Famous Orators – 5 Lessons from William Bourke Cockran

Matt Eventoff

The post Famous Orators – 5 Lessons from William Bourke Cockran appeared first on Princeton Public Speaking. Today is a special day in the world of public speaking and communication. Today is the 89th anniversary of the death of William Bourke Cockran, who in my estimation may be one of the greatest speakers of all time.

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Nelson Mandela: Lessons for Future Orators

Matt Eventoff

Mandela is certainly one of the most effective orators in modern history. 4) Rhetorical Devices – Like legendary orators before him, Mandela artfully utilized rhetorical devices to support his messaging. * First appeared in The Atlantic Post.

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Nelson Mandela: Lessons for Future Orators

Matt Eventoff

The post Nelson Mandela: Lessons for Future Orators appeared first on Princeton Public Speaking. * First appeared in The Atlantic Post. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace.

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Famous Orators – 5 Lessons from William Bourke Cockran

Matt Eventoff

I am often asked what orator has had the biggest impact on me, and my oratorical role model is Sir Winston Churchill. William Bourke Cockran , a Congressman from New York City in the early 1900s was described in his day as the greatest orator in the land. It was not just Churchill who held Cockran in such high regard as an orator – it was the vast majority of his peers. Today is a special day in the world of public speaking and communication.

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New Jersey Orators

Successful Speeches Blog

The New Jersey Orators is a non-profit group that teaches young people (ages 7 through 18) the art of public speaking. They have been recognized by Lenovo Computers as one of 18 international finalists in their “10 Second Hero” contest. The prize is a grant of $50,000. The winner will be determined through public voting [.]. Events Presentation Skills Public Speaking Speech Writing

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New Jersey Orators

Successful Speeches Blog

The New Jersey Orators is a non-profit group that teaches young people (ages 7 through 18) the art of public speaking. They have been recognized by Lenovo Computers as one of 18 international finalists in their “10 Second Hero” contest. The prize is a grant of $50,000. The winner will be determined through public voting [.]. Events Presentation Skills Public Speaking Speech Writing

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Remembering John F. Kennedy – Speaking Lessons from a Heroic Orator

DeFinis Communications

When asked to describe John F. Kennedy, many people mention the phrase “great speaker.” It’s true. Watch any of his speeches and you’ll see someone who looks natural and elegant in front of a crowd. He had a cunning wit and easy charm. He was articulate, intelligent, direct, and inspiring.

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Malala Yousafzai and Public Speaking: 12 Lessons from the Best Speech of 2013

Matt Eventoff

It was an important day in the world of public speaking and oration. Malala Yousafzai addressed the United Nations and delivered what can only be described as the best speech of 2013, as well as the most powerful address of this decade (so far.) Malala Yousafzai is a great global communicator.

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Demosthenes and Public Speaking, Part 2

Matt Eventoff

What lengths would you go to in order to become a master orator, or to take your public speaking to the next level? I wrote about Demosthenes and the lengths he is rumored to have gone to in order to become one of the legendary Orators of the Greek Empire, » Read more.

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Public Speaking Day – 5 Lessons from William Bourke Cockran

Matt Eventoff

I am often asked what orator has had the biggest impact on me, and my oratorical role model is Sir Winston Churchill. William Bourke Cockran , a Congressman from New York City in the early 1900s was described in his day as the greatest orator in the land. It was not just Churchill who held Cockran in such high regard as an orator – it was the vast majority of his peers. Today is a special day in the world of public speaking and communication.

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Public Speaking Experts – Demosthenes, Part 1

Matt Eventoff

Demosthenes, public speaking expert of the 4th century BC, is one of the legendary Greek orators. Although he passed away in 322 BC, Demosthenes is relevant to 21st century orators because of his dedication to practice and preparation. Demosthenes’ dream was to be a great orator, » Read more. Public Speaking Tips demosthenes greek orator orator Public Speaking public speaking expertPublic speaking expert is a title that carries tremendous weight.

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Public Speaking Experts – Demosthenes

Matt Eventoff

Demosthenes, public speaking expert of the 4 th century BC, is one of the legendary Greek orators. Although he passed away in 322 BC, Demosthenes is relevant to 21 st century orators because of his dedication to practice and preparation. Demosthenes’ dream was to be a great orator, but he had speech impediments. What lengths would you go to in order to become a master orator, or to take your public speaking to the next level?

