Tag Archives: Conor Neill

Arnold Schwarzenegger and little victories

I am currently in the middle of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s autobiography, Total Recall. It is a fascinating read that offers great insights into the focus, drive and work ethic of the man. Schwarzenegger is not perfect, and he has made his share of mistakes, … Continue reading

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Is PowerPoint a good thing or a bad thing?

I am proud to be part of a great team that gets to spend one week a year with the dynamic, motivated and clever students in the IESE Executive MBA Programme. We help them hone their public speaking skills so … Continue reading

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Managing Public Speaking Anxiety

I am proud to be part of a great team that gets to spend one week a year with the dynamic, motivated and clever students in the IESE Executive MBA Programme. We help them hone their public speaking skills so … Continue reading

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A Violin, a Subway Station and a Lesson from Aristotle

At approximately 7:45 on a chilly Friday morning in January 2007, a young man with a violin case entered one of the subway stations in Washington, D.C. He took up a position near a wall and a garbage can, took … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 117) – Conor Neill

“Start strong with a ‘grabber’. A personal story, a quote from an expert or a shocking statistic —  something that takes a hold of your audience and gets them hooked and opens their mind to your message. Give the audience a chance … Continue reading

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