Category Archives: Motivation

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 275) – Mies van der Rohe

“Less is more.” —  Mies  van der Rohe Photo courtesy of Mies van der Rohe Society

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Stretch your Speaking – Acting

This post is the third in a series about finding ways to stretch yourself when it comes to public speaking. The goal is to encourage people to explore different ways of developing their speaking skills and thus to become better … Continue reading

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Something Just Like This

I recently had the privilege of moderating the 9th WAVE (Women’s Added Value in the Economy) Conference in Geneva, Switzerland. It’s an annual event organized and run by the dynamic women of the Career Women’s Forum. The theme for the … Continue reading

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Stretch your Speaking – Stand-up Comedy

This post is the second in a series about finding ways to stretch yourself when it comes to public speaking. The goal is to encourage people to explore different ways of developing their speaking skills and thus to become better … Continue reading

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Stretch your Speaking – Introduction

This post is the first in a series about finding ways to stretch yourself when it comes to public speaking. The goal is to encourage people to explore different ways of developing their speaking skills and thus to become better … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 267) – Arthur Ashe

“One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” — Arthur Ashe Photo courtesy of Rob Bogaerts / Anefo

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A lesson from Nokia

On 12 November 2007—ten years ago to the day as I write this post—Forbes published its magazine featuring a story about Nokia on the cover. Forbes asked the question, “Can anyone catch the cell phone king?” The answer? Yes. Apple … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 266) – Spring Washam

“When one thought ends, right before the next thought begins, there is a tiny gap called ‘now’. Over time we learn to expand that gap.” — Spring Washam Photo courtesy of springwasham.com

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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

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

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

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10 Lessons from Jim Carrey for Public Speakers

I recently came across the six-minute film, Jim Carrey: I Needed Color. It is a beautifully shot and wonderfully told story about Jim Carrey’s fascination with art, particularly painting. The movie shows a side of Carrey with which many people … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 256) – Jim Rohn

“Time alone is really essential, to get away and contemplate, think, and wonder.” — Jim Rohn Photo courtesy of Ramine5677

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