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). 1995). 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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#CanYouHearUsNow? 8 famous speeches by Muslim women

The Eloquent Woman

Benazir Bhutto's speech at the UN Conference on Women in 1995 made clear that sexism results not from Islam, but people who misinterpret its teachings.

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Storyboarding & the art of finding your story

Presentation Zen

Ever since Pixar made it big with Toy Story in 1995, they have been generous in sharing the "secrets" of their story design and their story process for the world to see.

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If you believe in something, you can talk about it

Speak Schmeak

When I talk to people, I have one thing on my mind: How can I help that person - that woman, that young kid, that person with arthritis - how can I help those people to help themselves?" ~ Jack LaLanne Here's an article about the immortal Jack LaLanne from 1995.

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No amount of technology will make a bad story good

Presentation Zen

When Toy Story opened in the US at the end of 1995, it was met with enthusiasm and great critical acclaim. The film would go on to be the highest-grossing film of the year. There was tremendous buzz (ahem) about the film before it arrived here in Japan a few months later.

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Gimmicks in Speaking - in Toastmasters and Real-Life

Speak and Deliver

What's a gimmick? It's a lot of things - from loss leaders to crazy attention getters to outright attempts at misdirection used by marketers to bring people into their message, and hopefully put their products into their hands while they take the money out of those same hands.

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Romantic Love - Not for i-Generation, So Expect Industries to Be Shaken Up

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Falling in love is not on the minds of the I-Generation, that is, those born between 1995 and 2012. That's what the survey of now-famous psychologist Jean Twenge found. And, since youth determines values in America, we might be seeing the beginning of the end of the cult of romantic love.

9 famous speeches by Indian, Pakistani and Indian-American women

The Eloquent Woman

Benazir Bhutto ''s address to the 1995 UN Conference on Women may sound like a defense of Islam and how it considers women''s rights.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 42)

Manner of Speaking

Evan Esar (1899 - 1995) American Humorist. “Public speaking is the art of diluting a two-minute idea with a two-hour vocabulary.&# - Evan Esar.

iGen - Doomed, Like Baby Boomers by Medium of Television?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Members have been born between 1995 and 2012. Psychologist Jean M. Twenge has developed a brandname and influence on mental health issues. She has done that by researching the unique psychological challenges generations are encountering.

Analysis of a Speech by Kathryn Schulz

Manner of Speaking

She immediately jumps into a personal story: the year is 1995; she is in college; and she goes on a road trip with a friend. Note, however, Kathryn’s very first word: “So&# as in “So it’s 1995 …&#. A new set of TED talks was released this week.

Famous Speech Friday: Huda Shaarawi at the 1944 Arab Feminist Conference

The Eloquent Woman

You can hear echoes of this statement in Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto''s speech on Islam and women in 1995 , another Famous Speech Friday here on the blog. Huda Shaarawi may be best known for one simple act than for any of the speeches she gave in her life. Upon returning to Cairo in 1923 from a meeting of the International Women''s Suffrage Alliance, the Egyptian feminist and her companions deliberately removed their veils in front of a supportive crowd at the train station.

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The music of speech -- guest post by Steven Cohen

Speak Schmeak

Hillary Clinton borrowed a page from Beethoven’s score when she delivered her 1995 remarks to the U.N.

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For #BlackHistoryMonth, 46 famous speeches by black women

The Eloquent Woman

Maya Angelou's 1995 poem, "Phenomenal Woman," often delivered by her and others as a speech, summed up for me and many others what made this frequent speaker so special. Black women speakers from all over the world are often featured in The Eloquent Woman Index of Famous Speeches by Women.

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For Black History Month, 29 famous speeches by black women

The Eloquent Woman

Maya Angelou''s 1995 poem, "Phenomenal Woman," often delivered by her and others as a speech, summed up for me and many others what made this frequent speaker so special. Black women speakers from all over the world are often featured in The Eloquent Woman Index of famous speeches by women.

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Communication Strategies. Cultural Sensitivity

The Communication Blog

Cultural sensitivity is an attitude and way of behaving in which you’re aware of and acknowledge cultural differences; it’s crucial for such global goals as world peace and economic growth as well as for effective interpersonal communication (Franklin & Mizell, 1995). Here is a brief explanation--all too brief probably--of cultural sensitivity as it applies particularly to communication.

Famous Speech Friday: Hillary Clinton's "women's rights are human rights" speech

The Eloquent Woman

Lists are underrated by speakers, but when Hillary Clinton--then First Lady of the United States--took to the stage at the 1995 UN Conference on Women, it was her list of atrocities committed against women and girls that held the audience in thrall.

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

The Eloquent Woman

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.

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

And the Oscar goes to: A study of acceptance speeches for the major Oscars over the years finds interesting trends: more crying since 1995, though not necessarily by women only; women speak for less time than men do; and women clutch the statuette more, while men like to hoist it overhead.

I Owe it All to Toastmasters

Speak and Deliver

Or to become a leader - but they didn''t really care about that in 1995, or 1999. I owe it all to Toastmasters. The first time I heard the word ''Toastmasters'' was in debate class in the 10th grade.

Curation: The Art & Politics

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 Since 1995, its founder Matt Drudge does backflips to make sure that doesn't happen.  Content curation is right up there with search engine optimization (SEO) in terms of the success of a digital venture.    Yes, the stakes are that high. 

Famous Speech Friday: Atheist Madalyn Murray O'Hair on The Donahue Show

The Eloquent Woman

O''Hair, one of her sons and her granddaughter were murdered by a former American Atheists employee in 1995. The next time you feel a little nervous before the Q&A part of your talk, take a moment to be glad you''re not "the most hated woman in America."

