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.

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.

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

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

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.

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The United States of Angst - Safety, Money, Health Keep Americans Off-Center

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Anxiety is a black hole. Once human beings tumble into it there seem to be few exits for heading back toward being emotionally centered. That, of course, makes humans sitting ducks for even more emotional distress. 

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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

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

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How To End A Speech or Presentation, Pt. II

Matt Eventoff

Dr. Martin Luther King illustrated this with the final words of his epic “I Have a Dream” speech: And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last!

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

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Speeches from Film: Band of Brothers

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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.

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

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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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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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The Gettysburg Address: An Analysis

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The stated purpose of Lincoln’s speech was to dedicate a plot of land that would become Soldier’s National Cemetery to honour the fallen. He extends the significance of the fight beyond the borders of the United States.

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 71)

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

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Armstrong stripped of 7 Tour de France titles…

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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.

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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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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The Empire Strikes Back

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A few months ago, I wrote about the extent to which PowerPoint has permeated the military in the United States, and how many people, including high-ranking officers, believe that it has gotten out of hand.

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Sonia Sotomayor’s a Sure Thing

Matt Eventoff

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2009 116

HPV SHOTS DON’T MAKE GIRLS PROMISCUOUS, STUDY SAYS – AP

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

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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!

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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.

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Former GM CEO Rick Wagoner - 5 Communications Lessons

Matt Eventoff

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? Was he a scapegoat? Why has no one else receiving bailout money been removed? Why notbankers? I can’t, and won’t attempt to, answer any of these questions. I write about communications and messaging.

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President Obama Roasts Himself at Gridiron Club Gala « TJWALKER.

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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 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

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

Let’s welcome more refugees to America!

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Flashing for the refugees on the unarmed road of flight — Bob Dylan, The Chimes of Freedom As I’ve previously posted immigration, legal or otherwise, is the lifeblood of the United States. Refugees form an important source of immigrants who are often among the least understood, most victimized and yet most valuable additions to a […]. Cultural Differences #MAGA immigration

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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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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?

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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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