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Richard Greene
Richard Greene is an attorney, political and communication strategist, author of the Prentice Hall coffee table book, "Words That Shook The World: 100 Years of Unforgettable Speeches and Events" and Host of "Hollywood CLOUT!" on Air America Radio (Monday - Friday at 6 - 8 pm Pacific/9 - 11 pm Eastern, and on the air in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington DC, Detroit, Seattle, Santa Fe and elsewhere). He is also the Founder of a 501(c)(3) corporation that runs high school competitions to find and cultivate the next generation of great speakers and leaders in America. (

For 25 years Richard has taught Presidents, Prime Ministers, U.S. Senators, Governors, CEOs, Royalty (Princess Diana), Actors and others, in 26 countries around the world, how to give presentations and speeches with comfort and "Authentic Passion".

He has lectured and given workshops on "The 5 Secrets of The World's Greatest Communicators" to organizational and corporate clients including The United Nations, The Young President's Organization, The Democratic Policy Committee, Goldman, Sachs, The Walt Disney Company, The 4th and 10th Circuit Court of Appeals and many others in over 150 lecture tours..

Richard has also taught a course entitled "Advocacy and Non-Verbal Presentation" at UCLA and has been interviewed about communication and "body language" on over 30 national and international television programs, including CNN, NBC and ABC National News, "Nightline", "Good Morning America", MSNBC, Fox News Channel and The BBC, weighing in on The O.J. Simpson Trial, the Clinton Impeachment, the debates and speeches of the 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008 Presidential campaigns and many other issues and analyzed the Presidential debates for USA Today.

Richard was featured, as one of two public speaking analysts/judges on The Learning Channel (TLC)'s weekly program, "The Messengers".

His new video, "The 5 Communication Secrets that Swept Obama to The Presidency" is now out and is being distributed in schools and elsewhere around the world.

He can be reached at: and

Entries by Richard Greene

Your Birthday Present for America

(0) Comments | Posted July 4, 2014 | 1:02 PM

Happy Birthday, America!

We are, indeed, a great country... and we could be even better if

[91.6 Million (41.3 percent), 2012
126.8 Million (58.3 percent), 2010
80.7 Million (37.8 percent), 2008
121.9 Million (58.7 percent), 2006
79.9 Million (39.3%) 2004, and
118.0 Million (59.5...

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The 7 Reasons Why Jared Leto's Acceptance Speech Was One of The Best of All Time

(2) Comments | Posted March 3, 2014 | 4:02 PM

If you want to know how to give a speech, just watch Jared Leto's magnificent acceptance speech for his Best Actor in A Supporting Role at this year's Oscars! (Transcript, below)

I've been teaching public speaking for almost 30 years and I was blown away.

It was perfection.

Do what...

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What Chris Christie Should Have Said to Save His Career

(2) Comments | Posted February 5, 2014 | 4:56 PM

The Two Minutes, Rather than Two Hours, That Would Have Restored His Brand

Assuming that the Governor did, indeed, know more than he said he knew during his famous two-hour press conference, this two-minute statement would have allowed him to be honest, keep (and even reinforce) the bold, real, authentic...

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Why Dr. King's 'I Have a Dream' Speech Is the Greatest Speech of the 20th Century: Line by Line Analysis

(1) Comments | Posted August 28, 2013 | 9:12 AM

Excerpt from "Words That Shook The World: 100 Years of Unforgettable Speeches and Events"

One of the greatest thrills of writing a book on the 20 most inspiring speeches of The 20th Century was to sit down and actually go through "I Have A Dream," word by...

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Blowing Up America for $2,300

(173) Comments | Posted November 16, 2012 | 7:30 PM

We are in danger of going over "The Fiscal Cliff" -- in large part -- because the framing of the Bush tax cut issue and adding "revenue" to our debt crisis has been appalling.

Why is no one breaking this down? And why are we ignoring two...

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Bill Nye on Sandy, Climate Change and the 2012 Election

(161) Comments | Posted November 2, 2012 | 11:02 PM

Did climate change have anything to do with Superstorm Sandy?

Climate change made Storm Sandy more intense. Climate change is responsible for dozens of deaths and billions of dollars of damage. And it is going to get worse.

Until this week, climate change has...

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90 Minutes for America

(298) Comments | Posted October 3, 2012 | 12:10 PM

Also co-authored by Jason Mraz, Ian Somerhalder, Graham Nash, Lisa Ling, Olivia Munn, Joely Fisher, Rosanna Arquette, James Valentine ("Maroon 5"), Brenda Strong, Frances Fisher and Noah Wyle

Dear America,

We humbly ask our fans to not watch our TV shows or movies, or listen to our music...

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Here's How to End the NBA Lockout... Immediately!

