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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Another High-Stakes Presentation: The Wedding Toast

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Dawn is a writer, editor, and writing coach whom I have worked with on many writing projects since 2005. She confidently walked up the microphone and she used my triangle model for giving toasts.

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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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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?

How to Start Speaking at Events | chrisbrogan.com


Even for someone like Chris Brogan and Kay Ballard, who are alike in the fact that we have never seen a microphone we didn't love.

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