Andrew Dlugan of Six Minutes has been off the grid for six months too long. Luckily for all of us, he made his return to the Twitter and blogging worlds this week.
First, you must check out Dlugan’s newest article, “7 Habits For Highly Effective Speakers.” A tribute to Stephen Covey, the article explains the book’s 7 habits and how they apply to public speaking. Dlugan considers why being proactive, why starting with the end in mind, and why sharpening the saw help us communicate using the presentation medium.
Next, and especially if it has been awhile since you’ve brushed up on your persuasion skills, read my favorite Dlugan series, the 3 Pillars of Public Speaking. He covers ethos, pathos, and logos masterfully; this is the go-to guide on Aristotle’s modes of persuasion.
Lastly, because it’s both so true and so funny, check out “Average Speakers Suck. Don’t Be Average.” In it, Dlugan compares public speakers to chocolate chip cookies. The first line of his article is, “If you are an average speaker, you suck” (Source).
Welcome back, Mr. Dlugan! We’ve missed you.