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Princeton University, President Wilson and the Art of Public Speaking

Matt Eventoff

President Wilson’s contributions to Princeton, New Jersey and the United States are many.  . “What is the object of oratory? 

2015 99

Donald Trump, Sarah Palin - Rhetorical Bomb-Throwing Makes Friends, Influences People

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What Donald Trump and Sarah Palin have in common is their agility in tossing rhetorical bonds. My hunch is: no guts. Don't say this.

Rhetoric & imagery in Obama's victory speech

Max Atkinson

THE ART OF ORATORY Barack Obama’s speech in Chicago following his victory in the US election was a fine example of the rhetorical brilliance that helped him defeat Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Two rhetorical questions to lead into the peroration. Thank you, God bless you, and may God bless the United States of America.

2008 10

How to handle an ambush? With respect

The Presenter's Blog

So the question has to be asked, why did the Congressman feel the need to state the bleeding obvious, and to state it twice?

2014 31

“It’s Halftime in America” — An Analysis

Manner of Speaking

Rhetorical devices are just as important today as they were centuries ago. ” I don’t like the way in which Detroit and the United States are portrayed as them and us. Analysis of a Speech Anaphora Asyndeton Chrysler Clint Eastwood Halftime motivational speech Polysyndeton rhetoric Super BowlIt’s halftime.

Famous Speech Friday: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Opinion in the VMI Case

The Eloquent Woman

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman justice to sit at the Court, delivered the summary majority opinion in United States v.

Famous Speech Friday: Sarah Weddington's Roe v. Wade arguments

The Eloquent Woman

Wade, the case that legalized abortion in the United States. And that''s true of some colleges in our State. It disrupts her body.

Texas 22

The Speechwriting Secrets of Jon Favreau

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Surprisingly, despite attempts to analyze the rhetoric, Favreau claimed neither he nor Obama consciously deployed overt tricks of the trade.

2014 56

More 3-part lists and a touch of management speak from Obama on Egypt

Max Atkinson

And I say that as someone who is committed to a partnership between the United States and Egypt." First, we oppose violence.

Famous Speech Friday: Michelle Obama's "Enough is Enough"

The Eloquent Woman

But as she continues, the crowd finds its natural place in the speech, answering rhetorical questions and applauding the strong sentiments.

2016 24

Famous Speech Friday: Jeane Kirkpatrick's "Blame America First" speech

The Eloquent Woman

They blamed the United States. What would become of Europe if the United States withdrew? And her topic? famous speeches

Famous Speech Friday: Michelle Obama's 'a house built by slaves'

The Eloquent Woman

Michelle Obama has been giving a lot of "last" speeches lately, like her last commencement speech as First Lady, and many more. president.

2016 24

Masterful mood changes in Obama's latest masterpieces on Trump and Bin Laden

Max Atkinson

Today, at my direction, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Thank you.

Famous Speech Friday: Jeannette Rankin's "I cannot vote for war"

The Eloquent Woman

Later, she could and did say that she was "the only woman who ever voted to give women the right to vote," a nice piece of rhetoric.

5 famous speeches by women that made secrets public

The Eloquent Woman

Her statement needs no rhetorical flourishes to make it dramatic. It's one thing to slip up and spill the beans in a conversation.

Analysis of a Speech by Bruce Aylward

Manner of Speaking

In the United States, the worst outbreaks of polio occurred in the 1940s and 1950s, approximately 60 years ago. That is pretty dramatic.

Famous Speech Friday: Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox: "My heart has changed"

The Eloquent Woman

It took place in a conservative area of the United States. Do we find a way to unite? They lack, for lack of a better word, zing.

Utah 20

First Lady Michelle Obama's speech to young African women leaders)

The Eloquent Woman

And it was the first major address by the first African-American First Lady of the United States in South Africa.

Basic Principles of Persuasive Rhetoric – 4

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

Principle IV:   Persuasive rhetoric deals in stories, facts, and tropes.   Whenever it’s about two people, or groups, or companies, or organizations, or nation-states getting together, it can be a love story. Tropes are the final arrows in your rhetorical quiver.   A little rhetoric goes a long way.

President Obama's speech at Westminster awarded a B-

Max Atkinson

Taking rhetoric, content and delivery into account, I'd have given the original great communicator a straight A and a B- for his sucessor.

Obama’s SOTU: What Is, and What Could Have Been

Duarte Blog

Graphic recording of the State of the Union address created by Duarte designer Dave Nguyen. So how did he do? What is. What could be.

