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Fireside with Voxgig

May 1, 2019

In this episode, Richard speaks with Kwame Nyanning. Kwame is the founder and CEO of Dangerous, a venture studio focused on developing financial products and services for millennials and generation Z.

Kwame tells Richard about his interesting start in public speaking, which involved him on stage doing hip hop! They discuss how incredible it feels when you actually succeed at a talk—and how, unfortunately, you can always bomb, even when you are well established in your speaking career. Kwame also explains that it is a lot harder to give a talk to people you know. Expectations are a lot higher, so if you don’t do well, it can affect you on a much deeper level.

Kwame describes how he likes to use a ‘storyteller’ approach to speeches. By telling a story, you can convey truths to the audience, which makes them engaged and interested in what you have to say. He also explains something that he learned while working for McKinsey in London: the Minto Pyramid principle of top-down communication.  

Learn more about Kwame here.

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