Archive for April, 2012
“TED Tuesday” is our recurring series on public speaking, specifically breaking down TED talks. This week, we examine Rory Sutherland in 2009 discussing “Life Lessons from an Ad Man.”
Asking questions, in any context, has become a lost art. Whether you are in the position of journalist, or consultant, or group member, or job applicant, or any other situation that requires you gather information to use to your advantage, you have only two things at your disposal: background and questions.
Recently, a client asked me to look at their array of marketing postcards, those 5.5 x 8.5-inch promo pieces you frequently find at events, commonly at tradeshow booths or on display tables. They’re referred to as either “takeaways” or “leave-behinds”, which do not sound like the same thing and furthermore serves as an indication of their [...]
“TED Tuesday” is our recurring series on public speaking, specifically breaking down TED talks. This week, we examine Keith Bellows in 2008 discussing the camel as an engineering phenomenon, an animal he dubs the “SUV of the desert”. The video has garnered some criticism; on YouTube as of today, it has 51 likes and 47 [...]
A few months back, my office started a public speaking club where those interested in the craft could discuss strategies, develop skills, practice upcoming talks, and provide feedback to other speakers. One recurring exercise we have is to watch and critique TED talks. I’ve decided that’s a good weekly feature for this blog: “TED Tuesdays”. [...]