How do you pull off a great job interview, especially if you need the job, or if you feel that you are the supplicant and the interviewer holds all the power in the situation? Only a very few people seem to enjoy job interviews, or do them well. Following are some tips on how to join that elite crew and make your job interviews fun and successful. The first idea to get… Read More
President Obama gave an interview to conservative Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly before the Super Bowl last night, and the interview was more revealing of O'Reilly than the President. O'Reilly began with an emotional thank you to the President for the government's help in protecting a couple of newspeople that "got roughed up in Cairo." That was as friendly as O'Reilly got, until the final thank you. From there it was on… Read More
Michael McLaughlin of Management Consulting News asked Nick for his best advice on preparing and delivering a great speech every time. Tips from Nick include: You have two jobs to do to win over any audience: Establish credibility and build trust. The best speeches involve audiences from the start. Audiences find lists irritating, but they love attitude and perspective. A speech is not a data dump. It’s a decision-making journey on which… Read More
Nancy Duarte is author of the classic book on slide design, slide:ology and the soon-to-be-released resonate. She runs Duarte Design and is the designer of, among many others, Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” PowerPoint deck and book. Nancy interviewed Nick recently, discussing how to create and deliver powerful speeches and presentations. Visit Nancy’s website to listen to this interview.