Episode 010 — Parallel Structure and Tim Garber (Part 1)

This Week’s Tip: Use Parallel Structure

Parallel Structure is a term most often associated with writing, and it’s a powerful tool for a presenter who wants to land a powerful message. We see it in famous speeches from world leaders. It’s embedded in the Declaration of Independence. And it’s a way that any speaker can more effectively land their points.


When you use parallel structure in a talk:

  • You make it memorable
  • You make it important
  • You make it powerful
  • You make it more effective.

Post Tip Discussion: An Interview with Tim Garber (Part 1)

Tim Garber is a university trained public speaker passionate about health care, education, and consumer electronics. His professional speaking career began nearly 20 years ago recording retail store voicemail greetings before he moved on to teaching salespeople how to sell computers and servers while teaching educators how to use tablets and projectors in the classroom. He used his vocal talents in 2010 to host “The Info Desk,” a technology podcast by the National Sales Trainers at Toshiba, designed to help salespeople be more productive. Tim then moved on to a career in the medical staffing field, teaching regular courses to new staff to help them place the right medical practitioners with the right facilities. A passionate fan of the original Fallout game, Tim live in Dallas with his wife Angela and two, rapidly-growing children.


In this episode, Tim and I talk about the transferability of public speaking skills and some of the self reflection that happens with an involuntary employment change.


Notable Tim Garber links:


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