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An orator returns to the House of Commons

Max Atkinson

His victory speech (above) may have kicked off with a slight over-statement, but is a timely reminder of the shortage of competent orators among our current Members of Parliament.

Queen Rania and Public Speaking – 7 Lessons

Matt Eventoff

Some examples of great orators and public speakers of the 20th Century: Sir Winston Churchill. Who will students in 2025 study as famous orators and public speakers of the 21st Century? Queen Rania and Public Speaking – 7 Lessons.

Lonely: They often make superior orators

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Robert Ivanov - Dreamstime. Scratch the surface of an oustanding speaker, and you find a rather lonely person.    Most of the greats I wrote speeches, scripts, and PowerPoint presentations for could simulate the attributes of the gregarious but essentially they were on the introspective side - and plenty lonely. 

Demosthenes and Modern Oratory

Matt Eventoff

Demosthenes is one of my favorite orators to study. He is one of the legendary Greek orators and some of his most famous (and my favorite) addresses of his relate to his opposition to King Phillip II of Macedon. Demosthenes had speech impediments and his dream was to be a great orator. He was ridiculed early and often for his deficiencies as an orator and he never quit.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 96)

Manner of Speaking

Marcus Tullius Cicero (160 BC - 43 BC) Roman Statesman, Philosopher, Lawyer, Political Theorist and Orator. Cicero, On the Orator , Vol. Quotes for Public Speakers Cicero Orator public speaking public speaking quotes quotations quotes

You don't need to speak Arabic to tell that Mubarak isn't much of an orator

Max Atkinson

What fascinated me then - and still does - is the fact that we don't have to be able to understand Spanish or German to be able to recognise that Castro and Hitler were highly effective orators.

The Greatest Thumb Sucking Orator in History

Speak and Deliver

Twas the Reading Before Christmas The Greatest Thumb Sucking Orator in History You're Not As Good As You Think You Are Toastmasters Friday: Ready At Any Moment!

Ted Talk Formula: Orate in bar St. Patrick's Day why world should learn to love Camilla

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Ted Talk 18-minute formula has institutionalized the effectiveness of contrarian thinking.  If everyone is pushing the world to eat more vegetables, the Ted Talk presenter points out the peril involved in copious ingestion of veggies. 

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 56)

Manner of Speaking

Marcus Tullius Cicero (160 BC - 43 BC) Roman Statesman, Philosopher, Lawyer, Political Theorist and Orator. Here, then, are some of the reasons why a first-class orator is one of the rarest things in the world.&#. Cicero (citing Antonius in On the Orator , Vol.

Beginning a Speech or Presentation – Four More Tips

Matt Eventoff

“You never get a second chance to make a good first impression” – Will Rogers. This quote certainly holds true for speeches, presentations, group meetings and any other public speaking opportunity that exists.

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Demosthenes and Public Speaking, Pt II

Matt Eventoff

What lengths would you go to in order to become a master orator, or to take your public speaking to the next level? I wrote about Demosthenes and the lengths he is rumored to have gone to in order to become one of the legendary Orators of the Greek Empire, but I left out one. Stand barefoot on blacktop while reciting your speech to test your patience and create proper cadence? Practice on a tightrope to master balance and control over motion?

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Help Wanted: Speech Coaches for Congress

Matt Eventoff

Bourke Cockran , a Congressman from New York City in the early 1900s who was described in his day as the greatest orator in the land. “He was my model. I learned from him how to hold thousands in thrall.&# – Sir Winston Churchill. So who was “he&# ? He was W. He also served as a role model to Churchill. Congressman Cockran was noted for his ability to move colleagues and constituents to support causes or even change positions due his magnificent oratory.

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The enduring challenge and importance of funeral orations

Max Atkinson

Tags: rhetoric Blair funeral orations people's princess Princess Diana

Bourke Cockran – Speech Lessons from Winston Churchill’s Role Model

Matt Eventoff

Bourke Cockran , a Congressman from New York City in the early 1900s who was described in his day as the greatest orator in the land. “He was my model. I learned from him how to hold thousands in thrall.” ” – Sir Winston Churchill. So who was “he”? He was W. He also served as a role model to Churchill.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 96)

Manner of Speaking

Marcus Tullius Cicero (160 BC - 43 BC) Roman Statesman, Philosopher, Lawyer, Political Theorist and Orator. ” - Cicero, On the Orator , Vol. Quotes for Public Speakers Cicero Orator public speaking public speaking quotes quotations quotes“I can think of nothing more agreeable to the brain and the ear than a speech adorned and embellished with wise thoughts and fine language.” I, Ch.

