Magazine Archive - August 2018

August 27, 2018

Rhetorical Device of the Month: Anadiplosis

Public Speaking , Resources , Rhetorical Devices , Just For Fun , The Buckley Experience , Instruction

A rhetorical device put to good use by Yoda, Shakespeare, Malcolm X, and Jay-Z: Here's another way to build a powerful statement through repetition...

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August 24, 2018

Builders, Explorers & Future Leaders: Buckley Friends Soaring

Alumni , Seen|Read|Heard

Building a better city, promoting presentation skills in young people, and taking the stage in a room where Beethoven performed his most famous work--here's just a little of what our friends have been up to...

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August 20, 2018

'More Public Speaking, Less PowerPoint'

Public Speaking , Seen|Read|Heard , PowerPoint

The Army is revamping a 40-year-old training program to move away from PowerPoint and toward good, old-fashioned communication skills. Here's why...

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August 19, 2018

Speaking in Public: Posture & First Impressions

Resources , Public Speaking , The Buckley Experience , Public Speaking Books , Speaker's Bookshelf , Instruction , Speaking in Public

A too-casual style can send unintended messages, says our founder. His tips for starting well and standing tall in your next presentation...

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August 18, 2018

Aretha Franklin: Public Speaking Lessons from the Queen

Faculty , Seen|Read|Heard , Public Speaking

Recalling all that she loved about one of her favorite singers, Buckley faculty Katie Pope also realizes Aretha Franklin is a model for becoming an excellent speaker...

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August 17, 2018

Books for Speakers: The Writer's Art

Resources , Speaker's Bookshelf , Faculty , The Buckley Experience

"Funny, instructive, and it promotes all the same things we important language is...not just for writers but for all of us." Buckley director Karen Kalutz makes this book recommendation...

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August 15, 2018

Finding Your Voice to Inspire Change

Public Speaking , Alumni

Public speaking to end sexual assault and domestic violence requires the ability to tell persuasive stories, translate data, and connect with diverse audiences. How one speaker found her voice and how that can help you...

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August 13, 2018

Let’s Go There: Your Public Speaking Mindset

Public Speaking , Seen|Read|Heard , Presentation Tips

Might your dread of public speaking be worse than the experience itself? A look at the connection between mindset and public speaking success...

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August 10, 2018

Better Stories for Your Next Presentation

Resources , Public Speaking , Three Things , Instruction , Presentation Tips , Storytelling

Personal stories can bring a presentation to life. Apply these easy-to-use writing workshop tips to bring more life to your stories...

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August 7, 2018

Questionable Presentation Advice: Open With a Joke

Resources , Public Speaking , Presentation Tips , Instruction

When well-meaning public speaking advice goes wrong: Why you might not want to open that can of jokes.

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August 1, 2018

Poems to Help Your Public Speaking: Hardy's August Midnight

Poems to Read Aloud , Resources , Public Speaking , Just For Fun , The Buckley Experience

Delight Potter fans, bee enthusiasts--and improve your public speaking through attention to cadence and timing--with a little help from Thomas Hardy and this month's poem to read aloud.

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