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.
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Rhetorical devices and flourishes play a big role in increasing impact and helping us remember what’s been said, and President Obama is a master at using them. Learn advanced–yet simple–speaking techniques likes anaphora, anapest, and chiasmus by breaking down last night’s State of the Union address (don’t worry, we’ll explain).
Left for dead only two months ago, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is now a front-runner for the GOP nomination. On the Democratic side, Elizabeth Warren has buzz of her own. The candidates couldn’t be more different, but both use tried and true communication techniques to connect with voters.
One of the biggest issues for any public figure or brand is the faith with which they keep their core promise to stakeholders. When they mess up, there is a momentary opportunity to avoid further disaster that affords them the chance to come clean and potentially be forgiven. But that moment quickly passes, and with it, and the opportunity to make it right.
People who don’t engage in conflict don’t commit.
While speaking is something almost everyone is capable of, doing so in front of large groups remains daunting. But there’s one clear measure of success: is your audience waiting in line to meet you afterward? If not, read on for four tips that will put you on the path to better public speaking and presentation skills.
It’s been an enlightening morning at the World Innovation Forum in New York, listening to Harvard’s Clayton Christensen talk about his theory of “disruption.”
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver, Chad Johnson Ochocinco, hasn’t let the labor dispute dilute his brand.
I’m never surprised when famous people behave badly. They’re only human after all, and their behavior is usually not any different from the population at large.
How business coach Fabienne Fredrickson keeps an audience at attention.