The IT Leadership Interview

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Today, I’m posting a link to an interview I did with Tom Catalini, writer, speaker and coach on matters IT, especially where humanity and technology collide.  We talk about how to prepare for a meeting — whether you’re the boss or a participant — how to connect with an audience even if the topic is [...]

Speaking as a Career, the Importance of Rehearsal, and Rodolphe Dutel

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Entrepreneur and adventurer (I love that self-description) Rodolphe “Rudy” Dutel got in touch with me to help him kick off his new blog on self-improvement, Karma, and yes, adventures.  I think I checked the self-improvement box, since the discussion was all about storytelling, rehearsal, the career of professional speaking, and other public speaking mysteries.  We [...]

What do Joshua Bell and Aristotle Have in Common?

For my blog post today I’m linking to a video crafted by my good friend and fellow coach and blogger Conor Neill. In it, he tells the story of famous violinist Joshua Bell playing in the subway and being ignored by hundreds of people walking by, despite the fact that he played to a sell-out [...]

5 Ways to Avoid Looking Like an Idiot as a Public Speaker

I let the doctor talk me into a flu shot during my annual physical this week, and I’ve had a bit of a reaction to it.  I bled, my arm swelled up, and now I’ve got the mini-flu.  So, needing a laugh, I am thankful to friend and great speaker Micah Solomon, guru of customer [...]

The Three Postures and Authenticity

Public Words Speaker Forum, June 2010, Harvard University. Nick Morgan talks about how audiences unconsciously evaluate the intent of speakers by how the speakers simply stand and walk on the stage. The result is that you can convey a message you don’t mean to, and give an audience the wrong impression about you. Nick shows [...]

Harvard: How to create an effective presentation

By Harvard Business Publishing. Do you have an important presentation to give and not much time to prepare it? Here’s Nick Morgan’s quick 5-step process to creating a great presentation. Nick talks you through a series of simple steps that will get you from blank screen to polished presentation in no time. Watch on blip»