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“To be an impressive public speaker, you have to believe in what you are saying. And if you speak with conviction and you’re passionate about your subject, your audience will be far more forgiving of your mistakes because they’ll have … Continue reading
“For me the process [of writing a university philosophy paper] would begin with writing twenty pages. Then I’d edit to ten, then five and finally two. I finally would get to a two-page, single-spaced paper that I hoped didn’t merely … Continue reading
“The show doesn’t go on because it’s ready; it goes on because it’s 11:30. “This is something Lorne [Michaels] has said often about Saturday Night Live, but I think it’s a great lesson about not being too precious about your … Continue reading
“The art of advocacy is the art of persuasion. And persuading the tribunal should motivate everything counsel does. In order to be persuasive, counsel must be credible, so conceding the obvious is always important. To be persuasive, counsel must know … Continue reading
“A good speech is like a beautiful dress: long enough to cover the subject, but short enough to keep it interesting.” — Source unknown; often attributed to Winston Churchill Photo courtesy of igorjan / Flickr
“People think I can teach them style. What stuff it all is! Have something to say, and say it as clearly as you can. That is the only secret of style.” — Matthew Arnold