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Famous Speech Friday: Jennifer Granholm's 2005 tribute to Rosa Parks

The Eloquent Woman

But she is also more than equal to the challenge of delivering a dramatic, deeply-felt speech, as she did at the 2005 funeral service for civil rights icon Rosa Parks. We've said it before: Jennifer Granholm is a rock star of public speaking.

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Sunday February 13, 2005

Speaking Of...

Happy Sunday. As I continue the blog my hope is to share with you my insights on public speaking, my passion, and to offer my feedback to help you speak with confidence. Everyone has their own unique message. Our job in life, I believe, is to unleash that message for all to hear. I invite you to suggest topics and I will respond with my best answer

Presidents Day

Speaking Of...

President's Day. Most people see this as another holiday to pursue recreation and leisure. I'm reflecting today on the great leaders who have given us the precious gift of freedom. Freedom of speech is another one of those rights we in America take for granted. But for many worldwide it isn't.My My personal freedom of speech heroes include Jefferson, Washington, Lincoln, F. Roosevelt. Usually confined to history books, these visionaries defined, in their day, what freedom means.

Saturday February 19

Speaking Of...

Welcome to the weekend.Another cold one up in the Northeast. It seems like winter is still settled in here. How are things in your neck of the woods

Checkin' In

Speaking Of...

Welcome back. Would love to hear from any of you who received my first message. Consider this our meeting place. I have so many RD friends, old and new. This seemed like the perfect way to meet

Steve Jobs – Public Speaking, Preparation & Practice

Matt Eventoff

Stanford Commencement – 2005. The speed at which information travels has rendered most news dated within hours; days if a story really has “legs.” ” To last through multiple news cycles is very rare. The passing of Steve Jobs has done just that, and for good reason.

What can you do in 30 seconds?

More than PowerPoint...

Throwback Thursday… In 2005, Merv Griffin said he wrote the Jeopardy! them e song in under a minute. “That little 30 seconds has made me a fortune, millions,” he said. How much exactly? Somewhere between 70 and 80 million. And that was ten years ago.

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Talking about presentations with Nancy Duarte

Presentation Zen

About eight years ago Nancy contacted me out of the blue—and it will be eight years exactly this December that I first met Nancy and Mark Duarte at their offices in Mountain View California (post from 2005).

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Two must-see college graduation speeches

Presentation Zen

The 2005 graduation speech by Steve Jobs garnered a lot of attention at the time, and is still talked about today, having been downloaded millions of times. It's graduation time in many parts of the world , and that means long ceremonies and a lot of speeches.

A fascinating look at the history of aspect ratios

Presentation Zen

There is even a discussion of the Golden Mean and rule of thirds which I talked about in 2005 in this post From Wabi-Sabi to Golden Mean and here in From Golden Mean to Rule of Thirds.

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Steve Jobs (1955-2011)

Presentation Zen

All his presentations were great, but my favorite one of Steve's is not his usual Apple presentation, but rather a short 15-minute speech delivered from behind a lectern at Stanford University in the spring of 2005. Steve Jobs passed away today. He was just 56.

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inspiration from steve jobs

Green Room Speakers

Monday, September 14, 2009 Inspiration from Steve Jobs Given Steve Jobs return to work last week after a 5-month medical leave following his liver transplant , theres no better time than now to go back and listen to Jobs 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University.

Leadership Communications - Tough Message, Gentle Tone

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When I began blogging in 2005, my coach Paul Chaney offered tough criticism. The new kind of spiritual leader, Pope Francis delivers tough messages, gently.   Many of those focus on the need for reform within his church.

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Edward Tufte on Data, Analysis, & Truth

Presentation Zen

I've talked about Tufte in my own books and on this website going back to at least this post in 2005. Edward Tufte is a leading expert in the data analysis and data visualization space.

Podcast: ProActive Networking

Communication Steroids

Storyboarding & the art of finding your story

Presentation Zen

Joe Ranft , who died in a automobile accident in 2005 during the making of Cars (the film is dedicated to his memory) was the Head of Story in A Bugs Life and also did the voice of Heimlich.

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Scott McCloud: Presenting comics in a new (media) world

Presentation Zen

I linked to this 2005 TED talk a few years ago, but it''s worth linking to again today. I''m a big fan of Scott McCloud''s work.

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You Don’t Know Dick!

Manner of Speaking

It is the 4 August 2005 Keynote Address that Hardt gave at the O’Reilly Open Source Convention in Portland, Oregon. Ahem … I am referring to Dick Clarence Hardt , founder and CEO of Sxip Identity and a big proponent of Identity 2.0.

Another High-Stakes Presentation: The Wedding Toast

DeFinis Communications

Dawn is a writer, editor, and writing coach whom I have worked with on many writing projects since 2005. June is here, and ‘tis the season…for giving a toast at your best friend, sister, cousin, or mother’s wedding.

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Create a PowerPoint handout from selected slides

PowerPoint Tips

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005. A subscriber ask me how she could create a printed handout that contains only some of the slides in the presentation. She wanted to create a handout with 3 slides per page. Here are the steps: For PowerPoint 2010. Choose File> Print.

WaPo - Is It Being Hustled with Fake News

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Chung" in 2005. Playing around with the media - establishment and social - is great fun.    And it's not new. On October 30, 1938, Orson Wells terrified America with the fake news that Martians had landed. Many assumed it was the end of the world.

