Monthly Archives: November 2013

Accent and identity in public speaking

Accent is one of a number of factors people use to size each other up. It’s by no means an infallible guide but it gives us a few clues as to where a person is coming from, both literally and … Continue reading

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How to have a productive debate

What is the point of a debate? I’d say there are broadly three categories, with differing, though often overlapping, objectives. The first is a search for truth or the best way to proceed in a particular situation. Contributors from all … Continue reading

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