Magazine Archive - August 2019

August 31, 2019

On This Day: The American Scholar

Great Speeches , On This Day , Significant Speeches

In case you think our worries about the influence of such things as Twitter and university education are recent ones, consider this speech Ralph Waldo Emerson made in 1837...

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August 29, 2019

Rhetorical Device of the Month: Antonomasia

Rhetorical Devices , Resources , Public Speaking , Just For Fun

What's in a name? Perhaps a lot more when you employ this rhetorical device in your public speaking. Here's how it's used for good and for evil...

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August 23, 2019

Public Speaking Sins: Failing to Appeal to Emotion

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

Even the most brilliant audiences need more than facts. From our founder's 10 cardinal sins, why you've got to break out of that box and get the audience to have feelings for you.

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August 22, 2019

Presentation Skills: Got Charisma?

Public Speaking , Resources , Presentation Tips , Strictly Speaking

It's that quality we struggle to define, yet seems to sparkle in the best public speakers. At The Buckley School, we call it personal magnetism. Here's how you can develop yours...

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August 15, 2019

Business Communication: Three Tips for Better Emails

Business Communication , Presentation Tips , Three Things

Don't be "that person"—especially when you can practice your writing and presentation skills AND craft better emails at the same time!

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August 9, 2019

How To: Manage Uhs and Ums

How To , Instruction , Presentation Tips , Public Speaking

Crutch words. Filler language. A natural way we all speak. What should you do about the uhs and ums when you're making a presentation? We have a few ideas...

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August 5, 2019

Ditching Jargon to Promote Success

Public Speaking , Seen|Read|Heard , Faculty , Presentation Tips

Universities are starting to do something about their mind-boggling jargon. Here's how that can help you reassess your own approach to business communication...

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August 1, 2019

Poem to Read Aloud: Emily Brontë

Poems to Read Aloud , Public Speaking , Resources , The Buckley Experience

Though famous for giving us "Wuthering Heights," Emily Brontë also wrote 200 poems in her 30 short years. Read one of them out loud this month to improve your public speaking...

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