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Public Speaking - Trump Talks Like We All Did in the Old Neighborhood

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It wasn't until 2005, when I launched this blog, that I circled back to my rhetorical roots from the mean streets of Jersey City. During his speech at the National Rifle Association event, Donald Trump referred to U.S. senator Elizabeth Warren as "Pocahontas."

Steve Jobs: How to Live Before You Die

Executive Speech Coach

Steve Jobs delivering graduation speech at Stanford University in June 2005. Steve Jobs has been cited as an effective presenter - especially when he announced the new Apple products. This presentation seems to show a shy, wounded and reluctant presenter. The words are powerful.

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How to Be a Great Woman Leader

DeFinis Communications

In 2005, a year-long study conducted by Caliper , a Princeton, New Jersey-based management consulting firm, and Aurora , a London-based organization that advances women, identified several characteristics of women leaders. They found that when it comes to leadership, women are stronger than men in several areas. For example, women…. Are more assertive and persuasive. Have a stronger need to get things done. Are more willing to take risks. Are more empathetic and flexible.

Communication Across Cultural Divides

Duarte Blog

Hwang got the idea for his new play during a trip to Shanghai in 2005. Good communication can be difficult enough in English. When you complicate it with a cross-cultural divide, the challenges increase immensely—and sometimes hilariously.

13 famous speeches by women on death and dying

The Eloquent Woman

Jennifer Granholm''s 2005 tribute to Rosa Parks was a state governor''s official tribute to a daughter of Detroit.

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Famous Speech Friday: Carrie Fisher roasts George Lucas

The Eloquent Woman

All of those skills came into play in a 2005 speech roasting Star Wars director George Lucas for the American Film Institute award he was being given. Boy, did we ever lose Carrie Fisher too soon.

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Death & Woodstock Generation - Preoccupation with How/When

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That has been a ritual since 2005, when marketing expert Toby Bloomberg referred me to Paul Chaney to set up this site. "I will probably die before you. I just hope I don't suffer." " That's what my best friend from our graduate school days observed during a phone call.

Prototype for Fox News, Donald Trump, et al. - Jimmy Breslin Dies at Age 88

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For this blog in 2005, I turned to the mentoring of Paul Chaney.

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

The Eloquent Woman

Pepsi chair and CEO Indra Nooyi gave a "middle finger" speech, the 2005 commencement address at Columbia Business School.

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Famous Speech Friday: Jessica Mendoza calls major league baseball playoff

The Eloquent Woman

Suzyn Waldman started calling national and Yankees games on television in the mid-1990s before joining the Yankees’ radio booth in 2005.

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Neil Gorsuch - Will He Prove Unpredictable, Like John Roberts?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Roberts took on the job in 2005 when he was 50 years old. At first glance, federal appeals judge Neil Gorsuch seems to be a Scalia clone. The president nominated him for the U.S. Supreme Court. Here is the analysis in Politico.

People I'm Grateful for: #2 - Steve Jobs

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Maybe it’s obvious, but as he said in his wonderful Stanford commencement speech in 2005, life is obvious in retrospect – you connect the dots backward.  This blog is the second in a series of blogs on people that have added something important to the world of communications. 

If you are a presenter you MUST watch this company: Prezi (new features just released) — Scobleizer

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

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A bizarre method of measuring speaking skills

Speak Schmeak

In 2005, Congress spoke at an 11.5 So let me get this straight: A member of Congress who speaks at a grade level that most Americans can understand, using shorter sentences and shorter words, gets the lowest rating of speaking skills in all of Congress?

Interview: Kathy Hart, Corporate ClarityTM Consultant

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

In 2005, Kathy founded ClearVision Consulting with the express purpose of promoting the potential of people within business environments. Kathy Hart is President of ClearVision Consulting, Inc., a global company that specializes in accelerating organizational excellence and improving human performance. Kathy is a highly sought after consultant, speaker and coach. Kathy has worked in corporate environments for more than 28 years.

Famous Speech Friday: Indra Nooyi's "middle finger" speech

The Eloquent Woman

Indra Nooyi got a definite thumbs-down from some quarters when she offered up a 2005 commencement speech that included a starring role for, ahem, the middle finger. Today, Nooyi serves as the chairperson and CEO of PepsiCo, and yes, she''s given several other commencement speeches since 2005.

Article: Self-Publishing, Author Services Open Floodgates for Writers

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

In 2005 sales were down by 9 percent (and have continued to fall). Mid-level authors already know that the era of large advances, generous royalties, book tours and media spots are over. They have to spend their own time and money to create a website and publicize their books. Publishers just don't have the resources to offer them full support.

UK Business Communicator of the year, 2012: Gillian Tett

Max Atkinson

The key story she tells again and again is how she attended a conference of bankers at the European Securitisation Forum in the Acropolis Centre in Nice in 2005 to find out what was going in the credit world.

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Meeting Report: The wit and wisdom of speechwriter Hal Gordon

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Since 2005, Hal has provided executive speech writing for top executives of Shell Oil, Royal Dutch Shell, CenterPoint Energy, GE […] On Thursday September 17, 2015 the Silicon Valley Speechwriters welcomed Hal Gordon as our guest on a conference call. Since 2005, Hal has provided executive speech writing for top executives of Shell Oil, Royal Dutch Shell, CenterPoint Energy, GE Aero Energy, UPS, Sim-Tex LP, cPanel and the Greater Houston Partnership.