Interview: Guy Kawasaki – Enchanting Speaker

Guy Kawasaki Guy Kawasaki is a Silicon Valley legend. The erstwhile Apple software evangelist, now a successful VC, has written a string of best sellers from the 1990 The MacIntosh Way to the 2009 The Art of the Start.

Enchantment He’s currently working on a new book Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions. On Thursday he gave an entertaining presentation to an internal sales group at Cisco – where I’m employed in executive communications – based on his new book. From tips on how to smile with sincerity, to ways to enchant the influencers in a group, Kawasaki shared insights on ways to understand and influence change.

I caught up with him after his presentation and asked him to share something about his approach to public speaking and life as a professional speaker.

Click on the podcast icon below to hear Guy reveal:

  • what he looks for in an audience to see if his message is connecting with them;
  • the reason he likes speeches built around Top 10 lists;
  • what he thinks of people tweeting while he’s speaking;
  • what speakers can learn from The Grateful Dead.
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Here, in Brazil, I had the opportunity to listen to Guy Kawasaki. And he is a faster speaker than others, with a lot of content to spread. His experiences are well known and enables him to imagine tendencies and professional prospects. He´s excelent :)

I discovered Guy Kawasaki recently through his Macintosh Way giveaway.

Some of his ideas are so fascinating. Thanks for the interview =)

Lisa Nirell interviews Guy in this enchanting posting.



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