Virginia Refuses To Investigate The Dumping Of Voter Registrations, Charged To GOP Operative

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IBM's Virginia Rometty - If She Fails

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The chief executive officer of IBM, Virginia Rometty, said that she didn't plan any radical change. "IBM on Monday reported that third-quarter net income from its continuing operations fell 14.3% from the year-earlier period to $2.96 billion. Revenue fell for the 14th-straight  quarter to $19.28 billion, off 13.9%, and was about $400 million less than Wall Street expected." " - Don Clark, The Wall Street Journal, October 20, 2015. Here is the article.

Post Virginia Beach Massacre - No Complaining at Work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Monday, when the nation goes back to work, many will be tense. The office has joined schools and the domestic violence at home as being where human beings live their last moments. And, on Monday, the legal departments of organizations will join with other departments in hammering out guidelines about what to do about an employee who is perceived to be dangerous. 

Famous Speech Friday: Virginia Woolf's 1931 "Professions for Women"

The Eloquent Woman

British author Virginia Woolf has always been a muse of mine. Signature first published this illustration in Nathan Gelgud's It's Time to Re-read Virginia Woolf's 1931 'Professions for Women' Speech , and kindly provided permission for me to reproduce it here for you. As a woman writer, her A Room of One's Own provided me with inspiration and courage, as well as a sense of the barriers women face.

Famous Speech Friday: Virginia Woolf's 'Room of One's Own' lectures

The Eloquent Woman

Millions of writers claim inspiration from Virginia Woolf's 1929 A Room of One's Own , a short book of long essays about the challenges women writers face because of their lack of education and financial independence. In addition to Thatcher, the collection ended up including speeches by Emmeline Pankhurst and Virginia Woolf – both of which survive only in written form (and in Woolf's case in the heavily edited version published as "A Room of One's Own").

Ryan Diepede, Virginia Jamieson - Suspected of Infant Murder, Now Sue

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On October 17, 2014, Brooklyn, New York couple Ryan Dipede and Virginia Jamieson took a break from caring for their infant Archer. He was one of their twin boys born prematurely in August 2014. Both had serious medical problems. But finally he had been released from the hospital. The other son Hudson was still in the neonatal unit. Later that evening the baby nurse discovered Archer was not breathing. At the hospital he was declared dead.

BA English Majors Down 20% Since 2012 - Even Virginia Woolf's "To The Lighthouse" Irrelevant

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There is a niche in thought leadership called the "history of ideas." " That's a very narrow one and, most to the point, few can earn their living through studying the field.    So, despite the brilliance of much of the great literature of the past, what's in it essentially has become irrelevant to what's important to college students now.

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Famous Speech Friday: Virginia Woolf's 1931 "Professions for Women" speech

The Eloquent Woman

Signature first published this illustration in Nathan Gelgud's It's Time to Re-read Virginia Woolf's 1931 'Professions for Women' Speech , and kindly provided permission for me to reproduce it here for you. Have a strong point of view: Get your audience to see something in their mind's eye: And now, this powerful speech also has inspired an illustration that excerpts parts of it.

NYC PR Pro, Virginia Jamieson, Management Consultant, Ryan Dipede, Investigated In Their Baby's Death

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"A wealthy Brooklyn couple [Virginia Jamieson, Ryan Dipede] is at the center of a murder mystery involving the death of their 2-month old baby [Hudson Dipede] - which was ruled a homicide Tuesday, nearly nine months after he died." The parents are Public Relations head at Desire2Learn, Virginia Jamieson, and Management Consultant at Bridgewater Associates, Ryan Dipede.

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NAGC is coming to Arlington, Virginia

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Mark your calendars: The National Association of Government Communicators will hold its 2012 Communications School in Arlington, Virginia, on June 5-8. This is a well-run conference, and you can count on getting full value for your tuition.

Yes, Virginia, Dogs Go To Heaven - Nice Holiday Gift From Pope Francis

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Pope Francis consoled a little boy whose dog had died. The leader of Roman Catholicism assured the child that he would catch up with his dog again - in heaven. Here is the coverage in Salon. The implications are huge. Now, if we buy into papal infallibility, we can be assured that our dogs have souls. Will continue in a spirit form after they leave behind their earthly being.

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Money Of Our Own - That's What Virginia Woolf Would Have Made A Must-Have For Writers In 2015

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" That's what famous thought leader and novelist, Virginia Woof , framed as a must for human dignity, the ability to reflect and creative achievement. "A Room of One's Own." It was targeted at women and included not only physical space but also an independent income. Woolf published that in 1929. If Woolf were writing in 2015, she might drop the room part, focus on just the money and target the essay at all writers.

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Famous Speech Friday: Mother Jones Speaks Before Striking West Virginia Miners

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It was her speeches that made Mother Jones "the most dangerous woman in America"--dubbed so by a West Virginia attorney. One of her most famous speeches took place in 1912 at a public meeting in Charleston, West Virginia, as Kanawha County coal companies clashed with unionized miners over a new contract. (Editor's note: During Women's History Month, we're focusing on famous historic speeches by women. Here, writer Becky Ham tackles the inimitable Mother Jones.

