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Ten Positive Actions Make for a Powerful Presentation

By Jerry Weissman / April 16, 2017

Alter your presentation perspective with tips from William McRaven who leads by example.

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Trump, the Teleprompter, and a House Divided

By Jerry Weissman / March 2, 2017

In 1858, Abraham Lincoln said “a house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure, permanently half slave and half free.”

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'Show Some Teeth' and Other Misguided Coaching Commands

By Jerry Weissman / March 1, 2017

This blog was originally published on Forbes as ‘Show Some Teeth,’ And Other Misguided Coaching Commands on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Public and private companies spend hundreds of millions of dollars every year to develop what is broadly termed their “messaging.”

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Michelle Obama Glides Past a Teleprompter Glitch

By Jerry Weissman / October 30, 2016

This blog was originally published on Forbes as Michelle Obama Glides Past A Teleprompter Glitch on Saturday, October 29, 2016. During this intensely competitive election year, First Lady Michelle Obama has delivered six campaign speeches, each of which has drawn rave reviews for her stirring content and powerful delivery.

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SNL's Kate McKinnon Nails Political Spin

By Jerry Weissman / October 27, 2016

This blog was originally published on Forbes as ‘SNL’s Kate McKinnon Nails Political Spin on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. Saturday Night Live’s parodies of the three presidential debates have provided gales of laughter across America

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6 Debate Moments Alec Baldwin will Parody on SNL Tonight

By Jerry Weissman / October 22, 2016

This blog was originally published on Forbes as 6 Debate Moments Alec Baldwin Will Parody On ‘SNL’ Tonight on Saturday, October 22, 2016. In the first moments following the end of the third presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Wednesday, NBC’s Brian Williams said, “some people will find this to be the Alec Baldwin Full […]

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Donald Trump's Moves

By Jerry Weissman / October 11, 2016

This blog was originally published on Forbes as Donald Trump’s Moves on Monday, October 10, 2016. Will the ghost of Al Gore come back to haunt Donald Trump?

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Will Trump Prepare or Dare?

By Jerry Weissman / October 7, 2016

This blog was originally published on Forbes as Will Trump Prepare Or Dare? on Friday, October 7, 2016. There’s an old gag about the tourist who, newly arrived in Manhattan to attend a symphony concert, stops a man on the street and asks, “How do I get to Carnegie Hall?”

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7 Takeaways from the First Clinton-Trump Debate

By Jerry Weissman / September 27, 2016

This blog was originally published on Forbes as 7 Takeaways From The First Clinton-Trump Debate on Tuesday, September 27, 2016. 1. First Impressions Last

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What to Watch for in Tonight's Clinton-Trump Debate

By Jerry Weissman / September 27, 2016

This blog was originally published on Forbes as What To Watch For In Tonight’s Clinton-Trump Debate on Monday, September 26, 2016. The operative word above is “watch.”

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The Words of Melania, Michelle, Manafort, and Orwell

By Jerry Weissman / July 20, 2016

This blog was originally published on Forbes as The Words Of Melania, Michelle, Manafort And Orwell on Tuesday, July 19, 2016. It took about a dozen minutes after Melania Trump’s speech at the Republican National Convention

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Obama Takes off the Gloves – and the Jacket – to Endorse Clinton

By Jerry Weissman / July 8, 2016

This blog was originally published on Forbes as Obama Takes Off The Gloves — And The Jacket –To Endorse Clinton on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. In his first appearance to campaign for Hillary Clinton yesterday, President Obama accompanied her to the strategically vital state of North Carolina, where the polls have her in a dead heat with Donald Trump.

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The Trump Phenomenon: 5 Pluses And 5 Minuses

By Jerry Weissman / April 18, 2016

This blog was originally published on Forbes as The Trump Phenomenon: 5 Pluses And 5 Minuses on Sunday, April 17, 2016. Donald Trump’s front-running position in the Republican primaries is constantly attributed to his long experience as a reality television performer, but he often ignores and/or violates accepted best practices that other presidential candidates—and successful presenters—have leveraged to […]

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Cruz Forces A Rare Concession From Trump

By Jerry Weissman / January 17, 2016

This blog was originally published on Forbes as Cruz Forces A Rare Concession From Trump on Saturday, January 16, 2016. Two days after their heated exchange during last week’s Republican presidential debate, the sparks are still flying between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.

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Obama Evokes Socrates In His SOTU

By Jerry Weissman / January 14, 2016

This blog was originally published on Forbes as Obama Evokes Socrates In His SOTU on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. For his seventh and final State of the Union Address last night, President Obama broke the tradition of his predecessors—and even his own

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Obama Breaks His Own Mold With His Speech On Gun Reform

By Jerry Weissman / January 7, 2016

This blog was originally published on Forbes as Obama Breaks His Own Mold With His Speech On Gun Reform on Wednesday, January 6, 2016. After having ridden to his first term in office on the engine of his fiery rhetoric, President Barack Obama proceeded to spend the next seven years being criticized—by supporters as well as opponents

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GOP Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas

By Jerry Weissman / December 17, 2015

This blog was originally published on Forbes as GOP Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas on Wednesday, December 16, 2015. Fifteen minutes before the leading candidates for the Republican presidential nomination took the stage of the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas last night, comedian Andy Borowitz sent out one of his satirical online blogs, this one titled, “Chilling […]

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The Single Most Important Factor For Persuasion

By Jerry Weissman / December 9, 2015

This blog was originally published on Forbes as The Single Most Important Factor For Persuasion on Tuesday, December 8, 2015. An indisputable fact of life in every company, every industry, every vertical, every geography, is that sales people sell features when they should be selling benefits instead.

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5 Lessons In How To Pitch From Bill Clinton

By Jerry Weissman / October 28, 2015

This blog was originally published on Forbes as 5 Lessons In How To Pitch From Bill Clinton on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. Last weekend, for the first time in this now already overheated presidential campaign—and six months after his wife announced her candidacy—Bill Clinton went on the stump for her at a rally in Iowa.

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Joe Biden Sings His Farewell Aria

By Jerry Weissman / October 23, 2015

This blog was originally published on Forbes as Joe Biden Sings His Farewell Aria on Thursday, October 22, 2015. The first commandment in sports is “there is no ‘I’ in ‘team.’” For Vice President Joe Biden, there is no “team” in his “I.”

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The Pope And The Pyramid

By Jerry Weissman / September 26, 2015

This blog was originally published on Forbes as The Pope And The Pyramid on Friday, September 25, 2015. Yesterday, for the first time in history, a Pope addressed a joint session of the U.S. Congress; and—just maybe—for  the first time in history, a speaker at that esteemed podium delivered a logical, well-structured speech.

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