The Public Speaker

      Museum of Public Relations

VPPRs especially will be interested to read about the Museum of Public Relations at The New York Times. The museum’s web site seems to be a bit sparse at first glance, but it promises to be a great place to learn the history of the trade and gain some perspective on your current efforts for your clubs and districts.

      Why #RussiaInvadedUkraine Matters -

You may not agree with the conclusions of this op-ed at The New York Times, but a single sentence shows why the grammarian’s role and clear speaking are so important.

George Orwell, in his famous 1946 essay, “Politics and the English Language,” argued that the battle against poor English wasn’t frivolous because “the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts.”

Nice to see Toastmasters get some recognition on Jeopardy. This was a double exposure kind of thing—last night’s broadcast was a rerun of a semifinal match from this year’s Teacher’s Tournament. Via j-archive.

"We live in an age of sound bites, and there is something about learning how to speak effectively and in small ways that is important. Say big things in small ways."

NPR creative director Liz Danzico on The Great Discontent. Pair with Neil deGrasse Tyson on the art of the soundbite

Legendary anthropologist Margaret Mead once wrote:

If one cannot state a matter clearly enough so that even an intelligent twelve-year-old can understand it, one should remain within the cloistered walls of the university and laboratory until one gets a better grasp of one’s subject matter.

Previous TGD interviews have included Debbie MillmanAustin KleonJohn Maeda, and yours truly.

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