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An important lesson from Bohemian Rhapsody

I finally got around to watching the film Bohemian Rhapsody. I was not disappointed. Queen is one of my all-time favourite bands and the driving force behind Queen was the inimitable Freddie Mercury. It’s hard to believe that it has been … Continue reading

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Rhetorical Devices: Metaphor

This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device: Metaphor Origin: From the Greek μεταφορά (metaphora), meaning “transfer”. In plain English: Comparing two things (that are often not … Continue reading

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Six Public Speaking Lessons from Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury was the heart, the soul, the very essence of showmanship. The lead vocalist and lyricist of Queen had one of the most incredible unique singing voices ever. And his singing talent was matched, step for step, by his … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 102)

“English is the perfect language for preachers because it allows you to talk until you think of what to say.” — Garrison Keillor Photo courtesy of Prairie Home Productions

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 99) – Freddie Mercury

“We’re fussy and finicky and have very high standards. If a song can’t be done properly, we’d rather it isn’t done at all. We’re the fussiest band in the world, and we put so much loving into every album.” — Freddie Mercury … Continue reading

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Lessons from a Ukulele

Creativity and passion in a most unusual package. Continue reading

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