Eight years ago, British educator Ken Robinson gave a TED Talk on how schools stifle creativity by way of an education-industrial complex that manufactures university professors and shames the inventiveness out of children.
One of the transitions English speakers have to make in Romance languages, and I have found particularly in Italian, is that the object of the sentence that we so often put at the end ends up at the beginning of sentences. For example, in Italian, when translating the phrase "I can show it to you", the "to you" and "it" end up as the first two syllables ahead of everything else.
I was working on this just yesterday in my Italian lesson so I got a laugh out of XKCD
Every Monday night, a group of investment bankers, attorneys, entrepreneurs, and other aspirational leaders gathers in a quaint private social club in midtown Manhattan to go over the finer points of public speaking.
Most people will never give a TED talk, the popular lecture series organized by nonprofit group TED. But at some point in their careers, every businessperson will be called on to speak in public, be it in meetings, at conferences, or presentations to clients.