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March 24, 2009

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Kathy Reiffenstein

Thanks, Fred. I have not heard of that book, so I will definitey look for it. Sounds fascinating!

Kathy

Fred  Miller

Kathy:

Nice post!

If you haven't already read, I suggest 'The sir Winston Method' by James Hues.

One of the best books i've ever read on the subject of speaking.


Fred M

Kathy Reiffenstein

Thanks, Chris. I completely agree! And the more I study Churchill's speeches, the more I realize how much he has to teach us in the area of crafting sentences that communicate powerfully.

Kathy

Chris Witt

Kathy,

Great post. I have CDs of Churchill's speeches and still get goose bumps when listening to them.

I have a theory: the bigger the words speakers use, the smaller their ideas.

If they're prosposing a big idea, they can say it flat out and let it stand on its own two feet. (That doesn't mean they have to avoid eloquence.) But if they lack faith in what they're saying, they feel the need to dress it up in fancy duds -- at the end of the day, 24x7, moving forward, bleeding edge, etc. -- and hope no one notices.

Chris

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