definite step backward! Darin Thompson, Smithfield, Utah. ** SECOND PLACE **. Tags: Contests cartoon caption contest creative humor writing joke writing 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).

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Contest Results — Alternative Dinosaurs

Humor Power

It’s time for the results of our Alternative Dinosaur joke writing contest. Dinosaur learning to ice skate: Mega-sore-ass. Darin Thompson, Smithfield, Utah, USA. ** SECOND PLACE **. Tags: Contests cartoon caption contest creative humor writing dinosaurs 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.

May Cartoon Caption Contest Results

Humor Power

Is that what happened to you? Darin Thompson, Smithfield, Utah. ** SECOND PLACE **. Contests Cartoon caption creative writing humor contestIt’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.

Joke Contest Results — Quirky Medications

Humor Power

Ibeloafin: Takes away the desire to do anything. Darin Thompson, Smithfield, Utah, USA. ** THIRD PLACE **. Tags: Contests creative writing humor Joke contest medications 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.

Cartoon Caption Contest Results — Reunion

Humor Power

Didn’t you use to be Brock Miller? Darin Thompson, Smithfield, Utah. Contests cartoon caption contest creative humor writing public speakingIt’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).

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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. Tags: Contests cartoon caption contest creative humor writing Dan Rosandich 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).

Find Your Green Room Trigger

Green Room Speakers

In a 2/10 article on NPR.org, "Mind Games: Making Olympians Mentally Fit," Howard Berkes writes about short track speedskater Katherine Reutters struggle to overcome insecurity and anxiety. 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.

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Joke Contest Results — Crime and Punishment

Humor Power

A person wearing their pants too low would be sentenced to 90 days in a crack house. Darin Thompson, Smithfield, Utah. Contests creative humor writing Joke contest Public speakersHere are the results of this month’s joke contest– Crime and Punishment. Our panel of ten judges picked our top lines. New Joke Contests are announced on the first of the month (alternating months). New Cartoon Caption Contests are announced on the first of the month (alternating months).

I Owe it All to Toastmasters

Speak and Deliver

That I''d been writing speeches (or rather, outlining speeches) at the last minute, even out in my car right before the meeting. I charged him $100 bucks to help him write and deliver his speech. I spent countless hours with him, getting to know his story with his daughter, learning to write in his voice, coaching him on delivery (he was amazingly nervous at the start) - basically, my first client taught me how to become a coach. I owe it all to Toastmasters.

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Joke Contest Results — Blended Cities

Humor Power

It’s time for the results of our Blended Cities joke writing contest. 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 **. Tags: Contests creative humor writing Joke contest The contest theme was inspired by Sol Morrison of Santa Barbara. New Joke Contests are announced mid-month.

Joke Contest Results — Blended Cities

Humor Power

It’s time for the results of our Blended Cities joke writing contest. 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 **. Tags: Contests creative humor writing Joke contest The contest theme was inspired by Sol Morrison of Santa Barbara. New Joke Contests are announced mid-month.

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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Famous Speech Friday: Elisabeth Murdoch's lecture to the UK television industry

The Eloquent Woman

(Editor's note: Sydney-based speaker coach Claire Duffy alerted me to this tour de force in corporate speaking, and I asked her to write this assessment for our Friday series. Writing a MacTaggart has been quite a welcome distraction from some of the other nightmares much closer to home. Thanks, Claire!)

20 tips for better conference speaking ~ Authentic Boredom

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

I was quite impressed by your slides at WordCamp Utah that I’m seriously considering #8. I actually thought about writing you and a few others about their presentation methods; however, this post answers many of those questions. 17 Leroy Fernandes ~ 17 February 2009 Thanks a lot for this write-up. 20 tips for better conference speaking ~ 16 February 2009 ~ View from on stage as I’m preparing to speak at An Event Apart New Orleans 2008.

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Same as it ever was: We don't want to listen to eloquent women.

The Eloquent Woman

Susan Chira, writing in the New York Times , quoted Laura R. This 12-year-old girl is shown in the video below telling her Mormon assembly in Utah that she is gay.and is asked by one of the white men presiding to stop speaking mid-speech, after he turns off her microphone: She's 12, people, and learning early in life what lies ahead. Hillary Clinton took her break after the 2016 election, then emerged slowly, an outing here, a speech there. But around the time of U.S.

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