Famous Speech Friday: Queen Noor's 1996 Kennedy Center speech

The Eloquent Woman

There seems to be an unwritten law that every press report about me must contain the phrase ''mane of blonde hair,''" she acknowledged in her 1996 Kennedy Center speech , part of the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives distinguished speakers series for that year.

Repetition in Your Presentation

Professionally Speaking...

It takes all of us." [ Hillary Clinton, 1996 Democratic National Convention Address ]. Repetition has long been heralded in advertising, politics and public speaking as a device which can add emphasis and impact to key thoughts and phrases.

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#CanYouHearUsNow? 8 famous speeches by Muslim women

The Eloquent Woman

Queen Noor's 1996 speech at the Kennedy Center noted what she's doing to support women's voices, and lamented that her hair and her wardrobe often get more coverage than her own message.

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4 Ways to Use Storytelling in Marketing That Have Nothing to Do With Heart Wrenching Videos

Duarte Blog

In 1996, Odwalla was linked to an E.coli outbreak. So many of the articles about storytelling in marketing today focus on brand storytelling. They typically explain the storytelling marketing techniques that we can use to stir up emotion via beautiful advertising videos.

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The Communication Blog: Taboo language: gender differences

The Communication Blog

In 1996 the percentage of public swearing by men and women was 67% for men and 33% for women. 7.02.2010 Taboo language: gender differences Heres an interesting gender difference reported by Psychology Today (August 2010). In 2006, however, the percentages were much more similar: 55% for men and 45% for women. Categories: gender differences , swearing 2comments: maestra said. Some twenty or more years ago, on a very cool summer evening, I had my bedroom windows opened and, around 3 A.M.,

speaking to music

Green Room Speakers

Thursday, May 14, 2009 Speaking to Music Listen to this inspiring talk on TED.com by artist Bill Strickland, who journeyed from being an at-risk youth to the recipient of a MacArthur Genius Award in 1996.

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

The Eloquent Woman

In 1996, U.S. This post marks the 200th famous speech by a woman in The Eloquent Woman's Index of Famous Speeches , so it seemed appropriate to honor that milestone with a milestone of a speech and a speaker.

From The Eloquent Woman Index: 8 famous commencement speeches by women

The Eloquent Woman

Nora Ephron''s 1996 commencement address at Wellesley College is a terrific example of how humor and deft language can give new life to a standard speech. Cue the Pomp and Circumstance , it''s that time of year again.

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10 famous commencement speeches by eloquent women

The Eloquent Woman

Nora Ephron''s 1996 commencement address at Wellesley College is a terrific example of how humor and deft language can give new life to a standard speech.

Famous Speech Friday: Jill Bolte Taylor's "stroke of insight" TED talk

The Eloquent Woman

That's because this talk describes what happened when this brain researcher had a stroke herself: But on the morning of December 10, 1996, I woke up to discover that I had a brain disorder of my own.

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Star Trek, Time Travel, & Speaking - Book 24 of 52

Speak and Deliver

Like any good science fiction book, I''m going to stretch reality a bit to make this review work in this blog space. When I started my year , I vowed to read and review 52 books in 52 weeks. I''m not exactly on pace, but I''m still Reading Anyway.

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Interview: Shel Holtz - Business Communicator

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Having spent 30-plus years in organizational communications in Fortune 500 companies, consulting firms, and as an independent consultant since 1996, Shel Holtz, ABC, brings a depth of experience to his engagements. Having spent 30-plus years in organizational communications in Fortune 500 companies, consulting firms, and as an independent consultant since 1996, Shel Holtz, ABC, brings a depth of experience to his engagements.

Bliss Speak

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Bliss Spa was founded in 1996, in New York City's Soho neighborhood. From that small start, they now have a mini empire of spa and lifestyle products, all available online. Allure magazine (October 2010, page 88) writes that Bliss has developed their own "slanguage," or special language, and designs their written material (how it's presented, colors, design, etc.) in such a way that you are gently led to make a purchase.

Laurence Tribe - What the hell was he thinking when he tweeted.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In it he questioned whether his notes about a contact from Donald Trump in 1996 about legal advice was covered by attorney-client privilege. It's leaving a bad taste in the mouths of those in the legal sector.

Melania Trump's In The Nude In Europe - Likely that won't play well in Puritan America

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The New York Post, reports Isabel Vincent, obtained the nude photo spread done by Melania Trump back in January 1996. All she is wearing are bracelets and a pair of high heels. Her breasts and posterior are exposed. She covers the genital area with one hand.

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

Great Public Speaking

The most serious consequence I ever heard of with regard to using off-color humor was reported in the July 7, 1996 issue of the Washington Post. 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. There are lots of funny ethnic sayings and words.

Delayed applause for William Hague's boast about being in government

Max Atkinson

Well, well well - this year's party conference season gets curiouser and curiouser when it comes to audiences delaying applause at key points where you might have expected them to show more instant and enthusiastic agreement.

Famous Speech Friday: Nora Ephron's commencement address at Wellesley

The Eloquent Woman

Writer Nora Ephron died late last month at age 71 and, along with many other reprints of her famous movie scripts and humorous essays, this 1996 commencement speech to the graduating class of Wellesley began making the rounds in tribute to her genius as a writer and speaker.

