The late Stephen Covey had a great line: “We teach what we most need to learn.” That’s been my pattern for far too long. If it wasn’t leadership, it was conflict resolution and, more recently, productivity. That works, to a point. And then there comes a time to teach what you already know. You might be doing it already as a mentor or coach. It could be a part of your job,… Continue reading
Handouts or no handouts for your speech – what’s best?
When I mostly taught seminars, I always had handouts. Pounding away on my laptop, I’d work late into the night fiddling with fonts, images, and graphics to make pretty handouts for my audience the next day. It was a lot… Continue reading
How to negotiate your speaking fees and get hired
I’m a terrible negotiator. Either I give away the farm (“Why Yes, I’d love to fly red-eye to North Dakota and speak for free to 80 dairy farmers.”) or stick to my guns and end up with nothing. But other times, and… Continue reading