Keeping It Brief: Succinct Speaking

Keeping It Brief: Succinct Speaking

Martin Luther King Jr’s famed “I have a dream” speech lasted just seventeen minutes. Most of Shakespeare’s well-known soliloquies – Hamlet or Macbeth – are just a few dozen lines long; and Abraham Lincoln wrote the Gettysburg address on the back of a napkin. In other...
Speech-writing 101

Speech-writing 101

When I write about “public speaking,” I necessarily put the emphasis on talking. Delivering a presentation to an audience certainly involves an awful lot of performance techniques: voice, gesture, audience interaction. Without these practical skills no speech will...

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