Tact and Public Speaking: How it can all go horribly wrong

Great public speaking requires the intersection of the message, the speaker, and the audience.  Even an Obama or a Reagan misfires sometimes when those three requirements, like the stars, are not aligned.  Understanding how to put the three elements of a successful speech together requires something not often talked about in public speaking circles:  tact.  […]

For once, Seth Godin is wrong!

I’m a big Seth Godin fan, and usually find his blogs insightful and thought-provoking.  Rarely, I disagree with them entirely.  Recently, Seth posted the following blog, with which I disagree so violently that I have to blog in opposition:  Rehearsing is for cowardsJackson Browne gave us that advice. He would rather have you explore.Exploring helps […]