Recent Articles in Alumni

July 5, 2019

Vulnerable, Courageous: Speaking to Defy the Odds


Alumni , Public Speaking , Tips

Public speaking skills help prison inmates restore self-esteem and succeed on the outside. No one knows that better than Quan Huynh. Here's how he's using his voice to help other incarcerated men and women defy the odds...

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September 20, 2018

Books for Speakers: Bird by Bird


Public Speaking , Alumni , Resources , Speaker's Bookshelf

"Joy just oozes from this book," writes the Buckley alum who recommends it. You'll also find lots of help for using your stories and voice to bring more life (and humor) to speeches and presentations.

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August 24, 2018

Builders, Explorers & Future Leaders: Buckley Friends Soaring


Alumni , Seen|Read|Heard

Building a better city, promoting presentation skills in young people, and taking the stage in a room where Beethoven performed his most famous work--here's just a little of what our friends have been up to...

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August 15, 2018

Finding Your Voice to Inspire Change


Public Speaking , Alumni

Public speaking to end sexual assault and domestic violence requires the ability to tell persuasive stories, translate data, and connect with diverse audiences. How one speaker found her voice and how that can help you...

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June 25, 2018

Top Advisors, Election Wins & More: Buckley Friends in the News


Alumni , Seen|Read|Heard , Just For Fun , School News , Faculty

From top sheets to top positions, these Buckley alumni and faculty are using their communication skills to make an impression...

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May 21, 2018

Alumni and the Public Speaking Lessons that Stick


Alumni , The Buckley Experience , Just For Fun , 30th Anniversary

Public speaking breakthroughs, lifelong friendships, and the inimitable style of our founder: Buckley alum share memories and their favorite presentation tips...

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April 25, 2018

30 Years with our Flagship: The Executive Seminar


Faculty , The Buckley Experience , 30th Anniversary , Welcome to Camden , Alumni

As we mark 30 years as a school, we go to the person who's been here from the start to find out what makes The Buckley School's methods endure...

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March 30, 2018

Winning Speech, New Book, New Job: Buckley Friends Making News


Alumni , Seen|Read|Heard , The Buckley Experience

We know our Buckley alum enjoy keeping up with each other! A few things that've made their way recently to The Buckley School inbox...

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December 14, 2017

Published, Promoted, Debated: Buckley Friends Making News


Alumni , Faculty , Seen|Read|Heard

Passionate speakers and spirited debate, publications to celebrate, and a toast to the future of historic Charleston....

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October 10, 2017

Astronaut's POV: Images, Stories from Space


Alumni , Public Speaking , Travel , Storytelling

When you have dozens of out of this world stories to tell, how do you choose? That's the challenge for Astronaut Terry Virts...

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August 1, 2017

A School for 30 Years: Collecting Stories


The Buckley Experience , Alumni , 30th Anniversary

It's been almost 30 years since The Buckley School hosted its first seminar. We're recalling some great times and hope you might have memories to share....

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July 24, 2017

Video Stars, Award Nabbers & The Mayors' Mayor


Alumni , Seen|Read|Heard , School News , Faculty

Top-rated videos, inaugurations and awards--we know every one of them gave a great speech!

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June 28, 2017

Speaking of Tech Careers and Innovation


Public Speaking , Alumni

Per Scholas is winning widespread recognition for its ability to open new career opportunities. Here's how Chief Administrative Officer Michelle Pullaro tells that story...

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May 24, 2017

Astronaut, Architects, Overstock leader in the news


Alumni , Seen|Read|Heard

Awards, appointments, ground-breakings, transitions, and at least one book from outer space--here's what some of our alum have been up to lately.

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May 2, 2017

VentureMom Encourages Entrepreneurs


Alumni , Public Speaking , Tips

Helping other entrepreneurs is what Holly Hurd's VentureMom is all about. Holly describes the public speaking and communication skills that help startups succeed.

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April 1, 2017

Hall of Fame, National Budget & Buckley Babies


Faculty , Alumni , School News

Some of the good news that's made its way to the school's inbox recently--including alum in the spotlight and reasons for our faculty to raise a toast and break out the cigars.

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March 20, 2017

The Inaugural Chaplain: Barry Black


Public Speaking , Alumni

Maybe you heard his rousing speech at the National Prayer Breakfast or marveled at his resonant voice during the Inauguration Prayer. So did we. And we were fortunate enough to have that same voice echo through our school not that long ago.

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March 15, 2017

Voice for the Amazon


Alumni , Public Speaking

On a trip to the Amazon rainforest, Sarah duPont was horrified by the rapid, widespread destruction she saw. She felt she had to do something. So she enlisted Sissy Spacek, Herbie Hancock and a team of journalists and environmentalists to sound the alarm.

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December 20, 2016

A Delightful Christmas List


Alumni , Tips , Seen|Read|Heard

It's worked for Santa, and for David Letterman, too. See how this writer (a Buckley alum) uses a list to organize an article about volunteering as a bell ringer for the Salvation Army.

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