“[S]tories are told and retold because they contain wisdom. Stories are effective teaching tools. … Stories illustrate causal relationships that people hadn’t recognized before and highlight unexpected, resourceful ways in which people have solved problems. … “The story’s power is twofold: It provides simulation (knowledge about how to act) and inspiration (motivation to act). Note […]
There is a word in Japanese – ikigai (生き甲斐 – pronounced “ee-ki-guy”). There is no one word in English that is its equivalent. In fact, to express the concept in English, we have borrowed a phrase from French – raison d’être. Roughly, the words ikigai and raison d’être mean “your reason for being” or “that which is important […]
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.
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 learn something about public speaking from her. Mother Theresa once said, “If I look at […]
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 functionalities in inter-departmental communications, thereby capitalizing on synergies and maximizing shareholder value. Wait a minute. […]
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.