Month: February 2018

How to Power Up Your Pauses to Move a Crowd

The sound of silence – I’m not comfortable with it. Frankly, I’m still struggling to find my “inside voice.”  Silence, however, is a critical skill for public speaking. Understanding the importance of silence–what I call “oral punctuation”– is a necessary component of effectively sharing ideas. “But, if I pause, the audience may think I don’t …

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Want your words to have lasting power? Stop at 2 minutes.

On November 19, 1863 Lincoln was not the scheduled speaker the dedication of the Soldiers National Cemetery in Gettysburg. After all, the country was in the middle of a Civil War. The organizers did not expect him to come, let alone speak. It was his request to say a few words when he did arrive. …

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We got our own Super Bowl ad!

Since we spentgood time last week coaching really sophisticated research scientists helping them to make their science accessible to important audiences, we were thrilled that Quicken Loans did this ad for the Super Bowl. https://youtu.be/IX3_Aqji4yE   We are “that guy” in the background, every day.   Helping really smart folks understand how to translate their complex ideas into …

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