Category: Public Speaking

3 Lessons Learned from a Painful Public Speaker

Dear Public Speakers: Know what you're saying and who you're saying it to.
Good speaker + bad fit = minor problem. Bad speaker + bad fit = major problem. At a recent corporate function, I felt pain as I watched fellow audience members wincing, feigning interest, or snoozing. I won’t name names because the evening was presented in good faith.[...]
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10 Usefully Quirky Interview Questions

These ten business history interview questions – slightly offbeat, always evocative – have been used by CorporateHistory.net with great results in developing executive memoirs, business anniversary projects, and speeches. We ask these Qs only after covering the 16 basic interview questions we blogged about last month. Can[...]
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History Quotes: Roman Empire Wisdom

Young Cicero Reading, 1464 fresco by Vincenzo Foppa, courtesy of Wikimedia/Wallace Collection
Reflections on history for January 20, 2017, reaching back to the ancient Romans: “To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. For what is the worth of human life, unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors[...]
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