Famous Speech Friday: 1994 lecture by Miep Gies, Anne Frank's protector

The Eloquent Woman

The book shared her role in hiding the Frank family from the Nazis, as well as in saving the journals and papers that became The Diary of a Young Girl , as she describes in this gripping passage from her 1994 lecture: People sometimes call me a hero. I''m in Amsterdam today for the autumn conference of the European Speechwriter Network. I''m excited about the conference, and eager to see the Anne Frank house for the first time.

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Famous Speech Friday: Mother Teresa at the 1994 National Prayer Breakfast

The Eloquent Woman

But her appearance at the 1994 Prayer Breakfast startled more than a few people. Remember as you watch this speech that it's 1994, and Mother Teresa is speaking in front of a staunchly pro-choice President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore. In the yearly Gallup poll of most admired men and women, Mother Teresa has no competition.

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Nelson Mandela: Lessons for Future Orators

Matt Eventoff

– Nelson Mandela, 1994. * First appeared in The Atlantic Post. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity.”. Nelson Mandela’s life, legacy and contributions to humanity will be studied for generations to come. » » Read more. The post Nelson Mandela: Lessons for Future Orators appeared first on Princeton Public Speaking.

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Going Global: Toastmasters International Reaches Growth Milestones

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The organization reports that it has posted an increase in membership every year since 1994 and now has more than 332,000 members, 15,400 clubs and a presence in 135 countries. “We’re Toastmasters International, the global organization devoted to communication and leadership skills development, has grown its membership by 57 percent over the past 10 years.

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Nelson Mandela: Lessons for Future Orators

Matt Eventoff

– Nelson Mandela, 1994. * First appeared in The Atlantic Post. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity.”. Nelson Mandela’s life, legacy and contributions to humanity will be studied for generations to come. » » Read more. The post Nelson Mandela: Lessons for Future Orators appeared first on Princeton Public Speaking.

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Happy Birthday Mr. President! With Love from Texas for Nelson Mandela

Speaking Freely

He is a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary who served as the first black President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. Today Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela celebrates his 95th birthday. After serving more than twenty years in prison in South Africa, we served with love and compassion as the president. he showed the world how

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Zanny Minton Beddoes: The Economist Gets First Female Editor

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

An economist, she started with the publication back in 1994.  For many influentials around the world The Economist is a must-read. So, this represents another solid victory for women.    On February 2, Zanny Minton Beddoes will be its first female editor.   Will the flip, self-assured tone of the commentary and articles in The Economist begin to have a bit of a female voice?    Branding careers Media Personal Musings

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QR Codes in Times of COVID

SlideModel

First introduced in 1994 in the automotive industry in Japan, a Quick Response code or just QR code is a two-dimensional barcode. QR codes have been around even before major internet platforms were even born.

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Prepare and Thrive Financially During Difficult Times with Gerard Braud

Speaker Launcher

Since leaving the news business in 1994, Gerard has helped organizations on five continents, by writing their crisis communications plans, training their spokespeople, and testing their teams during drills. In the frenzy of closures and cancellations the last few days, my goal became to put out some positive ideas and information.

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Nelson Mandela: Lessons for Future Orators

Matt Eventoff

I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity.” - Nelson Mandela, 1994. * First appeared in The Atlantic Post. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. Nelson Mandela’s life, legacy and contributions to humanity will be studied for generations to come. Mandela’s skill as a wordsmith and communicator will also be studied for generations to come.

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Interview – Cynthia Klein: Speaker, Educator, Author

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Since 1994, Cynthia Klein has been guiding parents to creating happy and healthy families. Since 1994, Cynthia Klein has been guiding parents to creating happy and healthy families. As a speaker to over three hundred groups, Cynthia has given parents the tools and confidence to improve their family dynamics. Her presentations are interactive, highly visual and easy for parents to apply to their own family situations. Parents leave encouraged [.]

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World Championship of Public Speaking, 2011

Manner of Speaking

He has competed in Toastmasters speech competitions for over 20 years, made it to the Finals four times before this year, and finished second in 1994. The 2011 World Championship of Public Speaking , hosted by Toastmasters International in Las Vegas, Nevada is now history. Congratulations to all contestants, especially Jock Elliott (1st Place), Kwong Yue Yang (2nd Place) and Scott Pritchard (3rd Place). Left to right: Kwong Yue Yang, Jock Elliott and Scott Pritchard.

