Rhetorical Devices: Anastrophe

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This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. Device: Anastrophe Origin: From the Greek ἀναστροφή (anastrophē), meaning “a turning back or about” In plain English: Changing the … Continue reading → Rhetoric anastrophe Barefoot in the Park Dilbert public speaking rhetoric Rhetorical device Winston Churchill YodaFor other posts in the series, please click this link.

Webinar on Rhetorical Devices

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in the second part of the series, we did a webinar on rhetorical devices. We went back to ancient times to dig up nine rhetorical devices. If you want to spice up your speeches, you should learn to master the use of rhetorical devices. If our webinar on rhetorical devices intrigues you and you want to learn more, you are in luck. I have written dozens of posts on rhetoric, all of which can be found here.

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Rhetorical Devices: Syllepsis

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This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. In plain English: When one word–often a verb–is used … Continue reading → Rhetoric Alanis Morissette Dorothy Parker Margaret Atwood rhetoric Rhetorical device Rhetorical Devices syllepsis The Rolling Stones zeugmaFor other posts in the series, please click this link. Device: Syllepsis Origin: From the Greek σύλληψις (sillipsis) meaning to take together.

Rhetorical Devices: Syllepsis

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This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. In plain English: When one word–often a verb–is used … Continue reading → Rhetoric Alanis Morissette Dorothy Parker Margaret Atwood rhetoric Rhetorical device Rhetorical Devices syllepsis The Rolling Stones zeugmaFor other posts in the series, please click this link. Device: Syllepsis Origin: From the Greek σύλληψις (sillipsis) meaning to take together.

Rhetorical Devices: Antithesis

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This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. Device: Antithesis Origin: From the Greek ἀντί (anti) meaning “against” and θέσις (thesis) meaning “position” In plain English: Contrasting two opposite … Continue reading → Rhetoric antithesis Bill Clinton Martin Luther King Neil Armstrong rhetoric Rhetorical Devices Sir Ralph RichardsonFor other posts in the series, please click this link.

Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™ featured in Toastmaster Magazine

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My fellow public speaker, business partner and good friend Florian Mueck and I are proud to announce that Toastmasters International has published an article about Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™ in the October 2017 edition of its monthly magazine. Readers … Continue reading → Rhetoric Toastmasters Florian Mueck Rhetoric - The Public Speaking Game Toastmasters International

RHETORIC. The app is here!

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My friend and business partner, Florian Mueck and I are thrilled to announce the launch of the app for Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™. A few years ago, we looked for board games specifically designed … Continue reading → Public Speaking Resources Rhetoric Uncategorized Florian Mueck John Zimmer public speaking Rhetoric - The Public Speaking Game

Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 3

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I was speaking at the 2019 edition of the Summer School of Rhetoric. Today’s sketch is about … Continue reading → The post Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 3 appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Structure Presentation public speaking Summer School of RhetoricThis is the third post in a series based on the sketches that graphic recorder Linda Saukko-Rauta made during my public speaking workshop in Hämeenlinna, Finland.

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Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 2

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I was speaking at the 2019 edition of the Summer School of Rhetoric. Today’s sketch captures the … Continue reading → The post Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 2 appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Persuasion Aristotle logos ethos pathos Presentation public speaking Summer School of Rhetoric

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RHETORIC Game App: Thanksgiving / Black Friday Sale!

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In a previous post, I announced that Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™ is now available as an app. RHETORIC can be played in English, Spanish, French, German and Catalan. … Continue reading → Rhetoric Dan Pink Florian Mueck gamification public speaking Rhetoric - The Public Speaking Game SpringwiseYou can read that post here. More languages will be added in 2017.

Rhetorical Devices: Commoratio

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This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. Filed under: Rhetoric. Rhetoric Commoratio Dead Parrot Sketch E. White Epimone Monty Python rhetoric Rhetorical device Rhetorical DevicesFor other posts in the series, please click this link. Device : Commoratio. Origin : From the Latin meaning to delay or dwell on a point. In plain English: Repetition of the same idea using different words.

Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 4

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I was speaking at the 2019 edition of the Summer School of Rhetoric. Today’s sketch is about … Continue reading → The post Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 4 appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Stories and Storytelling public speaking Stories storytelling Summer School of Rhetoric

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Price of Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™ reduced

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One of the impacts is that millions of people are now homebound because of … Continue reading → The post Price of Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™ reduced appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Rhetoric - The Public Speaking Game Coronavirus COVID-19 gamification public speaking self-developmentThese are difficult times. The coronavirus, COVID-19 has hit the world hard. And it looks like things are going to get worse before they get better.

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Rhetorical Devices: Epanalepsis

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This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. Filed under: Rhetoric. Rhetoric Antimetabole Denzel Washington Elie Wiesel Epanalepsis Paul Harvey Ralph Nader rhetoric Rhetorical device Rhetorical DevicesFor other posts in the series, please click this link. Device : Epanalepsis. Origin : From the Greek ??????????

Rhetorical Devices: Hypophora

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This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. Hyphora is similar to a rhetorical question. The difference is that when a speaker poses a rhetorical question, he does not answer it. The answer to a rhetorical question is implied by the way and context in which the question is asked. Rhetoric Anthypophora Bill Clinton Donald Rumsfeld Hypophora Martin Luther King Monty Python rhetoric Rhetorical Devices Winston Churchill

Rhetorical Devices: Erotema

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This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. erotema), meaning “question” In plain English: A question that is asked without expecting an answer because the answer is strongly implied; a rhetorical question. While rhetorical questions should not be overused in a speech, two or three can be strung together in rapid succession for added effect. ” Lisa: “No, Dad, it’s a rhetorical question.”

Rhetorical Devices: Diacope

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This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. Filed under: Rhetoric. Rhetoric Denzel Washington Diacope Edmund Burke Leo Tolstoy Martin Luther King rhetoric Rhetorical device Rhetorical Devices Tony BlairFor other posts in the series, please click this link. Device : Diacope. Origin : From the Greek ???????

The Rhetorical Genius of Muhammad Ali

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Ali gained worldwide attention in 1960 when, at the age … Continue reading → Rhetoric Antimetabole Asyndeton metaphor Muhammad Ali Polysyndeton public speaking rhetoricThe world has lost a legend. A boxing legend, a sporting legend, a human legend. Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74. Born Cassius Marcellus Clay in Louisville, Kentucky.

The Rhetorical Genius of Muhammad Ali

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Ali gained worldwide attention in 1960 when, at the age … Continue reading → Rhetoric Antimetabole Asyndeton metaphor Muhammad Ali Polysyndeton public speaking rhetoricThe world has lost a legend. A boxing legend, a sporting legend, a human legend. Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74. Born Cassius Marcellus Clay in Louisville, Kentucky.

Rhetorical Devices: Introduction

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Rhetoric is the art of using language with persuasive effect. Aristotle wrote the classic book on the subject, On Rhetoric , in the 4th century BC. For centuries, the study of rhetoric—the ability to speak in public and to move audiences with logic, emotion and credibility—was an important component of many educational systems. The word “rhetoric&# comes from the Greek word ????????? This post marks the start of a series on rhetorical devices.

Rhetorical Devices: Paralipsis

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This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. Rhetoric Cicero Iron Man Julius Caear Mark Antony Mary Matalin Michele Bachmann Paralipsis rhetoric Rhetorical Devices Robert Downey Jr For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device : Paralipsis. Origin : From the Greek ?????????? paraleipsis), meaning “omission&#. In plain English: To call attention to something by specifically saying that you will not mention it.

Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™

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I am pleased and excited to announce Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™, the brainchild of my friend, Florian Mueck , and me. The result is Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™. We have designed RHETORIC to be a simple, engaging and educational board game for four to eight people. Players step onto the stage and embark on a rhetorical journey during which they encounter different speech tasks. Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™. Filed under: Rhetoric.

