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? Practice on a tightrope to master balance and control over motion?

2018 130

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

Matt Eventoff

Here are just a dozen: Practice – Malala knew that for this one moment in time, the eyes and ears of the world would be focused on her. There is no question that Malala had practiced the speech countless times. It was an important day in the world of public speaking and oration.

2013 274

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.

2014 100

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. Passed two or three months in an underground cave, practicing his oratory. Public speaking expert is a title that carries tremendous weight.

2014 175

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 is relevant here because of his dedication to practice and preparation. 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.

2011 180

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.

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? Practice on a tightrope to master balance and control over motion? 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?

2013 149

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

Matt Eventoff

Practice – It is rumored that Dr. King went off script at the end of this address, however it is also rumored he practiced the vast majority of this address extensively prior to delivering it.

2011 231

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

The Presenter's Blog

Obama practiced debate ju-jitsu all night — which he did very well. 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.

2012 181

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

Matt Eventoff

Practice – From tempo to inflection to body language to tone, the Senator was simply on – again, not “winging it.&# He knew what he wanted to say, how he wanted to say it, and he succeeded. Last evening, there were well over 100 combined victory and concession speeches.

2010 151

Princeton University, President Wilson and the Art of Public Speaking

Matt Eventoff

Woodrow Wilson is not often one of the first figures that come to mind when remembering legendary orators of the past. This is certainly true with oratory, and the legions of great orators of the past all certainly held true to the theme of this study, centuries before it was ever released.

2015 233

Face to Face Communication is Worthless!

Matt Eventoff

At the same time, a speaker who doesn’t have strong public speaking skills, does not practice and does not prepare loses an audience, no matter how “cutting edge&# or potentially exciting the material may be. Your editing occurs before you present, and a lot of your editing comes from practice — just as you re-read an email or proposal, doing some &# dry runs&# of your presentation allow you to see what edits you would like to make. . Or is it?

2009 109

Speak & Deliver - A Public Speaking Blog For the Speaking Public: Speaking With Notes: 7 Best Practices

Speak and Deliver

To effectively use cards, print one point per card - one sentence only that will trigger the segment youve practiced 100 times. Practice, Edit, Practice Again. The more you practice, the less the crutches of notecards, loose sheets, Power Point, etc.

2009 62

Cicero Versus Demosthenes

Pivotal Public Speaking

There were two great orators from ancient Mediterranean: Demosthenes the Greek and Cicero the Roman. Two great orators. Here’s an important point… Practice to become the best speaker you can. Find out how … Tags: audience in public speaking public speaking call to action orators speech to inspire It was said that when Cicero spoke, people exclaimed, “Great speech. Wonderful message. I couldn’t agree with you more.&#

2009 40

Public Speaking Expert: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Matt Eventoff

The next legend in a series on public speaking experts is one of the greatest orators ever, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He is a legendary orator. Practice – It is rumored that Dr. King went off script at the end of this address, however it is also rumored he practiced the vast majority of this address extensively prior to delivering it. Chances are, you are probably not as oratorically gifted as MLK ; if he had to practice, you have to practice.

2015 152

Are you ready for the third era in presenting?

Speaking about Presenting

The era of the orator. Politicians and other public figures such as Winston Churchill, Martin Luther King and now Barack Obama are classic examples of orators. It’s partly descended from the era of the orator and the era of the slide, but there’s been other significant influences: 1.

2010 222

The Oratorical Prowess of Barack Obama

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

This often ignored trait of great orators made Americans feel as if they knew Barack Obama personally and they believed what he had to say. Bob Proctor, a great orator, breaks a speech down into 3 simple parts. The second step of any great speech is practice. A great orator will know his stuff. Instead of following the modern, just the facts style of many of today’s orators Obama looked to the great speakers of the past for inspiration.

2009 133

Are Presentation Skills Like Riding a Bicycle?

Professionally Speaking...

This is one area where there has been significant change in best practices. Listen to brilliant orators like Winston Churchill, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton.

