14 Public Speaking Lessons from the United States Supreme Court

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There, I specialized in corporate commercial litigation and environmental … Continue reading → Uncategorized law oral advocacy Presentation public speaking United States Supreme CourtI am Barrister and Solicitor, and a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. I began my legal career with Fasken Martineau, one of Canada’s oldest and largest law firms.

14 Public Speaking Lessons from the United States Supreme Court

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There, I specialized in corporate … Continue reading → Uncategorized law oral advocacy Presentation public speaking United States Supreme CourtI am a lawyer (both a barrister and solicitor), and a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. I began my legal career with Fasken Martineau, one of Canada’s oldest and largest law firms.

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Debate Preparation – Seven Rules for Success

Matt Eventoff

Almost all races (State Senate, Congress) have locally televised debates, and bigger races get the opportunity to debate on much bigger stages – venues such as Meet the Press. We have now officially entered silly season - the final weeks of the 2010 election season, and that means… debates, and lots of them! Campaigns spend an inordinate amount of time raising money to do one thing – deliver their message to voters, most often through paid media.

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Drudge Report Headlines "United States of Distrust" - No One's Watching Our Back (except courts/intelligence agencies)

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The influential Drudge Report hammers the lack of trust in the United States. That Do these scary times require that civilized society in the United States fill the moat with alligators and pull down the drawbridge?

Analysis of a Speech by Khizr Khan

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Of the 204 speeches that were delivered at the 2016 Republican and Democratic Conventions in the United States—71 by Republicans and 133 by Democrats—one has stood out. … Continue reading → Analysis of a Speech Authenticity Donald Trump Hillary Clinton Khizr Khan Monica Lewinsky Olivia Schofield quotes United States Constitution

Reflections on Lance Armstrong’s Confession

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He has also received considerable criticism for choosing to confess on Oprah instead of before, say, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) or even a panel of haredened sports journalists who have been following the story for years. (I

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Speeches from Film: Band of Brothers

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Crispin's Day 101st Airborne Division Band of Brothers (TV miniseries) E Company 506th Infantry Regiment (United States) 506th Infantry Regiment (United States) Voice Projection Band of Brothers Two posts ago, I l ooked at Kenneth Branagh’s St.

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 71)

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Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865) 16th President of the United States. Quotes for Public Speakers Abraham Lincoln President of the United States Public Speaking Quotations quotations quotes

The Constitution of United States ca. 2015 (what’s left of it)

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The decision handed down by the US Supreme Court in King vs. Burwell, redefined what the word “the State” means. We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Analysis of Donald Trump’s Inaugural Address

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On 20 July 2017, Donald John Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. He takes office at the end of the most acrimonious campaigns in recent history, and with Americans deeply divided, as witnessed by the … Continue reading → Analysis of a Speech Anaphora Donald Trump Epistrophe inaugural address public speaking Rhetorical device

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton: An analysis of their speeches

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The 2016 Presidential election in the United States is over and Donald Trump has emerged as the winner. As I write this post, the votes are still being counted in some states, but the results will not affect the outcome; Trump … Continue reading → Analysis of a Speech Donald Trump Hillary Clinton public speaking US election

Analysis of Donald Trump’s Inaugural Address

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On 20 January 2017, Donald John Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. He takes office at the end of the most acrimonious campaigns in recent history, and with Americans deeply divided, as witnessed by the protests … Continue reading → Analysis of a Speech Anaphora Donald Trump Epistrophe inaugural address public speaking Rhetorical device

GW Bridge @$12: These un-united states

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Could raising the fare for the George Washington Bridge to $12 from $8 be the tipping separating state from state?    We could hunker down and develop a mindset of a very un-united United States.

The Potent Simplicity of Donald Trump

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As election year 2016 rolls along in the United States, we can no longer ignore the very real possibility that Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee for President. I did not think that American politics could get much more bizarre, … Continue reading → Delivery Making it Stick Donald Trump Ernest Hemingway Nerdwriter pubic speaking simplicity Winston Churchill

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Barack Obama’s Speech on Gun Control

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In it, he discussed a number of measures that he proposes to take by Executive Order to reduce gun violence in the United States. President Barack Obama began the final year of his presidency with a speech on gun control. It … Continue reading → Analysis of a Speech Anaphora Aporia Barack Obama Diacope gun control public speaking

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“I Have a Dream” by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Yesterday, the United States celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Nancy Duarte United StatesIt is fitting that we take the time to reflect on Dr. King’s immortal speech, “I Have a Dream&# , and why it remains as important as ever. On 28 August 1963, Dr. King delivered the speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. to a crowd of over 200,000 people. It is 16 minutes of your time well spent.

