Blog Category: Public Speaking

I Bombed And Then This Is What Blah Blah

There was total silence. I’m not sure if anyone laughed at a single joke. First, I prepared to be bombed. I spoke with the comedian Jim Norton. I said, “I’m afraid it…

There was total silence. I’m not sure if anyone laughed at a single joke. First, I prepared to be bombed. I spoke with the comedian Jim Norton. I said, “I’m afraid it will be a disaster.” He said, “The fear goes away when you realize that bombing is survivable.” I spoke to the MC of […]

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Don't Forget To Do This When You Deliver Value

That moment when you realize you’re a little creepy. I’m giving a talk tonight to 150 people in Hoboken. I was going to write a different story about August 18, 1994. In…

That moment when you realize you’re a little creepy. I’m giving a talk tonight to 150 people in Hoboken. I was going to write a different story about August 18, 1994. In Hoboken. But something happened. I took a walk earlier to prepare my talk and I settled into a cafe. I took out my […]

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How To Be The Best Public Speaker on the Planet

I was scared to death. I thought I was going to cry. Polls say people would rather be dead than speak in public. Seinfeld joked that a guy giving a eulogy would…

I was scared to death. I thought I was going to cry. Polls say people would rather be dead than speak in public. Seinfeld joked that a guy giving a eulogy would rather be in the coffin. I’ve given 100s of talks but last week I wanted to die before I went on stage. I […]

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How to Deal With Burnout, Get Rich Quick Schemes, Stage Fright, and Brain Explosion

 [Some expanded answers from my regular Thursday Twitter Q&A session] HOW TO DEAL WITH BURNOUT? Lemuel Goltiao ‏@suburbandude: Any advice for someone who’s experiencing burnout? Answer: I have to confess something. I…

 [Some expanded answers from my regular Thursday Twitter Q&A session] HOW TO DEAL WITH BURNOUT? Lemuel Goltiao ‏@suburbandude: Any advice for someone who’s experiencing burnout? Answer: I have to confess something. I am feeling a little bit of burnout. I’ve been doing this blog for a little more than two years. I probably write, on […]

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How To Be a Comedian

“I hope you accidentally drink leukemia at a picnic” “You have the timing of diarrhea in the 9th inning” “That’s an interesting accent you got there. Are you from stroke-victim?” The jokes…

“I hope you accidentally drink leukemia at a picnic” “You have the timing of diarrhea in the 9th inning” “That’s an interesting accent you got there. Are you from stroke-victim?” The jokes are offensive and depraved. The best comedians are truly twisted humans who have a private truth in the center of their black holes […]

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