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Famous Speech Friday: Margaret Edson's 2008 Smith College commencement address

The Eloquent Woman

Photo from Smith College) 2008 Smith College Commencement Margaret Edson from Smith College on Vimeo. Classroom teaching produces nothing.

2008 20

"Over the Moon" - Way Back in 2008, Already Over-Used BuzzPhrase

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That was the situation way back in 2008.   Public SpeakingThe writer lands a contract to ghostwrite a book for a celebrity.

How to Change the World: The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint

NowPublic Read news stories powered by the public. How to Change the World A practical blog for impractical people. « The symptoms of Ménière’s include hearing loss, tinnitus (a constant ringing sound), and vertigo. Thus, I’ve worked to limit control all these factors. However, I have another theory. Total bozosity.

2008 28

Top 10 Best Presentations Ever at KnowHR Blog

The beauty of his speech is that he uses a Top 10 approach and is unafraid to speak plainly and with great humor (which is sadly lost in public speaking). Great speakers and amazingly inspirating Willis Witze Jan 7th, 2008 really cool post, just bookmarked! Don DeVan Mar 25th, 2008 Ronald Reagan’s “Mr. Flair, baby.

2008 23

How thick is your skin?

Speak Schmeak

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You don't have to prove how smart you are

Speak Schmeak

Skulk away and go into hiding, never to speak in public again? I recently came across a blogger who wants to follow "smart people" on Twitter.

See, hear and taste your audience

Speak Schmeak

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9 things you can learn from a home shopping show

Speak Schmeak

You want to see a real public speaking pro at work? Who have you learned from that is not a traditional public speaker? Back to QVC.

A Message from Zimbabwe – Sometimes Speech is Not Free

Matt Eventoff

On November 2nd, in between getting off the train and going to the gym, I pulled up to my polling location, ran in, voted, and ran back to the car. .

Rhetoric & imagery in Obama's victory speech

Max Atkinson

Add to these devices like alliteration, repetition, imagery and anecdotes, and you have the basic building blocks of the language of public speaking. “It’s The Independent on Sunday asked me to annotate Barack Obama’s victory speech last week, the results of which were published on 9th November. Although he has a team of three speechweriters.

2008 10

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 108)

Manner of Speaking

George Carlin (1937 - 2008) American Stand-up Comedian. Quotes for Public Speakers George Carlin Public Speaking Quotations quotations“You can’t be afraid of words that speak the truth. I don’t like words that hide the truth. I don’t like words that conceal reality. ” — George Carlin.

2008 40

what to do when you're losing the audience

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what does it take to get on the program?

The Eloquent Woman, a blog on women and technology, noted that a public relations blogging conference had the same problem , generating lots of comments.

signaling "let's get down to business"

The Eloquent Woman

What are your questions about women and public speaking? Tags: women and public speaking gender issues in speaking appearance gestures

Why Women Almost Never Win the World Championship of Public Speaking

Speak and Deliver

2008 World Champion LaShunda Rundles So I get a little amped up when I hear people accuse Toastmasters of being biased against women. At club.

2015 38

Best and worst communicators of 2008

Speak Schmeak

Tags: Speakers Election Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Obama The Business of Speaking Resources Entertainers Communication

NUS COMMENCEMENT 2008! « The Shy Speaker's Guide to Success on Stage

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

Rated PSBs Top 10 Most Influential Bloggers on Public Speaking 2007 The Public Speaking Blogospheres Top 100 Definitive Blogs on Public Speaking Sign Up for Free Materials! Search this Blog Gary Tweets How to Model and Make the Most Out of Every Public Speaking Performance! That’s the key to public speaking.

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 39)

Manner of Speaking

Dorothy Sarnoff (1914 - 2008) American Musical Theatre Actress and Image Consultant.

2008 21

Public speaking vs. death

Speak Schmeak

Public speaking is the #1 fear." Tags: Pet Peeves Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Resources Happy Monday! Enjoy! Of course.

