[Reading time: 2 minutes] Archilochus was a Greek lyric poet who lived during the VII century BC. In one fragment of his works we find the sentence “a fox knows many things, but a hedgehog one important thing”. This is really difficult to understand. On one hand this sentence may means that the cunning is the power of the … More Are you a fox or a hedgehog?
[Reading time: 2 minutes] One of the most important scientist who studied this relation is Helen Fisher. Now she is studying the business-world application of her study about the drivers of personality. She built a questionnaire in order to understand how to match people which is based on brain chemistry. In our personality there are … More Your brain system drives your personality
After many weeks, we may try to summarize what we said until today. There are few basic rules, called golden rules, that could be our golden compass in communication process. The golden rules for a good effective communication are five. When you prepare a report, a meeting or a presentation remember to strat from the … More The golden compass of communication
[Reading time: 2 minutes] Speeches has got two main components: the rational and the emotional. Last week we discovered the rational part through the use of numbers in a speech. This week we discover images, the emotional part. Emotions lead to motivation for the action. A speaker makes his mark, basically, using three different kinds … More Our emotions led by images
[Reading time 2 minutes] Every good presentation contains numbers. This is one of the most hard-to-follow part of a speech. Because of this, we need to understand how should we treat them. Steve Jobs was one of the greatest enterprise storytellers of every time because of the way in which he has been used numbers … More NUMBERS: The secret of Steve jobs
[Reading time: 2 minutes] We already said that a speaker needs one clear message. We know, however, too many things and people aren’t there to listen to many things. People want to get your message, which is one and clear. If you haven’t got it, it is better for you to stay home. Communication, indeed, … More The basic features of a speech
[Reading time: 4 minutes] As we said before, when we speak with someone we want to produce a change in his mind. This process happens through four different questions, produced in the listener mind by a speaker. These questions are known as the “Berenice McCarthy’s 4MAT”, which is a learning process, too. It is a … More Questions of a listener
[Reading time: 3 minutes] You can understand people through their handshake. This tells a lot about someone’s character. In order to arrive at the origin of handshake we have to time travel to the ancient Greece. The handshake is probably engendered as a sign of peace, demonstrating that the hand holds no weapon. In the … More How do you shake my hand?
[Reading time: 3 minutes] Pay attention to your pose: some people use to bend their backs, some others to spread out. What do you usually do? Body language is interesting because, for us, it is interesting to understand other people’s body language. Nonverbal behaviour is a kind of language, so it is about interaction. When … More Power poses: your bodies and your minds
[Reading time: 2 minutes] Your face is the mirror of your soul. All the emotions you feel will appear on your face. One of the greatest psychologists in the world, Paul Ekman, has been studying emotions and linked reactions, giving his contribution to our society in discovering the nonverbal language. In order to conduct his … More Your face, the mirror of your emotion