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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 212) – William Butler Yeats

“Think like a wise man, but communicate in the language of the people.” — William Butler Yeats

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An important lesson from an unbelievable baseball game

As I begin this post, my body is in Geneva, Switzerland. My mind is in Warsaw, Poland as I am about to board a flight to speak at an event there. But my heart is in Toronto, Canada. I returned … Continue reading

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Public speaking for success: An Interview

Dukascopy Bank is a Swiss online bank that provides trading services, particularly in the foreign exchange marketplace. One of its subsidiaries, Dukascopy TV, broadcasts shows on business matters. Last year, I did an interview with Dukascopy on public speaking, and they recently invited me back for … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 209) – G. K. Chesterton

“A man does not know what he is saying until he knows what he is not saying.” — G. K. Chesterton

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How I became an international public speaker

Recently, I was interviewed by Monique Blokzyl on her monthly community call, mySpeakerBusiness. I very much enjoyed our discussion. Monique is passionate about helping people who want to become professional speakers get a start. She has interviewed dozens of people … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 208) – Albert Einstein

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” — Albert Einstein

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Fascinating Video: Bill Clinton Preparing for a 1993 Address to the Nation

A rare behind-the-scenes video just minutes before a presidential address to the nation. Continue reading

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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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