…Peggy Noonan…

1. Who is Peggy Noonan?
She is an American author, a weekly columist, a primary speech writer and special assistant to President Ronald Reagan.

2. List some of her accomplishments.
She is an author of seven books, Five of her book’s have been New York Times bestsellers, She was nominated for an Emmy Award for her work on America: A tribute to Heros, and before the Reagan years she worked as the daily CBS Radio commentary writer for anchorman Dan Rater at CBS News.

3. What was her role in working with the late President Ronald Reagan?
She was a primary speech wrier and Special Assistant to President Ronald Reagan and in her political writings is considered a Republican.

And this next questions is probably the toughest…and most important for your presentations.
3. What format for delivering a speech does Peggy Noonan recommend that you always follow?

  • Finding you own authentic voice
  • Developing a text that interest you
  • Acing the all-important first paragraph
  • Using logic to move your audience
  • Creating, developing, and reinventing the “core speech” for diverse audiences
  • Strengthening your speech with a vital element: humor
  • Winnowing your thought down to the essentials
  • Handling professional jargon, clichés, and the sound bite syndrome
  • Presenting your speech in the best way
  • Collecting intellectual income–conversing your speech treasures
  • Breaking all the rules and still succeeding
  • Reading for inspiration–how to use the excellence of others

I know you guys probably went to Wikipedia to get your info.
4. What’s the most interesting thing you’ve learned about Mrs. Noonan?
She worked for a President!!!

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~ by rollingsal on May 10, 2010.

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