10 steps you can take right now to improve your presentations

Improving your presentation skills can be hard work. Changing behavior takes time. But there are some easy things you can do right now that will make a concrete difference in your presentation success rate. Some are physical, some are about a change in attitude. But they’re all practical, simple, and immediate. Get started now! 1. […]

People I’m Grateful for #10 – Harlequin Publishing – A Publisher Gets It Right

What do Harvard Business Publishing and Harlequin – the publisher of a gazillion romance novels – have in common?  More than you might think.  I’ve blogged before about Harvard’s efforts to create a community of readers, thinkers, and kibitzers.  It turns out that Harlequin has been doing the same for nearly 15 years – long […]

The 2012 Convention Speeches – the Highs, the Lows, and the Baffling

Analyzing the convention speeches for their rhetorical import has become a hazardous sport, for a couple of reasons.  First of all, the political climate is so partisan that any commentary is immediately classed as merely pro or con a particular candidate or party and further discussion is useless.  Second, the rhetoric has become so pathetically […]