Naomi Osaka of Japan won the 2019 Australian Open in dramatic fashion. She beat the Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitová 7-6 (7-2) 5-7 6-4 to become the first woman since 2001 to follow her debut Grand Slam win with another one. Even after squandering three match points to lose the second set, Osaka fought back in the […]
Have you ever had one of these experiences while speaking in public? You forgot what you wanted to say and froze on stage. Your computer crashed and you fumbled your way through the presentation. An audience member made a comment that threw you off. You were asked a question that you couldn’t answer and became […]
“I think the most obvious real fear I had was of public speaking. That really paralyzed me. I’d have to cancel appearances at the last minute because if I tried to do them, I’d lose all my saliva and each tooth would acquire a little sweater. “I didn’t begin to speak in public until I […]
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 that they are able to communicate more effectively the great things on which they are […]
“Students of public speaking continually ask, ‘How can I overcome self-consciousness and the fear that paralyzes me before an audience?’ “Did you ever notice in looking from a train window that some horses feed near the track and never even pause to look up at the thundering cars, while just ahead at the next railroad crossing a farmer’s wife will […]
An on-line interview with Erika Liodice about pursuing your dreams and staying motivated.