Rhetorical Devices: Paraprosdokian

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This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. Casselman says that the word “was made up by some semiliterate doofus late in the 20th century, then added to lists of rhetorical terms at universities whose departments of classics must have been staffed by brain-dead sluggards and mummified pedagogues” Casselman’s critique of the word is scathing, well written and incredibly funny.

New Business Theme Added to Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™

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Florian Mueck and I are pleased to announce that the new Business theme has been added to the app version of Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™. Players can now choose to play one of three different themes (Classic, Family and … Continue reading → Rhetoric - The Public Speaking Game Florian Mueck presentations public speaking

Rhetorical Devices: Anadiplosis

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This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. Filed under: Rhetoric. Rhetoric Anadiplosis George W. Bush Joaquin Phoenix Margaret Thatcher rhetoric Rhetorical Devices Steve Jobs YodaFor other posts in the series, please click this link. Device : Anadiplosis. Origin : From the Greek ???????????

Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™. The new Family theme is here!

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Last summer, Florian Mueck and I released the app version of Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™, the world’s first public speaking board game. The first … Continue reading → Rhetoric Dan Pink Florian Mueck gamification public speaking Rhetoric - The Public Speaking GameOne of the great things about an app is that you can update it with new features.

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Rhetoric – The Pubic Speaking Game™

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I am pleased and excited to announce Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™, the brainchild of my friend, Florian Mueck , and me. The result is Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™. We have designed RHETORIC to be a simple, engaging and educational board game for four to eight people. Players step onto the stage and embark on a rhetorical journey during which they encounter different speech tasks. Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™. Filed under: Rhetoric.

Rhetorical Devices: Anaphora

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This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. Rhetoric Anaphora Bruce Aylward Martin Luther King Jr Neil Kinnock rhetoric Rhetorical Devices Steve Jobs TED We shall fight on the beaches Winston ChurchillFor other posts in the series, please click this link. Device : Anaphora. Origin : From the Greek ??????? anafora), which means “carrying back&#.

Rhetorical Devices: Sententia

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This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. Filed under: Rhetoric. Rhetoric Abraham Lincoln George Bernard Shaw Martin Luther King Jr rhetoric Rhetorical device Rhetorical Devices SententiaFor other posts in the series, please click this link. Device : Sententia.

Rhetorical Devices: Polysyndeton

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This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. Rhetoric Asyndeton Inherit the Wind (1960 film) Katharine Hepburn Lion in Winter rhetoric Rhetorical Devices Spencer Tracy Steve Jobs William F. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device : Polysyndeton. Origin : From the Greek ???????????? polysyndetos), meaning “bound together&#.

It’s time for Dirty Rhetoric

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That toolkit is Dirty Rhetoric. Dirty Rhetoric is a selection of 53 rhetorical techniques designed to light up your message. As the name implies – we’ve designed it to be quick and dirty – no rhetoric classes required. Today we launch Dirty Rhetoric on KickStarter. Go here to find more information on how Dirty Rhetoric can help your message. Tips From The Top Dirty Rhetoric help public speaking rhetoric tools writing

Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 5

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I was speaking at the 2019 edition of the Summer School of Rhetoric. Today’s sketch … Continue reading → The post Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 5 appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Uncategorized Made to Stick Presentation public speaking Summer School of Rhetoric

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Rhetorical Devices: Epistrophe

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This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. Rhetoric Abraham Lincoln Barrack Obama Bill Gates Epiphora Epistrophe Gettysburg Address Lyndon Johnson Nelson Mandela rhetoric Rhetorical device Tony Blair Yes we can For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device : Epistrophe (also known as Epiphora). Origin : From the Greek ????????? epistrofi), meaning “turning about&# or “upon turning&#.

