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Vital Speeches of the Day Announces 2018 Cicero Speechwriting Award Winners


Chicago, IL, 2018-Apr-19 — /EPR Network/ — The editors of Vital Speeches of The Day today announced this year’s winners of the Cicero Speechwriting Awards.

Now in its 11th year, the program is presented by the magazine in conjunction with the Professional Speechwriters Association, and is open to speechwriters worldwide from any area of the public and private sectors. A panel of speechwriting experts judge entries based on several criteria, including substance, style, and coherence.

The awards go to writers in many categories, including technology, education, healthcare, and public policy, along with one Grand Award winner—the best of the best.

Vital Speeches Editor and Cicero Awards Program Chair David Murray noticed a trend in this year’s submissions: an increase in the use of storytelling.

“Storytelling is a compelling, memorable way to move an audience, said Murray. “In fact, most of this year’s Cicero winners used story to powerful effect—whether as a personal anecdote to connect a speaker to the audience, or, this year’s Grand Award winner, as the structure of the entire speech.”

The Grand award winner, “The Power of Story,” was written by Matthew Kivel and delivered by University of Texas President Gregory L. Fenves. The speech tells the story of the speaker’s father, who survived the Holocaust through both an incredible combination of luck and courage, and lived a life that turned out to be thoroughly worth saving.


Scribendi.com Is Ranked on the PROFIT 500 List for a Second Consecutive Year

Released on: June 13, 2014, 4:00 am (EDT)
Author: Scribendi 
Industry: Small BusinessMedia

ONTARIO, June 13, 2014 — /EPR NETWORK/ — Top editing and proofreading providerScribendi.com is one of the fastest-growing Canadian companies

For the last 25 years, PROFIT Magazine has been celebrating 500 of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies with their PROFIT 500 Awards. Editing and proofreading leader Scribendi.com, with its continued success, is honored to take the 227th spot.


Realter (Rltr) Approved As Official Title For Real Estate Professionals Worldwide

Released on: January 14, 2013, 5:16 am
Author: Rltr. John Odonnell R. Petalcorin
Industry: Real EstateConstructionGovernmentManagementLaw

IPO Approves Realter [Rltr] as official title for real estate professionals worldwide

MARIKINA, PH, January 14, 2013, 5:16 am — /EPR NETWORK/ — There is a new officially approved professional title for real estate practitioners — Realter. This word will soon find its way as new entry in the dictionary, and it will read as follows:

REALTER. Definition: [A patented service mark. Pronunciation: \\rē(-ə)l-tər, rē-al-tər\\.Abbreviation: Rltr.. Plural: Realters. Verb intransitive: Realteer. Verb present participle: Realteering. Verb past participle: Realteered]. Referring to real estate service practitioners who are registered in Realter Society and given extension of license by its patent owner. Realter and its abbreviation Rltr are exclusively used as professional titles before the names of members of Realter Society worldwide.


‘The Tree of Life,’ ‘The Descendants’ Reign Supreme with Denver-area Film Critics

Released on: January 11, 2012, 7:51 pm
Author: Christian Toto
Industry: Media

Denver, CO — The Denver Film Critics Society has given director Terrence Malick’s impressionistic portrait of a ’50s-era family and the origins of life the group’s highest honor.

“The Tree of Life,” starring Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain and Sean Penn, was chosen by DFCS as the Best Picture of 2011 this week, while “The Descendants” won three awards, including Best Screenplay.


Golley Slater Digital Win Innovation in Mobile Marketing Econsultancy Award

Released on: February 02, 2011, 1:58 pm
Author: Golley Slater
Industry: Marketing

Golley Slater, the full service marketing agency has won the 2010 Econsultancy award for Innovation in Mobile Marketing. The award was for the Clarityn hayfever mobile app – the UK’s first fully animated 3D pollen forecast.

The app helped hayfever sufferers for the first time to visualise the strength of the pollen based on real-time data feeds linked to a localised pollen count forecast. The augmented reality iPhone application combines useful tips, pollen information and Clarityn products. As well as providing a valuable tool to help users manage their hayfever, the app is a colourful and playful experience that makes checking the pollen count an enjoyable part of a daily ritual.


Hotel Nikko San Francisco Earns EPA’s ENERGY STAR Award

Released on: December 23, 2009, 5:09 am
Author: Hotel Nikko San Francisco
Industry: Travel

Hotel Nikko San Francisco Earns the ENERGY STAR for Superior Energy Efficiency

December 23, 2009, San Francisco, California Hotel Nikko San Francisco- owned by JAL Hotels Co.

Hotel Nikko San Francisco has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) prestigious ENERGY STAR. This is the national symbol for superior energy efficiency and environmental protection. Qualifying for the ENERGY STAR requires rating in the top 25% of facilities in the nation for energy efficiency.Commercial building that earn the ENERGY STAR use an average of 40% less energy than typical buildings. By managing energy usage in strategic ways across our entire organization, here at Hotel Nikko San Francisco we have improved our energy performance and made cost-effective improvements to our building. To earn the ENERGY STAR, Hotel Nikko San Francisco has taken numerous actions.


