Category - Culture

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A MEMO to All Christians Regarding the Syrian Refugees
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“Nonprofit” and “No Risk” are not Bedfellows
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Steve Martin and His Banjo
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More Businesses “Target” Healthcare
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MLK Speech Is Worth Remembering For More Than One Reason

A MEMO to All Christians Regarding the Syrian Refugees

To be sure, there are opinions on all sides of the matter of what to do with the massive exodus of Syrian refugees that have fled their homeland in the last months. Does the U.S. take them in in mass, carte blanch?  Does the federal government place very articulated restrictions on Syrian immigration status? How are they vetted to keep the public safe?  These are all questions that MUST be answered. And it is not an[…]

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“Nonprofit” and “No Risk” are not Bedfellows

For those  serving on staff and on the Board of nonprofits, a very real issues is upon us.  Nonprofit Quarterly posted this morning a very important article outlining the “risk” faced by nonprofits.  The case at hand is regarding the Lemington Home for the Aged of Pennsylvania who was recently found in breach of their duty of care.  At issue were financial woes and the reporting deficiencies to the Pennsylvania Department of Health at a rate of three[…]

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Steve Martin and His Banjo

Hey look, whether you love or strongly dislike the banjo, it really doesn’t matter to me.  This is my blog…..you can post other things on your blog.  However, I tend to like the banjo, the bluegrass genre and Steve Martin.

Watching this just reaffirms to me, that @SteveMartinToGo is a genius entertainer.  Wow is he talented!

More Businesses “Target” Healthcare

A not-so-surprising, not-yet-trend, is beginning to emerge as the country and it’s employers are settling into the reality of repositioning their companies to accommodate the Affordable Care Act. After being touted as a great equalizer for the masses for the past four years, it appears many part-time workers who had company funded health plans are beginning to realize, they will be left to fight the behemoth ACA on their own.     Target has announced[…]

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MLK Speech Is Worth Remembering For More Than One Reason

As the country celebrates and remembers the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous speech, “I Have a Dream”, it is worth remembering for more than one reason.  And in case you are unaware of why such hullaballoo exists in the first place, I have posted the video below.

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This graphic associates the size of the word with it’s frequency in the MLK “I Have a Dream” speech.
SOURCE: Six Minutes

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If you are like me, and find yourself always wanting and needing to better your public speaking, then you need to do more than just watch.  I recommend you read the analysis of the speech as well over at Six Minutes.   You can find the analysis here.

The primary points of analysis of the speech are as follows:

  1. Emphasize phrased by repeating them at the beginning of sentences
  2. Repeat key “theme” words throughout your speech
  3. Utilize appropriate quotations or allusions
  4. Use specific examples to ground your arguments
  5. Use metaphors to highlight contrasting concepts

And if that is not enough the full transcript is available here as well.

Watch the video.

Read the analysis

Study the speech.

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