Magazine Archive - September 2018

September 26, 2018

Rhetorical Device of the Month: Dysphemism

Rhetorical Devices , Just For Fun , Resources , Public Speaking

If a euphemism is a substitution that softens an expression, then the opposite of that would be...our latest rhetorical device of the month.

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September 23, 2018

On This Day: The Checkers Speech

Public Speaking , Significant Speeches , On This Day , Presidents Day

On this day in 1952, Richard Nixon and a cocker spaniel gave the world a televised address we still talk about. Check out the Checkers speech....

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September 20, 2018

Books for Speakers: Bird by Bird

Public Speaking , Alumni , Resources , Speaker's Bookshelf

"Joy just oozes from this book," writes the Buckley alum who recommends it. You'll also find lots of help for using your stories and voice to bring more life (and humor) to speeches and presentations.

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September 18, 2018

Public Speaking Tips: Get More From Your Voice

Public Speaking , Faculty , Three Things , Instruction , Presentation Tips , The Buckley Experience

You don't need a different voice. You need to make the most of the one you have! Three ways to do that, plus a lifetime of insights from the Buckley vocal coach who pushes our students to stretch their performances...

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September 12, 2018

On This Day: 'We choose to go to the Moon'

Public Speaking , Seen|Read|Heard , Great Speeches , Significant Speeches , On This Day , Presidents Day

We do these things "not because they are easy, but because they are hard." On this day in 1962, President Kennedy gave a speech with lines that still resonate. What he said, how he said it, and what you can learn about speeches to inspire a vision...

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September 10, 2018

Speaking in Public: Reading & Managing the Audience

30th Anniversary , Speaker's Bookshelf , Public Speaking Books , The Buckley Experience , Instruction , Presentation Tips , Speaking in Public

To be unnerved or not to be unnerved? That is the question when facing a murderous room. Tips for how to read audiences and adjust your presentation like a pro...

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September 8, 2018

Asheville: An Arts Adventure

Travel , Faculty , Just For Fun

Visiting with artists, touring studios, and seeing raku pottery pulled from a flaming trashcan fired up our imaginations during a tour of Asheville's River Arts District...

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September 7, 2018

How to: Format a speech text

How To , Resources , Presentation Tips , Instruction , Public Speaking

Simple formatting changes can make it much easier to give a speech from a written text. Here's what you can do to see almost instant results:

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September 6, 2018

Questionable Presentation Advice: Always Repeat Audience Questions

Resources , Presentation Tips , Instruction , Seen|Read|Heard , Public Speaking

Maybe you've heard this tip for handling Q&A sessions after a speech or presentation: Always repeat the question before you answer it. But it's not that simple...

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September 1, 2018

A Poem to Help Your Public Speaking: September Midnight

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

Like a late-night espresso to awaken even the laziest enunciation, we serve up these lines from poet Sara Teasdale to read aloud...

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