Gaddafi as orator: a life in quotes - with thanks to Al Jazeera

Max Atkinson

Famously dubbed the "mad dog of the Middle East" by Ronald Reagan, the former president of the US, Gaddafi did little to dispel that nickname in his wild orations and writings. No matter how he is remembered by history, Gaddafi’s legacy as an orator is assured. You don't have to speak Arabic to tell that Mubarak isn't much of an oratorSince the beginning of the Arab Spring, I've been a regular visitor to the AlJazeera website to keep up with the latest news.

Public Speaking Can Cause Physical Harm

Matt Eventoff

What lengths would you go to in order to become a master orator, or to take your public speaking to the next level? I wrote about Demosthenes and the lengths he is rumored to have gone to in order to become one of the legendary Orators of the Greek Empire, but I left out one. Stand barefoot on blacktop while reciting your speech to test your patience and create proper cadence? Practice on a tightrope to master balance and control over motion?

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“I Have A Dream” – 7 Lessons from Dr. Martin Luther King

Matt Eventoff

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Margaret Thatcher and the evolution of charismatic woman: PART III The education of a female orator

Max Atkinson

Although Mrs Thatcher took the business of public speaking very seriously after becoming leader of the Conservative Party (see parts I & II), it’s important to remember that she had already come a very long way in the years before she got there and must have found a way of surviving in the male-dominated world of politics long before Ronald Millar, Gordon Reece or Saatchi and Saatchi came on the scene. In this connection, her biography shows that, from a very early age, the former Margaret Roberts had far more opportunities than most English girls of her generation to become accustomed with being treated on equal terms with men. Mrs Thatcher's father was very active both as a local town councillor in Grantham, Lincolnshire, and as a Methodist lay preacher. According to her biographers, the young Margaret was not just exposed throughout her childhood to the political discussions that regularly took place in the Roberts household and across the counter of their grocery shop, but was also actively encouraged by her father to take part in them. At the same time, she was listening to weekly Sunday sermons in the local Methodist church and, more occasionally, heard speeches by national politicians who were visiting the town. That she showed early promise in making the most of these experiences is shown by the fact that, at the age of nine, she won a poetry-reading competition at a local drama festival. It’s also reported that such talents continued to blossom while she was a pupil at Kesteven and Grantham Girls' School: ‘She was a studious girl, but enjoyed the dramatic society, which made her at one time consider becoming an actress, and also question and answer sessions at the end of visitors' lectures, as long as the subject was current affairs. She is well remembered by a girl in the year above her, Margaret Goodrich, for cross-questioning Bernard Newman, the expert on spying, with a confidence not normally expected from such a young girl.’ (Wapshott and Brock, Thatcher , pp. 34-5) For her higher education, the future prime minister could hardly have gone to a university more dominated by men and male traditions than the Oxford of the 1940s. Nor could she have chosen a subject studied by fewer women or by fewer aspiring politicians than chemistry - Mrs Thatcher is not just the first woman, but also the first, and so far only, science graduate, to have become prime minister of the UK. At the same time, part of the experience of living in an all women's college for three years involved taking it for granted that female academics were perfectly capable of performing on equal terms with men. Her chemistry tutor at Somerville was Dorothy Hodgkin, who subsequently went on to win a Nobel prize. During this period she also kept up an active interest in politics, and became president of the University Conservative Association, a post that brought her into direct contact with many of the then leading national politicians, as well as her own student contemporaries who were later to achieve cabinet rank, including Tony Benn, Anthony Crosland and Edward Boyle. In her subsequent careers, first as an industrial research chemist and later as a tax barrister, Mrs Thatcher continued to live and work on equal terms with men in professions where women were still extremely under-represented. So, by the time she won a seat in parliament, she had already accumulated two decades of experience at succeeding in male-dominated environments. Even allowing for the inevitable tendency of biographers (and obituary- writers) to select facts from a life story which fit in with whatever the subject eventually became, it would seem that Mrs Thatcher underwent a lengthy and highly relevant apprenticeship, similar to that recommended by the classical Greek and Roman writers on the education of male orators. As can be seen from her speeches, there is no doubt of her ability to deploy the full range of rhetorical techniques, and to do so in such a way that her essential femininity was never seriously called into question. Tags: speaking. leadership education Thatcher.

The Third Presidential Debate 2012. Analysis and Commentary. And Who Won?