2010 187

The Fear of Public Speaking: 25 Tips to Calm Your Nerves

Matt Eventoff

Practice: Once you have prepared, you MUST practice, early and often. Rumor has it that Churchill practiced for one hour per one minute of speech content he was delivering. 5 minute presentation = 5 hours practice. How long are you practicing ? Two of the greatest orators ever, both suffering from a fear of public speaking. Prepare: The more you prepare and the better handle you have on the material you are presenting, the better it will go.

2012 205

How to Be the Highlight of Any Meal: Tips for Making the After Dinner Speech

DeFinis Communications

The after dinner speech gained prominence in England during the early nineteenth century, and according to Barnet Baskerville in his book The People’s Voice: The Orator in American Society, these speeches became so popular that they were called “the style of oratory most cultivated” in the U.S.

2012 213

A clear, engaging guide, not only for those speaking to the business world.

Pivotal Public Speaking

Through entertaining and insightful examples, Morgan illustrates a practical, three-part process—focusing on content development, rehearsal, and delivery—geared toward engaging an audience on every level: emotional, intellectual, and physical. Working the Room. by Nick Morgan.

Public Speaking: 25 Tips to Calm Your Nerves

Matt Eventoff

Practice: Once you have prepared, you MUST practice, early and often. Rumor has it that Churchill practiced for one hour per one minute of speech content he was delivering. 5 minute presentation = 5 hours practice. How long are you practicing ? Two of the greatest orators ever, both suffering from a fear of public speaking. Prepare: The more you prepare and the better handle you have on the material you are presenting, the better it will go.

2012 196

Executive Communication Skills: 25 Tips to Calm Your Nerves

Matt Eventoff

Practice: Once you have prepared, you MUST practice, early and often. Rumor has it that Churchill practiced for one hour per one minute of speech content he was delivering. 5 minute presentation = 5 hours practice. How long are you practicing ? Two of the greatest orators ever, both suffering from a fear of public speaking. Prepare: The more you prepare and the better handle you have on the material you are presenting, the better it will go.

4 Methods to Deliver a Great Speech

DeFinis Communications

Hundreds of years ago, the legendary orators would memorize long and complex speeches and deliver them word for word. Fortunately, today this is not a customary or recommended practice. Keep the audience on track by stressing key words: “The first point I’d like to cover…” “Next you will see…” “And finally I would like to add…” Impromptu speaking takes practice, but if you follow a structure you’ll soon get the hang of it. .

2009 170

THE POWER OF LANGUAGE, PART I

Professionally Speaking...

Churchill was a powerful orator who developed his skills through the study of rhetoric and many long hours of practice. "Language exerts hidden power, like a moon on the tides.". Rita Mae Brown, American writer. . Language.something we use everyday; something we take for granted; yet something that has enormous power in helping us effectively and persuasively communicate our ideas.

2009 100

6 great gifts to encourage your favorite speaker

The Eloquent Woman

Help your speaker practice and promote her talks with a Sony Bloggie Touch , the same ultralight camcorder I use in group training workshops for speakers. Give your speaker a practice advantage with a portable presentation lectern.

2013 96

"Evil" - Leaders Destroy Credibility Leveraging Term

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" That is, unless they are practiced in balancing material from religious contexts with that from the age of neuroscience.  "Father forgive me but I had read enough in neuroscience to reject that any human being is responsible for behavior.

2014 56

Need a last minute gift for your favorite Public Speaker?

DeFinis Communications

In this way, she practices what she preaches: the beautifully designed pages come to life and resonate with the reader. While it’s hard to improve on the speaking lessons from the ancient Greek Orators, Duarte has done it.

2010 151

Bad Rules Never Seem to Die: the 5 Worst Ideas in Public Speaking

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Both of those orators began to change the genre by using colloquial language and direct address to the people.    That’s the more spontaneous and engaging way to do it, but it takes practice to stay on message and not get distracted too much by the questions.  I first published this blog post 3 years ago, and I’m sorry to say I still see people following these 5 (bad) rules all the time.    Let’s stamp them out now!

2012 80

Famous Speech Friday: Mary Ann Shadd Cary's 1858 "Break Every Yoke"

The Eloquent Woman

(Editor's note: Mary Ann Shadd Cary is one of a number of nineteenth-century American black women orators like Sojourner Truth who defied societal norms against women, and black women, speaking in public. Read your speech aloud to yourself as you practice.

