1 Trick to Finish Your Next Talk in Style

1 Trick to Finish Your Next Talk in Style

You finish your talk and the presenter takes back the microphone. “Any questions for the speaker?” Awkward silence . . . “Anyone at all? Oh, you, sir, with your hand raised,” the host says with a newfound blast of enthusiasm akin to a fisherman...
People Like Stories but they Love Funny Stories

People Like Stories but they Love Funny Stories

“Stories are the creative conversion of life itself into a more powerful, clearer, more meaningful experience. They are the currency of human contact.” — Robert McKee Many of us will have been to a comedy club and laughed hysterically at the comedian, but struggle to...
Funny Business: Is Everybody Doing it?

Funny Business: Is Everybody Doing it?

As business, entertainment, and comedy become ever more intertwined, savvy startups, leading ad agencies, and Fortune 500 firms alike are turning to humor as the ultimate tool for being memorable amidst the ringtones and vibrations of modern life. It appears top...
How Long Should your Talk be?

How Long Should your Talk be?

(Originally Published in Inc) For most business speakers the necessary stage time, structure, and conscious editing in order to make maximum impact just aren’t there–most people don’t have to speak often enough to get it. Conversely, the speakers who...