Category - Leadership

Is ‘Success’ Your Goal?
5 Surefire Ways To Sharpen Your Skills
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MLK Speech Is Worth Remembering For More Than One Reason
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Is ‘Success’ Your Goal?

Early this week I had a breakdown in my usual upbeat attitude about my position in life. I entertained the question, “What have I to show for my life?” I couldn’t identify what I would consider a ‘successful’ accounting for my professional life. I took a wide open psychological body blow. It knocked the wind[…]

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5 Surefire Ways To Sharpen Your Skills

When I was a young man I started reading and listening to all the ‘Leadership’ material I could find.  I asked experienced, more mature leaders for their recommendations.  I sometimes just happened across a book that I would find interesting to read.  One of those books was John Maxwell’s 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership.  It[…]

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MLK Speech Is Worth Remembering For More Than One Reason

As the country celebrates and remembers the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous speech, “I Have a Dream”, it is worth remembering for more than one reason.  And in case you are unaware of why such hullaballoo exists in the first place, I have posted the video below.


This graphic associates the size of the word with it’s frequency in the MLK “I Have a Dream” speech.
SOURCE: Six Minutes

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If you are like me, and find yourself always wanting and needing to better your public speaking, then you need to do more than just watch.  I recommend you read the analysis of the speech as well over at Six Minutes.   You can find the analysis here.

The primary points of analysis of the speech are as follows:

  1. Emphasize phrased by repeating them at the beginning of sentences
  2. Repeat key “theme” words throughout your speech
  3. Utilize appropriate quotations or allusions
  4. Use specific examples to ground your arguments
  5. Use metaphors to highlight contrasting concepts

And if that is not enough the full transcript is available here as well.

Watch the video.

Read the analysis

Study the speech.

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