Famous Speech Friday: Michelle Obama's eulogy for Maya Angelou

The Eloquent Woman

It was about two women, one growing up on the south side of Chicago with a Malibu Barbie as the model of "ideal," the other a poet, author and activist. Watching @MichelleObama speak at funeral of @DrMayaAngelou & reminded that she is the real orator in the Obama family.

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Museum: unforgettable woman speakers

The Eloquent Woman

Barbara began her remarkable career as an orator encouraging voters at home in Harris County, Texas. Jane Addams , best known for founding the Hull House in Chicago, was also a noted public speaker.

When "um" became a dirty word

The Eloquent Woman

Up until the 19th century, great orators barely gave the ums and uhs a mention when they laid out the rules of a good speech. (Editor's note: You have just a few days left to sign up for next week's workshop--links at the end of this post. While I get ready for "Good On Your Feet!",

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Not Clinton, not McCain but Obama

Max Atkinson

If you’re interested in rhetorical techniques, his widely acclaimed victory speech in Chicago relied very heavily on one of the simplest devices of all, namely the three-part list – of which he cranked out 29 at a rate of just under one every 30 seconds. As everyone seems to agree, Obama is a seriously good orator. For speech-making anoraks like me, Barack Obama’s arrival on the public stage at the 2004 Democratic Convention was a joy to behold.

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How Do You Choose a Speaking Coach?

Speak and Deliver

I still remember watching a doe-eyed, rookie quarterback named Doug Flutie being screamed at by Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka on Monday Night Football. skip to main | skip to sidebar How Do You Choose a Speaking Coach?

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When did "um" become a dirty word?

The Eloquent Woman

Up until the 19th century, great orators barely gave the ums and uhs a mention when they laid out the rules of a good speech. You’ve probably heard that it’s best to ban “um” and “uh” from your public speaking, but those dreaded pause fillers weren’t always forbidden words.

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BLOG INDEX: Sept 2008-June 2009

Max Atkinson

A prime minister who openly refused to answer an interviewer’s questions • UK Speechwriters' Guild • Gordon Brown's interview technique: the tip of a tedious iceberg • Eye contact, public speaking and the case of President Zuma • Chicago! The education of a female orator • Margaret Thatcher and the evolution of charismatic woman: Part II. ‘ This is a list of everything posted since the blog started in September 2008.

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Rhetoric & imagery in Obama's victory speech

Max Atkinson

THE ART OF ORATORY Barack Obama’s speech in Chicago following his victory in the US election was a fine example of the rhetorical brilliance that helped him defeat Hillary Clinton and John McCain. It’s commonly thought that effective orators are blessed with a mysterious gift, but all successful speakers use the same simple techniques, and have been doing so at least since they were first taught by the ancient Greeks.

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BLOG INDEX: Sept 2008-August 2009

Max Atkinson

A prime minister who openly refused to answer an interviewer’s questions • UK Speechwriters' Guild • Gordon Brown's interview technique: the tip of a tedious iceberg • Eye contact, public speaking and the case of President Zuma • Chicago! The education of a female orator • Margaret Thatcher and the evolution of charismatic woman: Part II. ‘ This is a list of everything posted since the blog started in September 2008.

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BLOG INDEX: Sept 2008-July 2009

Max Atkinson

A prime minister who openly refused to answer an interviewer’s questions • UK Speechwriters' Guild • Gordon Brown's interview technique: the tip of a tedious iceberg • Eye contact, public speaking and the case of President Zuma • Chicago! The education of a female orator • Margaret Thatcher and the evolution of charismatic woman: Part II. ‘ This is a list of everything posted since the blog started in September 2008.

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Five Ways to Speak Like Obama | BNET

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

Just check out his presidential acceptance speech in Chicago to see this skill at work. 04/21/09 | Report as spam RE: Five Ways to Speak Like Obama It seems to me that the thrust of this article is how to be a better orator. It does an excellent job providing content and clarity as to what it takes to become an effective orator.

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