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A Lesson from Lang Lang

A couple of weeks ago, my daughter, Kristen and I had the good fortune to attend a concert by Lang Lang at Geneva’s Victoria Hall. His performance was terrific. From the light melodies of Bach, to Schubert’s sombre Piano Sonata … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 105) – Oscar Wilde

“Just as the orator marks his good things by a dramatic pause, or by raising or lowering his voice, or by gesture, so the writer marks his epigrams with italics, setting the little gem, so to speak, like a jeweller.” … Continue reading

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Make Your Quotes … Quotable!

Readers of this blog know that I frequently post quotes for public speakers to ponder. Today’s post is about how to make your own quotes memorable. It’s also a guest post by my friend and fellow public speaker, Fred Miller. Fred … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 75)

“It’s been said that music is what happens between the notes. I believe that a great speech happens between the words, during the pauses when an audience can reflect upon and internalize the message. Never forget the impact that a … 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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