The Key to Speaking Success: Mapping an Audience

By Chris Lundberg. Executives, entrepreneurs, and influencers make a living by convincing the folks around them to do things. Moving people is a difficult task, and there are lots of predictable roadblocks on the way to persuading an audience. But in my experience, there is one basic underlying belief that speakers often hold that gets […]

Myth Busted–pitching and the passion trap

By Chris Lundberg A good bit of the conventional wisdom regarding pitching–especially in the entrepreneurial context–has solidified around two goals: 1) tell a good story, and; 2) pitch with passion. It is hard to argue against either of these things: a compelling narrative is always helpful, and showing passion can boost a pitch.

Myth Busted–speed kills? The best rate for good presentations

By Christian Lundberg One of the most hallowed pieces of advice that public speaking and presentation consultants give their clients is to slow down. The advice makes intuitive sense: when you are speaking in a high-stakes situation, you are likely to be a bit nervous, and when we are a bit nervous, we tend to […]

Why talking about values matters

By Carolyn Hardin and Christian Lundberg Implementing and managing organizational change is crucial for the success of any organization. But how can leaders produce the change that they desire in contexts where tendencies towards group-think and inertia make it difficult for new ideas to get off the ground? Paying attention to the stories that your […]