Sun.Jul 15, 2018

Rhetorical Devices: Symploce

Manner of Speaking

This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device: Symploce (pronounced sim-plo-see or sim-plo-kee) Origin: From the Greek ????????? simplokeen), meaning “interweaving” In plain English: Repetition of … Continue reading → Rhetoric Anaphora Donald Trump Epistrophe John Kennedy Malcolm X rhetoric Rhetorical device Steve Jobs symploce

Famous Orators – 5 Lessons from William Bourke Cockran

Matt Eventoff

Today is a special day in the world of public speaking and communication. Today is the 89th anniversary of the death of William Bourke Cockran, who in my estimation may be one of the greatest speakers of all time. Who is William Bourke Cockran, and how can I make such a bold statement, having never witnessed him speak, as he passed away well before speeches were recorded on video?

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Madonna Louise Ciccone Turning 60 - The Image of "Aging" In Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those who I assumed were envious of Madonna Louise Ciccone would tsk-tsk: Wait 'till she gets  old. They figured that curse of aging would finish her. Well, she is old. Soon she will be celebrating her 60th birthday. And she isn't finished.

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Older Parents - Unique Possible Consequences of Paying for Children's College

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

State law rules that the parental financial obligation for a child ends at 18. So, no, ponying up the possible hundreds of thousands for a college education for offspring is not a legal requirement.

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New Aging - "Equity Refugees" Migrate to Arizona (and some soon come to regret it)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They even have a label: equity refugees. They are the New Aging who are determined not to outlive their money. So they migrate from high cost of living locations such as Orange County, California, to more affordable ones like Phoenix, Arizona.

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The Middle Child - Blessed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In New York Magazine , Adam Sternbergh makes a big deal of the Middle Child Syndrome and how it is on the way out since, nationally, women are limiting their families to two children. Anyone growing up in intrusive working class ethnic immigrant families who had been a middle child probably was blessed. My older sister was under constant scrutiny. My much younger sister represented a whole different generation in America and so was a target for criticism of her values.

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Ghostwriter for Marketing Book, San Diego, CA (help wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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