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Polite Messages: An Exercise in Interpersonal Communication

The Communication Blog

This exercise is designed to help explain the concept of politeness in terms of positive and negative face (Brown & Levinson, 1987; Cupach & Metts, 1994; Goffman, 1967; Goldsmith, 2007; Holmes 1995; Metts & Cupach, 2008). 1994). To Know In Brown and Levinson’s (1987) theory of politeness, based in part on Goffman’s (1967) concept of face, we all have basically two needs: (1) the need to maintain positive face and (2) the need to maintain negative face.

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Rhetorical Devices: Epistrophe

Manner of Speaking

Tony Blair, Blackpool, 4 October 1994. This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device : Epistrophe (also known as Epiphora). Origin : From the Greek ????????? epistrofi), meaning “turning about&# or “upon turning&#. In plain English: Repetition of a word or phrase at the end of successive sentences or clauses.

Beware Having a Best-Seller

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In 1994, psychologist Mary Pipher published REVIVING OPHELIA.    It turned out to be a best-seller.    This year she publishes SEEKING PEACE: CHRONICLES OF THE WORST BUDDHIST IN THE WORLD.    The current book is how she sorts out what happened to her after she had that experience of being a celebrity.    Much of it wasn't pretty, at least to her. Those of us who had emotional lows after a professional high might find this a useful read.

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Trailer for my new book coming out in 2014 and featuring extracts from this blog

Max Atkinson

TURN A DEAF EAR: CONVERSING, COMMENTING AND COMMUNICATING MAX ATKINSON By the same author Discovering Suicide: Studies in the Social Organization of Sudden Death (1978) London, The Macmillan Press Order in Court: The Organisation of Verbal Interaction in Judicial Settings (with Paul Drew) (1979) London, The Macmillan Press.

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How to Master the Inner Game of Presenting

Speaking about Presenting

Her fear benefits her performance (J Seligmann and M Peyser “Drowning on Dry Land” Newsweek 123 (May 23, 1994): 64-66). The way that you think and feel about presenting – “ the inner game ” – has a profound effect on your success as a presenter and speaker. The term “inner game” was coined by Timothy Gallwey in his classic book “The Inner Game of Tennis”: “There is always an inner game being played in your mind no matter what outer game you are playing.

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World Championship of Public Speaking, 2011

Manner of Speaking

He has competed in Toastmasters speech competitions for over 20 years, made it to the Finals five times before this year, and finished third in 1994. The 2011 World Championship of Public Speaking , hosted by Toastmasters International in Las Vegas, Nevada, is now history. Congratulations to all contestants, especially Jock Elliott (1st Place), Kwong Yue Yang (2nd Place) and Scott Pritchard (3rd Place). Left to right: Kwong Yue Yang, Jock Elliott and Scott Pritchard.

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How to Master the Inner Game of Presenting

Speaking about Presenting

Her fear benefits her performance (J Seligmann and M Peyser “Drowning on Dry Land” Newsweek 123 (May 23, 1994): 64-66). The way that you think and feel about presenting – “ the inner game ” – has a profound effect on your success as a presenter and speaker. The term “inner game” was coined by Timothy Gallwey in his classic book “The Inner Game of Tennis”: “There is always an inner game being played in your mind no matter what outer game you are playing.

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Ted Kennedy: A Voice of Power and Compassion

DeFinis Communications

Ted Kennedy Victory Speech in 1994. The public speaking community has lost a true orator today with the passing of Senator Edward Kennedy. Much will be written and spoken about this great statesman who spent his life as a public servant. As the remaining heart and soul of the rich Kennedy legacy he was indeed a champion of justice, fairness and compassion. Like his brothers before him, he believed that everyone was entitled to participate in the great American opportunity. .

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Realities of Practicing Law - When TV Legal Dramas Get Those Right - and Wrong

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The series ended in 1994. Since 2015, reports Law.com , admission to be partner has declined 30%.    That's even through revenue and PPP (profit per partner) have been increasing for the elite law firms as they recover from The Crash.    What's obvious is this: The welcome mat has been snatched in. Joining BigLaw as a junior associate should have the goal of not becoming partner but gaining adequate experience to leverage elsewhere.

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Memoirs, Secrets, Boredom Tipping Point - Brooke Shields, Angelica Houston, et al.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 Probably the last time that happened was 1994.  Have memoirs become more self-serving (therapy, retaliation, anger management) than platforms of insight for readers? That could be.    In an era when there were fewer of them, we had less information about everything, and our own lives were less turbulent, it was titillating to read celebrity memoirs.   Back then was before the dot.com crash, 9/11, and The Great Recession.

