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Speech 05: Julia Gillard (The misogyny speech)

"I will not be lectured about sexism and misogyny by this man. I will not." This is an impassioned yet restrained articulation of a problem that is both nationally significant and deeply, deeply personal. The Iron Steameth Over! To understand the frustration that...

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Speech 04: Boris Johnson (Get Brexit Done!)

A Campaign Speech to Unite a Divided Country and win an election... There are many, many examples of Boris Johnson at the podium. The Tory victory in the recent UK election owes a great deal to the rhetorical skill displayed by Boris Johnson. Love him or hate him, you...

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Speech 03: Greta Thunberg (Our house is on fire)

The Outrage of a Child Greta Thunberg speaks at the Davos World Economic Forum, 21 January 2020 How can a diminutive 17-year-old girl from Sweden hold her ground in front of an audience of world leaders at Davos? A rhetorical analysis of her speech provides some...

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Myth Busting: Body Language vs. Words

We need to clear up a common misconception. The words that you use don't really matter. People remember your body language and your tone of voice more than your actual words.- Public Speaking Experts Everywhere Have you heard this sage advice? Let's Go To The Source...

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5 Tips to Avoid Overwhelming Your Audience

“A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention” -Hebert Simon (winner of the Nobel Prize for Economics, 1978) We are living in the information age.  You can no longer claim an advantage because of your specialist knowledge.  Chances are, the people you are...

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Are You A Jargon Junkie? Take the Challenge

We are all guilty of occasional jargon abuse. After all, we must adapt to our surroundings. Assimilate. Seek to be understood. People in this strange land we call 'work' utter ritualistic phrases that produce knowing looks from fellow cube dwelling knowledge workers....

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He’s Got the Moves Like…

Thought Leaders, Innovators and Disruptors, Oh My! If you are an avid conference attendee you may have noticed a 'same sameness' in the presentation style amongst the headline acts. You have never heard the speaker before, but somehow you sense an eerie recollection...

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