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Here are some tips on what makes for a good story and what to talk about. Good ideas on focusing on these 5 tips when making a presentation, branding or conversation.
1. Keep it simple. The brain gets overwhelmed when trying to process too much information.
2. Openings and closings are very important. When Master Lee and Mr. Patrick organize their shows, they make sure to begin and end the evenings with their strongest material since this is often what stays with the listener. That is the same reason skilled public speakers often memorize the beginning and ending of a speech but allow themselves to improvise more in the middle.
3. Be mindful of your story’s spine. If your story has six parts, all six parts must be essential. Beware of tangents: if something goes too far astray, you will probably lose your audience’s attention.
4. Make sure not to alienate your audience. When speaking about delicate subjects or things that have the potential to offend, carefully plan your approach. Mr. Patrick tells a story about a pedophile priest in his hometown, but he has crafted the story in a way that draws listeners in before he reveals the sensitive details. “When I was 15, something happened in my hometown that you don’t mention,” he begins. Later he draws the audience in further by adding, “You all know you had one in your hometown, too.”
5. Tell the truth. According to Mr. Patrick and Master Lee, if you are not telling the truth, listeners will know. Even stand-up comics — who are permitted exaggeration — perform best when their material stems from the truth. Failure to make comfortable eye contact (usually by looking away or looking too long) or providing too much information are two common tip-offs that someone is not telling the truth.
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Tesla Motors announced on Monday that the company has increased its production rate of 20,00 Model S sedan in December. In addition, by the end of the current quarter, the company expects to reach 12.5% gross margin.
As Elon Musk, Chairman and CEO of Tesla Motors, says “Several months ago, I said that the coming several months would really be the test for Tesla and the classic phrase of going through the valley of death. I feel as though we are through that valley at this point.”
It’s a good thing that Tesla is meeting investors expectations and increasing production nicely to meet consumer demands. In the last few months, Tesla has raised $222 million after the third quarter, ending the quarter with $330 million in cash. Compared to July, when the company was producing only 5 Model S per week, it has now upped it to 200 per week. I’m just wondering how difficult it is to increase the production of cars.