Some time ago, I wrote a post about leadership lessons from my friend and former colleague, Robin Sharma. Robin is one of the foremost authorities on leadership and the author of several international bestsellers. Robin has put out a video with 28 short, but dynamic, ideas on how to lead an amazing life. As I […]
Seth Godin is the author of several books about “marketing, the spread of ideas and managing both customers and employees with respect”. They are bestsellers. His blog is one of my favourites. In this blog post from 25 April 2012, Seth lays down a simple rule that every public speaker should take to heart: Don’t expect […]
Seth Godin is the author of several books about “marketing, the spread of ideas and managing both customers and employees with respect”. They are bestsellers. His blog is one of my favourites and I highly recommend it. This post is part of a series based on original posts by Seth. In this blog post from 13 October 2011, Seth […]
Carmine Gallo: “Speaking in jargon carries penalties in a society that values speech free from esoteric, incomprehensible bullshit.”
A checklist of 50 things that public speakers need to remember before their presentation.
In this blog post from 6 September 2010, Seth Godin raises a question that all public speakers face at one time or another. Am I ready? It’s a fair question. But it can lead to procrastination. Being prepared is one of the most important things that a speaker can do. It helps a presentation run smoothly […]
Thank you? No thanks. Much has been written (in this blog and elsewhere) on ways to improve the quality of slide presentations by, for example, reducing the number of words on a slide, using good visuals, going easy on the bullet points, turning the screen black from time to time, etc. Today, I want to […]
Five tips from author Kate Mosse about writing a novel that are also useful for improving your public speaking and presentation skills.
To become adept at public speaking, we need to practise. However, we can also improve our skills by watching and learning from other speakers. Today’s post provides you with a great resource to do just that: TED. TED (which stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design) began in 1984 as a conference to bring together people from these three […]