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George Plimpton on the Art of Public Speaking and How to Overcome Stage Fright

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by BrainPickings “The best speakers are those who make their words sound spontaneous even if memorized.” The art of giving a great presentation has occupied humanity for as long as recorded history can trace, from the great oratory schools of Ancient Greece to the TED era. In How to Use the Power of the Printed Word (public library) — the same treasure trove that gave us Kurt Vonnegut’s...

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George Plimpton on the Art of Public Speaking and Stage Fright

This is a terrific article by Maria Popova, George Plimpton on the Art of Public Speaking and How to Overcome Stage Fright from brainpickings.org – enjoy!   “No speech was ever too short,” a duo of legendary admen famously advised, and Plimpton agrees: He wrote this the year TED was founded and, like any great oracle of culture, he intuited the format-meme that TED would eventually rein in, arguing for the supremacy of the 20-minute...

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