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May I have your attention, please

May I have your attention, please

In an ideal world, you’d have the audience in the palm of your hand from “CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY” to “Thank you; you’ve been lovely; tip your servers."But the world of public speaking isn’t ideal. Audiences have a limitless supply of distractions to choose from: that...

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A free webinar on how speechwriters can engage audiences

You won't find anyone much more experienced at speechwriting than Colin Moorhouse, and on September 10, he's sharing some of his immense store of speechwriting wisdom in a free webinar.Better yet, he's tackling one of the most fundamental (yet most-often-forgotten)...

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How long will that speech take to write?

How long will that speech take to write?

A questioner on Quora asked a while ago how long it takes to write a speech, and what factors affect it. Here’s my answer: I've smashed out seven-minute speeches during an election campaign while the plane was landing for statements the speaker gave as soon as they...

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The (drawing) pen is mightier than the contract

This is my favourite news story in a long time. At a concert last Saturday in Quebec City, the Foo Fighters demanded that news photographers sign a contract allowing news outlets to print their photos exactly once, after which over all rights to those photos would...

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See you at the Vancouver Comic Arts Festival!

See you at the Vancouver Comic Arts Festival!

Big news: Noise to Signal is going to be one of the exhibitors at the Vancouver Comic Arts Festival next weekend, May 23-24 at Yaletown's Roundhouse. I'll have prints, stickers and other goodies for sale, so swing on by! The festival is the best thing ever. The panel...

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