Recent Articles in Faculty

May 27, 2020

How We're Working During the Pandemic

School News , Public Speaking , Faculty

We're still helping people with their messages--and we miss seeing you in person! Here's how we're working these days...

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March 23, 2020

Our Expert Helps: Homeschool with a public speaking twist

Faculty , Resources , Presentation Tips , Public Speaking , Poems to Read Aloud

New to the school-at-home thing? Want some help? Here are some ways to have more fun, courtesy of Buckley faculty Jana Daley--a homeschool pro, who's also trained young debate champs.

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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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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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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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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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June 25, 2018

Top Advisors, Election Wins & More: Buckley Friends in the News

Alumni , Seen|Read|Heard , Just For Fun , School News , Faculty

From top sheets to top positions, these Buckley alumni and faculty are using their communication skills to make an impression...

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May 11, 2018

3 Ways to Improve Your On-Camera Delivery

Three Things , Presentation Tips , Faculty , Media Training

From company video messages to online training, more of us expect to be on camera as part of our work. A news anchor, TV producer, and Buckley coach--Kara Gormley Meador gives you some tips for making the most of it.

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April 25, 2018

30 Years with our Flagship: The Executive Seminar

Faculty , The Buckley Experience , 30th Anniversary , Welcome to Camden , Alumni

As we mark 30 years as a school, we go to the person who's been here from the start to find out what makes The Buckley School's methods endure...

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April 18, 2018

3 simple ways to build audience rapport

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

When the audience likes you, they're more receptive to your presentation. Here are simple ways to win that rapport the next time you speak...

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December 21, 2017

A gift for friendship: Christmas at the school

Faculty , The Buckley Experience , 30th Anniversary

For 30 years at the school, reconnecting with students and faculty has always been one of the joys of the holidays....

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December 14, 2017

Published, Promoted, Debated: Buckley Friends Making News

Alumni , Faculty , Seen|Read|Heard

Passionate speakers and spirited debate, publications to celebrate, and a toast to the future of historic Charleston....

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December 11, 2017

Rhetorical Device of the Month: Paralipsis

Public Speaking , Seen|Read|Heard , Faculty , Rhetorical Devices

It's the rhetorical device that let's you be naughty AND nice...and it happens to be a Donald J. Trump favorite...

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December 1, 2017

Mountains, City: Enjoying Salt Lake

Travel , Faculty , Just For Fun

If work takes you to Salt Lake City, how can you use your spare hours to see the sights and find some fun? From local beers to "Brigham Young was here," our coaches report...

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October 4, 2017

Improv to Help Your Public Speaking

Three Things , Faculty , Presentation Tips , Just For Fun

You don't have to be an aspiring Second City cast member to benefit from giving improv a try. Here's what our Jenny Maxwell discovered...

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September 5, 2017

A Golden State for Bookstores

Favorite Bookstores , Travel , Just For Fun , Faculty

Buckley faculty member Caroline Lord has been posting photos from L.A. on Instagram. It got us thinking about our favorite bookstores in California...

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August 30, 2017

Better Interviews, Better Presentations

Three Things , Faculty , Presentation Tips

Getting your story across in an interview has a lot in common with making a strong presentation. Our interview guru Katie Pope explains...

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August 9, 2017

Favorite Bookstores: Love for the Hometown Indie

Faculty , Welcome to Camden , Favorite Bookstores

Buckley School bookstore faves? There's one store that made everyone's list...

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July 24, 2017

Video Stars, Award Nabbers & The Mayors' Mayor

Alumni , Seen|Read|Heard , School News , Faculty

Top-rated videos, inaugurations and awards--we know every one of them gave a great speech!

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July 10, 2017

Wrestling with Speaking Skills

Faculty , Seen|Read|Heard , Just For Fun

Public speaking lessons at a professional wrestling camp? Yes, everyone--even the Chainsaw King--benefits from better presentation skills....

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June 22, 2017

Speaker’s Best Friend: Talk to the Dog

Faculty , Seen|Read|Heard , Just For Fun , Resources , Public Speaking

Inspired by American University's "audience dogs," our Buckley staff evaluate the benefits of practicing speeches with their canines.

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June 6, 2017

Cheers to the Happy Couple: When it's your turn to toast

Faculty , Presentation Tips , Toasts

When her son got married, Buckley Director Karen Kalutz had the wedding toast jitters. Here's what the mother of the groom did about it...

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June 1, 2017

From Acting Class to Public Speaking

Three Things , Presentation Tips , Public Speaking , Faculty

What can a middle school acting class teach us about public speaking? Buckley Coach Emily Padgett has a few ideas....

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May 8, 2017

Favorite Bookstores: London Calling

Faculty , Seen|Read|Heard , Just For Fun , Travel , Favorite Bookstores

When book lovers around the country celebrated Independent Bookstore Day, it got us thinking: What are our favorite bookstores? The answer takes us to London...

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May 1, 2017

Lessons from TED for public speaking

Public Speaking Fear , Public Speaking , Faculty , Three Things , Presentation Tips

How can a TED talk help you improve your public speaking? Buckley faculty Elise Partin gave one--and shares her tips from the experience.

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April 24, 2017

What a Puppet Show Can Teach You About Presenting

Faculty , Just For Fun , Presentation Tips , Storytelling

They took a chance on entering a puppet slam: Here's what Buckley coaches Alejandro Garcia and Jenny Maxwell learned that can help your presentations.

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April 19, 2017

Facilitating Techniques for Speakers

Public Speaking , Faculty , Three Things , Instruction , Presentation Tips

Managing the audience and working toward agreement are two of the skills an expert facilitator will master. Buckley coach Katie Pope shares how her experiences as a facilitator can help your next presentation.

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April 3, 2017

A Great Speaker Gets His Day

Public Speaking , Faculty , Presentation Tips , Resources , Public Speaking Books

Our memories of Winston Churchill, the leader, are tied to those of Churchill, the speaker. While April 9 is his "day," Buckley director Karen Kalutz says there are lessons to use from his speaking all the time.

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April 1, 2017

Hall of Fame, National Budget & Buckley Babies

Faculty , Alumni , School News

Some of the good news that's made its way to the school's inbox recently--including alum in the spotlight and reasons for our faculty to raise a toast and break out the cigars.

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April 1, 2017

Lessons from Coaching Youth Debate

Public Speaking , Faculty , Three Things , Instruction , Presentation Tips

"Speaking is like sports. It's all about muscle memory," says Buckley faculty Jana Daley, who volunteers as a high school debate team coach. She shares three things she's learned that can help any speaker.

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March 23, 2017

Speaking of March Madness

Public Speaking , Faculty , Just For Fun , Seen|Read|Heard

March Madness--yes, we have it at The Buckley School. And when it comes to winning and losing this year, you might even say "this time, it's personal."

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March 13, 2017

Learning How to Get Involved

Faculty , School News

Buckley faculty member Elise Partin is challenging some of the most promising college students in America to do what she did, for the good of their communities: Find the courage to run for office.

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February 16, 2017

National Jell-O Week Hits Home

Welcome to Camden , Faculty , Just For Fun

It may or may not be America’s most famous dessert these days, but it’s hard to imagine a Southern congealed salad without it. And J-E-L-L-O has a special connection to Camden and our Buckley school staff.

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