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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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“The Power of Public Speaking”: An Interview

Dukascopy Bank is a Swiss online bank that provides trading services, particularly in the foreign exchange marketplace. One of its subsidiaries, Dukascopy TV, broadcasts taped and live shows about business matters on the Internet. Recently, Dukascopy invited me to stop … Continue reading

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Thanks a Million!

In the past couple of weeks, this blog reached two milestones: five years since the first post was written; and 1,000,000 visits. Even as I write this post, the numbers do not seem real. My sincere thanks to everyone who has supported and … Continue reading

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From Russia with Love

I recently returned from a trip to Novosibirsk, Siberia. I had been invited by Svetlana Komolikova, Director of the School of Rhetoric in Novosibirsk to fly out and give a three-day workshop on public speaking and presentation skills. It was … Continue reading

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A Groundhog Day Public Speaking Lesson

Happy Groundhog Day! For those of you unfamiliar with the occasion, it is a quirky little celebration observed in Canada and the United States on the 2nd of February. According to legend, if the groundhog (see picture) wakes up and … Continue reading

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Back in Business

I am pleased to announce that the blog is back to its former self. My thanks to the people at WordPress, especially The Sacred Path, for the great help. My apologies to everyone for any inconvenience. It was only the … Continue reading

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Experiencing Technical Difficulties

This isn’t a post about technical difficulties with your presentations. (I wish it were!) No, I am having technical difficulties with the blog. For some reason, the layout has become messed up with all the sidebar widgets pushes down to … Continue reading

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Six Public Speaking Lessons from Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury was the heart, the soul, the very essence of showmanship. The lead vocalist and lyricist of Queen had one of the most incredible unique singing voices ever. And his singing talent was matched, step for step, by his … Continue reading

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Clear Communication: A Must-Have Job Skill in 2013

I just came across a recent article by Ruth Mantell in the Wall Street Journal entitled Must-Have Job Skills in 2013. The four skills are personal branding, flexibility, productivity improvement and … clear communication (which is listed first). According to Mantell, … Continue reading

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Half a Million Visits!

Something happened last night that I could not have anticipated when I began this blog just over three years ago. Someone, somewhere—I don’t know who or where—registered the 500,000th visit to Manner of Speaking. (And, as a nice bonus, it … Continue reading

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Speeches from the 2012 Republican and Democratic National Conventions

The hoopla is over, the streamers and confetti have been swept up and the delegates have returned home. Yes, the Republican and Democratic National Conventions in the United States have concluded, but not before treating us to a Smörgåsbord of … Continue reading

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Using Humour When Speaking to a Foreign Audience

My last post about delivering a speech or presentation via an interpreter has generated a lot of discussion. One of the tips that I mentioned in that post was the importance of using humour carefully when addressing an audience of … Continue reading

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