10 Lessons learned from the world’s most captivating speakers

Even if you’re not a speaker, these ten Lessons learned from the world’s most captivating speakers have transferable world class business insight:



Benchmarking is most effective when seeing why someone thinks a certain way, not what they do or how they do it, but… “why?”.


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Explaining the Impact of Twitter, Friendfeed and Social Media 2.0

Lance Armstrong, seven-time Tour de France winner and cancer survivor, used Twitter to announce the birth of his son yesterday.

Lance Armstrong gets it.  I get it.  Question is, “What about everyone else who’s focused on excellence”? Having said that, now may I challenge you to click the next link?

Explaining Social Media slide show.  It’s only 37 slides from Slide Share

This is one of the best, and most provocative insights to web 2.0

I ask myself at the end of everyday, “Did I give it my all, and leave nothing on the track“?

Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂

PS.  Explaining the Impact of Twitter, Friendfeed and Social Media 2.0.  Be sure to click the full screen icon for a much better view.

Slide Share Newsletter

Slide Share has some great stuff for entrepreneurs, authors, presenters, public speakers, etc.  Click here to view their May Newsletter.

Wait just a minute!  I’ll bet you didn’t even find the good stuff, like this Social Media Stories slide show. PS. On the 40-slide slide show, there’s a full screen button makes it really easy to read.  Great stuff.

Smaller, Local, Regional, Start-up businesses take note:  You don’t have to be a giant to be world-class.  You just have to work harder than those you compete against for your customer base.

Am I boring?

Am I boring?

Scary thought.  Sometimes I’m convinced I am. Know how I can tell?

Soon after I became a professional speaker a decade ago, a wise person told me, “Jeff, if you look out at your audience, and they looked bored, you’re boring them”. I’ve never forgotten that wisdom.

At risk every single day – failing them and boring them.  The two mortal sins public speakers commit most often.

Want the good news?

I don’t do it nearly as frequently as I used to.  Plus, I’ve also learned to recognize and react more effectively.

So, may I please ask you a question?  Are you boring?

Want to test yourself?

Read your LinkedIn profile and ask yourself, “Is this something that captures attention and motivates the reader to read.  Or, is it like so many others that people don’t even bother”?

At the core of this is your intent for using LinkedIn, in my opinion.

It’s tough out there.  If you don’t figure it out, who will?  Carpe diem, jungle jeff