Don’t Talk to Imaginary People

25th January, 2011 - Posted by janebeard

Just came from a client’s office, where I watched several people rehearse a pretty high stakes presentation. Three of them were looking at imaginary people around the room… presumably the people who would, tomorrow, be in the room. These speakers completely ignored the dozen of us sitting there actually watching, in favor of pretending the […] Read More

It’s Inevitable

17th January, 2011 - Posted by janebeard

Here’s the thing. By the time you finish talking, your audience is guaranteed to be different than they were before they heard you speak. We may be bored, or we may be excited. We may be more confused than when we arrived, or we may see a clearer path to a goal. But we will […] Read More