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Price of Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™ reduced

These are difficult times. The coronavirus, COVID-19 has hit the world hard. And it looks like things are going to get worse before they get better. One of the impacts is that millions of people are now homebound because of … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 327) – Kobe Bryant

“Everything negative—pressure, challenges—is all an opportunity for me to rise.” —  Kobe Bryant Photo courtesy of Keith Allison

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 326) – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.” —  Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 320) – Kurt Vonnegut

“You are whatever you pretend to be.“ — Kurt Vonnegut (For some great insights from Vonnegut that can help you become a better speaker, click here and here.)

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A lesson from a farmer’s field

Public speakers can learn a lesson from a farmers. Behind our home is a large farmer’s field. Over the years, I have seen that field grow wheat, corn, barley, sunflowers – which look amazing when they are in bloom – … Continue reading

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How to handle public speaking nerves

On 3 June 2017, professional rock climber Alex Honnold accomplished something that few people thought could be done. He climbed the 3,000-foot granite wall of Yosemite Park’s famous El Capitan, the vertical wall in the photo above. Alone. Without ropes … Continue reading

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You know more than you think you do

In the TED Talk below, social scientist Dolly Chugh speaks about an interesting idea: how we can become better people if we just stop trying to be good. I don’t intend to analyze her talk; rather, in this post, I’d like … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 297) – Seneca

“I judge you unfortunate because you have never lived through misfortune. You have passed through life without an opponent. No one can ever know what you are capable of, not even you.” —  Seneca Photo courtesy of Jean-Pol Grandmont / … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 296) – Gloria Steinem

“I think the most obvious real fear I had was of public speaking. That really paralyzed me. I’d have to cancel appearances at the last minute because if I tried to do them, I’d lose all my saliva and each … Continue reading

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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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A lesson from the 2018 World Cup

A month of terrific football (soccer) came to an end yesterday in Moscow with the World Cup Final. France lived up to expectations and claimed the title of World Champion by defeating Croatia 4 – 2 in an entertaining game. Félicitations … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 284) – Anthony Bourdain

“Practicing your craft in expert fashion is noble, honorable and satisfying.” — Anthony Bourdain Photo courtesy of Peabody Awards

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