Mental Rehearsal: A Powerful Practice Tool

Recently, my graduate students at the Harvard Kennedy School came to my office hours with these challenges: “I was always a comfortable public speaker. But a few years back, I had a panic attack while speaking and now I’m terrified to speak up.” “I...

5 Public Speaking Lessons from Learning to Sail

Over the holidays, I became a sailor. My long-awaited vacation included a sailing course through Offshore Sailing School in Tortola, British Virgin Islands. For seven straight days, I went through a sailing boot-camp that included learning sailing techniques,...