Recent Articles in Cardinal Sins

October 23, 2019

Public Speaking Sins: Assuming All Audiences Respond the Same Way


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Some audiences laugh easily. Others not so much. When you take your presentation on the road, here's why it pays to keep regional and cultural differences in mind...

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September 25, 2019

Public Speaking Sins: Failing to Respect Your Audience


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From our founder's 10 Cardinal Sins that amateur public speakers commit: Here's why you should work for the audience and assume they know a thing or two.

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August 23, 2019

Public Speaking Sins: Failing to Appeal to Emotion


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Even the most brilliant audiences need more than facts. From our founder's 10 cardinal sins, why you've got to break out of that box and get the audience to have feelings for you.

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July 23, 2019

Public Speaking Sins: Grandiose Allusions


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"Count on this: almost nobody who quotes Plato has read Plato," writes Reid Buckley in his advice to speakers. Before you start strutting that stuff in your next speech, consider the consequences...

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June 19, 2019

Public Speaking Sins: Reckless Use of Quotes


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Before you start Googling quotes for your next presentation, take a moment to reflect on this cardinal sin that amateur speakers commit...

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May 13, 2019

Public Speaking Sins: Avoid fad phrases


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From our founder's 10 Cardinal Sins that amateur public speakers commit: Before you toss in the latest trendy expression, consider whether it's already dated...or worse.

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April 3, 2019

Public Speaking Sins: Verbal Flatulence


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Cut the filler and the false ingratiations. And absolutely no sharing from the stage. From our founder's 10 Cardinal Sins, something he and Kanye West agree on...

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March 5, 2019

Public Speaking Sins: 'I would submit'


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You hear it in speeches all the time. That doesn't mean it's a good idea. From our founder's 10 Cardinal Sins of Public Speaking, we would submit to you the conditional tense...

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February 7, 2019

Public Speaking Sins: Opening with a Joke


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What must public speakers avoid if they don't want to make the amateur's mistakes? Next from our founder's 10 Cardinal Sins of Public Speaking, why canned jokes are no laughing matter...

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January 6, 2019

Public Speaking Sins: Arrogance & Conceit


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What must public speakers avoid if they don't want to make the mistakes of an amateur? Our founder's 10 Cardinal Sins of Public Speaking, starting with one that requires "cleansing your spirit."

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