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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...

Create a high-impact, memorable keynote. Whether public speaking is your forte or biggest fear, these 10 tips will up your game! 1. Identify your keynote’s purpose In other words, what’s your goal? Share expertise? Outline a plan? Change a common perception? Know your keynote’s purpose and refer to...

Advice. Sometimes we ask for it, sometimes we don’t—and we all know it’s not always good. But every once and a while someone tells you something that really sticks. Maybe it was a brilliant insight, or maybe someone said something that pointed you in the...

Big data is a big deal. No shock there. It promises insight in to every aspect of business and government. “Data Scientist” is now one of the hottest career paths to be on, and without big data, IoT (the Internet of Things) would hold far...

If you have been following our series on the classic model of persuasion—logos (logic), pathos (emotion), and ethos (credibility)—then you might have noticed that each post ended with something along the lines of “be sure to use all three together for best results…” That’s very...

Our blog series on the three classic modes of persuasion, logos (logic), pathos (emotion), and ethos (credibility) has reached its third stage. Today, Lindy Henry dives into logos! LOGOS What is logos? Logos is the logic and reasoning, or simulation of it, in a persuasive appeal. Yes, the word...

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,...

Presentations can do many things. They can educate, entertain, and celebrate. But perhaps the most important thing they can do is persuade your audience to see things your way. The classic model of persuasive rhetoric started way back with Aristotle. He proposed three modes; logos (logic), pathos (emotion), and...