Sky Awards LivePerson Online Business Partner Of The Year Accolade

Released on: November 23, 2009, 10:18 am
Author: Victoria Etaghene
Industry: Entertainment

LivePerson, Inc., a provider of online engagement solutions that facilitate real-time assistance and expert advice, has announced that it has been awarded the Online Business Partner of the Year award by British Sky Broadcasting (BSKYB), operator of the United Kingdom’s largest digital pay television platform and fastest growing broadband provider. The award was presented during BSkyB’s annual SKY Awards ceremony in November, at the Celtic Manor Resort in Wales.

A major annual event, BSkyB’s Shine Sky Awards ceremony recognises vendors and partners who have contributed to the company’s continued growth and success across its various sales channels. Over 2500 companies were nominated across 12 different categories, with 50 being shortlisted to receive a potential award. In order to be shortlisted for the Online Business Partner of the Year Award, the partner must have delivered the strongest planning, sales, analysis, optimisation and innovation for the company’s online sales channel.

For Sky Online, LivePerson’s intelligent, real-time engagement solution proactively targets the right visitor with the right message at the right time in order to maximize incremental sales opportunities. The LivePerson solution is a key element of Sky’s conversion rate improvement and online sales strategy.


Europcar Rewarded At The World Travel Awards

Released on: November 16, 2009, 10:46 am
Author: Europcar
Industry: Automotive

Europcar has been named the World’s Leading Car Rental Company, at the 2008 World Travel Awards ceremony in London, following its title of Europe’s Leading Car Rental Company in Portugal on October 17.

The World Travel Awards are the ‘Oscars’ of the travel industry, with 187,000 industry professionals voting for the best company in each category across seven regions of the world.

These two global awards not only reflect Europcar’s professionalism but also its commitment to customer satisfaction: a double victory for the group, which further strengthens its position as Europe’s number one car rental company.

As the European Leader in short-term light- and utility vehicle rental, Europcar is strongly customer-orientated and strives to listen carefully to its customers’ demands. For the last two years the company has taken a global look at its customers’ mobility habits with a pan-European survey: the Europcar Mobility Observatory. This has enabled Europcar to better understand and predict drivers’ habits across Europe, in order to deploy car rental deals and offers which meet customers’ needs.

Europcar has also worked to make progress in innovation and formed partnerships with other leading travel industry players, to offer customers an ever wider and more accessible range of services, as well as renewing agreements with some of the leading names in the European tourism industry. These agreements include easyJet and Swiss, and the launch of a new service of reservations tailored to the customer’s needs with ACCOR.


Official London Theatre Announces Site Makeover

Released on: November 12, 2009, 7:21 am
Author: MediaCo (uk) Ltd
Industry: Entertainment

The Official London Theatre site has recently undergone a makeover and features of the re-vamped site include enhanced navigation, a more powerful search function – with the new ability to search shows by keyword or date – and new sections such as “The Feature” providing insight into the rehearsal and how shows are produced.

Reflecting the rich diversity of shows in London, the new-look website strengthens the relationship between London theatre and the theatregoing public.

As a recent winner of the Hitwise Top Ten Award for Performing Arts Websites, the Official London Theatre site is recognised for its continuously expanding theatre information and news.

Over the years, the Society of London Theatre has spearheaded measures to improve the theatregoing public’s experience of live theatre and the performing arts and to broaden the international reputation of the London stage.

The site has always featured comprehensive London theatre listings widely respected for their accuracy, the latest news from Theatreland, behind the scenes sneak previews and interviews with actors, writers and directors, plus vital information on theatre access and exclusive special offers.


Bigmouthmedia appoints Mark Bole as Group CEO

Released on: November 3, 2009, 7:03 am
Author: Bigmouthmedia
Industry: Marketing

Bigmouthmedia has announced the appointment of former Nokia Vice President Mark Bole as Group Chief Executive Officer.

Bole joins Europe’s largest independent digital marketing agency with a wealth of high-level experience in the technology sector. An accomplished senior executive with a track record of running successful pan-global operations, he will take over the day-to-day management of bigmouthmedia’s offices in Europe and the US as the company embarks upon the next stage of its development.

“I am delighted to be joining bigmouthmedia at such a pivotal moment in its development. It has a fantastic brand, a gilt-edged client list and is uniquely positioned to gain competitive advantage in an exploding sector, so I’m very much looking forward to being part of the next stage in the company’s growth,” said Bole.

Bole has 20 years experience working with dynamic, fast growth companies. He spent 12 years at Nokia in a variety of roles across the mobile giant’s European and Far Eastern operations before ultimately rising to the position of Vice President. After leaving the company in 2001 he served as President and COO of the telecommunications software company Incomit prior to its acquisition by BEA systems in 2005 and most recently was Chief Executive Officer of mobile social media services provider ShoZu.