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Famous Speech Friday: Virginia Woolf's 1931 "Professions for Women" speech

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Famous Speech Friday: Virginia Woolf's 'Room of One's Own' lectures

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famous speeches Virginia WoolfWe have no clear idea how either of these would have come across when they were originally delivered.My

Famous Speech Friday: Mother Jones Speaks Before Striking West Virginia Miners

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It was her speeches that made Mother Jones "the most dangerous woman in America"--dubbed so by a West Virginia attorney. Find a way to connect.

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Rep. Virginia Foxx spends too much time in elevators

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IBM's Virginia Rometty - If She Fails

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The chief executive officer of IBM, Virginia Rometty, said that she didn't plan any radical change. from the year-earlier period to $2.96

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Former Senator Allen struggles on abortion questions

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NAGC is coming to Arlington, Virginia

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Mark your calendars: The National Association of Government Communicators will hold its 2012 Communications School in Arlington, Virginia, on June 5-8. This is a well-run conference, and you can count on getting full value for your tuition.

NYC PR Pro, Virginia Jamieson, Management Consultant, Ryan Dipede, Investigated In Their Baby's Death

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The parents are Public Relations head at Desire2Learn, Virginia Jamieson, and Management Consultant at Bridgewater Associates, Ryan Dipede.

Virginia Woolf on finding your voice

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Virginia Woolf's one of my favorite authors, and I stopped in front of this handwritten manuscript page from her novel Mrs. Dalloway.

Kevin Cao: Thumbs nose at Harvard acceptance, opts for U of Virginia

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Next years Cao will attend the University of Virginia, which is right in his home state. Did the Harvard brand just take a major hit? 

Yes, Virginia, Dogs Go To Heaven - Nice Holiday Gift From Pope Francis

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Pope Francis consoled a little boy whose dog had died. Here is the coverage in Salon. The implications are huge.

Money Of Our Own - That's What Virginia Woolf Would Have Made A Must-Have For Writers In 2015

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"A Room of One's Own." It was targeted at women and included not only physical space but also an independent income. Prospects will pay.

Rep. Scott Rigell (R) Of Virginia Actually Said Something Honest On The House Floor Monday Night

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“…I would say to my friends, who are Democrats, let’s consider this. Historically, we’ve been around 19 percent of expenses as a percent of our gross domestic product. Right now, we’re over 24.5 percent. This is putting America on a perilous course and I believe that it threatens our country in a fundamental way.

Crisis Media Preparation – 6 Crucial Rules

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Front and center has been Massey Energy and the unspeakable tragedy unfolding in West Virginia. regulators warned West Virginia Coal Mine This week has been rife with examples of organizations that have had a rough go in the media. Hint – number 2 is not what you want. Be honest and consistent - hypocrisy is a killer.

No, Virginia, life isn't fair - If we had pulled what Gates did

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The law seeks justice.    Often it doesn't succeed.      Henry Louis Gates Jr. got off on the charge of disorderly conduct.    He's a Harvard professor, a vocal member of a minority group, had a top-tier lawyer representing him, and sure seemed to know how to work the media. 

From the vault: The science of nods while speaking

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(Editor's note: This post, from our Speaking Science series, looked at the role of nods. And it works.) Are you nodding it vigorously and frequently?

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Oxymoron – the birthplace of brilliant

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Jeanine McDonnell, daughter of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, says that her mother has a “mild obsession” with another man. Mild lives in detergent adverts. Obsession gets draped around designer perfume. Put the two words together however and you get something that’s… well… kind of interesting. Oxymorons aren’t fouls.

Oxymoron – the birthplace of brilliant

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Jeanine McDonnell, daughter of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, says that her mother has a “mild obsession” with another man. Mild lives in detergent adverts. Obsession gets draped around designer perfume. Put the two words together however and you get something that’s… well… kind of interesting. Oxymorons aren’t fouls.

