Tag Archives: Bill Clinton

Rhetorical Devices: Antithesis

This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device: Antithesis Origin: From the Greek ἀντί (anti) meaning “against” and θέσις (thesis) meaning “position”. In plain English: Contrasting two different … Continue reading

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Fascinating Video: Bill Clinton Preparing for a 1993 Address to the Nation

A rare behind-the-scenes video just minutes before a presidential address to the nation. Continue reading

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Analysis of a Speech by Monica Lewinsky

In 1998, news of a sexual scandal involving President Bill Clinton broke and spread around the world like wildfire. Clinton was accused of having lied about an affair that he had with a young intern named Monica Lewinsky. The affair and … Continue reading

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Rhetorical Devices: Aporia

This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device: Aporia Origin: From the Greek ἄπορος (aporos), meaning “impassable”. In plain English: An expression of uncertainty or doubt. … Continue reading

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What Bill Clinton Wrote and What Bill Clinton Said

As the 2012 Republican and Democratic National Conventions fade into memory, I was fortunate enough to come across an excellent piece of work in The Atlantic Wire by freelance writer Dashiell Bennett that I had to share. For me, the rhetorical … Continue reading

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Rhetorical Devices: Hypophora

This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device: Hypophora Origin: From the Greek ὑπόϕορά (hypofora), meaning “carrying under” or “putting under”. In plain English: Asking a … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 95) – Bill Clinton

“Sometimes when people are under stress, they hate to think, and it’s the time when they most need to think.” — Bill Clinton Photo courtesy of Timothy K. Hamilton

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Link by Link and Tweet by Tweet

This article appeared in the April 2010 issue of Toastmaster Magazine. The issue was devoted to social media and the editors asked me to write a piece about how social media can be used to enhance one’s public speaking and … Continue reading

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I have a dream . . .

That’s because I’m asleep! Nothing terribly insightful today.  Just a lighthearted reminder of the importance of keeping our audiences engaged.  And awake. Two clips below.  The last one is priceless! Bill Clinton during a Martin Luther King Day Speech And my favourite … Continue reading

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