Virginia Woolf on finding your voice

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Virginia Woolf's one of my favorite authors, and I stopped in front of this handwritten manuscript page from her novel Mrs. Dalloway. I'm in London this week, and went to the British Library to soak up some inspiration. The library added this note from her diary entry of July 26, 1922, while she was writing this book: There's no doubt in my mind that I have found out how to begin to say something in my own voice ; and that interests me so that I feel I can go ahead without praise.

Kevin Cao: Thumbs nose at Harvard acceptance, opts for U of Virginia

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Next years Cao will attend the University of Virginia, which is right in his home state. Did the Harvard brand just take a major hit?    It did if it values what's communicated about it via social media such as Facebook. In BOSTON Magazine , Steve Annear reports that high school senior Kevin Cao turned down the acceptance from Harvard. Although he was one of the 5.8% of applicants who are accepted, when he went to visit campus he was turned off. 

Crisis Media Preparation – 6 Crucial Rules

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Front and center has been Massey Energy and the unspeakable tragedy unfolding in West Virginia. regulators warned West Virginia Coal Mine This week has been rife with examples of organizations that have had a rough go in the media. The week began with the social media storm surrounding GreenPeace, Sinar Mas and Nestle, playing out on Nestle’s Facebook fan page. There are new issues, a record fine and overall Washington troubles for Toyota (more on this here and here ).

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Rep. Scott Rigell (R) Of Virginia Actually Said Something Honest On The House Floor Monday Night

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“…I would say to my friends, who are Democrats, let’s consider this. Historically, we’ve been around 19 percent of expenses as a percent of our gross domestic product. Right now, we’re over 24.5 percent. This is putting America on a perilous course and I believe that it threatens our country in a fundamental way. “Now, [.]. Audio Government & Politics Politics democrats Republican Scott Rigell Virgina

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No, Virginia, life isn't fair - If we had pulled what Gates did

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The law seeks justice.    Often it doesn't succeed.      Henry Louis Gates Jr. got off on the charge of disorderly conduct.    He's a Harvard professor, a vocal member of a minority group, had a top-tier lawyer representing him, and sure seemed to know how to work the media.    The rest of us better not try getting loud with the police and talking ideology.

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Queen of quotable prose?

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The reference reminded us of Virginia Woolf's essay (adapted from an eloquent series of lectures, A Room of One's Own , in which she looked at the question of whether women writers could reach the same level of quality as Shakespeare. Tags: women and public speaking Queen Elizabeth I inspiration for women speakers Virginia Woolf Shakespeare speaker history

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State of the City

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Consider this good example from Virginia Beach: www.vbgov.com/stateofthecityWorking on a State of the City speech?

The Woman Cave - What To Leave In It For The One You Love Valentine's Day

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Way back when Virginia Woolf labeled the female's need for a refuge "A Room of One's Own." " Now we call that the woman cave. Here is how you can enrich the cave of the woman you love this Valentine Day. animal companions careers Current Affairs Food and Drink Games Personal Musings Selling Travel Values

No One Is Smirking - The Strange Saga of Joel Smithers MD

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In Virginia, the former practicing medical doctor was sentenced today to 40 years in federal prison. In addition, a jury had found that his prescriptions of oxycodone and oxymorphone caused the death of a woman from West Virginia. A wry observer might comment that Joel Smithers, M.D. traded away his professional reputation and freedom for relative peanuts.

"Queen Of Earth" - Catherine's Having A Breakdown, But Others Aren't Doing So Hot, Either

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The family is away so best friend, Virginia, is there. As Catherine captures in the portrait she paints of Virginia, that young woman is also lost - and in pain. In addition, Virginia has a flirtation with Rich, a totally self-absorbed, cruel young man. He torments Catherine and Virginia is helpless to stop it. Those of you who miss Peggy Olson from "Mad Men," well there is very good news.

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Oxymoron – the birthplace of brilliant

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Jeanine McDonnell, daughter of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, says that her mother has a “mild obsession” with another man. Mild lives in detergent adverts. Obsession gets draped around designer perfume. Put the two words together however and you get something that’s… well… kind of interesting. It’s refined and yet ever so slightly dirty. It’s an oxymoron, and in politics, oxymorons get a bad wrap.

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WVHDF Was Warned and Now Your Info May Have Been Stolen

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For those who are not aware of what the West Virginia Housing Development Fund is, they’re a program that works with lenders to help state residents achieve the dream of homeownership. Last week, I received a letter from the WVHDF that stated: We are writing to inform you of a recent security incident at the West Virginia Housing Development Fund.

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Manassa News & Messenger: End of the road, declares Warren Buffett

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Yesterday the final copy of the Manassa News & Messenger in Virginia had been published.    As WTOP reports, all employees lost their jobs after Warren Buffett, who owns parent company World Media Enterprises, decided to close it down last November.    The reason was that it was not competitive in its market segment. Current Affairs Media Writing

Shaming - Not what our Puritan founders intended it to be

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Virginia Heffernan gets shamed for her Creationist views. And gets featured on Recode. In this era of extreme sophistication about public relations and marketing communications tactics, shaming isn't what our Puritan founders intended it to be. They used public punishment to send the message to the community about what to do and not do. No more. Shame can be a career-enhancer. That is, if you are quick on your digital feet.

