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A conversation with Conor Neill

I have just returned home after my annual week teaching public speaking and communication skills at the IESE Executive MBA Programme in Barcelona, Spain. It was my 7th year working with fellow speaking professionals — and dear friends — Tony … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 287) – Rosalynn Carter

“A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” — Rosalynn Carter

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25 Principles of Adult Behavior

John Perry Barlow was an American poet, essayist, political activist and cattle rancher. He was also a lyricist for the Grateful Dead. On 7 February 2018, Barlow passed away. As the tributes an obituaries poured in, Barlow’s 25 Principles of Adult … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 270) – Shiv Kera

“There are good leaders who actively guide and bad leaders who actively misguide. Hence, leadership is about persuasion, presentation and people skills.” — Shiv Kera Photo courtesy of Rajeev Verma

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 254) – Warren Bennis

“Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple, and it is also that difficult.” — Warren Bennis

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 180) – Novak Djokovic

“I stopped thinking too much about what could happen and relied on my physical and mental strength to play the right shots at the right time.” — Novak Djokovic Photo courtesy of www.novakdjokovic.com

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 178) – Ancient Egypt

“Make thyself a craftsman in speech, for thereby thou shalt gain the upper hand.” — Inscription found in a 3,000-year-old Egyptian tomb Photo courtesy of Flickr / Sam and Ian

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 175) – Robin Sharma

“Mastery comes via a monomaniacal focus on simplicity versus an addiction to complexity.”  — Robin Sharma

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 169) – Lee Iacocca

“You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.” — Lee Iacocca

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 168) – Peter Drucker

“Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results, not attributes.” — Peter Drucker Continue reading

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The Rules for Being Amazing

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 just put out a … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Podium

Last year, Stephen D. Cohen, author of Lessons from the Podium, kindly sent me a copy of his book. A hectic schedule and already-bulging reading list kept me from getting to it until recently. Lessons from the Podium is a quick … Continue reading

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