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  1. Harvey L. Gardner
    February 28, 2012 @ 11:30 am

    Hanks and Streep are among the very few who know when to be themselves, when to act, and when to entertain. Oscar recipients almost always think they have to entertain, be funny, and put on a show. The intangibles you point out are among the most important remember if one wants to be an effective public speaker.

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    • Jeff Vankooten
      February 29, 2012 @ 11:57 am

      Harvey,

      Thanks for the comment! To be ourselves on “stage” communicates loudly…

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  2. RevJev
    February 28, 2012 @ 11:54 am

    Spot on, Kooter! But 30x…?

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  3. Jen LaFlam
    February 29, 2012 @ 2:18 pm

    Great blog post, Jeff! I especially enjoyed your 4. Be Who You Are point. Also, thing about Angelina is, just maybe it was humor?! Very, very funny!.

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    • Jeff Vankooten
      February 29, 2012 @ 7:50 pm

      Thanks Jen! Angelina’s pose was so outrageous I wondered if it wasn’t a joke…

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  4. Doug
    March 1, 2012 @ 5:02 pm

    Like you, I enjoyed the broadcast of the Oscars, Jeff, and by connecting it to speaking skills, you’ve added value to the experience. Perhaps we’ll talk more about this when you join me on the air for The Grateful Dad Radio Hour, next Monday, March 5, 1-2:00 p.m. MST, on CastleRockRadio.com

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    • Jeff Vankooten
      March 1, 2012 @ 7:40 pm

      Thanks for the feedback Doug! I’m looking forward to be a part of your show on March 5!

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