Articles by Andrew Dlugan:

On Fridays, we dip into the Six Minutes article archive in search of one of the most memorable articles. We’ll dust it off, shine a light on it, and consider it from a new perspective.

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This week, we’re reaching back to September 2013 to learn about the ladder of abstraction and what it means for public speakers.

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What quality is vital to virtually all creative art forms, including literature, music, painting, sculpture, photography, drama, and speechwriting?

What quality both sharpens the attention of your audience and makes them understand you better?

Contrast!

In this article, we’ll define contrast, explore its benefits, and examine many strategies for using contrast in your next presentation.

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On Fridays, we dip into the article archive and emerge with some of the most memorable articles. We’ll dust it off, shine a light on it, and consider it from a new perspective.

Today’s Flashback Article

This week, we’re transporting back to a power pack of resolution-focussed articles.

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On Fridays, we dip into the article archive and emerge with one of the most memorable articles. We’ll dust it off, shine a light on it, and consider it from a new perspective.

Today’s Flashback Article

This week, we’re transporting back to December 2012 to revisit How the Grinch Stole PowerPoint.

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On Fridays, we dip into the article archive and emerge with one of the most memorable articles. We’ll dust it off, shine a light on it, and consider it from a new perspective.

Today’s Flashback Article

This week, we’re transporting back to March 2010 to learn about the importance of vocal projection.

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On Fridays, we dip into the article archive and emerge with one of the most memorable articles. We’ll dust it off, shine a light on it, and consider it from a new perspective.

Today’s Flashback Article

This week, we’re transporting back to November 2012 to learn about audience analysis.

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On Fridays, we dip into the article archive and emerge with one of the most memorable articles. We’ll dust it off, shine a light on it, and consider it from a new perspective.

This week, we also spotlight recent releases that may help you enrich your public speaking library.

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On Fridays, we dip into the article archive and emerge with one of the most memorable articles. We’ll dust it off, shine a light on it, and consider it from a new perspective.

Today’s Flashback Article

This week, we’re transporting back to September 2012 to learn about the benefits of using quotations in your speech.

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On Fridays, we dip into the article archive and emerge with one of the most memorable articles. We’ll dust it off, shine a light on it, and consider it from a new perspective.

Today’s Flashback Article

This week, we’re transporting back to March 2009 to learn about a simple technique which makes your slides more visually balanced: the rule of thirds.

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Lend Me Your Ears: Great Speeches in History (edited by William Safire) will provide you with hours of speechwriting inspiration.

Every serious speaker should own a speech anthology, and Lend Me Your Ears is arguably the best.

This article is one of a series of public speaking book reviews from Six Minutes.

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On Fridays, we dip into the article archive and emerge with one of the most memorable articles. We’ll dust it off, shine a light on it, and consider it from a new perspective.

This week, we also spotlight recent releases that may help you enrich your public speaking library.

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