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 [...]

Should you write an ebook

We’ve been getting lots of questions about eBooks so we decided to dedicate our first Public Words newsletter to the topic. Many authors ask us whether they should write and publish their own eBooks. In this post on Forbes, Nick explains some of the current e-options that have sprung up around traditional publishing and self-publishing. [...]

Should You Write an eBook?

Should you write an eBook?  Should you publish one?  What does that even mean?  I get asked these questions all the time by people understandably confused by the sudden explosions of options in publishing thanks to the Internet and the lack of a coherent response by the traditional publishing industry.  In this blog, I’ll describe [...]

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 [...]

eBook: How to Read Body Language

How to read body language

Every communication is two conversations, content and body language. And body language is often more revealing and truthful than content, especially in divulging what other people are really thinking. But how do you follow that second conversation? If you try to monitor it consciously, you rapidly become overwhelmed with ambiguous information. Did that twitch of [...]