Category: Public Speaking

Would Abe Lincoln Have Tweeted?

Abe Lincoln (center, facing camera) at Gettysburg. Photo courtesy of National Archives.
Seven score and 16 years ago, President Abraham Lincoln delivered his famed Gettysburg Address. The date was November 19, 1863. It ran just 271 words, amazingly short now for a speech and even more so in 1863, when people had delightfully long attention spans. There’s a great[...]
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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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