(6) Comments | Posted October 11, 2011 | 9:44 AM

The NBA players and NBA owners need to pay for the damage they cause "the little people" and, ultimately, all strikes and lockouts must do the same.

Make parties responsible for their irresponsible actions -- instead of allowing "collateral damage" or the foisting of negative externalities onto the general public...

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The Princess's Speech: How George VI & Princess Di Faced Similar Challenges

(9) Comments | Posted February 14, 2011 | 3:42 PM

The Princess's Speech: How George VI & Princess Di Faced Similar Challenges

Richard Greene is a Beverly Hills-based communication strategist and author who has been a speech advisor to many high-profile clients -- including the late Princess Diana.

"The King's Speech" is much more than...

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Obama Is America's Third Greatest Presidential Orator in Modern Era

(3) Comments | Posted January 25, 2011 | 4:48 PM

Just six and one half years ago, a young state senator spoke for 16 minutes and 11 seconds (just 4 seconds longer than the real "King's Speech," Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream," the greatest in modern American history), launched a presidency and established himself as one of America's...

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Albert Einstein and the Scientific Proof of 'God'

(950) Comments | Posted January 1, 2011 | 6:26 PM

As we leave the season when many have celebrated the birth of "The son of G_d", perhaps we might momentarily stop our shopping mall worship ceremonies and ask if "G_d" exists and, if so, who or what he/she/it is.

I believe that science answered that question back...

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Albert Einstein and The Scientific Proof of "G_d"

(60) Comments | Posted December 25, 2010 | 3:01 AM

Albert Einstein and The Scientific Proof of "G_d" by Richard Greene

As we approach the day where many celebrate the birth of "The son of G_d", perhaps we might momentarily stop our shopping mall worship ceremonies and ask if "G_d" exists and, if so, who or what he/she/it is.

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The 10 Reasons to Vote

(45) Comments | Posted October 31, 2010 | 5:33 PM

2010-10-31-clip_image001.jpg2010-10-31-clip_image002.jpgThe party that controls the House of Representatives or the Senate determines the policies and direction of America. When you vote for a candidate on November 2, you...

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The Unspoken Solution to America's Problems: The Voter's Guide for November 2

(51) Comments | Posted October 26, 2010 | 12:14 PM

We write on behalf of dedicated individuals who believe that a large number of America's most urgent problems can be solved by simply electing candidates on November 2 who have the guts to do one simple thing...

Commit to making America Energy Independent on clean, American energy by the end...

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Worse Than Shouting "Fire" in a Crowded Theatre and Even Worse Than Janet Jackson's Bare Breasts

(226) Comments | Posted September 10, 2010 | 12:23 PM

The assumption is that Pastor Terry Jones and his flock have the absolute, unfettered constitutional right to tell General Petraeus, Secretary of State Clinton and even Sarah Palin to go to hell, to burn Qurans and put Americans here at home and around the world at risk and incite an...

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The Most Important Environmental Legislation Ever?

(1) Comments | Posted May 14, 2010 | 4:52 AM

The Most Important Environmental Legislation Ever
The Beginning of Solar, Wind and Alternative Energy Viability

Senators Bill Nelson, Menendez and Lautenberg may have introduced the most important environmental legislative ever on Thursday.

A great reason, of course, for Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski to object to its passage by consent.


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It's Not a Tax on Soda and Pizza, It's "Honest Accounting"

(45) Comments | Posted March 9, 2010 | 9:54 AM

The recent news about an 18 percent tax on pizza and soda helping American adults lose 5 pounds a year is going to drive Republicans and Libertarians crazy, especially after the soda industry just knocked out a much smaller soda tax proposal in Washington.

But I have...

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Is "God" Really Just Santa's Brother?

(116) Comments | Posted December 25, 2009 | 1:54 PM

On this Christmas Day, it might be appropriate to note that God and Santa Claus, in our culture, are really pretty much the same. In fact, in the way we improperly define the concept of God, they could actually be brothers.

I write this not to anger...

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Words We Can Believe In: The Hope-ful Power of LOFT

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2009 | 12:51 PM

Words We Can Believe In
The Hope-ful Power of "LOFT"

by Richard Greene
Political Communication Strategist
Host, "Hollywood CLOUT!" on Air America Radio

Just over one year after we worked our butts off for "Change We Can Believe In" and "Hope" we have found ourselves drowning in...

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Critiquing the President on Leno and 60 Minutes

(9) Comments | Posted March 23, 2009 | 3:07 PM

As a teacher of body language, let me translate The President of The United States for those who condemn his Special Olympics moment, his entire appearance on The Tonight Show and his seemingly out of context laughing on 60 Minutes last night.

Everyone just relax.

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