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Monthly Archives: January, 2014

How to create “quotable quotes” (pt1) – to show your #ThoughtLeadership and expertise

Do you love quotes – little nuggets of compressed wisdom? Are you a quote junkie? This post was inspired by a clever chap from the US I follow on twitter … Continue reading

January 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

What writers can learn from Elvis Costello – clever wordplay and #puns

If you are reading this you are probably a lyric-loving “word nerd” like I am. You probably like your music with clever wordplay in the lyrics? That’s why I’m a … Continue reading

January 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

Communication lessons from the “Challenger” speech (pt 3) – how to sound fatherly without sounding patronising

If you are writing a speech you can learn lots from studying the Challenger Space Shuttle speech – written by Peggy Noonan for President Ronald Reagan in his televised address … Continue reading

January 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

Communication lessons from the Challenger Space Shuttle speech (pt 2)- plan your purpose

If you need to write a speech for yourself or for someone else – you can learn a lot from the Challenger Space Shuttle disaster speech delivered by President Ronald … Continue reading

January 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

Communication lessons from the Challenger Space Shuttle speech (pt 1) – the uplifting power of words

If you need to craft an empowering message in difficult times – you can learn a lot from Ronald Reagan’s famous and powerful speech/address to the nation after the Challenger … Continue reading

January 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

Difficult Messages – Accentuate the Positive – BUT DO NOT Eliminate the Negative

You may be familiar with the old song lyric: “You’ve got to Accentuate The Positive Eliminate the Negative” While I understand this is just a song lyric (where eliminate works … Continue reading

January 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

How to be more positive in your next speech or presentation

Positive Messages – How to be more positive in your next speech or presentation If you want to be more positive in your next presentation, I encourage you to: Practise delivering your presentation out … Continue reading

January 28, 2014 · 1 Comment