Speaking Success: More Objectives

by Derek Featherstone

We usually start planning a talk by jumping in with clear objectives for what you want people to know and do after your talk. To take your speaking to the “next level”, we need to ask two more questions that serve to transform your speaking into something that compels people to take action.

June 4th, 2013

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Speaking Success: Start with Objectives

by Derek Featherstone

When you’re planning and creating a talk, there’s a critical step that many people skip or miss because it is so simple, it seems almost like it isn’t worthwhile. But these starting points are what lead to success and leave your audience wanting more because you deliver value, and there are clear takeaways from your talk.

February 9th, 2013


Lucky Pants

by Derek Featherstone

It doesn’t matter whether “pants” to you means “trousers” or “underwear” — I wear the same pants over and over and over again while I’m speaking. Yes, usually both my trousers and underwear. Here’s why my speaking routine is almost exactly the same, every single time.

December 9th, 2012