Tag Archives | Public Speaking

"god shot" view of Nilofer Merchant speaking at TED2013

TED.com releases talk on Walkntalks

The “Sitting is the Smoking our Generation” TEDtalk airs today on TED.com! I can hardly believe it. People always wonder if speakers are nervous. The question is, with enough practice, does this level of professional speaking ever get easy? I myself have had that question, wondering if I was “the only one” who got super  More

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Keeper of the Flame… Conversation on Video with Nancy Duarte

Whenever I give an interview, I ask the conversation partner to not tell me any of the questions because I really want it to be a conversation — not some rehearsed packaging of ideas. Sometimes, this comes out well, and sometimes not. The combination of factors affects it — the questions themselves, the community that  More

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Thriving in the SocialEra & What it means for Social Business

When you realize social can affect everything, you can create value entire differently. And that has huge implications for us as leaders, for our organizations and for our economy. But it will mean we need to stop thinking “Social Media” and start thinking about what Social really means — to be connected, purposefully and in  More

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No Pause, No Processing

Everything important happens in the pause. Understand that the pause is the between space where an idea is shared, and that idea is understood. I just finished doing 6 weeks of speaking – my first-ever “high season” of doing a bunch of paid keynote speeches back-to-back. At these many venues, I watched the other speakers:  More

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Lesson from the Precipice

More than once I have stood at the very edge of a precipice before a grand vista, and each time has given me an unforgettable experience. The Grand Canyon, Yosemite’s Half Dome and the top of the Eiffel Tower can all thrill me like nothing else.  Or they can terrify me, setting my knees aquiver,  More

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