Tag Archives: public speaking

A phrase to avoid on stage

Actually, it’s several phrases, but they all amount to the same thing. Over the years, I have worked with many students in MBA and Executive MBA programmes across Europe. In one of my classes a couple of years ago, a … Continue reading

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How to deal with mobile devices when you are on stage

Let’s be honest. There have been times when you checked your smartphone while sitting in the audience during a presentation. Maybe you were waiting for a message; maybe you were checking up on an important matter; maybe you just wanted to check … Continue reading

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Three Life Practices from a Four-Star General

Three life practices from the military, courtesy of Stanley McChrystal, a retired United States Army General. Former Secretary of Defence Robert Gates has described him as “perhaps the finest warrior and leader of men in combat I (have) ever met”. 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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