I don’t agree – and why you should care

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Have you ever wondered what makes certain speakers, writers and even YouTube channels popular, and others less so? “You can always work with readers who say, I don’t agree. What you can’t survive are those who shrug and say, I don’t care.” I found that quote in chapter 16 of The Craft of Research, Third […]

The Power of Strong Dialog

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How would you like to improve your storytelling techniques with just three simple tips? As a speaker, you may already know the importance of using dialog more than narration to improve your stories. Stronger dialog can lead to a stronger connection and help you capture and hold the audience’s attention. Developing stronger dialog can help […]

Speaking Tips: Language use – word pairs

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Have you ever heard the wrong word used to describe something, and realized the mistake happened because of similarities? Here are a couple of examples, and how they’re used/misused: Simple vs. Easy These words are not only used interchangeably, but also as a redundant pair on a regular basis. If fact, it is simple and […]

Primer: Make a to-do list

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Tonight’s exercise: Make yourself a big audacious to-do list. No. Not a “get the groceries, wash the car, do 17 push-ups” kind of list. Instead, spend the next 5-10 minutes brainstorming things you’ve always wanted to do, but didn’t have time for. Think Big! Here are some examples: Learn a foreign language Rent a Ferrari […]