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

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

The Presenter's Blog

He had shown himself credible as the next CEO of United States of America Inc. Did the Sunshine State shimmer on someone’s parade? Obama practiced debate ju-jitsu all night — which he did very well. Up till tonight, it was one round each.

2012 181

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

In the next few weeks, commencement speeches will be delivered to hundreds of thousands of spectators at approximately 4,100 colleges and 37,000 high schools in the United States, not to mention middle and elementary schools.

2009 130

Communication Strategies: Listening Choices

The Communication Blog

In Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Marc Antony, in giving the funeral oration for Caesar, says: “I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. / In some cultures, polite listening cues must be cues of agreement (Japanese culture is often used as an example); in other cultures, polite listening cues are attentiveness and support rather that cues of agreement (much of United States culture is an example). In much of the United States this is perhaps the single most important rule.

President Obama's speech at Westminster awarded a B-

Max Atkinson

Sometimes this tremendous orator doesn't pull it off. It has long been said that the United States and the United Kingdom share a special relationship. Our relationship is special because of the values and beliefs that have united our people through the ages.

2011 81

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 71