Category Archives: Public Speaking

How To Describe An Impossible Task

A Powerful Phrase You Can Use To Describe A Task That’s Exceedingly Difficult or Impossible By Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Here’s are some useful words you can add to your vocabulary. Recently Steve Karnacki, a senior writer at Solon.com, was a … Continue reading

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How To Introduce A Speaker: A Sample Introduction

What You Say If You Introduce A Professional Speaker by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Advice for Public Speakers If you do a lot of public speaking, you need a pre-written introduction.  You really do.  It’s  hazardous to leave your introductions to … Continue reading

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How To Conclude A Speech With A Poem

A Terrific Poem To Use In A Speech by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. One of the best ways to conclude a presentation is with a poem. I’ve used the poem “Goshen” many times to illustrate the importance of striving to be … Continue reading

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How To Prepare A Speech: Advice From David Greenberg

What You Say and What You Do When You Give A Speech by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Whatyousay.com considers David Greenberg to be one of the finest communication coaches in the world. His company is “Simply Speaking, Inc.” and his website–www.simplyspeakinginc.com–is … Continue reading

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How To Negotiate And Win Arguments:Lessons from Abraham Lincoln and John C. Calhoun

What You Say When You Argue and Negotiate: How LINCOLN Did It by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. You don’t have to win every single skirmish in a debate or negotiation to be victorious in the end.  In fact, it can be … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln on Communication: Quotations You Can Use For Writing or Speaking

What Would Lincoln Say, and How Would He Say It? You can always use a great quote in a speech, as every professional speaker knows.  For this post, Whatyousay.com has found three quotable quotes from Abraham Lincoln on communication.  –Gene … Continue reading

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When To Give A Long Speech

When To Make A Long Speech:  What Would Abraham Lincoln Do? by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. The Gettysburg Address was just two minutes long. It is recognized today as one of the finest speeches ever given in the English language.   Generally … Continue reading

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Writing and Editing Advice from Colette

What You Don’t Say Can Be More Important Than What You Do Say by Gene Griessman, Ph.D Whatyousay.com is fond of “The Writer’s Almanac,” which is a regular feature on NPR. It focuses on writers, as its title suggests, and … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Courage and Death

What You Can Say About Death And Dying by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Here is a famous quotation from Shakespeare that can be used in a speech or in an article or book that you write, or as a eulogy for … Continue reading

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Tim Tebow and Demaryius Thomas: A Lesson About High Achievement

What You Say To Yourself If You Want To Succeed by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. The game-winning pass that Denver Bronco quarterback Tim Tebow threw to Demaryius Thomas has created quite a stir.   That 80-yard pass play upset the favored … Continue reading

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