How Your Next Speech Can Change the World

When I saw the movie, An Inconvenient Truth, I was totally blown away by Al Gore’s presentation. He was passionate, compelling, and sympathetic. When I left the movie theater, I said to my wife, Gail, “If that guy had been running for president in 2000, he would have won by a landslide.”

I was especially impressed by his slide show. So, I started doing a little research. I discovered that it was created by Duarte Design in Mountain View, California. I subsequently paid them a visit.

Long story short, I hired them to build a presentation for me. They also recently designed by blog video intro and outro. I was thoroughly impressed by their design philosophy and execution. They did a superb job.

Although I didn’t get to meet Nancy during this process, I subsequently started following her on Twitter and in the blogosphere. I have become a fan. Although we still haven’t met face-to-face, I encourage you to start following her, too.

Her two books, slide:ology and Resonate are the first two I recommend to every serious public speaker. (If you haven’t bought these yet, STOP reading this blog and go buy them! You can thank me later.)

This week, Nancy gave an incredible talk at TEDx East on the topic “You Have the Power to Change the World.” If you are a public speaker, you owe it to yourself to watch this 18-minute video. It will give you a completely new paradigm for thinking about your presentations.

I am already re-thinking the speech I just gave at Catalyst West. I can’t wait to apply what I learned from Nancy in this short video. I know it’s going to make a difference in my speaking.

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