Author Archives: John Zimmer

About John Zimmer

International speaker, presentation skills expert, lawyer, improv performer

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 279) – Dave Barry

“All of us are born with a set of instinctive fears—of falling, of the dark, of lobsters, of falling on lobsters in the dark, of speaking before a Rotary Club, and of the words ‘Some Assembly Required’.” — Dave Barry Photo … Continue reading

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25 Principles of Adult Behavior

John Perry Barlow was an American poet, essayist, political activist and cattle rancher. He was also a lyricist for the Grateful Dead. On 7 February 2018, Barlow passed away. As the tributes an obituaries poured in, Barlow’s 25 Principles of Adult … Continue reading

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Something more: A lesson from Chef’s Table

My wife, Julie and I recently happened upon the Netflix series, Chef’s Table. Each episode features one of the world’s most successful chefs, digging into the background story and finding out what drives the person. We are late to the game. We … Continue reading

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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

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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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