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Ep. 66. Keep the “thought” in thought leadership

Ep. 66. Keep the “thought” in thought leadership

So many leadership communications mistakes come down to one thing: not having a clear goal and a roadmap to get there. This episode looks at a high-profile communications failure: an op-ed that blew up in CEO’s face, damaged the company’s reputation and forced an embarrassing public about-face. Learn what went wrong… and how you can keep your communications on track.

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Ep. 64. I now pronounce you… correctly

Ep. 64. I now pronounce you… correctly

Mispronouncing someone’s name from the stage is a lot more than a minor screwup. Here’s why speakers should never go to the mic without knowing how to pronounce every name they mention correctly — and why speechwriters should never let them do it.

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Ep. 62. Zoom out! You’re more than just another face

Ep. 62. Zoom out! You’re more than just another face

If you’re spending all day in Zoom meetings, then it’s easy to think that speaking by video automatically means showing your head and shoulders… and nothing else. Let’s talk about what you (and your audience) are missing by not letting the rest of your body get in on the act. (The bad news? You’re gonna need to start wearing pants again.)

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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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