The Moon Landing and the Power of Storytelling

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 in the long-range exploration of space; and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish. In… Read More

Writing and Publishing a Book – Part One

Having just finished a new book on body language, brain science, and how people communicate, due out in May 2014 from Harvard, I’m going to post a brief series on writing – what I’ve learned.  Is it true that everyone who’s sentient has a book inside waiting to be expressed?  What are the best ways to crank out a book-length manuscript?  And once you have, what about publishing it?  What does that… Read More

Mitch Joel, the Future, and Ctrl Alt Delete

I recently had the very great pleasure of talking to one of the real masters of the Internet universe, Mitch Joel.  He’s just come out with a new book, Ctrl Alt Delete: Reboot Your Business. Reboot Your Life. Your Future Depends on It., and our discussion focused on insights from the book as well as Mitch’s predictions of the Next Big Thing.  Mitch talks about the 5 hot trends that are affecting… Read More

Ten Great Speaker Web Sites

If someone is thinking of hiring you to speak at their next event, it’s almost guaranteed that they will look at your web site. It will help them determine what your message is, your typical audience and what your likely fee is. First impressions are important – people will assess you based on the quality of your site. When assessing a speaker’s site, I look for three things: What do you say… Read More

People I’m Grateful for #4: David Meerman Scott

This blog is the fourth in a series of blogs on people that have added something important to the world of communications.  Today, my gratitude is for David Meerman Scott.  The series is personal and partial, but I welcome nominations for those you think I’ve missed.  I’m grateful to these people because understanding how we communicate is desperately important to bettering our humanity in both business and life.  Miscommunications are sometimes merely… Read More