Public speaking blogosphere review

Speak Schmeak

I don't know how he has the time to do all of that screening, but let's just be thankful that he does!

New public speaking resource

Speak Schmeak

Now they've added a page for public speaking and communication at Thanks to Andrew Dlugan for making it happen!

Snakes top public speaking in Gallup poll

Speak Schmeak

You may recall that I've been trying to track down current and legitimate research on the fear of public speaking. And 1% had no opinion?

New cure for public speaking fear

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Cell phone = public speaking

Speak Schmeak

"Now what's that ridiculous statistic about the average punter's fear of public speaking? Doubt it.

Things to avoid when speaking publicly

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Is public speaking back in fashion?

Speak Schmeak

election found that "public speaking skills are back in fashion." Public speaking was once in fashion. Hold the phone. And now it's back?

Recovering from a public speaking mistake

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70 public speaking blogs agree.

Speak Schmeak

Andrew Dlugan gets major brownie points today! Many are authors - some more than once. Many are Toastmasters. Or were Toastmasters. Women and men.

Even Gs know the rules of public speaking

Speak Schmeak

Kesan may have anger problems, and he may constantly be on the verge of punching someone's lights out, but he sure knows the rules of public speaking!

Public speaking interview with Francisco Saraiva

Speak Schmeak

While you're there, check out his about page. Fun and concise at the same time! Read my interview here!

Obama's rhetoric renews UK media interest in the 'lost art' of oratory

Max Atkinson

Asked what he thought about them, Ken Livingstone, then leader of the GLC, used two consecutive contrasts: “Public speakers are born, not made. There is, however, little evidence for supposing that it is somehow possible to forego the use of rhetoric and still be a persuasive and effective public speaker. MERE RHETORIC?

How do public speaking skills advance your career?

Speak Schmeak

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Wisdom of forethought?

Max Atkinson

Politicians may say that they’re worried about their low esteem in the eyes of the public and growing voter apathy. Back in 2004, when Brownites were busy briefing against Tony Blair, I wrote an article questioning whether Gordon Brown would make a good or better leader. written in September, 2004) 1979 Revisited? Lawyer v. Lecturer?

SPEECHGATE! Did Melania Trump "Steal" Passages from Michelle Obama's 2008 DNC Address?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Several passages of Melania Trump's WOW speech closely mirrored passages from Michelle Obama's address at the 2008 DNC. SPEECHGATE!

Is your fear of public speaking a barrier to career advancement?

Speak Schmeak

She ended up taking another job that still involved public speaking, but only in small increments, introducing other speakers at trainings and events.

Public speaking coaching specials!

Speak Schmeak

Two offers today that you might enjoy: First of all, I'm offering a holiday special on public speaking coaching -- a coaching "snack" or appetizer -- if you'd like to get a taste of coaching but don't have the appetite for a full meal. If you just want an affordable self-study program on public speaking, you can order the e-course by itself.

How To Win the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking: A Book Review

Speak and Deliver

My personal, if painful, favorite, was LaShunda Rundles ''flying'' off the stage in our contest in 2008.) and ''Do you know this guy?''

2013 30

Guest post on public speaking fear

Speak Schmeak

Stop by fellow speaker Jeremy Jacobs' blog to read my guest post on what's really behind public speaking fear and a couple of tips on how to minimize it. Tags: Speakers Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Public Speaking Anxiety Thank you to Jeremy for the invitation!

The Visual Slide Revolution named as one of the Top 10 Business Books of 2008

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Yesterday I was proud to see my latest book, "The Visual Slide Revolution" named as one of the Top 10 Business Books of 2008 by Canada's leading national newspaper, The Globe and Mail. The publicity caused the book to reach the top 500 of all books sold at one point yesterday on You can see the full article at [link].

Thought Trap #6: Fortune telling

Speak Schmeak

This seems to be an appropriate thought trap to address on this last day of 2008. Tags: Thought Traps Public Speaking Anxiety Who knows?