158. Antoinette Ishmael on Great Speeches

October 3, 2023

Antoinette Ishmael is a lifelong teacher in many areas, including Speech, Debate, and English. In this episode, she discusses three great speeches:
* David McCullough Jr.'s Graduation Speech (It's hilarious and challenging);
* Barbara Bush's 1990 Graduation Speech (It's inspiring, and focuses on our top priorities); and what might be the greatest speech of all time:
* Patrick Henry's “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death.”

Ish also discusses what goes into a great speech–and a horrible speech. She gives good advice for how to improve.

Links for these speeches:
Bush: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dl8_St_XzJI
McCullough: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lfxYhtf8o4
& Patrick Henry: https://www.historicstjohnschurch.org/the-speech/

(This episode was recorded on August 5, 2023.)

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