Category Archives: Motivation

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

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 … 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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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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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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