Leadership communications

By Rob Cottingham

This year marks the 30th anniversary of my start in leadership communications. I've worked as a speechwriter, presentation coach and social media strategist—not to mention delivering my share of speeches. And over these 30 episodes, I'll share my best advice on how to plan, craft and deliver powerful speeches that change how your audience sees the world.

  1. 1.
    Ep. 69 Seven deadly sins of online presentation (part two)
    7:44
  2. 2.
    Ep. 68 Seven deadly sins of online presentations (part one)
    8:00
  3. 3.
    Ep. 67. Avoiding plagiarism: Are your words really your own?
    6:51
  4. 4.
    Ep. 66. Keep the "thought" in thought leadership
    10:46
  5. 5.
    Ep. 65. What we've learned from a year of remote presentations
    9:45
  6. 6.
    Ep. 64 I now pronounce you... correctly
    4:47
  7. 7.
    Ep. 63. Less is more, and short is beautiful
    5:47
  8. 8.
    Ep. 62. Zoom out! You're more than just another face
    6:07
  1. 9.
    61. Go big AND go home: Why you need to amp up your online energy for work-at-home audiences
    5:26
  2. 10.
    Ep. 60. The pivot: Mozilla adapts to communicating in the lockdown
    27:33
  3. 11.
    Ep. 59. Leadership communication through curation
    13:48
  4. 12.
    Ep. 58. Going virtual (and staying human)
    24:35
  5. 13.
    Ep. 57. Making the best of a cancelled speech
    9:03
  6. 14.
    Ep. 56. Leadership communications in a crisis (part two)
    9:39
  7. 15.
    Ep. 55. Leadership communications in a crisis (part one)
    9:19
  8. 16.
    Ep. 54. It's called public speaking. Not public singing.
    6:35
  9. 17.
    Ep. 53. How to Talk to Experts
    10:00
  10. 18.
    Ep. 52. Drop the pitch!
    8:32
  11. 19.
    Ep. 51. Zoom in on your audience
    7:07
  12. 20.
    Ep. 50. The Pigeon of Dorian Gray
    16:03
  13. 21.
    Ep. 49. What kind of emotional connection do you want with your audience?
    8:25
  14. 22.
    Ep. 48. Find your speaker superpowers in your origin story
    9:54
  15. 23.
    Ep. 47. Careful with that spotlight!
    10:37
  16. 24.
    Ep. 46. "Long Shot" and why speakers and speechwriters need some one-on-one time
    7:28
  17. 25.
    Ep. 45. What HBO can teach us about how NOT to write a speech
    8:07
  18. 26.
    Ep. 44. Speakers, have a seat (in the audience)
    8:45
  19. 27.
    Ep. 43. "How do you do, fellow kids?" Speaking to young audiences
    27:26
  20. 28.
    Ep. 42. Speechwriters of the world, unite! Creating communities of practice: interview with Elana Aptowitzer
    28:44
  21. 29.
    Ep. 41. Changing the world... with op-eds
    27:42
  22. 30.
    Ep. 40. Cop an attitude — and take a stand
    6:00
  23. 31.
    Ep. 39. Quote me on that
    7:50
  24. 32.
    Ep. 38. To tell the truth
    10:25
  25. 33.
    Ep. 37. Making the most of a rally speech, with guest Tzeporah Berman: part 2
    17:43
  26. 34.
    Ep. 36. Making the most of a rally speech, with guest Tzeporah Berman: part 1
    21:22
  27. 35.
    Ep. 35. Speechwriters on stage
    7:44
  28. 36.
    Ep. 34. When the questions get tough, the tough get prepared
    10:01
  29. 37.
    Ep. 33. Cue the theatrics! What speakers (and speechwriters) can learn from actors
    7:39
  30. 38.
    Ep. 32. Getting started in speechwriting
    9:40
  31. 39.
    Ep. 31. Sorry seems to be the hardest word: delivering a great apology
    13:03
  32. 40.
    Ep. 30. Build your organization's podium strength.
    10:44
  33. 41.
    Ep. 29. Broaden your media diet
    7:48
  34. 42.
    Ep. 28. Listen to speakers outside your niche
    5:51
  35. 43.
    Ep. 27. Make your speech a content factory
    5:25
  36. 44.
    Ep. 26. Think strategically
    10:14
  37. 45.
    Ep. 25. Build a platform
    11:42
  38. 46.
    Ep. 24. Review your performance
    6:35
  39. 47.
    Ep. 23. Go all in
    6:26
  40. 48.
    Ep. 22. Own the space
    6:12
  41. 49.
    Ep. 21. Make the most of your voice on stage
    7:23
  42. 50.
    Ep. 20. Hey! The audience's eyes are up here! And over here... and...
    8:42

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