"The great writer's gift to a reader is to make him a better writer."
“Stories,” Neil Gaiman asserted in his wonderful lecture on what makes stories last, “are genuinely symbiotic organisms that we live with, that allow human beings to advance.” But what is the natural selection of these organisms — what makes the ones that endure fit for survival? What, in other words, makes a great story?
How well do you know your own stories? How well do you know all the facts? Did you check? I didn’t always. Why? I knew the story because I had heard it first-hand directly from my hero. Big mistake. When you and I take the stage, we have an incredible opportunity to influence our audience. …
The essence of leadership is communication: to cast a vision, to inspire, to collaborate on strategy, and to engage followers in accomplishing a mission. But let's face it: Many leaders fall flat on their face when it comes to communication.
Why Build Your Personal Brand? There are many reasons to build your personal brand, of course there are the obvious ones, directly related to income levels and standard of living. There are also the less obvious self-esteem boosting reasons and more fulfilment at work can mean more happiness at home too. Building your brand with …
Wouldn’t it be cool to be a celebrity speaker? You’d get rock star treatment. You’d get in front of huge audiences. You’d also get a huge paycheck, possibly $20,000-$50,000! Wouldn’t that be cool? Marketing would be easy. No, marketing would not be easy. There are only so many conferences with those huge budgets, so many …
When my American editor asked me to research why Brits spell their words with so many extra ‘u’s, I immediately knew he had it all wrong. As a British journalist, it’s perfectly obvious to me that we have the correct amount of ‘u’s, and that American spelling has lost its vowels along the way. “Color,” “honor,” and...
I began taking my public speaking seriously after a coach and mentor of mine suggested that I actually take it seriously. He also shared with me how it could actually help my career.
I know that sounds terribly obvious but at the time I didn’t actually see it connected in any direct or meaningful way. I just thought it was something that people did and that the audience was there because they had to be.
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