Speech of the Week: Oprah at Harvard

On 1 June, 2013, in Blog, Speech of the Week, by Ingenia

It wasn’t the first time Oprah was the keynote speaker at Harvard to join and encourage the recent graduate students and their families in the new post-graduate season. But this time the speech robustly outlined her TV soul key elements: irony, human and hearted stories proving the American dream, also persistence and inspiring vital lessons. [...]

Speech of the Week: New Counterterrorism Strategy, Barack Obama

On 25 May, 2013, in Blog, Speech of the Week, by Ingenia

The most Republican issue ever; the debate where Democrats usually speak with fear; the growing pressure of the Civil Rights movement with a more energized voice – paradoxically inside the GOP: Security and Defense. After the difficult -scandals- week (Benghazi’s resurrection, the AP journalists wire and the IRS activities), and the Department of Justice release [...]

Speech of the Week: Winston Churchill’s “Blood, toil, tears and sweat”

On 18 May, 2013, in Blog, Speech of the Week, by Ingenia

A week ago it was commemorated the 63th anniversary of the first speech of Winston Churchill as a new UK Prime Minister. In that session at the House of Commons, the outgoing PM, conservative Neville Chamberlain, was cheered with several ovations, Mr. Churchill was received with indifference.   8 monts after the beginning of the [...]

Speech of the Week: Queen Elisabeth II’s State Opening of Parliament

On 11 May, 2013, in Blog, Speech of the Week, by Ingenia

We can establish an analogy between the US Presidential State of the Union (#SOTU) address and the British “State Opening of Parliament” Crown speech. Downing Street prepares the Speech, positioning the next year’s Government agenda. More important than the speech itself is its Historical symbology: Staged on the House of Lords; it’s the only ocasion [...]

Speech of the Week: Theodore Roosevelt, Citizens in a Republic

On 4 May, 2013, in Blog, Speech of the Week, Leadership, by Ingenia

On April the 23rd, 1910, Paris still was recovering from the floods that two months ago inflicted the city and 26th US president, Theodore Roosevelt was invited by the Sorbonne University. There he addressed the “Citizens in a Republic” speech, which is going to transcend by the “Man in the Arena” paragraph, a tribute of the daily common [...]

Speech of the Week: Barack Obama #WHCD 2013

On 28 April, 2013, in Blog, Speech of the Week, by Ingenia

Last Saturday was the day when Washington most laugh at self-laughes. Political, Economic and Media leaders, and every time more Cinema & TV star system celebrities, joined for an exceptional event. After the inaugural address of the WHCA president, the first surprise of the night: 1. #HouseofNerds: The return -until 2nd Season premiere- of shakespearian [...]

Speech of the Week (I): Ronald Reagan, #WHCD

On 20 April, 2013, in Blog, Speech of the Week, by Ingenia

Last stop before this year’s #WHCD. We flashback until 1986, which also was an intense year at the White House: Immigration reform; the beginning of the last period of the Cold War; the Iran-contra affair; Nicaragua… Despite that president Reagan performed a short speech, maybe not in the best physical and emotional state of mind, [...]

Speech of the Week: Bill Clinton last #WHCD

On 13 April, 2013, in Blog, Speech of the Week, by Ingenia

We follow up the revival of the very best WHCA Dinner moments, waiting for this year edition to come in April 27th with Conan O’Brien as the guest headline speaker. In 2000 president Clinton bid farewelled to straight eight years attending. It was an special ocasion and he didn’t disappoint anyone: vivid self-parody moments, “The [...]

Speech of the Week (II): George W. Bush #WHCD

On 7 April, 2013, in Blog, Speech of the Week, by Ingenia

(We follow with the WHCA Dinner speeches series.) In 2008, -43rd- president George W. Bush went to his last correspondants dinner. He chose for the farewell the best moments of his previous speeches in the Dinner. The president, his relatives and his closest team were the principal focus of the sarcastic soul of the speech. [...]

Speech of the Week (I): Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

On 6 April, 2013, in Blog, Speech of the Week, by Ingenia

On April 3rd, 1968, #MLK gave his last speech in Menphis: “I’ve been to the Mountaintop“. Within the context of a Social-Sanitarian strike, the speech was focused on non violence protests, unity of action and economic decisions. The address also put the Ideals at the Core of the historic narrative of the Civl Rights movements. [...]