Last Wednesday, I spent most of my day at a big sports arena, watching the likes of Joe Montana, Colin Powell, Rudy Giuliani, Laura Bush, and Steve Forbes each stand up and deliver a motivational speech. Then, that evening, President Obama gave his much awaited address on health reform to a joint session of Congress. Continue reading Powell, Giuliani, Montana, Forbes, L. Bush & Obama: Great Speakers, Great Motivators, Great Leaders
The theme of Malcolm Gladwell’s talk was that we have grown to favor certain types of intellectual skills over others and that by indulging this bias, we are missing out on a treasure trove of talent and creativity.
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The ability to display emotion when speaking is, hands down, the most important skill a speaker must have. Continue reading Once More with Feeling: Making an Emotional Connection with Your Audience