Learn from a recent Harvard graduation speech that’s gone viral. Donovan Livingston, a master's graduate at the university, speaks at the School of Education’s convocation last week.
Question: Why did his speech garner 5 million online views?
Be Unique – Livingston uses clever Read more [...]
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 [...]
The Boss, aka Bruce Springsteen, mesmerized a sold-out crowd of all age groups, during his recent tour stop in Dallas. We stood, danced, sang along from 8pm to almost midnight.
You’re not Bruce, and even though you’re successful – you’re probably not earning over a million dollars a day – Read more [...]