How to Ace a Job Interview

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In celebration of my first book, Give Your Speech, Change the World, now becoming available as an eBook, I’m excerpting a bit from the book on how to ace a job interview.  I’ve edited the text slightly to fit the blog, but I still like the advice.  Enjoy! How to Ace a Job Interview The [...]

Book Roundup – What’s New? What’s Worth Reading?

11 deadly sins

The pile of books beside my desk has grown too high; it’s time to cull the best from the herd and let you know about them. 11 Deadly Presentation Sins, Rob Biesenbach One of my favorites in the pile is this quick, clever analysis of the most common sins that (especially) beginning speakers make – [...]

The Moon Landing and the Power of Storytelling

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On May 25, 1961, President Kennedy spoke to Congress: I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to Earth. No single space project in this period will be more impressive to mankind, or more important [...]

7 Communications Questions Leaders Need to Ask Themselves

Power Cues By Nick Morgan

As a sneak preview for my upcoming book Power Cues:  The Subtle Science of Leading Groups, Persuading Others, and Maximizing Your Personal Impact, here are the seven questions I argue leaders — or anyone who wants to communicate powerfully — need to ask themselves in order to stop leaving their communications to chance and to start [...]

How to Sell Yourself in 30 Seconds

How to sell yourself in 30 seconds

Attention spans are shrinking, the pace of life is accelerating, and no one’s job is completely secure. As a result, everyone who lives on the planet and works in a job needs at least two elevator pitches – one that tells the world who you are and the other that tells the world what you [...]

eBook: How To Make Tough Conversations Easy

How to make tough conversations easy

There are certain conversations everyone dreads. The tough one with the boss, who sees your right to a raise differently than you do, or the co-worker who needs straightening out, or your significant other, about sharing chores more equitably. These conversations are emotional, difficult, and liable to go wrong. You go into them with a [...]

eBook: How to Give a Great Presentation

How to give a great presentation

How do you prepare and structure a great presentation? Too many people assemble slides from “decks” of previous presentations as if a presentation were like a pack of cards, writes Dr. Nick Morgan, one of America’s top communication theorists and coaches. The right process begins by focusing on a clear point of view and picking [...]

The King’s Speech: Lessons for Leaders

The King's Speech, lessons for leaders

The King’s Speech tells the story of the relationship between the reluctant King George VI of England and his speech coach, Lionel Logue. George VI had a severe stutter that nearly ended his public career before it began. But when his older brother Edward abdicates the throne, George must master public speaking. Renowned speaking coach [...]