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Famous Speech Friday: Severn Suzuki's 1992 UN Earth Summit speech

The Eloquent Woman

It's been 20 years since Vancouver native Severn Suzuki, then 12 years old, took the microphone at the United Nations Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992.

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Eight Tips to Touch the Hearts of your Audience

SketchBubble

Studies by William Cushman (2007) and Bradley et all (1992), for example, remind us that if we want people to remember what we are saying we need to tap into their emotional bank.

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Election night 1992: "the Conservatives have lost their overall majority" - Gordon Brown

Max Atkinson

As the results of the general election started coming in on polling day in 1992, the Labour shadow spokesman for Trade & Industry made the following announcement to the nation: ".

Don't Let the Messenger They Shoot Be You!: A Book Review

Speak and Deliver

Originally published in 1992, this is the '20th Anniversary Edition'. The book is filled with 122 one to two page chapters organized alphabetically - what one might today view as a series of blogposts compiled into a book, though blogging certainly didn't exist in 1992, if I recall.

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Famous Speech Friday: Judge Phyllis Randolph Frye's "My Son"

The Eloquent Woman

They reunited in 1991, and Frye shared the story at the 1992 International Conference on Transgender Law and Employment Policy. Before Phyllis Frye became known as the grandmother of the transgender movement, she was a parent--to a son who she chose not see for 16 years.

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For #EarthDay, 7 famous environmental speeches by women

The Eloquent Woman

Severn Suzuki''s 1992 UN Earth Summit speech was delivered when she was just 12 years old, and she wisely kept her message in the voice of a child. "If Next week, we celebrate Earth Day, and it''s no surprise that women have shaped so much of the public speaking about environmental issues.

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For #EarthDay, 9 famous speeches by women on the environment

The Eloquent Woman

Severn Suzuki's 1992 UN Earth Summit speech was delivered when she was just 12 years old, and she wisely kept her message in the voice of a child. "If

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Speaking Science: Why do I blush at the start of a speech?

The Eloquent Woman

Several readers of the blog have been asking about blushing at the start of their talks, with comments along these lines: "What can I do about suddenly turning red right before I start to speak?

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8 famous speeches by young women in The Eloquent Woman Index

The Eloquent Woman

In each post, you''ll find video, text and tips you can take from their outstanding speeches: Severn Suzuki''s 1992 UN Earth Summit speech happened when she was just 12 years old, making her the youngest speaker in the Index.

Rhetorical Devices: Paralipsis

Manner of Speaking

“ — Mary Matalin, Republican political consultant, August 1992. This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device : Paralipsis. Origin : From the Greek ?????????? paraleipsis), meaning “omission&#. In plain English: To call attention to something by specifically saying that you will not mention it. Effect: Saying that one will not mention the person, subject, event, etc.

12 famous speeches by women on disability

The Eloquent Woman

Elizabeth Glaser spoke on AIDS at the 1992 Democratic national convention in the U.S., In The Eloquent Woman Index of famous speeches by women , disability is a recurring theme. Talking about mental and physical limits--and possibilities--is one important role these speakers have in common.

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What's Your Hook?

Speak and Deliver

Getting them to shake their neighbors hand or smile at them, or, shudder, give them neck messages is so 1992, and again, wastes their time. - We hear the term ''Hook'' bandied about a lot in marketing circles - usually it refers to your theme, your brand, your ''One Big Thing''.

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The Need for Literacy in Both the Sciences and the Arts

Presentation Zen

In 1992, Dr. Jemison was the first African-American woman to go into space. With all the excitement concerning the worldwide release of the new Cosmos series with Neil deGrasse Tyson this month, it''s a good time to repost this piece from 2009 on the remarkable Mae Jemison.

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I once had the best job in America!

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I spent six years as an SE with Sun Microsystems from 1992 - 1998 working in Pleasanton, CA and Minneapolis, [.]. Sociological Images reports that, based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data rating the best jobs in America, an I.T. industry Systems Engineer (SE) comes out in first place! Click to enlarge) Who woulda thunk. occupations

I once had the best job in America!

