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Public Speaking 109: Repetition is the mother of skill

A lesson I learnt the hard way. It was a small audience. And I only had to speak for an hour. Neither one of them …

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Public Speaking 108: Don’t tell a story

John got up to speak. As a successful CEO in the Silicon Valley, he was invited to deliver the evening’s keynote speech, to young entrepreneurs, …

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Public Speaking 107: Making it feel like the first time!

The July 13, 2014 article from the NY Post gives quite an account of the actress’ long mono-play, mono-stage stint. “The first time Donna Marie …

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Public Speaking 106: The Power of Three

The audience welcomed him with a thunderous applause. No surprises there. The speaker had a quite a list of accomplishments. The energy in the room …

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Public Speaking 105: Anaphora

Charles Dickens used it skillfully. And so do politicians and freedom fighters. Strange bedfellows. But both know the power of this literary device. “It was

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The Art of Thankfulness

The year was 1860. Lady Elgin, the steamship carrying 300 passengers and crew on a round-trip sightseeing tour from Milwaukee to Chicago collided with Augusta

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Are you a Doer or Leader?

The $15K spot bonus, in appreciation of the continued good work, could not have come at a better time. Andrew had been working eighteen hour

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What’s your Calcutta?

A recently divorced woman, who felt very alone in the world, wrote to Mother Teresa asking if she could join her Sisters of Charity and

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