How’s Your Imagination as a Public Speaker?

Anyone who is seriously interested in peak performance issues in high-adrenaline endeavors like public speaking, sports competition, or leadership, needs to understand the work that has been going on for years in sports psychology to improve performance via imagery.  Most of us, as we strive to get better at a high-adrenaline craft, will sooner or […]

The FacebookIs10 Movie and Your Audience

I’m pleased to welcome Public Words writer Sarah Morgan as a guest blogger for this posting.   How many Facebook movies have you watched this week? They’re probably all over your news feed–the delightful LookBack videos your friends are all sharing with the hashtag #FacebookIs10. And they’re a great example of how to make your […]

Manning, the Broncos, and Adrenaline: What Went Wrong? Lessons for Speakers

Watching the first few calamitous minutes of the Super Bowl — calamitous, at least, for Peyton Manning and the Broncos — I found myself thinking about adrenaline.  If there ever were an occasion to get pumped up, it’s the Super Bowl.  So much at stake, so many people watching, so many reputations and bragging rights […]