Linked: Why Introverts Can Be the Best Public Speakers
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Linked: Why Introverts Can Be the Best Public Speakers

It may not be a huge surprise to know that I agree with Neil Gordon on this one:

“It turns out that a public speaker’s most important asset isn’t their theatricality, their story, or how extroverted and boisterous they are.

It’s their capacity to help their audience to believe that change is possible.”

Linked: Strategy and tactics and Powerpoint

Linked: Strategy and tactics and Powerpoint

I think many a public speaker would do well to remember Seth’s questions here about using a tool like PowerPoint: “Overall question: Who is this presentation for? And the follow-up: What change are we seeking to make? If you’re not trying to cause an action or some other change in attitude or belief, then what’s…

A Completely Non-Scientific View of Mental Health Stigma in the Workplace
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A Completely Non-Scientific View of Mental Health Stigma in the Workplace

A little over a week ago, I came clean on my other blog, and social media. I admitted that I’m just really not OK.

If you’ve read the post, then you also know that when I mention mental health stigma, I’m not really talking about what happened with my workplace. No, that was exactly what I would want to happen. But, what I noticed was what happened kind of out in public, after the fact.

Linked: The Power of Simple Communication: Why Plain Language Is Better Than Complex Jargon
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Linked: The Power of Simple Communication: Why Plain Language Is Better Than Complex Jargon

This is an important thing to remember: “One of the major problems with complex jargon is that it makes the listener or reader feel isolated, like they “don’t belong” in the conversation. So they walk away feeling less interested and less knowledgeable on the subject.” If the effects of your communication is someone feeling less…

Linked: You Can’t Wing Virtual Instruction
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Linked: You Can’t Wing Virtual Instruction

I would slightly disagree with David’s headline here, I don’t believe you should “wing” any instruction, but I digress. What is true, is that there are very few people who’ve done online instruction, especially with video on, often enough to have reached the same point that some of us might have been with in-person presentations,…