Magazine Archive - February 2019

February 23, 2019

How To: Take a Stand When Presenting


How To , Resources , Instruction , Public Speaking

"Be sure to put your feet in the right place, then stand firm," said Abraham Lincoln--great advice for public speaking that we take quite literally. Here's why you should, too...

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February 20, 2019

Rhetorical Device of the Month: Antithesis


Rhetorical Devices , Resources , Public Speaking , Tips , Great Speeches

Why are we pro-antithesis? Here's how this artful juxtaposition can sharpen your point, challenge injustice, or make hearts soar--and make your words more memorable.

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February 7, 2019

Public Speaking Sins: Opening with a Joke


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

What must public speakers avoid if they don't want to make the amateur's mistakes? Next from our founder's 10 Cardinal Sins of Public Speaking, why canned jokes are no laughing matter...

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February 6, 2019

Good Panel Discussions: Tips for Panelists


Panel Discussions , Tips , Instruction , Resources

You've agreed to take part in a panel discussion. Now what? Dear panelist, here's how to make the most of it...

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February 5, 2019

State of the Union: Rhetorical Device Bingo


Rhetorical Devices , Just For Fun , Significant Speeches

What rhetorical devices will make their way into the State of the Union address? And will you be able to spot them all? Play Rhetorical Device Bingo with us and see if you're a winner...

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February 1, 2019

Poetry to Read Aloud: James Weldon Johnson


Poems to Read Aloud , Public Speaking , Resources

Poet, civil rights leader, teacher, diplomat - the incredible James Weldon Johnson even won a prize for oratory as a college student. This month, we offer one of his poems to help your public speaking...

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