Speaking of MLK

Speak and Deliver

He was an orator. I grew up having one friend in my Iowa high school who was black (sadly, even as I type this, I don''t know if I should actually type ''brown'' or ''African-American'' instead, or perhaps something else altogether), and we got along great.

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A conversation with Bob Lehrman

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

He’s an editor of the new book ‘Democratic Orators from JFK to Barack Obama‘ (Palgrave/Macmillan 2016) and authored the chapters on the oratory of J.F.K. from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he studied with Kurt Vonnegut and Richard Yates.

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The Speechwriting Secrets of Jon Favreau

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Speak & Deliver - A Public Speaking Blog For the Speaking Public.

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