“This is the White House calling…” A Last Minute Speech for Barack Obama

DeFinis Communications

If you thought doing a last minute speech in front of your board of directors, CEO, or company leaders was intimidating, imagine having less than 24 hours to prepare to speak before the President of the United States…and on national television!

House 176

Former GM CEO Rick Wagoner - 5 Communications Lessons

Matt Eventoff

That means at the minimum a practice session with your staff where you are asked questions that are likely to come up. Lesson #5 - Practice. Practice. Practice. - Only two things make it worse — not having written the testimony yourself, and not practicing. Click here to view the embedded video. News Flash - Richard “Rick&# Wagoner resigned as CEO of General Motors yesterday at the behest of President Obama. Was it the right thing to do? Was it fair?

2009 116

practicing figures of speech online

The Eloquent Woman

Rather, it is that I revere the office of the Presidency of the United States." Don't forget to use the audio component: It lets you practice along with some of the greatest speakers in history.

2008 60

Princeton University, President Wilson and the Art of Public Speaking

Matt Eventoff

While the hours necessary to become accomplished have been challenged, the core of Ericsson’s study suggests that a certain level of dedicated, regular practice of a particular skill will allow an individual to gain a certain level of acumen in that skill. He practiced.

2015 233

Cultural Sensitivity and the Cultural Defense

The Communication Blog

2) An Iraqi family flees to the United States to avoid a dictator and while in the United States their daughters (ages 13 and 14) are wed to Iraqi men in their 20’s, and their parents are charged with child abuse and delinquency of a minor. This is an even more dramatic example and the question I would pose as a teacher is "How accepting and sensitive must we be of cultural differences and cultural practices?"

2015 116

Famous Speech Friday: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Opinion in the VMI Case

The Eloquent Woman

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman justice to sit at the Court, delivered the summary majority opinion in United States v. You won't find elaborate prose in United States v.

2015 81

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Independence Day in the United States is always a good excuse to practice your delivery skills with a familiar text. Practice, practice, practice: I was pleased to see that Ragan.com published my article this week on 7 crucial advantages to not ''winging it'' as a speaker.

2013 79

Outline for PowerPoint & presentation training workshops

PowerPoint Tips

I asked them to volunteer a definition and I got the same types of answers I would hear at home in the United States: Too much text. Makeovers and hands-on exercises and practice. I thought I would share with you a brief outline of the workshop/seminar I did in Trinidad.

2012 187

Be part of a speaking tradition: Read the Declaration of Independence aloud

The Eloquent Woman

And when the colonies that became the United States declared their independence from England, that declaration was read in public in cities and towns. It has become a 4th of July tradition still in force--and it's wonderful practice for today's speakers.

2011 84

Famous Speech Friday: Eleanor Roosevelt's Pearl Harbor radio address

The Eloquent Woman

It was December 7, 1941, the day Pearl Harbor was attacked, bringing the United States into World War II. We are the free and unconquerable people of the United States of America.

2015 111

Ted Bundy Wouldn't Get Too Far Today

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One is more careful parole practices.   Young people are less apt to hitchhike across the United States. The long success of fictional crime programming of shows such as "Criminal Minds" is due to the public fascination with serial killers.

2018 52

Famous Speech Friday: Carly Fiorina's post-9/11 speech

The Eloquent Woman

This speech is getting better known, 14 years later, for its ending, and because Fiorina is now running for the presidency of the United States. It was able to create a continental super-state that stretched from ocean to ocean, and from northern climes to tropics and deserts.

2015 96

Even famous speakers are made, not born: 4 examples

The Eloquent Woman

Lady Bird Johnson, a First Lady of the United States. And (you knew this was coming) they all turned around their speaking fortunes with practice and coaching. All of these famous speakers figured out for themselves the 7 secret advantages of the speaker who practices.

2014 90

Doing What You Want - Jodie Foster, 55, Says That's the Benefit of Aging

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Real estate developer Donald Trump created a reality show and later became president of the United States. " At the top of the list are law partners who hate practicing law. Jodie Foster, after being gone from the entertainment world for five years, is back.

2018 52

Find a Presentation Designer Here

Speaking about Presenting

Rick Altman is one of the few in the presentation community who blends presentation design, best practices, and software technique to serve his clients. Are you looking for a presentation designer?

Design 260

Forget perfection: Strive for connection.

Speak Schmeak

His examples are relevant: He shows a graph of causes of death in the United States and says, "We spend our lives being paranoid about death, murder, homicide -- you name it, it''s on the front page of every paper, CNN. He offers practical solutions: "Under the circumstances, it''s profoundly important that every single American child leave school knowing how to cook ten recipes that will save their life.

2013 150

'Be The Eloquent Woman' at my October speaking workshop in Amsterdam

The Eloquent Woman

You''ll learn about the research as well as the realities that women face--the perceptions that stand in the way of your success and undermine your confidence--along with the practical advice that will help you subvert those expectations and succeed as a speaker.

2014 101

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

Five famous speeches by women who feared public speaking

The Eloquent Woman

This First Lady''s 1964 whistle stop campaign tour of the southern United States put her to the test as a speaker who needed to rise above the raucous and sometimes insulting crowds, who were angry with her husband for signing civil rights legislation.

2013 110

How To Do a Proper Thesis Defense Using the Right PowerPoint Presentation


In today’s article we will be giving you The Right PowerPoint Templates for Your Thesis Defense and a powerful outline composed of best practices and layouts are specifically designed to help you defend your thesis in both written and oral presentation. USA: In the United States of America, they consider thesis as shorter than a dissertation. You have to study and practice how to effectively deliver your presentation. State any limitations to the work you have done.

