During a workshop, a client once cornered me and said, “Many years ago, I had a boss that thought I looked great in red. He told me that I should always wear red during presentations because it made the best impression. So I’ve always worn red. What do you think of that advice?”
Cue the “Twilight Zone” theme music.
More gestures when you're speaking can improve your memory. The discovery is part of a study by researchers at the University of Alberta. The researchers observed bilingual children as they told stories.
"The children used gestures a lot more when telling the story in what they considered to be their stronger language," said Dr. Elena Nicoladis, a psychologist at the U of A. "These results seemed counter-intuitive to us. We thought the children would be more inclined to use gestures to help them communicate in their weaker language."
“There are some people who raise their upper lip so high, or let the lower lip sag so much, that their teeth are almost entirely visible. This is entirely contrary to decorum, which forbids you to allow your teeth to be uncovered, since nature gave us lips to conceal them.”
When sharing the stage with another speaker, always be ready to shorten your presentation if the other guy goes too long. Otherwise, you’re asking for trouble.
"Invention, my dear friends, is ninety-three percent perspiration, six percent electricity, four percent evaporation, and two percent butterscotch ripple."
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