We lost a national treasure. This news devastated me this morning. Cokie Roberts brought a sophisticated sound and dignity to our politics when you heard her dulcets through the radio waves reporting the news or providing the political take for the day. She was the epitome of Washington DC - it’s classic resident and historian. Her intelligence, charm, wit, and, that she was often the only woman reporting in a room full of guys, showed her grit and tenacity to never be mansplained but to do the ‘splaining herself. For me it was her quality of speeches and speaking while delivering commencements - earning 30 honorary degrees. She was an inspiration to other women and men who pursued journalism, broadcasting, writing, and life well lived in Washington DC. Her voice was a gift. She will me missed. #rip #cokieroberts
Recognize anyone? The most #manekmonday of clips. So much #glow going around. Hi, @jlo! Hi, back!
One of my favorite speechwriting and public speaking workshops to teach is for the young leaders of Asian Pacific Islander Mobilize. Each student prepares on a topic of their choosing, delivers the speech, and I evaluate the speech and provide insight both on content and delivery. Andrew Yang’s, performance in the latest Democratic Debate, reminded me of these students as they came prepared, researched, and provided innovative and provocative suggestions and solutions to the issues we are challenged by: climate change, AI technology, reliability of clean water on Native American land, homelessness, student debt crisis, college accessibility and affordability, teaching finance and banking in HS, and school shootings among many. These young people are paying attention and understand the sacrifice people before them made so they can vote. They are ready to make change. ✍🏽 #speechwriting #publicspeaking
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