Famous Speech Friday: Bella Abzug's American Express ad parody

The Eloquent Woman

Not quite 40 years ago, a woman in the U.S. couldn''t get a credit card in her own name , or without her husband''s permission--even if she was a member of Congress.

Lights, Camera, Inaction: The Onion’s Take on TED

Duarte Blog

On the one hand, the fact that the series exists is evidence that presentations have become so influential that they merit parody ( like TV news , morning shows , and sports media ). Compelling speakers. Powerful visuals. A captive audience. And remarkably stupid ideas.

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How to communicate social issues through art and parody

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I’m using the term “art” very broadly here, because there’s really no other way to categorize these beautiful acts of self and collective expression. From people doing meditation flash mobs, to an Italian artist doing Artivism (I swear I made up that word, but Wikipedia disagrees), the world is experiencing the collective creative power of

Song Parody: ’50 Ways to Hate Obama’ TYT

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How to communicate social issues through art and parody

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April 12, 2011 Posts Comments The Speaker Point Helping you master public speaking and communication skills Home Delivery Speech Analysis Making Money Preparation Reviews About How to communicate social issues through art and parody April 1, 2011 By Alex Cequea View Comments I’m using the term “art” very broadly here, because there’s really no other way to categorize these beautiful acts of self and collective expression.

Public Speaking: Malaprops, Parody and Funny Words

Great Public Speaking

Parody Parody is a humorous imitation of a person, event, song or serious piece of writing. You can involve your public speaking audience in your presentation by using a parody in the form of a song. Public speakers say many words over their careers.

We want our parody packaged safety

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sure, this is the era of parody.    But no fool, we want that parody packaged safely.    In fact, mocking our opponent, a point of view, or a practice can be a lethal weapon.    So, it was a mistake for Mocker-in-Chief Stephen Colbert to bring his signature approach from "The Colbert Report" into the Congress.    Few found it effective, never mind a good fit.

HUMOR: With or Without U

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Thanks to Oriana at Gotham Ghostwriters for alerting me to this artfully produced parody of Irish rock band U2′s song “With or Without You”, recast as a promo for a recently published book on Scrabble: Is That a Word?: From AA to ZZZ, the Weird and Wonderful Language of SCRABBLE. If you are part of [.]. Culture Shock! book promotion scrabble U2

MUSIC VIDEOS / Mitt Romney Style (Gangnam Style Parody)

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Click Here to Learn Everything about the Romney-Ryan Tax Plan

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‘Ryan Girl’ sings ‘Let’s get fiscal’ Politico

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Age of Parody: Tweet, YouTube, text message could be deadly

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  So the short forms  available on the web are ideal for killing an opponent, idea, defense strategy, product, service, or brand with parody. Humor operates on brevity.  We have all become Jon Stewart.    Those short forms include Tweets, YouTube, and text messaging.    An example of that deadly use has been, observes  Simon Dumenco in AD AGE,  the opening for "parodists of @BPGlobalPR to wreak havoc."

Lessons from the Olympics: Turning a mistake into a win

Speak Schmeak

As the rings formed, one group of performers instead stayed in a small, tight circle (to represent the opening night snowflake) for a few hilarious moments, parodying the opening night mishap. If you watched the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics, you noticed that there was a snafu with the display of the Olympic rings, when an electronic snowflake that was supposed to expand into the fifth ring never opened.

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Doomed Dictator Twitter Challenge: the sound bite winners

Max Atkinson

The quantity and quality of the entries have in turn prompted me to divide this part of the competition into two divisions, with prizes to both the winners as follows: (1) Prize for prolific parody: Charles Crawford (@charlescrawford), whose entries included the following gems: Mr Gaddafi.

How can you positively frame your core message?

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Actually, if anyone ever leads with a line about being anti- or non- anything (in a way that isn’t meant as parody) it’s a cause for suspicion. A number of people and organizations have gone out of their way lately to tell me that they are non-violent.

One man's creativity in an airport "all by myself"

Presentation Zen

Many of us have probably fantasized of making our own music video parody of some kind. Have you ever found yourself alone in an airport with a lot of time to kill? For most of us this is a rather dismal experience.

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The Visual Thinking Revolution is Here!

Duarte Blog

If you’re still not convinced that the Visual Thinking Revolution has arrived, what could be better proof than the Saturday Night Live parody of the visual thinking-inspired UPS commercial.

The Eloquent Woman Index hits 200 famous speeches by women!

The Eloquent Woman

It took four years, a lot of video-watching, and devoted searching for transcripts and texts, but I can now report that The Eloquent Woman Index of Famous Speeches by Women includes 200 speeches.

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19 famous humorous speeches by women

The Eloquent Woman

Bella Abzug's parody of an American Express ad was used to deliver a serious message about the time when women couldn't have their own credit cards, an issue she fought as a Member of Congress.

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Famous Speech Friday: Melania Trump's speech at the Republican convention

The Eloquent Woman

(Editor's note: This is a longer than usual post, but then again, it's been a longer than usual week for women and public speaking. I'm grateful I don't write this post for any earlier in the week, given how this story unfolded. The most famous speech of many given in this week of the U.S.

