Magazine Archive - November 2018

November 29, 2018

Rhetorical Device of the Month: Epizeuxis

Rhetorical Devices , Instruction , Just For Fun

Deliberate repetition is one of the most powerful techniques a public speaker can use. Perhaps that's why there are so many rhetorical devices related to repeating. Here's why this one has us saying "dilly, dilly"...

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November 28, 2018

Books for Speakers: All the King's Men

Public Speaking Books , Speaker's Bookshelf , Resources , Just For Fun

As the main character changes, so does his public speaking style. What can we learn about persuasive speaking from a novel? Plenty if it's "All the King's Men."

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November 19, 2018

On This Day: The Gettysburg Address

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

Seven score and 15 years ago on this day, Abraham Lincoln delivered a 270 word address that is still teaching us lessons about public speaking today...

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November 13, 2018

Questionable Presentation Advice: Smile More

Public Speaking , Presentation Tips , Instruction

Asking a speaker to smile more may earn you a grimace or a frown. Here's how to solve the real problem with speaker engagement and facial expressions...

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November 12, 2018

Tips for Mastering Public Speaking Skills More Quickly

Three Things , Presentation Tips , Public Speaking

Helping military members master new communication skills has also taught us a few things. Here's how you can jump in, embrace the challenge, and accelerate your learning...

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November 9, 2018

Speaking in Public: Writing to be Heard

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

Short sentences make for better speeches, as a rule. Here's what our compound-sentence-loving founder has to say about writing to be heard...

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November 8, 2018

How To: Calm Public Speaking Nerves

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

When you feel nervousness coming on, what's a speaker to do? Here's how to manage that I'm-on-next stress and keep nerves from undermining your presentation...

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November 5, 2018

Public Speaking Lessons from 'The Voice'

Three Things , Just For Fun , Presentation Tips , Seen|Read|Heard , Faculty

Our Buckley coach makes the case for learning presentation skills from a popular TV show and why Taylor Swift would make an excellent public speaking instructor...

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November 4, 2018

On This Day: Obama 2008 Victory Speech

Significant Speeches , On This Day , Seen|Read|Heard , Presidents Day

Making history with his election 10 years ago, Barack Obama delivered a speech that referenced Martin Luther King, John F. Kennedy and most of all, Abraham Lincoln.

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November 1, 2018

Poems to Help Your Public Speaking: Gwendolyn Brooks

Resources , Just For Fun , Poems to Read Aloud

She was a Pulitzer Prize winner and one of the most influential poets of the 20th century. She's also helping you improve your presentation skills with this month's poem to read aloud...

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