What I Have Learned After Giving Over 730 Professional Speeches

What I Have Learned After Giving Over 730 Professional Speeches

I was terrified the first time I spoke at a conference It was in front of 2,000 people as a keynote address, representing American Airlines, discussing the future of CRM. Standing backstage, my adrenaline was pumping. I couldn’t remember what I was going to say. You know the feeling when...

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What Can We Learn from James Comey?

What Can We Learn from James Comey?

You don’t have to be a political junkie to have been interested in former FBI Director James Comey’s appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, June 8, 2017. And if you are a member of the presentation community, you might have found it utterly fascinating. And illuminating. And educational....

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The Warriors, Kevin Durant, and You

The Warriors, Kevin Durant, and You

The Curse of Expectation Having been a long-suffering follower of the Golden State Warriors when they were terrible for over 20 years, it is with unreserved glee that I revel in the 2015 championship, last year’s record-breaking season, and this season’s acquisition of superstar Kevin Durant. But you don’t have...

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Don’t Say That!

Six Things Presenters Should Never Say The digital world is littered with articles with titles similar to this one. A Google search turns up 750,000 of them. And most of them offer good advice, albeit a bit redundant. Just about all of them warn against calling attention to your having...

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When Your Mariah Moment Happens

Did you hear the one about how powerful Mariah Carey’s voice is? You can hear it even when her mouth is not open. As you can imagine, there is no shortage of jokes about the singer’s epic fail on New Year’s Eve. Several have no doubt graced your Facebook or...

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