Magazine Archive - December 2018

December 21, 2018

Books for Speakers: A biography and a memoir


Public Speaking , Resources , Speaker's Bookshelf , Public Speaking Books

Their public speaking has awed and inspired. Will their life stories give clues to what made their speeches so powerful? We're eager to read two of the hottest books in stores right now...

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December 20, 2018

All I Want for Christmas: PowerPoint to Pitch the Parents


Public Speaking , Tips , Seen|Read|Heard

Should Santa be on the lookout for more PowerPoint presentations? Here's how The New York Times says kids are using formal pitches to persuade their parents...

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December 7, 2018

FDR's Speech and the Day That Lives in Infamy


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

How Franklin D. Roosevelt drafted one of history's best known and oft misquoted lines--and what his speech can teach us about the importance of working to find the right words...

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December 4, 2018

Speaking in Public: The Art of Public Speaking


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

All year, we've featured excerpts from Reid Buckley's first book on public speaking. This month, we come to the last chapter ... and some final words to inspire you to create artful presentations.

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December 3, 2018

George H.W. Bush: A Speechwriter Remembers


We're remembering George H.W. Bush through the stories of his former speechwriter Christopher Buckley...

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December 2, 2018

Questionable Presentation Advice: Get the Audience Involved


Public Speaking , Tips , Seen|Read|Heard

Of course, you want the audience engaged when you're presenting. But before you ask them to close their eyes or get up on their feet, consider this...

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December 1, 2018

Poetry to Help Your Public Speaking: Joyce Kilmer


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

Most famous for the poem "Trees," Joyce Kilmer did much more in his short life, including writing the poem we're featuring this month for your read aloud practice...

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