Recent Articles in Virtues & Vices

October 13, 2020

Public Speaking Virtues & Vices: Truculence


Virtues & Vices , Public Speaking , Resources , Speaker's Bookshelf , Strictly Speaking

A speaker who is ferocious or harsh, as our founder so eloquently says, "don't win friends." Here's his field guide to truculent speakers--and what you can do to tame them (if they happen to be you).

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August 30, 2020

Public Speaking Virtues & Vices: Passion


Virtues & Vices , Strictly Speaking , Public Speaking Books , The Buckley Experience , Public Speaking

Not to be confused with ranting or reckless enthusiasm, passion that suits your speaking style is key to becoming an influential presenter. Here's how...

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July 13, 2020

Public Speaking Virtues & Vices: Pomposity


Virtues & Vices , Public Speaking , Strictly Speaking , The Buckley Experience

Our founder called this "a creeping disease" to which any public speaker can be vulnerable. Could you be stricken? And what do you think of Reid Buckley's shocking cure?

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March 29, 2020

Public Speaking Virtues & Vices: Decency


Virtues & Vices , Strictly Speaking , The Buckley Experience , Public Speaking , Public Speaking Books

He's the expert we count on, the one who can avoid partisan nonsense. This excerpt from Reid Buckley's "Strictly Speaking" has us thinking about one of the chief qualities of Dr. Anthony Fauci's public speaking...

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February 17, 2020

Public Speaking Virtues & Vices: Belligerence


Virtues & Vices , Strictly Speaking , Public Speaking , Resources , Business Communication

Worried that you antagonize audiences? Or perhaps that's your goal! Check out our founder's case for warming up your stage presence and his unconventional steps to get you there...

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January 20, 2020

Public Speaking Virtues & Vices: Honesty


Virtues & Vices , Strictly Speaking , Resources , Public Speaking , Business Communication

"Character is the primary element a speaker brings to the stage. Everything else can be learned," wrote our founder. Get his honest advice...

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