Mass Shooting in Wisconsin

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What is the meaning of the Wisconsin Recall election?

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Message from Wisconsin

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It’s now been 4 days since the voters of Wisconsin spoke. Uncategorized gov walker wisconsin recall voteAs i continue to sift through the tea leaves, I haven’t come up with anything beyond by initial reaction which was the following: 1. If you can out-spend your opponent 7, 8 or 9 to 1, you can do two things. Make your opponent a lot more disliked. If you are equally disliked, you can still win an election by a large margin (7 points, in the case of Gov. Walker).

Wisconsin Judge Orders Deadbeat Dad Of Nine (With Six Women) To Stop Procreating

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Ryan ally in Wisconsin: ‘Some girls rape easy’ Maddow Blog

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What is the Future for Government Workers’ Pensions?

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The Unintended Consequences of Ending Shared Governance

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As I wrote in my last post, efficiency-minded legislators are raising questions about the role faculty play in decision-making on campuses across the University of Wisconsin System, and whether shared governance represents an expensive and wasteful practice.

When the right words create the wrong message

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John Kasich of Ohio was there, as was Scott Walker of Wisconsin. by Peter Watts. Addressing the Republican Jewish Coalition, Governor Chris Christie accidentally dropped a geographic f-bomb that left him apologizing to the gathering’s sponsor, leading GOP cash donor, Sheldon Adelson.

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March Madness and the World Championship of Public Speaking

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I just finished sweeping my Area Contest last Friday night, both Table Topics and International Speech, as I make yet another run at a third District Trophy in Topics, and hopefully, finally, a 1st place trophy at the World Championship of Public Speaking (WCPS).

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Famous Speech Friday: Jill Abramson's "to anyone who's been dumped"

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It worked for Carol Bartz, fired as CEO of Yahoo, in her 2012 commencement speech at the University of Wisconsin , another Famous Speech Friday entry. As it turns out, getting fired right before giving a commencement address is not a bad thing for a speaker.

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Famous Speech Friday: Simone Campbell and the Nuns on the Bus Tour

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House of Representatives'' 2012 "Ryan Budget" (named after its architect, Republican vice presidential candidate and Wisconsin Senator Paul Ryan) as a plan to "decimate programs meant to help people in need."

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How to follow up your meeting, conference, or event

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After my recent blogs on virtual meetings, Kristin Zurovitch, Director of Marketing at Sonic Foundry, a tech company in Madison, Wisconsin got in touch with me to suggest ways that you can follow up your meeting – whether virtual or face-to-face – to increase the likelihood that your event will be remembered, acted upon, and made generally worthwhile.  

15 famous commencement speeches by women speakers

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Carol Bartz's 2012 commencement speech at the University of Wisconsin, Madison was full of plain speaking from the ex-CEO of Yahoo!,

Famous Speech Friday: Carol Bartz's commencement speech "Embrace failure"

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Close to the start of this commencement speech to the 2012 graduates of the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Carol Bartz laid it out plain, as is her habit: "I do feel like my remarks today should come with a warning label.Attention!

Tears while speaking: Lessons from President Obama

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So many speakers--men and women--have asked me how they can avoid crying during a speech on a difficult or emotional topic that I've lost count over the years. As someone who has caught glimpses of herself crying, I can relate.

From The Eloquent Woman Index: 8 famous commencement speeches by women

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Carol Bartz''s 2012 commencement speech at the University of Wisconsin, Madison was full of plain speaking from the ex-CEO of Yahoo!, Cue the Pomp and Circumstance , it''s that time of year again.

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Talk About the Talk: Lisa Lamkins at the Align health quality summit

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I was asked to do this talk as a Consumer Representative representing the Wisconsin project for Aligning Forces for Quality. (Editor's note: In this new series, Talk About the Talk, I'm asking speakers I've worked with to share their perspectives about giving big or important talks. Lisa K.

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Does simple=stupid in speaking? Why Congress's report card isn't bad

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In all that coverage, the Wisconsin Rapids Tribune was a rare voice expressing Our view: Congressional speech is easier to understand.

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10 famous commencement speeches by eloquent women

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Carol Bartz''s 2012 commencement speech at the University of Wisconsin, Madison was full of plain speaking from the ex-CEO of Yahoo!, (Editor''s note: It''s commencement time again, so we''ve updated this 2013 post with new additions to The Eloquent Woman Index since it first appeared.)

Famous Speech Friday: Nancy Hanks on the student she expelled

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Hanks, now an administrator in Madison, Wisconsin's school system, used the first part of her speech to share her thought process about what to say that day. Sometimes the organization that helped you get your start asks you to come back and share wisdom in the form of a speech.

Bloomberg Brand: Reaching out by attacking both presidential candidates

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  Recently a total of 18 people have died in massacres in Colorado and Wisconsin. Presidential campaigns are ideal vehicles for others to create brandnames for themselves or enhance the one they already have. 

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.

Famous Speech Friday: TV anchor Jennifer Livingston on her weight

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She's a television news anchor, for WKBT in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Our culture spends plenty of time critiquing and commenting on women and their appearance --one reason that many women hesitate to put themselves on stage or on view as speakers.