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Best Public Speaking Gestures

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To beat tired or brick-wall arguments, use the speaker's switcheroo

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The suffragette took common objections to giving Canadian women the right to vote, swapped the word "women" for "men," then put a parody hearing together in which the question of whether men should vote was debated--using her critics' own objections.

Communication Strategies: How Not to Talk Like a Heterosexist/Homophobe

The Communication Blog

Examine your own language for possible heterosexism and consider, for example, if you do any of the following: < use offensive nonverbal mannerisms that parody stereotypes when talking about gay men and lesbians. Unlike sexist language, heterosexist or homophobic language is still very much with us and it should prove useful to identify some of the ways we can avoid talk that puts down gay men and lesbians.

The Sketch Comedy Writer’s Portfolio

Pro Humorist

Two commercial parody sketches. TV show parody sketch. Movie parody sketch. Saturday Night Live Writer’s Packet info. This is a follow-up to my previous post. So here’s a further breakdown of the comedy writing portfolios agents expect you to have. Bear in mind, I don’t have direct experience doing this myself… yet. This is just research that I’ve conducted and figured I’d share.

Best iPhone Apps for Public Speaking

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Steve Bridges — Gifted Impersonator

Humor Power

Related Articles: Presidential Humor, Satire and Parody and Presidential Impersonations. Steve Bridges, an exceptionally talented Presidential impersonator, died Saturday. He was 48. It was amazing to see him speak as George W Bush , Bill Clinton , Arnold Schwartzenneger , Barack Obama. He had the gift, wit, and insight which made him unforgettable. Steve Bridges shared laughter with millions. He will be missed.

Famous Speech Friday: Essie Washington-Williams: "I feel completely free"

The Eloquent Woman

In fact, an over-the-top array of adjectives and adverbs would have turned it into a parody.

Late Night Talk Show Packet

Pro Humorist

two parody sketches. The talk show packet is supposed to model a late night talk show of your choice. At the time of writing, we have pretty much finished a major shake-up in Late Night TV hosts. As writers, we have to try to capture the unique voice of the show’s host. Current Late-Night line-up. Across the U.S. networks the hosts are as follows; Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, James Corden, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, and Seth Myers.

Jay Leno’s Final Tonight Show

Humor Power

That set the stage for three vehicles to carry the humor: A monologue by Billy Crystal, a slide show, and a song parody. Later, a Sound-of-Music parody brought visits from celebrities who had been hiding back stage, with Oprah taking the final spot. Jay Leno signed off from The Tonight Show Thursday night with laughter and touching moments. His monologue opened with a softer touch than the previous night.

The Power of Visual Information

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Send me your video and get free public speaking feedback

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Newest Articles How to communicate social issues through art and parody Speaker Profile: Seth Braun Send me your video and get free public speaking feedback Best Public Speaking Gestures TED Talk Analysis: Tony Porter “A Call to Men” About me Im Alex Cequea, and I write and speak about ideas that can help us communicate more consciously.

3 Easy Ways to Calm the Nerves before a Presentation

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Book Review: Confessions of a Public Speaker

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Tip of the Week: Save an Extra Copy on Google Docs

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Newest Articles How to communicate social issues through art and parody Speaker Profile: Seth Braun Send me your video and get free public speaking feedback Best Public Speaking Gestures TED Talk Analysis: Tony Porter “A Call to Men” About me Im Alex Cequea, and I write and speak about ideas that can help us communicate more consciously.

Skills we can learn from comedians

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Is Prezi Right For You?

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Newest Articles How to communicate social issues through art and parody Speaker Profile: Seth Braun Send me your video and get free public speaking feedback Best Public Speaking Gestures TED Talk Analysis: Tony Porter “A Call to Men” About me Im Alex Cequea, and I write and speak about ideas that can help us communicate more consciously.

Write For Speaker Point!

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Newest Articles How to communicate social issues through art and parody Speaker Profile: Seth Braun Send me your video and get free public speaking feedback Best Public Speaking Gestures TED Talk Analysis: Tony Porter “A Call to Men” About me Im Alex Cequea, and I write and speak about ideas that can help us communicate more consciously.

Tom Peters: High on rhetoric but low on content?

Max Atkinson

One of the best examples I ever heard of anupme coming close to this was the late Peter Sellers, who delivered a parody of a political speech that ended with the immortal line “.

Observational Humor — Case Study #63

Humor Power

As one of his amazing guitar numbers, Mike did a musical parody of Dueling Banjos , where he played a duel between a guitar and a middle-eastern instrument, using only an accoustic guitar. A call back to the musical parody of dueling banjos. Here’s a look at Observational Humor presented after a presentation by Mike Rayburn, professional guitarist, comic, motivational speaker. THE SET-UP (What was said and what happened during the meeting before the monologue was delivered.).

TED Talk Analysis: Tony Porter “A Call to Men”

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Related Articles: The Power of Visual Information 3 Presentation Skills You Can Practice Any Time How to communicate social issues through art and parody Filed Under: Featured , Speech Critiques Tagged With: engaging , Resonate , story-telling , TED [link] Nancy Duarte Thanks for the mention, Alex.