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Concise Storytelling for Leaders Workshop at the Stanford GSB

17 Nov

This is kinda long at almost 1:39

This is from the GSB Mastery of Communications Mastery Program (link)
Here is there resource page (link)

Skip the intros (i think thats about 15 minutes). And actually he doesn’t get started till about 27 minutes in with his 7 Key Tips. I highly recommend skipping to that. (link)

Here are some of the key tips from the talk:
1) TED Talks under 6 minutes (kind of a secret of sorts). This is the main TED website (link).

2) TED Talk by Firefighter with Class discussion/feedback and what he did well. (link)

3) Parallel talks help you to simplify your message

4) Stage presents suggestions list (???). “Start the story in the middle.” “How do I parachute in?”

5) Select your first words (and final words carefully).
Example: “I believe you can attain mastery of persuasion in 2 years here at the GSB, if you really set your mind to it.”

6) “Eye Contact is GOLD in storytelling”

7) Remember the magic brain trap (???)

8) Use Silence

9) AIM (mentions his mentor as communications/presentation author whose books he uses)

10) Share a little bit….and ask for more….Share a little bit….and ask to share more. (ie a conversation with you)

11) Two possible branches for presentations

12) “No such thing as an informative speech in business–its ALL persuasive”–N.D.

(49 minutes)

Overall here are the 7 Habits of Very Concise Storytelling:

1 parachute in
2 select first words carefully ( & last words)
3 goldilocks Principle
4 eyes: One person, One Idea, One Section at a Time
5 magic grain truck: Words that weigh more (poetry)
6 silence
7 A.I.M. (audience,intent,message)

• Here is a summary from Stanford GSB of this 7 Habits of Highly Effective Concise Storytellers (link)
• You might also check out this Scoop It on Storytelling and Narrative (link)
• Here are 7 other story tips using the 7 habits model (link)


Videos of Top Public Speakers in US History

11 Nov

Early American Speeches:
1) Susan B Anthony (link)
2) Clarence Darrow (link)
3) Patrick Henry (link to YouTube)
4) Ben Franklin (link)
5) Ralph Waldo Emerson (link)
6) Abraham Lincoln (link)
7) William Wilberforce (link to abolition speech) ???
8) William Jennings Bryan (link)
9) Fredrick Douglas (link)
10) (Famous) Abolistionist Speeches

Modern American & World Speeches
1) Theodore Roosevelt
2) Fredrick Delano Roosevelt
3) Douglas McArthur (link to Douglas McArthur speech on YouTube)
4) MLK Jr. (link to the speech from the National Mall in Washington DC on YouTube)
5) JFK (link to JFK speech on YouTube)
6) Barbara Jordan (link to the speech at the Democratic National Convention in 1976 on YouTube)
7) Nelson Mandela (link to Nelson Mandela speech on YouTube)
8) Bill Gates (link to Bill Gates speech on YouTube)
9) Steve Jobs (link to Graduation Speech at Stanford)
10) Rudy Gulianni (link to Rudy Gulianni speech on YouTube)
11) Colin Powell (link to Colin Powell speech on YouTube)
12) Ann Richards (link to speech from the Democratic National Convention on YouTube)
13) Ronald Reagan (Tear Down this Wall speech link, Challenger Disaster speech link)
14) Vaclav Havel (link to Vaclav Havel speech)
15) John McCain (link to John McCain Speech on YouTube)
16) George Bush (not in the book, at least at the end, but heres the link on YouTube)
17) Barack Obama (link to speech from the 2004 Democratic National Convention)
18) Clinton (link to Clinton Speech on YouTube)
19) Margaret Thatcher (link to Margaret Thatcher speech on YouTube)
20) Woodrow Wilson (link to speech on YouTube)

Winston Churchhill (link)
Charles DeGaule (link)
Robert F Kennedy (link)
George Clooney (hmmm…..) (link)
Indira Ghandi (link)

Honorable Mention:
• Randy Paush (Link to speech from YouTube)
• Jack Welch (link to Jack Welch speech on YouTube)
• Bill Cosby (link to Bill Cosby speech on YouTube)
• Walter Cronkite (link to Walter Cronkite speech on YouTube)
• Oprah Winfrey (link to Oprah Winfrey speech on YouTube)
• Mohamed Yunus (link to Mohammed Yunus speech on YouTube)
• Various College Speeches (link to university graduation speech on YouTube)

• I borrowed heavily from The 100 with 10 Extra Speeches: Insights and Lessons from 110 of the Greatest Speakers and Speeches Ever Delivered (link)

• This list is not a ranking per-se (I have the numbers for counting)

Public Speaking Videos

10 Mar

Public Speaking Videos

Links and prioritization to be added later…….