2016 72

Quintessential Public Speaking: The Commencement Address

DeFinis Communications

These orations celebrate achievement, foster hope in the face of adversity and offer the challenge to lead. When my son was in the 8 th grade I had the privilege of preparing and coaching the graduation speakers of Kent Middle School in Kentfield, California.

2009 130

“The Top 10 Secrets of Today’s Most Successful Speakers”

Pivotal Public Speaking

Maya Angelou, JFK, and President Obama didn’t become gifted orators overnight. It takes old-fashioned practice and perseverance to master the art of public speaking. Practice thoroughly — Practice giving your talk into a recorder and use a timer to watch your minute marks. From here, you can graduate to practicing in front of others. Practice using tools such as your PowerPoint clicker or laser pointer.

2012 48

Interview: Phillip Van Hooser - President, National Speakers Association

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

His talk, Uncommon Business Practices That Will Help You Re-Think, Re-Position and Re-Tool Your Way to Speaking Success, reviewed the evolution of his own speaking career and the lessons this holds for other professional speakers. That didn't happen, but he did became enamored with natural orators: the preachers, teachers and politicians of his Kentucky childhood. “We must always remember that the act of speaking professionally is only a part of our individual journeys.

How To Use the Power of the Pause in Public Speaking

Pivotal Public Speaking

Learning how to use the power of the pause in public speaking can be one of the most effective skills an orator can acquire. No matter how much you practice and rehearse, there are times when the combination of adrenaline and nervousness makes you forget where you are. Pausing really works–practice it and utilize it. Pausing when giving a speaking presentation?

2011 58

Interview: Phillip Van Hooser - President, National Speakers Association

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

His talk, Uncommon Business Practices That Will Help You Re-Think, Re-Position and Re-Tool Your Way to Speaking Success, reviewed the evolution of his own speaking career and the lessons this holds for other professional speakers. That didn't happen, but he did became enamored with natural orators: the preachers, teachers and politicians of his Kentucky childhood. “We must always remember that the act of speaking professionally is only a part of our individual journeys.

Public Speaking Fear – Will They Reject My Words?

Pivotal Public Speaking

Are they all fabulous speech writers and award-winning orators? Bonus: Once you get some practice speaking naturally, you’ll find it much easier to work with improving your actual words if you want to. Guest post by Janet Hilts. Is your fear of speaking really a fear of rejection? That’s at the bottom of public speaking anxiety for a lot of people. The way to deal with this fear is to first take a closer look. What are you afraid might be rejected? Your words?

2010 46

making shifts as a speaker

The Eloquent Woman

He's also battling his own limits as a speaker, as the article notes: By his own admission, Mr. McCain is not a great orator. The article yields some insights from which any speaker can benefit: Practice restraint and avoid embellishment.

2008 52

BLOG INDEX: Sept 2008-Jan 2009

Max Atkinson

The great camcorder con-trick • Obama’s inauguration rhetoric won approval for some uncomfortable messages • Rhetoric and applause in Obama’s inaugural speech as a measure of what the audience liked best • A line I don't want to hear in today's speech by President Obama • The enduring challenge and importance of funeral orations • Has talking the economy down become a dangerous self-fulfilling prophesy? This is a list of everything posted since the Blog started in September 2008.

2009 40

Re-Learning for the Very First Time: A Review of 'resonate', by.

Speak and Deliver

resonate is as practical as it is artful. 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!

2010 75

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

Speak and Deliver

Practice makes us better so I’m grateful to each of my SHOUT OUTS for the practice they provided. 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!

2010 73

Twas the Reading Before Christmas

Speak and Deliver

3) Practice, when possible. One of todays practices (my second) is below. 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!

2009 52

Michelle Obama 1, teleprompter 0

The Eloquent Woman

Would-be speakers and those who train them have two weeks of great "practice" ahead, watching the two U.S. You had to wonder what kind of orators these two parents might be raising.

Speaking Season 13 of 107

Speak and Deliver

I did practice with it beforehand, like a good little speaker, but not enough, apparently. 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!