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Rhetorical Devices: Anaphora

Manner of Speaking

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device : Anaphora. Origin : From the Greek ??????? anafora), which means “carrying back&#.

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Rhetorical Devices: Hypophora

Manner of Speaking

We can never be satisfied as long as our children are stripped of their selfhood and robbed of their dignity by signs stating “For Whites Only” We cannot be satisfied as long as a Negro in Mississippi cannot vote and a Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote.

Famous Speech Friday: Fannie Lou Hamer's 1964 convention committee testimony

The Eloquent Woman

A civil rights activist who'd faced jail, beatings that left her near dead and other kinds of violence in an effort to register to vote, Hamer at this convention was vice-chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. Now that the current U.S.

The best speech about education -- ever.

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

   Today, Mike Johnston is a state senator from Colorado, but his passion is education, and it was ignited as a Teach for America teacher in the Mississippi delta in 1997. 

We’ve got spirit, yes we do!

Duarte Blog

Sleaziest frame salesman this side of the Mississippi. If you’re at all familiar with Duarte, you know we’re more fun than the average bear. And bears are a pretty good time. Take Yogi for example. When he’s not stealing your lunch, that guy is a hoot. But I digress.

The Story Behind Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" Speech

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  “Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina,” he continues, and then comes the famous metaphor:  “I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment I still have a dream.”  I first published this blog a year ago in honor of MLK. 

Research Efficiency and Reliability: An Exercise for Public Speaking

The Communication Blog

How do you make a Mississippi Mud Pie? An old television game show from the 1950s, Name that Tune , pitted 2 contestants against each other. The objective was for one contestant to name the tune the orchestra would play in fewer notes than could the other contestant. In this exercise, the objective is similar; it’s to find reliable information most efficiently, in as few mouse clicks or time as possible.

BigBusiness - Back to Pre-Tort Reform

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He had been state attorney general in Mississippi from 1988 until 2004. Tort reformers position and package the iconic $246 billion Tobacco Master Settlement as pure evil.

Russ Robinson - Suicide as Road More Traveled

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The New York Post not only reports the suicide of Mississippi police officer Russ Robinson. He had used his police car as a way to set up a situation in which he could molest a 17-year-old boy. When the authorities began to investigate, Robinson ended his life with a gun.

Dr. Nikki Paterson - Yes, Women Still Die In Childbirth

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Dr. Nikki Paterson, a surgeon loved in her Mississippi community, died while struggling in natural childbirth. Even in more socially stable times, marriage was risky for females. The peril was not that the husband would abandon the wife. No, it was the possibility of dying in childbirth.

Rewrite, Rewrite, Rewrite

Pro Humorist

Less obvious are when multiple languages are used together, such as Mississippi River. Mississippi means Great River, so essentially you’re saying Great River River. You’ve probably heard the expression “great speeches aren’t written, they’re re-written”. It’s a clichéd expression that has been adapted countless times and has previously been used for novels, screenplays, theatre scripts and so on.

Rewrite, Rewrite, Rewrite

Pro Humorist

Less obvious are when multiple languages are used together, such as Mississippi River. Mississippi means Great River, so essentially you’re saying Great River River. You’ve probably heard the expression “great speeches aren’t written, they’re re-written”. It’s a clichéd expression that has been adapted countless times and has previously been used for novels, screenplays, theatre scripts and so on.

Observational Humor — Case Study #147

Humor Power

Depending on how well you know her, you can refer to her as Georgia or as Mrs Hippie (Mississippi). I’ve known Georgia for over ten years and the connection between Georgia and Mississippi had never occurred to me until that night. Here is another Observational Humor monologue presented at the end of a meeting. THE SET – UP What happened or what was said during the meeting before the monologue was delivered.

Hurrah, You Have $1 Million Invested, Now Can Retire - Well, Maybe Not

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If they choose a retirement location with a lower cost of living, such as Mississippi, the funds could be enough for about 25  years of not working.

Public Speaking : SLOW DOWN

Great Public Speaking

You can count the seconds the same way you did as a child, saying "one-Mississippi, two-Mississippi, three-Mississippi" silently to yourself.) By Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE You're charged with energy and maybe a bit nervous. Too often this can translate into talking too fast, maybe even a rise in voice pitch until the best-intentioned speaker sounds like Minnie Mouse. Pay attention to audience feedback.

Public speaking vs. death

Speak Schmeak

When I see someone following this rigid rule I can almost hear that person mentally saying "one Mississippi, two Mississippi, three Mississippi." Happy Monday! I got up and dressed early for a meeting, and now the meeting's been cancelled.

Southern Oratory - Was Atticus Finch too cerebral?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"  The trial was set in Jackson, Mississippi. Few would disagree that the $7 million jury verdict for the allegedly lead-poisoned plaintiff against defendant Sherwin-Williams was partly due to the emotional oratory of the plaintiff lawyer.    That litigation is "Shermeker Polland, et al. The Sherman Williams Co. Inc., et al."  In the South, those who are alert to rhetorical nuances pay attention to how their churches persuade the sinful to be saved. 

