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Produce Powerful Presentations (Collection) by Jerry Weissman

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54. Presentation Advice from Vin Scully: From Reagan to Barber to Scully

Cable, satellite, and over-the-air television make sports pervasive in our lives. The voices of play-by-play announcers and color commentators fill the airwaves. Most of them are just that: filler—stuffing the soundtrack with meaningless digressions, infantile inanities, vain attempts at jock humor, or, at best, statements of the obvious.

One voice stands out from all the rest: Vin Scully, the radio voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Mr. Scully, who has spent more than 60 years as a broadcaster, is widely acknowledged to be the best in the business. The Wall Street Journal recognized his talent in a laudatory profile. Mr. Scully defined the secret of his success to his interviewer: ...

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