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How Mark Twain used Today’s Evocative Word: PROFANITY

Conor Cunneen’s new book – What Mark Twain Learned Me ’bout Public Speakin provides wit and wisdom from the great man to help you craft better speeches and presentations.

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How Mark Twain Used Today’s Evocative Word “PROFANITY” to get ’em evocating!

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“Joe was passing under a fictitious name, and old Wakeman didn’t suspect that he was a parson; so he gave his PROFANITY full swing…”

LETTER TO Professor William Lyon Phillips, Yale University, April 24, 1901

MY DEAR SIR,—I was not aware that old Sir Thomas had anticipated that story, and I am much obliged to you for furnishing me the paragraph. It is curious that the same idea should leave entered two heads so unlike as the head of that wise old philosopher and that of Captain Ned Wakeman, a splendidly uncultured old sailor, but in his own opinion a thinker by divine right. He was an old friend of mine of many years’ standing; I made two or three voyages with him, and found him a darling in many ways. The petroleum story was not told to me; he told it to Joe Twichell, who ran across him by accident on a sea voyage where I think the two were the only passengers.

A delicious pair, and admirably mated, they took to each other at once and became as thick as thieves. Joe was passing under a fictitious name, and old Wakeman didn’t suspect that he was a parson; so he gave his PROFANITY full swing, and he 

was a master of that great art. You probably know Twichell, and will know that that is a kind of refreshment which he is very capable of enjoying.

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Get more insights on the skills of a true genius in  What Mark Twain Learned Me ’bout Public Speakin  which provides wit and wisdom on speech writing an speech-making. What Mark Twain Learned Me ’bout Public Speakin’ also provides examples of success and failure from the great man. Lessons that will “learn* you” to craft better speeches and presentations.

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“When I say I’ll learn (‘Teach’ is not in the river vocabulary) a man the river, I mean it. And you can depend on it, I’ll learn him or kill him.’  Life on the Mississippi – Mark Twain

 

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Mark Twain, long recognized as a wonderful author and humorist was possibly THE most successful professional speaker ever. He enthralled audiences from Berlin to Boston, from Montana to Melbourne with storytelling full of humor, pathos and humanity. He was regarded by many as an exceptional impromptu speaker, except he wasn’t! Twain worked diligently at his craft, researching, writing, rewriting and memorizing his material.

In this book, I showcase the words of Twain and his contemporaries via a unique MARK TWAIN acronym to highlight what Mark Twain Learned Me ’bout Public Speaking. The nine lessons provide a memorable and implementable framework for great speech making and presentation.

The MARK TWAIN acronym spells:

Message preparation

Audience

Relate to audience

Know your objective

Titter and humor

Wait (the Pause)

Anecdote

Involve

Narration and Stagecraft

What Mark Twain Learned Me ’bout Public Speakin

 

Humorous Motivational Speaker Mark Twain by Chicago Irishman Conor Cunneen

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