Great People Talks

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Today when I went in search of what the Duarte folks (who bring you compelling visual presentations) are saying on their blog, Todd Cherches had this to say:

Among the many amazing features of Dr. King’s numerous classic speeches — including, of course, his iconic, “I Have a Dream” speech — was his use of “visual communication”… his talent and ability to paint pictures with words. While Dr. King drew on a variety of rhetorical techniques to “Educate, Engage, & Excite”  his audiences — e.g., alliteration, repetition, rhythm, allusion, and more — his ability to capture hearts and minds through the creative use of relevant, impactful, and emotionally moving metaphors was second to none. 

Here are some examples of how Dr. King painted visual pictures with his words: [click to continue…]

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Baratunde on stage at SXSW 2012

Baratunde on stage at SXSW 2012. Photo from NY Times Wire.

@baratunde is a @jjpolitics colleague of my @FissionStrategy colleague @ch3ryl, but I hadn’t grasped the extent of how quick witted and awesome he is. Now I’ve got it.

Today to talk about the power of satire, he put into action his prowess in storytelling and visuals to share his beliefs and experiences about transforming the world … with as much use of Twitter-type communication as possible 😉 such as hashtags and usernames. [click to continue…]

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