Your Presentation Secret Weapon: Grace Hopper, the Computer, and the Prop

The first motivational speaker I ever heard was the inimitable Admiral Grace Hopper, sometime in the 80s at the University of Virginia.  Hopper left her position as a mathematics professor at Vassar during WWII to join the Navy.  She was instrumental in developing COBOL and takes credit for inventing the word “debug” as applied to […]

Why You Should Talk Less And Say More

Some of the best communications advice I’ve read recently is to be found in Connie Dieken’s Talk Less, Say More.  Connie’s thesis is that world’s attention span is getting shorter, and she offers a 3-point plan for cutting through the clutter and capturing your audience’s attention quickly and efficiently. Her main point is incontrovertible.  Attention […]