Fri.Feb 24, 2012

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Friday Fun: Comedians

Speak Schmeak

I am constantly fascinated by how much speakers can learn from comedians. Most recent posts are at the top.) It's the candles, it's the smoke.

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Famous Speech Friday: Jennifer Granholm's 2005 tribute to Rosa Parks

The Eloquent Woman

We've said it before: Jennifer Granholm is a rock star of public speaking. Check out her YouTube channel to see the full range of her talks.)

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To read or not to read? That is the question for speechwriters - or is it?

Max Atkinson

Yesterday's conference of the UK Speechwriters' Guild was another stimulating treat, for which founder Bran Jenner deserves the thanks of all of us who were lucky enough to attend. But, had there been more time, an interesting argument might have developed between some of us who were there and some of the speakers. Authenticity? False.

Storytelling-V. 5 Ideas. 5 Blogs. 5 Days.

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

This is the fifth and final blog in a series about storytelling – 5 in 5 days.    Everyone seems to get it that storytelling is important, because we’re awash in data and information and can’t remember it all.    But we do remember stories.    That’s because they are how our brains work.    01.

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Public Speaking - Remove the Lectern

Great Public Speaking

To get started in your efforts to involve the audience I recommend that you take a big axe with you to each one of your presentations and chop the lectern into tiny little pieces. That way you won't be tempted to stand behind it. The behind-the lectern speaker is quickly going the way of the dinosaur.

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Trust: What has that to do with anything?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As a recovering Catholic, of course I was bug-eyed by all the studies which showed the low trust in society's most important institutions. 

Old Line RDA: How can we tell if we are old line, too?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Old line isn't always bad.    That's the signature for the values in "Downton Abbey."  Not willing to sit some out.