Dr. Nick Morgan is one of America’s top communication theorists and coaches. In his blog he covers modern communications from a variety of angles, including the latest developments in communication research, the basic principles and rules of good communication, and the good and bad speakers of the day. His passion is to connect the latest brain research with timeless insights into persuasive speaking and writing in order to further our understanding of how people connect with one another. He has an international following among professional speakers, students of communication, and executives interested in persuasive communication in cultures worldwide.
- Leadership and Effective Communications
- The Best Way to Start a Speech
- Bad Rules Never Seem to Die: the 5 Worst Ideas in Public Speaking
- What’s the ugliest part of a speaker’s body?
- The Secret to Mastering Your Body Language
- What is the role of emotion in public speaking?
- The single biggest mistake most public speakers make most often
- Are you a visual learner?
- What you don't know about body language -- but should
- Do You Have a Speaking Tic?
- What is the future of publishing?
- 5 Quick Steps to a Killer TED Speech
- 3 Steps for Quick Speech Prep
- Presenters: Do You Walk on Stage or Take the Stage?
- The Secret to Powerful Communication in 2 Words
- What gets in the way of presence?
- People I’m Grateful for #8: Nancy Duarte
- People I'm Grateful for #7: Garr Reynolds
- People I’m Grateful for #6: Patsy Rodenburg
- People I’m Grateful for #5: Paul Ekman
- People I’m Grateful for #4: David Meerman Scott
- Beware the Latest Scam in Public Speaking!
- People I'm Grateful for #3: Pam Slim
- People I'm Grateful for: #2 - Steve Jobs
- 3 Quick Tips for Impact in Your Next Presentation
- What’s Wrong with American Idol Is What’s Right with the Hunger Games
- People I'm Grateful For: #1 - Susan Goldin-Meadow
- 5 Ways to Deliver Someone Else’s Deck Successfully
- How to Create a Short Speech
- 5 Quick Tips to Handle Q and A Successfully –
- How to Handle Q and A
- Why - and How - Your Audience Matters - Emotion. #5 of 5 Blogs. 5 Ideas. 5 Days.
- Why - and How - Your Audience Matters. #4 of 5 Blogs. 5 Ideas. 5 Days.
- Why - and How - Your Audience Matters. #3 of 5 Blogs. 5 Ideas. 5 Days.
- Why - and How - Your Audience Matters - #2 of 5 Ideas. 5 Blogs. 5 Days.
- Why – and How – Your Audience Matters. 5 Blogs. 5 Ideas. 5 Days.
- There's No Such Thing as a Motivational Speaker
- So What's the Right Way to Use PowerPoint?
- Do You Need an Elevator Pitch?
- Imagine There's No PowerPoint
- What do Kate Middleton and Kim Jong-un have in common?
- Why Ignoring Body Language Is Like Betting on an Inside Straight
- How to Avoid the Presentation Doom Loop
- Why Presentations Are Doomed to Fail
- What Should You Wear for that Important Speech?
- Giving a Presentation? Don’t Tell ‘Em What You’re Going to Say
- Why Authenticity Is Hard; Why It’s Essential
- What Do Audiences Owe Presenters?
- Your First Speech, Kate Middleton, President Obama, and the Teleprompter
- What's the best way to end a presentation?
- Can You Present Sitting Down?
- What's the single most important secret for good public speaking?
- How Do You Decide What to Say in a Presentation?
- When Is Rehearsing a Presentation a Bad Idea?
- How to have a conversation with your audience
- The 10 Commandments of Presentations
- Being Open Is Risky Business - But the Alternative Is Riskier
- Storytelling. 5 Ideas. 5 Blogs. 5 Days.
Storytelling is not about beginnings, middles, and ends.
Great Stories Begin with a Meeting or a Journey.
Conflict Is at the Heart of Good Storytelling.
Great Stories Let their Audiences in on the Secret Before their Characters Know
Want to Tell a Memorable Story? Allow your Characters to Change.
- 5 Stupid Speaker Tricks
- The Body Language of Love
- Great Presentations with Mitch Joel
- A Governor Goes Wild
- Two Things Charles Dickens Can Teach Us About Successful Presentations
- Bill Gates and the head posture -- can you get away with it?
- Tough Conversations
- 5 Blogs. 5 Days. 5 Quick Takes for Improving Your Speaking in 2012.
1. Think of your job as persuading the audience.
2. Don't do Q and A at the end.
3. Don't start with PowerPoint.
4. In delivery, don't fall into the PowerPoint Triangle of Death.
5. Make your speaking personal – talk to individuals.
- How to choreograph a presentation
- What happens when your words and body language don't match?
- The Story Behind Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" Speech
- Are You an iPad Speaker? Here are the apps you need.
- Resolved to Start a Speaking Career in 2012? A roundup of recent books to help you get cranking.
- Top New Year's Resolutions for Speakers
- Morgan's Top 5 Communications Trends and Predictions for 2012