How do you use a motivational speech to get others to do what you want?

In February 2014, a group of young men in a small village in rural Afghanistan took a selfie with an old photo of President Ashraf Ghani.They then uploaded the photo onto YouTube.The video, which was viewed more than one million times, inspired hundreds of thousands of people around the world to take a stand against …

Yoshikage Kira: How I learned to speak in Japanese

This article is from the September 24, 2018 issue of The Sport Bibles.A story about how a Japanese high school student learned to say “yes” to questions.It’s also about an English teacher who learned to teach Japanese and now teaches in the United States.

Why is this speech pathology app a waste of time?

This is an article about a speech pathologists app that makes you think you’re speaking a natural language.The app is based on a speech-to-text interface and offers a wide range of tools to help you improve your speech, including a video that you can view on your computer or mobile phone.Speech pathologists use speech-language pathology …

How to Know if Hate Speech Is Harmful

By now, we’ve all seen the countless hate speech examples.The most egregious of which are the anti-Muslim hate speech campaigns that have been proliferating in the United States, most notably in the aftermath of the Paris attacks.But what about anti-Semitic hate speech, too?Well, there’s a lot of debate over whether or not hate speech is …

How to tell if someone is speaking in infant directed or hate speech

You might expect children to have the same level of language as adults.But there are some things they might be less likely to say.It’s one of the reasons why children’s language is so difficult to understand, and why you might not have a clue what they’re saying unless you see them make a sound.“We are …

Which countries have the most political speech laws?

As the US prepares for the Trump administration to take office, the question of what constitutes political speech is becoming increasingly important.The 2016 presidential election saw a number of controversies over the use of political speech, and a recent controversy surrounding the US’ decision to expel the head of the International Olympic Committee from the …

Nancy Pelosi: “I’m not going to be a distraction” for Donald Trump

Nancy Pelosi has said the Democrats “will not be a diversion” to the Republican president, despite his “bizarre” attacks on the House speaker.The California Democrat, who has been under fire from President Donald Trump for her refusal to defend his controversial remarks on Charlottesville, told CNN’s Erin Burnett that her message to the president is …

Google’s Google+ speech service ‘is dead’: The New York Times

The Google+ platform is dead.The app that powered the social networking giant’s search engine has been replaced by a new app called Google+.It’s a far cry from the glory days of the early years when Google’s platform was considered one of the most popular in the world, according to analysts.Google+ was launched on January 1, …