Sharpen Your Storytelling — A Quick Lesson from Ronald Reagan

Whether you think Ronald Reagan was a great communicator or THE great communicator or simply a decent one, the man knew how to tell a story and land a joke. A great example is the now-legendary moment during a 1984 debate with Walter Mondale. For those who weren’t alive or sentient then, there was a […]

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Soundbites: The Long and Short of It

Bill Clinton was a great communicator. A greater communicator, I think, than THE Great Communicator. As we all well know, he could talk his way into and out of just about anything! But he was not what you would call a concise speaker. His State of the Union addresses always clocked in at over an […]

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Show and Tell

I’m not one of those who considered Ronald Reagan “The Great Communicator” or even a great communicator. He was a good communicator, certainly, but no more so than I would expect from a successful politician and actor. His speech in the aftermath of the Challenger disaster was especially moving. He could deliver a well-timed one-liner, […]

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