I had the great pleasure of a conversation with Allison Shapira, a fellow speaking coach, the other day, and when two speaking coaches get together, they naturally dish about their pet peeves and the trends they see in public speaking. We’ll get to that in a minute. But first the basics. Allison began her professional life […]
Harvard Business Press and Havas Media recently teamed up to sponsor my book talk on Can You Hear Me? in London. The venue was spectacular and the audience was lively. Thanks to all for a fun evening!
Today, at last, the big day is here: Can You Hear Me? is officially published, out, available. You can buy it here. And please do, if you love words, the future of ideas, and cute puppies. Because if the book does well, I’m getting a cute puppy. Really. Thank you! This post is adapted from […]
This post is adapted from my new book, Can You Hear Me? How to Connect with People in a Virtual World, out today on Kindle, and on October 30 in hardcover. Today, I’m celebrating the virtual version with this post on using social media at work. If you get a chance, please go to Amazon […]
When you finish one book and you send it off to the publisher, there’s a sense of accomplishment, but also of loss. The manuscript has become your companion on a long journey, and you’re sorry to part company as you near journey’s end. So naturally you look around to see if you can spot another […]
I first encountered Alan Alda as the irreverent, anti-war doctor in M*A*S*H* the TV show. It was one of those shows that seemed important at the time because of its anti-war attitude and other acts of rebellion. It gave comfort to those of us for whom the war was a long way off, but the […]
Should you write a book this year? Do you have an idea that you’re convinced the world needs to read about? Consider the strange experience of Mr. Franz Kafka. Apparently Kafka became obsessed as a young man with the idea of writing travel guides that would give real, detailed advice about the actual opening hours […]
Illuminate: Ignite Change through Speeches, Stories, Ceremonies, and Symbols by Nancy Duarte and Patti Sanchez I interviewed Nancy and Patti a few months ago when this book first came out, such was my excitement at a new tome from the Duarte world. Now I’ve had a chance to study it further and can highly recommend it […]