New Joke Contest — Official State Book/Movie/Song

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Here are three examples : Book: Wisconsin–Who Moved My Cheese? The theme for our October joke contest is Official State Book/ Movie/Song. These are not really the official books/movies/songs. You make them up. Hopefully your connections and creativity will make your lines funny. This theme was inspired by a suggestion submitted by Sol Morrison from Santa Barbara. Movie: North Dakota–Frozen. Song: California–Good Vibrations. Write as many lines as you can.

Political Dynasties Are Forever

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  Former Governor of Florida, he's off to Wisconsin to fundraise for the GOP candidate for Governor Scott Walker.  Just try killing off a political dynasty.    Not even the myopic members of it can do that. Politico reports that Jeb Bush is back.    We are likely to hear lots more from Jeb.

GP Rep Claims First Lady has a “Large Posterior”

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Jim Sensenbrenner R Wisconsin is getting the biggest press coverage of his life. He’s on the front page of the Drudge Report, Huffington Post and, basically, everywhere else. Did he finally author earth-shattering legislation after 33 years in Congress? He said the First Lady has a “Large Posterior.” A Democratic operative recently overheard [.]. Uncategorized cell phones first aldy interceptions Media Sensenbrenner

Foxconn Comes to WI - Big Opportunity for Employment Journalist to Go Under Cover, Tell That Story

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According to Wisconsin Economic Development, the average wage for manufacturing jobs at Foxconn's southeastern WI site could be about $54,000. Here are other details from Bloomberg.

Lean Startups & Patents - Briefing for Communications Players

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Best places for patent holders are Virginia Eastern, Delaware, Texas Eastern, Wisconsin Western, and Florida Middle. Only 1 to 2% of patents ever get litigated. But, the topic is a critical one for startups.

Famous Speech Friday: Reps. Jackie Speier and Gwen Moore

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Gwen Moore of Wisconsin's fourth district, also speaking against the amendment. In a heated debate and a highly formalized setting, when you have no time to prepare anything else, would you throw away your remarks? That's what Rep.

M&M - Rebranding Chris Christie

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The loss in Wisconsin could be the beginning of a downward trajectory.  Gleefully, the enemies of Chris Christie might be rejoicing. The politico he has been supporting - Donald Trump - is stumbling.

Donald Trump - Can this Brand Be Saved?

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If Trump does what is necessary to save his brand that might or might not be enough to give him a victory in Wisconsin. The Washington Post made it official: Donald Trump had the worst week among politicos. The perfect storm, to use that cliche, was the combination of two developments. 

Stock Price - CEO's Too-Earnest Apology Can Sink It

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" Researchers Daryl Koehn of DePaul University and Maria Goranova of the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee analyzed corporate apologies. "Father, let's keep this mea culpa light. I don't want to sink the company stock price. Or sound, well, too feminine."

New Joke Contest — State Slogans

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Wisconsin: Chez Cheese. The theme for this month’s contest is STATE SLOGANS. Thanks to Sol Morrison, Santa Barbara, for suggesting this theme. Many states have slogans, such as New Hampshire’s “Live Free or Die.” ” Your challenge is to create a State Slogan that is not real, but funny. Here are three examples: Kansas: Not in OZ Anymore. North Dakota: The Snow Me State. Challenge yourself to write a dozen lines. Maybe more.

Drudge Report Breaks Pledge to Never Again Post Photos of Hillary

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That didn't take long. Earlier this month, the conservative Drudge Report pledged this: Never to post again a photo of Hillary Clinton. The Drudge Report's signature had become headlining with unflattering photos of Hillary.

‘Tis the Season … for Commencement Speeches

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Also: Wisconsin Public Radio interviewed me for a one-hour show on commencement speeches: #070523M (&# At Issue with Ben Merens&# ). I’ve received several requests for information on writing commencement speeches. For starters, turn to CAN YOU SAY A FEW WORDS? (St. Martin’s Press, 2006). The book features a large chapter on commencement speeches.

The Lady Vanishes: My International Speechwriters Conference keynote

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If you want more on this topic, read the excellent book "Women Speaking Up: Getting and Using Turns in Workplace Conversation" by Cecilia Ford at the University of Wisconsin.

Drudge Report Ramps Up Trump Support - Damns Paul Ryan With Headline "Pussy-Whipped"

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" In a speech in Wisconsin, Ryan said that he found Trump's banter with Billy Bush "troubling." Drudge Report didn't have a moment of ambivalence during this latest crisis for the GOP in Campaign 2016. The conservative and influential news site found a shrewd way to stand toe-to-toe with those damning Trump for lewd talk. And that is by deriding House Speaker Paul Ryan with the headline "Pussy-Whipped."

"Troubled" and "Troubling" - Verbal Pivot for Protecting Brand

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Paul Ryan told the Wisconsin audience he was "troubled" by what Donald Trump said about women in that same tape which is swallowing Bush's career. NBC  is "troubled" by the Billy Bush locker-room crude banter.

New Evidence on Need-Based Grant Aid

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This is very similar to what my team is learning from studying a Wisconsin grant program. They also find that the impacts of need-based aid are strongest for students who did well in high school but are below the cut-off for the Florida Bright Futures grant, again mirroring findings from Wisconsin. Critically, the authors also note that most students got this need-based grant just once-- as in Wisconsin, many lost it between the first and second years of college.

Learning a Script: Lessons from Road #1

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No real suspense here - I pulled it off and am working for them right now, as I update this blog from the TownSuites in Brookfield, Wisconsin.