Here in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, there are two kinds of people: those who think HBO’s Silicon Valley is the most hilarious thing on television ever, and those who can’t stand it because it’s too painfully true to life. I’m in the most … [Read more...] about What you believe impacts how you communicate
Love your partners
Every business is an ecosystem. You may have a supply chain, resellers, joint marketing agreements, affiliates in global markets, creative agencies. You have a Board and shareholders. At the very least, you have customers! A successful business … [Read more...] about Love your partners
Beware cognitive overload!
Communicating a complex idea to a new audience is always a challenge. TED Curator Chris Anderson’s advice in TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking is extremely helpful. Let’s dive in to what he says. When you want your audience to … [Read more...] about Beware cognitive overload!
We’re humans, not demographics
TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking has so much to offer it’s worth a whole month of poseyblog’s time. Today we’re talking about people. When you give a talk, you are a person. Talking to people! Focus on your humanness and your … [Read more...] about We’re humans, not demographics
You are not a game show host
poseyblog is all about TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking this month. This book is the essential evangelist’s field guide – full of detailed, useful advice for speakers. This week let’s look at who and how to be on stage. “The … [Read more...] about You are not a game show host
We need to hear from YOU!
TED Curator Chris Anderson’s TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking is both lofty and pragmatic. If your job/your idea requires any kind of evangelism, this book is your field guide. I loved it so much we’re spending the whole month on … [Read more...] about We need to hear from YOU!
Don’t Be An Ostrich
There’s a foundational mistake behind any and every communications failure: not taking communication seriously. Know this - it’s the soft skills that will elevate or sink you. Stephen Covey says, “Communication is the most important skill in … [Read more...] about Don’t Be An Ostrich
The Clueless Narcissist
Reading your slides is about the worst thing you can do in a presentation. Being a clueless narcissist is almost as bad – look what happened to Erlich Bachman. This arrogant person thinks it is simply amazing to be on stage, and he thinks it is … [Read more...] about The Clueless Narcissist
Be a human.
You are a person who is motivated by strong core values. You are a person who’s so deeply interested in something that you’ve immersed yourself in it for years. You are a person who’s been through triumphs and mistakes like everyone else who’s alive. … [Read more...] about Be a human.
Are they listening to your keynote? Kinda.
In the tech industry, being on the keynote stage is a critical rite of passage – whether you’re presenting at a big industry conference or your own company’s annual user conference. (A TED talk is another animal. Different audience, different … [Read more...] about Are they listening to your keynote? Kinda.