Monthly Archives: October 2012

12 Lessons from Pablo Picasso for Public Speakers

Pablo Picasso was one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century. His paintings are among the most recognizable of any great artist that has lived. However, Picasso was not just known for his art; he was … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 148) – Emeli Sandé

“You’ve got the words to change a nation, But you’re biting your tongue. You’ve spent a lifetime stuck in silence Afraid that you’ll say something wrong. If no one ever hears it, how we gonna learn your song? So come, … Continue reading

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Half a Million Visits!

Something happened last night that I could not have anticipated when I began this blog just over three years ago. Someone, somewhere—I don’t know who or where—registered the 500,000th visit to Manner of Speaking. (And, as a nice bonus, it … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 147) – Nathaniel Hawthorne

“Words—so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become, in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.” — Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Go to Black

Many people do not know this, but when you are in the middle of a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation, you can make the screen go black at any time by simply pressing the letter “B” (as in “Black”).  You can also … Continue reading

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