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  • Hattie McDaniel, 1939 Academy Award Winner
    The role of grace in making a speech
    In December, 1939, one of the biggest films in history, Gone With the Wind, premiered in Atlanta. An unqualified success, the upcoming Academy Awards were going to be a coronation for this blockbuster.The 1939 Academy Awards were heldon February29...
  • Carly Fiorina
    Fiorina sings the praises of Islam, Ottoman Empire 'greatest civilization'
    Former CEO and Chairwoman of the Board of Hewlett-Packard, Carly Fiorina may still be hearing the fading echoes of the praise heaped upon her by network pundits and GOP party insiders after her being informally declared the winner of the lower...
  • The importance of talking to your baby-Jennifer Azevedo, Examiner
    The importance of talking to your baby
    Although it seems that in the first few weeks and months of your baby’s life, he is only sleeping, eating, crying or hiccuping, experts say there is something much more going on in their brains.Lise Eliot, a neuroscientist and author of ...
  • Toastmasters International Hanford Meeting
    Public Speaking Skills
    If you are a parent, communication skills will strengthen your relationship with your children. Teaching your kids the successful skill of conquering fear will be an investment with returns greater than any money will provide.Do you have a fear of...
  • Gay valedictorian speech canceled
    Gay valedictorian speech canceled: School halted teen's 'coming out gay' speech
    A gay valedictorian from a Denver school saw his speech canceled after he refused to omit a part of the planned speech where he intended to reveal to the student body that he was a homosexual. The senior sent his draft to school administrators for...
  • graduation speech writing tips
    How to write an awesome graduation speech: Valedictorian speech-writing tips
    It's graduation time: time for cap and gown, pomp and circumstance. Do you have to write a salutatorian or valedictorian graduation speech? It's a great honor, but it can be intimidating, too. Here are tips to write a graduation speech...
  • Patrick Henry
    PH factor of the American Revolution
    During 1775, the Virginia Provincial convention gathered in the House of Burgesses. On March 23rd, a young firebrand patriot rose to express his opinion of the country’s current political state of affairs and how he felt it should be handled...
  • netanyahu
    Liberals react to Netanyahu speech with hate, accusations, death wishes
    On Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to a joint session of Congress on the issue of a nuclear-powered Iran. Although Netanyahu opened his speech by giving kudos to President Obama, liberals at all levels responded with hate...
  •  Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
    Democrats will boycott Netanyahu's speech at their peril
    The Washington Examiner reported on Wednesday that dozens of House Democrats may decide to be elsewhere when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint session of Congress on the subject of Iran. Indeed, the White House has not...
  • George Clooney Golden Globes speech: Best speech of all time? Women flush
    George Clooney Golden Globes speech: Emotional words make audience cry, 'honor'
    The George Clooney Golden Globes speech is being described as both emotional and powerful this week. After receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Award, the talented longtime actor had a few poignant words for his fans and his new wife Amal that left...
  • Stuart Scott
    Remembering Stuart Scott, 1965-2015
    "When you die, that does not mean you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and the manner in which you live. So live."That will be the legacy of Stuart Scott, who passed away on Sunday at the all-too-young age...
  • Dogs brains are similar to ours
    Do dogs understand human speech? Actually, in some ways, yes.
    The recent studies being done on dogs’ brains are continuing to amaze the scientific world as we learn more and more about the results of domesticating dogs. Now that scientists have trained dogs to get into the MRI (Magnetic Resonance...
  • Research shows dogs respond to speech like people
    Research shows dogs respond to speech like people
    Dogs have been shown to have the same bias for recognition of speech and the tone of speech by different hemispheres of the brain as humans do. Victoria Ratcliffe and David Reby of the School of Psychology at the University of Sussex and...
  • President Barack Obama: the first go-green President
    President Barack Obama: the first go-green President
    EVANSTON - President Barack Obama on Thursday pats himself on the back for the growth of the economy during his speech at Northwestern University. Could it be possible that President Obama will partially go down in history as the, “go-green...
  • Using KSS in speaking
    Forget KISS, use KSS for a dynamite public speech
    During my HR career, I have had the pleasure of working with a number of talented people, both in and out of the company. Iwas once working with a practice of very talented attorneys for a number of years. At the end of our first hearing, the...
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