Whether it is a speech, a presentation, a webinar, or even a casual conversation, we have just a few seconds to prove our value. How can we capture our audience's instant attention and support? By mastering our first 20 seconds.
Public speaking is a process of telling stories to get a message across - if we think of it this way, then we only need to work on getting better at telling stories. We tell stories every day. We tell them to our friends, to our families, to our colleagues. We even tell them to strangers on the plane. If we learn to share our stories well, then people will have a positive association. As salespeople, we can link stories to our key points.
Fossil fuels are bad. Illegal immigration is necessary for the economy. Free markets are arbitrary and cruel. Christians are intolerant. Men and women are exactly the same. The dogma preached by the far left has gone mainstream and the results are frightening: Most of what you hear these days is flat-out wrong. Mark Davis pulls apart the tenets of liberal dogma in Upside Down, a right-side-up correction of everything that's wrong with today's topsy-turvy world.
"Common Sense Conservatism"
Spiced with his trademark comedy and self-deprecating humor, Scott Davis serves up a dose of reality about the correlation between the state of our hearts and the location of our waistline. Scott explores the spiritual depths and practical steps to losing significant weight and shows how you can adopt a healthy lifestyle too. Foreword by Christian singer and comedian Mark Lowry.
Every speech has to end. How will our audience talk about our speech tomorrow? What do we want our audience to remember? Do we want our audience to remember a good speech or a bad speech? The good news is that we can manage what our audience remembers by controlling how we end our speech. When our audience feels our message is complete, finishing our speech will be easy by following one of the five basic methods in this book.
Throughout America and around the world, the United States has been known as a beacon of hope and opportunity, the land of the free and the home of the brave. Sadly, from the crumbling urban ghetto of Detroit to the cash-strapped shores of California to the rust belt of the Midwest, America is not living up to that promise. Except in Texas. While unemployment soars elsewhere, Texans are hard at work. While small businesses across the country are going under, Texas' entrepreneurs are thriving.
"Firings and Discord Put Trump Transition Team In a State of Disarray" is from the November 16. 2016 United States section of The New York Times. It was written by Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Mark Mazzetti and Maggie Haberman and narrated by Caroline Miller.
After the tremendous success of her book, Living History, Senator Clinton was sharply criticized by conservative personalities. But the objections to her and her book lacked cohesiveness. Now, Tyrell, Jr. delivers a persuasive argument that Senator Clinton is a power-hungry radical with a hidden agenda who seduces voters with her intelligence, charm, and carefully crafted public persona.
Tim Burchett and Amber Louise Forest never suspected they had boarded a cruise ship headed straight to Hell. Tim was a former armored car driver laying low on the cruise ship after making off with half a million dollars of his employer's stolen cash. Amber was the successful CEO of a multi-million dollar publishing company taking a much needed vacation from her high-stress job. Neither one could have predicted that their cruise ship would be hijacked by terrorists.
Tonight on the program, a discussion about cybersecurity with Sam Palmisano, former IBM C.E.O., and Tom Donilon, former national security advisor.
We continue with a look at the new film Patriots Day. Charlie is joined by director Peter Berg, actor Mark Wahlberg, and former Boston police commissioner Ed Davis.
We conclude with Andy Cohen, host of Bravo's Watch What Happens: Live, and author of a new memoir called Superficial.
The South. From the bottom of Missouri on down, and, uh, to the right, there lies a huge swath of territory that's all different, but the same enough to fiercely deny that Texas and Florida are part of it. On this episode of Sounds Like America, host Roy Wood Jr. (The Daily Show) kicks off our tour of the dirty South. You'll hear stand-up comedy, music, and on-the-street interviews that capture a slice of what life is like below the Mason-Dixon line.
"Obama on Climate Change: The Trends Are ‘Terrifying’" is from the September 8, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Mark Landler and Coral Davenport and narrated by Caroline Miller.