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You're Never too Old for Love

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 06.15.2012 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

We met online. He was from West Virginia; I'm from New Jersey. He was looking for Happily Ever After. I was looking for something to do Saturday nights.

Panel Prowess: How to be the Best Speaker There

The Daily Muse | Posted 11.06.2011 | Women

If you’ve been invited to speak on a panel, congratulations! Go for it. A panel is a great opportunity to share your expertise, highlight what you k...

King's Eloquence Goes Far Beyond "I Have A Dream"

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.26.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The best-known parts of "I Have A Dream" have entered into a sort of comfortable familiarity, which allows everyone to view them without being challenged by the more pointed things Dr. King had to say that day.

Denver Slutwalk 2011: Taking Back the Streets

Nancy Cronk | Posted 09.03.2011 | Denver
Nancy Cronk

Hundreds of women and men in Colorado came together Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 to take back the streets of Denver and send two simple messages: rape is a violent crime, not a sexual act, and women never ask to be raped.

The Power Of Futile Speeches

Mark Osler | Posted 08.17.2011 | Impact
Mark Osler

Don't worry about the size of your audience; someone like me might be listening. Minds are more open than you might think, and sometimes even the prosecutor gets it.

WATCH: Fred Armisen's Hilarious Graduation Speech

Posted 08.14.2011 | Comedy

"Saturday Night Live's" Fred Armisen may not know what an electron is, but that didn't stop him from giving an awesome speech to Oregon Episcopal High...

WATCH: Bicycle Kid Encourages Sarah Palin

Posted 08.07.2011 | Comedy

The world needed this. That little boy who learned to ride a bike and then gave an amazing motivational speech is starting to get all meme-y. He ha...

WATCH: 'Thumbs Up For Rock And Roll!'

Posted 08.01.2011 | Comedy

Learning to ride a bike is a huge childhood milestone. Finally, you can go where you want to go! When you want to! As long as your mom says it's okay!...

To The Unhappy Couple: A Toast

Joel Dovev | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Joel Dovev

I have always wanted to hear the unhappy, separated couple toasted after all the communal property has been divided.

Speeches: The Current State of the Oldest Art

David Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Murray

Remember when Tina Brown took over the New Yorker and everybody said she was dumbing it down? Well what do you think happened when I printed the Tiger Woods public apology?

What's On Your Career Bucket List?

Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone

You may remember the hugely popular 2007 movie,"The Bucket List" starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman about two terminally ill men who decide to...

Jason Linkins

Life In The Time Before TelePrompters Was Tedious, As It Turns Out | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

If you go way, way, back, you find that there was a time when TelePrompters did not exist. And so, politicians had to give terrible halting and monotonous speeches using only pieces of paper.

Mayors Use State-of-the-Village Addresses to Lay Out Common Vision: Hang On for Dear Life!

David Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Murray

Woodridge, Ill. Mayor William Murphy declared the coming year would be focused on "our core services." Kind of like the functioning of a human being with mild hypothermia.

Learning English from Obama

Jerry Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jerry Weissman

Since Obama took office, there have been many articles in the Japanese press about how the Japanese are learning English from him.

Rules for Public Speaking

George Mitrovich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
George Mitrovich

Here, then, are six fundamental rules for public speaking: Rule Number One: No matter how inadequate your speaking skills, don't tell your audience.

22 Republicans, 20 Democrats Used Lobbying Firm's Statements In House Health Care Speeches

New York Times | ROBERT PEAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Statements by more than a dozen lawmakers were ghostwritten, in whole or in part, by Washington lobbyists working for Genentech, one of the world's la...

"15 Minutes" vs. 90 Years: How the Algonquin Round-Table Went Viral Before the Internet

Nat Benchley | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nat Benchley

Anywhere there is printing these days (ink or pixels), you will find references to the Algonquin Round Table. So, what is it with the adulation of a bunch of "tipsy quipsters"?

The Handoff

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

The importance of Ted Kennedy's letter and goes far beyond sentimentality. The letter was a handoff, and in his speech Obama seemed to accept the baton.

Hitting the Jackpot

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

This was one of the very best Presidential speeches I have ever heard. And more importantly, Barack Obama did everything he needed to do.

Your Story Is Your Key To Success In Business Presentations

Jen Grisanti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jen Grisanti

Presenting is an art. The key to giving a successful presentation is knowing how to tell your story.

The Practical Math of "Too Much" Telepromptering

John Ridley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Ridley

There's no universally accepted measure for the appropriate amount of political telepromptering, which makes it difficult to do the practical math. Difficult but not impossible.

How Bob Marley's Songs of Freedom Led to Barack Obama's Message of Hope

Casey Gane-McCalla | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Casey Gane-McCalla

Both Obama and Marley had the ability to rally people of African descent under the banner of black pride and people of all other races under the banner of unity.

Obama's Inaugural Gesture to Hindu America

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vamsee Juluri

Obama's mentioning in his inauguration speech of some of the world's great religions can be seen as recognition not just of the people who follow them, but that religion is an immense cultural resource.

Not That Kind of Inaugural Speech

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Barack Obama knows how to get wild, rapturous feedback from crowds. He knows how to set it up -- how to kick up the rhetoric a notch, and the volume a notch -- and how to get a big response.

Obama's Speech Through a Cuban Lens; Leaving Rhetoric Behind

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yoani Sanchez

The serene statement delivered yesterday by Barack Obama, with his manner of carefully constructed arguments and invocations to harmony, condemned all the rhetoric to be left in the 20th century.