Communication Archive

The Magic Formula for your Next Talk

I speak because I like the sound of my own voice,” is a phrase that you don’t ever hear. However, a different take on this, “He must love the sound of his own voice,” is quite common. Why? Those with poor communication skills, who nonetheless speak to audiences (big and …

Carl Jung: Yoda’s Great Grandfather

George Lucas brought us Yoda … without him, Yoda wouldn’t exist – he’s the closest thing we have to Yoda’s dad. But Yoda’s lineage can be traced back even farther, and is quite impressive – but, let’s start at the beginning. On the heels of his success directing the low …

How Steve Jobs Hacked the Commencement Speech

Steve Jobs, the “speaker of speakers” was invited to Stanford University to deliver the commencement speech on June 12, 2005. He wanted to tell the graduating students to live boldly and to chase their dreams – this is the theme of many commencement speeches given by notable figures over the …

Know the Value of your Audience’s Time

I don’t care who your audience is, or what setting you find yourself in, the following exercise is extremely helpful in the process of grasping the importance of each word you speak. There is a value to the time of your audience, whether you are in the board room, a …

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