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. A transcript of the entire speech can be found here.

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Famous Speech Friday: Hillary Clinton accepts nomination for president

The Eloquent Woman

Every time she speaks, critics, mostly male and Republican, line up to say what a lousy orator she is , despite her well-developed speaking skills; even President Obama wincingly says she's no orator, though we have plenty of examples on this blog and in real life to the contrary.

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Famous Speech Friday: Nancy Astor's "maiden speech" in Parliament

The Eloquent Woman

From the debate transcript: I shall not begin by craving the indulgence of the House. Although mid-debate, she said, "How I wish that I was really an orator. Nancy Astor wasn''t the first woman elected to the British Parliament. She wasn''t even British.

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Famous Speech Friday: Michelle Obama's eulogy for Maya Angelou

The Eloquent Woman

Watching @MichelleObama speak at funeral of @DrMayaAngelou & reminded that she is the real orator in the Obama family. You can read a transcript of the speech here and watch the video below--listen for her inflections and emphases in this delivery.

Famous Speech Friday: Angelina Grimké's 1838 speech at Pennsylvania Hall

The Eloquent Woman

This note on the scene comes from the transcript of a speech delivered by abolitionist and women’s rights activist Angelina Grimké Weld--the last public speech she ever made--in Philadelphia in 1838. Grimké retired as an orator after this Philadelphia address.

Obama's memorial masterpiece in Arizona

Max Atkinson

But today I've neither the time nor the inclination to do more than to urge readers to watch, listen and follow the transcript below. I spent much of yesterday writing about a rather famous American speech (on which more later).

Gordon Brown's model example of how to express condolences

Max Atkinson

In earlier posts, I have commented on the importance of funeral orations and have also sometimes been critical of Gordon Brown's speech-making. For students of speech delivery, listening to a speech while reading the script can be a useful and revealing exercise, especially in learning how pauses can be used to express emotion, and you can check the transcript against Mr Brown's delivery here.

Can British Prime Ministers still learn from Aristotle and rhetoric?

Pro Humorist

After reviewing the transcript of David Cameron’s first speech as P.M. But I feel that both Brown and Cameron can learn a lot from American orators of the past. But political speakers and orators need to be able to effectively use rhetoric I feel.

Can British Prime Ministers still learn from Aristotle and rhetoric?

Pro Humorist

After reviewing the transcript of David Cameron’s first speech as P.M. But I feel that both Brown and Cameron can learn a lot from American orators of the past. But political speakers and orators need to be able to effectively use rhetoric I feel. But I feel that both Brown and Cameron can learn a lot from American orators of the past. Can British Prime Ministers still learn from Aristotle and rhetoric?

Girls compete in Dr. King speech contest

The Eloquent Woman

One of the 10-year-old girl orators, born three decades after King's death roused the crowd with this line: "I am opportunity, you are opportunity, we are all opportunity.I National Public Radio today marked the anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s

Sales, showbiz and speaking

Max Atkinson

With his eyes glued to a teleprompter, and an expression on his face serious enough for a funeral oration, he spoke in a flat and regular monotone that sounded like an audition for the the voice-over part of a speaking robot in a science fiction movie. The verbatim transcript of his final 'few words' went as follows: ".

Obama's rhetoric renews UK media interest in the 'lost art' of oratory

Max Atkinson

Judging from the number of approaches from the media I've had since the election of Barack Obama, his outstanding speaking ability seems to have made some in our media wake up to the fact that, with the notable exceptions of Tony Blair and David Cameron, there's been a shortage of good orators in recent British politics.

Max Atkinson's Blog: Steve Jobs shows how to use an object as a visual aid (and how to speak about it)

Max Atkinson

words - i.e. at a very similar rate to that found in speeches by accomplished orators like Churchill, Thatcher, Reagan, Clinton, Blair and Cameron (for more on which, see HERE ) He walks (unhurriedly) large distances from one side of the stage to the other. TRANSCRIPT The line-breaks in the following are where pauses occur: So it’s so thin it even fits inside one of these envelopes we’ve all seen floating around the office.

Seven Steps to a Successful Murder Board

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

People will think that you are indeed a silver-tongued orator who can put together a well thought out and extemporaneous presentation at the last minute.