Tag Archives: Motivation

A lesson from Nokia

On 12 November 2007—ten years ago to the day as I write this post—Forbes published its magazine featuring a story about Nokia on the cover. Forbes asked the question, “Can anyone catch the cell phone king?” The answer? Yes. Apple … Continue reading

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Own your speech

Recently, I was working with a group of people over a couple of days to help them improve their public speaking skills. For one exercise, I asked them to give a short (5-minute) speech on something that they cared about. The first … Continue reading

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From the Bronx to Yale: The Power of High School Speech

Below is an inspiring 13-minute documentary about a group of high school students and their teachers from Democracy Prep school in the South Bronx, New York. They compete in a variety of speech contests at the local, district, state and national … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 210) – Bruce Lee

“If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there. You must go … Continue reading

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Seize every opportunity

Two days ago, my wife and I went to the theatre here in Geneva. We saw Blue Butterfly, an original play written and performed by a talented group of people, the majority of whom are scientists. The play is clever, … Continue reading

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