My summer reads on public speaking and women speakers

The Eloquent Woman

The Lyceum and Public Culture in the Nineteenth-Century United States looks at the lyceum lecture system of the 1820s to 1880s in the U.S.--the

What Prohibition did for women and public speaking

The Eloquent Woman

Mabel Willebrandt , an assistant attorney general of the United States in charge of enforcing Prohibition under President Harding.

Quick & Dirty Views on the Obama/Romney Debate: Round Three

Speak and Deliver

Stated he would strengthen our relationship with Israel. He stated he would bring strong leadership and create a safe country. Big Hits?

2012 32

Theresa May & Hillary Clinton: Do we watch their words or wardrobes?

The Eloquent Woman

May holds of one of the UK''s four great offices of state, making her the most powerful woman there, after the queen. Secretary of State.

2002 22

Analysis of a Speech by Conan O’Brien

Manner of Speaking

For example, when acknowledging former President George Bush Sr., “[B]ehind me sits a highly admired President of the United States and decorated war hero while I, a cable television talk show host, have been chosen to stand here and impart wisdom.  I pray I never witness a more damning example of what is wrong with America today.&# (0:45).

Speaking and Actions - Are You Walking the Walk?

Speak and Deliver

Roosevelt's speeches were also matched with sweeping changes, be it the New Deal or the United States' entry into World War II.

Famous Speech Friday: Indra Nooyi's "middle finger" speech

The Eloquent Woman

Repetition is one of the classic skills of rhetoric that you might want to explore for your next speech. Nooyi dubbed the U.S. famous speeches

The Third Presidential Debate 2012. Analysis and Commentary. And Who Won?

The Presenter's Blog

He had shown himself credible as the next CEO of United States of America Inc. Did the Sunshine State shimmer on someone’s parade?

2012 14

Will Obama's speech tomorrow match up to Reagan's Westminster masterpiece in 1982?

Max Atkinson

Rhetoric and applause At one point, Reagan prompted a sustained and extended burst of applause. This is my second visit to Great Britain as President of the United States. At the same time there is a threat posed to human freedom by the enormous power of the modern state. Other milestones lie ahead. We reject this course.

In with the New: Barack Obama’s Inauguration Speech

Successful Speeches Blog

In stark contrast to the 43rd President of the United States of America, President Barack Obama spoke clearly, concisely, and confidently to the millions of people listening to him deliver his inaugural address. His task was a difficult one. Everyone knows how significant this inauguration was. Yes we can!

How to Make Your Speech More Memorable

Successful Speeches Blog

When he spoke at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, Obama’s memorable moment came when he said: “There’s not a liberal America and a conservative America — there’s the United States of America.&#. This past week, President Obama was criticized for not making his inauguration speech more memorable.

The Blueprint for How to Write and Deliver a Difficult Speech - Obama in Cairo

Successful Speeches Blog

If you ignore your feelings about politics, religion etc … and examine the speech strictly from a rhetorical point of view, it was a masterpiece. Because of the tension that exists between the United. States and Muslims around the world, there was potential for a. cite flaws in the rhetoric. by John Watkis. to date.

“It’s Halftime in America” — An Analysis

Manner of Speaking

Rhetorical devices are just as important today as they were centuries ago. ” I don’t like the way in which Detroit and the United States are portrayed as them and us. Analysis of a Speech Anaphora Asyndeton Chrysler Clint Eastwood Gettysburg Address Halftime motivational speech Polysyndeton rhetoric Super Bowl

Donald Trump - Bill Huey Suggests He Should Want To Rehab His Image

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 Trump's remarks are part of his rhetorical strategy of tossing grenades. Huey doesn't seem to get it. Trump's

The Lady Vanishes: My International Speechwriters Conference keynote

The Eloquent Woman

On American Rhetoric''s list of the top 100 women speakers , about 30 percent are by women--but in the top 10, only Barbara Jordan is represented.

“…Words Will Never Hurt Me” – Or Will They? What we can learn from the Gabrielle Giffords tragedy

DeFinis Communications

Gabrielle Giffords’ mentor, Robert Reich , has said that he believed Gabby would be the first or second female president of the United States. Of particular interest to them is the incendiary political rhetoric that many believe may have played a role in the Tucson killings. Now she is fighting for her life. Worldwide Spotlight.

USPS Pat Donahoe, like Chris Christie, Uses Plain-speaking

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now United States Postmaster General Pat Donahue is leveraging no-frills rhetoric.    We need to do it fast. 

Ashdown on House of Lords reform: fine speech, but.

Max Atkinson

Like her, I was impressed by what he had to say in the Lords debate - so impressed, in fact, that I thought it worth reproducing below in full.

Obama's memorial masterpiece in Arizona

Max Atkinson

It will doubtless keep students of rhetoric busy for quite a while. And may He bless the United States of America. Applause.)