Introducing: Mic Check by Rhetoric
On a mission to never hear "oh, I'm just not a great presenter" ever again.
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👋 Hello and welcome!
Something we hear again and again from Rhetoric users is: "I had no idea I could be this kind of presenter."
Speaking and presenting well is one of those skills (for me, at least) that I assumed would come with time as my career progressed. More speaking = better speaking, or something like that.
But the truth is, it's close to impossible to gain real influence—within our teams, companies, or industries—if we can't express ourselves clearly and concisely. And as critical as speaking skills are to our careers, accessible coaching and tools are hard to come by.
Our product, Rhetoric, is one tool to help bridge that gap, but there is also a rich world of content and resources that just need to be rounded up.
Enter: Mic Check.
Every week, we'll share our favorite resources from across the internet (and the thoughts they provoke among our team) in the hopes that they bring you one step closer to the presenter you want to be.
Topics you want us to dive into? Resources that are too good not to share? Send them my way.
📚 Open tabs
What team Rhetoric is reading during those awkwardly-timed few minutes between Zooms.
TechCrunch's Pitch Deck Teardowns are one of my favorite ways to stay sharp on how others in the industry are expressing themselves via presentation: from design to word choice to style. Here's Encore’s $3M seed deck.
Hear from the creator of TED himself on what it takes to be an excellent, TED-level presenter.
Storytelling is the most powerful tool in a founder's toolkit, and not just during fundraising. This is a great read on why that is, and what founders can do to become a storyteller extraordinaire.
✨ New ways to present better
Here's what's new in your Rhetoric account this month.
We just launched Recording 2.0. Now, you can re-record your presentation just over a certain slide—no need to start from zero just to fix a few filler words.
❤️ Your friends can be great presenters, too
Found this useful and know someone who wants to up their speaking game? Want to help us banish the grip that flat, written text has over our lives once and for all? Or perhaps you just like cool hats?
Share Mic Check with your network and we'll hook you up with some swag.