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How do you structure a great speech? Here’s a quick way to think about a speech structure that works in many situations. A great speech puts the occasion, the audience, and the speaker together in an unforgettable way. All three pieces of the rhetorical puzzle are important. Begin by considering the audience’s needs. Ultimately a great […]
In my first post this week, I talked about the aspects of resilience that speakers will need to have to succeed in 2019. The top one on the list was focus. Going into a little more depth on the idea, let’s dive into the three areas of focus that are essential for great results: authority […]
As 2018 winds down and we all get ready for 2019, it’s a natural time to think about what it’s going to take for speakers to succeed next year. The trends I’ve seen suggest that the competitive climate for professional speakers will be tougher than ever in 2019. There are more good speakers competing for […]
This post is adapted from my new book, Can You Hear Me? How to Connect with People in a Virtual World, published by Harvard last month. Pick up your copy here. Why do people conduct webinars? They’re boring, awful in terms of their ability to make real connections with the audience, and as a result, […]
The Can You Hear Me? book tour is – appropriately – more virtual and about podcasts and bloggers than it is with the real world. But recently I had the privilege to give a couple of talks in London (after the first one in Boston) on the book and good fun it was. I learned […]
In the last 10 years, with the widespread adoption of the mobile phone, the business world has become much more virtual. Many of the things we used to do face to face we now get done with email, audio conferences, and video meetings. Here’s a short video talking about some of the perils of that […]