public speaking

Smartphones: The speaker’s friend?

Ten years ago, when the iPhone was newly released and cell phones were in their relative infancy, it was common to hear event moderators, emcees, meeting leaders, and presenters remind audience members to turn off their mobile devices. That request is...
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Tis’ the season: Graduation speeches

With spring in full bloom, it soon will be the season of graduation speeches. At the George Washington University, where I teach, a graduate student in my Professional Communication course Richard Ruiz won a competition to deliver the student address...
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