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I spent six years as an SE with Sun Microsystems from 1992 - 1998 working in Pleasanton, CA and Minneapolis, [.]. Sociological Images reports that, based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data rating the best jobs in America, an I.T. industry Systems Engineer (SE) comes out in first place! Click to enlarge) Who woulda thunk. occupations

I once had the best job in America!

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I spent six years as an SE with Sun Microsystems from 1992 - 1998 working in Pleasanton, CA and Minneapolis, [.]. Sociological Images reports that, based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data rating the best jobs in America, an I.T. industry Systems Engineer (SE) comes out in first place! Click to enlarge) Who woulda thunk. occupations

Your Presentation Secret Weapon: Grace Hopper, the Computer, and the Prop

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Grace carried on her speaking career until her death in 1992 at 85.  The first motivational speaker I ever heard was the inimitable Admiral Grace Hopper, sometime in the 80s at the University of Virginia.    Hopper left her position as a mathematics professor at Vassar during WWII to join the Navy. 

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Toastmasters Friday: What Makes A Champion? - Guest Post by Sharookh Daroowala

Speak and Deliver

Dana LaMon (1992) was blind. In the first of what should be many guest blog posts in 2016, Sharookh Daroowala Gives us both a formula for the international speech contest and an analysis of last year's event. As a Finalist in the Championship in 2014 - he should know!

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The Rule of Three — Media Training Advice « TJWALKER INTERACTIVE

TJ Walker Interactive

In 1992, Bill Clinton ran for president using these three main themes: 1. Quick, name the three top three themes of the George Bush 1992 re-election campaign. News analyzed from a communication perspective.

Public Speaking: Sources For Speakers

Great Public Speaking

How to be the Life of the Podium by Sylvia Simmons, (New York: Amacom, 1992). The reason I talked about current information and personal life events first is that they will glean you the highest amount of impact. Using your own life incidents and observations makes you unique. Why should you be asked to speak if anyone could get up in front of the group and recite the same old tired information and stories?

The blog's top 10 public speaking posts and top 10 famous speeches of 2012

The Eloquent Woman

Severn Suzuki's 1992 UN Earth Summit speech : 20 years ago, "the girl who silenced the world for five minutes" schooled her elders on why they need to take care of the planet, and began a public speaking career.

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American Society of Journalists and Authors

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Since I began my teaching my speechwriting seminars in 1992, I have recommended the annual ASJA Writing Conference to all of my classes. It’s always held on a spring weekend in New York City, and it’s always wonderful. . Registration for the 40th Annual ASJA conference is now open! For more details, visit: [link

Famous Speech Friday: Phyllis Diller on comedy at the 92nd St. Y

The Eloquent Woman

In 1992, she spoke about her life in comedy at New York City's 92nd St. Phyllis Diller used to joke that she had had so much plastic surgery that God wouldn't recognize her at the pearly gates.

Public Speaking - Sources For Speakers

Great Public Speaking

How to be the Life of the Podium by Sylvia Simmons, (New York: Amacom, 1992). The reason I talked about current information and personal life events first is that they will glean you the highest amount of impact. Using your own life incidents and observations makes you unique.

Online Communication – Email is Not Dead

Matt Eventoff

I’m 35 and have been using the internet – in it’s various forms – since 1992, earlier if you count BBS. Elie Saidman, a friend and a very succesful entreprenuer , had a great post on his blog this morning that I not only found very interesting, but completely agree with. Email’s impending death has been written about ad nauseum, and never seems to come. Email has been, and in my opinion will continue to be, the dominant online communication medium of choice.

7 famous speeches by women about health from The Eloquent Woman Index

The Eloquent Woman

A speech about sickness and health may loom like a minefield for some women speakers, planted with all the challenges they''ve been taught to avoid in public speaking.

Why has British political oratory been banished to the sidelines?

