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Five Characteristics You Need to Succeed as a Public Speaker

This is a guest post by Arman Sadeghi. Arman is an entrepreneur, professional speaker and founder of Titanium Success. He has a degree in molecular and cell biology from the University of California at Berkeley. Arman has a passion for healthy mind, body, and spirit. He … Continue reading

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Five Speaking Lessons from TEDx Place des Nations

Earlier this year, I had the privilege of speaking at TEDx Lausanne. It was a wonderful experience. Two days ago, I had the privilege of attending TEDx Place des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. It was held in the impressive Assembly Hall of the … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 120)

“What I do best is share my enthusiasm.” — Bill Gates Photo courtesy of European Parliament

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Lessons from a Ukulele

Creativity and passion in a most unusual package. Continue reading

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When a Wordsmith is Passionate

Taylor Mali is a rare find. He is an American slam poet, humorist, teacher and voiceover artist. He is also an extremely passionate public speaker. For those who have the pleasure of introducing him at a speaking event, but do not have the time … Continue reading

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Speeches from Film: Henry V

William Shakespeare wrote many inspirational speeches for his different characters. One of the best known is the St. Crispin’s Day speech delivered by King Henry to his troops in the classic Henry V. To set the stage, prior to the epic battle … Continue reading

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Analysis of a Speech by Elizabeth Gilbert

One of my favourite TED Talks is the one given by Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of the international bestseller Eat Pray Love. In her talk, Gilbert speaks about the fears and frustrations of those who pursue a creative life, especially during … Continue reading

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Analysis of a Speech by Elif Şafak

Analysis of a terrific TED Talk by Elif Şafak. Continue reading

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Analysis of a Speech by Philip K. Howard

Philip K. Howard is a lawyer from New York and author of the books The Death of Common Sense, The Collapse of the Common Good and Life Without Lawyers. One of his great concerns is the manner in which his … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 8)

“A good orator is pointed and impassioned.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 5)

“Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you’ve got to say, and say it hot.” – D. H. Lawrence

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Speaking with Passion

As Garth Reynolds says, when delivering a speech, being passionate about your topic is one of the most important things you can do. Continue reading

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