Author Archives: Eloqui

Unforgettable

When delivering an idea, service or product, the first thirty seconds are critical. This is especially true if you want to set yourself apart, and have the audience remember your content. A client of ours was pitching the state of … read more

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Sleep Thief

How many nights have you lain awake, awash in worry over the next day’s presentation or pitch? Thoughts of getting it right, making it perfect, or killing it race through your head, like breeding ferrets. A night without sleep is the … read more

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Mood Suit

William and Kate (the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge) with George and Princess Charlotte in tow, just completed their second European Outreach tour. This charm offensive was well planned. When the Royals landed in Poland, they wore mostly red and … read more

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Little Big Horn

Port-Au-Prince, Haiti has apocalyptic traffic. The traffic lights are unreliable, so drivers have developed their own coping mechanism. Andre Paultre, a Haitian professional driver has two sets of horns. One is loud and irritating for “nasty” people who cut in … read more

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Full Circle

A recent NY Times op-ed article began with a reference to a Twilight Zone episode, To Serve Man. The premise of the TV episode was that presumably friendly aliens took humans on a spaceship for a tour of their planet. … read more

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Message in Misfortune

At his son’s 9th grade graduation last week, Chief Justice John Roberts delivered a speech that was elegant in its simplicity and wisdom. Roberts’ insightful comments to this all-boys school included: I hope you will be treated unfairly, so that you … read more

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Eureka

Recently, Mark Zuckerberg delivered the commencement address at Harvard. He called the idea of a “Eureka moment” a dangerous lie. Zuckerberg was right. Expecting to have a flash of brilliance or suddenly create the next big thing is ridiculous. It … read more

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Imagined Realties

Yuval Harari states in his new book Sapiens that the key to humans becoming the planet’s dominant species was our ability to imagine and verbalize our thoughts. Specifically, Harari states that Homo Sapiens had a Cognitive Revolution and became the … read more

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When you’re smilin’

Your mom probably told you this– along with “stand up straight,” but smiling is a good thing. Singers know that if their pitch is off or flat, they add a slight smile and the pitch improves.* If your speaking voice … read more

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Pump You Up

The most visible use of music to fuel performance is in the world of athletics. We researched the favorite playlists of Olympians, when practicing, or just before competing. On training days, they usually start with mellow music, progress to dance … read more

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