Do You Need an Elevator Pitch?

For my blog today, I’m pointing to a new eBook, How to Craft Your Elevator Speech, I’ve just written on those brief forms of business haiku known as elevator speeches or pitches — why you need one — or two, what they’re for, how to create a good one, and some good and bad examples.  Here’s the link –– at 99 cents, it’s almost free!  Enjoy.

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 do. This digital short shows you how to create pitch – perfect elevator speeches and how to… Read More

Tough Conversations

We all dread certain conversations — the one with the boss about a raise, with a teenage child about, say, a problem in school, or with a partner about a festering disagreement over the in-laws.  For some people, the anticipation is the worst part.  For most of us, though, the anticipation is bad enough, but the actual conversation is worse.  We’re nervous during it, and we don’t express ourselves well, and we… Read More

eBook: 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 fear that they won’t go well and you won’t get what you want. Here’s how to make… Read More

eBook: 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 an appropriate structure. Getting the structure right greatly increases the likelihood that your presentation will be easy… Read More

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. Some recent eBook examples We recently worked with client Glenn Llopis to craft two eBooks: one on… Read More

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 some of the options that seem most promising right now, with a bit of background.  Because the… Read More

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 Nick Morgan has distilled five key lessons from the film for leaders who must overcome their own… Read More

eBook: How to Tell Great Business Stories

Here’s how to tap into the power of great storytelling to strengthen your own speeches, presentations, meetings, and conversations. Amazon» iBookstore» Barnes and Noble»

eBook: 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 the eye mean something significant, or was it just a twitch? In this brief eBook, author Nick… Read More