Providing Effective Testimony with a Great Speech

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCnZOvjJgwo&feature=share I’m always fascinated to see and learn from great speakers. Abby Johnson testified at a Kentucky State hearing for the Hearbeat Bill, SB9. What did she do as a speaker that was so compelling the bill received a unanimous vote? Humanized the abortion processUsed understandable, active wordsMade constant eye contactVaried her tone and paceSpoke… Continue reading Providing Effective Testimony with a Great Speech

Hitting Helps: a Podcast About Parkinson’s

http://www.stitcher.com/s The Art of Manliness Podcast, episode #562: How Boxing Can Fight Parkinson's Disease Nurse and Boxer Aaron Sloan coaches Parkinson's patients in his Tulsa, Oklahoma boxing gym, Engine Room Boxing. He talks about how boxing benefits his clients and plans to train other boxing gyms in the program. Featured image by Shaun Bell on… Continue reading Hitting Helps: a Podcast About Parkinson’s

A Most Human Urge

[essay edited on same day] The pooch and I went on an easy trail run last week. Most of the time we stick to paved telephone access roads in this area, but occasionally we'll venture onto dirt biker and off-roading motorcyclist-hewn paths that wind around the gulch, shooting up to the lip before plunging back… Continue reading A Most Human Urge

Leadership: Sun, Shark, or Magnet

[This was my fourth speech in Toastmasters, Understanding Your Leadership Style in Pathways, completed in 7:21.] I’d always thought of leadership as someone who swoops in to inspire everyone with a rah-rah speech, works the room, and then gets out of everyone’s way so they can do the job. The leader is the face of… Continue reading Leadership: Sun, Shark, or Magnet