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Mind Mapping for Better Speech Writing

The idea of choosing a topic for your speech should not be that hard, yet the “What am I going to talk about” seems to bewilder many. Even if your topic has been chosen for you, lining up what you … Continue reading

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6 Rules of Getting Over Speaker’s Anxiety

If you believe that professional speakers are not nervous when they step in front of a new audience, you are greatly mistaken. In fact, the fear of speaking in public is so great that some would rather have a tooth … Continue reading

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10 Rules for Better PowerPoint Presentations

Death by PowerPoint. If you have not heard that term before allow me to explain. You have attended seminars or talks about a variety of topics. Today, almost all oral presentations are accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation. Most PPTs are … Continue reading

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K.U. is Violating First Amendment Rights

Here is the story. Professor David Guth teaches journalism at the University of Kansas. Earlier this week, he was pissed off at the N.R.A. and Wayne LaPierre after the Navy Yard shooting that left 13 dead, including Aaron Alexis, the … Continue reading

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King speech still resonates with today’s issues

Reprinted with permission of the Columbia Missourian. Just a thought or two on this 50th anniversary of King’s “I had a Dream” speech.  Wednesday, August 28, 2013 | 1:55 p.m. CDT; updated 4:16 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, August 28, 2013 BY … Continue reading

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It’s About Politics

Last week I wrote a somewhat scathing column in the Columbia Missourian concerning the attempt of the ACLU’s Eastern Missouri Affiliate to disband the Mid-Missouri Chapter. Needless to say, that that commentary resulted in numerous responses, mostly good, some bad … Continue reading

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