Speech Tip: Feel it. Know it. Believe it. If you want others to be impassioned about your cause, to reach deep and give more of their resources and of themselves, believe what you are saying. You might be saying, “Yeah, yeah, of course I believe it, Tony.” Do you want your cause’s success so much […]
Speech Tip: Use Your Powers for Good. A speech isn’t itself law, but it can help highlight existing laws or persuade people to change the laws. As you speak, especially those of you in public service, use your voice and platform to make a better world. Discuss on LinkedIn.
Speech Tip: Under Pressure. How do writers work well under pressure? I possibly have a series of speeches that require an intense schedule. Tight deadlines. If I get the project, I know what’s in store. In the 1997 NBA Finals, Game 5, Chicago Bull’s guard Micheal Jordan had the flu or was suffering food poisoning. […]
In high school, I was running the 1600 meter race in our conference meet. I was ranked maybe seventh but somehow found myself neck-and-neck with the top runner. With 300 meters to go, I decided I might never have this chance again. I went for it. I picked up my pace and worked into a […]