Episode 37 – The Persuasive Power of Martin Luther King

In this episode, I will discuss how Martin Luther King mnaged to successfully persuade so many people, and why his powerful words live on today.

Episode 36 – Is Our Right to Free Speech Under Threat?

In this episode I discuss why I believe that free speech is under threat. The current climate in the United States is threatening the very underpinnings of our rights, our freedom and our democracy.

Episode 35 – Why is it so Difficult to Persuade People?

In this episode, I will discuss the difficulties of persuasion. I started this podcast with the idea that if you have a set of logical proposals, it should not be difficult to persuade people to change their minds. It appears that I was wrong.

Episode 34 – This New Year, Let’s Unite America

I will discuss whether we can bring Americans back together as a nation. The current climate in America, both political and social seems hopelessly divided. It appears that almost everything divides us as a nation.

Episode 33 – Obama and the Gentle Art of Persuasion

In this episode, I will discuss the gentle, and sometimes not so gentle art of persuasion. I demonstrate how a public speaker can start a speech in a manner conducive to persuasion, using President Obama as an example.

Episode 32 – Can Empathy Improve Your Speeches?

In this episode I will discuss why I believe that Empathy will improve your speeches, your communication and your message. Empathy may be one of the most impoortant changes you can make to your speeches.

Episode 31 – Will Empathy Unite a Divided Country?

In this episode, I will discuss why I believe that empathy is the one quality that can repair a divided nation. Some people are unaware of the differences between empathy, sympathy and compassion. Yet, they are related.

Episode 30 – How to Become a World Class Public Speaker

In this episode, I will discuss how you can become a world-class speaker. You can apply the same method to becoming better at anything you do in life.

Episode 29 – Does a Low Minimum Wage Legalize Slavery?

In this episode, I will discuss whether the minimum wage is just another way to legalize slavery. The United States has a history of relying on low wages or slavery to drive its economy. It is little different today.

Episode 28 – Has America Become a One Party State?

In this episode, I will discuss whether America is becoming a one-party state. With a Congress dominated by one party, there is little or no representation for the vast number of people who did not vote for that party. It is a situation that threatens to undermine democracy itself and send us hurtling into the political abyss.