The best leadership speech: Are you ready to lead?

Last week a client aggressively urged me to watch ‘the best leadership speech ever’. He’s a pretty good leader himself, with a world class creative team of over 100 people. I watched it this weekend and it’s pretty good. The video is long – 50 minutes – but here’s what you get: A unique piece of public […]

A Speech Outline for Standup Comedy!

I recently used the vivid Speech Outline format to help a Coaching client develop a 5 minute Standup Comedy routine. Amy Doering is releasing a book and wanted a unique way of getting book publicity and media promotion. This only happens once (and she hasn’t been the same since!). Here’s Amy’s virgin standup appearance: Even […]

Speech outline for Steve Jobs Stanford commencement address

How does Steve Jobs plan a speech? The structure of Steve Jobs speeches varied depending on his goals for the communication event. But he always had 2 things; a clear take-home message and an engaging structure. Now, this speech tells an amazing story and shares unique life lessons, but it’s also a wonderful example of the […]

PowerPoint blows up Space Shuttle

Space Shuttle Atlantis lifted off July 8 on the final flight of the shuttle program. A video of the launch here. Seeing the Space Shuttle in the news reminds me of the TWO Shuttle explosions (Challenger and Columbia) and the conclusion that poor communication contributed to both disasters. Some of the blame for the Columbia […]