Rhetorical Devices: Asyndeton

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This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. A single sentence can incorporate more than one rhetorical device. Rhetoric Abraham Lincoln Anaphora Asyndeton Battle of Zela Douglas MacArthur Epistrophe Gettysburg Address Jack Nicholson Julius Caesar rhetoric Rhetorical Devices Steve JobsFor other posts in the series, please click this link. Device : Asyndeton. Origin : From the Greek ????????? asindeton), meaning “unconnected&#.

Rhetorical Devices: Antimetabole

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This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. Rhetoric Alexandre Dumas Antimetabole Brandenburg Gate Jesse Jackson John Kennedy Joseph Kennedy public speaking rhetoric Ronald Reagan Spam The Three Musketeers Winston ChurchillFor other posts in the series, please click this link. Device : Antimetabole. Origin : From the Greek meaning “to turn about in the opposite direction&#.

TransCanada chief uses rhetoric to lay the blame on rhetoric

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Here’s what he had to say about last week’s decision not to go ahead with the Keystone XL Pipeline: “Today, misplaced symbolism was chosen over merit and science — rhetoric won out over reason,”. And that’s because this line is a carefully constructed piece of rhetoric specifically designed to generate a sound-bite. So well crafted in fact, it could have come straight from our very own Dirty Rhetoric toolkit! Rhetoric is an essential human tool.

Aristotle’s Three Pillars of Rhetoric

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This post is part of a series designed to share the great content on Presentation … Continue reading → Presentation Guru Aristotle Ethos Logos Pathos rhetoricOn 1 June 2016, I announced the launch of a new digital magazine for public speaking professionals: Presentation Guru. I am proud to be one of the co-founders of the site.

Rhetorical Devices: Epizeuxis

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This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. Effect: Epizeuxis is a very dramatic rhetorical device. Rhetoric Arnold Schwarzenegger Epizeuxis Monty Python Monty Python's Flying Circus Oprah Winfrey public speaking rhetoric Sarah Palin Spam Taylor Mali Tony BlairFor other posts in the series, please click this link. Device : Epizeuxis. Origin : From the Greek ???????????

Rhetorical Devices: Asyndeton

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This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. A single sentence can incorporate more than one rhetorical device. Rhetoric Abraham Lincoln Anaphora Asyndeton Battle of Zela Douglas MacArthur Epistrophe Gettysburg Address Jack Nicholson Julius Caesar rhetoric Rhetorical Devices Steve JobsFor other posts in the series, please click this link. Device : Asyndeton. Origin : From the Greek ????????? asindeton), meaning “unconnected&#.

Rhetorical Devices: Hypophora

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This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. Hyphora is similar to a rhetorical question. The difference is that when a speaker poses a rhetorical question, he does not answer it. The answer to a rhetorical question is implied by the way and context in which the question is asked. Rhetoric Anthypophora Bill Clinton Donald Rumsfeld Hypophora Martin Luther King Monty Python rhetoric Rhetorical Devices Winston Churchill

Rhetorical Devices: Paraprosdokian

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This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. Casselman says that the word “was made up by some semiliterate doofus late in the 20th century, then added to lists of rhetorical terms at universities whose departments of classics must have been staffed by brain-dead sluggards and mummified pedagogues” Casselman’s critique of the word is scathing, well written and incredibly funny.

Rhetorical Devices: Paralipsis

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This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. Rhetoric Cicero Iron Man Julius Caear Mark Antony Mary Matalin Michele Bachmann Paralipsis rhetoric Rhetorical Devices Robert Downey Jr For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device : Paralipsis. Origin : From the Greek ?????????? paraleipsis), meaning “omission” In plain English: To call attention to something by specifically saying that you will not mention it.

Rhetorical Devices: Polysyndeton

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This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. Rhetoric Asyndeton Inherit the Wind (1960 film) Katharine Hepburn Lion in Winter rhetoric Rhetorical Devices Spencer Tracy Steve Jobs William F. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device : Polysyndeton. Origin : From the Greek ???????????? polysyndetos), meaning “bound together&#.