Mitt Romney’s front-runner status has been thrown into question once again after his triple loss in state primaries. For professional communicators, the reason for his difficulties is obvious–he doesn’t connect, and connecting is all about communicating. And in presidential election after presidential election, however, the candidate who connects best, wins.
Posts Tagged ‘Authenticity’
At the World Innovation Forum, one of the presenters was Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos. He talked a lot about happiness, what makes Zappos one of the top workplaces and, I think, a great place to buy from.
How business coach Fabienne Fredrickson keeps an audience at attention.
Bieber is 15! How good could he possibly be? Pretty good, it turns out. In watching him embrace his sudden fame, I’ve been very impressed. Not with his talent so much. Nope, I’m floored by his media savvy.
As someone who has had the honor and pleasure of working with celebrities, I am always glued to the awards shows. The recent Golden Globes provided a fascinating opportunity to watch and observe public speaking and presentation in a very high stakes, high-pressure environment.
Gosh, I wish I’d seen Adam Lambert’s performance at the American Music Awards. Instead, I woke up to an uproar — faces in crotches, girls on leashes, big, fat, same-sex kisses! Oh my.
Our communication with each other has unacceptably coarsened.
I got a tweet from André Rieu, the well-known violinist and Johann Strauss Orchestra conductor. He was aghast at Michael Jackson’s deathand felt what many did of course. Because André is a musician and performer, however, he felt an especially profound loss. So am I and thus, so did I. Jackson was a prodigious talent and his effect on culture is permanent. As Obi-wan said, “I felt a great disturbance in The Force.”
The singing sensation Susan Boyle who recently auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent, a Simon Cowell creation, has taken the world by storm. I first got wind of this phenomenon when a friend of mine sent me the link last week. If you haven’t seen it yet, take a look at the YouTube video below, then continue reading.
Is it a given that our government representatives need to display confidence and authority, convey power as they speak and act. Maybe we expect this, but is it right to expect this?