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003 – What Rhymes with Alison Lundergan Grimes?

Most politicians are terrible at answering questions, and, in this episode, the Daring Duo untangles one politician’s particularly awful non-answer. From there they cover how to craft effective questions and how talk with your boss.


There are no book recommendations this time, but if you want to recommend a book for the hosts to read, send them an email.


A Reason to Dislike Politics 0:23
Making a Difference without Politics 4:16
Recovering from Disaster 8:22
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Asking Helpful Questions 10:33
Answering Your Boss’ Questions 12:59
Avoiding Selfish Questions 19:25

002 – Purgatory or Public Event?

Having recently returned from a conference each, Isaiah and Nathanael discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of conferencing. Ugly: ignoring the audience. Bad: ignoring the topics. Good: ignoring the rules.


Lessons from Train-Wreck Presentations 5:27
Lessons from Fantastics Presentations 7:14
Recovering from Disaster 14:57
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Conquering Panel Terror 25:46
Differentiating Yourself 27:33
Closing Gracefully 32:00

Recommended Books

Confessions of a Public Speaker by Scott Berkun “For managers and teachers — and anyone else who talks and expects someone to listen — Confessions of a Public Speaker provides an insider’s perspective on how to effectively present ideas to anyone.”

001 – A Coach for Talking

Many people aren’t born with the ability to awe the audience, but everyone has a platform, and communications coaches help you own yours. In this episode Isaiah and Nathanael discuss what they’ve seen in years of coaching, how it connects to their day jobs, and why watching the Daily Show will help both liberals and conservatives alike.


Who are Isaiah and Nathanael? 0:19
Why communications coaching? 2:17
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The Daily Show 13:09
Reading Books 19:44

Recommended Books

Shantaram: A Novel by Gregory Davids Roberts: “[…]is narrated by Lin, an escaped convict with a false passport who flees maximum security prison in Australia for the teeming streets of a city where he can disappear.”

Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O’Nan: “The Red Lobster perched in the far corner of a run-down New England mall hasn’t been making its numbers and headquarters has pulled the plug. But manager Manny DeLeon still needs to navigate a tricky last shift with a near-mutinous staff.”