Personal Website and Blog

March, 2015

Why Are Public Speaking Skills Important?

Believe it or not but public speaking is one of the most important skills you will ever develop in your life. Public speaking is so important that it could be the deciding factor in many things such as your career development, your business growth and even in the relationships you have with your friends and family. […]

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The Anatomy of an Inspiring Speaker

During my research for Communicate You, I came upon a great blog by the public speaking expert Sarah Lloyd-Hughes. In one of her most popular posts, Sarah analyses the legendary “I Have A Dream” speech in minute detail, leaving us in no doubt about the great public speaking qualities of Martin Luther King. Why is the speech widely considered as one […]

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What Qualities Define an Inspiring Speech?

In my mind an inspiring speech has the following characteristics: Style – uses effective, appropriate language and displays masterful construction Substance – contains a central theme, logical flow and vivid imagery Impact – engaging and memorable, persuades audience and sparks action Here are 3 inspiring speeches that possess those 3 qualities: 1) Barack Obama’s 2004 Democratic Convention Speech In July 2004, then-Illinois State […]

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It's Time To Communicate Yourself!

First things first, let me introduce myself. My name is Dave Linehan. I’m originally from Cork, in the south of Ireland, but now based in Dublin. I hold an engineering degree from University College Cork and currently work for EirGrid, the electricity system operator in Ireland. I originally designed and built this website after graduating from college, however it […]

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