Magazine Archive - May 2019

May 30, 2019

Rhetorical Device of the Month: Metanoia


Rhetorical Devices , Resources , Public Speaking , Just For Fun

Want to contrive to sound more spontaneous in a speech?To make a harsh point without having the audience dislike--nay, kill the messenger? Consider using the "backspace" of rhetorical devices...

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May 29, 2019

On This Day: Ain't I a Woman


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

Inspiring awe with her plain speaking, commanding presence, musical voice, and wit, Sojourner Truth gave her most quoted speech on a May day in Ohio, 168 years ago. But did she even say that famous line? And why does that speech still resonate today?

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May 26, 2019

Reading Aloud: A shortcut to speaking confidence?


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

We know reading aloud improves your public speaking. A barber says it's also a shortcut to conquering your fear. Read how he's helping kids find the courage to speak up.

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May 14, 2019

Speaking Opportunities: Why You Should Take Them!


Seen|Read|Heard , Public Speaking , Resources

If public speaking is stressful, why should you look for every opportunity to present? Yes, practice makes perfect--but there are other good reasons you may not have considered yet...

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May 13, 2019

Public Speaking Sins: Avoid fad phrases


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

From our founder's 10 Cardinal Sins that amateur public speakers commit: Before you toss in the latest trendy expression, consider whether it's already dated...or worse.

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May 10, 2019

Questionable Presentation Advice: Count Out Your Points


Public Speaking , Tips , Instruction

Enumerating your points can help you organize AND help your audience follow along. So why do we always offer this tip with a warning? Four reasons...

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May 7, 2019

Economic Developer: Speaking to Motivate Communities


Public Speaking , Tips , Resources , Business Communication

How do you convince leaders to take action before a crisis comes to town? Economic developer Crystal Morphis says public speaking is one of her most important skills for helping communities stay open for business...

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May 6, 2019

On this Day: The Real MVP


On This Day , Public Speaking , Great Speeches , Seen|Read|Heard

On this day in 2014, Kevin Durant spoke from the heart to pay tribute to his mother. Here's why serious speakers should give his speech another look, all memes aside...

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May 1, 2019

A Poem to Read Aloud: This one's for the graduates


Poems to Read Aloud , Resources , The Buckley Experience

The author of "The Jungle Book" and "Kim" is also the poet whose lines you'll hear at many a graduation ceremony. Even if you're not giving a commencement address, try reading these stanzas aloud to help your public speaking...

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