At a War of Spoken Words’ End, a Prize



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The documentary “Speak” chronicles the 2008 Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking and the emotional investments of its contestants.

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Making College ‘Relevant’

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Students are increasingly focused on how their major will translate into a job. The response to that demand is changing higher education.

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Mayor Cory A. Booker of Newark, who is running for Senate, pledged to put forth a full accounting of his outside earnings.

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Public speaking, a requirement in many jobs, also provides employment or extra income to thousands of people who travel for speaking engagements that can pay from $1,500 to more than $200,000.

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The documentary “Speak” chronicles the 2008 Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking and the emotional investments of its contestants.

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Diversity, Minus the Tokenism

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At a recent TED conference, it took about a day to realize that the usual pangs of irritation were missing. Unlike many other similar gatherings, this one featured a critical mass of female speakers.

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How To Give a Speech

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A speaker has to determine what he is trying to do and what is the setting. You give speeches for different reasons, and you’ve gotta know going in: Am I going in there to inform and inspire or am I going in there to entertain and impress? Then lock down two or three outlined points to inform them or razzle-dazzle them. — As told to Spencer Bailey

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Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has never thought of himself as a wordsmith but, in his third term in office, he has come to appreciate the impact of an eloquent message presented in a meaningful setting.

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Future TED Talks

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Giving the “talk of your life” has never been more popular.

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