Tag Archives: Business

Rhetoric for Persuasive Speaking

Dukascopy Bank is a Swiss online bank that provides trading services, particularly in the foreign exchange marketplace. One of its subsidiaries, Dukascopy TV, broadcasts shows about business matters on the Internet. I have been interviewed there a few times, for example … Continue reading

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What Kurt Vonnegut Can Teach Us About Business Stories

Storytelling is powerful. Stories resonate with people on a deep, psychological level. Stories are memorable and help support our messages. Hence the speaker’s maxim: Tell a story, make a point. The best stories contain many elements related to plot, character, dialogue, etc. For … Continue reading

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Public speaking for success: An Interview

Dukascopy Bank is a Swiss online bank that provides trading services, particularly in the foreign exchange marketplace. One of its subsidiaries, Dukascopy TV, broadcasts shows on business matters. Last year, I did an interview with Dukascopy on public speaking, and they recently invited me back for … Continue reading

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“The Power of Public Speaking”: An Interview

Dukascopy Bank is a Swiss online bank that provides trading services, particularly in the foreign exchange marketplace. One of its subsidiaries, Dukascopy TV, broadcasts taped and live shows about business matters on the Internet. Recently, Dukascopy invited me to stop … Continue reading

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Sales Pitches that Snap, Crackle n’ Pop

“When you make a sales pitch, you are not there to close a deal; you are there to open a relationship.” That one sentence captures the essence of a great book on sales: Sales Pitches that Snap, Crackle ‘n Pop … Continue reading

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50 New Year’s Resolutions for Public Speakers

Here are 50 ideas to help you take your public speaking to a new level in the New Year. In no particular order: 1.  I will prepare. 2.  I will practice. 3.  I will have a clear message. 4.  I will be … Continue reading

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The Atomic Method of Creating a PowerPoint Presentation

Seth Godin is the author of several books about “marketing, the spread of ideas and managing both customers and employees with respect”. They are bestsellers. His blog is one of my favourites and I highly recommend it. This post is part of … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 104)

“Let your discourse with men of business be short and comprehensive.” — George Washington

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A Public Speaker’s Checklist – Free PDF File

Last year I wrote a post about logistical items that speakers should remember for a speaking engagement. Reader response was so good that I created an addendum. To put these ideas into a more practical format for you, I have … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 89)

“A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that ‘individuality’ is the key to success.” — Robert Orben

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 84)

“The market is not seduced by logic. People are moved by stories and drama and hints and clues and discovery. Logic is a battering ram, one that might work if your case is overwhelming. Wal-Mart won by logic (cheap!), but you … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 78)

“Story forms have evolved continually since the days of the shaman. Literary genres from epic poetry to drama to the novel use stories as political or social calls to action. Technological breakthroughs — movable type, movies, radio, television, the internet … Continue reading

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