I Have A Dream Speech Analysis of Martin Luther King

We have seen I Have a Dream speech analysis from countless sources over the years.  Unfortunately, the quality of such reviews has varied wildly–with most just barely skimming the service. In anticipation for a July 4 post, I watched several videos on the subject, and finally found one I was happy to share. The video, produced by youtube channel “The Nerdist,” offers up it’s own I Have a Dream speech analysis with a focus on… Read more »


The Public Speaking Skills of Jon Hamm – Analyzing His Best Don Draper Sales Pitch

Following up from the last post, today we’ll be breaking down Jon Hamm’s “Carousel” pitch from Season 1, Episode 13 of Mad Men–hoping discovering some valuable public speaking skills in the process.

Context:

As a lead up to the pitch, the business representatives who have approached an advertising firm to market their new product, dubbed “The Wheel.”  The representatives focus on its futuristic technology–while Jon Hamm has other ideas on how best to frame the new… Read more »


The Best Speech In The History of Television? – The Presentation Skills of Jon Hamm

If I had to pick one speech, from any television show, that would help you improve your presentation skills, it would be this one. The clip comes from season 1, episode 13 of Mad Men, and is considered by many to be not only the best sales pitch in the entire series, but the scene that ultimately sold the show itself.  Hailed for its writing brilliance and emotional impact, it offers a treasure trove of… Read more »