Daily Archives: 18 October 2017

The Power of Parables in Public Speaking

The Power of Parables in Public Speaking

One of the many things that public speakers can learn from religious leaders is the power of a good parable. Lately, I like to start my management talks with a story about my personal hero, Hungarian-born obstetrician, Ignaz Semmelweis. Semmelweis discovered a powerful weapon against childbed fever – washing your hands with chlorine lime solution – but failed to popularize…

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