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Speech Club Michelle Obama

Speech lovers everywhere, please tell me you watched Michelle Obama’s speech! I’m guessing you did, or have, or plan to – and so let’s talk about it for a moment. It moved me. And obviously so many others. That’s starting point #1 for us as speakers. But why? Why did it move us so much? It was emotive. And – risking being overly simplistic here – there are two …

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MMM On Power and Stories and Orlando

I wrote this and shared it over on the This Moved Me Facebook page and my newsletter, and got quite a response… And so I thought it might be worth sharing here, as well. When I was in grad school, I was searching for a thread in my work that I couldn’t figure out how to express. It was in the middle of the second George W. Bush election …

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MLK Homage

How do you pay homage to this man? For me, it’s this story: When I was little, my parents – both teachers – had cassettes around (yes, I’m that old) of different historical figures. I remember listening, over and over, to the one about Martin Luther King, Jr. What moved me was his speech. “…We hold these truths to be self-evident… that all men are created equal… I have …

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TMM Dan Pallotta Blog Graphic

I’ve got a special edition of This Moved Me this week! I gave a big hint about it in my weekly This Moved Me newsletter a few weeks back… so, for those who are not signed up for these emails (why aren’t you signed up for these?!), let me see if I can set this up for you. A few weeks ago I attended the Minneapolis Foundation’s 100-year anniversary …

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TMM Julian Treasure Graphic

  On this week’s This Moved Me, I have the honor of talking with Julian Treasure.  Yep, THE Julian Treasure. The one whose TED talks have graced the “most watched” lists – and the one who has 5 – count them! – 5 TED talks. And who speaks all over the world about how to talk so that people will listen. Yep, that’s the one. It took months to get …

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Aly Wallberg Headshot

Aly Wallberg and I connected through her short and lively Ignite Minneapolis talk where she analyzed Sarah Palin’s Lipstick on a Pitbull convention speech. I loved the talk (Aly’s, that is, ahem) and thought she was brilliant and funny. So of course I had to have her on the show!  (And yes, we had to spend just a little time imitating Sarah… I mean, she can see Russia from her house! It’s …

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This Moved Me is a podcast and blog about the art of public speaking. As a speaker and presentation coach, there's nothing I love more than to dig into how we can move an audience. Because I believe that a good talk can move the world. If you do too - you're in the right place! If you want to create a talk that will move the world - welcome! And if you want to join in the conversation on how we can do this more and better - I'm so glad you're here. Learn more →

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Rita B on Event Development: The Thrill of Letting Go
Aw, shucks. You did a beautiful job!
Barry Kudrowitz on Podcast Guest Registration
looking forward to chatting with you this week!
Kathryn Runman-Zimney on Originality
So excited for you! And me too! Can't wait to listen! Kjrz
Barry Kudrowitz on Podcast Guest Registration
My phone number is 561 445 4994 and my twitter is @kudrowitz may also want to include college of design
Sandy&Ally on Podcast Guest Registration
Thanks, Barry! Looking forward to it!
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