Magazine Archive - December 2019

December 18, 2019

Public Speaking Sins: Following George Will


Cardinal Sins , Strictly Speaking , Tips , The Buckley Experience , Just For Fun

Reid Buckley's 10 Cardinal Sins stretched out to 11--thanks to George Will. A few words of wisdom for those times when you have to follow a rock star...

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December 16, 2019

Rhetorical Device of the Month: Anastrophe


Rhetorical Devices , Just For Fun , The Buckley Experience

Churchill may have employed it first, in a galaxy not that far away, but no one has done more to popularize this speaking technique than the wise green guy with the pointy ears...

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December 13, 2019

Mayor, Executive: 'All speaking is public speaking'


Public Speaking , Tips , Alumni

Persuasive communication has always been part of his job description but as a mayor, this automotive industry executive has honed new skills. How his experiences can help you...

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December 12, 2019

PowerPoint: How Much Will They Love This Pitch?


PowerPoint , Seen|Read|Heard , Just For Fun

Will PowerPoint pitch parties replace Tinder, well-meaning aunts, and blind dates? You may not find your perfect match, but at least you can practice your presentation skills...

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December 11, 2019

Books for Speakers: Toasts


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

The author of this book once stole a locomotive, so maybe we shouldn't be surprised by his bold promise to help you always say the right thing in the right way. Cheers to that!

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December 3, 2019

Questionable Presentation Advice: Never use profanity


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

Is there ever a dang good reason to let loose with a four-letter word in a speech or presentation? Here's a look at the science and strategy of the well-chosen word...

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December 2, 2019

Poems to Help Your Public Speaking: An e.e. cummings christmas


Poems to Read Aloud , The Buckley Experience , Resources , Just For Fun

Reading poetry out loud can help improve your timing, phrasing and expressiveness when presenting. Here's a poem to accomplish all that AND help you get the season started...

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