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How Dramatic Is Your Speechwriting? –

How Dramatic Is Your Speechwriting? – | speechwriting | Scoop.it
I had a fun 5 years in the 90s writing plays and getting them produced. Five plays showcased in five years -- I felt like a success! But then reality intervened in the form of the need to make a living with more gainful employment, as I couldn't find anyone willing to pay me to continue to...
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If you have a flair for the dramatic, harness it to your next speech — and watch the sparks fly.

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10 Ways Great Speakers Capture People's Attention

10 Ways Great Speakers Capture People's Attention | speechwriting | Scoop.it
First you must grab your listeners' attention--then you need to hold it. Check out these simple ways to do both. (In English, attention is "paid", a valuable currency. In German it comes as a gift (schenken)!
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And one more thing: ask yourself whether you really need the slides. Lose them, and you won't be asking the audience to divide their attention between you and a screen.

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Skills Practice | Persuading an Audience Using Logos, Pathos and Ethos - New York Times (blog)

Skills Practice | Persuading an Audience Using Logos, Pathos and Ethos - New York Times (blog) | speechwriting | Scoop.it
Skills Practice | Persuading an Audience Using Logos, Pathos and Ethos
New York Times (blog)
Write your own persuasive argument using rhetorical devices to convince an audience.
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Aimed at high school students, here's a handy intro (and exercise) for understanding classic persuasive rhetoric.

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From war protester to teaching the Vietnamese how to write speeches - Christian Science Monitor

From war protester to teaching the Vietnamese how to write speeches - Christian Science Monitor | speechwriting | Scoop.it
Christian Science Monitor From war protester to teaching the Vietnamese how to write speeches Christian Science Monitor I show them a speech President Clinton gave when he visited Vietnam in 2000, astonishing people by quoting two lines from Nguyen...
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Teaching others to bridge gulfs of culture and history means bridging a few of your own. From Al Gore's former speechwriter, an intriguing look at how to share the power of stories. Makes me want to buy his book on political speechwriting! (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1604265493/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1604265493&linkCode=as2&tag=socisign07-20)

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The A-B-A pattern that can make a sentence compelling. Really compelling.

The A-B-A pattern that can make a sentence compelling. Really compelling. | speechwriting | Scoop.it
The Deceptively Simple Pattern in Popular Songs and Speeches That Makes ...
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If you're unused to them, some speechwriting patterns can create an impact that's like aiming a blowtorch at your audience.
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Ow.ly - image uploaded by @bobsands

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Always Check Your Sources... http://t.co/Vv9Jk6JhTO #speechwriting #leadership #research #youdontsay #quote
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Public sector speechwriters more prolific but lower paid - PRWeek UK

Public sector speechwriters more prolific but lower paid - PRWeek UK | speechwriting | Scoop.it
Public sector speechwriters more prolific but lower paid
PRWeek UK
Sharp differences between speechwriting roles in the public sector and the private sector have been highlighted by new research. News in Brief · Tweet.
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The myth of the high-paid public servant: According to a British survey by a communications recruiting firm, public-sector workers command salaries well below their corporate counterparts. And they may well be working harder: nearly three times as many public-sector scribes as private-sector ones turn out 50 or more speeches per year.

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