Public Speaking Examples

1) Steve Jobs Graduation Speech
2) Inspiring Speech by Conductor Ben Zander
3) Love Wins Graduation Speech (Inspired by Rob Bell)
4) Do You Believe in Me by Dalton Sherman
5) The Girl Who Silenced the World for 5 Minutes
6) Hans Rosling on Data Visualization
7) Guy Kawasaki on Powerpoint
8] David Rose on Pitching and Presentations
9) Success Video from TED
10) Dan Pink on Petcha Kutcha
11) Seth Godin on the Tribes We Lead
12) Jacqueline Novogratz on Solving Poverty with “Patient Capital”
13) Dick Hardt on Identity 2.0

Public Speaking Videos from Stanford University
1) David Kelly
2) Tom Kelley
3) Tina Seelig

Examples for Metaphors We Live By

1) Hearding Cats
2) Soccer by Monty Python

Movie Speeches

1) Inspirational Speeches from Movies in 2 Minutes
2) Miracle: Herb Brooks PreGame Speech by a 4 Year Old

Other Communication Videos

1) Nancy Duarte on Presentation Design
2) Dan Roam on the Back of the Napkin
3) Death by Powerpoint
4) Garr Reynolds on Presentation Design
5) Paul Rand on Communications Design

For more public speaking videos check out TED Talks Videos (Ted Talks also available at YouTube)

My Personal Top 10 Public Speaking Videos

1) Love Wins
2) Steve Jobs Graduation Speech
3) Success
4) Jacqueline Novogratz on Patient Capital
5) Nancy Duarte on Presentation Design
6) Death by Powerpoint
7) Garr Reynolds on Presentation Design
8] David Kelly and Tom Kelly (Tie)
9) Tina Seelig
10) Dan Pink on Petcha Kutcha
11) Inspirational Movie Speeches in 2 Minutes
12) Brain Rules by John Medina (short video series)

Feel free to suggestion public speaking video examples in the comments section.

Socialnomics: Cultural, Internet, and Social Media Trends

12 Feb

A similar concept, but different design concept:

My friend Jess3 did this presentation called State of the Internet.

What did you like about both? Which one is more effective? Why? Which one can you trust more? Why?

Would you email your friends either of these videos or post a link to Facebook or Twitter? Why or why not?

Identity 2.0 by Dick Hardt: Seminal Presentation 2.0 Design and Delivery

11 Feb

Technically Lawrence Lessig may have been the first, although I’m not sure.  What do you think of this type of presentation?  If you would like to see Lawrence Lessig’s presentation at TED on intellectual property rights, you can view it here.

Wikis in Plain English Video by Common Craft

10 Feb

Great educational video by Lee Lefever of Common Craft on collaborative communication and information sharing using wikis like PB Works and Wetpaint.  You can check out other videos by Common Craft on YouTubw.

Hans Rosling on Data Visualization of Global Health Outcomes

10 Feb

No More Boring Data: Hans Rosling at TED Talks

Hans Rosling speaks at TED using Gap Minder data visualizations about global health outcomes.

Seth Godin speaks on the Tribes We Lead at TED

9 Feb

Is this an effective presentation?  If so why/how?  If not, why not?

Why is the relevant online?  How about offline?  Does this speak to how we integrate the two?  What do you think of Seth Godin’s Tribes thesis?

If you liked this presentation, you can check out his blog here or his other TED talk on Sliced Bread.

Is this a convincing case for educational change?

9 Feb

Should we shift toward what this video advocates?

Does this video overlook anything?  Are their challenges it ignores?

Thanks to the Consortium for School Networking for putting this together.  For similar resources check out making the case for education 2.0.

What are the skills the next generation needs?  What will the next generation classroom/education be like?  How should education change?  How do you determine what skills are necessary?  Or rather what is the best way to determine which skills are necessary?

Love Wins Graduation Speech

9 Feb

Very entertaining. Very inspiring.


Jacqueline Novogratz on Solving Poverty with “Patient Capital”

7 Feb

Jacqueline Novogratz heads up the Acumen Fund and is the author of “The Blue Sweater

As a side note, “The Blue Sweater” is one of the top 10 books on social entrepreneurship–a great and inspirational read for those who just enjoy reading.  You can check out these 30 second reviews of some of the top social business books.  Her other speeches at TED are also quite impressive…

40 Inspirational Speeches in 2 minutes

7 Feb

Dan Roam on Back of the Napkin

7 Feb

You can read more about visual communication and design using “Back of the Napkin” tactics by Dan Roam at his blog.  Roam also makes these free tools to aid in the process of visual communication.

Nancy Duarte on Slideology

7 Feb

Nancy Duarte explains the importance of visual presentation design.

You can check out Nancy Duarte’s presentation from the Viz Think conference at Slideumentary.com.

This video keynote by Nancy from 2007 is a great example of presentation design. During the keynote she discusses what it means to be a communications consultant and trends in the industry. She’s developed what she calls a “presentation ecosystem” (Note: the keynote is available on Vimeo and may be choppy depending on your internet speed).

Death by Powerpoint Video by Dan McMillan

7 Feb

Here is Dan McMillians 2010 version of his “Death by Powerpoint” presentation.

Garr Reynolds has a short article on Dan McMillians work on the abuse of powerpoint that has much shorter accompanying videos (even though the quality is slighly more questionable–however the length is far more ideal although obviously you don’t have watch all 10 or so minutes of the 2010 version.)

Dan Pink on Petcha Kucha

7 Feb

Dan Pink, author of a “Whole New Mind” discusses Petcha Kucha style presentations, which are influenced by Japanese architects.  You can read more by Dan Pink here or his article in Wired magazine about Petcha Kucha.

Or you could find a Petcha Kucha opportunity in your area.  (I believe the Ignite organization is also founded on furthering Petcha Kucha.  Global Ignite Week is March 1 – 5, 2010).

Garr Reynolds Speaks at Google

7 Feb

Garr Reynolds, author of Presentation Zen, speaks at Google.  The presentation is just over an hour.

Steve Jobs Graduation Speech at Stanford University 2005

7 Feb

You can learn more about Steve Jobs or check out his bio at Wikipedia.