I first ran this list a few years back. Here it is again, updated for 2013 and in time for Black Friday: what to get your favorite public speaking family member or friend for the holidays. Following (in no particular order and at varying price points) are 10 suggestions for anyone who speaks, presents, or […]
For an American Thanksgiving present to all my blog readers, I’m linking to Nancy Duarte’s free giveaway of her excellent book, Resonate. She’s giving it away in iTunes and online in an HTML5 version as a multimedia experience. Nancy is a good friend and a wonderful thinker about presentations, design, and public speaking, and Resonate is […]
I had great fun developing the infographic below with Gengo. While it can’t cover the nuances, and so should be used with care, most of the information in this graphic is clear and helpful. Enjoy!
Today, I’m posting a link to an interview I did with Tom Catalini, writer, speaker and coach on matters IT, especially where humanity and technology collide. We talk about how to prepare for a meeting — whether you’re the boss or a participant — how to connect with an audience even if the topic is […]
Professional speaking can be a highly lucrative business. Because it can be, it is also highly competitive. It’s not easy to break into the ranks of the best-paid speakers, and the expectations are very high for those who do. Where do you fit in? I’ve posted many times about how the speaking business works and […]
I posted earlier about a terrible speaker experience at a conference I attended recently. It was an American who gave his country of origin a bad name by giving an awful speech at a conference in London. What happened next was just as tragic. He was followed by a pair of Americans, young start up […]
I recently attended a conference on matters high tech in the UK. Good conference overall, but one speaker was so awesomely bad that the experience nearly killed me – and the rest of the audience. I find bad speaking depressing. But insincere bad speaking is execrable. The speaker was American, as I am, so I […]
This is the fifth and final post in a series about writing a book. Having just finished a new book on body language, brain science, and how people communicate, due out in May 2014 from Harvard, I’m posting a brief series on writing – what I’ve learned. Is it true that everyone who’s sentient has […]