Tag Archives: Public Speaking

7 Steps to the Perfect Story

Stories are Predictable “We think of stories as a wildly creative art form but within that creativity and that diversity there is a lot of conformity. Stories are very predictable. No matter where you go in the world, no matter how different people seem, no matter how hard their lives are, people tell stories, universally, […]

IESE Speaking Gurus Interview Series

This is a series of 10 interviews with the expert coaches during the IESE EMBA Intensive week 2013.  (If you are viewing via rss, video on the blog here).  The Expert Contributors are: Tony Anagor () Florian Mueck () Conor Neill (Me!) () Tobias Rodrigues () John Zimmer () The Speaking Guru Interviews How to get the best out […]

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IESE Webinar [Video]: Develop Your Communication Skills

The Webinar: This is the recording of the IESE Develop Your Communication Skills webinar we ran on 13th April 2013.  It is here on the IESE Business School YouTube channel. Storify Summary of the Webinar via Twitter Hashtag: #iesewebinar Communication Skills Webinar with Prof. Conor Neill sfy.co/gI3F #storify #iesewebinar #communication— IESE Business School (@iesebs) April […]

TED Education: What Aristotle and Joshua Bell teach us about Persuasion

TED Education: What Aristotle and Joshua Bell can teach us about persuasion

I wrote “Give a TED talk” on my bucket list 4 years ago, today I feel happy to see the idea come to fruition. It is not a TED Talk per-se, i.e. it is not up there on a stage, but in my mind almost better – a lesson from my class, and a concept […]

The Speech Act Theory of JL Austin

The Words, the Meaning, the Effect As we communicate, there are 3 separate processes at play: what we say, what we mean when we say it, and what we accomplish by saying it A rhetorician would call these 3 separate processes: 1) locution, 2) illocution, and 3) perlocution.  In my courses we use the shorthand “Point X” to […]

The Top 10 TED Talks of All Time

These are the top 10 TED talks of all time (by total views on TED.com). 1.- Sir Ken Robinson – Schools kill creativity – 13M views 2.- Jill Bolte Taylor – Stroke of insight – 9.6M views 3.- Steve Jobs – How to live before you die – 9.3M views 4.- Pranav Mistry – The thrilling potential of Sixth Sense technology – 9M views 5.- David Gallo – Underwater […]

Public Speaking Fail #1: Irrelevance

Irrelevant “Yeah sure, I get it… that’s all interesting, but so what?” Jeff Weiner on Irrelevance Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn, blogs about a public speaking fail – and three lessons he learnt from the experience.  He delivered a speech that he had delivered 15 times over the previous year.  When he finished, he experienced […]

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