Author Archives: John Zimmer

About John Zimmer

International speaker, presentation skills expert, lawyer, improv performer

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 278) – Jim Rohn

“Words do two major things. They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.” — Jim Rohn Photo courtesy of Ramine5677 Advertisements

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12 ways to piss off your audience

Why make an effort for your audience when you can just piss them off? Too difficult, you say? Not at all! There are so many things you can do to anger, frustrate and confuse an audience. If you’re struggling for … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 277) – Warren Buffett

“If you can’t communicate and talk to people and get across your ideas, you’re giving up your potential.” — Warren Buffett Photo courtesy of Fortune Live Media

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1,000 downloads!

Very pleased to share with you that Florian Mueck and I have hit 1,000 downloads of the app version of Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™. RHETORIC it is the world’s first public speaking board game. Florian and I created it a … Continue reading

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Never wear a name tag when you speak

If you are invited to speak at a conference or other event, you will likely receive a name tag when you register. It will usually be in a plastic envelope that you attach to your clothing with a pin, or … Continue reading

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