NPR have a wonderful speech database with over 350 great commencement speeches on their resource The Best Commencement Speeches, Ever What are the Most Common Words? Excluding prepositions and other super-common words, the most frequent words appearing in this database of Great Commencement Speeches were: Life Make People World Yourself Make Success Generation Define Human… Continue reading The Top 10 Words in Commencement Speeches

This is an interview with John Zimmer, one of the leadership communications coaches who joins me regularly at IESE Business School for various programs. This week we are teaching the Executive MBA program. John has a wonderful blog: Manner of Speaking. Four of the top posts at his blog are: The Gettysburg Address: An Analysis… Continue reading IESE Leadership Communications: Q&A with John Zimmer on Common Questions