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Tag Archives: Barack Obama
President Barack Obama began the final year of his presidency with a speech on gun control. In it, he discussed a number of measures that he proposes to take by Executive Order to reduce gun violence in the United States. It … Continue reading
This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device: Tricolon Origin: From the Greek τρία (tria), meaning “three” and κῶλον (kôlon), meaning “member” or “clause”. In plain English: A … Continue reading
I came across this presentation on Prezi that provides a recap of the recent election in the United States. If you are not familiar with Prezi, have a look. Click the image below and you will be taken to the presentation … Continue reading
The hoopla is over, the streamers and confetti have been swept up and the delegates have returned home. Yes, the Republican and Democratic National Conventions in the United States have concluded, but not before treating us to a Smörgåsbord of … Continue reading
Here’s a great story. Eleven-year-old Tyler Sullivan from Minnesota skipped school last week to go with his father to see President Obama deliver a speech at a local plant. After the speech, Tyler met Obama. The President realized that Tyler was … Continue reading
If you can deliver a speech without reading it, that is the best scenario. However, if you must read your speech or use notes, here are some tips to help you out. Continue reading
Something on the light side today. A few days ago, I published a post analyzing Conan O’Brien’s terrific commencement address at Dartmouth College. Today I came across a clip from Conan’s TV show in which he poked a little fun at … Continue reading
Today’s post is inspired by a 1929 ad from Coca-Cola. In that year, the company came up with a truly great slogan that you still sometimes hear today: “The pause that refreshes.” As speakers, we can learn a lot from that … Continue reading