#Speech

Ten Steps to Giving a Great Best Man Speech

Robin Kermode | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Robin Kermode

All Best Man speeches have to be funny. Right? Wrong! By all means go for it and bring the house down - but only if you're naturally funny, nobody wants to end up on YouTube or Facebook in the "Least funny Best Man" category!

Stand Up To Sexism Gala

Tiff Stevenson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Tiff Stevenson

Here is a little speech I did at the Everyday Day Sexism Gala about this time last year. I promise there was laughter for 30 mins beforehand. I have ...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'I've Changed My Mind'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 07.03.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Thursday 7 March 2013... 1) 'I'VE CHANGED MY MIND' Ed Balls has a new and important ally, as the consensus on...

Understanding Language with David Crystal

Annie Martirosyan | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Annie Martirosyan

David Crystal has been unprecedented. Arguably the greatest linguistic shepherd, Crystal has a penchant for presenting language issues in a reader and listener friendly manner that will never leave you dry as you close one of his books or walk out of the hall where he has been lecturing.

Stage Fright: Practical Tips for Managing It

Charlotte Tomlinson | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Charlotte Tomlinson

It may sound obvious, but one of the most important aspects of keeping stage fright at bay, is to know what you are performing, and to know it really well. Don't kid yourself that you can wing it. Most of the time, you can't and it is wise to assume you can't.

iPad App Helps Brain Damaged Man Speak For First Time In 20 Years

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK Tech

A man who was left paralysed and brain damaged in a brutal attack today said it was "great" to be able to communicate for the first time in 20 years. ...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: The London Speech

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Wednesday 23rd January 2013... 1) THE LONDON SPEECH Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Nope, it's David Cameron's l...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: A 'Jinxed' Speech

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Monday 21 January 2013... 1) A 'JINXED' SPEECH So, it seems the long-awaited, much-delayed, 'tantric' speech ...

A Better Boris: How the Mayor of London Proved His 10 Downing Street Potential Through Speechcraft at the Conservative Party Conference

Philip White | Posted 10.12.2012 | UK Politics
Philip White

Despite Cameron exceeding expectations at the podium, he was upstaged by a man who might one day take his place (though of course, he won't overtly admit this): Mayor of London Boris Johnson.

WATCH: Scientists Teach Robot The Basics Of Language By Talking To It

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 14.08.2012 | UK Tech

Talking robots have a habit of being really, really creepy. Call it the uncanny valley, or just admit you're terrified of the robot apocalypse, but...

What Has Happened To The Great British Language?

Fay Sayles | Posted 12.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Fay Sayles

Text speak has quite certainly become the bane of my life; an affliction that makes me convulse and ache with distress.

'Our Olympic Misson Must Be To Inspire Young People'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.05.2012 | UK

The economic, political and social challenges that the world currently faces make Olympics values "more relevant than at any time before" Sebastian Co...

First English Translation of Putin's Victory Speech

Max Atkinson | Posted 06.05.2012 | UK Politics
Max Atkinson

At the end of my previous blog post, I complained that the Western media - including newspapers like The Times, which used to boast that it was a 'new...

Was Charlotte Church's Speech Too Long and 'Inauthentic'?

Max Atkinson | Posted 29.04.2012 | UK
Max Atkinson

Something very unusual happened today. Presenter Eddie Mair told us on BBC Radio 4's early evening news programme PM that they were going to play the whole of Charlotte Church's statement after she and her family had settled their case for phone-hacking damages against News International's now defunct News of the World (above).

Courtesy and Warmth in the Digital Age

Imogen Clements | Posted 20.04.2012 | UK
Imogen Clements

Courtesy, like etiquette, a lovely word, but you don't hear much of it these days. In any case, what does it mean in the 21st century? In an age whe...

Can Babies Can Crack Jokes Before They Can Talk?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 20.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Babies who are too young to talk can still communicate with other babies, form friendships and even crack jokes to each other, researchers have discov...

'Mind Reading' Technology Could Soon Be A Reality

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 02.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists may soon be able to listen to paralysed or brain-damaged patients who cannot speak, thanks to a form of electronic telepathy. In a study...

Michael Gove speech sends students to sleep

Max Atkinson | Posted 07.03.2012 | UK Politics
Max Atkinson

Yesterday I was thanking Diane Abbott for adding to my collection of interviewees walking out of interviews (HERE). Today, my thanks go to former dep...

Three Ways to Jazz Up The Queen's Christmas Message

Tim Clare | Posted 27.02.2012 | UK Comedy
Tim Clare

On Sunday, at 3pm, Queen Elizabeth II delivered her 60th Christmas Message. In this faddish age of rolling news and viral videos, the Queen's speech remains a changeless monument to a bygone era and this year's message was every bit as insipid, patronising and tedious as the previous 59.

You Are What you Speak

Dr Urszula Clark | Posted 05.02.2012 | UK
Dr Urszula Clark

George Bernard Shaw, once wrote that an English man (sic)woman only has to open their mouths for another English man/women to hate them. Until recently, this statement may have held true.

Melvyn Bragg shows that effective broadcasters aren't always effective public speakers

Max Atkinson | Posted 24.12.2011 | UK
Max Atkinson

In his autobiography, the late Professor A.J. Ayer, noted that he'd been surprised to discover, when appearing long ago on BBC Radio's The Brains Trust, that broadcasting was very different from lecturing - in that it worked perfectly well for him and the other participants to speak at their normal conversational speed.

Cameron Forced To Rewrite Speech After Debt Remarks Leaked

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 05.12.2011 | UK Politics

David Cameron has been forced to rewrite his Wednesday address to the Conservative Party conference after an early draft indicated that the prime mini...

The Snake (Interview) That did for Nixon's Reputation and the ladder (speech) that had saved it

Max Atkinson | Posted 02.12.2011 | UK Politics
Max Atkinson

Was it, I wonder, pure coincidence that BBC2's schedule last night included some archive footage of the original Frost-Nixon interview (including the above), followed by the film version of the events surrounding and leading up to it?

Ed Balls surfing applause won't be seen on prime-time TV News

Max Atkinson | Posted 26.11.2011 | UK Politics
Max Atkinson

In his speech at the Labour Party conference earlier today, shadow chancellor Ed Balls had a go at...

Clegg Tell Conference 'We Are Punching Above Our Weight'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 17.11.2011 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has delivered a rallying call to the party faithful at the LibDem conference in Birmingham. In a speech to kick off the five-day event,...