Joke Contest Results — State Slogans

Humor Power

Mississippi: There is no Mr.ssippi. - Our State Slogans theme was inspired by long-time subscriber and funny guy Sol Morrison, Santa Barbara, California. New Joke contests are annonced on the first of each month. Look for the next contest on October 1, 2014. Here are the top lines selected by our panel of judges (speakers and improv players). The Theme: State Slogans. ** FIRST PLACE **. California: All Shook Up. Terry Wall, Washington Township, New Jersey. ** SECOND PLACE **.

Rhetorical Devices: Hypophora

Manner of Speaking

We can never be satisfied as long as our children are stripped of their selfhood and robbed of their dignity by signs stating “For Whites Only” We cannot be satisfied as long as a Negro in Mississippi cannot vote and a Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote. This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device : Hypophora. Origin : From the Greek ???????

"I'll take care of it," Dickie Scruggs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Written by two Mississippi "boys" Alan Lange and Tom Dawson, "Kings of Tort" chronicles the ascent to fame, power, and wealth of the ultimate Mississippi boy Dickie Scruggs.    It will be the raw material for a film about the good ole boys of Mississippi or a PBS-documentary.  The book "Kings of Tort" serves as a type of Greek chorus.    It warns how easy it is for a gifted, ambitious man to fall. 

Native American Day versus Columbus Day

Dahle Communication

I don't usually get too political here - politics is a dangrous pool that can drown you faster than the Mississippi - but living in South Dakota, this is an issue that I've seen first hand. I wanted to post this last Monday (since it was Columbus Day in most of the U.S.), but I didn't have time. However, I wanted to still talk about it this week. In South Dakota, we do not celebrate Columbus Day - we celebrate Native American Day.

henrietta bell's role gets great review

The Eloquent Woman

If they should ever make a movie of Anne Moody's great memoir "Coming of Age in Mississippi" (and I hope they do), Smollett is the actress for the lead role.

Being compulsive hottie hot

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In Gawker, Maureen O'Connor reports that Woods is likely in sex rehab at Pine Grove/Gentle Path in Mississippi.  The new subject to have expertise about - or better yet, personal experience - is sex addiction.      Author and sex addict Benoit Dennizet-Lewis is making out like a bandit.    His book "American Anonymous" will be lucrative.

"Debt" and "The Help" - Theme of courage

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Against this backdrop, they feel compelled to tell their story of how Jackson, Mississippi operates economically, socially, and spiritually.  For decades critics and students of film will be deconstructing the themes in "Debt" and "The Help."  "  But what seemed to resonate the most with those of us who saw both this afternoon was the theme of courage, in all its variations, from reckless to the it's-about-time kinds.

Half CT Wants Out: This Writer Pulled That Off

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, Rhode Island, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Louisiana and Mississippi are also on the Gallup list of perceived wastelands)? Why do so few pull up roots in a geographical area where they feel stuck?

The Perfect Jury…Doesn’t Exist

Matt Eventoff

or case, or locale (New Jersey, Southern Mississippi, Eastern Washington State). Is there such thing as a perfect juror, or jury? Can you, with any regularity, pick “gems” from the jury pool, resulting in a jury with all favorable jurors? It is a question that litigators and jury consultants struggle with every day.

NJ 2

Half of Martin Luther King's most famous speech used imagery

Max Atkinson

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. People who''ve been on my courses or read my books will know that I''m a keen advocate of using different types of imagery to get messages across effectively.

When Communication Matters Most: 5 Crisis Communication Lessons from Hurricane Sandy

Matt Eventoff

Having spent weeks on the Mississippi Coast following Katrina, I have an idea of what is to come, and know how hard the next few years will be. The effectiveness of any leader is not determined during a campaign appearance or positive earning announcement, but rather during a time of crisis. Three days ago my hometown was decimated. My place of employment as a teenager now resides in the Atlantic Ocean. Much of where I spent my childhood no longer exists.

NJ 2

Opening your speech

Executive Speech Coach

Silently count "1 Mississippi, 2 Mississippi". Opening your speech Imagine yourself at mission control; 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 - Speak! When the space shuttle blasts off - those first few seconds of lift are critical.

The 135 Rule

OnSpeechwriting

I used to write for an executive from Mississippi. Heres a question that comes up nearly every week from someone: How much do I need to write for a speech of XX minutes? Seems like an innocent question. Unfortunately, reality and experience suggest otherwise. My general rule of thumb on the length of speeches is to write – as a first draft – 135 words per delivered minute. Notice I said “as a first draft” and “general rule of thumb.” Exceptions abound.

Power Presentations Tip 04:

Executive Speech Coach

You might need to count the seconds in your head as "one steamboat" or "one Mississippi". Power Presentations Tip 04: Zip it. Zip it good. What's more powerful than your words? Your silence. The well placed pause is the simplest communication tool. The pause conveys your confidence more than your words. The pause engages your listeners because it allows them to think. The pause adds emphasis to your words. Yet too many presenters don't make effective use of the pause.

Top 20 Seminar Scams and How to Avoid Them

Great Public Speaking

A real estate speaker doing the same thing in combination with a “Done for You” scam talking about 30% returns being easy on real estate in Mississippi or (whatever state was the farthest from where they were speaking). …

How to be a passionate speaker, pt. 2

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert state sweltering in the heat of injustice and oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. What other verbal techniques convey passion? Oddly enough, perhaps, rhetorical elegance on more formal or important occasions can convey emotion when it isn’t merely pompous.