Magazine Archive - April 2019

April 26, 2019

Three Things to Tell Yourself When You’re Nervous


Public Speaking Fear , Tips , Three Things , Public Speaking

That voice in your head? Give it a new script! Try these lines to talk yourself into being a more confident speaker...

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April 25, 2019

Rhetorical Device of the Month: Anthimeria


Rhetorical Devices , Just For Fun , Resources , Public Speaking

It can bring delight. It can make you wince. You can reject it, even return it. See how this rhetorical device "gooses the English language" as we gift you a look at anthimeria...

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April 23, 2019

On this Day: The Man in the Arena


Significant Speeches , On This Day , Great Speeches , Seen|Read|Heard , The Buckley Experience , Presidents Day

Ever wondered if your speech fell flat? Theodore Roosevelt wasn't so sure about this one--though his famous lines have lived on to inspire in a variety of ways.

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April 17, 2019

Debating, Civil Discourse, & Better Public Speaking


Public Speaking , The Buckley Experience , Public Speaking Fear , Seen|Read|Heard

Can building killer arguments lead to more civil conversations? College students on the lessons we can learn from competitive debate...and how it can refine your presentation skills.

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April 12, 2019

On This Day: The Ballot or the Bullet


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

The speech he gave on this day is considered one of the top 10 American speeches of the 20th century. Here's what we can learn from Malcolm X and "The Ballot or the Bullet."

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April 9, 2019

Business Communication: Presenting at the Conference Table


Business Communication , Tips , Public Speaking , How To

You may not be standing on a stage--or even in front of a small group--but a seated presentation is no time to take a holiday. Here's how to pitch at the conference table and still own the room...

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April 3, 2019

On This Day: I've Been to the Mountaintop


On This Day , Great Speeches , Significant Speeches , Resources

The final oration from an inspiring leader and one of the greatest speakers of all time: A look at Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Mountaintop" speech in Memphis.

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April 3, 2019

Public Speaking Sins: Verbal Flatulence


Cardinal Sins , Strictly Speaking , The Buckley Experience , Instruction

Cut the filler and the false ingratiations. And absolutely no sharing from the stage. From our founder's 10 Cardinal Sins, something he and Kanye West agree on...

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April 2, 2019

Good Panel Discussions: Introducing Panelists


Panel Discussions , Tips , Instruction

Whether you're a moderator introducing the panel or a panelist instructed to talk about yourself, this simple recipe will help you better connect with the audience at your next panel discussion.

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April 1, 2019

Willa Cather's April poems: A Prairie Spring


Poems to Read Aloud , Resources , The Buckley Experience

Yes, "singing and singing, out of the lips of silence," we're convinced reading poems out loud improves your public speaking. This month, verse from a writer beloved and revered for her novels...

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