113 Picasso Every Time – Nick Morgan

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Some artists, like Picasso, create a masterpiece once and hang it on the wall. Others, such as public speakers, must create an amazing experience every time they give a talk. Today’s guest breaks down his processes so you can see how he impacts audiences on both the page and the stage.

Dr. Nick Morgan is one of America’s top communication theorists and coaches. He comments regularly on body language and communications on CNN. He has been commissioned by Fortune 50 companies to write for many CEOs and presidents. He has coached people to give Congressional testimony, to appear on the Today Show, and to deliver an unforgettable TED talk. He has worked widely with political and educational leaders. And he has himself spoken, led conferences, and moderated panels at venues around the world.

His book on authentic communications, Trust Me, was published by Jossey-Bass in January 2009. His new book on communications and brain science, Power Cues: The Subtle Science of Leading Groups, Persuading Others, and Maximizing Your Personal Impact, was published by Harvard in May 2014.

We’ll explore:

  • Nick’s rough introduction to public speaking in the real world.
  • How to turn an 18-minute talk into a best-selling book.
  • How the intellectual spine of your talk can lay the foundation for book chapters.
  • Why the secret fantasy of most authors doesn’t work in the real world.
  • The ways that speaking can help you establish a relationship with potential readers.
  • How speaking helps build his business.
  • Why he loves coaching speaking clients.
  • Why speaking resembles trying to be like Picasso every time you step onto the stage.
  • The value of joining Toastmasters to improve your speaking skills.

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Power Cues by Nick Morgan
Trust Me by Nick Morgan
Give Your Speech, Change the World by Nick Morgan
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