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UPMs: The Filler Word Debate

Twice last week I encountered speakers with a high number of UPMs: Uhms Per Minute. I was willing to forgive one of them.  His UPMs were around 16. I wasn’t so easy on the other guy.  His UPMs were around 12, but they were more…

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Pascal’s Wager and Public Speaking

Blaise Pascal was a 17th century French mathematical genius who spelled out the laws of probability more clearly than anyone before him.  This was a watershed moment, because for the first time humanity had a systematic way of thinking about the future. Pascal was both…

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Pascal’s Wager and Public Speaking

Blaise Pascal was a 17th century French mathematical genius who spelled out the laws of probability more clearly than anyone before him.  This was a watershed moment, because for the first time humanity had a systematic way of thinking about the future. Pascal was both…

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