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Friday Fun: Comedians

Speak Schmeak

I am constantly fascinated by how much speakers can learn from comedians. Most recent posts are at the top.) It's the candles, it's the smoke.

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To read or not to read? That is the question for speechwriters - or is it?

Max Atkinson

Yesterday's conference of the UK Speechwriters' Guild was another stimulating treat, for which founder Bran Jenner deserves the thanks of all of us who were lucky enough to attend. But, had there been more time, an interesting argument might have developed between some of us who were there and some of the speakers. Authenticity? False.

Famous Speech Friday: Jennifer Granholm's 2005 tribute to Rosa Parks

The Eloquent Woman

We've said it before: Jennifer Granholm is a rock star of public speaking. Check out her YouTube channel to see the full range of her talks.)

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Storytelling-V. 5 Ideas. 5 Blogs. 5 Days.

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

This is the fifth and final blog in a series about storytelling – 5 in 5 days.    Everyone seems to get it that storytelling is important, because we’re awash in data and information and can’t remember it all.    But we do remember stories.    That’s because they are how our brains work.    01.

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Step 1: Define the population


Over the past year we have been publishing extracts from The New Learning Architect. You’ll know if you’ve defined the population appropriately if you are then able to make some generalisations about its characteristics. The following questions will help you to characterise the population. How fast does this population turn over?

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Is your audience listening?

Pivotal Public Speaking

Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening. Dorothy Sarnoff.

Trust: What has that to do with anything?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As a recovering Catholic, of course I was bug-eyed by all the studies which showed the low trust in society's most important institutions. 

Old Line RDA: How can we tell if we are old line, too?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Old line isn't always bad.    That's the signature for the values in "Downton Abbey."  Not willing to sit some out.