Articles by Carmine Gallo

Why We’re Wired to Love Rags-to-Riches Stories

Social psychology explains why we never grow tired of hearing about an entrepreneurs’ rise from poverty. In Pour Your Heart Into It, Starbucks executive chairman Howard Schultz wrote, “The more uninspiring your origins, the more likely you are to use your... read more

7 Top VCs Say These Communication Skills Will Set You Apart

The New York Times and CB Insights partnered this week to publish a list of the top 20 “winningest” venture capitalists in the world. I’ve personally interviewed some of the investors who made the New York Times list and I’ve followed the others. Seven of the top 20 have made notable remarks on the role that communication skills play in a startup or brand’s ultimate success.

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Why Shark Tank Investors Love A Good Story

“Storytelling is everything,” Shark Tank investor Barbara Corcoran once said. “Show me an MBA and your sales numbers, that’s fine. But tell me a great story about how you got started and your vision, and we’ll talk.” In the first... read more

Barack Obama’s Final Speech: Five Valuable Lessons For Communicators

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Words have the power to move us. Words have the power to inspire us. Words have the power to unite us. The great speechwriter, Peggy Noonan, once wrote, “When big, serious, thoughtful things must be said, then big, serious, thoughtful speeches must be given.” On Tuesday night President Barack Obama gave a big, thoughtful speech about serious things.

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3 Tips To Wow An Audience Like Under Armour’s Founder And Chief Storyteller

Under Armour CEO, Kevin Plank at CES 2017 (Photo: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg)
“Every great brand is like a great story. Every great story is made up of chapters in a book,” Kevin Plank told an audience gathered at CES in Las Vegas. The billionaire chairman and CEO of sports retailer, Under Armour, delivered a keynote at the 2017 conference to show off his company’s new gadgets, including a smart-shoe and a line of sleepwear to help athletes recover after intense exercise.

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