elevator pitch Archive

5 Surprising Public Speaking Tips

I’ve never really been comfortable that oft-quoted stat that humans are more afraid of public speaking than death, or abnormally large spiders even. Giving a speech doesn’t often kill a person, President William Henry Harrison being a noted exception....
March 10, 2016

Going Up? How an Elevator Speech Could Help

You’re no doubt familiar with the concept of an elevator speech; you’ve probably been told you should write one for this or that idea, or to snag such-and-such a client. But did you know that Ronald Reagan, the U.S....
December 11, 2012

The It Factor: 5 Ways to Be More Likable (Reader’s Choice)

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey QUICK SKIM If you’re not one of those people who naturally oozes charisma, communications expert Mark Wiskup has good news: Being likeable is learnable. In his book, The It Factor: Be the One People Like,...