Category Archives: Making it Stick

Making it Stick: Tell stories

The importance of telling stories in a speech or presentation cannot be overestimated. Stories make our speeches memorable. See a great example from Steve Jobs. Continue reading

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Making it stick: Emotion matters

This is Part 6 of a seven-part series on making speeches and presentations memorable.  It is based on the book “Made to Stick” by Chip and Dan Heath. We can learn a lot, on many levels, from Mother Theresa.  We can even … Continue reading

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Making it Stick: Credibility Counts

This is Part 5 of a seven-part series on making speeches and presentations memorable.  It is based on the book “Made to Stick” by Chip and Dan Heath. OK, this blog has become officially cool because I have figured out … Continue reading

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Making it Stick: Be Concrete

This is Part 4 of a seven-part series on making speeches and presentations memorable.  It is based on the book “Made to Stick” by Chip and Dan Heath. Today I want to talk to you about planned initiatives to streamline … Continue reading

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Making it stick: Be unexpected

Being unexpected is a great way for public speakers to be memorable. You have to create surprise and interest for your audience. Learn how in this post and watch a great example in a talk given by Dan Pink. Continue reading

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Making it Stick: Keep it Simple

This is Part 2 of a seven-part series on making speeches and presentations memorable.  It is based on the book “Made to Stick” by Chip and Dan Heath. Being simple in our presentations is not so … well … simple.  … Continue reading

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