Category Archives: Business Speech

The Motivational Prescription for Failure

I saw this quote by David Frost posted on Twitter: “Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will naturally come.”

It sounds great, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, it is not true. Continue reading

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Mitt, Newt, and Leadership Lessons from the Campaign

So what have we learned after nine months of almost continuous campaigning; over twenty debates; and three different contests (with a fourth coming soon)?

If you are a leader, the on-going battle between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich offers two important lessons about selling yourself and your ideas. Continue reading

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Town Halls & Buses & Fairs … Oh My!

Someone recently asked me why I use so many examples from political leaders when discussing effective leadership.

Isn’t it obvious? Every week elected leaders and candidates give us something that is simply too good to ignore. This week’s example is the brou ha ha over President Obama’s bus trip through the heartland.

In case you missed it, a number of people were upset that the President left his “real job” in Washington to ride through the middle of the U.S. on a new tricked out bus while conducting town hall meetings and visiting the Fair.

To the President’s detractors, this was a blatantly political act designed to take the focus off of the two leading Republican presidential candidates, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and Governor Rick Perry.

Bachmann and Perry were also taking time away from their “real jobs” to ride through America’s heartland on tricked out buses attending town hall meetings and Fairs. The only apparent difference is that they were asking people to give them a new job while on the clock at their current job while the President was accused of asking people if he could keep his current job.
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Randy’s Reading Two Great Books on Presentations

Brilliance is often ignored because of poor presentation. It is unfortunate, but it is true. That is why I’m excited to recommend two excellent books on making more effective presentations. Continue reading

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