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Lawyers and Tragic Flaws - The Saga of Edmund Duffy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That book, published in 1994, was "Skadden: Power, Money and the Rise of a Legal Empire." In a book by Lincoln Caplan, reports Brian Baxter in Law.com , Edmund Duffy had been hailed as bringing Skadden to new heights. " Among his accomplishments was successful leadership of the law firm's China practice. Here , the book can be ordered from Amazon. That was then. More recently, Duffy has been disbarred.

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TV interviews with politicians

Max Atkinson

Although not a member of parliament until 1997, Theresa May was an active Conservative politician and party member during the 1980s and served as a councillor for London Borough of Merton from 1986 to 1994. Following the end of his 18-year imprisonment, Mandela would go on to become President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. A lesson fromMichael Crick of Channel 4 News on how to interview a politician?

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Miliband the Younger speaks of Miliband the Elder

Max Atkinson

Socialism for a Sceptical Age (1994 The announcement by Ed Miliband that he'll be competing with brother David for the leadership of the Labour Party reminded me of a tale he told during his first conference speech a few years ago, in which he jokingly referred to the political views of his Marxist father. Or was it a joke? And did he have any more to say at a fringe meeting when Gordon wasn't around?

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When Troubles Talk was bonding device

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Back in 1994, linguist Deborah Tannen noted in her book TALKING FROM 9 TO 5 that women in the workplace frequently used "troubles talk" as a bonding device.      But even then, Tannen observed, not all women welcomed that baring of the soul.    Now, of course, both sexes flee that kind of sharing of problems, emotional and physical aches and pains. 

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Troubles Talk: Has The Great Recession Doomed It

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Way back in 1994, linguist Deborah Tannen brought "troubles talk" to the surface.    In her book TALKING FROM 9 to 5: WOMEN AND MEN AT WORK, Tannen brought out how this tended to be a bonding device for women, even professional ones, at work.    An increasing number of sophisticated women found that ritual annoying and time-consuming. Well, maybe that whole irritant has been eliminated by The Great Recession. 

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7 famous speeches by women on religion from The Eloquent Woman Index

The Eloquent Woman

Mother Teresa used her appearance at the 1994 U.S. The Eloquent Woman Index collects the Famous Speech Friday posts you see here every week. Starting in 2013, we''ve been slicing the Index to make it easier to find speeches by type of speaker, topic or type of speech, and these 7 speeches all address religion in some way, from a variety of viewpoints: Atheists and a saint, nuns and ministers, evangelists and more.

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PRSA v Jack O'Dwyer: Ancient feud still gets headlines

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  No surprise, the feud dating back to 1994 between the Public Relations Society of America [PRSA] and media specialist for the communications industry Jack O'Dwyer is still getting headlines.  William Shakespeare recognized how compelling ancient feuds were.    On that platform he stacked the romance of Romeo and Juliet.    For formulas, few get better than that. 

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Presentation Skills: Exaggeration

Great Public Speaking

In the last example you wouldn't want to use the year 1994 if you were doing the talk in 1995 because it is very likely that an insurance company would really be working on a file for a year or more. Expanding or diminishing proportions can be a fun way to create humor. It's similar to a caricature artist that outrageously exagerates the features of an individual, while still keeping the person recognizable. I did a talk one time for Secretaries Day at a large insurance company.

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12 famous speeches by women on disability

The Eloquent Woman

She died two years later, in 1994. 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. Demonstrating what speakers with disabilities can do is another, for many in this collection.

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Famous Speech Friday: Danielle George's Royal Institution Lecture

The Eloquent Woman

The first woman to give the Lecture was neuroscientist Susan Greenfield--in 1994. The Royal Institution's annual Christmas Lectures are a public forum that most scientists only dream of--and for most of the Lectures' 189-year history, dreaming was as close as a woman ever got to the Faraday Stage in RI's London headquarters. The Lectures began in 1825 as a way to introduce young people to cutting-edge science with the help of spectacular demonstrations and experiments.

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Politics: When it was amateur hour (Mary Landrieu put up baby blue signs)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Back in 1994, Governor of New Jersey and RNC speaker Chris Christie surprised the opposition in the campaign for Morris County Board of Directors with the ferociousness of his attack.  He's Today's politics is scripted, vetted, and course-corrected immediately.  Those   Those services are provided by well-compensated consultants and approved by power brokers in the establishment. 

