Author: Jun Young

So you’ve prepared a great presentation. You’ve done your research. Built some killer slides. Practiced several times in front of a mirror just like that speaker coach told you. And you’re feeling pretty good as you take the stage. But five minutes into it, and...

[This is part 2 of a two-part series, part 1 is found here.] Think of a memorable persuasive speech you’ve heard. How did it end? Most likely not like this: “That’s it. Any questions?” Great speeches are punctuated with a finale. Case in point: “Free at last! Free at last!...

When it comes to public speaking, our audience will mostly remember the first thing and the last thing we say. The rule of "primary and recency" tells us so. “That’s awesome, but what about all the stuff I say in the middle?” you may ask. Well, we’ll...

In my years of studying communications and teaching public speaking, I’ve learned that the best speakers are typically those who speak from the heart. When you tap into something you are passionate about and communicate that passion in an authentic way, you have a real...

Need to add a little of bit of fall festive feeling at your next event, or just in the mood for some leaf-turning inspiration? Look no further! We put this slide together to spread the Thanksgiving spirit and have some fun. Watch for the turkey! Download a...

About 7 years ago, while I was working at Microsoft, I had a meeting with my mentor. She could tell right away that I seemed anxious and distracted. I reluctantly shared with her that I was trying to decide if I should leave Microsoft and...

We do a fair amount of message crafting with our clients. We develop positioning statements, marketing copy, speeches, pitches, you name it. At the heart of all this work is helping clients identify and hone a simple story. It’s what marketing and communications folks like us...

You have reached the second installment in our blog series on the three classic modes of persuasion, logos (logic), pathos (emotion), and ethos (credibility). In this blog, Jun Young dives in to pathos. PATHOS We’d like to think that most of our decisions are guided by logic,...

5 Years! Wow, unbelievable in so many ways. When we started out we could hardly foresee the fantastic projects our AMAZING clients would let us be a part of, and how fast we would grow from a few people to the big, tight-knit, team we are...

“Confidence” and “Energy” are the last two pieces of the PACE pie, and we’re bundling them together because they work together like yin and yang. These external components come together to determine what your delivery will look like. Confidence has to do more with how you carry...