Author Archives: John Zimmer

About John Zimmer

International speaker, presentation skills expert, lawyer, improv performer

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 265) – Neale Donald Walsch

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” — Neale Donald Walsch Photo courtesy of Sarah Rozenthuler and Gil Dekel Advertisements

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Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™ featured in Toastmaster Magazine

My fellow public speaker, business partner and good friend Florian Mueck and I are proud to announce that Toastmasters International has published an article about Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™ in the October 2017 edition of its monthly magazine. Readers … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 264) – Oprah Winfrey

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.” — Oprah Winfrey Photo courtesy of

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It was one of those days

“Calamatous!” “A nightmare!” “Wretched freakish luck, and agony to behold.” These were just some of the reviews in the press of British Prime Minister Theresa May’s 4 October 2017 speech in Manchester. This speech was an important one. With May’s … Continue reading

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12 easy hacks to be more charismatic

I am one of the co-founders of Presentation Guru, a digital magazine for public speaking professionals. This post is part of a series designed to share the great content on Presentation Guru with the Manner of Speaking community. ——— Charisma. It’s not a special talent bestowed … Continue reading

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