Fri.Mar 02, 2012

Famous Speech Friday: Jackie Kennedy's 1962 televised tour of the White House

The Eloquent Woman

Fifty years ago on Valentine's Day 1962, major U.S. television networks aired an unprecedented public speaking tour de force by a woman, when First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy led a televised tour of the White House and its just-completed $2 million renovations.

Guest Posting: Three Ways to Find a Voice Coach by Sarah Stockton

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

You’ve always heard you have a way with voices. You make all your friends and family laugh with the crazy characters you play. Or maybe you’ve been told you have an excellent speaking voice. You don’t need a voice coach. You’re ready to embark on a career as a voice actor now. Or are you? [.]. Public Speaking voice coach

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"My Week With Marilyn" - When we believed a broken heart was worth the experience

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Colin, an upper-class Brit who decides to enter the film industry (horror, his family thinks), enters into the experience of his life.    In a light comedy starring Marilyn Monroe and big Brit names, Miss Monroe falls in love with him and he with her. 

In Speaking, “Sell” Is a Four Letter Word

Pivotal Public Speaking

It’s weird. Professional speakers, who are often paid thousands of dollars to give a one-hour talk, are expected to “sell from the platform” – that is, encourage audience members to go to their product table at the back of the room to buy their books, CDs, DVDs, notepads and promotional items using a short commercial at the end of their talk. The problem is that when the pitch goes on too long, it can backfire.

New "Sacred" = Where, when we don't bring our smartphones

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This has become the era when we have to create our own concept of "sacred."  "  After all, even on Christmas, given the global economy, some of us put in almost a full day of work.