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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 232) – Abraham Lincoln

“When I get ready to talk to people, I spend two thirds of the time thinking [about] what they want to hear, and one third thinking about what I want to say.” — Abraham Lincoln Advertisements

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Rhetorical Devices: Sententia

This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device: Sententia Origin: From the Latin, meaning “feeling” or “thought” or “opinion”. In plain English: The use of … Continue reading

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Public Speaking is a Risk

Did you ever have a really bad public speaking experience? For example, Did you ever forget what you wanted to say? Did you ever get lost, or stuck in traffic en route, and arrive too late? Did you ever have trouble … Continue reading

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Rhetorical Devices: Asyndeton

This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device: Asyndeton Origin: From the Greek ἀσύνδετον (asindeton), meaning “unconnected”. In plain English: The omission of conjunctions such as … Continue reading

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Rhetorical Devices: Epistrophe

This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device: Epistrophe (also known as Epiphora) Origin: From the Greek ἐπιστροφή (epistrofi), meaning “turning about” or “upon turning”. In … Continue reading

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