Magazine Archive - March 2019

March 21, 2019

Patrick Henry's Death-Defying Oratory

Significant Speeches , Public Speaking , On This Day , Resources

Patrick Henry's best-known speech makes the case for passion, parallel structure, and the power of simple words. But did he really say his most famous line? Or did he ad lib something else?

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March 19, 2019

How To: Create a Strong Open for Your Presentation

How To , Public Speaking , Instruction

The golden opportunity: To grab audience attention before they can start checking their phones. Here's a step by step process for determining how a public speaker can open strong.

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March 18, 2019

March Madness: Some Public Speaking Slam Dunks

Just For Fun , Public Speaking , Resources , Public Speaking Fear , Travel , Presentation Tips

March Madness fans are arriving in our neighborhood, hoping to see Zion Williamson, perhaps unaware they could improve their presentation skills while watching the big games...

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March 13, 2019

Rhetorical Device of the Month: Tricolon

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

What public speaking technique can bring a certain fullness, roundness, or tension to help your message take off? Try this month's rhetorical device...

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March 5, 2019

Public Speaking Sins: 'I would submit'

Strictly Speaking , Cardinal Sins , Public Speaking , The Buckley Experience

You hear it in speeches all the time. That doesn't mean it's a good idea. From our founder's 10 Cardinal Sins of Public Speaking, we would submit to you the conditional tense...

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March 4, 2019

Good Panel Discussions: The Moderator’s Role

Panel Discussions , Presentation Tips , Instruction , Resources

Asking questions, introducing panelists, sure--but the real job of the moderator is to represent the audience and work on their behalf. What would Oprah do?

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March 2, 2019

Questionable Advice: 'Dumb Down that Presentation'

Public Speaking , Instruction , Presentation Tips

Before you despair over "dumbing down" your presentation, consider how you can be smarter about making complex information accessible.

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March 1, 2019

Poetry to Read Aloud: Grimké and 'The Kiss'

Poems to Read Aloud , Seen|Read|Heard , Resources , Public Speaking

The first African American woman to have her play produced publicly, Angelina Weld Grimké also wrote more than 170 poems, including this month's lines for you to read aloud...

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