Mandelson v. E. Miliband - and does the noble lord read (& borrow from) my blog?

Max Atkinson

Now, however, the gist of what I was saying has been echoed by Lord Mandelson, whose position is summed up in the Guardian website as follows: speaking to The Times, Mandelson said anyone who tried to take Labour back to the era before Blair's election as leader in 1994 would wreck the party's chances of a swift return to power.

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Famous Speech Friday: Benazir Bhutto at the UN Conference on Women

The Eloquent Woman

You can read the full text of her speech at the UN Conference on Women , and listen to her announcement of many of the reforms noted in that speech in another address given in 1994 at the first-ever International Conference of Muslim Women Parliamentarians, in the video below. It''s Hillary Clinton''s "women''s rights are human rights" speech , also part of The Eloquent Woman Index, that is best remembered from the 1995 United Nations Conference on Women in Beijing.

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The speaker's stocking: Email your friends a Kindle book on speaking

The Eloquent Woman

21 Speeches That Shaped Our World 50 of President Ronald Reagan's Most Important Speeches from 1957 to 1994: Formatted for the Kindle An American Story: The Speeches of Barack Obama: A Primer Confessions of a Public Speaker Public Speaking in an Instant: 60 Ways to Stand Up and Be Heard Kindle books range from no-cost volumes to much more for textbooks (though the e-textbooks make up for it in lower weight).

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Over-70 & Remaining Working - 6 Tips

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's an increase from 11% back in 1994. During Q2 2017, 19% of us between 70 and 74 were working, documents the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And remaining working is not just for money. We are healthy and love what we do. Here is the coverage on this phenomenon by Ben Steveman in Bloomberg.    However, the challenge, hammers Bloomberg, is being able to land employment.  Age bias is real.

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Inspirational Speeches Are About Being Better

Pivotal Public Speaking

Online since 1994, her site has thousands of speeches for every event and occasion including birthdays, weddings, graduations etc. Inspirational speeches inspire an audience to be something different. A motivational one on the other hand motivates them to do. The two can sometimes become one. A general might, for instance, in one speech inspire his troops to love their country and motivate them to fight for it.

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Feminization of the Culture, including Workplace

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Way back in 1994, linguist Deborah Tannen pointed to the different conversational style females and males had at work.  Programming like "Breaking Bad" is so compelling because it preserves macho culture.    As Noreen Malone points out in NEW YORK MAGAZINE , much of American society, especially the workplace, has been feminized.   Her breakthrough book had been "Talking from 9 to 5." 

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Drudge Report - With 100 Million Monthly Visitors, It's Among Top 2019 News Influencers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Drudge Report started in 1994 in a studio apartment. Essentially it was a digital conservative tabloid. A flashing blue light to signal a big breaking story was its signature. In time, as the site became more mainstream, the blue light was ditched.    That traction happened after its founder Matt Drudge broke the Bill Clinton Intern story. Yet, the site never really evolved into a polished glossy type.

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Master Of Her Domain

The Arrowood Curve

She has a genuine, intelligent quality about her that I have seen since we first met, working together at a SuperCamp program in Illinois back in 1994. Jenny Severson is talented. Since then, she has developed into a sought after educational presenter and consultant. Last week I had the chance to hear her present information on group and personal motivation, which was a treat-and-a-half because she is so well read and d o es her homework (versus typical motivational speaker syndrome).

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Gordon Brown's dirty dozen (as confessed to Piers Morgan)

Max Atkinson

But, about half-way through the interview, he reverted to type when asked about the delicate matter of his relationship with Tony Blair after the Labour party leadership became vacant on the death of John Smith in 1994 (and after Blair had become leader and won three general elections). Having commented in previous posts on Gordon Brown's inability to answer questions in interviews ( HERE & HERE ) and his tendency to pack far too much information into his speeches (e.g.

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Authors versus publishers in the digital age

Max Atkinson

So they went ahead and reprinted it, without the extra chapter, in 1988, 1989, 1991 and 1994. As many of you will know, there's quite a debate going on about Google's plan to make every book ever published available online. Although publishers are making a lot of noise about it, they've stayed remarkably quiet about another wheeze they've been exploiting since the digital age got under way - and about which they haven't bothered to tell their authors. Does a book ever go out of print?