How to ace that job interview

Here’s hoping you’re not looking for a job right now, but if you are, remember these three tips for success.  When two people meet, especially for the first time, a little non-verbal dance begins.  It’s a dance that’s hard-wired into us – something we learned eons ago as cave people – and it’s all about […]

How does Tony Robbins Do It?

When asked who they think the best public speaker around today is, many people say “Tony Robbins.”  He’s certainly one of the most financially successful – he made $30 million in 2007.  The good news is that before you put down lots of money for one of Robbins’ self-help seminars, you can check him out […]

Can you trust Obama?

A Princeton researcher has done a study on what makes a trustworthy face, even in repose:  What’s fascinating about the study is that it connects with other research on facial expressions conducted over the years by Paul Ekman and others (  Overall, the gist of the research is this.  The structure of your face […]

President Obama invites us to go on a difficult journey.

Like a lot of other folks, I’ve been anticipating President Obama’s inaugural address for months now.  It’s the beginning of a new era, and the 44th president could have recited a nursery rhyme and I would have been content. Nonetheless, it’s worth studying the speech and its delivery for what it can teach us about […]

Video blog on achieving authenticity and charisma in public speaking

For my blog today, I'm posting an excerpt from a recent speech I gave at Harvard: It's about the relationship between content and body language in communications, and how to achieve authenticity and charisma.  This is the topic of my new book, Trust Me:  Four Steps to Authenticity and Charisma, published by Jossey-Bass last […]