Six recommendations for the Biden team explainedOctober 2, 2020
Last time, I promised to go back over some of the recommendations I would make if I were coaching...0
The stress of talking politics in our polarized worldOctober 6, 2017
These days, I have been traveling more than usual, much of it to New York for work with clients...
The sheer power of repetition in political discourseMay 19, 2017
In the last post, we looked at some rather unique elements of President Trump’s approach to speech-making. Whatever one’s...
Emotion and effectiveness in the discourse of Donald TrumpMay 4, 2017
In the last post, we focused our attention on the power of emotional discourse. As we noted, a significant...
Even a superficial personal narrative can be compelling: Part TwoApril 5, 2017
Continuing on our theme from last time, it should be clear to anyone reading this that I have lamented...
Even a superficial personal narrative can be compelling: Part OneMarch 31, 2017
In the past weeks and months, I have put forth on several occasions my opinion that neither Hillary Clinton...
In search of the power behind Trump’s superficial narrative: Part TwoMarch 24, 2017
As I wrote in the previous post, for the past few weeks I have been following a series of...
In search of the power behind Trump’s superficial narrative: Part OneMarch 17, 2017
This week, I continue my examination of the effectiveness of Donald Trump’s personal narrative. At first, my plan was to...
Why Trump’s use of personal narrative served its purposeMarch 11, 2017
A few days ago, I went to a small ski area a few kilometers from my house. Thirty centimeters...
The psychology of storytellingMarch 2, 2017
My post from two weeks ago “How personal storytelling builds trust with listeners” (dated 17 February), drew a number...