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  • Public Speaking
    Nine Tips for Public Speakers Who Hate Public Speaking
    Butterflies in your stomach, dry mouth, arms sweating, envisioning your escape. It’s inevitable that at some point in your career, you’ll need to speak in front of audience; whether it is at a small meeting, a conference, on a panel or...
  • Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
    Book review of Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
    Melinda starts her freshman year of high school in silence. No one will talk to her because she called the cops and broke up a huge party at the end of the summer. Her friends ignore her, her parents don't understand her, and her teachers let...
  • Goal path
    Setting goals for a language.
    Don't be too vagueWhen finally deciding to learn a language, many people just tell themselves "Alright this year I will learn how to speak ____. ". Doing this is a bad idea, why? Because the goal is too vague. What does speaking a...
  • Body language
    What did you say?!
    It is not unusual to get on an elevator and see everyone trying to avoid others who are also there. Although the riders do notverbalizewith each other the body language isshockinglyloud, and the message is really quite clear. Not long ago, a body...
  • Speak Life
    Change your talk
    The scriptureProverbs 18:21 tells us, "Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they that love it shall ear the fruit thereof."This scripture is one of my favorites, because it stresses the importance of watching what you say,...
  • Silence
    Saying Nothing, Says the Most
    Silence is defined as the absence of sound or noise. In communication, silence is a direct reference to non-verbal communication.Therefore, silence can refer to the absence of communication in a relationship. Nonetheless, some people believe...
  • SPEAK
    Concert preview: SPEAK, Mother Falcon, Ruby Jane at Stubb's Tonight
    For those not anxiously awaiting game two in the NBA Finals and need something else to occupy their Thursday night, three noteworthy local acts will be gracing the Stubb’s indoor stage tonight. SPEAK, Mother Falcon and Ruby Jane make up...
  • Can a person be considered as too friendly?
    Can a person be considered as too friendly?
    Some people are friendly by nature. It’s in their blood. Some come from a long line of friendly people and because of their upbringing, they were taught to be friendly. In some geographical locations people are considered friendlier than in...
  • KIPP DC students participate in class
    DC kids react to visit from NYT best-selling author Laurie Halse Anderson
    The multi-purpose room at KIPP DC: Key Academy, a network of prep-schools aimed at helping underserved children succeed, is cheery with its bright blue and lime linoleum and neat rows of plastic blue chairs. Event organizers, including Reading Is...
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    Big day in Kristen Stewart movie news
    Kristen Stewart - AP PhotoToday is a rather big day in Kristen Stewart movie news.For starters, Kristen Stewart's Speak (from 2004) is now available online for viewing on Indie Movies Online, and if you happen to be located in one of the...