Tag: real speech

Nuts or Not? Better Speech Will Help You Get Ahead

By helen / On January 30, 2017 / In Media Kaleidoscope

Bread with text "Sometimes you have to leave out the nuts."

There is nothing worse than apologizing for your point of view before you make it. “Sorry, I don’t believe that will work. Basically, I mean, we should bake banana bread without nuts. Ya know?  I mean, nuts can be soooo dangerous. Sorry, it’s just so, I mean, bad for so many people…” Wouldn’t that statement […]

Be as Powerful as the President*

By helen / On January 11, 2017 / In Media Kaleidoscope

President Obama at podium

In *President Barack Obama’s farewell speech in Chicago, he showed how powerful words can be. For anyone with an upcoming speech or presentation, his farewell address proved to be a master class in oratory, at once down to earth and soaring, practical and aspirational. His cadence, timing, and vocal variation were spot on. “It is […]