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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 289) – Oprah Winfrey

“Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.” — Oprah … Continue reading

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Analysis of a speech by Oprah Winfrey

The 2018 Golden Globe Awards were handed out last night (7 January 2018). There were several highlights and many winners, but the overwhelming consensus is that Oprah Winfrey stole the show. Winfrey, a talk show host, actress and philanthropist was … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 264) – Oprah Winfrey

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.” — Oprah Winfrey Photo courtesy of oprah.com

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Reflections on Lance Armstrong’s Confession

Writers spilled a lot of ink over the past few days about Lance Armstrong in the wake of his confession to Oprah Winfrey. And more ink will doubtless continue to flow in the weeks, months and years to come. This … Continue reading

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Rhetorical Devices: Epizeuxis

This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device: Epizeuxis Origin: From the Greek ἐπιζευγνυμή (epizeugnumi), meaning “to join together” or “to fasten together”. In plain English: … Continue reading

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