Author Archives: John Zimmer

About John Zimmer

I am passionate about public speaking and helping others improve their public speaking and presentation skills.

Two lessons from a missed flight

I am writing this post on the last day of a great trip to Singapore and Thailand. My wife and I came here to visit our oldest daughter who is working at the National University of Singapore (NUS) for the summer. It has been … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 202) – Michael H. Mescon

“The best way to conquer stage fright is to know what you are talking about.” — Michael H. Mescon

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Arnold Schwarzenegger and little victories

I am currently in the middle of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s autobiography, Total Recall. It is a fascinating read that offers great insights into the focus, drive and work ethic of the man. Schwarzenegger is not perfect, and he has made his share of mistakes, … Continue reading

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A brain hack for your next presentation

The brain is a fascinating organ, the most complex in a person’s body. As much as we have learned about the brain in recent decades, there are still so many things that we do not yet understand. I have been … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 201) – Martha Graham

“I believe that we learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. In each, it is the performance of a dedicated precise … Continue reading

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