The 135 Rule


I used to write for an executive from Mississippi. The 135 Rule lasts as long as the first practice. So if you can be in the room – with a stopwatch – when the speaker practices, do it. 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.

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Public Speaking : SLOW DOWN

Great Public Speaking

Practice reading your speech aloud. 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.

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)? The only way from Point A to Point B was by being totally practical and conservative in judgment.

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"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.  Lange and Dawson contend the reason "was a practiced evil and coordinated deception that infected all with whom he came in contact, including his own son."  The book "Kings of Tort" serves as a type of Greek chorus. 

henrietta bell's role gets great review

The Eloquent Woman

She plays a woman named Samantha Booke, who wants to be Texas's third practicing African American female lawyer. 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.

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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). … Testimonials Selling, trading and providing fake testimonials are highly unethical practices and now with the FTC ruling from December of 2010 probably illegal.

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