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My Son Won't Talk to Me

Phil Corless | Posted 03.09.2015 | Parents
Phil Corless

His vocabulary was huge, and the ideas coming out of his head were sometimes stunning. But the problem back then was the speed of his words. He spoke slowly and carefully, a by-product of years of speech therapy.

Why You Shouldn't Finish the Sentence of a Person Who Stutters

Madeline Wahl | Posted 02.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Madeline Wahl

Stuttering is just as much an internal dilemma as it is an external one. Friends and family members and teachers don't know the embarrassment that happens when you know what you want to say but can't say it and someone else has to say it for you. They can't see your confidence deteriorating.

The Comey Speech Misses the Ñ

Juan Cartagena | Posted 02.17.2015 | Latino Voices
Juan Cartagena

Director Comey said many important things about life in today's America. But he said not a word about the country's largest racial/ethnic minority.

What Bruce Rauner Said During the State of the State Address and What It Really Means

Reboot Illinois | Posted 02.06.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Speaking in the Illinois House chamber to a joint session of a Legislature in which Democrats hold a veto-proof supermajority, Rauner reminded lawmakers pointedly that in electing their first Republican governor in 12 years, "voters made it clear they want bipartisan government."

Wanna Rock Your TEDx Talk? Follow Three Easy Rules

Greta Perel, Ph.D. | Posted 03.21.2015 | Business
Greta Perel, Ph.D.

Giving a TEDx talk? Fantastic! You must be thrilled/terrified/nauseous/overwhelmed! Certainly, there's a lot on your mind right now--your talk has a lot to live up to, and you're probably feeling the pressure. How are you going to get your message across? Is it going to be interesting? Where to start?

Friday Talking Points -- Nous Sommes Charlie Hebdo

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Je suis Charlie Hebdo. In fact, let's go even further: Nous sommes Charlie Hebdo. Because we are all Charlie, this week. However, most of the American media cravenly allowed the terrorists to dictate their editorial policy this week, which is truly disappointing.

Charlie Hebdo -- More Than a Deadly Assault on Speech

Joyce S. Dubensky | Posted 03.11.2015 | World
Joyce S. Dubensky

As the freedom to say what you think -- even when it is offensive and horrifies others -- is chilled, we lose more than our right to speak our minds.

A TEDx Talk Celebrating Scientists and Exploring the Technological Future of Beauty

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 03.10.2015 | Impact
Zoltan Istvan

It also discusses the future of beauty as we progress into a more technologically advanced and digital world. Here's the condensed version of the second half of the speech.

The Year of Speaking Kindly

Kindness Blog | Posted 02.15.2015 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Would you like to increase harmony in your life, cut the potential for conflict and hurting other people? If yes, then this challenge might be for you...

6 Ways to Develop Early Vocabulary Skills

R.C. Liley | Posted 01.25.2015 | Parents
R.C. Liley

When you start life as an at-home parent your infant, silence is inevitable and expected. Sure, there's crying and cooing, but unless you're caring for other kids at the talking age, you have no one to actually converse with when at home.

What Obama Should Say Now

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama needs to strongly show that no election instantly changes what the two parties believe, and that all this talk of waving red flags cuts both ways.

Speaking Honestly

Katherine Preston | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Katherine Preston

At the crux of it, "honest speech" seems to hinge on the idea of speaking for ourselves. Not changing the way that we speak in order to fit a mold that someone else has created for us. We all have a voice that is ours, and ours alone. It is how we use it that counts.

You Had Me at Hello: 5 Steps to Superhero Public Speaking Status

Jess Teutonico | Posted 01.10.2015 | Business
Jess Teutonico

Think of it like talking to your friend in a casual awesome conversation. Think of it as something fun. Not only is it one of your greatest assets through life but it helps you be superhero status comfortable in your own skin.

How to Land a TEDx Talk

Ashley Stahl | Posted 01.02.2015 | Impact
Ashley Stahl

When I stepped onstage at TEDxBerkeley, the bright lights momentarily blinded me from seeing the audience of 2,000. Like so many other people, I had dreamed of this opportunity for years but wasn't sure if it would ever become a reality.

How Houston Attorneys Are Reinforcing Homophobia By Infringing on Religious Liberties

Brandan Robertson | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
Brandan Robertson

As an evangelical Christian and an activist for LGBTQ rights, I am deeply disheartened by the actions we are seeing in Houston. I stand in complete solidarity with the churches and pastors that have been subpoenaed, demanding that these legal actions be reversed.

A Reluctant Warrior

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama is trying to walk a very fine line between doing nothing and all-out war. He will be counting on others to do the ground fighting, which may depend on how much support America gets from regional allies. The end game of this limited warfare is going to be hard to see, however.

75 Years Later, Lou Gehrig's "Luckiest Man on the Face of Earth" Speech, Remains the Greatest Speech in Sports History

Dave Kreissman | Posted 09.07.2014 | Sports
Dave Kreissman

On July 4, 1939 a frail Henry Louis Gehrig stepped in front of a packed crowd at Yankee Stadium. The Manhattan-native knew he was sick, but he was unaware that his illness (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS) would soon claim his life.

Hillary Clinton Flaunts Her Surveillance State Baggage

Robert Scheer | Posted 09.07.2014 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Who is the true patriot, Hillary Clinton or Edward Snowden? The question comes up because Clinton has gone all out in attacking Snowden as a means of burnishing her hawkish credentials, eliciting Glenn Greenwald's comment that she is "like a neocon, practically."

Kristina Wong's Vagina Expounds on the Broadness of Queerness

Kristina Wong | Posted 09.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Kristina Wong

So you are probably wondering, why is a vagina giving a keynote speech at a queer conference? What does this vagina know about being queer and Asian more than a gold star queer person who can speak to these issues?

How to Get Invited to TED ... and What to do When You Get There

Simon Tam | Posted 08.09.2014 | Business
Simon Tam

All TED events are managed by a committee, including one that oversees the speaker selection. Often, committee members have some ideas on who they would like to attend and speak at the event. However, all of the events also accept nominations for speakers as well, especially those who fit their specific theme.

Partners for the Future

Michael Brune | Posted 08.06.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

I was honored to be invited to speak to the United Auto Workers in Detroit at their convention this week. Even though the Sierra Club and the UAW have been working together for years, some people don't know we're natural allies.

The Way You Talk Could Be Hurting Your Job Prospects

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Hiscott | Posted 05.30.2014 | Business

Turns out, it's better to sound like Clueless' Cher Horowitz than it is to sound like Britney Spears. In a new study published in the peer-reviewed...

To My Fellow Graduates: We Will Be Forgotten

Amy Yao | Posted 07.21.2014 | College
Amy Yao

Our 20-second short-term memory means that if something isn't significant enough to us, we'll forget about it almost as soon as it happens. The fact remains that we only remember what matters to us.

What the Hell am I talking About?

Bob Berkowitz | Posted 07.20.2014 | Business
Bob Berkowitz

One of the best ways to speak clearly is to truly understand the people you are talking to. Who are they? What do they care about? How deep is their knowledge of your subject matter?

How People Who Stutter Thrive in Everyday Life

Madeline Wahl | Posted 07.16.2014 | Good News
Madeline Wahl

Fluency in speech is something most have the luxury of taking for granted. While living with a stutter, you worry about what to order in a restaurant, how to give a presentation, or even how to say "hello" to a friend.