I Have Seen the Future of Public Speaking and It Is…

…Google Glass. Seriously.  I had the chance recently to try out Google’s new gadget.   The nice folks who were making it available to me had thoughtfully loaded Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address on to it, knowing I was interested in speeches. It was revelatory.  I could give the speech, eyes on the audience, hands-free, while reading the […]

You Have to Focus

I wrote in an earlier post about the importance of making choices to a successful public career.  More bad news:  once you choose, you have to focus.  Specifically, in three essential ways. First, you have to focus on creating speaking opportunities.  But not in the way that you think.  Because professional speakers have the opportunity […]

Finding Your Voice on Social Media – Passionate Expression or TMI?

Like public speaking, social media is instant. It happens live and in real-time. It’s ‘public’ and what you say is recorded and easily shareable. Your social media updates are also public remarks – just like your keynote address. So not only is it really important that you create a voice that conveys your brand message, […]