Max Atkinson

For any politician who might have doubted this, the tipping point probably came with the Labour Party's disastrous Sheffield rally in 1992 , after which being interviewed by a journalist, regardless which one it happened to be, must have seemed a much safer and softer option. (c)

Can you say a few words?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

which I wrote back in 1992) as a special promotion. I’m delighted to say that Barnes and Noble has chosen Can You Say A Few Words? Bristol Park Books is printing the hardbound edition right now, and the book will be widely sold in B&N stores by mid-late July. The book earned this praise from A.W. “Bill” Dahlberg, CEO of the Southern Company: “No one has better advice and more creative ideas than Joan Detz ”

Clegg's conference speech: 1 plus & 2 minuses

Max Atkinson

During the 1992 election, John Major took to speaking in the round and, if I ever manage to unearth my videos of people yawning and dozing in the background, I'll certainly post them on the blog.

More alum news

Joan Detz Speaker Services

I’ve been teaching my speechwriting seminars since 1992 (and prior to that, I taught speechwriting workshops for NYU/PRSA), so the alum network is now quite large. My thanks to the many seminar attendees who have sent recent updates on their work. . Philadelphia-based alum Jean Kirshenbaum now works as an independent writer and consultant.

Burnham, Kinnock and the danger of speaking in a sports stadium

Max Atkinson

In praise of parliamentary rowdiness

Max Atkinson

1992 "Caveat Orator: Audience Disaffiliation in the 1988 Presidential Debates."

Max Atkinson's Blog: Words really do matter: Majorspeak revisited

Max Atkinson

MAJORSPEAK On this, the way former prime minister John Major spoke used to be a constant source of fascination to me and I once wrote a paper entitled 'Majorspeak' in a book on the 1992 general election. A recent post by Martin Shovel on the Creativity Works blog uses the Wordle website to support an interesting argument that David Cameron is a better speaker than Gordon Brown because he used fewer words of Latin origin in his conference speech than the prime minister did in his.

Is the economy picking up?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

I went into my database (all of the speechwriters who have attended my speechwriting seminars since 1992), and selected a couple of good speechwriters to recommend for each company. . Within the last 24 hours, I’ve received several requests to recommend speechwriters. These companies (ranging from NY to TX) are looking to hire both staff and freelance speechwriters. .

Famous Speech Friday: Eleanor Roosevelt's 1940 convention-saving speech

The Eloquent Woman

Today, it's a must-do speech, so much so that it was lampooned this week by The Onion --but it turns out that the "wifely testimonial" is a recent addition to political conventions , pioneered by Barbara Bush at the 1992 Republican National Convention.

Famous Speech Friday: Elizabeth Glaser and Mary Fisher convention speeches on HIV/AIDS

The Eloquent Woman

Glaser spoke first, at the Democratic National Convention held in July 1992, and some news accounts speculated that Fisher's speech at the August Republican National Convention was meant as a counterbalance to Glaser.

Speechwriting in the military

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Since I started my speechwriting seminars in 1992, I have trained many dozens of military speechwriters (at Basic, Advanced and Master levels). As military speechwriters approach retirement from the armed services, they need to look at their resumes with an eye for transitioning: “What skills would be valued as I build a second career in the corporate marketplace?&# . Speechwriting is certainly one of those skills. Corporate speechwriters are paid well and treated well.

The annual speechwriting salary survey

Joan Detz Speaker Services

I’ve been conducting salary surveys (for both staff speechwriters and freelance speechwriters) since 1992, and I have good information from all sectors. Do you ever wonder how much other speechwriters make? Do you ever suspect you could be earning more? . Find out in the 2011 Master Class in Speechwriting, Mon-Tues, October 3-4, Philadelphia. .

Rhetorical Devices: Hypophora

Manner of Speaking

Monty Python, Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1992). ” — Bill Clinton, Democratic National Convention, 16 July 1992. This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device : Hypophora. Origin : From the Greek ??????? ipofora), meaning “carrying under” or “putting under” In plain English: Asking a question and immediately answering it.

Charity Gig Invite - Craig and Lois (1 night only)

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

When Lois was declared blind in Durban in 1992, the first thing she did was to join a rock band. Hi Friends. You have been asking us when we are going to play next, so now you have an answer, next month! I hope that you will be able to join us (more details below the advert). Craig.