Bill Cosby Trial, Norristown, PA, 6/5/17 - What Not to Expect

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Simpson back at his Los Angeles, California criminal trial in 1995. Actually, with all those young African-American men shot dead by police, the resentments associated with race are even more palpable than they were in 1995.  

Public Speaking: Why Use Humor In Presentations

Great Public Speaking

Joyce Saltman, a college professor and well-known speaker in the health care field, did exhaustive research for her 1995 doctoral dissertation Humor in Adult Learning. IT SHOWS THAT YOU DON'T TAKE YOURSELF TOO SERIOUSLY. The old saying goes, "If you take yourself too seriously, no one else will." You don't want to be known as a stuffed shirt. If you can laugh a little bit at yourself at the right times, your audience can laugh with you and not at you.

How else will mobile phones ruin your life?

More than PowerPoint...

I even had a bag phone circa 1995. I’ve owned a cell phone since 1999. Over 80% of American adults now use some kind of mobile phone. In my experience, I see cell phones as a tool that helps us avoid making plans and sticking to them. Cell phones give people an excuse to be late.

Drudge Report Hits Back Hard on NYT Trump Tax Expose

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The New York Times disclosure of Donald Trump's tax game since 1995 has been, of course, the political story of the day. Here is my own coverage on my syndicated legal blog [link].

Toastmasters Monday: Should We Vote For Best Anything?

Speak and Deliver

In my very first meeting in Toastmasters, at Titan Toastmasters in Littleton, CO way back in 1995, one of the many cool things I noticed were the awards given at the meeting. From Santa Cruz TM's Website - Awarding the Best Speaker Ribbon.

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Loosing your audience in stories

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Do you remember when Nelson Mandela walked onto the rugby field in 1995 after South Africa won the world cup final?”. Here is an alternative: “It was 1995, and South Africa having just come out of years of racial segregation, was hosting the Rugby World Cup competition.

For your next video conference: think Nixon…

More than PowerPoint...

In 1995, I participated in my first video conference for business. Watch the first televised presidential debate on YouTube. Kennedy and Nixon go head-to-head in 1960.

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Presenation Tips - Ethnic Expressions Are Funny Only If You Are Ethnic

Great Public Speaking

It seems that Captain Ernie Blanchard, a career military man with a virtually perfect record and no apparent emotional problems, committed suicide after telling a dozen or so dirty jokes at a Coast Guard Academy dinner in 1995. Another well-known humorist, Doc Blakely, does a dialect bit that has been very successful, but he is extremely good at it. When using dialects, if you are not good at the particular dialect, it appears you are mocking the ethnic group to which it belongs.

"Rabin: The Last Day" - Mirrors Current Extremism in America

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's because the environment of extremism which permeated Israel in 1995 mirrors that in America currently. The documentary "Rabin: The Last Day" grabs you right by the throat.

Ashton Kutcher: What JFK was to Baby Boomers, he is to Matrix Gen

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The cultural game-changer John Kennedy had been to us Baby Boomers, Kutcher is to the Matrix Generation, that is those born since 1995. Smart is sexy.  That's what Ashton Kutcher told teens as he was accepting the Nickcelodeon Award, Josh Costine at TECH CRUNCH tells us.

Apologies and Excuses, Vietnamese Translation

The Communication Blog

Sự bào chữa tốt và xấu Câu hỏi quan trọng nhất đối với hầu hết mọi người là những gì làm cho một lý do bào chữa tốt đẹp và những gì làm nên một lý do xấu (Snyder, 1984; Slade, 1995). Nhưng, ít nhất là tại Hoa Kỳ, Nhiều nhà nghiên cứu đều đồng ý rằng những lời bào chữa tốt nhất trong giao tiếp giữa các cá nhân có năm yếu tố (Slade, 1995; Coleman, 2002). It's a real pleasure to post this translation Vietnamese by Nicy Nguyen of a post on Apologies and Excuses.

Everyday (but Sometimes Difficult) Conversations

The Communication Blog

The most important question for most people is what makes a good excuse and what makes a bad excuse (Dunn & Cody, 2000; Slade, 1995; Snyder, 1984). But, at least in the United States, researchers seem to agree that in the best excuses in interpersonal communication you do the following (Coleman, 2002; Slade, 1995). < Conversation is something we engage in everyday, often without thinking about the process itself.

Children Who Walk, Talk, Smirk & Kill Like Psychopaths - Some Are Being Helped

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The facility was started in 1995. A classic on "Criminal Minds" has been the two-part episode about the Prince of Darkness. In itself that programming raised the legal and ethical issues of what should be done with juveniles who demonstrate psychopathic attributes.

What Would It Mean if Every Speech You Delivered was a Resounding Success?

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

1995 - 2009 A Speaker For All Reasons. Kiplinger's Personal Finance says that Patricia Fripp's Speaking School is. "one of the best investments you can make in your career." " CLICK ON IMAGE TO PLAY THIS VIDEO POSTCARD. Patricia Fripp's Public Speaking School.

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insights from women CEOs

The Eloquent Woman

ACT), an IT solutions firm which she founded in 1995 in the basement of her home.

Sensitive English Professor: Archetype being replaced by successful adjunct faculty on startups

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 The Matrix Generation, those born from 1995 to the present, will have their hearts stolen by professors, mostly adjunct, who can open the doors to commercial success.

Emotional Intelligence & Professional Success - Correlation in Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was 1995. Dan Goleman created the meme of the importance of a high Emotional IQ. After that, business, including professional services firms, hired executive coaches to boost the leaders' and managers' EI.

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.