Speaking up and speaking out

Posted by janelle on February 7, 2011 in Uncategorized |

Every couple of years since he took office, Attorney General Rob McKenna invites AGO staff to share their ideas on how to improve the office. He conducted the first round of Speak-Ups! in 2005  before I joined the office then developed teams to address the ideas and bring them to fruition. The next round of […]


Mastering health

Posted by janelle on February 2, 2011 in Networking |

The trip to Seattle tonight was well worth it. The PRSA Masters Program was incredibly informative: from the health care reform recap by Ron Lahner, attorney and partner at Dorsey and Whitney’s Global Health Group, to the presentations on Starbucks’ health and wellness initiatives by Trina Smith and Shannon Boldizsar to the overview of REI’s […]


Breaking the block

Posted by janelle on February 1, 2011 in Tips |

Few things are more satisfying than researching and writing a good speech.  Similarly, few things are more frustrating than writers’ block when you’re on deadline writing a speech. Whenever the dreaded block hits, I turn to my favorite books to break through. Somehow spending a few minutes reading some really good writing puts me back […]

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