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Articles tagged Public Speaking

What Do Foundations Students Know that College Graduates Don’t?

A recent article in Forbes magazine claims that poor communication skills are the greatest deficit facing college graduates today. According to a high school presentation teacher: “In this era of email, texting and voice mail, true face-to-face communication is...
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Words, Words, Words – And the Trouble with Them

Words are hard to use, right? I mean, I think it's hard to write stuff and say stuff because you never know how people are going to, like, take it. There's this one essayist, I like him, named Wendell Berry. He wrote this essay called "Standing by Words," which sounds...
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What Do Employers Want Our Kids to Know?

Have you ever been to Monticello? If so, were you amazed that Thomas Jefferson, our third president and founder of the University of Virginia, was his own architect? Did you know that America’s first president (under the Articles of Confederation) Peyton Randolph...
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Eradicate Truncated Similes for Just 72¢ per Day!

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WARNING: Before you read this article, please know that if you proceed you will inevitably become acutely aware of something that will, henceforth, continually unsettle you. If you are prepared for that eventuality, then read on. A few years ago, my family and I were...
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Two Jobs All Our Kids Will Have

I do not yet know what my children will be called to do in this life. I do not yet know what my Challenge III students will be called to do. But I do know this: all of these children will be called to two jobs. They will all be called upon to be citizen-leaders in...
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