The Presenter's Blog

Up till tonight, it was one round each. Both candidates had proved themselves. Governor Romney had shown himself an admirable debater when the battleground was formed of facts. He had shown himself credible as the next CEO of United States of America Inc.

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Beginning a Speech or Presentation – Four More Tips

Matt Eventoff

Please stay tuned for more tips and techniques, as well as a new feature, the “Messaging Minute&# … Uncategorized executive presence intro to public speaking matt eventoff media training opening a presentation opening a speech opening an interview orator preparing a toast presentation tips princeton public speaking public speaker Public Speaking public speaking tip question quote rhetoric scenario statement toast

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Do You Know The ABC’s? A Manifesto…

Matt Eventoff

I am excited to announce that I have written a manifesto, published today by ChangeThis , entitled “ It Really Is As Simple As ABC: What Leaders Can Learn From Masterful Orators of The Past.” What do Lincoln, Kennedy and Churchill have to do with communicating in 2012 ? Everything! We are a little over three weeks into 2012, with myriad communication disasters, from major crisis communication errors to communication errors that have directly resulted in a crisis. .

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Presentation Skills: Do You Know The ABC’s?

Matt Eventoff

I am excited to announce that I have written a manifesto, published today by ChangeThis , entitled “ It Really Is As Simple As ABC: What Leaders Can Learn From Masterful Orators of The Past.” What do Lincoln, Kennedy and Churchill have to do with communicating in 2012 ? Everything! We are a little over three weeks into 2012, with myriad communication disasters, from major crisis communication errors to communication errors that have directly resulted in a crisis. .

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Public Speaking and Marco Rubio: The Senate May Have A New “Speaker”

Matt Eventoff

Last evening, there were well over 100 combined victory and concession speeches. One stood out among all of them. Florida Senator-Elect Marco Rubio gave what I feel is one of the most effective speeches in the recent past, for reasons having absolutely nothing to do with his politics.

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Message for today, objective for tomorrow

The Presenter's Blog

The Roman orator Quintilian, once wrote that great speeches place a “hidden dart” into the mind of the audience, and that the message encoded in that dart will remain long after the speech itself may have been forgotten. Presentation Structure Tips From The Top "Peter Watts" Barack Obama humility key message orator Osama Bin Laden Peter structure Watts“Tonight, I can report to the American people, and to the world… ”.

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How to Connect with Voters

Matt Eventoff

Tags: Message Development Public Speaking Uncategorized boring political speaker boring political speech chris christie congress cspan dick codey governor jon corzine kevin o'toole new jersey legislature new jersey state senate nj assembly nj congress nj senate political orator political public speaking political speech coach rhetorical questions senate president richard codey senator loretta weinberg senator steve sweeney state legislatures state senator kevin o'toole vocal variety

Churchill, Lincoln, Kennedy…and Bloggers?

Matt Eventoff

Tags: Message Development Public Speaking Uncategorized 6 lessons for business bloggers abraham lincoln al gore barack obama blog public speaking brevity business bloggers churchill blog communications training dionysius drudge report great public speakers jfk lessons for bloggers lincoln blog master orators matt eventoff nicole eventoff oliver wendell holmes perezhilton.com public speaking expert simplicity winston churchill

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Speaking of MLK

Speak and Deliver

He was an orator. Fear of Public Speaking Freedom Great Orators I Have a Dream Speech Martin Luther King Every year, Martin Luther King Day rolls around, and I feel a responsibility to post SOMETHING.

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Face to Face Communication is Worthless!

Matt Eventoff

Tags: Message Development Public Speaking Uncategorized #mbcircus anna david bought businessweek communication conversationagent.com fishbowldc fishbowlla fishbowlny great orators great public speakers laurel touby matt eventoff media bistro circus mediabistro mediabistrocircus Messaging nicole eventoff numerati stephen baker the times center twitter valeria maltoni verbal noise where media meets technology

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 53)

Manner of Speaking

“Of all kinds of success, that of an orator is the most pleasing.&#. Oliver Goldsmith (1730 - 1774) Irish Writer and Poet. Oliver Goldsmith.

Public Speaking Commentary: The Third Era?

Successful Speeches Blog

The first claim she makes refers to great orators of the past and the era of the orator in general. I recently read a post by Olivia Mitchell called “Are You Ready for the Third Era in Presenting?&# In the post, Mitchell makes some sweeping claims that still have me scratching my head. She claims: [.].

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