Speeches & Tips


When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not texting, talking or even thinking? Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe describes the transformative power of doing just that: Refreshing your mind for 10 minutes a day, simply by being mindful and experiencing the present moment. (No need for incense or sitting in uncomfortable positions.)






Ric Elias had a front-row seat on Flight 1549, the plane that crash-landed in the Hudson River in New York in January 2009. What went through his mind as the doomed plane went down? At TED, he tells his story publicly for the first time.






President Obama - White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner








-Aliya


Hello fellow Toasties,

Here’s another presentation thought for the weekend...

Whenever we need to communicate ideas, especially when presenting, one of the most effective techniques is to tell a story. Why? Because people remember stories, and they’ll connect better with your ideas if you use stories to illustrate key points. 

Check out this blog post that identifies 7 universal storytelling themes (it’s a quick, bulleted read): http://bit.ly/1HCl6tq 

In the past I’ve used what the blog writer calls the Voyage and Return — in mythology I’ve found it referred to as The Hero’s Journey. And at the end, the hero returns with wisdom that they spread for all to learn from.

Hope you have a terrific holiday weekend!

Warmly,
Roberta Guise



Hello Toasties!

Sometimes I wonder what I should be doing with my hands when speaking and if I’m gesturing too much.  Here’s some advice from a media coach, TJ Walker: 



And he’s got a whole series of videos on public speaking with some good tips.

-Ping Ho







1 comment :