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Break the Internet

In just days, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote to end net neutrality—breaking the fundamental principle of the open Internet. If you are concerned, and do not want your ability to surf the Internet to be held hostage by your Internet … Continue reading

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Huge mistake at the Oscars and the lessons to learn

Good grief! I didn’t think that I would be writing another post of this nature so soon after the huge mistake that was made at the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant, but here we are. Again. In case you missed it, … Continue reading

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2,000,000 visits!

I have just returned to Geneva from a speaking engagement at the Toastmasters International Convention in Washington, D.C. (More about that in a future post.) At some point during the eight-hour flight across the Atlantic Ocean, this blog hit another … Continue reading

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RHETORIC. The app is here!

My friend and business partner, Florian Mueck and I are thrilled to announce the launch of the app for Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™. It has been an incredible journey. A few years ago, we looked for board games specifically designed … Continue reading

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Launch of Presentation Guru!

In his blog post today, 1 June 2016, Seth Godin wrote: [R]eading more blogs is one of the best ways to become smarter, more effective and more engaged in what’s going on. The last great online bargain.  Good blogs aren’t … Continue reading

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Powerful Sentence Structure for Your Speech

Here is a little gem of advice from writer Gary Provost. (The highlighting is mine.) Vary Sentence Length This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. … Continue reading

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14 Public Speaking Lessons from the United States Supreme Court

I am a lawyer (both a barrister and solicitor), and a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. I began my legal career with Fasken Martineau, one of Canada’s oldest and largest law firms. There, I specialized in corporate … Continue reading

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11 Steps to a Killer Presentation

 

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My interview with Nacho Téllez

Nacho Téllez is a professional public speaking colleague who is based in Barcelona, Spain. Working principally in Spanish, Nacho helps clients shape their messages and deliver them with impact. Nacho recently interviewed me for his blog. We discussed a number of issues including … Continue reading

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Five Lessons from the 2015 Miss Universe Mix-up

If you were looking for an awkward television moment to close out 2015, Steve Harvey has handed it to you on a silver plate. At the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant, it came down to the final three contestants: Miss Colombia, … Continue reading

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Toronto in solidarity with Paris

My daughter Kristen was moved to draw this after the terrible events in Paris.

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Join me for a live interview

This Tuesday, 12 May 2015, I will be interviewed on Google on Air by presentation design expert, Timo Sorri. The subject is public speaking, business presentations and the second edition of our one-day seminar / workshop, Master the Art of … Continue reading

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