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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 […]
By Calum Matheson Everyone who speaks in public eventually runs into a problem: having a good idea is not the same thing as convincing other people that your idea is good. History is full of revolutionary ideas that never came to pass because of institutional inertia, individual resistance to change, or simply failures of imagination. […]
By Tim Barouch Great leaders make difficult decisions with high stakes. These decisions change organizations by shifting their strategic priorities, and the results can be painful for some. For this reason, great leaders understand that it is crucial that stakeholders support their visions and buy into new organizational trajectories.
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.
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 […]
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 […]