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From the vault: 7 times to turn down a speaking gig

The Eloquent Woman

But in these cases, I'd advise you to at least take a second look or turn down the opportunity outright. minutes to speak. No way!) Say no.

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Does simple=stupid in speaking? Why Congress's report card isn't bad

The Eloquent Woman

I think we also try to bring good speakers "down a peg" by mocking them for being clear and simple. Mick Mulvaney. Who wouldn't?

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Observational Humor — Case Study #84

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He had a hook…and a peg leg and eye patch. Here’s another Observational Humor monologue and an analysis of what makes the humor work. THE SET-UP (What happened and what was said during the meeting before the monologue was delivered.). The club had five guests that evening. A speaker talked about wine. ” 11. ” 12.