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Annalise Keating - Hurt People Hurt, Including Themselves

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Carter wants Virginia at legal aid to replace Keating.  That's because Virginia at legal aid was too overwhelmed with work to even view it. It is Virginia who deposits the tape anonymously. In the courtroom, Keating calls Virginia to the stand. Of course, the bar could yank Virginia's license. Instead, she chose to out Virginia in a public manner. Afterwards, Virginia spits on her.

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Stony Brook University Student Joins Kosta Karageorge, Peter D'Agostino As College Suicide

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  Other recent campus suicides include athlete Kosta Karageorge at Ohio State and Peter D'Agostino at the University of Virginia.  Why are college students in America committing suicide? It has become the second leading cause of death among that age group.    The latest suicide happened yesterday at Stony Brook University campus on Long Island. As yet, the student who jumped from a dormitory window a little after noon, has not been identified.

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Professional Services: The Soul-Crushing Trauma of Being Stiffed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Burrell's client was Romeo Spino's Stratas Corporation, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Among the most soul-wrenching experiences in professional services is this: Pulling out all stops to serve the client and then getting stiffed. That could happen to law firms representing bankrupt coal companies Westmoreland, Mission Coal, and Tonawanda Coke. As Brian Baxter reports in Law.com , as yet, those have not paid $2.1

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Oxymoron – the birthplace of brilliant

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Jeanine McDonnell, daughter of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, says that her mother has a “mild obsession” with another man. Mild lives in detergent adverts. Obsession gets draped around designer perfume. Put the two words together however and you get something that’s… well… kind of interesting. It’s refined and yet ever so slightly dirty. It’s an oxymoron, and in politics, oxymorons get a bad wrap.

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If you are a government communicator …

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Mark your calendar now for the 2013 NAGC (Natl Assn of Govt Communicators) “Communications School”: April 16-18 in Arlington, Virginia. NAGC’s training programs offer outstanding value, and I recommend them highly. You will get your money’s worth

How Vistage & Video Can Boost Your Speaking Business with Gair Maxwell

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Gair has worked with some of the world’s most dynamic organizations, including the Apple Specialist Marketing Group, Caterpillar, NAPA and Virginia Tech, while sharing conference stages with business icons such as Richard Branson and Gene Simmons. Let’s face it…it’s becoming increasingly more difficult to stand out from the crowd in the speaking business. So, how do we get an edge and differentiate ourselves from the pack?

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Navy, Just Like NYPD, Suffers Multiple Suicides

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those took place in separate incidents and not on the ship, which is docked in Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Virginia. Recently three sailors assigned to the USS George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier committed suicide. Captain Sean Bailey announced the deaths on the ship's Facebook page. During the past two years a total of five assigned to the carrier took their lives. Here are more details from the New York Post.

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LeClairRyan Legal Brand - More Shade Thrown on It

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here is a copy of the complaint filed in federal court - United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Recently, LeClairRyan experienced partner flight. That's a red flag of serious troubles - usually the financial kind. Among those no longer at the law firm is its name partner Gary LeClair. However, things have gotten worse. Bloomberg reports that a former marketing employee Marci Keatts filed a gender bias compensation lawsuit.

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[Unpaid] Experience in Speechwriting

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  Those in the Norfolk, Virginia area can break in through unpaid speechwriting for a local campaign.  "So how do I break into speechwriting?" " That's a question readers of this blog constantly ask.    Now I have a concrete answer.    We are our portfolios.    This will provide samples.    Here are the details.

Professional Services Firms - The Soul-Withering Experience of Being Stiffed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the fall of 2017, I endured that with Rodney Burrel l, a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania communications firm, and Romeo Spino , heading Virginia Beach, Virginia government contracting enterprise Stratascorp. A professional services firm does the work. The invoice is sent. The invoice isn't paid.    Then it dawns: We are "being stiffed." " Of all the soul-withering experiences in earning a living that probably heads the list.

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Breaking Points: From Dr. Lorna Breen to Harry Chase

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Her parents picked up her and took her to their home in Virginia to regain her health. Today the world learned that the committed Emergency Room medical doctor Lorna Breen, 49, committed suicide. She herself, as the New York Post reports, had been infected with the coronavirus. When it was assumed she had recovered she returned to work. The hospital didn't agree with the assessment of recovery and sent her home. She had been no stranger to physical suffering.

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Insider Secrets to Attracting the Media with Katrina Cravy

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Katrina has worked as an investigative reporter, anchor, and talk show host, for FOX, NBC, and ABC affiliates from Parkersburg, West Virginia to Portland, Oregon. On this episode of the Wealthy Speaker Podcast, we are talking about how to get noticed by the media. Today we welcome Emmy Award-Winning TV media veteran, speaker and author, Katrina Cravy. With more than 20 years of media experience, Katrina is now a member of the National Speakers Association.

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