Don’t Ever Start Your Talk This Way

Don’t Ever Start Your Talk This Way

I recently saw a brilliant speaker… …who made a brilliant mistake. I was at a networking luncheon where various entrepreneurs meet up and trade business cards within the context of a guest speaker giving a talk. This happens at this particular location on a regular...
This Spoonful of Sugar Got 30 Million Views

This Spoonful of Sugar Got 30 Million Views

A number of years ago I took a yoga teacher training course. After the training was over I rented out a space and invited my fellow trainees to be my students. At the beginning of the class I told them a story of how I got a recipe for something called “energy balls.”...
What Makes a Talk Poignant and Funny?

What Makes a Talk Poignant and Funny?

Today I happened upon a new talk on the TED website. This featured a man speaking about the future of 3D printing. Given how 3D printing is one of those things that seems like it belongs in a science fiction movie even though it already exists today—like medical...
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