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

Dave Kreissman | Posted 07.08.2014 | 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 07.08.2014 | 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 07.01.2014 | 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 06.09.2014 | 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 06.06.2014 | 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.

Everything You Need To Know About Giving A Quality Wedding Toast

AskMen.com | Posted 07.13.2014 | Weddings
AskMen.com

Doing a wedding toast is a tricky thing. Your audience is a bunch of people who don't all know each other, spanning generations and traditions, some of whom barely know the people involved while others know them all too well. Even if you're comfortable with public speaking, it's a tough crowd.

The Universal Politician Speech

Neal Wooten | Posted 06.17.2014 | Comedy
Neal Wooten

Let us strive to bring about the change that will make our lives better for our families, the way great leaders like (insert Ronald Reagan or John F. Kennedy) did in their day.

Dating Without a Voice: A Tale of Dating With a Jaw Wired Shut (Part 3)

Eric Barry | Posted 06.03.2014 | Chicago
Eric Barry

It's fascinating being unable to speak. Every interaction becomes completely reliant on non-verbal communication. Every touch, every facial twitch seems imbued with meaning.

Dating Without a Voice: A Tale of Dating With A Jaw Wired Shut (Part 1)

Eric Barry | Posted 05.25.2014 | Chicago
Eric Barry

I contemplated what exactly I'd say to women, how I would reach out now given my condition. Would I give recognition to it or let my bloodied and wired mouth speak for itself?

Feinstein v. the CIA: A Moment of Truth

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics
Robert Scheer

It was a truly historic moment on Tuesday when Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein took to the Senate floor to warn that the CIA's continuing cover-up of its torture program is threatening our Constitutional division of power.

VIDEO: Bisset On Golden Globe Speech: 'My Heart Was Just Overwhelmed'

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.24.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

The only thing more colorful than the red carpet at this year's Golden Globe Awards was Jacqueline Bisset's acceptance speech. Bisset, who won Best Su...

Three Plays, Three Scripts: Obama's Drone, Christie's Dodge and McDonnell's Dig

Alan Kelly | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Alan Kelly

If, as the adage goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, then the weight of the recent landmark speeches by Messrs. Obama, Christie and McDonnell is telling... maybe.

I'm With Stupid: Pity the Poor, Misunderstood Loquaciavore

Todd Hartley | Posted 03.12.2014 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

You've heard the word "locavore," right? A locavore is defined as "one who eats food grown locally as much as possible." Well, I would consider myself a "loquaciavore," which, of course, is defined as "one who talks to anyone in one's locality as much as possible."

4 Powerful Tips On How to Be A Powerful Listener in 2014

Blake Landau | Posted 02.26.2014 | Business
Blake Landau

Being a good listener can be the difference between recognizing opportunity, and completely missing the boat.

Spanx Your Speech: 5 Tips to Tighten Up Your Toast, Speech or Presentation

Karen S. Exkorn | Posted 02.09.2014 | Business
Karen S. Exkorn

It's the holiday season. Time for getting out the Spanx for both your stomach and your speech. Whether you're delivering a keynote speech at the Four Seasons or a toast at this year's holiday party, your presentation needs to be stellar.

Enter the Word! Social Media and the Story of Noah

Ari Hart | Posted 12.07.2013 | Religion
Ari Hart

Noah is famously instructed to build a teiva. Teiva has several meanings; in addition to the common translation, "ark," teiva also means "word." Given this translation, the story of Noah is about God instructing Noah how to build speech, words.

'MAJOR SHIFT': What Obama's UN Speech Means For Iran Relationship

HuffPost Live | Erin McDonough | Posted 09.24.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

As President Obama delivered an address to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, he vowed to pursue stronger relations with Iran in an effort to allevia...

How to Give the Best Presentation You Possibly Can

Karl Gude | Posted 11.19.2013 | Business
Karl Gude

Your goal as a speaker is to be relevant to your audience, engage them, have them learn something and then perhaps persuade them to do something with this newfound knowledge.

The Dither Mongers

Sherman Yellen | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics
Sherman Yellen

Google the word "dithering" together with the name Obama and out comes Charles Krauthammer calling him a ditherer over foreign policy, followed by Dic...

Obama Remembers He's Not George W. Bush

Robert Scheer | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

It came when President Obama acknowledged the Russian proposal for Syria to avert war by agreeing to destroy its chemical weapons stock as "a potentially positive development." It was quintessentially an un-Bush moment when suddenly this presidential "decider" seemed possessed of a brain capable of reversing his disastrous course.

Bending The Arc

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The true lesson Martin Luther King teaches is the exact opposite of what many take away from hearing the words "the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice." Because that arc doesn't bend on its own. It takes effort. It takes action.