Metaphors and the Power of Suggestion

January 16th, 2012 by admin

Metaphors are autumn leaves of the mind, changing the color of our thoughts. Ok, so that one was a bit tacky, but good metaphors indeed have a strong suggestive ability. Ever heard the proverb, “a picture is worth a thousand words?” Well, metaphors kind of work like that. They define something unfamiliar through the image of something familiar, or can create a deeper understanding by comparing two familiar images.
Take the famous metaphor, “Memory is a crazy Read the rest of this entry »

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Our Best Public Speakers

January 10th, 2012 by admin

If your daily thoughts are consumer by things like “how many calories did that yogurt have?” and “what are the best wireless internet service providers in my are” you need some eloquence in your life. You don’t have to bust out the Shakespeare but rather just listen to some of the best speakers of our time – they’re everywhere.
Barrack Obama: No matter what your politics are, Barrack has one of the most eloquent speaking voices in recent memory. He’s a powerful public speaker and for good reason – watch some old campaign videos, too.
Ina Garten: If you want soothing, look no further than the Food Network chef. Put her on in the background and lull yourself to sleep – she’s got the grammar and the vocabulary to beat and she also occasionally throws in a French word or two!
Daniel Craig: He’s bond for a reason and his great speech patterns surely don’t hurt. Whether he’s giving a press conference or in a movie on your TV Craig’s got a commanding presence on screen. He’s a powerful speaker, that’s for sure.

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Five Speeches That Changed the Course of History

January 3rd, 2012 by admin

It is amazing how powerful and passionate words can make such an impact on a large number of people. Over the years, there have been numerous speeches that have both inspired and empowered people. These famous speeches were heard by thousands and have changed the course of history forever. Continue reading to learn about some of the amazing speeches that made an impact on many

1. I Have a Dream Speech by Martin Luther King Jr.
This speech was all about the inequality that Read the rest of this entry »

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