Archive for month: January, 2020

How to explain anything to anyone: 4 steps to clearer communication

“Have you ever had this experience?” asks physicist Dominic Walliman in a TEDxEastVan Talk. “You’re having a chat with someone, and they’re telling you something about a subject they’re very interested in or they know a lot about, and you’re following along. Then, at [...]

6 techniques for clear and compelling speech

Politicians and other public figures deploy particular rhetorical devices to communicate their ideas and to convince people, and it’s time that we all learned how to use them, says speechwriter Simon Lancaster. There is a secret language of leadership — [...]

Which of these habits is keeping you from being a great communicator?

Over the years, Julian Treasure has identified a set of common emotional drivers that suck the power out of communication. He calls these the four leeches. “Most people — me included! — have most, or all, of them in some form,” [...]

How to give effective feedback on a talk

You probably know what receiving bad and unhelpful feedback feels like. It’s easy to recognize because it’s usually one of the following: Infuriating. You put a ton of work into something, expected to knock people off their feet, and instead [...]