Interview: Jason Kersten, Author and Journalist

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

In 1996, he earned a masters of science from Columbia Universityrsquo;s Graduate School of Journalism. The afternoon session of Saturday’s Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association (NSA/NC) meeting featured a conversation between Craig Harrison and journalist and author Jason Kersten. An author and journalist since 1998, Jason has written features for numerous national magazines, including Rolling Stone, Men’s Journal, and Maxim. His first book, Journal [.]

Interview: Jason Kersten, Author and Journalist

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

In 1996, he earned a masters of science from Columbia Universityrsquo;s Graduate School of Journalism. The afternoon session of Saturday’s Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association (NSA/NC) meeting featured a conversation between Craig Harrison and journalist and author Jason Kersten. An author and journalist since 1998, Jason has written features for numerous national magazines, including Rolling Stone, Men’s Journal, and Maxim. His first book, Journal [.]

Interview: Jason Kersten, Author and Journalist

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

In 1996, he earned a masters of science from Columbia Universityrsquo;s Graduate School of Journalism. The afternoon session of Saturday’s Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association (NSA/NC) meeting featured a conversation between Craig Harrison and journalist and author Jason Kersten. An author and journalist since 1998, Jason has written features for numerous national magazines, including Rolling Stone, Men’s Journal, and Maxim. His first book, Journal [.]

Drudge Report - 5 Reasons We Go There Several Times Daily

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It dates back to 1996. The conservative Drudge Report  is, in digital time, a mature medium. Essentially it's an aggregation platform. Yet, it ranks number-three in page views for digital sites.

Jump Start Your Next Presentation: Use Anaphora and Epistrophe – Two Powerful Tools of Rhetoric

DeFinis Communications

Let’s use Hillary Clinton in her well known 1996 speech at the Democratic National Convention: . “To Crafting a great speech is like making music. In music, rhyme, rhythm, timing, pacing, and melodic repetition are essential for listeners to retain your message and sing or hum certain passages over and over again. In speeches, the same elements ensure that key phrases linger in people’s minds and act to inspire, delight, and move them to action. .

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog: The Great Catch-Up Part 6

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

Although I have been speaking about this topic since January 1996, the talk never stops evolving, in fact I have well over two hours' worth of tried and tested material to choose from for a typical 45-minute presentation - and counting! Talks from June - September 2010 Boscombe and Southbourne Probus In June last year I spoke for the fifth time to Boscombe and Southbourne Probus, my previous visit having been in November 2007.

Robert Fripp, Patricia Fripp, Alan Weiss. Who is The Odd Couple®?

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

TOC seminars have been presented every year since 1996. Some of Robert Fripp's fans think he and his sister AKA "Sister Fripp" are an odd couple until they hear us present together.    Another Odd Couple ® is with Alan Weiss.

Neutrality in the Queen's Christmas speech

Max Atkinson

You can inspect the whole scripts of these and ones going back to 1996 by clicking on the title above. In an earlier blog entry (12 November 2008), I looked at the way the Queen’s speech at the state opening of parliament each year is a model of how to read out someone else’s words (i.e.

practicing figures of speech online

The Eloquent Woman

In the same set of examples is a Hillary Clinton convention speech outtake from 1996: "To raise a happy, healthy, and hopeful child, it takes a family; it takes teachers; it takes clergy; it takes business people; it takes community leaders; it takes those who protect our health and safety.

top women speakers? Aimee Mullins

The Eloquent Woman

From her bio: She learned to walk on prosthetics, then to run -- competing at the national and international level as a champion sprinter, and setting world records at the 1996 Paralympics in Atlanta.

Gordon Brown's gaffe shows what Gail Jefferson meant by a 'sound formed error'

Max Atkinson

Yesterday, I was phoned by a BBC radio station and asked to comment on Gordon Brown’s gaffe about how he had ‘saved the world’ when he’d apparently meant to say ‘saved the banks’.

Clinton, Blair, and the Future of the World

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

In 1996, when Bill Clinton was running for president for the second time, and Tony Blair was the opposition leader in Great Britain, getting ready for the election that was to make him Prime Minister, Blair made a trip to the White House to meet with Clinton. 

Sales, showbiz and speaking

Max Atkinson

Or, for more on the subject, you can download the original paper by Gail Jefferson - ‘On the Poetics of Ordinary Talk’, Text and Performance Quarterly, 1996, 16(1), 1-61 - by clicking HERE This post was prompted by an invitation from Angela DeFinis to contribute to her 'blog carnival' on the theme: ' The Impact of Public Speaking on Top Sales Performance '.

Business Presentation Expert Asks "Accepting an Award?"

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

" I quoted her when I won the 1996 Cavett award, the highest award offered by the NSA. How Do You Accept an Award? Tips on How to Give an Acceptance Speech by Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE As a Business Presentation Expert many of my clients ask advice on accepting an award. Hope this is helpful for you. Accepting an award is like walking a tightrope.

Alan Weiss and Patricia Fripp "The Odd Couple" set a date!

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

It all started with some emails in 1996. Dates for The Odd Couple Marketing and Strategy seminar are set for June 12-13, 2010. This is the popular seminar I deliver with Alan Weiss. He is the author of 32 books and a real consultants consultant. Is Collaboration for You (Should You or Shouldn't You?) An Article for Professional Speakers and Consultants on the Origins of The Odd Couple® Seminar and the Value of Collaboration by Patricia Fripp , CSP, CPAE.

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