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Ep. 58. Going virtual (and staying human)

Ep. 58. Going virtual (and staying human)

With so many face-to-face presentations being cancelled, a lot of speakers are looking at going virtual. Here’s how to make up some of the emotional connection you may lose when you jump online.

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Ep. 53. How to Talk to Experts

Ep. 53. How to Talk to Experts

Sooner or later you’ll find yourself talking to a subject matter expert: somebody who’s going to give some of their time and knowledge to make your speech or article better. Here’s how to get the most out of their time and yours.

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Ep. 51. Zoom in on your audience

Ep. 51. Zoom in on your audience

Having trouble connecting emotionally with a speech you’re writing or rehearsing? Maybe it’s because you’re trying to speak to the whole audience instead of just one person.

This episode, here’s why you may want to take a leaf from TV cop shows — and zoom way in.

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Ep. 50. The Pigeon of Dorian Gray

Ep. 50. The Pigeon of Dorian Gray

I’m always telling you to tell stories… so for the 50th episode of the podcast, I’m going to share one of my own. It’s about what a dead pigeon taught me about being a good speechwriter.

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Public speaking and speechwriting: the essential guides

(photo of books with text) Leadership communications: the essential guides

Looking for advice on public speaking, speechwriting and leadership communications? Here are some of my most comprehensive posts, on topics that people ask me about most often.

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