The world needs optimists like Bill and Melinda Gates, and it needs communicators like Melinda who bring us the stories behind the numbers.read more
After hearing about the passing of Hans Rosling, Melinda Gates wrote, “he used numbers to educate us, to entertain us, and to share his special brand of big-hearted, evidence-based optimism.”read more
“I had been terrified of public speaking. I couldn’t do it,” billionaire Warren Buffett admitted on an HBO documentary that chronicled his life. Buffett conquered his nerves by enrolling in a public speaking course. He knew that if he couldn’t speak in public, it would end his career.read more
Each and every day people around the world watch hundreds of millions of hours of video on YouTube. It’s a staggering statistic. One hour of new videos are uploaded to YouTube every second. People simply love video. It’s likely that the people watching your presentation love video, too. Are you capturing their attention?read more
What’s your signature story? Every person has one. Every company, startup or brand has one, too.read more
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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.
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.
Megyn Kelly became a star when she decided to leave a job and pursue a calling. This week the Fox News star announced that she’s jumping from Fox News to NBC, where Kelly will reportedly command one of the highest salaries in television news.read more
If you’re a leader people look to you for guidance, wisdom and inspiration. And that means you need to see the world as it is and not as it is perceived by the majority of others. Read these three books and you’ll never complain about [almost] anything again.read more
An estimated 350 PowerPoint presentations are given every second around the world. How many are ‘boring’ is impossible to know, but as a communication advisor who watches presentations every week, I’ll make an educated guess—the majority of them.read more