8 Tips from Kurt Vonnegut to Make You a Better Speaker

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Kurt Vonnegut was one of the United States’ most intelligent, witty and beloved authors. His novels such as Slaughterhouse Five, Breakfast of Champions and The Sirens of Titan are still widely read and just as insightful as they were when they … Continue reading → English Kurt Vonnegut public speaking writing

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Public Speaking – Yale’s Shapiro Releases Memorable Quotes of 2010

Matt Eventoff

“You’re telling me that the separation of church and state is found in the First Amendment?&# The Associated Press reported the quote: “So you’re telling me that the separation of church and state, the phrase `separation of church and state,’ is in the First Amendment?&# ).

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U.S. Growth Rate Picks Up to 2% – NYTimes

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 149)

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Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826) Third President of the United States. “The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.” ” — Thomas Jefferson. Filed under: Quotes for Public Speakers.

Princeton University, President Wilson and the Art of Public Speaking

Matt Eventoff

This skill set served Wilson well as he went on to become President of Princeton University, Governor of New Jersey and ultimately the President of the United States. President Wilson’s contributions to Princeton, New Jersey and the United States are many.

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How to Come Across as an Authority in Your Presentation

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billion and placed her at Number Eight on the list of Power Women in the United States. Nobody could doubt that Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg could speak as an authority on the subject of achieving your goals against all adversity.

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Why are US visa questions so weird?

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Journalist Michael Skapinker notes in the FT that US Visa questions include Are you coming to the United States to engage in prostitution or unlawful commercialized vice or have you been engaged in prostitution or procuring prostitutes within the past 10 years?

Political Debates 2010 – R, D or Tea?

Matt Eventoff

The Tea Party phenomena confirms one thing that we all learned in 2008 – there are a lot more people involved in politics, a lot more people receiving a lot more information in much different ways - if your debating skills are not up to par, your campaign won’t be either. The 2010 political debate season has started with some drama, however none of it the kind a candidate pines for. The 1960 Kennedy-Nixon debate illustrated the importance of debating skills in the age of television.

New Jeffrey Toobin book ‘The Oath,’ Portrays Justice Antonin Scalia as a “right-wing crank”

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Dan Rather implies Ohio GOP could steal the election – Washington Examiner

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Do Good C.E.O.’s Make Good Presidents? NYTimes

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Reuters Poll: Biden Won Debate

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Is Mitt Romney the Most Radical Presidential Candidate in US History?

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Hulk Hogan Talks (Uncomfortably) To Today Show About His Leaked Sex Tape – Mediait

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Lindsey Vonn Seeks ‘One Chance’ to Race Against Men NYTimes

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 104)

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George Washington (1732-1799) First President of the United States. “ Let your discourse with men of business be short and comprehensive.” ” — George Washington. Quotes for Public Speakers Business George Washinton Public Speaking Quotations quotations

Republican U.S. Senate candidate John Raese breaks environmental laws to build golf course

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Changing the Corporate Conversation

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

There are over 11 million corporate meetings every day in the United States, yet how often do we walk into a corporate meeting wondering why we are there?

Debate Preparation – Don’t Hit Your Opponent

Matt Eventoff

Political debates are tricky. Success is part art and part science, and in-situation debate preparation is crucial. Physical contact with your opponent, other than a handshake and friendly pat on the shoulder, is a no-no.

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Armstrong stripped of 7 Tour de France titles…

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Stephanie Cutter Is a Messenger Who Does the Shooting for Obama – NYTimes

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Brad Pitt Slams War on Drugs – Daily Beast

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Repetition in Your Presentation

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What we need in the United States is not division. What we need in the United States is not hatred. Repetition has long been heralded in advertising, politics and public speaking as a device which can add emphasis and impact to key thoughts and phrases.