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“Ever tried? Ever failed? No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” — Samuel Beckett
Regular readers of this blog will be familiar with my series on rhetorical devices. Figures of rhetoric such as anaphora, epistrophe, epizeuxis and others, when used properly, can set a speech on fire so that it blazes in the memories of … Continue reading
“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” — Sir Winston Churchill
The past couple of weeks have been pretty exciting for this blog. Only days after reaching 1,000,000 visitors, I received an email from the good people at Prezi notifying me that they had chosen Manner of Speaking as one of their … Continue reading
“I always think a great speaker convinces us not by force of reasoning, but because he is visibly enjoying the beliefs he wants us to accept.” — William Butler Yeats