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120 Things to Help You Create Your Bucket List February 16, 2010

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Your Life List: Create A List of Things To Do Before You Die

Set some time aside to create your life list and stop putting off your dreams for “someday”. Take inspiration from the movie “The Bucket List” and ask yourself: If I had one year left to live, what would I be sure to do?

Create a list of 100 things you want to do before you “kick the bucket” and start crossing items off your list, today. So, what should you include in your life list? Maybe you want to . . .

  1. Write a script for a TV show.
  2. Do stand-up comedy.
  3. Attend Loy Krathong, the sky lantern festival in Thailand.
  4. Go camping.
  5. Ride a gondola in Venice.
  6. Learn how to salsa dance.
  7. Host Saturday Night Live.
  8. Visit a Renaissance fair.
  9. See the Mona Lisa at the Louvre.
  10. Witness a solar eclipse.

“Will you succeed? Yes, you will indeed (98 3/4% guaranteed).” – Dr. Seuss

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15 Tactics to Establish Ethos: Examples for Persuasive Speaking February 10, 2010

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Your speaking ethos is critical to ensure that your audience is present, listening, and open to being persuaded by your ideas.

But, how do you maximize your ethos for a given speech and a given audience? Is ethos fixed before you open your mouth? Is there anything you can do during a speech that makes a difference?

In the second of this Aristotle comparison to public speaking, you will find out Andrew Dlugan’s interpretation of ethos.  Please feel free to express your thoughts – both agreeing with or disagreeing with Andrew’s thoughts!

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What is Ethos and Why is it Critical for Speakers? February 2, 2010

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Is your audience listening even before you speak your first words?

Do they have high expectations?

Are they prepared to be convinced by what you have to say?

If not, you are suffering from poor ethos.

The first article in Andrew Dlugan’s Ethos, Pathos, and Logos series introduces these core concepts for speakers.

In this article, he defines ethos, he looks at ways that an audience measures your ethos, and he examines why it is so critical for a successful speech.

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