Einstein titled a speech - “Special and General Relativity: To Be Understood by the Common Man”. But Einstein joked, “the common man might not be that common.”*
My cousin** realized the oxymoron of communication. You must speak about what you know and have earned the right, via your education Read more [...]
Use “credibility sprinkles” ™.
First - you must know how you’re credible. What experience brings you to the senior level of your organization? What’s on your list of accomplishments that are compelling? How have you gained your gravitas? What examples or stories support your answers to these Read more [...]
Use the List of Three Rule – say two serious items and just when we expect one more equally somber point – add a funny/off the wall/light weight entry onto your list.
Here are some great List of Three Rule examples from President Obama’s remarks at his final White House Correspondents' Dinner Read more [...]
Use your Conversational GPS*.
Your Conversational GPS is built into your brain cells but needs to be self-activated.
Your Conversational GPS Directions:
Step one: You are talking about your family, your trip to India, your business achievements.
Step two: As you talk (and talk) quietly ask Read more [...]
Sukhi, our fabulous tour guide, asks, “Want to see a great Bollywood film while in Jaipur? It’s three hours and quite a spectacle.” Almost all ten of us say, “Sure – let’s do it.”
Here we are in a majestic movie house that you don’t find anymore in the USA multiplex film houses. The Read more [...]