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Books that will help you give a superb talk

Marginalia
Nobody ever mastered a skill by reading books – with the possible exception of reading itself. But books can help. Below are a few that I’ve found helpful over the years. But first, a few observations. First, a good speech needs to have a purpose. All too often people view speeches the way my daughter […]

Why prize-winners are heading for a fall

Undercover Economist
With hindsight, the timing was awkward. PRWeek had barely engraved Oscar Munoz’s name on the trophy before the chief executive of United Airlines and Communicator of the Year 2017 was engulfed in a spectacular public relations crisis. The airline had summoned the police to throw David Dao out of the seat he had paid for; […]