“Ask just about anyone these days for great examples of public speaking and you’ll hear a variation on a single thing — “Did you see that TED talk by so and so?” Powerful enough to change your life in 18-short minutes and garnering millions upon millions of views, the best TED talks are a well deserved cultural phenomena. Could you borrow a bit of their magic?“ http://feedly.com/k/1d3TSMl
Decided that this is the year you’re going to start blogging? Here’s a cheat sheet for creating a great blog. It’s also helpful for ensuring you have something meaningful to say, and that you’ll care enough about it to continue past the first month. http://feedly.com/e/yWbXYeC4
“The most important thing in your business is not what you’re going to sell but what you value. That’s according to Bill Kanarick, chief marketing officer of global services company Sapient, who helped steered this former startup through the ups and downs of the digital age. Culture was so integral that when the company finally reached 49 employees, Sapient dedicated two of them to keeping it intact. Today, Sapient has a global workforce of more than 11,500 people and culture remains, as ever, an integral part of the business. Here are six values Sapient… Read more Culture Comes First. The Rest Is Noise. | Inc.com →
“Speaking.io offers actionable tips on how to overcome your fear, as well as advice on preparing a great speech and keeping people interested when you’re delivering it. I asked Holman how he mastered the art of public speaking and how business leaders can improve their own presentations. Here are his tips.” via 3 Speaking Tricks You’ve Got to Try | Inc.com.
Twelve really good tips for effective public speaking here. A bunch of entrepreneurs were asked: “Other than “practice makes perfect,” what’s one tip you have for fellow entrepreneurs about to speak in front of a big crowd?” Find out what they said: via Ask the Entrepreneurs: 12 Tips for Mastering Public Speaking.
The English teacher in me loves this: “When we read dry, factual arguments, we read with our dukes up. We are critical and skeptical. But when we are absorbed in a story we drop our intellectual guard. We are moved emotionally and this seems to leave us defenseless.” Use emotion, stories, anecdotes, narrative to get your message across. via Product Narrative: How to Use Fiction to Get Your Story Straight | Inc.com.
“When you watch TED Talks, do you ever wonder how the speakers look so confident, say all the right things, and deliver such a strong message? There are very deliberate tactics to deliver speeches like this. As a member of Toastmasters International, I noticed that TED speakers follow a very specific set of rules. Here are 15 lessons learned from watching Ted Talks. Practice implementing them and you will deliver amazing speeches and speak like a pro in no time.” via Speak like a Pro- 15 lessons learned from watching… Read more Speak like a Pro- 15 lessons learned from watching TED TALKS →
“Often, too few people have bought into the new vision. In other cases, employees aren’t urgent or enthusiastic about the changes taking place. And many times, too little effort has been made get people involved in driving new strategies forward.” via Leadership Tip: How to Move from Ideas to Action – Forbes.