The most powerful part of communication is not what you say. Words are what you give to the listener, but power is not something a speaker can give away. Power is something the listener feels for themselves. Continue reading 8 Powers of the Pause
The most watched broadcast on TV is the Superbowl. Do you know what is the second most watched show?
Imagine your favorite singer performing your favorite song. That singer has worked with world-famous vocal coaches singing nothing but musical scales for hours. What would happen if that singer Continue reading Myth-buster: Unchained Melody
You’re getting bad advice. Ever since I was in elementary school, all of my well-meaning teachers have been telling me to Continue reading Myth-buster: Speed limit
Do you know the 3 second rule? The 3 second rule will make you look and feel more powerful in 6 seconds. You can have instant authority for free, and you literally don’t have to do anything. Continue reading Instant Authority in 6 Seconds
Do you know how to make someone feel emotion? Thanks to Aristotle, every public speaking class teaches you to “utilize an emotion appeal” (Aristotle’s pathos). Unfortunately, they never tell you HOW.
Giving a speech? Writing a blog? Leading a team?
Whose advice can you actually trust? If you follow bad public speaking advice or misguided writing tips, you’ll end up worse off than you started. Who should you listen to? The answer is completely counter intuitive.