Tag Archive for World Bank

10 Public Speaking Tips from a TED talker

Bank's Giugale talks TED

World Bank Group’s Marcelo Giugale talks TED

When it was over, the staff wanted to celebrate. Marcelo Giugale, however, wanted to debrief. After all, it isn’t every day that someone from the World Bank Group gives a TED talk.

On the other hand, Giugale, senior director of the WBG Global Practice on Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management, always likes to debrief.

It’s hard to calculate the time and effort that went into Giugale’s 10-and-a-half minute: “Putting a Face on Poverty.” Do you count the time he wrote and rewrote his remarks, sometimes agonizing over single words? Was “stupid” too much? Would “salivating” be misinterpreted?

Please click to continue reading.

To follow Steve’s Back Story blog, follow this link.

Think Before Condemning a Rudeness Born of Desperation

10 for a dollar, Mister.

10 for a dollar, Mister.

Siem Reap, Cambodia – She is perhaps five or six, with dark eyes, straight black hair that touches the back of her neck, and skin the color of teak. She dances up to the table with a white smile and 10 postcards of the ancient temples at Angkor Wat.Her sales pitch is short and achingly sweet. Though she could not articulate it, instinct tells her she has found an American abroad who cannot deny a poor Cambodian child this one small sale. Please follow this link to continue reading.

 

 

 

(To subscribe to Steve’s Back Story blog, please click on the green or orange icon on the blog homepage.)