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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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

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 [.]

13 famous U.S. political convention speeches by women

The Eloquent Woman

Glaser died of AIDS in 1994. As Americans head to the polls with the option, finally, to elect our first women president, it seemed right to focus on political speeches by women.

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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.

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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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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?

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.

Menendez Brothers, et al. - Gawking at Privilege Gone Very Wrong

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And eventually in 1994, after two trials, they were convicted of killing their parents Jose and Kitty and sentenced to life without possibility for parole. This morning the Daily Mail returned us to three decades ago.

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.

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. 

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.

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. .

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. 

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?

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

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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

The Eloquent Woman

Want to inspire, encourage or mentor another speaker during the holidays--and save time and money? Here's an easy, inexpensive and useful option to make anyone a "gifted" speaker: An emailed gift of a Kindle book on speaking or presenting.

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

Max Atkinson

Just over a month ago, I strayed from the usual 'non-aligned' focus of this blog to speculate on where one of the Labour leadership candidates, Ed Miliband, seemed to be positioning himself in the contest: ' Can Labour afford to back the Ed Milibandwagon? '

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.

top women speakers? K. Jefforts Schori

The Eloquent Woman

Bishop Jefforts Schori was ordained in 1994, following a career as an oceanographer; she's also a licensed pilot.

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.

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.