Brevity

Brevity is vital. But one thing that often gets lost is that brevity is not enough. If you can’t quickly articulate to an executive why he/she should care about your presentation, brevity won’t save you. When people talk about a flood of information, what...

Why listen over and over

Since I work in Istanbul, I run into a lot of people who are learning English. They often ask me for some tips. They often look at me, slightly puzzled, and ask, “Why would that help? In real life, people don’t repeat their words 5 times.”...

Hands When You’re Sitting

About Matt KrauseMatt began his professional life as an import buyer, and since 2006 has been teaching companies how to connect with their investors and clients better. His clients work in Istanbul, Bucharest, and Sofia for companies like Allianz, 3M, P&G,...

Visualize Your Words in a Tag Cloud

A couple weeks ago I wrote about looking to see what grade level you’re speaking at. Here’s another neat tip for seeing your speech from another perspective: put it into a tag cloud: Go to the website, paste your text into the text box, click...