Rep. Virginia Foxx spends too much time in elevators

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Will Virginia Legislature Require Women to Wear Veils?

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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.

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

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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.

Former Senator Allen struggles on abortion questions

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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."

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NAGC is coming to Arlington, Virginia

Joan Detz Speaker Services

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.

Virginia Woolf on finding your voice

The Eloquent Woman

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.

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

The Eloquent Woman

It was her speeches that made Mother Jones "the most dangerous woman in America"--dubbed so by a West Virginia attorney. (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.

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.

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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."

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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.

Tom Antion - Internet Marketing Training Center of Virginia

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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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Crisis Media Preparation – 6 Crucial Rules

Matt Eventoff

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 ).

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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.

Queen of quotable prose?

The Eloquent Woman

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.

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Commencement speeches

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Many thanks to Virginia State Senator Adam Ebbin for sharing this link: [link].

State of the City

Joan Detz Speaker Services

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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.

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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.

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Annalise Keating - Hurt People Hurt, Including Themselves

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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.

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Shaming - Not what our Puritan founders intended it to be

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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.

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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 Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

About the quote: Wisdom from the eloquent Virginia Woolf. I read a lot about women and public speaking, and post my finds first on The Eloquent Woman on Facebook. But I always collect them here for you on Mondays as well.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

This week, the blog considered trends in shorter talks, from TED to your next talk , and Famous Speech Friday shared Virginia Woolf's 1931"Professions for Women" speech.

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If you are a government communicator …

Joan Detz Speaker Services

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

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  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. 

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Channeling Jack McCoy - Points of Law & StrastasCorp's Romeo Spino, BMG's Rodney Burrell

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The corporation is based in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Why am I not planning to approach a similar legal entity or entities in Virginia Beach? I am channeling Jack McCoy from "Law & Order" in taking on two business entities.

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WVHDF Was Warned and Now Your Info May Have Been Stolen

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

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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Clinton Dynasty Having Bad Week - Possible End of "divine right of kings"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Hillary Clinton lost in West Virginia. "Chelsea Clinton's husband is reportedly closing his Greek hedge fund. This news from Marc Mezvinsky comes after the fund is said to have lost 90 percent of its value."  "  - Weekly Standard, May 11, 2016.

Retirement Communities - SAGECare Certification and More

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The Washington Post reports that SAGECare has begun to be active in the more conservative Maryland/Virginia region.  Members of the LGBT community worry about feeling "safe" if and when they relocate to a retirement development.

Oxymoron – the birthplace of brilliant

The Presenter's Blog

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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Government communicators

Joan Detz Speaker Services

The National Association of Government Communicators will hold its 2013 Communications School on April 16-19 at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel (Virginia). Plan your 2013 training budgets: NAGC holds one of the most cost-effective programs in the communications field. You will get your money’s worth. www.nagconline.org. I’ve volunteered to do a speechwriting training session. More details in the weeks to come … meanwhile, mark your calendars

Who will win the free speechwriting workshop?

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NAGC Communication School ~ June 5-8, 2012 ~ Sheraton National Hotel, Arlington, Virginia. . Register for the NAGC 2012 Communications School by April 30 and you’ll automatically be entered into a drawing to win a Speechwriting Seminar ($995 value) conducted by award winning speech-writing coach and author, Joan Detz. For more information about Joan’s seminars, please view the course offerings at www.joandetz.com.

"Find your voice and use it:" New book encourages women speakers

The Eloquent Woman

I'm referring, of course, to the lectures that became Virginia Woolf's masterpiece A Room of One's Own.

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Wenner Media No Gawker - Defamed UofV's Nicole Eramo Awarded Less Than Half What She Requested

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When the 10-person jury found Rolling Stone guilty of defaming  University of Virginia associate dean, Nicole Eramo, some feared "another Gawker."

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Oxymoron – the birthplace of brilliant

The Presenter's Blog

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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Drudge Report - Predicts Overconfident-Hillary Could Lose Election

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No, Virginia, there wasn't a Clinton dynasty in America. Drudge Report never lets up on its optimism. The photo collage has an Overconfident-Hillary celebrating prematurely.

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