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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 252) – Jack Kerouac

“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.” — Jack Kerouac Photo courtesy of Tom Palumbo Advertisements

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Lessons in Simplicity from Apple’s Former Ad Agency Creative Director

Recently I have been catching up on some reading material that sits in a stack on a side desk. (The stack grows and shrinks, but I suspect that the stack will always be there.) One of the articles that caught … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 236) – Luis von Ahn

“I was being unclear about what I was saying and I did not fully understand what I was trying to explain to [my PhD supervisor]. He would drill deeper and deeper and deeper until I realized that there was something that I … Continue reading

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The TED Secret to Great Public Speaking

My previous two posts centred around TED Curator Chris Anderson. The first was about his reflections on the day that TED might have died; the second was a quote about compelling presentations. I have decided to create a “tricolon” of posts about Chris … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 233) – Aristotle

“It is this simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences—makes them, as the poets tell us, ‘charm the crowd’s ears more finely’. Educated men lay down broad general principles; uneducated men argue from … Continue reading

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