Why memorizing your talk is like memorizing lyrics on your favorite album

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As speaking tactics go, memorizing an entire talk is among the most difficult. So who wouldn''t want an easier way to anticipate it? His own favorite?

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

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Virginia , sometimes called the VMI case. In 1996, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter, who said he wasn't ready to work with a woman.

Queen of quotable prose?

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32 historic women's speeches to close #WomensHistoryMonth

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1912: Mother Jones speaks to striking West Virginia miners in her trademark "hell-raiser" style, giving voice to their working conditions.

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Commencement speeches

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Many thanks to Virginia State Senator Adam Ebbin for sharing this link: [link].

11 famous speeches by women about work from The Eloquent Woman Index

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Women''s work is never done, they say--making it a natural topic when women give speeches. The work in question runs the gamut. Ai-Jen Poo at the U.S.

How to write a great speech: 5 secrets for success

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  I had a PhD in literature and rhetoric, and I was teaching at the University of Virginia, when the Governor, Chuck Robb, plucked me from academic obscurity to write speeches for him.     So of course he had to go; he alarmed the Governor’s State Police detail too much.    I made a face. 

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About the quote: Wisdom from Virginia Woolf. TEDspiration: Chris Anderson shares his view of the secret sauce of a great talk in this video.

How a Tiny Grocer Outflanks Kroger on Facebook

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George Bowers Grocery Makes a Fun 1 to 1 Connection That’s Impossible for the Big Chain to Match. Facebook is a cornerstone of that strategy.

How to promote deep processing and transform attitudes

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The book is meant for professors and my husband (who is a professor) received it from his University employer. What’s the use of lectures?

Famous Speech Friday: IBM CEO Ginni Rometty at Northwestern

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Often named to the "most powerful" business lists in magazines like Fortune and Forbes , Rometty is also a sought-after public speaker. He was right.

39 famous speeches by women to open #WomensHistoryMonth

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1912: Mother Jones speaks to striking West Virginia miners in her trademark "hell-raiser" style, giving voice to their working conditions.

A #WomensHistoryMonth sampler of 28 famous speeches by women

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1912: Mother Jones speaks to striking West Virginia miners in her trademark "hell-raiser" style, giving voice to their working conditions.

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Famous Speech Friday: Meryl Streep's Golden Globes speech

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She took out notes at the beginning, but clearly went without them or the teleprompter for much of this speech. Amy Adams was born in Vicenza, Italy.

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8 famous speeches by women speakers about (yes) women speakers

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After all, they''ve got the mic. They may as well use it. And they do it with humor, to inspire, and to caution. Call that meta, if you wish.

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Registration open for 'Be The Eloquent Woman' workshop in Amsterdam

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The other two pre-conference sessions are on speechwriting, and on cartooning for speechwriters. workshops and events

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Famous Speech Friday: Ellen Terry's lectures on Shakespeare's women

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One advantage of the actor is the learned ability to command a stage, something many speakers envy. Then she stopped speaking. She put on her glasses.

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The Woman Cave - What To Leave In It For The One You Love Valentine's Day

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Way back when Virginia Woolf labeled the female's need for a refuge "A Room of One's Own."

State of the City

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Consider this good example from Virginia Beach: www.vbgov.com/stateofthecityWorking on a State of the City speech?

A Governor Goes Wild

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  I got my start in the public speaking world writing speeches for the Governor of Virginia, and my first big test was the State of the Commonwealth address there.  It’s the season for State of the State addresses.    Each year, it was a down-to-the-wire, nail-biter speech.    The result? 

Your Presentation Secret Weapon: Grace Hopper, the Computer, and the Prop

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The first motivational speaker I ever heard was the inimitable Admiral Grace Hopper, sometime in the 80s at the University of Virginia.    Hopper left her position as a mathematics professor at Vassar during WWII to join the Navy.    Grace carried on her speaking career until her death in 1992 at 85. 

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