10 Public Speaking Lessons from the Best and Worst Oscar Speeches in History Some people view sporting events as– well– sporting events. For me, awards shows are sporting events, as there are few things I enjoy more than listening to a good (and… Read More
Tiger Woods Grows ‘Low Rent’ Breakup Goatee for Masters Golf Tournament I was recently quoted in this StyleList.com article re: Tiger Woods: A reformed Tiger Woods debuted his new image at Monday’s Masters press conference, shedding some insight on his improved… Read More
Dear Tiger, “I’m sorry’s” Only Please We’re all familiar with the phrase, “Regrets Only,” on invitations: it’s the fast-track way party planners of sought-after events let us know that since it’s likely we’re coming, there’s no… Read More
If You’ve Really Got to Go: Your Guide to a Stress-Free Family Thanksgiving This past week, I was lucky enough to leave early for my Thanksgiving holiday. As I stood waiting for a vacant bathroom on the plane, the flight attendant said to… Read More
Mic Snatching Aside, Kanye’s Apology Didn’t Wow As has been endlessly discussed, Kanye West snatched the microphone from Taylor Swift during her acceptance speech at the Music Awards. What has received less press is his apology on… Read More
Who decided “I’m sorry,” wasn’t adequate? Although I sat through the sixteen minutes and thirty four seconds of John Edwards’ “apology,” I regret to say that at no time during that interview did I hear him… Read More
Should we listen to Bill and chill? Mr. Clinton’s consummate storytelling skills were evident during his “Chill Out” speech yesterday in Missoula. He chose the forum to educate Democrats regarding the current “vigorous debate” over whether Senator… Read More
Eliot Spitzer’s apology According to UCLA professor emeritus Albert Mehrabian, when evaluating public speaking people only remember 7% of the words you say; 38% of your impact comes from your tonal quality and… Read More