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Becoming a Master of Giving Thanks

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“Thank you” was probably etched into your brain early in life, alongside its trusty compatriot—the “magic word”—“please.” In English, “thank you” comes from the word “think” and it originally meant something along the lines of “I will think about what you did for me.” It has become colloquial—part of the beginner’s guide to politeness.   But […] continue reading

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6 Powerful Speaking Lessons from Greta Thunberg’s UN Speech

Her back story is a doozy. She’s a 16-year old from Sweden who is dedicating her life—or at the very least her childhood—to raising global awareness for climate change. She’s blunt, she’s angry, and she’s getting airtime and awards worldwide. To arrive at the summit, she sailed across the Atlantic Ocean on a sailboat powered […] continue reading

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Celebrities – They’re One of Us! How the Year’s Best Commencement Speakers Made Themselves Relatable to Graduates

It’s that time of the year again: commencement season. Across the globe, crowds of students and their loved ones gather to watch the distribution of diplomas and listen to congratulatory words delivered by administrators, faculty members, and celebrity commencement speakers alike. There’s no doubt celebrity commencement speakers are one of the most beloved graduation ceremony […] continue reading

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Why Will Ferrell’s USC Commencement Speech Was a Grand Slam

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Commencement season is upon us. You know what that means. Celebrities, statesmen, and scholars across the world are delivering words of encouragement as graduates cross school stages for diplomas. And we’re watching the videos. There have been lots of great commencement speeches so far this year. However, there was one speech, in particular, that’s become […] continue reading

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