2018 70

My FLOTUS #publicspeaking wish list for Melania Trump (or any new leader)

The Eloquent Woman

As First Lady of the United States, your speeches shouldn't generally be surprises, and your scheduler should be involved. Speaking can't be learned without practice in private and practice in public.

2016 80

How to Thrive in a Challenging Public Speaking Situation

DeFinis Communications

Transition US is a resource and catalyst for building resilient communities across the United States that are able to withstand severe energy, climate, or economic shocks while creating a better quality of life in the process. My practice and work on the presentation saved me. A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of working with Carolyne Stayton, the Executive Director of Transition US.

2012 160

The Communication Blog: Introducing People

The Communication Blog

Another commonly practiced rule is to introduce the man to the woman: Marie, this is Stephen. In the United States, the handshake is the most essential gesture of introduction (see “Dos and Don’ts&# below&# ). In Latin America, South America, and the Mediterranean, people are more likely to hug (and perhaps kiss on the cheek) than are Northern Europeans, Asians, and many from the United States.

Famous Speech Friday: Judge Phyllis Randolph Frye's "My Son"

The Eloquent Woman

Frye is the first openly transgender judge in Texas and one of the first openly transgender judges in the United States. Before Phyllis Frye became known as the grandmother of the transgender movement, she was a parent--to a son who she chose not see for 16 years.

2017 75

The Secret Sauce of Successful Commencement Speakers

Duarte Blog

That’s practically enough time for a full-length sitcom episode, and I still haven’t caught up on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. President of the United States. It’s that season again.

2016 53

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

The Eloquent Woman

A free black from the United States who had emigrated to Canada after the 1850 Fugitive Slave Act was passed, Shadd Cary nearly didn't speak at the convention at all. Read your speech aloud to yourself as you practice.

2016 72

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

The Communication Blog

For example, the ban on gay marriage in most states and the fact that at this time only a handful of states allows gay marriage is a good example of institutional heterosexism. The practice is very similar to the presumptions of whiteness and maleness that we have made significant inroads in eliminating. It’s similar to asking a Japanese person why Sony is investing heavily in the United States. <

2011 122

The Secret Sauce of Successful Commencement Speakers

Duarte Blog

That’s practically enough time for a full-length sitcom episode, and I still haven’t caught up on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. President of the United States. Even the President of the United States, Barack Obama, made fun of himself in his address at Howard University , saying, “I used to joke about being old. It’s that season again.

2016 40

Book journal: Handbagging and women public speakers

The Eloquent Woman

Some said the term stemmed from her practice of putting the handbag on the conference table and digging through it for a note, something that would undermine the male being "handbagged."

2014 101

What Prohibition did for women and public speaking

The Eloquent Woman

Mabel Willebrandt , an assistant attorney general of the United States in charge of enforcing Prohibition under President Harding.

2011 77

Speaking of the Thanksgiving Toast

Speak and Deliver

Illustration, of course, by Norman Rockwell There's nothing like Thanksgiving dinner , at least here in the United States. Prepare for it ahead of time by practicing at home.

2011 94

Famous Speech Friday: Hillary Clinton's 2016 concession speech

The Eloquent Woman

This wasn't Hillary Clinton's first concession speech , but it was the first given by a woman as a major-party candidate for President in the United States, making history for her as well as for the nation. You don't have to like the topic of a speech to give it well.

2016 67

Is drawing a blank that bad? What to learn from the Arizona governor's speechless moment

The Eloquent Woman

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, in the only debate in the state's current election campaign, went blank for several seconds during her opening statement last week--a moment when no one was going to interrupt her--and the coverage created a small firestorm of attention.

Famous Speech Friday: Elizabeth Warren's silencing in the U.S. Senate

The Eloquent Woman

And that was, no doubt, among the motivations for Senator Elizabeth Warren, who sought to read a now-famous letter from Coretta Scott King during the Senate debate about the nominee for Attorney General of the United States, Warren's fellow Senator Jeff Sessions.

2017 75

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

Writing - The Deflation In Compensation, The Glut, The Five Solutions

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" And that grim moment of clarity isn't just happening in the United States. Currently they are scrambling to get jobs practicing law, then keeping them.

How to give a killer presentation: My #AF4Q session notes

The Eloquent Woman

Cut down the Christmas tree and stop the NASCAR race: Loading your speech up like it''s a Christmas tree groaning with ornaments is not the path to a killer presentation, even if you''re the President of the United States. Slam the door. Take those ornaments off the Christmas tree.

2014 91

Interpersonal time

The Communication Blog

Burgoon, Guerrero, and Floyd relate the practice of college students being required to wait for a late instructor a certain length of time depending on the instructor’s rank, a situation I recall from my own college days. This, by the way, was taught to all incoming students during orientation classes and it may still be a practice in some colleges today. Appropriately enough, the practice is referred to as being “on the clock.”

2012 116

12 ways to evaluate speaking gigs for gender bias

The Eloquent Woman

It''s good practice--and says you want the conference to be welcoming to women. Details are below, and I''m especially excited to be able to offer the workshop in the United States and the United Kingdom this year.

2014 102

Coaching a coach for a best man's speech

The Eloquent Woman

Most important, this speech mattered to him, deeply--he''s written a Prime Minister''s speech at the United Nations General Assembly, but said this best man''s speech would be the most important speech he had ever written and delivered.

2014 88

Communication Strategies: Listening Choices

The Communication Blog

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

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

Famous Speech Friday: Edwidge Danticat's testimony on death in detention

The Eloquent Woman

In 2004, battles between Haitian police forces and neighborhood gangs forced the frail and elderly Joseph Dantica to flee Haiti and seek asylum in the United States.