Nov 30, 2022
Matt and Alper tweak a story-telling structure they've mentioned before, and then can't decide whether to rag on an author or give him props.
Nov 23, 2022
Matt and Alper go into the importance of making a strong start in your presentations.
Almost no one says, "You know what you need to do? You need to start weak," and it's probably not the first time someone told you to start strong, so Matt and Alper try to offer up some tangible ways to start your presentation.
Nov 16, 2022
In this episode, Alper discusses Blair Enns' book Win Without Pitching, and in particular a few of the main principles that got him started righting the ship in his own business. Note that as much as Matt and Alper are both big fans of Blair Enns, they are not paid shills, just enthusiastic readers and listeners.
Nov 9, 2022
Matt rereads a famous messaging book, Chip and Dan Heath's Made To Stick, and recounts the six ways they recommend overcoming the Curse of Knowledge.
Suffering from the Curse of Knowledge is so deeply embedded in the human experience that you'll probably never get over it completely, but these are six things that'll get...
Nov 2, 2022
Alper goes into 4 things that really get in the way of your most important job in any presentation: Connecting with the audience. Do not let these 4 things interfere with the mission. They include corporate templates, stories, and more.
These 4 things are not just any pet peeves, they are things that show you are...