Index

Numbers

15-second beginning, 25–27

A

adjectives

comparing, 13

rooting out, 14–15

advocates, 9

“Ah Counter,” 65–66

Ailey, Alvin, 28

“And” Test, 63–65

anxiety. See also nervous energy

overcoming, 70

relieving, 25

apologies, 66–67

arguments, 11

attacks, responding to, 42, 99–100

audience

anticipating needs of, 35–36

connecting to, 49

moving closer to, 48–49

removing obstacles between, 48–49

thought processing, 54

authority, conveying, 46–47

award acceptance speeches, 19–21

B

beliefs

comparing, 17

conveying, 48

questioning, 14

bicycle-messenger analogy, 24

Blanchett, Cate, 62

book reports, avoiding, 29–30

C

CEOs, 8

Chamberlain, Wilt, 44

Clinton, Bill, 48, 53

communication, starting strong, 25–27

communicators. See “great communicators”

conference ...

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