We do our best to make VSOTD.com—the news and opinion sections—the one-stop shop for speechwriters, executive communicators and other rhetor-Rambos. Alas, your computer screen is only so big, and there are always a few resources we can’t fit. Here are a few blogs that you should read but won’t find here. Please send us any you think we’ve missed: [email protected]
1. Guy Kawasaki’s blog is less tightly focused on presentation techniques than Reynolds’, but when he nails it, he nails it. For instance, he coined the “10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint.” To wit: “A PowerPoint presentation should have 10 slides, last no more than 20 minutes and contain no font smaller than 30 points.”
2. The speechwriter’s speechwriter. Hal Gordon’s unmatched erudition and speechwriterly instincts are on display at The Speechwriter’s Slant. This blog is bursting with ideas for speechwriters.
3. Ian Griffin has a foot in both speechwriting and public speaking camps. A former executive speechwriter at Hewlett-Packard, Griffin is also heavily involved in the National Speakers Association. So it’s not surprising that his blog, Professionally Speaking, contains multitudes.